Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Friday, Nov. 22nd, 2019

Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Friday, November 22nd, 2019.
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Minimum Wage: Fed Govt Releases Circular To Labour

The Federal Government has released a template for minimum wage payment.

Maina: Fresh Update On Alleged N2bn Fraud Case

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, stepped down proceedings in the continuation of trial of Abdulrasheed Maina, who chaired the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTM) due to his failing health.

Federal Govt. Approves N200b Loan For Bank Of Industry

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the issuance of a Sovereign Guarantee N200bn loan to the Bank of Industry (BoI), Concise News has learned.

Queen’s College: Presidency Speaks On Viral Student ‘Eyelashes’ Video

Lauretta Onochie, President Muhammadu Buhari's aide on Social Media, has condemned Queen's College over the viral video of its student with eyelashes, Concise News reports. 
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INEC Fixes Date For Kogi West Re-run

The conduct of supplementary and re-run elections for Kogi West Senatorial District and Ajaokuta Federal Constituency has been fixed for November 30 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Why Whistle Blowing Has Reduced – FG

There has been a reduction in reported cases of whistle blowing due to some challenges, according to Mohammed Dikwa, the Permanent Secretary, Special Duties in the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

Edo: Ize-Iyamu, Others Dump PDP For APC

A two-time governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Edo state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Kogi Election: INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To Bello

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented the Certificate of Return to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.

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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Thursday, Nov. 21st, 2019

Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Thursday, November 21st, 2019.

Sex Tape: Babcock University Releases Statement, Reveals Where Act Took Place

Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, has described a viral sex tape of ex-students as a "sad commentary on the moral decadence that has assailed our society at large".

Babcock University Reveals What It’ll Do About Trending Sextape (Exclusive)

As a leaked video of two young persons having sex surfaced on social media platforms and got people talking on Wednesday, the authorities of Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria have exclusively told Concise News they are coming up with a statement soon.

Nigerians React To Viral Queen’s College ‘Eyelashes’ Video

There were mixed reactions over the viral video of a mother of a Queen’s College student has attacking security guards of the school over alleged abuse of her daughter.

N-Power October Stipend: Payment Starts Monday?

It's a new week, and a new working day, hence, beneficiaries of the Federal Government N-Power scheme are eagerly awaiting payment of their October stipend.

Special Advanced Week 20 2019 UK Football Pool Fixtures, EKO, LKO, Panel

This is the special advanced week 20 2019 UK football pool fixtures for all matches; games to be played in the first division this weekend. 

Kogi Decides 2019: Latest Governorship Election Results

Kogi State governorship election results, as announced by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), have started trickling in from the various local government areas of the State.
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NEWS

How Kano Govt Reacted To Court Ruling On Four New Emirs

The Kano State Government says it still recognizes the new Emirs as first-class monarchs in their respective kingdoms despite a State High Court ruling which nullified the creation of four additional Emirates in the state.

Insurgency Fight: UN, EU Reiterate Support To Nigeria

The UN Special Representative for West Africa and Sahel, Amb. Mohammed Ibn-Chambers has restated commitments to support Nigeria to combat insurgency in the northeast and Lake Chad Basin.

What CAN Said About Witchcraft Conference Planned To Hold At UNN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Thursday, told the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) suspend its planned conference on witchcraft.

Armed Robbers Raid Commercial Bank In Ekiti

Armed Robbers have attacked a commercial bank in Oye Ekiti, the capital city of Ekiti State.

WAEC: Candidates Can Now Request Certificate Online

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced the establishment of an Electronic Certificate Management System that will enable candidates request for their certificates.

Kogi: Miyetti Allah Reacts To Yahaya Bello’s Election Victory

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MCBAN) has congratulated Governor Yahaya Bello for emerging victorious in the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State, Concise News reports.

Police Confirm Arrest Of Teenager For Allegedly Poisoning Wedding Guests

The Police in Katsina State on Thursday confirmed the arrest of one Mudasiru Tanimu,18, for allegedly poisoning some guests at a wedding ceremony in Barhim village of Bagarawa Local Government Area of the state.

