Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Saturday, September 21st, 2019.
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Buhari Writes Xi Jinping, Congratulates China On 70th Anniversary

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, to congratulate him and the people of his country on the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.

Imo Guber Dispute: Tribunal Affirms Ihedioha’s Election

The Imo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has affirmed the election of Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of the state, Concise News reports.

What Buhari Govt Needs To Do Before Increasing VAT – Falana

One of Nigeria’s revered lawyers, Femi Falana (SAN) has called on the Federal Government to propose a Money Bill to the National Assembly before the implementation of the increase in Value Added Tax (VAT).

Ex-Minister Reveals Who ‘Cabal’ Picked To Replace Osinbajo

A former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode has claimed that the "cabal" have picked Tunde Bakare to replace Yemi Osinbajo as Vice President. 
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Cashless Policy: I Truly Sympathise With Banking Public – Emefiele

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, says he Sympathises with the banking public over the inconvenience the newly introduced cashless policy is causing bank customers.

Arsene Wenger Finally Lands New Job

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to make a return to football after accepting an offer with FIFA, according to ESPN.

Mob Batters Pastor Over Alleged Masturbation During Prayer Session

A pastor identified as David Daniel has been severely beaten by a mob in Ejigbo area of Lagos state for allegedly masturbating while praying and conducting deliverance on a lady.

SCOAN: Why ‘Prosperity Gospel’ Is No Issue (Video)- Prophet T.B Joshua

Prophet T. B Joshua has said "prosperity gospel" is not wrong since it depends on the intent of the preacher, Concise News reports.

MOST READ

Fashanu Tells Tammy Abraham Country To Pick Between England, Nigeria

Former England international, John Fashanu, has appealed Chelsea forward, Tammy Abraham, to think of playing for Nigeria instead of England, Concise News understands.

Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Saturday, September 21st, 2019.

Former Nigeria Midfielder Dies After Illness

Former Nigerian midfielder, Arthur Madueme has died after a brief illness.

Ex-APC National Chairman Reveals When Nigeria May Cease To Exist

Former Chairman of Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bisi Akande, has said that Africa's most populous country may never celebrate 100 years of nationhood.

Latest N-Power News Headlines For Today Friday, September 20

Welcome to the latest N-Power news headlines update for today, Friday, September 20, 2019, on Concise News.
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Rivers Killings: Watch Confession Of ‘Serial Killer’ Arrested In Port Harcourt

The Rivers State Police Command says it has arrested Gracious David West, a suspected serial killer in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

Prophet TB Joshua Reacts To Death By Suicide Of Popular Pastor

The leader of Synagogue Church of All Nation (SCOAN), Prophet T.B Joshua has said that suicide is not the answer; that whatever one may be going through, it is for one's obedience to God's will.

What Presidency Said About Osinbajo ‘Being Sidelined’

The Presidency has denied claims that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had been sidelined after President Muhammadu Buhari constituted an Economic Advisory Council to replace the Economic Management Team.
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NEWS

What Soyinka Said About Sowore’s Continued Detention By DSS

The Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has reprimanded the Buhari administration after it filed charges of treason against the detained publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, Concise News reports.

Ezekwesili Speaks On DSS Charges Against Sowore

Former Minister Of Education Oby Ezekwesili has condemned the continued detention of co-convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore.

How Gunmen Invaded General Hospital In Borno

Suspected insurgents on Friday invaded the Monguno General Hospital in Borno State charting away drugs and other hospital equipment, Concise News reports.

How Air Force Killed, Destroyed Boko Haram Hideouts In Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has neutralized scores of terrorists and destroyed their hideouts in separate airstrikes conducted at Durbada, Abaganaram and Tumbun Rego in Borno State.

How Girls’ Education Project Succeeded In Northern Nigeria – UNICEF

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has described its Girls Education Project, Phase 3 implemented in Bauchi, Niger, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara states as “a huge success”.

Osinbajo To Represent Buhari At Akwa Ibom’s 32nd Anniversary

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will be representing President Muhammadu Buhari at the 32nd anniversary of the creation of Akwa Ibom this weekend in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Concise News understands.

‘Nigerians Should Continue To Promote Togetherness’ – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday has urged Nigerians that “Rather than promoting division, Nigerians should continue to promote unity and togetherness,” Concise News reports.

