He was a trusted, reliable friend – Buhari reacts to death of Capt. Joseph Din
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the passing away of a friend and political ally, retired Capt. Joseph Din, at 84.
The President, who made his feelings known in a condolence message released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, on Saturday in Abuja, said: “the late Captain Din was a trusted and very reliable friend.
”He was a broad-minded patriot whose approach to national issues was most practical and worthy of emulation. He was equally a peace-loving man.”
President Buhari commiserated with the Plateau State Government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) family in the State on the demise of the Chairman of the party’s Elders Advisory Council.
He believed that Din’s wise counsel would be sorely missed, especially at this time.
“Since his retirement, he has conducted himself very well in business and politics as a man of peace, contributing tremendously to the relative tranquillity enjoyed in the Plateau,” he added.
The President prayed for the repose of the soul of the departed.
He particularly condoled with the widow, Mrs Christiana Din, and members of the family, urging them to take solace in the good works that the late Captain left behind and remain strong even as they continue to mourn him.
Source – Daily Post
Iyorchia Ayu emerges PDP National Chairman
Iyorchia Ayu has emerged as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Ayu’s emergence marked the conclusion of the PDP’s elective national convention in the early hours of Sunday.
The former Senate President went into the elective convention as the consensus candidate of the Northern PDP leaders.
However, delegates still cast their ballot for all the candidates despite the consensus.
A total of 3,511 accredited delegates to the National Convention were called out to vote.
First to be called were delegates from Abia and Adamawa States. Abia has 116 delegates while Adamawa has 118 delegates.
According to the Chairman, Central Planning Committee of the Convention and Governor of Adamawa State, Alhaji Umaru Fintiri, there were a total of 3,701 delegates in the PDP, out of which 3,511 were accredited.
Source – Daily Post
ISWAP Orders Military Uniforms From Libya To Attack In December
The Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) has allegedly ordered military uniforms from Libya, ahead of planned attacks in December.
According to Eons Intelligence, the uniforms were bought by one Ibrahim Maidogon Kwana in Kusri, Cameroon.
Kwana and his boys are plotting to move the items into Nigerian territory in boats through border communities.
According to reports gathered, Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (rtd) on Friday discussed about increasing surveillance around Lake Chad.
Magashi, Chief of Defence Staff Leo Irabor, Service Chiefs and Chief of Defence Intelligence were at the Joint Task Force North-East Operation HADIN KAI Headquarters in Borno.
Source – Independent