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Shake Up In Army as General Accused of Leading Boko Haram War

[Premium Times] The Nigerian Army has redeployed 103 of its senior officers, including the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole and some General Officers Commanding to inject new hands into its ongoing operations. (AllAfrica) to Trade Cattle, Connect Dealers, Others

[Guardian] To ensure livestock are sold and bought in a more structured market, Ibrahim Maigari has opened, an online a one-stop shop, for dealers, buyers and stakeholders to connect. (AllAfrica)

Supreme Court Judgment, Game-Changer for Oil-Producing States

[This Day] Recently, a seven-man panel of the Supreme Court which included the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, unanimously ruled and ordered the federal government to, adjust its share of proceeds from the sale of crude oil whenever the price exceeds $20 per barrel. Chineme Okafor weighs the implications of the judgment. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria's New Minimum Wage - Too Much to Ask?

[Vanguard] On the campaign trail for re-election in February, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari may have spoken too soon when he backed an initiative to hike his country's minimum wage by a whopping two thirds. (AllAfrica)

NAF Purchases New Aircraft to Fight Insecurity

[Guardian] The Nigerian Air Force has purchased 18 new aircraft to put security challenges under control. (AllAfrica)

Oshiomhole Returns From 'Exile,' Admits Seeing DSS

[Guardian] The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, who quietly slipped out of the country last week, yesterday, returned from the United Kingdom. (AllAfrica)

Onyekuru Ecstatic Over Super Eagles' Call Up

[Guardian] Everton Football Club of England striker, Henry Onyekuru, is ecstatic over his call up for national duties against the Cranes of Uganda, and the Bafana Bafana of South Africa. (AllAfrica)

PDP Charges Osinbajo to Explain Alleged N33 Billion Intervention Fund

[Guardian] Abuja -The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to provide answers to the N33bn corruption allegation made by the House of Representatives in its recent investigation. (AllAfrica)

Enugu - As National Assembly Candidates Prepare for Campaigns

[Guardian] The Stage is set for political campaigns after intricate primaries that threw up candidates for the National Assembly election. (AllAfrica)

2019 - Opposition Insists Government Using SIPs to Induce Votes

[Guardian] Abuja -With allegations that the timing of the Federal Government's TraderMoni, an aspect of Social Investment Programmes (SIPs) was deliberately planned to coincide with electioneering, thus enabling the All Progressives Congress (APC) to reap undue advantage unrelenting, government has stepped up efforts to deny the insinuations. (AllAfrica)

Kashamu - We'll Retrieve Ogun From Impostors - PDP

[Guardian] Abuja -Following the display of names of candidates of the Buruji Kashamu faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ogun State Chapter by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the main faction of the party, yesterday, assured members that the party is already in court to vacate the order. (AllAfrica)

Kogi West 2019 - Choice of Party, Experience and Work Done Will Determine the Votes

[Guardian] The scenario playing out in Kogi West Senatorial District ahead of February 2019 is the perfect example of the fluid nature of the party system in this clime. In 2015, Senator Smart Adeyemi was of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while Senator Dino Melaye was of the All Progressives Congress (APC). They have swapped parties, going into the 2019 polls. In the 2015 episode, Melaye won on the platform of the APC. However, in 2019, he would contest to retain his seat as candidate of the PDP. Similarly, his o (AllAfrica)

The Bounty That Is Film Africa

[Guardian] The Royal African Society's Film Africa festival now in its 8th year, is held annually across various cinemas in London. It presents a fair summary of promising and recognized talents from the continent's actors and filmmakers. (AllAfrica)

Ogbozinne-Akpugo, Enugu Community Unsettled By Monarch's Murder

[Guardian] Enugu -Four months after many indigenes of Ogbozinne-Akpugo Autonomous Community in Nkanu West Council of Enugu State fled their homes for safety, following the crisis that climaxed with the killing of their traditional ruler, Igwe Stephen Nnaji Nwatu on June 11, 2018, the community is still a ghost town. (AllAfrica)

ASUU, Strike and Future of Education

[Guardian] When will the Federal Government honour its own agreement with the academic staff of public universities in Nigeria? When will the academic staff too think out of the box called industrial action that has literally paralysed academic activities in Nigeria? When will governments at all levels pay attention to robust investment in education in the country beyond meretricious declaration of emergency on education? When will the authorities understand that there is a correlation between quality in education an (AllAfrica)

