Good Morning Nigeria! Here are a few of what you need to know this Thursday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. President Muhammadu Buhari has tasked the military to eliminate Boko Haram from the surface of the earth. Buhari noted that the war against the terrorist group is a must win. “I will be visiting some of our injured troops in hospitals and also talk to others at their bases to assure them of our continued support. It is a must win war; I want to encourage our troops not to be distracted by speculations but to remain focused and committed to the task of eliminating Boko Haram from the face of earth,” Buhari said while addressing military officers at the Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference in Maiduguri, Borno State.
2. Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, while speaking on the recent Metele attack by the Boko Haram insurgent group, said that no army can have enough equipment for its operations. Buratai stated this during the 2018 Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference held in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.
3. The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Mr. Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector General of Police, to arrest Ex-Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, for allegedly forging a police report he presented before an Election Petition Tribunal in 2007. Soji Adagunodo, the Osun State Chairman of the PDP, noted that; the ex-governor and one other were facing 6 count charges on forging and presenting of fake police report to an election petition tribunal in 2007. “Now that Mr. Aregbesola no longer enjoys constitutional immunity, the Inspector General of Police is duty bound to arrest him and present him before the court to prove his innocence in the charge,” Adagunodo said.
4. The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Wednesday approved the establishment of 10 new higher institutions across the nation, with one located in Daura, the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari. The approved institutions are; Federal Polytechnic, Kabo; Federal Polytechnic Daura; Federal University of Education, Aguleri; National Institute of Construction Technology and Management; Federal Polytechnic, Ikom; Federal College of Education(Technical) Arochukwu, Abia State; Federal Polytechnic Langtang, Plateau State; Federal College of Education, Usugbenu-Irua; Federal University of Technology, Manchok and Federal Polytechnic Kwale, Delta State.
5. The Arewa Consultative Forum on Wednesday called on the Federal Government to setup an inquiry into the recent killing of over 100 soldiers by the Boko Haram terrorist group in Metele, Borno State, North-East Nigeria. “The meeting noted with grave concern the incidence of insecurity in the country, particularly the resurgence of the Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State, where the insurgents attacked the 157 Task Force Battalion in Metele, Borno state which claimed the lives of many Nigerians. NEC also appealed to the military and other security agencies to be proactive and always share intelligence and work in synergy to avert such unfortunate incidents. It also called on the Federal Government to institute an inquiry into the unfortunate attacks with the view to finding the immediate and remote causes in order to restore confidence to our troops and also avert recurrences,” ACF said.