News Summary : All You Need To Know Today 3/8/2016

News Summary : All You Need To Know Today 3/8/2016

Aisha Buhari on Entrepreneurship

Youths in the country have been advised to become entrepreneurs to create jobs rather than being perpetual job seekers

Wife of the president, Aisha Buhari gave the advice in Abuja during the unveiling of made in Nigeria clothes and accessories by a fashion outfit as well as the flag off of training of 250 youths in tailoring.

Army Supports Access To Education In N/E

The Nigerian army is mitigating the impact of insurgent activities hampering access to higher education in the north east.

this followed the gradual relocation of the Nigerian army institute of technology and environmental studies to Biu local government area of Borno State.

Budget Padding and Reform Process

President Muhammadu buhari has served in different capacities in the space of over four decades but recently he admitted to an audience of being alien to one lexicon.

For the first time, Nigeria became aware of this controversial budgeting process during the 2016 appropriation bill.

The   unfortunate episode began with the report that the 2016 budget was missing.

Later it was revealed that the executive had sent a second version different from the original one presented at the joint sitting of the entire, national assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari.

In the course of this scrutiny, the legislature discovered that in the budget, certain irreconcilable figures were added by some mdas with inflated budgetary estimates meant for personal gains.

With this discovery, questions started rolling though with inadequate answers.

however, while Nigerians were still grappling with this, the recent faceoff between speaker Yakubu Dogara and embattled Hon Jibrin Abdulmumin following his sack as the chairman of appropriation in the federal house of representatives because of his alleged ‘high handedness and fraudulent acts’ opened up more cankerworms .

Before now, it would be recalled those four months into the 2016 financial year, the Nigerian government did not have an approved budget.

Rather, it was spending funds that have not been appropriated.

With the 2016 budget impasse and the controversial padding analysts believe there is the urgent need for reform of the federal budgeting process in order to improve effectiveness, efficiency, transparency and accountability in public spending.

First and foremost, analysts have gone ahead to recommend that for this to have a smooth sail there should be basic steps.

One step in this direction is to ensure that the budget for a financial year is approved and signed into law by the president before the start of that financial year that is by the 1st of January of the year.

Next proposed change in the budgeting process they believe is for Nigeria to return to the concept of national development planning practiced in the 1960s through early 1980s.

In other words, four-year rolling national development plans (NDP) should replace the MTEF which currently forms the basis of the annual budget.

another  needed change, some analysts say  is to clarify the roles of the legislature and the executive in the budgeting process in both the constitution in order to avoid or minimize tensions and disagreements.as the national assembly continues with its roller coaster ,Nigerians are still hoping for a way forward.

What could this be.

Perhaps guests on good morning Nigeria today will provide answers as we focus on reforming the budget process.

Buhari Hosts Beninior Leader

Nigeria and the republic of Benin have resolved to take appropriate measures towards curtailing the rate of illegal trade through their borders in the best of their economies.

This was at a joint media briefing between presidents

Education Minister Flags Off Tpd

The federal government has released four point four billion naira to the thirty-six states and federal capital territory for the 2016 teacher professional development programme.

Fashola Address Chatham House on Infrastructure AOC

Federal Government’s strategies for successful reforms in developing power and infrastructure in Nigeria, took centre stage at the royal institute of international affairs Chaham House London where minster for power works and housing, Babatunde Fashola addressed a varied audience on policies and prorammes of federal government to improve the critical sectors of the economy.

Federal Government Warns on Prison Break

The Federal Government says it will no longer tolerate prison breaks in the country as it is ready to sanction senior prison officers where any occurs in the future.

Minister of interior, lt. general Abdulrahaman Danbazau made this known when top prison official and stated comptrollers met in Abuja for an interactive session organized by the Nigeria prison service.

Good Morning Nigeria on Managing Unity Schools

Educationists have called for the harmonization of cut off points of students  seeking admission into secondary schools in Nigeria as part of efforts to get secondary education right and encourage students thrive for excellence

This was the focus of their discussion on managing unity schools on NTA’s flagship programme, good morning Nigeria

Head of Service Interactive Session

Civil servants in the country have been challenged to provide constructive suggestions Top help policy makers to implement the goals and objectives of government.

Head of the civil service of the federation Winifred Oyo-Ita stated this at an interactive session with federal civil servants in Abuja.

IGP With International Donor Countries

The acting inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris has set up a donor coordinating unit to collate and streamline all assistance from international partners.

He disclosed this at a capacity building programme of police high command, with a section of a three day retreat with international donor countries.

Jibril on Padding at APC National Secretariat

The All Progressives Congress, APC is waddling into the alleged 2016 budget padding to ensure peace and unity among members involved in the crisis.

deputy National Chairman north senator Shiubu Lawa stated this after a closed door meeting with the former chairman of the house of representative committee on appropriation Abdumumini Jubrin.

The party’s deputy national chairman north, who led the meeting, said the mission of the platform is not to apportion blames but to get first class information and to broker peace.

