Senate exposes how INEC, Army, NSA, others collected N76bn from Accountant-General ‘s office illegally

The Upper Chamber of the National Assembly has exposed how the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Nigerian Army, Office of National Security Adviser and others collected N76 billion from the Office of Accountant-General of the  Federation, (OAGF), illegally. The revelation was contained in the 2015 Auditor-General report, which was submitted by the Senate Public Accounts Committee chaired by Senator Mathew Urhoghide, and approved by the Senate. The funds were drawn from 25 percent Husked Rice Levy, 1% Comprehension Import Supervision Scheme (CISS) Pool levy, 15% wheat Grain Levy and 10%…

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Army Chief Attahiru reshuffles senior officers, appoints new GOCs, PSOs, others

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, has approved appointment of new General Officers Commanding (GOCs), Principal Staff Officers, commandants of military institutions and corps commanders of units and formations of Nigerian Army. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, in a statement on Saturday, said the appointment/redeployment was a normal routine aimed at re-invigorating the system. Yerima said that all the postings and appointments would take effect from March 10, Attahiru urged the new appointees to carry out their responsibilities in the most professional manner and with…

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NASS wants army to activate its aviation unit

The Chairman, House Committee on Army, Abdulrazak Namdas, has urged the Nigerian Army to activate its aviation unit to support its anti-banditry and kidnapping operations on Abuja-Kaduna highway. Namdas made the call when he led the members of the committee on over sight visit to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Wednesday in Abuja. The chairman, who expressed worry that the security challenge in Kaduna had persisted, noted with concern the resurgence of kidnapping activities on Kaduna-Abuja highway. “We feel that activating Army Aviation will be very apt…

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Army set to reinvigorate interest in Polo, says Gen. Momoh

 Major General Haruna Momoh, the Deputy Chief of Policy and Programmes at the Nigerian Army Headquarters says the Army plans to re-invigorate and revive its full-time participation in the game of polo. Momoh said this in an interview on Sunday, while representing the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai at the ground breaking ceremony for a proposed club house for the Guards Polo Club. The ceremony took place on the side lines of the ongoing 11th edition of the Nigeria National Carnival Polo tournament in Abuja, in which…

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Defence Minister pledges sustained funding for military industrial complex, leverage on research, development

The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (rtd), has promised to sustain funding of the Military Industrial Complex, Kaduna, towards enabling it to perform its statutory mandate through research and development. The Special Assistant to the Minister on Media and Publicity, Mr Mohammad Abdulkadri, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja. Magashi gave the assurance when the Executive Secretary Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) Prof. Sulaiman Bogoro led members of the Defence and Security Sub-Committee for the proposed establishment of the National Research and Development Foundation (NRDF)…

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EDUCATION: DEPOWA RE-AFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO TEACHER TRAINING

The Defence and Police Officers’ Wives Association (DEPOWA) has reaffirmed commitment to training and re-training of teachers/instructors in its schools for better service delivery. The President of the association, Mrs Omobolanle Olonisakin, made the statement at the three-day training workshop organised by DEPOWA in conjunction with IB8 ventures for its teachers/instructors on Monday, at the Mogadishu Cantonment, Abuja. Olonisakin said that the workshop, with the theme ‘Quality Education, Post COVID-19, Customised Blended Teaching Techniques’ had become necessary, bearing in mind the role of teachers in the development of any nation,…

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Army gives free medical treatment to 100 legionnaires, many civilians in Maiduguri

By Adamu Aliyu Ngulde, Maiduguri The 7 Division Nigeria Army in Maiduguri, Borno state, had on Saturday offered free medical services and distributed food palliative to hundreds of civilians including, 100 retired soldiers. The medical outreach and distribution of food palliative was part of the 2020 edition of the Nigeria Army Day Celebration. Nigeria Army had on Wednesday commenced a three-day celebration which wrapped up on Saturday with the medical outreach and distribution of assorted food palliative. At the Ngomari-Gana Junior Secondary school, in densely populated Ngomari-London Ciki neighborhood, the…

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