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Vanguard Newspaper Headlines (Thursday, 28 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.

Insurgency: Give new service chiefs timeline to deliver – Senate

The Senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency, give a timeline to the new service chiefs to nip in the bud the problem of insurgency, kidnapping, armed banditry and other security challenges in the country.

Speaking with journalists yesterday in Abuja, Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, All Progressives Congress, APC, Borno South, said with President Buhari providing for the service chiefs all the needed tools to deliver, he should ask them to come up with a dateline of when the war would end.

According to him, government should not waste time to replace them if they fail to perform. He also said if the new service chiefs must deliver, the National Security Adviser, NSA, Major General Babagana Monguno, retd, should coordinate and monitor their activities and report to Presidrnt Buhari on a weekly basis.

Insecurity: Flush out all criminals in your state, Buhari tells Akeredolu

President Muhammad Buhari, yesterday, asked Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, to flush out all the criminals in his state, especially the forest reserves.

He also told the new service chiefs in a close doors meeting that the country was in a state of emergency.

Although the governor failed to grant State House correspondents an interview at the end of his close doors meeting with the President at Aso Rock in Abuja, his Information Commissioner, Donald Ojogo, disclosed the President’s call in a statement issued in Akure.

Wike commends Buhari over appointment of new service chiefs

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Tuesday commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing new service chiefs for the country.

The governor made this known on Tuesday in Port Harcourt in a statement by Mr Paulinus Nsirim, the state Commissioner for Information and Communications. He noted that although the appointments came late, the president should be commended for listening to the voice of the people.

The governor urged the new appointees to see their appointments as an opportunity to re-engineer the nation’s security architecture which saw tremendous challenges in the last five years.

Ohanaeze General Assembly asks Buhari to consider Igbo for IGP

Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly Worldwide, OGA, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to consider appointing an Igbo as the next Inspector-General of Police, IGP.

The group was reacting to the president’s appointment of new service chiefs – Lucky Irabor, chief of defence staff; Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff; Awwal Gambo, chief of naval staff, and Isiaka Amao, chief of air staff, on Tuesday

In a statement by its President-General, Onuorah Onyeachonam, yesterday, the group said President Buhari excluded Igbo from the appointments and urged him to appoint the most senior Igbo in the force as IGP.

NASS should respond to calls for restructuring — Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, yesterday urged the National Assembly to listen to the calls for the restructuring of Nigeria and take responsibility towards the effect.

His call is in consonance with the Presidency which had repeatedly asked agitators for restructuring to channel their clamour to the National Assembly, being the representatives of the people.

Such regional groups as the Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, its counterparts in Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, and the Middle-Belt Forum have been very vociferous in the call for the nation’s restructuring.

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