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War On Terrorism: Federal Government Approves Pay Boost For Nigerian Soldiers

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There are strong indications from the presidency in Abuja that the Federal Government is ready to increase the operational allowances of soldiers on Internal Security Operation (ISO) nation-wide.

Daily Sun reports that President Goodluck Jonathan has already ratified decision after the Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-General Kenneth Minimah, pleaded with him on the need to increase the operational allowances of troops especially those serving in the North-East and North Central parts of the country.

According to the COAS, the gesture was to boost the morale of troops engaged in the fight against insurgency and other security challenges in some parts of the country.

It was gathered that the Nigerian soldiers on ISO are currently paid N1,000 per day as operational allowance.

However, the new amount that would be paid to the soldiers is not yet known but sources informed that the new amount would be paid any moment from now as soon as all the necessary paper works are concluded.

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* Members of Boko Haram sect

Investigations revealed that while a daily allowance of N1,500 is approved by the Army for each soldier, the troops are given N1,000 each while the remaining N500 is given to their various units to cook for the soldiers on a daily basis.

But an inside source informed that this arrangement may have been rejected by the soldiers who are asking that the entire amount be paid to them.

Commenting on the matter, a top military officer told Daily Sun that it was difficult to get the allowances of soldiers especially those on operations in the North-East because of their location.

He however stated that the Army authorities pay the soldiers their entitlement in advance in order  to motivate them in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria.

* Nigerian soldiers

* Nigerian soldiers

The source, who sought anonymity, said there is no organization in the world that pays its workforce upfront, but the Nigerian Army authorities do so because of the nature of the job.

“As I speak to you now, our troops have already been paid their allowances for July, and this ,we have been doing regularly and we are getting ready to pay their allowances for the month of August,” the source stated.

* Nigeria's COAS, Lt-General Kenneth Minimah

* Nigeria’s COAS, Lt-General Kenneth Minimah

Since 2009, the Nigerian Army has committed more soldiers to the northern part of Nigeria for them to wage war against the Boko Haram insurgency.

The Islamists militants group is believed to have killed more than 4,000 innocent souls in different terror attacks perpetrated across the country.

The sect is currently holding at least 276 schoolgirls it abducted inside their school in Chibok, Borno State on 14.

 

Source: Daily Sun Newspapers


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“Marriage requirement is very high in Igboland” – Lady says her brother spent less than N50K on traditional marriage items to marry his wife from Benue

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A facebook user, Munachimso says that marriage requirement is very high in Igboland and there has to be an adjustment.

She stated this when she shared the list of basic requirement for the traditional marriage between her brother and his Benue wife, which she said was not up to N50,000.

But las las our marriage requirement di very high na alaIgbo. See what my brother spent to marry wife from Otuko, Benue state. All no reach 50K. We need to adjust.” she wrote.

She added that her sister-in-law is a “complete package. Character, charisma and content. Nwanne, complete package,”  after a follower implied that Igbo girls are superior to others.

See her post and reply below.

"Marriage requirement is very high in Igboland" - Lady says her brother spent less than N50K on traditional marriage items to marry his wife from Benue"Marriage requirement is very high in Igboland" - Lady says her brother spent less than N50K on traditional marriage items to marry his wife from Benue

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Na Nokia 3310 We Fit Give You -Fans Replies DJ Cuppy As She Begs For iPhone 12

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DJ Cuppy begs Nigerians for an iPhone 12 as late birthday present.

Taking to her Twitter handle, she wrote;

“Who wants to get me an iPhone 12 as a late #CuppyDay birthday present?

Oh, you thought I didn’t know how to beg too abi?”

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“She would have been my spec even when I was 10” – Banky W says as he shares photos of his wife, Adesua, as a girl

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Popular Nigerian musician, Banky W took to his Instagram page to praise his wife by sharing childhood photos of Adesua and her cousin, Ozzy Etomi.

Banky W while appreciating Adesua’s beauty, said if he was 10 years old, she would have still been his spec.

”I hereby interrupt your day to let you know that Susu’s beauty is TIMELESS!!! She would have been my spec even when I was 10 years old!!! Just look at this supermodel!!!
Swipe to see that the cuteness actually runs in their family lol @adesuaetomi @ozzyetomi lol goodgenes.com” he wrote.

Reacting, Adesua wrote

”I love this washing. I’ve got a gift for you when you get home”

See the exchange below:

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