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Tukur Buratai: Past performance produces present privileges By Femi Oyewale

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Ambassador Burarati Takes Higher Responsibilities as Aluko Becomes  Benin Republic Ambassador, Launches Book November 22

Tukur Buratai: Past performance produces present privileges By Femi Oyewale

 

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You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That’s the mark of a true professional. ~ Joe Paterno

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That Of a truth, past performance produces present privileges. This aptly describes Ambassador Tukur Buratai (CFR)  who remains an exceptional diplomat and whose service record speaks volumes of an unalloyed commitment to the Nigerian dream and an equally astonishing level of patriotism to those ideals that define us as a people and country.

 

 

 

 

Tukur Buratai: Past performance produces present privileges

 

 

 

 

 

Interestingly, only a few know that Ambassador Buratai is a humble man who is a perfect example of a man who beautifully has power but doesn’t use it.  A man of few words whose compassion Is the direct opposite of the archaic impression that military men are expressionless, mean, and authoritarian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My encounters with him during his service years as the chief of army staff and currently as the Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Benin made me realize that he is an exceptional personality who is imbued with unusual intelligence, charisma, compassion, discipline, vision, and mission to help individuals, organizations, and nation interpret their dreams. He is a barrier breaker and a line crosser. This explains why he is grossly misunderstood by many who wonder how can one man be so favored and endowed with exceptional qualities and achievements. No wonder among his peers, he is greatly flavored.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tukur Buratai: Past performance produces present privileges

 

 

 

 

 

He is a great listener with a listening ear, cool, calm, and collected. I can say with all modesty that he is not the flamboyant type. Rather, he invests in human assets by helping them to interpret their dreams and visions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Like someone rightly recalled the lofty exploits of Ambassador Tukur Buratai while he held sway as the chief of army staff. I call those days the impeccable days in the annals of the Nigerian Army in terms of strategy and tactics; Ambassador Tukur Buratai indeed came to the party.

 

 

 

 

 

Tukur Buratai: Past performance produces present privileges

 

 

 

 

 

 

The way and manner he was able to turn around the fortunes of the Nigerian Army were also outstanding and in record time. From a passive situation to a combatant position in less than a year, the result was felt across the country concerning addressing the security situation in the country. That was the vintage Tukur Buratai.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Again, Ambassador Tukur Buratai contributed his quota in service to the country because the President and Commander-in-Chief recognized his capacity to deliver in that critical assignment and eventually provided the enabling environment for him to flourish.

 

 

 

 

 

Tukur Buratai: Past performance produces present privileges

 

 

 

 

 

Truth be told, his nomination as a diplomat was indeed a masterstroke by President Muhammadu Buhari toward utilizing his wealth of experience in service to the country over the years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

His Excellency’s resume is rich and replete with acts of patriotism that would make any nation green with envy. Little wonder he was among notable Nigerians conferred with National Honours by President Buhari a few days ago.

 

 

 

 

Tukur Buratai: Past performance produces present privileges

 

 

 

 

 

I quite agree that Buratai stands tall from the lot and I have no reservations about his strides as a politician. I am aware of his commitment to the Nigerian cause in the course of the several engagements he has had with the members of the intelligentsia community in Nigeria. He has always been robust in his thoughts and engagements which somewhat culminated in the numerous awards and engagements as a speaker in several intelligent discourses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buratai is a lesson in history on what patriotism entails. His passion and energy towards the Nigerian cause cannot be questioned by any well-meaning Nigerian conversant with how he led the Nigerian Army in the prosecution of the war against insurgency and others. I made bold to say that Nigeria is yet to see or tap from the multidimensional leadership qualities embedded in this great General cum Ambassador. He is indeed like a moon among the stars.

