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Lt-Gen Adeosun, 11 other Generals pulled out of active service

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  Lt-Gen Adeosun, 11 other Generals pulled out of active service
The Nigerian Army (NA) on Friday, pulled out the former Chief of Policy and Plans, Army Headquarters, Lt-Gen Lamidi Adeosun and 11 other Generals out of active service.

The Generals, who were of the Infantry Corps, included Maj-Gen MD Abubakar, Maj-Gen, I Birigeni, Maj-Gen CM Abraham, Maj-Gen ACC Agundu, Maj-Gen TOB Ademola, Maj-Gen AM Jalingo, Maj.-Gen AS Maikobi, Brig-Gen MA Bashirudeen, Brig-Gen DM Onoyiveta, and two others.

The pulling out parade was part of activities of the ongoing Infantry Corps annual leadership lectures and biennial reunion, holding at the Infantry Corps Centre in Jaji Military Cantonment, Kaduna State.

The theme of the four-day event which began on Nov.10, is “Positioning Nigeria Army Infantry Corps to Win All Land Battles in a Joint Environment”.

Adeosun who spoke on behalf of the retired Generals, said the pulling out parade was part of military.tradition.

“I am happy to state with every sense of pride that this valedictory pulling out parade is an indication that the Nigerian Army particularly the Infantry Corps is waxing stronger by adhering to its customs and traditions.

“Today is a day of many emotions; nostalgia, gratitude, joy and a sense of fulfillment.

“Retirement from active duty is a natural and inevitable end of service for every serving personnel, and it begins to count from the day you join the ranks of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

“We count ourselves lucky as we are able to witness this event in such an atmosphere of frenzy and boisterous manner,” he said.

Adeosun urged all their successors to sustain the good legacies and continue to build on their achievements.

“It is imperative to do so, as the nation has never been faced with grave security challenges as it is being witnessed today”.

He also urged the officers who are still serving not to relent on their oars, noting that the NA has for long kept a good name and image.

He thanked the leadership of the country for the opportunity and support given to them to serve in different capacities in the country.

He also thanked the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Farouk Yahaya and the Commander Infantry Corps, Maj-Gen Victor Ezugwu for the opportunity of a rewarding and fulfilling life experience.

FELLOW PRESS reports that retired Brig-Gen Muhammad Marwa, the Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), presented awards to Infantry officers who distinguished themselves in junior and senior staff courses.

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No president will say there won’t be banditry next year — Lai Mohammed

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said that no president will say banditry will next year.

Lai Mohammed said this while responding to a question on whether the current security challenges would end before President Muhammadu Buhari leaves office in 2023.

Responding to the question at a press conference on Wednesday December 15, Lai Mohammed said;

“Nobody, I’m not sure any president will say by next year there will be no banditry. It is just like saying by next year, there will be no thief.

“But what is important is that they should judge us by our achievement. We’ve not thrown our hands in the air. There was a time they asked us to hire mercenaries, but our soldiers are doing their best in these circumstances.”

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Buhari jets out Turkey for summit

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President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday leave Abuja for Istanbul, Turkey, to attend the third Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit, hosted by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the Republic of Turkey.

According to the organisers, the theme of the Summit is ‘‘Enhanced Partnership for Common Development and Prosperity’’ and the agenda includes reviewing the cooperation between African countries and Turkey since the last Summit in 2014.

This was disclosed in a statement by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, on Thursday morning.

The third Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit is coming on the heels of President Erdogan’s recent State visit to Nigeria during which several agreements in the fields of energy, defence industry, mining and hydrocarbons were signed to expand existing bilateral ties.

The Turkish leader had during the visit to Nigeria, affirmed his commitment to immediately expand the volume of trade between the two countries to 5 billion dollars and the Nigerian delegation will seize the opportunity of the gathering in Istanbul to enhance cooperation with other partners for more trade and investment opportunities in the country.

It is expected that the Summit would provide guidelines and direction for cooperation with African countries for the next five years.

President Buhari will be accompanied on the trip by his wife, Aisha Buhari; the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Defence, Maj-Gen. Bashir Magashi (Rtd); FCT, Mohammed Bello; Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire; Agriculture, Mohammed Abubakar; Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo; the National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (Rtd); and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.

The President is expected back in Abuja on Sunday, December 19.

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2023 presidency: I’m not going to turn it down – Tinubu

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The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said he will not turn down the calls of those asking him to contest for president in 2023.

Tinubu stated this after a meeting with leaders of the Northern Alliance Committee in Abuja on Tuesday.

Speaking to journalists after the meeting, the former Governor of Lagos said he would, however, make consultations before officially announcing a decision on the matter.

“I’m not going to turn them down but I will still effectively and widely consult, particularly brainstorm with my friends and find a date to come out openly to tell Nigerians.

“But the president is still in office. I don’t want to distract him from all the challenges that he might face today.

“So, don’t muddle the political water. Consult, make our programme known to the people later,” Tinubu said.

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