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Nigeria Breaking News Today, Friday, April 26, 2019

Nigeria Breaking News 1 - Nigeria Breaking News Today, Friday, April 26, 2019

This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Friday, April 26, 2019.

FG Speaks On Plan To Dissolve Buhari’s Cabinet

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has rejected reports of a plan to dissolve President Muhammadu Buhari‘s cabinet.

Buhari had last week asked ministers to submit a comprehensive “status reports on policies, programmes and projects” from their respective ministries, departments and agencies. The president asked them to make the submissions to the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha.

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Atiku vs Buhari: Why APC Is Desperate After INEC Server Revelation – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been thrown into confusion following the interview granted by a top official of INEC confirming the existence of a central election results transmission server in the commission.

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Thursday, the PDP said the interview speaks volumes about the reported denial by INEC of the existence of such a server for the 2019 general elections as well as the frenzy by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s team to distract the Presidential election petitions tribunal by externalizing its proceedings.

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Nigerians React To Buhari’s ‘Private Visit’ To UK

A storm of reactions by Nigerians has greeted President Muhammadu Buhari’s proposed “private visit” to the United Kingdom (UK).

Naija News had reported earlier that the President will later today depart Nigeria for the UK on what the Presidency tagged a “private visit.”According to the Presidency, President Buhari will return to Nigeria on May 5, 2019.

“Further to the official visit by President @MBuhari to Lagos Wednesday where he commissioned a number of projects executed by @followlasg the President is scheduled to depart for Maiduguri, the Borno State capital for another official visit Thursday.

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Senators Link Police, Military Operatives With Banditry Attack, Kidnapping In The North

A finger of accusation has been pointed towards some Police and military operatives by some lawmakers at the Senate plenary on Thursday claiming a source with information revealed that they have a direct link with bandits and kidnappers across Nigeria.

The senators in their claim also stated that criminal activity has become a fast ‘booming business’. This claims were revealed following an adopted motion sponsored by Senator Shehu Sani and co-sponsored by 108 other senators titled, ‘Senseless Killing of a Briton and the abduction of three others in a Holiday Resort in Kaduna State by Armed Bandits’.

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Will The Nigerian Government Still Sell The National Theatre, TBS?

With indicated plans by the federal government to sell the Tafawa Balewa Square, the National Arts Theatre, the Nigerian Senate earlier today approved the report of its Committee on Culture and Tourism on the sale of both national assets.

Naija news learnt that The approval came after the presentation of the report by Senator Fatimat Raji-Rasaki during plenary which was seconded by Senator Gilbert Nnaji from Enugu State.

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Tinubu Reveals Why He Did Not Attend Buhari’s Visit To Lagos

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said he did not deliberately stay away from during President Muhammadu Buhari’s projects commissioning in Lagos on Wednesday.

There were insinuations that Tinubu has shunned the event as a payback for the President’s absence at the colloquium organised last month to mark his 67th birthday.

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Kogi Governor To Quit APC

Reports reaching Naija News suggests that Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello might dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Accord party for the November governorship election in the state.

The speculations have emerged when the governor ordered the removal of APC flags and banners from Lugard House, the seat of the state government.

Naija News understands that the governor had been having a tough battle with APC chieftains in the state in his attempt to clinch the party’s governorship ticket for the election.

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What Kachikwu Discussed With Top Oil Executives From Saudi Arabia

The details of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu‘s meeting with top executives of the National Oil Company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has emerged.Naija News understands that the minister met with the executives in Dhahran to crystallize ongoing discussions on collaborating with Nigeria on investments in the oil & gas sector.

Kachikwu, who was received by the President and Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Aramco, Amin H. Nasser and top management of the conglomerate, highlighted areas of shared investment interests and existing viable investment options in the midstream and downstream sector.

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Former Ministers Still In Buhari’s Cabinet On FG’s N64m Website

Five former ministers are still listed as members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet on the website of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation many months after they resigned their appointments to pursue different ambitions.

The names of the five former ministers and their former portfolios were still listed on the website, www.osgf.gov.ng., Punch reports.The SGF, Boss Mustapha, had in May 2018 unveiled the website which was upgraded with N64m.

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