Popular Nigerian Pastor To Launch ‘Mobile Network’ In UK

Apostle Johnson Suleman of the Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) is set to launch a "mobile network" in the United Kingdom (UK), Concise News reports. 
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Jonathan – Dickson Feud: Here’s What Nnamdi Kanu’s Counsel Says

A Counsel to the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, Barrister Aloy Ejimakor has expressed his reservations about the reported feud between former President Goodluck Jonathan and sitting governor of Bayelsa state, Seriake Dickson, Concise News reports.

Why Court Sacked Four Kano Emirs Installed By Ganduje

The installation of four additional Emirs in Kano State has been nullified by the state High Court, Concise News reports.

Senate Approves Buhari’s Request To Increase VAT, Six Other Taxes

The Nigerian Senate has approved the request by President Muhammadu Buhari to increase Value-Added Tax (VAT) from 5 percent to 7.5 percent.

POLITICS

Kogi Decides: How PDP Would Have Won Poll – Former Minister

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would have won the Kogi governorship election if it had elected Bode Thomas as its National Chairman, Concise News reports. 

INEC Presents Certificate of Return To Bayelsa Governor-elect David Lyon

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday issued a Certificate of Return to the Bayelsa State Governor-elect, David Lyon.

Edo: Osagie Ize-Iyamu Dumps PDP, Set To Join APC

Former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has resigned from the opposition party.

2023: APC Chieftain Reveals Where Buhari’s Successor Will Come From

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Jackson Ojo has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari's successor would come from the north. 

PDP Vows To Challenge Outcome Of Bayelsa, Kogi Governorship Elections

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has vowed to challenge the outcome of last Saturday’s governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States in court.

APC Reacts To Death Of PDP Woman Leader In Kogi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condoled with the family of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) woman leader in Kogi State, Salome Abuh, who was killed during the state governorship election.

PDP Senator Caucus Reject Bayelsa, Kogi Results

Bayelsa and Kogi Governorship election results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was on Wednesday rejected by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the Senate.

What APC Told Dickson About Bayelsa Governorship Election Result

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has told Governor Seriake Dickson to blame himself for the loss of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturday's governorship election.
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APC To Hold Emergency Meeting Today, Fixes NEC Meeting For Friday

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday (today) in Abuja.

PDP To Hold Emergency Meeting Over Bayelsa, Kogi Guber Elections

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will hold an emergency meeting today (Wednesday) to deliberate on its loss in Saturday’s governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States.

Imo Election: Governor Ihedioha Reacts To Appeal Court Victory

Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State has described his victory at the Appeal Court judgment as a reaffirmation of confidence in the judicial system.

SPORTS

Fellow EPL Manager Speaks on Mourinho Being Enemy

English Premier League (EPL) clubside, West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini says Jose Mourinho is “not my friend, but not my enemy” ahead of facing the new Tottenham head coach in Saturday’s London derby.

EPL: Mourinho Eyeing One Nigeria’s Super Eagles Striker

English Premier League (EPL) club, Tottenham Hotspur Head Coach, Jose Mourinho is eyeing in-form young Super Eagles of Nigeria striker, Victor Osimhen after poaching two members of Lille coaching staff, according to reports in France, Concise News reports.

EPL: Why I’m ‘Surprised’ Mourinho Joined Tottenham – Emery

Unai Emery has admitted he is surprised by Jose Mourinho taking up Tottenham's coaching job from Mauricio Pochettino as the latter did an amazing job.

Super Eagles Skipper Ahmed Musa Awards Scholarship To 100 Students

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa is set to sponsor one hundred students of the Skyline University Kano, Kano State, Concise News reports. 

Barcelona Star Speaks On Leaving Club

Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique says he is planning to see out his current contract at the club through to 2022, Concise News reports.

Former Nigerian Footballer Critically Down With Liver Disease (Photo)

A former Golden Eaglets star who played at the 1985 U-17 World Cup Chukwumah Nwaoha is critically down with a liver disease, Concise News has learned. 

