Buratai Breaks Silence.
Buratai stated this during a gala night organized by the 29th Regular Course Association in Abuja.
The event was to honour the ex Army Chief as the longest-serving COAS.
According to him, his appointment in July 2015 was a prize for the loyalty of his father, Yusuf Buratai, to Buhari.
Buratai’s father was a non-commissioned officer in the Royal West African Frontier Force and a World War II veteran who fought in Burma.
Another Popular Politician Dies Of COVID-19.
A member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Ron Wright (R-Texas) has died of COVID-19, the first congressman to die from the virus.
He died on Sunday after testing positive for COVID-19 late last month.
Wright, 67, previously battled lung cancer after being diagnosed in 2018.
Rep.-elect Luke Letlow (R-La.), 41, died of the disease in late December, days before he was set to be sworn in.
Wright was re-elected to his seat in November 2020.
Nyesom Wike Speaks Again.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has lamented insecurity in the country, declaring that Nigerians will vote out the administration of All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2023.
He said Nigerians had realised that they made a mistake by voting APC into power in 2015 and were ready to correct the mistake by returning Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to power in 2023.
The Rivers governor spoke in Yola, Adamawa State capital, where he inspected an overhead bridge and an underground subway being constructed by PDP administration led by Governor Ahmadu Fintiri.
PTF Warns Nigerian.
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, on Monday, disclosed that 13 cases of the United Kingdom strain of the virus known as B117 have so far been detected in Nigeria.
The chairman of the task force, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at the weekly press briefing of the PTF.
Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, said, “The PTF (through the NCDC) is working with the Africa CDC on genomic surveillance.
He said testing was still being aggressively pursued as a viable strategy and that the PTF shall continue to appeal to not just the citizens to get tested but call on sub-national entities to ensure that capacity of the laboratories that have been established within their jurisdictions be fully maximised.
This, he said, would help reduce the burden on the National Reference Laboratory and the attendant lengthy turnaround time for test results.
Yahaya Bello To Join Presidential Race.
As the preparations for Nigeria’s presidency in 2023 intensifies, a diaspora group known as Governor Yahaya Bello Solidarity Movement, has joined the voices calling on Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello to join the race.
Coordinator of the group, Joy Robinson, in a statement issued in Abuja said , that their decision to back the governor is because there’s need for what she called a competent, energetic, detribalised, progressive, courageous and a religious leader to oversee the affairs of the country.
The group noted that anybody with such qualities would assist in taking the country away from the current social and economic problems facing the country, saying Bello possessed all these in addition to being a youth with a track record of performance.
It would be recalled that last month, the group’s national coordinator, Comrade Abedo Omeiza, had asked the Nigerian youths both at home and in the Diaspora to support Governor Bello to win the presidency so that Nigerian youths would have a sense of belonging.
If Governor Yahaya Bello contest in 2023 for the presidential election do you think he will win if he contest under APC?
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