Buhari Makes Another Reappointment
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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reappointment of Garba Abari as the Director-General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA).
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the reappointment in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, NAN reports.
The statement was signed and made available to newsmen by Mr Segun Adeyemi, the Special Assistant to the President (Media) in the Office of the Minister.
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Olusegun Obasanjo Visits Ibadan Market
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Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday, visited the Obasanjo Market, at Oluyole Estate, Ibadan, with a promise to assist in having better structure and government backing.
The visit at the Day Old chicks market recorded a massive turnouts of traders and buyers, who welcomed the former President amid pomp and ceremony. Most of them abandoned their goods to joining in praise singing and eulogizing him.
In a release by his Special Assistant on Media to the former President, Kehinde Akinyemi stated that Obasanjo, who arrived the market at about 9.20am, took time to go around the long and congested market.
Wike Seeks Additional State In South-East
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Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, has asked the national assembly to consider the creation of an additional state in the region.
Speaking on Thursday during a courtesy visit by the senate sub-committee on the constitutional amendment for the south-south, Wike said the creation of a new state in the region should be considered in the constitution review.
He also urged the national assembly to shun political interference in the ongoing constitutional review, adding that the focus should be on prioritising national interest.
“I think this is an opportunity for members of the national assembly to say they are working for the interest of Nigeria and not for the party they belong. Because at the end of the day, if anything happens to the country, you will all be affected,” he said.
El-Rufai Sends Message To New Chief Of Army Staff
The Governor of Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, has congratulated the newly appointed Chief of Army Staff, Major General Yahaya Faruk.
Malam El-Rufai said that he wishes newly appointed COAS every success in taking the Nigerian Army to greater heights, building on the efforts of his predecessors, including Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru of blessed memory.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Commissioner of Internal Affairs and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, on Thursday.
HURIWA Reacts To New COAS Appointment
Civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, on Thursday, tackled the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for appointing a northerner as the Chief of Army Staff yet again.
National Coordinator of HURIWA, Emmanuel Onwubiko, in a statement said the President’s refusal to appoint a COAS from the South-Eastern zone of the country shows that he does not believe in the unity of the country.
The PUNCH had earlier reported that Buhari on Thursday appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff following the tragic death of the former COAS, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, in a plane crash last Friday.