This is a round-up of some-breaking news in Nigeria Today, Friday, 28th, August 2020.
Buhari Sacks Amnesty Boss Dokubo, Names Interim Replacement
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday sacked Professor Charles Dokubo as the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
He has also approved the appointment of Col. Milland Dikio (retd.), as the interim administrator of the programme.
Mali: Military Release Ousted President, Keita
The Malian military has released the former president of the country, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who had been detained since August 18.
The junta, which calls itself the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), said on Facebook it was “informing public and international opinion that former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been released and is currently in his residence”.
I Am Tempted To Drop Biafra Struggle – IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Cries Out
The IPOB leader made the declaration in a letter to his members where he reacted to the alleged killing of some IPOB members on Sunday by security operatives at Emene in Enugu state.
N-Power: Sadiya Farouk Approves Payment Of Stipends To Exited Beneficiaries
Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development on Thursday approved the payment of Stipends to the exiting N-Power beneficiaries under one of its National Social Investment Programmes.
The Minister on Monday noted approval has been given for the payment of the outstanding stipends for the exited N-Power Batches A and B beneficiaries.
Ondo2020: PDP, APC Leaders Were Hostile To Me – Agboola Ajayi
Leaders of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) has dumped their parties for the Zenith Labour Party(ZLP) ahead of October 10th governorship election in Ondo State
While immediate Chief of Staff to the state government, Dr Kola Ademujimi led the PDP defectors, Chief Bepie Akintunde led that of APC into the ZLP at a meeting of ZLP in Idanre Local Government area of the State.