I Want To Serve APC In Any Capacity, Says Oyegun

Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie Oyegun, has stated that he is willing to serve the party in any capacity.
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Sule Lamido Vows To Withdraw Kingibe’s National Honour

Presidential aspirants of the PDP Sule Lamido has vowed to withdraw the honour given to Babagana Kingibe by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Sen. Kwankwaso Shuns APC Convention, Visits Atiku

Former Governor of Kano State Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso on Saturday night visited former Vice President Atiku Abubakar at his residence in Asokoro, Abuja.

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Sunday, June 24th

Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Sunday June 24th.

Oshiomhole Reveals Why Other Aspirants Stepped Down For Him

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has insisted that other chairmanship candidates withdrew from the race “unconditionally”.

Tinubu Says PDP Planned To Loot Treasury

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu has accused the PDP of planning to loot the nation’s treasury for 60 years.

Fifa Open Proceedings Against Swiss Duo Over Goal Celebration

Fifa has opened disciplinary proceedings against Switzerland's Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri following their controversial goal celebrations in the 2-1 win over Serbia on Friday.

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Job Vacancy: Concise News Is Hiring Reporters

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to work as reporters in Concise News.
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NEWS

Niger Delta Crucial For National Development – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that Niger Delta remains the hub for oil production and development in Nigeria.

FG To Reduce Cost Of Houses Through FISH, Says Oyo-Ita

The Federal Government says it plans to reduce the cost of providing houses to civil servants through the Federal Integrated Staff Housing Scheme (FISH).

FG To Begin Voluntary Asset Repatriation Scheme

Nigeria is set to partner foreign consultants, comprising legal practitioners and other experts in Switzerland on a voluntary offshore asset repatriation scheme.

Sule Lamido Speaks On June 12, 1993 Annulment

Presidential aspirant of the PDP Sule Lamido has revealed that the June 12 1993 election was annulled by the military because the country owed MKO Abiola about N45bn.

Past Presidents Unfair To Amaechi – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has accused successive administrations in Nigeria of been unfair to First Republic Minister of Aviation Mbazulike Amaechi.

Nwosu Slams IPOB, MASSOB For Ignoring Elders

Prof. ABC Nwosu has said that IPOB and the leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) do not listen to elders.

Saraki Not Responsible For Offa Bank Robbery – Olofa Of Offa

The Olofa of Offa in the Offa LGA of Kwara State, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi, has dismissed the alleged involvement of Senate President Bukola Saraki in the recent robbery in Offa.

DSS Arrested Senator Abaribe For Gunrunning, Lawyer Says

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe's lawyer, Chukwuma- machukwu Ume (SAN), has disclosed that his client was arrested by the DSS over alleged gunrunning and aiding IPOB.
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Obasanjo Visits His Former Ally Over Son’s Death

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday visited his former ally, Bode George, to condole with him over the death of his son, Dipo.

INEC Chairman Says There Will Be No Electronic Voting In 2019

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has said that there will be no use of the electronic voting system in the 2019 general elections.

Army Neutralises 20 Armed Bandits, Arrest Three In Zamfara

The Nigerian Army, 1 Division Kaduna, on Saturday said it had neutralised 20 armed bandits and arrested three suspects at Jambrini Village in Maru local government area of Zamfara.

POLITICS

APC Youths Congratulates Oshiomhole Over Victory

APC Youths Renaissance has congratulated former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole on his emergence as the new National Chairman of the party.

Okorocha, Izunaso Supporters Clash During APC Convention

Supporters of Governor Rochas Okorocha  of Imo state and those of Senator Osita Izunaso clashed in the early hours of Sunday at the National convention of the APC.

Shittu Vows To Fight For Justice In Oyo APC

The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, on Sunday, vowed that the aggrieved members of the APC in Oyo State would not relent until justice prevailed.

Tinubu Commends Governors, NASS Members At APC Convention

National leader of the APC Bola Ahmed Tinubu has hailed governors elected under the party’s platform for their support for President Buhari.

Dino Melaye Says APC Convention A Joke

Senator Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi West) has described the National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a joke.

Presidency Says APC Convention Serves As Quit Notice To Fayose

The Presidency on Saturday said the All Progressives Congress (APC) convention would serve as a quit notice to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti state.

nPDP Members Give Reason For Attending APC Convention

The new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) has stated it decided to attend the All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention so as to demonstrate to their supporters that they were loyal to the party.

Omokri Mocks APC Over Convention

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) as “a retirement community for former PDP members”.
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PDP Describes APC Convention As Mockery Of Democracy

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a charade, a mockery of democracy and assault on the sensibility of Nigerians.

APC Convention: Buhari Urges Members To Work Towards Party’s Success

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to delegates and contestants to keep faith with the party.

