News Summary 3rd Jan. 2016; No regrets over fight against corruption- Buhari
No regrets over fight against corruption- Buhari
The presidency says the present administration is working harder to retrieve monies, assets and other property illegally acquired by public officials at the expense of the government.
President Buhari says he has no regrets over decisive steps against those who abused trust and embarrassed the country through unpatriotic activities
The President stated this in a conversation with the editorial board of the Guards brigade’s scorpion magazine broadcast by the Nigerian television authority.
SSA to the President on Diaspora condemns killing of Nigerians in South Africa
The senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, Abike Dabiri Erewa has described the January 1st, 2017 killing of a Nigerian in south Africa as worrying and condemnable.
A statement by the media aide to the senior special assistant, Abdur-Rahman Balagun indicates that the gruesome killing of Tochukwu Nnadi by police in South Africa is unacceptable to the people and government of Nigeria. Read More
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Past leaders Sing for Nigeria
A video shared by vice president Yemi Osinbajo on his social media account showing some past leaders of Nigeria singing hymns for the deliverance of the country from its multiple challenges has been trending online.
The video shows professor Osinbajo and the past leaders singing popular hymns “Oh God our help in ages past”.
Saraki Launches Made In Nigeria Promo Contest
Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki has launched a contest to promote made in Nigeria products
The contest which will run for three months is aimed at showcasing the process and raw materials used in producing such locally made goods.
In a statement signed by the special assistant on new media to the senate president Bamikole Omishore, the contest will identify the goods and products that could be matched with investors and relevant government agencies.
The statement indicates such agencies or investors would drive the products to the extent that they compete favourably with any similar product being imported. Read More
Borno Deputy Governor Inspects Reconstruction Projects
Borno state government says it is determined to reconstruct all destroyed communities by Boko Haram insurgents in the state.
The state’s deputy governor Usman Maman Durkwa stated this while assessing renovation and reconstruction of projects in southern part of the state.
Anglican Church Donates Gift Items to Kuje Prison
As part of efforts to support the Nigerian prison in rehabilitating inmates, the church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Abuja has donated gift items to Kuje prison in Abuja.
Leading the delegation, Venerable Irewa Indanusa advised the inmates to focus on god and repent from their wrong doing so that they can be better members of the society.
Receiving the items deputy comptroller, Kuje prison, Akilo Abdullahi thanked the church for their kind gesture.
The items include toiletries, foot wares and food items.
Network of Civil Societies Embark on Peace Work To commend Nigeria Military For Capturing Sambisa
Officers and men of the Nigerian military have been commended for their efforts in the fight against terrorism in the north east which led to the recapturing of Sambisa forest from Boko haram insurgents in Borno state.
The commendation was made by network of civil society organizations on a peace walk in Maiduguri.
IGP Holds meeting with Police high command, Urges Nigerians to be Patriotic
Inspector general of police ibrahim idris has urged Nigerians to show undiluted patriotism to the nation above self-interest insisting that absolute patriotism is the only way forward.
He stated this while addressing the police high command and some secretariat staff to review the past year and define what will shape the workings of the Nigerian police in 2017.