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Things happen in the country and many people are left informed because probably they are use to only one or two sources of information and that particular happening wasn’t reported by the information hub they are used to. Naijaquest.com had decided to bring to you today, the top 21 latest Nigerian news.

1. Kidnappers demand N50m to release Ayade’s aide:

On Sunday, November 19, 2017, Mr. Daniel Abang who is an aide of the Cross Rivers state governor, was reported missing. It was later realised that the aid has been kidnapped by a set of unknown men. According to a reliable source, the kidnappers have demanded N50 million for the release of the aid. The source further stated that the Governor of the state is making plans to negotiate with the bandits. In the last one week, not less than five important persons have been kidnapped in the state. This trend has raised serious concern amongst people of the state, as it is approaching the popular Cross Rivers state’s festival. Punch.

2. Obiano won’t join APC, says APGA national chair:

In response to a rumour circulating that the winner of the Anambra election will defect to APC, the national chairman of APGA has come out to debunk this rumour. The chairman of All Progressive Grand Alliance, Chief Victor Oye, said that the governor has no plans to leave the party for APC, and their success in the election should not be looked at like a fluke. He continued, stating that the just-concluded Anambra election only marks the beginning of their success, he said they will go ahead to win up to 8 elections in the upcoming 2019 general elections. Punch.

3. Jubilation as Mugabe resigns after 37 years in power:

The people of Zimbabwe have been rejoicing after their 37-years president stepped down from power. The 93-year-old president sent his letter of resignation to the parliament after ruling the country for about 37 years. Ex-president Mugabe was one of the key elements that fought for Zimbabwe’s independence. After the independence of the country, he stepped up as the president of the country. Ever since he has ruled this country. Mugabe has been heavily criticised for corruption by citizens of the country. His downfall was triggered by his sacking of his vice-president. Punch.

4. Rivers community suspends monarch over alleged witchcraft:

On Monday, November 20, 2017, the Amanyanabo of Abonnema, King Disrael Gbobo Bobmanuel, was suspended from his post. King Disrael Gbobo Bobmanuel was suspended after he was accused of witchcraft and refused to adhere to the directives of the Council of Chiefs and the Ekine Sekiapu Society of Abonnema. When he was accused of witchcraft, he was asked to embark on self-cleansing to prove his innocence. Instead of doing as directed, he took to the court of law and tried to make himself immune to the directives of the Council of Chiefs and the Ekine Sekiapu Society of Abonnema. Punch.

5. Badoo strikes in Lagos church, kills Mother, children:

At about 2.00 am on Tuesday, the notorious Badoo group struck in Lagos State again. This time around, the group killed 3 out of 4 members of a family. The people they killed are a mother and her two children, one of them is 8 years old while the other is 4 years old. According to a source, the gang members who committed the crime jumped over the fence of the church and made their way to the church where the victims were sleeping. Punch.

6. PDP convention:

Bode George asks Makarfi to resign Two aspirants for the PDP national chairmanship have called for the resignation of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi. These two aspirants, including Bode George, accused the Senator of haven been compromised by other aspirants of the party. They added that the Senator should be after the progress of the party, rather than doing things that will soil the party. Punch.

7. Drama as DSS operatives stop EFCC from arresting ex-DG:

Yesterday, a showdown occurred between the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Concerning the reason for the showdown, officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) went to the house of a former head of DSS, Ekpenyong Ita. On reaching his house, the official met officials of DSS who were guarding the house. The DSS operatives stated that they were following orders from above. When EFCC officials tried to force their way in, the DSS operatives threatened to open fire and the EFCC officials backed off. Both parties were at Ekpenyong Ita’s house all through the day. Punch.

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8. Nigerian Army orders all personnel to learn Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa in one year:

The Nigerian army has ordered all its personnel to learn all the three major local languages in Nigeria: Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa. Furthermore, the time frame given to the personnel to learn these languages, is just one year. According to a representative of the Army, the purpose of these orders is to enhance information gathering, civil-military relations, increase understanding between militaries when operating abroad. He also stated the order will assist officers and soldiers to perform their duties professionally. According to the representative, every person will be rewarded according to their proficiency in the languages. Vanguard.

9. Evans not starving; we’re just taking precautions:

Prisons boss In response to an accusation made against the Nigerian Prisons Service, the Comptroller General of Prisons, Ja’afaru Ahmed, has come out to say that Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike A.K.A. Evans is not being starved. A few days ago, at a court of law, the prisoner accused the Nigerian Prisons Service of not given him food and preventing them from having his bath. Ja’afaru Ahmed defended, stating that Evans refused to eat the food provided to him, and the prison can not allow someone like him to have the self-feeding privilege. Vanguard.