Kebbi: Why Governor Bagudu Was Arrested In America

Prosecutors in the United States and the United Kingdom have revealed that Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State was a bagman for the infamous late military dictator, Sani Abacha long before he was elected as governor.
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Sowore: Jonathan’s Former Aide Mocks Detained Activist

A former presidential aide Reno Omokri has mocked detained political activist Omoyele Sowore, Concise News reports.

Gov. Bello Reveals Plans To Give N260m Loan To Youths In Niger

The Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani-Bello has revealed plans of the state government to create a Seed Fund of N260 million for youth empowerment in Niger state.

Pogu Bitrus Reveals Why Middle-Belt Is Quitting ACF

The National President of the Middle-Belt Forum, Pogu Bitrus, has revealed the reason behind the Middle-Belt move to quit the hegemonic Northern arrangement led by the Area Consultative Forum (ACF) and work with the Southern sociopolitical groups.

POLITICS

Nasarawa Election: Tribunal Affirms Governor Sule’s Victory

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa has struck out the petition filed by David Ombugadu challenging the victory of Governor Abdullahi Sule at the March 9, 2019 elections.

What PDP Said About Senator Amange After Defection To APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa state has disowned the former senator representing Bayelsa East Sen. Nimi Amange on the back of his recent defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

APC Fingers Gov. Makinde Over Moves On Constitution Of OYSIEC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Oyo State chapter has issued a strong warning to Governor Seyi Makinde against his decision to reconstitute the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC).

Delta Guber Dispute: Tribunal Upholds Okowa’s Election

The Delta State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Friday upheld the election of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of the Peoples Democratic Party, declaring him as the authentic winner of the March, 9, 2019 governorship election.

Tribunal Delivers Judgement On Petition Against Taraba Gov Ishaku

A petition by Abubakar Danladi of the All Progressive Party (APC) challenging the re-election of Governor Darius Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the March 9, 2019 governorship election has been dismissed by the Taraba State Governorship Election Tribunal.

Atiku Finally Reacts To Tribunal Loss To Buhari (Full Statement)

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has finally reacted to the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal judgment delivered against him, insisting on pursuing the case against President Muhammadu Buhari to a logical conclusion.

Lagos: APC To Replace Joe Igbokwe, Others In Party Exco

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State has said candidates for the vacant executive seats in the party will come by consensus. 

Xenophobia: Nigeria, South Africa To Hold Bi-National Conference

As Africa battles xenophobia, the next session of the Nigeria-South Africa Bi-National Commission (BNC) would hold in Pretoria in October to evolve documented solutions to xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in that country, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mustapha Suleiman, has said.
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Akwa Ibom Guber: Emmanuel Reacts To Tribunal Judgment

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has hailed the judgement of the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Uyo which affirmed his victory in the March 9 governorship election.

Tribunal Sacks PDP Federal Lawmaker, Orders Fresh Election

The election of the lawmaker representing Okigwe North Federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Obinna Onwubuariri, has been nullified by the National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal in Owerri, the Imo State capital.

Akwa Ibom Guber Dispute: Tribunal Upholds Emmanuel’s Victory

The election of Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has been upheld by the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Uyo, the state capital.

SPORTS

La Liga: Nigeria Midfielder Scores As Granada Shock Barcelona

Defending champions, Barcelona was humbled by the newly-promoted side, Granada as Nigeria international Ramon Azeez open the scoring in the 2-0 win on Saturday.

Serie A: Ramsey, Ronaldo Send Juventus To Top Of League Table

Former Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey scored his first Juventus goal on his maiden start as Cristiano Ronaldo’s spot-kick gave Serie A Champion 2-1 win over Verona on Saturday, concise News reports.

Asisat Oshoala Scores Twice In Barcelona 6-1 Win Over Atletico

Asisat Oshoala gets back on the scoring sheet after a three-match goal drought as Barcelona Femeni thrashed Atletico Madrid 6-1 in the Spanish Primera Iberdrola, Concise News.

Premier League: What Guardiola Said After Watford’s Demolition

After an emphatic 8-0 victory against Watford at the Etihad on Saturday, Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola hit back at critics.

Leicester vs Tottenham: What Pochettino Said After Controversial VAR Decision

Tottenham manager, Mauricio Pochettino has refused to blame VAR for Tottenham's 2-1 defeat at Leicester on Saturday.

