#News Summary: All You Need to Know Today, 14th October, 2016: Revealed: Freed #Chibok Girls Identities

ntasummaryPresident Buhari Arrives Berlin

President Muhammadu Buhari is in Berlin, Germany ahead of the crucial talks with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday.

The President arrived the military base of Tegel Airport at about 7 o’clock in the evening local time was received by a high powered German Government delegation.

Also  at the airport to welcome the Nigerian leader were the Charge ‘D Affairs  of Nigeria in Germany, Governors of Borno and Imo states, members of the National Assembly, Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Investment, Agriculture and Interior, the National Security Adviser and  other Senior Government Officials.

Apart from the high level talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck on issues of shared interest between Nigeria and Germany, President Muhammadu Buhari will also meet leading German companies at a business forum towards attracting more foreign investments and creating economic opportunities in the country.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu speaks on the expectations from the visit.

Before leaving Berlin on Saturday, the president is expected to interact with representatives of the Nigerian Community in Germany on efforts by his administration to rebuild Nigeria for a better future


Chibok Girls Arrive Abuja

The Federal Government has formally received the 21 abducted chibok girls released in the early hours of Thursday.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says government will continue negotiating for the release of the remaining abducted girls still in custody of the insurgents.


Names of Chibok Girls Released

Meanwhile, the Federal government has released the names of 21 chibok school girls released by the Boko Haram insurgents.

A statement from the Senior Special Assistant Media and Publicity in the Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande says the girls include;

 .Mary Usman Bulama

.Jummai John

.Blessing Abana

.Luggwa Sanda

.Comfort Habila

.Maryam Basheer

.Comfort Amos

.Glory Mainta

.Saratu Emmanuel

.Deborah Ja’afaru (Baby: Bukar Amos)

Others are;

.Rahab Ibrahim

.Helen Musa

.Maryamu Lawan

.Rebecca Ibrahim

.Asabe Goni

.Deborah Andrawus

.Agnes Gapani

.Saratu Markus

.Glory Dama

.Pindah Nuhu

.Rebecca Mallam


Senate on North East Development Commission Bill

Controversy associated with citing of the Headquarter of the North East Development Commission as well as other related contentious issues have been resolved.

The resolutions were contained in a report of an Adhoc Committee presented at senate plenary on Thursday.


House on Cancer Centre

The House of Representatives has passed for second reading a bill for an act to establish a free advice and treatment Centre for Breast Cancer in Nigeria.


House Partners Mexico on Economic Development

In a bid to finding more solutions to the present economic challenges in Nigeria, the House of Representatives committee on Mexico-Nigeria relations is discussing with the Mexican government on ways to further strengthen bilateral relations of both countries for mutual benefits.


Amnesty Trains More Pilots

The Niger Delta Presidential Amnesty Programme has increased investment in specialized skills areas in the aviation sector to close existing gaps in Nigeria’s operated air industry.

Twenty delegates of the programme have recently been deployed to the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology Zaria to train in air traffic control and other associated day-day ground operations at airport.


Presidential Steering Committee on Tourism Meets

The Federal Government’s desire to open up its tourism sector as a revenue earner for the country, the steering committee on the presidential council on tourism under the auspices of the information and culture, Minister Lai Mohammed have met to draw up an agenda for the council in Abuja.


Patronizing Made In Nigeria Goods

Building new and improving upon existing infrastructure as well as creating a conducive business climate has been identified as crucial step if local production is to thrive in Nigeria.

Guests on NTA’s Good Morning Nigeria identified these factors while discussing the topic patronizing Made in Nigeria goods.


Federal Government Flags off Empowerment Scheme in Zamfara

The Federal Government says it is adopting community, public-private partnership, CPPP strategy towards achieving the targeted 1.5 million hectares of land for irrigation to boost large scale commercial farming in the next one year.

Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, said this in his massage at the flag-off of Graduate/Youth Empowerment Scheme in Talata Mafara, Zamfara State under the Sokoto-Rima River Basin Development Authority.


Finance Minister on Prudence in Public Expenditure

Dwindling Resources require innovative and cost effective ways of management especially as it relates to government expenditure.

To bring senior government officials up to speed, a cost management workshop has been organized by the Federal Ministry of Finance through its efficiency unit.

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, reiterated the need to channel more resources to capital projects rather than recurrent or overhead expenditure.


China International SME Fair Guangzhou

About Three Thousand exhibitors from Thirty countries are currently participating in the 13th China International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair in Guangzhou, capital of Guangzhou province.

The SME fair which helps growing businesses in different countries to expand trade learn innovation and facilitates business match making opened on the 10th of October at the Guangzhou Poly World Trade Centre, Nigeria is attending the fair for the first time.


Climate Change – The Time is Now.

Inadequate implementation of climate change policies and resolutions has been attributed to non-focused inclusion of climate change programmes and projects at National, States and Local Government budgets.

These form part of presentations at a Consultative Workshop on Climate Change and Budget by Centre for Social Justice in Abuja.


Church Encourages Fight on Corruption

President Worldwide, Christ Apostolic Church, Abraham Akinosun, has called on the Federal Government to intensify its fight against corruption and insecurity in Nigeria.

He was speaking at 2016 Pastors Conference in Abuja. Government is also urged to strictly control Nigeria’s borders.


International Day for Risk Reduction

Building of resilience against disaster remains a challenge to communities and nations in overcoming disaster management.

As the world marks the International Day for Risk Reduction today, emerging dimensions of disasters are taking their toll on the people.

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