News Summary 24/10/2017: FG Directs NNPC To Embark On Gas Development

News Summary 24/10/2017: FG Directs NNPC To Embark On Gas Development




The Federal Government has directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC to embark on an aggressive gas development programmes to stimulate economic growth in the country. group managing director of the NNPC, Maikanti Baru made this known at a forum        in Lagos. The GMD, who doubled as the chairman of  Nigerian gas association advisory board expressed optimism that, with the present sincerity of purpose shown by industry   players, gas infrastructure development is making great head-way to fill the existing  gaps of gas supply to boost power in the country


Buhari Returns From Turkey

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after a five day official visit to the republic of Turkey described by the minister of foreign affairs Geoffrey Onyeama as a major diplomatic triumph.


President Buhari Visits Historical Sites

Before returning to Nigeria, president Muhammadu Buhari embarked on a guided tour of the unique cultural and historical landmarks in Istanbul, the commercial hub of the Turkish Republic.


Osinbajo Called For Global Actions Against Corporate Secrecy

Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has  called for global action against corporate secrecy and  illicit financial flows. He was speaking at the Eiti beneficial ownership conference in Jakarta, Indonesia. He said for the  developing world and especially in Africa, breaking the wall of secret corporate ownership is an existential matter. nothing that masked or hidden corporate ownership is deeply implicated in the sad story of underdevelopment. He said  Nigeria will remain on board the eiti and the ownership transparency train because they align with the national priorities and will help to advance the electoral mandate of the  present administration, which is to fight corruption, combat insecurity and grow the economy.


Public Lecture On Power Sector Reform

Considering abundant potential in Nigeria professionals have suggested the need for industrial power sector revolution that will provide opportunity to demonstrate skills that can guarantee quality and available electricity. At a fellowship conferment lecture by the Nigerian society of engineers in Abuja. some experts say dependence on importation of equipment and facilities are a major set back on improved electricity supply.


Maintsream Energy Solution Advancing Hydro Electric Power

Mainstream energy solution in its’ resolve to meet Nigeria’s electricity requirement and contribute to national development, is making unprecedented headway in hydro electricity generation. Lydia Samson on tour of Kainji and Jebba dams in Niger state has this report on capacity recovery and expansion programme of mainstream energy solutions since it took over management of the two dams.



Buhari Advised The Media On  FG’s Achievements

President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged media handlers of states’ executives to embrace the culture of using facts and figures in promoting their principals. President Buhari stated this in a message at the opening of conference organized by the Nigeria governors forum conference for executive media handlers in Abuja


SGF Stakeholders Meet On Ondo Diversification Initiative

State Governments have continued to embrace the federal government’s diversification of the economy initiative. one good example is Ondo state which is determined to explore the untapped abundant natural resources available in the state to boost the economy under the initiative.  after meeting investors and other stakeholders at the presidential villa, Ondo state governor Rotimi Akeredolu says he is optimistic that the state would greatly benefit from the diversification project the state is embarking on  governor Akeredolu said the state was also collaborating with Lagos state towards ensuring protection of oil and gas pipelines and safety on water ways.


Association Of Laboratory Scientists Reacts On Monkey Pox

Following the recent outbreak of monkey pox which has generated reactions from both experts and the public, another group known as association of medical laboratory scientists of Nigeria is calling on government to establish public health laboratories at all levels for routine medical Survellance of infectious diseases.


Students Get Trained On Accident Saving Tips

The attitude of onlookers when accidents occur has been said to compound problems and pains of accident victims. as a way of changing the narrative; a non profit organisation, life line care foundation, has trained secondary school students on first aid tips in situation of accidents and how they can save lives.


IFRC Training On National Disaster Response

The international federation of the red cross and red crescent in partnership with the Nigerian red cross have organized an eight day training on national disaster response for participants drawn from across twenty seven states of the federation. correspondent Ladi Bala reports that the training in Yola is aimed at building the capacity of stakeholders for effective response to disaster and crisis situation.


WAEC Developed Software To Check On malpractice

The west African examination council WAEC has developed software that captures continues assessment to monitor students progress and performance records, to curb examination malpractice


NAF Neutralizes Boko Haram Terrorists

The Nigerian Air Force has conducted an aerial attack causing damage to boko haram terrorists structures neutralizing most of the terrorists. a statement by director of public relations and information air commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya says the attack took place at Urga, close to Konduga in borno state. the aerial attack by Nigerian Air force is in furtherance of efforts at ensuring complete decimation of boko haram terrorists.


Nigerian Ambassador To China On CPC Congress.

Nigeria’s ambassador to China, Baba Ahmad Jidda says the success of the 19th national congress of the communist party of china provides the platform for Nigeria to consolidate its partnership with china. ambassador Jidda spoke with correspondent Makut Simon Macham in Beijing.


Host Task Women On National Development

Raising godly children and constant prayer are key to building and upholding the nation.this was the focus of the biennial convention of the women’s wing of christian council of Nigeria held in Abuja.


Vice President Describe Extractive Industry In Indonesia

Vice president Eemi Osinbajo has described the secret ownership of companies as dangerous, stating that over 50 billion dollars is lost to illicit financial flows while addressing the extractive industries transparency initiative (EITI) conference in Jarkarta, Indonesia.

He thanked  the united kingdom, Denmark amongst others for leading the way in establishing public register of the real owners of companies and their respective countries and called on the g-8 and g-20 countries to follow suit by initiating actions to end corporate secrecy at home and their dependencies.


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