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Britain to Assist Nigeria with Additional Military Personnel

The British Secretary of State for Defence, Mr Michael Fallon, has said his country will deploy additional military advisers and trainers to Nigeria to help in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency.

Fallon stated this while fielding question from State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday.

Buhari Did Not Receive Compensation for Attack on His Convoy in 2014 -Presidency

The Presidency has dismissed an online report that President Muhammadu Buhari received 300,000 dollars and five armoured SUVs from the Office of the National Security Adviser over the attack on his convoy in Kaduna in 2014.

This information is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

Commission Plans for Census 2016

The characteristics of people living with disabilities will be collected in census 2016 unlike previous censuses which isolated them, Mr Eze Duruiheoma, Chairman, National Population Commission (NPC), has said.

Duruiheoma stated this on Wednesday at a stakeholders’ forum organised by Centre for Citizens with Disability (CCD) to commemorate the 2015 International Disability Day.

Theme of the day is ``Inclusion Matters: Access and Empowerment of People of All Abilities.’’

Revival of Lake Chad will Reduce Migration to Europe –Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Paris asked developed countries to make strong financial commitments to the 14 billion dollars urgently needed to revive the Lake Chad and save communities dependent on the river from extinction.

Addressing a high level meeting on “Climate Change Challenges and Solutions in Africa’’, on the side lines of the on-going UN Climate Change Conference, COP 21, President Buhari said no fewer than five million people living in the Lake Chad Basin countries have been displaced  by the depletion of the lake due to climate change.

CHOGM: Buhari Calls for Support for Countries Affected by Terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, in Malta, called for the establishment of a Commonwealth Committee to oversee the rendering of greater assistance and support to Nigeria and other member-countries which have been adversely affected by the scourge of terrorism.

Speaking at a banquet hosted by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II for Heads of State and Government participating in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (GHOGM), President Buhari expressed the hope that the committee would have been established before the next meeting of the organisation.

Buhari to Participate in CHOGM, UN Conference on Climate Change

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja Thursday, November 26 for Malta to participate in the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting which begins in the island nation on Friday.

The Commonwealth is made up of Britain, Nigeria and 51 other countries that work together to pursue common goals and promote development, democracy, peace, security and good governance.

Terror Attacks: Buhari Calls for Increased Vigilance

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja called for increased vigilance among the civilian population to help ward off suicide terror attacks on soft targets around the country.

The President condemned in strongest terms the barbaric suicide terrorist attacks which took place in Yola on the evening of Tuesday, November 17 and in Kano today, causing numerous deaths and injuries among civilians.  

The President extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the Government and people of Adamawa and Kano States respectively.

Buhari Orders Arrest of Indicted Persons Over Arms Procurement

On the authority of Mr President, a 13 man committee was set up by the Office of the National Security Adviser to audit the procurement of arms and equipment in the Armed Forces and Defence sector from 2007 to date.

While the committee which was inaugurated on 31 August 2015 is yet to complete its work, its interim report has unearthed several illicit and fraudulent financial transactions.

President Buhari Condemns Terrorist Attack on Paris

President Muhammadu has received with great shock and profound sadness, news of the dastardly and heinous terrorist attacks on innocent civilians in Paris.

On behalf of the government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Buhari conveys his heartfelt sympathy to President Francois Hollande and the people France.

The President also extends sincere condolences to the families, relatives and friends of the unfortunate victims of the callous attacks.