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Today's Headlines: Buhari To Review Naval Fleet; Insecurity Worsening In North West - El-Rufai

Buhari To Review Naval Fleet

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The Nigeria Navy said it had invited the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), to review its fleet to honour him for his support to the service.

According to the navy, the event is done to honour the head of government.

The event involves the assemblage of ships and maritime assets at a designated area.

Speaking during an International press briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, the Chief of Policy and Plans, Rear Admiral Saidu Garba, said a total of 20 capital ships, 300 Inshore patrol vessels, and assault craft, as well as two locally built ships among others, were launched into the navy’s inventory under Buhari.

He said, “During the eight-year administration of President Buhari, a total of 20 Capital Ships were procured for the Navy. The ships comprise Offshore Patrol Vessels, Landing Ship Transport, Hydrographic Survey Vessels, Seaward Defence Boats, Helicopters, as well as, over 300 Inshore Patrol Vessels and Assault Crafts.

Insecurity Worsening In North West_El-Rufai

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State Directors of the Department of State Services (DSS) in the North West zone have expressed concern over the worsening insecurity in the zone and vowed to find a lasting solution to it.

Also, Kaduna State Governor Malam Nasir El-Rufai has said criminal activities by bandits have threatened both rural and urban communities in the North West region.

El-Rufai lamented that insecurity in the North West zone was disturbing but surmountable.

The governor and the secret police directors spoke at the quarterly meeting of the State Directors of the DSS in the North West in Kaduna yesterday.

They said the enormity and commonality of security challenges facing the zone made the meeting more important.

Addressing the gathering, the chief host and director of DSS, Kaduna State Command, Abdul Eneche, stressed the need for collaboration among all the major stakeholders to tackle security challenges in the zone.

He said the conference for the first quarter of this year would have been held earlier but was shifted to give room for adequate coverage of the 2023 general elections in the country.

EFCC Arrests Ex-Power Minister, Sale

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Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested a former Minister of Power, Sale Mamman over alleged N22bn fraud.

According to competent sources, the former minister was arrested early Wednesday and was subsequently detained at the headquarters of the anti-graft agency.

The arrest is said to be in connection with the Commission’s ongoing investigation into alleged corruption in the execution of some power projects.

FG Evacuates 254 More Stranded Nigerians

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The Federal Government, late Tuesday and early Wednesday, brought 254 more Nigerians fleeing the insurrection in Sudan in the country.

The 254 evacuees landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, according to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission.

The commission, in a Tweet on Wednesday, wrote: “EVACUATION UPDATE: The 10th batch of evacuees: 126 nationals that departed Port Sudan International Airport landed at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport around 10pm local time on May 9 via Tarco Air.

“The 11th batch of evacuees: 128 nationals (117 adults and 11 minors) that departed Port Sudan International Airport, landed at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport around 9am local time on May 10 via Tarco Air, making a total of 1,984 evacuees so far

“Again, no Nigerian life has been lost so far. ”

The 10th and 11th batches of returnees make a total of 1,984 Nigerians that have arrived in the country from Egypt and Port Sudan in eight days since the airlift started.

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