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EXPOSED: Those trying to pit Buratai against

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EXPOSED: Those trying to pit Buratai against Tinubu

 

When I received not just the news but the evidence as well that some retired generals, all of whom have held very senior command positions in the Nigerian military, are now up in arms against one of their own, former Army Chief, General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, for cheap political reasons, I wondered whether those characters have forgotten that the esprit de corps they were taught as cadets in the Nigerian Defence Academy does not stop even in retirement. It remains an integral part of military training and is aimed at encouraging and getting the best from one another.

 

Shocked by the childish activities of this shadowy group, the Kano Renaissance Group, a group I am privileged to lead, issued a strong statement yesterday warning these divisive characters to stop all the desperate shenanigans or get exposed and humiliated in the public space. The press statement reads as follows:

 

“The attention of Kano Renaissance Group has been drawn to a series of nocturnal meetings being held by some retired military personnel, with the sole purpose of working out mechanisms to malign the person of former ambassador and Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai (Retd), and ensure he is reduced in esteem in the eyes of President Bola Tinubu and other well-meaning Nigerians.

 

“The attention of Kano Renaissance Group has been drawn to series of nocturnal meetings being held by some retired military personnel, with the sole purpose of working out mechanisms to malign the person of former ambassador and Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai (Retd), and ensure he is reduced in esteem in the eyes of President Bola Tinubu and other well-meaning Nigerians.

 

“The attention of Kano Renaissance Group has been drawn to series of nocturnal meetings being held by some retired military personnel, with the sole purpose of working out mechanisms to malign the person of former ambassador and Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai (Retd), and ensure he is reduced in esteem in the eyes of President Bola Tinubu and other well-meaning Nigerians.

 

“We are closely watching all the night meetings and other dastardly moves by various groups that are opposed to Buratai, whose real intention is to entangle President Tinubu. For them, since they are not qualified for any appointment, those who are eminently qualified should only get it if they can agree to grease their dirty palms at all times.

 

But what comes as even more shocking is the fact that none of the generals engaged in these dangerous efforts is an outstanding achiever, in the real sense of the word. They may have held very big offices in the past, with one of them serving as a one-term minister in the immediate past administration of President Buhari. But even he achieved practically nothing spectacular. Are they desperately doing all these so that General Buratai will not join the Tinubu administration and inadvertently shame them with another round of patriotic, spectacular achievements?

 

For those who may not know, or have forgotten, below is a reminder of the unprecedented strides recorded by General Buratai when he served as Chief of Army Staff, assuming office at a difficult time in the history of Nigeria when Boko Haram was almost overrunning the entire northeastern part of the country.

By 2015 when Muhammadu Buhari became President of the Nigerian Federation and appointed General Tukur Yusufu Buratai as Army Chief, Boko Haram was governing a sizeable chunk of Nigerian territorial space, exactly the size of Belgium. But by December 2015, the new army chief had led from the front and ensured the initiative was seized from the Boko Haram insurgents. Barely five months into that appointment, attacks on soft and hard targets had reduced by 75 percent,  By June 2016, there were no attacks outside the North-East, unlike before when attacks were regular occurrences in Jos, Kano, Kaduna, Sokoto, Suleja, Abuja, among others.

By July 2017, the incessant suicide bomb attacks had reduced by 90 percent. The years 2017 and 2018 saw the virtual defeat of the terrorists. What brought about the intermittent setbacks were mainly inter-service competition (not conflict), lack of establishment of civil authorities in the recovered local government areas, low deployment of the Nigerian police in the North-East, uncoordinated government efforts and of course the resilience of the terrorists in regrouping,  recruitment and re-arming. The evolution of new tactics, techniques and procedures in the counterinsurgency operations are major achievements.  The Super Camp Maneuver Concept of operation, the Mobule Strike Teams, the production of the Ezugwu MRAP, the Motorcycle Battalion, the revival and operationalisation of the Special Forces Command, etc, are all initiatives borne out of the challenges of the counterinsurgency operations of that era.

