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Today's Headlines:HURIWA Kicks Against Bawa Must Go Protest, Wike Dissolves Cabinet

HURIWA Kicks Against Bawa Must Go Protest

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The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) said the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, is the best gift to Nigeria’s anti corruption fight.

HURIWA’s National Coordinator, Mr Emmanuel Onwubiko, while speaking in Owerri, described as surprising the calls for Bawa’s removal, arguing that his track records as helmsman of the EFCC speaks volumes.

He urged Bawa to remain resolute and committed in the discharge of his constitutional duties adding that HURIWA, in concert with other well-meaning Nigerians had passed a vote of confidence in him.

“Bawa is such a fine officer and gentleman whose career cannot be blighted by politicians who looted their states.

“His rise to national prominence led to his being listed among Nigeria’s Under 50 Leaders in Public Service, alongside other government appointees including Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad of the Rural Electrification Agency, Hadiza sman of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Elijah Onyeagba, Nigeria’s ambassador to the Republic of Burundi among others.

Biden Nominates Black Air Force General To Head US Military

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United States President Joe Biden on Thursday nominated General Charles Brown for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, lauding the Black career pilot as a hero who’d not only survived ejecting from a fighter jet into a swamp but fought against racism.

If confirmed by the Senate, “CQ” Brown, as he’s known, will become Biden’s senior military advisor. Only the second Black man ever picked for the job, his confirmation — serving alongside Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin — would mark the first time that African Americans have simultaneously filled both of the military’s top jobs.

“General Brown is a warrior descended from a proud line of warriors,” Biden said in the White House Rose Garden, noting Brown’s military family.

10th NASS: Be United To Change Nigeria, Obi Charges LP Lawmakers-elect

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Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has tasked members-elect of the 10th National Assembly, to be united as they go about their task of the legislature and represent their various Senatorial and Federal Constituencies to bring about the change coveted by Nigerians.

Obi who addressed the Good Governance Summit” virtually, through the Zoom platform, organized by the Labour Party for its elected members across the country pointed out that the desire for change by the Nigerian people was still glaring and Nigerians want that change to come from their representatives in the National Assembly.

In his short message, Obi appealed to the elected members not to allow themselves to be swayed by the politics that undermined truth, justice and fairness for the Nigerian people.

The LP presidential candidate said “I appeal that we all work as a family in building this party and lie up to the expectation of Nigerians who have decided that we have a future and they will go down the road with us.

“Ours is for the masses to do the interest of that new Nigeria and where you find yourself today is an ambassador for that new Nigeria.

“To be able to project these things, you can see the challenges needed to be changed in Nigeria, the level of poverty, insecurity and all the many problems the country is going through today which can easily consume all of us.

Wike Dissolves Cabinet

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has dissolved the state executive council.

Wike announced the dissolution after a special executive meeting in Government House, Port Harcourt on Thursday evening.

Earlier, the commissioners took turns to eulogise the governor for his landmark achievements in the state.

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