Bukola Saraki Meets Obasanjo In Closed-Door Meeting.
Reports reaching Naija News at this time confirmed the two leaders arrived at Obasanjo’s Penthouse in the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta at 12:11 pm on Tuesday, March 1.
The reason for the meeting is, however, yet to be disclosed as at the time this report was given.
Nigerian Army Headquarters On Fire.
A section of Nigerian Army headquarters in Abuja was razed in an early morning fire on Tuesday razed.
Daily Trust gathered that the fire incident, which happened at about 10.15am, was as a result of electrical fault.
Army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, confirmed the incident.
He explained that the complex might have been gutted by fire sequel to some current renovation involving electrical rework.
Senate Confirms Service Chiefs.
Service Chiefs appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari were on Tuesday confirmed by the Nigerian Senate.
The confirmation followed the report by the Senate Committee on Defence submitted to the Senate plenary.
Senate Committee Chairman on Defence and former Governor of Sokoto State, Senator Wamakko in the report explained that the nominees who were appointed to replace the former ones made themselves available for screening following the upper chamber’s resolution on 3rd February, 2021.
According to him, the Committee was detailed in the screening in line with the relevant sections of the law, particularly with regard to the tendering of their documents, viz: “Educational certificates, NYSC, Code of Conduct and others.”
Senator Wamakko reminded the plenary that the nominees were already in acting capacity in line with the law that established the Nigerian military, saying their immediate confirmation would bridge any gap in the force.
After deliberations, Senate confirmed the following as Service Chiefs:
1. Maj. General Lucky Eluonye Onyenucheya Irabor – Chief of Defence Staff.
2. Maj. General Ibrahim Attahiru – Chief of Army Staff.
3. Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo – Chief of Naval Staff.
4. Air Vice Marshal Isiaka O. Amao – Chief of Air Staff.
After the confirmation, the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan enjoined them to take the battle against insurgents to the forest.
Lawan revealed that the parliament would offer support, which he believes has to be reciprocated by winning the war, adding that a situation where students are abducted from schools is no longer acceptable.
Another Top Personality Dies.
Emir of Kagara, Niger State, Alhaji Salihu Tanko is dead.
Senator Shehu Sani broke the new of the Emir’s death on his twitter handle on Tuesday.
He said he received the news of Tanko’s death on Tuesday and prayed God to grant him Aljanna.
Tanko was appointed as the 16th Chief of Tegina in 1971.
On Jan 1, 1982, he was appointed as the second Chief of Kagara with a second-Class status to succeed Alh Ahmadu Attahiru who held the position until his death in November, 1981.
On 1st Nov. 1991, Tanko was promoted to the rank of a First-Class Emir by the military Governor of Niger State Col. Lawan Gwadabe.
His death came less than a week in which 27 students of Government Science College, Kagara and 15 others were released by their abductors.
Nigerian Soldiers Killed In Gun Battle With Boko Haram.
Two soldiers have been reportedly killed by Boko Haram terrorists after a long gun battle in an attack launched against the theatre commander's convoy at Garin Kuturu village along Maiduguri-Damaturu Expressway.
A source in the military told SaharaReporters that the terrorists, who attacked the convoy on Sunday, also escaped with one gun truck belonging to the Nigerian Army.
The source also said the terrorists suffered casualties — although SaharaReporters could not independently confirm this as of the time of filing this reports.
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