This is a round-up of some-breaking news in Nigeria Today, Tuesday, 18th, August 2020.
Oshiomhole Speaks On Returning As APC National Chairman After Meeting Buhari
A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, Adams Oshiomhole, has quashed reports in some quarters alleging that he is plotting to return to the position.
Naija News reports that Oshiomhole made this comment on Monday while addressing State House Correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock Villa in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Na’Abba Reveals Full Details Of His Encounter With DSS
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’Abba, on Monday noted that the Department of State Services invited him based on a misunderstanding of the words he used in the media last week.
Na’Abba had condemned President Muhammadu Buhari-led government during an interview over his style of leadership.
Chinese Loan: Nigerians Will Be The Biggest Loser If Deal Is Cancelled – Amaechi
The House of Representatives has been informed by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, that Nigerians would be the biggest loser if several loan agreements signed with China were cancelled due to the investigation carried out by the lower chamber.
Amaechi who appeared before the House Committee on Treaties, Protocols and Agreements on Monday, noted that the Chinese loan can not be subjected to endless probe.
INEC Reacts To Tribunal’s Decision To Sack Douye Diri
The Independent National Electoral Commission has reacted to the ruling of Bayelsa State Gubernatorial Petition Tribunal which sacked Governor Duoye Diri.
The electoral body in its reaction noted that it may respond to some of the issues raised by the Election Tribunal.
Bayelsa Tribunal Chairman Affirms Gov Duoye Diri’s Election
Justice Ibrahim Sirajo, Chairman of the Bayelsa State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, on Monday, affirmed the election of Duoye Diri as the governor of Bayelsa State.
Justice Ibrahim Sirajo disagreed with the tribunal majority judgement which nullified Duoye Diri’s election.