Nigeria Breaking News, Today, Monday, 18th, January, 2021

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This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Monday, 18th, December 2021.

The North Has The Highest Number Of Poor People In Nigeria – Yakasai

Elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai, during a recent interview said other regions in Nigeria are known for blaming northerners for their problem when the North has the highest number of poor people in the country.

He further stated that the region has produced more leaders than other regions but has a lot of issues it’s fighting.

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NDDC: Akpabio Speaks On Offering Malami $5m Bribe

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has denied offering the sum of $5 million in bribes to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).

An online publication (not Naija News) in its social media handle had claimed Akpabio offered Malami $5 million bribes to facilitate the appointment of Effiong Akwa as the Sole Administrator for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

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Reps Reject Students Return To Schools, Asks FG To Cancel Resumption

The House of Representatives has rejected the approval given by the Federal Government for all schools to resume on Monday, January 18, despite rising cases of COVID-19.

Naija News reports that after reportedly reaching a consensus with Governors, Commissioners, and other stakeholders, the Federal Government had okayed the resumption of schools on January 18, 2021.

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2023: Why I Won’t Support Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition – APC Chieftain

A former Deputy Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Karounwi Oladapo, has revealed why he will not support the presidential ambition of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

In an interview with Vanguard, Oladapo, who is the South-West APC Spokesman, said the reason is that Tinubu is too old to lead the country.

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Boko Haram: Fayose Tackles Buhari, ‘Obsolete’ Service Chiefs

The former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari over the latest Boko Haram at a military base in Borno State.

Naija News understands that the former governor was reacting to reports that Boko Haram insurgents attacked and successfully dislodge soldiers from a military base in Marte, Borno State, Northeast Nigeria.

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