This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Wednesday, 7th, April 2021.
How Buhari ‘Awarded’ Four Oil Mining Leases To Mamman Daura, Minister’s Ally
The Muhammadu Buhari government has reportedly awarded four Oil Mining Leases to proxy firms linked to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, and Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura.
It was gathered that OMLs 123, 124, 126 and 137 – all operated by Addax Petroleum Development Nigeria Limited – have been taken away and awarded to Kaztec Engineering Limited/Salvic Petroleum Resources Limited.
FG vs IPOB/ESN: MASSOB Reveals Those Behind South-East Attacks
The Movement for Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has accused the Federal Government of sponsoring recent attacks rocking the South-East.
Naija News reports that this was made known by MASSOB leader, Uchenna Madu, in a statement made available to newsmen in Awka, the Anambra State.
FG Clears Backlogs Payment Of NPower Batches A & B Beneficiaries
The Federal Government has revealed that it has cleared backlogs payment of 8,900 NPower Batches A & B Beneficiaries.
Naija News reports that NPower is overseen by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq.
El-Zakzaky, Wife Are Political Prisoners – US Govt
The United States has classified the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenah, as political prisoners.
This is according to the 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices issued by the US State Department on Tuesday.
2023: Tinubu Has All It Takes To Become President – Fasoranti
The immediate past leader of the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, has declared his support for Bola Ahmed Tinubu ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Speaking on Tuesday when Tinubu supporters paid him a courtesy visit in his residence in Akure, the Ondo state capital, Fasoranti said the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has his total support.