This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Tuesday, 20th, April 2021.
These Are Very Difficult Times Because Revenues Are Low – FG Cries Out
The federal government has finally acknowledged that Nigeria is facing difficult financial challenges as revenues continue to nosedive.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed who made the disclosure on Monday blamed crashing oil prices for the reduction in revenue.
Dasuki Not A Traitor – Fani-Kayode Backtracks On 2015 Allegation
Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has denied accusing former NSA Sambo Dasuki of betraying ex-President Goodluck Jonathan during the 2015 election.
Naija News recalls that Fani-Kayode had in a now-deleted tweet accused Dasuki, Adamu Muazu and Hassan Tukur of working with Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.
‘May Allah Rebuke His Blessings’ – Pantami Curses Adeyanju
The convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju has been cursed by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, for asking the United States to place him on the terrorism watchlist.
The activist in a letter titled, ‘Terrorist Watchlist – Isa Pantami’ and forwarded to the Secretary of State, United States Department of State noted that the minister who holds a high position in the country is not expected to be an alleged supporter of the world’s extremist leaders like Mullah Omar and Osama Bin Laden, and if the allegation is true “he should not hold a sensitive position and be in charge of the database of Nigerians.”
Ohanaeze: Igbo To Emerge President In 2023, Faults FG On National Confab Report
Pan-Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo (Worldwide) has expressed confidence that the South-East would produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023.
Ohanaze’s President-General, Prof George Obiozor, stated this at a press conference in Abuja on Monday, Naija News reports.
Details Of Discussion Between IGP And President Buhari Emerges
Nigeria’s acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has submitted that recent attacks on police operatives and formations across the country are an issue that needs urgent attention.
Baba also noted that he understands that he came into office at a very crucial time when internal security challenges are prevalent and Nigerians are yearning for a solution.