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B/Haram: Presidency Challenges Ex-Military, Para-Military Officers To ‘Congregate’ On Gwoza

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Sarah JibrilThe Presidency has challenged all retired military and para-military officers in the country to come together and proffer solutions to the Boko Haram insurgency, expressing confidence that the insurgents will bow to their experience and ideas gathered over the years.

The Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Ethics and Values, Mrs. Sarah Jubril, who threw the challenge yesterday, pointed out that retired generals and military officers could not afford to remain in their comfort zones while the Boko Haram fighters gain more ground, overrunning towns and communities.

The presidential aide spoke in Ilorin, Kwara State, yesterday at the commencement of a 21-day training on Linking Women and Youth for Sustainable Green Development and Income Generation through Agricultural Business.

The training, which had about 120 participants, was organised by the Islamic Green Club Empowerment Initiative in conjunction with the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Ethics and Values.

In a statement emanating from her office, the presidential aide called on all retired generals in the military and paramilitary agencies to “congregate” at Gwoza where Boko Haram recently declared a caliphate, to reclaim the territory.

“Let them go there. They have enjoyed the best in this country and therefore, we want to see all the retired generals, officers in all the armed forces as well as the IGs, comptroller generals, top officials of immigration and all the heads of departments should congregate and let us see whether the Boko Haram are going to defeat our generals”, she said.

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  1. Ojoh Adomi

    September 10, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Thank you Mama. Where are your own children? Why not call them to go and fight. The battles we fought for Nigeria before, what did we benefit? What are we benefiting now? What makes you think that retired soldiers are your slaves?

    I am not surprised. If you have served before, you would have known the procedures for recalling reserves into active service not just to come to a public gathering and run your mouth because we are now running a democracy where people like can come out and talk any how. Those who have died in this fight against Boko Haram, what your government and your president done for their families?

    Instead of keeping quiet and continue to eat what you are eating now, you allow your foolery to becloud your ignorance and open your mouth anyhow to call retired officers to come and fight again for an ungrateful generation who discarded the ex-servicemen as soon as they have sacrificed their blood for you to enjoy. Woo betide you and your cohorts who are thinking that the men you have used and dumped should be called again to be used.

  2. Collins

    September 10, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Ha! Mama Sarah, this is disappointing coming frm u! I thought for a moment I was reading some beer parlor joke. This akin to a talk I once heard that d only solution to Nigeria’s problem is to kill all d former rulers of the country. Instead of making noise,mama why advise all those teeming generals to wake up to their duties & tell GEJ to also galvanize all resources at his beck to fight this malaise. Ask GEJ to also freeze all promotions,temporarily derank all officers from d rank of Brigadier,& stop the wearing of those their fanciful red flashes until they defeat. While at it, he should also announce & pay immediately a generous welfare package for men/women injured or killed in action to raise morale. Finally let him give them modern fighting equipment.

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Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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 Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.

This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.

 

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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities

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The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%
cashback.

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying

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BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying

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A member of the House of Representatives, Victor Mela has been sentenced to one-month imprisonment by a Magistrate Court in Wuse, Zone 6.

The lawmaker who represents Billiri/Balanga federal constituency was, however, given an option of fine.

Also Read: North Is The Worst Place To Live In Nigeria -Sultan of Sokoto

Recall that on November 10 that a magistrate court found the lawmaker guilty of lying under oath while filling the CD001 INEC form prior to the 2019 elections.

The magistrate had, however, set a different date for sentencing of the lawmaker after his lawyer pleaded for leniency.

Mr Mela swore to an affidavit thrice, denying citizenship of another country whereas he has a British passport.

 

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