News Summary on NTA, 8th Nov 2016;No words can do justice to killing of Col Ali and others- President Buhari
No words can do justice to killing of Col Ali and others- President Buhari
No words can do justice to Colonel Muhammad Abu Ali and six other military men who were killed during an encounter with Boko haram on November 4th at Mallam Fatori in Borno state.
President Muhammadu Buhari represented by the chief of staff Abba Kyari said this at the funeral service of the seven military men at the military cemetery, Abuja.
Buhari Launches special Anti-corruption stamps
The Nigeria postal service NIPOST has joined the anti-corruption campaign with the launch of four special postage stamps.
in a message president Muhammadu Buhari reiterated government’s commitment to deliver on campaign promises for good governance.
Borno State gets new state university
After several years of devastation of the education sector by the Boko Haram insurgence, Borno state is fast trying to regain its long history of learning with the establishment of a state university in Maiduguri.
Governor Kashim shettima received certificate of recognition from the national universities commission for the new university.
Chief of Army Staff urges media to be cautious in handling defence related news
The Nigerian army has stressed the need for media organizations especially online outfits to be cautious when handling defence and security.
The chief of army staff, Lt general Tukur Buratai said this at a seminar on Boko Haram insurgency organized by the Nigerian army resource centre, Abuja.
DG NTA on BON
The outgoing chairman of the broadcasting organization of Nigeria, BON and the director general of the NTA, Yakubu ibn Mohammed says there is no going back on the path of greatness the organization has achieved.
He said this at a central working committee meeting of BON in Abuja.
Governors’ wives to build home for insurgency orphaned children
Some children orphaned by insurgency are set to be housed in Abuja.
Wives of Niger and Kebbi state governors at a foundation lying of the home said the initiative is aimed at complementing government’s efforts towards providing succor to the displaced children
House of Reps to partner German Parliament
Deputy speaker Yususf Lassun has sought the assistance of German parliament in repatriating Nigeria’s looted funds.
Lassun who granted audience to a delegation from German parliament identified education and skills acquisition as possible areas of collaboration.
House of Reps to engage FG on Ajaokuta Steel Plant
The house of representative committee on iron and steel says it will continue to interface with the federal government to ensure full operation of Itakpe and Ajaokuta steel companies.
It was at an interactive session with interest groups on the matters.
Minister of Interior inaugurates committee on Pastoralist and Sedentary Farmers Clash
Nigeria’s internal security has been identified as an important tool in the efforts to improve Nigeria’s business environment.
This latest push came at the inauguration of a technical committee on pastoralists and sedentary farmers clash by the minister of interior Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau.
The minister emphasised thorough research and objective approach to the issue as key to arriving at a lasting and efficient blue print towards peaceful co-existence between the two groups.
The committee headed by Professor Oshita O. Oshita of the institute for peace and conflict resolution was mandated to submit a road map towards peace within two weeks.
Different speakers emphasised the need for a peaceful Nigeria to fast track improvement in the nation’s socio-economic life.
The chairman simply put it this way. The committee chairman pledged total commitment on the part of the committee.
Nigeria Air Force repel Boko Haram
The Nigerian Air force says it deployed three fighter jets and a reconnaissance aircraft on Sunday to repel an attack by Boko Haram terrorists on ground troops at Kangarwa in northern Borno.
a statement by the director of public relations and information, group captain Ayodele Famuyiwa says the operation lasted over two hours with the fighter jets providing air power attacks on the insurgents while the intelligence ,surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft gave guidance to the ground troops on the position of the Boko haram terrorists.
The statement further adds that prior to the Kangarwa operation, the Air force had carried out interdiction missions at Kashimeri, Tumbugini, Chukugudu and other strongholds of the terrorists from where they plan their attacks.
President Buhari Commissions Projects in Edo State
President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Governor Adams Oshiomhole for breaking the jinx of developmental stagnation in the state through his urban renewal drive which he described as impressive and worth emulating.
The president who was speaking at the commissioning of various people oriented projects said the history of Edo state will not be complete without Oshiomhole era.
President Buhari visits Oba of Benin
The Oba of Benin has pledged the unflinching support, understanding and cooperation of hi kingdom to the Buhari administration as it strives to meet the nation’s aspiration for sustainable growth and development.
The Oba was speaking in his palace when President Muhammadu Buhari paid him a courtesy visit as part of his 2 day official visit to Edo state.
Work Resumes on Kano-Katsina Road
Motorists and commuters plying the Kano-Katsina road have expressed delight over resumption of work on the dualization of the road.
Works and housing correspondent Muhammed Hamza sheikh just back from the area reports that few months after remobilizing to site, the contractors have made appreciable progress on the project.