The approval of the Nigerian Air Force Falcon 900B aircraft sale, by the federal government on Tuesday has been commended by a cross section of Nigerians.
Air Force spokesperson Edward Gabkwet in an invitation letter posted on X, asked interested buyers to submit bids for the aircraft via email or physically, further stating that the aircraft is available for inspection at the 307 EAG hangar of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, in Abuja.
The letter also stated that all bids should be quoted in dollars, while submissions should not be later than December 24th 2023.
Vice President Kashim Shettima has defended the administration’s decision to spend N15 billion Naira to build a residence for him in Abuja. Shettima through his spokesperson was responding to recent criticism of the project by the presidential candidate of the labour party during the 2023 elections Peter Obi, who questioned why the government planned to spend so much money on building and renovating residences both in Abuja and lagos for the vice president, but budgeted a paltry N5 billion Naira for student loans in the country.
The vice president denounced Obi’s comments, describing it as as a series of misguided attacks and falsehoods, stating that decision to resume the project, which was abandoned by the previous administration was in line the Tinubu administration’s commitment at completing long-abandoned public projects across the country.
Shettima further accused Obi of post-election trauma and divisive rhetoric, urging him and others in opposition to accept defeat gracefully and prioritize Nigeria’s interests.
In Namibia, some citizens are outraged after learning that their President, Hage Geingob’s four children joined the government’s delegation to the COP28 climate summit in Dubai.
The President’s children were among six of the president’s family members listed as part of Namibia’s delegation in Dubai.
Geingob’s office on Monday confirmed that his children travelled to the city but denied claims that their trip was state-funded.
Some Namibians have dismissed the presidency’s response as unsatisfactory, saying it fails to prove that the president’s family privately funded the trip, other critics also asked the president to explain the role of his family members at COP28.
In a recent event held in Nasarawa State, a video has emerged featuring Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, the Iyaloja General of Lagos and daughter of President Bola Tinubu, being introduced as the Queen of Nigeria.