President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Maj.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya as Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
Buhari’s request was contained in a letter addressed to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and read during Tuesday’s plenary.
“I hereby forward for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of Maj.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya as the Chief of Army Staff of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“His CV is herewith attached. It is my hope that the Senate will consider and confirm the nominee in the usual expeditious manner.
“Please accept Distinguish Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration,” the letter reads.
Cameroon will be without Jean Onana for their friendly against Nigeria next week.
The Lille ace who has won just two caps, was among the 28 players called up by head coach Antonio Conceicao for the double-header.
But the 21-year-old has pulled out of the squad as a result of injury, according to Actu Cameroon.
Royal Excel Muscron winger, Serge Tabekou, has been called up by the Cameroonian Football Federation (FECAFOOT) as Onana’s replacement.
The Indomitable Lions open their training camp for the Super Eagles clash on Monday, May 31.
The former African champions face a depleted Nigerian squad hit with several withdrawals due to injuries and club commitments.
Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, has rued Leicester City's failure to qualify for next year's Champions League.
The Foxes lost out on the last day of the Premier League, when they lost to Tottenham Hotspur to finish fifth on the league table.
Ndidi had previously helped Brendan Rodgers’ men to win the FA Cup title and has expressed his disappointment on missing out on a place in the European competition.
"People with different opinions, every player wants to play in the Champions League if they have the opportunity but if you don't have the opportunity you see a Cup you have to grab it.
"We played the final before the Premier League matches, so we actually grabbed that one and we hoped for...
‘In my first pregnancy, I was abandoned, uncared for, and almost ran mad’ Actress Uche Ogbodo spills
Nollywood actress Uche Ogbodo has revealed horrible experiences of her life during her first pregnancy.
The actress, who has continued to share lovely photos from her surprise baby shower organised by her friends and colleagues, is undoubtedly excited about the definition of love from her teenage baby daddy, Bobby Maris.
In a post shared on her Instagram page, the actress said she's yet to be married but has received huge support and care from her baby daddy and will choose him a million times.
According to Uche, her first pregnancy was a terrible experience as she was abandoned, uncared for, alone, confuse and almost lost her sanity.
She further blasts those who have refused to rejoice with her saying they should get lost....