This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Saturday, 1st, May 2021.
Fr Mbaka Allegedly Asks Buhari For Contracts But Get Snubbed
The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has alleged that prominent Christian clergy, Fr. Ejike Mbaka, asked his principal (Buhari) for contracts but was snubbed.
The presidential aide while reacting to the call by the Spiritual leader of the Adoration Ministry to President Buhari to resign his position or be impeached, said Mbaka once brought three contractors to the president but Buhari insisted that due process must be followed.
Mastermind Of Kankara School Abduction, Auwal Daudawa Shot Dead
The bandits’ leader responsible for the mass abduction of Kankara students in Katsina State, Auwal Daudawa has been shot dead.
Naija News understands Daudawa was shot and killed on Friday during a fight with a rival gang.
Biafra: Ebubagu Not After ESN, IPOB In South East – Umahi
The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, on Friday noted that South-East security outfit, Ebubeagu, is not after the Eastern Security Network and Indigenous People of Biafra, contrary to the report making rounds in the region.
The Chairman of South-East Governors Forum further stated that no member of IPOB and ESN is after him.
Invite Akpabio For Questioning Over Terrorism – PDP Charges DSS
The Department of State Service, has been called on by the Peoples Democratic Party to invite the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, for questioning.
The PDP said the DSS should ask Akpabio to “name politicians in the All Progressives Congress that are behind the acts of terrorism and banditry ravaging our nation.”
Army Renames Operation Lafiya Dole In North-East
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen, Ibrahim Attahiru, on Friday approved the renaming of Operation Lafiya Dole to Operation Hadin Kai, in the North-East.
The development was disclosed in a statement released by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima.