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The Nigerian Navy has appointed new Principal Staff Officers (PSOs) and Flag Officers Commanding (FOCs) to head various Commands in the country.

Commodore Ayo Olugbode, the Director of Information for the Nigerian Navy, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

Olugbode listed the affected officers to include Rear Admiral U.B. Onyia for Logistics Command, Oghara, Delta State, Rear Adm. D.A. Adeniran for Eastern Naval Command, Calabar, Cross River State.

Others he said are; Rear Adm. O. H. Ngalabak for Western Naval Command, Lagos, Rear Adm. S. I. Enoch for Naval Training Command, Apapa, Lagos and Rear Adm. S. S. Garba who takes charge of the Central Naval Command, Yenegoa, Bayelsa State.

It also said that Rear Adm. A. H. Yusuf had been appointed as the Director of Medical Services, while Rear Adm. S. A. G Abbah would take over as the Chief of Defence Administration at the Defence Headquarters,

It further said that Rear Adm. I. O. Mohammed would take over as Chief of Naval Safety and Standards, Naval Headquarters, and Rear Adm. P. A. Onaji as Chief of Defence Civil-Military Cooperation, Defence Headquarters.

“Some others affected are Rear Adm. M. E. Ebe who is now the Chief of Logistics, Naval Headquarters, Rear Adm. M. A. Emuekpere is appointed Chief of Administration, Naval Headquarters

“And Rear Adm. T. Dick is taking over as the Deputy Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, Kaduna State.

“Rear Adm. M. M. Kadiri is now the Chief of Training and Operations, Naval Headquarters, Rear Adm. F. F. Ogu is taking over as the Navy Secretary, Naval Headquarters, Rear Adm. M. A. Eno is moving to the Naval Doctrine and Assessment Centre, Bonny Camp, Lagos as Admiral Superintendent

“While Rear Adm. A.B. Adamu is appointed Admiral Superintendent Naval Ordnance Depot, Kirikiri, Lagos and Rear Adm. S. S. Lassa is appointed as the Director Project Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate, Naval Headquarters.’’

It said Rear Adm. A. Akinrinade, formerly FOC Logistics Command had been appointed the Director of Training at the Defence Headquarters, Rear Adm. O. F. Ofodile formerly FOC NAVTRAC was appointed Director of Logistics, Defence Headquarters.

“Rear Adm. S.M.D. Usman moves from FOC Central Naval Command to Defence Headquarters as Director of Defence Project Monitoring.

“The appointments also include Rear Adm. S.A. Mohammed is now appointed Managing Director, Navy Hotel and Suites Ltd.,

“Rear Adm. T. T. Dakwat has been appointed Director Development, Defence Headquarters, while Rear Adm. I. D. O. Kolawole is deployed to Defence Headquarters as Director Search and Rescue,” the spokesman said.

(NAN)

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UBA Takes Centre Stage At 2024 ECOWAS Mining Forum In Cotonou, Benin As Elumelu Gives Keynote Address

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Africa’s Global Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has been announced as the official sponsor of the 4th edition of the ECOWAS Mining and Petroleum Forum (ECOMOF 2024) scheduled to take place at the Palais des Congrès in Cotonou, Benin from February 22 to February 24, 2024.

The regional event is expected to see a large gathering of key players and stakeholders in the mining and petroleum sectors of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and as the financial institution of choice, with presence in 20 African countries and active involvement in major continental development projects, UBA is the preferred partner for the event, underlining the bank’s commitment to the growth of mining and Petroleum industry in the sub-region but to the whole not African economic development.

UBA Group Chairman, Tony Elumelu, would give the keynote address during the opening ceremony of this all-important event.

Elumelu who doubles as Chairman of Transcorp Group, with extensive interests in energy and power, will be speaking on the theme: “Geo-extractive Resources and Technologies: what pooling strategies for Value Creation in West Africa”

His speech is expected to highlight UBA’s increasing effort to support and develop the African continent through strategic investments in the key sectors of mining and petroleum.

Under the esteemed leadership of the President of the Republic of Benin, His Excellency, Patrice Talon, and the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and current President of ECOWAS, His Excellency Mr. Bola Tinubu, UBA Group will at the forum aim to restate its commitment towards supporting economic and social development across the continent.

The focus of ECOMOF 2024 underscores the significance of transforming the mining and oil sectors into economic pillars by formulating attractive policies for investors, essential for the sectors’ substantial contribution to the Gross Domestic Products (GDP) of ECOWAS member states.

The Transnational Corporation Group (Transcorp Plc) – a diversified conglomerate with strategic investments in various sectors, including power and energy – will also actively participate in the forum.

Key officials from UBA Group and Transcorp Plc, including the Chief Executive Officer UBA Africa, Abiola Bawuah; UBA’s Group Head, Corporate and Energy Bank, Ebele Ogbue, and President/ Chief Executive Officer, Transcorp Group, Owen Omogiafo will be actively involved in discussions and panels on the sidelines of the event.

Anticipated to attract over 2,000 participants from diverse sectors, including representatives from mining and oil industries, government officials, international and national investors, industry experts, ECOWAS delegates, and international organizations, ECOMOF 2024 promises to be a significant platform for collaborative dialogue and partnership building.

United Bank for Africa is one of the largest employers in the financial sector on the African continent, with 25,000 employees’ group wide and serving over 35 million customers globally. Operating in 20 African countries and in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, France and the United Arab Emirates, UBA provides retail, commercial and institutional banking services, leading financial inclusion and implementing cutting edge technology.

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JUST IN: FG Working To Reduce Rising Food Prices Inherited From Past Government — Finance Minister Wale Edun

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Wale Edun, Nigeria’s Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, said that President Bola Tinubu’s administration inherited a surge in food and general commodity prices from the previous government.

He, however emphasized the government’s commitment to reducing food prices and tackling the nation’s high inflation rate.

Speaking at the Public Wealth Management Conference in Abuja on Tuesday, February 20, the finance minister acknowledged the hardships faced by Nigerians and outlined measures taken to alleviate their suffering.

He revealed that, as part of these interventions, the government has released 42,000 metric tons of grains, with an additional 60,000 metric tons scheduled for release soon.

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JUST IN: State Police Bill Passes Second Reading At House Of Representatives

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A bill proposing the establishment state police has passed second reading at the house of representatives.

Sponsored by Benjamin Kalu, deputy speaker of the house, and 14 others, the bill proposes to transfer the term “police” in the 1999 constitution from the exclusive legislative list to the concurrent legislative list.

The bill, which comprises 18 clauses, seeks to amend sections 34, 35, 39, 42, 84, 89, 129 153, 197, 214, 215 and 216 of the constitution.

 

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