News Summary 12th May 2017; Acting President Launches SMEDAN Clinic
Acting President Launches SMEDAN Clinic
The acting President Yemi Osinbajo says micro small and medium enterprises are strategic to the implementation of the federal government’s policy on diversification.
He stated this at the launch of the pilot edition of the MSME clinic in Katsina.
Agric Minister and CG Customs Meet NASS Joint Committee
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbe and the Comptroller of the Nigeria Customs Service Hameed Ali, met with the national assembly join committee on agriculture to discuss strategies for combating smuggling of agricultural produce.
Budget and Planning Minister on Job Creation-New
The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that it will create an enabling environment for the 15 million jobs creation target by 2020.
The Minister of Budget and National Planning Udoma Udo Udoma gave the assurance while receiving members of the national institute of policy and strategic study NIPSS in Abuja
Conference on Peace and Dialogue
Peace and harmonious coexistence among Nigerians to enhance national development.
This was the subject of discussion at the Nigerian consultative conference on international dialogue on peace building, state-building and its new deal for engagement in conflict affected states.
FG Fund Mathematics Training for JS Students in FCT
Popularizing the learning of mathematics among Nigeria students and presenting the subjects in its simplest form has been identified as best practice to improve standards of education.
The Federal Government through the national mathematical centre, Abuja is now funding a systematic training for junior secondary school students to help promote the knowledge of subject among Nigeria students.
House Passes 2017 Budget
The House of Representatives has also passed the 2017 budget of seven point four trillion naira (7.4 trillion) with over one hundred billion naira increment over the seven point two trillion proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Reports say that clause eleven of the appropriation bill provides that the budget runs for twelve months from the date it is assented by the president in line with the provisions of the constitution.
Integration to Achieve Smart Cities in Africa
More innovative approaches will position Africa as a leading player in the internet industry.
This is the position of African leaders and experts during a knowledge sharing session at the ongoing Transform Africa Summit in Kigali Rwanda.
Kano Assembly on Kano Emir
Kano State House of Assembly has constituted an eight man committee to investigate allegation of embezzlement of funds, unguarded utterances and accusation of the implementation of the state government’s light rail project by Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II.
This followed a motion moved by the chairman of the House Committee on Works and Transport Ibrahim Ahmad Gama at Wednesday’s plenary.
Labor Minister on Industrial Arbitration Panel
The Minister of Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige says the labor institutions bill will be represented to the national assembly to enable for the amendment of the act establishing the industrial arbitration panel.
The minister says, the amendment is expected to transform the panel into a commission and adjust the working document of the panel since its establishment over one hundred years ago.
National Security Summit
The Federal Government says it will continue to explore means of tackling security challenges facing the country, until peace is restored all over.
The Minister of interior Abdulrahman Dambazzau said this at the national security summit held in Abuja.
He said government is equipping and building the capacity of security personnel to curb insecurity across the country.
NEF Visit Kano
Chairman of the Northern Elders Fprum Yusuf Maitama Sule says the economic diversification policy of the Buhari Administration is the right solution to the problems of unemployment and high rate of poverty in the country.
He said this during a visit of the forum to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
Nigeria Set for Digital Switch (DSO)
With less than 40 days to the new deadline set for migration, key players in the broadcast industry are optimistic that Nigeria will not miss the deadline.
The Director General, National Broadcasting Commission NBC, Is’haq Modibbo Kawu gave the assurance during a visit to the headquarters of Nigerian communication satellite, (NIGCOMSAT).
NSC Meets With Engineers at the National Assembly.
The Nigerian society of engineers NSE has raised some critical issues on the resuscitation of ailing steel companies, enhanced local content in Nigeria’s infrastructure development, power reform act and local content in the Nigerian construction industry.
This was at an interactive session between the nse and members of the national assembly who are engineers by training.
NUJ Leads Counterpart from Beijins to NLC
The president, Nigeria union of journalists, Abdulwaheed Odusule has led China federation of Journalists to the Nigeria Labour Congress to Facilitate best ways Chinese companies working in Nigeria can be educated on how to respect existing labour laws.
Briefing the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba on the Importance of the media collaboration, the NUJ President says, issues of workers’ rights are always
on the front burner as Chinese companies continue to increase in Nigeria.
Senate on 2017 Budget
The senate has reiterated its’ resolve to ensure implementation of the 2017 budget through proper oversight functions.
Some senators emphasized this during the consideration of the report of the committee on appropriation on the 2017 budget.
The senators also pledged to hit the ground running after the passage of the budget with a view to making up for the time loss.
While presenting the report, chairman Senate Committtee on Appropriation Muhammed Danjuma goje gave a breakdown of the over seven trillion budget.
Southern Governors’ Wives Forum
Wives of the governors in the southern part of Nigeria on the platform of the Southern Governors’ Wives Forum have challenged Nigerian women on the need to be alive to their responsibilities and contribute their quotas to the political and socio economic development of the nation.
This was the thrust of messages by the wives of governors during an interactive session with women at the 5th quarterly meeting of the forum in Abeokuta, Ogun State.