Good Day Nigeria and the world at large. Here are the top stories in Nigeria today Saturday, April 27 2019, from iDONSABI.
Baru Calls for Collaboration between Academia, Oil And Gas
The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru says collaboration between the academia and oil industry as key to growth and development in the sector.
The NNPC boss noted that the academia and industry stand a chance of benefiting from one another through all effective collaboration that would ease the difficulty of investment in the university research through improving the needed sustainable resources which will ease academia’s reliance on government funding.
Presidency Reacts to Comments on Buhari’s private trip to the UK
Femi Adeshina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Pres. Muhammadu Buhari says those who believed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s private trip to the United Kingdom was for medication are free to do so.
President Buhari is currently in London after commissioning projects in Lagos and Borno on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.
The lawmaker representing Bayelsa East Senatorial district, Ben Murray-Bruce has reacted to the statement made by Minister of Labour, Senator Chris Ngige, who said that medical doctors could leave Nigeria if they so desire.
The ‘common sense’ lawmaker said foreign recruitment agencies may descend heavily on Nigeria to recruit out doctors, that the minister said Nigeria has too many of and send them to their own nations.
Onyeama to Represent Buhari in Guinea Bissau and the Benin Republic
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has been directed to undertake missions to Guinea Bissau and the Benin Republic on behalf of Pres. Muhammadu Buhari
The Minister will travel to Guinea Bissau in the company of ECOWAS President, Jean-Claude Bou, where he would approve support to the country’s election process on behalf of president Buhari. He would also travel to Benin republic where he would meet with Pres. Practice Talon and deliver a message from Pres. Buhari on the brewing political crisis in the country ahead of the legislative election.
NEMA Makes Moves to Secure Release of Abducted Staff
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is making efforts to ensure the release of its abducted staff.
NEMA, which revealed that the national food security intervention was going on in 17 states, including Rivers said the intervention in Rivers state will be suspended because it has to see to the release of the staff before going back to the field to continue with the programme.