What Ruiz’s Defeat Did To Me – Joshua

Briton Anthony Joshua said his first career defeat at the hands of Andy Ruiz Jr. was due to a lack of experience and he had become a “smarter” fighter ahead of December’s rematch.

AC Milan Offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic Six-Month Deal

Former LA  Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been reportedly offered a six-month deal by struggling Italian side AC Milan.
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EPL: Tottenham New Boss Mourinho Tackles Chelsea, Others

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has said the clubs he coached including Chelsea, and Real Madrid did not have structures to develop young talents.

What Sports Minister Says About Rohr’s Contract With Super Eagles

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare says the issue of contract extension for Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr lies with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

What NFF Told FG About Nigerian Teams Performances

THE Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said they have nothing to hide by a request by the Minister of Youths and Sports Sunday Dare to provide an explanation over the poor performances of Nigerian teams. 

Entertainment

Davido Drops ‘A Good Time’ Album

Award-winning singer, David Adeleke better known as Davido has finally dropped his much anticipated album 'A Good Time'.

Some Of Davido’s Outstanding Achievements In 2019

Year 2019 has obviously been a good year for Nigerian singer Davido as he keeps earning several feats for himself and his career.

Things You Need To Know About Davido As He Turns 27

David Adeleke, better known as Davido, is a multiple-award wining singer from Ede, Osun state Nigeria and was born on November 21, 1992.

Criminals Have Hijacked Nigeria- Tuface Claims

Legendary singer, Innocent Idibia better known as Tu face has bemoaned the leadership structure in Nigeria, Concise News understands.

Drama As Davido’s Babymamas Clash Over Body Features

DMW boss, Davido's babymamas, Sophia Momodu and Amanda have thrown some jabs at each other on Instagram, over plastic surgery rumours.

Why Golden boy Entertainment Filed Lawsuit Against Peruzzi

Nigerian singer, Tobechukwu Okoh, better known as Peruzzi has been accused of a breach of contract by his former record label, Golden Boy Entertainment.

Almost Gave Up In Early Days Of Mavin, Says Don Jazzy

The road to success is usually not smooth as expected and as such, legendary music producer, Don Jazzy has recounted how he almost gave up at the genesis of the record label.

Chioma Throws Birthday Party For Davido (Video)

Chioma Rowland, fiancee of DMW boss and singer Davido  has organised a birthday party for him on his 27th birthday.
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South Africa: AKA Reacts To Cancellation Of Burna Boy’s Concert

South African singer, AKA has celebrated the cancellation of African Unite Concert, where Burna Boy is expected to perform.

Grammy 2020: See Complete List Of Award Nominees

The Recording Academy, popularly known as the Grammy Awards on Wednesday, November 20, released the nominees list for the 2020 edition.

House Help Steals Davido’s Daughter, Imade’s International Passport

Brand Influencer and Davido’s first baby mama, Sophia Momodu, has revealed how her trust issues increased since her former house help stole their daughter, Imade's international passport.

BUSINESS

What African Development Agenda Should Focus On – Elumelu

The Chairman of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Tony Elumelu has said job creation, and inclusive growth are areas which African development agenda should be focused on. 

Inflation Rate Rises To 11.61% In October – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Monday said that Nigeria’s inflation for the month of October has risen by 0.36 basis points year on year to 11.61 percent.

Why Hike In Cooking Gas Price May Continue – Marketers

The Nigerian Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers (NALPGAM), says the current hike in price of cooking gas might persist if activities of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Terminal Owners and Off Takers is not checked.

FG To Withdraw Tax Exemption On Oil Companies’ Dividends

The finance bill submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari will ensure that dividends paid from the profits of oil companies will no longer be tax-exempt if passed by the National Assembly.

Border Closure: What Poultry Farmers Told Buhari About Reopening

Poultry farmers have called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to re-open the country's land borders, urging him to shut it permanently. 

CBN Directs Banks To Stop Sale Of Treasury Bills To Individuals

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed banks and other financial institutions to stop the sale of treasury bills to individuals and small firms with effect from November 29.

McDonald’s Fires CEO Over Relationship With Employee

McDonald’s on Sunday said its Chief Executive Officer has left the company after violating company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee.

