After the sudden demise of the former Chairman of Federal Character Commission, Alhaji Muhammad Bello Alkali last week Friday January 8th, President Buhari has approved the appointment of Shettima Bukar-Abba as the acting Executive Chairman of FCC.
Until his appointment, Bukar-Abba was the federal commissioner representing Borno State in the commission.
The lawyer to the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, Vincent Obetta, has denied reports in the media that Kanu tendered an apology to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Obetta who spoke with The Cable on Wednesday said reports that the Director of Radio Biafra apologised to Buhari were proof that the government was trying to use all instruments at its disposal to “puncture” Kanu’s defence.
“It is not true, the government is using every instrument to puncture what we are doing.”
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has expressed regret for referring to President Buhari as a terrorist, evil and a paedophile during one of his programmes on his radio station on August 1st this year.
Kanu tendered the apology for his comment against Buhari, Jonathan and others in a statement which he made to the DSS on October 23rd.
The statement in part reads
“Reference to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a terrorist, evil and a paedophile is regrettable and uncalled for and for that, I unreservedly apologise and will be doing so in a private letter to the President. Before PMB (President Buhari) there was the administration of Goodluck Jonathan.
I also said uncomplimentary things about him and Igbo elders as well, which I now recognise should not have happened because it is un-African to be rude or insolent to elders.
All I was trying to do is to draw attention to the problems afflicting society and something done about them.”
He says he is however not apologetic on his stand for the actualization of the Biafran state.
President Buhari will host his first Presidential Media Chat tomorrow Wednesday December 30th by 7pm.
A statement by the special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, states that the chat will be broadcast live on the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) and he will answer questions from a panel of journalists on a broad range of current national issues.
President Buhari has fired the chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC Basey Dan Abia and appointed Ibim Seminitari who served as commissioner of information in Rivers state during Rotimi Amaechi’s administration, as acting chair.