News Summary 6th October 2016, All You Need To Know Today, Flood in Niger State
Flood in Niger State
Over 50 communities in Edati and Nokwa local government areas of Niger state have been displaced by flood.
There are fears that in the coming days, more communities may be affected as the water level continues to rise.
There are also fears of farm harvest being lost.
FEC approves council on hydrocarbons
The federal government has approved the establishment of the national council on hydrocarbons as a strategic measure towards finding lasting solutions to the socio- economic and security challenges in the oil rich Niger delta region.
The minister of state for petroleum Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu announced this while briefing newsmen after the federal executive council meeting.
Tribunal Dismisses Saraki’s Application
Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki who is on trial for alleged false declaration of assets at the code of conduct tribunal has suffered another setback as the tribunal turned down his application for the chairman to disqualify himself from presiding over the trial.
Senate on Grant to Lagos
A bill for an act to make provisions for federal grants to Lagos state suffers a major setback after causing a mild strife on the floor of the senate.
Nigeria Marks World Teachers’ Day
If the world must achieve primary education by 2030, there is the need to fill the teacher gap of sixty eight million at the primary and secondary school levels.
This formed part of the issues at the 2016 world teachers’ day celebration in Abuja with the theme: “valuing teachers, improving on their status”.
Reps on Teacher’s Welfare
In commemoration of world teacher’s day, members of the House of Representatives have urged governments at all levels to improve on teachers’ welfare.
Minister of Information at Film Festival.
Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed is optimistic of the administration’s commitment to addressing the issue of youth unemployment in the country.
The minister who made this known at the 13th Abuja international film festival in Abuja says this would be attainable if the creative industry is given adequate attention.
GMN on Legal Profession in Fighting Corruption
Some legal practitioners say they want strict enforcement of laws and the adoption of plea bargain in the fight against corruption in Nigeria.
They made the suggestions while examining the role of the legal profession in fighting corruption on NTA’s current affairs programme good morning Nigeria.
INEC Institute Lectures on Electoral Reportage
The contribution of the media in improving the Nigeria’s electoral process through ethical and professional practice in electoral reportage took center stage as the INEC electoral institute held the thirteenth in the series of its lectures.
|President ECOWAS At Parliament|
The ECOWAS commission wants member countries to find lasting solutions to the conflicts between cattle breeders and farmers.
This follows the commission’s concern about the economic and security situation in the west African region.
President of the commission marcel Alain de Souza said this while presenting a status report on the state of the community to parliamentarians.
Cape Verde Election Result
The incumbent president of Cape Verde, Jorge Carlos Fonseca has won the October 2 presidential election.
He defeated two other independent candidates by a wide margin of 74% representing 90% of total votes cast.
President Fonseca had the support of the majority party in parliament, the movement party for democracy, MPD.
He will now preside over Cape Verde for another five years in office.
China Xi’an meets the world
An ancient Chinese capital for more than two thousand years, the city of Xi’an has embarked on rapid industrialization and development to regain its past glory and influence in Chinese history.
The city’s municipal authority has proposed an ambitious 20/20 goal to boost local economy and open up more to the world in the Chinese government’s one belt one road strategy by accelerating the construction of the modern Silk Road economic belt.
Gandoki Sets World Record.
Have you ever imagined talking nonstop for 24 hours? Well one individual did it by performing in front of an audience for 48hrs doing comedy.
Naturally this has set him on a world record as the longest stand up performance by an individual.