BREAKFST NEWS 18-03-2022

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HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS

  • FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO HELP DR CONGO ESTABLISH FIRE SERVICE, KENYA SEEKS COLLABORATION.
  • OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY APPOINTS NEW SUBSTANTIVE VICE- CHANCELLOR.
  • ON SPORTS, UEFA INCLUDES JORGINHO, OTHERS IN CHAMPION LEAGUE BEST ELEVEN.

DETAILS OF THESE AND MORE IN A MOMENT, PLEASE STAY TUNED.

FG/ FIRE SERVICE

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS DISCLOSED THE NEED TO EXPAND ITS NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY FOLLOWING A REQUEST BY THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO FOR NIGERIA TO HELP TRANSFORM THE CENTRAL AFRICAN COUNTRY’S FIRE DEPARTMENT INTO FULL-FLEDGED FIRE SERVICE.

ACTING CONTROLLER GENERAL OF NIGERIA’S FEDERAL FIRE SERVICE, KAREBO PERE SAMSON DISCLOSED THIS AT A PRESS BRIEFING  IN ABUJA

THE FIRE SERVICE BOSS ADDED THAT KENYA HAS ALSO REQUESTED COLLABORATION WITH THE FEDERAL FIRE SERVICE IN ORDER TO UNDERSTUDY HOW THE SYNERGY BETWEEN THE SERVICE AND THE NIGERIAN AIR FORCE NAF ON AERIAL FIREFIGHTING AND PATROLS WORK.

THE CG THEREBY  ADDED THAT THE SERVICE IS WORKING TOWARDS DEPLOYING DRONES TO PROVIDE INTELLIGENCE ON THREATS AROUND FIRE SCENES, IN THE WAKE OF INCESSANT ATTACKS ON FIREFIGHTERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

OAU/VICE CHANCELLOR

THE MANAGEMENT OF OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, OAU ILE-IFE, OSUN STATE, HAS ANNOUNCED THE APPOINTMENT OF PROFESSOR ADEBAYO SIMEON BANIRE AS ITS NEW SUBSTANTIVE NEW VICE-CHANCELLOR.

THE CHAIRMAN OF COUNCIL, GAVE THE ANNOUNCEMENT WHILE ADDRESSING A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE, INSIDE THE CAMPUS, SAID BAMIRE WAS APPOINTED AFTER A THOROUGH SELECTION PROCESS FROM 20 APPLICANTS.

THE APPOINTMENT, ACCORDING TO PRO-CHANCELLOR AND CHAIRMAN OF COUNCIL, OWELLE OSCAR IDOKO, TAKES EFFECT FROM JUNE 7, 2022, DUE  TO THE EXPIRY OF THE CURRENT VICE CHANCELLOR, PROFESSOR EYITOPE OGUNBODEDE TENURE  ON JUNE 6, 2022.

AGF/RESIGNATION

THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION AND MINISTER OF JUSTICE, ABUBAKAR MALAMI, SAN HAS TODAY MARCH 17 , DEBUNKED REPORTS THAT HE HAS RESIGNED HIS POSITION.

MALAMI, WHO DELIVERED A KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT A MEDIA CONFERENCE ORGANISED BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF JUDICIARY CORRESPONDENTS, NAJUC, ABUJA CHAPTER  DEBUNKED THE REPORT AFFIRMING THAT  HE WOULD NOT RESIGN FROM OFFICE TILL THE EXPIRATION OF HIS TENURE IN MAY 2023.

THE AGF THEREFORE   DESCRIBED THE REPORT THAT HE RESIGNED TO FURTHER HIS POLITICAL AMBITION IN THE FORTHCOMING GENERAL ELECTIONS, AS THE HANDIWORK OF PURVEYORS OF FAKE NEWS, SAYING THERE WOULD BE NEED TO PROSECUTE JOURNALISTS THAT ALLOW THEMSELVES TO BE USED BY MISCHIEVOUS POLITICIANS

NDLEA/MARWA

CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE NATIONAL DRUG LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, NDLEA, BRIG. GEN. MOHAMED BUBA MARWA RETD HAS EXPLAINED THAT HE HAD TO UNDERGO A SURGICAL PROCEDURE RECENTLY TO TREAT A LONG-STANDING LOWER BACK PAIN THAT WAS DUE TO HIS SPORTING ACTIVITIES IN HIS YOUNGER YEARS IN THE NIGERIAN ARMY.

MARWA STATED THIS WHILE RESPONDING TO QUESTIONS FROM JOURNALISTS AFTER A MEETING WITH SOME FRENCH EXPERTS ON DRUG SUPPLY REDUCTION AND LAW ENFORCEMENT IN HIS OFFICE AT THE NDLEA NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, ABUJA YESTERDAY  MARCH  17 2022.

