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Nigeria Breaking News Today, Thursday January 17, 2019



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

Welcome to the Naija News live breaking news update for January 10 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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What Will Happen If I Lose Presidency In 2019 – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, at the special town hall meeting yesterday, said it is almost impossible for him to lose in the forthcoming general elections. This is as he was asked on how he will take it, if he lost the presidency to another party in the elections

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Buhari Campaign Image Maker In Akwa Ibom Dumps APC For PDP

Engr. Ignatius Edet, the Chairman, Media Publicity and Image Making of President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign groups in Akwa Ibom State, have left the All Progressive Congress (APC) along side his 5000 supporters for the People Democratic party (PDP).

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PDP Mocks Buhari, APC Over Low Turnouts At Campaign In Lokoja

President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, have been mocked by the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organization, PPCO over what it described as ‘scanty attendance at the campaign rally in Lokoja today.

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2019: Saraki Speaks Against “Do Or Die Affair” During Elections

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday warned against making the forth coming general elections “a do-or-die affair”. He also insisted that Nigerians must be allowed to exercise their rights to choose who will represent them at all levels.

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I Can’t Wait To Retire, After Getting Justice – Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice President has said he looks forward to settling to a comfortable life after he succeeds in getting damages filed against those who have allegedly made libelous remarks against him.

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Minimum Wage To Be Presented To NEC Tomorrow (Thursday)

The Federal Government is set to present the N30,000 new National Minimum Wageproposal to the National Economic Council on Thursday (tomorrow) for further consultations.  This was after of an extraordinary meeting of the Federal Executive Council, which ended in Abuja on Tuesday night, Naija News learnt.

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IGP Adamu Mohammed Appoints Frank Mba New Police PRO

The new Inspector General of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) Adamu Mohammed has appointed Frank Mba as the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Force. Naija News reports that the development means Mba will replace Jimoh Moshood who has been serving the Force in that capacity.

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Revealed: FG Has Borrowed Over N6tr From Pension Funds

The Federal Government has borrowed about N6.16 trillion out of the N8.49 trillion pension assets under the Contributory Pension Scheme.   Naija News learnt that these figures were released by the National Pension Commission (NPC) on Tuesday in Abuja, revealing the FG’s borrowing represents 73.5 percent of the pension fund.

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Osinbajo Expresses Sadness Over The Trial Of Onnoghen

Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed sadness over the trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen, on allegations of false and non-asset declarations. Osinbajo, who bore his mind during the Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN) conference in Abuja, with the theme “Free Press and Objective Reporting in the 2019 Election Year.’’

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Gov. Dankwambo Appoints Six Commissioner In Gombe

Six new commissioners have been sworn in by the Gombe State governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo who urged them to use their experience to impact the development of the state positively.

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Nigeria’s Ambassador To Cote D’Ivoire, Ibrahim Isah Slumps And Dies

Nigeria’s Ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire, Amb. Ibrahim Isah, has died  after a protracted illness. Naija News learnt that the Foreign Affairs Ministry officials, confirmed the death of the diplomat earlier today.

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Monarch Of Iworoko Ekiti Dies Few Days After 15 Person Were Killed In Auto Crash

The monarch of Iworoko Ekiti, Oba Michael Oluwafemi Aladejana, has passed away few days after 15 person were reported killed in an auto crash in Irepodun/Ifelodun local government area of the state.

The king died at the early hour of Wednesday at an undisclosed hospital in Ado Ekiti, the capital city. The deceased king is ranked second class in Ekiti traditional hierarchical order.

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FG To Freeze Onnoghen’s Bank Accounts As Trial Continues

Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has been asked to freeze five bank accounts belonging to Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, who explained that the demand was based on a presidential executive order, gave the directive pending the determination of the case against Onnoghen at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

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