This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Wednesday, 18th, November, 2020.
Governor Umahi Gives Reasons For Dumping PDP
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, southeast Nigeria, has given reasons for defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Naija News had reported earlier that the Ebonyi Governor announced his defection from PDP to PDP while addressing journalists in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital on Tuesday, November 17.
Trump Sacks US Election Security Official For Rejecting Fraud Claims
The outgoing President of the United States, Donald Trump, has sacked the Department of Homeland Security official who had rejected his claims of widespread voter fraud in the US Election 2020.
Naija News reports that the US President announced in a series of tweets on Tuesday that he was firing Chris Krebs, the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
NLC Reveals Why ASUU Can’t Call Off Strike.
It would be difficult for the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its ongoing industrial action, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
Naija News reports that the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, made this statement when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Aviation to present the position of the union on the six bills being considered by the panel to transform the agencies in the sector.
IGP Adamu Replies Retired General: You Lack Proper Understanding Of Policing Culture
The Nigeria Police Force has stated that its Inspector General, IGP Mohammed Adamu, is in firm control of the administration of the Force, contrary to the comment by Major General Garba Wahab (rtd).
Major General Wahad, a retired Army General and Director-General, Nigerian Army Resource Center ,during an interview on Channels TV Sunrise Daily program which was held on November 13, had labeled the IGP as being incompetent.
No Helicopter Was Shot Down In Borno — Nigeria Air Force
No helicopter was shot down by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state today, the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) has said.
Naija News recalls that news had emerged in the afternoon, suggesting that a helicopter was shot down by Boko Haram members in Borno state today, killing five persons.