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Daddy Freeze’s Pigeons Fly As He Releases Them (Video)
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Daddy Freeze’s Pigeons Fly As He Releases Them (Video)

After the white pigeons released by President Buhari and some Nigerian Governors refused to fly on the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, Daddy Freeze released his white pigeons and they flew. He shared the video on his Instagram handle with the caption: "Yaaay my pigeons flew! Wahala for who him pigeon no fly" See video below. https://youtu.be/d12YwgDL4dA
Dino Melaye Flies Like A Bird As He Mocks APC Over Pigeons’ Refusal To Fly
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Dino Melaye Flies Like A Bird As He Mocks APC Over Pigeons’ Refusal To Fly

Following the recent event of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day that took place yesterday 15th January, 2021 where pigeons released by President M. Buhari and the Imo state governor Senator Hope Uzodinma refused to fly, the former Senator and opposition party member Senator Dino Melaye has taken to his social media to mock the ruling party. Senator Dino Melaye posted a video of himself flying with the caption: I believe i can fly....   No limit to where im flying to....join me. Abuse me see ....how you money go disappear for your account. https://youtu.be/PUX192OR9DU
“You Killed EndSARS Protesters And Expect Doves Of Peace To Fly?” – Reno Omokri
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“You Killed EndSARS Protesters And Expect Doves Of Peace To Fly?” – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri has reacted after white pigeons freed by President Buhari at today's Armed Forces Remembrance Day refused to fly off. Reacting to the drama that played out at the National Arcade, Eagle Square in Abuja, Reno Omokri said it's a sign that Nigeria is not at peace. Taking to his Instagram handle, Reno shared a photo of Buhari releasing the bird. Reno wrote: "7 Signs Nigeria Is Not at Peace • Doves released by General #Buhari refuse to fly • Aisha Buhari, @AishaMBuhari, relocated from Aso Rock • Garba Shehu, @GarShehu, rejected my offer of $20,000 to spend a night in Borno without security • Soldiers and policemen are being kidnapped and pay ransom • Borno Governor can’t go outside Maiduguri without risking death • Shekau addresses Nigerians more often than Buhari ...
Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Buhari Cautions Against Divisive Comments
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Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Buhari Cautions Against Divisive Comments

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to desist from actions and comments that could jeopardise the unity and progress of the nation. The president, who said this in Abuja yesterday on the occasion of this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day, reminded Nigerians of the need to guard the unity of the nation which he said was “won at great cost”. He said “Nigeria’s strength lies in her diversity”. President Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the occasion laid wreaths in commemoration of the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day at the National Arcade Eagle Square in Abuja to honour fallen heroes. Dignitaries who also laid wreaths at the ceremony include Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila of the House of Representatives, and Chief Justice of Ni...
Armed Forces Day: We Appreciate Your Priceless Sacrifice – Dr. Maduka
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Armed Forces Day: We Appreciate Your Priceless Sacrifice – Dr. Maduka

In commemoration of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, i join patriots in saluting the sacrifices of men who paid the supreme price for the protection of our Nation's territorial integrity. It's a day to honour our fallen heroes who sacrificed their lives so that our country could be greater, it's indeed a moment of deep and sober reflection. I salute your bravery, strength and commitment made towards sustaining our nationhood. Your priceless sacrifice made for our dear country Nigeria will forever remain in our minds. May the labour and the sacrifices of our heroes past, never be in vain. To the families of the fallen soldiers, our love, thoughts and prayers are always with you. May Almighty God continue to protect, prosper and propel men of the Nigerian Armed Forces. God b...
Buhari, Osinbajo, Others Lay Wreaths To Mark Armed Forces Remembrance Day
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Buhari, Osinbajo, Others Lay Wreaths To Mark Armed Forces Remembrance Day

President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and other top government officials on Friday laid wreaths at the National Arcade, Abuja as part of activities to mark this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day. Buhari, who arrived the Arcade at about 10.05am had earlier inspected a guard of honour mounted by combined Army, Navy and Air Force personnel before laying the wreath at 10.28am. Vice President Osinbajo was next to lay the wreath after Buhari followed jointly by President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila and Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Tanko Mohammed. The President later signed the Remembrance Anniversary in the company of Osinbajo, the leadership of the National Assembly and the service chiefs....
Troops Killed 2,403 Terrorists, Bandits, Kidnappers In 9 Months – Femi Adesina
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Troops Killed 2,403 Terrorists, Bandits, Kidnappers In 9 Months – Femi Adesina

