News Summary: NEPC On Zero Oil Plan & All You Need To Know Today 10-8-2016

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NYSC/SERVICOM On Service Delivery

The quality of governance is determined by the quality of service delivered to citizens and how much such services have met the needs and expectations of Citizens. Acting National Coordinator SERVICOM, Nnenna Akajemeli said this when she visited the Director

General NYSC, Brigadier General Sule Kazaure in Abuja.

NEMA On  2016 Flood

As the 2016 Alerts continues to generate concerns, Relevant Agencies estimated that about ten thousand people in the States that are flood prone, are likely to be affected in each State.

This was disclosed at the Emergency Humanitarian Forum organized by the National Emergency Management Agency in Abuja.

NAHCON Reacts To Alleged Concession  

Meanwhile, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria – NAHCON has denied allegations that Federal Government is giving concession to this year’s intending Muslim Pilgrims to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Chairman of the Commission Abdullahi Mohammed made the clarification while addressing Journalist in his Office.

 Court Reserves Judgment Abia Governorship

The Court of Appeal has reserved for Judgement, the appeal of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu against his removal as governor of Abia State.

This follows the adoption of arguments by council to the appellant, Okezie Ikpeazu and counsel to the respondent, Dr. Godwin Ogar who won at the Federal High Court. The date for the judgement will be communicated to all the parties.

Buhari Receives Akwa Ibom Governor On Security

The Governor of Akwa Ibom state Udom Emmanuel has spoken of the need for Nigerians to bury their differences, unite and exhibit high sense of patriotism in supporting the Buhari Administration in addressing Nigeria’s Socio-economic and security challenges.

The Governor made the request while speaking to state House correspondent after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Buhari Receives Outgoing Vietnamese Ambassador

The Federal Government says various programmes and initiatives are being developed towards motivating the nations farming families to produce enough food for Nigeria.

President Mohammadu Buhari stated this while receiving the outgoing Vietnamese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Hoang Ngoc Ho.

Buhari Meets Friesland On Dairy Farming

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated the resolve of the Federal Government to collaborate effectively with Nigeria’s Dairy giant, Friesland campina towards making Dairy farming in Nigeria a truly paying business for enhanced economic development.

At an interactive session with the management of the company, the President Specifically made a case for eliminating the culture of waste foisted on Nigeria due to poor methods of dairy products preservation.

Buhari On General Ogundeko

President Muhammadu Buhari has paid tribute to the Pioneer Director General of the National Institute for policy and strategic studies, NIPSS Kuru, Major General timothy Babatunde Ogundeko, describing him as a pacesetter in strategic leadership training.

As the remains of General Ogundeko would be laid to rest this weekend, the President believes that he will be long remembered for his role as an educationist and public administrator who contributed immensely to the potential leasers in the security and socio-political environment of Nigeria.

Global Titbits

Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu promises  free and fair elections ahead of Thursday’s elections, and : United States airline Delta cancels as three hundred and thirty more flights, delays six hundred others globally; an after effect of Monday’s power failure.

Baze University Bot Meeting

Professor Tahir Mamman has been confirmed as the vice chancellor of Baze University Abuja among other appointments approved by the institutions Board Of Trustees.

This was made known by the founder and pro chancellor of the university senator Datti Baba-Ahmed after a meeting in Abuja.

Nigeria To Collaborate On Economy And Security With Equatorial Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea are to strengthen bilateral relations on economic and security issues for the wellbeing of both countries and their citizens.

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, made the disclosure in Abuja while playing host to the Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea to Nigeria, Job Obiang Mbengone, during a courtesy visit.

Art Exhibition On Corruption

As the fight against corruption intensifies, creative minds have keyed into the Federal Government’s efforts by using Exhibition to provide valuable window that can be used to tackle major societal vices in the county.

Donates To IDPs

In line with its objective of reducing unemployment especially among the youths, Bauchi State Government has mapped out a number of programmes that include vocational training.

Governor Mohammed Abubakar made this known while launching the distribution of two hundred units of farm to market tricycles to Internally Displaced Persons in the state.

Good Morning Nigeria On Town Hall Meeting As Tool For Governance

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed say the Town Hall Meetings are helping in fine tuning government policies to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people.

Lai Mohammed who joined other Guest on Good Morning Nigeria stated that the Town Hall Meeting provides credible platforms for Nigerians to air their views on Government policies and programmes.

FG Launches App On Flood

The Federal Government in collaboration with International Water Management Institution has introduced a smart phone application for flood forecasting along Niger and Benue Rivers.

The aim is to put farmers on alert as well as provide them the opportunity to utilize both surface and underground water for dry season farming.

FG To Boost Financial Inclusion Through Better Laws

Financial and Legal Experts have called on the Federal Government to remove all legal impediments that stall the widening of financial inclusion for low level businesses in Nigeria. This call came at a round table organised by the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal studies in Abuja.

Education Minister Presents Education Reform Initiative

Education Minister, Adamu Adamu has presented a Reform Initiative that will achieve the goal of improving quality in basic and secondary education to make expansion go hand in hand with progress towards better learning.

The dissemination of the National quality Assurance Handbook provides answer to numerous challenges affecting education quality in Nigeria.

FCT Minister On Vocational Centre

FCT Minister, Muhammad Musa Bello says he will sanction officials of the FCT Social Development Secretariat over gross neglect of destitute and facilities at the FCT Vocational Rehabilitation Centre in Kuchiko-Bwari. This was when he paid an unscheduled visit to the centre.

UNIBEN Lecture On Breast Cancer

A professor of Surgery, UNIBEN, Moses Momoh says clinical breast examination remains the cheapest and best mass screening modality for breast cancer and should be offered at no cost to women. The University Don expressed the view while delivery the 175th Inaugural lectures of the institution.

ANNI And FMIC Policy Dialogue

Nigerians have been encouraged to exercise patience and bear with the Buhari administration as there is a new hope that good thing await the country.

These were the views of Speakers at a Town Hall Meeting and Dialogue for Good Governance in Abuja.

Sultan of Sokoto and Chairman, supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar says all hands must be on deck to assist the government to ensure timely discharge of its primary responsibility which is to ensure adequate welfare and security of the citizens.


The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN has cleared the air over the personal travel allowance agreement for pilgrims which has sparked an outrage in the past week.

Addressing the issue, Governor of the CBN, Godwin Emefiele said it was not a concession as erroneously painted but a fulfillment of a long standing agreement reached between the Apex Bank and the Religious pilgrims commission.

Sports Update

Nigeria’s Chierikan Ukogu advances in Women’s rowing event of 2016 RIO Olympics as Ministry of Youth and Sports Development motivates Dream Team Six in RIO.

NEPC On Zero Oil Plan

Nigerian Export Promotion Council, NEPC, says the country needs an export revolution to grow her foreign income as an alternative to dwindling oil revenues.

Executive Director, NEPC, Olusegun Awolowo stated this at a non-oil sector stakeholder meeting in Abuja.

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