NTA Network News Summary 29th September, 2016

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Edo Governorship Election

Godwin Obaseki Of The All Progressives Congress APC Has Been Declared Winner Of The Edo State Governorship Election By The Independent National Electoral Commission, 18 Political Parties Contested The Election

President Buhari Attends Meeting Of Manufacturers For Sustainable Economy Prosperity

The Federal Government Says It Will Remain Focused In The Implementation Of A Robust Plan Of Action Formulated Towards Unleashing The Full Potentials Of The Nation’s Manufacturing Sector For Sustainable Economic Prosperity.

President Muhammadu Buhari Stated This At The 44th Annual General Meeting Of The Manufacturers Association Of Nigeria Held In Abuja.
He Described The Manufacturing Sector As Critical To The Nation’s Quest For Economic Diversification And Survival.

VP Receives Taraba State Clergy Men
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Says President Muhammadu Buhari Is Ready To Put Everything On The Line To Make Sure Nigeria Is Great And That He Has No Other Objective Other Than Seeing This Dream Come True.
The Vice President Stated This While Receiving A Delegation Of Christian Ministers Welfare Initiative Also Known As The Pastors Forum, Taraba State.

Minister Of Finance On New National Tax Policy
A New National Tax Policy Is On The Way To Ease Tax Collection Processes For Enhanced Revenue Generation To Meet Developmental Projections Of Government.
Minister Of Finance Kemi Adeosun Who Stated This When She Received The Report Of A 12-Member Task Reform Committee Assured That Government Will Take Necessary Steps To Review Tax Laws For Better Performance.

Senate Convention On The Elimination and Discrimination Against Women And Other Bills
A Bill For An Act To Incorporate And Enforce Certain Provisions Of The United Nations Convention On The Elimination Of Discrimination Against Women Has Gone Through Second Reading At The Senate On Thursday.

House Of Representatives Commends President Buhari Over North East
The House Of Representatives Has Commended President Muhammadu Buhari And Governor Kashim Shettima Of Borno State For The
Commencement Of Rebuilding Of The North East Devastated By Insurgents While Also Commending The National Assembly For Initiating The North East Development Commission Bill.
The House Urged Those Who Pledged To Support The Rebuilding Process To Redeem Their Pledges.
Meanwhile, The House Of Representatives Is To Investigate Alleged 500 Billion Naira Owed Pipeline And Product Marketing Company PPMC By Major And Independent Oil Marketers.

Minister Of Information On National Festival
Ahead Of October Second Commencement Date Of This Year’s National Festival Of Arts And Culture To Be Hosted By Akwa Ibom State, Information And Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed Has Restated The Need To Move The Festival From Just Being A Forum To Showcase Arts And Culture, But A Tool For Economic Growth. The Minister Stated This At A Media Briefing In Abuja To Herald The Twenty Nineth Edition Of The Festival.

Mrs. Aisha Buhari On The Discrimination Of Infertility
The Wife Of The President Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari Has Emphasized The Need For Collaboration Of Relevant Stakeholders, To Stamp Out Discrimination Against People With Infertility Especially Amongst Women In Nigeria.
She Stated This In A Message During The Official Launching Of The Campaign Aimed At Ending Stigmatization And Violence Against Women Unable To Bear Child, Put Together By Her Ngo Future Assured In Collaboration With An International Pharmaceutical Company Known As “Merck More Than A Mother”.

Mrs Buhari Is Back From UNGA
The Wife of the President Mrs Aisha Buhari Is Back into the Country after Successfully Attending The 71st Session Of The United Nation’s General Assembly In New York.
Mrs Buhari Arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja At About Halve Past Five Thursday Morning On Board A Commercial Aircraft.
Mrs Buhari Who Attended Various Meetings At The Side Event Of The Un General Assembly On Issues Related To The Upliftment Of The Lives Of Women And Children Is Optimistic That Their Future Is Assured.

The Senior Special Assistant To The Wife Of The President Dr. Hajo Sani Shed More Light On The Significance Of The Trip.

Federal Government Declares Monday 3rd October As A Public Holiday
The Federal Government Has Declared Monday, The 3rd Of October, 2016 A Public Holiday To Mark Nigeria’s 56th Independence Anniversary.
In A Statement Signed By The Acting Permanent Secretary Ministry Of Interior, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido, The Minister Lt Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau Congratulates Nigerians At Home And In Diaspora On The Commemoration On Behalf Of The Federal Government.

