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Nigeria News Headlines Today, Friday, 30th March 2018



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Here is a summary of top Nigerian news headlines today, Friday, 30th March, 2018

1. You looted and wasted our money – Tinubu to PDP

The National leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of looting and wasting Nigeria’s resources.

He said this in Lagos while speaking at the colloquium to mark his 66th birthday celebration.

2. Senate rejects Kaduna’s $350M world bank loan request

The Senate has rejected the request by the Kaduna State Government for a $350m loan request from the World Bank. Naija News Gathers

The rejection was based on the recommendation of the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts and the three senators from the estate.

3. Leah Shabiru To Be Released Soon – Senator

Leah Sharibu, one of the Dapchi school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents and still in their custody, would soon regain her freedom as their are ongoing negotiations to secure her release.

The assurances were given by Senator Bukar Ibrahim, senator representing Yobe east, while speaking on the floor of the Senate on Thursday.

4. We won’t stop talking about PDP’s corruption – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has declared they won’t stop talking about the corruption under former President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP administration in general.

He stated this at the colloquim in Lagos, organized to celebrate the 66th birthday of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

5. Boko Haram has cost Nigeria more than the civil war – Donald Duke

Former Governor of Cross River State, Mr. Donald Duke, yesterday, said that what Nigeria has lost to the Boko Haram insurgency, in the last seven years of its menace, is far more than what was lost during the civil war.

He said this while speaking at a conference organised by the National Movement for Positive Change, NMPC, in Lagos.

6. Martin Luther King center disown Buhari’s award

Following the much publicised event of Tuesday, March 27, where President Muhammadu Buhari was given an award in Abuja by visitors purportedly from the family of late African American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., The King Center has issued a statement denying that the award was issued by them or the children of MLK Jr.

However, presidential aide, Dabiri-Erewa in her reaction via a statement by her media aide, Abdurrahman Balogun, dismissed insinuations that the government paid money for the award, stressing that nothing could be further from the truth.

7. APC Has Failed And Will Collapse Before 2019 – Onuesoke

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Delta State, Mr. Sunny Onuesoke, has submitted that the All Progressives Congress (APC), has failed as a party and as a government, predicting the total collapse of the party before the 2019 general elections in the country.

Onuesoke, a former governorship aspirant in Delta state, lamented that the APC can not point to any meaningful achievement since it took over leadership in 2015.

8. Name our corrupt members – PDP replies Osinbajo

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to name its corrupt members.

Kola Ologbondiyan, national publicity secretary of the PDP, said this while reacting to the claim of the vice-president that the PDP destroyed Nigeria’s economy when it was in power.

9. Reps deny receiving bribes to change election sequence

Members of the House of Representatives has denied an allegation that they received $30,000 bribe to back down from overriding President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on the Electoral Act (amendment) Bill, 2018.

They described it as “pure falsehood” intended to intimidate lawmakers to abandon their insistence of changing the sequence of elections ahead of the 2019 polls.

10. Nigerian Navy discovers 6 new illegal refineries in River state

The Nigerian Navy has announced the discovery of six new illegal refineries in River state, with combined capacity to produce four million litres of crude oil on a daily basis.

Capt. Victor Choji, Executive Officer of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Pathfinder Port Harcourt, made the dsiclosure while destroying one of the illegal refineries on Thursday in Alakiri, Asari-Toru.

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