News Summary : All You Need To Know Today 29/7/2016
Acting IGP Warns Criminals
The acting Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris has warned criminals especially kidnappers in the country never to think Nigeria is lawless.
He gave the warning when operatives of his intelligence response team arrested a notorious kidnapping gang known to have been terrorizing law abiding citizens in Rivers State and UTS environs.
In a statement by force public relations officer, Force Headquarters, DCP Don Awunah,
The gang met its end when they kidnapped a woman and her one year old daughter from her port Harcourt home, demanding the sum of two million, five hundred thousand naira as ransom for their freedom. Based on the credible technical intelligence generated by the intelligence responses team, this was however agreed as bait.
the end of the gang came when in their attempt to claim the said sum of money at the agreed point, operatives of the response team engaged them, rescued the victims and arrested four of the kidnappers who gave their names as Herbert Oriminagbe, Chijioke Akah Alias Katta, Kelechi Nwaordu Alias seed of and Nelson Ajumogobia Alia Ibios.
The gangs admitted that they were also responsible for the kidnap of one Undunabuk and other Innocent Nigerians. Going through a laptop recovered from them, it was discovered that the real owner was once robbed in his residence in porthacourt and later kidnapped but released after one million; three hundred thousand naira ransom was paid.
The acting IGP says the Nigeria police has the capacity and capability for technical and intelligence c to reduce the perceived rise in crime especially kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism and other forms at violent crime.
Abuja environmental protection board on Debt Recovery
Owners of residential houses in the Abuja metropolis owe the Abuja environmental protection board AEPB an aggregate sum of three point nine billion naira for solid and liquid waste evacuation.
Chairman, FCT Taskforce on debt recovery, Baba Shehu Lawan made this known while sealing up the residences of some defaulters in Wuse district on court order.
Ambassadorial Screening Ends
The Senate President Bukola Saraki has urged the forty seven career ambassadorial nominees screened by the senate to facilitate the achievement of the change agenda of the present administration. After their confirmation by the senate, Saraki granted the ambassadorial nominees audience at the conclusion of their screening
Amnesty International Protest Planned Executions in Indonesia
Following recent report that the Indonesian government would be executing 14 persons this week for drug trafficking, an international human rights organization, “amnesty international” has staged a protest in Abuja.
The protest in front of the Indonesian embassy Abuja is to appeal that Indonesian president Joko Widodo reverse the death penalty to imprisonment.
As the days count down, the voices grow louder.
It’s a matter of life and death and this group from the amnesty international hope their protest at the Indonesian embassy in Abuja will sway the government of Indonesia from its planned execution of 14 people for drug offenses.
Amnesty international says that it received credible reports that some of the condemned prisoners were convicted in unfair trials.
It wants the sentences commuted to imprisonment just as it calls for the upholding of rights of citizens across the world, through fair hearing, proper trial proceedings and appropriate penalties.
Of the convicted persons, five are Nigerian’s, four Indonesian, a Pakistani, an Indian, a Zimbabwean, a Senegalese and a South African.
Indonesia has come under public scrutiny over its laws which explicitly hand down death sentences for drug related offences.
Barack Obama Says His Mind
US President Barack Obama has implored voters to help continue his legacy. By carrying Hillary Clinton to victory at the polls in November.
Mr. Obama praised Mrs Clinton at the democratic convention in Philadelphia, as the most qualified person ever to run for the white house.
He said voters faced a choice between hope and fear, attacking home-grown demagogue republican Donald Trump.
Barack Obama who is two term president of United States has praise Hilary Clinton and he says there is hope ahead and he is after the future of the country.
He said our country does not feel ‘great already’ to the millions of wonderful people living in poverty, violence and despair.
Barack Obama who is two term president of the United States praised Hillary Clinton stating that there is hop ahead as he is after the future of the country
Buhari Challenges Religious Leaders on Public Communication
The federal government says it is not unmindful of the challenges of life confronting Nigerian’s as concerted actions taken so far will alleviate their sufferings in the shortest time possible. President Muhammadu Buhari, who granted audience to the council of imam in the FCT, urged religious leaders to keep calming the people as the future is bright.
Buhari Meets Global Fund Officials
President Muhammadu Buhari has made a case for international donor agencies to keep faith with Nigeria as genuine efforts have been made to correct the lapses that characterized its developmental endeavors.
