News Summary: All You Need To Know Today 7th September 2016

President Buhari endorses Obaseki
President Muhammadu Buhari has formally endorsed the candidacy of Godwin Obaseki of the Apc for the forthcoming Edo State governorship election and called for his election massively towards consolidating developmental strides by the Oshiomhole administration.
Speaking at the grand finale of Apc governatorial campaign rally in Benin, the president assured Nigerians that the governing Apc will live up to its promise of addressing the nation’s fundamental problems and restoring it to the path of sustainable growth and development.

IGP on Edo governorship election 2016
Meanwhile, the acting inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris has deployed a deputy inspector general of police, assisted by an assistant inspector general of police and three commissioners of police to co-ordinate the security operations and facilitate the electoral process for the 10th September, 2016 governorship election in Edo state.
In a statement by force public relations officer DCP Don Awunah, the IGP also approved the deployment of additional twenty five thousand police personnel for the election in the state.

In addition, the police aerial surveillance helicopters and gun boats, ten [10] additional armoured personnel carriers and five hundred and fifty patrol vehicles will be deployed, to cover all the polling units, rack centres, collating centres, riverine areas and difficult terrains.
The IGP is also convening a peace accord meeting of all the political parties, candidates, INEC officials, election observers and other stakeholders before the date of the election in Benin City, edo state
The police also advises political parties and their leader, traditional rulers, community leaders, parents and guardians to warn and prevail on their members, supporters, subjects, children and wards to be law abiding and not allow themselves to be used as canon folders to cause disturbance of the peace or disruption of the electoral process.

VP on entrepreneurship
Vice president, Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government is intensifying effort towards ensuring the right environment for doing business in the country.

Speaking at the first annual lecture of an Abuja based communication firm, the vice president explains that President Muhammadu Buhari is already working on some legislation that would enhance the global rating as country with good business environment.

VP receives Pentecostal bishops
In the meantime, vice president Yemi Osinbajo says there is no country in the world that can face the kind of stealing that has taken place in Nigeria without having to deal with the consequences, including the current state of the economy.
While receiving a delegation of the northern
States Pentecostal bishop’s forum, the vice president assures Nigerians that even though times are hard, there is great hope that the country will prosper.

Military warns militant groups
The defence headquarters has decried the disturbing spate of militant groups springing up in the Niger delta region.

A statement by the acting director defence information brigadier general Rabe Abubakar says the latest is the Niger delta Greenland justice mandate (NDGJM) which claims to have blown up NNPC oil facility a few days ago.

The statement further says the same group has been reported to have issued threats to people living around oil and gas infrastructure to vacate their homes or face being casualties in their subsequent attacks.

The defence headquarters has therefore warned that no group or individual has the power to threaten residents in any part of the country as such acts will be decisively dealt with.

Brigadier general Abubakar says it is worrisome that despite the federal government’s olive branch to broker peace and proffer solutions to the Niger delta issue, some groups are still fanning the embers of war.

While re-affirming the military and security agencies total commitment to ensure security of lives and property, across the country, he said the armed forces will remain focused, un-intimidated and display professionalism in carrying out its statutory responsibilities.

Federal Government moves to prevent Economic losses on the Highways
As the federal government intensifies efforts to reconstruct and rehabilitate highways across the country, the minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola has directed federal controllers of works to ensure the removal of all obstructions on the right of ways in order to promote safety and prevent economic losses on the roads.

The minister also directed that the issuance of permits to erect structures on right of ways on federal highways should no longer be granted and there would be no renewal for those who already have such structures on the highways.

the minister who spoke during a meeting in Abuja with federal controllers of works and sector commanders of the federal road safety corps (FRSC) from across the federation, said that while those with permit would be allowed to stay till the expiration of such permit, those with no permit should immediately leave the right of way.

Expressing dismay at the ease with which the permits are issued in the name of internally generated revenue (IGR), Fashola told the controllers, that the priority should be how to secure the right of way back.

FCT Minister on light rail vandals
Minister of the federal capital territory Muhammad Musa Bello has appealed to Nigerians to assist government and the security agencies in safeguarding critical national infrastructure in their vicinities.
He was reacting to the recent vandalization of underground optic communication cables meant for the ongoing Abuja light rail project at IDU district of the territory.

Police and NANS partner to fight crime
The acting inspector general of police Idris Abubakar says the police will work with students to ensure peaceful elections in Nigeria.
The IG made this known while playing host to the newly inaugurated executive of the national association of Nigerian students led by its president comrade Kadir Haruna.

Outbreak of qualia birds
The federal government has raised alarm over the outbreak of qualia birds and insects destroying crops in twelve states.
The minister of agriculture and rural development, Audu Ogbeh says steps are being taken to address the situation at the instance of the president Muhammadu buhari.

Mrs. Buhari on national policy on food and nutrition
The wife of the president Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu buhari has expressed optimism that the launch of the revised national policy on food and nutrition will serve as a road map towards scaling up interventions on issues of food and nutrition in the country.
She stated this at the launching of the national policy on food and nutrition in Nigeria headed by the ministry of budget and national planning.

FG promise supports for made in Nigeria products
The minister of trade and investment has assured manufacturers and producers in Nigeria of federal government’s commitment to promoting local production and diversification of the economy.

DG NTA receives new us info attaché
Director General of the Nigerian television authority Yakubu Ibn Mohammed has solicited the support of all friends of Nigeria in fighting corruption in the country.
The director general was speaking when he received the new United States of America’s information attaché Russell brooks on a courtesy visit to the NTA.

Nigeria partnership for Educational Project
The global partnership for education is supporting Nigeria with a grant of one hundred million U.S. dollars to improve access and quality of basic education in five northern states with emphasis on girl’s education.
Education minister, Adamu Adamu chaired the maiden meeting of the Nigeria partnership for education project.

NAHCON chairman arrives Medina.
As the days count down to the commencement of the 2016 hajj exercise, the last batches of flight to medina are conveying more Nigerian pilgrims into the holy city.

SGF hosts Emir of Bade
The federal government has been commended for prompt response to immediate challenges facing in the north east in the aftermath of insurgency.
A delegation from the region led by emir of bade, Alhaji Abubakar Suleiman gave the commendation while on courtesy visit to the secretary to the government of the federation, baba Chir David Lawal in his office.

China G20 ends
After several in-depth discussions under the theme, “towards an innovative, invigorated, interconnected and inclusive world economy, “the g20 summit has ended with renewed optimism for a brighter economic future.
Experts and leaders agreed that as china’s financial.

China G20 communiqué
Meanwhile, the groups of twenty leaders have outlined a new way forward to make sure the benefits of technological progress are shared broadly by all citizens of the world.

The leaders in their communiqué released at the end of the two day summit agreed to revitalize trade and investment as the two key engines of global economic growth.

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