News Summary : All You Need to Know Today 14/07/2016
President Buhari Meets Soldiers on Location
The Federal Government has warned those perpetrating acts of lawlessness and fanning the embers of disunity and destabilization to stop forthwith as appropriate steps have been taken to decisively deal with such threats to national security from any quarter.
President Muhammadu Buhari gave the warning while addressing officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army on location at the live field training exercise in Dansadau village in Zamfara State to round off the 2016 army day celebration.
President Buhari Commissions Zamfara Project
President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged Nigerians to give serious thought about the economic predicament of the country and put to maximum use their ingenuity towards sustaining themselves and growing the economy.
Speaking in Gusau while commissioning some projects executed by the Zamfara state government, the president said in particular people should embrace farming in view of its potentials for sustainable economic growth and development.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation Briefs Senate
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir David Lawal has maintained a statement credited to him on the possibility of non-implementation of constituency projects as contained in the 2016 budget.
He was speaking before a joint committee of the senate set-up to investigate the issue under the chairman senate committee on ethics and privileges, Senator Sam Anyoku.
House of Representatives on Electricity Tariff
The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to stop plans by the electricity distribution companies to increase electricity tariff.
Senate Passes Disability Bill
The Senate has passed two bills at third reading among which is prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities.
Mrs Buhari at Women in Export Stakeholders Forum
The Wife of the President Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has remained resolute in her advocacy to promote women entrepreneurship and businesses in order to contribute to the nation’s development.
Mrs. Buhari stated this at the women in export stakeholders forum and exhibition in Abuja organised by the Nigerian export promotion council NEPC in conjunction with the international trade Centre ITC.
Aisha Buhari Initiative
Items worth several millions of naira have distributed to indigents persons living in Abia state through the initiative of the wife of the president Mrs. Aisha Buhari.
Mrs. Buhari said the gesture is aimed at restoring hope to indigent persons as part of her initiative.
AGF Appears Before Senate Judiciary Committee
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has appeared before the senate committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters to provide explanations on the ongoing prosecution of the senate president and his deputy on the alleged forgery of the senate standing rule.
Senate Summons minister Over Ambassadorial Nominations
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Bab Chir David Lawal have given assurances that no state will be left out in President Muhammadu Buhari’s ambassadorial appointments.
They stated this during an interactive session with the senate committee on foreign affairs.
Minister of Power works and Housing in Kaduna
The Minister of Power works and Housing Babtunde Raji Fashola has reiterated the federal government’s commitment towards increasing power generation in the country.
The Minister was speaking while inspecting the ongoing two hundred and fifteen megawatts power project in Kaduna with a view to ensuring proper use of funds provided in this year’s budgetary allocation.
INEC on Edo Candidates
Nineteen political parties have fielded candidates to participate at the September 10th governorship election in Edo State.
INEC on Kogi- East Re-run Election
The Independent National Electoral Commission has called on politicians and other stakeholders in the July 23rd repeat re-run elections in Kogi-East Senatorial District, Kogi state to eschew bitterness and cooperate with the commission for a hitch-free poll.
The INEC resident electoral commissioner deployed to the state for the exercise Mr. Samuel Madaki Usman stated this in lokoja.
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Federal Government Relief for IDPs
The Federal Government has released another consignment of relief materials to Borno State for onward distribution to IDPs across the state.
This is part of a memorandum of understanding entered into by the federal government and Borno State.
WHO Applauds Nigeria’s Efforts on Health
The World Health Organization (WHO) has applauded Nigeria’s efforts towards revitalizing primary healthcare, stating that the system is improving its capacity to prepare and respond to outbreak of epidemics.
WHO regional director for Africa Dr. Rebecca Moeti gave the commendation while briefing journalists of her impression on health issues in Nigeria.
ECOWAS on the Fight Against Drugs
Technical experts on the prevention of drug abuse want governments and donor agencies of ECOWAS member states to design a holistic approach to drug prevention through substantial financial allocation, vigorous enforcement, monitoring and evaluation of policies on drug abuse.
These were the views of delegates at a meeting of the West African epidemiology network on drug use holding at the ECOWAS parliament in Abuja.
Police Parade Suspected Kidnappers of Sera Leone Diplomat
The Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris has directed that police intelligence response unit be created throughout the federation to flush out all criminal elements.
The force public relations officer and deputy commissioner of police don Awunah stated this while parading an eleven member gang suspected to have kidnapped a sierra-leonan diplomat on the Kaduna-Abuja road two weeks ago.
FG Domesticates Paris Agreement on Climate Change
In December 2015, heads of state and governments converged on Paris, France to form a common front on how to stem the rising tide of climate change.
Seven months after this conference, the federal government of Nigeria is set to domesticate the agreements reached at the Paris conference beginning with women.
What is the role of women in this campaign?
Let’s join Mie Ogidi who attended the opening of the two-day conference in Abuja.
ECOWAS Climate Change Workshop
A three day workshop to discuss the implementation of initial activities of West Africa’s strategic programme on reduction of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change is taking place in Abuja.
NDDC Recieves Inc Executive
Socio-cultural Organisations in the Niger-Delta have been challenged on the need to prevail on various agitating groups in the region to toe the path of peace.
Acting managing director of the Niger-Delta Development commission Ibim Semenitari made the call when she received the leadership of the Ijaw National Congress at the Commission`s Headquarters in Port Harcourt.
NHRC on Alternative Dispute Resolution
Alternative dispute resolution mechanism has again proved its vitality in ensuring peace in the society.
The latest proof of this is the use of the mechanism by the national human rights commission to resolve the conflict among members of the national association of Nigerian traders instead of them resorting to litigation.
A Sallah with a Difference
It has been long since Sallah in the north leaves behind sweet memories.
This year’s Sallah did in a beautiful way. For one, the elaborate ceremonies resume after over 4 years absence due to security concerns and all over, the ceremonies were peaceful and the goodwill overwhelming.
Effective Business Models for Africa
Developing Business models that can empower the young unemployed population of Africa is the thrust of a conference of north-American and African entrepreneurs at the global economic institute for Africa in Canada.