News Summary: INEC Issues Certificate Of Return To Akeredolu
Combating Criminal Activities
The Federal Government has been asked to introduce a new security architecture that will enhance synergy and collaboration among the security agencies for effective fight against crime.
Guests on NTA Current Affairs programme, Good Morning Nigeria stated this while proffering solutions on how to reduce to the barest Minimum the crime rate in the country.
Chief Of Army Staff Lauds NASS Support
Chief of Army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has lauded the National Assembly for its support towards bringing an end to insurgency in the country.
He gave the commendation during an oversight visit by the Senate Committee on Army to the Army Headquarters.
Minister Of State Environment On Ogoni Clean-Up
Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril says the Board of Trustees inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari on the implementation of the United Nation’s Environment Programme, UNEP report on Ogoni is awaiting registration by the Corporate Affairs Commission to commence full operation.
He stated this at an interactive session with the House Committee on Environment and Habitat.
Executive Secretary Addresses Intending Pilgrims
The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission, Tor Uja, has assured intending pilgrims of their security during the 2016 Pilgrimage to Rome, Greece and Israel with a call on them to dedicate themselves to the way of God through prayers. Ifeanyi Ezumba reports that the Executive Secretary gave the assurance while addressing pilgrims from Kogi and the FCT shortly before take-off.
Khadija Abba Ibrahim Commissions Consuls-General
The Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Khadija Abba Ibrahim has presented letters of Commission to Nigeria’s newly appointed Consuls-General, urging them to be up to speed with Nigeria’s Foreign Policy goals. Gabriel Odu reports that out of the Seven
Consuls-General, five received their letters.
DG NTA Promises Working Towards Better lives For Nigerians
The Director General of the Nigerian Television Authority, Yakubu Ibn Mohammed says NTA will continue to support Organizations with programmes that will better the lives of Nigerians. This is when the leadership of a non-governmental organization, Dave Omokaro Foundation Fighting for the rights of the Aged in Society visited the NTA in Abuja.
The Executive Director Programmes, Eugenia Abu, represented the Director-General.
Lai Mohammed At ‘Go Women Go’ Wrap
The Federal Government is collaborating with the British council to build capacity of women towards development of the creative industry for economic growth of the country.
Information Minster Lai Mohammed stated this at unveiling of the ‘Go Women Go’ building WRAP in Abuja.
NUC Visits ABUAD For Accreditation
The National universities Commission (NUC) says if the country must translate ideas into purposeful development, Curriculum must be designed to promote creativity.
The team leader, Professor Bayero Muhammad said this during the visit of the commission to the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) for the periodic re-accreditation of courses.
Alliance For Credible Elections Presents Ondo Report
The Alliance for Credible elections and election observer team in Ondo Governorship election has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC over its professional conduct of the election.
The Group however raised alarm on the poor welfare of security agents deployed for election duties in the country.
Political correspondent, Abdullahi Garba Birnin-Kudu reports.
Nigerian Navy Committed To Promoting Gender Equality
The Nigerian Navy says it is commited to promoting effective gender participation towards achieving sustainable development goals.
Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ette Ibas stated this during the Inauguration of a Secretariat for the Naval Officers wives Association – NOWA in Cross River State.
National HIV Prevention Conference
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire says the Ministry has appropriated more funds in the 2017 budget to boost the fight against HIV AIDs in the country.
The minster made the disclosure at the National HIV prevention conference in Abuja.
Korea Development Assistance Day
The Republic of South Korea has reiterated commitment in assisting Nigeria achieve its development goals especially in the area of humanitarian crisis, educational development and e-governance on revenue generation.
This was said in commemoration of Korea Development Assistance Day.
OPEC 171st Meeting
Ministers and Heads of Delegation of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC are currently deliberating on the historic “Algiers Accord”, expected to fast track the return of stability of the global oil market.
Nigeria’s Petroleum Minister, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu amongst 14OPEC members is optimistic of a consensus on a production cut that will ultimately address reduced investments in the industry in the last two years.
NPOPC To Commence EAD Phase III
National Population Commission says getting the forthcoming Census Enumeration Area Demarcation right is not just an option but a necessity in the quest to deliver an accurate, reliable, acceptable and verifiable census to the nation.
Chairman, NPOPC, Eze Duruiheoma re-affirmed this at a train the trainers for phase 3 Enumeration Area Demarcation workshop held in Nasarawa state.
Benin IDPs Receive Food Items
IDPs in Uhogua Camp in Benin City are forever grateful to President Muhammadu Buhari and other donors for saving them from hunger and starvation while the Federal Government restores lasting peace in the North East Region.
Their gratitude is as a result of constant supply of food and other relief items to the camp, facilitated by the National Logistics Committee on distribution of items to IDPs in the Country.
FRSC Meets NUPENG On Recent Increase In Tanker Accidents
In a bid to reduce the occurrence of road crashes caused by Petroleum Tankers on Nigerian Roads, the Federal Road Safety Corps has met with the leaders of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) and Petroleum Tanker Drivers in Abuja.
Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi says the meeting is part of the Corps’ commitment to ensuring total safety of lives and property on the highways.
POWA To Engage In Enhancing Security Nationwide
The Police Officers Wives Association, POWA, is determined to employ new technology in providing early medical intervention and health care at affordable rate as part of efforts to address maternal and infant mortality. POWA President Asmau Ndayako Idris said this in Abuja while opening the Association’s 2016 annual general meeting.
Experts Deliberate On Malnutrition
Strategies to tackle the alarming increase in cases of malnutrition in the Country has sparked moves to solve the problem.
One of such moves is the effort to educate the public on what needs to be done.
Timothy Yusuf reports that to this effect a book, ‘Basic Concepts of Healthy Nutrition-the Secrets of Eating to Live’ was presented to the public in Abuja.
INEC Issues Certificate Of Return To Akeredolu
Deplorable State Of Federal Roads
Positioned as a transit hub between the Northern and Southern Regions of Nigeria, Niger State has a Network of Federal Roads put at over two thousand, four hundred and fifteen kilometers.
In recent time however, these roads have been in a deplorable state causing untold hardship to motorists. Dauda Mohammed who has been travelling on some sections of the road has a situation
IGP On Welfare Of Police Personnel On Ondo
Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris says the allowances for the men and officers who participated in security operations in Ondo state election are being paid.
A statement by Police Force Public Relations Officer DCP Don Awunah indicates that the payments are done through the banks under Treasury Single Account, TSA policy to ensure transparency and accountability.
The statement commended the Police Personnel deployed for the successful election in Ondo state which was adjudged to be free and fair.
NTA To Partner NIGCOMSAT
The Nigerian Television Authority and Nigcomsat have reached an agreement to work towards increasing the local content especially in patronizing signal carriers.
This was reached when the Chief Executives of the two establishments met at the Corporate Headquarters of the NTA.
Adebola Brookslyn Sunday reports that the Director General NTA also received in audience the US Public Affairs Officer in Nigeria.
PTAD Verification Nationwide
About Nine thousand ghost pensioners have been discovered so far on Pension pay roll as the Pension Transition Arrangement Directorate PTAAD continues the Nationwide Pension verification.
The Executive Secretary of the Directorate, Sharon Ikeazor who revealed this while monitoring the exercise in Yola, Adamawa State says criminal deals in the Pension Sector must give way.
Borno To Rehabilitate Communities
Borno State Government has set aside resources to fast track reconstruction and rehabilitation of Communities including Churches ravaged by insurgency in Southern parts of the state.
State Deputy Governor Usman Mamman Durkwa disclosed this while presenting relief materials worth seventy million naira to returnees in Askira Uba and Chibok areas.