NTA News Summary 10/10/2017; Trial Of Boko Haram Suspects Begins
Buhari Condoles Ghanaian President On Gas Explosions In Accra
President Muhammadu Buhari has offered his heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Ghana on the gas explosions in the legon suburb of accra on saturday, october 7. special adviser to the president on media and publicity ,Femi Adeshina in a press statement said that in a telephone call on sunday, president Buhari prayed for those who lost loved ones and friends in the tragedy and a speedy recovery for the injured.
Information Minister Ask Nigerians To Disregard Monkey pox Emergence
The federal government has described as fake and sinister the report that the outbreak of monkey pox in some parts of the country resulted from the alleged free medical care by the government in the affected areas. in a statement signed by the special assistant to the minister of information and culture, Segun Adeyemi, Nigerians he said should disregard the report which, apparently, is being spread by some unscrupulous persons to fit into a sinister agenda. the federal government, the minister added has not conducted any free medical service or care in either bayelsa or rivers state, as alleged in the fake report being circulated.
President Orders NNPC To Respond To Allegation On Contract Awards
president muhammadu buhari has ordered the nigerian national petroleum corporation nnpc to respond to the allegations of non-adherence to due process in the awards of contracts.
Senate President Holds Dialogue Youth Unemployment
The critical need to finance and propetly implementb polixies and programmes geared towards facilitating youth employment in nigeria has been emphasizes. this formed the core of discussion during a round table between senate president,Bukola Sarski and various agencies of government,civil society and youth developments organisations.
Trial Of Boko Haram Suspects Begins
The federal government say it will ensure fairness in the trial of boko haram suspects which commenced today in about three detention centres across the country. this follows the arraignment of about 120 boko haram suspects in kanji,Niger state. This is in addition to about 33on-going trials at various federal high court division across the country.
NNPC Declares Profit
In line with the new policy thrust of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in ensuring accountability, the Nigerian gas processing and transportation company limited, a subsidiary of the NNPC has declared a profit after tax of fifteen point eight billion naira for the year 2016. chief operating officer, gas and power of the corporation, Saidu Mohammed made this known, while presenting the 2016 fiscal report at the 22nd annual general meeting of the company in abuja.
Nigeria To Take Climate Action
The countries that are parties to the United Nations’ climate change convention will have their major meeting cop 23 this november in bonn under the presidency of fiji, a pacific island that was hit by the strongest cyclone on record. the federal ministry of environment held a stakeholders national preparatory meeting to intimate delegates on Nigeria’s stand and negotiating points.
Twelve Persons Killed In Port-Hacourt
Tragedy struck this morning at Mgbuoshimini, a suburb of port hacourt in obior akpor local government area of rivers state with 12 persons confirmed dead by yet to be identified assailants who shotb and burnt some victims while they slept. Kingsely Amagiri reports that the residents of the area have been thrown into confusion given the recurring killing incidents by gunmen in the area.
Adamawa IDPS Sent home
A new life is unfolding for the internally displaced persons in Adamawa state. about one million idps have been sent home as the state government seeks to close all formal camps before january as peace returns.
Police Parades Suspected Ritualists
Ogun state command has restated its determination to rid the state off all forms of crime. This was when the police paraded some suspects including syndicates allegedly specialized in rituals. the commissioner of police, Ahmed Ilyasu again warned criminals to leave the state or face the full wrath of the law.
Manhunt For Two Jail Breakers
Two inmates of the Nigerian prisons, Enugu have escaped.
jude abugu reports that the command has launched a manhunt to apprehend the jail breakers; one is identified as Lucky Sama Joseph who escaped from the maximum security prisons in the early hours of saturday.
Saraki Advocates Sustainable Development For Africa
senate president, bukola saraki has advocated meaningful provision of sustainable development for the african continent, as he inaugurated the nigeria- moroccan parliamentary friendship group. national assembly
Nigeria Deposits Ratified Treaties To WIPO.
Nigeria has affirmed an undertaking, to dutifully perform and carry out obligations under the world intellectual property organization [wipo]. this followed the ratification of four copyright treaties at the on-going fifty seventh assembly of member states at the wipo headquarters in geneva switzerland.
Director General Of NTA Host Brotherhood Of Cross and Star.
The nigerian television authority, will not relent in its effort towards uniting nigerians through the promotion of relevant programme executive directoradmin and training, Steve Egbo said this when he stood in for the director general ,Yakubu Ibn Mohammed to host members of brotherhood of cross and star.
PTAD Advocates First Line Charges For Payment
The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate –ptad is advocating a first line charge for payment to the nation’s senior citizens as a way to addressing inconsistencies on pension matters.
chairman, senate committee on establishment, Samuel Paulker stated this at the first stakeholders forum in abuja.
Mrs Buhari Describe AVM Mukhtar As Detribalized Leader
The wife of president Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has consoled the family of air vice marshal Mukhtar Mohammed who died recently in kano. Mrs Buhari described AVM Mukhtar Mohammed as a detribalized leader who’s inputs towards nation building are worthy of emulation.
APC Congratulates Super Eagles
The All Progressives Congress APC joins millions of Nigerian supporters in celebrating and congratulating the super eagles of nigeria for their qualification for next year’s fifa world cup in Russia. in a statement signed by the national publicity secretary of the party Bolaji Abdullahi says sports in Nigeria particularly football remain one of the greatest unifier of people across political affiliations,religion,gender,tribe and other divides.
Build Up To liberian Elections
It’s been over ten years of stable democracy in liberia, the challenges notwithstanding, the west African nation has a lot to be grateful for and a lot more to prove.
in a matter of hours liberia will decide who Africa’s first female democratically elected president hands over power to. who are the contenders and what difference can they likely make in the lives of citizens.
ECOWAS Briefs Observers In Liberia.
Observers on ECOWAS mission to liberia have been admonished to adhere to the code of conduct of the mission in order to maintain the credibility of the regional body in strengthening west african democracies. this briefing forms part of activities to ensure a smooth observation mission by the ecowas.