NTA News Summary:30th November,2017
Senate Call On President Buhari To Rise The Issues Of Nigeria Slaves To AU/EU
The senate has resolved to call on president Muhammadu Buhari to table for discussion at the on going African union, European union session in Abidjan, cote divore, the disturbing issue of Nigerians being auctioned off as slaves in Libya. National assembly correspondent, Denis Adegunloye reports that this followed a motion moved by senator representing Borno central, Baba kaka Garbai also passing for third reading was the Niger delta development commission act 2000 bill 2017
Nigeria Dedicates International Migrants Day Celebration To Irregular Migration
Nigeria is dedicating this year’s international migrant’s day commemoration to curbing the scourge of irregular migration. federal commissioner, National Commission for refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons, Sadiya Umar Farouk revealed this when she Visited the national orientation agency.
Buratai On Ideological War In The North East
The civil society in the north east must be pro-active in countering the ideological warfare of the terrorists to stop their propaganda and indoctrination. The chief of army staff, lieutenant general Tukur Buratai said this while decorating forty five newly promoted major generals in Maiduguri, Borno state. Defense correspondent, Ismail Musa reports that late General Benbella Raji who played a prominent role in capturing algano forest,a former stronghold of the insurgents was post humorously promoted.
Armed Youths In Ondo Surrender Arms
Over one thousand armed youths in the Niger delta region of Ondo state have embraced the federal government amnesty programme and surrendered their arms which include general purpose machine guns and other sophisticated weapons. chairman of the state amnesty programme and deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi led the team that visited the creeks for arms recovery.
Kaduna State Government Sacks 4000 Local Government workers
Kaduna state government has commenced the sacking of more than 4,000 local government workers in the state. commissioner of local government and chieftaincy affairs, ja’afaru sani confirmed this while briefing journalists in Kaduna.
PDP Creates More Space For Women
Ahead of the December 9 National convention of the peoples democratic party, at least eighteen women are aspiring for various elective positions, the first in the history of the party.
Country Representative Of UNFPA visits wife of senate president
The wife of the senate president, Toyin Saraki has commended the united nations population fund for over 25 million us dollars direct healthcare assistance to Nigerians. she was speaking during a courtesy visit by the country representative in Abuja.
Buhari Meets Nigerian Community In Côte Divoire
President Muhammadu Buhari says the federal government will do whatever it takes within the limits of the law to protect Nigerians wherever they are and ensure that those suffering untold hardship especially in Libya are brought back home and rehabilitated for a meaningful living. the president gave the assurance while addressing members of the Nigerian community in côte d’ivoire .
Adamawa Governor React To Atiku Exit
Governor Muhammad Jubrilla Bindow of Adamawa state has formally reacted to the resignation of former vice president atiku Abubakar from the governing APC saying the Waziri of Adamawa is on his own. the governor stated this while speaking to state house correspondents after an audience with president Muhammadu Buhari.He said as a matter of principle, his relationship with the all progressives congress is a life long deal. the Adamawa governor also used the opportunity to re-affirm unflinching support and loyalty of his people to president Muhammadu Buhari whom he described as a selfless leader who has the interset of the country at heart. state house correspondent reports that governor bindow was at the presidential villa to brief the president on the security situation in Adamawa State where dozens of lives were lost.
Corps Marshal Meets States Traffic Agencies
The federal road safety corps has advocated for the harmonization of road traffic offences to assist in the administration of justice and enhance national road users databank. corps marhal,boboye oyeyemi disclosed this in a meeting with states traffic agencies and 12 zonal commanding officers carnages on Nigerian roads in the past were unprecedented, prompting the FRSC to come up with strategies to check the situation. Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi explained that states traffic management agencies have pivotal roles to play in actualizing these road safety strategies. He said the frequency of crashes in states without traffic management agencies as well as the number of people involved in road crashes in 2016 were higher than states that have traffic management agencies in operation.
Minister Of Health Inaugurates Stock Visibility Committee
Federal ministry of health has taken the bull by the horns to address the challenge out of stock for drugs in hospitals by inaugurating a technical committee on implementation of stock visibility solution.
President ECOWAS Commission Addresses Parliamentarians.
West African countries are expected to accelerate their economic growth from last year’s 0.2 percent to 2.2 percent this year. this is the projection despite concerns in the economic and security situation in some member states. Joseph Orok reports that president of ECOWAS, Marcel Alain de souza stated this while presenting the report on the sub-region to parliamentarians in Abuja.
Reporter’s Encounter With Murtala Nyako
It may sound unusual in the ears of many. but it has been proven scientifically that what you eat determines and affect how you think and helps in shaping your intelligent quentents. this was some of the revelations NTA reporter Abdullahi Garba Birnin-kudu was surprised to hear from an encounter with one of Nigeria’s elder statesman. over to you Abdullahi.
Senate Retreat On Ati Corruption Bills
Senators are dogged and committed in the fight with the Buhari administration desire to stamp out corruption from Nigeria’s national life. to this end,the 8th national assembly in providing legislative synergy made anti corruption one of the charters of service and incorporated it in its agenda. this was emphasized during the strategic retreat on tracking the progress of anti corruption bills in the national assembly.