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Nigeria Breaking News Today ,Thursday January 24, 2019

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Welcome to the Naija News live breaking news update for January 24, 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]

Breaking News: Oby Ezekwesili Withdraws From 2019 Presidential Race

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili, has withdrawn from the February 16 presidential election, Naija News can authoritatively report. In a statement made available to the press on Thursday morning, Mrs. Ezekwesili said In a statement made available to the press on Thursday morning, Mrs. Ezekwesili said her decision to step down was in a bid to help build a coalition viable of defeating the All Progressive Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party in the election.

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#TheCandidates: How I Exposed CJN Onnoghen- Sowore

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, says he was the first person to expose the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, as possessing accounts containing unexplainable funds.

Naija News reports that Sowore, who owns online news platform, SaharaReporters made this statement on Wednesday when he appeared alongside the AAC vice-presidential candidate, Dr. Rabiu Rufai, on The Candidates, a town hall meeting for presidential candidates hosted by Kadaria Ahmed.

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Atiku’s Support Group Dumps PDP For APC

support group for the election of the presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, Diplomatic Youth Movement of Nigeria (DYMN), has dumped the party.

The group is now working for the reelection of the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), as the group formerly joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) Committee of Youth Mobilisation and Sensitisation (CYMS).

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I Will Pay 100,000 Minimum Wage If Elected President – Sowore

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Mr. Omoyele Sowore, has promised to pay workers 100,000 as minimum wage if elected as the next president of the nation on Feb. 16. Sowore made the pledge at a town hall meeting tagged: ‘The Candidates’ organized by the MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with NTA and DARIA media in Abuja.

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Organized Labour Ready To Take Minimum Wage Struggle To NASS

The organized labour has concluded plans to shift it minimum wage struggle to the National Assembly, to have lawmakers accept and approve N30,000 for workers.

The President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Mr. Bobboi Kaigama, made this known in an interview with the labour correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

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#TheCandidates: Sowore Vows To Solve Nigeria’s Electricity Problem ‘In Less Than A Year’

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, says it will take him less than one year to solve the country’s electricity problems if elected as the nation’s President next month.

Naija News reports that Sowore, who owns online news platform, SaharaReporters made this statement on Wednesday when he appeared alongside the AAC vice-presidential candidate, Dr. Rabiu Rufai, on The Candidates, a town hall meeting for presidential candidates hosted by Kadaria Ahmed.

2019: Atiku Speaks On Claims Of Lack Of Funds For Campaigns

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has denied a Lagos based coalition, claiming to be supporting his presidential ambition.

The group which claimed to be in support of Atiku’s presidential race had during the week alleged that there is a lack of campaign materials for about 800 pro-Atiku groups in the state.

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INEC To Recruit, Train 1500 Ad- Hoc Staff In Cross-River

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Cross River has revealed its plans to recruit 15,000 ad hoc staff in preparation for the forthcoming general elections in the state. This was made known today, by the State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr. Frankland Briyai, at a media briefing on preparations of the commission for the elections in Calabar.

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Police Give Reason For The De-centralisation of FSARS

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has given the reason why Federal Special Anti-robbery Squad, F-SARS, was decentralized and place under commissioners of Police in various states.

The spokesperson of the force, Frank Mba, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, explained that FSARS was decentralized in a bid to correct the abnormality, restore order and bring the police closer to the people.

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Group Match To Aso Villa, Demand Release Of Political Prisoners, Including Deji Adeyanju

A protest has been staged by the Civil rights organizations, under the banner of Free Nigeria Movement at the entrance to the State House, Aso Villa demanding the release of citizens held in illegal detention for political reasons under President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.

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We Don’t Have Plans Stop Buhari’s Visit To South-East – Ohanaeze

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo Socio-cultural organization has blasted the All Progressives Congress (APC), over its accusations against the President General of Igbo group, Chief John Nwodo. The All Progressives Congress, APC, had earlier today accused Nwodo of transparent opposition to President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Three Suspects Arrested For Impersonating INEC Officials

Three suspects who allegedly are impersonating the Independent National Electoral Commission officials have been apprehended at the Akoka area of Lagos. Policemen attached to the Police Command in Lagos arrested the suspects, following a complaint by the Deputy Director of INEC at Shomolu LGA,

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Peter Obi Visits Markets In Lagos State

The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi, during his visit to markets in Lagos, showed his support for pro-business administration.

The visit sure the traders in the markets close their shops, shut down the streets, while praised the former Governor f Anambra State.

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