News Summary : All You Need to Know Today 13/07/2016
President Buhari Receives Outgoing US Ambassador
Nigeria has formally expressed appreciation to the United States for genuinely sporting the nation’s peace enterprise and sustenance of democracy.
President Buhari who stated this while receiving the outgoing us ambassador to Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle described as vital the role played by the united states in the stability of Nigeria.
House Committee on Immunity Clause
The House of Representatives has commenced the consideration of a bill seeking to provide immunity for presiding officers of the national assembly.
West African Petroleum Minsters Conference
Ministers of petroleum and energy from Nigeria, Benin Republic, Togo and Ghana are meeting in Abuja, Nigeria to work out financial and security models for the west African gas pipeline project.
Minister of Power on Insurance & Infrastructure
The Minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola has stressed the need to strengthen the insurance policy in Nigeria to take care of special risks that relate to the nation’s peculiar environment.
Minister of Interior & Agric Inaugurate Security Committee
The Minister of Interior Lt General Abdurahman Dambazau and his agriculture and rural development counterpart Chief Audu Ogbeh have inaugurated a joint steering committee to establish a special squad for the protection of agricultural investments and assets.
Government Ortom Visits Dambazau on Security
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom says it is not true that about 200 persons were massacred in a clash between herdsmen and farmers.
Good Morning Nigeria-Revisiting the Immunity Clause
Some senior members of the judiciary have been appraising the concept of immunity from prosecution as provided in the Nigerian constitution, for some categories of public officials.
Speaking on NTA news and current affairs programme “good morning nigeria”, the senior advocates of Nigeria and a professor of constitutional law, debated on the implications and drawbacks of the immunity clause.
Ex Service Pensioners Brief Media
The association of ex-service pensioners has dissociated itself from a planned protest by a group of military retirees over delay in the payment of military pensions.
President of the association Colonel Ahmed Zubair retired; at a press briefing in Abuja says it has become imperative to advice members of the association to desist from acts inimical to government’s plans to resolve lingering irregularities in the pension scheme once and for all.
Director General SEC Visits NTA
Better days ahead for investors of Nigeria’s capital market as the apex regulatory body, the securities and exchange commission unveils new strategies aimed at repositioning and strengthening investors’ confidence.
Federal Government Appoints MD Nigerian Ports Authority
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Miss Hadiza Bala Usman as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority.
She was before her appointment chief of staff to the governor of Kaduna State.
This is contained in a statement from the office of the minister of transportation.
The statement also contains the appointment of 3 executive directors.
University of Abuja Public Lecture on Critical Thinking
Avoiding jumping into conclusions, thinking critically when things happen and appreciating other people’s weaknesses are requirements for building a tolerant and crisis free society.
This are some issues brought up at a public lecture organised by the faculty of arts in Abuja in collaboration with the center for critical and resourceful research center in Africa.