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Governor Akeredolu: No going back on Operation Amotekun

In spite of its declaration as illegal by the federal government, the chairman of the South West Governors Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, has said there is no going back on the operation of the regional security, Amotekun.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has stated that his administration increased the budgetary allocation for the health sector in the 2020 budget because of his commitment to universal health coverage in the state.

Rivers governor calls for reward system for soldiers to put in their best

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has called for the institution of a reward system to encourage soldiers to put in their best for Nigeria.

Ondo governor canvasses support for widows, dependants of fallen heroes

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has urged Nigerians to show support and empathy for the widows and dependants of the country’s fallen heroes.
Adegboyega Oyetola

Nigeria must remain indivisible – Osun governor

Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola says keeping Nigeria as one indissoluble and indivisible entity remains the only way to appreciate the selfless sacrifices and efforts of fallen heroes that fought and sacrificed their lives for the peace, unity and oneness of the country.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Minister: Federal government has achieved 50 percent 2019 budget performance

The Federal Government has achieved 50 percent budget performance in 2019 with the release of N1.2 trillion capital expenditure.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday in Abuja, congratulated Gov. Nyesom Wike of River, over the Supreme Court judgement that affirmed his election.

Rivers governor tasks ex-servicemen on unity

Rivers State governor, Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has called on ex-servicemen in the state to stand united, if they wish to achieve success.
President Buhari at the event

Federal government launches 2020 Armed Forces emblem fund with N10 million

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday launched the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem and Appeal Fund with N10 million.
The Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (Rtd), has promised that the Federal Government would improve on the welfare of officers and soldiers of Nigerian Armed Forces to enhance their efficiency.

Federal government committed to welfare of war veterans, families of fallen heroes – minister

The Minister of Defence, Retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi, has assured that the Federal Government was committed to improving the living standard of war veterans as well as the families of fallen heroes.

Governor Ugwuanyi assists widows, wounded soldiers of Nigerian Army with N10 million

Widows of the Nigerian fallen and wounded soldiers in the fight against insurgency, 82 Division Enugu have received Ten million naira support from Enugu State government.

NMA salutes gallant soldiers at Armed Forces Day

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on Tuesday joined the President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians to celebrate the Armed Forces Remembrance Day usually marked on January 15 every year.

Armed Forces Day: Governor Ishaku pledges to empower dependants of fallen heroes

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has promised to work with his wife’s pet project, the Hope Afresh Foundation, to train o widows and dependants of Nigeria’s fallen heroes, in order to make them self-sufficient.
Abiola Ajimobi

Armed Forces Remembrance: Governor Ajimobi charges Nigerians on sacrifice, peace

As the nation marks the 2019 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has tasked Nigerians to continue to sacrifice toward the nation’s unity, peace and progress.
Gbenga Oyetola

Governor Oyetola seeks support for families of fallen heroes

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun on Tuesday called for proper care for families of Nigerian soldiers who died in the course of protecting the nation’s sovereignty.
Adamu Mohammed

AIG Adamu Mohammed visits Presidential Villa

The man who is expected to be named the new police inspector general, Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday visited the presidential villa, Abuja, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Armed Forces Remembrance: NAF affirms sacrifices of fallen heroes not in vain

The Nigerian Air Force has affirmed that the sacrifices of Nigerian fallen heroes, who have paid the supreme price in service to the nation, shall not be in vain.

General Buratai: Soldiers’ valour, sacrifice makes a nation

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, says the valour and sacrifice of soldiers makes a nation.

General Babangida: Evolve new strategies to check Boko Haram

General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), former military president, has called for new strategies to check the continued killing of Nigerian soldiers and civilians by Boko Haram and other security challenges bedevilling the country.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Nigerian military has destroyed Boko Haram

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday declared that the military has destroyed the backbone of Boko Haram terrorists.

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The United States of America ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, has said the recent visa ban to Nigerians will be reviewed, if certain conditions are met.

US envoy inaugurates emergency health operation facility in Bayelsa

The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, has inaugurated a state-of-the-art public health Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
The Vice-President’s daughter, Kiki Osinbajo, has denied owning a property worth N800m in highbrow Wuse 2 area of Abuja.

VP Osinbajo’s daughter denies owning N800 million property

“It may be difficult for people like him to understand that a young woman can work hard and succeed on her own steam. Anyone can verify the ownership of the property of Glamd Africa at AGIS in Abuja. I am a tenant in the property. My landlord’s name is Musa Adams.”
The Benue State House of Assembly has been shut indefinitely to allow members and staff to undergo COVID-19 screening and treatment.

Benue Assembly suspends plenary for members to undergo coronavirus tests

The Benue House of Assembly has suspended its plenary sessions to allow lawmakers and members of staff to subject themselves to COVID-19 screening.

Benue university pro-chancellor, other staffers test positive for coronavirus

The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Benue State University, Makurdi, Prof. Zacharys Gundu has tested positive for COVID-19.
Pep Guardiola says Bernardo Silva is one of the most special footballers he has ever coached despite the midfielder's dip in form this season – something for which the Manchester City boss takes his share of responsibility.

Pep Guardiola: Bernardo Silva’s bad form may be my fault

Pep Guardiola says Bernardo Silva is one of the most special footballers he has ever coached despite the midfielder's dip in form this season – something for which the Manchester City boss takes his share of responsibility.