Ortom, Ribadu, Say APC Will Emerge Stronger After Convention

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has said that the All Progressive Congress (APC) will emerge stronger from its first national convention to deliver dividends of democracy to the people.

SPORTS

Gernot Rohr Might Drop Nigeria Star Against Argentina

Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr, might drop Victor Moses out of his starting XI, for their final Group D clash with Argentina.

Plane Conveying Peru Supporters Suffer Engine Failure

Russia's air transport regulator has disclosed that a plane carrying Peru fans from Yekaterinburg to Tyumen in Russia landed safely on Friday after an engine fault.

Argentina To Drop Caballero, Others Against Nigeria

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli is reportedly planning to ring the changes for his team’s crucial match against Nigeria in St. Petersburg on Tuesday.

Mikel Says Eagles Are Focused On Argentina Game

The Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi says the has since focused on Tuesday’s final Group D game against Argentina following the revival of their hopes of advancing to the knockout stages with a 2-0 win over Iceland.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek Set To Start Against Panama

England are expected to make just one change for Sunday's World Cup clash with Panama, Sky Sports News understands.

Dalung Says Super Eagles’ Win Over Iceland Soothing

The Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has said that the Super Eagles will qualify for the round of 16 from Group D of the 2018 World Cup.

Germany Coach, Low Explains Why Ozil Did Not Play Against Sweden

Germany coach, Joachim Low has explained why he dropped Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil from the German team that defeated Sweden 2-1 in the second game on Saturday.

Alli Will Miss England’s Game Against Panama, Confirms Southgate

England manager Gareth Southgate has confirmed Dele Alli will miss Sunday’s game against Panama with a thigh strain.
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I’m Not A Failure At Leicester, Says Musa

Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa has insisted that he was not a failure at Premier League outfit Leicester City.

Kroos Saves Germany From Shock World Cup Elimination

Toni Kroos rescued Germany’s World Cup hopes in dramatic fashion on Saturday, curling in a stunning free-kick deep in injury time to seal a 2-1 win against Sweden.

Obaseki Reacts To Eagles Victory Over Iceland

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has urged the Super Eagles to go for the trophy after a resounding 2-0 win over Iceland in their second game at the 2018 World Cup.

Entertainment

Small Doctor Denies Receiving N2m From Buhari

Temitope Adekunle, aka Small Doctor, has denied receiving a two million naira cash gift from President Muhammadu Buhari during a recent visit To Aso Rock with some other entertainers.

Wizkid Drags Disturbing London Management Company On Twitter

Starboy entertainment boss and frontline act Wizkid appears to be in battle with a management company called Disturbing London.

Joke Silva Celebrates Son With Prayers On His Birthday

Nollywood thespian Joke Silva has celebrated her son Olusoji Oludotun on his 30th birthday, Saturday, June 23, 2018.
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Chris Brown Releases ‘To My Bed’ Video

American pop star Chris Brown has released the official video for his single titled, "To My Bed" his first music effort for the month.
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Singer Teni Releases Visuals For ‘Askamaya’

Nigerian singer Teni younger sister to song diva Niniola, has released the visual for her hit single titled, "Askamaya".

Michael Jackson’s Dad Joe Jackson In Critical Condition

Late pop legend Michael Jackson's father Joe Jackson is in critical condition following a terminal battle with cancer.

Bobrisky Drums Support For Lizzy Anjorin, Berates Ronke Oshodi

Popular crossdresser Bobrisky has joined actress Lizzy Anjorin to lambaste actress Ronke Oshodi for advising celebrities against show off.

Daddy Freeze Writes Open Letter To Actress Mary Njoku

Popular Lagos-based radio presenter Daddy Freeze has written an open letter to Nollywood actress and producer Mary Njoku over her "camel toe" post.
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Seyi Law Gifts Himself Brand New House On His Birthday

Ace Nigerian comedian Seyi Law who celebrated his birthday on Friday, June 22, has gifted himself a brand new house in Lekki, Lagos state.

Actress Mary Njoku Laments Camel Toe ‘Harassment’

Nollywood actress and producer Mary Njoku has decried how a female producer was harassed for wearing a leggings with a camel toe.

I Have No Beef With Mocheddah, She Is A Child – Ruggedman

Veteran Nigerian rapper Ruggedman has debunked rumours that he is feuding with ace musician Mo Cheddah.

Popular

We Lost To ‘Very Good Eagles’ – Iceland Coach

Iceland head coach Heimir Hallgrimsson says his team prepared well for the Super Eagles but lost to a ''very strong Nigerian side'' on the day. Ahmed...

