This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Tuesday, 24th, November 2020
Court Orders Arrest Of Maina’s Son, Faisal
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday ordered the arrested of Faisal Maina, the son of Abdulrasheed Maina, for jumping bail in his trial on money laundering charges.
Justice Okon Abang who revoked Faisal’s bail ordered that his trial would continue in absentia pending when the security agencies would be able to arrest and produce him in court.
Lekki Shooting: Buhari Govt Threatens CNN In Fresh Petition.
The Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government has threatened to take legal action against the Cable News Network (CNN) over its investigative report on the shooting of EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate.
Naija News reports that CNN had published an investigative report titled, ‘How a bloody night of bullets and brutality quashed a young protest movement in Nigeria,’ claiming soldiers fired live ammunition directly at protesters at the Lekki toll gate.
Nigerians To Pay Over N5m Visa Bond Fee As Trump Introduces New Policy
President Donald Trump has introduced a Visa bond pilot programme which would requests that Nigerians and some other countries with higher visa overstay rate in the United States, to pay the sum of $15,000, while applying for Visas.
Under the new programme, the following visas are affected; B-1 visas (for business travellers) and B-2 visas (for tourists) and it is expected to run for six months — December 24 to June 24, 2021.
2023: Gov. Umahi Speaks On Running For Presidency
overnor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State who recently defected to All Progressives Congress has spoken on the speculation of contesting in the 2023 presidential election.
Umahi in his statement noted that he does not have intention to contest for any political office after his eight years as Governor.
He further stated that the only way the Peoples Democratic Party can shame him for dumping the party is by zoning the 2023 presidential ticket to the South East.
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Source: Naija News