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Ex-soldiers threaten Buhari - demands pension, gratuity
Some retired military men have threatened to embark on a protest in Abuja to draw attention of government to the plight of ex-soldiers.

The ex-soldiers under the coalition of Concerned Veterans appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to bring the veterans back on the pension payroll of the Nigerian Armed Forces due to the prevailing harsh economic condition in the country, Vanguard reports.
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The spokesman for the group, Mr. Abiodun Durowaiye-Herberts said the protest planned by the group had become necessary because of the high cost of living caused by the current economic recession.

He said: “We are not unaware of the dwindling economic fortunes of the country and the far reaching effect in addressing numerous challenges in a country like ours.
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“However, the welfare and wellbeing of military veterans is a top priority because of their sacrifice in nation building and sustainable democracy.

“Therefore, if democracy must continue to thrive, concerted efforts by government must be geared towards not sending wrong signals to those still serving and would soon join us.’’

“Therefore, if democracy must continue to thrive, concerted efforts by government must be geared towards not sending wrong signals to those still serving and would soon join us.’’

“We the retired, remain their beacon of hope.”
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Durowaiye-Herberts complained that many of veterans who served up to 10 years in active capacity were not being catered for in the present military pension policy like their Biafran comrades were taken care of.

He however commended the efforts of the minister of defense and chief of defense staff as well as management of military pension boards for organising an interactive session, where stakeholders bare their minds.

In a similar development, soldiers who fought during the 30-month Biafra civil war have sent a touching message to President Muhammadu Buhari to pay their pension which has not been made for the past 38 years.

The Sun reports that the soldiers under the aegis of Able Voluntary Retired or Discharged Ten Years and Above Military Service sent a letter to the president asking him to look into their case.

Sergeant Kasali Busari who is the national coordinator of the group spoke in Ibadan on Wednesday, December 28 said the group has lost of its members due to financial difficulty.

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A teenager identified as Emmanuel was arrested on Monday, Jan 15 and charged with murder  for reportedly beating his own mother to death over a missing phone memory card.

According to reports, Emmanuel asked his mother if she knew where his memory card and she said no but Emmanuel insisted that she was in possession of the card.

When his mother kept insisitng she didnt have it nor know where it was, Emmanule became furious and attcked his own mother with a pestle.

He smashed her head over and over again till she was laying helplessly on the floor. Emmanuel went outside, removed a burning firewood from a nearby fire and repeatedly burned her with it until she died.

Emmanuel was apprehended shortly after the murder and handed to the police.

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Task Force Seizes 120 Motorcycles in Lagos [Pics]

The Operatives of the Lagos State Task Force on Thursday morning seized not fewer than 120 motorcycles (Okada).

The motorcycles were confiscated for allegedly operating on highways which is highly prohibited by the state.

Most of the okada were impounded around Rainbow Bus-stop towards Mile 2 and Ijesha area of Lagos.

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The Liberia’s ruling Unity Party has ousted the country’s outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, from the party.

President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was voted out of Unity party late Saturday over her decision not to support Vice President Joseph Boakai, the party’s candidate in last year’s presidential poll.

Joseph Boakai, who has been President Johnson Sirleaf’s vice for 12 years, lost the election to former football superstar, George Weah.

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The one time world best footballer of the year won the presidential runoff by 61.5 percent of the votes casted in 14 of Liberia’s 15 counties.

Prior to the presidential runoff, Weah visited Prophet TB Joshua in Lagos, Nigeria to seek the face of God and prayers.

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