This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Monday, 19th, August 2019.
IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu Places N1m Bounty On Southeast Govs, Igbo Leaders
The Leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has offered N1m reward to anyone who can provide credible information on the overseas travel itinerary of Southeast governors and Igbo leaders.
Northern Group Backs RevolutionNow Protest Over Buhari’s ‘Relationship’ With Cabal
A Northern group, identified as Arewa Northern Action Front, has backed Omoyele Sowore’s ‘RevolutionNow’ protest over President Muhammadu Buhari‘s decision to continue to work with the Nigerian cabal.
Naija News reports that the northern group said this in a statement jointly signed by Samuel D. Katung and Comrade Tanko Mustapha, chairman, and secretary of the group.
Shiites Speak On El-Zakzaky Seeking Asylum In India
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, says its leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, did not seek asylum in India when he arrived for medical treatment as alleged by the Federal Government of Nigeria led by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Naija News reports that El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenah Ibrahim, returned to the country after the Shiites leader refused to be treated by doctors provided by the government.
How Buhari Govt Plotted To Kill El-Zakzaky In India – Shiites
The Federal Government of Nigeria led by President Muhammadu Buhari, intended to kill Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, in India, the Shi’a group has alleged.
Naija News reports that Shiites claimed that the Buhari government intended to kill El-Zakzaky in India ‘in the name of ‘medical treatment’.
Presidency Denies Ban On Food Importation
The Presidency on Sunday denied reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had banned or restricted the importation of food into the country.
Naija News reports that Buhari had last week directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stop providing foreign exchange for importation of food into the country.
Stop Harassing My Family, Okorocha Warns Ihedioha
The immediate past governor of Imo State accused the Secretary to the State Government Uche Onyeaguocha of breaking into his private guest house without a warrant.
PDP Makes Strong Allegation Against INEC, APC
The main opposition party was reacting to the declaration of the governorship ambition for Bayelsa State by Frankland Briyia while in office as the Cross River State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC).