Killings: Okogie Suggests Cows More Valuable To Buhari Than Nigerians

A revered Nigerian cleric Anthony Cardinal Okogie says President Muhammadu Buhari's ''silence'' towards killings in Nigeria shows that a cow is more valuable than him (Okogie).
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CAN Urges FG To Relocate Nigerian Embassy To Jerusalem

The President of CAN Rev. Samson Ayokunle has urged the Federal Government and other countries to relocate their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Parties Fault Ohanaeze’s Single Tenure For Presidency

The Labour Party has said the Ohanaeze Ndigbo's proposal for a six-year single term for president and governors will not work in Nigeria.

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Wednesday, May 23rd

Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today Wednesday, May 23rd.

Obasanjo Fires Back, Says Buhari Is Ignorant

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo has condemned President Buhari’s comment that he wasted $16b on a failed power project, saying Buhari is being ignorant of the facts.

Ex-PSG Coach Emery Appointed Arsenal New Manager

Arsenal have confirmed the appointment of former PSG head coach Unai Emery as their new manager, replacing Arsene Wenger.

Study Reveals How Malaria Turned Deadly

Researchers from Wellcome Sanger Institute in Cambridge have discovered the secrets of how malaria became a human-killer.

President Buhari Has Sent EFCC After Me, Shekarau Alleges

Former Kano State Governor Ibrahim Shekarau on Tuesday alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the EFCC to arrest him.

Google Search Reveals Names Of Rape Victims

Google's auto-complete and related search functions are revealing the identity of rape victims who have been granted anonymity.
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NEWS

Parents Sue 30-year-old Son Over Failure To Leave Home

New York-based parents, Mark and Christina Rotondo, have filed a lawsuit against their unemployed 30-year-old son over his refusal to move out of their home.

Only Lazy People Complain About Hunger Under Buhari – Customs Boss

Customs boss Hameed Ali has alleged that those complaining of hunger in the country are lazy as President Muhammadu Buhari's government has done excellently well. 

Sen. Sani Speaks On Police Working Condition

Senator Shehu Sani has alleged that politicians in the country use the police to achieve their aim. 

Ben Nwabueze Urges Wike To Contest For Presidency

Ex-minister of Education Ben Nwabueze has urged Gov Wike of Rivers State to contest for presidency in order to rescue the nation’s democracy from nepotism.

Osinbajo Shedding Crocodile Tears – Omokri

Reno Omokri has mocked Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo for crying during the burial of two priests and church goers who were killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

Slain Catholic Priests Are Martyrs, Says Bishop Umoren

The Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, Bishop Anselm Umoren, has called on the Federal Government to rise up to its responsibility to protect lives and property of citizens.

Be Wary Of Impostors, Lagos Govt Warns Residents

The Lagos state govt has warned lagosians to be careful over the activities of individuals who impersonate and parade themselves as officials of the Ministry of the Environment in order to extort residents.

NAN Insists Ex-VP Atiku Visited Jang In Prison

Following the denial by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar that he did not visit Senator David Jonah Jang, in Jos Prison, NAN on Tuesday said it is not recanting the story.
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Lai Mohammed Predicts Easy Win For Buhari In 2019 Elections

Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed is confident that President Muhammadu Buhari would easily win the 2019 general election.

Three Feared Dead As Policemen, Youths Clash In Bayelsa

Three people are feared dead in Bayelsa state after policemen and some youths clashed in Amassoma, host community of Niger Delta University (NDU), on Tuesday. It was...

Again, Buhari Hits PDP, Says Past Govts Had No Love For Nigeria

Those who mismanaged Nigeria’s economy in previous administrations led by the Peoples Democratic Party had no love for the country, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday.

POLITICS

I Have Nothing Personal Against Amaechi – Gov. Wike

Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike has said he has nothing personal against his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, despite series of confrontations between them.

Bisi Akande Reacts To APC Crisis

Chieftain of the  All Progressives Congress Bisi Akande has said that the party's parallel congresses will affect it during the 2019 general elections. 

FFK Reveals Obasanjo’s Biggest Mistake On Buhari

Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani Kayode has said ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo's greatest mistake was not prosecuting President Muhammadu Buhari.

PDP Says Buhari Knows Little About Nigeria

The PDP has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement that roads were not rehabilitated after he left the defunct Petroleum Trust Fund as unfortunate.

Bauchi Forum Tells Dogara To Forget Re-election

Forum for Youths Leadership in Bogoro, Dass & Tafawa-Balewa Federal constituency in Bauchi State has cautioned Speaker, Yakubu Dogara to bury his 2019 ambition.