President Buhari Announces New Appointments

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday confirmed the appointment of four non-executive directors for the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Argentina Camp In Disarray Ahead Eagles Clash

The Argentinian camp is reportedly in disarray ahead of their must-win tie with the Super Eagles at the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday.

Christian Elders Reveal Buhari’s Plans To End Christianity In Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari wants to end Christianity in Nigeria by pursuing an anti-Christian agenda, says the National Christian Elders Forum. 

BUSINESS

US Reduces Crude Oil Imports From Nigeria By 62%

The United States has cut its crude oil imports from Nigeria by 62.08 per cent to 3.92 million barrels in March.

Car Importation Revenue Drops By 20% — NPA

Car importation revenue in the country dropped by 20 per cent in 2018, says Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman.

Buhari’s Govt To Commercialise River Basin Agencies

The Federal Government has said it will begin the partial commercialization of River Basin Development Authorities in 2019.

Dangote Cement,Unilever Top Losers’ Chart At NSE

Dangote Cement on Friday at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) topped the losers’ chart with a loss of N5.30 to close at N225 per share.

British High Commissioner Launches Documentary To Showcase Investment Opportunities In Niger-delta

British High Commissioner, Paul Arkwright, on Friday, officially announced the launching of a documentary - Defiant Embers - that showcases investment opportunities in the Niger-delta.

Intel CEO Resigns Over Relationship With Employee

Technology company Intel has disclosed that its chief executive Brian Krzanich has resigned over a “past consensual relationship” with an employee.

BoI Unwraps N1bn Fund For Fashion Designers

The Bank of Industry (BoI) has said it is set aside N1 billion to back fashion entrepreneurs in the country. 

Dangote Ready To Meet Demands Of Construction Firms

Dangote Cement Plc has expressed its preparedness to meet the demands of local construction firms in the continent.
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Nigeria’s National Debt Rises To N22.7t Q1 2018

The Debt Management Office (DMO) has revealed that Nigeria's public debt rose by 4.5 percent to N22.7 trillion in the first quarter of 2018 (Q1’18).

Kachikwu Reveals How OPEC Rescued Oil Sector

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Ibe Kachikwu has noted that the positive transformation in the oil and gas sector is due to “Declaration of Cooperation” by the Organisation of Oil Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC members.

Disney Hikes Bid For Fox Assets To $71.3 Billion

Walt Disney Co raised its bid for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox film and television assets to $71.3 billion on Wednesday.

WORLD

Over 400 Migrants Rescued Off Spain

A total of 418 migrants were rescued in three operations off the coast of Spain on Saturday, the national rescue service said.

Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa Escapes Explosion

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe escaped unhurt after an explosion rocked a stadium where he was addressing a political rally on Saturday.

Prime Minister Escapes Death As Explosion Rocks Ethiopia

Over 10 persons have been wounded with one killed on Saturday as explosion rocked a rally in Addis Ababa, attended by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
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Catholic Priest Forced Into Retirement After Slapping 2-yr-old Baby (Video)

A French Catholic priest, Jacques Lacroix, on Friday spoke of his shame after being forced into retirement for hitting a two-year-old boy he claims was crying too loud during his baptism.

Colombia Recovers Bodies Believed To Be Of Missing Press Team

Colombian authorities have recovered what they believe to be the bodies of a three-man Ecuadoran press team kidnapped and killed on the two countries’ border.

Pope Urges Nations To Welcome Refugees

Pope Francis is urging the nations of the world to take in as many refugees as possible.

BMW Joins Airbus In Brexit Warning

The car giant BMW has followed plane-maker Airbus in warning about the consequences of Brexit uncertainty.

Trump Threatens 20% Tariff On EU Cars

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 20 percent tariff on all European Union-assembled cars coming into the United States in a Tweet on Friday.
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Donald Trump Says Melania’s Jacket Inscription Meant For ‘Fake News Media’

US President, Donald Trump, has explained that the message inscribed on First Lady Melania's jacket when she visited immigrants at the Texas border was meant for the fake news media.

Trump Directs U.S. Agencies To Reunite Families At Border

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he was directing federal agencies to begin reuniting children and parents separated at the U.S.-Mexico border after entering the country illegally.

Israeli Prime Minister’s Wife Charged With Fraud

Israeli Prime Minister’s wife, Sara Netanyahu, was charged on Thursday with fraud over the alleged misuse of state funds in ordering catered meals at their official residence, the Justice Ministry said.

HEALTH

NAFDAC DG Adeyeye Sacks Consultants

NAFDAC DG Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, has sacked the agency's consultants over allegations of irregularities.

Stroke Prevention: Neurosurgeon Recommends Exercise, Lifestyle Change

An Abuja-based Neurosurgeon, Dr Biodun Ogungbo, on Thursday recommended exercise, lifestyle change as preventive mechanisms against stroke.

