This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Buhari Appoints Keyamo As 2019 Campaign Spokesperson
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed popular human rights lawyer, Mr Festus Keyamo (SAN), as the Director, Strategic Communications for his 2019 presidential campaigns.
This means Keyamo would be the official spokesperson for the 2019 Buhari presidential campaigns.
Obasanjo, Falae, Okupe, Others Hold Closed Door Meeting
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is presently holding a closed door meeting with National Chairman of Social Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olu Falae and other notable politicians at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, OOPL, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Falae who has been on visit to stakeholders in Nigeria ahead on 2019 general election arrived Obasanjo’s penthouse around 12pm and went straight into the meeting.
EFCC Accuses Secondus Of Collecting N250m From Dasuki For Special Duties
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has accused the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, of receiving N250m from the Office of the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd)
Naija News learnt that this was revealed in a report released by the anti-graft agency.
Omo-Agege Deserves His Suspension – Senate Deputy Majority Leader
Sen. Bala Na’allah, the Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate has said that the decision to suspension of Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege by the leadership of the Upper Legislative Chamber is the right decision.
While representing the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraka the Senator revealed that the action of Omo-Agege in choosing to address the press without recourse to lay down rules and procedure was an affront on the entire senate, at a summit organised by Hallow Mace Communications Ltd. on Tuesday in Abuja, themed “The importance of Legislature in Nigeria’s Democratic Governance, Progress, Challenges and Prospect.”
Omo-Agege’s Suspension: APC Critisizes Saraki
The critics team is made up of some members of the All Progressives Congressand were led by Chief Great Ogbor.
Buhari Says Nigeria Reduced Importation Of Rice By About 90%
President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May for the effort of the British government towards the training of the Nigerian Army in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents.
Buhari said this yesterday during a bilateral meeting with UK Prime Minister, Theresa May at the 10, Downing Street, London official residence of the Prime Minister.
Commotion As Thugs Attacks National Assembly
The National Assembly in Abuja is currently experiencing serious commotion as hoodlums reportedly stormed the senate
The Senate chamber of Nigeria’s National Assembly got invaded by some hoodlums while plenary was ongoing and made away with the Mace.
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege Arrested For Attacking The National Assembly
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has been arrested by police at the National Assembly. He was arrested by a team led by FCT Commissioner of Police, Sadiq Abubakar Bello, and he has since be whisked away by police.