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Today's Headlines: Buhari hails Nigerians for farming to grow foods;Lookman, Aribo attend NBA finals

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Buhari hails Nigerians for farming to grow foods

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Former President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed Nigerians for taking to the farm to grow more food to bring prices down and feed the nation.

He celebrated Nigerians in a statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu, on Sunday, June 16.

The statement reads: “Former President Muhammadu Buhari says he is pleased that more Nigerians have taken to the farm to grow more food to bring prices down and feed the nation, warning however that uncontrolled population growth was a matter for concern.

“Speaking to journalists shortly after joining the Emir of Daura, Dr Faruk Umar Faruk, to observe the Eid prayer at the township Eid ground on Sunday, the former president said “I am wishing everyone a Happy Sallah. May this special festival bring joy, prosperity and wonderful health to everyone.

“I use this occasion to appeal to all citizens to make Nigeria self-reliant. Let us grow our food. We have shown that we can do it. This is not the time to relent when we see prices going up.

“Let us buy what is produced in the country.

“The foundation of a prosperous and stable country has been laid by successive governments, and I encourage our youth, in particular, to continue to play an active role in various nation-building efforts.

“I urge the youth of the country to seek to know about the founding fathers of the nation, the important personalities of their regions, and derive inspiration from them.”

Lookman, Aribo attend NBA finals

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Super Eagles stars Ademola Lookman and Joe Aribo have linked up with NBA superstar Jayson Tatum during the NBA finals.

June marked the end of the European season and Super Eagles players have taken the opportunity to have a fun time for themselves.

Lookman was recently involved with the Super Eagles for the World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and the Benin Republic.

The Super Eagles were held to a 1-1 draw by Bafana Bafana at home in Uyo while they suffered a humiliating 2-1 defeat to The Cheetahs in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Following the disappointing result, Lookman and Aribo had a moment of fun as they attended the NBA finals.

Troops neutralize three bandits, recover weapons in Kaduna

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Three bandits have been killed by troops of Operation Whirl Punch along the Gonna Rogo-Eka axis of Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Samuel Aruwan, the state Commissioner Overseeing the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

According to him, two AK-47 rifles, four AK-47 magazines and 81 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition were recovered after a fierce battle with the bandits.

He said the troops conducting clearance patrols neutralized three bandits along the Gonna Rogo-Eka axis of Kajuru LGA.

Eid-el-Kabir: Army Chief commends troops for their sacrifices

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja has extended hearty felicitations and commendations to troops of the Nigerian Army and members of their families on the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir

Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director, of Army Public Relations in a statement commended their commitment and gallantry in confronting emerging security challenges and threats in the country.

According to the statement, the COAS described Eid-el-Kabir as a significant festival depicting the important place of sacrifice in humanity and divinity.

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