News Summary 18 October 2016 IBB Reacts to Freed Chibok Girls
President Buhari Commends Red Cross on Chibok Girls
President Muhammadu buhari has expressed formal appreciation to the international committee of the Red Cross for the role it played in the released of the 21 abducted Chibok girls.
Receiving the ICRC president Mr. Peter Maurer who visited him, the president called for sustenance of its humanitarian service in Nigeria.
IBB Reacts to 21 Chibok Girls Release
The former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida has reaffirmed his belief in the professional capability of the Nigerian armed forces and other security agencies in tackling the Nations security challenges.
He stated this while reacting to the release of the 21 abducted Chibok school girls made possible by the APC led president Muhammadu buhari administration.
Ministry of Women Affairs Meets Chibok Parents
Minister of women affairs and social development Aisha Jummai Alhassan says the federal government will rehabilitate, reintegrate and educate the rescued Chibok school girls.
She said this during an interaction with parents of the released Chibok school girls in Abuja.
Though the parents would not speak to the media, they showed excitement at the federal government’s gesture.
Federal Government on the Health of Chibok Girls
In another development, the federal government says it has the capacity to provide quality medical care to the released 21 Chibok school girls and those to be released later.
The Minster of health professor Isaac Adewole stated this in Abuja, when he visited the girls to assess their wellbeing.
He said the girls are in one of the excellent medical facilities in Abuja and a team of medical doctors, nurses, psychologists, oncologists and other professionals have been drafted to take care of them
Senate leader Ali Ndume commended the ministry of health for the prompt response in provision of medical support to girls.
Sultan of Sokoto Chairs CONFAB against Extremism
Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has described religious education as the only solution to religious extremism which is the cause of violent tendencies among followers.
The sultan was speaking at the commencement of an African regional conference for religious and traditional leaders on countering and preventing extremism.
Senate President Meets Uganda Legislators
Senate President Bukola Saraki has called for strengthening parliamentary relations among African countries in fighting corruption.
The Senate President stated this when he received a delegation of the Ugandan parliament on public account.
GMN on IMF World Bank
Minister of finance Mrs. Kemi Adeosun says the president buhari administration is doing a lot to reverse Nigeria’s ranking as the 7th in global illicit financial flow.
In doing this, she said growing the nation’s economy remains a priority of the government.
The minister was on NTA’s programme good morning Nigeria to review the just concluded international monetary fund, IMF and World Bank annual meetings held in Washington dc.
ICPC Anti- Corruption Workshop for MDAs
Chairman, independent corrupt practices commission and other related offences commission, ICPC, Mr. Ekop has urged Nigerians to see corruption as not only a crime but also against citizens, and be fought by all.
He was speaking at anti-corruption leadership workshop organized for senior executives of ministries, departments and agencies, in Abuja.
PACAC on Corruption
Manipulation of fault lines such as ethnic, religious, political party affiliation by suspects to fight government have been identified as the major impediment to the war against corruption in Nigeria.
This was at an interactive session between the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption and journalists in Abuja.
Seminar for Justices on Insurance Law and Practice
The right application of the deposit insurance law and practice in Nigeria will go a long way in ensuring speedy adjudication on all cases involving deposit in the banking sector.
The president court of appeal justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa stated this at the opening of the 2016 annual seminar for judicial officers in the court of appeal in Abuja.
DG NTA on Preparation for AFRICAST
All is now set for the 2016 edition of AFRICAST scheduled to begin on Tuesday in Abuja.
Director General of the Nigerian television authority Yakubu Ibn Mohammed visited NTA’s stand to assess preparations for big coverage and strong presence.