21,084 policemen deployed for Anambra election; 1,100 firearms seized | The 5 numbers that mattered last week

N19.63 trillion – According to the latest debt statistics published by the Debt Management Office, Nigeria’s total debt has risen to this amount, as of June 2017. The report adds that the 36 states of the federation as well as the Federal Capital Territory have borrowed about N7.51 trillion in the last two years.

N700 billion – Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the Federal and State governments need this amount monthly for payment of salaries, statutory transfers and debt servicing. He said the government has found alternative sources of income as a result.

400 hours – A group of Christians in the country is holding a praise and worship session that is to last this number of hours to celebrate President Muhammadu Buhari’s recovery, the country’s exit from recession among others. Over 140 church choirs and several gospel artistes will be part of the event, which takes off September 14 at 8 am and will end at midnight to usher in October 1.

21,084 – The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has said this number of policemen and three police helicopters will be deployed to Anambra State for the governorship election in November. The police headquarters will provide additional 300 vehicles to add to the Anambra command’s 80 operational vehicles.

1,100 – The Nigeria Customs Service seized this number of weapons concealed in a 1×20 ft container and smuggled into the country through the Tin-Can island port in Lagos last Tuesday. The weapons arrived from Turkey.


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