News Summary: AfDB President – Nigeria Is Too Big To Fail

Fuel Price Returns To Normal In Akwa Ibom

Issues surrounding the recent fuel scarcity in Akwa Ibom state arising from the face-off between the tanker drivers association and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps have been resolved.

Most filling stations around the state are now dispensing the product at government approved pump price of one hundred and forty-five naira per litre.

Communities In Cross River Cry Over State Of Roads And to Cross River State, some communities have appealed to the Federal Government over the deplorable state of roads which inhibit growth of agricultural development


Africa Renewable Energy Gets Boost

Yet from Marrakesh, President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina says, France has pledged another two billion Euros in support of the Africa to scale up harnessing the continent’s huge potential in Renewable Energy Sources.

Environment Correspondent, Aisha Bello Mustapha reports that it was also at the Africa Day on COP 22 hosted by Nigeria in


NILS To Introduce HND In Parliamentary Administration        

Towards enhancing technical knowledge for the legislature, the National institute for Legislative Studies (NILS) is collaborating with the National board for Technical Education, NBTE to institutionalize a special Manpower development programme under the NILS Higher National Diploma in Parliamentary administration project.

National Assembly correspondent, Denis Adegunloye reports that this was agreed during a 5-day Pre-critique workshop for Curriculum Development for HND Legislative Studies by NILS in Abuja.


Another 100 Youths Empowered In Niger

Another set of one hundred youths drawn across the 25 local government area of Niger state, have been empowered following the conclusion of two weeks intensive training on Agricultural Enterprise in Kontagora.

The programme which is at the instance of Niger State FADAMA co-ordination Office is aimed at promoting self-reliance, particularly at grassroots level.


FG Advocates For Participation In Tourism

The Federal Government has called for more participation from the private sector in developing the tourism industry.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Culture, Ayotunde Adesugba said this at the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) Technical Workshop for the industry in Abuja.


PCNI, AfDB Meet To Foster Development In The North-East

The Presidential Committee for the North East Initiative is to partner African Development Bank for sustainable peace and development in the region.

This came to the fore at a meeting in Abuja between the two organization to fine tune modalities for the collaboration.


House Committee On Works Oversight Function In Kano, Satisfied With Progress

The House of Representatives Committee on Works has expressed satisfaction with the progress of roads construction at the Federal Highway in Kano State.

Chairman of the Committee, Tobby Okechuwu said this during an oversight visit to Kano-Maiduguri section one.


2016 World Pre-Maturity, Pneumonia Day In Nigeria  

Minister of health, Professor Isaac Adewole has launched a three policy document expected to curb child mortality as a result of pre-term births and pneumonia complication among under-five children in Nigeria.

The document marks the 2016 World Prematurity day side by side with the commemoration of 2016 World Pneumonia Day in Abuja.


NSCDC Meet Miyetti Allah Over Herdsmen, Farmers Clash

In an effort to curtail incessant clashes between Herdsmen and farmers in the FCT, the Nigeria security and Civil Defence Corps, FCT command, has organized a stakeholders meeting with Miyetti Allah cattle Breeders association to chart the way forward.


Information Minster Presents ‘Change Begins With Me’ Message To Governors Forum   

Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed says plans are underway to take the Change Begins with Me Campaign to the states.

The Minister stated this while addressing the Governors Forum where he presented the Change Begins with Me Campaign messages.

Lai Mohammed said the campaign which is not tied to any political party nor is religion designed to help change perception from negative to positive.

The Minister says as states Governors, they have the capacity to assist in ensuring that the campaign sinks to the desired impact to be achieved.

He, however, solicits for free airtime on the various state radio and television stations for the jingles to be aired.

Hoodlums Vandalize Cables In Kubwa

Hoodlums have vandalized various sizes of underground electric cables along a two kilometer stretch of the Kubwa Expressway, causing power outage in some neighborhoods along that axis.

Acting Executive Secretary, Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Umar Jibrin brought this to public notice during a visit to the site.


Nigeria To Implement NDC With Sovereign Green Bond

Nigeria will implement its nationally determined contribution with a sovereign Green Bond that will be launched in the first quarter of 2017 for projects targeted at reducing emission.

This was in President Muhammadu Buhari message at a side event during the Africa Day at the United Nations Climate talks in Marrakesh Morocco. Environment Correspondent, Aisha Bello Mustapha reports.


Experts Call For A National Nutrition Policy

Experts are calling on Government at all levels to implement a national nutrition policy on food and nutrition to curb the spate of mal-nutritional Nigeria.

They made this call on today’s Good Morning Nigeria while deliberating on a viable action plan that avails people the opportunity to grow, learn and rise out of poverty.


Government Meets Trade Unions On Recession

How to stem all unwholesome labour practices to keep a nation out of Economic Recession dominated discussions at the Fourth Registrar of Trade Unions Annual Conference held in Abuja.

The aim is to re-examine the role of social partners in combating the challenges of the economic recession.


NEC Meets Over Reduction of Cost in Production of Crude oil

The nation is working towards reducing the cost of production of its crude oil which is expected to boost the country’s foreign exchange earnings.

This and some other national issues were presented to the National Economic Council at its meeting.


President Buhari Mourns Rasheed Gbadamosi

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Government and people of Lagos State on the passing away of former Minister of National Planning, Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi.

The President also extends condolences to family members, friends and professional colleagues of the late acclaimed economist, eminent industrialist, playwright and promoter of arts and culture.

He urged them to be consoled by the fact that Chief Gbadamosi’s meritorious and exemplary contributions in these diverse fields of life would be appreciated for a long time.

He prays Almighty God to grant the soul of the deceased eternal rest and comfort his family.


AfDB President: Nigeria Is Too Big To Fail

The African Development Bank has restated its commitment to supporting Nigeria’s socio-economic development aspirations saying the country is too big to fail.

President of the bank Dr. Akinwumi Adesina who said this in an audience with President Muhammadu Buhari explained that six hundred million dollars have already been approved for Nigeria as the first tranche of its supportive gesture.

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