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Nigeria Breaking News Today, Monday December 17, 2018



BREAKING: APC Supporters Barred As Judge Rules On Obaseki’s Certificate Case

Welcome to the Naija News live breaking news update for December 17 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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Put N30,000 Minimum Wage In 2019 Budget Says NLC To Governors

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged Governors to include the payment of the new national minimum wage in their 2019 Appropriation Bills.

This, according to NLC, will be the only way to avoid friction and crisis in the new year, adding that the state governments are buoyant enough to pay the N30, 000 being demanded for workers as minimum wage.

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Access Bank Has Finally Acquired Diamond Bank

Diamond Bank has been acquired by Access Bank according to insiders, who further revealed that the official announcement of the transaction will be made in the course of the week by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Sources told TheCable that the acquisition was conducted with the full knowledge of the CBN in a bid to further consolidate Nigeria’s banking industry.

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APC, Again Queries PDP’s Dubai Trip And Its Impact On Nigerians

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)needs another strategic session in Dubai.

In November, top leaders of the opposition party spent at least four days in Dubai, strategising for the 2019 elections.

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Osinbajo Recommends Religious Tolerance, Unity And Peace For Nigeria’s Development

Vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has called for religious tolerance among all Nigerians as a prerequisite for the country’s socio-economic and political development.

Kano State: Kwankwaso’s Followers Dump PDP For APC

Balaraba Ibrahim Stegert, a former senior special assistant to Rabiu Kwankwaso on solid minerals, has quit the PDP on Sunday, December 16.

Balaraba until his defection, was a strong supporter of the Kwankwassiyya  movement.

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Salome Zurabishvili Sworn In As Georgia’s First Female President

Georgia on Sunday swore in its first female president, Salome Zurabishvili as opposition parties continue to denounce her election as fraudulent and demand snap parliamentary polls.

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Nigerians React To News That Access Bank Has Acquired Diamond Bank

As inside sources have disclosed that Diamond Bank has been acquired by Access Bank, Nigerians, customers and non-customers alike have been reacting.

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Kwankwaso Conclude Plans To Return To APC

Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano state, has reportedly concluded plans to return to the All Progressive Congress from the opposition People’s Democratic Party.

The Senator, who represents Kano central in the upper legislative house in Abuja, is also said to have been sending people to the presidency to prepare grounds for his return to the APC.

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Under Buhari, The APC Government Is Not Only Corrupt, Corruption Has Become Official – Atiku

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has once again, openly berated President Muhammadu Buhari’s corruption fight.

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PMB At 76: Presidency Gives 12 Reasons Buhari Deserves A Second Term In 2019

n Monday December 17, 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking re-election for a second term of office will be marking his 76th birthday and, in his own words, “still going strong.”

As submitted on Monday by Mallam Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the President on media and publicity, his age is no longer an issue in this campaign because by the will of God, not by any design, his main challenger is equally in the same age bracket.

Just In: Osinbajo In Austria For European And African Heads Of Government Meeting

Vice President Yemi Osinbajowill participate in the Africa-Europe High Level Forum with other African and European Heads of States and Government in Vienna, Austria,Naija News understands.

Vice President’s spokesman Laolu Akande, in a statement earlier today in Abuja, said the forum was hosted by the Austrian government on behalf of the European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU).

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Nigerian Army Threatens To Close Down Amnesty International In Nigeria

The Nigerian Army has said it may be forced to close down the Amnesty International offices in Nigeria, alleging there is credible evidence the organisation is working hard to destabilize the country.

SSANU Commences 3-Day Warning Strike

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) will, today, commence a three-day warning strike over what it described as federal government’s disobedience to a court judgment.

The union accused the government of failure to obey the court order on staff schools, earned allowance and other agreements.

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Obasanjo Taunts Buhari Over Nigeria’s Delay In Entering Free Trade Agreement

Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo  has lamented as Nigeria is yet to sign the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), despite its leadership role in the continent.

National Assembly Workers Commence 4 Days Warning Strike Over Unpaid Salaries

National Assembly workers, under the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria this Monday made good their threat to commence a four day warning strike.

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Garba Shehu Reveals Who Was Responsible For Delay In Appointing Ministers By Buhari

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has blamed ex-President Goodluck Jonathanfor President Muhammadu Buhari’s delay in appointing members of his cabinet.

Recall that it took the President six months to unveil his cabinet and this attracted widespread criticisms.

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I Am Not President Buhari’s Spare Tyre ,Osinbajo Says

Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo says he is not a spare tyre to the president, emphasizing that his roles as the number two citizen are spelt out in the constitution.

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