NTA News Summary: All You Need To Know Today 23/6/2016
President Muhammadu Buhari Meets Villa Staff
President Muhammadu Buhari has made a case for Nigerians to seriously reflect on the nation’s economic predicament and take the path of honour by ensuring that they do not lose the golden opportunity to salvage the nation.
Addressing the management and staff of the state house, the president restated his resolve to lead by example.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Prayers for Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari has made a passionate appeal to Nigerians to pray fervently to god in the spirit of the Ramadan season for Nigeria to overcome her prevailing challenges for national unity, stability and sustainable socio-economic development.
The President made the appeal Tuesday evening while hosting Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and members of the federal executive council to the breaking of Ramadan fast.
he said with the economy going down, the enormous potentials in agriculture and solid minerals sectors yet to be fully exploited and the nation’s critical assets being vandalized by militants, prayers can go a long way in helping Nigeria.
President Buhari who recalled with concern the two million lives Nigerians lost during the civil war, called for caution on the part of those fanning the embers of disunity in the country.
Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo who responded on behalf of the cabinet thanked the president for the show of hospitality and hope that the prevailing spirit of unity in Ramadan will permeate throughout the country for national development.
Good Morning Nigeria on New Bailout for States
The growing inability of states to pay workers salary has led the federal government to offer another bailout to the states, the second within one year.
Economy experts speaking on NTA’s Good Morning Nigeria expressed divergent views on the decision of the federal government to grant 90 billion naira bailout to state governments after the initial one of over 713 billion.
Finance Workers Protest Resolved
Workers of the Federal Ministry of Finance have called off their 3-day peaceful protest after a successful dialogue with the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun.
Servicom Meets FRSC on Service Delivery
The management of Servicom is partnering with the federal road safety corps, FRSC towards ensuring that Nigerian’s get value for money in service delivery and promoting safety on Nigeria’s roads.
At a meeting at the headquarter of the FRSC in Abuja Corps Mashal Boboye Oyeyemi said the corps strives for excellence in its service delivery.
China Africa Media Cooperation Opens
The 3rd Africa-China Media forum cooperation ended with the launch of the Africa link union.
Juliette Aina said that it is convergent news content platform to help add value to news from Africa and China.
The Nigerian television authority NTA is one a member of the union, along with 18 other African media.
Ageing Policy Formulation Training Programme
Experts have projected that Nigeria is to experience a three point three percent growth of older persons between 2015 and 2050.
As a result, they are calling for urgent formulation of policies to take care of ageing in the country.
Abducted Catholic Reverend Found Dead
The Vicar of Catholic Diocese of Oturkpo, very Reverend Father John Adeyi who was kidnapped on April 24th 2016 has been found dead at a forest in Obu Otukpa, Ogbadibo local government area of Benue State.
A team of security personnel is investigating his abduction and murder.
Niger Delta Minister at NASS
Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Usani Uguru Usani has advocated for more legislative support on policies for enduring peace, development and security of the Niger delta region.
The Minister was at the National Assembly to appear before the joint house committees on Niger Delta affairs and procurement.
NDDC Defence Budget
The Niger-Delta Development Commission is to spend two hundred and thirty one point two billion naira on development projects and programmes in 2016.
The acting managing director of the commission Ibim Seminitari made this known while defending its 2016 budget before the house committee on NDDC.
Securities and Exchange Commission seeks collaboration with the Nigeria police in tackling infractions in the capital market.