The Presidency Thursday said various nits of the Nigerian Armed Forces, in coordinated operations, across the country between March 18 and December 30, 2020 had eliminated over 2,403 terrorists, bandits, kidnappers and criminals of other sorts. Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, stated this in “a checklist of successes of the Nigerian Armed Forces”, released to State House reporters in commemoration of this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day. He said this was in addition to terrorists and bandits killed during air strikes by the Nigeria Air Force. The checklist segmented the achievements into regions with special attention on the activities in the northeast mostly affected by the activities of the Boko Haram terrorist group. The checklist also revealed figures of the re...
Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Retired Veterans Protesting In Abuja
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Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Retired Veterans Protesting In Abuja

Ahead of the Armed forces Remembrance day, retired veterans that have served the Nigerian Arm forces are protesting in Abuja over their pension arrears. The ex sevice men are appealing to the federal government to approve the payment of minimum wage arrears accuring to them between 2019 till date. They are demanding the inclusion of officers who fought during the civil war on the military pension scheme. A representative of the retired soldiers Anthony Agbas who dilivered a letter to officials at the ministry of finance told Channels TV that they have fought for the country and deserve payment of their entitlement such as the debarment allowances that have been approved since 2015, and not all veterans who retired by then were not paid. The federal government should look i...
Wike Donates N100 Million For The Scholarship Of Children Of Dead Soldiers
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Wike Donates N100 Million For The Scholarship Of Children Of Dead Soldiers

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that Nigerians must unite and motivate the Nigerian Armed Forces to defeat the insurgents in the North-East. Governor Wike also directed the Secretary to the Rivers State Government to work out modalities for the State Government to support the Nigerian Legion and soldiers of Rivers State origin who pay the ultimate price. The Rivers State Governor also announced that the State Government has committed the sum of N100million for the scholarship programme dedicated to the children of the fallen heroes. He spoke on Wednesday during the Wreath Laying Ceremony in Commemoration of 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration, at the Isaac Boro Park, Port Harcourt. He said: "The war on terror in the North-East has raged ...
Nigerian Army Has Lost Its Integrity – Wike
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Nigerian Army Has Lost Its Integrity – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said on Sunday the Nigerian Army has lost its integrity for allegedly aiding elections rigging in the country. Wike, who stated this at a church service marking the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration in Port Harcourt, noted that Nigerians would never honour members of the Armed Forces involved in election rigging. He said: “We are not honouring those who are unprofessional and carry ballot boxes to influence the electoral process. I urge members of the Armed Forces to choose the right path in the interest of the country. “It is unfortunate that the military has lost its integrity because of some unprofessional personnel. Nobody is afraid of the military because of their unprofessional conduct. Those who come to rig election or kill Rive...
Enugu Govt Approves Consolidated Salary For Health Workers
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Enugu Govt Approves Consolidated Salary For Health Workers

Enugu State Government has approved Consolidated Health Workers Salary Scale as demanded by members of Allied Union of Health Workers in the state. The consolidated salary scale is a yearning by the workers that has subsisted in the past years without success. This gesture entails an increase in the take-home for various health workers in the state other than medical doctors who have had their own special salary scale approved earlier. The salary scale is a practical step by Enugu State Government to encourage the workers and create desirable industrial harmony in the health sector in the state. Details of this development came in a briefing after the state Executive Council Meeting presided over by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Fintan Echochin, sai...
Babangida Denies ‘Vote Out Buhari’ Letter
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Babangida Denies ‘Vote Out Buhari’ Letter

Former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) has said that a two-party system remains the best for the country . He stated this in a statement issued on Sunday evening in Minna, in which he disowned the earlier statement credited to him by his spokesman Kassim Afegbua, to the effect that President Muhammadu Buhari should not contest in 2019. Buhari said in the statement personally signed by him: “My attention has been drawn to a press statement on the State of the nation with a particular reference to 2019 general elections and beyond. “Let me categorically state that as a former President and Statesman, I have unfettered access and channel of communication with the highest authorities in the country without necessary going public with a sensational state...
Nigerian Army Releases 244 Boko Haram Suspects
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Nigerian Army Releases 244 Boko Haram Suspects

The Nigerian army has announced that it has released 244 Boko Haram suspects who have renounced their membership in the terrorist group.   According to the Washington Post, the army said that all these people have been de-radicalised and are in a frame of mind that they can enter the society again.   The people released on Monday included 118 adult males, 56 women, 19 teens and 51 children, according to operation commander Maj. Gen. Rogers Nicholas.   He said they were only freed after participating in a de-radicalisation programme.   Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima commended the military its ongoing efforts against Haram.   Some 20,000 people have been killed in Boko Haram's eight-year insurgency. The army released the suspects as p...
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Governor Dickson Says: I’ll Expose Politicians Behind Militants

Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson, on Monday threatened to name and shame politicians who are arming and supporting criminal elements in the society. Base on report he commended the gallantry of the security forces and their contribution to peace, security and development but lamented that some political leaders were engrossed in comprising security in Bayelsa. The governor, according to a statement by the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, issued the threat while speaking at the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration in Yenagoa. Dickson charged the leaders of the various security outfits to show the requisite courage and professionalism to take decisive measures to enforce security in accordance with the express s...
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Nigerians Are Unwittingly Pushing Towards Another Civil War – Gov. Aregbesola

The governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola has revealed that Nigeria might not be lucky to come out if it falls into another round of civil war. Aregbesola through his media aide, Sola Fasure in Osogbo on Monday, at the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration, warned that Nigerians perpetuating hate speeches, wickedness and massive killings in the country were unknowingly pushing the nation towards another civil war. Aregbesola said: “Through carelessness, thoughtlessness, selfishness, wickedness and hate mongering, the country may unwittingly be pushing itself towards another war. War is a very bad business. It is costly, deadly and ruinous, even for a supposedly winner. “It is worse for the loser. Indeed, all are losers in a war. The resources, human and material, use...
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Buhari, Osinbajo, Others Lay Wreaths For Heroes

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday led other top government officials and service chiefs to lay wreaths in honour of soldiers who died in service in Nigeria and at international assignments. The ceremony was to mark the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day. January 15th every year is also dedicated to remembering and appreciating surviving Nigerian military men who have retired from active service. It was the third time President Buhari as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces was laying the wreath in a democratic setting. Buhari was clad in white ‘Babanriga’, just like Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, The brief ceremony started at about 10:00 a.m. when President Buhari a...
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Armed Forces Day: What Atiku Said About Nigerian Military

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has urged Nigerians to embrace peace and unity as a means of honouring the gallant efforts of the Nigerian military. He said this in a statement on Sunday in commemoration of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day. “I admire the bravery of members of our armed forces, and celebrate their hard efforts to keep us safe. My prayer on this day is to see a time soon when the guns and the armoured tanks lie idle because we have no more battles left to fight,” Atiku noted. “My hope for our country is to see a time when neighbours of different tribes and tongues see one another as brother and sister, when Christians and Muslims regard each other as one under God who created all, when citizens could express opinions and grievances freely, then there will be ...
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We Are Ready To Face Fulani Herdsmen With Force, Says Gov. Akeredolu

Ondo State governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, has declared that his administration will apply force to arrest the menace of Fulani herdsmen in the state. The governor made the declaration in Akure, on Sunday, during an event to commemorate the Armed Forces Remembrance Day. “We have been using security agencies to engage the herdsmen to carry out their business peacefully but when engagement fails, we will use force. We will confront the herdsmen with all we have," the governor said. He vowed that his administration will do everything to protect the people of the state, adding that all the security agencies have been put on red alert to monitor the activities of herdsmen. He condemned the recurrent clashes between farmers and herdsmen across the country, adding that his government will ...
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Benue Killings Need Operation Python Dance, Crocodile Smile Put Together – Bishop Ezeokafor

The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has described the proposed setting up of grazing reserves and colonies for herdsmen as a time bomb waiting to explode. He emphasised that ranching remained the only solution to the Fulani herdsmen and farmers’ clash. Bishop Ezeokafor, who stated this yesterday in Awka during the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, said, “killings in Benue State needed Operation Python Dance and Crocodile Smile put together.” The cleric added that deploying the officers and men of the Nigeria Police to the troubled state may not yield the desired result. He challenged the Nigeria security agents to apply similar measures used in unmasking those behind the killings of over 20 w...
Don’t Politicise Herdsmen ’s Killings, Says Osinbajo
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Don’t Politicise Herdsmen ’s Killings, Says Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday warned that the killings allegedly by herdsmen should not be politicised. He said a political interpretation could ignite unprecedented crises. Osinbajo cautioned that under no condition should Nigerians allow anyone to create a religious crisis. Osinbajo sounded the warning during an inter-denominational church service to mark the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration at the National Christian Centre in Abuja. The vice president said due to the prevailing circumstance regarding the violence and loss of lives in parts of the country, President Buhari had ordered the police and the armed forces to deal decisively with the situation and ensure that the perpetrators were found and punished. He recalled that it was the politicisatio...
Check Out President Buhari At The Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebrations (Pictures)
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Check Out President Buhari At The Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebrations (Pictures)

Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari was present at the Armed forces remembrance day celebrations that held in Abuja on Saturday, January 15th 2017. He congratulated Nigeria's armed forces and praised them for their self-less service to the nation. He also spoke to troops in Sambisa forest and those on peace-keeping missions in Liberia via video call. Senate president, Bukola Saraki and speaker of the house, Yakubu Dogara, were also present at the event. Wife of the president, Aisha Buhari also sent a congratulatory message to the troops through her social media page on Sunday. She expressed optimism that the time had come when Nigeria would be free from terrorism. In her words; As we remember our fallen heroes today, I pray for those they left behind; our heroes will never...