News Summary: All You Need to Know Today 4/07/2016
Emir of Daura Hosts President Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured Nigerians that he will do whatever it takes to remain fair, honest and just in steering the ship of the country towards salvation and prosperity.
Speaking at the palace of the Emir of Daura where he was hosted to the breaking of the Ramadan Fast, the president was emphatic that under his watch no section of the country will be discriminated against or marginalized.
IGP on pipeline vandalism
The acting inspector general of police Ibrahim Idris has visited delta state on a spot assessment and evaluation of the security situation in some flash points in the creeks of delta state.
The visit is against the background of incessant destruction of pipelines and other oil installations in the area.
NAF Passing Out Parade Ceremony
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar says no individual or group will be allowed to undermine the sovereignty of Nigeria as a Nation, as the Military will do all within its means to protect her territorial integrity.
Air Marshal Abubakar stated this in Kaduna during the passing-out parade of the basic military training course 35/2016 recruits.
Lt, General Tukur Buratai Leads Sanitation Exercise
Public desire in the federal capital territory for a clean environment to avoid endangering the health of the people has got a response.
This follows the deployment of army personnel led by the chief of army staff himself, Lt, General Tukur Buratai to sanitise some parts of Abuja.
Mrs Buhari is Back from Lesser Hajj
The wife of the president Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari is back to the country after a successful 10 day trip to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Lesser Hajj.
Ramadan Last Ten Days and Night of Majesty
Do you wonder why the Muslim faithful keep vigil in the last ten days of Ramadan?
Why more than at any other time, dedication and resilience must be essential parts of the qualities needed during this spiritual period?
Rotary on Nation Building
Nigerians have been admonished to shun ethnicity in their personal and professional relationships in order to foster national unity and development.
This was the message as Rotarians across the country converged on Abuja for the rotary district 9125 charity cocktail to mark the club’s end of year.
Federal Road Safety Corps on Sallah Patrols
Following the lifting of the suspension on the enforcement of the speed limit device by the national assembly, the federal road safety corps says it will soon come up with a new date for the commencement of the compulsory enforcement of the device on commercial vehicles in order to stem speed induced crashes on the country’s highways.
Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi disclosed this while briefing the media in Abuja on Sallah Patrols.
Ministry of Agric on Subsidy Payment
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Audu Ogbeh has denied an allegation of siphoning and embezzlement of two billion naira subsidy payment to agro dealers under the growth enhancement programme.
Mrs Buhari is Back From Lesser Hajj
The wife of the president Mrs.Aisha Muhammadu Buhari is back to the country after a successful 10 day trip to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Lesser Hajj.
Accompanied by her senior special assistant and other members of her family, Mrs. Buhari was received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja by the Former Deputy Governor of Plateau State Pauline Tallen, and wife of Nasarawa state governor, Mairo Tanko Almakura.
The Nugeria Police Retire 21 AIGs
The police service commission has approved the retirement of twenty-one assistant inspectors general of police.
Those affected are all senior to the new acting inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris before his appointment.
A statement from the media aide to the chairman of the commission Mike Okiro which contains the news commended the retired officers for their meritorious service to the nation and wished them well in their new endeavors.
The affected AIGs are Bala a. Hassan, Yahaya Garba Ardo, Irmiya F. Yerima, Danladi Mshebwala, Tambari Mohammed, Bala Magaji Nasarawa, Musa Abdulsalam, Adisa Bolanta, Mohammed Gana and Umaru Abubakar Manko.
Others are Olufemi Adenike, Johnson A. Ogunsakin, Adenrele T. Shinaba, James O. Caulcrick, Olufemi David Ogum Bayode, Edgar T. Nanakumo, Kalafite H. Adeyemi, Patrick Dokumor, Mbu Joseph Mbu and Sabo Ibrahim Ringim.
Taskforce on Light Arms Briefs Press
No meaningful economic development can take place with ongoing violent agitation in any country.
Director-general national taskforce to combat illegal importation and smuggling of arms, ammunitions, light and chemical weapons (natforce) Osita Okereke said this at a media briefing in Abuja.
32nd Experts Review Meeting
Following the successful halting of polio transmission for two straight years, the national primary health care development agency plans to channel assets and infrastructure used for polio eradication to tackle other public health problems.
At a two day meeting of experts review committee on polio in Abuja, consensus reached was for continuous supplementary immunization activities and routine immunization exercises especially in the endemic states.
Minister of Agric on Subsidy Payment
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Audu Ogbeh has denied allegation of siphoning and embezzlement of two billion naira subsidy payment to agro dealers under the growth enhancement programme.
Medical Women Association Reach Out to Orphans
The need for well-to-do Nigerians to always extend helping hands to the vulnerable and needy in the society has again been exemplified as the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria, FCT chapter shared with orphans in Abuja.
Olympic Day Run
Residents of Abuja joined the national Olympic Committee and the Nigerian Army to mark Olympic Day.
The NOC used the event to promote the ideals of the Olympic movement which touch on fairness, unity and friendly competition.