News Summary: Violence Against Women, NAF Destroy New Boko Haram Camp, And All You Need to Know Today 31/8/2016

NTA Network NewsVP Flags Off Digital Training For Nigerian Youths

A strong signal is being sent to the world economic powers as four hundred Nigerian youths are being empowered in digital skills that may lead to an explosion of innovation that could place the country among technological advanced countries even as the nation is committed to diversify its economy.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo while declaring the presidency Google digital training open says the people of Nigeria are already witnessing the arrival of the expected future that bears good hope. Read more…


NFF Wasn’t Fair With Coach Siasia – Minister Dalung

Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has frowned at the treatment meted to Samson Siasia, the coach of the national under-23 football team, by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).

Dalung, who was fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday, after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, said NFF was unfair to him. Read more…


NAF Destroy New Boko Haram Camp

The Nigerian Air Force says it has destroyed a new Boko Haram terrorist’s camp located between Malam Fatori and Kangaruwa in Northern Borno.

A statement by the Director of Public Relations and information, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, says the new camp is about six kilometers away from a location which the Nigerian Air Force had attacked on the 19th of august killing about three hundred insurgents.

Group Captain Famuyiwa says the night operation conducted by the Nigerian Air Force on Sunday was a follow–up to the post-strike battle damage assessment which revealed that surviving terrorists from the 19th august attack had converged on the new location.

The statement further added that Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jets also repelled an attack by boko haram terrorists  on Troops of 153 Battalion who were on patrol at Ala Lumshe on Saturday 27th august just about four kilometers of Marte. Read more…


Info Minister Meets Sudan Ambassador To Nigeria

Minister of Information Lai Mohammed has assured Sudan of Nigeria’s readiness to explore stronger relationship in the area of arts and culture.

The Minister was speaking in Abuja when he received the Sudanese Ambassador in Nigeria. Read more…


FG On Commodity Export

The Federal Government has constituted an Inter-Ministerial committee to come up with modalities that will address frequent rejection of Nigerian produce at the international commodity markets.

The European Union and UNIDO are supporting the project which is expected to further boost the country’s economy.


Indigenization Of Satellite Tech In Nigeria

Experts in satellite technology have called on Nigeria to go into creating its own satellite even if through collaboration.

This was brought to the fore at this year’s center for satellite technology development week, with a view to facilitating locally designed satellite.


Faculty Exchange MoU Between Canada & Nigeria University

The first phase of academic exchange programmes between Nigerian universities and Canadian institutions of higher education has commenced with the signing of the memorandum of understanding between University of Nigeria Nssuka and Carleton University Canada.

Joy Osiagwu reports that the Vice Chancellor of UNN, Prof. Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba and Carleton’s President Rosanna Ronte signed the concluding part of the MoU in Ottawa.


Effective Implementation Of Alternative To Imprisonment

The Nigerian Prison System has continued to grapple with major challenges occasioned by overcrowding and inadequate facilities.

A national workshop on effective implementation of alternatives to imprisonment is underway in Abuja, in line with provisions of administration of Criminal Justice Act.


Customs Comptroller Visits Kano

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service Hameed Ali has appealed to relevant stakeholders to consider national interest in making inputs for the review of customs and excise management act.

He made the appeal at a stakeholder’s engagement on the review of Nigeria Customs Service act 2013.


Transport Ministry Opens International Transport Workers.

The Minister of Transport Rotimi Amechi says greater synergy among stakeholders in the African region is needed to improve the transport sector to a global standard.

Speaking to participants on a three day conference in Abuja, the Minister represented by Olabisi Lawal said an achievable policy frame work is imperative in strengthening the road transport system.

Aisha Uba Ali reports that about eleven African countries are participating in the conference.


Tribunal On Violence Against Women

A tribunal on violence against women organized by Civil Resource Development And Documentation Centre has identified cultural, religious practices that inhibit women from enjoying their human rights and promote violence against women.

Joseph Johnson reports that testifiers re-echoed the silent but gruesome ordeals most women are subjected to and the dire need to secure a legal framework for gender equality and women empowerment in Nigeria.


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