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Army Promotes Three Officers For Gallantry In Fight Against Terrorism

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PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF, LT.-COL. AMINU ILIYASU; DIRECTOR, ARMY PUBLIC RELATIONS, BRIG.-GEN. OLAJIDE LALEYE AND CHIEF OF STAFF, DIRECTORATE OF ARMY PUBLIC RELATIONS, AT A NEWS CONFERENCE ON ARMY OFFICERS CONFERENCE IN ABUJA ON FRIDAY

PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF, LT.-COL. AMINU ILIYASU; DIRECTOR, ARMY PUBLIC RELATIONS, BRIG.-GEN. OLAJIDE LALEYE AND CHIEF OF STAFF, DIRECTORATE OF ARMY PUBLIC RELATIONS, AT A NEWS CONFERENCE ON ARMY OFFICERS CONFERENCE IN ABUJA ON FRIDAY

The Nigerian Army on Friday announced the promotion of three Captains to the rank of Major in recognition of their exceptional gallantry in the fight against terrorism in the North-East.

Brig.-Gen.Olajide Laleye, Director, Army Public Relations, announced this in Abuja while briefing newsmen on the  activities lined up for the  2014 Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference to be held next month in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.

Laleye gave the names of the officers as Captains IA Manga, AH Ali and Y Micah.

“It is my pleasure to announce the elevation from the rank of Captain to Major of three brave officers who have shown aggressive posture and uncommon gallantry in the face of the enemy particularly in the counter-insurgency operations in the North-East”, he said.

On the expiration of the State of Emergency at 12 midnight on Thursday, Laleye said, “in respect of the state of emergency, it is undergoing due process”.

“It is a political issue in which the Nigerian Army or the Armed Forces will only play its part.

“We are under directives, whatever directives that come from the civil authority they will be obeyed by the Nigerian Army.

He, however, assured Nigerians that the army would not leave any territory of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the hands of dissidents, insurgents and terrorists.

Laleye said that the 2014 COAS conference would hold from Dec. 1 to Dec. 6 and would provide an avenue for the Army leadership to reassess its preparedness to discharge its constitutional roles.

The army spokesman said that the conference would also afford the army high command the opportunity to rub minds with segments of the society and the private sectors.

He said that the conference would be an avenue for the army to rub minds with the academia, especially in the area of emerging global security challenges.

He said that the conference would adopt the Town Hall Meeting format in order to offer a cross section of officers the opportunity to meet and interact with the leadership of the army.

“The Army Headquarters believes that an effective two-way vertical and horizontal communication can benefit the system immensely, especially as we confront the nation’s security challenges”, he said.

“Discipline, professionalism and patriotism are trends which the Nigerian Army insists on during all operations.

“Accordingly, the Nigerian Army, in adherence to sections 45, 52, and 60 respectively, of the Army Forces Act CAP A20 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, will appropriately punish its personnel who have flouted these much-cherished attributes of soldiering”, Laleye said. (NAN)

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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