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Shehu Shagari Dies At 93

[Leadership] Former President Shehu Shagari has died at the age of 93. He died yesterday at the National Hospital, Abuja. (AllAfrica)

Islamic State-Linked Militants 'Seize Nigeria's Baga Town'

[Vanguard] Militants linked to the Islamic State (IS) group have hoisted their flag in a Nigerian town after seizing control of it, three residents have told the BBC. (AllAfrica)

Inside Story of How and Why Atiku Left Nigeria Customs 30 Years Ago

[Premium Times] About six weeks to the 2019 presidential election, most Nigerians are probably unaware of the circumstances under which one of the frontrunners, Atiku Abubakar, left his first public service career 30 years ago. (AllAfrica)

You'll Not Regret Trusting Me, Buhari Tells Nigerians

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday flagged off his campaign for re-election in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, with a promise not to fail Nigerians. (AllAfrica)

Despite Evidence, Nigeria Police Insists No Officer Deserted, Dismissed

[Premium Times] The Nigeria police continued their schemes to cover up the desertion of at least 167 officers on Friday, dismissing own internal documents to claim that none of the officers was dismissed as reported by PREMIUM TIMES. (AllAfrica)

Campaign - Eight PDP Members Die in Car Crash - Party Official

[Premium Times] The Benue State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said eight of its members had died in a road accident while traveling for a campaign rally in the state. (AllAfrica)

Dust Haze Weather to Prevail On Saturday - Nimet

[Premium Times] The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted dust haze to moderate dust haze weather conditions with reduced visibility over most parts of the country on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Boko Haram Is Broken, but Not Finished

[Daily Trust] Since 2015, Boko Haram's capacity to carry out daring attacks especially on civilian populations has greatly diminished. Of recent, it mostly carries out isolated attacks in the fringes of the Lake Chad in far Northern part of Borno, on the borders of the lake, Niger and Cameroon Republics. Though there are occasional attacks along the Sambisa and Alagarno forests axis, military and civilian authorities as well as locals all agree that Boko Haram's ability to inflict serious damage has been greatly reduced (AllAfrica)

Kenyan Billionaire Invests in Nigeria's Kobo

[The Exchange] The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has capitalised a USD6 million equity investment in Kobo360 Inc, a tech-enabled e-logistics platform in Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Ekiti Govt Sets Up Committee to Implement Supreme Court Judgement On Ilejemeje Lga

[Premium Times] The Ekiti State Government has begun the process of implementing the December 15 judgment of the Supreme Court on the relocation of the headquarters of Ilejemeje local government area. (AllAfrica)

Falcons Have 8 Build-Up Matches - Pinnick

[Vanguard] President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Melvin Pinnick has affirmed that the Super Falcons will play at least eight matches in their build-up to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. (AllAfrica)

Shehu Shagari a Rare Gem - Ishaku

[Vanguard] Jalingo - Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku has described the death of the first executive president of the country, Shehu Shagari as a colossal loss at a time the nation was gearing up for the 2019 general elections. (AllAfrica)

Police Dismiss 121 for Absconding From Deployment Against Boko Haram

[Premium Times] The police have dismissed 121 of at least 167 police officers who absconded from a counterterrorism training facility to avoid deployment against Boko Haram insurgents last week, PREMIUM TIMES can report. (AllAfrica)

What to Call Africans Living in Kenya

[Nation] What do Nigerians call themselves after having lived in Kenya for five years? (AllAfrica)

The Curious Murder of Alex Badeh

[Guardian] Again the country has been thrown into another cycle of mourning by the brutal murder of Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd). There was a report at press time that the police detectives had arrested some suspects on the curious murder some actually reported as suspected assassination. This happened despite a retinue of security operatives that usually accompanied him. In the lethal attack, which occurred near a village called Gitata along Keffi-Bade road, he was the sole victim.This tragedy is too much for (AllAfrica)

Four Matches to Watch This Weekend

[Premium Times] Liverpool v Arsenal @Anfield @6:30pm on December 29 (AllAfrica)