Hospital Drugs Left 456 Patients Dead

More than 450 patients died after being given powerful painkillers inappropriately at Gosport War Memorial Hospital in UK, a report has found.

National Hospital Marks 13 Years Of Uninterrupted In-vitro Fertilization Services

The National Hospital Abuja, on Wednesday celebrated 13 years of providing uninterrupted In-vitro Fertilization Services (IVF) to Nigerians.

UNICEF Laments High Infant Mortality In Bayelsa

The United Nations International Children Emergency Fund has urged relevant authorities in Bayelsa State to tackle the problems of high infant mortality among others.

150,000 Nigerian Children Born with Sickle-cell Disease Yearly – Report

About 150,000 Nigerian children are born with sickle-cell disease annually, says a medical professional Prof. Aliyu Babadoko.

NAFDAC Proposes Stiffer Penalty For Drug Counterfeiters

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has proposed stiffer penalty for drug counterfeiters in the country to serve as deterrent to others.

NAFDAC Urges FG To Establish Institute For Herbal Medicine

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Sunday called on the Federal Government to establish a national institute for the promotion of herbal medicine in Nigeria.
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Deaths Caused By Heart Diseases Double In Men After 40 – Cardiologist

Prof. Janet Ajuluchukwu, College of Medicine, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba says men have more heart problems than women with death rates doubling after age 40.

Unsafe Blood Transfusion Responsible For 18% HIV Infections

Temie Giwa-Tubosun, a former Fellow of the World Health Organisation, says 18 per cent of HIV infections in Nigeria resulted from unsafe blood transfusion. Giwa-Tubosun...

FG Urges Nigerians To Donate Blood

Minister of Health Isaac Adewole has called on Nigerians to donate blood three to four times yearly so as to meet the country's blood demands. 

TECH

Neflix Fires Communication Boss For Using ‘N-word’

Netflix has fired its head of communications over his use of the “N-word” and Chief Executive Reed Hastings in an internal memo apologised to staff for not acting sooner.

Arizona Uber Crash Driver Was ‘Watching TV’

The "safety operator" of a self-driving Uber car was watching TV just before the vehicle was involved in a fatal collision, a police report reveals.

Twitter Acquires Tech Firm Smyte To Curb Hate On The Platform

Twitter has agreed to purchase Smyte, a technology company focused on providing tools to thwart online harassment, the social media giant announced Thursday morning.

Sticker Reactions Are Coming To WhatsApp For Android Soon

WhatsApp is working to bring new features to its Android app, but before they are released in the Google Play Store, some users can test them via the beta channel.

FG To Deploy e-border Management To Tackle Insecurity

The Federal Government says it will deploy electronic border management to control illegal migration and address insecurity.

337 Lagos Schools To Participate In Coding Competition

Over 337 schools across the six Educational Districts in Lagos are set to slug it out in a four-day Code Week Competition, Special Adviser to the Governor, Obafela Bank-Olemoh said on Thursday.

Instagram Now Allows An Hour Long Video

Instagram has released a long-form video feature which allows users to post hour-long clips.

Tesla Accuses Former Employee Of Hacking And Transferring Data

Electric car maker Tesla has sued a former employee claiming that he hacked the electric carmaker’s trade secrets and transferred large amounts of company data to third parties
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Instagram Hits More Than A Billion Users

Instagram said Wednesday it now has more than one billion active users, highlighting surging growth at the Facebook-owned social network focused on photo and video sharing.

IBM’s Machine Argues With Humans

On a stage in San Francisco, IBM’s Project Debater spoke, listened and rebutted a human’s arguments in what was described as a groundbreaking display of artificial intelligence.

NCC Begins Frequency Transfer From Visafone To MTN

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has begun the process for the transfer of the licence of Visafone Communications Limited to digital mobile operator, MTN Nigeria Communications Limited.

OPINION

The Animal Kingdom

Chinanasa Udensi in this fictional piece beams her searchlight on money-swallowing animals phenomenon in Nigeria.

Three Things Learned From Champions League Final

Real Madrid have created another record in the Champions League by winning the European cup for the 13th time, with Gareth Bale scoring a breathtaking overhead kick in a 3-1 dramatic win over Liverpool.

Buhari’s Anti-corruption Fight And The Rule Of Law

President Muhammadu Buhari was elected in 2015 after emphasising his track record of tackling corruption, and his pledge to stop public officials from looting the country’s treasury, after he rightly declared: “if we don’t kill corruption, this corruption will kill us.”

2019: Why Nigeria Traditional Rulers Root For Buhari ‘s Re-lection (Opinion)

Columnist Mohammed Ajah examines the role of Nigeria's traditional rulers in President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election bid.