nigeria breaking news today tuesday april 30 2019 - Nigeria Breaking News Today, Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Nigeria Breaking News Today, Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Breaking News - Nigeria Breaking News Today, Tuesday, April 30, 2019

This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Tuesday, April 30, 2019

What Amosun Told Dapo Abiodun About Moving Into Ogun Govt House

The outgoing governor of Ogun state, southwest Nigeria, Ibikunle Amosun, has told Prince Dapo Abiodun, the governor-elect of the state, that keys to the Government House are ready if he intends to ‘move in tomorrow.’

Naija News that Amosun made the comment on Monday when his Transition Committee met with Abiodun’s delegation led by the Deputy Governor-elect, Naimot Salako-Oyedele at the Governor’s Office, in Abeokuta, the state capital.

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What Bauchi Governor-Elect Said After Appearing In Court Monday

The Governor-elect of Bauchi State, northern Nigeria, Bala Mohammed, says he is not afraid of the law.

Naija News reports that Mohammed made this statement while responding to questions about his appearance at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday, based on the charges preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nigeria’s anti-graft umpire.

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Senate Presidency: APC Bigwigs Beg Goje To Drop Ambition

More All Progressives Congress (APC) heavyweights have joined the mediation among aspirants for Senate President.

There are three contenders – Senate Leader Ahmad Lawan, Appropriations Committee Chairman Danjuma Goje and Sen. Ali Ndume.

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Onnoghen: Supreme Court Denies Receiving Orders From Buhari

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has dismissed reports that it takes orders from the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

In a statement by the Director, Information and Press, Dr Festus Akande, the apex court denied media reports that six of its directors were behind the exit of former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.

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APC, Presidency Want To Vacate 1999 Constitution – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the All Progressives Congress(APC) and the Presidency are plotting to vacate Nigeria’s constitution.

In a statement on Monday by the spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s private ten-day trip to London without transiting power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, as required by the constitution, was an act of dereliction.

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Senate To Summon Foreign Affairs Officials Over Zainab Aliyu’s Detention

The Nigerian Senate will later today, Tuesday, April 30, summon officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs over the detention of Zainab Habibu Aliyu in Saudi Arabia.

Naija News reports that Miss Aliyu is a student, incriminated in drug-related matters and being detained by the Saudi Arabia authorities.

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Lawmaker Accepts APC’s Decision On National Assembly Leadership, Drops Ambition

Despite the preference of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila as Senate president and House of Representatives Speaker, some of its National Assembly members-elect are still showing interest in the top jobs.

Others have, however, accepted the party’s decision and dropped their ambition.

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