News Summary: Things You Need to Know Today 30/6/2016


Federal Government Tasks Armed Forces on Capacity development

The Federal Government is emphasizing knowledge and intelligence driven approach in tackling the nation’s security challenges through enhanced capacity of personnel of Nigerian Armed Forces.

President Muhammadu Buhari said this in a message to the commissioning of the Nigerian army resource center represented by the minister of defence Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali.

President Buhari Seeks Prayers for Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has implored religious leaders in the country to continue to pray fervently for Nigeria to overcome the challenges be-devilling the country.

The President stated this while addressing the chief imams of the various central mosques in the FCT at the breaking of fast.

Good Morning Nigeria Tax Administration in Nigeria

The Federal Government’s target to the federal Inland Revenue service to generate 4.9 trillion naira from taxes towards funding the 2016 budget has been described as a huge task before the agency.

NTA’s Good Morning Nigeria took a look at the issue of taxation where experts highlighted compliance, multiple taxation and tax efficiency as some of the factors to consider.

Secretary General of the Federation on Saraki Ekweremadu Case

The Secretary to the government of the federation Babachir David Lawal has condemned recent separate statements credited to the Senate President Bukola Saraki and the deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu describing them as uncomplimentary to the person and government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

In a statement, the SGF says both are giving erroneous impressions that by their arraignment, it is the entire legislature and not their individual personalities that are on trial.

The statement adds that bringing the entire national assembly into this court case of alleged forgery against the four accused persons is unwarranted.

It therefore calls on those concerned to allow the rule of law to take its due course and not impute other considerations into the process.

The case before the judiciary it adds is not being decided by the executive arm of government but by the judiciary.

Mrs. Buhari Presents Cash to Buni Yadi Parents

Wife of the President Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has formally presented twenty five million naira cash donation to the next of kin of the sloughed students of Buni Yadi boy’s school.

NYSC Closing Ceremony

Federal Government says it has confidence in the ability of Nigerian youths to perform excellently in the implementation of national development programmes for economic growth.

Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello said this at the closing ceremony of the NYSC FCT 2016 batch “a” stream 2 orientation course in Abuja.


Stakeholders Decry Poor Performance of 2015 Federal Health Budget

Stakeholders in the health sector have called for inclusive participation of civil society organizations, communities, organized labour and private sector in future budget planning processes to ensure its full implementation.

This was while unveiling the score card on the performance of 2015 federal health budget in Abuja.

Africa Partnership for Sustainability

African diplomats are advocating what they call partnerships of equals for sustainability, as Canadian government officials, researchers and a coalition of international agencies deliberate on climate change, environmental sustainability and the challenges and opportunities for Canada and Africa.

Beijing Petroleum Minister Visits Embassy

The Minister of State petroleum resources and group managing director of NNPC Dr Ibe Kachikwu has declared his china investors roadshow 2016 as the most successful in a very long time, haven received commitments and signed agreements in excess of 60 billion us dollars.

In an interview with NTA at the Nigerian embassy in Beijing, the minister said for all these investments to have lasting impact on the country, there must be lasting peace in the Niger Delta.

Chief of Naval Staff Tours Formation

The Chief of Naval Staff Ibok Ete Ibas has concluded the tour of Nigerian Navy formations in central naval command Warri.


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