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FGN Not Aware of $875m arms Deal with United States –Lai Muhammed

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The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Minister of Information Lai Mohammed says it is not aware of any $875m arms deal with the United States which is being purportedly blocked by some lawmakers in that country.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja.
He said there was no contract of such nature and sum between Nigeria and the US
“There is no contract of arms between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the United States of America today apart from the 12 Super Tucano Attack Helicopters of which six had been delivered.

“We are quite satisfied with the progress and cooperation that we received from the government of the US on this issue.
“As a matter of fact, six of the Tucano helicopter will be launched on Aug. 3, this year.
“We are not aware of the so called 875million USD arms contract or some helicopters which they said some lawmakers in the US are trying to persuade the president of the US not to honour
“The relationship between Nigeria and the US is smooth and waxing stronger,” he said.

There had been reports that influential U.S. lawmakers were masterminding a hold on a proposed sale of ammunition and attack helicopters to Nigeria over allegations of human rights abuses and anti-democratic actions of the present administration.
The report listed the blocked proposed sale to include 12 AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters accompanied by defence systems, 28 helicopter engines produced by GE Aviation and 14 military-grade aircraft navigation systems made by Honeywell.

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Food Security: Edo State Governor kickoff Distribution of Agric Inputs to Farmers

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The Edo State Governor, Mr. Nogheghase Godwin Obaseki, will on Thursday, September 23, 2021 kickoff the distribution of agricultural inputs to farmers as part of the Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus Programnme (CARES).

In a statement, Coordinator, Nigeria Cares, Edo State Programme Office, Ifueko Alufokhai, said the distribution of the inputs to farmers under the CARES Programme is aimed at increasing food security and safe functioning of food supply chains for poor households.

She said, “The Nigeria CARES Programme is a state-level intervention that seeks to mitigate the local effects of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, by protecting the livelihoods of existing and newly poor and vulnerable households, and supporting the recovery of local economic activity.”

According to her, Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki will kickoff the exercise on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at the Umuegbe Community, after Ulemon, along Airport Road, Ward 2, Oredo Local Government Area of the state.

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Wife was able to Feel his Pulse but Abuja Doc Declared Ex-deputy CBN Governor Dead

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While the Wife of Ex-deputy CBN governor could Feel His Pulse; But Abuja Docs Declared Obadiah Mailafia (Ex-deputy CBN governor) Dead.

“On Saturday September 18, 2021, Dr Obadiah was transferred to Gwagwalada. On arrival, the name of the doctor that was billed to attend to Dr Mailafia was not on duty. Even when an attempt was made by foreign health consultants to save the situation, the doctor on duty got angry and said he was not obligated to listen to any foreign consultants that had been brought into the matter with the sole purpose of ensuring nothing goes wrong.”

“Wife of the former CBN Deputy Governor was asked to pay the sum of N600,000 as deposit even when it was a referral case, with accruing medical bill to be settled by the CBN. At a point, Dr Mailafia complained over his breathing problems and pleaded with the doctors to place him in a ventilator. The doctors flatly refused.”

“Even after the doctors declared Dr. Mailafia dead, foreign consultants who were brought into the matter through Dr Mailafia’s son that is living abroad, had directed a family member who is a medical professional, with the wife of the CBN Deputy Governor, to mount pressure on the chest of Dr. Mailafia for resuscitation and thereafter place him on a life support.”

“The doctors in Gwagwalada refused all entreaties by the family members of Dr Mailafia to follow the advice of the foreign consultants, insisting that they have already pronounced him dead. Even when the wife could feel the pulse of her husband, the doctor flatly declared there was nothing they could do since they had already pronounced him dead.”

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Corps Members have been Advised to avoid Induced Rejection

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Corps Members have been advised to avoid induced rejection, rather accept their posting in good faith and settle down to contribute their quota to the development of their host communities.

NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu lbrahim stated this today while de-briefing the 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream Two Corps Members and Camp Officials through a nationwide virtual address.

He said any Corps Member caught inducing posting or redeployment would be sanctioned in line with NYSC bye-laws.

He also disclosed that there is nothing like two weeks break after leaving the Orientation Camp, but added that if there is a compelling need for any Corps Member to travel, the concerned must obtain permission from the NYSC through the established channel.

Ibrahim said no Corps employer is authorised to grant permission to any Corps Member to travel.

Once you get to your place of primary assignment tomorrow, don’t put pressure on your employers for rejection.

Don’t lobby anyone that you want to change your posting or relocation. If they write to us that you induced or forced them to reject you, you will be punished.

As patriotic Corps Members, it is expected that you accept posting to anywhere you have been posted to and add value to the community“, the DG added.

He urged them to be patriotic in the serve to their fatherland and ensure they equally add value to themselves, NYSC Scheme and the society at large.

The Director-General admonished them to use the opportunity of NYSC platform to excel in life.

You have gone through the rudiments of the Orientation Course, please take advantage of it and see what you can do for your fatherland.

Let the spirit of the Orientation Exercise live in you forever as Nigerians. National integration should be your watchword. We should be united as a country“, the DG added.

General lbrahim warned against the negative use of the social media, urging them to verify every information before it is shared online.

Don’t use fake news to promote disunity, shun cybercrimes and all forms of criminality. In whatever action that you are going to take, please look back at where you are coming from and avoid any action that will haunt you tomorrow.

Shun drugs, be good citizens and good ambassadors of your, institutions, families and the NYSC Scheme“, he said.

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