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Today's Headlines: I’ve Ordered Troops Rotation - Buhari, IPOB Can't Stop Anambra Election - Ubah

I’ve ordered troops rotation - Buhari

The prolonged, over-a-decade war against Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists have left many Nigerian soldiers depressed, forcing President Muhammadu Buhari’s hands to order a rotation of troops.

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Mr Buhari indicated on Thursday that he had found a solution to the problem when he revealed during a visit to Boko Haram-ravaged Borno in the North-East that he had ordered the rotation of soldiers in the front line to reduce battle fatigue.

Mr Buhari said his government was committed to the welfare of troops on the front lines while visiting troops in Operation HADIN KAI at the Maimalari Cantonment on Thursday.

“In addition, your welfare is of utmost importance and concern to this government. I am glad that the gradual rotation of the troops in the field has commenced, as I directed,” Garba Shehu, a media aide, quoted Mr Buhari to have said.

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IPOB, ESN, Others Can’t Stop Anambra Election – Ifeanyi Ubah

Senator Ifeanyi Ubah (YPP-Anambra South) is confident that the Anambra governorship election will take place despite mounting security challenges.

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According to Naija News, the Southeast has been rocked by numerous killings. Security agencies have accused the Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of carrying out the attacks and killings.

Senator Ubah told reporters on Wednesday that the current insecurity in the region would not affect the outcome of the elections.

“We are used to holding elections during crisis situations. This is a constitution process which must be completed. We will do everything possible to make sure that we have a very smooth poll on November 6,” he said.

Anambra Central backs Ohanaeze on zoning of guber to South

Stakeholders in Anambra Central Senatorial District have backed Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide's call for power to be rotated from Anambra North to Anambra South in the 2021 governorship election (Anambra State chapter).

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This was one of the high points of yesterday's "one-day town hall meeting on the zoning system in Anambra State," held at the King David Event Centre in Awka, the state capital.

Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, National Vice President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, revealed that the zoning arrangement was copied from the Association of Anambra State Town Unions (ASATU) following the decentralisation of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide structure to the state level, which saw the beginning of allotment of the post of President to Ohanaeze while ASATU produced the Deputy President at local and state levels.

22 States, FCT Register For Grazing Reserve Initiatives -FG

Mohammad Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, announced Thursday that 22 states and the Federal Capital Territory had registered for the National Livestock Transformation Programme.

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The program aims to provide a long-term solution to the frequent farmers-herders conflict by, among other things, establishing grazing reserves for the herders.

According to the minister, who spoke at the 44th National Council on Agriculture and Rural Development in Abuja, ten states had formed their own teams, which had been trained by the federal office.

‘’Seven of these 10 states have also earmarked about 19 grazing reserves for the implementation of the NLTP with a total land size of approximately 400,000 hectares” he said.

13 injured, 25 cars destroyed as LPG tanker explodes in Lagos

On Thursday night, a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanker exploded near Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, opposite the Sheraton Hotels and Towers in Ikeja, injuring 13 people.

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According to NAN, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Acting Zonal Coordinator, South West Zonal Office, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), confirmed the development to newsmen in Ikeja on Friday.

According to Farinloye, approximately 25 cars were destroyed in the explosion caused by a leak while the LPG tanker was in motion.

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