Presidency Dismisses Obasanjo, Afenifere Alliance

The Presidency on Tuesday downplayed the alliance between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and leaders of pan-Yoruba social-political organization, Afenifere.

35 Parties To Participate In Ekiti Guber Poll

The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said on Tuesday that 35 political parties would participate in the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State.

Gov. Okorocha Vows Not To Dump APC

Gov. Rochas Okorocha has vowed not to leave the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for people he described as gold diggers.
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I Never Oppressed Anyone As Governor, Oshiomhole Says

National Chairmanship aspirant of the APC Adams Oshiomhole has stated that he never oppressed anyone when he was governor for eight years.

Fayose’s Aide Resigns Over Deputy Governorship Slot

The Special Adviser to Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State on Culture and Tourism, Ademola Bello, has resigned from the cabinet.

Oshiomhole Meets Senate APC Caucus

Former Governor of Edo State Adams Oshiomhole, who is contesting for the chairmanship position of the ruling All Progressives Congress, on Tuesday met with the party’s caucus at the Senate.

SPORTS

Argentina Calls Up Replacement For United Goalie Romero

Argentina has called up Nahuel Guzman to replace injured Sergio Romero as the South Americans prepare for the 2018 World Cup.

Emery’s ‘Young, Dynamic Manager’ – Piers Morgan

Football pundit and die-hard Arsenal fan Piers Morgan has lauded the appointment of Unai Emery as the club's new manager, describing him as "young, dynamic, successful."

Everton To Appoint Marco Silva As Long-term Manager

Marco Silva could be confirmed as Everton's new head coach next week and the club want him at the helm for a long time to come, Sky Sports News understands.

Ranieri Backs Emery To Succeed At Arsenal

Former Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri, who managed against Emery's PSG last season with Nantes, has backed the Spaniard to succeed Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

Gallas Shocked By Emery’s Appointment As Arsenal Boss

Former Arsenal defender William Gallas is shocked by the club’s appointment of new manager Unai Emery.

Arsenal New Gaffer Emery To Give Ramsey, Aubameyang Central Roles

Arsenal new manager Unai Emery intends to make Aaron Ramsey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang central to his plans at Arsenal, according to Sky sources.

Guardiola Reacts To Emery’s Appointment At Arsenal

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has described newly-named Arsenal gaffer Unai Emery as a "top manager."

Rooney Set For DC United Medical, Talks

Wayne Rooney will arrive in Washington on Thursday for talks and a medical with MLS side DC United, according to Sky sources.
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Madrid’s Players Miles Ahead Liverpool’s – del Bosque

Former Spanish gaffer Vicente del Bosque has said no Liverpool player can fit into Real Madrid's first team.

Eagles Unfit To Stop Messi At World Cup – Simeone

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has said neither the Super Eagles nor any team can stop Argentine star Lionel Messi at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Argentina Goalie Romero Ruled Out Of World Cup

Nigeria's World Cup opponent Argentina will be without goalkeeper Sergio Romero, who has been ruled out due to a knee injury.

Entertainment

Linda Ikeji Slams Kemi Olunloyo Over Prosthetic Baby Bump Report

Pregnant celebrity blogger Linda Ikeji has slammed reports by acclaimed journalist Kemi Olunloyo that she is wearing a prosthetic baby bump.
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Afghan Rapper Sonita Alizadeh Preaches Against Forced Marriages

Afghanistan female rapper Sonita Alizadeh, 21, is famous for her advocacy against forced marriages, a message she conveys through music.

Nigerian Ladies Should Learn From Chioma – Davido

DMW boss David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has told Nigerian ladies to learn from his celebrated lover, Chioma Avril.

Jet Li’s Photo Raise Worry Among Fans

A photo allegedly of martial artist, Jet Li, has alarmed fans and raised questions about the 55-year-old action star’s health.

Comedian Akpororo Out With ‘Turn Around’

Top Nigerian comedian Akpororo has explored his singing talent in an inspirational gospel masterpiece and it is titled, "Turn Around".

Fans React To Phyno’s Statue

Several fans are extremely delighted to know that "Fada Fada" crooner, Phyno now has a statue of himself in Eleme junction, Port Harcourt.

Linda Ikeji Disagrees With Charlie Boy On Pregnancy Comment

Popular celebrity blogger Linda Ikeji has reacted to claims by veteran singer Charly Boy that he advised her to shun marriage and get pregnant.

Korede Bello Drops New Song ‘2geda’

Mavin records singer Korede Bello has shown that he is not relenting as he releases another new song entitled, "2geda".
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Phyno Gets Statue In Port Harcourt

Indigenous Nigerian rapper Phyno Fino has unveiled a statue erected for him by his Port Harcourt-based fans on Instagram.

