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Nigeria Breaking News,Today, Wednesday, 25th September 2019



 This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Wednesday, 25th September 2019

PDP Dares FG To Probe Osinbajo Over N90billion Fraud Allegation

A thorough investigation has been called for by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) into the alleged fraudulent collection of N90 billion from the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in which names of key personalities in the presidency has been mentioned.

PDP dared Buhari not to hide the truth which is described as “humongous corruption involving highly placed officers in this administration, as it had done in the past.”

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Breaking: Boko Haram Kills Aid Worker In Borno, Threatens To Kill More

Information made available to Naija News on Wednesday has it that Boko Haram terrorists have killed one of the abducted aid workers in Borno State.

It was gathered that the insurgents also threatened to execute other aid workers in its custody citing deception from the government as their reason.

The execution was carried out by the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), a splinter of Boko Haram which has been growing in power and influence in north-eastern Nigeria.

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Osinbajo vs Buhari: Senate Speaks On ‘Rift’ In Presidency

The Nigeria Senate has stated that it was not bothered over the alleged rift between President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo.

Speaking to newsmen after plenary on Tuesday, the Senate spokesperson Adedayo Adeyeye, said he was not aware that any roles assigned to the Vice President had been withdrawn. He noted that it was the constitutional responsibility of President Buhari to assign any role to any member of the executive.

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Breaking: Gov. Oyetola Send List Of Commissioners To State Assembly (Full List)

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State on Tuesday forwarded the list of his commissioners to the state House of Assembly for consideration and approval.

The list was submitted to the lawmakers in the Assembly by the Secretary to the State Government Prince Wole Oyebamiji, as Naija News reports Governor Oyetola is currently out of the country as part of the President’s entourage to the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

The list is expected to be read on the floor of the assembly today (Tuesday).

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Bayelsa Guber: Dickson Describes APC As A “Toothless Bulldog”

The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has described the All Progressives Congress as a “toothless bulldog” that lacks the capacity to win any free and fair election in the state.

The Governor in a statement through his Chief Press Secretary, Fidelis Soriwei, stated this while addressing a meeting of the Governorship Campaign Advisory Council of the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party held on Sunday night in Yenagoa.

He accused the opposition party of using thuggery, ballot stuffing, hijacking of electoral materials and political violence as strategies for winning elections in the state.

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Treason: Why Buhari Should Release Sowore Immediately – Group

President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to end the trial of the publisher of the Saharareporters Omoyele Sowore with immediate effect.

Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA who stated this said it had received messages from everywhere across the world that the charges brought against Sowore were framed against him and served as a disgrace to the corporate image of Nigeria.

The group said due to the charges, the rest of the civilized world sees Nigeria as a joke while stating that it is a direct affront to the fundamental legal principle in which constitutional democracy is anchored upon.

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What Buhai Said In New York About Killings, Corruption In Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has today stated that his government is currently facing and struggling with the challenges of corruption.

This the president stated in New York , while presenting the country’s National Statement as the fifth speaker on the first day of the General Debate during the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74),

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Festus Keyamo Reacts To Redeployment

A statement this evening by Willie Bassey, Director Information, Office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, confirmed that Festus Keyamo had been redeployed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a series of tweets, Keyamo has reacted to the development.

“Mr Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs is to move to Ministry of Labour and Employment as Minister of State.”Senator Tayo Alasoadura is to move to Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs as Minister of State.

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Shehu Sani Reacts As Court Orders DSS To Free Sowore

A former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has hailed the decision of the Federal High Court to free the convener of the #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore.

Naija News reports that the court presiding over the case of Sahara Reporters’ publisher, Sowore, on Tuesday granted him bail.

Recalls that Sowore was earlier arraigned before the court over alleged treason case that is not unconnected to the planned ‘RevolutionNow’ protest.

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PDP BoT, Jonathan, Saraki, Wike, Others To Meet Over 2023 Presidency

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT) is set to hold strategic talks with Former President Goodluck Jonathan ahead of the 2023 Presidential Elections.

This was made known by the Chairman of the PDP BoT, Senator Walid Jibrin.

The BoT is also set to meet with presidential aspirants of the party which include, a former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido; a former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki; a former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso; another former Governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau; Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal; a former Governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa; a former Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo; a former Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs between 2013 and 2015, Tanimu Turaki; a former member representing the Zaria Federal Constituency in Kaduna State, Datti Baba-Ahmed; a former Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang.

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