Sunday’s NTA News Summary With Isaac Nkuma 3/2/2017
Africa Science Capacity Report 2017
For Africa to achieve its 2024 science technology and innovations agenda, governments must pursue new funding alliances with private sector for investment in human and institutional capacities’ development.
This is part of recommendations contained in the 2017 African capacity report on science technology and innovations.
Chief of Army Staff on Demining Of Sambisa
Nigeria requires assistance from the United Nations to completely demine the entire Sambisa Forest in Borno State.
The chief of army staff Lt. General Tukur Buratai said this during an interactive session with journalists in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
INEC Chairman Econec Election
It is not often that you have a situation when an election umpire presents himself as a candidate for an election especially when he is still in business of conducting elections.
So how did chairman of the independent national electoral commission (INEC) Prof. Mahamood Yakubu find himself in this fix?
NIPP Power Project in Nasarawa
Nasarawa State is benefitting from national integrated power project stepping down high capacity transmission line in Lafiya, the state capital to boost electricity supply.
It’s been reported that the team of contractors and engineers have swung into action.
President Buhari Congratulates Ebenezer Obey At 75
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated multi-talented entertainer and gospel music maestro, evangelist Ebenezer Fabiyi Obey, on his 75th birthday, April 3, 2017.
In a letter to the evangelist, President Buhari said:
‘‘Please accept my congratulations, and that of teeming Nigerians, on this occasion of your 75th birthday anniversary.” Chief Commander Ebenezer Fabiyi Obey is a household name in Nigeria, and even beyond. You have through music flown the flag of our country proudly in many nations of the world, and you are a veritable ambassador of our motherland.’’
The president said Nigerians rejoice with the septuagenarian at the auspicious moment, while praying that god will grant him more years of service to the nation, and humanity.
Update on Dredging of Calabar River
Economic activities at the Calabar seaport have continued to remain at its lowest ebb despite government’s concession of the seaport.
Members of the post- privatization monitoring team of the Bureau of Public Enterprise, BPE who on a routine assessment of the port decried the economic potentials of the seaport are not being harnessed.