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Nigeria Breaking News Today, Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Nigeria Re-Writes History, See First Female Signature To Appear On The Naira

In Nigeria’s 59-year history, the signature of a woman has never been printed on the naira, however, history took a new course today as Priscilla Ekwere Eleje, signature goes on the naira.

Eleje, who has been acting director of currency and operations at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has been confirmed, substantive director. She is the first female director of currency in the history of the bank, and her signature has been appended on the naira, breaking another glass ceiling.

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Omotola: Oby Ezekwesili Attacks #EndSARS Activist Segalink

Former minister of Education Oby Ezekwesili has lambasted #EndSARS campaign convener, Segun Awosanya aka Segalink, describing him as ”an extremely dark soul, young man.”

The former presidential candidate of the ACPN was reacting to Segalink’s harsh response to President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on News Media, Bashir Ahmad’s “insult” on Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade, over her statement calling the present administration ‘Hellish’.

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Why Buhari Can’t Control 9th National Assembly – Lawan

Senator Ahmed Lawan has dismissed insinuations in some quarters that the Senate will become a rubber-stamp body to President Muhammadu Buhari if he emerges the President of the Ninth National Assembly.

He made this known while speaking on Tuesday in Abuja when the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Youth Forum paid him a visit. Lawan, who is a front runner in the race for the presidency of the Ninth Senate, said the APC will be in trouble if Buhari leaves the party.

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Canada Speaks On Asking Buhari For 1m Nigerians

The Canadian embassy in Nigeria has slammed Dele Momodu over information he shared concerning allowing Nigerian immigrants into the country.

The embassy denied reports that Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to allow one million Nigerians migrate to Canada under a new employment and migration programme. The information which Momodu shared on this is currently trending on social media.

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Election Tribunal: Like Buhari, INEC Wants To Mislead Nigerians – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is exhibiting “crass ignorance and incomparable low-level wretched illiteracy” in his choice of Dr Livy Uzoukwu.

Former Vice President Atiku is challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of February 19, 2019 polls in the elections petition tribunal.

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Customs Speaks On Recruiting Over 3,000 Nigerians

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has officially announced plans to recruit 3,200 officers into the service.

Naija News reports that the Acting Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs in charge of Human Resources Department, Umar Sanusi made this known at a news conference in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Tuesday.

The Acting Deputy Comptroller-General explained that 800 would be recruited to fill vacancies in the Support Staff for Superintendent Cadre Category, and 2,400 would fill that of Customs Inspector and Customs Assistant Cadre in the General Duty Categories.

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Atiku Releases ‘Evidence’ Of 2019 Election Result From INEC Server

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 Presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, says the result he obtained from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shows he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari in the election.

Naija News reports that the PDP Presidential candidate gave the “unique MAC address and Microsoft product ID of the INEC server” from where the results were obtained in his submission to the presidential election tribunal.

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INEC Gives Fresh Update On Imo North Senatorial Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria’s electoral umpire, says its committee has completed an investigation on allegations of misconduct in Imo North Senatorial election.

Naija News reports that the commission made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday evening by Mallam Mohammed Haruna, its National Commissioner and Member, Information and Voter Education Committee.

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#EndSARS Convener, Segalink Responds To Ezekwesili’s ‘Attacks’

Human rights activist and convener of the #EndSARS movement, Segun Awosanyo, also known as Segalink, has responded to criticisms levelled against him by former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili.

Naija News reported that Oby Ezekwesili had lambasted Segalink on Twitter, describing him as ”an extremely dark soul, young man.”

The former presidential candidate of the ACPN was reacting to Segalink’s harsh response to President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on News Media, Bashir Ahmad’s “insult” on Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade, over her statement calling the present administration ‘Hellish’.

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