Comedian Replies Pastor Adeboye Over Reproductive Test Advice

Comedian Wale Gates has advised the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, to instruct intending couples to undergo mental checkup.

Nina Addresses Relationship With Miracle

Former Big Brother Naija housemate Nina has reacted to the widely circulated speculation that her relationship with Miracle was over.

Popular

I Was Tied Up, Waiting To Be Butchered – Dino Melaye

Embattled Senator Dino Melaye has narrated how he was tied up and "hurled into a dark solitary confinement waiting for the butchers knife" during his arrest by security agents. 

Croatia Name Deadly W/Cup Squad For Nigeria, Others

One of the countries Nigeria would meet at the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia Croatia have named their final squad of 23 players for the tournament.

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Tuesday, May 22nd

Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today Tuesday, May 22nd.

Premier League Side Sign Nigeria Defender Balogun

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun has signed a two-year deal with Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion on a free transfer.

BUSINESS

Nigerian Crude Oil Cargoes Battle For Buyers

Nigerian crude oil are battling to get buyers for the product as they are being weighed down by an overflow of unsold June loading cargoes. 

Osinbajo Says FG Has Invested $10bn In Infrastructure

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government has invested close to 10 billion dollars in infrastructure development in the last three years.

South Korea, AfDB Sign Energy Deal Worth $600m

The Government of South Korea and the African Development Bank on Tuesday signed a Letter of Intent to launch the Korea-Africa Energy Investment Facility.

Oil Surges Towards $100 On Mounting Supply Concerns

Brent crude oil rose above 80 dollars a barrel on Tuesday, supported by concern that falling Venezuelan crude output and a potential drop in Iranian exports could further tighten global supply.

TCN Reveals When Nigeria Will Overcome Epileptic Power

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said the country will continue to suffer epileptic power for the next 10 years. 

Med-View Airline Reacts To Lawsuit By Passengers

Med-View Airline has said it is unaware of a law suit filed by some of its passengers over flight cancellation. 

Nigeria To Receive $10bn For Speed Rail Projects

A United States-based investor Ameri Metro Incorporation has said it would give Nigeria $10bn for the construction of speed rails.

IMF Questions Nigeria’s Capacity To Repay Loans

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cast doubts on Nigeria's ability to repay its debts even as it called on the Federal Government to rack up revenues domestically. 
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AfDB Urges African Govts. To Create Environment For Industrial Revolution

President of the African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina has urged governments on the continent to create the right environment for industrial revolution. 

Lawmakers Probe Unremitted Payments To National Lottery Trust Fund

During a committee hearing of the House of Reps, the sum of N7.7bn unremitted to the National Lottery Trust Fund by the National Lottery Regulatory Agency caused controversies among the two sister agencies.

CBN Warns Banks Over Financial Technologies

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has called on financial institutions in the country to be proactive about threats posed by financial technologies so as to avoid crises in the sector. 

WORLD

Malaysia Slashes Salaries Of Ministers

Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has slashed salaries of ministers by 10 percent and also cut public spending.

First Black Female Nominee To Become Governor

A former Georgia lawmaker and author has taken a major step towards becoming the first ever African-American female governor of a US state.

France Says US Sanctions On Iran Endangers Region

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says that the United States risks further destabilising the Middle East after Washington warned Iran faced the “strongest sanctions in history”.

Erdogan Congratulates Maduro After Controversial Poll Win

Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has congratulated his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro on winning a new term in office.

Trump Says Meeting With Kim Jong-Un Not Certain

U.S. President Donald Trump said the much anticipated meeting between him and North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un at Singapore on June 12, is not yet certain.

Zuma’s Son Fined $5,000 For Hate Speech

Former South African President Jacob Zuma’s son, Edward, on Tuesday agreed to pay $5,000 while he also apologised for an insulting letter.

Why North Korea Summit May Not Hold – Trump

There is a "very substantial chance" a historic summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un may not hold, Trump...

65 Dead As Heatwave Takes Over Pakistan

Hotter than average temperatures have killed at least 65 people in just three days in Karachi, Pakistan.
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Trump Attacks Ex-CIA Chief Over Russia Probe

President Donald Trump on Monday attacked former CIA chief John Brennan over the probe into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia.

Court Charges Archbishop Wilson Of Child Abuse Cover-up

An Australian court has found a Catholic archbishop guilty of concealing child sexual abuse in the 1970s.

Iran Condemns US Sanctions Move

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has condemned the US for vowing to impose what it said would be the "strongest sanctions in history" on his country.

HEALTH

Emzor Founder Urges Nigerians To Fight Drug Abuse

The Founder/Group Managing Director of Emzor Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Stella Okoli, has called on all Nigerians to work together in combating the rising problem of drug abuse among youths.

