All You Need To know On News Summary; 28/9/2016. Update On Edo Governorship Election, Sale Of National Assets, etc
GMN: Edo State Governorship Election
Ahead of Governorship election in Edo State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed its readiness to conduct a credible Edo State governorship election scheduled to hold tomorrow.
Director, Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze stated this on NTA’S Good Morning Nigeria while discussing update on Edo Governorship election.
GMN: Sale Of National Assets
As the call for the sale of national assets continue to spark more debate across the country, guests on NTA’S flagship programme Good Morning Nigeria have called for caution, stressing that the sale of prime national assets to fund the country out of economic recession could be counter-productive going forward.
57th Nigerian Economic Society.
The current economic challenges leave little to be desired but experts say the crisis is an opportunity to change the country for good.
This was highlighted at the 57th Nigerian Economic Society holding in Abuja.
Information Minister On World Tourism Day
Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said despite the current economic recession, Nigeria’s future is bright, as the country diversifies its economy away from oil.
The Minister said this in Lagos at a ceremony to mark the 2016 world tourism day in Eko Atlantic city.
Minister Of FCT At Senate.
Chairman, Senate Committee On FCT, Dino Meleye, has reiterated that the National Assembly will continue to protect the interest of Nigerians and assure that they are not short charged by the actions or inactions of government agency.
This was at a meeting with the FCT Minister and Chief of Army Staff over acquisition of potion of land in Maitama District by Army.
Military/NHRC Human Rights Dialogue
In its quest to ensure that the Nigerian Military plays a key role in the promotion and protection of human rights, the National Human Rights Commssion (NHRC) is engaging the top echelon of the Nigeria Army to see the need for the review of the Armed Forces Act.
Defence Correspondent Isaac Nkuma reports that this is the main thrust of the Nigeria Military Human Rights dialogue holding in Abuja.
Navy Arrest Oil Bunkers In Akwa Ibom.
Nigeria Navy has arrested six suspected oil thieves in Akwa Ibom State.
In a statement signed by Director Information, Nigeria Navy, Commodore Christian Ezekobe, said three of the suspected oil thieves were arrested around prime energy ehile other were caught conveying ten drums of allegedly stolen petrol and five drums of illegal refined diesel in the three speed boats.
The statement added that the sum of over two point six million was found over to the Nigeria Security And Civil Defence Corp.
Similarly, NNS Pathfinder patrol refinery in Isaka Community in Rivers State where a Cotonou boat loaded with crude oil was impounded.
House Of Representatives Debate On State Police
The House of Representatives has passed for second reading a bill for an act to provide for the establishment of a State Police in Nigeria.
Members at Tuesday’s Plenary also urged the Federal Government to stop the importation of military and paramilitary uniforms and other gadgets from abroad and turn to local production.
ICAO’S 39th general assembly
Partnerships, new technology, better operations, improvement in infrastructure and significant service delivery are some of the major issues taking center stage at the 39th International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Assembly in Montreal Canada.
Joy Osiagwu reports that Nigeria’s Minister of State Aviation, Hadi Abubakar Sirika is attending the session with relevant heads of parastatals in the sector.
Obasanjo Installed As Grand Patron Of Tricycle Owners And Riders Association
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has made a case for the use of commercial motorcycles in the nation’s transportation system.
He was speaking at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library where the National Body of Commercial and Tricycle Owners and Riders Association made him grand patron.
Public Health Experts Discuss Trending Health Issues
Synergy between humans, animals and environmental scientists in monitoring, preventing and mitigating emerging diseases has been identified as one of the ways of containing the recuring disease outbreaks in Nigeria and the African Continent.
This was the view of public health experts at the second international public health conference hosted by the National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja. The theme is “trending issues in public health services delivery.
CPC Ultimatum On Samsung Galaxy 7
Samsung electronics West African says it has complied with the ultimatum given to it by the Consumer Protection Council, CPC to give a status reports on the global recall of Galaxy Note 7 in Nigeria, one of the its latest device.
This is sequel to report of explosion of dozens of the device while on charge. Though the device was yet to be launched in Nigeria, Samsung assured its readiness to provide voluntary exchange to customers who may have purchased it elsewhere and brought it into the country.
Affected customers are advised to submit their devices to Samsung authorized service centres in Nigeria for replacement in the coming weeks.
Samsung says its cooporation with the recommendations of the consumer protection council is assured since customer safety is of greatest priority.