News Summary – All You Need to Know Today 6th September, 2016
CJN Warns Judicial Staff on Code of Conduct
Chief Justice of Nigeria has called on the nation’s judicial workers to respect the code of conduct for court employees and the ethics of their office.
He says this is the surest way of ensuring synergy between them and judges.
It was at the opening of a workshop for chief registrars and registrars of federal and state courts.
Minister of Interior Inaugurates CERPAC Centers
As part of the efforts to create enabling environment to attract foreign direct investment and enhance effective and efficient service delivery, the federal government has inaugurated the 28 newly established combined expatriate resident permit and alien’s card centers.
The new centers, inaugurated by the minister of interior alongside operational vehicles have brought to 36 the number of such centers across the country.
Ministry Of Communication Trains youths on ICT
Towards solving youth unemployment in the country, the federal government has commenced training of youths on information and communication technology ICT.
The training was flagged off by the acting director general of national technology development agency NITDA in Abuja.
Information Minister Meets NLNG Delegation
minister of information and culture Lai Mohammed says the federal republic of Nigeria has a national assembly that is patriotic to the cause of the country and will not in any way come up with laws that will be counterproductive to the present administration’s desire to bring Nigeria back on the path of sustainable growth and development.
The minster was speaking when he received in audience the managing director of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas in Abuja.
New DSS Arrests Suspects
The department of state services says it is sustaining its tactical and counter-terrorism operations which have yielded major successes with the arrest of terrorists and other criminals across the country.
In a statement from the service said those arrested include the mastermind of the kidnap of three australian staff of lafarge cement company, for which his gang received ransom of one hundred and fifty million naira.
Similarly, members of a notorious kidnap gang operating around the Abuja-Kaduna axis were arrested at Lafia, Nasarawa state. The gang had earlier kidnapped five Igbo women and collected the sum of thirteen million naira as ransom.
Police Arrests Vandals
In a related development, the FCT police command says it has arrested suspected vandals of electrical installations and other critical infrastructure in the FCT.
A statement by asp Anjuguri Manzah, FCT police public relations officer says the suspects were arrested at Aminu Kano crescent Wuse ii while vandalising electrical cables belonging to Abuja electrical distribution company.
Exhibits recovered from the suspects include 87 pieces of electrical cables, giant cutting machine, and a car.
Other hoodlums were also arrested vandalising armoured cables at Maitama, where 76 pieces of armoured cables and a car were also recovered.
The FCT commissioner of police, CP Muhammad Mustafa has assured residents that the command has put in place proactive security measures to secure and protect public infrastructure.
Chief of Army Staff Inaugurates Projects
Still on security matters, the Nigerian army says it has commenced the overhaul of its career building and recruitment procedures to conform to the vision and mission of the present armed forces.
Chief of army staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai said this at the inauguration of a new multimedia conference hall and other projects executed by the office of the military secretary.
Lt. Gen. Buratai noted that the overhaul became necessary following the neglect of the old tradition which was based on professionalism, regimentation and discipline.
The army chief later inspected the strong room at the directorate of military secretary before inaugurating the soldier’s residential accommodation at Yaradua barrack, Asokoro Abuja.
ECOWAS Meeting on Illicit Drug Trafficking, and Organized Crime
Attorney-general of the federation and the Nigerian minister of justice, Abubakar Malami said Nigeria will continue to commit both human and material resources to the fight against illicit drugs and organized crime.
He said this at the meeting on the 2016-2020 ECOWAS drug action plans on illicit drug trafficking, organized crime and drug abuse.
GMN-Stabilizing the Economy
As Nigeria grapples with the current economic recession, experts are suggesting the need for a reduction in interest rates and the injection of funds to stimulate economic activities in the country.
They made their submissions on ways to stabilize the economy while on NTA’s current affairs programme, good morning Nigeria.
Mrs. Buhari Meets with Volunteers
The wife of the president, Aisha Muhammadu buhari has expressed appreciation to the members of the volunteer group for their voluntary contribution towards the successful launch of ‘get involved’ initiative in Abuja.
Ali Modu Sheriff Visits Obasanjo
Factional leader of the people’s Democratic Party Ali Modu Sheriff visited former president chief Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta to talk on party politics.