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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)

13 Million Out-of-School Children, a Time Bomb

[Daily Trust] The Life Builders Initiative (LBI), a Non-Governmental Organisation, has raised alarm over the 13 million out-of-school children in Nigeria, saying it is a time bomb that could consume the country in the next few years. (AllAfrica)

Federal Road Maintenance Agency Needs R33 Million

[This Day] A federal lawmaker and Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Hon. Femi Bamisile, has appealed to the federal government to release N12 billion to the agency to put Nigeria's roads back to good shape in this Yuletide. The All Progressives Congress lawmaker, representing Ekiti South Federal Constituency II, also urged the Minister of Works, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, to try and have a full grasp of the happeninngs on Nigerian roads, rather than saying the complai (AllAfrica)

Qdot Gifts Mum House On Her Birthday

[Vanguard] Awards winning indigenous singer and 'Gbese' crooner, Qudus Fakoya Oluwadamilare, popularly known as Qdot, during the week, surprised his mum, Mrs Folasade, with a magnificent house to celebrate her birthday. (AllAfrica)

Cleric Counsels Muslim Faithful On Peaceful Coexistence

[Vanguard] Alhaji Maruf Ajetunmobi,the Amir of Ijede Central Mosque,Ikorodu, has enjoined Muslim faithful to use the Eid-el-Maulud celebration to promote peace, unity and love for one another. (AllAfrica)

Over 2 Million Children to Be Vaccinated

[This Day] Over 2 million children in Benue State are to be vaccinated during the 2019 integrated measles and meningitis campaign to hold from 16th to 23rd November, 2019 in the 277 wards across the 23 local government areas of Benue State. Executive Secretary, State Primary Health Care Board, Dr. Bem Ageda disclosed this during a media orientation meeting in Makurdi yesterday saying that both measles and meningitis immunisations so were to run concurrently. Ageda said a total of 1,108,990 children between the ages o (AllAfrica)

How Nollywood Can Curb Internet Crimes - Kenneth Okonkwo

[Premium Times] Kenneth Okonkwo, a Nollywood veteran, landed his breakout role as Andy in the 1992 classic, 'Living in Bondage'. About 27 years after, he secured a major role in the movie's sequel which was directed by Ramsey Nouah. (AllAfrica)

Agenda for New NCAA Director General

[This Day] With the appointment of a new Director General for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, industry stakeholders are demanding the consolidation of air safety and autonomy of the agency.  (AllAfrica)

Aid Workers Question USAID Counter-Terror Clause in Nigeria

[The New Humanitarian] The restrictions are 'inconsistent with, in capital letters, humanitarian principles'. (AllAfrica)

How Fellow Artistes Abandoned Me in My Moment of Need - Salawa Abeni

[Premium Times] After more than four decades as a performing artiste, Queen of Waka music, Salawa Abeni, is not a pushover in the Nigerian entertainment scene. (AllAfrica)

IG Approves New Posting of DIGs

[This Day] The Inspector General of Police (IG), Mohammed Adamu, Thursday approved the posting of the recently promoted Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIGs). (AllAfrica)

1.2 Million Civilians Trapped in Territories Controlled By Boko Haram - UN

[Premium Times] About 1.2 million civilians are trapped and have been denied access to humanitarian aid and services in two local government areas now largely under the control of Boko Haram, Edward Kallon, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, said. (AllAfrica)

Dangote to Renovate Abuja National Stadium

[Daily Trust] The minister of youths and sports development, Mr Sunday Dare has revealed that Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote is set to renovate the Main Bowl of the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja. (AllAfrica)

Why Boko Haram Insurgency Persists - Minister

[Premium Times] The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, has blamed the failure to end the Boko Haram war on "poor management" of strategy on the part of the military and other international humanitarian agencies working in North-east Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria Convicts 890 People in 2019 Anti-Corruption War - Officials

[Premium Times] The federal government has made over N200 billion from final forfeiture cases in 2019, the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, said while highlighting the successes of the government's anti-corruption war. (AllAfrica)

