This is a round-up of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, 7th, November 2019
President Buhari Allegedly Sacks 35 Aides In Osinbajo’s Office
Some days after the outcry by several Nigerians on the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract Amendment Bill signed into law in London, President Muhammadu Buhari has allegedly taken another shocking action on the office of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
Naija News learnt from a report monitored on Daily Nigerian that the President who is in the UK for a private visit sacked 35 aides working in the office of Vice-President.
Why Abba Kyari Is More Powerful Than Osinbajo – Reps Member
The lawmaker representing Egbeda/Ona federal constituency, Akin Alabi, has reacted to the report making round that President Muhammadu Buhari‘s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, travelled with a bill to London for the President’s assent.
Alabi in his view on the situation stated that in a presidential system of government which is practised in Nigeria, the office of the Chief of Staff is more powerful than that of the Vice President.
Nigerian Senate Reintroduces Bill To Curb Fake News
The act of cyber-bullying, fake news and hate speech is one of the critical misinterpretations of Nigerian culture that has misrepresented the African societal values.
Naija News understands that these actions has led the Nigerian government to commence the process of injecting sanity into the social media space as the Nigerian Senate reintroduces a new bill Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations Bill, 2019’ to regulate social media use.
Police Man Dies As Burning Building Collapses In Lagos
A policeman has died following the collapse of the front section of the six-storey building which was gutted by fire on Tuesday in Lagos State. The building which collapsed around 8:30pm yesterday, is located at 43 Martins street, Lagos Island.
Naija News gathered the burning building collapsed on the policeman as he was trying to control the crowd which thronged the scene of the burning building.
Court Overrules Sowore, Co-Defendant’s Request For Adjournment
The plea to adjourn the trial on charges of treasonable felony against the convener of #revolutionnow movement, Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, has been overruled by the Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Human rights activist, Femi Falana, and Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika (SAN) had pleaded on behalf of the duo for adjournment on the grounds that the Department of State Services has denied them access to the defendants in the custody.