News Summary 15th December, 2016 CAS Decorates Promoted Senior Officers…

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CAS Decorates Promoted Senior Officers

In motivating its personnel as the military makes a final push to dislodge Boko Haram terrorists in the north-east, the air force recently promoted some senior officers.

The chief of air staff air marshal Sadique Abubakar while decorating thirty-three of the air ranks urged them to see the promotion as a platform to re-dedicate them in the service to the nation.

Yahya Jammeh Urged To Reconsider His Rejection Of The Presidential Election Results

 

The high-level ECOWAS mission to the Gambia has encouraged president Yahya Jammeh to reconsider his rejection of the recent presidential election results and work towards upholding the nation’s constitution for lasting peace, stability and democratic order in the Gambia.

 

This was during mediation talks convened by President Muhammadu Buhari and other sub-regional leaders in Banjul aimed at resolving the political impasse in the country.

 

President Buhari Presents 2017 Budget

President Muhammad Buhari has presented and laid the 2017 appropriation bill before a joint session of the national assembly.

The budget of n6.07tn for 2016 was predicated on a crude oil benchmark price of $38 per barrel and n197 to a dollar exchange rate.

The president expressed optimism that the 2017 budget would not only end the current economic recession facing Nigeria but would also shoot the country into economic prosperity.

Senate president Bukola Saraki called for closer collaboration between the government and the private sector to improve the economy.

He noted that both the legislature and the executive have identified and worked on past mistakes in the interest of the nation and promised that the national assembly will ensure that a good job is done on the budget proposal.

 

FG Urges Communities To Protect Projects

The federal government has enjoined communities across the country benefitting from ecological intervention projects to protect them for the good of their people. Minister of state for agriculture and rural development, senator Heineken lokpobiri made the appeal at Sagbam, Bayelsa State while inaugurating the shoreline protection project, funded by the ecological fund office in the area.

He stated that within the limits of scarce resources, the federal government considered the town deserving of the intervention project, and enjoined the public to protect it. He assured that all on-going ecological projects and project by other federal government agencies in the state will be completed.

Buhari Decorates 33 Newly Promoted Officers

President Muhammadu Buhari says the prevailing economic situation notwithstanding his administration will continue to raise the moral of the nation’s military personnel in appreciation of their sacrifices for national unity, stability, and integrity.

The president stated this while decorating newly promoted officers among his aides with their new ranks.

 

Ondo Governor And Governor-Elect Meet On Smooth Transition

The transition process from one democratically elected government to another in Ondo state has begun with a meeting between the governor-elect Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and governor Olusegun Mimiko.

At the meeting held at the state executive chamber, both the incoming and outgoing governors harped on the need for peaceful co-existence in Ondo state.

 

Police Parade 5 Suspected Killer Of DSP

Police have arrested five people suspected to be connected with the killing of a police officer during the last rivers re-run elections.

Force public relations officer DCP Don Awunah who briefed journalists at the force headquarters said a number of security men were also arrested.

NESREA Seeks Prosecutorial Powers

Following the emerging dynamic in the environment and the challenges therein, experts are reviewing the policies governing the national environmental standard and regulations enforcement agencies NESREA act to come up with a guideline to conform to realities of the time.

 

NASS Ensure Quick Passage Of The Appropriation Bill.

Meanwhile, the national assembly says the 2017 budget presented by the president has the potential to take Nigeria out of economic recession as they will work round the clock to ensure quick passage of the appropriation bill.

 

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