NTA News Summary:20th Semptember,2017
Buhari Reaffirmed Nigeria’s Stand To Democratic Idea In Africa
President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed Nigeria’s stand to democratic ideals in africa particularly leading ecowas’ effort in the restoration of democratic governance in the gambia and cote d’ivoire. he stated this while delivering Nigeria’s national statement during the general debate of the 72nd session of united nations general assembly in new york. the president called for the sustenance of international collaborative efforts in fighting international terrorism towards attaining peace in the world.
Military Begins Gradual Withdrawal From Aba
The Nigerian army has commenced gradual withdrawal of its men stationed at various checkpoints in aba, abia state capital, after the recent clash with protesting members of the indigenous people of biafra (ipob). it will be recalls that on sunday, gov. okezieikpeazu told newsmen in umuahia that the military on operation python dance ii had withdrawn from the state. however, an investigation on monday showed that only few of the new military checkpoints mounted in the commercial city had been dismantled. the five military checkpoints mounted on the busy enugu-port harcourt expressway had been reduced to three.
The Nigeria-us Business Investment Forum
The Nigeria-US business investment forum hosted by the federal ministry of industry, trade and investment and the nigerian investment promotion commission (nipc) at the 72nd UN general assembly has yielded positive results for local domestic investment in major sectors of the economy.
Abia State Governor Advice Nigerians
Abia state governor chikezie ikpeazu says there are enough reasons to see that under the present circumstance the nation is in, there are concerted efforts being made to make it a better place. speaking to the news men at the presidential villa after a visit to the vice president, the governor advises nigerians especially the press that as perception builders, good things must be said about the country and not things that
Politicians Have Been Told To Stop Over Politicizing Issues As Regard To Biafra
Nigerian Politicians have been told to stop over politicising issues in connection with indeigenous people of biafra. chairman, northern governors forum and borno state governor kashim shettima said such an action will not be in the interest of the nation. he gave the advise at a peace meeting held in government housee owerri imo state.
Lai Emphasised That Grievances Cannot Be Settle Through Violence
minister of information and culture, lai mohammed has again emphasised that grievances cannot be settled through violence. the minister while justifying reasons behind the recent proscription of the ipob group on nta’s good morning nigeria says nigerians should remain patriotic in promoting the unity, peace and stability of the nation.
Umahi Says South East Conflict Is Attributed To Misconception Of The Army
The governor of ebonyi state dave umahi says the conflict in some parts of the south east is attributed to the misconception of the mission of the nigerian army in the region. the governor said this while receiving the chief of army staff lt. General Tukur Buratai on a working visit.
Non University Teaching Staff To Meet With FG
The non academic staff union of educational and associated institutions, nasu has indicated readiness of the union and others to meet government representatives on wednesday 20th september to find solution to the on-going industrial actions.
APC South-West Advocates Local Government Autonomy restructuring
leader of the all progressive congress (apc) in the south-west have advocated local government autonomy, equitable power sharing, resource control and devolution of power for true federalism to thrive. this was the outcome of the party’s zonal congress on restructuring held in ibadan.
GMN 72nd Session of UN General Assembly
the on going united nations general assembly, has been described as an opportunity for nigeria to engage and seek support of world leaders and as well assert its position on global issues. diplomats and international affairs analysts noted this and the need to expand the un security council as they discussed nigeria’s agenda to the 72nd session of united nations general assembly on nta’s good morning nigeria.
Freedom And Justice Movement On One Nigeria
More nigerians have resolved to resist every attempt to plunge nigeria into crisis, disintegration or war. one of the latest resolutions is from the freedom and justice movement, a political pressure group awaiting registration as a political party from the independent national electoral commission.
FCT Minister Appoints Mandate Secretaries, Others.
FCT minister, muhammad musa bello, has appointed seven mandate secretaries and other political appointees into relevant positions in the federal capital territory administration (fcta).
the secretaries are:
1. Adamu Abubakar Bappah – area council services secretariat.
2. Nzekwe Stanley Ifeanyichukwu – agriculture and rural development secretariat
3. Senator isa maina – education secretariat.
4. Barr. Amanda pam – health and human services secretariat.
5. Barr. Muhammad b. umar – general counsel/secretary legal services secretariat.
6. Oladimeji ali hassan – social development secretariat; and
7. Kayode opeifa – transportation secretariat.
other appointees include umar shuaibu as coordinator of abuja metropolitan management council, isiyaku tanko yamawo as coordinator, satellite town development department, while ibrahim damisa is md abuja broadcasting service. a statement by cosmas uzodinma, chief press secretary to the fct minister also listed other political aides appointed by the minister to include
-mohammad bashir mai-bornu – chief of staff
-bala mohammed liman – senior special assistant, finance and economic matters
-olafusi emmanuel tosin – senior special assistant legal and multi-lateral cooperation; and
-abubakar muhammad abdullahi – senior special assistant, ict.
Ugandan Opposition In Parliament Workshop
Participants at a workshop on effective opposition in parliament for ugandan parliamentarians have emphasized the importance of the views of the opposition in decision making process in the sustenance of functional democracy of any nation.