Nigeria Breaking News, Today, Wednesday, 16th, June, 2021

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This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Wednesday, 16th, June 2021.

Scores Killed As Military Bombs Bandits In N/West, N/Central Forests

The Nigerian Military stepped up operations against bandits with a massive bombardment of their hideouts in the North-West, North-Central and some parts of the North-East.

Recall that during his interview with Arise Television on Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari said he had ordered security agents to shoot bandits carrying AK47.

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Secure Lives, You Are Not President Only To Borrow Money – Wike Fires Buhari

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to stop shifting his constitutional responsibility to state governors.

Wike was responding to a recent interview of Buhari, where he asked governors to take responsibility for the security of their various states.

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Diezani: EFCC, AMCON Fight Over Recovered Assets

There is a clash between two federal government agencies – the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) – over some recovered assets.

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It was gathered that the assets causing frictions between the two agencies are those recovered from and forfeited by some allies of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

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EFCC: How Nigeria’s Female Minister Laundered $37m – Bawa

The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has accused a female minister of laundering $37.5m.

Newspot reports that he disclosed this while speaking on Sunrise Daily, a current affairs programme, on Channels Television on Tuesday.

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Why Buhari Is Taking Huge Loans For Nigeria – APC Replies PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has defended the decisions of President Muhammadu Buhari to borrow loans for Nigeria.

The APC explained that the loans are tied to specific infrastructural development projects across the country, adding that the projects will become the legacies of the current administration.

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