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Nigeria News Today Headlines 11/18/2019



Here is the major news summary from Nigerian newspapers online today being 18th 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 18th 2019

Cross River APC chairman, Achigbe reportedly dead

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Chairman in Cross River State, Dr. Mathew Achigbe, is death.

Achigbe died this morning (Saturday) in a fatal motor accident.

He was said to have travelled to his village in Obubra when the accident occurred along Afikpo Road in Ebonyi State.

New minimum wage: Fayemi reveals condition that will make governors pay N30,000

The Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Saturday said that the Federal Government needed to address the current revenue allocation formula, to enable state governments pay the new minimum wage being requested by workers.
Fayemi spoke when he received the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba, who paid him a courtesy visit in his office, in Ado-Ekiti.

SARS: Panel makes shocking revelations as South-west public hearing ends

The Presidential Panel on SARS Reform, which began its public hearing in Lagos on Tuesday, Nov. 13, ended its sitting on Saturday after listening to 36 cases.

The five-day public hearing had some cases successfully resolved, while one was dismissed as complainants refused to show up.
Some other cases were adjourned for panel’s decision and the rest reported to have been settled by necessary authorities.

2019 AFCON qualification: Buhari, Umahi, others laud Super Eagles

President Muhammadu Buhari and other Nigerians have congratulated the Super Eagles on their qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations following their 1-1 draw against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Johannesburg on Saturday.

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?

BREAKING: APC wins Katsina bye-election

Abubakar Yahaya Kusada of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday night polled 48,518 votes to emerge winner of the Kusada/Kankia/Ingawa federal constituency bye-election in Katsina state.

INEC’s Chief Returning Officer for the poll, Prof. Rasheed Adedayo Hamzat said “having satisfied the requirements of the law and received the highest votes cast Abubakar Yahaya Kusada of the APC is hereby return as the winner”.

APC wins Kwara bye-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday night declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Raheem Olawuyi Ajuloopin, as winner of the Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal constituency bye-election in Kwara state.

Announcing the results, INEC’s Chief Returning Officer for the poll, Prof. Abimbola Adesoji, said Ajuloopin scored 21,236 votes as against 18,095 votes scored by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Saheed Damilare Alatise.

2019: Atiku kicks-off campaign with ‘People’s Policy Launch’ on Monday

The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is to kick-start his campaign for 2019 general election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

A statement issued by Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation, on Saturday in Abuja, said that Abubakar would use the address to launch his policy document.

Aregbesola: As Governor, I Did Not Collect Salary for 8years

The outgoing governor of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola, said he did not earn salaries throughout the eight years of his administration.

Aregbesola disclosed this during an interactive programme tagged ‘Ogbeni Till Day Break’ on Saturday in Osogbo.

The governor said since it was the state that was feeding him, fueling his cars and providing him with accommodation, there was no need for him to be paid.


The army university in Biu will contribute to the dissemination of knowledge and growth, writes Abdullahi G. AbubakarLet me from the onset, come clean, by saving the reader from having to guess the raison d’etre of this piece, which is a salute to two visionary individuals from Borno State and proud sons of Biu. They are Lt. Gen. Tukur Y. Buratai an army general per excellence and Dr. Bukar Usman, a near recluse but erudite writer. The duo though coming from different career backgrounds, do share enormous passion and commitment for the development of education and knowledge.


Nigeria, Canada Completes Their First Official Film Co-Production

The production of the movie “CLASH” has just been completed in Toronto, Canada. The film which was shot in two locations Nigeria and Canada marks the beginning of joint co-productions between Canada and Nigeria as preached and propagated by the Trade Commission of the Canadian consulate in Nigeria, the Nigerian Embassy in Canada and the Nigerian Film and Video Censored Board (NFVCB). The film which was produced by Diamond Pictures, Inc, Canada, FEVA TV/WELLS FEVA Production, Canada and The Atuma Brothers International Company (TABIC), Nigeria was co- financed by the Canadian Media Funds (CMF), FEVA TV ,Canada, Diamond Pictures Inc, Canada and Warren Beatty of AAB Talent and Management, Canada.

2019: N/East Group Drums Support For President Buhari

The North East Development Association (NEDA), a political group, has passed a vote of confidence on the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration and called for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

The group made the called in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman and Secretary, Messrs Mohammed Bulama and Bitako Umar, and issued to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi on Saturday.

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