Today’s Headlines: Nothing Can Stop Tinubu’s Inauguration, Goodluck Jonathan mourns Nnamani’s wife

Nothing Can Stop Tinubu’s Inauguration – Ndoma-Egba

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A legal luminary and ex-Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, has said that the inauguration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on May 29, 2023 remains sacrosanct and therefore cannot be changed.

Ndoma-Egba, a former Chairman of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), stated this in an interview in reaction to the calls by some persons for the suspension of the inauguration of the President-elect, pending the conclusion of the cases filed at the tribunal against his victory in the presidential election.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, wondered why people should be making such a call that has no basis in the country’s Constitution.

His words: “There is no constitutional basis for delaying or stopping the swearing-in of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu as President on the 29th of May 2023. First, if it is on the basis of the cases in court. The constitution is very, very clear on how much time the tribunals have. I think it is 180 days.

Goodluck Jonathan mourns Nnamani’s wife

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has stated that Jane Nnamani, the late wife of former Senate President, Ken Nnaman, was kind, compassionate and God-fearing.

Jonathan said this while condoling with Nnamani over the death of Jane.

The former President, in a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, in Abuja on Tuesday, described the death as sudden and distressing.

He said that the deceased made valuable contributions to the growth of the society.

Jonathan said, “I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of your dear wife, Lady Jane Nnamani, who died last Monday in Enugu.

“Mrs Nnamani was an amazing woman who made a remarkable impact in the society and touched the lives of many people who knew her. She was kind, compassionate and God-fearing for which she will be remembered.”

He added, “On behalf of my family, please accept my deepest condolences.”

Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is currently presiding over this week’s Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Wednesday’s meeting, which began a few minutes past 10:00 am, is the Council’s antepenultimate before the inauguration of a new president on May 29, 2023.

Ministers of Special Duties, George Akume, and Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, said the opening Christian and Muslim prayers, respectively.

Present at the FEC meeting is the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; the Head of Civil Service, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, and the President’s Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.

Also present are the Ministers of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; Science and Technology, Olorunimbe Mamora; Finance, Zainab Ahmed; Justice, Abubakar Malami, Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq; Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo; Agriculture, Mohammed Abubakar; Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire; Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema; Sports, Sunday Dare, Ation, Hadi Sirika, Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi; Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige and FCT, Mohammed Bello.

The Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Mrs Gbemisola Saraki, is also present.

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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