UN Backs Nigeria’s War against Terrorism
The United Nations (UN) has said it support with Nigeria in its legitimate fight against Boko Haram terrorists.
The Former ECOWAS Chairman and Special Representative of UNSG for Nigeria and West Africa, Mr. Ibn Chambers, said Nigeria would also get the support of the UN’s department of peacekeeping to assist with operations and planning, among other activities, as well as ensure that there is a truly joint operational force with a clear command and control and unity of purpose among the different countries contributing troops.
He also said “the secretary general expresses strong support in the fight against Boko Haram. Boko Haram is not a threat only to Nigeria or the region, but indeed is an international issue, and requires full international support in Nigeria’s fight against Boko Haram the same way the fight is taken against Al-Shabaab, ISIS and AQIM in North Mali”.
He commended Nigerians for the maturity demonstrated following the postponement of the general election to March 28 and April 11.
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IG redeploys 33 CPs
Suleiman Abba the Inspector-General of Police, has redeployed 33 Commissioners of Police to commands and formations with immediate effect. This was made known in a statement on Tuesday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, in Abuja
“The postings are in line with efforts to reposition the Force, filling vacancies created and in view of officers proceeding on course at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos as well as posting of returning senior officers from NIPSS,” the statement said.
Few weeks ago the Force redeployed 14 Assistant Inspectors-General of Police to different commands as part of preparations for the forthcoming general elections.
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75,000 Nigerians die of cancer yearly –NMA
The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, yesterday said about 75,000 Nigerians die of cancer yearly.
In a statement by its President, Kayode Obembe, the NMA called on the Federal Government to provide measures for tackling the disease, to establish a functional National Cancer Registry, which will increase cancer awareness and create effective policies; subsidize cancer screening and cancer care; improve infrastructure by setting up more cancer /oncology centers.
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