Network News Summary: All You Need to Know Today 29/6/2016

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Lt General Tukur Burutai Briefs Media

The Nigerian Army is developing cyber warriors to counter terrorists who have migrated to the social media space for propaganda to undermine the service and its leadership.

The Chief of Army Staff Lt General Tukur Burutai stated this during a press briefing marking the 2016 Nigerian Army Day celebration.

2016 Annual Lecture on the Nigeria Economy

Federal Government says it is strengthening its monitoring and evaluation department to ensure full implementation of 2016 budget to boost inclusive economic growth for all Nigerians.

Minister of Budget and National Planning stated this at the 2016 annual lecture by the Nigerian Economic Society.

Good Morning Nigeria on Affordable House

Putting in place deliberate policies for affordable housing will go a long way in bridging the housing deficit currently facing Nigeria.

This is the opinion of guests on NTA’s “Good Morning Nigeria”, in a discussion on how to make housing more affordable for Nigerians.

The Federal Government says it is making concerted efforts to re-position the agro-industry to help meet national food demand, create jobs and stimulate export.

Nnamdi Odikpo in this special report takes a look at how government can match rhetorics with action to achieve concrete growth in the sector.

Southern Kaduna Representative on Grazing Reserve

Elected Representatives of Southern Kaduna State in the National Assembly have reiterated their support for the federal government as it attempts to find a lasting solution to the incidents of farmers – cattle breeder’s clashes.

They however re-stated their disapproval of any proposal aimed at creating or carving out any land in southern Kaduna as a grazing reserve.

The spokesperson of the group, Representative Shehu Garba who briefed national assembly correspondents, explained that only ranches acquired through negotiations with owners of the land would be acceptable to the people.

Representatives of southern Kaduna state at the national assembly include one senator and five members of the House of Representatives.

Federal Capital Territory Administration on Illegal Schools

The Federal Capital Territory Administration has identified over hundred sub-standard and illegal private schools to be closed down in the territory.

Director, Department of Quality Assurance in the FCT education secretariat, Ayuba Didam stated this during a sensitization tour of some of the nursery and primary schools.

Fun Fair at Napo International School

About 300 students of Napo international school Abuja took part in a funfair aimed at strengthening the bond between them and their parents.

It was a time to socialize as well as understand the cultures of other people.

Interior Minister on Jail Break

The two inmates of the Kuje prison in the federal capital territory who escaped from custody last week have now been identified.

Their identity was revealed when the Minister of Inerior, Lt General Abdulrahman Danbazau visited the Kuje medium security prison.

ECOWAS Court of Justice 9th Budget Retreat  

Over 100 cases have been decided by the ECOWAS court of justice in the last two years.

Vice President of the Court, Micah Wilkins wright revealed this at the 9th administration and budget retreat of the ECOWAS court of justice in Nasarawa State.

Oyeyemi Ajayi has the details.

Road Safety Capacity Building

As part of efforts to enhance efficiency in its operational activities, the federal road safety commission has commenced capacity building programme in Abuja.

Sports to Quell militancy

The Federal Government is to use competitive sports to combat militancy in the Niger Delta.

The planned programme is expected to help hundreds of youth in the area to develop skills in professional sporting events, while emphasizing the dangers of militancy.



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