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Atiku Promises 'Millions of Jobs' in Benue

[Daily Trust] The People's Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has promised to create millions of jobs for the unemployed in Benue State if voted into power on February 16. (AllAfrica)

NECO Releases 2018 Ssce Results

[Vanguard] ... records 62.48% 5 Credits in English, Maths (AllAfrica)

Buhari - We'll Continue to Chase Looters

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said only God can punish those who abused public trust and looted the country's resources under the previous administration, but that his administration will continue to go after them. (AllAfrica)

PDP Asks ICC to Arrest El-Rufai Over 'Body Bags" Remarks

[Guardian] Port Harcourt and Lagos -The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the International Criminal Court of Justice (ICCJ) in Hague (Netherlands) to immediately arrest Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, for prosecution over remarks that threatened the international election observers. (AllAfrica)

Maiduguri Central Mosque Commissioned After 33 Years

[Daily Trust] The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar III, yesterday led 20 emirs to commission the Maiduguri Central Mosque, completed by the Governor Kashim Shettima administration after 33 years of its commencement. (AllAfrica)

Aisha Buhari Drums Support for President, Bindow in Yola

[Guardian] Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has called on Adamawa state residents to vote for her husband, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election slated for next Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Catholic Church Urges Electorates to Vote Out Non-Performing Politicians

[Guardian] The Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos has urged the electorate to check the track record of those vying for political offices in the general elections before casting their votes for them. (AllAfrica)

Fulani Youths Endorse Buhari, Promise to Deliver 11 Million Votes

[Guardian] Ahead of next Saturday's presidential election, Fulani youth groups from across the country, yesterday, endorsed the second term bid of President Muhammadu Buhari. (AllAfrica)

Elections - Top Kaduna PDP Politician Caught On Video Inciting Violence

[Premium Times] A Kaduna politician has been caught on video inciting violence against those who "betray" his party. (AllAfrica)

Play Roles to Enhance Peaceful Polls, FCT Minister Tells Civil Servants

[Daily Trust] The Minister of the FCT, Muhammad Musa Bello, has called on civil servants in the territory to play roles that will promote peaceful elections in the territory. (AllAfrica)

Debate - Nigeria Isn't Buying Into Africa's Free-Trade Area - but Should

[The Conversation Africa] In March 2018, 44 African countries took perhaps the most significant step yet to advance a vision for greater intra-African trade by signing the Framework Agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). By January 2019, that number had grown to 49 out of the 55 AU member states, of which 16 had completed steps to ratify the agreement. The ambitious project seeks to remove tariffs on 90% of the goods traded between the signatories to the agreement, and gradually eliminate other non-tariff ba (AllAfrica)

Electoral Board Extends PVC Collection Deadline

[Premium Times] The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the deadline for the collection of permanent voters cards (PVC) by three days. (AllAfrica)

Mob Kills Man After He Hacked Mother to Death in Enugu

[Premium Times] The police command in Enugu State says it has begun investigation into the killing of a man, who allegedly hacked his mother to death. (AllAfrica)

Nantiere Places 45th At Lagos City Marathon

[Ghanaian Times] Matthew Vikuba Nantiere, winner of the 2018 Kwahu Mountain Marathon, placed 45th in the just ended Access Bank Lagos City Marathon held in Nigeria, over the weekend. (AllAfrica)

As PVC Collection Ends Today

[Daily Trust] The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would today end the issuing of Permanent Voters' Cards (PVCs) to Nigerians. INEC's National Commissioner and Chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee Mr Festus Okoye had earlier said the deadline for the collection of PVCs was Feb. 8. (AllAfrica)

Atiku Raises the Alarm of Plot to Arrest Key Associates

[Vanguard] Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday, raised the alarm over an alleged plot to arrest some of his key associates in the run-up to the election. (AllAfrica)

Sweet, Sweet Strawberries On the Plateau

[Daily Trust] Plateau State's unique weather makes it possible to grow various fruits and vegetables that once seemed impossible to Nigerians. In a little over a decade, strawberries have become domesticated in Nigeria, thanks to the zeal and tenacity of some farmers. The sight of women standing by roadsides, selling strawberries, has become common. Jacol village, Chaha, and others in K. Vom district of Plateau's Jos South LGA, are the predominant communities where the fruit is grown. (AllAfrica)

9mobile Shines As 'Telecom Company of the Year 2018'

