News Summary: President Buhari Arrives New York, NAF Jets Bombard Boko Haram And All You Need Know Today 19-9-2016
President Buhari Arrives New York
President Muhammadu Buhari is in New York, the United States, ahead of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Nigerian Air Force Jets Bombard Boko Haram Target Locations
The Nigerian air force conducted several airstrikes at suspected boko haram target locations on the outskirts of Tumbin Gini and Tumbin Kayewa in Borno state.
The airstrikes were informed by ground based intelligence and successive intelligence surveillance reconnaissance reports obtained from mission flown by NAF platforms.
In a video released by Nigerian Air Force, some of the terrorists could be seen at one of the terrorist’s rendezvous where they were believed to be holding a high level meeting when NAF Jets were scrambled to hit the locations.
A post-strike battle damage assessment of strikes revealed that the rendezvous was badly damaged with many causalities while those far from the vicinity could be seen scrambling for safety.
NAF f-7ni and the alpha jets were involved in the air strikes.
The air offensive has continued to deny the terrorists any hiding place and room for maneuver and enabled unhindered advance by the surface forces as part of the on-going Operation Gama Aiki.
NOA On Building Peace
In a bid to strengthen peace initiative in the North East, the National Orientation Agency held a sensitization campaign in Konduga, Borno State.
The campaign is to heal wounds and enhance the return of IDPS to Their communities.
Ministry Of Information And Culture Honored By NIPR
Fifty one professionals from different fields of endeavor have been inducted as associate Members of the Nigerian institute of public Relations, NIPR.
This followed their successful completion of the three day Master class course on public relations, Organized by the institute.
FCT Flags Off Immunization Plus Days
FCT administration has re-iterated its commitment to the nation’s end polio campaign. The FCT Minister Muhammad Musa Bello, gave the assurance in a message at the flag off of the Subnational immunization plus days in Karamajiji, Abuja.
Polio Report From Taraba
The Taraba state government, in partnership with international donor agencies, is taking proactive steps to forestall any outbreak of polio virus disease in the state.
The flag-off of a four-day ward-to-ward second outbreak response sub-national polio immunization plus days in jalingo, the state capital.
Minister Of Water Resources On Benefit Of World Water Week
Following the successful hosting of world water week in Stockholm, Sweden, the minister of water resources, Suleiman Adamu says African countries particularly Nigeria will benefit from the outcome of the world conference.
Team Nigeria’s athletes to the 2016 Rio Paralympics Sunday arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport Abuja amidst fun fair by stakeholders’ who gathered to receive them.
The first batch of twenty athletes were full of joy following the record breaking performance winning eight gold, two silver and two bronze to place sixteenth.
The last batch is expected to arrive Abuja on Monday.
The ministry of youth and sports development has assured Nigerians that a reception will hold for the contingent at a later date.
Ekweremadu salutes Paralympic contingent
The deputy president of the senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has described the Nigerian contingent to the Rio Paralympics in Brazil as true heroes, who gave their best to their fatherland.
A statement by special adviser (media) to Deputy President of the Senate, Uche Anichukwu,
Senator Ekweremadu noted that with 12 medals, including eight gold medals, and six world record-breaking performance, the team had not only put up the best performance ever by any Nigerian contingent to the Paralympics, but had shown that ability was in the mind.
The deputy senate president called on other Nigerian athletes and national teams to emulate the Nigerian spirit exhibited by the paralympians.
While calling on the federal government and Nigerians to accord the team a heroic’ reception and reward them accordingly, senator Ekweremadu reiterated the need for drastic and urgent steps to reposition the nation’s sports sector.
He also stressed the need to revive school sporting competitions to groom future champions.
Watford Beats Man Utd
And still talking sports Manchester united suffered their third defeat in a week after losing 1-3 away to Watford in match day 5 of the English premier league.
The hosts led when Etienne Capoue converted Daryl Janmaat’s cut-back, only for Marcus Rashford to level from close range.
Zuniga powered in with seven minutes to go, 53 seconds after coming on.
And Deeney then scored a penalty in injury time after Marouane Fellaini fouled Zuniga in the box.
Following a derby defeat by Manchester City last weekend and the midweek Europa League loss to Feyenoord, for the first time Mourinho has lost three consecutive games in a season since February 2002, when he was Porto boss.
Special On Less Privileged Kids Turning Tennis Stars
Unlike others who roam the streets of the Federal Capital Territory aimlessly; Aminu and his mates are keen on conquering an environment they have found themselves.
They are outstanding in taking advantage of their closeness to the National Stadium, Abuja to transform themselves to future stars in tennis.