News Summary 28th October 2016. All you need to know Today;President Buhari unveils Petroleum Industry Road Map
President Buhari Unveils Petroleum Industry Road Map
The minister of petroleum resources has been tasked to do whatever it takes towards maximizing the potentials and opportunities in the oil and gas industry, so as to stimulate the nation’s economy in spite of the current challenges.
President Muhammadu Buhari who threw the challenge at the public presentation of the petroleum industry road map, described the oil and gas sector as a national imperative and core thrust of Nigeria’s economy policy.
Alliance for Democracy, AD Suspends Three Officers
The leadership of the alliance for democracy has approved the suspension of three of its national executive members for what it calls anti-party activities.
At a media briefing in Abuja the party maintains its stand on Mr. Olusola Oke as AD candidate for Ondo governorship election.
Nigerian Navy Identifiers 37 Creeks for Continues Surveillance.
As part of efforts towards combating criminal activities along the nation’s territorial waters, the Nigerian navy says it has identified thirty-seven creeks within the Niger delta region for continuous surveillance.
Chief of naval staff vice admiral Ibok Ete-Ibas stated this in Calabar after inspection of naval facilities within the eastern naval command headquarters.
Nigerian Army Partner NEPAD in Empowering Families of Personnel
The Nigerian army is to collaborate with the New Partnership for Africa’s development (NEPAD) on empowerment of families of the Nigerian army personnel through the barrack investment initiative programme.
The chief of army staff Lt. General Tukur Buratai said this when he hosted a delegation from NEPAD led by its national coordinator, Princess Gloria Akobundu in Abuja.
The barrack investment initiative programme the army chief noted was designed to engage widows of fallen heroes of Nigerian army and youths in barracks on agriculture, fisheries and poultry to empower them in order to support the families.
The leader of the delegation and national coordinator NEPAD Princess Gloria Akobundu commended the Nigerian armed forces for the successes recorded so far in the fight against the Boko Haram in the north-east and militancy in the Niger delta region.
Fiscal Liquidity Assessment Committee Holds 2016 Retreat
Redirecting fiscal and monetary policies in the nation to address present economic challenges came to the fore as the 2016 Fiscal Liquidity Assessment Committee, FLAC retreat opens in Abuja.
Governor of the central bank of Nigeria Godwin Emefiele charged participants to come up with options capable of steering the economy out of uncertainties.
Nigeria formally slipped into recession with the release of second quarter GDP figures, occasioned by a global fall in oil prices, energy shortages and price hikes, depressed consumer demand as well as a spate of militancy and insurgency among others.
Monetary policy rose up to the occasion by deploying conventional and unconventional tools to address the situation.
FCT Minister Meets Cattle Breeders
FCT minister Muhammad Musa Bello has reiterated his directive to herdsmen to move their cattle out of the federal capital city, stressing that such animals cannot co-habit with Abuja residents.
This was then he met with members of the cattle breeders association of Nigeria FCT chapter, in Abuja.
Foreign Affairs Minister Says Nigeria won’t Withdraw from ICC
Following the recent announcement of withdrawal of membership by the international criminal court of justice, by South Africa and the Gambia, some other African countries have also shown their interests to follow suit
The foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama says Nigeria is not in any way considering the plan of giving up her membership of the Hague-based court but rather will continue to support what the court stands for.
IGP Solicits Review of Nigeria’s Crime Laws
The inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris has solicited an upward review of punishment for kidnapping offences and other laws against crime.
It was when the IGP received members of the senate committee on police affairs on oversight visit.
FG Committed to Implementation of National Agricultural Policy.
The minister of agriculture and rural development Audu Ogbe has said that the federal government is committed to implementing the national agriculture policy to give Nigeria a new lease of life towards diversifying the economy and ensuring sustainable food security.
the minister stated this at the environmental and social impact monitoring and sensitization workshop organized by the agricultural transformation agenda support programme phase one in Keffi, Nasarawa state.
Labour Minister, others Validate National Employment Policy
Minister of Labour and employment Chris Ngige and other social partners have met to validate the reviewed national employment policy which has the objective of promoting the goals of full productive employment in the national economy after which a committee will be set up to evaluate its success before adoption by the federal executive council.
Innoson Group To Partner Chinese Firm in Technology Transfer in ICT
Nigeria’s relationship with china in the area of science technology and innovation received a boost when the ministry of science and technology, Innoson group and Shandon broadcasting company of china agree to enter into a partnership for comprehensive transfer of technology in ICT to Nigeria.
Part of the package is the training of young Nigeria in ICT related technology to stay abreast of the latest innovation in that sector.
Nigeria on the fast Lane to End its Consumer Nation Status
Given available domestic human and material resources, Nigeria is on the fast lane to bringing to an end its being a consumer nation especially in ICT to further diversify the economy.
Minister of state education Professor Anthony Anwuka stated this at the presentation of award received in recent times by Federal science and technical college, Yaba Lagos at different national and regional competitions.
National Bureau of Statistics Conducts Survey on Rural Development
The national bureau of statistics has enumerated Zuba axis of Abuja in continuation of its multiple indicator cluster survey in the federal capital territory.
Data collection and utilization is known to be useful in improving the quality of life of citizens around the world.
This team from the national bureau of statistics is in one of the communities in Zuba, a town in Gwagwalada area council of the federal capital territory to carry out the multiple indicator cluster survey-an initiative supported by UNICEF.
During their interactions with the community, they source data on the situation of children and adults highlighting education, health, child protection, water and sanitation.
Rakiya Mohammed is the NBS state officer for FCT.
Mr. Sunday Ezeri, a father of seven has lived in Zuba for the past 20 years. He granted the team access to his household to carry out the survey.
The survey is being conducted simultaneously in 60 clusters across the FCT and will end by December.
NERC Chairmanship Nominee Denies Rejecting The Appointment
President Buhari’s nominee for the chairmanship of Nigerian electricity regulatory commission prof. Akintunde Ibitayo Akinwande, says he has not rejected the offer but is in the process of clearing with his current employer, Massachusetts institute of technology u s a.
in a letter to the chairman of the senate committee on power, steel development and metallurgy, Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe, sent through the special adviser to the president on national assembly matters, Sen. Ita Enang, prof. Akinwande said he did not turn down the offer by president Muhammadu Buhari as reported in the media.
Coalition of Niger Delta Youths Visit Chief of Defence Staff
The coalition of Niger delta youth leaders have appealed to youths in the region to embrace peace and accord the federal government needed support for the development of the area.
Leader of the coalition Emeni Ibe said this when the group visited the chief of defence staff General Gabriel Olonisakin in Abuja.
He pledged unflinching support to the amnesty programme of the federal government which has trained and empowered agitators who embrace peace.
He urged Niger delta youths to embrace dialogue with the government to bring lasting peace to the area.
The chief of defence staff represented by the chief of police and plans defence headquarters air vice marshal Bashir Saidu said the nation requires peace and unity to attract foreign investors and appealed to youth leaders to support government efforts in the quest to develop the region.