Border Closure: Importers Send ‘Inviting’ Message To Foreign Companies

Some cross-border businessmen on Sunday say they were discussing with companies from Cote d’Ivoire to establish branches in Nigeria to retain their patronage.
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Why Border Closure Is Unfavourable To Us – Union Leader

The National Union of Chemical Footwear Rubber Leather and Non-Metallic Products Employees (NUCFRLANMPE) on Saturday said that the recent border closure by the Federal Government was threatening the jobs of its members.

Border Closure: Agric Minister Gives Farmers Reassurance On FG’s Support

As Nigeria's borders remain closed, Mustapha Shehuri, the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development on Saturday reassured farmers on accessibility of better farming equipment and government support.

Dangote Refinery’ Production Resumption Date Revealed

The mega crude oil refinery being built by Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote will be ready for commissioning at the beginning of 2021, with production reaching full capacity by the end of the first half of the year.

WORLD

Michael Bloomberg Joins US Presidential Race

Billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has indicated interest in joining the race to secure the Democratic Party's nomination for US president.

Corruption Charges Against New Sri Lanka President Dropped

A Sri Lanka court on Thursday nullified all corruption charges against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Concise News reports.

Catalan Leader Quim Torra Goes On Trial For Alleged Disobedience

The president of Catalonia’s regional government, Quim Torra went on trial in Barcelona on Monday for “disobedience” after refusing to remove separatist symbols from public buildings.

Four Killed, Six Injured In California Shooting

Four people were shot dead and six others wounded while watching a football game in the backyard of a central California home on Sunday, police said.

Sri Lanka Swears In Former Defence Chief As New President

Sri Lanka’s former defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been sworn in as the country’s new president after a record election victory, officials said.

Bill Gates Reclaims World Richest Man Title

Microsoft Founder and philanthropist, Bill Gates has reclaimed the position of the world’s richest person, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Pope Francis To Visit Japan’s Hiroshima, Seeks Ban On Nuclear Weapons

Pope Francis is set to visit Hiroshima in Japan, the site of the world’s only atomic attacks, to seek a ban on nuclear weapons.

Trump Undergoes Medical Examination (See Why)

US President Donald Trump has undergone a medical examination at Walter Reed National Medical Center for medical examination.
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Trump Attacks US Diplomat As She Testifies In Impeachment Probe

President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted an attack against the former US ambassador to Ukraine while she was in the middle of testifying in his impeachment probe, prompting her to complain she was being intimidated.

Lightening Strikes 27 Persons Dead

Officials said Separate incidents of lightening killed at least 27 people and injured over two dozens of others in different areas of Pakistan’s southern Sindh province during the last 24 hours, local media reported Friday morning.

Trump Impeachment Latest: First Public Hearings In Enquiry Against President Starts

The first public hearings in the impeachment inquiry, against President Donald Trump, are set to begin on Wednesday, as Democrats step up their public campaign over what they see as an abuse of power by the White House.

TECH

Dubai Chamber Of Commerce Selects Nigerian Among 10 Startup

A Nigerian, Kenneth Obiajulu-Okonkwo, and five other Africans have been selected among 10 startups by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

How Social Media Regulation Will Benefit Journalists

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed says the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), Guild of Editors and their members have more to gain with the Federal Government’s plan to sanitise the social media space.

China Launches 5 Satellites With One Rocket

Five new remote-sensing satellites were sent into planned orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in north China’s Shanxi Province on Wednesday.

FG To Train 200,000 Youths On Digital Skill In 2 Years

The Federal Government has promised to equip 200,000 youths with basic, intermediate and advance digital skills in the areas of web design and management, software training and cloud computing in the next two years.

What Twitter Board Member Said About Nigerian Youths

A member of Twitter board Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has said that young Nigerian people give her hope every day.

Watch As Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Speaks Yoruba During Visit To Nigeria

Twitter CEO and co-founder, Jack Dorsey arrived in Nigeria on Thursday evening as part of his listening and learning tour across Africa.

