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Nigeria Breaking News Today, Monday January 21, 2019



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

Welcome to the Naija News live breaking news update for January  21 2019. 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.  If you have some information you can contact us via mail: [email protected] 

Buhari Responds To Obasanjo’s Criticism

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, has criticized former president Olusegun Obasanjo for lunching a fresh attack on his government. Naija News recalls that Chief Olusegun had earlier to alleged plans by President Muhammadu Buhari to rig the 2019 elections, while further comparing All progressive Congress (APC) government to that of Abacha.

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Earned Allowance: ASUU Insists On Proof Of Payment To End Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says the government must show proof of payment of at least N50 billion revitalisation funds for it to consider suspending the on-going strike. ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, made this known to newsmen on Sunday in Ibadan ahead the union’s meeting with the Federal Government on Monday.

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Buhari Will Not Share Nigeria’s Money To Friends, Family — Osinbajo

President Muhammadu Buhari will not share Nigeria’s commonwealth among his family and friends when elected for second term, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo assures.  The vice president gave this assurance during an event organised by Christian Youths in Lagos State, under the aegis of the GRILL, Ikeja Branch, at the Podium Events Centre, Ikeja, Lagos.

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Obasanjo Blasts Osinbajo Over Trader Moni, Calls Scheme ‘Idiotic Programme’

Former Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo has Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo over the “suspect timing” of the implementation of the Trader Moni scheme.   Naija News reports that Obasanjo berated Osinbajo in an open letter titled “Point for Concern and Action” which he distributed to journalists at a press conference held at his house at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State on Sunday.

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Obasanjo Criticism Of Buhari: Our Fears Have Been Confirmed – PDP

The People’s democratic Party (PDP) has, on Sunday, reacted to the concerns raised by a former President of the Nigeria, President Olusegun Obasanjo, that President Muhammadu Buhariis planning to the use apparatus of state power to subjugate Nigerians, undermine the democratic system, subvert the electoral process and perpetuate himself in office.

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Atiku’s US Visit A Pattern For ‘Local Yahoo-Yahoo Boys’- Buhari Campaign

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council has described Atiku Abubakar‘s visit to the United States as the “visit and arrangements smack of things local yahoo-yahoo boys do to scam their victims”. Naija Newsreports that the APC Presidential Campaign Council made this comment in a statement issued by Festus Keyamo, the Director, Strategic Communications of the Campaign and sent to Naija News.

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Obasanjo Likens Buhari To Abacha, Says President Planning To Rig Elections

Former Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo has attacked President Muhammadu Buhari, accusing him of plotting to rig the general elections.  Obasanjo made this allegation in an open letter titled “Point for Concern and Action” which he distributed to journalists at a press conference held at his house at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State on Sunday.

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 Channels TV Boss, John Momoh Quits As BON Chairman After Presidential Debate

The Chairman, Channels Media Group, Mr John Momoh, has left his position as Chairman of the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON). Momoh’s resignation was announced at the presidential debate organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) which held on Saturday in Abuja.

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CUPP Gives Reason President Buhari Avoided The Presidential Debate

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP),has hinted that President Muhammadu Buhariavoided the Saturday’s Presidential debate to avoid humiliation. The spokesperson of the coalition, Imo Ugochinyere, in a statement on Saturday, wondered why President Buhari is so frightened by a debate.

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FG Set To Interrogate Atiku Over Role In Bank PHB’s Collapse

The Federal government is getting ready to invite the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar for interrogation over his role in the collapse of Bank PHB and other corruption allegation. The Punch reports that a top government source revealed that the government have not concluded on the security or anti-graft agency that will handle the case .

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Borno State Declares Monday Work-Free Day Ahead Of Buhari Campaign

The government of Borno State has declared Monday, Public holiday in preparation for the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressive Party’s (APC) campaign to the state. The state’s declaration of Monday as a work-free day for the President’s re-election campaign, was announced on Sunday by the Commissioner of Information, Dr. Mohammed Bulama.

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IGP Cautions Reckless Political Actors Ahead Of Elections

The Inspector General of Police, Abubakar Mohammed Adamu, has ordered members of the force to remain firm and determined to maintain peace in the upcoming elections in February and March of this year. The IGP, who was appointed last week, said that as the country’s first election administration body, it pledged to take power to provide professional and rigorous policing services to all the citizens of the country.

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