Nigeria Breaking News, Today, Wednesday, 5th, May, 2021

Nigeria Breaking News, Today, Wednesday, 5th, May, 2021

This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Wednesday, 5th, May 2021.

Buhari Not Appreciating My Efforts, FG Must Pay N100m Ransom – Gumi

Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Abubakar Ahmad Gumi, has lamented that his efforts to broker peace with bandits were not being appreciated by the Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Speaking to The Punch, the cleric who has come under attack from Nigerians, asked the federal government to give the bandits the 100 million they are asking for.

Zainab Ahmed: FG To Reduce Workers’ Salary

The federal government has directed the National Salaries, Incomes & Wages Commission (NSIWC) to review salaries of civil servants and some federal agencies.

This was made known by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed at a policy dialogue on corruption and cost of governance in Nigeria, organized on Tuesday by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC).

Jonathan Tried To Jail Me, Ignored Our Friendship – El-Rufai

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, on Tuesday, disclosed that former President, Goodluck Jonathan, almost put him in prison because he felt he was a threat to his second-term ambition.

El-Rufai, in an interview published in The Point, said although the former President was his very close friend during his days as Bayelsa State deputy governor, he persecuted him because he believed those who told him that he was a threat.

Rivers: Wike Issues Warning To Biafra/Oduduwa Agitators

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has warned individuals agitating for the establishment of Biafra and Oduduwa Republic against coming to the south-south state.

He gave the warning when the traditional rulers, political and opinion leaders of Ekpeye nationality paid a solidarity visit to him at Government House, Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

What Buhari Said About Killings In Benue, Anambra

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the killing of 11 people in the Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State as tragic and heartless.

In a statement on Tuesday by the presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, the President also condemned the killing of nine persons in the Ojukwu area of the Anambra state by gunmen.

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