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NAF COMMENCES CONSTRUCTION OF AIRCRAFT HANGAR IN BAUCHI

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NAF COMMENCES CONSTRUCTION OF AIRCRAFT HANGAR IN BAUCHI

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has commenced the construction and equipping of an aircraft maintenance hangar at 231 Helicopter Overhaul Depot, Nigeria Air Force Base in Bauchi state.

Speaking at the ceremony for the project on Tuesday, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, said, the strategic location of Bauchi state provides the force with the opportunity to support and respond to the fight against terrorism and insurgency across the country.

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Air Marshal Sadiq expressed gratitude to the Bauchi State Governor for his co-operation with the force while assuring that the construction of the aircraft maintenance hangar will add value to the effort of the Nigerian Air Force in tackling security challenges.

“I want to use this medium to express gratitude to His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed for providing land for the construction of this important project.”

“We are further propelled by the support and goodwill of the good people of Bauchi State and all Nigerians to the Nigerian Air Force, to do more for our nation. Our loyalty and service to the nation must always be our motivation,” the Marshal said.

Meanwhile, Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed commended the Nigerian Air force for organizing and maintaining its facilities.

Governor Bala also apologised to the Chief of Air Staff for the inability of the present and past administrations in the state to connect the base with the National grid, pledging to take on the challenge as part of his support to the force.

“It is a thing of joy that, Bauchi State will benefit from this project during and on completion by offering employment to many. In line with this, my administration will continue to support the Special Operations Command and Nigerian Air Force,’’ he said.

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Military Arrest 123 Suspects for Vandalism, Looting

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Military Arrest 123 Suspects for Vandalism, Looting

The special military task force, operation safe haven, maintaining peace in plateau state has arrested 123 suspects for vandalising and looting items from private businesses and government properties in jos.

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The commander of the task force, Maj.-Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo presented the suspects to newsmen on Sunday in Jos.

Okonkwo said that the suspects defied the 24-hour curfew imposed by the state government to perpetrate the criminal act.

He said some of the suspects were arrested while looting properties at the plateau agricultural and development agency, located at Dogon Dutse of Jos North Local Government Area of the State.

Others, he said, were arrested while trying to vandalise and loot private shops in the west of mines area of the locality.

The commander said that the arrest was aimed at curbing all forms of criminality in the state, adding that it would also serve as a deterrent to others.

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Silence Broken By President Buhari Over The Lekki Tollgate Shooting

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has broken his silence on the shooting of #ENDSARS protesters in Lekki Lagos almost a week after, by suspected security operatives.

He vowed to ensure justice for “peaceful protesters who lost their lives.”

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The President, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, explained he decided not to talk on the shooting incident until he had access to all the facts.

He also promised property owners and business owners affected by the arson across the nation would get justice.

Buhari, according to the statement, said:

“As the Judicial panel of inquiry set up by the Lagos State Government, starts sitting on Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his full support and optimism that it will assist the nation to give justice to peaceful protesters who lost their lives, security men who were murdered and property owners whose assets were vandalized and looted.

“The President, appealed to the people all over the country to maintain peace and brotherhood as the machinery of the government and the wheel of justice turn against the perpetrators of murder,  stealing, rape, assault and malicious damage to public and private property.

“President Buhari reiterated his appeal telling Nigerians not to turn on each other in hate as according to him, peace, brotherhood, and inter-communal harmony are central to the nation’s ethos.

“He said it is important that the police and other security agencies move everywhere to restore calm and normalcy as quickly as possible.”

The statement added“While the administration has  for its part, blocked so many means of looting public money in a war against corruption, it is the expectation that all civil authorities, community and religious leaders in the country must rise against the organized looting  we are witnessing in parts of the country.”

The President admonished families to reject items looted and brought home by their children.

He stated: “Families must turn back children who bring home unaccounted goods, in the same way wives must ask their husbands to return looted items brought home.

“Looting and vandalism will hurt trade and investment growth in our country, both large and small industries, as well as our hardworking people in the informal sectors of the economy.

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The governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, has suspended the 24-hour curfew he imposed on the state to tackle the rising violence and damages caused by hoodlums under the #EndSARS protests.

Mr Oyetola in a statement by the secretary of the state government, Wole Oyebamiji, noted the high level of compliance with the 24-hour curfew he had declared to forestall breakdown of law and order.

He said after a review and setting up of a panel of inquiry, the governor decided to lift the curfew.

On the MoU, “The state government has further approved henceforth 100% payment of monthly pensions for retirees earning N30,000 and below while other retirees not in the said category shall be paid 75% of their monthly pensions.

“After reviewing the situation of the last 48 hours and following the inauguration of the State’s Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, the Governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, hereby suspends the 24-hour curfew, effective from today, Friday, October 23, 2020 till further notice.

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