This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Thursday, 12th, November 2020.
Damboa Attack Was Perpetrated By Repentant Boko Haram Members – Ndume
The lawmaker representing Borno South Senatorial district, Ali Ndume, on Wednesday expressed disappointment in the decision of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to rehabilitate repentant Boko Haram members.
The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army stated this while speaking at the closed-door budget defense session with the Nigerian Army.
‘Best South-East Governor’ – Presidency Reacts to Umahi’s Impeding Defection To APC
The Presidency has welcomed the impending defection of Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Naija News reports that Umahi’s defection to the APC is all but confirmed after he informed the leadership of the PDP.
Lagos: Tinubu Reacts To Plans By Sanwo-Olu To Stop Pension For Ex-Governors, Deputies
Former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has declared support for the plans by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to stop payment of pension and other retirement benefits to former Governors and their Deputies in the state.
Tinubu made his stand on the matter known on Wednesday via a statement released on his Twitter account, declaring that he would have done the same if he found himself in the Governor’s shoes.
Nigerian Army Declares Shekau, Al-Barnawi, 79 Other Top Boko Haram Fighters Wanted
This was done at the Chabbal Super Camp in Maiduguri, Borno State at a programme attended by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai, and Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno.
Edo: Obaseki, Shaibu To Be Sworn-in For Second Term Today
Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu will today, Thursday, be sworn into office for their second term at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, in Benin City, Edo State.
Naija News reports that this was made known in a statement on Wednesday by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie.
Source: Naija News