NTA News Summary: 4th October 2017
Buhari Hosts Two Governors
President Muhammadu Buhari this Tuesday granted audience to the governors of Anambra and Ondo states as well as the minister of mines and steel development in furtherance of his strategic consultations for sustainable peace, security and development of the country.
Independence day Broadcast Was Described As Great Motivation To Nigerians
President Buhari’s independence day broadcast has been described as a great motivation to Nigerians. This was the view of some civil servant that spoke with Adebola Brooklyn Sunday as they resumed after the independence day anniversary holiday
Nigeria At 57
Equitable distribution of resources, fairness, transparency and inclusive governance have been prescribed as antidotes for the country’s political challenges. guests on Good Morning Nigeria programme who said this today agreed that Nigeria has made significant progress, believing that the country will not disintegrate and will reach the promised land.
NOA On Engendering Right Attitudes
To further engender right attitude in the younger generation for nation-building, the national orientation agency [NOA] and global initiative for orientation, rehabilitation and development organized a forum to mark Nigeria 57th anniversary in Abuja.
Minister Of Education On World Teachers Day
The federal government is poised to pay the backlog of salaries owed teachers in the country. minister of education Adamu Adamu said this at the 2017 world teachers day press briefing in Abuja with the theme ‘‘empowering Nigerian teachers for the 21st-century challenges’’
Reps To Investigate Jamb Cut-off Mark
The house of representatives is to investigate the reduction in the cut-off marks for admission into the tertiary institutions by the joint admission and matriculation board (jamb).
Plenary on the floor of the Senate commenced with the consideration of reports of the committee on ethics, privilege and public petitions. national assembly correspondent denis Adegunloye reports that several petitions from private citizens were considered by the lawmakers including cases of wrongful dismissal and non-payment of entitlements. a motion on boundary crisis arising from non-delineation of Nigerian boundaries was also deliberated upon.
INEC On Anambra Election
6,200 card readers will be deployed for 326 wards in 21 local government areas of Anambra state for the November governorship election. INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu gave the breakdown at a meeting with the media.
Trial of Boko Haram Splinter Group Stalled
A federal high court sitting in Abuja has disqualified itself from hearing the case between the federal government and the leader of the Boko haram, splinter group Muhammed Usman and seven other standing trials for an alleged act of terrorism. The trial judge Justice John Tosho in a ruling on an oral application by the counsel to the defendants accusing the court of bias ordered the cases file to be transferred to the chief judge of the court for re-assignment.
Minister Expressed Concern Over Nigerian’s Global Ranking
Minister of state, budget and national planning, Zainab Ahmed has expressed concern over Nigeria’s global ranking as home to the third largest number of chronically malnourished children in the world, with about 2.5 million children under 5 years affected by severe acute malnutrition.
DG West African Monetary Institute Visits Foreign Minister
The director general of the West African monetary institute has echoed the need for African countries to be more integrated in order to ensure a better economic relationship. Ngozi Egbuna said this when she paid a courtesy visit to the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.
Nigerian Receives UNHCR Refugee Award
A Nigerian Zanna Mustapha who is the founder of the future prowess school in Maiduguri, Borno state has received the Nansen refugee award 2017 by the united nations high commissioner for refugees. presenting the award in Geneva Switzerland, the united nations high commissioner for refugee Filippo Grandi commended the uncommon humanitarian posture of Zanna Mustapha for catering to the welfare of victims of Boko haram in the northeast especially women and children.
Speaker on states assembly autonomy
The national assembly will soon transmit the amended sections of the constitution to state houses of assembly for concurrence. The revelation came up at a retreat for members of Gombe state house of assembly at the instance of speaker house of representatives Yakubu Dogara
Police In Post Insurgent Era
The role of the police in confidence building and resettlement in a post-crisis situation has informed a workshop on policing in a post insurgent era, organized for some offices and men of the Nigerian police force in the North East the workshop seeks to equip participants with international best practices
APGA kicks off campaign
Governor Willie Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has formally kicked off campaign for the November 18 polls with a promise to complete the Anambra state airport project if re-elected the governor made the promise during his rally in Akwa