In spite of these landmark achievements, if you ask General Buratai what were his major achievements as army chief, chances are he will mention extensive training of army personnel and human capacity building, which are the defining factors in true military  professionalism. Courses were regularly conducted. Officers and soldiers were exposed in large numbers to foreign courses. The Nigerian Army will never be the same in terms of the quality of its officers and soldiers. They can compete and excel in all international military engagements. The Nigerian Army Resource Centre is one institution that transformed the army landscape in terms of human capacity building. It has since become a major source of pride for the army and the country as a whole.

Then came the Nigerian Army University located in Biu, as one of the foremost legacies of Buratai and indeed the Buhari Administration.

The five years stewardship of General Buratai as Army Chief saw to many exercises being established.  Exercise is the best form of military professional training.  The introduction of  realistic training exercises were among the visionary legacies of General Buratai  The exercises conducted during that time included HARBIN KUNAMA, CRICODILE SMILE, AYAM AKPATUMA, PYTHON DANCE-and SAHEL SANITY, all of which were both visionary and strategic. With the conduct of the exercises two major objectives were achieved. One was training of the Nigerian Army officers and soldiers in Tactics, Techniques and Procedures in internal security operations.  Secondly, it also contributed to national security improvement where security challenges across the geopolitical zones of the country were addressed decisively.  During the tenure  of General Tukur Buratai,  the IPOB and MEND amongst others were checkmated.  This is in addition to several counter-insurgency operations.  Bandits, kidnappers and violent separatists were also decisively dealt with and operating at best in the fringes.

Other achievements recorded during that period included medical evacuation abroad, upgrade of all Army Level 4 hospitals, general improvement of educational standard, increase in troops morale (though a few cases were politicized by unscrupulous politicians), massive barracks renovations, massive infrastructural development, massive lift capabilities, improved procurement for the Army, as well as standardisation of Army uniforms.

New institutions were also established, including the Nigerian Army Cyber Warfare Command, Women Corps, Land Forces Simulation Centre, ST Foods, Nigerian Army Farms and Ranches and others that are too numerous to mention here.

Though toughness has become his defining feature right from childhood, General Buratai managed to balance it with diplomacy even when he was in active service. Under his stewardship, the Human Rights Desk was established, and incidences of military brutality were reduced to barest minimum. Many civilians attested to the fact that they always forgot the man was the Army Chief when in his presence. He exuded simplicity and humility at their very best.

These are just a mere tip of the iceberg. A space like this could take a fraction of the unprecedented achievements recorded in that golden era in the history of the Nigerian Army. Was Buratai a saint who did no wrong? Far from it, just as none of the persons point dirty fingers at him is a saint, or even half as one.  Indeed, all of them have bequeathed a record  of failure in all its ramifications while in service. Clearly they do not mean well towards President Tinubu, and the government will do well to beam its searchlight on their nefarious activities and be sure they also do not engage in subversive actions of any sort.

This columns hopes they see the futility of what they are doing, so as not to deprive this nation of the services of one of its very best.

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Court Orders Mohbad’s Wife, Wunmi To Do DNA Test

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Court Orders Mohbad’s Wife, Wunmi To Do DNA Test

 

 

 

 

Global News Unveils That a Magistrate Court sitting in the Ikorodu area of Lagos has ordered that Wunmi, the wife of the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba popularly known as Mohbad, be served notice of a pending DNA test application, by substituted means.

