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Here is the major news summary from Nigerian newspapers online today being 17th 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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2019: UPP adopts Buhari as presidential candidate

he United Progressives Party (UPP) has adopted President Muhammadu Buhari as its candidate for next year’s general election.

UPP National Chairman, Chekwas Okorie, disclosed this to State House correspondents, after meeting with the President on Friday in Abuja.

Okorie said the adoption of President Buhari would be further confirmed when the UPP leaders meet on Tuesday next week.

He also denied reports that the people of the South East region have thrown their weight behind the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.

What APC is doing ahead of 2019 elections – Oshiomhole

President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole on Friday met behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Oshiomhole speaking with State House correspondents after the meeting, said that the party’s campaign for the 2019 presidential election will focus on character and integrity of the candidates.

According to him, “We are fully ready, we have done with our primaries and filled our nominations. As you know, INEC still has a window between now and First of January to deal with issues of substitution. As of campaigns, we are ready.

2019 presidency: Oshiomhole mocks Atiku/Obi candidacy, reveals problems in PDP

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has stated that there was no harmony in the Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Oshiomhole addressed the State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday.

The former Governor of Edo State said the choice of Obi as the running mate was not acceptable to his people in the South East.

Zamfara twins: Neither Yari nor Dan Ali

To be honest, I can’t tell which upsets me more. The fact that four weeks ago, someone who sounded drunk, had called a certain number and demanded N150 million ransom before he would release the beautiful Zamfara twins; or that in the latest phone call, one of the twins was crying and begging her uncle to come to their rescue. Hussaina, as her uncle at receiving end had called her, disclosed that their situation was quite horrible and that her sister was very sick, in addition to all that, they had just witnessed the killing of other captives who were with them.

Those using religion to justify crime are illiterates – Bishop Dogo

Rt. Reverend Markus Madugu Dogo, the Anglican Bishop of Kafanchan Diocese in this interview speaks on how religious leaders are manipulated by politicians. Excerpts:

Daily Trust: How can religious leaders or scholars help maintain peace in society?

APC’ll defeat Saraki in Kwara – Senate candidate

Pharmacist Sadiq Umar is the Kwara North Senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview, he explains how the APC and its candidates will win despite the defection of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to the PDP. Excerpts:

FG Declares Tuesday Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, November 20, a public holiday to mark the Eid-El Maulud celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, called on Muslim faithful to align themselves with the prophet’s teachings which border on piety, charity, tolerance and peaceful co-existence, among others.

Untold Secrets Behind State Of Governance In Gombe

Government world over is a subject of accountability. When a government makes proper accountability a legacy with a view to ensuring that the people get value for the resources spent while in office, it becomes a foundation for subsequent administrations to succeed.

Osinbajo Raises Concern Over Threat Of Robots, AI

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has raised concern over the growing threat posed to humans by the deployment of robots and artificial intelligence in work places.

Osinbajo stated this at the Closing Ceremony of the 50th Anniversary Celebrations and Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) on Friday in Abuja.

2019: Igbo still solidly behind Buhari, says Uche Nwosu

Buhari Meets CAN, Reaffirms Commitment to Anti-graft War, Security

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday said he would not relent in his efforts to fulfill his electoral promises of securing the country, fighting corruption and resuscitating the economy.

Buhari said this when he received members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), led by its President, Reverend Samson Ayokunle. in State House, Abuja.

BPE Begins Commercialisation of Four River Basin Devt Authorities

The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has commenced the partial commercialisation of four River Basin Development Authorities (RBDAs) in the country, including those of Niger-Delta, Sokoto-Rima, Ogun-Osun and Upper Niger.

The BPE Director General, Mr. Alex Okoh, who made the disclosure at the kick-off meeting for the commencement of transaction advisory services by Agri-Africa Consultant A&E Law and Partnership Consortium for the partial commercialisation of the four RBDAs, expressed delight at the take-off of the exercise.

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