This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Tuesday, 1st, June 2021.
Sultan Of Sokoto Speaks On Scrapping NYSC
The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, on Monday, noted that people calling for the scrapping of the National Youth Service Corps scheme does not mean well for Nigeria.
The monarch stated this in his palace, when the Batch A, Stream 2 corps members currently undergoing orientation exercise paid him a courtesy visit.
Chief Of Army Staff Pledges Loyalty To Buhari, Promise To Win All Battles
The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahaya, has said that he is committed to rebuilding the country’s armed forces, as well as protect Nigeria and its dignity, as enshrined in the constitution.
But he said that would not be possible until the Nigerian military stepped up its efforts, with the development of plans and tactics, which would be in line with the changing landscape.
Buhari Removes Muhammad As NEMA Director-General, Appoints Another Northerner
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday removed Muhammadu Alhaji Muhammed as the Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
The President having removed Mohammed as NEMA director appointed him as the chairman of the board of National Senior Citizens Centre.
De-Proscribing IPOB As Terrorist Group Will Allow Dialogue -Ex-DSS Director, Ejiofor
A former Director of the Department of State Services, Mike Ejiofor, on Monday said the federal government needs to de-proscribe the Indigenous People of Biafra as a terrorist organisation to give way for dialogue and a reasonable solution to the security challenges in the south-east.
The former DSS director stated this in an interview with Punch on Monday.
Uzodinma Says Gulak’s Killing Was Political, Denies Attack On His Convoy
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has claimed that the assassination of a former political aide to Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak, as ‘Political’.
Naija News had reported how Gulak was killed in the early hours of Sunday shortly after he left his hotel and was said to heading to the Sam Mbakwe airport to connect with a flight back to his destination.