Today’s Headlines: Kalu Contributed Nothing To Tinubu’s Victory – Etta, Jonathan praises Buhari

Senate Presidency: Kalu contributed nothing to Tinubu’s victory – APC’s ex-National Chairman, Etta

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A former acting national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Hilliard Etta, has revealed why Senator Orji Uzor Kalu cannot become the President of the Senate.

Etta, while fielding questions on Arise Television’s Morning Show program on Wednesday, claimed that Kalu didn’t contribute much to the party’s success in the 2023 general elections.

He claimed that the APC would only reward those who are loyal and have worked hard for the success of the party.

You know, in the past eight years, and I keep saying this, we have had a party that doesn’t reward hard work and doesn’t reward loyalty. I think the President-elect and the new leadership are beginning on a new slate, a fresh slate where people will be rewarded for their hard work and their loyalty.

Jonathan praises Buhari for prioritising economic self-reliance

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for prioritising economic self-reliance.

Jonathan thanked the president for directing the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) to train 100 Bayelsa youths, noting that the absence of science and technology culture was the bane of the country’s underdevelopment.

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The former president Jonathan spoke yesterday the opening of the NASENI Skill Acquisition Training and Youth Empowerment Programme on modern methods of electrical installation and maintenance held in his hometown, Otuoke, Bayelsa State.

A statement by NASENI Deputy Director (Information and Protocol), Olusegun Ayeoyenikan, the former president said Buhari’s focus on infusing engineering techniques and training to empower the youths was a right step in the right direction.

10th NASS leadership: Crisis hits APC over zoning of Senate president, Speaker

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By Clifford Ndujihe, Dapo Akinrefon, Henry Umoru, Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Omezia Ajayi, John Alechenu, Rotimi Ojomoyela & Luminous Jannamike, LAGOS

The zoning crisis in the All Progressives Congress, APC, has taken a new turn with stakeholders singing discordant tunes as the various zones make fresh demands on the party hierarchy.

The APC National Working Committee, NWC, on Monday, zoned the Senate Presidency of the forthcoming 10th National Assembly to the South-South; and the Speakership of the House of Representatives to the North-West. The party also zoned the Deputy Senate Presidency to the North-West, and Deputy Speakership to the South-East.

Specifically, the party adopted the zoning template and candidates of its President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and settled for Senators Godswill Akpabio/ Barau Jubrin for Senate leadership; and Messrs Abass Tajudeen/Ben Kalu for House of Representatives leadership.

While some stakeholders are in support of the party’s move, others are against it and want a review.

General Aliyu Gusau At 80

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On Thursday May 18, General Aliyu Gusau(rtd) CFR will be eighty. If you call him General Aliyu Mohammed or General Aliyu Gusau, you are referring to the same man. The talk in many circles, in this country, is that if you have a problem that you cant solve, contact General Aliyu Mohammed Gusau. He will give a solution. He is a brilliant man with very few words. He loves to operate in the background and rarely talks. You either fear him or you love him. He is someone, you cannot ignore his call. Inspite of all said about him, General Gusau is a man who values friendship. He goes out of his way, even bend rules to help his friends. His circle of friends is beyond religious, tribal, military or even political groupings.

The Nigerian Defense Academy was established in 1964 to replace the Nigeria Military Training College (NMTC) for the purpose of producing junior leaders (officers) for the Nigerian Armed Forces. Hitherto, Nigeria Armed Forces Officer Cadets were trained in oversea countries, notably Royal Military Academy I (RMA), Sandhurst England, German Air Force Academy and Teshie Military Academy, Ghana. The First Regular Course (Regular Course 1), which consisted of Army and Navy Cadets only of the duration of 31/2 years. Air Force Cadets were later admitted and trained with the subsequent courses.

The outbreak of the Nigerian civil war in 1967 made it imperative for the Emergency Commission Course (ECC) to be introduced to produce officers for the prosecution of the war. The duration of this type of training ranged between 4-8weeks. The ECC was eventually phased out at the end of the war in 1970 when the need to produce officers of such cadre in the Nigerian Armed Forces was no longer as pressing. In its place the Short Service (Combatant) Commission (SSC) course was introduced with a duration ranging between 6-9months.

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