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Six Super Tucano Aircraft Will Land In Nigeria In July, Says Presidency

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The Presidency has said six of the 12 Super Tucano fighter aircraft purchased by the Federal Government will arrive in the country by July 2021.

Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant To The President On Media And Publicity, announced this in a statement on Thursday.

“Six of the twelve Super Tucanos are on track to arrive in mid-July 2021. With the remaining six shortly after that. There are 14 Nigerian pilots currently training at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia.

“The Super Tucanos came off the production line in Jacksonville Florida and are now being equipped and flight tested. Nigerian pilots and maintenance personnel are training on these planes. Currently, the construction is ongoing, which will house the aircraft.

“In November 2018, SNC was awarded a $329 million Foreign Military Sales contract from the US government to build 12 A-29s for the Nigerian air force. The armed turboprops are intended for use against Boko Haram and Islamic State militants.

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“The Air-Ground-Integration school is the training hub on targeting and minimization of civilian casualties,” the statement read.

The presidential spokesman made the statement 24 hours after Isiaka Amao, Chief of Air Staff, said the armed forces are prepared to flush out bandits.

Nigeria is currently going through one of its most trying times in history.

From insurgency in the northeast to banditry in the northwest and other forms of challenges in different parts of the country, the aircraft are expected to boost the efforts of security operatives to contain insecurity.

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Eze Mbamara inaugurates new Amato-Amaraku town union excos

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Obi-Aku, Uzi of Amato-Amaraku in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, His Royal Highness Eze J. C. Mbamara (VI) has inaugurated the new Executive Officers of the town union.

Inaugurating them at his palace on Tuesday 5th of April,2021, the monarch sought God’s blessing upon the new leadership.

The former Chairman Isiala Mbano Council of Traditional Rulers also charged them to be a uniting factor in the community.

Recall that the new President General Mr. Andy Pace Osunwa was earlier inaugurated alongside other 39 President General of different autonomous communities in Isiala Mbano LGA by the Interim Management Committee Chairman Evangelist Chika Okoroike recently.

Those Inaugurated by the monarch included, Mr. Andy Pace Osunwa, President General; Chief Anthony Onwubuariri, Vice President; Mr. Jephter Mbamara, Secretary General; Mr. Alphonsus Duru, Treasurer;

Others were Mr. Chijioke Abiazie, Financial Secretary; Chief Byron Louis Ugwonali, Organizing Secretary/PRO; Mr. Gordon Obi, Assistant Secretary; Mr. Rev lord Osuji, Provost(I) and Mr. Ignatius Njokeji(II).

In his acceptance speech, the President General, Mr. Osunwa expressed delight over his emergence just as he called for unity in the community.

He further promised to lead the community with fear of God, even been hopeful of great change.

During the inaugural meeting on Wednesday 7th April, 2021, the new PG inaugurated a 9-man Peace and Reconciliatory Committee headed by Chief Lawrence Amadi.

While calling their attention on divergent interest in the community, he charged them to maintain integrity as a veritable tool to restore tranquility and togetherness in the land.

This is even as he tasked them to discharge their task without fear or favour. In his remark, one of the leaders Chief Lawrence Ibeh encouraged the new leadership to reach out to other leaders and stakeholders with a view to addressing some nagging issues hindering the progress and development of the community.

The Ikeoha 1 of Amato-Amaraku however assured them of support whenever they are needed.

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[BREAKING] Arms fund probe: Finally, Army chief appears before Reps

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, is currently appearing before the House of Representatives’ Ad Hoc Committee on the Need to Review the Purchase, Use and Control of Arms, Ammunition and Related Hardware by Military, Paramilitary and Other Law Enforcement Agencies.

The committee had no less than two times invited Attahiru and Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, to answer questions on the procurement of arms and ammunition.
On Friday, the committee, after a long wait, postponed the investigative hearing till Monday.

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Earlier on March 22, 2021, the committee had, after the failure by the CBN governor and the COAS to appear before it, summoned them to appear before on April 7, 2021.

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“I speak with millionaires” – Mercy Eke replies bad belle people

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Mercy Eke replies bad belle people

The winner of the Big Brother Naija show (season 4), Mercy Eke has responded to some bad belle people on social media, who mocked her for her Igbo accent.

Recall that Mercy Lambo has repeatedly been a subject of online troll largely because of her local accent which clearly depicts her origin (Igbo).

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However, the media battle started, after a fan admired Mercy due to her beautiful looks.

A lady reacted saying that the reality star is beautiful till she opens her mouth to speak.

Responding to the statement, Mercy told the lady that she opens her mouth to speak with millionaires on how to make billions.

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