News Summary 10th October 2016, All You Need To Know Today;Corruption, not Judiciary under attack-Presidency
The presidency has assured that the president reserves his highest respect for the institution of the judiciary as the third arm of government.
To this end, the president says he will not do anything to undermine the independence of the judiciary.
In a statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity Garba Shehu, president Buhari says he remains a committed democrat, in words and in his actions, and will not take any action in violation of the constitution.
The recent surgical operation against some judicial officers, the statement further says is specifically targeted at corruption and not at the judiciary as an institution.
Fashola inspects federal roads
The federal government has reaffirmed its commitment towards provision of motorable roads to save lives of Nigerians travelling to various destinations.
Minister of power, works and housing Babatunde Fashola stated this while inspecting federal roads in Sokoto state.
Dialogue on peace
A dialogue is being initiated among communities across Borno state to mitigate and resolve armed conflicts as a result of Book Haram uprising.
To this end, a Swiss based peace building organization will kick start the process in Gwoza, one of the worst hit by terrorism.
APC South East Applauds FG
All progressive congress leaders and stalwarts in the south east zone have applauded the timely response by the federal government to the appeal for the rehabilitation of the Enugu– Onitsha and the Enugu-Port-Harcourt express way.
Prof. Jega on Defending Democracy
Only an electoral process based on the rule of law, fairness and respect for the right of the people can guarantee good governance and deepen democracy in Nigeria.
This was the message of the former chairman of the independent national electoral commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega in a lecture he delivered at the 50th birthday celebration of Dr. Muiz Banire in Lagos.
Court of appeal stops injunction on Edaken Uselu
The court of appeal sitting in Benin has stepped down an application seeking for an injunction to stop the installation of the Edaiken Erediawa as the 39th OBA of Benin, ruling that the coronation should go ahead as planned on 20th of this month.
Coronation process in Benin
The Bini people are well known for their respect for and adoration of their culture and traditions as well as respect of the institution of the Oba.
All these came to light as activities ushering the process for the coronation of crown prince Eheneden Erediawa, the Edaiken Nuselu as the 39th Oba of Benin officially began.
The first floor of the university of Jos main library complex has been gutted by fire which has destroyed departmental libraries and offices of six apartments.
World Post Day
It is celebrated each year on 9th of October.
The event was declared by the 1969 Universal Postal Congress in Tokyo to mark the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union’s Creation in 1874.
NAFEST 2016 Ends
Nigeria’s Creative Industry has been showcased as a sector with the unique ability to enhanced economic development through job creation and wealth generation.
Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed stated this in a message to the closing ceremony of the 2016 National Festival of Arts and Culture in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.
Holy Rosary Catholic Church Celebrate Cultural Day
Christians have been told to follow the teaching of their faith, which is unity, togetherness and bring in their various ways of life together for peace and prosperity to reign in the country.
Parish Priest, Holy Rosary Catholic Church Wuse II gave the charge at a sermon to mark Holy Rosary Cultural day celebration.
NCC Day at The Abuja International Trade Fair
The Nigerian Communications Commission NCC says its Consumer Bureau is empowered towards resolving disputes between Network Operators and Telecom consumers.
The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC Prof. Garba Umar Danbatta stated this at the NCC day of Abuja International trade fair.
IMF ,OPEC meet
The organisation of oil and petroleum exporting counties OPEC and IMF have announced a new energy dialogue to check shocks resulting from fluctuating oil prices on global economy.
Finance and economy correspondent, cliff ayozie reports that this was made public at a meeting between secretary general of OPEC Mohammed Barkindo and IMF boss Christine Lagarde in Washington DC.