NTA News Summary 16th August, 2017: Security Agencies Restored Normalcy At Wuse market
Security Agencies Restored Normalcy At wuse market
The timely intervention of security agencies restored law and order this afternoon at wuse market after a group of agitator tried to force its way into the market. mohammed ali reports that normalcy has been restored and the market is expected to be opened to business thursday.
Leaders On Violence Against Women
violence against women is a complex social problem with far reaching health consequences. there is therefore an advocacy on the need to charge the fight from whispering to shouting to scare away prospective abusers. this was at the national training for leader on voices against violence.
Update on ASUU Strike
Following the academic staff union directive to all public universities to embark on indefinite strike, the three day window period opened to local chapters of the union to domesticate the directive is being considered by some institutions. Timothy yusuf was at the university of abuja for situation report.
Efforts To Improve The Security Of whistle-blower policy
Efforts are being made to improve on federal government’s whistle-blower policy with a view to ensure protection of whistle-blowers and good governance .minister of finance Kemi Adeosun stated this at a lunch time seminar on whistle-blower policy and it’s implication for public servants in abuja.
Innovation And Sensitization On Science and Technology By The Minister.
Executive offices of agencies under the ministry of science and technology have been charged to be effective channels through which the philosophy and strategies of the ministry can be disseminated and implemented.
This was at a forum chaired by the minister of science and technology, dr ogbonnaya onu to acquaint the ceos of plans to deepen science technology and innovation in the nation’s development process.
JICA Offered Scholarships To Nigerians
Japan international cooperation agency (jica) has offered scholarship in masters degree to seven nigerians in different fields of economic, agriculture health and structural development of nigeria. at the induction training for the nigerians, the japanese ambassador to nigeria sadanobu kusaoke said japanese universities will continue to impact positively on the development of the country.
India marks 70th Independence From Britain
It has been 70 years since india got independence from britain, and the asian power commemorates the landmark event by celebrating its achievement thus far.
patricia esami lubba was part of the celebration at the indian embassy in nigeria and now reports.
Garba Shehu Reacts On Economy
The senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity Garba Shehu says the peoples democratic party led administration left behind a battered economy emerged in corruption and waste.
Mallam Garba Shehu said this in reaction to president jonathan’s comment on the economy during saturday’s pdp national non-elective convention in Abuja.
FG Approves Applications For Land Transaction
Minister of power works and housing Babatunde Fashola says the ministry has approved six hundred and fifteen pending applications for land transaction, mortgages, assignments and debentures.
The minister while speaking to state house correspondent Jide Onifade says the applications had accumulated for a while and the ministry has just received the delegation of authority to issue consent for land transactions.
FG Appeals To ASUU.
The federal government has urged the academic staff union of universities ,Asuu to suspend its on-going strike in the interest of the Nation.
minster of labour and employment,Sen Chris Ngige made the appeal through a statement signed by deputy director press in the ministry samuel olowookere. The statement notes that asuu and the federal government are already having negotiations following the babalakin committee which is reviewing the 2009 agreement.
FCT Minister Hails Journalism
The Fct minister Muhammad Musa Bello has described the journalism profession as an indispensable pillar in national building. affirming that members of the fct press corp in particular, are vibrant and credible sources of information. the minister stated this while inaugurating the newly elected executive bombers of the corps in abuja.
NTA Director General Hosts Servicom
The nigerian television authoruty has been commended for its citizen-centred service delivery. National coordinator, service compact “servicom” gave the commendation when she paid a working visit on the director general of the nta, yakubu ibn mohammed at its corporate headquarters in abuja.
Army Against human rights Infringement
following complaints from within and outside nigeria, the nigerian army has directed aggrieved members of the public to report any case of human right abuse by any army personnel to the authorities for immediate action. director civil military affairs, brigadier general, solomon kumapayi stated this in kaduna during a training for army personnel on human rights.
18th Meeting Of Power Sector Ends In Kano
The new attention by federal government in the power sector is helping it to recover with electricity generation hitting all time record of more than six thousand megawatts. correspondent Usman Aliyu reports that at a stakeholder’s meeting in kano , government says it is looking on possibilities to help distribution companies to claim more of the generated power to deliver to the people.