Hot Bodies Speed Up Immune System Against Infections, Tumors – New Study

New research suggests that the hotter the human body temperature, the more it speeds up a key defense system that fights against tumors, wounds and infections.

FG, JOHESU Negotiations Collapse

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) had boycotted a meeting with the Federal Government over the ongoing strike action by its members.

Health Workers Deny Accident Report

No member of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) was involved in an auto crash over the weekend in Benin, the Edo state capital, the body said on Monday.

Ebola Death Toll Hits 26 In DR Congo As Vaccinations Begin

The death toll in an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo rose to 26 on Monday after a person died in the northwest city of Mbandaka, the government said.

Pay Attention To Your Health, NGO Tells Nigerians

Nigerians have been urged by the Sarah Adebisi Sosan Foundation (SASF), to pay more attention to their health by having regular checkups and following medical advice.

DR Congo Records Three New Ebola Cases

Forty-three people in Democratic Republic of Congo are suspected to have been infected by Ebola following the confirmation of three new cases, the health minister said on Saturday.

PCN Resumes Recall Of Codeine Cough Syrup

In compliance with Federal Government directive, the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) says it has started recalling cough syrup containing Codeine from its stakeholders.
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JOHESU Denies Knowledge Of Court Order

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has said it is not aware of a court order telling its members to restart work within 24 hours. 

People Living With HIV/AIDS Beg JOHESU To End Strike

The Network of People Living with HIV AND AIDS (NEPWHAN) on Friday appealed to the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) to end its nationwide strike to save its members’ lives.

Ministry Of Education Endorses ‘Nestle For Healthier Kids Manual’ For Schools

Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Education (FME) has endorsed the “Nestle for Healthier Kids Manual’’ targeted at inculcating a healthy life style in school children from an early age.

TECH

NCC Hands N54.7M Research Grants To 8 Universities

Eight winners of the 2016 and 2017 research proposals from Nigerian universities for development of the telecommunication industry have been presented grants worth N54,755,846 million by the NCC.

Ambode’s Wife Raises Alarm Over Cyber Impersonator

The wife of the Lagos State Governor, Bolanle Ambode, has raised the alarm over a yet-to-be identified person, who has been impersonating her on the Internet for alleged fraudulent purposes.

Zuckerberg Apologises To EU Parliament Over Facebook Data Breach

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg apologised to the European Parliament on Tuesday and said the social media giant is taking steps to prevent a repeat of a massive breach of users’ personal data.

Russia To Secure World Cup Stadiums With Drones

Russia will reportedly deploy jamming devices used in Syria and the war in Ukraine to defend World Cup stadiums against a drone attack.

Cyber Hacker Paraded For Defrauding Car Dealer Of N28m

A 28-year-old hacker, Michael Williams, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly defrauding a car dealer, Abiogun Adewale, of N28m.

AI A New Weapon In Cancer Fight, Says Theresa May

The diagnosis of cancer and other diseases in the UK can be transformed by using artificial intelligence, according to Prime Minister Theresa May.

University Fined £120,000 For Data Breach

The University of Greenwich has been fined £120,000 ($160,000) by the British Information Commissioner for a security breach in which the personal data of 19,500 students was placed online.

Huawei, TD Partner To Deliver Quality Services

Huawei Nigeria Enterprise Channel Department has through its director, Ken Zhao, reaffirmed the company’s resolve to always deliver quality solutions to customers through its partners in the Nigerian market.
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FG Launches N64m Website With New Features

The website of the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation www.osgf.gov.ng has been upgraded by the federal government, costing N64 million.

Zuckerberg Agrees To Live-stream EU Parliament Hearing

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to live-stream his meeting with European Parliament members as he answers questions in the wake of the Cambridge...

Google Duplex AI Software To Inform Callee When Call Is Being Recorded

Google has confirmed that its Duplex AI will inform the person on the other end that the call is being recorded.

OPINION

Benue Killings: Manifestations Of Great Anger Against Nigerian Churches, Men Of God

Colmnist Nneka Okumazie beams her searchlight on Benue Killings and how Nigerian churches and men of God have become target of gospel haters.

About Hijabites And The Nuns

There is no much difference between the head cover used by the Muslim women and the Christian nuns, explains columnist Muhammad Ajah.

Phillip Agbese’s Open Letter To Information Minister Lai Mohammed

It Is Time To Mount The Horse To Prove Your Mettle Sir, May I send to you warm Easter greetings in advance. I also wish all...

Bad Omen (Àmi Buburu)

Chinasa Udensi in this great fictional piece tactfully brings the mace-stealing incident of April 18, 2018 to the front burner.