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Nigeria Breaking News, Today, Thursday, 13th, August, 2020

This is a round-up of some-breaking news in Nigeria Today, Thursday, 14th, August 2020.

DSS Releases Obadiah After Six Hours Of Questioning

Former Presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress in the 2019 presidential election, Obadiah Mailafia, has been released by the Department of State Services after six hours of questioning.

A lot of his supporters were outside the Jose office of the DSS while the former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria was grilled.

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Customs Arrest 2 Lebanese Smuggling $890,000 Out Of Nigeria

Officers of the Nigeria Customs, Rivers State command, on Wednesday arrested two Lebanese, Dina Jihad Khali and Chamseddine Waell Mohammed.

Khali and Mohammed were attempting to smuggle a total sum of $890,000 out of Nigeria through the Port Harcourt International Airport.

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President Buhari Makes Fresh Appointment

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved Hassan Danbaba‘s appointment as a part-time chairman of the governing board of the Sokoto-Rima River Basin Development Authority (SRRBDA).

Naija News reports that the appointment of Danbaba, who is the Magajin Garin of Sokoto, was contained a letter signed on Friday by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha. The letter said the appointment took effect from Thursday, August 6.

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UNILAG Vice-Chancellor, Reacts to His Dismissal

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe has reacted to reports that he was sacked by the Governing Council of the institution on Wednesday.

In a  statement, signed personally signed by Ogundipe, He urged the general public to disregard the notice of termination signed by the council’s Secretary, Oladejo Azeez.

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Obadiah Honours DSS Over Comment On Boko Haram

Dr Obadiah Mailafia, the former presidential candidate of African Democratic Congress in the 2019 presidential election, has honoured the invitation of the Department of State Security Service, DSS, over his comment that the government is responsible for the killings in Southern Kaduna.

The for Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria arrived at the Plateau State Command of the DSS Jos at exactly 12:45 pm along with a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Pius Akumbo and Plateau State chairman of Nigeria Bar Association, Saleh Bawa.

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