NTA News Summary: Senate Commences Budget Debate
NTA News Summary:29th November,2017
President Buhari Leaves For Abidjan
President Muhammadu Buhari has left Abuja for Abidjan, cote d’ivoire on a three day visit. the president accompanied by an APC chieftain bola Ahmed Tinubu as well as the governors of Bauchi and Akwa ibom state was seen off at the airport by the minister of the FCT and other senior government officials.while in Abidjan, president Buhari is expected to join about one hundred other heads of state at 5th EU-African union summit beginning on wednesday. the president is to use occasion to reiterate Nigerians readiness to work with other African and European leaders to address the challenges affecting both continent for sustainable peace and security. the summit has as its theme investing in the youth for a sustainable development. during the visit president Buhari is scheduled to meet other leaders for talks on areas of common interest.
Buhari Launches Policy On Terrorism
President Muhammadu Buhari has launched a policy framework and national action plan for preventing and countering violent extremism. The president also directed that all mdas to begin the implementation of the action plan.
FCT Minister On Abuja Infrastructure
The FCT Administration says it may consider public private initiatives to open more districts and provide infrastructure in Abuja, the nation’s capital. FCT minister Muhammad Musa Bello gave this indication during an inspection of ongoing infrastructural development in parts of Guzape and Jahi districts of Abuja.
Health Minister Inaugurates Stock Visibility Solution Committee
Over three million worth of drug is said to have expired in the past due to inadequate stock monitoring and data. in order to forestall the trend and ensure effective attainment of the SDGs universal basic health coverage, minister of health, professor Isaac Adewole inaugurated a technical committee on the implementation of stock visibility solution in Abuja.
Navy Decorates Newly Promoted Officers
Newly promoted senior officers of the Nigerian navy have been charged to bring their vast store of knowledge to bear on the ongoing fight against insurgency and maritime crimes chief of naval staff gave the charge while decorating the officers with their new ranks in Abuja
North Central Judiciary Workshop
Judicial officers in the north central zone have converge in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital for a sensitization workshop on national policy on justice .
the attorney-general and minister for justice Abubakar malami said the workshop is aimed at harmonizing the inputs of stakeholders in the justice sector to ensure smooth administration of justice in country.
Senate Commences Budget Debate
Senate has commenced debates on the general principles of president Muhammadu Buhari’s 2018 budget proposal of over eight and a half trillion naira from the consolidated revenue fund. national assembly correspondent Denis Adegunloye reports that the lawmakers positively analyzed the proposal, but also advised caution in terms of revenue generation, deficits and ultimately , successful implementation . a bill for an act to amend the Niger delta development commission act of 2000 sponsored by senator Peter Nwaoboshi, representing delta north, passed second reading.
Aisha Buhari Donates Relief Materials Bomb Blast Victims
Wife of the president, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the Mubi Bomb blast and the Numan local government herdsmen and farmers clash describing the acts as unjust. Mrs Aisha Buhari was speaking in Yola when she visited victims of the incidents at the specialist hospital and the federal medical Centre, Yola.
Motorists Has been Advice to Obey Traffic Regulation
Although the federal government is working towards the rehabilitation of 44 federal roads across the country soon, motorists have been urged to strictly obey traffic regulations to avoid accidents on the road. secretary to the government of the federation Boss Mustapha and the minister of works, power and housing-Babatunde Fashola stated this at the capacity building Programme on the united nations road safety legal instruments and signals in Abuja.
African Ministers’ Council On Water Aims At SDG
African ministers’ council on water, AMCOW says member states are on course in the pursuit of the sustainable development goal regarding access to safe water and good sanitation. this is coming as the council celebrated its 15th anniversary in Abuja.
Fire Outbreak At Watt Market
Traders in the popular watt market in Calabar, the cross river state capital are now counting their losses following a fire which gutted about fifty shops in the market. Umo Basi-edet who visited the scene of the incident reports that goods running into millions of naira were destroyed.
Prince Audu 2nd Memorial Lecture
The need for politicians to play the game according to the rules dominated discourse at the 2nd prince Abubakar Audu memorial lecture held in Abuja. Timothy Yusuf reports that public office holders and the political class attended the lecture in honor of the two time executive governor of kogi state.
police vs senator misau in court
the chief judge of the FCT high court justice Ishaq Bello has fixed Tuesday 5th of December for the commencement of hearing in the desertion case between the federal government and senator Ishaq Misau. this follows the filling of various applications by both the prosecution and the defence in the matte.
CAF Awards Shortlist
Super eagles forward victor Moses has been shortlisted in the top 11 of the 2017 Aiteo CAF African footballer of the year awards. Moses and 10 other players were revealed by CAF on Monday. in the initial 30-man shortlist that was released on November 1, Moses’ super eagles teammate, William troost-ekong, made the cut but did not make the 11-man shortlist. other players who are included in the list include Mohamed Salah of Egypt, Sadio Mane of Senegal, Denis Onyango of Uganda, Algeria’s Yacine Brahimi and Bertrand Traore of Burkina Faso.