President Buhari Commissions New Edo Varsity

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the Edo University, Iyamho, in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.

President Buhari commissioned the new university on Tuesday as part of his two-day official visit to the state.

He also took a tour on facilities, including the Muhammadu Buhari Faculty of Science.

The president was accompanied by  Governor Adams Oshiomhole and a high-powered delegation, including the Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode; the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, and the governor-elect, Godwin Obaseki.

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Defence Academy Commissions Its First Indoor Shooting Range

Minister of Defence Brigadier General Mansur Mohammed Dan’Ali (rtd) at the weekend commissioned the an indoor shooting gallery range, the first of its kind in Africa, for the training of cadets and other members of the armed forces.

The 300 metres indoor range was built by the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) and is located at the academy’s Kaduna site. It is setup with electronic and computerized features to train NDA cadets and other members of the armed forces in weapons handling and mastering.

Also commissioned by the Minister were newly acquired 12 Hankook Training Vehicles and the newly introduced Faculty of Military Science building.

Speaking at the occasion, the Minister described the gallery range as a monumental achievement by the NDA Commandant, saying mastering the skills and techniques in weaponry was essential to every military personnel, especially with the dynamic security challenges the country currently faces.

Dan’Ali said that training remains an important component in the quality of officers produced by the institution, assuring that the range and other facilities will produce better trained officers.

“Mastering the skills and techniques in weaponry is essential to every military personnel, especially with the dynamic security challenges our nation is experiencing. Hence, the design and construction of the indoor gallery firing range by the Nigerian Defence Academy to meet the all round training need of the cadets.”

“The establishment of the Faculty of Military Science and Interdisciplinary Studies in the academy will consolidate the application of science for military purposes. It is indeed a great achievement”, the General said.


Jonathan Commissions 1st Bayelsa Flyover

A former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, has commissioned a flyover to be constructed in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.

The flyover project was executed by the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson’s restoration government.

Performing the commissioning ceremony on Monday, the former President said that the construction of the flyover had given the state capital a face lift and had upgraded Yenagoa from a town to an emerging city.

According to him, the Governor’s political will to embark on such a daring project revealed his love for the growth and development of the state.

The project is poised to bring relief to the usual traffic gridlock experienced along the Ox-Bow Lake axis of the state capital which is one of the star projects of the present administration.

Also commissioned is the Azikoro Road dualisation project which brought respite to road users in the heart of the state capital.

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DSS Commissions 385 Officers, Tasks Them On Insecurity

Department of State Services (DSS) weekend, in Lagos, commissioned 385 cadet officers in a bid to combat the rising security challenges in the country.

The 385 officers were the lucky ones that successfully went through 10 months of rigorous professional, academic and physical training and were certified fit to serve the nation in their capacity as members of DSS, out of the 459 cadet officers that started the training late last year.

The officers were commissioned amidst promises by the DSS to collaborate more with other sister security agencies in its fight against insecurity and to ensure that recruitment into the Service was merit-based in keeping with its extant guidelines.

Speaking at the passing out parade at the State Service Academy (SSA), Lagos State, the Director General, SS, Mr. Lawal Daura, said gone were the days when misfits or non-eligible candidates found their way into the Service.

“The aim is to ensure that only the right calibers of people are recruited into the Service,” he said, adding “recruitment will be strictly in accordance with future needs of the Service and other compelling exigencies that may come up from time to time.”

He said the commissioning was an attempt by the Service to rejuvenate itself through injection of new blood and new vigour, saying that any institution that fails to change with the times or periodically re-evaluate itself would ultimately become irrelevant or extinct.

He said: “I believe the Service requires new blood and new vigour to tackle the challenges of insecurity, the fight against corruption and the war to resuscitate the economy. These are the key areas the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to tackle and the Department of State Service has seamlessly keyed into them.”

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Jonathan Commissions Defence Radio

Outgoing President, Goodluck Jonathan today commissioned a radio station belonging to the Defence Headquarters. The Radio Station, operating on 107.7FM frequency, is situated inside Mogadishu Barracks, Abuja

At the commissioning, President Jonathan called on the media to give balanced and fair reporting of the operations of the nation’s Armed