News Summary 13th April 2017: FG raise hope on stemming Meningitis outbreak, 4637 suspected cases so far recorded
FG raise hope on stemming Meningitis outbreak, 4637 suspected cases so far recorded
Four thousand six hundred and thirty seven suspected cases have been recorded since the outbreak of meningitis in the country.
There is however a ray of hope as efforts to stem the outbreak are said to be yielding positive results. These took place at the Federal Executive Council Meeting in Abuja.
APC Inaugurates Reconciliation Committee
The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress APC, Chief Odigie-Oyegun has inaugurated two-level fact finding and reconciliation committees for Kogi and Bauchi States.
Coalition of CSOs sue for unbiased media reportage
Distorted information gathering and reporting have been identified as consequences that offer no good for the nation.
This is the submission of a non-governmental organization global amnesty watch in partnership with conscience Nigeria against the backdrop of incessant unverified reportage of happenings in Nigeria ranging from the fight against insurgency to inciting comments on government activities.
CP Kogi Parades Suspected Criminals
The Kogi State Police Command has paraded ten suspects for alleged criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, culpable homicide, armed robbery and murder.
The Senate Commisioner of Police, Wilson Inalegwu while parading the suspects says that the heels of fleeing members of the various armed robbery & kidnap syndicates.
FAAN Office Gutted By Fire
A part of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) was burnt in the early hours of yesterday morning as workers were resuming for work.
Though no casualty was reported, reports from the visited FAAN headquarters say that the place has been cordoned off while investigation has commenced.
FG Announces Easter Holiday
The Federal Government has declared Friday 14th and Monday 17th April, 2017 as public holidays to mark the Good Friday and Easter celebrations.
In a statement from the Ministry of Interior, the Federal Government enjoined Christian faithful and Nigerians in general to extend the spiritual benefits of Easter, which include love, peace and sacrifice to their daily living.
It also urged Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari in his efforts to build a strong and virile nation.
Housing: FG to collaborate with credible investors
Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing Mustapha Baba Shehuri says the federal government will collaborate with credible private investors to accelerate the development of its housing projects.
The minister stated this in Lokoja while inspecting work on the 2016 national housing project.
NAF Briefs on Counter-Insurgency Operations
With pockets of attacks by Boko Haram terrorists in some parts of the north east, the Nigerian Air force says it has launched a new air operation in the fringes of Sambisa Forest where the terrorists are believed to have migrated to.
Air Component Commander Operation, Lafiya Dole Air Commodore Charles Ohwo disclosed this in Yola while briefing journalists on the activities of the command in the first quarter of 2017.
NAHCON Interacts With House of Reps Committee on Hajj Affairs
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria says it has so far allocated twenty thousand seats allocated for Nigeria for 2017 hajj.
Chairman of the commission, Abdullahi Muktar Muhammed described this at an interactive session with the House of Representatives Committee Nigeria-Saudi Arabia Parliamentary Friendship and Hajj Affairs.
Reports say that, this year’s hajj fares have not been pegged as all the states of the federation would come up with the fare peculiar to their needs.
NNPC to partner communication ministry on ICT
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC has expressed readiness to collaborate with the ministry of communication in its quest to develop new ICT initiatives for Nigerians.
Group Managing Director of the Corporation Dr Maikanti Baru stated this when the Minister of Communications Abdur Raheem Adebayo Shittu paid him a courtesy visit at the NNPC towers.
Military-Police clash: Normalcy Returns to Damaturu
Normalcy has returned to Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, following a clash between military and police personnel which created panic among residents in the early hours of today.
In a joint briefing, Commander 27 Task Force Briga Buni Yadi, Brigadier General Aminu Bande and Police Commissioner, Yobe State, Summonu Adeyemi Abdulmalik said the situation is under control.
President ECONEC Meets Tech. Committee
INEC chairman and new president Network of Electoral Commission (ECONEC) Professor Yakubu Mahmood is meeting with the Network’s technical committee to chart a course for the commission’s action plan for the next two years.
The interface is also to strategize on ways by which democracy can be deepened in the sub – region.
Professor Yakubu Mahmood strikes you as a man always deep in thought and at this meeting with the Network of Electoral Commission, he has a four point action plan, and although he is keeping it till after the ECONEC technical committee deliberates on how to evolve democratic mechanisms in the sub-region.
Runway Marking Begins at Abuja Airport
Ahead of the 19th April deadline for reopening of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja, runway marking, which is the last phase to signal the completion of work, began this Monday.
Reports show that to avoid speculations by the social media, online journalists conducted a tour of progress of work at the airport and ended with a positive impression