Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Wednesday...

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers 1. President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday, finally sacked the service chiefs with immediate effect. Buhari has appointed new Service Chiefs: Major-General Leo Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General I. Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao,…

Advocacy group unveils school of politics…

An advocacy group, #FixPolitics has unveiled the School of Politics, Policy and Governance (SPPG) with a view to set right the mindsets of the electorate and politicians for a new values-based political class. In a press statement by the group’s Publicist and Spokesperson Ozioma Ubabukoh said the aim of SPPG is to bring about change…

Profiles of the new Service Chiefs…

By Evelyn Usman President Muhammadu Buhari sacked the former Service Chiefs and appointed new ones on Tuesday. Read it HERE. Below are the profiles of the new service chiefs. Chief of Defence Staff Chief of Defence Staff, Major- General Leo Irabor The new Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Leo Irabor,  was born on October…

Ochei commiserates with Ikpo family…

Victor Ochei The Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services in the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Engr Victor Ochei, has commiserated with the Ikpo family of Ibusa, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State on the death of Senator Nosike Ikpo, who passed on recently at the age of 88. In…

NURTW/COMMUNITY CRISIS: Umahi deploys relief materials, others to victims…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State. *Egwu condemns wanton killing, destruction of property By Clifford Ndujihe & Peter Okutu GOVERNOR David Umahi of Ebonyi State has directed the immediate deployment of food items, clothing and cash to victims of the community crisis in Effium and Ezza areas of Ohaukwu Local Council. The relief materials are…

Police arrest 6 Shiites in Abuja over violent protest…

The FCT Police Command has arrested six Shi’ite members for alleged involvement in a violent protest in Abuja on Monday. The Command spokesperson, ASP Mariam Yusuf, disclosed in a statement that the police successfully restored calm in the Central Business District “after professionally dispersing a violent protest by some members of the proscribed Islamic Movement…

US President, Biden, speaks to Russia’s Vladimir Putin on phone,...

U.S. President Joe Biden spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday for the first time since taking office and raised concerns about Russian activities including the treatment of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, the White House said. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki announced the phone call between the two leaders at her daily briefing….

Nigeria Targets Drastic Reduction In Out-Of-School Children…

BEVERLY HILLS, January 26, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to coordinate and lead the deployment of a National Plan to address the issue of out-of-school children in the country. Buhari gave the directive during the inauguration of a 18-member Presidential Steering Committee on…

Buhari Nominates Aghughu, Auditor-General of The Federation, Muruako, Chairman Of...

BEVERLY HILLS, January 26, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Aghughu Arhotomhenla Adolphus for appointment as the Auditor-General of the Federation and Barrister Victor Chinemerem Muruako for appointment as Chairman of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission. The President has forwarded the letter of Aghughu’s nomination to the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan pursuant to Section 86(1)…

CBN announces appointment of 3 Pre-Shipment Inspectors…

CBN The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced the appointment of three Pre-Shipment Inspectors (PIAs) for non-oil export sector. They are Angila International Limited with the responsibility to cover North-West and North Central Zones; Neroli Technologies Limited will cover South-West and South-South; while Gojopal Nigeria Limited has been assigned South-East and North-East. READ ALSO:…

Profiles of Nigeria’s new Service Chiefs…

By Evelyn Usman After many years of outcry from citizens to sack service chiefs over worsening insecurity across the nation, Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday in an unprecedented move accepted the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs, and their retirement from service while naming new officers to take over. Chief of Defence Staff Major…

COVID-19: NLC to Pursue Insurance Cover for Health Workers…

  The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), says it will work with the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), to follow up insurance cover for health workers that died of COVID-19. President of NLC, Mr Ayuba Wabba, made the pledge at a Five-day 7th Quadrennial National Delegates Conference of NANNM, in Abuja on Tuesday….