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New service chiefs in closed-door meeting with predecessors




Some of the new service chiefs on Tuesday started the process of taking over the leadership of the nation’s military.

Investigations on Tuesday revealed that the new Chief of Defence Staff, Maj. Gen. Abayomi Olonishakin, and two of the new service chiefs, the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar, were at the Defence Headquarters to take the requisite briefing from their outgoing counterparts.

It was learnt that the new service chiefs held discreet meetings with their predecessors.

It was gathered that the new Chief of Army Staff, Maj. Gen Turkur Buratai, was still being expected from his base at the Headquarters of the Multi-National Joint Task Force, Ndjamena, the Chadian capital.

It was stated that Buratai was most likely to return to the country later on Tuesday.

It was learnt that the service chiefs commenced what was described a rigorous process of taking over from their predecessors at the Defence Headquarters and the headquarters of the various services early on Tuesday.

A source who confided in our correspondent said that the handing over process was a tasking and elaborate process which involved an outgoing service chiefs and incoming ones.

It was further stated that the process involved all the formations and commands within a particular service, welfare, logistics, the state of equipment, personnel and finances and others.

The source stated further that only the Chiefs of Finance and Administration of the particular service could be called in some cases to make clarification because of the sensitive nature of finance.

It was further learnt that it was after the holistic briefing and handing over between the two top officers that a ceremonial one involving the media would be called very soon.

The source said, “Everything is okay at the Defence Headquarters; things are normal in all the services. Of course, that is expected.

“People are just doing their job even though the appointment of the new service chiefs came as a relief.

“It only brought to an end talks about impending removal of service chiefs. Nobody is sad and it was expected. People have to move on.

“All the new chiefs are here except the Chief of Army Staff who is still outside the country in Chad.

“They are here for the discrete and rigorous process of taking over the DHQ and the services from their predecessors.

“This process is a long one involving a chief and the outgoing one. It is a one-on-one meeting which involves every aspect of the service, such as personnel, welfare, equipment logistics, funds and the formations.

“This is a meeting strictly meeting between them. In some cases, the Chief of Finance and Administration could come in because of the sensitive nature of finance.

“It is after this that the ceremonious handing over process which involves the media would take place

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Terrorists take over Kaduna community, ban political activities



The Ansaru terrorists have reportedly taken over Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

They have also reportedly banned political activities in the area.

Birnin Gwari is one of the councils in the state that have been taken over by bandits over the years.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressives Union and signed by its Chairman, Ishaq Usman-Kasai. The statement said the terrorists had banned political activities in some communities in the local government area.

The statement said, “Even this week, two members of the group were engaged for wedding with two girls and will be tying the nuptial knots by this Saturday.

“The Ansaru (grooms) laid down some rules to the in-laws for the wedding. They ruled that after the wedding, they will take the brides to the forests and live there with them and do not want the brides to go along with any furniture except plates (coolers) and mattresses because anything other than those are not in tandem with their beliefs and convictions.”

The union further disclosed that the terrorists were spreading their doctrines by distributing memory cards which contain their beliefs and doctrine to the locals.

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Justice Tanko Muhammad resigns as CJN



Justice Tanko Muhammad has resigned as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

He resigned on Sunday night on the grounds of ill-health.

Ahuraka Yusuf Isah, Special Assistant on Media and Communication to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, on Monday confirmed the resignation of the CJN.

He said, “The latest information is that the CJN has resigned; I spoke with somebody very close to him and he said he has resigned.”

There had been confusion in the media over the purported resignation of the CJN.

Isah had said, “All I know is that he’s going to declare open a workshop this morning at the NJI (National Judicial Institute).”

Last week, CJN officially reacted to the allegations of uncaring attitude levelled against him by his brother Justices in the apex Court.

In his first official reaction made public on Tuesday in Abuja, the CJN admitted that the Supreme Court like any other establishment in the country has been hit by a devastating economic crunch.

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Kendall Jenner basks in the sun completely nude amid Devin Booker split



No boyfriend, no clothes, no problem.

Kendall Jenner bared it all for her latest Instagram post, sunbathing completely in the nude amid her split from Devin Booker.

The supermodel, 26, was pictured laying on her stomach on a sun lounge, wearing nothing but a green 818 Tequila baseball cap.

A string bikini was strewn on the lounge beside her, along with a bottle of water, as she typed on her phone.

The photo dump, which she captioned simply with the blushing emoji, also featured pics and videos of herself horseback riding, enjoying a plate of sushi and the sunset.

“Tell me you and your bf broke up without telling me you and your bf broke up,” one follower commented, referencing her recent breakup from the 25-year-old NBA star.

The couple called it quits last week after two years together. Sources told Page Six they were on different pages about where the relationship was heading.

“While they care for each other, Devin was not going to propose marriage and his priority is his career,” the insider told us. “Kendall’s career also dominates her life.”

Just last month, the notoriously private reality star attended big sis Kourtney Kardashian and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker’s wedding in Italy, with Booker in tow.

They were also recently spotted together at family friend Anastasia “Stassie” Karanikolaou’s birthday in Los Angeles.

The pair first started dating in Spring 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, they didn’t confirm their romance until Valentine’s Day 2021.

Jenner made things Instagram-official at the time when she posted a photo of herself and Booker cuddling on social media.

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