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Live: Nigeria News Today, Monday December 03 2018


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Welcome to the Naija News live breaking news update for December 03 2018.

Keep in touch with all the very latest news headlines from across Nigeria today

We will be bringing you regular updates throughout the day of all the breaking news and events from across Nigeria.

We will also update you on pictures, video, tweets and comments covering the latest happening across Nigeria.

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The presidential candidate of the Labor Party resigns, Declare support for buhari

Ahead of the 2019 general election, Sam Nwanti, the front-line presidential candidate on the Labor Party (LP) platform, withdrew from the presidential race to support the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The American detective from Mbieri, in the Mbaitoli district of Imo state, abandoned his ambition during an interactive session with journalists in Owerri.

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Fake News Threatens National Security, Operations – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai says fake news not only poses threat to national security but makes the ongoing  counter terrorism operation in the North East more difficult.

In an interview with Newsmen in Maiduguri, Buratai urged Nigerians to be patriotic and wary of false information, as well as condemn those behind it.

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APC Promises To Defend Participatory Democracy Ahead Of 2019

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that it will continue to stand for and defend participatory democracy where elections are transparent, credible, free and fair.

Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the APC National Publicity Secretary, gave the assurance in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

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President Buhari Finally Speaks On Being Cloned And Jibril Of Sudan

After seemingly ignoring rumours on his  ‘death’ and his ‘look-alike’, Jibrin of Sudan, President Muhammmadu Buhari yesterday said the sponsors of the rumour are “ignorant and irreligious”,

Naija News recalls that there have been rumours that the real Buhari was dead and the person occupying the number one seat is another person or a clone, a Jibrin from Sudan or Niger.

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Boko Haram: IGP Deploys 2000 Officers, Sniffer Dogs To The North East

The Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim has deployed additional Two Thousand (2000) Police Mobile Force (PMF) and Counter Terrorism Units (CTU) Personnel of the Force and the Sniffer Dog Sections to the North East in the last few days for purely Military Duties to fight Boko Haram insurgency under the Operation Lafiya Dole.

This new deployment is consistent with Section 4 of the Police Act and Regulations which specifies the general duties of the Nigeria Police Force as follows: The police shall be employed for the prevention and detection of crime, the apprehension of offenders, the preservation of law and order, the protection of life and property and the due enforcement of all laws and regulations with which they are directly charged, and shall perform such military duties within or outside Nigeria as may be required of them by or under the authority of this or any other Act.

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Travel Ban: See When Atiku Abubakar Plans To Visit United States

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has finally reportedly been issued a visa to the United States.

There has been talks that he was banned from visiting the United states, Naija News earlier reported, with oppositions using his absence from the US not just to taunt but to discredit him.

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Federal Government Announces New Moves To Stop Corruption In Revenue Agencies

Following a forensic audit of 15 government-owned companies that revealed that N8.1 trillion was not remitted into the Federation Account between 2010 and 2015, the Nigerian government has announced new measures to ensure that all revenue accrued to the government from these enterprises are effectively collected, Naija News understands.

Earlier this year, a forensic report by auditing firm, KPMG, showed that the Government Owned Enterprises (GOEs) as they are officially known did not remit N8.1 trillion within a period of five years, which the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, in May, said was equivalent to the country’s yearly national budget.

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EFCC Traces N5bn Property To Ex-Plateau Governor Jonah Jang

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has traced properties worth N5 billion to former Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang, who is currently standing trial for corruption.

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NLC Says Buhari Is Delaying Action Over Proposed 30,000 Minimum Wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress has queried President Muhammadu Buhari for delay in sending a draft bill of the N30,000 minimum wage proposal to the National Assembly weeks after report on the minimum wage was submitted to him.

Organised labour said it would not wait till eternity for the government on the issue.

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2019: Atiku Meets Wike Over Alleged Resignation From Presidential Campaign Team

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has met with Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, who is reportedly planning to resign from his presidential campaign team.

Naija News learnt that Atiku who visited Wike yesterday, assured the governor that he will henceforth be involved in key campaign decisions.

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Atiku Abubakar Calls For State Of Emergency In Military And Security Funding

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, former Vice President Atiku Abukakar, has greeted with alarm the reported deaths of 50 policemen in Zamfara state at the hands of bandits.

The Waziri Adamawa regrets these deaths and is pained that those who have dedicated their lives to securing Nigeria are being cut down in their prime. He condoles with their families and survivors and prays that God grants them fortitude and strength at such a trying time.

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Answer For Your Incompetent Governance Instead Of Atiku’s Travel Ban – PDP To Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party presidential campaign has reacted to the statement made by the presidency encouraging talks that its candidate, Atiku Abubakar has been banned from visiting the United States.

Recall that some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had alleged that Brian Ballard, publicist of US President Donald Trump, was working towards relaxing the visa “ban” on Atiku.

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Clone Rumour: Buhari Speaks On How Some Politicians Embarrassed Vice President Osinbajo

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said those who felt he had died during his medical vacation in the UK in 2017, asked Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to make them his deputy.

As earlier reported, the President has officially denied rumours that he is cloned or that any Jubril from Sudan is occupying Aso Rock.

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2019: Buhari, Atiku Have Nothing To Offer Nigerians – Sowore

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC)Mr Omoyele Sowore, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC)and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of already spending beyond the threshold for presidential election.

The 47 year old presidential candidate, made the allegation during his appearance on Channels Television political programme, Sunday Politics.

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Boko Haram: Nigerian Army Says It Has Not Received The $1bn For Purchase Of Weapons

The Nigerian Army said the $1billion approved in 2017 to fight insurgency and other security challenges has not been released to the military.

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26 Lawmakers Dump APC For APM In Ogun State

No fewer than 26 lawmakers from the Ogun State House of Assembly have dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress,APC for the Allied Peoples Movement (APM).

Speaking with newsmen today in Abeokuta, the spokesman of aggrieved aspirants, Lamidi Olatunji said they “have come to inevitable conclusion to actualise their ambitions in APM.”

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