 

 

 

Court Orders Mohbad’s Wife, Wunmi To Do DNA Test

 

A statement signed by a member of the legal team to the Aloba family, Monisola Odumosu, disclosed this on Wednesday maintaining that the order became necessary after the court sheriff attempted to serve the court process personally on Wunmi twice, but failed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It will be recalled that the Aloba family is contesting the paternity of baby Liam and filed an application before the Family Court to grant an order against Wunmi to present herself and baby Liam for a DNA test at any recognised laboratory in Lagos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the application filed by the legal team to Joseph Aloba, father to the late singer, the family sought an order to serve Wunmi the court papers for the DNA, by posting all the originating processes and other processes in the suit on the last-known address of the respondent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Odumosu said, “If the process were served on the last-known address of the respondent by Order of the Court, it would constitute good service and she would be aware of the pending suit. The Chief Magistrate granted the order and ordered that the respondent be served by posting the court process on her last known address.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The statement added that the singer’s wife, in a viral video, said she was ready for a DNA test, noting that she had never been available for the court sheriff to serve her the originating motion.

 

 

 

 

Odumosu also added that the matter had been adjourned till next month for the report of service.

 

Counsel to Wunmi, Taiwo Olawanle, has however denied knowledge of the court order.

 

He said, “We don’t have the court order. If we have an order, we will advise her to adhere to it. That is not a problem. But we are not aware of any order”.

 

Mohbad, aged 27, died on September 12, 2023, under controversial circumstances. He had left his
record label, Marlian Music owned by Naira Marley, in February 2022.

 

In September, 2023, The singer’s body was exhumed for autopsy to unravel the cause of his death.

 

The Lagos State Police Command had in the same September also inaugurated a 13-man special investigation team to probe the singer’s death.

 

His death also led to the arrest of Naira Marley and controversial Lagos socialite, Balogun Eletu, also known as Sam Larry, amongst others.

 

At the last sitting of the Coroner inquiring into the cause of his death on March 2024, the Director of the Lagos State DNA and Forensic Centre, Dr Richard Somiari, had indicated that the results of an autopsy conducted on the deceased body would be ready in the next three to four weeks.

 

Somiari gave the assurance while testifying before the coroner, Magistrate Adedayo Shotobi.

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Powerful Nigerian Prophet, Iginla Visits SCOAN, Delivers Inspiring 60th Posthumous birthday wishes For TB JOSHUA

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Powerful Nigerian Prophet, Iginla Visits SCOAN, Delivers Inspiring 60th Posthumous birthday wishes For TB JOSHUA

Popular prophet and General Overseer of Champions Royal Assembly, Abuja, Prophet Joshua Iginla has eulogized late prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua during a superlative 60th Posthumous Birthday celebration organized by His wife, Mama Evelyn and SCOAN members.
Prophet Iginla Eulogizes TB Joshua At 60th Posthumous Birthday, Calls Him Pathfinder
Pastor Joshua Iginla giving his birthday wishes at the 60th posthumous birthday of Prophet TB Joshua stated that “Prophet TB Joshua took the bullet for the rest of the prophets,”
He described him as a Pathfinder, and gift from God to mankind. He expressed delight that his generation witnessed the impact of TB Joshua…
Thank you mama Evelyn Joshua and SCOAN members. Happy birthday prophet T.B Joshua. He is a gift to mankind and humanity. I am glad that my generation felt the impact of this legend of faith. He is a pathfinder. I call him the firstborn in the prophetic who took the bullet for so many of us and broke the ground.
The persecutions, trials, depth, and maturity in which he comports himself in his lifetime are worthy of emulation. We are not talking about a man who preaches but about a man who lived with the full fruit of the spirit seen. He is a man who was hated, yet gave people love. He was persecuted but amidst that he was patient. I am glad that my generation has seen such a legend of faith.
I wish to quickly add that the prophetic ministry is so strong that a carnal mind can not comprehend it. Prophets are men of mystery. And that’s why when we look at the life of prophet T.B. Joshua, many people might not understand him except the Lord reveals him to you.
He is a gift from heaven but sadly many who are like Peter in the bible who don’t understand the designs of heaven will not understand. Never you call what God has cleansed and sanctified unclean.

