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Things Getting Out of Hand - Aisha Buhari

[Daily Trust] The First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, has alerted that things are getting out of hand in the country, noting that her husband alone cannot handle the challenges of the nation and admonished the political class to work together to bail the country of out of the challenges. (AllAfrica)

Controversy Rages Over Family Found Dead in Makurdi

[Daily Trust] Makurdi -In the early hours of Friday, November 22, 2019, a man, his pregnant wife, and their five-year-old son were found dead in their home at the North Bank suburb of Makurdi. (AllAfrica)

Buhari Has Come to Make Nigeria Better ― Femi Adeshina

[Vanguard] The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari was on Friday presented the Man of Integrity Award. (AllAfrica)

Why Senate Under Saraki Rejected Buhari's U.S.$30 Billion Loan Request - Ex-Senator

[Premium Times] A former lawmaker, Shehu Sani, said the eight Senate rejected President Muhammadu Buhari's loan request to save Nigeria from sinking into the dark gully of a perpetual debt trap. (AllAfrica)

Appeal Court Affirms Bala Mohammed's Election as Bauchi Governor

[Premium Times] The Court of Appeal in Jos, on Friday, dismissed the appeal challenging the electoral victory of Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State. (AllAfrica)

FG Restates Commitment to Collaborate With Private Sector for Economic Growth

[This Day] The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo has restated government's commitment to collaborate with the private sector in key business areas, and proffer viable solutions to challenges bedeviling the nation's economy. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria's Existence Threatened By Religious, Tribal, Ethnic Tensions - Osinbajo

[This Day] Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday lamented that Nigeria's existence was being threatened by religious and tribal tensions. (AllAfrica)

FG Insists on Adoke's Extradition Despite Holes in Demand

[This Day] Abuja -The Federal Government is unrelenting in the demand for the extradition of a former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke, who is being held by the International Police (Interpol) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). (AllAfrica)

Don Jazzy Reloads Mavin Records

[This Day] To further boost productivity and the creativity of his team, Mavin Records boss, Don Jazzy, unveils multimillion naira workspaces, writes Ferdinand Ekechukwu (AllAfrica)

Emefiele Projects 2.5% GDP Growth in 2020, Restates Commitment to Job Creation

[This Day] The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele yesterday predicted a 2.5 per cent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for Nigeria in the fourth quarter of 2019, up from the 2.28 per cent achieved in the third quarter. (AllAfrica)

Cholera - Commissioner Says 5 Die in Ogun

[Vanguard] No fewer than five persons were confirmed dead and 12 reported cases on Friday due to cholera at Lafenwa, Abeokuta North local council of Ogun. (AllAfrica)

Basketmouth, Nancy Isime, Praiz, Others Light Up DStv Festive Ad

[Vanguard] Ex-BBNaija stars, Khafi, Ike, Venita alongside TV Host Nancy Isime and Simi Drey, singer, Praiz and one of Africa's funniest men, Basketmouth have all come together to feature in one television commercial (TVC) - DStv Festive Ad. (AllAfrica)

We'll Ensure Absolute Security in Gulf of Guinea - Buhari

[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Malabo said leaders of neighbouring countries would work together and provide all necessary assistance to secure the Gulf of Guinea. (AllAfrica)

Since I Left PDP, Lot of Stones Casted at Me - Pastor Ize-Iyamu

[Vanguard] Benin -Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the 2016 governorship election in Edo state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu says since I left the PDP, a lot of stones have been cast at me. (AllAfrica)

Buhari's Course Mate Reveals What Many Didn't Know About Him

[Vanguard] Enugu -Juventus Chijioke Ojukwu is President Mohammadu Buhari's course mate in the 1962 set of the Nigeria Army. He was not reabsorbed into the Nigeria army after the Civil war but he later went to the House of Representatives in 1979, a stint that was aborted in 1983, interestingly by a military coup which involved Mohammadu Buhari who eventually became Head of State. (AllAfrica)

P&ID - How We Secured Variation of UK Court Order on U.S.$200 Million Deposit - Malami

