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Breaking News Headlines In Nigeria This Night, Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Good Evening Nigerians here are the news headlines for this night Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

1. President Buhari’s Close Friend, Isa Funtua Buried In Abuja

The president of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari’s close friend and political associate, Ismaila Isa Funtua, has been buried in Abuja according to Islamic tradition.

Isa Funtua died on Monday evening from a heart-related disease. It was reported 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.

Several top shots have mourned his death describing the development as ‘shocking’ and ‘painful’.

2. President Buhari Reacts As Senate Calls For Sack Of Service Chiefs

The Nigeria president, President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected a call by the Nigerian Senate to sack all serving service chiefs due to the recent spate of insecurity in the country. On Tuesday, the Senate issued a resolution for the removal of the service chiefs, a resolution the President has now rejected.

In a statement sent to POLITICS NIGERIA on Tuesday, the Presidency notes that the removal of service chiefs can only be done by the President who is also the chief of armed forces. “The Senate Tuesday adopted a resolution calling on the Service Chiefs to resign or be sacked due to the multi-pronged security challenges in the country.”

“The Presidency notes the resolution and reiterates that appointment or sack of Service Chiefs is a Presidential prerogative, and President Muhammadu Buhari, in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, will do what is in the best interest of the country at all times.” the statement read.

3. Presidency Reports Details Of Buhari, Jonathan Closed–Door Meeting

The president of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari will report with leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the crisis rocking Mali.

He spoke on Tuesday 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 said he would ask the President of Niger, the ECOWAS Chairman, to also brief member-states on the current situation.

The Nigerian leader thanked Jonathan for his comprehensive brief on the Mali situation. He noted that Buhari had been abreast with the crisis since when he was the President.

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