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Breaking News in Nigeria this Evening 21, July 2020

Good evening Nigerians and welcome to latest news in Nigeria this evening.

1. Buhari reacts as Senate demand for sack of Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has decline a call by the Nigerian Senate to remove all serving service chiefs due to the recent increase of insecurity in the country.

 The Senate on Tuesday, issued a resolution for the removal of the service chiefs, a resolution the President has now declined.

In a statement sent to POLITICS NIGERIA on Tuesday, the Presidency notes the dismiss of service chiefs can only be carried out by the President who is also the chief of armed forces.

2. Buharis Close Ally, Isa Funtua buried in Abuja [PHOTOS]

President Muhammadu Buharis close friend and political ally, Ismaila Isa Funtua, has been buried in Abuja according to Islamic rites.

Funtua died on Monday evening from a heart-related ailment. POLITICS NIGERIA gathered that Funtua experienced pains in the chest and drove himself to a hospital in Abuja for treatment. He gave up the ghost 3 hours later.

Here are photos from the burial ceremony

3. NEWS: Presidency releases details of Buhari, Jonathan 

President Muhammadu Buhari will discuss with leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the crisis rocking Mali.

On Tuesday he spoke while receiving reports from ECOWAS Special Envoy to Mali, former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Jonathan was at the State House, Abuja, in the company of ECOWAS Commission President, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou.

Buhari says he would ask the President of Niger, the ECOWAS Chairman, to also brief member-states on the current situation.

4. PDP lawmakers threaten to remove Buhari over insecurity, corruption 

The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives have threatened to initiate removal proceedings against President Muhammadu Buhari.

Leader of the caucus, Kingsley Chinda warned that impeachment proceedings would be initiated against Buhari if the federal government fails to stop the calculated blackmail against the National Assembly and the insecurity in the country.

In a statement he issued, Chinda gave a four-week ultimatum to the Executive to provide security to Nigerians and commence proper cleaning of the embarrassing and notorious corruption cases at the EFCC and NDDC

Inability to meet their demands, Chinda said: We shall revert to the relevant sections of the constitution and commence impeachment proceedings in the interest of Nigeria and Nigerians.

5. Senate tells Service Chiefs to step down

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday urged all Service Chiefs in the country to step down to allow for the restructuring security architecture.

Senator Francis Fadahunsi representing Osun East Senatorial District in an amended resolution in a motion earlier moved by Senator Ali Ndume representing Borno South Senatorial district, said: Mr President, distinguished colleagues, I hereby moved an amendment to the resolution that all the Service Chiefs should step down.

Senator Betty Apiafi seconded the motion and it was upheld by the Senate President.

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