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Nigerian Government Orders Buratai Back To North-East To Fight Boko Haram

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Nigerian Government Orders Buratai Back To North-East To Fight Boko Haram

The Federal Government announced on Monday that Chief of Army staff, Lt.Gen. Tukur Buratai, has been ordered to return to the northeast to oversee the fight against Boko Haram.  He is to stay there until Boko Haram insurgents are crushed.

The federal government has also instructed Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, and Gen. Buratai to overhaul operational commands of major operations in the country.  These are to include, especially, operations Lafiya Dole in the northeast, Operation Delta in the Niger Delta, Operation Sharan Daji in Zamfara and Katsina states, and Operation Awatse in the Southwest.

This steps are being taken after the attacks on troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in the Northeast, the latest of which is the attack on the troops of 157 battalion stationed in Melete, Northern Borno in which 23 soldiers died.

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate procurement of critical equipment for the armed forces.

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Breast Cancer Patients In Ondo State To Benefit From N9.5m Aid

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Breast Cancer Patients In Ondo State To Benefit From N9.5m Aid

Someindigent breast cancer patients in Ondo state will benefit from the largesse of some Ondo state political appointees who have donated nine and a half million Naira to assist in the cost of their treatment.

Ondo state Governor’s wife, Betty Akeredolu announced the gift during the forum for wives of Ondo state officials summit on Thursday in Akure.

Mrs. Akeredolu said women were very important in nation-building, and that the Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria will continue to work to ensure that no woman in the state was killed by the deadly disease.

The nine and a half million Naira donation was raised through auctions.

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Nigeria Remains Third Most Terrorized Country In The World

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Nigeria Remains Third Most Terrorized Country In The World

Nigeria still holds the unenviable position as the third most terrorized country in the world.

The 2018 global terrorism index, released on Wednesday, says  this is as a result of the spate of terrorism in Nigeria.  It also points to what it called the “increase in violence involving Fulani extremists”.  The report says this is happening as deaths committed by Boko Haram are falling..

Nigeria is ranked only below Iraq and Afghanistan, both in first and second positions.

This year alone, hundreds of Nigerians have been killed in attacks by suspected herdsmen as well as clashes between the herders and farmers/communities.

States worst hit in the attacks are Plateau, Benue, Zamfara, Taraba and others.

The report also noted that, compared to the peak of “terrorist deaths” in 2014, “the largest falls in the number of deaths occurred in Iraq, Nigeria, and Pakistan.

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First Phase Of Second Niger Bridge To Be Completed By February 2019

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First Phase Of Second Niger Bridge To Be Completed By February 2019

By the end of February next year, the Federal Government will be ready to deliver the completed first phase of the second Niger bridge that cost more than 200 billion Naira.

The Bridge is now sixteen percent completed with a total direct Federal Government funding of 33 billion Naira under the presidential infrastructure development fund.

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Uche Orji, gave the completion date while updating journalists on the level of work on the bridge so far.

Orji said, when completed, the six lane bridge would ease the transportation gridlock on the Asaba-Onitsha corridor linking the eastern and western parts of the country and beyond.

The bridge will be completed in three phases.

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