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Nigerian Army Confirms The Restoration Of Demoted Officer’s Rank

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The Nigerian Army on Wednesday confirmed the restoration of the rank of a demoted senior officer, Patrick Falola.

PREMIUM TIMES had on Tuesday reported the withdrawal of the petition filed against the Army Council by Mr. Falola after his rank was restored.

The officer was court-martialed last year for allegedly using the army’s facility for training clinical students from Espan Formation University, Cotonou, Benin Republic, without permission from higher authorities.

Following the ruling of the court martial, Mr. Falola, was demoted from the rank of Major General to Brigadier-General.

Enokela Onyilo-Uloko, a retired Wing Commander, and legal representative of the general, told the Court of Appeal, Abuja, that Mr. Falola decided to withdraw the appeal after the Army Council met and reversed the decision of the Court Martial to demote him.

On Wednesday, the army spokesperson, Sani Usman, a Brigadier-General, confirmed Mr.Onyilo-Uloko’s claim to PREMIUM TIMES.

“Yes, I can confirm that the Army Council in its wisdom decided to mitigate his punishment to severe reprimand,” Mr. Usman said.

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It is well with my soul – Ada Ameh mourns daughter

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It is well with my soul – Ada Ameh mourns daughter

Nigerian Actress, Ada Ameh has taken to social media to mourn her daughter who died on October 20 in Abuja.

 

The actress shared burial poster of her late 31-year-old daughter,  Aladi Godgifts Ameh, stating that the process will hold at the New Gwarinpa Cemetry in Abuja.

 

Sharing the obsequies, Ada Ameh wrote;

“Join me as I finally lay my daughter to rest .. just keep praising Him cos olowo gbogboro is turning things around for my Good…its well with my soul

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US special forces rescue American held hostage in Nigeria

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US special forces rescue American held hostage in Nigeria

U.S. special forces rescued an American citizen who had been kidnapped by armed men in an operation on Saturday in northern Nigeria that is believed to have killed several of his captors, U.S. officials said.

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Forces including Navy SEALs rescued 27-year-old Philip Walton, who had been abducted on Tuesday from his home in neighboring southern Niger, two U.S. officials said on condition of anonymity, adding that no U.S. troops were hurt.

A diplomat source in Niger said Walton is now at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Niamey.

“Big win for our very elite U.S. Special Forces today,” U.S. President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Fox News that the Trump administration had over the years rescued 55 hostages in 24 countries.

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The Pentagon confirmed the operation but did not provide the identity of the hostage.

Walton, who kept camels, sheep, and poultry and grew mangoes near the border with Nigeria, was kidnapped by six men armed with AK-47 assault rifles who arrived on motorcycles at his home in southern Niger’s Massalata village early on Tuesday.

His wife, young daughter, and brother were left behind.

Reuters has reported that the perpetrators appeared to be from the Fulani ethnic group and that they spoke Hausa and some English. They demanded money and searched the family’s home before leaving with Walton.

Niger, like much of West Africa’s Sahel region, faces a deepening security crisis as groups with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State carry out attacks on the army and civilians, despite help from French and U.S. forces.

Four U.S. soldiers were killed in an ambush in Niger in 2017, sparking debate about the United States’ role in the sparsely populated West African desert that is home to some of the world’s poorest countries.

At least six foreign hostages are being held by Islamist insurgents in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. Islamists have collected millions of dollars in ransom payments in recent years. The U.S. government has frequently criticized other countries for paying.

Culled: Reuters

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Daddy Freeze says Christmas, Halloween, Easter are all same

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Daddy Freeze says Christmas, Halloween, Easter are all same

Daddy Freeze, On-Air personality has opined that Christmas, Halloween and Easter are all the same.

The controversial media mogul disclosed this when he replied a fan on Instagram who says he doesn’t celebrate Halloween because he is a Christian.

 

Daddy Freeze stated that those who celebrate Christmas and Easter shouldn’t discriminate against Halloween because they are all the same.

He wrote;

Hope you don’t celebrate Christmas and Easter either. All na the same

Do me a favor and read the Bible encyclopedia definition of Easter. Scroll left for Bible encyclopedia definition of Easter.

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