Premier League: Leicester Come From Behind To Defeat Tottenham

Tottenham surrendered yet again a goal lead for the second time in four days as James Maddison’s stunning late strike saw Leicester come from behind to claim a 2-1 victory at the King Power Stadium.

Premier League: Man City On Rampage, Destroys Watford 8-0 At Etihad

Manchester City returned to winning ways in the Premier League with the demolition of Watford 8-0 at the Etihad on Saturday.

Usain Bolt Picks Choice For Ballon d’Or Award

The former Jamaican sprinter and eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has declared that the Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo will win this year’s Ballon d’ Or.
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EPL: Usain Bolt Told Solskjaer What To Do With Two Man Utd Stars

Usain Bolt the former Jamaican sprinter and 100-metre world-record holder, has appealed Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to build a strong wall around midfielder, Paul Pogba and forward, Marcus Rashford, Concise News reports.

What Crouch Said About Unai Emery’s Tactics

Former Liverpool star Peter Crouch has said that Arsenal manager Unai Emery is “asking for trouble” with his tactics.

Champions League: Why Chelsea Beat Barcelona In 2012 – Mikel

Ex-Super Eagles star Mikel Obi has said Chelsea beat Barcelona in the semi-final of the 2012 UEFA Champions League due to determination. 

Entertainment

See How Much Nigerians Spent In Cinemas For July, August

Data provided by the cinemas and compiled by the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) has revealed that Nigerians spent over 1, 294, 602, 827 billion Naira watching movies in the cinemas for July and August.

BBNaija: Former Housemate Loses Dad

A former Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) housemate Tokunbo Idowu, better known as Tboss has lost her father, Engr Vincent Idowu, Concise News reports.

BBNaija 2019: Former Housemate Avala Speaks On Posing Nude For Cover

Evicted Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) 2019 housemate Avala has said she does not really know if she can pose for a magazine cover, Concise News understands.

BBNaija 2019: Mike Is New Nigeria, Says Uti

Former Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) housemate Uti Nwachukwu has said Mike is the new Nigeria, describing him as a well behaved Nigerian.

BBNaija 2019: Cameroonian Singer Dencia Campaigns For Mercy (Video)

Cameroonian singer Dencia has declared her support for one of the searched Big Brother Naija (BBNaija)housemate on Google Mercy, Concise News reports.

BBNaija 2019: Tacha, Seyi’s Fans Sent Out Of Teslim Balogun Stadium (Video)

The management of Teslim Balogun stadium, Lagos have sent out the supporters of Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) housemates, Tacha and Seyi, Concise News understands.

Naira Marley Barred From Performing At UNILAG Show

Wave-making indigenous singer, Naira Marley was on Friday, September 20 prohibited from performing at a show in the University of Lagos (UNILAG) campus, Akoka.

Nigerian Rapper Commits Suicide

A Nigerian rapper Olanrewaju Pelepele has reportedly committed suicide over his inability to breakthrough in the Nigerian music industry.
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Twitter Users Lash Writer Over Post On D’banj’s Newborn

Some Twitter users have condemned a post by controversial writer Sugar Belly who tweeted about singer Dbanj's new born and late son.

Adekunle Gold Reacts To Fresh Charges Against Sowore

Nigerian afrobeat star, Adekunle Gold has described fresh charges against convener of #Revolutionnow movemt, Omoyele Sowore as inappropriate, Concise News reports.

Vector, Two Others Take Swipe At Rapper In Diss Track

There seem to be a rift between Nigerian rappers, as vector, Vader and Payper have released a track which appears to be shading M.I Abaga.

BUSINESS

Full Rehabilitation Of Refineries Set To Begin In January 2020. Says NNPC Boss

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it will begin full rehabilitation of the nations three refineris located in Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna by January 2020, Concise News reports.

Why Buhari Government Must Hike VAT – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said the country wants to hike Value Added Tax (VAT) from five per cent to 7.5 per cent to raise revenue.

FG To Revive Moribund Textile Industry

The Federal Government of Nigeria has reinstated its commitment towards reviving the Cotton, Garment and Textile industry to create more employment opportunities for Nigerians, Concise News reports.

NIPOST Clamps Down On Illegal Operators Of Courier Services

The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has clamped down on Efex Express Limited, Westwood Courier Service and Easy Errand Courier service for illegal operations in the country, Concise News reports.

