News Summary: President Buhari Challenges World Leaders On IDP’S, BHT Ambush Military Escort And All You Need Know Today 20-9-2016


President Buhari Challenges World Leaders On IDP’S

Nigeria has warned that unless there is collective resolve by world leaders to develop more effective strategies in addressing large movements of refugees and migrants as well as humanitarian needs of IDP’S in Nigeria, the global aspirations towards achieving the 2030 sustainable development goals may be impeded.

President Muhammadu Buhari who gave the warning while addressing participants at the united nation’s first ever summit on refugees and migrants in new york, said humanity is better promoted and protected if leaders work for the common good of all.

State House Correspondent Adamu Sambo reports that more than 190 Heads of State and Governments attended the summit.

President Buhari Non-Aligned Summit Movement

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged member- nations of the non-aligned movement to share experiences in tackling the global economic crisis characterized by the collapse of commodity prices worsening youth unemployment and exchange rate instability among others.

His views were expressed in a message read on his behalf by the Minister of state for Foreign Affairs, Hajiya Khadija Bukar Ibrahim at the seventeenth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the non-aligned movement in Margarita, Venezuela.

There is an urgent need the president said, to create jobs for the teeming population, explore creative ways to add value to terms of trade, ensure good governance and also tackle the challenge of corruption.

The president’s message also focused on the need for the sustainable development goals to be truly people-centered so as to promote enduring peace and security, discourage migration in search of imaginary greener pastures, as well as insulate youths from doctrination and recruitment into criminality.

Presidential Quarterly Business Forum

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has identified the private sector as very critical to how the nation responds to the recession and as the presidential quarterly business forum commences, he has promised a steady engagement with stakeholders towards uplifting the nation’s economy.

Senate To Re-Convene

As the National Assembly re-convene Plenary Tuesday the law makers have indicated their resolve to engage in robust debate on issues that will put Nigeria on sound economic footing.

House Of Reps Set To Resume

The on-going Nigeria’s economic recession may likely take center stage as members of the House Of Representatives re-convene plenary on Tuesday, after six weeks recess.

CJN Opens New Legal Year

Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Mahmud Mohammed says disciplinary action will be taken against judicial officers involved in conflicting judgments that do not show respect for laid down principles of law.

This is one of the positions the chief justice of Nigeria stated at the opening of the 2016/2017 new legal year of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

FG Hosts African Countries On Biotechnology

Nigeria is hosting seven International Centers for Generic Engineering and Biotechnology Member Countries, as African Countries intensify efforts to implement Biotechnology in Agriculture.

Justin Bem Unyi reports that the two-week workshop is aimed at equipping participants with skill on generating Trans genetic plants and bacteria.

President Buhari Charges Nigerian Institutes Of Management

President Muhammadu buhari has challenged Nigerian Institutes of Management to be actively involved in public sessions of the National Assembly to offer professional advice when bills are being considered.

The President represented by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation Winifred Oyo-Ita, gave the charge while declaring open the Institute’s Annual Conference in Abuja.

Boko Haram Terrorists Ambush Military Escort 

Suspected boko haram terrorists who were foraging for food, ambushed troops of Operation Lafiya Dole escorting commercial vehicles from Damboa to Maiduguri, at Sanda General Area, Borno State.

5 civilians lost their lives at the incident and another died on the way to the hospital. Three soldiers also sustained injuries.

A statement by the Army Relations Officer, Sani Kukasheka says a robust patrol team has been dispatched to reinforce the troops, clear the general area and pursue the terrorists.

Meanwhile, the Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole wishes to clarify that alleged suspected Boko Haram Terrorists attack at Chibok is not correct adding that two persons were murdered at Kwamjilari Village, which is over 30 kilometers from Chibok, and very close to Sambisa forest.

GMN: emerging challenges in the Nigeria Aviation Sector

The current state of Nigeria’s aviation industry has been linked to lack of firm policy guidelines.  Experts in the sector who drew attention to this on Good Morning Nigeria today who decried the impact of multiple taxation on operators also called for better interest rates from Nigerian banks.

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