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Federal Government, on Friday, said it has succeeded in securing variation of the United Kingdom court order that previously mandated it to make cash payment of $200million as security, pending the determination of the appeal it lodged against Process and Industrial Developments Limited, P&ID. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria Loses N5 Trillion to Fire in 4 Years

[Vanguard] For Nigeria's Federal Fire Service FFS, the saying is through that "when everyone else is running out, the firefighters are running in". (AllAfrica)

I'm Not Scared to Date or Marry an Actress - MC Fish

[Vanguard] Hype man and Master of Ceremony, Fisayo Michael better known as MC Fish has only just stepped on the scene but already making waves as one to watch. He is a MC with a difference who has headlined some A-list events, like the Hennessy Artistry but his love affair with popular actress, Anita Joseph is becoming something special which he's proud to shout about. (AllAfrica)

The Politician Who Used His Daughters as Baits

[Vanguard] Efe had been separated from her husband of 15 years before they both decided who had the custody of the children--three girls and a boy. Efe took the girls as they were all in their teens and Korede, her husband, took the son who was also a teenager. (AllAfrica)

Buhari to Launch Construction of New University in Daura

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday participate in a "ground breaking ceremony for the University of Transportation, Daura," his spokesperson has said. (AllAfrica)

NGO Holds Children's Awareness Initiative

[This Day] In fulfilling its goal of empowering women and girls, a non-government organisation (NGO), Live Abundantly, has held its 'Children's Awareness Initiative' to strengthen its impact in the society. (AllAfrica)

Construction on Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Gasline Begins Soon, Assures Buhari

[This Day] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that the federal government would soon commence the construction of the 600-kilometre Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline which is projected to move gas from the Southern part of the country to the North. (AllAfrica)

New Reality TV Show on Healthy Living

[This Day] A reality television show for promoting healthy living and fight against obesity while reaching out to Nigerians on the benefits of keeping fit is set to hit the Nigerian television airwaves. (AllAfrica)

Nigerian Girls Being Trafficked to Egypt - NAPTIP

[Daily Trust] Lagos -The Director General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, has expressed concern that a lot of Nigerian girls are being trafficked to Egypt. (AllAfrica)

N311 Million School Projects in Ruins Across FCT, Nasarawa

[Daily Trust] N570m UBEC projects untraceable Muazu Ibrahim, 9, attends Kofar Hausa Government Primary School in Keffi, Nasarawa State, North-Central, Nigeria. Although he goes to school in a clean uniform, Muazu usually returns home appearing scruffy because he learns in a dusty classroom. The classroom does not have furniture, so the pupils make stones their seats, (AllAfrica)

Minimum Wage - Governors' Body Language Unsettles Civil Servants

[Daily Trust] Months after the Federal Executive Council ratified the deal for full implementation of the new N30, 000 minimum wage and conclusion of negotiations on consequential adjustment of salaries of higher income earners with the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council, state governments are under enormous pressure to begin implementation, with some states still struggling to comply. (AllAfrica)

Abuja Art Week Debuts to Boost Culture, Tourism

[This Day] Abuja -Art lovers were treated to the best of art technology and music as the maiden edition of Abuja Art Week held recently in Abuja. The event brought together a selected group of galleries, organisations, artists and events all under one umbrella to network and socialise in an art environment. (AllAfrica)

FirstBank Partners Linda Ikeji's First Class Material Project

[This Day] FirstBank of Nigeria Limited has thrown its weight behind blogger, Linda Ikeji, in projecting the good images of Nigeria, through its television programmes, First Class Material that hits the screen during the week. (AllAfrica)

Why I Set Up a Record Label - Jeffery Owen

[This Day] Edo State born football star, Jeffery Owen has explained why he invested into the competitive Nigerian music industry. (AllAfrica)

Burna Boy's Anybody Gets Me On the Dance Floor - Fikayo Tomori

[Daily Trust] In case you are wondering what Chelsea FC defender Fikayo Tomori music playlist looks like, well this might give you a clue as to what the Canadian-born English professional footballer listen to. (AllAfrica)

Cardi B Is Headed to Nigeria and Ghana This December

[Daily Trust] Lagos -The 27-year-old Grammy award-winning rapper, Cardi B, has officially announced that she will be coming to Africa for the first time this December. (AllAfrica)