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Nigeria Breaking News Today, Thursday, July, 18, 2019



This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Obasanjo Vs Buhari: Nigeria Not Sleeping Easy – Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take the open letter written by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo seriously.

Naija News reports that Obasanjo had on Monday, addressed an open letter to Buhari in which he lamented the current situation in the country.

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Finally, Buhari Reacts To Northern Elders Directive To Herdsmen

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Fulani herdsmen to disregard directives from the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) asking them to leave the southern part of Nigeria.

Naija News recalls that NEF had stated that information at their disposal reveals that some individuals are plotting to harm herdsmen in the southern part of Nigeria.

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Buhari, Lawan, Gbajabiamila In Closed-Door Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with Senate President Ahmed Lawan and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Naija News understands that the meeting which is currently being held behind closed doors began at around 3:30 pm.

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Fulani Killing Southerners From 1966 Till Date – Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has urged Fulani to order their herdsmen, militias and cells to stop killing Nigerians.

The chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made this known in a post on his Twitter page on Thursday.

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Senate Takes Decision On Investigation Of Senator Elisha Abbo

The Nigeria Senate on Wednesday granted more time to the ad hoc committee investigating the allegation of assault brought against Senator Elisha Abbo(PDP-Adamawa North).

This is following the request by the Chairman of the panel, Senator Sam Egwu (PDP-Ebonyi), during plenary.

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2020 Budget: Lawan Speaks On Buhari’s Next Level Cabinet

Senate President Ahmed Lawan on Wednesday said the delay in the submission of the ministerial list by President Muhammadu Buhari will not affect the 2020 budget.

Lawan made this known while speaking to State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Buhari.

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