News Summary 25th Nov 2016; Supreme Court Affirms Jegede as PDP Ondo Governorship Candidate
Supreme Court Affirms Jegede as PDP Ondo Governorship Candidate
The Supreme Court has affirmed the judgment of the court appeal which held that Eyitayo Jegede is the PDP candidate for the Ondo governorship election
This came through the striking out of the application which would have invalidated Jegede’s right to appeal Justice Okon Abang’s judgment.
Exam Mal-practice: Breading egg for corruption- ICPC
Examination mal-practice has been identified as the egg that hatches into full blown corruption that must be nipped in the bud through collective efforts by all and sundry.
This was the focal point at the anti-corruption sensitization workshop for examination bodies in Nigeria, held in Abuja.
Dogara advocates revitalization of National health funding system
Speaker House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara has emphasized the need to eliminate the barriers to access health care delivery through prepayment and subsequent pooling of funds in preference to direct out of pocket payment.
This was in a message during a public hearing on the need to avert a national health crisis through revitalization and funding of the system.
FG Pledges to Support Local Manufacturers
The federal government has restated its commitment to supporting the private sector in reviving the economy.
Prof. Yemi Osibanjo stated this during an inspection tour of industries in Onitsha and Nnewi both in Anambra state
The vice president maintained that revitalization of the manufacturing industry and use of local content is in line with the federal government program to keep businesses afloat, create jobs and wealth for citizens.
FG to launch medium term economic recovery plan next month
The federal government is to launch a medium term economic plan next month tagged Nigeria’s economic recovery and growth (NERG) plan.
Minister of budget and national planning senator Udoma Udo Udoma stated this when he met with state commissioners for budget and economic planning to address emerging socio – economic policy issues in the country with a view to improving Nigeria’s economy. Read More
Borno Governor to shut down IDP camps
Borno state government is to close down all camps housing internally displaced persons in the state as government expedites action on rebuilding structures destroyed by insurgency.
Governor Kashim Shettima stated this while receiving on behalf of victims of insurgency, relief materials presented by national logistics committee in Maiduguri.
ASUU Meets Senate Committee on Education
The academic staff union of universities ASUU is yet to agree with the federal government on three out of eight issues on demand.
This came after the meeting of the leadership of the union , minister of education and the senate committee on tertiary institution and TETFUND.
AGF Meets Tertiary Institutions on IPPIS
Trends in personnel cost dominated interaction between the office of the accountant general of the federation and the body of vice chancellors and bursars of federal tertiary institutions as government continues the process of capturing ministries, departments and agencies outside the integrated payroll personnel information system, IPPIS. Read More
Design Women and Girls targeted programmes to close gender gap in ICT
The easiest way to solve the information communication technology gender gap in Africa is by designing programmes that target woman and girls.
The Ag director general National Center for Women development, Sadeeq Omar made the disclosure while speaking at a one-day train the trainers programme on promoting woman and girls across Africa in ICT.
Clerk of National Assembly inaugurate committee for courses on parliamentary administration
Clerk of the national assembly Mohammed Mani Omolori has described capacity building as critical to strengthening institutions’ integrity in democratic governance.
This was at an inauguration of the technical committee for the commencement of certificate courses on parliamentary administration for national assembly staff.