Zamfara State Governor congratulates new COAS, Major General Farouk Yahaya
Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has described the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya, as the 22nd Chief of Army Staff, as a divine elevation.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the Director-General Media and Communications to the Governor, Yusuf Idris Gusau.
While congratulating and wishing him success on behalf of the people of the state, the Governor was optimistic that the New chief of Army staff will play a vital role in addressing the lingering security challenges that have bedevilled the North West region of the country and the nation at large.
Major General Farouk Yahaya who hails from Zamfara state was appointed the New chief of Army staff by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, following the death of Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru in a plane crash last Friday. #
INEC Laments 41 Attacks on facilities in Two Years
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu said that within the last two years, its offices and facilities have been attacked 41 times.
He made this known on Thursday in Abuja at an emergency meeting with the security agencies under the auspices of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on election security (ICCES).
Prof Yakubu stated that nine of the incidents happened in 2019 while 21 cases were recorded in 2020. He added that in the last four weeks, 11 offices of the commission were either set ablaze or vandalized.
Yakubu further noted that two of these incidents were caused by Boko Haram and bandits’ attacks while 10 resulted from thuggery during the election and post-election violence. #
Nasarawa State Anti-Kidnapping commander commended for rejecting N650,000 bribe
Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa State has commended the Officer in Charge of Anti-kidnapping, CSP Aniette Eyoh for rejecting the sum of N650,000 Naira as a bribe from a Chinese steel firm.
A Chinese national who works for the firm was arrested by the police for his involvement in railway vandalism in Nasarawa state.
The lawyer of the Chinese firm offered Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira as a bribe to secure the release of his client.
But Chief Superintendent of Police Eyoh rejected the offer, this earned him a commendation from the commissioner of Police. #
Nigerian Lawmakers Visit US Company Manufacturing fighter jets for the Nigerian Air Force
A delegation from the National Assembly has visited A-29 Super Tucano, the company which is manufacturing fighter jets for the Nigerian Air Force.
In 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari approved $469.4 million dollars for the purchase of the aircraft to boost the fight against insecurity.
In a tweet, the Air Force said a NASS team visited the company to assess the progress on the aircraft.
Earlier in the week, Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said the aircraft will land in Nigeria in August. #
Rashford Suffers Racial Abuse Online After Man Utd’s Europa League Defeat
Marcus Rashford says he was racially abused on social media following Manchester United’s defeat in the Europa League final.
The 23-year-old, who has previously been a victim of online attacks, said he had received at least 70 racial slurs following United’s penalty shootout loss to Villarreal in Gdansk on Wednesday.
United, who lost 11-10 on penalties, later tweeted to say their players had been subjected to disgraceful racist abuse. #
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