The Minister Assured Nigerians That Government Is Working Assiduously To Put In Place Various Palliative Measures To Cushion The Effects Of Current Economic Challenges.
He Enjoined The People To Continue To Support President Muhammadu Buhari In His Determination To Build A Strong, Virile And United Country In Line With The Dream Of The Founding Fathers.

56th Independence Anniversary Parade
Meanwhile, The Independent Anniversary Parade Is Scheduled To Hold At The Presidential Villa Abuja.
The Military Parade Will Invovle A Ceremonial Parade By The Guards Brigade Of The Nigerian Army, And Will Feature The Traditional Firing Of The Artillery Gun Salute.
A Statement From The Guards Brigade Requests Members Of The Public, Especially Those Living Within Asokoro And Its Environs, Not To Panic At The Sound Of The Simulated Firing Of Military Weapons During The Anniversary Parade At The State House.

GMN On Funding Tertiary Education
The President Buhari Administration Says It Has No Plans To Introduce Tuition Fees At Any Level Of Its Education System.
On The Contrary, It Plans To Fulfill The Crucial Mandate Of Ensuring The Delivery Of Quality Education.
The Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFUND, Abdullahi Baffa Reaffirmed This While Joining Other Guests On NTA Programme Good Morning Nigeria Which Focused Attention On Effective Funding Of Tertiary Institutions.

NCE To Deliberate On History
Minister of Education Adamu Adamu Has Made A Case For The Reintroduction Of History As A Subject In Schools And The Disarticulation Of Social Studies In The Current Curriculum To Enable Nigerian Children Understand The Full Sense Of Humanity. The Event Was The Ministerial Session Of The Sixty-First National Council On Education.

Head Of Civil Service On Animal Science
Exportation Of Agricultural Produce For Increased Foreign Exchange Earnings For Nigeria Has Been Identified As One Of The Ways Out Of The Current Economic Recession In The Country.

Head Of The Civil Service Of The Federation Said This When She Played Host To The Leadership Of The Nigerian Institute Of Animal Science In Abuja.

AFIA On Anti-Corruption War
The Need For Governments At All Levels And Indeed Nigerians To Key Into Forensic And Investigative Auditing In Tackling Corruption Has Been Stressed.
President African Region, Nigerian Chapter Of The Association Of Forensic And Investigative Auditors, Dr. Victoria Enape Said This In Abuja At The First Annual Conference Of The Association.

UNIDO Pledged Support For Nigeria In Her Efforts Towards Meeting The International Standards Of Agricultural Produce For Export
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization UNIDO Has Pledged Support For Nigeria In Her Efforts Towards Meeting The International Standards Of Agricultural Produce For Export.
In This Regard, The Federal Ministry Of Agriculture Has Commenced Sensitization Of Farmers And Food Handlers On Effect Of Toxins And Fungal On Agriculture Produce.

Cape Verde: Election Observers Arrive Praia
On October Second The People Of Cape Verde Will Go To The Polls To Elect Their President.
As Is The Practice In Compliance With Its Protocol, ECOWAS Is Sending Long And Short Term Election Observation Teams To Praia.
Director Political Affairs ECOWAS Dr. Remi Ajibewa Told The Team On Arrival On Wednesday That They Must Bring Credibility To Bear On Their Assignment.

Stakeholders Meet At FESTAC 40th Anniversary
Nigerians Have Been Urged To Channel Their Creative Energies And Abilities Towards Wealth Creation, In Order To Contribute To The Economic Development Of The Country In Particular And The Continent At Large.
This Was At A Stakeholders Meeting To Synergize On How To Commemorate The Fortieth Anniversary Of The Festival Of Arts And Culture.

Airlift Of Pilgrims Pros And Cons
Now, Let’s Give You An Update On The Return Of Nigerian Pilgrims From The 2016 Hajj.
Between Preparing Flight Schedules, Getting Aviation Fuel And Bagging Luggage, A Lot Goes Into The Process Of Airlifting Pilgrims During Hajj.
The Airlift Of Pilgrims Met A Team From One Of The Nigerian Hajj Carriers.They Share Thoughts with Him on What Nigeria’s Aviation Industry Needs to Do to Meet International Global Standards.

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