NTA News Summary: 27 November 2017
Nigerians To Experience Positive Impact Of Economic Recovery Next Year
Vice president Yemi Osinbajo says Nigerians would experience the positive impact of the economic recovery in the coming year as the federal government focuses on job creation through scaling up of social intervention programmes to include artisans. the vice president reaffirmed this at the graduation of course 39 senior executive course of the national institute of policy and strategic studies in Kuru, Jos.
Hungarian Government Pledges Support For The Northeast
The Hungarian government has pledged a one million Euros commitment to rebuilding the north-east. a government delegation made the pledge after inspecting facilities at the Wassa IDPs camps on the outskirts of Abuja.
Coas On Criminals In Falgore Forest.
The Nigerian army is to establish a military forward operation base in Falgore forest in Kano State to bridge security gap in forest and neighbouring states. this was disclosed during the chief of army staff operational visit to the forest to appraise the on-going exercise wazobia kungam.
Sultan Calls For Nation’s Peace And Unity
The Sultan of Sokoto Sa’ad Abubakar has stressed the need for Nigerians to be united in moving the nation forward irrespective of political, cultural and religious affiliations. the sultan said this in Ayede, Ekiti during his visit to the monarch of the town, Oba Abdulmumini Orisagbemi.
Pharmacists Council Embark On Enforcement Exercise
To continually ensure that pharmacists adhere to the drug distribution guidelines along all distribution chain, the pharmacists council of Nigeria says it will continue to weed out illegal pharmaceutical outlets that abuse and misuse controlled medicines. registrar of the council Elijah Mohammed disclosed this while briefing journalists in Abuja after a nation wide enforcement exercise.
Federal Government Conducts Aerial Spray Against Queller Birds In Katsina
The federal government has conducted aerial spray of pesticides against queller birds in Katsina state. the exercise was carried out to stem the explosion of migrants birds from the neighbouring republic of Niger.
Federal Government To Clamp Down On Smugglers
The minister of agriculture and rural development chief Udu Ogbeh has appealed to Nigeria customs service to put more efforts in the fight against smugglers especially rice and fish products. this the minister says is imperative since smuggling of rice remains a threat to the government policy of ensuring self-sufficiency of the product by the year 2018.
President Buhari Receives Progress Report, Commends Strides Made By Freed Chibok Girls
President Muhammadu Buhari has renewed his commitment to bring back all the Chibok girls held by terrorists operating in the northeast using all possible means, just as he expressed appreciation of the progress made in the rehabilitation the 106 of those freed now back in school.
the president, who was reviewing the progress report submitted to him in line with his commitment to personally monitor the rehabilitation and reintegration into society of the freed Chibok girls also gave assurances that government will provide full support for their education.
UNFPA Calls For More Protection For Women
The united nations population fund says its new program commencing in 2018 is focused on ensuring that more women and young girls are protected as well as have access to better health services. the country representatives Diene Keita while unveiling the 2017 state of the world population report (swop) in Abuja assured its continues commitment to decreasing maternal mortality indices in the country.
IGPs Commiserates With Adamawa
Five police mobile units comprising sixty-three policemen each have been deployed to areas affected by the farmers/herdsmen clash in Numan local government area of Adamawa state. The Inspector General of police Ibrahim Idris disclosed this while commiserating with governor Umar jibrilla at government house, Yola.