News Summary 17th Jan 2017; VP Osinbajo Meets Niger Delta Stakeholders

News Summary 17th Jan 2017; VP Osinbajo Meets Niger Delta Stakeholders

VP Osinbajo Meets Niger Delta Stakeholders

To achieve progress and development in the Niger delta, all stakeholders must take up
The responsibility of ensuring peace and stability in the region.
Nigeria’s vice president, professor Yemi Osinbajo emphasized this during his working visit to delta state to bring lasting solution
to the Niger delta crises.

NNPC/Sahara Energy Unveil Vessels

The West Africa Gas Ltd, a joint venture company of the NNPC and Sahara energy will unveil two liquefied petroleum gas vessels on tomorrow Tuesday, in Ulsan South Korea to boost availability of cooking gas.

In a statement by the group general manager, public affairs division, Ndu Ughamadu, the group managing director of the NNPC Dr. Maikanti Baru who spoke at a pre-naming ceremony at Ulsan said the venture which was established in 2014 had started recording success. Read More

NAF Strike Boko Haram New Hide Out

The Nigerian Air Force says it has destroyed a new hide out of the Boko haram terrorists which is about one nautical mile south of Tumbum Rego.

A statement by the director of public relations and information group captain Ayodele Famuyiwa says the location was destroyed by NAF fighter jets and helicopter gunship sequel to intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance report that the insurgents who attacked ground forces at Kangarwa on the night of 12th January had withdrawn to the said location.

The statement further adds that the Air Force has intensified aerial patrol in the north east as well as the green belt region near Niger and Chad republics

NIMASA Speaks on National Carrier

To enhance freight haulage and create job opportunity in the country, the federal government has developed a national carrier.

Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr. Dakuku Peterside explained this at a news agency of Nigeria forum in Abuja.

For the successful actualization of the national carrier, the Nigerian government is going into partnership, with pacific international line, a Singaporean company with 40% equity while 60% is for Nigerian private ship operators.

Police Arrest Kaduna-Abuja Road Robbery Suspects

In its effort to rid the Kaduna –Abuja  expressway of armed banditry and other criminal activities, the police has arrested twenty suspected rubbers who have been terrorizing motorists in that axis.

Police Confirms Killing of Civilian Police JTF

The  Benue state Police Command has confirmed the killing of ten members of the Civilian Police Joint Task Force by unknown gunmen in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.

Commissioner of Police Bashiru Makama says arrest have been made in connection with the incident

Social Investment Programmes, SIP Forms are not for sale – Presidency

No scheme under the federal government’s social investment programmes, (SIP) attracts an application fee and Nigerians should refuse paying anyone money, just as the presidency disclosed that five more states would be joining in the implementation of the homegrown school feeding programme.

The senior special assistant on media and publicity to the president, office of the vice president Laolu Akande said reports indicate that some Nigerians are being asked to pay application fees for sip forms which is illegal and could warrant criminal prosecution. Read More
New Senate Leader Visits APC National Working Committee

The All Progressives Congress led federal government is determined to do everything possible to turn around the economy of the country in 2017 for the good of the citizens.

National chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun gave the assurance while receiving the new senate leader and some members of the APC caucus in Abuja.

Senate Seek Support on Amendment of National Open University Act

The senate has solicited the unalloyed support from stakeholders towards successful amendment of the National Open University act.  This is with a view to making open and distance institution in Nigeria more effective and productive.

This is contained in message of the senate president on the public hearing by the senate committee on tertiary institution and TETFUND on Monday.

Troop Discover Boko Haram Shallow graves and ammunition

Troops of 119 task force battalion of 7 brigade Nigerian army on Operation Lafiya Dole while on mop up and clearance patrol today, came across graves of Boko haram terrorists that escaped with gunshot wounds and died after an encounter on 13th January 2017 and buried in shallow graves.

A statement by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, director army public relations said, the troops also recovered a 36 hand grenade and one 12.7 x 108 mm round of ammunition concealed by the terrorists.

The troops have continued their patrols by dominating the general area of Baga, Kangarwa and Dogonchikun with a view to intercepting fleeing Boko haram

UNIDO To Tackle Organic Pollutants in Nigeria

The United Nations industrial development organization, UNIDO has restated commitment to support the implementation of the Stockholm convention in Nigeria.

This was the outcome of a one day stakeholder consultation forum focusing on gender dimensions on the convention.

Update on University of Maiduguri Bombing

The national emergency management agency spokesperson Sani Datti has confirmed to NTA news that a third female suicide bomber was gunned down earlier by the military at Bara Karaya village behind university of Maiduguri.

The suicide bomber according to Datti was sighted by villagers who alerted the military.

She was gunned down, while police EOD secured the un-exploded IED vest.



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