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Vanguard Newspaper Headlines (Wednesday, 20 January, 2021)

Governor of Niger State Abubakar Bello

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Miyetti Allah cries out, says 20 members killed, burnt in Niger

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria,(MACBAN) has raised alarm over the gruesome killings of their members by members of Vigilante in Mashegu local government area of Niger state.

Deputy National President of the Miyetti Allah Association, Alhaji Usaini Yusuf Bosso stated who raised the alarm while speaking with Journalists in Minna, Niger State yesterday said in the past few months, twenty of his members were not only killed but were also burnt beyond recognition within the local government alone.

According to him, “twenty of our members have been killed by members of the Vigilante in Mashegu local government area and in most cases, their corpses were burnt beyond recognition by the suspected vigilante members. Besides the killing, a victim of the dastardly act, one Malam Muhammadu Dabo said three of his children were killed and burnt beyond recognition in his presence.

1m Nigerians to benefit from COVID-19 Cash Transfer — Osinbajo

No fewer than One million Nigerians are to benefit from the Federal Government’s COVID-19 Cash Transfer Project which aims to lift the urban poor affected by the pandemic out of poverty.

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, said this on Tuesday in Abuja while inaugurating the COVID-19 Rapid Response Registration (RRR) Cash Transfer Project.

According to him, the project is a national initiative to build a shock responsive framework for capturing and registering the urban poor and vulnerable populations across Nigeria. Osinbajo said that the new register complements the already existing platforms under the World Bank supported National Social Safety nets Project (NASSP).

You can’t unilaterally oust herders in Ondo — Presidency tells Akeredolu

The Presidency last night cautioned the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu over the seven-day ultimatum to the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, to vacate the forest reserves over security concerns.

The Presidency in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba, stated that as a lawyer, Governor Akeredolu will be going contrary to the constitution of the country if he should unilaterally oust Fulani herders in the state while tackling insecurity.

The Presidency in the statement said asking the herders to leave can set off a chain of events, which the constitution anticipated and tries to guard against and called for caution on both sides.

Consider malaria-like symptoms as COVID-19 until proven otherwise — Sanwo-Olu

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Tuesday said any malaria-like symptoms should be considered as COVID-19 infection until proven otherwise.

Sanwo-Olu said this while addressing Lagos State Government House correspondents on the management of the second wave of COVID-19, at Lagos House, Ikeja.

He said that the consideration was necessary due to an increase in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Lagos State and Nigeria at large.

Insecurity: North under siege, elders cry out

Northern elders have alleged that the region is under siege by Boko Haram,bandits, and kidnapoers,asking President Muhammadu Buhari to device new approach in restoring peace in the troubled area as according to them,the situation has grounded all educational, economic and sociopolitical activities.

The elders who who claimed the ugly situation was being underreported by the media,reiterated their call on President Buhari to as a matter of urgency sack service chiefs and totally restructure the nation’s security architecture.

Reiterating their position, Tuesday, under the auspices of Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development, the elders claimed that it would take the region over 100 years to recover from destruction, killings and trauma associated with the insecurity in the region if the development was brought under total control now.

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