‘Building the Future Forum’ organises leadership lecture series in honour of Osinbajo at 64

Ø  President describes him as ‘a reliable, dedicated Deputy’ In commemoration of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s 64th birthday, precisely today, Monday, a pan-Nigerian coalition, under the auspices of Building the Future Forum, (BTFF), has put together a lecture series in honour of the nation’s second citizen. The coalition made the disclosure in an issued statement yesterday, in Abuja. The public lecture, to be delivered by the CEO of Financial Derivatives Company Ltd, Mr. Bismarck Rewane, at the NAF Conference Centre in Abuja and via Zoom and other on-line platforms, has as…

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“Rededicate yourself to betterment of Nigeria” – Tinubu to Osinbajo @ 64

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has urged Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo to rededicate himself and his ample talents to the betterment of the nation and its people. Tinubu stated this in his congratulatory message to Yemi Osinbajo, who clocks 64 today. In a statement signed by the VP’s media aide, Tunde Rahman, in Lagos yesterday, Tinubu prayed for many more productive years and the best of health for Osinbajo. The APC leader described the vice-president as a man of vision and diligent work…

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“Stop making comments that undermine security” – Ganduje to politicians

Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has cautioned politicians to refrain from making comments that could scuttle the Federal Government’s efforts at securing the country. This caution was made known by the Kano State while expressing support for the government’s ‘no-fly zone’ order in Zamfara State, describing it as a well-thought-out strategy. In a statement released on Saturday by the State’s commissioner for information, Mohammed Garba, the governor said politicians should at least wait and see how the strategy works before making comments that are capable of undermining the efforts…

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Nigeria rescues 14 kidnapped sailors in Gulf of Guinea

Fourteen sailors kidnapped by pirates were rescued on Saturday in the Gulf of Guinea. The Army spokesman, Mohammed Yerima, said 10 foreign crew members and four Nigerians who were taken hostage were rescued in an operation off of the coasts of Nigeria and Gabon. According to Yerima, the operation was successfully carried out without any “ugly incident or loss,” who said those rescued will soon be handed over to their families. Although one of the world’s richest regions in terms of unexploited natural resources, the Gulf of Guinea within the…

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EFCC nabs ex-power minister Mohammed Wakil over PHCN payments

The operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), have nabbed a former Minister of State for Power, Mohammed Wakil, in his residence in Abuja. A source told newsmen that the former minister will be arraigned in the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) today, Monday, over some payments involving Power Holding Company Limited (PHCN). The anti-corruption agency had in 2018 arraigned Wakil, and four others at the Federal High Court, Maiduguri, Borno State for another case of an alleged collection of $115 million from a former…

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Steps Buhari, NASS must take to save Nigeria — Sultan, Anyaoku, Soyinka, others

Some senior citizens and leaders of thoughts from a broad spectrum of the Nigerian society, at the weekend, expressed grave concerns over the future of the country, putting forward a road map to rescue Nigeria from the brink of total collapse. The elder statesmen were unanimous in separate submissions at the 2021 edition of the Obafemi Awolowo Foundation Lecture Series, with the theme: “Whither Nigeria”, that the country has sunk deeper into a frightening multifaceted crisis that required expeditious action and solution. The event, which was held via Zoom with…

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Gov. Zulum uncovers fake internally-displaced persons in Borno camp

Borno State governor, Babagana Zulum, has discovered fake internally-displaced persons, (IDPs), at the Mohammed Goni College of Islamic Legal Studies, in Maiduguri, where IDPs from Abadam local government area of northern Borno were being camped. It was gathered that Zulum, at about midnight on Sunday, stormed the camp and immediately sealed entrance and supervised a headcount to identify actual IDPs, in order to put a stop to rampant cases of dubious residents pretending to be displaced, who spend day times at IDP camps to share food meant for IDPs, and towards…

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Borno: Travellers stranded, as soldiers engage Boko Haram

Ø  Eliminate scores of ISWAP fighters at 4 camps Nigerian soldiers yesterday foiled a Boko Haram attack on passengers along Maiduguri-Damaturu road. According to a security source, the soldiers engaged the terrorists who attempted to mount a road block around Mainok and Jakana communities in Borno State. He said during the gun duel with terrorists, soldiers stopped the traffic along for about three hours. The incident came a few minutes after the usual daily road closure was eased in the morning. Soldiers usually close the road in the evening by…

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Insecurity: FG begins mass relocation of pupils from Borno, Yobe and Adamawa

The Federal Government has stated that it has commenced the relocation of pupils from Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states to other states. This is following the series of mass abduction of school children by Boko Haram terrorists and other criminals in the northern part of the country. According to the Director of Press and Public Relations in the Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, the ‘Safe Schools Initiative’ of the government had not stopped. He stated that the implementation of the initiative was being intensified and re-invigorated. Recall that Boko…

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“It is not military’s job to chase bandits around” – Ex Army Chief

An ex-Chief of Army Operations, Training and Plans, Major General Ishola Williams (rtd), has said the fight against bandits was the duty of the Mobile Police. Williams, who is also a former Chairman of Transparency International Nigeria, disclosed this while speaking in a published interview today. The Mobile Police, (MOPOL) is the para-military arm of the Nigeria Police Force designated to take over operations of major crisis where conventional police units cannot cope. According to the former Major-General, the job of the Nigerian military was not to go after bandits.…

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