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We Will Get Rid of Terrorists in No Distant Time – Chief of Air Staff

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We Will Get Rid of Terrorists in No Distant Time – Chief of Air Staff

Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao has expressed confidence that the Nigerian Air Force will drive out terrorists and other criminal elements in Nigeria in no distant time.

He gave the assurance during an Easter Lunch with the personnel of 013 Quick Response Force Minna, where he commiserated with families and colleagues of the three Airmen who lost their lives in Allawa operations on 1st April 2021.

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Air Marshal Amao reiterated the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Air Force towards ensuring that insurgency and armed banditry are put to an end.

He told them not to relent in their dedication and hard work towards achieving the mandate of protection of lives and properties of Nigerians.
The NAF boss stated that efforts are ongoing to recover the crashed NAF Alpha Jet Aircraft which was declared missing on 31st March 2021.

According to him, the claim that the jet was shot down by the insurgents is false.

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FG Rejects Generalised Approach To Financial Reforms

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The Federal Government on Monday rejected a generalised approach for financial reform initiatives in Nigeria, stressing that it would rather prefer specific measures to reform the country’s financial management system.

Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, made this public in Abuja while playing host to the Partners of Ernst & Young in his office led by the Advisory Leader, West Africa, Ben Afudego.

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Idris lauded the credentials of EY Consulting and stated that the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation was open to value addition and with the firm on financial reforms but advised against a generalised approach.

He was quoted in a statement issued in Abuja by the OAGF spokesperson, Henshaw Ogubike, as saying, “The OAGF does not want a generalised approach; we want specifics. No more talking and meeting, we want to achieve results.”

Idris, whose office anchored the Federal Government’s financial management reforms, noted that the overall success of the initiatives was hinged on implementation of result-oriented ideas.

He called on stakeholders that could add value to the government’s efforts to come up and further advocated for strong collaboration between some treasury departments and EY Consulting to drive government reforms with the application of technology.

“We are open to new ideas; we are open to value addition. We believe if we get critical stakeholders, we can achieve even more successes in the reform initiatives,” the accountant-general stated.

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Ramadan 2021: Remember Nigeria in prayers, Lawan urges Muslims

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The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has urged Muslims on Ramadan to remember Nigeria in their prayers as the country seeks to overcome the challenges it is facing.

He urged them to stress the messages of peace, love and national unity as the fasting period begins across the Islamic world.

He also urged them to use the period for sober reflection, self-discipline and sacrifice.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi, titled ‘Senate President urges peace, national unity and prayers for Nigeria during Ramadan.’

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“I urge us to remember our dear country in our prayers as we seek to overcome the challenges we are facing as a nation.

“This is in the realisation that Allah is the Almighty, kind and greater than all human problems. “I enjoin us to stress the importance of peace, love, generosity and unity in our teachings during this sacred period.

“We should also not let down our guards in the observance of COVID-19 non-pharmaceutical protocols in our spiritual and other activities during the Holy Month,” Lawan said.

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs had yesterday announced    that Ramadan will start in the country on Tuesday, April 13.

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Edo Female Football team pip Lagos team to win Gold

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Edo Female Football team pip Lagos team to win Gold

Team Edo Female Festival Football emerged winners of the football event at the 20th National Sports Festival NSF in Benin-City the Edo State Capital.

In a high tension-soaked match played this morning at the University of Benin-City Sports Complex, Edo Female Football team pip the hard fighting Lagos opponent 1-0 to clinch the Gold for the female football event.

Efe Osakpolor scored the Godwin Obaseki girls only goal of the encounter.

The Lagos State team gave the host team a good fight in the second half of the game, but the Goalkeeper of Team Edo Udoka Unawchukwu, was there to provide answers to all advances made by Lagos team towards getting an equalizer.

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Team Edo came back hard fighting to increase the goal margin towards the last few minutes of the cracker, all shots went off target.

To reach the finals, Team Edo defeated their Delta counterpart 1-0 at the Semi-final, while Team Lagos humbled their Kaduna opponent 4-0 to get to the finals.

With this result, Team Edo female football squad has proved their supremacy over all other State female team that participated in the soccer events.

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