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Nigeria Breaking News Today Saturday, February, 09, 2019


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This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Saturday, February, 09, 2019

Buhari Makes 30 New Appointments For RMAFC (Full List)

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the names of thirty (30) nominees as Chairman and Commissioners of the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC)to the Nigerian Senate for confirmation.

Naija News reports that the appointments were conveyed in a letter signed by President Buhari and sent to the Senate President, Abubakar Bukola.

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1,000 Pastors Endorse Buhari, Give Reasons

One thousand pastors under the auspices of the National Inter-Faith and Religious Organizations for Peace (NIFROP), have endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term.

Naija News reports that the clerics endorsed the President at the Unity Fountain in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

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Lai Mohammed Cites Reasons Buhari Will Be Re-elected

Minister for information and culture, Lai Mohammed, has on Friday, vowed that President Muhammadu Buhari will eventually emerge as the winner of the 2019 election.

Naija News reports that the minister who said this at a rally organised by the ex-workers and pensioners of the defunct Nigeria Airway cited reasons Buhari will be re-elected as Nigeria’s President.

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APC Erects ‘World Largest Broom’ In Abuja

As the country prepares for the 2019 general elections, supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have erected a huge broom said to be the ‘World Largest Broom’ in the Federal Capital Territory.

The huge broom was captured by passers-by and posted on micro-blogging site, Twitter.

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FG Sponsors Free Travel In Train From Lagos To Abeokuta

Nigerians can now travel for free from Iju, Lagos State to Abeokuta of Ogun State for free for about a month, using the newly-completed trains by the federal government.

Fidet Okhiria, managing director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, who spoke with Tolu Ogunlesi, special assistant to the president on digital communications, during the test drive of the #LagosIbadanRail Project made this disclosure.

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Moghalu Speaks On Wole Soyinka’s Endorsement Of His Presidential Ambition

The presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Congress (YPP), Professor Kingsley Moghalu, says he is humbled by the endorsement of the Citizen Forum.

Naija News recalls that the group led by Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, backed the candidature of Moghalu after months of consultations and interactions with Nigerians, especially the respective opposition contenders for the presidency.

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Voters Use PVCs As Collateral In Oyo

Report reaching Naija News suggests that some traders in Oyo state have already given out their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in exchange for monies int the state.

The traders were said to have used their PVCs as collaterals for the purpose of acquiring loans from an undisclosed institution.

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PDM Joins Ohaneze, Pandef, Others To Endorse Atiku For Presidency

As it gets closer to the Presidential elections,  the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM), has declared support for Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as its consensus candidate.

This is as Naija News reported how different groups from major regional blocs including Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere and Middle Belt Forum (MBF) sent in a statement earlier this week to endorse the PDP candidate.

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SDP Names New National Chairman After Falae’s Resignation

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has announced that its Deputy National Chairman (South), Prof. Tunde Adeniran, would from Monday act as the de facto national chairman of the party.

This is following the resignation of the National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Chief Olu Falae.

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Ganduje Reveals What APC Has Done To Woo Kwankwaso, His Followers

Kano state Governor Abdullahi Ganduje says he is ready to receive his predecessor and political rival, Senator Rab’u Kwankwaso back to the  All Progressive Congress (APC) should he decides to return to the party after the elections.

Naija News Recall that Kwankwaso fell out of the 2019 Presidential race after the Peoples Democratic Party Primaries, losing to Atiku Abubakar, the candidate for the party.

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