NTA News Summary: Complains About Buhari’s Health Politically Motivated
Group Dismisses Complains About President Buhari’s Health
The Buhari Media Support Group – BMSG has dismissed complains about the ill health of President Muhammadu Buhari by some interest groups and individuals as an excuse not to acknowledge the monumental achievements of his administration.
The Group in a statement by its Proten Coordinator, Austin Braimoh and its Secretary, Chief Cassidy Madueke, describes the uproar about the President’s health as mischievous, diversionary and purely laced with political motives.
South East lauds President Buhari on Calabar-Odupkani-Aba Road Contract
With the announcement by the Federal Government to award 54 billion naira contract for the construction of the Aba-Odukpani Calabar highway, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang says the people of the South-East and South-South will remain eternally grateful to the Buhari administration for he dualization of the Federal Highway.
Senator Ita Enang stated this while speaking to State House correspondent, after the Federal Executive Meeting.
SERVICOM, Editors Parley on Service Delivery In Government Agencies
Evolving a robust strategy to raise public awareness on the importance of accessing satisfactory service delivery in Government establishments is the focus of Media parley between Management of Servicom and Editors of News outfits held in Abuja.
The Maiden Edition of the Editors forum is presided over by the newly appointed National Coordination of Servicom, Nnenna Akajemeli
Minister of Communication Sets up Committee to Review National Broadband Penetration
Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu has inaugurated a Committee to review the status of the National Broadband plan and suggest ways of accelerating infrastructure deployment, to achieve broad band penetration target from 11% to 30% by 2018.
This is to enable Nigerians irrespective of their locations to enjoy high access internet speed.
GMN: Experts Argue On Constitution and Electoral Reform Committee’s Review
Experts have argued that unless Nigerians take deliberate steps to ensure that elections in Nigeria are less controversial and volatile, the recommendations of the constitution and electoral reform committee recently submitted to the Federal Government and previous ones will not make any difference.
The Guests were discussing the proposed reforms suggested by the Committee on NTA’s flagship programme, Good Morning Nigeria.
Senate Calls For Safe Navigational Aid to Curb incessant Boat mishap at River Niger
The Senate has called on the Ministry of transportation through conduct of survey into the stretch River Niger in around Keffi with a view to putting safe navigational aid in place.
The resolution followed a motion moved by Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah Kebbi South in the motion on incessant Boat mishap and loss of lives in the Yauri end of the River Niger.
Senator Ibn Na’Allah stressed the urgent need for Federal Government’s intervention.
Bill to Amend National Flag and Coat of Arms Set for Second Reading.
Towards preserving Nigeria’s identity and natural heritage, a Bill for an Act to Amend the National Flag and Coat of Arms Act of 2004, has passed second reading.
National Assembly correspondent,
Denis Adegunloye reports that, this was during the House of Representatives’ Plenary where members agreed that punitive measures should be put in place to discourage increased defacing of the National Flag.
Also, a Bill for an act to repeal the miscellaneous offences Act 2004 also passed second reading.
Supreme Court Adjourns Hearing in PDP Leadeship Tussle Case
The Supreme Court has adjourned hearing in the PDP leadership crisis case to the 25th of May when it will hear arguments on four motions before it.
This is the outcome of Thursday’s hearing where Counsel to Ali Modu Sheriff sought to shoot down the appeal before the court.
COREN Meets With Stakeholders on State of Technical Colleges
A stronger cooperation and coordination among stakeholders tailored to the realities of Technical Education will scale up action towards revamping the sector and encouraging young people to train as technicians.
This was part of submissions by discussants while addressing the State of Technical Colleges in the country, organized by Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, (COREN).
FCT Minister Expresses Commitment in Building a Permanent NYSC Camp
Meanwhile, the Federal Capital Territory administration has expressed commitment towards building the Territory’s proposed NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Kwali, as facilities in the current camp in Kubwa are overstretched.
FCT Minister, Muhammad Musa Bello said this during discussions with the Director General, National Youth Service corps, Brigadier General Sulaiman Kazaure.
World Asthma Day: Over 4 Million People Suffer From Asthma Worldwide
Available data indicates that as many as four hundred million people suffer from some form of asthma in the World, there are two hundred and fifty thousand deaths each year linked to the disease.
3 Suicide Bombers Killed in a Foiled Attempt
Three female teenage suicide bombers attempted to attack a Military outpost popularly known as Gontanamo’ along Muna garage, (C company 195 battalion).
They were sighted trying to gain access to the premises and were shot by the security leading to the detonation of their concealed explosives, which killed all the three of them and injured one of the security personnel.
The corpse were evacuated to Borno State Specialist Hospital by NEMA and BOSEM Emergency Response Teams.