Network News Summary: All You Need to Know Today 27/6/2016
World Day Against Drug Abuse
The United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and illicit trafficking is observed on June 26 each year, to raise awareness on major problems posed by illicit drugs in the society.
In Abuja, the reaction for the global observance was taken to the corridors of commercial motor operators by a non-governmental organization, adorable foundation international.
Minister of Agriculture-World Bank on Rice in Production
World Bank has pledged to support Nigeria in its effort to be self-sufficient in rice production.
Just as the federal ministry of agriculture has warned farmers to guard against fraudsters in accessing loans.
FADAMA Three Wrap Up
The World Bank has planned for additional value chain on FADAMA projects in line with the economic transformation of the country.
World Bank task team leader in charge of the programme. Adetunji Oredipe who stated this also expressed satisfaction with the quality of personnel involved in the FADAMA three additional funding projects in Nigeria.
National Prayers for Peace
As the observance of the Ramadan fast continues, Muslims across the country have been urged to seek the blessing inherent in the final days of the holy month, to achieve rapid national growth and peaceful co-existence.
This was made known by the imam of 24 crescents Mosque Gwarinpa during a national prayer session.
Catholic Men’s Organisation Celebrates father’s day
As the Catholic Cathedral of the 12 apostles Abuja celebrates fathers’ day, men have been charged to rise to the challenge, and be the shepherds of their families, as Christ ordained it, for a better society.
Reverend father Christopher Nmbia gave the charge, as the catholic men’s organization of the church marked Father’s Day.
Promoting Integrity Through the Church
Promoting integrity in homes which will translate to national development was the focus of the Father’s Day celebration at the fathers church Abuja.
FCT Baptist Conference
Twelve Ministers have been ordained into the full Gospel Ministry of the Baptist Church Convention.
Adebola Brookslyn Sunday said that the ordination was part of the activities of the first annual session of the FCT Baptist Conference at the National Christian Centre Abuja.
China Africa Digital Seminar Ends
To mark the end of the 6th African Digital TV development seminar in Beijing, African Countries representatives shared their experiences, challenges and way forward as they strive to switch over from analogue to digital broadcasting.
Director-general of the Nigerian Television Authority NTA, Yakubu Ibn Mohammed in his speech said working with the national broadcasting commission and other relevant bodies under the watch of the ministry of information and culture, Nigeria will tackle the challenges of digitization with renewed vigour gained from experiences from the seminar.
NYSC Cultural Day
The downturn from oil receipts and the need to boost Nigeria’s foreign exchange earnings received attention at the NYSC Cultural Day celebration, at the NYSC orientation camp in Abuja.
Nasarawa Flood Disaster
The Nasarawa State Government is to reconstruct all collapsed bridges and other infrastructure damaged by flooding across the state.
This is coming even as more rural communities in the state have again been ravaged by floods leading to loss of lives and property worth millions of naira.
NACA Awareness Campaign
The National Agency for the Control of aids (HIV aids) NACA is not relenting in its awareness campaign.
The agency has reached out to some Abuja communities to educate them and answer their questions on issues related to HIV aids.
The director general of NACA, John Idoko who earlier inspected the call Centre at the agency said continuous sensitization would enable Nigeria achieve the 2030 goal of zero transmission.
Christian Care for Widows and Widowers Calls for Widows’ Care
Giving widows and other less privileged persons adequate care and required attention, is necessary to achieving transformation.
This was part of the submission of a non-governmental organization, the Christian Care for Widows and Widowers, (CCWA), at an annual convention & exhibition of widow’s crafts.