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Today's Headlines: "Don't Report Insecurity as Rising" -Buhari, FG Speaks On Super Tucano Jets

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"Don't Report Insecurity as Rising" -Buhari

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has urged the media to address the tone, content, and standards of reporting into security and safety measures.

In a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Monday, Buhari said the term “rising insecurity” should be replaced with the “reality of declining insecurity.”

The statement was titled, ‘President Buhari Felicitates With Muslims On Eid-el-Maulud, Reassures That Significant Gains Are Being Made In Combating Insecurity.’

It partly read, “The President urges Muslims to strive for forgiveness and closeness to the noble life and teachings of the Prophet (SAW) whose birthday is being marked on this blessed day. On this auspicious occasion, I wish you all the blessings of today.

“The President uses the occasion to give a snapshot of the increased activities the Armed Forces, Police Force, and intelligence agencies have embarked upon to effectively respond to the security challenges in the nation.

“He says the government fully expects and intends for these trends to continue, and calls on the media to address the tone, content, and standards of reporting into security and safety measures. Time has come to revise the prefixes “rising insecurity” with “declining insecurity.”

FG Speaks On Super Tucano Jets

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the Nigerian government has taken delivery of the final batch of the 12 A-29 Super Tucano fighter jets expected from the United States.

He made this known on Monday when he featured on a phone-in programme monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria.

The minister was quoted as saying, “All the 12 Super Tucano fighter jets have been received. As of this morning, all the 12 were here and they have been deployed to the North-East. We can see that the Tucano jets are actually game-changers.

“Most of the successes we have recorded in recent times is because of the acquisition of new platforms, not limited to the Super Tucano,”

Mohammed said with the improved security situation in the North-East and North-Central Zones the nation would experience improved food security.

AU, Nigeria Partner To Empower Smallholder Farmers

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African Union and the federal government have partnered to boost Nigeria’s agricultural sector through the empowerment of smallholder farmers.

The delegation of the African Union Development Agency/New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA/NEPAD) converged in Nigeria on Monday for this purpose.

The event attracted delegation from other member countries of the Africa Union, to deliberate on ways to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

Zacchaeus Maxwell, Director Programmes Development/Implementation (NEPAD-Nigeria), said the programme will mitigate the debilitating effect of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

“The programme is innovative to strengthen smallholder farmers’ capabilities towards productive land restoration amid COVID-19 in Nigeria.

“The COVID-19 came with devastating effects which had impacts on socio-economic life of not only Nigeria, but the entire world.

“In order to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 pandemic, instead of just mourning the effects, AUDA/NEPAD as a development agency of the AU has decided to do something to cushion the effects of the pandemic.

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