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Nigeria Breaking News Today, Friday, 16th, August, 2019



This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Friday, 16th, August 2019.

Just In: El-Zakzaky Breaks Silence On His Return To Nigeria

Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, has expressed optimism that his return to Nigeria from India is for the best.

Naija News had reported earlier that the Shiites leader and his wife, Zeenah Ibrahim, are on their way back to Nigeria from India.

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El-Zakzaky, Wife Head Back To Nigeria

Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites and his wife, Zeenah Ibrahim, are on their way back to Nigeria from India.

Naija News understands that the couple will be coming back to the country three days after embarking on a medical trip to the Asian country.

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Court Slams N20m Bail On Atiku’s Son-In-Law

Abdullahi Babalele son-in-law to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2019 presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has been granted bail.

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Lagos granted the bail on Thursday.

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Buhari’s Directive To CBN Mean, Ill-timed – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on food import as mean and ill-timed.

Naija News recalls that Buhari had directed the CBN to the to stop providing foreign exchange for the importation of food into the country.

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Imo: Okorocha Urges Governor Ihedioha To Emulate Oyo Governor

The Senator representing Imo West constituency, Rochas Okorocha, on Thursday urged the Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, to emulate the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde.

The former governor of the state in a statement through his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, stated that Makinde despite taking over from an All Progressives Congress stated that he won’t cancel the good policies of his successor’s administration.

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Ondo Guber: Election Will Be An Easy Ride For The Party – APC

Ahead of the governorship election in Ondo State, the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress has affirmed that the election will be an easy ride for the party.

The party stated that the government of the ruling party had performed well in the last two and a half years.

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