Receiving the Executive Officers of Gavi and the global fund led by Dr Seth Berkley, the president says probity and accountability are now the watch words in the governance of the country.
Conference on Strategic Management
Strategic implementation of development progremmes and policies in Nigeria has been identified as critical for fostering growth and sustainable development.
This came to the fore at the conference of institute of strategic management Nigeria, in Abuja.
Director General NTA Recieves NUJ Leadership
The national president of the Nigerian union of journalist Abdulwaheed Odusile has called for the independence of the media, particularly; government owned media organizations in order to build a strong democracy that will bring much need development.
Odusile made the call during a visit to the director general of the Nigerian Television Authority of the Nigerian television authority, Yakubu Ibn Mohammed.
Elders Forum Support Govt On Salaries Structure For Workers
Elder’s forum in Nasarawa state has thrown its weight behind the new salary structure for all political and public office holders as well as civil servant in the state.
The forum who made its position known at a media briefing in Lafia, says the measure will enable the state government to inject more resources on development projects for the benefit of all.
Federal Poly Sign Agreement on Research
In their quest to make Nigeria a technologically advanced country in the 21st century, the management of Nigerian tertiary academic institutions has been making collaborative efforts with other science and technology institutions globally.
It is against this backdrop that the federal polytechnic nasarawa signed the memorandum of understanding with information and communication technology, university foundation USA on charting information and technology ideas.
FRSC and Rotary Club on Road Traffic Violations In Residential Places
The Federal Road Safety Commission with the rotary club of Abuja Gwarinpa has flagged off a campaign aimed at curbing road traffic violations in residential areas.
This is part of efforts to secure the lives of children and other residents.
German Nigerian Consultative Business Forum
Nigeria has one of the most favorable and investor friendly legal framework which guarantees investment and repatriation of proceeds.
This was part of the submission of the attorney- general and minister of Justice Abubakar Malami when he met some investors at a business forum in Potsdam, Germany.
Good Morning Nigeria on Aviation Fuel Crisis
Growing concern over the lingering aviation fuel crisis in Nigeria and its consequences on air travels has necessitated the clamour by experts and other stakeholders for an immediate remedy by the government.
this line of argument was brought to the fore on NTA’s current affairs programme good morning Nigeria.
Good Morning Nigeria on Hilary Clinton’s Emergence
And also discussed on the programme good morning Nigeria was lessons Nigerian woman can learn from the current political development in the United States.
A legal practitioner and gender activist Esther Uzoma says the emergence of Hilary Clinton as the first ever presidential candidate of a major political party in the United States as a major achievement to women globally.
Nigerian woman she added has the potentials of positively contributing more to nation building.
Health Minister on World Hepatitis Day
Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has reteriated the commitment of the fight against the scourge of varial hepatitis through prompt establishment of the disease control programme in 2013 and development of the first edition of the national policy.
He made this known during this year’s celebration of world Hepatitis Day in Abuja.
IGP On Joint Operational Centers
The establishment of the joint operational centers by the police with the collaboration of other agencies is the necessary to achieve effective national security.
The inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris stated this when he met with comptroller general of customs col. Hameed Ali.
Vice President Receives Members Of Course 24 Of NDC.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government besides encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit among the Nigerian youth, will maintain focus on ensuring that young Nigerian’s are well-trained in whatever discipline or professional calling they may chose in order for them to contribute meaningfully to the society.
This was during a research presentation to him by course 24 participants of the national defence college at the Aso Villa.
President Buhari Congratulates Mbaka on 21st Anniversary
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with reverend father Mbaka, director of adoration ministry, on the 21st anniversary of his ordination to priesthood in the Catholic Church which comes up Friday.
In a statement by the special adviser on media and publicity to the president Femi Adesina, President Buhari extends his best wishes to father Mbaka’s family congregation and well-wishers as they celebrate this special event with him in his continued devotion to the wellbeing of others as a father, wise counselor, teacher and guardian.
The president commends father Mbaka’s steadfast devotion to his vocation and ministry amply demonstrated in his service to the nation and prayed that god will continually prosper his ministry.
Nigeria-China On Skills Centers for Youths
The Chinese government says it will collaborate with the federal government to establish and strengthen skills acquisition centres for Nigeria youths.
Cultural counselor, Chinese embassy in Nigeria, Yan Xiangdong said this when he paid a visit on the Director-General, NYSC, Brigadier- General Sule Kazaure in his office in Abuja.