10. Adamawa: 105 killed in Mubi, Numan attacks:

Not less than 105 persons have been confirmed dead, from two attacks that took place in Mubi and Numan, Adamawa State. At the early hours of November 21, 2017, two suicide bombers struck at a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa State. The twin bomb blast left over 60 dead, while a good number of people were left in critical conditions. Meanwhile, a gun attack took place in Mubi on the night of Monday, November 20. This fist gun attack was said to have claimed the lives of 45 persons. The Governor of Adamawa State and the President of Nigeria have expressed their sadness over the sad incidents that took place in the last 48 hours, in the state. Vanguard.

11. Muslim cleric, 2 others nabbed with 2 fresh human heads, legs in Ibadan:

A Muslim cleric and two other men have been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command over the possession of two fresh human heads. According to the police who presented the men to newsmen, the culprits were arrested following a tip-off from the public. The culprits confessed that they got the human heads from a Muslim cemetery in Isale General Area, Ogbomoso, Oyo State. Furthermore, they said they engage in such a criminal act because of money ritual. Vanguard.

12. Ekpeyong, Oke arrest:

SERAP blows hot, condemns face-off between EFCC and DSS, NIA The Deputy Director of Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), representing SERAP, has condemned the showdown that occurred between the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and both the State Security Service (SSS) and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). Yesterday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) tried to arrest Ita Ekpeyong and Ayo Oke who are respectively former heads of the State Security Service (SSS) and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). On EFCC’s arrival at their houses, they saw the houses heavily guarded by armed men who threatened to engage in gun fight if EFCC officials misbehave. Vanguard.

13. Tinubu rules out automatic ticket for President Buhari in 2019:

Bola Tinubu, the leader of APC and former governor of Lagos State, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will not be given an automatic ticket to represent APC in the upcoming 2019 presidential election. The APC leader made this statement in response to the endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari by some APC governors. He added that individual choice of governors will not determine APC’s representative. Vanguard.

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14. Access Bank Wins SERA Awards:

Access Bank of Nigeria has won a good number of important awards this year. At the Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAs) awards that was held a few days ago, the bank won 5 awards. The awards the bank won include: Best Company in Climate Action; Most Outstanding CSR Practitioner Of The Year (Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan); Sustainability Champion of the Year (Dr. Herbert Wigwe); Best company CSR; The Most Socially Responsible Company of The Year (Overall Winner). ThisDayLive.

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15. Kaduna Losses Commissioner:

Prof. Andrew Jonathan Nok who held a post of Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Kaduna State, has passed away. The man died at the age of 55 years after suffering from an ailment. According to a reliable source, the commissioner has admitted to a hospital sometimes ago, and was discharged last week. He, however, passed away late last night. This man was described as a man of great intellect who has brought greatness to the country. Furthermore, he was said to have made great discoveries. This Day Live.

16. FG Blames Shipping Companies:

Agitation in Cameroon for Illegal Arms Imports Representing the federal government of Nigeria, the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Handed Ali (retired), blamed the crisis of Southern Cameroon for the rise in the importation of illegal arms into the country. The Comptroller General stated that importation of arms into the country is the biggest problem NCS is facing. He enjoined stakeholders to support NCS to reduce greatly, the importation of illegal arms. Not only did he ask the support of stakeholders, he also discussed the importance of great reduction of illegal arms. ThisDayLive.

17. Group Wants Dangiwa Umar to Contest 2019 Presidency:

The Good-news group has enjoined all Nigerians to come out and support Dangiwa Umar as their presidential candidate in the upcoming 2019 presidential election. The group stated their reason for endorsing the man: Abubakar Dangiwa Umar is the man who possess great morals and is devoid of political and religious bias. Representing the group, Dauda Mbaya said that Umar has what it takes to lead the country to greatness. ThisDayLive.

18. Jonathan: Many People Suffering Because of Decisions I Took in Office:

In the just concluded 60th birthday of former President Goodluck Jonathan, the former president said that he is responsible for the hardship some Nigerian leaders are going through. He acknowledged the fact that leaders who worked under him are suffering greatly at the hands of the APC government. He, however, apologised that their hardship is as a result of his mistakes while he was the president of this country. ThisDayLive.

19. Police Confirm Arrest of Maryam Sanda for Stabbing Husband to Death:

The Nigerian Police has confirmed the arrest of Maryam Sanda for stabbing her husband to death. On Sunday, November 19, 2017, her late husband, Bilyaminu Haliru Bello, was pronounced dead after he received multiple stabs from his wife. Rumour has it that Maryam stabbed her husband over marriage infidelity. ThisDayLive.

20. INEC Issues Obiano Certificate of Return:

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued a certificate of return to the Governor of Anambra State, following his success in the just-concluded Anambra election. The incumbent governor got his certificate of return alongside his deputy, Mrs Nkoli Mmegbuanaeze. ThisDayLive.. This Day Live.

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