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Armed Forces Remembrance Day; FG vows to priotize welfare of military personnel and their families

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Molly kilete, Abuja

The Federal Government has vowed to improve the welfare of personnel of the Nigerian Armed Forces and their family members for their sacrifices in defence of the country.
Vice President, Profesor Yemi Osinbajo, who made this this known at the Interdenominational church service to mark the 2022, Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Abuja, said the sacrifice made by troops in defence of the nation’s territorial integrity would not be in vein.
Represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, Osibajo, called on Nigerians to continue to support the military and other security agencies, to address the various security challenges bedeviling the country.
The vice president while assuring that the  sacrifices of our fallen heroes will not go in vein”, said “Our commitment, as an administration, is to ensure that the welfare, benefits and entitlements of the next-of-kins, will remain our priority”, .
“we also remember the veterans, who willingly put their lives in harm’s way, to protect us”.
While noting that there is a time for war, and a time for peace in the life of every nation, Osibanjo, said soldiers engaged in  the various internal security operations across theatres, deserve commendation for heeding the call to duty, to confront non-state actors testing the will of the state. “the question is whether we, as a people,are worthy of the sacrifice of the Armed Forces”.
Hw said to justify and appreciate the sacrifice, made by our men 8n uniforms, the vice president said “we must show commitment to nation building, challenge evil wherever we see it, that way, the sacrifice of the military will not be in vein”.
“We are not just fighting for the Nigeria of today – with all its imperfections, but to bequeath to our children a worthy nation”.
The church service, which took place at the National Christian Centre, was attended by top government functionaries, members of the national assembly, top serving and retired military officers, members of the Nigerian Legion, clergymen, families of deceased military personnel among other dignitaries.

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New Zealand PM Ardern cancels her wedding as Omicron rages

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has cancelled her wedding as the nation imposes new restrictions to slow the community spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, she told reporters.

New Zealand will impose mask rules and limit gathering from midnight on Sunday after a cluster of nine cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant showed community transmission from the North to South islands after a wedding.

A family travelled by plane from the North Island capital of Auckland to a wedding in the South Island attended by 100 people.

The family and a flight attendant tested positive.

New Zealand would move to a red setting under its COVID-19 protection framework, with more mask wearing, and a cap of 100 customers indoors in hospitality settings and events such as weddings, or 25 people if venues are not using vaccine passes, Arden said.

“My wedding will not be going ahead,” she told reporters, adding she was sorry for anyone caught up in a similar scenario.

Asked by reporters how she felt about her wedding cancellation, Ardern replied: “Such is life.”

She added, “I am no different to, dare I say it, thousands of other New Zealanders who have had much more devastating impacts felt by the pandemic, the most gutting of which is the inability to be with a loved one sometimes when they are gravely ill.

“That will far, far outstrip any sadness I experience.”

Jacinda’s wedding to Clarke Gayford this summer was rumoured to be fast approaching. Some reports said it was fixed for this month.

But no specific date has actually been announced.

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Kalu meets Abdulsalami Abubakar

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Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, on Saturday night paid a private visit to former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar.

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Kalu who made the announcement through his verified Facebook page, revealed that his discussion with the former president centered on national issues and peaceful coexistence of Nigeria.
He wrote: “ Tonight, I paid a visit to the former President of Nigeria, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, to greet him for the new year. We also discussed major national affairs and peaceful coexistence of our nation.”

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Lagos police arrest NURTW members amid calls for ban

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The Police Command in Lagos State on Saturday said that its men arrested some members of the National Union of Transport Workers ( NURTW) who clashed on Lagos Island on Friday.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) , CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Saturday.

Ajisebutu did not mention how many people were arrested and where they were being detained.

He added that normalcy had returned to the Island as more operatives had been deployed there.
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“The police have quelled the crisis. Sufficient facilities were deployed in the area immediately we received a distress call and normalcy was restored.

”Investigation into the crisis is ongoing,” he said.

Two factions of the NURTW clashed over the control of some motor parks on the Island on Friday.

The videos of the clash went viral showing the hoodlums using dangerous weapons against each other

The arrests come amid call by Accord Party for a ban on the notorious union in Lagos.

Lagos State chapter of the Accord Party called on Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to proscribe the union following repeated violence by its members.

The Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Dele Oladeji, in a statement on Saturday called on Sanwo-Olu to tame the members of the NURTW by proscribing the union with immediate effect.

“Again, the members of the NURTW were enmeshed in a deadly fight on Lagos Island which was reported to have resulted in the untimely death of some four youths.

“This deadly clash created a security scare, in which innocent and hardworking residents of Lagos had to scamper into shops, crevices, under table and inside gutters for dear lives.

“Many rushed into shops and were locked in with the shop owners, just to stay away from stray bullets or being caught up in the fracas.

“Traders were forced to shutdown their businesses, which led to the loss of transactions running into billions of naira.

“We advise the Lagos State governor to, with immediate effect, proscribe the NURTW for a peaceful and safe Lagos city.”

The spokesman said that the recent violence was one too many among the members of the NURTW in Lagos State.

Oladeji said that though members of the union were always in the habit of killing themselves during such fracas, their action had always defied the security set up in Lagos State and had always created a state of insecurity among residents.

“Ask an average resident of Lagos, and they will tell you they live and commute in utter fright of these ‘union boys’ daily on the streets and roads.

“Gov. Sanwo-Olu should rise up in service to residents of the state and proscribed these lawless group for a safer Lagos State,” he added.

He said that NURTW factions were known to frequently engage in free-for-all over power tussles at different locations and parks.

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