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Buhari Inaugurates Ogoni Clean-Up Committees
Another significant milestone has been recorded in the Buhari Administration’s commitment towards the implementation of the united nation’s environment programme report on Ogoniland and other impacted communities in the Niger Delta region.
This followed the inauguration of the governing council and the board of trustees of the trust fund for the clean-up of Ogoniland otherwise refers to as hydrocarbon pollution remediation project.
President Muhammadu Buhari performed the ceremony in the state house.
President Buhari Recieves Italian Envoy
President Muhammadu Buhari has advocated the need for stronger and secure bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and Italy for the benefit of their people and economies.
he stated this while receiving the Italian minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation, Mr Paola Gentiloni on a courtesy visit.
Foreign Affairs Minister to Host Italy Counterpart
The Nigerian government is looking forward to the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Italy increase trade relations and effective management of illegal migrants.
Minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama disclosed this was while exchanging views with the visiting Italian minister of foreign affairs.
12th Nigeria Editor Conference
Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohamed has commended the Nigerian guild of editors for being part of the ongoing determined efforts to tackle the various challenges facing the country especially as it affected the economy.
He stated this at the 2016 all Nigerian editors’ conference holding in Port Harcourt, rivers state.
HOS at Public Lecture
Head of Civil Service of the federation Mrs Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita says henceforth training programs will no longer be treated as welfare issues but a targeted intervention for improved service delivery.
Mrs. Oyo-Ita stated this at a public service lecture to mark 2016 civil service week in Abuja.
PDP Bot Meets Jonathan
Former president good luck Jonathan has advised members of the People’s Democratic Party to regard the party above their personal interest pledging to intervene in the leadership crisis facing the party. He stated this when the delegation of the PDP board of trustees paid him a visit at his residence in Abuja.
Segun Oni on APC Ondo Primary
The Deputy National Chairman south of all progressive congress, APC Olusegun Oni says as a party with honor and integrity, APC must have a credible process of selecting its flag bearer in the Ondo state governorship election.
He stated this while presenting expression of interest and nomination forms to governorship aspirants.
Faleke Loses At Court Of Appeal
The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of the former deputy governorship candidate in Kogi State election of December 2015, Mr. James Faleke.
The court of appeal in its judgment upheld the election tribunals position that Faleke’s position lacked merit.
Federal Government Dismisses Boko Haram Appointment
The Nigerian government has described as cheap propaganda the report that ISIS has appointed a new leader for Boko Haram.
In a statement by the special assistant to the minister of information and culture, the government says it is too late to employ such tactics to revive the defeated Nigerian terrorist organization.
Federal GFovernment on Illegal Diversion of Explosives
The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi has ordered the immediate sealing off of Nigerian development and Construction Company; an importer and exporter of explosives in Koko, delta state over illegal diversion of explosives.
In a statement by his special assistant on media, Olayinka Oyebode, the closure is in addition to the blacklisting of the company and withdrawal of its license to do business.
The statement adds that this development is sequel to investigations by the office of the national security adviser which revealed that the company was involved in illegal diversion of about nine thousand kilogrammes of nitro-glycerine explosives and 16,420 pieces of electrical detonators from its magazines between 2015 and 2016.
The minister warns all manufacturers, importers, sellers and end users of explosives in the country to desist from unprofessional sale, procurement, storage and use of explosives in line with the provisions of the explosives act of 1954, the explosives regulations of 1967 and other extant policy directives.
Workshop on Small Arms and Light Weapons
The United Nations has reiterated determination to support African countries in building capacity to combat violent extremism in the continent.
This came to the fore at a workshop in Abuja on improving cross-border sub-regional cooperation in small and light weapons control.
Immigration Service and Customs Collaborate on Border Control
The Nigeria Immigration Service and Nigeria Customs Service have agreed to pull resources together in the fight against smuggling of goods and persons, human trafficking and other trans-border crimes.
The comptroller general of immigration service, Muhammad Babandede his customs counterpart, Col Hameed Ali met in Abuja to explore possible areas cooperation towards better service delivery.
Indigineos Lingua Franca in ECOWAS Advocated
A common indigenous lingua franca known as goasa language has been invented and advocated for its application in the economic communities of West African states – ECOWAS to further build successful industrial and technological revolution in the region.
Professor Alex Igbineweka, a Nigerian lecturer at the America heritage university who invented the language stated this at a lecture on the language organized by the faculty of Arts University Orf Abuja.
Fayose’s Associate Gets Bail
The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail in the sum of five hundred million naira to Abiodun Agbele, an associate of Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose.