News Summary, 3rd December 2016; Guards Brigade Parades Fake Soldier

Guards Brigade Parades Fake Soldier

The Nigerian army has debunked speculations in the social media that one Rose John apprehended for impersonating the army as a fake major and medical doctor was found with three girls carrying explosive devices

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Fake Soldier, Rose John

Military police officer, Guards Brigade headquarters, lieutenant colonel Ismaila Abdulahi made this known in Abuja while parading the suspect before journalists

COAS Holds News Conference on Appreciating the Army

With the ongoing massive reconstruction and rehabilitation of structures and displaced persons in the north-east, appreciating the gallantry efforts of the Nigerian soldiers is key to further boosting the moral of the troops.

This was the position of chief of army staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai as presented by the chief of civil military affairs at a news conference in Abuja.

NACA DG Flags off HIV Screening

Director General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA Sani Aliyu has flagged off free HIV screening at the area eight neighborhood of the FCT popularly known as UTC.

Traders and residents took advantage of the campaign as part of activity to commemorate the 2016 World HIV/AIDS.

NACA’s director general says the HIV/AIDS campaign will be more people oriented this year.

FRSC End of Year Strategy Session

The federal road safety corps says implementation of speed limiting device, public enlightenment, enhanced patrol operation, as well as improved emergency response and facilities are key components that contributed to achieving 50 percent reduction in road traffic crashes and 25 percent fatality rate.

Kano Governor Brief President Buhari on Security

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje  of Kano state says far reaching measures have been taken to ensure that falgore forest in the state is not hijacked by fleeing Boko Haram insurgents to wreak havoc on the north east by the military.

The governor stated this while briefing the media after an audience with President Muhammadu Buhari on the security situation

United States to Strengthen ties with Nigeria.

The United States says it will continue to strengthen diplomatic ties between it and Nigeria.

The US deputy chief of mission to Nigeria, David Young said this at a special reception in honour of two staff, Russell Brooks and Aruna Amirthanayagam joining the public affairs arm of the embassy, in Abuja.

Incumbent President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia Loses Election

The Gambia’s president of 22 years Yahya Jammeh will be replaced by a property developer, Adama Barrow, after losing the general election.

Electoral commission chief, Alieu Momar Njie said Jammeh, who came to power in a coup in 1994, has agreed to accept defeat.

Before announcing the final result, Njie appealed for calm as the country entered unchartered waters.

The Gambia has not had a smooth power transfer since independence in 1965.

Jammeh’s defeat has been greeted with astonishment in the Gambia, where most people expected him to win.

Northern Traditional Rulers’ Council Commends Buhari Anti-Corruption War

The northern traditional rulers’ council under the leadership of sultan of Sokoto, Muhammed Saad Abubakar the 3rd has commended the Buhari administration’s fight against corruption and commitment to ending the insurgency in the country.

This formed part of the communique at the end of the council’s meeting in Kaduna.

Nigeria and Morocco Sign New Agreements

Eight new agreements in crucial economic sectors have been signed between Nigeria and Morocco towards enhancing bilateral relations.

This is the outcome of the high level talks between President Muhammad Buhari and the visiting king of Morocco, Mohammed the sixth.

 

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