NTA News Summary:14th November,2017
Senate Committee On INEC Hails The Upcoming Anambra Elections
The Senate retains oversights of the Independent National Electoral Commission – INEC in affirming that the forthcoming Anambra State Gubernatorial election is better than any previous one in the country. Chairman Senate Committee on INEC, Suleiman Nazif stated this when he led other members on a courtesy visit to Governor Willie Obiano in Awka, the Anambra state capital.
NAPTIP Begins Security Training Program
The National Agency for prohibition of traffic in persons (NAPTIP) has commenced an intensive training for its officers, aimed at mitigating the crime of human Trafficking. This is coming as the heels of the recent death at Sea of 26 young Nigerians. Victor Azu reports that the training workshop was declared open by the Director General, NAPTIP, Julie Okah-Donali.
Inauguration Sultan Maccido Memorial Lecture
The call on Nigerians to continue to fan the embers of the ideals and principles of the 19th Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Maccido for the benefit mankind and in particular, Nigeria and Africa at large dominated discourse at an inaugural memorial lecture in his honour by the university of Abuja. Timothy Yusuf reports that the late Sultan until his death in 2006 was the Chancellor of the University.Youth Have Been Advised To Embrace Entrepreneurship The youths have again been encouraged to embrace entrepreneurship as solution to unemployment. This formed deliberations at a one-day Symposium organized by the Bureau of Public Enterprises in collaboration with the city of David parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Abuja.
NOA Calls For Religious Tolerance
Nigerians have been called upon to learn to tolerate one another and live together in harmony despite their differences in religion, tribe and ethnicity.That was the crux of a one-day public sensitization programme organized by the National Orientation Agency in Jigawa State.
Nigeria Airforce Partners College Of Aviation
The Nigerian Air Force is to collaborate with the Nigeria College of Aviation Technology, Zaria in the area of Aero-space Technology. Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar disclosed this while inspecting facilities at the college. Ademola is standing by in Lagos the centre of Excellence for more reports.
President Buhari Opens FEC Retreat On Education
President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria cannot continue to lag behind in the provision of quality and functional education to its people. The President while declaring open a Special Retreat of the Federal Executive Council on the Challenges facing the education sector in Nigeria, says his administration is determined to effect changes in the sector which he described as crucial to all round national development.
House Committee Investigating Department Of Petroleum Resources
The House Adhoc Committee investigating the alleged 17 billion dollars thief in the crude oil and liquidities natural gas sector has criticized the inability of the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR to tender the bank statement of the Federal Reserve Bank and other documents that will aid its investigations.
Human Rights Writer On Digital Switch Over
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria ‘HURIWA’ said its demanding clarification on all issues surrounding Digital Switch over in Nigeria. National Coordinator of the Group, Emmanuel Onwubiko said this in a Press Conference in Abuja.
FG Has Established Emergency Assistance To The People Of North East
The Presidential Initiative for the North-East has established an intervention plan to provide emergency assistance and targeted resources, to enhance the rekindling of the economy of the zone. National Security Adviser, Mohammed Babagana Monguno said this in a message, at a workshop for the Development of action plan for disassociation, reintegration and reconciliation for the implementation of Nigeria’s policy framework for preventing and countering violent extremism.
Lai Mohammed has urged Nigerians to Remain Vigilant
Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed has urged Nigerians to remain vigilant as the pace of politics gradually picks up ahead of the twenty nineteen general elections. The Minister stated this in Lagos while briefing Newsmen on the present administration’s effort against corruption.
APC Change Agenda Retreat In Jigawa
A Governance support group made up of APC party leaders nationwide has organized a two-day Retreat on the Change agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari administration. Salisu Aminu reports that the retreat was held at the council’s chamber of the Jigawa State Government House, Dutse.