This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Friday, 23rd, April 2021.
Buhari Breaks Silence On Isa Pantami Controversy
President Muhammadu Buhari has said he won’t sack the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, over his past comments in support of terrorist groups like the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
Naija News reports that Buhari made this known in a statement on Thursday titled ‘Statement by the Presidency on the recent campaign against the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy,” released by his Special Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
Al-Qaeda: Why Buhari Will Not Let Isa Pantami Go Even If He Resigns
President Muhammadu Buhari will not sack Nigeria’s Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, over comments backing terrorism years back.
A source revealed that even if the minister resigns President Buhari would reject his resignation.
Matawalle Orders Immediate Closure Of Four Zamfara Markets
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has ordered the immediate closure of four markets in the state over insecurity.
This was made known in a statement on Thursday by the Zamfara Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Dosara, Naija News reports.
I Would Have Resigned If I Was Isa Pantami – Wike
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has advised Nigeria’s Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, to resign his appointment immediately.
In a series of post on his Twitter handle, Wike stated that he would have resigned if he found himself in the situation of Pantami.
Nnamdi Kanu: What Igbo Must Do Before Talking Of 2023 – Arewa Youths
The Arewa Youth Consultative (AYCF) has called on Igbo leaders to deal with IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu and other pro-Biafra activists before negotiating for the presidency in 2023.
AYCF National President made the remark in response to comments by Ohanaeze Ndigbo, an apex Igbo socio-political organisation.
Source: Naija News