Yola: Local Government Election Results

The All Progressive Congress in Adamawa State has won eighteen of the twenty-one local government areas of the state at last saturday’s council electons.

Ministers React to South East Town Hall Meeting

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mfohammed says the south east edition of the town hall meeting series is the demonstration of the citizens yearning to engage theirs leaders for them to have a direct impact of what they feel.

The Minister of information and culture alongside his agriculture and foreign affairs counterparts spoke to journalists shortly after the south east town hall meeting in Enugu.
Budget Padding and Reform Process

President Muhammadu Buhari has served in different capacities in the space of over four decades but recently he admitted to an audience of being alien to one lexicon.

For the first time, Nigeria became aware of this  controversial budgeting process during the 2016 appropriation bill.

The   unfortunate episode began with the report that the 2016 budget was missing.

Later it was revealed that the executive had sent a second version different from the original one presented at the joint sitting of the entire, national assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari.

In the course of this scrutiny, the  legislature  discovered that  in the budget, certain irreconcilable figures were added by some mdas with  inflated budgetary estimates meant for personal gains.

With this discovery, questions started rolling though with inadequate answers.

however, while Nigerians were still grappling with this, the recent faceoff between speaker Yakubu Dogara and embattled Hon Jibrin Abdulmumin following his sack as the chairman of appropriation in the federal house of representatives because of his alleged ‘high handedness and fraudulent acts’ opened up more cankerworms .

Before now, it would be recalled that four months into the 2016 financial year, the Nigerian government did not have  an approved budget.

rather, it was  spending funds that have not been appropriated.

With the 2016 budget impasse and the controversial padding analysts believe there is the urgent need for reform of the federal budgeting process in order to improve effectiveness, efficiency, transparency and accountability in public spending.

First and foremost, analysts have gone ahead to recommend that for this to have a smooth sail there should be basic steps.

One step in this direction is to ensure that the budget for a financial year is approved and signed into law by the president before the start of that financial year that is by the 1st of January of the year.

Next proposed change in the budgeting process they believe is for Nigeria to return to the concept of national development planning practiced in the 1960s through early 1980s.

In other words, four-year rolling national development plans (ndp) should replace the mtef which currently forms the basis of the annual budget.

Nigeria Today On Human Trafficking 2nd August 2016

Trafficking in persons, especially women and children, is an age-old phenomenon that takes many forms, and affects many victims.

This unfortunate practice is a global menace that has acquired shocking new dimensions.

It is a demand-driven global business worth billions and trading in cheap labour, commercial sex, and other crimes usually using the weak, vulnerable and unsuspecting members of society.

Nigeria is said to have acquired an unenviable reputation as one of the countries infested with many cases of human trafficking.

Trafficked persons particularly women and children exploited in Nigeria are used as domestic workers, factory workers, hawkers, and sex workers among others.

There is however other trafficking cases bordering on migration which are said to be self-induced and voluntary, usually motivated by economic reasons.

Through the national agency for the prohibition of trafficking in persons [naptip], the child rights act and non-governmental organizations, Nigeria has made efforts to curb the menace.

On Nigeria today, we shall examine the efforts to tackle human trafficking in Nigeria.

President Buhari Nominates Chairman,NCC

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the list of nominees into the positions of chairman, executive, and non-executive commissioners of the Nigerian communications commission, NCC to the senate for confirmation.

The nominees are senator Olabiyi Durojaiye as chairman, while Sunday dare is nominated executive commissioner ,stakeholders management.

Registration for Jobs and Training Programmes

Application time for n-power jobs & training programmes by the federal government has now been extended till the end of august 2016.

a release from the office of the vice president and signed by the senior special assistant on media and publicity, Laolu Akande, stated that the extension for n-power online jobs and training applications for another month is to pull in more potentially qualified candidates and expand the opportunity base around and across the country.

the application process commenced on June 12th 2016 and was to close on Monday, July 25, 2016.

Special Meeting of the National Economic Team

In continuation of its wide consultation on how to get the country out of recession, the economic team of the federal government headed by vice president Yemi Osinbajo has held a special meeting in which some economic experts made presentations as contributions to the process of developing the midterm economic framework.

Special on Reviving Education Performance across the Nation

Education is said to be the bedrock of any nation’s development, which must be invested on for a better society and curbing of crime.

It becomes an issue of concern when the performance of the young population of any country shows a drop in interest for any reason.

Togolese President Visits

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed absolute confidence in the ability of his administration to effectively secure the nation’s gas infrastructure in the Niger Delta for stable power supply across the country.

Receiving his Togolese counterpart, President Faure Gnassingbe on a courtesy visit, the president said this is necessary for Nigeria’s economic growth and development.

Town Hall Meeting In South East

President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is not in any way marginalizing any part of the country, but would rather build a more cohesive and united country whose citizens will be proud to be Nigerians with equal right and opportunity.

 

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