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Today's Headlines: FG Using Abacha Loot To Build Second Niger Bridge-Malami; Rotimi Accuses El-Rufai

FG Using Abacha Loot To Build Second Niger Bridge, Others- Malami.

President Muhammadu Buhari is using the recovered $311 million stolen by the late Nigerian dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha, to construct the Second Niger Bridge, Abuja-Kano, and Lagos-Ibadan expressways, Abubakar Malami, the attorney general of the federation reveals.

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The attorney general also stated that Nigeria was looking at the possibility of recovering a further £200 million from the U.S. aside from other associated assets being pursued in other countries.

Recall that Mr Buhari’s regime had recovered $322 million from Switzerland in 2017 and $311 million from the U.S. in 2020.

Rotimi Akeredolu Accuses El-Rufai.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Wednesday accused Governor Nasir El-Rufai of plotting to devastate southern parts of Nigeria by shipping armed bandits and killer herdsmen to undermine the law against open grazing of cattle.

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The Ondo governor, Mr Akeredolu in a statement pushed back against Mr El-Rufai’s comments on Tuesday, in which the kaduna governor referred to southern governors as playing to the gallery by instituting laws banning armed herdsmen of predominantly northern Fulani origin from openly grazing their livestock. 

Mr El-Rufai, stated this at an economic policy event organised by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the State House, Abuja.

Buhari Begs Queen Of Netherlands For Funds To Develop Nigeria.

President Muhammadu Buhari has begged the Queen of Netherlands, Maxima Zorreguieta, for funds to develop Nigeria.

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Mr Buhari made these points during a bilateral meeting on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly holding in New York, USA, with Ms Zorreguieta.

A statement by the president’s media aide Femi Adesina disclosed that Mr Buhari, during the closed-door meeting, stressed the importance of infrastructural development for the advancement of the country.

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