The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Maj. Gen. Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff.
The Red Chamber made the confirmation at the plenary after deliberating on the report presented by its joint committee on Defence and Army led by Senators Aliyu Wamakko and Ali Ndume.
President of the senate, Ahmad Lawan, had on June 2, referred the request of President Muhammadu Buhari for Yahaya’s confirmation to the committee.
It would be recalled that Yahaya was appointed the new chief following the demise of Late General Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in a plane crash with ten other military officers while on an official trip to Kaduna state last month.
Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde, has been called upon to prevent the state from relapsing into epicenter of violent attacks as it was in the past.
President of Yoruba welfare group, Comrade Abdulhakeem Alawuje made the call while speaking to newsmen in Kaduna in reaction to the series of recent killings in Oyo state.
Lamenting the recent series of unrest in some parts of the state, Alawuje stressed the need for all Yoruba leaders to intervene, bemoaning that internal crises are claiming the lives of so many innocent youths.
He therefore tasked the state governor to take a serious move to bring the perpetrators of such evil to book, warning that, politics must not be played with people’s lives and as well enjoined all stakeholders irrespective of political affiliation to help in curbing the menace.
The Lagos state House of Assembly has approved Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu’s request for 85 billion naira special dispensation bond to finance capital projects in the state.
The state’s Chairman, house committee on Finance, Rotimi Olowo, made the disclosure to newsmen in Lagos.
Olowo explained that the request from the governor was approved by the house as it is meant for infrastructural development in the state, maintaining that there could not be a better time for the state to go for the bond market.
He added that the opportunity the market provided at present is enough for the state to access the bond at a cheaper rate and would be for 10 years with two years moratorium.