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Here is the major news summary from Nigerian newspapers online today being 21st 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 21st 2019

Jonathan reveals Governors who caused his defeat to Buhari

Former Nigeria president, Goodluck Joanthan has claimed that former Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who defected to the then opposition All Progressive Congress (APC), because they were “blinded by ambition” and a barrage of “fake news”, cost him his bid to be re-elected for a second term in office.

Jonathan made the claim in a book about his tenure in office titled: “My Transition Hours” which was launched on Tuesday.

The ex-president lost the election to incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari, with just over 2.5 million votes.

2019: Goodluck Jonathan speaks on vote buying, advises INEC

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday in Abuja, expressed concern over increased cases of vote buying in Nigeria, ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Jonathan said that vote buying was gradually replacing other forms of electoral malpractice and had become scandalous and placed the country in bad light.

The former President expressed his concern at the public presentation and formal launch of his book — “My Transition Hours”.

Farmers tell Buhari govt to return Jonathan’s GES scheme

Female farmers under the umbrella of Small-Scale Women Farmers’ Organisation in Nigeria (SWOFON) have called for the restoration of scrapped Growth Enhancement Scheme (GES) scheme.

NAN reports that they made the call at the end of a two-day annual national Farmers’ forum for smallholder women farmers organised by Actionaid Nigeria, an NGO.

The scheme was initiated by Jonathan administration through the immediate-past Minister of Agriculture, Dr Akinwumi Adesina.

FG offers reintegration to 250 repentant Boko Haram terrorists

Major General Bamidele Ashafa, Team Leader of Operation Safe Corridor has disclosed that about 250 repentant Boko Haram insurgents have benefited from the federal government’s rehabilitation and reintegration program to ensure they become productive members of the society.

The Team Leader made this disclosure during a town hall meeting on Monday in Damaturu organised by the Nigerian Army in collaboration with the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) and the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative (PCNI) for traditional rulers and religious scholars on how to fully accept repentant Boko Haram members back into the society.

Foreign trained medical lab scientists to train for 12 months from 2019 — Council

The training period for qualifying exams conducted by the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) for foreign trained medical laboratory scientists will be 12 months from 2019.

Acting Registrar of the council, Sir Tosan Erhabor made the disclosure yesterday in Abuja during a news conference organized by the council to mark its 50th anniversary.

From N2bn under PDP, N400bn now in anti-graft recovery account — Presidency

The Presidency yesterday night said that N400bn cash is now in the anti-corruption recovery account of the Federal Government against the N2bn in the whole of PDP 16 years.

Reacting to Ms Priti Patel, former secretary of state for International Development in the United Kingdom (UK) who, in a published statement called on investors to be wary about investing in Nigeria,the Presidency said the government is winning the corruption war.

Terrorism: Security experts urge FG to adopt digital technology

Security experts have urged the federal government to adopt digital technology in the fight against terrorism.

The Chief Executive Officer of Gwan Ventures Limited, Brig. General Danladi Nandul (rtd) said despite several methods adopted by the military, insurgency is still prevalent in some places calling for different approach using digital integrated security systems.

Lagos 2019: Sanwo-Olu speaks on ‘fight’ with Ambode

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday insisted that there is no bad blood between him and the current Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.

Obviously referring to recent scathing remarks about him by the governor, Sanwo-Olu said they were getting on well.

2019: Buhari would rather lose election squarely than rig – Presidency

Femi Adesina, media adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, has insisted that his principal would rather lose the 2019 presidential election than rig it.

Adesina said this while speaking on Arise TV on Tuesday.

“I’m surprised that this president has been with you for three and half years and yet you do not seem to know him.

“If anybody would rig election or anything, it will not be President Muhammadu Buhari. He would rather even prefer to lose fair and square.

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