NTA News Summary:19th October,2017
Buhari Decries Plight Of Workers In States
The presidency has described as worrisome, disturbing and counter productive the growing complaints and agitations by state government workers over unpaid salaries despite series of intervention by the federal government. President Buhari stated this while granting audience to a group of state governors led by the chairman of the Nigeria governors forum abdulaziz yari abubakar of zamfara state.
President Buhari Receives Benue Governor
President Muhammadu Buhari has continued his engagements with the broad spectrum of the Nigerian society towards ensuring the sustenance of peace and national security for socio-economic development The latest invitee is governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state who met the president behind closed doors for about thirty-five minutes.their discussions centered on the general security situation in the state especially the recurring conflicts between farmers and herdsmen.
President Buhari To Attend D8 Summit In Turkey
President Muhammadu Buhari is to depart Abuja today for Istanbul, turkey to participate in the ninth summit of the developing 8 (d-8) on friday, october 20, 2017. Prior to the D-8 summit, president Buhari, at the invitation of president Recep Tayyip Erdogan of turkey, will participate in an official working visit to Ankara, the capital city. in a statement by special adviser to the president on media & publicity Femi Adesina while in Ankara, the president will have a meeting with his Turkish counterpart while delegations from both countries will hold discussions in various fields including defence cooperation, security, educational and migration issues.
Minister Of Defence On Terrorism
Minister of defence, Mansur Dan Ali says due to the complex nature of terrorism,military approach alone cannot effectively address the emerging security threat. Mansur Dan Ali said this in a message at an international seminar on managing asymmetric security challenges in the 21st century.
Trial Of Nnamdi Kanu
A federal high court sitting in Abuja has ordered senator Eyinnaya Abaribe and three other sureties to produce Nnamdi Kanu the acclaimed leader of the proscribed IPOB for trial. the trial judge, justice Binta Murtala Nyako gave the order at the resumed trial of Nnamdi Kanu and three others in Abuja. Nnamdi Kanu and three others are standing trial on five count charge bothering on treasonable felony.
Senate On Poverty Eradication
Senate at Tuesday’s plenary brought to the fore the imperative of strategizing towards eradicating poverty in Nigeria. this is against the backdrop of the commemoration of the international day for poverty eradication,observed by the global community.
House Of Reps Implored All Government Sector To Promote Enterprise
The house of representatives has implored governments at all levels to promote small and medium scale enterprise as part of measures for wealth creation. National assembly correspondents Ignatius Nkwoh reports that the decision was taken after deliberation on a motion in commemoration of the international day of poverty eradication.
President Buhari Addresses Inter- Governmental /Inter Party Summit
The presidency says speedy passage of budget process bill will provide the desired policy framework to address the challenges of adequate implementation of the annual budget to engender national development. National assembly correspondent Kenneth Nanim reports that this is contained in a message to the national summit on inter governmental, inter party relations and budget process reforms in Nigeria.
Aisha Buhari Unveils Presidential Diary Magazine
A magazine that details the activities of the president and his cabinet has been presented to the public in Abuja. while unveiling the magazine, wife of the president, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari commended the contribution of journalists in information dissemination and as watchdog of the society.
Nothern Traditional Rulers On Childhood Diseases
Traditional Rulers from the Northern part of Nigeria have stepped up advocacy towards the eradication of childhood killer diseases,through sustained collaboration and sensitization with stake holders. Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar Sa’d the third who led the traditional rulers committee to Nasarawa state, appealed to parents to fully embrace the progamme.
FRSC To Embark Nationwide Enforcement Of Driver’s Licence
Federal road safety corps (FRSC) says it will soon embark on a nationwide enforcement of laws on driver’s licence to caution and punish violators. Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi who announced this while speaking with the secretary of transportation of the fct, said the time to stop disobedience to the regulation on the use of driver’s licence by motorists in the country is now.
1st Babacar Ndiye Lecture At Worldbank/ IMF Meeting
Nobel Laureat Joseph Stigliz says African countries should adopt a co-ordinated strategy that encompassed the agriculture, manufacturing, mining and service sectors in order to attain the same success delivered by the old manufacturing export- led strategy. He was speaking at the Babacar Ndiaye lecture series introduced by the African export –import bank (Afreximbank),debuted in Washington D.C on the sidelines of the annual world bank and IMF annual meetings.
Minister Of Science And Technology Meets Indian High Commissioner
The minister of science and technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu says the bilateral relations between Nigeria and India needs to be consolidated upon, in order to improve on Nigeria’s developmental efforts in the field of science and technology. He said this when the Indian high commissioner to Nigeria paid him a courtesy visit at his office in Abuja.
Fashola On Alternative Source Of Energy
Minister of power, works and housing Babatunde Fashola has joined business leaders and policy makers to launch a campaign to make renewable energy technologies affordable to the people. this was at the 3rd African conference on affordable power, a policy engagement group that helps the government streamlines its policies.
Plateau State Government Expressed Commitment To Protect Lives And Property
Governor Solomon Lalong of plateau state has expressed the commitment of the federal and state governments to continue to protect the lives of the people in the state.the governor said this when he visited the Irigwe village recently attacked by unknown armed men.
Government On Boki Border Dispute
The age long dispute between Danare 2 community of cross river state and its Cameroonian Neigbours has again erupted leavin many injured. Uduak Etim reports that the state commissioner of police,Hafiz Inuwa led other government officials to assess the situation.
Osinbajo Receives National Assembly Committee On Interior
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called for an effective collaboration between the federal government and state government to provide efective fire fighting services across the country.
The vice president, while receiving members of committee on interior of both the senate and house of representatives, recalled some past fire incidences in the country which he described as most disturbing.
vice president osinbajo said the nation need to pay attention especially to market for the location of fire station and other safetyu provisions.
Stakeholders Meets On Economic Growth
Players in Nigeria’s economic sector want more attention focused on sustainable policies and plan by government and private bodies devoid of selfishness, tribalism or religious difference so as to add value to the nation’s socio economic development. in this regards effective communication and critical analysis of profit based issues that are targeted at adding value to the nation’s growth should be a priority. at a stakeholders unity forum for fishery associations in Abuja, it was observed that to optimally harness Nigeria’s rich potentials in the sector effective communication is a veritable tool.