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The hard choice of the Next Army chief- Oluyemi

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The sudden death on Friday of the Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru, has thrown up controversy over who becomes the next army chief. Mr Attahiru and 10 other military officers died in a military plane mishap in Kaduna.

Going by history, the appointment of the chief of army staff is influenced by both political and military considerations. However, It is the prerogative of the president to decide using the information at his disposal.

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Information has it that the ability to fight bandits, insurgency and terrorism effectively would be a key political and military consideration of the president.

Since the incident of air mishap, expectations have been high on the need for new army chief. Sources are of the view, that the efforts of the late chief have started yielding positive results. The fear is that these efforts might not be sustained without a quick and component replacement.

Several senior generals have been touted to be the next Army Chief. Among the most touted for the job are: Major General Ali-Keffi, Major General Ahanotu, Major General AM Aliyu, Major General IM Yusuf

The Army’s Chief of Operation, Maj.-Gen. Yusuf is said to be highly regarded for his past exploits as Force Commander, Multinational Joint Taskforce (MNJTF) and General Officer Commanding 7 Division.

Lagos to feed Schoolchildren with N11bn

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The Lagos State Government on Monday said N11bn had been budgeted for its Snacks for Thought programme.

It explained that the Snacks for Thought programme was created to complement the home grown school feeding programme of the Federal Government, which covered only pupils in primary one to primary three.

The government added that its feeding programme would take care of the pupils at the crèche and primary four to primary six.

The Special Adviser of the Office of Civic Engagement, Princess Aderemi Adebowale, made this known on Monday during the ministerial press briefing commemorating the second year anniversary of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in Alausa, Ikeja.

Akeredolu faults Graba Shehu's Statement over ban on open grazing

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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has faulted the reaction of Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, on the decision of the southern Governors’ forum on the open grazing, saying the president aide lacks the authority to make such policy statements for the Federal Government.

Akeredolu while speaking through his Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties, Doyin Odebowale, warned Shehu and his cohorts to desist from hurling insults at the elected representatives of the people.

He maintained that the President’s aide lacks the authority to make such policy statements for the Federal Government, and has failed to provide the solution to the farmers/ herders crisis, which has bedevilled the nation for years.

Jamb gives new updates for mock UTME Candidates

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, JAMB, has asked candidates sitting for its mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, to reprint their examination slips.

The board gave the directive in its Weekly Bulletin of the office of the Registrar, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Monday, May 24, 2021, in Abuja.

JAMB stated that candidates, who had indicated interests to sit for the mock- UTME and had earlier printed the examination slips, were advised to reprint, following the shift in examination date.

“Candidates, who had registered for the 2021 UTME and indicated interest to sit for the optional mock examination, are to reprint their mock notification slips.

” This is consequent on the change of date for the mock- UTME earlier scheduled for Thursday, May 20 and now to hold on Thursday, June 3.

” It is imperative to reprint as the new slip will have a new date.

” As disclosed earlier, the optional mock notification slip can be printed from anywhere that candidates find convenient, provided they have internet access.

” To print the slip, candidates are to visit then click on the facility and print their slips,” it stated.

What is wrong if we demonstrate our powers- Governor Okowa

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The Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, has reacted to the statement by the Presidency which faulted the ban on open grazing issued by governors of the southern region.

The Presidency had described the ban and other resolutions reached by the governors as “acts of politicking intended by its signatories to demonstrate power.”

The Presidency’s position is contained in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari okays deep rooted solutions to herdsmen attacks, clears way for ranching and revival of forest reserves,’ signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

5 Officers feared dead as gunmen attack Enugu Police Station

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Gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday attacked Iwollo Police Division in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State and razed the station.

The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Mohammed Aliyu, who confirmed the attack to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said he was already on ground to ascertain the level of destruction and casualties.

“More information will be pushed out to the public as soon as we conclude our preliminary investigation,’’ he said.