NTA News Summary: All You Need To Know Today 20/6/2016
Edo State APC Governorship Primary
Godwin Obaseki has emerged as the flag bearer of All Progressives Congress APC for September 10 Governorship election in Edo State.
Godwin defeated all other 11 aspirants who contested the election.
The APC Governorship primary which started in the morning yesterday went into the night under close supervision of Governor Aminu Masari and Opeyemi Babatunde .
Godwin polled 1619 to emerge winner while Pius Odubu scored 417 votes, Kenneth Imansuangbon polled 276.
The Edo State governorship primary attracted 2873 delegates from 192 wards.
The APC candidate Godwin Obaseki promised to ensure more dividends of democracy.
He enjoined all party members to rally round him in the September 10 governorship election.
Federal Government Denies M.O.U on Return of Refugees
The Minister of Interior, lt. General Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau has denied that the Federal Government has signed a tripartite agreement on the voluntary repatriation of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon.
In a statement signed by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Bassey Okon Akpanyung, the minister said that only tripartite talks were held between Nigeria, Cameroon and the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, which are expected to culminate in the eventual signing of an agreement between the heads of state of Nigeria and Cameroon in July, 2016.
He said the meeting discussed a framework for the voluntary repatriation of Nigerian refugees being hosted by the Cameroonian Government.
He also appreciated the brotherliness extended to the Nigerian refugees by the government and people of Cameroon.
Minister of Science & Technology on Promoting Research
The Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu says the federal government will continue to support research capable of promoting industrialization of the nation.
He said this during an official visit to the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi in Lagos.
Head of Service Hosts NIPPS Participants
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation Winifred Oyo – Ita has urged participants of course 22 at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies Kuru, Jos to embrace the enterprise culture and come up with policies that will guide the leadership of the nation to deliver the desired change to the people.
Vice President Receives JICA Delegation
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says the Buhari
Administration remains committed to ensuring
That Nigerians enjoy better lives despite the
State of the economy.
The acting president was speaking while receiving a delegation of the japan international cooperation agency on a courtesy visit.
Speaker of House of Representative on CSOS
Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara has described the role of Civil Society Organizations and Labour Unions as the life-wire of democracy.
He observed this when he granted audience to a delegation from save democracy group Africa led by a former speaker of the House of Representatives Ghali Na’abba.
as part of the on-going review of the Nigerian automotive industry development plan (NAIDP) and the re-positioning of the automotive
Sector, the federal government will be hosting a one-day stakeholder’s forum.
This is with the objective to eliminate the limitations in the implementation process of the plan.
A press statement by the senior special assistant on media and publicity to the Vice President Laolu Akande, states that the forum is intended to also engage with representatives from the industry to deliberate on how to diversify the economy, increase exports and foreign exchange earnings, and create sustainable economic development.
It indicated that the stakeholder discussions will equally focus on specific actions and steps required by government towards achieving the strategic objectives of the development plan.
Members of the national assembly, industry chieftains, bureaucrats, local and international experts as well as investors are also expected to attend the forum.
Air Force Deploys Troops
The counter insurgency war in the
North east has entered a new phase with the
deployment of special air force troops and
Platforms in the northern part of Borno State to support “operation Gama Aiki”, in collaboration with the multinational joint task force.
Two Suicide Bombers Caught in Borno
Two suicide bombers heading to a gathering, to detonate improvised explosive devices have met their Waterloo.
They were caught at Kushari area of Maiduguri, in Borno State.
Information Minister with DG SEC
The federal government says its strategic implementation plan for the 2016 budget is anchored on achieving 34 major objectives for the economy.
Information and culture minister Lai Mohammed stated this while presenting the document to the director-general Securities and Exchange Commission Mounir Gwarzo in Abuja.
Ramadan and Religious Harmony
With the situation of terrorism prevailing on a global scale, the need for dialogue, mutual understanding, respect for universal human values and instilling security for people, have been identified not as a luxury but a necessity for Nigeria, where religions are practiced with great dynamism.
This was the message when some exceptional Nigerians were honoured by a Turkish Foundatuion in Abuja, for their efforts in developing a peaceful society.
Israeli Ambassador Visit NCPC
The Israeli government has expressed readiness to work with the Nigerian Christian pilgrim’s Commission to address challenges faced by pilgrims to enhance relations between Nigeria and Israel.
NDDC receives European Union
The Niger Delta Development Commission has restated its commitment to partnering with stakeholders as a major vehicle for the achievement of its mandate.
Acting managing director Ibim Semenitari stated this when she received a delegation of the European Union at the commission’s headquarters in