Hajj Commission Urges Saudi Arabia to Employ Nigerians for Pilgrims' Services

[Daily Trust] The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has requested Saudi Arabia's United Agents to employ Nigerians legally resident in the kingdom as part of the workforce serving Nigerian pilgrims during Hajj. (AllAfrica)

700 Bags of Cement Responsible for Collapse of 7-Storey Building in Rivers - Commissioner

[Vanguard] Port Harcourt -The Commissioner for Special Duties in Rivers State, Dr. John Bazia, has said that the seven-storey building which collapsed in Port Harcourt on November 23, 2018, was because of over 700 bags of cement stacked in the building. (AllAfrica)

Abule-Egba Pipeline Fire - Police Arrest Four Suspects, Declare Ringleader Wanted

[Premium Times] The Lagos State Police Command, on Thursday, said it arrested four persons suspected to be involved in the NNPC pipeline vandalism at Abule-Egba, which resulted in a fire outbreak. (AllAfrica)

Why We Killed Ex-Defence Chief, Alex Badeh - Suspect

[Daily Trust] A suspect arrested allegedly for killing a former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd) yesterday said the general was killed because they got a tip-off that he was bringing money to pay for a newly purchased land. (AllAfrica)

Crimes Commission Secures 312 Convictions In 2018

[Premium Times] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has secured no fewer than 312 convictions between January and December 24, 2018. (AllAfrica)

'Nigeria Is the Only Producer of High-Voltage Cables in West Africa'

[Guardian] In the whole of West Africa, Nigeria is the only producer of high-voltage cables and the sixth country to adopt the technology in the Africa.The Managing Director, Coleman Wires and Cables Limited, George Onafowokan, said this in an interview on Wednesday.He attributed its growth in the sector to many factors, including: strategic planning, commitment, perseverance, training, skilled workforce, Nigerian Content Act and support of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB). (AllAfrica)

Boko Haram Reportedly Takes Control of Baga After Attack On Military Base

[Premium Times] Reports coming from credible sources indicate that Boko Haram terrorists may have taken control of Baga town, following series of heated battle with Nigerian soldiers. (AllAfrica)

PDP Asks Buhari to Clarify Role in Alleged Family Fraud

[Guardian] - Claim baseless without facts, EFCC petition, say UPE, YCE (AllAfrica)

Police Threatening Our Members' Lives in Kano, Shiites Allege

[Guardian] Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) have accused the Police in Kano State of threatening their lives over their continued clamour for the release of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky. (AllAfrica)

Collapsed Building - Judicial Panel Quizzes Three Rivers Commissioners

[Leadership] The Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the collapse of a seven-storey building under construction in Port Harcourt, yesterday quizzed three serving commissioners in the cabinet of Rivers State Governor, Chief Ezenwo Nyesom Wike. (AllAfrica)

Nigerians and Their Banks

[Leadership] MC&A Digest team members are not bankers, and we respect professionals so much, we do speak other people's language. One of the beautiful things about professionalism is the peculiarity of language. The lawyers would even pride themselves as "learned colleagues" in addition. From medicine, through farming, insurance and even advertising as it is traditionally referred, all pride their expertise on the peculiarity of their language. Whether one likes it or not, these peculiar posturing expressed in excl (AllAfrica)

CAN Condemns El-Rufai's Threat to Arrest Pastor Enenche

[Leadership] The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has described Governor of Kaduna state Nasir el-Rufai claims to arraign the Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Dr Paul Enenche for "hate speech" as an outright condemnation of the fate that has befallen the Adara people and Christians in Southern Kaduna through creation of new emirates. (AllAfrica)

Michelle Voted Most Admired Woman, Ousting Clinton

[Premium Times] Immediate past U.S. First Lady, Michelle Obama, has been voted America's most admired woman in a Gallup poll, ousting Hillary Clinton from the top spot for the first time in 17 years. (AllAfrica)

Miss Congo Wins Miss Africa Beauty Pageant

[Premium Times] Miss Congo, Dorcas Kasinde, has won the 2018 Miss Africa Beauty Pageant hosted by the Cross River Government. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria's Super Eagles Continent's Fourth Best Team

[This Day] Nigeria's senior national soccer team, the Super Eagles ended 2018 as the fourth best team in the continent. (AllAfrica)