Trevor Noah to Produce Film On 8-Year-Old Nigerian Chess Prodigy

[Premium Times] Television host and comedian, Trevor Noah, is developing a film about Tanitoluwa 'Tani' Adewumi, the eight-year-old Nigerian chess prodigy. (AllAfrica)

Twitter Employees Charged With Spying As CEO Jack Arrives Nigeria

[Premium Times] Saudi Arabian authorities allegedly paid at least two insiders at Twitter to access crucial personal data of the country's dissident users, according to a federal complaint filed by the United States. (AllAfrica)

Twitter Boss, Jack Arrives Nigeria

[This Day] Boss of social media platform, Twitter, Jack Dorsey, Thursday arrived in Nigeria. He announced his arrival via his verified Twitter handle. Dorsey tweeted, "So grateful to be finally in Nigeria." (AllAfrica)

China Completes Satellite TV Installation in 1,000 Villages in Nigeria

[Vanguard] The initiative of the Chinese Government granting access to Satellite TV for 1,000 villages across all 774 local governments in Nigeria which started in 2017 has been completed and handed over to the government. (AllAfrica)

Military Hands Over 86 Boko Haram Child Fighters to Borno Govt for Rehabilitation

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Nigerian military has handed over 86 Book Haram child soldiers who surrendered to troops in Borno State to the state government for subsequent rehabilitation. (AllAfrica)

Yellow Fever Outbreak Claims 29 Lives in Bauchi

[Premium Times] An outbreak of yellow fever has killed at least 29 people in Bauchi State, the state has said. (AllAfrica)

Briton Involved in Controversial P&ID Contract Charged in Nigeria

[Premium Times] The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, granted N500 million bail to a British national, James Nolan, who was found culpable in the controversial contract award to Process and Industrial Development Limited (P&ID). (AllAfrica)

AFC to Invest U.S.$450 Million in Automation of Customs Operations for Border Security

[This Day] Abuja -The African Finance Corporation (AFC) Thursday revealed its plan to invest the sum $450 million for the complete automation of the operations of the Nigerian Customs Services (NCS) within 12 months. (AllAfrica)

Dickson's N100 Billion Airport Runway Not Properly Built, Oshiomhole Alleges

[This Day] Abuja -The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has accused the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, of wasting about N100 billion on the construction of poor runway for the state's airport. (AllAfrica)

Osinbajo's Security Personnel Beat Up Vanguard Photojournalist in Presidential Villa

[This Day] Abuja -The security aides of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Thursday at the Presidential Villa, beat up Vanguard's photojournalist, Mr. Abayomi Adesida, while covering an event attended by the vice president in the State House Conference Centre. (AllAfrica)

Travelers Lament Check-in Delays

[This Day] Outbound travelers from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos have been complaining about delays caused by the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) personnel who obstruct their check-in process, while screening for agro commodities. (AllAfrica)

Resident Doctors Issue 21-Day Strike Notice to El-Rufai

[This Day] The Association of Resident Doctors has issued a 21-day strike notice to Kaduna State Government to implement agreements it reached with the association two years ago. (AllAfrica)

Violence As Soldiers Invade Lagos Market, Chase Away Traders

[Premium Times] Armed soldiers on Friday morning invaded the Jakande market in Ketu, Lagos State, chasing away traders. (AllAfrica)

Timi Dakolo, Emeli Sandé Collaborate On New Song

[Premium Times] Nigerian music star, Timi Dakolo, has collaborated with award-winning British singer, Emeli Sandé, on new song 'Merry Christmas Darling'. (AllAfrica)

Osinbajo to Attend Ecowas Extraordinary Summit On Guinea Bissau

[Vanguard] Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will on Friday attend an Extraordinary ECOWAS summit in the Republic of Niger, put together to address the crisis in Guinea Bissau. (AllAfrica)

'Islamic State' Group Attacks Three Borno Towns

[This Day] Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters on Thursday, carried out deadly attacks on military formations and civilians in three towns in Borno State - Gubio, Gajiganna and Gajiram, killing six soldiers and a civilian militia leader, security sources and residents told AFP. (AllAfrica)