Nigeria Breaking News Today, Thursday, July, 04, 2019
This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Thursday, July 04, 2019.
Breaking: Explosion Rocks Ijegun Community In Lagos.
An explosion rocked Ijegun community in Lagos state, Nigeria’s commercial city on Thursday morning, July 4.
Naija News learned that the explosion which was by some oil pipelines vandalised by hoodlums, saw residents of the community flee from their houses in the early hours.
An eyewitness and a resident of the community, Adeola Adekoya said: “Everywhere is on fire. We’re all outside with our properties. We can’t go to work because the fire is huge.”
Buhari Wants To Deal With Me – Reno Omokri
Former Presidential New Media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of plotting to deal with him.
A Twitter follower had urged the former presidential aide to return back to the country from his base in the United States to help build Nigeria. Responding, Omokri stated that Buhari wants him and he is not ready to die for President Buhari.
Just In: Obaseki Sacks Aides ‘Loyal’ To Oshiomhole, Appoints Adjoto
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Wednesday sacked eight Commissioners in the state executive council allegedly loyal to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole.
Naija News reports that Governor Obaseki and his estranged godfather, Oshiomhole, have been at loggerheads over the control of the state.
Those sacked by Obaseki include Commissioner for Youths and Special Duties Mika Amanokha who is also Oshiomhole’s nephew; Commissioner for Energy and Water Resources Joseph Ugheoke; Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development Magdalene Ohenhen and Commissioner for Infrastructure Engr. Osahon Amiolemen.
Osinbajo Leaves Nigeria For Rwanda
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has left Nigeria for Rwanda to represent President Muhammadu Buhari at the 25th Anniversary of the Liberation of Rwanda.
A statement on Wednesday by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande, disclosed that the event will be marked on Thursday, July 4.
The statement reads: “Prof Osinbajo will join other African leaders and Heads of State expected at the occasion, scheduled for Thursday, July 4, in Kigali, which will reflect on the end of the genocide in 1994.
Breaking: Senator Elisha Abbo Apologise To Lady Over Assault (Watch)
Senator Elisha Abbo (PDP-Adamawa North) on Wednesday held a press conference over a viral video of him assaulting a nursing mother at a sex toy shop.
Naija News had reported that Abbo, Nigeria’s youngest senator, was caught hitting the woman after she begged him not to assault the shopowner whom the lawmaker accused of insulting him. It was gathered that the assault occurred on May 11 a month before he was sworn in on June 11.
PDP Rejects Gbajabiamila’s Choice For Minority Leader
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the attempt by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to allegedly impose minority leader for the party.
Naija News recalls that Gbajabiamila had announced Ndidi Elumelu as the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives as against PDP’s choice of Kingsley Chinda.
In a statement on Wednesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP stated that it had written to the Speaker notifying him of members that have been selected for the leadership position in the House of Representatives.
This Is The First Time Buhari Is Bending To Public Opinion – Ohaneze On Ruga Settlement Suspension
The federal government has been commended for suspending the proposed Ruga settlements in the country.
The praise was given by Ohaneze Ndigbo, apex Igbo socio-cultural organization. Recall Naija News reported that the federal government had suspended the initiative following public outcry against it.
Nnia Nwodo, president-general of Ohaneze, the organization said it is heartwarming that the Buhari administration finally deferred to the opinion of others on public issues.
What Lawan Told NLC About Proposed Nationwide Strike
Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has today pleaded with the Nigeria Labour Congress to drop the decision to commence a nationwide industrial action.
Naija News understands that the labour union is currently planning a strike to protest the continuous delay in implementing the N30, 000 minimum wage. According to Lawan, Nigeria cannot withstand such action.
Lawan made the appeal when he was paid a visit by the executives of the NLC and the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, led by their Presidents Ayuba Wabba and Sunday Sabiyi in Abuja.
Breaking: Herdsmen Attack Imo State, Shoot Sporadically
Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Wednesday attacked Obokofia, in Ohaji/Egbema local government area of Imo state.
A source told Vanguard that the community had asked the herdsmen to stop grazing on their farmlands and that their cattle are destroying their crops. In a bid to scare away members of the community from forcing them out of the area. the herdsmen began shooting sporadically.