CBN Vows To Continue Implementation Of Cashless Policy

Nigeria's apex bank has said it would continue to implement the cashless policy in line with its mandate to ensure an efficient payment system.

CBN Restricts FOREX For Cassava, By-products

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has restricted provision of Foreign Exchange (FOREX) for cassava and its by-products. 

How CBN New Charges On Deposit, Withdrawal Affect Ordinary Nigerians

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday said there will be charges on cash withdrawals and deposits on personal and corporate bank accounts.

Emefiele Reveals How Nigeria Spends $1.2bn To Import Fish Annually

The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele has revealed that about 1.2 billion dollars worth of fish is imported into the country annually.
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Nigerians React As CBN Approves Charges On Bank Deposits

Nigerians have condemned the plan by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to implement charges on transactions, Concise News reports.

Dangote Tomato To Distribute Tomato Seeds To Farmers

Dangote Tomato Processing Company has established a Green House for massive production of tomato seeds which it will distribute to tomato farmers.

CBN Reschedules September MPC Meeting

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting for the month of September has been rescheduled by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Concise News reports.

WORLD

Somali President Signs Anti-Corruption Law

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Saturday signed an anti-graft bill into law, a long-awaited piece of legislation in one of the world’s most corrupt nations.

Auto Emissions: California, 23 Others Sue Trump Administration

President Donald Trump administration has been sued by  California and 23 other states on Friday over its bid to restrict their authority to limit auto emissions, setting the stage for a bitter court battle over states’ rights and climate change.

EU President, UK PM To Hold Brexit Talks Monday In New York

EU Council President Donald Tusk and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold Brexit talks on Monday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Trump Announces New US Sanctions On Iran Central Bank

United States President Donald Trump on Friday announced new sanctions on Iran’s central bank, Concise News reports.

South Africa Joins Global Call For Change On Climate Policies

Several people have gathered near the South African Constitutional Court in Johannesburg on Friday to join the global call for more action against climate change, Concise News reports.

Ghana’s Expectation From 2019/2020 Cocoa

Ghana, the world’s second-largest cocoa producer, is expected to produce 850,000 tonnes of cocoa in 2019/20 season at the lower end of average levels.

Former President Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Bribery

El Salvador’s former president Antonio Saca has been sentenced to two years in prison for bribery, the attorney general’s office said.

US Wants ‘Peaceful Resolution’ With Iran, Says Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday responded to Iran’s threats of all-out war, by saying the U.S. wanted a peaceful resolution.
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South African Central Bank Comments On Rate Decision

Below are comments from South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Governor Lesetja Kganyago on Thursday as he announced the central bank’s latest decision on its benchmark repo rate.

Hundreds Of Migrant Workers Leave Qatar Without Pay

A rights group on Thursday reported that hundreds of migrant workers have returned home unpaid from Qatar despite promises in the Gulf country

South Africa: Gang Violence Claims 4 More Lives In Cape Town

Authorities on Wednesday reported that gang violence has claimed four more lives in Cape Town, a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast .

TECH

Google To Invest 3 Billion Euros In European Data Centers

Google will make an additional investment of 3 billion euros ($3.3 billion) over the next two years to expand its European data centers, Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said in Finland.

No Crowds As Apple’s iPhone 11 Hits Stores In China

Apple’s latest iPhone 11 range hit stores in China on Friday, with short queues of die-hard fans contrasting with the hundreds who camped out ahead of some previous launches.

Facebook Met UK Officials Three Times Before Announcing Libra

Facebook met British finance ministry, central bank and regulatory officials in the weeks before making public its plans for the Libra digital currency.

Apple Taps Recycled Rare Earth Elements For iPhone Parts

Apple said it will use recycled rare earths in its “Taptic Engine,” a part that lets iPhones mimic a physical button click despite being a flat pane of glass.

Facebook Unveils New Portal Video Chat, TV Streaming Devices

Facebook unveiled new models of its Portal video chatting devices on Wednesday, making the company’s first foray into TV streaming hardware but offering a limited selection of subscription services.

Apple Says $14 Billion EU Tax Order ‘Defies Reality And Common Sense’

The European Union’s order to Apple to pay 13 billion euros ($14 billion) in back taxes “defies reality and common sense”, the U.S. firm said as the two sides sparred in a case key to the EU’s crackdown on sweetheart deals to multinationals.