THE NDLEA CHAIRMAN WHEN ASKED IF HE WAS ADMITTED TO A LONDON HOSPITAL TO UNDERGO SURGERY AS BEING RUMOURED, GEN. MARWA SAID “INDEED, HE RECENTLY HAD SURGERY FOR LONG-STANDING LOWER BACK PAIN THAT WAS DUE TO MY SPORTING ACTIVITIES IN MY YOUNGER YEARS IN THE NIGERIAN ARMY.

WHILE DISMISSING ALL OTHER INSINUATIONS, MALAMI SAID HE HAS SINCE RETURNED TO HIS DESK TO CONTINUE HIS VISION OF STRENGTHENING THE AGENCY AND THE MISSION OF CURBING DRUG TRAFFICKING AND ABUSE IN THE COUNTRY.

GAS PRICE

RESIDENTS OF ONDO KINGDOM HAVE CALLED ON GOVERNMENT AT ALL LEVELS TO AMEND THE HIKE IN PRICE OF COOKING GAS, SO AS TO EASE SMALL SCALE BUSSINESSES AS WELL SOFTEN  THE SUFFERINGS OF NIGERIANS.

THE RESIDENTS MADE THE CALL IN AN INTERVIEW WITH EKI FM CORRESPODENTS WHO WENT ROUND TO SAMPLE PEOPLES OPININO ON HIKE IN PRICE OF COOKING GAS.

PELUMI AYODELE HAS THE DETAILS.

SOLUDO/COMMISSIONERS

THE JUST-INAUGURATED GOVERNOR OF ANAMBRA STATE, CHUKWUMA SOLUDO, HAS REVEALED THAT HE WILL ROLL OUT HIS LIST OF COMMISSIONERS WITHIN ONE WEEK.

THE FORMER GOVERNOR OF THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA DURING HIS INAUGURAL ADDRESS AT THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE, AGU-AWKA, AWKA, THE STATE CAPITAL, MADE THE REVELATION SAID HE HAS NO TIME TO WASTE BUT WOULD START WORK IMMEDIATELY.

THE ANAMBRA STATE GOVERNOR WHILE REITERATING HIS COMMITMENT TO ANNOUNCE SOME OF THE PRINCIPAL OFFICERS OF THE ADMINISTRATION, ADDING THAT THE LIST OF WOULD BE LAID BEFORE THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY SOONEST.

APGA/ ABIA

LEADER OF THE ALL PROGRESSIVE GRAND ALLIANCE APGA IN ABIA STATE, AND MEMBER REPRESENTING ABA SOUTH STATE CONSTITUENCY IN THE STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, HON. OBINNA ICHITA HAS DESCRIBED THE INAUGURATION OF PROFESSOR CHUKWUMA SOLUDO AS THE NEW GOVERNOR OF ANAMBRA STATE AS THE BEGINNING OF A NEW DAWN BOTH IN ANAMBRA AND THE ENTIRE IGBO LAND.

THE LAWMAKER WHO STATED THIS IN A GOODWILL MESSAGE SAID SOLUDO’S ANTECEDENTS, EXPOSURE AND VISION ARE ENOUGH TESTIMONIALS THAT ANAMBRA IS ALREADY ON THE PATHWAY TO GREATNESS.

HE FURTHER STATED THAT SOLUDO’S ECONOMIC BLUEPRINT WOULD NOT ONLY PUT ANAMBRA ON THE GLOBAL MAP OF INDUSTRIALISATION BUT WOULD ALSO HELP TO FAST-TRACK THE ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION OF OTHER STATES IN THE SOUTH EAST.

OBINNA WHILE CONGRATULATING SOLUDOURGED HIM TO REMAIN FOCUSED ON HIS VISION AND NOT DISAPPOINT THE PEOPLE OF ANAMBRA THAT VOTED HIM INTO POWER AMID INSECURITY DURING THE ELECTION.

ON SPORT

UEFA HAD YESTERDAY MARCH 17 INCLUDE CHELSEA’S JORGINHO AND ATLETICO MADRID’S ANTOINE GRIEZMANN IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE BEST ELEVEN TEAM.

UEFA DISCLOSED THIS IN A POST ON ITS OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ROUND OF 16 SECOND-LEG FIXTURES ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

MEANWHILE,  CHELSEA  HAS DEFEATED LILLE TO QUALIFY FOR THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE LAST-8, WHILE VILLARREAL ELIMINATED JUVENTUS FROM THE COMPETITION.