This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Wednesday, 17th, March 2021.
Buhari, Malami Reveal Why Adamu Can Remain IGP Till 2023 Or 2024
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, have stated that the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, can remain in office till 2023 or 2024.
Buhari and Malami had argued that the President is allowed by law to extend the IGP’s tenure as he wishes.
How Buratai, Abubakar, Ex-Service Chiefs ‘Secretly Shared’ $1billion Buhari Released For Ammunition
Reports have emerged that President Muhammadu Buhari released the sum of $1billion from the Excess Crude Account to buy military ammunition and it was shared among the air force, the army, and the navy under the former service chiefs.
It was gathered that the $1billion released by Buhari was secretly approved by the National Assembly and shared with the military arms in 2019.
IPOB Reveals Sponsors of Nnamdi Kanu‘s ‘Biafra Soldiers’
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kanu, has said that there was enough money to fund its security arm known as the Eastern Security Network (ESN) also known as Biafra soldiers.
Naija News reports that IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, stated this in a press statement, adding that ESN (Biafra soldiers) was funded by IPOB members resident in 120 countries.
EFCC Fixes Deadline For Bank Workers To Declare Assets
The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has ordered all bank workers to declare their assets latest June 1, 2021.
Naija News reports that the newly appointed EFCC boss gave the directive while speaking with State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.
APC Deceiving Nigerians With Job Creation Claims – PDP
President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has been accused by the Peoples Democratic Party of deceiving Nigerians wit claims of job creation in the country.
The main opposition party stated this while reacting to the report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on escalated 33.3 per cent unemployment rate in the country.
Source: Naija News