#News Summary: All you need to know: Rumors of Fuel Price Increase and many more…
The Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation-NNPC has debunked rumors of fuel increase. Latest report just coming in says, the reports of fuel price increase are not true. The Corporation assures Nigerians of sufficient stock to meet demands of the consuming public.
The Progressives Governors Forum has appealed to Nigerians to show more understanding, support and cooperation as the Buhari administration strives towards meeting genuine national aspirations for a better and prosperous Nigeria. Chairman of the forum and Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha who made the appeal while briefing newsmen after a closed-door meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and members of the forum said there are glaring signs of a glorious future for the country.
Buhari Sends Virement Request to National Assembly
News just reaching us say the Senate has acknowledged request by President Muhammadu Buhari for the virement of more than Three Hundred Billion Naira capital and recurrent expenditures from the 2016 budget.
As part of efforts to totally stop cattle grazing in Abuja metropolis and major entrance and exit highways into the city center, the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has met with members of the Miyatti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, FCT Chapter.
VP at National Council on Trade Meeting
The Federal Government is promoting workable policies in critical sectors to actualize diversification for development. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said this at the commencement of the meeting of the National Council on Industry, Trade and Investment, in Abeokuta.
GMN On Legislature In The Fight Against Corruption
The legislature has been described as a strategic partner of government in the fight against corruption. This was the view of the executive secretary of the Presidential Advisory Committee against corruption whose view was corroborated by other discussants on NTA’S programme Good Morning Nigeria. The programme focused on the role of the legislature in the fight against corruption.
Deputy Senate President on NDI Collaborations
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has called for the parliamentary partnership between Nigeria and the United States through staff development and exchange programme. The Deputy Senate President was speaking when he received representatives of the US National Democratic Institute in Abuja on Monday.
New National Policy
Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed has reiterated the ability of the nation’s judiciary to deal with all its problems as laid by the constitution. He was speaking at the unveiling of a National Judiciary Policy in Abuja.
Forum of NGO on Corrupt Judges
Meanwhile, the forum of Non-Governmental Organizations wants judges and justices involved in the recent corruption allegation to step down from office until they clear themselves. At a press conference, the forum noted that even though the arrested judges and justices have not been declared guilty, their image appears to be tainted in the eye of the public.
Transportation Minister On Diversifying Economy
Minister of Transportation Chibuike Amaechi says the Federal Government remains committed to improving the infrastructure in the transportation sector to diversify the nation’s economy. He stated this at an International Transportation Conference in Abuja.
INEC Reacts To Jimoh Ibrahim Bribery
The Independent National Electoral Commission has described as untrue the allegation that its Acting Director Legal Services demanded a One Million Dollar bribe to enforce a court order regarding a factional PDP candidate in Ondo state.
Another Success Story of Open Heart Surgery
Nigerians have been spending millions of dollars on medical treatment due to inadequate health infrastructure in the country especially when it comes to heart-related diseases. However, the tide is about to change as private hospitals in the country brace up to reverse the status quo and provide world-class heart care service, and one of them in Abuja has continued to record 100 per cent success in open heart surgeries.
In order to halt the growing incidence of breast cancer in Nigeria, a group of young ladies working in collaboration with optimal cancer care foundation, have advocated the involvement of youths, particularly young girls in awareness campaigns and the promotion of voluntary testing. To sensitize awareness on this the group carried out an awareness exercise in Abuja.
Madagali Grains Distribution
Adamawa State Government has appealed to the Federal Government and spirited bodies to further assist Internally Displayed Persons (IDPs) especially those back to their localities start a new life. Governor Muhammadu Umar Jibrilla said this while flagging off of distribution of grains provided by the Federal Government in Madagali.
DG NTA Receives Refugees Commissioner
Director General, Nigerian Television Authority, Yakubu Ibn Mohammed has promised to give the National Commission for Refugees, migrants And Internally Displaced Persons all necessary support to actualize its mandate of returning displaced persons to their respective homes. This was during a visit by the commission to the DG, to discuss synergy between the two agencies, in Abuja.
Amnesty Breaks Through Coastal
Rivers State Amnesty Committee has recorded major breakthroughs in the creeks as repent cultists, oil bunkers and kidnappers surrendered their arms and embraced the programme for rehabilitation and reintegration into the society. It held at Abonnema in Akuku Toru area.
Igbos Find Home In Kano
The cosmopolitan state of Kano has provided a conducive environment for people from across Nigeria to settle down and engage in different businesses that abound in the ancient city notable for being the Center of Commerce since the trans-Saharan trade era.
E!- Mama Awards
Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Tekno win big at this year’s edition as music lovers are entertained with great live performances.