[Guardian] Nigeria's telecommunication company, 9mobile, has been conferred the 'Telecom Company of the Year 2018' award by Leadership Group Limited, publishers of Leadership newspaper, in recognition of its resilience and stability in the face of challenges over the past two years. (AllAfrica)

'Use Social Media Positively, Judiciously'

[Guardian] At the end of the week-long Social Media Week (SMW), Lagos 2019, influencers, activists, bloggers and other users of the platforms have been urged to show decency online. (AllAfrica)

2019 - Ekiti Monarch Charges Politicians Not to Overheat Polity With Hate Campaigns

[Guardian] Ado-Ekiti -A frontline monarch in Ekiti State, the Ogoga of lkere kingdom, Oba Adejimi Adu Alagbado has cautioned politicians seeking for votes not to overheat the polity through hate campaigns, warning that Nigeria cannot afford to go to war again. (AllAfrica)

NPFL 'New Boys' Gasping for Breath

[Daily Trust] As the 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League season enters week 8 this weekend, the four newly promoted clubs, Gombe United, Remo Stars, Bendel Insurance and Kada City are literally gasping for air as they struggle to cope with life in the topflight. (AllAfrica)

Atiku - I'll Hand Over to Younger Nigerians

[Daily Trust] The presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has promised to work to hand over power to the younger generation if elected. He said yesterday at a rally in Calabar that if he becomes president next Saturday, he would be the last aged president in the country. (AllAfrica)

Learning From the Arab Spring

[Daily Trust] One man changed the history of the world by setting himself on fire. The Tunisian, Mohammed Bouazizi, was unable to find work and had to make ends meet by selling fruits at a roadside stand. On December 17, 2010 a municipal inspector confiscated his wares. An hour later, he doused himself with petrol and set himself on fire. His death on January 4, 2011 brought together various groups dissatisfied with the existing system in Tunisia: the unemployed, political and human rights activists, trade unionists, st (AllAfrica)

How Osinbajo Deployed Unique Campaign Style

[Daily Trust] Like he has done in the past few months, throughout the week Vice President Yemi Osinbajo continued his door-to-door campaign in various states. Tagged 'family chats', he is usually greeted by crowds in every community or town he visits, as he interacts with potential voters from all regions, eagerly trying to catch a glimpse of him. (AllAfrica)

Flying Eagles Book World Cup Ticket, Beat Junior Mena 1-0

[Guardian] Nigeria National U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, yesterday booked a ticket to Poland 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, beating a resilient Junior Mena of Niger Republic 1-0. (AllAfrica)

Magu Decries Illicit Financial Flows, Vote-Buying During Elections

[Guardian] Abuja -The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has condemned the increasing wave of illicit financial flows and vote buying during elections in the country.He spoke in Lagos during a round table with managing directors of financial institutions in Nigeria with the theme: "Roles and Obligations of Managing Directors of Banks in Nigeria in Curbing Vote Buying During Election, Illicit Financial Flows and Other Related Matters in Nigeria". (AllAfrica)

R-I Records Set to Launch Afro-Rap for Nigerians, UK

[Guardian] A United Kingdom-based record label, R-I Records is set to launch 'Afro-Rap', a new music genre, which is a combination of Afrobeat and rap for global acceptability, especially the Nigerian and U.K music markets. (AllAfrica)

Ohanaeze to Buhari - Don't Lose Sleep Over Endorsement of Atiku

[Guardian] Abuja -A factional group of Ohanaeze Ndigbo socio-cultural group yesterday met with President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja where they tendered apologies to him for its earlier endorsement of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in next week's election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. (AllAfrica)

FCT REC Releases Emergency Phone Numbers

[Daily Trust] The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in charge of the FCT, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has released phone numbers to help those having difficulty locating their collection centres. (AllAfrica)

PDP Will Resist Rigging, Fake Results - Secondus

[Daily Trust] The National Chairman of the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Uche Secondus, yesterday said the party would resist any form of rigging and declaration of fictitious results in the coming elections. (AllAfrica)

Why My Mission To the United States Matters

[Premium Times] ...I am certain that if I am successful in selling...Nigeria to the world, the world will come to Nigeria for business. That is why I am in America. Because I believe in JOBS -- Jobs, Opportunity, Being United and Security and it is time Nigeria and all Nigerians finally have the opportunity to realise their true potentials. (AllAfrica)