This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Thursday, 22nd, April 2021.
How Pantami, Muslim Leaders Allegedly Plotted To “Wipe Away Christians” From North
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami allegedly plotted with some Muslim leaders to violently wipe away Christians from northern parts of Nigeria.
According to the PeoplesGazette, Pantami chaired a July 13, 2010, meeting of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), where it was agreed that Christians should be prohibited from building churches in the city centre across the North.
Why We Are Giving Asylum To IPOB/MASSOB – UK Replies FG
The British government has replied to the Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government after it kicked against the granting of asylum to members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The British High Commission stated on Wednesday that all asylum and human rights claims from Nigerian nationals will be considered on their individual merits in accordance with its international obligations.
Why It Has Been Difficult To End Terrorism In Nigeria – FG
The federal government has highlighted reasons why it seems the fight against insecurity and terrorism in Nigeria has lingered for so long.
Advancing reasons why Nigeria is still facing such levels of insecurity despite government efforts, the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume noted that there is a huge gap between policy formulation and implementation.
Wike Asks PDP NWC To Suspend Babangida Aliyu
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has called on the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to immediately suspend former Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu.
The Rivers governor stated that Babangida should be suspended for working against the re-election of former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.
I Foresaw Invasion Of Our Forests By Bandits – Olonisakin
Immediate Past Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin, says while in office, he foresaw bandits invading forests in the country.
While dealing with Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east, the military, under his watch, had also been tasked with fighting bandits who operate from forests in the north-west.