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Nigeria Breaking News, Today, Saturday, 22nd, August, 2020

This is a round-up of some-breaking news in Nigeria Today, Saturday, 22nd, August 2020.

Presidency Reveals 35 Major Achievements Of Buhari So Far In His Second Term (Full List)

The presidency on Friday listed some major achievements of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration since the beginning of its second term in office.

The major policies, programmes, and projects were listed to mark one year since President Buhari inaugurated his second-term cabinet.

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Presidential Panel Asks Buhari To Sack Magu, Appoint New EFCC Boss

President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to sack and prosecute the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, for corruption and abuse of office.

According to The Cable, the Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential panel made the recommendation to President Buhari in its interim report submitted on Wednesday.

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NBA Apologises To El-Rufai, Gives Reasons For Withdrawing Invite

Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has apologised to Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State for withdrawing his name from the list of  speakers at Annual General Conference might have caused.

The President of NBA, Paul Usoro, in a letter addressed to the Director-General, Nigerian Governors’ Forum on Friday, takes full responsibility for the incident.

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Accord Party Governorship Candidate, Idahosa Joins PDP, Declares Support For Obaseki

Accord Party governorship candidate in Edo State, Godday Idahosa, has dumped his party for the Peoples Democratic Party ahead of the September 19 election.

Idahosa announced his defection to the ruling party on Friday at the Ogbona Ward 8 and 9 campaign ground in Uhiele, Esan West Local Government Area of the state.

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2023: Why Nigeria’s Next President Must Be Igbo – Senator

The lawmaker representing Akwa Ibom Northwest Senatorial District, Chris Ekpenyong has said a 2023 Igbo presidency is what Nigeria needs.

According to the Senator, this will deepen national unity as all regions of the country, particularly the South-East can have a sense of belonging.

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