NTA Network News Summary: All You Need to Know Today 1-06-2016
New Buhari Hosts Dinner For NASS Members
President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his administration’s commitment towards upholding the principles of separation of powers as enshrined in the 1999 constitution as amended. Speaking at a presidential dinner in honor of the National Assembly members, the President however said the three arms of Government must ensure that actions conceived and taken are in strict accord with their limited constitutional powers.
Buhari Hosts Press Corps
As part of activities marking the 1st anniversary of his administration, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday hosted members of the State House Press Corps to a luncheon.
Speaking on the occasion, the President admitted that the implementation of the change agenda has not been very smooth due to the underestimation of the rot inherited from the past administration.
Vice President On Democracy Day
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerians to not only observe the number of days of the Buhari administration but to also have hope in its commitment for a better Nigeria, this was contained in a message read by the Speaker, House of Representatives ,Yakubu Dogara at an inter-denominational church service in Abuja to mark the 2016 democracy day.
Background on Deepening Democracy Introduction
The month of May has become water shed in the historical annals of Nigeria.
On the 29th of May 1999 Nigerians witnessed a transition from the military regime to civil democratic rule, as the Nation celebrates 17 years of uninterrupted democratic rule, many believe that the celebrations also call for sober reflections on the journey so far and what the future holds.
Good Morning Nigeria on Deepening Democracy
Analysts say Nigeria has recorded remarkable achievements in its democracy but needs to consolidate on the gains and building strong institutions especially her political parties.
President Opens NBA Council of Ministers
President Muhammadu Buhari says the operational plan of the Niger Basin Authority; NBA will improve the living conditions of the basin population.
The President stated this in a message to the opening of an extra-ordinary session of the Niger Basin Authority council of ministers held in Abuja.
World No Tobacco Day
About five million people die annually due to use of tobacco products.
As Nigeria joins the rest of the World to mark world no tobacco day civil society organizations and partners advocate policy backing for plain tobacco packaging which is in line with this year’s theme
Senate Passes Cancer Institute Bill
The Senate has passed the National Institute of Cancer Research & Treatment bill after it passed the third reading.
House of Representative Passes 13 Bills
The House of Representatives has passed 13 bills at third reading.
One of the bills is that for an act to amend the National Judicial Institute act.
IGP Orders Disarmament of IPOB
The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase has ordered the police formation in the South East and South-South geo-political zones of the Country to disarm members of the Independent People of Biafra, IPOB.
This is contained in a statement signed by ASP Olabisi Kolawole, force public relations officer.
It adds that since the armed IPOB group attacks people and police officers in a premeditated manner, the armed group should be disarmed immediately.
it noted that, IGP Arase who condemned the killing by members of the group also directed that any member of the group found in possession of firearm should be arrested and prosecuted, just as all member arrested in connection with the killing of policemen be charged to court for murder.
Inspector General of Police on Herdsmen Attacks
Arising from alleged attacks by herdsmen in some communities of Benue State, a public hearing at the instance of the House Committee on police affairs has held to urgently address the situation.
Book Donation For North-East
Following the return of peace to most communities in the north-east, which many attribute to the political will of President Muhammed Buhari-led administration, a non-governmental organization charity group has donated books and some educational materials to young children in the region.
Inmates in Kuje Prison Get Industrial Tailoring Machines
As part of efforts at encouraging self-acquisition skills amongst inmates in Nigeria, the Alumni Association of the National Institute (AANI), Abuja chapter, has donated industrial tailoring machines to inmates at Kuje Prison in Abuja.
President Buhari Mourns Obaro of Kabba
President Muhammad Buhari commiserates with the family of Oba Micheal Folorunsho Olobayo, the Obaro of Kabba, who passed on last week.
President Buhari also extends condolences to governor Yahaya Bello and the entire people of Kogi State on the loss of their eminent son and revered monarch.
The President, who notes that the past 30 years since Oba Olobayo’s ascension to the throne have witnessed peace and remarkable advancements in Kabba, also commends the late Oba’s invaluable contributions to the development of the entire Kogi State.
President Buhari according to the release from his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, prays that God will comfort the family, friends and subjects of the departed royal father.