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General Buratai: A Sparse Speaker And Still This Legendary Character

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General Buratai: A Sparse Speaker And Still This Legendary Character

 

It was difficult to convince some active-duty and retired military personnel to talk to them about the former Army Chief Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai. Meeting some of these serving officers in the barracks was like daring to enter the lion’s den to steal part of his prey. But even on dangerous terrain, I have done so several times in my job as a journalist. Soldiers are just ordinary folks like us. The difference is the brutal training they underwent to transform from civilians to war machines with the aim of defending a nation’s integrity.

 

 

 

Unless one hits on their beast of prey, these brothers in green uniforms and welding with weapons while standing in their boots in their solidly guts are frequently soft and gentle. Since I have been an investigative journalist with a focus on security reporting for many years, I am aware of the circumstances in which troops would wish to be featured in a story while discussing a sensitive issue. As a result, I gave them the normal assurances of anonymity in the spirit of journalism. And I stick by my commitment to these hapless soldiers who are confined within the barracks’ four walls.

 

General Buratai: A Sparse Speaker And Still This Legendary Character

Although they spoke well of the former Army chief, the fear of being witch-hunted by those who may not like their positions on General Buratai should be respected. As such, I have given my words not to mention them in my stories but their mouths have spoken many truths that makes the former COAS the envy of some comrades who lost the spirit of comradeship, which should continue for a lifetime as members of the war spirits.

One of the men who spoke with me described former Army Chief Lt General Tukur Yusuf Buratai as a cherub with eyes over all his wings and therefore, nothing would catch him off guard. ” He is gentle yet strong. I am not surprised that some of his colleagues are envious of his rising political status after retirement. I know some of these stories from your questions but you did not hear anything from me.” One of the Officers said.” You know what they always said, just act like you don’t know, “he added.

I think there should be a curriculum for retired generals and soldiers who are delving into politics after retirement. The unethical approaches and loss of comradeship is tiring the long-known military sayings from the regimented wombs. It was said that, when you have an enemy, he tags along with other enemies to discuss you. But in the end, they are all enemies of one another. As such, whatever they discussed about you in the closet, everything is made open by one of them in the final analysis.

One of them may have revealed the gathering of a few retired generals at the home of one of those hosting them to talk politics and how to keep the former army chief general Tukur Yusuf Buratai away from the Tinubu camp at the table where dirt was hatched on how to control the Tinubu administration in the coming days. Some of the former generals present at the conference, as well as the opponents, are entering politics on the wrong footings. I purposely chose not to reveal their names in this article, but we do have lists of them.

“They just got together and decided to do all in their power to keep former Army Chief Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai far away from the Tinubu administration. They also had big plans for a smear campaign against him. We must pay close attention to these politics and the flood of retired military personnel. I would like a scenario in which retired military commanders or any other uniformed individuals should be sent back to school to refresh their knowledge of civilian life before re-entering society. Concern is warranted given certain former officers’ actions and what is now going on in our nation with politicians and uniformed personnel.” An impeccable source revealed

Last Tuesday, we revealed efforts to discredit the former chief of the army, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, due to internal political conflicts and anticipations for the appointments the Tinubu government is expected to make in the coming days. Truth be told, General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, as reserved as he was, was a crucial component of the security architecture and made a lasting impression on the Nigerian military, making him a legendary figure. It makes sense why he has been the target of those who believe they can erase his accomplishments by tearing him down.

“If the barracks could talk, they would be able to tell you numerous tales about General Buratai that set him apart from other army chiefs who came before him, especially this one who is inviting guests to his home to talk about Buratai. Buratai is still the only military Chief, who receives the same positive feedback from many comrades as the former military president (IBB) does within the military enclaves, if for no other reason. Therefore, it follows that General Buratai won the soldiers’ respect not because he has been the COAS the longest, but rather because he is familiar with their way of thinking.” One of the troops explained.

Indeed, when a general treated his troops as his own children, as they said, they would accompany him into any valley to vanquish his foes. Because of this, nothing concerning the former Army Chief that occurred within or outside the barracks would escape his notice within a 24-hour period. I believe that his soldiers are still showing him thanks by doing this.

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