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Nigeria Breaking News,Today, Wednesday, 18th, August 2019

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This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Wednesday, 18th, August 2019.

Pro-Buhari Group Berates PDP Over VAT Increase Alarm

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has slammed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for allegedly raising false alarm over the plan by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to increase the Value Added Tax (VAT).

Naija News reports that the PDP had rejected the Federal Government’s plan to increase the VAT from five per cent to 7.5 per cent.

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Biafra: Why Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB Can’t Attack Me – Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has claimed members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) cannot attack him because he protected them when he was Governor of Anambra State.

Ngige made this known while reacting to reports that IPOB members had threatened to attack South-East politicians outside the shores of Nigeria.

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Buhari: Osinbajo Speaks On Not Following Due Process

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has debunked reports that he did not follow due process in the supervision of agencies under him.

Osinbajo made this known in a statement to newsmen on Tuesday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande.

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How I Was Blackmailed To Join APC – Mailafia

Dr. Obadiah Mailafia has said he refused to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) of his own free will but was blackmailed in an attempt to make him join the ruling party.

Naija News reports Mailafia is a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, and the 2019 presidential candidate of African Democratic Congress.

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I Placed My Life On The Line For Rivers APC – Senator Abe

Senator Magnus Abe has lamented the treatment he is allegedly receiving from the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) despite helping to create the party in Rivers State.

In a statement he shared on his Facebook page on Tuesday, the former governorship aspirant stated that he is being attacked and humiliated in the APC.

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