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President Buhari Charges New Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday afternoon met with the newly appointed Service Chiefs, charging them to be patriotic, and serve the country well. His words: “We’re in a state of emergency. Be patriotic, serve the country well, as your loyalty is to the country.” The President congratulated the Service Chiefs on heading their various services, adding:… Read More »

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New service chiefs not enough, exercise leadership, northern elders tell Buhari

The Northern Elders Forum says the appointment of new service chiefs is not enough to bring the needed change Nigerians expect to see in the country’s war against insurgency and sundry security challenges, adding that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), must exercise leadership as the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces. “The key is… Read More »

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Buhari replaces service chiefs

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday announced the replacement of Nigeria’s service chiefs. “PMB appoints new Service Chiefs. Maj Gen LEO Irabor, CDS, Maj Gen I Attahiru, Army, Rear Adm AZ Gambo, Navy, AVM IO Alao, Air Force. He congratulates outgoing Service Chiefs on efforts to bring enduring peace to the country,” Buhari’s spokesman Femi… Read More »

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South West governors, Miyetti Allah agree to flush out killer herdsmen

Rising from a meeting with South-West governors in Akure, yesterday, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) agreed to work with governments in the region and security agencies to curb insecurity. The meeting followed the tension generated by a seven-day eviction notice issued by Ondo State Government to unauthorised herdsmen to quit the… Read More »

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Nigeria on course despite COVID-19, security, economic challenges – Okowa

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, says Nigeria as a nation is on course despite the COVID-19 pandemic, security and economic challenges. Governor Okowa stated this today when he received in audience, a high-powered delegation from the British High commission led by the Deputy Head of Mission to Nigeria, Mr Peter Thomas. The governor who welcomed… Read More »

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President Buhari Mourns Ex-IGP Gambo Jimeta, Describes Him As A True Statesman

President Muhammadu Buhari expresses sadness over the death of Muhammadu Gambo Jimeta, a one-time Inspector General of Police whose transition was announced Thursday evening. Conveying the condolences of his family and that of the government and people of Nigeria, the President describes the late crack police detective as “a man of great courage, intellect and… Read More »

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Restructuring: Jonathan revisits 2014 Confab, urges debate that promotes unity, national pride

Former President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has thrown more light on why he convened the 2014 National Conference, stressing that it was meant to address the issues of divisive politics and growing agitation for structural reforms. The former President who stated this on Thursday in Abuja at the 18th Daily Trust Dialogue which focused on… Read More »

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Jonathan commiserates with Bayelsa Government, family over death of Amb. Ketebu

Former President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has commiserated with the Ketebu family and the Bayelsa State government over the death of Dr Bolere Ketebu, former Nigerian ambassador to Ireland, describing her as a lady who achieved enviable heights in public service. In a statement issued by Ikechukwu Eze, media adviser to Dr. Jonathan, the former… Read More »

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We Remain Fully Committed To Promoting Good Governance Practice In Africa, Says President Buhari As Nigeria Undergoes Second Peer Review Process

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja restated the commitment of the Nigerian government to the enthronement of democracy and good governance on the African continent. Speaking at the Virtual Support Mission and Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Committee of Heads of State and Government participating in the African Peer Review Mechanism… Read More »

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A Postscript on Uganda’s election.

By Dakuku Peterside. Ugandans went to the polls last weekend in a hotly contested election and supposedly re-elected President Yoweri Museveni for a sixth term in office. He will continue a 35-year rule of the country. According to official government figures, the incumbent president won 58.6% of the vote while his nearest rival, Robert Kyagulanyi,… Read More »