News Summary 4 November 2016; President Buhari Receives Benin Envoy, Budget Delay

All the News Summary of NTA Network Thursday, 3/11/16

President Buhari hosts NIPSS Participants

The federal government has formally declared its commitment to applying decisive measures towards ending extreme poverty in the country as a deliberate attempt to keep faith with the nation’s poor.

President Muhammadu Buhari stated this at a parley with participants of the senior executive course 38 of the national institute for policy strategic studies.

He said it is impossible for his administration as the people’s government to ignore the poor who made great sacrifices for the change agenda.

President Buhari Receives Benin Envoy

The presidency has described the security and economic co-operation between Nigeria and the republic of Benin as an exemplary model that can be adopted by other countries for peace and sustainable development.

Receiving the outgoing bonnier ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Mouftaou Laleye, President Muhammadu Buhari said Nigeria and the republic of Benin have Tremendously benefited from the existing ties.

President Buhari receives northern can officials

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to treat all Nigerians equitably as well as restore and maintain the nation’s peace enterprise as a demonstration of faith to the oath taken on his assumption of office.

The president stated this while receiving in audience the executive members of the Christian association of Nigeria from the 19 northern states and FCT.

Vice President In Sokoto Anniversary

Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has reiterated the need for leaders to live by example and hold in esteem the values of good governance.

He said this while declaring open an international symposium on Sokoto caliphate on the celebration of sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar’s 10th anniversary of ascension to the throne.

Senate On 2017 Budget Delay

The senate has described as distracting, the speculation that the national assembly is delaying consideration of the 2017-2019 medium-term expenditure framework.


Federal Government On Public-Private Partnership

The federal government has described public-private partnership as a viable financing vehicle for infrastructure development towards fast tracking the nation’s economic growth.

The special adviser to the president on economic matters Dr. Adeyemi Dipeolu was speaking on behalf of the vice president at a (PPP) knowledge sharing forum organized by the federal ministry of finance in collaboration with the Africa development bank.

GMN On External Borrowing Plan

As Nigeria’s external borrowing request draws diverse interest groups into a discussion on the wisdom of the plan, guests on NTA Programme good morning Nigeria took a time to expatiate on the implications of the loan on the country’s economy.

One of the guests, specifically Director-general of the debt management office, Dr. Abraham Nwankwo said contrary to assumptions, Nigeria stands to benefit from the loan in the long run

Reps Declare War On Malaria

The house of representatives has urged the federal government to intensify the fight against the scourge of malaria in Nigeria by declaring a state of emergency on the disease.

Members at Thursday’s plenary also resolved to investigate the non-submission of the report of the presidential committee on the procurement of arms.

Interactive Session Senate Committee On Diaspora

Senate president, Bukola Saraki says the role of civil society organizations in the formulation of the budget cannot be over emphasized as the public budget remains a key fiscal policy for bolstering economic development in the country.

This was at an interactive session between the committee on diaspora and non-governmental organizations on Nigeria’s budgeting systems.

National assembly correspondent,

Information Minister At French/Japanese Animated Film Festival

Information and culture minister Lai Mohammed has assured France and Lapan of Nigeria’s readiness for collaboration that will develop its film industry.

The minister stated this at the second edition of the animated film festival of the Japanese and French embassies in Abuja

NJC Sets Up Anti-Corruption Committee

The national judicial council has decided that judicial officers standing trial for alleged corruption-related offenses will not be allowed to perform judicial functions at the same time.

It also decided that judicial officers being investigated for alleged high-profile criminal offenses will not perform judicial functions until their cases are concluded.

These are part of the decisions taken by the national judicial council at its seventy-ninth meeting where it commenced the implementation of the national judicial policy.

The council also set up a transparency and anti-corruption policy implementation committee headed by a retired Justice of the supreme court and former chairman, independent corrupt practices commission, justice Emmanuel Ayoola.

Other members are the chief judge of Borno state and the president, Nigerian bar association.

Meanwhile, a new secretary has been appointed to the council, He is the chief registrar of the Supreme Court, Ahmed Gambo sale.

IGP Panel On Alleged Abuse At IDP Camps

The inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris has set up a special panel to investigate all cases of alleged sexual abuses, exploitation Harassments, gender-based violence and professional misconduct against internally displaced persons in some Northern states.

In a statement by the public relations officer, force headquarters, don Awunah, the inspector-general is calling on human Rights watch Officials avail the investigation team more facts that will assist the police to conduct the inquiry into  the alleged forty-three cases mentioned in the report.

The statement also directs commissioners of police in locations where the IDP camps are situated to beef up security and ensure adequate safety of all displaced people and for police officers deployed to the camps to strictly adhere to the rules of engagement.

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Super eagles’ technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has now invited South Africa –based goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi to camp for next week’s 2018 FIFA world cup qualifying match against Algeria in Uyo.

The former junior international is a direct replacement for super eagles number one, carl Ikeme, whose English club over Hampton wanderers wrote to the Nigeria football federation that he would be unavailable as a result of the injury.

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