NTA News Summary: All You Need To Know Today 22/6/2016
Senate President Bukola Saraki Trial at CCT
The code of conduct tribunal has fixed July 13th for ruling on a motion filed by senate president Abubakar Bukola Saraki seeking the chairman, Justice Danladi Umar to disqualify himself from further participating in the on-going trial over allegation of bias.
Buhari Appoints New Inspector General of Police
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ibrahim Kpotun Idris as the acting Inspector General of Police.
He is to succeed Mr. Solomon Arase who retired this Tuesday after 35 years in service.
Until his appointment Mr. Ibrahim Idris from Niger State was the AIG in charge of operations at the force headquarters.
Clerk Receives Kenyan Parliamentarian
Kenya has a lot to learn from Nigeria, economically in lawmaking and several other sectors.
This was the summation of Lessonet Moses, a member of the Kenyan parliament when he led a delegation of Kenyan parliamentarians on a courtesy visit to the acting clerk of the national.
Buhari Meets Newly Elected OPEC Scribe
The newly elected secretary general of OPEC, Dr. Muhammed Barkindo has thrown its weight behind the ongoing reforms in Nigeria’s oil and gas and power sectors describing the government’s action as critical to the nation’s economic growth and development.
He stated this while speaking to newsmen after paying a thank you visit to President Muhammadu Buhari.
China Africa Media Cooperation Opens
The biannual China Africa platform for exchange, cooperation and media dialogue opened its third session in Beijing, hosted by the Chinese minister of the state administration of press, publication, radio, film and television, Cai Fuchao.
The forum which was attended by African Ministers of Information, director generals of media organizations in China and Africa, African union representatives and media stakeholders from China and Africa opened a new era for china Africa media focused on win-win cooperation for common development
Lai Mohammed in his address called on social media to self-regulate so they don’t self-destruct.
Fayemi on Steel Products Export
Minister of Solid Minerals Development Dr. kayode Fayemi has re –emphasized government’s stand on export of steel products as one enterprise which should enjoy unfettered support.
Fayemi said this during facility tours of the African foundries limited located in Ogijo local government area of Ogun State, and western metal products company limited at Ibafo of the same state.
He said that all issues that inhibited exports of steel products would be looked into with a view to subjecting them to a review that would be acceptable to government and investors.
FCTA Releases Projects Counterpart Funds
The FCT Administration has released 5.7 billion naira to various development partners being counterpart funds for the projects they are executing in the federal capital territory.
The FCT Permanent Secretary, Babatope Ajakaiye said this at an interactive session with information officers under the FCT Administration in Abuja.
He said other releases are 1.7 billion naira to universal basic education board, about 46 million naira for Japanese International Corporation Agency (JICA) projects, and 113million naira for FCT Fadama while 2.9 billion naira and 808.7 million naira were for counterpart funds for the Abuja rail projects as well as its consultancy services.
Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment on Kenaf Produce
The Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, recognizing the viability of the non- oil sector as an alternative to drive the economy is putting in place relevant macro-economic policies aimed at encouraging investments.
In line with this, the Federal Ministry of Industry Aisha Abubakar inaugurated an association of producers, processors and marketers of kenaf, a multi-purpose plant.
Female Accountants on Sustained National Development
At a time the world is gravitating towards entrepreneurial values, there is a growing call for women to play active roles in economic growth and development.
In Nigeria, the clamour is gaining momentum as Joy Uzor reports from a two day summit organized by the Society of Women Accountants of Nigeria.
Inclusive growth by its very definition leaves no segment of the society untouched.
A premise that seems to guide these women accountants who believe the Nigerian woman has a pivotal role to play in stimulating growth and development in society.
FRSC Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi Tasks Intelligence Officers on National Security
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it remains committed on its policy of improving the efficiency of the Corp Personnel for increased productivity as well as ensuring total security and quality service delivery.
FRSC Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi gave this while declaring open a three day capacity building conference at the FRSC Academy Udi in Enugu State.
National Workshop on Public Finance Management
States and Local Governments in Nigeria have been urged to key into the federal government‘s migration from cash basis to the International Public Sector accounting standards IPSAS accrual basis of accounting ,to ensure transparency and accountability in the management of government financial transactions.
This came to the fore in a two day national workshop held at the instance of the office of the accountant general of the federation, for public finance managers in the three tiers of government in Abuja .
Senate Summons Attorney General
The senate has summoned the attorney general of the federation to explain with evidences and justification the arraignment of principal officers of the senate.
Senate Summons Attorney General of the Federation
The senate has summoned attorney general of the federation to appear before it. Mohammed Ali is standing by with highlight of plenary this afternoon.