NTA News Summary:15th October 2017
Emefiele Canvasses For More Investment To Explore More on Agriculture
Governor of the central bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele has called on foreign investors to explore more areas within the country’s agriculture sector to tap into the abundant available opportunities there.Emefiele was speaking at a dinner hosted by Forbes magazine in recognition of the apex bank’s achievements in various aspects of the economy under his leadership.
Osinbanjo Advocate private partnership in university funding.
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government needs the support of alumni associations and the private sector to boost the standard of higher institutions in the country. this was at the 2017 distinguished alumni awards and celebration of the University of Lagos.
Vice President Challenged The Youth To Embrace Entrepreneurship
The federal government says the younger generation need encouragement and support if the country is to be entrusted into safe hands. Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo disclosed this at an entrepreneurship forum in Lagos. Osinbanjo said with immeasurable opportunities available in all aspects of the economy, the youth should step out of their comfort zone and embrace challenges that will make them excel pledging the commitment of the present administration for an improved society.
Ministry environment To Commence Ogoniland Project
After a preliminary survey of the impacted areas of the Ogoniland, a budget is to be ready for a forthnight to commence work for the first phase of the project. minister of state for environment, Jubril Usman stated this ahead of the national council meeting on environment coming up next week.
Anambra Police Rescued kidnap victim
Anambra state police command says it has gunned down two suspected kidnappers and rescued a victim. briefing newsmen on the operations of the command, the public relations officer Nkiruka Nwode, says the success is the result of sustained efforts to tackle crime in the state.
Army Finance Reforms
The chief of army staff LT General Tukur Buratai says the army has fully keyed into the federal government’s financial reforms for improved administration. General Buratai stated this in a message to the inauguration of a digital finance database at the army finance corps headquarters in Apapa Lagos state.
Press Release On Killings In South Africa.
Senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has condemned in strong terms the latest extrajudicial killing of another Nigerian, Ibrahim Olamilekan Badmus, allegedly by south African police. In a press statement, the presidential aide said this latest incident, which is the third in a month is gradually eroding the confidence of Nigerians in south Africa on the determination and ability of the south African authorities to put a stop to deliberate killings of Nigerians in south Africa.
Buhari Expressed Delight At Nigerian/China Collaboration
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight at the mutually beneficial cooperation that exists between Nigeria and China. in a letter of felicitation with his Excellency, President Xi Jinping of the people’s republic of China, on the occasion of the 19th national congress of the communist party of China (CPC), president Buhari lauded China for becoming an indispensable force in the comity of Nations.
Buhari Condoles With Families Of Pantami & Akobundu
President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with the family of dr. all Pantami DG of the National information technology development agency over the loss of his mother Hajiya Amina Ali Ahmed. president Buhari extends condolences to the people and government of Gombe state over the passing away of the matriarch of the Pantami family, who during her years epitomized compassion and wisdom. president Buhari also mourns the death of chief Ignatius Nicholas Akobundu of Ugorji, Isiala Mbano, Imo state.
TRCN Holds Professional Exams For Teachers
From now on, teachers in the country must write professional examinations, certified and licensed by the teacher’s registration council to be qualified to teach. permanent secretary, the ministry of education, Sunny Ochoco stated this after inspecting professional examinations for teachers in Abuja on behalf of the minister, Mallam Adamu Adamu.
NABTEB Stressed The Need For Skill Based Knowledge
Experts in technical education have are also drawn attention to the essence of training its population in skill-based knowledge; for national development to thrive. this was at a 3-day national conference organised by national business and technical examination board (NABTEB) to unveil the national association of technical and vocational school proprietors of Nigeria.
Katsina Attack On Former IGPs’ Residence
Katsina state police command says it has scaled up an investigation into the attack on the residence of former inspector general of police and chairman are consultative forum Ibrahim Coomassie by unknown gunmen with a view to bringing them to book. the commissioner of police katsina state besan Dapiya Gwana who confirmed the incident says the attackers did gain entrance to the compound.
NNPC Zero Fuel Scarcity Commended
The Nigeria Association of transport owners branch (Nupeng) have expressed satisfaction with the leadership qualities of the group managing director of the NNPC Maikanti Baru for ensuring seamless supply and distribution of petroleum products across the country. apart from the unprecedented supply of petroleum products, the associations also commended the NNPC GMD for the settlement of the freight of about eighty billion funds. The group managing director attributed the achievement s in the corporation to all stakeholders who brought to bare their wealth experience.
DG NCWD On Girl Child
Nigeria is keying into the empowerment of girls and women frontier to guarantee a better future.Director General, a national center for women development Mary Ekpere Eta said this during the celebration of the international day for the girl child.
Towards Reducing Visual Problems
Early detection and treatment of vision problems especially among school-age children will improve the child’s learning ability and development. statistics from world health organization show that about 19 million children globally have one visual impairment or another.
Senate President At Inter-Parliamentary Union
Senate President Bukola Saraki and a delegation of legislators from the national assembly are currently in the 137th Interparliamentary union ipu assembly taking place in St Petersburg, Russia. in a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Sanni Onogu, the Senate president is expected to present a keynote address on issues bordering on international collaboration to combat insecurity, youth unemployment, poverty and religious intolerance.
State House Medical Centre On Capital Allocation
The presidency has reacted to recent media reports suggesting that the state house medical Centre has received 11.01 billion as an appropriation for the period 2015 -2017. a statement by the permanent secretary, state house, Jalal Arabi, indicates that out of the total capital appropriation of about 3 billion naira and recurrent appropriation of about 5 million naira the period under reference, only about 1 billion naira representing 32 percent of capital and about 225 million naira representing 48 percent for recurrent was actually released.