The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon(Rtd), on Sunday in Abuja urged Nigerians to be grateful to God for the progress in the nation.
Osinbajo stated this at the State House Chapel during the annual End of Year Thanksgiving Service, NAN reports
Speaking with State House correspondents after the service, Osinbajo said that Nigerians had every reason to be extremely thankful to God.
According to him, “2018 has been a year where God has shown his faithfulness in some many ways; I think what God is also telling is that the coming months and the coming years will be even better.
PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar wrote a lenghty piece as a guest columnist for Thisday titled, ‘To Win the War on Terror, We Need Opportunities and Jobs’.
In the article, Atiku said, ‘to defeat terrorism, we need to arm our military & motivate them with good working conditions, especially the lower ranks who face the greatest risks & are the least paid. We need to demonstrate that when you fight for Nigeria, Nigeria will fight for you’.
Read the full piece below:-
In order to defeat terror, Nigeria needs a well thought out anti-terror plan and one thing that must be central to that plan is the buy in of the people because terror can only thrive where there is local
President Muhammadu Buhari has finally reacted to rumours of being cloned. PoliticsNGR learned that the president addressed the issue while speaking at an event in Poland today.
The Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, said in a Twitter post that Buhari, while addressing Nigerians in Poland, said some people had wished him dead when he was sick for many months.
The tweet read,
“A lot of people hoped that I died during my ill health. It is real me… I will soon celebrate my 76th birthday and I will still go strong. — President @MBuhari this evening in Kraków, Poland. His response to a question of him being cloned.”
The Nigerian Army has challenged its Special Forces to prove that they have better training and tactics than terrorists by making a difference and positive impact in the ongoing counter-terrorism operations.
NAN reports that Chief of Army of Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, gave the charge in Maiduguri on Sunday, while addressing the Armed Forces Special Forces and Army Strike Group deployed in the North-East.
“You are selected specially and deployed here in the North East. You are given special training and that is why you are called Special Forces.
“I am here to tell you that you have a great job to do and you must do it properly.
“You are deployed in the North-East to make a difference because of your special training. If there will be any challenge in terms of capacity, I believe you will fill that gap and you have all it takes to do that.
The United Young Christians Forum [UYCF] under the leadership of Pastor Andrew John Enenche has taken a position ahead of the 2019 general.
The group after a crucial meeting on Saturday endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo for second term.
The Christian group described the duo of Buhari and Osinbajo as friends of the church who deserved every support to push the nation forward.
A statement signed by Enenche at the end of the meeting hinted that the reason for adopting Buhari was further informed by the premise that many other candidates that are wooing Nigerians have not by their acts shown sufficient of God.
President Buhari has assured that succour is on the way for farmers negatively impacted by the excessive rains of this year.
In a message to Farmers’ Day 2018 held Saturday at Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa State, and organized by Nigeria AGIP Oil Company for farmers in Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta and Imo States, the President stated:
“Two weeks ago, the National Food Security Council met and we approved a compensation package for all flood impacted farmers and fishermen. I want to assure all flood affected farmers and fishermen that you will be helped.
This government is with you in your time of need. As I speak to you now, the modalities for this compensation programme are being finalized and very soon, we shall start implementation.”
President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken on the rumors of his death, while he was on medical vacation outside the country in 2017.
Speaking on Sunday in Krakow, Poland, during an interactive session with the Nigerian community in the country, he said his deputy, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, who was acting president at the time, received a lot of embarrassment because people came to him (Osinbajo) to lobby for the vice-president position during the said period.
Buhari stated this while responding to the question on if he was cloned.
His words: “One of the questions that came up today in my meeting with Nigerians in Poland was on the issue of whether I‘ve been cloned or not. The ignorant rumors are not surprising. When I was away on medical vacation last year, a lot of people hoped I was dead.
…Says party primaries worst ever
…Fears post election litigation may affect declared results
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), at the weekend, raised concerns over the increasing court cases that trailed the conduct of primaries by political parties, ahead of the 2019 general elections.