The Nigerian Army has appointed Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima as its new spokesman. Yerima takes over from Sagir Musa who has been a spokesman in acting capacity since 2019. Yerima, who is expected to assume office on Wednesday is the former director of defence information and was until his appointment, the deputy director, reserve at the defence headquarters. He joined the army in October 1989 and was commissioned into the corps of the Army Public Relations. Yerima holds a bachelor of arts (education) degree in political science from Ahmadu Bello University, He has also served in various military formations.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami said the Federal Government is planning to replace the Bank Verification Number (BVN) with the National Identity Number (NIN). Dr. Pantami made this known while addressing newsmen following a facility tour and inspection of the ongoing NIN enrolment exercise at NIMC and other designated centres in Abuja. He added that he made a presentation to the National Economic Sustainability Committee and drew the attention of Godwin Emefiele, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor on the need to replace the BVN with NIN, citing that while the BVN is a regulator’s policy, the NIN is a law.
A Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Ahmad Mahmud Gumi says the crises he saw in the Zamfara forest were beyond banditry but better described as an insurgency. Sheikh Gumi made this known at the Zamfara state Government house when he met with, Governor Matawalle of Zamfara state, in Gusau, Zamfara state capital on Thursday.
The leader of the Senate, Yahaya Abdullahi has today disclosed that on resumption tomorrow, the lawmakers will begin by discussing the menace of the marauding Fulani herders.
The lawmaker stated this today while speaking with journalists in his office, saying his deputy leader who is from Ondo North Senatorial District, Prof. Ajayi Boroffice, is set to throw motion concerning the menace into the floor of the hollow chamber.