Network News Summary 11-03-2017; President Buhari arrives,promises to rededicate himself to the service of the nation
President Buhari arrives,himself to the service of the nation
President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to rededicate himself to the service of the nation and humanity to the best of his ability and in the interest of all.
The president who returned to the villa by helicopter met immediately with the federal executive council and other senior government officials appreciated the prayers, enormous goodwill and support he enjoyed from Nigerians while on vacation.
The president assured them that he is feeling much better to perform his responsibilities.
Vice president Yemi Osinbajo commended the president for upholding the constitution and reposing confidence in asking him to act in his absence.
APC Welcomes President Buhari
The All Progressive Congress (APC) has welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari back to the country after his medical vacation in the United Kingdom.
A statement from the national publicity secretary Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi says the party believes that President Buhari is now well rested and has returned with new vigour and optimism to fix the challenges facing Nigerians and fulfill the promises the APC made during the 2015 elections.
The party thanked the president for following due process and properly handing over to his deputy, vice President Yemi Osinbajo and thereby saving the country the needless controversies and crises that was experienced in the past. Read more
Mrs Buhari receives President Buhari at Home
The wife of the president Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has received the president on his arrival at the residence, full of happiness and gratitude to god for his safe return amidst family members and close associates.
Divergent Views over Custom Duty on Old Vehicles
The need for the Nigerian custom services to focus more on trade facilitation rather than just revenue generation is crucial.
While speaking on the recent pronouncement by the custom spokesperson to check import duties of old cars, guests on good morning Nigeria said the action is unconstitutional and likely to cause rancour.
It was total rejection for the recent position of custom to collect import duties on old cars.
They said Nigerian custom should not be looking at import duty at this point in time the country is in recession but rather look at other means of generating revenue for the country.
Speaking on the issue of policy they said there is need for custom to adopt more friendly policies for economic growth.
Some the issues highlighted is the challenge of custom duty certificate authentication, issues of extortion and corruption in the sector.
Emphasising a close look at the operations of the Nigerian ports is important to avoid a shutdown.
NCWS President Welcomes President Buhari
National president national council of women societies, Gloria Laraba Shoda has joined other Nigerians in welcoming President Muhammadu Buhari back home after his vacation.
Laraba Shoda urged all Nigerians especially Women to continue to stand by the president and his wife Aisha Buhari in implementing laudable programmes for the good and
well-being of the people especially women and children.
Brigadier Samuel Ogbemudia’s Death, a colossal loss says Saraki
Senate president, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, received the news of the death of the former military governor of the defunct Midwestern state, brigadier general Samuel Ogbemudia with shock.
In a statement signed by his special adviser on media and publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki described Ogbemudia’s death as a colossal loss to the country, especially coming at a time Nigerians are still mourning the demise of another elder statesman and former governor of the defunct western region, general Robert Adeyinka Adebayo.Read More
Put an End to Restiveness, Senator Ndoma Egba urges Niger Delta Youths
The chairman of the Niger delta development commission NDDC senator Victor Ndoma Egba has appealed to the youth of Niger Delta to put an end to their restiveness as the present administration is poised to attend to their concerns.
Senator Victor Ndoma Egba gave this assurance during a youth leadership clinic organized by Guardians of the Nation International, GOTNI in Abuja.
Appeal for inclusion of FHA in Housing Programmes
The senior staff association of statutory corporations and government owned companies has appealed to the ministry of power, works and housing to include the federal housing authority in the national housing programmes of the present administration.
The union says the inclusion will enable the FHA to meet its special housing target for low income earners.