Oshiomhole Returns, Opens Up On DSS Quiz

[Daily Trust] Lagos and Abuja -The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, returned to the country yesterday and opened up on his encounter with officers of the Department of State Services (DSS). (AllAfrica)

How Kebbi Lost 80% of Rice to Flood

[Daily Trust] Birnin Kebbi -It was mixed feelings as farmers in the various rice-producing communities in Kebbi State began harvest of their rain-fed rice. (AllAfrica)

How We Outsmarted Boko Haram to Become Undergraduates - - Survivors

[Vanguard] For John Ayuba, Nathan Ibrahim and Marcus Ali, all inmates of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Uhogua in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State, life has somewhat been good to them. For years, the trios, from Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, were constantly moving from one place to the other in search of safety and a suitable place to further their studies. (AllAfrica)

2019 Elections - INEC Sets Up Committee for Benue IDPs, Others

[Guardian] Makurdi -The participation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in 2019 elections has been further guaranteed, as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, said it had set up a special committee to work out legal registration and voting frameworks for the displaced. (AllAfrica)

Ondo Assembly Sacks Speaker, Deputy

[Guardian] Akure -- It's To Restore Sanity In Our Affairs, Nothing To Do With Akeredolu's Impeachment - Olotu (AllAfrica)

Ogun Plans 150,000 Bags of Mitros Rice in December

[Guardian] Ogun State government has concluded plans to roll out about 150,000 bags of its MITROS Rice, for the Yuletide, as part of efforts to ensure food security in the state. (AllAfrica)

PCN Seals 487 Unregistered Shops in Taraba

[Guardian] Jalingo -The Director, Inspection and Monitoring of Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, Anthonia O. Aruya has expressed dismay at the proliferation of medicine stores in Taraba State without due recognition of laid down guidelines. (AllAfrica)

At Poultry Show, Pan Seeks Government Investment

[Guardian] Abeokuta -Rising from a three-day 'Nigeria Poultry Show,' organised by the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), in Abeokuta, Ogun State, participants have urged government, at all levels to invest heavily in the sector and also create conducive environment for private sector to invest. (AllAfrica)

... Trust Fund Challenges Ayokunle's Right to Appoint Coordinator

[Vanguard] THE Christian Association of Nigeria Trust Fund has expressed dismay at reports that a new coordinator has been appointed for the CAN Trust Fund, saying such act only confirms fears of manipulations and intrigues set in motion by the CAN president to destabilize, frustrate, destroy and eventually illegally dismantle the current structure of the CAN Trust Fund and put in place one that would be pliable to him. (AllAfrica)

PDP's Meeting in Dubai Is Not Good Optics

[Vanguard] The city of Dubai is a very artificial city. It is literally carved out of the desert. That fact alone, makes it one of the great modern wonders of the world, fit to join such achievements of the human mind, as the city of Alexandria, first laid out by Ptolemy I from a swamp. Alexandria is the classical example of our contemporary Dubai. (AllAfrica)

Curbing Excesses of Fraudulent Estate Agents

[Guardian] In December 2017, an estate agent, Wasiu Mufutau was arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for defrauding three persons who needed his services. (AllAfrica)

A Fortnight of Tennis Mixed Grill

[Guardian] The NextGen Tournament heads for the final in Milano as the top eight ranked male players gather in London for the ATP Tour Grand Finale, while the female players from Czech Republic and the United States are in Prague, for the final of the Federation Cup. (AllAfrica)

Family Blames Fedpoly Nekede for Son's Death, Alleges Negligence

[Guardian] Aged parents of Isaac Emmanuel Jeremiah, a Computer Engineering student of Federal Polytechnic (FEDPOLY), Nekede, Imo State, who died on October 11, 2018, at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), are demanding immediate answers concerning why their 33-year-old son was left unattended to by the school authority, and instead brought to Lagos unaccompanied. (AllAfrica)

The Power to Get Wealth (I)

[Vanguard] We will be required to give God a fulsome account of how we spent the resources he put in our hands here on earth. (AllAfrica)

Okitipupa Oil Palm Workers End Strike

[Guardian] Peace and stable labour activities have finally returned to the embattled Okitipupa Oil Palm Company (OOPC), Okitipupa, Ondo State, crippled for months by strike carried out by a section of its workforce -- the cutters and harvesters. (AllAfrica)

Tiwa Savage Wins for Africa at MTV Awards 2018

[Guardian] Just when the dust she raised with her Fever video featuring Wizkid was beginning to settle, Tiwa Sagave returned to spotlight once again, winning the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMAs) in the Best African Act category. (AllAfrica)