Andela Lays Off 400 Staff In Nigeria, Others Despite $50m Revenue

Andela has announced that it will be laying off 400 junior engineers across Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda, in spite of its first-time-released income numbers indicating its revenue will exceed $50m for 2019.

Oracle, VMware Agree To Deal On Cloud Technology, Technical Support

Oracle and VMware on Monday announced a deal designed to resolve years of tension over how Oracle handles technical support for VMware users and make it easier for them to move to Oracle’s cloud computing service.
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Google Map Helps Find Body Of Missing Man 22 Years After

The body of a man who was reported missing in 1997 in Florida, US, has been found after images of a submerged car were visible on Google Maps.

Computer Programming Contest: Bowen University Emerges Overall Winner

Following a fierce competition with 15 other teams, a team of three students from Bowen University, Osun State, on Friday emerged the overall winner of the 2019 Nigeria Universities Programming Contest (NUCPC).

Apple’s New iPhones Shift Smartphone Camera Battleground To AI

When Apple introduced its triple-camera iPhone this week, marketing chief Phil Schiller waxed on about the device’s ability to create the perfect photograph by weaving it together with eight separate exposures captured before the main shot, a feat of “computational photography mad science.”

HEALTH

Kebbi Records Massive Turnout Of Antenatal Services

The Facility Head of Dalijan Primary Healthcare Centre, Gwandu Local Government Area of Kebbi  State, Auwal Sani said the healthcare is recording massive turn out of pregnant women for antenatal care (ANC) services in the state.

Yellow Fever: Bauchi Records 23 Deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) has revealed that no fewer than 23 persons have died of Yellow Fever since the outbreak in Alkaleri Local Government Area in Bauchi State.

NISA Calls On Nigerian Govt To Implement Comprehensive Healthcare

The Nigeria Implementation Science Alliance (NISA) has called on the Nigerian government to implement a comprehensive health intervention that addresses all cases of communicable and noncommunicable diseases in the country, rather than focus on a selected few.

Healthcare: What Doctors’ Association Wants From Governors

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), North Central Caucus on Wednesday urged the Nigerian Governors Forum to give needed attention to quality healthcare delivery.

Nigeria’s Postgraduate Medical College Laments Exodus of Young Doctors

The National Postgraduate Medical College on Thursday in Abuja, admitted 477 convokes into the fellowship of the college.

FG Restates Healthcare Delivery Commitment

The Federal Government has restated its commitment to providing healthcare service delivery, saying this remains a major priority of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

UNICEF, EU-MNCHN Improve Immunization To 84% In Kebbi

The Executive Secretary of Kebbi State Primary Health Care Development, Dr. Abubakar Kaoje said immunization coverage in the state has improved from 18 percent to 84 percent within May 2018 to June 2019.

Ebonyi Health Officers To Disinfect Abakaliki, Environs Of Yellow Fever

The Senior Environmental Health Officer, Ministry of Environment, Ebonyi State, Sunday Nwonu on Tuesday revealed the ministry plans to sanitize Abakaliki and environs following the recent outbreak of yellow fever in the state.
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NAFDAC Warns Nigerians Against Use Of Non-Iodized Salt

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Tuesday advised Nigerians to stop the consumption of non-iodized salt, saying, “it is dangerous to human health.”

Kebbi Government Vows To Tackle Cancer In 2020

The Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu on Monday vowed to make provision in the 2020 budget to tackle cancer and increase awareness on preventive measures against the scourge in the state

NSN Disclose The Inclusion Of Nutrition Studies In Elementary Schools

The Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN) on Friday disclosed that nutrition has been included in the curricula of primary and secondary schools in the country as part of efforts to promote nutrition in children for sustainable development.

OPINION

The Politics Of Ministerial Appointment And Senate’s Screening

An opinion piece on President Muhammadu Buhari's moinisterail noination in his second tebure.

Why ‘Greatest Ever’ Messi Won’t Win Anything With Argentina

Lionel Messi faltered once again with Argentina as La Albiceleste fell to a two-nil defeat to arch-rivals Brazil in the Copa America semi-final on Wednesday, meaning the 'Greatest Ever' has now played in nine international tournaments without winning a single title. 'Leo' might just not be destined for it