 

 

 

 

Tukur Buratai: Past performance produces present privileges

 

 

 

 

Femi Oyewale

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Edi Abali Group Raises Alarm Over Security Threat to Ancestral Home, Assets of Alhaji Mujahid Abubakr Dokubo-Asari

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Edi Abali Group Raises Alarm Over Security Threat to Ancestral Home, Assets of Alhaji Mujahid Abubakr Dokubo-Asari

Edi Abali Group Raises Alarm Over Security Threat to Ancestral Home, Assets of Alhaji Mujahid Abubakr Dokubo-Asari

 

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Sahara Weekly Reports That The Edi Abali Group has raised an alarm concerning a security threat to the ancestral home and assets of Alhaji Mujahid Abubakr Dokubo-Asari, the Paramount Ruler of Edi Abali Group of War Canoe and Chieftaincy Houses in the Kalabari Kingdom of Rivers State, by the military.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edi Abali Group Raises Alarm Over Security Threat to Ancestral Home, Assets of Alhaji Mujahid Abubakr Dokubo-Asari

 

 

 

 

 

In a public notice issued by the Edi Abali Group it states that credible intelligence has revealed plans by elements within the 103 Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Obuama to provoke a confrontation and disrupt the peace in the area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to the notice, the plot specifically targets Alhaji Mujahid Abubakr Dokubo-Asari, who is currently out of the country. The army allegedly plans to exploit his absence in order to create a crisis that could be wrongly attribited to the community members, resulting in attacks on innocent individuals. The Edi Abali Group clarifies that there are no issues between their community, the army, and Alhaji Mujahid Abubakr Dokubo-Asari or his company, Royal Fouche Services Limited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The notice highlights that the tensions arose after Alhaji Mujahid Abubakr Dokubo-Asari spoke out about the involvement of some elements of the Nigerian Army in oil bunkering activities in the Niger Delta. These activities reportedly deprived the government of the much-needed revenue, leading to displeasure among these elements. The group believes that they are deliberately instigating a crisis involving the personnel of Royal Fouche Services to justify an attack on innocent indigenes of the Kalabari communities, particularly in Obuama where Alhaji Mujahid Abubakr Dokubo-Asari is based, as well as the 103 Battalion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Mpakaboari Pankin Braide said,

 

 

“The army in Obuama is aware of his absence from the country and plans to exploit this to create a crisis, which will be wrongly attributed to community members, leading to attacks on innocent individuals.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Edi Abali Group calls upon the Nigerian Army to be aware of this plot and to ensure that they are not manipulated into compromising peace and security in the area. They also highlight the proven record of collaboration between Alhaji Mujahid Abubakr Dokubo-Asari and Royal Fouche Services Limited with security agencies in combating terrorism, kidnapping, and insurgency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group aims to inform the public, as well as the people of Kalabari and Rivers State, about this planned provocation targeting innocent individuals, including Alhaji Mujahid Abubakr Dokubo-Asari. They emphasize his commitment to supporting President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led Federal Government and Governor Sim Fubara-led Rivers State Governments in ensuring the safety and security of all Nigerians.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Said Mr Mpakaboari Pankin Braide

Secretary Edi Abali Group Of War Canoe and Chieftaincy Houses,

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We want the public, people of Kalabari and Rivers State to be aware of this planned provocation targeting innocent individuals, including Alhaji Mujahid Abubakr Dokubo-Asari, who remains committed to supporting the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led Federal Government and Governor Sim Fubara-led Rivers State Governments in ensuring safety and security for all Nigerians.”

 

 

 

 

 

Released and signed by;

Mr Mpakaboari Pankin Braide

Secretary Edi Abali Group Of War Canoe and Chieftaincy Houses

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Why are you running away, Is EFCC a dragon or phyton? – Prophet Ikuru mocks Yahaya Bello

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The prophetic hall of fame, prophet Godwin Ikuru of Jehovah Eye Salvation Ministry, Lagos has mocked the former governor of Kogi state,Yaya Bello,who has been placed on the wanted list of EFCC to stop running away and submit himself for clarifications since EFCC is not a dragon or python that swallows people.