Infinix S5 Review, Specs, Features, Price In Nigeria

Infinix Mobility, Makers of Infinix phones, on Wednesday, Nov. 6 launched its latest flagship phones, Infinix S5 and Infinix S5 Lite in Lagos, Nigeria.

Lagos Gridlock: Google Announces Traffic Tab In Maps

Google has launched a new Traffic tab on Google Maps in Lagos to help users manage their movement in Nigeria's commercial capital notorious for traffic gridlocks.
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China Leaves Bitcoin Mining Out Of List Of Restricted Activities

China, one of the biggest manufacturers of bitcoin mining gear, has decided against eliminating the mining of the cryptocurrency, the state planner has indicated.

Costly Mobile Data: What Minister Asked NCC To Do As Concerns Grow

Nigeria's Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has vowed to ensure that prices of mobile data services go down in the country.

Facebook Rebrands, Unveils New Logo

Facebook has unveiled a new logo and changed its name to ‘FACEBOOK’ in what is seen in some quarters as a desperate attempt to rebrand itself.

HEALTH

Sickle Cell: Breakthrough As FDA Approves New Drug For Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it has given Novartis the go-ahead to begin marketing Adakveo, otherwise known as crizanlizumab for sickle cell therapy.

Expert Speaks On Sex Position, Duration Determining Child’s Gender

Dr Olatoye Ogundipe, a gynecologist, on Wednesday, says the gender of a child is not determined by the sex position or duration contrary to beliefs by some people.

The Hazard Of Consuming Water, Drinks Kept Under Sun – Pharmacist

A Pharmacist, Mrs Rotkang Okunlola, has cautioned Nigerians against drinking water (sachet, bottled and dispensing jugs) and soft drinks that are kept under the sun, saying that this could be detrimental to their health.

Doctors Advised On Medical Ethics, Private Businesses

A Consultant Gynaecologist, Dr Richardson Ajayi, has advised medical doctors to always draw a line between their job and the quest to make profit running private medical outfits.

29 Die From Yellow Fever In Bauchi

Twenty-nine people have died from an outbreak of yellow fever in Bauchi state, northeast Nigeria, according to the Primary Healthcare Development Agency. 

Why Eating Too Much ‘Cow Meat’ Is Bad For You – Expert

A Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Anthony Okonkwo, on Wednesday called on Nigerians to cut down on the consumption of livestock products to reduce the effects of methane on humans.

Ebola: Health Workers Attacked 300 Times In DR Congo

Authorities in DR Congo say health workers battling Ebola in the country have been attacked 300 times, leaving six dead and 70 wounded since the start of the year in three provinces.

FG To Revive 10,000 Primary Health Centres

The Federal Government is committed to reviving no fewer than 10,000 primary healthcare centres in the country to cater for health of Nigerians, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has reinstated.
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Nigeria Targets Polio Certification By 2020

Nigeria is making conscious efforts toward achieving polio certification by the year 2020, according to the National Economic Council (NEC).

Aisha Buhari Pushes For More Cancer Awareness

The wife of Nigeria’s President, Aisha Buhari, has underscored the need for greater awareness on cancer in African countries to promote early detection and treatment.

Lassa Fever: Five Die In Benue

National Centre for Disease Control says five persons have been confirmed dead in Benue state, north-central Nigeria, following an outbreak of Lassa fever.

OPINION

Xenophobia: Is Nigeria Not Guilty Of The Worst Forms Of Xenophobia?

Although Nigerians unanimously condemned xenophobic attacks against its citizens in South Africa, worst forms of xenophobic attacks are launched by Nigerians against fellow country men, writes in Public affairs commentator Reuben Rine.

Why Manchester United Will Not Sack ‘Unremarkable’ Solskjær Just Yet

Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Monday night at Old Trafford condemned the twenty-time English Premier League (EPL) champions to their worst start to a season for 30 years.

Why Nigeria Remains Dependent 59 Years After Independence

It is 59 years since Nigeria gained its independence from Britain, but the country is still depending upon Albion, Usania, and other advanced countries.

Ekweremadu’s Assault And The Dynamics Of Revolution

An opinion piece by columnist Omoshola Deji.