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Democracy has come to stay in Nigeria – CDS Lucky Irabor
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Democracy has come to stay in Nigeria – CDS Lucky Irabor

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor has reacted to the recent military takeover of government in some African countries. Pledging the loyalty of the military leadership to democratic rule in the country during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Friday January 14, the CDS also commended the efforts of military personnel ahead of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day. Irabor stated that democracy has come to stay in Nigeria and the people are no longer in doubt as to the subordination of the military to civil rule. He said; “Today, I believe that Nigerians are no longer in doubt as to the subordination of the military to civil rule; I believe that no one is in doubt that democracy has come to stay. “I believe that no one is in doubt any longer tha...
Myanmar Coup: Jonathan Calls For Release Of Aung San Suu Kyi
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Myanmar Coup: Jonathan Calls For Release Of Aung San Suu Kyi

Nigeria’s former President Goodluck Jonathan has called for a return to democratic rule following a military coup in Myanmar. The country’s military seized power after detaining Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and other democratically elected leaders. In a tweet on Monday, Mr Jonathan urged the military to release the counsellor and return the country to democratic rule. “I call for the unconditional release of Myanmar’s democratically elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. “I stand in solidarity with democracy all over the world, and call for a return to constitutional order in Myanmar,” he said. Meanwhile, the top army commander has declared a one-year state of emergency. The move follows a landslide win by Ms Suu Kyi’s party in an election the army claims was marred by fraud. ...
Farmers Commend President Buhari For Reappointing Emefiele
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Farmers Commend President Buhari For Reappointing Emefiele

The South, South Animal and Crops Farmers Association of Nigeria, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for re-appointing Mr Godwin Emefiele as governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), for another five years. Mr Elder Jacob, the Chairman of the group, who made this known in a statement on Friday in Warri, described Emefiele as a game changer with the introduction of Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP). Jacob, who is also the spokesman of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), said the ABP had created value chain linked with each products and commodity producers to processors and off takers. “The value chain approach in APB agricultural development helps identify weak points in the chain in order to add more value to the chain. “This has reawaken the interest of many process...
Democratic Rule In 1979 Was A Great Achievement By Obasanjo – Buhari
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Democratic Rule In 1979 Was A Great Achievement By Obasanjo – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has showered praises on former President Olusegun Obasanjo as he turns 82 years old, saying that he is “a passionate and great patriot who deserves accolades for his immeasurable contributions to our democracy and national unity.” The President said he would continue to accord Obasanjo respect, in spite of their political differences. In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, the President said, “regardless of our political differences with Obasanjo, I still hold him in the highest esteem because his contributions to the development of the country overshadow those differences.” Recalling their days together in the country’s Armed Forces, Buhari noted, “Chief Obasanjo gave a good account of himself and insp...

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