News Summary June 5th 2017: Acting President condemns London Attacks
Acting President condemn London Attacks
Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has described the London terror attacks as a sickening atrocity by misguided people.
A statement by senior special assistant to the acting president on media and publicity, Laolu Akande indicates that Nigeria stands with the government and people of the United Kingdom and extends condolences to the families of the victims.
Prof. Osinbajo notes that the latest attack in the U.K reinforces the need for the global community to act with vigour to overcome the extremist ideologies which underpin terrorism.
Ansarudeen Holds Ramadan Lecture
The Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Yusuf Lasun says President Muhammadu Buhari has exemplified high sense of trustworthiness in his leadership of Nigeria, culminating in the numerous gains recorded under the administration.
The deputy speaker stated this at the Ansarudeen Ramadan Lecture in Abuja.
Chief of Air Staff Inspects Facilities at Yola
The Nigerian Airforce says it is acquiring more equipment to boost its capacity in fighting the insurgency and other threats to the nation.
The chief of training and operations air vice marshal Iya Abubakar inspected newly acquiared fighter aircrafts in Yola.
NYSC to establish farms for corps members
The National Youth Service Corps is repositioning the scheme towards encouraging youths in agriculture, establishing farms where interested corps members would have their mandatory service year and reap the reward of their months labour alongside the support from the federal government.
Director General of the scheme, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure said this during a chat with news men at the Ogun State permanent orientation camp in Sagamu.
DIG in Fact Finding Mission to Calabar
Following the fracas between some personnel of the Nigerian Navy and the Police in Calabar, the police say it will set up an independent committee of enquiry to investigate the root cause of the matter.
Deputy Inspector General of police in charge of training and capacity development Emmenuel Inyang said this during a fact finding visit to Akim Division of the police force in Calabar.
DIG Visit Ekiti State
The Deputy Inspector General of police in charge of information and communication technology Foluso Adebanjo has visited Ekiti State where he met with stakeholders and officers as part of attempts to build synergy in fighting crime.
FG Sounds Alert on Fake News
The Federal Government has urged Nigerians to be extra vigilant in view of the worsening cases of fake news being spread by unscrupulous persons, who are being on destabilizing the polity and causing disunity in the country.
In a statement in Abuja, Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said over the weekend alone, several major cases of fake news were recorded, each of them capable of causing panic and chaos.
He said a gory video of a blast that occurred years ago is being circulated along with the false news of a bomb blast in Abuja, while news of a non-existent bomb blast in Lagos was also widely circulated.
The minister described the fake news phenomenon as the scourge of our times, hence the need for all Nigerians to be very vigilant so that fake news purveyors do not succeed.
Launch of Space X Falcon 9 Satellite
The Nigerian CubeSAT has been launched successfully from NASA’S Kennedy Space Centre in Florida USA.
The robot dragon spaceship rocketed into orbit at exactly 10.07pm local time on Saturday.
Minister of Defence at the Infantry Corps Centre
200 Nigerian Army Infantry Officers have been commissioned.
Minister of Defence Mansur challenged them to give their best for the nation particularly in the fight against insurgency and other crimes in the country.
National Flag Hero
The green-white-green flag is one of the most popular national symbols in the world.
The flag was designed in 1958 by a man who many Nigerians described as the pride of the nation.
OBA of Benin in Esan Land
The OBA of Benin has visited Esan land as part of his reach out to the people.
The OBA was received by the people of Esan Land in Ekpoma who asked him to continue to work for the unity of the people of the state.
Information Minister urges Muslims to aways give to charity
Minister of Information Lai Mohammed has urged Muslims to continue giving charity not only during the month of Ramadan but even after the holy month.
In a message to the 12th edition of NTA, FRCN and VON Ramadan Lecture, the minister stressed that charity is one sure way of addressing poverty in Nigeria.
Special on Day of Pentecost
According to the scriptures the day of Pentecost is noted in Christendom as the day on which the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles under peter’s preaching in Jerusalem where thousands were converted.
Update on London Attack
Twelve people have been arrested by the Police in East London after the terror attack which occurred on Saturday night as British Prime Minister, Theresa May says enough is enough.