iDONSABI brings to you the following top stories from the breaking news in Nigeria today April 7, 2019.
Buhari, who delivered the keynote speech at the World Economic Summit in Jordan stated that his administration has made considerable improvement fighting against the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East since his assumption of office, as his administration has placed special attention on the issue of security.
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President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his commitment to ending banditry, saying it remains a key priority of his administration.
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He added that almost every week, he summons his security chiefs to get an update on the strategies being devised to defeat these mass murderers, and as an elected President, protecting the citizens of my country is one of the primary functions of his administration.
Top business guru, Aliko Dangote on Saturday says he once withdrew $10 million just to look at it.
The African richest man said he did that just to be sure the money is actually there and not just on paper.
Aliko Dangote, who stated this while speaking at the Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend ongoing in Abidjan said he drove to the bank and withdrew $10 million, took it home, put it on his bed, looked at it, and returned it back to the bank the following day.
Kaduna Governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i, has said he will support the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC to ensure the projected $2.8 billion Abuja-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline comes to actuality.
The governor who stated this when he received the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Maikanti Baru, at the government house in Kaduna said that the people of Kaduna were delighted because the project would support the state’s “huge power ambitions”.
Jordan Assures Buhari of More Support in Tackling Terrorism
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday expressed appreciation to King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan for the continuous support Nigeria has been receiving from the country to fight terrorism.
King Al-Hussein also assured the president during their bilateral talk of more support in the battle against terrorism.
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While noting that the investment in Nigeria’s peace and security will always be remembered, President Buhari said the international support Nigeria got, particularly from Jordan, showed commitment to making the world a more harmonious and peaceful place where people can live and pursue their interests without fear.