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Presidency Hands Over Two Presidential Aircraft to NAF
President Muhammadu Buhari has sustained his determination to reduce the Presidential Air fleet with another release of two Aircraft to the Nigerian Air Force
The two aircraft were handed over at a ceremony which took place at the Presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja. Nigerian Air Force said the aircraft will boost the air power of the force in the fight against insurgency and militancy.
Vice President Osinbajo at NESG Round Table
Managing the Nigerian economy is a daunting task but surmountable as Nigeria trudges in the quest to diversify the economy through local consumption.
At the Nigeria economic summit policy round table, vice president Yemi Osinbajo along with some ministers of the federation outlined efforts geared towards making the Nigerian economy viable and spur recovery in the short and medium terms.
Nigeria solicits for German’s Support in areas of Capacity Building for the Navy
The federal government has solicited the support of Germany in the areas of capacity building, intelligence and provision of sophisticated equipment to the Nigerian navy towards curbing the menace of oil theft in the Niger Delta.
President Muhammadu buhari made the request at an audience with the visiting German foreign minister, Dr. Frank-Walters Steinmier
Ibrahim Musa, the spokesperson of the outlawed Shiite group, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) now faces a possible arrest and prosecution.
The Kaduna State Government ordered both measures against him today for describing himself as the spokesperson of an unlawful society, according to a statement by Samuel Aruwan, the special media assistant to Governor Nasir El-Rufai.
CJN says arrest of Justices sad and unfortunate; Convenes NJC meeting.
The chief justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Muhammad is to convene an emergency meeting of the National Judicial Council on Tuesday to comprehensively look into the arrest of justices and judges by the department of state services last week. He stated this at a special valedictory court session in Abuja
Buhari Media Support Group on judges
From another front, the Buhari Media support Group strongly flays the Nigerian Bar Association for threatening to boycott the courts and issuing a deadline to the DSS for the release of the arrested Justices and Judges.
In a statement by its coordinator, Mala Muhammad Labbo and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke the group notes that the DSS followed due process and rule of law in carrying out
the arrests, as they had valid and legally-issued search warrants.
The Nigeria Police Force has paraded suspects in connection with the kidnap of Mrs Margret Emiefele, wife of the CBN governor. The Police paraded the arrested suspects on Monday at the Police Force Public Relations Officer’s conference hall at the Force Headquarters in Abuja during a press briefing.
Senate Solicits More Funds For RMAFC and Agriculture
The senate committee on national planning says it will do everything possible to ensure that more funds are released for the revenue mobilization allocation and fiscal commission to guarantee full implementation of its 2016 budget.
The senate committee was at the commission on oversight function as another committee stopped over at the federal ministry of agriculture.
AEPB Dialogue With Cattle Breeders
Following the continues menace of cattle grazing in residential areas and other vicinities in Abuja the nation’s capital, the Abuja Environmental Protection Board has held a meeting with the leadership of the Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, FCT Chapter towards finding amicable solutions to the lingering problem
Sultan Calls for Strong Political Will to Address Economy
The President General Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar calls for strong political will to address the problems of disunity and under development in the North.
The Sultan stated this at the commencement of Northern economic, security and political summit in Kaduna restating that unity of the region is not negotiable.
Christian Pilgrim Welfare Board Inaugurate Pilgrim Ambassadors
Christians who are well to do have been called upon to sponsor fellow Christians to Israel for Pilgrimage for Spiritual upliftment of the Society.
This was part of a message at the inauguration of Pilgrims ambassadors in Yola, Adamawa State Pilgrims Welfare Board
FG to Establish National Research and Innovation Fund.
Minister of Science and technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu says the ministry is working towards establishing a national research and innovation fund for the creation of a technological bank that will provide capital to assist inventors.
He said this at the 56th founder’s day celebration of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Nigerian Army Sports Festival 2016 open in Abuja
The official opening ceremony of the Nigerian Army Sports festival 2016 held Monday in Abuja with the Federal Government restating its commitment towards providing maximum support for the Army in the discharge of their duties.