News Summary 2nd March 2017; Senate Confirms Just Onnoghen as CJN
Senate Confirms Just Onnoghen as CJN
Senate has confirmed Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen as the new justice of Nigeria.
This confirmation Wednesday was sequel to the consideration of the letter sent to the national assembly by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo
Police Parades Peace Corps Commandant, Dickson Akoh and 50 others
The Nigerian police force has confirmed the arrest of Dickson Akoh Commandant General of Peace Corps of Nigeria, along with other fifty members of the corps.
Force public relations officer Jimoh Moshood while parading the suspects at the force headquarters said they were arrested in a joint operation with the military and department of state services for operating an illegal security outfit across the country.
Environmental Health Officers Impound Adulterated Vegetable oil
Vegetable oil is often used for cooking, but sometimes, those using this essential product hardly know how it is manufactures or bought into the market. let alone, sparing a minute to check its expiring date.
It will interest you to know how one Tina Nwachukwu who indulges in the nefarious activity of adulterating vegetable oil ran out of luck is currently waiting to face the consequences of her action.
This follows a visit from the Environmental Health Officers’ Registration Council of Nigeria.
Nigerian Air Force Inaugurates 211 Regiment Group in Owerri
The Nigerian Air force says it has expanded its structures to enable it perform constitutional responsibility effectively through enhanced capacity building in conformity with international best practices to defend the nation’s territorial integrity.
This was at the inauguration of the 211 regiment group in Owerri, Imo state by Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.
DEPOWA Donates to Handicapped Children
The wellbeing of physically children through provision of special education and other rudiment is said to be the only way to give them a sense of belonging.
This was echoed by the defence and Police Officers wives association (DEPOWA) during a visit and donation to the Abuja handicapped school in Kuje area council.
House To Investigate Crude Oil Export
The house of representatives is to investigate alleged violation of the public procurement act in the engagement of consultants for the shipment inspection and monitoring of crude oil and gas export from Nigeria.
The legislators also resolved to investigate dumping of toxic waste in Koko community of Warri, federal constituency of delta state.
The media’s critical role in anti-human trafficking
The role of media in anti-human trafficking effort is critical at providing an incredible platform for young persons to know the horror that awaits them in foreign lands.
This was the view expressed at the inauguration of the anti-human trafficking ambassador organized by Deratop Centre for African Development, a non-governmental organization held in Abuja.
Federal Government of Nigeria to Launch Savings Bond
The director general, Debt Management Office, DMO Dr. Abraham Nwanko has described the proposed introduction of the federal government savings bond on the 13th of this month as an all-inclusive strategy to improve the standard of living of Nigerians as well as bridge the infrastructural deficit and create job opportunities for Nigerians.
This was on NTA’s Good Morning Nigerian programme.
The federal government savings bond initiative Dr. Abraham Nwanko says is an opportunity that Nigerians should take advantage of as it will facilitate savings for the future. it is also a process that government wants the ordinary Nigerian to proportionately participate in the capital market he says.
On the issues of integrity, Dr. Nwankwo clarifies that there are no hidden charges imbedded in the process and that all that is required is subscription.
The DG also emphasized that all regulatory bodies are involved in the scheme.
Minister of Education launches School Children Accident Prevention Initiative
The federal ministry of education is collaborating with a non-governmental organization – children accident prevention initiative to reduce road accident involving school children across the country.
Minister of education Adamu Adamu stated this while inaugurating the project implementation and technical committee in Abuja.
Extension Service key to Agric. Development
Attaining self-sufficiency in food supply and boosting revenue generation through agriculture are part of the priorities of the federal government.
However agriculturalists are of the view that this could only be achieved with effective and efficient extension services and good agricultural practices.
Entertainment Industry Partner Police to Fight Corruption
The inspector general of police Ibrahim Idris says he present administration’s fight against corruption must be supported by all Nigerians.
He stated this while receiving some members of the entertainment industry under the Voice of Change Nigeria initiative.
The Lingering PDP Crisis- Is this the beginning of the End?
The issues surrounding the People’s Democratic Party PDP has continued to rock the party as leadership remains a tussle between the two factions of Ali Modu Shriff and that of the Ahmed Makarfi national caretaker committee
Both sides were on good morning Nigeria to give clarity to the issues.
These arguments rolled in from both sides on who is the chairman of the People’s Democratic Party PDP especially the latest of the appeal courts 2 to 1 split decision recognizing Ali Modu Sheriff as the national chairman of the party.
Ahmed Gulak however agreed that this crisis can be seen as egos bruising against each other while David Iorhemba stressed that a new PDP will be rebranded and the tussle will be resolved ones the Supreme Court rules which is the way out for the party.
Aisha Buhari Foundation Orphanage and School Launched
Wife of the president, Aisha Buhari has emphasized the need for well-meaning Nigerians and other non-governmental organization to continue to show commitment towards supporting the less privileged persons and other groups, especially woman and children.
This is in a message at the foundation laying ceremony of the orphanage tagged Aisha Buhari foundation orphanage and school.
The Military is still Firmly in Control of The North East- Gen Irabor
The capture of the Sambisa forest has undoubtedly weakened the center of gravity of the Boko Haram insurgents.
The theatre commander of the operation Lafiya dole Major General Lucky Irabor who stated this at a media briefing in Maiduguri said the armed forces still collaborates with other security agencies in the mop up operations.
The theatre commander also stated that the military is still firmly in control of the north-east with frantic efforts to continue to dislodge terrorist.
The theatre commander stated this at the monthly briefing in Maiduguri.
SDGs: United Nation Commends Nigeria’s Domestication Progress
The United Nations has described Nigeria as a leader in domesticating the sustainable development goals -SDGs.
At a “UNITAR learning conference” organized by the United Nations Institute for training—UNITAR and the ministry of budget and planning, UN Assistant secretary general Nikhil Seth, said “Nigeria has kept the momentum of the SDGs alive.
With 17 goals, 169 targets and hundreds of indicators, the sustainable development goals were thought to be the most ambitious development instrument ever.
However, at the New York meeting in September 2015, it was agreed that member countries prioritized their areas of needs achievable by 20130.
As governments start domesticating the instrument at country level, there is high demand for new processes and innovative solutions to achieve target. Read More