Military reiterates Loyalty to Nigeria’s Constitution, Civil Authority
The military has reaffirmed its commitment to remain apolitical and loyal to the civil authority and the President who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
the acting Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, made the pledge on behalf of the military in a statement on Monday following comments by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Robert Clark, which suggested that the current political leadership should hand over power to the military for the purpose of restructuring.
While distancing itself from the comment, the military pledged that it would continue to discharge its constitutional responsibilities professionally, especially in protecting the country’s democracy, defense of its territorial integrity, as well as protecting the lives and property of the citizens. #
Nigeria records low COVID-19 cases recorded in Nigeria
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 18 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, with zero related death.
The 18 cases, another very low number, were logged by four states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Lagos State led with eight cases, followed by the FCT with six, Edo; two, while Rivers and Ogun have one case each.While the infections till date rose 165,199, active cases stood at 7,757 in the past 24 hours. NCDC said 10 people were treated and discharged. #
Federal Government extends NIN-SIM linkage until June 30
The National Identification Number (NIN) and Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) integration exercise has been extended until June 30th.
The approval was contained in a statement co-signed by Director, Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Head, Corporate Communications, Mr. Kayode Adegoke National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami said the postponement of the deadline was considered after a virtual meeting attended by the Chairman of NCC, Professor Adeolu Akande, in order to make it easier for all citizens and legal residents to register. #
Iniubong Umoren: Akwa Ibom Governor Promises Justice For Slain Jobseeker
The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has promised that the government will ensure the killer of Miss Iniubong Umoren does not go unpunished.
He spoke during a condolence visit to the family of the deceased.
The Governor who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, lamented that the whole state was saddened by the gruesome murder of the young jobseeker.
Umoren was the lady allegedly kidnapped, raped, and murdered by a young man who had promised her employment.
A suspect identified as Uduak Frank Akpan has since been arrested by the police in connection with the killing. #
Tokyo Olympics: Sports Minister Tells Team Nigeria to give the Country their Best
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has challenged athletes representing Nigeria at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to give their best to the country.
He made the call on Monday when he visited the athletes who have been training at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Dare, who asked the athletes not to be distracted, showered encomium on some of the team members for their recent performance.
He gave an assurance that welfare would not be a problem for the athletes, saying it was important for them to remain focused in unity. #
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