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Nigeria Breaking News,Today, Thursday, 26th September 2019



This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Thursday, 26th September 2019

Breaking: Vice President Osinbajo Waives Immunity To Clear Name On Fraud

The Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, says he is ready to waive his constitutional immunity to “enable the most robust adjudication” of several baseless allegations, insinuation, and falsehoods against his person and office.

Naija News reports that the Vice President made this declaration on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, on Wednesday, September 25.

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Just In: Senate Inaugurates Standing Committees (Full List)

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday, inaugurated the entire committees of the 9th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Naija News reports the inauguration was done during the lawmakers’ plenary at the Senate chambers in Abuja.

Lawan told the Senators on Wednesday that; “The National Assembly has one objective-to make laws for the good governance of our dear country. Let us challenge ourselves to implement our all important legislative agenda. This task is one of national service, towards progress and development.”

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74th UNGA: Presidency Defends Buhari Over Climate Action Summit

The Presidency has condemned attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari over his response to a question at the United Nations Climate Action Summit 2019.

Naija News reports that Buhari (Nigeria) was among the panellists that included Fiji, the Netherlands and the Bank of England, drawn to discuss the topic, “Towards a Resilient Future: Announcement of Plans to Mainstream Climate Risk in Decision Making.”

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EFCC Speaks On Probing Vice President Osinbajo, N-SIP

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and the National Social Investment Programme (N-SIP) are not under any probe, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said.

Naija News reports that the EFCC made this clarification in a statement issued by its Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren on Wednesday.

EFCC in the statement noted that at no time did its spokesperson make any reference to N-SIP as a programme or accused those who superintend it of corruption.

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Suspected Kidnappers Kill ASP, Others in Kogi

Suspected kidnappers on Tuesday evening killed several persons including an Assistant Superintendent of Police at the Koton-Karfe of Kogi State.

Naija News gathered that the victims were ambushed in an Abuja bound Sharon car from Port Harcourt.

It was gathered that all occupants of another Toyota Camry car coming from Ibadan to Abuja, who tried to escape after running into the kidnapping scene sustained various degrees of injuries.

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The Murder Of Sacred Python Caused The Death Of 36 Cows – Indigenes

The reason why 36 cows were struck by thunder on Okeowa hill in Ijare, Ondo State has been revealed by indigenes of the town

Speaking on why the cows died mysteriously, the indigenes said that the herders had earlier killed a long-age big python on the hill.

The killing of the snake, according to them, is a taboo and against the tradition of the community.

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