Buhari’s Appointments Are Lopsided On Basis Of Nepotism, Mediocrity And Disregard Of Merit And Competence – Obasanjo

By NewsBits Consistent and outspoken Nigeria’s former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has once again criticised appointments of incumbent Nigeria’s President Muhammadu saying they are skewed and lopsided on the basis of nepotism, and mediocrity. Obasanjo who stated this in a speech entitled, ‘The quest for unity in Nigeria and the role of unity schools,’ which he delivered at the 50th anniversary of Federal Government College, Kaduna, at the weekend, also said merit and competence in the appointments have gone to the dogs in Nigeria with the Buhari administration. He regretted…

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Sanwo-Olu Harps On Training As NUJ Opens Remodelled Secretariat

By NewsBits The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday urged the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to ensure training and re-training of reporters to curb quackery and fake news. Sanwo-Olu made the call at the inauguration of the remodelled Lagos NUJ Secretariat and conferment of Grand Matron Award on Rev. Mother Esther Ajayi, Founder, Love of Christ Generation Church C&S. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ajayi was honoured for moving in her construction workers to take over the remodeled secretariat project from 30 per cent…

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World Leaders Call For Restraint In Escalating Israeli-Palestinian Violence

By NewsBits World leaders on Saturday condemned the escalating violence in Israel and the Palestine territories and called for calm after a series of deadly incidents in the West Bank and Jerusalem. An Israeli raid in the Jenin refugee camp on Thursday killed nine Palestinians. This was followed by a deadly shooting outside a Jerusalem synagogue on Friday and a gun attack by a 13-year-old Palestinian boy that wounded two in the city on Saturday. United Nations UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the “terrorist attack” outside the Jerusalem synagogue that…

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Newly Appointed Theatre Commander Assumes Duty In Borno

By NewsBits The newly appointed Theatre Commander, Joint Task Force, North East Operation Hadin Kai, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Ali has assumed duty in Maiduguri. Speaking shortly after taking over on Saturday in Maiduguri, Ali expressed gratitude to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) for appointing him as the theater commander. “I have just takenover and studying the situation on ground for now. From what the outgoing theatre commander told me, I have enough to start off on ground. He has done well, we will consolidate and add on what he has…

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Armed Herders Kill 12, Injure Scores, Burn Homes In Benue Communities

By NewsBits A group, the Turan People’s Assembly (TUPA), has raised the alarm over the recent  armed herders repeated invasion of Ichembe and Mbaigbe communities, Kumakwagh Council Ward, Jato-Aka in Kwande local Government Area, LGA, of Benue State that claimed the lives of over 12 persons. TUPA expressed worry that aside killing and sacking the locals from their ancestral land, the invaders who also inflicted injuries on many of their victims, razed their homes and properties including farm produce and farmland. The organisation in a statement issued weekend in Makurdi…

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Illicit Trading: Nigerian Arrested In Philippines For Drug Offences

By NewsBits A Nigerian, Valentine Ezike, has been arrested by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Regional Office 4-A in Barangay Biclatan, Cavite, Philippines. The Philippines News Agency on Sunday quoted a PDEA report as saying, authorities seized from Ezike of Palmdale Village, Governor’s Hill around 500 grams of suspected ‘shabu,’ (a variant of methamphetamine), a box containing two resealable transparent plastic bags containing more or less 1,000 grams each of brownish granule’s substance, plastic basin containing weighing scale, and four identification card, among others. Ezike will be charged…

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Russia Sends Strippers, Dancers To Entertain Soldiers

By NewsBits Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has ordered strippers and pole dancers to be sent to the front line in a move to cheer up his troops and boost morale. The move comes as the Kremlin announces a medal for all Russian soldiers, which have deployed in what he calls the “special military operation”. According to ABCNews, the senior commanders have been ordered to organise the entertainment as Putin’s forces approach the first anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine. More than 100 girls will be ferried to the front in…

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Lagos State Has No New Police Commissioner, Benjamin Hundeyin Police PPRO Insists

Mr Frank Mba, the former PPRO of the Police in Nigeria By NewsBits Despite the rumours that spread like wildfire at the weekend that former Police PPRO Mr Frank Mba has been redeployed as Police Commissioner (CP) in Lagos State, the Lagos State Police Command at the weekend refuted the claim that a new Commissioner of Police has been deployed to take over the security affairs in the state. Mr Benjamin Hundeyin, the state Police Public Relations Officer, who confirmed the development in a statement, said the news in circulation…

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Insecurity Across Nigeria: Gunmen Kill Two Soldiers At Enugu Checkpoint

By NewsBits More details on the attack and killing of policemen along the Enugu/Abakaliki expressway have emerged. A reliable police source confirmed to NewsBits that the rampaging gunmen first attacked the military checkpoint at Idodo, Enugu State before proceeding to the checkpoint at the boundary where they were said to have killed three policemen. This brings to five the number of casualties left behind by the gunmen reportedly attacking security checkpoints along the Enugu/Abakaliki highway late Saturday evening. The police also confirmed that the hoodlums operated with two Sienna vehicles.…

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Death Toll In Afghanistan Cold Snap Rises To 166, Official Says

At least 166 people have died in a wave of bitterly cold weather sweeping Afghanistan, an official said Saturday, as extreme conditions heaped misery on the poverty-stricken nation. Afghanistan has been frozen by temperatures as low as -33 degrees Celsius (-27 degrees Fahrenheit) since January 10, combined with widespread snowfall, icy gales and regular electricity outages. Aid agencies had warned before the cold snap that more than half of Afghanistan’s 38 million people were facing hunger, while nearly four million children were suffering from malnutrition. The disaster management ministry said…

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