This is a round-up of some-breaking news in Nigeria Today, Wednesday, 2nd, 2020.
Fani-Kayode Demands Apology, N6bn From Daily Trust
Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has asked the management of Media Trust Limited – publisher of Daily Trust – to enter into a negotiation for a possible settlement of N6 billion for defamation of character.
This was made known in a letter by Fani-Kayode’s lawyer, Adeola Adesipe, addressed to the Managing Director of the newspaper dated August 31, 2020 and titled, ‘Defamation of the Character of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode by Iliyasu Gadu’.
Two Policemen Killed As Oshiomhole Escapes Death In Benin
The former Governor of Edo State and immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, on Monday narrowly escaped death.
Information gathered revealed that a trailer ran into the convoy of the former Governor, which saw his car destroyed, and two policemen killed, who were part of his escort along the Benin bye-pass in Benin, the state capital.
Presidency Speaks On Buhari’s Close Aide ‘Testing Positive’ For COVID-19
Bashir Ahmad, the personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, has debunked rumours that a close personal aide of the president has tested positive to the coronavirus infection.
Earlier, some reports had it that Sarki Abba, Senior Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to President Buhari has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Finally, Akinwunmi Adesina Sworn In As President AFDB
In a event which was broadcast virtually, Adesina was sworn in today at the AfDB headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
What We Would Do To Buhari’s Appointee Who Insult, Disrespect Us Henceforth – Senate
A warning has been forwarded to President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointees after a continous face-off that has been happening for about two weeks between the executive cabinet members and the legislature in the last few weeks.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan who addressed the State House reporters on Monday August 31 after Buhari inaugurated the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo-led Executive/Legislative/Party Consultative Committee, disclosed that the President has addressed the issues.
Source: Naija News