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Vanguard Newspaper Headlines (Tuesday, 5 January, 2021)

Senator Ali Ndume

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Here’s our picks on today’s top buzzy stories on Vanguard Newspaper. We prepare it as a quick-read for our visitors who also enjoys Vanguard News.

Boko Haram, Bandits: FG earmarks N675bn for procurement of arms, ammunition— Ndume

The Federal Government has earmarked N675 billion for the procurement of arms and equipment; and training of 8,000 soldiers to end Boko Haram insurgency and banditry in the north of the country.

The over a decade long insurgency has claimed 36,000 lives with property worth $9.2 billion (about N3.42 trillion) in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.

These were disclosed in Maiduguri, by the Chairman Senate Committee on Army, Sen. Mohammed Ali Ndume, while lamenting on the ill-equipped Nigerian Army to fight insurgents in the northeast.

ICC, Amnesty International part of Nigeria’s security challenges— FG

The Federal Government has accused the International Criminal Court, ICC, and Amnesty International, AI, of becoming part of the country’s security challenges by attacking the country’s security forces and threatening them with prosecution.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the accusation in his a parley with newsmen in Lagos, Monday.

He said a section of the media was parroting these organisations, who are trying to portray the fight against insurgency in a bad light.

Enugu schools resume Jan18 – Commissioner

The Enugu State Ministry of Education says all schools in the state will resume on Jan. 18, 2021. The Commissioner for Education, Prof. Uchenna Eze, said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Enugu on Monday.

Eze noted that the decision was reached at a meeting between the ministry and major stakeholders in the education sector on Monday.

The commissioner said that all schools in the state have been advised to ensure full compliance with the NCDC guidelines for the containment of COVID-19 before resumption.

Anambra 2021: PDP orders members to withdraw all litigations against party

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked its members in court against the leadership of the party in Anambra to withdraw all litigations ahead of the November governorship poll in the state.

The South-East National Vice Chairman of the party, Chief Ali Odefa, made the request in Awka during a meeting of the Zonal Working Committee with stakeholders in the state on Monday.

Odefa said that it was in the overriding interest of the party for peace and unity to reign ahead of the poll. According to him, the party needs unity and cannot afford any court distractions, if it must form the next government in Anambra. He, therefore, urged the aggrieved party members to direct their complaints to the zonal leadership for amicable and dispassionate resolution.

We’ll ensure Enugu remains safest, most-secured state – Ugwuanyi

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has reiterated his administration’s resolve to ensure that the state remains the safest and most-secured in the country.

Ugwuanyi said this on Monday in Enugu at the public presentation of a book entitled: “Effective Policing and Security in South-East Nigeria’’. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the book, which has three major parts, was written by retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police IDIG), Dr Celestine Okoye.

The governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Ortuanya, said security had remained his administration’s the primary concern.

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