NTA Network News Summary 21/9/16


President Buhari Addresses US-Africa Business Forum
President Muhammadu Buhari has formally invited American businesses to take advantage of the investment opportunity Nigeria represents as the number one investment destination in Africa to establish links that would translate to increased trade and investment flows between the United States and Nigeria.

Addressing a large gathering of politics and business Leaders at the US-Africa business forum in New York, the President said significant economic reforms are now underway towards addressing the concerns of investors and ease investments in the nation’s economy.

VP Hosts UNILAG Alumni
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says it is important that Nigerians insist that the problem of corruption must be dealt with, considering the extent of damage it has caused the country’s economy.

He made the assertion while receiving a delegation of the University of Lagos Alumni Association that paid him a visit.

Senate Deliberation On Economy
Five bills went through first reading, while three reports presented at the senate plenary before the commencement of deliberation on the economy challenge facing the country, with solutions as the focus.

House Of Reps Supports Executive Arm Recession
The House of Representatives says it will continue to support the executive to find a lasting solution to the present economic recession.

This is contained in Speaker Yakubu Dogara’s speech as he welcomed members from recess.

COAS Conference MKD
The Nigeria Army will ensure the sustenance of the nation’s unity despite agitations by some citizens calling for secession.

The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali represented by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin said this at the Chief of Army Staff quarterly conference holding in Makurdi, Benue State.

The event was held at the Nigeria Army school of Engineering, Makurdi

Troops Encounter Boko Haram In Fatori
As part of Operation Gama Aiki, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and the Multinational Joint Task Force captured Mallam Fatori in the Northern most part of Borno State after a fierce battle closely covered by air operations.

A statement from the Acting Director Army Public Relations Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman indicates that the terrorists reinforced around the border with Niger Republic.

The troops killed several boko haram terrorists in the resulting encounter and subsequently had to withdraw to a vantage position.

17 Feared Dead In Auto Crash
Seventeen out of eighteen passengers travelling in an eighteen seater bus believed to have taken off

From Kano to Lokoja are feared dead after the bus plunged into River Rijana along the Kaduna-Abuja Express way in the early hours of today.

Muhammad Abubakar reports that the accident was reported to the operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps at Doka Village by the only surviving passenger whose daughter was swept away by the river with fourteen others.

Police On Affordable Housing  For  Its Men  
In a move seeking to actualize the housing for ranks and file officers, the police have visited the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria to perfect strategies towards achieving the objective.

Salihu Abdullahi reports that the visit opened a new vista in the relationship between the two agencies as the Bank announced plans to refund deducted contributions of three thousand retirees of the Nigeria Police.

Int’l Day For Peace
This year’s international day of peace highlights the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as building blocks for peace.

Ngufan Shaaji reports that Nigerians have been urged to reflect on their contributions in making peace happen in the country.

Book Lunch (Terror Of Terrorism)
As the war against terror continues to gain momentum, a book tittled, terror of terrorism has been presented to further mobilise the public to fight the menace.

ECOWAS Parliament To Reconvene Thursday
As the ECOWAS Parliament reconvenes for the 2016 Session, Speaker Moustapha Cisselo says parliamentarians will be focusing attention on 2020 agenda of the Commission to further enhance economic growth and integration of member states.

He stated this in an exclusive interview with Joseph Orou ahead of the Parliament resumption on Thursday.

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