News Summary on NTA, 11th Nov 2016; Buhari Swears In New Acting CJN
President Buhari Swears in Walter Samuel Onnoghen as Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN)
President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged the nation’s judiciary to remain in the forefront of his administration’s effort at securing the country and re-positioning the economy and eliminating waste and corruption for a better Nigeria.
The president threw the challenge while swearing in justice Walter Samuel Onnoghen as acting chief justice of Nigeria, CJN in line with the provisions of the nation’s constitution.
AFDB Partners with Nigeria to develop SMEs
Nigeria and the African development bank are working towards developing a long term index to identify the challenges of small and medium term enterprises in Nigeria in order to enhance optimum productivity.
Minister of state for industry, trade and investment Aisha Abubakar stated this when she hosted delegates from the African development bank, ADB and other stakeholders from Nigeria and other African countries. Read more
APC Govt performance is evidence for a victory in Ondo elections -Oyegun
APC national chairman, John Odigie Oyegun says the performance of APC government at the federal and state levels is enough evidence to enhance the party’s victory in the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo state.
Oyegun stated this at the APC’s Ondo 2016 governorship election campaign rally in Akure
Court Of Appeal upholds Jegede’s Right of appeal
Still on the Ondo Governorship Election the three man panel of appeal sitting in Abuja has upheld Eyitayo Jegede’s right of appeal against judgment of Justice Okon Abang.
In a unanimous ruling the court dismissed the preliminary application of Biyi parole objecting to the righty of appeal of Eyitayo Jegede.
President Buhari On Maritime Security
Nigeria is to team up with other countries in strengthening maritime security as a deliberate measure towards stemming the theft of the nation’s crude through the Gulf of Guinea.
President Buhari stated this while exchanging views with the Executive Secretary of the Gulf of Guinea Commission, Professor Florentine Ukonga who called on him.
The president also hosted the Papal Nuncio to Nigeria on a farewell visit.
Valedictory For CJN Muhammad
Meanwhile, the out-going chief justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed has called on the nation’s judiciary to remain committed to its constitutional duties, but also restore integrity in its courts through the implementation of its transparency and anti-corruption policy.
He made the call at the special valedictory court session held to mark his retirement as the chief justice of Nigeria.
Vice President Receives Russian Agaric Investors
Vice president, Yemi Osinbajo says foreign exchange constraints and availability of arable land in Nigeria make the case for improved local agricultural production in Nigeria an imperative, rather than continued importation with its significant pressure on dwindling foreign earnings of the country.
Vice president Yemi Osinbajo gave this explanation while receiving a Russian delegation led by the Russian minister of agriculture who is also the cochairman of the Nigeria- Russia Joint Commission, Alexander Tkachev.
While inviting Russian farmers to invest in the country, vice president Osinbajo said there are better Opportunities for economic cooperation between both Countries. The Russian minister of agriculture expressed his country’s willingness to enhance the existing trade relations with Nigeria. He observed that Nigeria- Russia trade volume as at the end of 2015 exceeded $300 million, but added that there are potentials for improvement in the years ahead.
Senate on Finance Committee Setback
Two reports of the committee on finance suffered setback at Senate plenary on Thursday.
The reports are those of the 2016 budget of the Federal Inland Revenue Service and that of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority Act
House On National Health Act
The House of Representatives has passed at second reading a bill to amend the National Health Act which seeks to provide for the regulation of assisted birth control technology in Nigeria.
Minister Udoma At National Economic Retreat
The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma says the Federal Government is committed to implementing both short and medium term plans designed for the nation’s economic recovery and sustainable growth.
It was at a National Economic Retreat on development of medium-term national plan between 2017 and 2020.
World Bank Partners Nigeria On Women Empowerment
Similarly, a World Bank delegation is in Nigeria to conduct preliminary conversation with relevant agencies of government on ways to further empower women.
The delegation’s visit to the Federal Ministry Of Industry, Trade and Investment.
On Prospects of Trump’s Presidency
As shock and protests continue to trail the election of republican candidate Donald trump as the 45th American president, Guests on NTA’S Good Morning Nigeria have expressed confidence that the system of government will curtail excesses from him.
The guests said this while discussing the topic, ‘prospects of trump’s presidency.
President Obama Meets Trump
Ahead of his inauguration, U.S President Elect Donald trump has met with President Barack Obama in the white house.
Food Security Challenges In Nigeria
Federal Government says the protection of the environment through Mining and Agriculture remains paramount in its diversification initiative.
Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed says Nigeria will adhere strictly to the International Biosafety Regulations in GMO production.
29th General Assembly of the Christian Council of Nigeria
Divine intervention and the genuine support of the people in the fight against corruption are important steps to check the menace in Nigeria.
This was the view of the guest speaker at the 29th General Assembly of the Christian Council of Nigeria in Abuja.
NESREA on Air Pollution
Key partners in the Environment Sector have reiterated the need for swift migration to renewable biofuels and wind energy in order to improve the air quality and save numerous lives.
This was the thrust of the 10th national stakeholder’s forum in Abuja, organized by the National Environmental Standards And Regulatory Enforcement Agency, NESREA.
World Science Day
Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark world science day when scientist demonstrates their latest researches, science shows and exhibitions based on themes and concepts.
The world science day was conceived by United Nations to strengthen public awareness on the role to science in providing solutions to human problems.
World Travel Market 2016
The 2016 world travel market has opened in London with more than 50,000 international travel professionals participating.
The participants expressed disappointment over Nigeria’s absence at this year’s event.
West African Nurses Donate To IDPs
The plight of internally displaced persons in Nigeria has continued to attract the attention of groups, humanitarian organizations and well-meaning individuals.
One of the groups is the West African College of Nursing which says it will continue to respond to their health needs.