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Nigerian Newspapers (Wednesday, 19 June, 2019 Edition)

Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai

Good Morning Nigeria! Here are few stories you need to know this Wednesday morning. Enjoy!

1. Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, alleges that insufficient commitment of officers and soldiers is affecting the war against insurgency.

“It is unfortunate, but the truth is that almost every setback the Nigerian Army has had in our operations in recent times can be traced to insufficient willingness to perform assigned tasks or simply insufficient commitment to a common national and military course by those at the frontlines,” the army chief said.

Buratai stated this on Tuesday at the opening of a five-day leadership workshop for mid-level officers and soldiers in Abuja. Read More

2. The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors on Tuesday left their respective states and duties to visit President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja just to congratulate him on the emergence of his choices as principal officers of the National Assembly.

The purpose for the APC governors visit on Tuesday was revealed by the Chairman of the ruling party Governors Forum, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State.

“We came to congratulate him on the National Assembly elections and thank him for the confidence he had in the progressive governors forum members, who participated actively in all the processes that led to the emergence of Senator Ahmad Lawan as Senate President; Ovie Omo-Agege as Deputy Senate President;  Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker, and Ahmed Wase as Deputy Speaker,” Governor Bagudu told journalists after the meeting. Read more on Naija Buzz

3. Ahmed Lawan, the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has promised that the National Assembly under his leadership would ensure a quick passage of the Electoral Act amendments.

“We will be quick to address all the grey areas and come up with better inputs before the next general elections,” Lawan said.

The senate president stated this when he received a delegation of the European Union Elections Observation Mission (EU EOM) in his office. He further added that the recommendations in its report would be implemented to ensure a better 2023 general elections.

Naija Buzz had reported how the EU EOM in its report on the 2019 General Election revealed that the polls were “marked by severe operational and transparency shortcomings, electoral security problems and low turnout.”

4. Nine (9) lawmakers in Edo State out of the 24 members-elect elected Mr. Frank Okiye of Esan North-East Constituency I as Speaker and Yekini Idiaye of Akoko Edo Constituency I as Deputy Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly.

The inauguration of the House and the election of the new Speaker were done by the Clerk of the House, Alhaji Audu Omogbai, around 9:30pm according to our source who chose to be undisclosed.

However, Crusoe Osagie, the Special Adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Media, alleges that the new members of the house were inaugurated at 3pm and not at night as being insinuated. Read More

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