NTA News Summary 06/02/17
FG Holds North-Central Town Hall Meeting
The Federal Ministry of Information and Culture’s town hall meeting series moved to Ilorin for the north Central zone this Monday.
Again, six cabinet members joined Information Minister Lai Mohammed in explaining to Nigerians the administration’s policies and programmes as they effect the state of the Nation.
Aged one hundred and two, late chief Clement Okolie was among the leaders who worked closely with the then District officers to open up rural communities in the area under the policy of Day break in Udi during the Colonial era. He is survived by two wives, twelve children including the Accountant-General of Enugu state, Paschal Okolie
Fashola Explains Sudden Change In Leadership of TCN
Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola has appeared before the Joint Committee on Power of the National Assembly to explain sudden change on leadership of the Transmission company of Nigeria TCN.
National Assembly correspondent Waziri Zaiyanu reports that the Minister’s appearance followed what the security described as disturbing information regarding the TCN.
Mathematical Supports NTIC Against Phobia For Mathematics
To overcome the phobia for mathematics and advance the education sector, the National Mathematical Centre supported the Nigerian tulip International College for
this year’s Mathematics completion for Primary schools.
Justin Bem Unyi who was at the examination centre, reports that the idea underscores the importance of the subject as a key subject in the sciences.
Acting President Opens Meeting With Investors
The Federal Government has continued consultative meetings with various stakeholders for their contributions into a planned Economic recovery and growth programme for the country, to run from 2017 to 2020.
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says Government considers private sector participation in the Economy as crucial to achieving its planned programme, especially in taking the country out of recession.
The Church Advocates Commitment In Serving Fatherlands
To effectively overcome the current economic and security constraints, Nigerians must unite in prayer, love and remain committed in service to their fatherland.
This was the view of religious leaders during Sunday Church service in Abuja.
Navy GOC On Operation River Sweep
The Eastern Naval command of the Nigeria Navy says it has succeeded in uprooting, destroying and disposing illegal refineries and equipment worth about three billion naira in its just concluded operation River Sweep.
Flag Officer of the Command, Rear Admiral James Oluwole explained this to Newsmen at the end of the exercise.
House Committee Seeks Increase In Funding For Solid Mineral Exploration
The house of Representatives Committee on Steel and Power has joined the advocacy for Increased Funding for Solid Mineral exploration in the country.
This is with a view of maximizing the economic potentials in the sector.
The lawmakers made the commitment during a visit to the National Steel Raw Materials Exploration Agency in Kaduna as part of their oversight function.
FRSC Advice dealers To Subside Cost of Speed Limiting Device
With the commencement of the enforcement of the speed limiting device by the Federal Road Safety Corps across the country, motorists in Kaduna have urged relevant authorities to subside the cost of the device.
Kano Police Arrest 840 Suspects
Kano state police command has arrested 840 suspected persons in the Metropolis for various offences.
Parading the suspects, Police Public Relations Officer, Magaji Musa said the arrests followed joint operations with other security agencies in the state.
Fashola Assures Anambra State of Reimbursement
The Minister of Power, works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has assured the Anambra state Governor, Chief Willie Obiano of Federal Government’s readiness to reimburse about forty-three billion naira spent on Federal Government roads on the State.
Oyo State Presents Anti HIV Stigmatization Law
Oyo state Government has publicly presented the anti HIV/AIDS stigmatization law.
Adebola Ogunlana quoted the Governor as assuring people living with HIV/AIDS of their right to all opportunities in the state.
Osun Government Weighing Scale For Traders
Osun State Government has commenced enforcement of use of standardized weighing scales for traders to ensure fairness between buyers and sellers.
Good Morning Nigeria: Shipment Inspection In Nigeria
Imbibing international best practices in ports procedures and regulations are identified to be the antidote to the recurring clearance of contraband into the country.
This was the submission of experts while discussing “shipment inspection in Nigeria, Questions arising” on NTA’s programme, Good Morning Nigeria.
Power, Works And Housing Minister In Ebonyi
The Federal Government says it is not in competition with State governments but would want to establish a partnership and collaboration that works with them to move the country forward.
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola stated this in Abakaliki while exchanging views with Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi.
Acting President opens Meeting With Investors
In Abuja, the Federal Government continues its consultative meetings with various stakeholders for their contributions into a planned economic recovery and growth programme for the country, to run from 2017 to 2020.
Ag. President, Yemi Osinbajo while welcoming investors at an on-going meeting says the Federal Government considers private sector participation in the economy as crucial to achieving its planned programme, especially in taking the country out of recession.