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Operation Hadin Kai Sallah Festivity: CAS Luncheon with NAF Personnel

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Operation Hadin Kai Sallah Festivity: CAS Luncheon with NAF Personnel

…. Gov Zulum appreciates the armed forces and security agencies, and reaffirms support for Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK)

By: Michael Mike

His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, ably represented by the Honourable Commissioner for Information and Internal Security, Prof. Usman Tar, was in attendance at the CAS 2024 Eid Al-Kabir Luncheon with Personnel of NAF and Air Component of Operation Hadin Kai held on 16 June 2024 at the NAF Base Maiduguri.

The event is in keeping with the tradition of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), where the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) joins personnel at the theatre of war in celebrating festive seasons with a view to boosting morale of staff and comforting the families of fallen heroes.

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshall Abubakar was ably represented by the Air Component Commander, OPHK, Air Commodore UU Idris. Other dignitaries at the event include GOC 7 Division, Theatre Commander OPHK, the representative of His Royal Highness, the Shehu of Borno (the Zanna Dashima of Borno), the Commissioner of Police, heads of sister security agencies, and the Representative of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent.

On behalf of Gov Zulum, Prof Tar expressed deep appreciation of the Borno State Government to our gallant officers and men for making great sacrifices to keep Nigeria as a single indivisible nation-state: “On behalf of the Government and good people of Borno State, I stand before you today with immense gratitude and deep appreciation for the unwavering commitment and selfless service you have shown to our state and our endeared nation.

“As the Eid Al-Kabir season preaches love, kindness, empathy and compassion, let’s inculcate the lessons and positive values of this holy season while discharging our duties for optimal service delivery”, said Governor Zulum while felictating with the NAF Muslim community.

Gov Zulum particularly, acknowledged the efforts of the NAF in supporting and complementing the ongoing restoration of peace in the theatre. He said: “Let me express my heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you for protecting our values and heritage. Spending time away from your beloved ones or facing dangers that comes with defending the integrity of our country cannot go unnoticed.”

He also appreciated the efforts of the NAF Special Forces in conducting a patrol that led to the apprehension of 18 Marlians (criminals), who have been carrying out criminal activities and other forms of anti social vices such as kidnapping, phone/tricycle snatching at gun point around Ayafe, Ngomari, Njimtilo, Yan nono and Ajileri communities of Maiduguri Metropolis.

Governor Zulum further assured the CAS that the Borno State Government will not rest on its oars in ensuring that all necessary support is rendered to the NAF. He prayed for the fallen heroes who paid the supreme price in protecting Nigeria’s territorial integrity.

Highlights of the event include presentation of award to His Excellency Governor Zulum by the CAS, which was received by the Hon. Commissioner of Information and Internal Security, Prof. Usman Tar, cultural dance and a group photograph.

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Nigeria, Egypt Work at Improving Volume of Trade

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By: Michael Mike

Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mohamed Fouad has decried the volume of trade between Egypt and Nigeria which stood at $190 million in 2023, stating that conceited efforts are already on to improve it.

Speaking at the commemoration of Egypt’s 72nd anniversary of the 23rd July Revolution in Abuja, the envoy who expressed suprise at the level of bilateral relations between both countries, said he was however glad that deliberate efforts are on to improve on it going forward.

He said two major programmes have been lined up as part of the efforts to improve interactions between both countries.

He noted that bilateral political consultations scheduled to hold in Nigeria during the last quarter of the year and the business council in September, are aimed at bettering the relations between the two countries.

He said: “In terms of volume of trade I have the numbers of 2023, $190 million as I said, these figures does not live up to the economic potential of both countries.

In short, this is why we’re trying to focus and to live up to our potential as the biggest countries in the continent.”

He added, “Today, Egypt and other African countries strive to address challenges that are not less enormous than those they en countered during the struggle for independence.

“These challenges include the need to invest in human capital, energy transition, and infrastructure development, bolster economic growth and create jobs, combat terrorism and extremism, and empower youth and women.

“In this connection, Egypt and Nigeria have been redefining their longstanding historic ties.

“Our peoples and governments are tapping into their enormous economic and cultural potentials as we envisage the next chapter of our solid partnership. From security, countering-terrorism, to energy, communications, digital transformation, trade, and infrastructure, to agriculture, health care and modern education, our two countries are proceeding with determination on the path to forge a modern and forward-looking partnership anchored in our common values and shared objectives.

“Against this backdrop, we are gearing up – together with our Nigerian colleagues – to hold the third round of our bilateral political consultations in Abuja during the last quarter of this year. We also look forward to the upcoming meeting of the Egypt-Nigeria Business Council in Lagos next-door September, which will help connect the business communities of our two countries, providing them with the opportunity to explore possible ways and means to enhance our bilateral trade and investments relations.”

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Nigeria: Police speak on two murder cases in Borno

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By: Our Reporter

The Borno State Police Command has arrested a 24-year-old young man, Usakahyel Adamu, for killing his 90-year-old grandfather, Yakubu Ibrahim.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Nahum Daso, said the incident occurred on July 7, 2024, at about 1600 HRS.

According to the police, One Adamu Yakubu ‘M’ of Paga Gusi Village Kwaya-Kussar L.G.A. reported at Kwaya Kusar Police Station that, on the same date, at about 1400 HRS, his son, Usakahyel Adamu ‘M’ 24 years old, used a hoe and hit his grandfather, Yakubu Ibrahim ‘M’ 90 years old, on the head. As a result, he sustained a serious injury and died on the spot.

“Investigation further revealed that the said Usakahyel had an altercation with his grandfather on the allegation that his grandfather was insulting him and pushing him without any reasonable cause. The suspect has been arrested, and the hoe was recovered and registered as an exhibit. The suspect will be charged with the DPP for legal advice and prosecution,” ASP Daso said.

He also said that “on the 4th of July, 2024, at about 0430 HRS, one Bulama Mulikabu M’ of Kautikari Village, Chibok LGA, reported at Chibok Police Station that on the same date, at about 0700 HRS, one Lydia Aji F’, 40 years old, and her husband, one Aji Makinta M’, had a violent fight, which resulted in the wife Lydia Aji striking her husband on the head with an axe, and he died on the spot.”.

He further explained that “investigation further revealed that the couples had a misunderstanding over their daughter, Rachael Aji, 13 years old, who stole a goat and sold it to an unknown person. The angry father then asked them to leave his house. The case is still under investigation.”

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Governor Buni suspends the chairman of Machina LG in Yobe

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Governor Buni suspends the chairman of Machina LG in Yobe

By: Yahaya Wakili

The Governor of Yobe State, Hon. Mai Mala Buni CON, has approved the suspension of the Chairman of Machina local government council, Hon. Idrissa Mai Bukar Machina, with immediate effect due to the act of misconduct and insubordination.

This was contained in a release issued by Alhaji Shuaibu Abdullahi, Press Secretary to the Secretary to the State Government, which was shared with newsmen in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital,.

His Excellency, Governor Mai Mala Buni, has, in the exercise of the powers conferred on him by Section 2 of the local government law (as amended) of 2019, approved the suspension with immediate effect.

The statement further revealed that, subsequent to the above, His Excellency has also directed the suspended chairman to hand over the affairs of the local government council to the vice chairman pending further directives.

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