NEWS IN BITS

BUHARI HAS NOT DISAPPOINTED NIGERIANS…….DOGARA

•Says like prostitution, corruption cannot be wiped out completely

•Spells out how NASS spends their N115 billion budget

•Local Government elections in Nigeria a mockery of democracy

 

On the surface, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Dogara looks like someone who cannot hurt a fly: humble, simple and ever smiling. But if you sit down with him and engage him on national and international issues, Dogara comes off as deeply entrenched in the art of politicking and governance, unwilling to give up his view point on any issue. On the other hand, if you frown at any matter relating to the National Assembly or where Nigeria is heading under President Muhammadu Buhari, his views may surprise you. …http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/04/like-prostitution-corruption-cannot-wiped-completely-dogara/

NIGERIA MUST STOP BLAMING COLONIALISM FOR IT’S WOES..BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER

The Britain High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Paul Arkwright has asked Nigeria to look inward and stop blaming its colonial masters for the absence of industrial development.

He also said with Brexit, Britain’s relationship with Nigeria would change, noting that Britain will no longer be a parent to Nigeria but a partner…..http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/04/nigeria-must-stop-blaming-colonialism-woes-british-high-commissioner/

WENGER REFUSES TO CONFIRM ARSENAL DEAL

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has refused to confirm whether he has been offered a new contract and insisted the decision over his future will be announced by the club….http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/04/wenger-refuses-confirm-arsenal-deal/

 

EL-RUFAI DARES LAWMAKERS TO DISCLOSE EARNINGS

Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, on Friday dared members of the National Assembly to disclose their budgetary allocation, salaries and allowances to Nigerians. This, the governor argued, was the least they could do to bring about transparency and address the secrecy and negative image their earnings had generated over the years……http://punchng.com/el-rufai-dares-lawmakers-to-disclose-earnings/

US THREATENS FURTHER STRIKES IN SYRIA

The United States warned Friday it is ready to hit Syria again after a missile strike that infuriated Moscow and fueled calls for a push to end the six-year war.

US Ambassador Nikki Haley delivered the warning at an emergency session of the UN Security Council called after the US strikes, which were launched to punish an alleged chemical weapons attack by Bashar al-Assad’s regime……http://punchng.com/us-threatens-further-strikes-in-syria/

90% SUICIDE CASES TRACEABLE TO DEPRESSION

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), on Friday in Lokoja said over 90 per cent of suicide cases reported in the country were traceable to depression.

The Kogi Acting Chairman of NMA, Dr Godwin Tijani, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja on the sidelines of this year’s “World Health Day.”

Tijani stated that this year’s theme: “Depression, let’s talk,” was chosen by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to draw the world’s attention to the global burden of this common mental disorder…..http://m.guardian.ng/news/90-suicide-cases-traceable-to-depression/

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