The Nigerian Presidency has raised an alarm that some interest group is planning to launch a smear campaign attack against President Buhari. The Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina made this known today, saying behind the plot was a grant design to tarnish the image of Mr. President.
President Muhammadu Buhari has intimated the National Assembly seeking confirmation of the recently appointed Service Chiefs. Mr. President’s aide on National Matters (Senate), Babajide Omoworare, made this known in a statement on Friday. The former Senator said the letter, addressed to the President of the Senate, was dated January 27. The statement reads in part “President Muhammadu Buhari has communicated the appointment of the Service Chiefs to the National Assembly and has sought for the confirmation of the said appointment by the Senate through his letter to the Senate President dated 27th January 2021. This was done in furtherance of Section 18 (1) of the Armed Forces Act Cap. A.20 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari has today after meeting with the newly appointed service chiefs charged them to serve with patriotism and deliver well on their mandate. Presidential Spokesperson on media and publicity, Femi Adesina stated this on behalf of President Buhari, he quoted the President saying; “We’re in a state of emergency. Be patriotic; serve the country well, as your loyalty is to the country.” Buhari congratulated the newly appointed service chiefs for their new assignment saying; “There’s nothing I can tell you about the service because you are in it. I was also in it, and I will pray for you. I also assure you that whatever I can do as Commander-in-Chief will be done, so that the people will appreciate your efforts.
Some Chibok girls who have been in captivity of Boko Haram since the year 2014 have escaped today. Daily Trust reports that a parent spoke to its correspondents who told them that some of them were contacted by officials handling them and might be soon invited to Maiduguri, the Borno state capital for a debriefing.
The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has today slammed the remarks made by the Miyetti Allah Kautel Hore leader, Bello Bodejo that all lands in Nigeria are owned by Fulani. The National President of the AYCF, Yerima Shettima explained that contrary to Bodejo’s claim, nobody owns any land in Nigeria but the Federal Government according to the land use act.