News Summary 30-03-2017: Nigeria Applauded for Degrading Boko Haram
Nigeria Applauded for Degrading Boko Haram
Nigeria has been commended for degrading Boko Haram through the multi-national joint task force of the Lake Chad Basin.
United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson gave the commendation at the just concluded summit on global coalition working to defeat ISIS, held in Washington DC.
Nigerian Students Attacked In India
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Sola Enikanolaiye, has condemned the attacks on Nigerian students in India by Indian Nationals.
The permanent maintains that the perpetrators must be punished as a deterrent to others.
9th Bola Tinubu Colloquium
The Nigerian Air force says it is currently placing much emphasis on the research and development as a way of building indigenous technology capacity. The Chief-Of-Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar stated this at the 9th Bola Tinubu Colloquium in Lagos. It was reported that the theme of the colloquium is “make it in Nigeria, use what we make, and make what we use.”
Dabiri-Erewa on India Attacks
Senior Special Assistant to the president on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora Abike Dabiri-Erewa has condemned renewed attacks on Nigerian students in India and urged them to remain calm while being vigilant.
Dabiri-erewa said in a statement in Abuja that the renewed attacks on Nigerian students in India was uncalled for.
While condemning the mob action as unwarranted and deplorable, the SSA commended India for immediate and prompt action and the arrest of five suspects.
Dabiri-Erewa noted that though the situation was calm at the moment, Nigeria will continue to demand that the Indian government protects Nigerian students.
FCTA to Revoke Undeveloped Plots
Owners of undeveloped plots of land in parts of Karshi Satellite Town of Abuja with primary infrastructure, stand the risk of having their land allocation revoked by the FCT administration.
FCT minister, Muhammad Musa Bello gave this warning when he visited Karshi on inspection tour.
FEC meeting 29th march 2017
Far reaching measures have been taken by the federal executive council towards ensuring that the relationship between the executive and legislature rremainns cordial for sustainable growth and development of the country.
Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed while briefing newsmen after the council’s meeting said a high powered committee has been constituted towards addressing areas of concern.
FG/IFAD on rice production
The federal government in partnership with IFAD has developed a strategy towards improving the quality of rice produced in Nigeria. To this end, farmers and extension services providers from six rice producing states are undergoing training on rice cultivation using irrigation system of farming.
Fire Service Meets NAICOM on Risk Management
The Federal Fire Service is seeking the assistance of the National Insurance Commission NAICOM in mitigating losses occasioned by fire outbreaks across the country. Heads of both agencies who informed journalists of this development after a closed door meeting further expressed their readiness to enforce the provisions of the law that requires all public buildings to be insured.
House Committee on Aviation Inspects Kaduna Airport
The House Committee on Aviation says,it is impressed with instrument landing system and other safety standards at Kaduna International Airport after an inspection tour of facilities at the airport.
The inspection is premised on questionable aerodrome standard which the House of Representatives mandated its members to investigate.
NNPC Cautions on Phantom Recruitment Exercise
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC says it is not conducting any recruitment, noting that the corporation would advertise vacant positions whenever the need arises.
In a statement by its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu, the corporation cautioned the public to be wearing of syndicates who specialize in extorting money from unsuspecting members of the public under the pretext of job placement.
The corporation urged anyone contacted for such placements other than through advertisement duly placed in national dailies to promptly report to the relevant law enforcement agencies.
The statement further emphasized the determination of the management to sustain prevailing gale of transparency and accountability as witnessed in the conduct of open public bidding in sourcing for contractors and suppliers of general goods and services for its operational requirements.
Kabusa waste to wealth
Residents of Kabusa, a community under the
Abuja Municipal Area Council have taken up the
Task of ensuring their environment is clean, this they did by embarking on sanitation exercise, being facilitated by a non-governmental organization, Halima Factor Community
Initiative which was tagged “Waste to Wealth 2017”
Killing of a Courier Marketing Personnel
Operatives of Anti Robbery Squad/SARS in Rivers State have arrested three suspects who allegedly robbed and murdered a yet to be identified courier of an on-line marketing company in Port Harcourt who was to deliver two iPhones and a super bike they ordered. It was reported that the new Rivers
State Commissioner of Police Zaki Ahmed led other senior officers to the scene of the incident.
Mrs Buhari Condoles Pauline Tallen
The wife of the President Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the former deputy governor of Plateau State over the death of her husband John Katkwamp Tallen who died Tuesday Morning at his residence in Abuja after a protected illness.
Mrs Buhari was also at the residence of Alhaji Buba Galadima to condole with the family over the death of his son Aliyu Buba Galadima.
Senate on Ndume
The senate has suspended Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume for six months for bringing the upper legislative chamber to disrepute.
The suspension follows the presentation of an investigative report of the senate committee on ethics set up to look into allegations against the Senate President Bukola Saraki on importation of an SUV vehicle and that of Senator Dino Melaye on certificate forgery.
While presenting the report Chairman Senate Committee on Ethics Samuel Anyanwu exonerated both legislators of all allegations.
Ngige to Reposition MINILS
Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige has affirmed his commitment to reposition the Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS) as a hub of industrial relations training in Africa.
This was at a courtesy visit by the management staff of the institute led by the new Acting Director General, Fatai Onaeko
The minister described the institute as strategic to both labour studies and industrial relations adding that it should be restructured to deliver on its mandate.
Chris Ngige expressed satisfaction at the institute’s efforts at going beyond awarding ordinary national diploma to higher national diploma urging the management to take a step further to collaborate with relevant university for degree programmes.
Pakistani Govt. Assists NAHCON on ICT
Towards a smooth and result oriented hajj operations, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria is partnering with Islamic Republic of Pakistan in the development of a software to make hajj operations in the country ICT based.
It was reported that Pakistani’s assistance is at no cost to Nigeria, rather to strengthen diplomatic relations.