NTA News Summary: Buhari Orders Security On Threats To Peace Packaged

NTA NEWS SUMMARY: 24 August, 2017


Buhari Orders Security On Threats To Peace Packaged

President Muhammadu Buhari has given a marching order to the nation’s security and intelligence agencies to do what ever it takes towards effectively securing the country and preserving her unity, stability and corporate existence. This was at a strategic meeting on national security with the top echelon of Nigeria’s security apparatus.


Re- Integration And Justice In The North East

As  part of efforts  towards rebuilding the north east and ensuring justice for victims of insurgency , the kukah center has opened a two days national stakeholder forum in Abuja.  Kolo Mohammed reports that the forum aims to develop a national framework for continuous community engagement in the north east.


Airforce  Optimal Use of The Social Media In Fighting War Against Terrorism

The Nigerian Airforce says it is exploring optimal use of the social media in propagating the war against terrorism. chief of air staff air marshal Sadique Abubakar is optimistic that the process will enhance its operations in the north-east. Defence Correspondent Isaac Nkuma was at the public relations and information conference in abuja for personnel of the service.


Osinbajo Advices On More Investment Towards The Development West Africa

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has advised financial institutions to invest more towards the development of the west African subregion and the people.The vice president while declaring open the 15th annual meeting of the board of governors of the ECOWAS bank for investment and development in Abuja, says the bank could do more by mobilising resources for the funding of economic diversification initiatives.


Unido And European Partnerships

United Nations Industrial Development Organisation(unido) and European union are partnering to open new international trade opportunities for  west African nations through the establishment of quality infrastructure system to improve competitiveness. sixteen member nations and the international partners are meeting in Abuja to review the EU sponsored west Africa regional quality system project aimed at facilitating trade and ensuring quality services and products.


Customs/Nepza Synergy Identified Gray Areas To Ensure Smooth Exports Of Goods

As the federal government intensifies effort to fully diversity the country’s economy the Nigerian customs and Nigerian export processing zones authority have resolved to synergize and identify grey areas to ensure smooth exports of goods at free trade zones of the country. the resolution was reached at a meeting at the custom headquarters in Abuja.


Mrs Buhari Extends Gesture To Chachi

More than two thousand beneficiaries comprising of women, men and children of Chachi village in Tafa local government area of Niger state have received medical intervention as well as food items and other essential commodities courtesy of future assured programme. wife of the president in a message during the distribution says more intervention is underway across the country in an effort to cushion the effect of the hardship of the people.


Nigeria/ugandan Partner On Farm Input Supply

Minister of Agriculture and rural development has appealed to commercial banks in africa to reduce their lending interest rates to farmers to encourage growth in the sector. the minister made this suggestion while receiving a delegation from Uganda on agricultural study tour of the growth enhancement supply scheme known as e-wallet operation in Nigeria.


APC Inaugurate 7 Member Committee Ahead of August  Anambra’s Primaries  

The all progressives congress APC has inaugurated a seven member election and appeals committee ahead of the august 26 governorship primaries in Anambra state. national organizing secretary of apc Osita Izunaso challenged members of the committee to build on the party’s foundation of peaceful conduct of primary elections for the over all interest of the party.


Igbo Youths Peace Walk for Buhari 

The development strides being enjoyed by the south-east region from the present administration is overwheling and enaging. youth from this region said this, among other reasons informed the rally in support of president Muhammadu Buhari’s development agenda.


National Assembly On Road Safety Management

The national assembly has given an assurance of its continued support to road safety management is Nigeria and west Afica sub-region. this was at separates meeting by a delegation of the world bank and the west african road safety organization (warso) to relevant committees of the national assembly


Jamb Has pegged  Cut off Mark At 120

The joint admission and matriculation (jamb) has pegged the minimum national cut off marks for admissions into universities in Nigeria at 120. Olayinka ojo who was at the 2017 combined policy meeting on admissions into tertiary Instituttions in country report that Polytecnics and colleges of education has 100 as their cut off marks while that of Innovatives enterprising Instititute is pegged at 110.


UK-Nigeria Close Arts And Culture Collaboration

The Nigeria creative industry is increasingly recognised as an important expression of Nigeria’s creativity and a dependable contribution to the nation’s economy.

The outgoing country director, British council in Nigeria, Connie price said this at the close of uk- Nigeria art and cultural event in Nigeria.


Special Mini Grid Regulation More Access To Electricity

The fight to increase power supply nationwide is on and the federal government seem to be winning. the latest from that sector is that a mini grid regulation to allow more electricity generation firms with low capacity to have opportunities is underway. this is part of efforts to resuscitate the economy through job creation.


  Presidency Advises Opinion Leaders To Exercise Restraint In Public Utterances

The presidency has advised Nigerian opinion leaders to exercise restraint in their choice of words to avoid heating up the polity and creating animosity across the country. this was contained in statement by the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity Mallam Garba Shehu the statement noted that criticizing  the president for not responding restructuring on the country is completely off the mark. the senior special assistant to the president said the president has no power to impose restructuring on the country  by military dictate, adding that the national assembly members are the elected representatives of the people who can handle agitations for restructuring and other constitutional changes. he explained that the president is constitutionally bound to work with the national assembly to deal with such complex issues, reminding critics that the president would not exercise arbitrary powers or bypass the legislature in taking such fundamental decisions.


Interior Minister Receives Fire Fighting Trucks 

The minister of interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau has received the first batch of fire fighting trucks and water tanks procured by the federal government to improve the capacity of the federal fire service. Kolo Mohammed reports that services of the federal fire service are to be extended to all geo-political zones.


FG Donates To Mudslide Victims

Nigeria has presented two million dollars in cash, food, medicines and other relief materials to victims of mudslide in serra leone. minister of foreign affairs, Geoffery Onyeama made the donation at the freetown international airport, lungi, sierra leone.


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