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Here is the major news summary from Nigerian newspapers online today being 15th of November 2019 of breaking news, trending news in Nigeria, and breaking top news in Naija today for the Nigeria News today headlines.

Nigeria News Today 2019 Nov 15th 2019

 

Five allegedly killed as two communities clash in Cross River

No fewer than five persons have been allegedly killed and several others missing in a communal clash that ensued between the people of Ebijakara, Ebom and Usumutong communities in Abi Local Government Area of Cross River State.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Wednesday when the people of Ebom, who had been refugees in Usumutong finally left to their ancestral home, Ebom.

DAILY POST gathered that the people of Ebijakar, who were driven from their ancestral home by Ebom people over thirteen years ago, decided to go back without informing their host; but the youths of Ebom resisted them from entering their ancestral home.

‘I will not die until you become president’ – Prof Ben Nwabueze tells Atiku

Chairman of The Patriots, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, SAN, on Wednesday said he believed former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, would lead the country to greatness.

The head of Igbo Leaders of Thought said this on Wednesday in Enugu when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate met with Igbo leaders.

Segun Sowunmi, spokesman of Atiku Presidential Campaign said Nwabueze got emotional during the meeting.

APC crisis: Senator Uzodinma gives detailed account of alleged $12m NPA contract

The Imo State All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has questioned his summon by the President Investigative Panel on Recovery of Public Property.

While denying reports that he was arrested by the panel, Uzodinma claimed that it was a clear case of witch-hunt.

Report emerged earlier in the week that the lawmaker was arrested by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel on Recovery of Public Property at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Abuja

Life inside Plateau’s IDP camp

There are about 1,116 children and 1,821 women crammed together inside the hall of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society, popularly known as Geo-Sciences IDP camp in Anguldi-Zawan, Jos south local government area of Plateau State.

The building which was once an event centre is now home to 3,526 displaced persons from Gashish district in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area who fled their homes in late June following the attack that claimed over 200 lives in the area.

5 arraigned for murder in Makurdi

Makurdi, Nov 14, 2019 (NAN) A Makurdi Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, remanded five accused persons, alleged to have murdered one Terwase Akpekorum.

The accused, all of whom hail from Mbakange in Vandeikya Local Government Area of Benue, are: Ahangba Kwaghime, Denenongo Kwaghime, Kyemum Atom, Anders After and Tyolumun Atom.

Corruption: Foundation Tasks Govt on State of Education, Infrastructure

The Executive Director, Akin Fadeyi Foundation (AFF), Mr. Akin Fadeyi has called on the Nigerian government to as a matter of urgency, declare a state of emergency in the education sector, upgrade infrastructure, modernize learning environment and re-orientate students to have a sense of dignity and self-respect.

He said if this is not done, the Nigerian youths who constitute more than 60 per cent of the population would be mentally and psychologically dehumanised and turn around to endanger the society making it ungovernable.

Naira Gains 50 Kobo Against Dollar At Parallel Market

The naira on Wednesday gained 50 kobo to exchange at N361 to the dollar at the parallel market in Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the naira had exchanged at N361.5 to the dollar on Tuesday.

The Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N475 and N412.5, respectively.

At the investors’ window the naira exchanged at N364.23 to the dollar as market turnover stood at 169.98 million dollars.

AFCON Qualifiers: Gov Okowa Promises Super Eagles $25,000 Per Goal

Ahead of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match between Nigerian Super Eagles and Bafana Bafana football club of South Africa, Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has promised to give the Super Eagles $25, 000 for every goal scored.

Governor Okowa gave the assurance yesterday while interacting with members of the Super Eagles after watching them train at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.

Mrs Buhari reaffirms commitment to reduce maternal, infant mortality

The Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has reaffirmed her commitment and advocacy to reduce the negative effect of maternal and infant mortality in Nigeria.

This is contained in a statement issued by her Director of Information, Mr Suleiman Haruna, on Wednesday in Abuja.

The statement quoted Mrs Buhari, who was represented by wife of former Military Administrator of Katsina State, Mrs Grace Chamah, at a workshop for Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) in Edo.

Sen. Uzodinma denies arrest, vows to remain focused on governorship race

The Imo State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, has denied reports of his arrest.

Some sections of the media have reported that the Special Presidential Investigation Panel on Recovery of Public Property arrested the lawmaker on Sunday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Abuja.

The reports indicated that the chairman of the Panel, Okoi Obono-Obla, said Uzodinma was arrested for failure of his company to execute a contract of 12 million dollars for dredging of Calabar channel.

‘Minister in charge of cyber security has never touched a computer’

ICPC charges dismissed OAU sex-for-marks professor

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission is set to arraign a former lecturer of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Prof. Richard Akindele, at the Federal High Court, Osogbo, for allegedly demanding sex from one of his students, Ms. Monica Osagie, in order to upgrade her academic result from fail to pass.

The ICPC said in a statement that Akindele will be arraigned on Monday on three charges having been accused of using his position as a lecturer in the Department of Management and Accounting to demand sexual benefit from a student and fraudulently upgrade her result in Research Method course which she supposedly failed in 2017.

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