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10 things you need to know this Monday morning

1. Indications have emerged on Sunday that the presidency had queried the embattled and indicted Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Mustapha Maihaja over fraud, corruption and embezzlement of billions of Naira illegally expended by the agency last year. The report also claimed that the query and the report of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) were not made public as some powerful forces within the presidency covered it up ostensibly to protect Maihaja.
2. The Police in Enugu State have arrested a 21-year-old student for allegedly killing her baby shortly after delivery. The spokesman for the Police Command, SP Ebere Amaraizu, in a statement on Sunday, said the suspect, Sandra Dimbo, allegedly carried out the act at Royal Lodge, Agbani, Nkanu West Local Government Area, on Saturday.
3. The decomposing body of one Samuel Wanjoku, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, who was kidnapped last week Saturday along Ubima Omawan road in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State has been recovered in a forest in the area. Late Wanjoku, the immediate younger brother to the member representing Ikwerre State constituency in Rivers State House of Assembly, Azubuike Wanjoku was kidnapped alongside one Moses Ogu on their way returning from their village of Apani in Ikwerre Local Government after a political party function.
4. Four staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a member of the NYSC and a three-year-old girl on Saturday died in an accident along Ajaokuta–Lokoja Road. Report says the victims were returning in the evening from Ayingba, Kogi, where they attended the wedding ceremony of another INEC staff.
5. The Presidency has spoken on the All Progressives Congress (APC) victories in the last 24 hours. It said that the victory of the APC in the bye-elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday, November 17, 2018, in three federal constituencies in Katsina State, three in Kwara State, and another in Bauchi State was a sign of what will befall the PDP in 2019. Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President said this in a statement.
6. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun State has called out Governor Rauf Aregbesola, describing his eight years tenure as a monumental failure. It argued that the governor will go down in history of the state as the worst since the return of democratic rule in 1999. PDP said contrary to what the governor was making people to believe as achievements in infrastructure and human capital, “Aregbesola is leaving the state worse than how he met it in 2010”.
7. Two female twins abducted by gunmen in Dauran village of Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State have been released. The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Mohammed Shehu, said that the victims were being debriefed by the command in Gusau.
8. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has challenged the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court in Abuja to compel it to arrest and prosecute Oshiomhole, over allegation that he diverted public funds to his personal use while in office as governor. EFCC admitted that it has received petitions accusing the All Progressives Congress, APC, National Chairman of complicity in acts of corruption, but hat it was not under any obligation to report or give account of its investigations to any individual or under a timeline within which to carry out its functions.
9. The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole Has urged Nigerians to disregard foreign predictions of the outcome of 2019 presidential election. Oshiomhole noted that only Nigerians are responsible for the outcome of the election, adding that foreign sources predictions said to be hired hold not ‘water.’
10. The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central, Senator Shehu Sani, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari’s government against deceiving Nigerians. The lawmaker said the figure released by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, showed that unemployment and poverty were on the rise, wondering why government officials were telling Nigerians that job and wealth creation were on the upward surge. He noted that the reality was that Nigerians were poorer now with many youths out of job. He said this on Twitter.

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