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Here is the major news summary from Nigerian newspapers online today being 20th 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 gives Ganduje, Aregbesola, Shettima new appointments [Full List]

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has set up six reconciliation committees to heal the wounds inflicted on the party in the recent primary elections.

Each committee, set up on geopolitical basis, will have seven members, including the Governors elected on the platform of the party, except the three aggrieved Governors.

Governors Rochas Okorocha (Imo), Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun) and Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara) are all not happy, that their preferred candidates did not pick the governorship tickets of their states for the 2019 general election.

2019: Buhari has no plan for new road, rail projects – APC manifesto

Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2019 general elections, Muhammadu Buhari, will not be initiating fresh road and rail projects if elected for a second term.

This was revealed in the APC’s manifesto titled: ‘Next Level’ which was obtained by DAILY POST.

According to the document, President Buhari will rather focus on completing the ongoing works on the nation’s road and rail infrastructure to pave way for citizens to benefit from the expanded capital investments the current administration has made.

Oyo 2019: ADC drops Ajadi, announces Olufemi Lanlehin as authentic guber candidate [PHOTOS]

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has replaced Dr. Bamidele Ajadi’s name with that of Senator Olufemi Lanlehin as its gubernatorial candidate ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Ajadi, DAILY POST recalls was announced as the tentative candidate of the party in order to meet the INEC guidelines last month.

Leaders of the party included Ajadi, who doubles as the National Vice Chairman of the party confirmed the development.

Sacked Akwa Ibom lawmakers hold plenary, install new speaker

As the events following the sack of five lawmakers in the Akwa-Ibom House of Assembly continue to unfold, some members have elected the member representing Essien Udim state constituency, Mr. Nse Ntuen as their new Speaker.

Speaking with journalists in Uyo on Monday evening, the factional Speaker, Nse Ntuen said that their decision to change the Speaker followed members’ lack of confidence in Mr. Onofiok Luke.

Atiku vs Buhari: PDP calls for national prayer for 2019 election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for national prayer in selecting political leaders ahead of the 2019 elections.

The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Monday in Abuja urged Nigerians to use Eid-el-Maulud to pray for new direction and God’s guidance, particularly as the nation gears up for general elections in 2019.

PDP explained that the prayer was necessary as the country began the selection of new set of leaders at various levels of governance across the country.

2019: We’ll challenge PDP on issues – Oshiomhole

* says Saraki will be retired politically in February 2019

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has expressed happiness over what he called ‘humiliating defeat’ suffered by Senate President Bukola Saraki and his PDP candidate in last Satutday’s federal constituency bye-election in Kwara state.

Adamawa Govt. trains 20,000 women, youths in various skills in 3 years

No fewer than 20,000 women and youths have been trained in various skills by the Adamawa Government from 2016 till date.

The State Coordinator, Poverty Eradication and Wealth Creation, Mr Ayuba Audu, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Yola.

How six Gombe villages rely on pond water for survival

Six villages in Kwami Local Government Area of Gombe State have appealed to the state government to urgently provide them with potable drinking water.

They said for five years they been using water from an artificially dug pond for their daily domestic use.

The villages, Roddo Bappah, Roddo Sadu, Roddo Kangiwa, Roddo Jauro Jingi, Roddo Disa and Roddo Jauro Hamidu are just five kilometers from Kwami town, the headquarters of the council.

Gates, Dangote, UNICEF laud Yobe for progress in routine immunization

Co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr Bill Gates, Chairman Dangote Foundation, Alhaji Aliko Dangote as well as the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have lauded the progress made by the Yobe State Government in covering more children for routine immunization over the last six months.

Gates and Dangote spoke via video-conference during an end of year tripartite review meeting held in Damaturu on Monday as part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two foundations and the government of Yobe State on Routine Immunization (RI).

Eid el Maulud: Saraki, Ekweremadu Preach Tolerance, Unity

Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, have called on Nigerians to eschew bitterness as the nation approaches the February, 2019 polls.

In separate Eid el Maulud messages in Abuja on Monday, the duo canvassed for peace, tolerance and unity among Nigerians.
On his part, Saraki urged Nigerians to use the opportunity of Prophet Muhammad’s birthday celebration to show love to one another and imbibe the virtues of perseverance and restraint.

 

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