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COAS, Buratai Warns Against Politicization Of Security, Says Nigeria’s Unity Non-Negotiable

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The Army Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, strongly warned people who are unnecessarily politicizing security issues in the country to obtain undue political benefits and, henceforth, abstain from doing so.

General Buratai gave the warning when he made an operational visit to the troops of the Harbin Kunama III Exercise in the Kuyelo Super Camp of 1 Division in Kuyelo district, in the local government area of ​​Birnin Gwari in Kaduna state on Monday.

The interim director of the Army’s Public Relations Department, Col. Sagir Musa, said this in a press release signed and made available to journalists. The Lieutenant General emphasized that the security and unity of the country are not negotiable.

Therefore, he warned all those who play politics with the security problems of our country to rethink, as the Nigerian Army will remain firm and decisive to combat all threats to the security and unity of the nation. towards the continued provision of an enabling environment for peace, national security and national development in general.

Lieutenant General, Burrata took the opportunity to inspect the tactical deployments of the troops and then addressed the soldiers and ordered them to be ruthless and decisive in dealing with the bandits.

Colonel Musa said that General Buratai observed that the security situation throughout the country has greatly improved, and he praised them for the commitment and sacrifice that they continued to demonstrate in the performance of their constitutional functions in their homeland.

He said: “General Buratai pointed out that, because of the commitments and sacrifices of them and their colleagues in the Northeast, the armed bandits in the Northwest and the Boko Haram terrorists in the Northeast have been technically defeated.”

Therefore, COAS urged the troops not to yield or become complacent until all the remaining bandits and other criminal elements are completely eliminated from our communities.

However, Col Musa said that Kuyelo Super Camp is one of the camps recently established by the Nigerian Army throughout the Northwest region, which is similar to one established in the Northeast to decisively address the threat of theft of cattle, kidnapping, armed banditry and other acts of crime perpetrated by armed bandits, Boko Haram and other criminal elements within the regions.

He said that during the visit to Division 1, the Commander of the Garrison, Brigadier General OJ Akpor, informed the Army Chief of Staff about the operational activities and successes registered so far since the establishment of the camp, including the neutralization of several bandits during the confrontations with own troops, the recovery of automatic weapons supplied by the bandits, the recovery of several crunching cows, the rescue of 20 victims of kidnapping, among others.

Akpor said the Troops also carry out health care campaigns aimed at winning the hearts and minds of the local population in order to obtain their support, especially in the area of ​​volunteerism of useful information required for the successful conduct of operations. .

“It became clear from the Commander’s information that no major acts of banditry have been recorded recently, that the security situation in the general area has improved greatly and that the villagers, especially the farmers, are now doing their business without hindrance or impediments due to the operational activities of the Super Camp troops.

Col Musa also said that the General Officer of the Nigerian Army of Command Division 1, Major General F. Yahaya, has given some clarifications about the current and projected operational activities of his Division in general, especially with regard to the realization of operations against banditry.

Division General Yahaya thanked COAS for complying with the appropriate operational and logistical requirements to perform its functions of combatting banditry, cattle rustling, kidnapping and other associated insecurities in the area of ​​operations of its Division.

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Buhari approves new appointment

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President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.

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Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel

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The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.

The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”

He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.

Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.

He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.

“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”

He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.

“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”

Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”

He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.

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We will attack DSTV, MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC, others if they don’t leave Nigeria – Yoruba youths

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After the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and Nigerian companies in South Africa, the Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, has granted South African companies and businesses seven ultimata to leave Nigeria.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the group president, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, the refusal of the interested parties to give in to the notice of resignation will mean death.

While expressing disappointment at the attitude of South Africans against Nigerians living and working in South Africa, particularly what they described as the continued silence of the South African government on development, the group emphasized that during the apartheid era, which was the time Difficult of In the rainbow country, Nigeria was firm with them.

The statement says: “Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC), the most crucial youth group in Nigeria that projects and protects the Yoruba nation in the country, is sad and angry because South Africans, with the support of the country’s authorities, are coordinating the looting and burning of Nigerian businesses and mutilations and murders of our brothers and fathers on earth.

“It is unfortunate that South Africa, which under the apartheid regime had the support and solidarity of the Nigerians and the government while the white supremacists reigned supreme, is now turning to inflict physical and psychological pain and injury to the people whose parents committed great harm.” part of wages and profits and the community to end the apartheid reign.

“The circulating video in which Mr. Bongani Mkongi, the Vice Minister of Police of South Africa, defended the attacks against Nigerians and other Africans confirmed our previous fear and doubts about the guilt of the South African authorities. It is disconcerting that the country whose former leader, the late Nelson Mandela, recognized Nigeria’s efforts to elevate the South African-led government, is expelling other Africans, mostly Nigerians, energetically and with shame.

“We have tolerated the excesses of these South Africans whose businesses have prospered in Nigeria without any physical and psychological attack. For months, the coalition has written several letters to the South African consulate in Nigeria requesting meetings to chart a way forward and find a lasting solution for these unfortunate and barbaric incidents that have still been ignored or have run into a brick wall.

“OYC, after an emergency meeting, has concluded plans to, as a matter of urgency, attack all South African companies and facilities in Nigeria, especially in the southwest region of the country. DSTV, MTN, SHOPRITE, STANBIC IBTC, and other outlets are our goals.

“Therefore, we give these South African companies a maximum of seven days to leave Nigeria or forget them, since our coalition, with other groups and comrades throughout the country, will attack them and burn them to ashes,” reads the notice.

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