NTA News Summary 12th October 2016. All You need to know today; IGP Meets Police High Command on Professionalism
IGP meets police high command on professionalism
Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has reiterated his commitment to enhancing police professionalism through training and retraining of officers and men.
He said this during a meeting with Assistant Inspector General (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
Primary Schools Reopen In Gwoza, Borno State
As reconstruction and resettlement of communities ravaged by insurgency gather momentum, primary schools in Gwoza have reopened through the joint efforts of the military and other stakeholders in the area
BFON prays for Buhari
As a mark of support to the Federal Government in its to drive the nation out of economic recession, the Buhari Friends Organization has organized its 6th prayer summit for God’s intervention in Nigeria.
Justice Minister on arrest of justices
The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the federation, Abubakar Malami says nobody, no matter how highly placed will be spared from being investigated in the current fight against corruption.
He stated this at the inauguration of a committee for the implementation of the United Nations convention against corruption and assets recovery in Abuja.
International Day for the Girl child: Nigeria Joins the world to celebrate.
According to United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) the World’s 1.1 billion girls, are part of a large and vibrant global generation poised to take on the future, as Nigeria joins the rest of the world to celebrate international day of the Girl Child.
ECOWAS reignites cooperation with Germany
Germany’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier has promised to partner Nigeria in her current efforts to growing the economy and employment generation.
He made the promise when he visited the President of the ECOWAS Commission Mr. Marcel De Souza at the Commission’s Headquarters in Abuja.
2016 NTA ETV Arts and Science EXPO Commences
The 2016 NTA ETV Arts and Science Expo FCT Zone has commenced at the premises of NTA Channel 5 Abuja.
The Theme for this year’s Expo is Improved Technology an impetus for Mechanized Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Economic Development of the nation.
NCPC holds Orientation Conference for medical professionals
One hundred and seventy Medical Professionals have been selected by the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission – NCPC for 2016 Christian Pilgrimage.
Executive Secretary of the Commission Rev. Tor Uja disclosed this at conference for Orientation of Federal Medical Committee and
Federal Medical Team – NCPC
Work Resumes on Kano – Maiduguri road project
Contractors handling the dualization of Kano – Maiduguri road project, have remobilized to site following the recent payment by the Federal Government.
Works and Housing correspondent Muhammad Hamzah Sheikh just back from the North East, reports that road infrastructural development is gradually picking up in the region, after about four years of unrest.
Gen. Gowon Leads prayers for Nigeria
Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon will this Saturday lead concerned Nigerians to intercede for the corporate existence and stability of the nation in all spheres.
General Gowon stated this at a media parley ahead of the 20th anniversary of “Nigeria Pray”.
Minister of Information and Culture Inspects Digital Switch Over facilities
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has expressed satisfaction with the pace at which the Abuja Digital switch-over project is progressing.
The Minister expressed his satisfaction shortly after inspecting facilities at Pinnacles Communication, one of the three licensed signal distributors in Abuja.
FG launches E-Agriculture Portal
The Federal Government has developed and launched a National E-Agriculture Portal to serve as one stop shop for Agricultural content for all the relevant partners in government’s programmes.
The platform was designed by the federal Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with that of Communications.
Kano APC fact-finding Committee Submits report
The All Progressive Congress four-member fact-finding committee set up to look into the leadership dispute in the Kano state chapter of the party,has submitted its report to the National leadership of the party.
The APC National Vice chairman North West, Inuwa Abdul-Kadir received the report on behalf of the leadership.
VP Yemi Osinbajo at ICAN conference
Nigeria has again received a pat on the back over its efforts and determination to get rid of corruption and institute good governance in the country.
This was at the 46th conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN where Vice President Yemi Osinbajo reminded every Nigerian of the need to be accountable.
FCT NUJ Holds Press Week
As a people’s Government, the Buhari administration says it will always consider the media as a partner in moving the country forward.
Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Mohammed Musa Bello disclosed this at the opening of the 2016 Press Week organized by Nigerian union of journalists FCDA Chapels in Abuja.
INEC and FRSC partner for Ondo State Governorship election
The Federal Road Safety Commission and the Independent National Electoral Commission are strengthening partnership towards achieving a successful Ondo state Governorship election and subsequent exercises in the country.
This was an agreement reached at a meeting between the Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi and INEC Chairman Professor Mahmood
Yakubu at the FRSC headquarters in Abuja.
House to investigate DSS arrest of Judges
The house of Representatives is to investigate the legality of all case of persons arrested on allegations of corruption by the department of State Services.
ICAN honors Head Of Service
Professional Accountants in Nigeria say they will intensify their support to the present administration’s fight against corruption.
Head of the civil service of the Federation Winifred Oyo-Ita who is one of the Accountants honored at the 1st ICAN ambassador’s celebration said Nigeria Economic challenges will soon turn around for good.
Life and Times of Erediauwa
With the commencement of the Coronation process of crown Prince, Eheneden Erediawa as the 39th Oba of Benin, Steve Lonai Nwaokolo reports on the life and times of Oba Erediawa who joined his ancestors last year.
OPEC on Price Stabilization
Following the historic consensus by members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC to cut production to a 32 point five to thirty-three million barrels per day band, there’s a high indication of a convergence of views on the oil market.
OPEC Secretary General Dr. Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo after consultation with industrialized consuming Nations at the just concluded IMF/World Bank meeting in Washington DC said there is now a common understanding on the need for all producers to cooperate on a general cut likely to rebalance the oil market.
In continuation of this effort, OPEC Members will hold an informal meeting with non-OPEC producers in Istanbul Turkey, Wednesday to further discussions. The meeting is also expected to erect the building blocks for the implementation of the Algiers Accord.
Women Affairs Ministry on Girl Child Day.
Empowerment and Investing in the Girl Child are keys to breaking the cycle of discrimination, violence and protecting their rights.
Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Jummai Alhassan stated this in Kaduna at a briefing to mark this year’s International Day of the Girl Child.
Northern Elders Summit
As the two day’s annual Pan Northern Groups summit comes to an end in Kaduna, Speakers have proffered solutions to the myriad of challenges confronting the region with a view to catching up with the rest of the Country in all facets of life.
President Buhari congratulates Engr. Vincent Maduka at 81
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former Director General of the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA Engr. Vincent Maduka on his 81st Birthday.
In a Personal letter to the celebrant, President Buhari praised his dedicated and dignified service to the Nation during his years in the Public Service.
The President added that throughout Maduka’s tenure as DG of the NTA, he behaved decently and stayed above controversy, a quality rare
among those exposed to the corrupting influence of power in Public Office.
The President described the Media Professional as a role model who invested his intellect and energy to the selfless service of Nigeria.
He prayed God Almighty to grant him more good health and wisdom in the coming years.