This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Wednesday, November 7th 2018
Just In: Four House Of Rep Members Dump APC For Opposition Parties
Another defection Tsunami has hit as four members of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the House of Representatives have announced their decision to dump the party.
They are Mr Abiodun Awoleye-Dada, who has moved to the Accord party; Mr Samuel Segun-Williams, who has moved to the Labour Party; and Mr Lawan Hassan-Anka, who has joined the Peoples Democratic Party.
Keyamo Speaks On Why It Is Impossible For Atiku To Achieve N97/Litre Of Petrol Promised To Nigerians
Festus Keyamo, spokesperson of the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, on Monday, challenged Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), over his claim that he would lower the pump price of petrol to N97/litre if elected President in 2019.
According to Keyamo, there is no chance any President could sell the product for any price in the region of what is being mentioned by Atiku, as the landing price is alone if N205/litre.
Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu Escapes Assassination Attempt In His Home
The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu alongside his wife and children, on early Tuesday morning, escaped an assassination attempt on their lives.
Information gathered by Naija News reveals the attempted assassination attempt was carried out by a group of yet to be identified gunmen who invaded Ekweremadu’s residence on Tuesday.
No Plans to Increase Senators Allowances – Saraki’s Aide
Olu Onemola, the Special Assistant on New Media to the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that there are no plans to increase the allowances of Senators.
Responding to a tweet by SERAP (The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project) that wrongly alleged that the Senate President plans to increase the allowances of Senators, Onemola (@OnemolaOlu) said:
Ekiti PDP lawmakers disowns Olujimi, affirms Fayose’s leadership
The 12 authentic members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Ekiti State House of Assembly have joined their colleagues in the National Assembly to disown the stakeholders meeting in which Senate Minority Leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi was declared as leader of the party in the State.
The 12 lawmakers, who said the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) should question the role of Senator Olujimi in how the party lost leadership to the APC with three members, added that it was now clear who the sponsor of dissidents in the party is.
Over 17 Billion Was Saved By FG From Foreign Trips – Lai Mohammed
Lai Mohammed, Minister of information and culture, says the federal government has saved over N17 billion from foreign trips, sitting allowances and souvenirs.
This was disclosed at a forum organised by NAN in Abuja today.
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