• April 14, 2021

News In Brief

Good evening, readers! The following are summaries of some topical news stories you might have missed in the course of the day.

Buhari Swaps Two Non-Career Ambassadorial Nominees – President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a request to the Senate on Wednesday seeking to replace and confirm two non-career Ambassadorial nominees. The request was contained in a letter read during plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

Local Flight Operations Recommence In Lagos, Abuja – Local flight operations resumed in Lagos State and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), after over three months suspension consequent to the COVID-19 outbreak.

FEC Holds Virtual Meeting –The Federal Executive Council held its sixth virtual meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital Terriroty (FCT) today. The meeting was chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Obaseki’s Media Aide Denies Involvement In Widows’ Empowerment Scheme – The Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie, in a statement on Wednesday, says he is not party to any empowerment programme for widows in the state,  warning the public to beware of corn artists.

Boko Haram Fighters Killed, As Two Soldiers Die In Fighting – Following a confrontation with Boko Haram terrorists, two soldiers and four others of the 25 Task Force Brigade deployed at Damboa, Borno State, North-East Nigeria,  have been killed, while the terrorist group lost 17 of its members, according to a statement by the Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche.

Reps Set To Probe $1bn Illegal NLNG Withdrawal –Nigeria’s lower legislative house, the House of Representatives has asked the committee on public account to probe alleged illegal withdrawals from the dividends accounts of the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG.

Seven Die As Explosion Rocks NNPC Facility – Following an explosion at an ‘Oil Mining Lease 40’ operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC),Seven persons have lost their lives, according to the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division (NNPC),  Kennie Obateru.

South East PDP Slam Zoning of presidential ticket to North – The South-East caucus of the People’s Democratic  Party (PDP) has flayed the zoning of the party’s presidential ticket for the 2023 Poll to the North

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