Press Release: 4 High Things To Know This Morning

Good Morning! Here are today summary of Nigeria update.

Amaechi: There Is No $33bn Chinese Loan in My Ministry

Amaechi while appearing before the House Committee on Treaties, Protocols and Agreement at the resumed hearing on loan agreements between Nigeria and China on Monday described the probe as political.

Abuja — The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has denied obtaining $33 billion Chinese loan as claimed by the House of Representatives, saying his ministry only obtained $1.6 billion contract for Lagos-Ibadan rail project.

The minister said the Lagos-Ibadan rail project was currently under threat as a result of the ongoing probe by the House.

Nigeria Resumes International Flights August 29

The Nigeria international flights to resume back on August 29, as Hadi Sirika, Ministry of Aviation announced.

International flight operations were suspended by the Federal Government in March as part of the measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Announcing the resumption on Monday in a tweet from his twitter handle @hadisirika, the minister said international flight operations would begin at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos.

Diri Urges Calm, Heads for A’Court as Tribunal Nullifies Bayelsa Gov Election

Senator Duoye Diri, Bayelsa State Governor yesterday expressed optimism about upturning on appeal, the judgment of the State Election Petitions Tribunal, which earlier in the day nullified the election that brought him to office.

Diri, who was reacting to the tribunal’s nullification of the November 16, 2019 governorship election, said he had already instructed his lawyers to appeal the judgment at the Court of Appeal.

Nigeria: Oshiomhole Meets Buhari, Asks for Enhanced Security for Edo Poll

Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, Ousted National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja, where he called for the deployment of more security agents in Edo State for the September 19 governorship election.

He also dismissed the allegation that he was plotting a comeback as the national chairman of the ruling party and wondered why he would seek to return to the office at the age of 68.

He described those accusing him of plotting his return as empty brains and cowards who lack the courage to reveal their identities.

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