News Summary: FG Drags Turkish Airlines To Court, Flood Alert & All You Need Know Today – 8/8/2016
FG Prosecutes Turkish Airlines
The Federal Government has dragged the Turkish Airlines before a Federal High Court in Abuja over alleged criminal violation of the enabling law of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) and for impunity.
The Attorney General of the Federation filed a three count charge against the airline and two of its Principal Officers, Lyker Aya and Rasak Shobowale, the airline’s board Chairman and Commercial Manager respectively before a Federal High Court II in Abuja.
Deplorable Federal Roads In Cross River
The collapsed section of the Calabar Ikom highway in Cross River state has paralyzed business activities between the state and the northern states with hundreds of trucks and other roads users stranded for days at the Iwuru, Abini and Adim sections of the high way.
Stakeholders On Zero ON Hunger Initiatives In Nigeria
Commodity Associations in Nigeria have been tasked to work assiduously towards realizing the United Nations zero hunger drive in Nigeria.
This was made known by the Secretary of the Steering Committee on the Zero Hunger Projects in Nigeria Dr. Tunde Aronsanyin at a meeting in Abuja.
Buhari Arrives Chad
President Muhammadu Buhari is in N’djamena Chad ahead of the inauguration of the President Idriss Deby for a fresh mandate.
Minister For Works On Apapa Bridge
The Minister of Power Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has announced the closure of the Apapa outward bound bridge to traffic.
This is sequel to an assessment of the integrity of the bridge.
NEMA Flood Alert
The national Emergency Management Agency, NEMA has stressed the need for immediate evacuation of people residing in communities along the banks of River Niger and that of Benue as huge volume of water from neighboring Niger is on its way to river Niger.
Flood In Kano
Residents of some part of Kano metropolis have appealed to the state government to come to their aid following torrential rainfall that submerged their areas.
Customs CG Meets Business Community In Benin
As part of commitment to ECOWAS trade liberalization, the Nigeria customs service is to remove unnecessary check point along the Nigeria borders with Benin Republic in collaboration with other concerned security agencies in Nigeria.
Agitation For Derivation
Niger state Government has advocated the need for ten percent derivation allocation for the generated power from the three hydro-electricity generating dams in the state.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello was speaking when he addressed some youths protesting over the epileptic power supply experienced in the state for the last five months.
Nigerian Society Of Engineers Inducts New Members
Nigerian Engineers have been tasked to ensure strict adherence to the rules governing the practice of the Engineering profession.
President of the Nigeria Society of Engineers, Otis Anyaeji gave the charge at the 2016 Induction Ceremony of new corporate members.
Summary Of NGE 2016 Conference
For three days the 2016 all Nigerian Editors Conference in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, capital provided opportunity for Editors across Nigeria to brainstorm on the economic way forward for Nigeria give their vantage position as agenda setters in National development.
Senate President Congratulates NGE President
Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki has congratulated Funke Egbemode on her confirmation as the President of the Nigeria Guild of Editors, NGE.
The confirmation which held during the 12th Annual Conference of the Guild in Port Harcourt, the Senate president says is an attestation of the leadership qualities of Funke Egbemode.
Preparation For Hajj 2016
Inaugural flight arrangement have almost been concluded at the Sultan Abubakar the third International Airport, Sokoto toward successful inaugural and subsequent flights for pilgrims for 2016 hajj.
FCT Minister At Hajj Camp
FCT Minster, Muhammad Musa Bello has warned officials of the FCT Muslim pilgrims welfare board to guarantee quality services of intending pilgrims of this year’s Hajj or give up their appointments.
Minister Bello read the riot act during a meeting with the officials at the FCT Permanent hajj camp in Abuja, ahead of arrangements for the flag-off of the 2016 Hajj operations.
New Technical Adviser for the Super Eagles recommended to the Nigeria Football Federation board as fresh doping scandal hits Kenya’s Olympic athletics preparation.
Youth and Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung apologies to Dream Team over late arrival in Brazil as Nigeria D’Tigers lose game opener to Argentina.
Modern Food Preservation System
Adoption of functional modern food preservation system as well as linking rural farmlands and urban settlements to urban centre’s with motorable access roads have been described as panacea to achieving diversification of the nation’s economy through agriculture agenda of the federal government.
Information Minister At Durbar Exhibition In France
Minister of information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has described the Durbar a Northern Nigeria festival as one of the most cherished precious stones in the cultural crown of Nigeria.
The Minister stated this recently at the inauguration of an exhibition titled “Durbar in Northern Nigeria” organized by the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural organization in Paris, France.
Women Affairs Minister Donates Delivery Kits
Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Jummai Alhassan, has emphasized the need for exclusive breast feeding of new born babies for at least six months.
She made the emphasis at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo where she addressed pregnant women, and donated delivery kits as part of events marking the 2016 World Breast Feeding Week.
Good Morning Nigeria – Cutting Cost Of Governance
The imbalance in Nigeria’s budget vis-à-vis capital and recurrent spending has always been a sore point for many Nigerians.
On Good Morning Nigeria, Guests examined ways by which Government is cutting down on Public administration and suggested strategies that could enable capital projects impact more on the lives of the Nigerian people.
NOA/ICPC Collaborates On Fight Against Corruption
The National Orientation Agency is to collaborate with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Matters Commission, ICPC to mount a national campaign against corruption and other unwholesome behaviors aimed at salvaging the image of Nigeria.
Director General of the agency,, Garba Abari said this on a visit to the ICPC Headquarters in Abuja.
PDP BOT Inaugurates Reconciliation Committee
The Board of Trustees of the People’s Democratic Party has set up an eighteen member national reconciliation committee to devise a political solution to the current leadership crisis rocking the party.
Book On Insurgency Experience Launched
A book that depicts the current ills of insurgency and attacks, bedeviling the Nigerian state, and experiences has been launched and presented to the public in Abuja.
The novel titled “After they left” authored by a young Nigerian, Edify Yakusak is a fiction literature that seeks to address the need to embrace religious, cultural and socio-political harmony among Nigerians for peace.
University of Abuja/Peace Orientation For Youths
As part of efforts to build human capacity for National development especially among the youths as well as instill in them a sense of value, the institute for Peace studies and Social Rehabilitation in collaboration with University of Abuja has held its orientation for incoming students for academic work.