News Summary 19/12/2016 Challenges Of Climate Change And Many More

CHALLENGES OF CLIMATE  CHANGE

Meanwhile victims of fire disaster in Jigawa state say, war against indiscriminate  use of fire can assist the nation’s economic revival. They stated this while speaking with Habibu Hussain on their experience and how to avoid fire disasters as the dry season sets in.

KADUNA: MINISTER OF DEFENCE AT NAF POP

Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali has called on the graduating Nigerian Air-force Cadet Officers to utilize knowledge acquired in combating emerging security challenges across the country. This was at the passing out parade of ninety-nine, Nigerian Air-force direct short Service Cadet Course 25 in Kaduna.

ABUJA: SILVER JUBILEE OF EMIR OF RINGIM

People from all works of life converged on Jigawa state for the silver jubilee celebration of the Emir of Ringim Alhaji Sayyadi Abubakar Mahmud.

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The celebrant who urged Nigerians to respect constituted authorities and the rule of law, maintain that the role of traditional rulers, remains that of ensuring unity and prosperity of any given society.

In their separate speeches Governor of Jigawa state, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar and the Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar as well as the Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi the second, congratulated the emir for getting this far and urged him to continue the good work of entrenching unity and peaceful coexistence among his people.  There were displays of dubar from different groups at the occasion.

ABUJA: IGP SETS UP PANEL TO INVESTIGATE RIVERS RE-RUN ELECTION

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has set up a team of detectives and Experts to conduct an investigation into the Seventy incidents INEC said tended to derail the December Ten re-run elections in Rivers State.

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Deputy Force Public Relations Officers CSP Jimoh Moshood who disclosed this while briefing the Media says the investigative panel was with a view to unraveling those who directly or indirectly are responsible for such incidents to bring them to justice.

ENUGU: FGC GAMES

Former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekweme has re-iterated the importance of sports in the school curriculum. He stated this at the opening ceremony of the thirteenth edition of the Federal Government Colleges games, taking place at Federal Government College Enugu.

ABUJA: BUHARI AT ECOWAS SUMMIT

Nigeria has made a strong representation for stronger political will in peace –keeping operations and the devotion of more resources to early warning mechanisms for the prevention of conflicts in the West African Sub-region’

President Muhammadu Buhari made the submission at the opening of the fiftieth ordinary session of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government meeting in Abuja. He said this is imperative towards deepening democracy, promoting good governance and addressing challenges of inequality across member states.

ABUJA: ECOWAS LEADERS HONOUR BUHARI @ 74

It was an emotional demonstration of respect for President  Muhammadu Buhari by ECOWAS leaders as deliberations on critical issues were put  on hold to commemorate his seventy fourth birthday anniversary. This was at the opening of the fiftieth session of Heads of State and Government meeting of the sub-regional organ in Abuja.

ABUJA: INFO MINISTER ON CREATIVITY

A Joint Task Force  Comprising Government, the Private Sector and creative minds in the Country is underway to facilitate more investment for indigenous manufacturers. The Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed stated this at an exhibition.

Statistics from the Federal Fire Service indicate that five hundred and thirty-one cases of fire outbreaks were recorded in Lagos and Kano with 29 lives lost in 2015, while two hundred and seventy-eight incidences happened between January and June 2016 alone, with property worth Billions of Naira lost. Remain with us as we take a closer look at the issues right after this break.

ABUJA: UMUAHIA/IKOT-EKPENE ROAD

Road uses in Abia State may soon have a sigh of relief as the efforts of some law-makers to ensure that Federal roads in the State receive a facelift have started to yield results.

Chinyere Okoli reports on rehabilitation of the Failed portions of Umuahi/Ikot-Ekpene Federal road.

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ABUJA: UNHCR ON STATE OF REGUGEES IN NIGERIA

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says it will continue to protect the interests and rights of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons. The High Commissioner Filippo Grandi said this on his arrival in Abuja for a 3 day visit to Nigeria.

ABUJA: BACKGROUNDER ON FIRE PREVENTION

Fire incidences are usually of their peak during the dry season. This situation seems to continue despite the loses and devastating effects every year. The causes of fire, its prevention and the roles of relevant agencies including the Hospital which handles fire victims, is what Emmanuel Ayinmiro tries to examine in this background  report.

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