News Summary 23rd December 2016; Ditigal Switch Over Launched and many more
Abuja Digital Switch over Launched
President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will leverage on all aspects of positive modern technology to drive the nation’s diversification agenda as an alternative to build the economy.
This was in his message presented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the official digital switch over roll out in Abuja.
VP Osinbajo Visits Abuja Mechanic Village
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo says Nigerians should expect the best in coming years as government at the central states and local levels are working towards a greater country that the nation can be proud of, stressing that the present economic challenge should be seen as temporary.
He said this when he paid an unscheduled visit to artisans a t the Mechanic Village along Mpape road in the Federal Capital Territory.
FRSC Commence Special End of Year Patrol
As the Federal Road Safety Corps commenced it s 2016 End of Year Special Patrol with focus on ensuring “safe arrival for travelers rather than arrest,” the Corps has deployed thirty six thousand, personnel and additional logistics to ensure hitch-free celebrations across the country.
Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi stated this at the Media Briefing for the 2016 End of Year Special Patrol in Abuja.
Senate committee on works tour federal roads in South-East
The Senate Committee on Works says two bills including the Federal Road Authority Bill and the Federal Road funds, when fully implemented will promote the management of federal roads and develop competitive market in road sector in Nigeria.
Chairman Senate committee on Works, Senator Kabiru Gaya, stated this when he led his team on a working tour of Federal roads in the South-East Zones.
SON raids Factories in Onitsha over counterfeit Products
In its efforts to stamp out substandard products and safeguard the lives of Nigerians, the Standard Organization of Nigeria, SON has sealed off two factories which specialize in manufacturing substandard and counterfeit products in Onitsha, Anambra State.
President Buhari greets veteran Journalist, Areoye Oyebola at 80
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent warm wishes to renowned journalist, author and publisher, Chief Areoye Oyebola, as he clocks 80 years this Friday.
President Buhari celebrates the lofty achievements of the octogenarian, who variously served as Editor of Daily Times, Commissioner in Western State of Nigeria, Oyo state, and Board of public and private institutions.
The President commends the patriotism and commitment displayed by Chief Oyebola in nation building through his writings. Read More
DSS Accuses Gov. Wike of plotting to disrupt machinery of governance
The Department of State Services says it has uncovered a sinister plot by the Rivers State Governor Nyeson Wike to disrupt machinery of governance in strategic Federal Government Agencies by provoking a violent breach of peace in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, from this Thursday through the yuletide season.
This is in a statement by Tony Opuiyo of the services explaining that the Governor has secured the services of one Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, a Personal Aide to Senate President, Bukola Saraki to mobilize some hoodlums to execute their plan. Read More
Digital Switch Over and Setup Boxes
Over one million jobs are to be created from the Manufacturing, sales and utilization of set top boxes in Nigeria within the next three years.
This analysis was from the launch of the Abuja Digital Switch- Over.
Some Nigerian who used the opportunity to purchase a copy of their own set top box commend the Federal Government.
Nigeria needs over 30 million boxes for the D.S.O. The Set Top Box converts Digital Signal from signal Distributor to Analogue that will be compatible with most TV sets.
IGP Inaugurates Investigative Panel on Rivers State Killing
Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris has inaugurated a fifteen member panel to unravel those behind the violence in the Rivers state re-run elections that led to the death of two police officers and marred election in parts of the state.
Digital Bridge Institute Signs MOU to improve infotech capacity.
Towards addressing challenge of talents in information and communication technology sector in Nigeria, the Digital Bridge Institute and Huawei Technology have signed a memorandum of understanding to bridge the gap in capacity building.
Peace Institute Hold Workshop on Infrastructure
The imperatives to reinforce and strengthen structures of peace requires urgency of action at this critical time of Nigeria’s history. This was the view of contributors at the unveiling of the infrastructure for peace programme in Abuja.
Bauchi NLC Lauds Government on Salaries
Bauchi state Government is among the few states in the country that is up to date in paying monthly salaries to it’s civil servants.
Chairman of the Trade Unions Congress Bauchi state chapter Mohammad Usman Misau confirmed this when applauding Governor Mohammad Abdullahi Abubakar for the feat.
Textile Garment Union Lauds FG 2017 Intervention
General Secretary National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria Issa Aremu has lauded the Federal Government for increasing intervention funds for the textile industry in 2017.
He made the commendation at News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja where he also explained that financing had been a major challenge in the industry to enable it actualize its mandate.
President Buhari Request States to pay workers from debt service refund
President Muhammadu Buhari has requested Governors to pay at least 25 percent of the refunds made to them from excess deductions for external debt service, to be used to settle outstanding workers’ entitlements.
The President approved the sum of N552.74 billion to be paid in batches to all the states that are owed, but they are expected to receive 25% of their approved sums in the first instance before this week runs out. There are about 33 states in this bracket. Read More