Wednesday, 27 January 2021
Sack of Service Chiefs good riddance to bad rubbish: Nigerians react

By Kazeem Ugbodaga/ PM NEWS Nigerians have hailed the sack of Service Chiefs and the appointment of new ones by President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari had bowed to pressure by sacking the service chiefs after millions of Nigerians had called for their sack over wanton insecurity in the land. In an announcement on Tuesday, Media adviser, Femi Adesina, said Buhari has accepted the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs, and their retirement from service. Those involved are the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas;...

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  • By Bayo Onanuga: Shekau spoils Buhari’s birthday party By Bayo Onanuga: Shekau spoils Buhari’s birthday party
    By Bayo Onanuga/ THE NEWS Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram leader chose the most important day in President Buhari’s life, his birthday, to literally mock him, by releasing the video of captured schoolboys of Kankara Government Science Secondary School. The video did not just confirm that the insurgents were the masterminds of the abduction last week Friday. It was also a confirmation that the terrorists thought to have been contained on the fringes of Lake Chad, have opened another flank in…
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  • BY SEGUN AYOBOLU: #EndSARS protests – Any lessons learnt? BY SEGUN AYOBOLU: #EndSARS protests – Any lessons learnt?
    By Segun Ayobolu Have members of the Nigerian political class transcending, in particular, the two dominant parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) learnt any appropriate lessons from the over two-week #EndSARS protests that rocked large swathes of the country bringing the economy in many major cities virtually to a standstill? On the surface, the answer seems to be in the affirmative. For instance, in his well written and delivered speech to commemorate the 50th…
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  • By Femi Macaulay: Who’s to blame? By Femi Macaulay: Who’s to blame?
    By Femi Macaulay/ THE NATION Insecurity is the question. What is the answer? Finding a solution to widespread and escalating insecurity in Nigeria requires tackling the menacing combination of terrorism, banditry and kidnapping. The recent massacre of farmers by Boko Haram terrorists at Zabarmari, Borno State, was an alarming evidence of undefeated terrorism. The army gave an excuse, saying Boko Haram would have been defeated a long time ago but for the enemies of Nigeria supporting the group to destabilise…
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  • Funke Akindele’s ‘Omo Ghetto’ becomes highest grossing Nollywood movie Entertainment Funke Akindele’s ‘Omo Ghetto’ becomes highest grossing Nollywood movie
    Agency Reporter “Omo Ghetto” ( The Saga), a movie by Actress Funke Akindele-Bello, popularly known as Jenifa has been declared Nollywood’s highest-grossing movie of all time. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2020 comedy film has broken a four-year record formally held by Kemi Adetiba’s ‘The Wedding Party’. In a statement released by the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN), the 2020 comedy film has so far grossed N468,036,300 after holding the number one spot for its third week in a row. “Omo Ghetto’ has officially broken a four years record by knocking off Kemi Adetiba’s 2016 Comedy movie” The Wedding Party” The movie had been Nollywood Highest Grossing Movie with N453,000,000, in the third place is ‘The Wedding Party 2 with N433,197,377,” the statement said. NAN also reports that Akindele-Bellos’ latest feat is probably the most shocking news in recent times, as it comes amidst a pandemic that crippled the film industry for months. The comedy movie was released on Christmas day 2020 and is a sequel to the 2010 trilogy ‘Omo Ghetto’, follows the chaotic life of Shalewa aka Lefty (Funke Akindele) Lefty (Funke Akindele) struggled between living a life of wealth and comfort provided…
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  • BREAKING: Buhari sacks Service Chiefs, names replacements Business and Economy BREAKING: Buhari sacks Service Chiefs, names replacements
    By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja/ THE NATION President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Service Chiefs. A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said he has named the replacements for the sacked chiefs. The statement reads: “PMB appoints new Service Chiefs. Maj Gen LEO Irabor, CDS, Maj Gen I Attahiru, Army, Rear Adm AZ Gambo, Navy, AVM IO Amao, Air Force. “He congratulates outgoing Service Chiefs on efforts to bring enduring peace to the country.”
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