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Nigeria Breaking News Today, Tuesday December 04 2018


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Welcome to the Naija News live breaking news update for December 04 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.

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Lady Implicates Aisha Buhari’s Sister, Babachir Lawal In N50 Million Fraud

A woman simply identified as Amina Mohammed caused a scene at the Department of State Security DSS office,  Abuja earlier today.

Naija News learnt that the lady accused of impersonation of the first lady, Aisha Buhari, shocked the press and DSS officials when she mentioned the sister of the first lady and ex-SGF, Babachir lawal, an accomplice of fraud.

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President Buhari assures that he did not die and was not replaced by a double

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari tried to dispel rumors that he allegedly died and was replaced by a double. In social networks earlier it was suggested that instead of a real president, a certain Sudanese man named Jubril appears before the public.

75-year-old Buhari intends to participate in the presidential elections in February 2019, but since 2015 he has experienced serious health problems. In 2017, he went to Britain for three months, taking sick leave.

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Atiku’s Reception In North-West, An Indication Of Victory In 2019– PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has expressed the assurance that its Presidentially candidate, Atiku Abubakar will be victorious at the polls in 2019, going by the crowd of supporters who received, which indicates that Nigerians will vote for him.

In a press statement by the Presidential Campaign Council, through its Director, Media and Publicity, Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja.

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Boko Haram: Defence Minister Orders Buratai To Remain In North-East Until Security Improves

The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, has ordered the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, to remain in the North-east until security situation in the region improves.

The spokesperson of the minister, Tukur Gusau, who made this known  in a statement yesterday said that Mr Dan-Ali gave the directive when he met with the Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs in his office.

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Nigerian Army Approves Promotion Of Senior Officers

The Army Council has on Monday 3rd December 2018, approved the promotion of some senior officers of the Nigerian Army to the ranks of Major Generals, Brigadier Generals, Colonels and a Lieutenant Colonel, respectively.

A breakdown of those that benefited from the promotion according to a statement made available to Naija News by Brigadier General Sani Usman, Director Army Public Relations, shows that 29 Brigadier Generals were promoted to the rank of Major Generals, 95 Colonels to Brigadier Generals, 106 Lieutenant Colonels to Colonels and one Major to Lieutenant Colonel, respectively.

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2019: Cardinal Onaiyekan Speaks On Who Nigerians Should Vote For

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has expressed concern that Nigerians are in a difficult situation over the choice of presidential candidates for the forthcoming 2019 election.

He spoke weekend in Abuja on the topic: “The Church in Politics: Towards the election year 2019” at an event organized by Catholic Action -Nigeria.”

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Mahmood Yakubu vs Amina Zakari – A Threat To 2019 Elections

The smooth run of the 2019 elections may be under threat as there seem to be a clash between, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) bossMahmoud Yakubu, Chairman, and Amina Bala Zakari, Director of Health and Welfare.

This is as Naija News learnt that Zakari, who was formerly the Director of Operations, has been embittered since her redeployment by the INEC boss in October.

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We Inherited So Many Problems But I Will Stop Complaining About Them – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has resolved to stop complaining about the problems his administration inherited when it came into office.

Buhari said he “asked for it” by relentlessly vying for office four times before emerging president in 2015.

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2019 Elections: PDP And APC In Word Battle

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) practically took to war with words against President Muhammadu Buhari, at the opening of its 2019 presidential campaign in Sokoto state, yesterday.

The party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, urged Nigerians not to fall for Buhari’s deceptions and that of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC); in their quest to seek a second term.

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Deji Adeyanju Released From Prison And Immediately Re-arrested

Activist, Deji Adeyanju, who was arrested by the Nigerian police on November 28 was released yesterday, but has once again being re-arrested.

Naija News understands a police team which had laid a siege around the correctional facility in Keffi, picked him up after the initial release.

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Breaking News: Protesting Workers Block National Assembly Complex Entrance

Workers of the National Assembly under the aegis of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria are currently protesting at the National Assembly complex in Abuja.

Naija News gathered the protesting workers are picketing both the Senate and House of Representatives chambers at the National Assembly.

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Boko Haram: Rescue Of Leah Sharibu, Other Chibok Girls Remain A Priority – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that his government will not rest until the remaining Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists in April 2014 are safely released.

President Buhari renewed his commitment Monday in Katowice, Poland, at a bilateral meeting with Swiss President Alain Berset, on the margins of the UN Climate Change Conference, COP24.

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Atiku Campaign Camp Speaks On What ‘Cloned Buhari’ Rumour Has Caused Nigeria

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDPAtiku Abubakar, has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement of assurance that he is the real Buhari and not cloned into Jubril Aminu Al-Sudani.

Atiku blamed the presidency for the international embarrassment the allegations of a purported impostor, Jubril Aminu Al-Sudani, acting as President Muhammadu Buhari, has caused the country.

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2019 Presidency Is Not A Life Or Death Affair For Buhari – Aide

Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, says 2019 election is not a matter of `life or death’ for President Muhammadu Buhari ­ because he will be happy to accept the verdict of the electorate.

Onyeama in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria said that the President wants to create a level playing field for all the political parties.

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Borno APC chieftain asks court to cancel governorship primaries

Alhaji Idris Mamman, a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Borno on Tuesday, filed a case before in a Federal High Court, Maiduguri, seeking  the nullification of the governorship primaries election in the state.

Mamman, prayed the court to nullify the nomination of Prof. Babagana Umara-Zulum, as the party’s governorship candidate.

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2019: Buhari Support Groups Declare Support For PDP And Atiku Abubakar

Ahead of the upcoming 2019 general elections, some support groups of the president, Muhammadu Buhari, have declared support for candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.

At an elaborate event at Ajuji hotel, Gudu district of Abuja on Monday evening, the groups said their decision to dump Mr Buhari and the All Progressives Congress(APC) was due to “marginalization and deliberate impoverishment”.

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President Buhari Expresses Concern, Call For Calm After Deadly Violence In Cross River State

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern over reports of violence in four communities in Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State resulting in loss of lives, injuries and displacement of villagers.

Calling for calm and restoration of peace in the affected communities bordering Abia State, the President in a statement through Mallam Garba Shehu, his senior special assistant, media and publicity, urged the people of the areas to allow law and order to prevail.

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