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Here is the major news summary from Nigerian newspapers online today being 22nd 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 22nd 2019

Chibok girls: Shettima blows hot over claims in Jonathan’s book [Full text]

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of deliberately omitting an investigative report submitted to him in June 2014, by the presidential facts-finding committee he constituted in May 2014 on circumstances surrounding the April 14, 2014 Chibok girls’ abduction.

Shettima spoke in reaction to chapter four of Jonathan’s book “My Transition hours”, titled “The Chibok school girls affair”, launched on Tuesday in Abuja.

Ekweremadu, South East Governors meet Buhari behind closed-doors

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and Governors of the South East geo-political zone are currently meeting behind closed-doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House Villa, in Abuja.

Ekweremadu and the governors arrived the State House at about 4.10pm and went straight into the President’s office.The four governors in attendance include that of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi and Enugu States.

Details of Buhari’s meeting with Southeast govs, Ekweremadu emerge

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that all ongoing federal projects in the South East will be funded, saying that the seven-month delay in passing this year’s budget will not serve as an excuse.
The President gave the assurance during a meeting with South-East Governors and the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Wednesday at State House, Abuja.

What Atiku, PDP leaders did during meeting abroad – Presidency

The presidency on Wednesday said the campaign against the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, was part of opposition party’s plan against the Buhari government ahead of the 2019 election.

Senator Babafemi Ojudu, the Presidential Aide on Political Matters, said the recent NEMA probe report may have been outlined at a meeting of opposition leaders in a foreign country recently.

Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, was in Dubai and returned to the country last week.

Operation Sharan Daji: Troops kill 20 bandits, arrest 21 in Zamfara

Troops involved in ongoing military operations in the northwest, Nigeria code name “Sharan Daji’ have killed 20 bandits while 21 suspects were arrested.

This was disclosed on Wednesday by the acting Director, Defence Information, Brigadier General John Agim at a press conference on the activities of Operation SHARAN DAJI being conducted by the combined forces of the military and other security agencies.

General Agim said, during the period in focus, troops also recovered 1,444 cows, 478 sheep, 11 camels, 14 donkeys, 56 rams and 293 goats.

How I’ll deal with corrupt politicians, Boko Haram – Oby Ezekwesili

Obiageli Ezekwesili, the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), has assured that she will end corruption in Nigeria.

She spoke Wednesday night while appearing on a CNN programme, Amanpour.

Ezekwesili, who was Nigeria’s former Minister of Education and Solid Minerals, insisted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should be voted out in 2019.

DSS arrests kidnappers, B/Haram medic

The Department of State Service (DSS) said its personnel, in a joint operation with the military, arrested one Yusuf Salisu, alleged medic for kidnappers and Boko Haram insurgents.

The suspect was arrested on November 9, 2019, at Sabon Birni Village, Igabi LGA, Kaduna State, DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya said in a statement yesterday.

Obasanjo commissions N705m Sokoto conference centre

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday commissioned the N705 million Sokoto State International Conference Centre.

In his remarks, Tambuwal said the centre was awarded by the immediate past government but that it was his government that funded it from foundation to the completion level.

Seven killed in Yobe auto crash

Seven people were confirmed dead and 10 injured in an auto crash involving an 18-seater bus conveying passengers to Gombe State, along the Damaturu – Potiskum Road in Yobe State.

Confirming the accident, Mohammad Sani Hamzat, sector commander, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in the state, said seventeen passengers were in the vehicle (Gombe line mass transit)

…Ex-president’s comment on 2015 odd – ACF

The Arewa Consultative Forum yesterday described as odd, the statement credited to former President Goodluck Jonathan at the launch of his book in Abuja Tuesday that northern leaders and socio-political groups worked against his ambition in 2015.

ACF National Publicity Secretary Muhammad Ibrahim Biu, in a statement, said it was on record that Jonathan contested the 2011 and 2015 against the zoning arrangement of his party that zoned the presidential slot to the north.

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