Network News Summary: All You Need to Know Today 17-05-2016
House Session With Ibe Kachikwu
The House of Representatives has urged the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress to shelve their planned industrial action on Wednesday over fuel price increase.
Members say those bodies should allow the adhoc committee they established to interface with labour leaders and stakeholders in the petroleum –industry and report –back to the house within five days.
SGF Meets Labour Leadership
The meeting between the Federal Government and the labour leaders has commenced.
Leader of the federal government delegation Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir David Lawal called on all Nigerians to support the new initiative in the interest of the country.
Good Morning Nigeria Discussions On Price Of Fuel
The recent increase in the pump price of petrol is still generating mixed reactions among Nigerians.
Guests on good morning Nigeria canvassed arguments for and against the increase.
Information Minister Speaks On Palliative Measures
The Federal Government says it has provisions in the 2016 budget that will serve as palliatives in the face of the recent fuel price hike.
Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed stated this at a media briefing in Abuja.
Lai Mohammed Meets Media on Fuel
Information and culture minister Lai Mohammed has called on members of the organized labour and Nigerians in general to support the federal government in its bid to put the country back in shape.
The minister stated this at a meeting with executives drawn from the electronic media.
Good Morning Nigeria Discussions On Regional Security
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama says with adequate funding and greater synergy among member countries, the joint multi-national task force will soon bring insurgency and terrorism to an end particularly in the Lake Chad basin.
The minister was discussing the just ended second regional security summit held in Abuja on NTA good morning Nigeria.
FRSC Commissions 283 Operational Vehicles
Federal government reiterates commitment to supporting the federal road safety corps to ensure safety of citizens lives and property through enhanced enforcement of safety standards on the nation’s highway.
The President stated this while commissioning two hundred and eighty-three operational vehicles belonging to the FRSC in Abuja.
Senate To Intervene In NYSC Budget Deficit
The Senate has pledged to assist the management of the National Youth Service Corps to bridge the deficit in its 2016 budget.
This was at the interactive session between the senate committee on youth and sports and the new director general of the NYSC.
ECOWAS Parliament Reconvenes
The fourth legislature of the ECOWAS parliament has reconvened for a 15 day first ordinary session with a renewed charge to promote peace, security, democracy, good governance and protect human rights within the sub-region.
This was the charge on members by the speaker, Moustapha Cisse Lo.
PDP BOT Reaches A Truce To Resolve Issues
The People Democratic Party board of trustees has reached a truce with various aggrieved groups resolving that the National convention of the party will hold on 21st of may in Port Harcourt as scheduled.
This is the outcome of the 55th meeting of the board, involving, senator Ali Modu Sherrif.
PDP National Assembly Caucasus Meet To Foster Party
In another move, PDP members in the nation assembly have set up a twelve man committee to look into the crisis rocking the party at various levels with the view to resolving their differences before the party’s national convention.
The accountant general of the federation has revealed that, as at the end of march, not less than three trillion naira federal government funds hitherto held in commercial banks have been mopped up and saved at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under the treasury single account fiscal policy programmme.