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Nigeria Breaking News, Today, Saturday, 15th, August, 2020

This is a round-up of some-breaking news in Nigeria Today, Saturday, 15th, August 2020.

Real Reason Buhari Suspended 12 EFCC Officials

The reason behind the suspension of 12 senior officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission by President Muhammadu Buhari has been revealed.

The officials include the EFCC Executive Secretary, Olanipekun Olukoyede, in July suspended by Abubakar Malami, Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, on the orders of President Buhari.

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Boko Haram Commander – This Is What Mailafia Told Us – DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) has accused a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr

Obadiah Mailafia of changing his words after been interrogated by its operatives.

The DSS in a statement on Friday by its Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya claimed that Malafia had apologized profusely for his comments about Boko Haram when he honoured an invitation at the Service’s Plateau State Command.

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Edo 2020: Caution Governors’ Forum DG – APC Chieftain Warns Mala Buni

The Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the APC, Mai Mala Buni, has been asked to caution the APC Governors’ Forum Director-General (DG), Dr Salihu Lukman.

Recall that Lukman had accused former National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, of hijacking the campaign structure of the APC governorship candidate in Edo.

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Plans To Rig Ondo Election Won’t Work – Ajayi

The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi has formally announced his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party to the Zenith Labour Party.

Ajayi disclosed this development on Friday at the ZLP Secretariat in Akure, the state capital.

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Boko Haram: Prepare For Increase In Crisis, Hunger In Northeast – UN Warns Nigeria

UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Edward Kallon has noted that the security crisis in the Northeast of Nigeria calls for urgent support for victims of the attack.

Kallon further stated that the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in the region is the highest ever recorded in five years of a joint humanitarian response.

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