NTA News Summary: All You Need To Know Today 17/6/2016
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has decided to extend his stay in London and is now expected to return to the country on Sunday.
Live as Senate Amends Procurement Act
The Senate has this afternoon amended the public procurement act 2007.
Mohammed Ali is standing by with highlights of the senate plenary this afternoon.
Good Morning Nigeria on Genetically Modified Organisms
An environmentalist, Nnimmo Bassey has called for a cross-sectorial inspection of food entering into Nigeria, to prevent the unchecked influx of genetically modified foods into the country.
While discussing genetically modified foods on NTA’s Good Morning Nigeria, the environmentalist canvassed for partnership between the Nigerian and other governments to ensure safety and best practices in its production.
2016 International Day of the African Child
Today is being observed globally as the day of the African Child 2016.
Minister of Information Lai Mohammed at DSO Workshop
Stakeholders in the Nigeria digitization project today converged to take stock and assess the journey so far.
Anthony Forson reports that apart from taking stock, it afforded the participants an opportunity to share the United Kingdom’s switch over experience.
FEC Approves New Debt Management Strategy
The federal executive council has approved a new debt management strategy for 2016 to 2019.
China Lanzhou Nigeria Investment
as part of follow up to ensure agreements signed when President Buhari visited china are honored by Chinese partners, the charge affairs of the Nigerian embassy in Beijing, Olusola Orevba has visited one of the potential Chinese Investors and partners to discuss their trip to Nigeria and development projects to be done in Nigeria.
Mr. Orevba says, along with agriculture, mining and other areas to diversify the economy, housing should be on the investor’s top list of projects, particularly as the Nigerian government has declared a housing deficit.
Gen.Abdulsalami on Present Adminisration
Meanwhile, former head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubarkar has joined his voice to call for Nigerians to be patient with the administration in its bid to address the challenges facing the country.
He was speaking at his hill top residence with journalists to mark his 74th birthday in Minna.
Federal Government Alerts on ISIS Indoctrination Mobile App
The federal government has alerted Nigerians to the existence of a newly-launched mobile application developed by the Islamic State of
Iraq and Syria (ISIS) for propagating jihad to children.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the mobile application, tagged ‘huroof’ (arabic alphabets or letters), is to be used by ISIS to teach children the Arabic alphabets with the aid of guns, military tanks and cannons.
The application utilizes colorful illustrations that attract and engage the attention of young children, the minister said, urging
members of the public in general and parents in particular to be vigilant and to prevent their children and wards from being indoctrinated
Senate on Nigcomsat
Absence of backup satellite to support Nigeria’s existing satellite is said to be a challenge to federal government’s owned Satellite Company (Nigcomsat)
This was identified by the senate committee on ICT and cyber-crime while on a visit to assess the operational status of the company.