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President Donald Trump's decision to pull U.S. troops out of Somalia in the waning days of his presidency triggered dismay on Saturday from some Somalis, who appealed to the incoming U.S. president to reverse the decision.

Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops dismays some Somalis

President Donald Trump's decision to pull U.S. troops out of Somalia in the waning days of his presidency triggered dismay on Saturday from some Somalis, who appealed to the incoming U.S. president to reverse the decision.
Coach Salisu Yusuf gets support of Nigeria coaches association

NPFL: Rangers boss sends warning to Enyimba ahead of new season

Rangers Coach Salisu Yusuf has disclosed the club is desperate to challenge for the 2020-2021 NPFL title.

Cleric loses 15-year old marriage over infidelity

An Igando Customary Court in Lagos State on Monday dissolved 15-year-old marriage of a cleric, Yusuf Adeniyi, over infidelity.

Kano mobile court slaps N2 million fine on filthy market

A Kano State Environmental Mobile Court has ordered the management of Singer Commodity Market in the Kano metropolis to pay N2 million fine for violating the state’s environmental laws.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that peace and harmony have returned to the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.

NHIS now enjoys peace, harmony – minister

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that peace and harmony have returned to the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.
KIDNAPPING

Gunmen abduct reverend father in Abuja

Officers of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command says they are working to free Reverend father Matthew Dajo of St Anthony Catholic Church, Yangoji village, Kwali, who was abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Sunday.
The Nigerian Guild of Editors Standing Committee has elected Mustapha Isah as Acting President of the Guild, to fill the vacant position of Mrs Funke Egbemode as President, upon her appointment and acceptance of offer as Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation in Osun State.

Nigerian Guild of Editors holds annual conference 26 November

The Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, the umbrella body of all editors in Nigeria, will hold this year’s edition of its annual flagship conference, the All Nigeria Editors Conference, ANEC, on Thursday, November 26, 2020.

Recession: The worse may be possibly over – Lagos chamber

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) says the nation’s economic contraction of 3.62 per cent of the third quarter against the 6.1 per cent of the second quarter of the year may indicate that the worst is over.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Northern group welcomes Governor Umahi to APC

As the governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, is being formally received into the membership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) today, a northern group under the auspices of North East Professionals Network, (NEPN), a political pressure group, has welcomed his defection from the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling APC.
Troops of the Nigerian Army during a raid on bandits' hideout in Katsina state.

Nigerian Army launches ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ in Southeast

The Nigerian Army is preparing for the launch of ‘Exercise Crocodile Smile VI’, Aliyu Yusuf, the spokesman of the 82 Division, Enugu said in a statement on Tuesday.

Footballer slumps during trial, dies later in hospital

The sad passing of a football player of Crown Football Club, Ogbomoso, Usman Yusuf on Sunday has been announced.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Lagos chamber advises central bank on tackling inflation

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to address the supply side variables impacting domestic prices.

Fasttrack domestic refining capacity to end unstable petrol pricing – LCCI chief

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) says accelerated domestic refining and processing of petroleum products would end the unstable petroleum pricing in the country, Dr Muda Yusuf, Director-Genera of the Chamber, said in an interview with newsmen on Saturday in Lagos.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Man arrested for ‘killing’ student for ritual

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident, adding that efforts were being intensified to arrest three other fleeing suspects.
A three-month-old Malaysian infant has been diagnosed with polio, the first case reported in the country in nearly three decades, a top health official said on Sunday (Dec 8).

Wild polio sufferers reflect as Africa set to be declared free of the disease

Nigerian Gbemisola Ijigbamigbe’s right leg was virtually paralysed after she contracted wild polio aged 11 months. Now the 28-year-old leads an active life as a wheelchair basketball player and also enjoys swimming and kayaking.
This is contained in a statement by Alhaja Faosat Sanni, the State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion on Friday in Ibadan.

Oyo reunites Almajiri boy with family

Mr Issa Yahaya, the father of the boy, is a cattle rearer living at Gedu village, near Okaka in Itesiwaju Local Government Area of Oyo State.
Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her foundation, ‘Future Assured’, has donated 16 trucks of assorted food items and for distribution to 500,000 households in Kano State.

IGP ignores Aisha Buhari’s outcry, refuses to release detained aides

Two days after the aides of the Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, were arrested for allegedly using firearms in the Presidential Villa, the First Lady’s security aides have not been released despite her outcry.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP, HURIWA, others demand probe of Aso Villa shooting

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has decried the shooting and security breach which took place at the Presidential Villa during week.

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Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari to brief him on efforts by the military to tame the wave of banditry and terrorism, especially in the North.

Group dismisses Nigerian Army chief’s coup alarm as diversionary

A Coalition of elders under the auspices of Nigeria Elders for Peace and Good Governance (CONEPAGG), has accused the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, of raising false alarm about “imaginary” coup to divert the attention of Nigerians from the failings of the Service Chiefs.

Maritime workers to begin warning strike Monday

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) is to embark on a three-day warning strike from Dec. 7, to protest the deplorable state of access roads to seaports in Lagos State.
Former Napoli centre-forward Andrea Carnevale has urged Victor Osimhen to be more selfish in order to score more goals.

Victor Osimhen: Napoli clears Super Eagles medics of any wrong doing

Napoli has denied reports from Italian media that Nigerian doctors complicated Victor Osimhen’s shoulder during the first treatment. Tuttosport claimed Napoli medic revealed that their Nigerian counterparts caused more damage to the shoulder in the process of treatment before he returned to Italy. However, Napoli and the player on Saturday afternoon took to their social media handle to debunk the reports and clear the Super Eagles team doctor of any wrongdoing. “The current situation regarding the injury of Victor Osimhen is only a consequence of the dislocated right shoulder,” Napoli said in a tweet. Osimhen dislocated his shoulder while in action for Super Eagles of Nigeria last month at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City. The striker went down in the second under a challenge from a Sierra Leone defender and was subsequently rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. The striker had since returned to his base in Italy but has not featured for Napoli since as a result of the injury
Ifeanyi Okowa

Governor Okowa urges President Buhari to reconstitute NDDC board

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has told President Muhammadu Buhari to reconstitute the Board of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, holding that instability in the commission’s board has contributed to the systemic institutional failure of the agency.
INEC officials sleeping at polling unit 014, Isele in Ikorodu as voters shun poll.

Lagos bye-election: INEC officials decry poor turnout

The Dec. 5, Lagos East Senatorial and Kosofe state Assembly by-elections recorded poor voter turnout as the elections progressed.