To boost the morale of soldiers, the Nigerian Army on Monday approved the promotion of not less than 5,000 soldiers who have been involved in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents in the north eastern part of the country.
The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, while announcing the approval, said that it was in a bid to boost the morale of the troops and reposition its operations.
He said that the promotion was in line with the vision of the Army Command to encourage the troops and boost their combat readiness and willingness in their fight to end insurgency.
“Since we came on board, we have introduced several measures aimed at encouraging our troops to give their best in the service of their nation.
“The approval of the accelerated promotion of 5,000 soldiers was to redeem the promise made by my predecessor to the troops fighting insurgents in the North-East.
“It is my belief that this promotion, coupled with other incentives, will encourage our troops to fight for our country,” he said.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, also said that the ongoing counter insurgency operations in the northeast would seek the release of the adopted Chibok girls and others adopted by the Boko Haram group.
According to him, the Nigerian Army is in the process of identifying the exact spot the adopted school girls are kept by their captor and would swing into action immediately, with a view to rescuing them.
Diddy finally reaches out to Niniola after four years of sending him DMs without response
Top Nigerian Afrobeats songstress, Niniola, and American music star cum businessman, Diddy are set to collaborate.
The duo linked up for the very first time via video call after Diddy was informed about her music and he showed interest in working with her.
It is a story of divine providence and destiny as Niniola sent DM to the rapper as far as 2018, but she never got a response until four years later.
Fast-forward to 2022, and faith had beautiful plans for the singer who was eventually connected with the music executive.
Niniola did not only did get a response from Diddy, but also a spoke with him via FaceTime and he explained the whole situation.
According to the Bad Boy Records CEO, he just never saw her messages because of flooded DMs, however, when he started scouting for an artiste to hop on his Afrobeats remix, someone suggested Niniola.
It was when he tried to send her a message via Instagram that he saw tht had previoulsy DM’s him but he never knew.
Niniola who shared a video of her speaking with the award-winning musician, noted that dreams do come through.
Ed Sheeran faces trial for plagiarism on ‘Thinking Out Loud’
Ed Sheeran, a British megastar, will testify in court to defend himself against claims that he plagiarized Marvin Gaye for his international hit song “Thinking Out Loud.”
Ed Sheeran, a top-charting artist and internationally successful pop star, has been informed by a federal judge that he must go to trial in response to claims that he plagiarized Marvin Gaye’s 1973 smash song “Let’s Get It On” on his 2014 track “Thinking Out Loud.”
In his application to the court, Ed Sheeran argued that the copyright claims should be rejected because they were “baseless” and “far too frequent.”
The plaintiffs claim that Ed Sheeran and his writing partner Amy Wadge copied and exploited, without authorization or credit the Marvin Gaye song, “including but not limited to the melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bass line, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation, and looping.” They are seeking $100 million (£90 million) in damages.
A lawsuit was recently filed against Ed Sheeran and his songwriting partners John McDaid and Steven McCutcheon over claims that a chorus from their song “Shape of You” was lifted verbatim from Ross O’Donoghue and Sami Chokri 2015 single “Oh Why.”
The High Court Judge ruled that the imitation was “not purposefully nor unconsciously” made during the trial that took place in March 2022. Ed and his co-defendants were given £900,000 in costs.
Ed wrote on his Instagram page following the court decision that he hoped it would put an end to more unfounded claims. Ed Sheeran is not yet getting his desire, though, as he must deal with another lawsuit.
Mr Ibu joins ‘Obidient’ rally in Jos despite endorsing Tinubu (Video)
Mr. Ibu, the comic actor, has joined a rally being held in the name of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP).
A large crowd trooped out on Wednesday evening to receive Obi and Yusuf Datti, his running mate, in Jos.
The visit came as the campaign season for the 2023 election officially kicked off in accordance with the timetable.
The crowd and Obi’s team assembled at Rwang Pam township stadium for the rally amid cheers from supporters.
In the crowd was Mr Ibu who would later take to the podium to deliver a short solidarity speech for Obi.
“He is ready to rule us. He is ready to take up the seat of the president. I want you to be obidient,” he said.
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