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The handsome prophet believes that Bello is currently on the run because he knows that he’s guilty of the charges against him.He said at his residence in Ikeja yesterday ” I don’t know why Yaya Bello is running away from EFCC if his hands are clean,for God sake,EFCC is not a dragon or python that swallows people,he should be courageous to submit himself to them,if his hands are clean,why run?”

The prophet Thanked the president Bola Ahmed Tinubu for empowering the body with the necessary powers to go after those who has swindled and looted the common wealth of the people.

Finally,he commended the chairman of EFCC for the bold steps the organisation is taking in order to help recover the looted resources of the Nigerian nation.He encouraged the chairman to continue with his good works,he urged him not to be afraid because he’s praying for him and nothing evil will happen to him.

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SHALINA CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF TRUST, REITERATES COMMITMENT TO QUALITY HEALTHCARE DELIVERY IN AFRICA

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In celebration of its 40 years in Africa, a leading Afro-focused multinational company, Shalina Healthcare has reiterated its commitment to the delivery of quality healthcare in Africa. Declaring this in Lagos on Friday at the event to wrap up the company’s 2023/24 financial year and celebrate its 40 years of its existence, the Chief Commercial Officer, West Africa of the company, Arun Raj said the company “is determined to continually fulfill its corporate mission of making quality products available to every African at affordable prices.

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According to him;  ” It has been 40 years of trust in Africa and these 40 years,  the people of the continent have also reciprocated the trust in our quality products and healthcare delivery.”

Also, in his corporate presentation as well as new financial year projection, the Head, Corporate Marketing of the Company, Folorunso Alaran said; “the Company is building on the trust Africans have in its products and services over the year and is committed to healthy Africa.  It has been forty years of available, affordable and quality products for Africans.”

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In the words of Mr. Nirmal Jain CEO Shalina consumer Global,

“At Shalina, we believe that every African must have access to good products.  And for the last forty years, we have been trusted for our quality products. And more so, through our many initiatives and healthcare interventions, Shalina has continually raised the bar in healthcare delivery.”

Speaking further, Mr. Debajeet Mukherjee CEO Shalina Pharma Global, posited that; “despite the prevailing economic challenges, we do not waver in delivering our corporate purposes of available, affordable and quality health products. It is our belief that economic challenges should not hinder people’s access to quality healthcare.  Either the economy is good or bad, it shouldn’t affect the lives of the people in an adverse way. Despite the fact that some companies are leaving Nigeria, we are expanding our team in the country.  This is because we have trust and believe in Nigeria.”

In her own presentation at the event, the Company’s Managing Director, Nigeria ,  Opeyemi Akinyele said the company “is focused to become number one brand in Nigeria and continually promote the best of healthcare delivery in the country. ”

“Through our products, activities and interventions we have been doing greatly to ensure that quality healthcare is available and affordable for every citizen. And this is a promise that will remain unbroken ” She said.

Appreciating the members of staff of the company for their commitment and supporting roles in the company, Akinleye said “without you, your roles and efforts, we won’t be here and the successes recorded in the out gone year won’t be possible.  We also rely on your continuous support and commitment in the new year. ”

Meanwhile as part of the company’s end of year activities, many staff members were given awards of excellence in different categories for 2023/24 financial year.  Amongst them were  Lasisi Abiodun, Best Pharma Delegate,  Lawal Abubskar,  Best Medical Delegate,  Ruth Adesua Adewoye,  Best Regional Manager Pharma,  Ganiyu Lateef,  Best CVD Delegate, Mercy Omoji, Best Regional Manager, Consumer, Uzuma Pascal,  Best Zonal Manager, (Global) and  Juliet Ngozi Edward,  Best Consumer Delegate Global .  Winners in other categories included Sandeep Sahu, Folorunso Alaran, Emeka Adimoha, Chiuba Nwaosu among others.

Shalina Healthcare which began its business in Africa in DR Congo in 1984 made entry to Nigeria 25years ago.  It currently has about 2500 staffs globally out of whom 2000 are in Africa.

 

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