December 14, 2016 News Summary 13th December 2016: President Buhari Intervenes In Gambia Political Impasse, and more
President Buhari Intervenes In Gambia Political Impasse
High-level talks are now ongoing in Banjul the capital of Gambia towards finding lasting solutions to the political impasse in the country following the rejection of the December 1 presidential election results by President Yahya Jammeh.
President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Banjul international airport at half past eleven in the morning local time yesterday was received by the vice president of the country and other senior government officials.
The president later joined his West African counterparts from Liberia, Ghana, Sierra Leone as well as representatives of the African union and the United Nations for preliminary discussions on the best way forward.
President Buhari and the other leaders are poised to prevail on president Jammeh and the president-elect Adama Barrow to the take the path of honouring towards preserving the sanctity of the electoral process, obeying the constitution and respecting the wishes of the people.
CAN Commiserates With Victims of Uyo Disaster
The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has commiserated with the people and the government of Akwa Ibom state on the tragedy that took place inside the reigners bible church international, Uyo at the weekend which led to the death of scores of the worshipers.
Can in a statement lament the disaster and tasked every Christian to identify with the victims through prayers, gifts and condolences visits.
The association thanks god for the life of governor Udom Emmanuel who narrowly escaped the tragedy and welcomes his prompt intervention to investigate the sad and unfortunate incident.
It calls on the Nigeria society of engineers and other relevant bodies to rise up to the menace of building with sub-standard materials in Nigeria which have led to the demise of thousands of innocent people.
FG Delegation Visit Madagali Over Bomb Blast
The federal government has sent a high-powered delegation to commiserate with the people of
The people were also presented with relief materials to cushion the effect of Madagali in Adamawa State over the twin bomb blasts which occurred in the area recently.the attack.
IGP Inaugurates Committee to End Rustling
Inspector general of police Ibrahim Idris has inaugurated a twenty-seven member committee on curtailment of cattle rustling with a call on them to come up with strategies and policies that will end the menace in the country.
Nigerian Youth Wins Kwame Nkrumah Leadership Award
Nigeria youth, Kayode Arimore is the winner of the 2016 Kwame Nkrumah leadership award on the basis of his contributions to societal development as west African’s most outstanding person on humanitarian service for excellence.
The award was presented by the secretary general of the West African Student Union, WASU in line with the federal government drive to promote youths in the country.
Senate to Investigate NNPC and NPDC Over Misappropriation OF Funds
Senate plenary on Tuesday mandate joint committees on petroleum upstream, downstream and that of finance to investigate allegations of misappropriation of 3.point 4 billion U.S dollars by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC and the Nigerian Petroleum Development Corporation NPDC.
Reps Commence Debate on MTEF
As President Muhammadu Buhari prepares to present the 2017 budget, Wednesday, members of the house of representatives commenced consideration of the medium term expenditure framework and fiscal strategy paper.
Members at Tuesday’s plenary also resolved to investigate the joint venture agreement between NTA and Star times communications of china.
SGF reinstated Commitment of the FG to Revamp Economy.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal has restated President Muhammadu Buhari’s determination to take Nigeria out of recession in 2017 by revamping the economy he stated this when he received a delegation from the Methodist Church of Nigeria.
Archdiocese of Abuja led by the Archbishop, the most Reverend Joseph Oche Job.
The SGF stressed that the foundation for a diversified economy has already been laid and the 2017 budget will further strengthen the economy.
He also assured that the Buhari administration is committed to improving national security and fighting corruption. The archbishop of Methodist church Abuja, most revered Joseph Job expressed support of the church in the fight against the major ills in the society such as insecurity, corruption, youth unemployment.
Nigeria Urged To Review and Redefine Livestock Policy
Investors in the livestock industry have stressed the need for Nigeria to review and redefined her policy on livestock subsector of the economy.
This is the view of Austrian and Nigerian investors at a seminar on sustainable agricultural, forestry and risk management holding in Abuja.
Chief of Air Staff reiterates commitment to improving personnel Welfare
The chief of air staff, air marshal Sadique Abubakar has re-iterated his commitment to place more emphasis on capacity building and an improved welfare for its personnel for a effective discharge of their duties.
This was at his operational visit to the headquarters 53, Nigerian air force detachment Ibadan.