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Here is the major news summary from Nigerian newspapers online today being 14th of November 2019 of breaking news, trending news in Nigeria, and breaking top news in Naija today for the Nigeria News today headlines.

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APC crisis: Ex-Abia guber aspirant, Ukauwa calls for suspension of Okorocha over attacks on Oshiomohole

Ambassador Chidike Ukauwa, a governorship aspirant at the just concluded primary election of the All Progressives Congress, APC, held in Abia state, has called for immediate disciplinary action against the Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, over his continued vituperation on the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomohole.

FG vows to complete ongoing housing projects

The minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has reiterated the commitment of the federal government to complete ongoing housing projects across the country under the ministerial pilot housing scheme.

He stated this in Kano on Tuesday while declaring open a four-day annual management retreat of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria.

 

N-POWER: We’ll expand to accommodate one million Nigerians – Osinbajo

Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has said the N-Power programme of the Federal Government will be expanded to accommodate one million beneficiaries in the next phase.

The vice-president said that N-Power was borne out of the growing need for government’s direct intervention in job creation.

Sokoto deputy Governor resigns

The deputy Governor of Sokoto state, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto has resigned.

Ahmed is the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state and he is expected to contest against his former boss, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, who may fly the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the gubernatorial poll in 2019 elections.

FG Assures Stakeholders No Further Postponement of 19th National Sports Festival

The Federal Government has reassured sports stakeholders in the country that the 19th National Sports Festival will hold as scheduled in Abuja from December 6.

There has been heightened fear that the games might be postponed again in view of lack of activities from the Federal Capital Territory, the host of the NSF.

Atseye, Other Top Seeds Cruise into Second Round

Rainoil Open Tennis Championship defending champion, Henry Atseye and the women’s singles title holder, Sarah Adegoke cruised easily into the second round of the week-long tennis fiesta taking place at the tennis section of Ikoyi Club 1938 in Lagos.

Atseye beat youngster Abayomi Philip 6-2, 6-3 to book a second round berth against the winner of the match between Chinedu Iwuagbu and Charles Nwandu.

12-year-old Girl Kidnapped In Kwara, Found In Ekiti

A 12-year-old girl, identified as Tawa Taiwo reportedly kidnapped in Kwara State has been found in Ekiti state.

Our correspondent learned that Tawa, who was said to have been kidnapped in Ilorin, Kwara State, was found in Oye-Ekiti, headquarters of Oye local government area of Ekiti State on Monday.

She is however, being kept in safe custody at Oye-Ekiti Police Station as of the time of filing this report.

The former President spoke on Monday while playing host to members of a Non-Governmental Organisation, Friends of Democracy, at his residence inside the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Lagos Govt. Approves Use Of Hijab In Schools

The Lagos State Government has approved the use of hijab in public secondary schools in the state.

The state government in a circular dated 13 November, 2019 with the heading: “Re: Use of Hijab in Lagos Public School.” issued and signed by O. A Olukoya approved the use of hijab in schools.

The circular conveyed the government’s approval of the outcome, recommendations of the panel on the use of Hijab and urged compliance.

 

PDP, Atiku struggling to raise campaign funds –APC Dep spokesperson

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, are facing serious difficulties raising funds for the 2019 presidential election campaigns.

 

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PDP alleges plot by APC, Presidency to manipulate Kwara by-election

The Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday alleged that the ruling All Progressives Congress and the Presidency are planning to use security agents to intimidate voters and rig the Irepodun/Ekiti/Oke-Ero/Isin Federal Constituency by-election in Kwara State scheduled for Saturday.

The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, made the allegation in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja.

334,000 policemen policing Nigeria, says IG Idris

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has said that about 334,000 policemen are currently policing Nigeria.

Idris said this on Tuesday in Abuja at the 2019 Safe School Leadership Empowerment Conference and Awards.

He was represented by CP Olusegun Odumosu of the Inspectorate Department at the Force Headquarters.

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