This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Wednesday, 24th, February 2021.
Borno: How Nigerian Army Troops Recovered Marte From Boko Haram – Spokesperson
The Nigerian Army has confirmed reports that its troops have re-captured Marte and other close communities in Borno State from Boko Haram fighters.
The army spokesperson, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima gave the information on the re-capture in a statement on Tuesday evening.
House Of Reps Confirms Appointment Of Service Chiefs
The House of Representatives under the leadership of Femi Gbajabiamila, on Tuesday, confirmed the appointment of the newly appointed Service Chiefs.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari on the 26th of January appointed new service chiefs after he sacked the previous ones.
Uzodinma Speaks On Plotting To Assassinate Okorocha
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has dismissed reports that his government is plotting to assassinate his predecessor, Senator Rochas Owelle Okorocha.
Speaking to State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, the Imo governor stated that he has no personal issue with Okorocha.
Ikpeazu Drags Senator Smart Adeyemi, Says He Is Suffering From Mental Illness
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has berated Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC-Kogi West) for his statement on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday.
While contributing to a debate at the Senate on Tuesday, Adeyemi steered reaction in the senate over his comment describing Governor Ikpeazu as a “champagne drinking man”.
Senate Confirms Buratai, Olonisakin, Others As Non-career Ambassadors
The Nigerian Senate has confirmed the immediate past service chiefs as non-career ambassadors.
Naija News reports that those confirmed are former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai; former Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin; former Chief of Air Staff, Ibok Ibas; and former Chief of Naval Staff, Abubakar Sadique.