Fayose Demands Additional Mattress In EFCC Detention

Embattled former governor of Ekiti state Ayodele Fayose has reportedly requested for additional mattress in order to be ''more comfortable'' in the custody of the EFCC.
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Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Friday, October 19th

Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Friday, October 19th.

What Buhari, Service Chiefs Discussed In Meeting Ahead 2019 Elections

President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Security Council discussed ways to stop violence ahead of the 2019 elections in Nigeria.

UN Contradicts NPC, Says Nigeria’s Population Now 195.9m

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says 76 per cent of Nigerians are between ages 0 to 24, as the country’s population hits 195.9 million.

PDP Rejects Disbandment Of Osun Governorship Election Tribunal

The Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo has been disbanded, Concise News has learned.
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Ooni Of Ife Marries Prophetess (Photos)

The Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has married a new wife who goes by the name  Shilekunola Moronke Naomi.

Kano Assembly To Conduct Public Hearing Over Ganduje Bribery Video

The Kano State House of Assembly will conduct a public hearing over video clips allegedly showing Governor Abdullahi Ganduje collecting bribe.

Senate Pays Omo-Agege’s Entitlements After Court Order

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, representing Delta central, has received the entitlements accrued to him during his suspension by the Nigerian Senate.

Osita Chidoka Lists What PDP Achieved After Taking Over In 1999 (Video)

Osita Chidoka, a special adviser to Uche Secondus, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has listed what the opposition party achieved when it took over as the ruling party in 1999.

MOST READ

Police Give Update On Somolu-Bariga Cult Clash

The Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested 21 persons in connection with a cult clash that occurred on Wednesday at the Somolu-Bariga area of the state.

Reno Omokri Reveals What EFCC Is Doing To Fayose

Reno Omokri, a former presidential media aide, says the  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is persecuting immediate past governor of Ekiti state Ayodele Fayose rather than prosecuting him.

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Thursday, October 18th

Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Thursday, October 18th.

Gov Ikpeazu Reveals Who Igbo’ll Support For 2019 Presidency

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has said the South East will back the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election.

Guinness Nigeria Recruitment 2018: How To Apply, Requirements, Others

How to apply, requirements...here's all you need to know to successfully apply to work with Guinness Nigeria in ongoing 2018 Guiness Recruitment program.

Fayose Spends First Night Out Of Office In EFCC Detention Over N1.3bn Loot

After all the drama, former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has spent his first day out of office on Tuesday in EFCC's detention, Abuja.

Full List Of Winners At 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards

Cardi B ended up as the biggest winner at the 2018 BET Awards on Tuesday, as she bagged four trophies at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, United States.

What EFCC Demanded From Fayose During Interrogation

Nigeria's anti-graft agency, EFCC, has asked the immediate past governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, to explain how he spent N1.3bn he allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser in 2014.
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NEWS

Muslims Reject Governor Fayemi’s Appointments

The Muslim community in Ekiti state has turned down three appointments made so far by Governor Kayode Fayemi, since he was sworn in on Tuesday.

Omokri Speaks On Nigeria’s Global Competitiveness Index Rankings

Former presidential aide Reno Omokri has said Nigeria did not improve but rather dropped three points in the recent Global Competitiveness Index rankings.

Kano Approves Compulsory Drug Tests For Political Appointees

The Kano State ‎Government has approved a mandatory test for all political appointees, students seeking admission into tertiary institutions and civil servants.

Ozekhome Speaks On Fayose’s Detention By EFCC

Human rights lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), says efforts had begun to secure the release of the immediate governor of Ekiti State Mr Ayodele Fayose, from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Visionscape Reacts To Lagos Assembly’s Directive On PSP Operators

Visionscape Sanitation Solutions, a waste management utility company contracted by the Lagos State Government to provide residential solid waste management collection services across the State, has reacted to Lagos State House of Assembly’s directive.

Finally, Senate Confirms Durnnguwa As NPC Commissioner

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Abdulmalik Durnnguwa as commissioner in the National Population Commission (NPC).

NHIS Boss, Usman Yusuf Suspended Indefinitely

The governing council of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has suspended the Executive Secretary of the scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf indefinitely.

Job Creation Is What I Do Best, Atiku Speaks Ahead NBS Report

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, says job creation is what he does best.
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Lagos Assembly Directs PSP Operators To Resume Work, Disowns Visionscape

Lagos House of Assembly has charged local government executives in the state to call on the PSP operators in their areas to resume collection of refuse.

I’m Not Gunning For Senate Because Of NTYTR Bill, Says ANN FCT Senatorial Candidate Kunle Lawal

The senatorial candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) Kunle Lawal has said that he's not gunning for the senate because of the not-too-young-to-run bill recently passed into law.

Newly-Admitted Students Will Undergo Drug Test – UNILAG

The management of the University of Lagos says newly-admitted students of the institution will undergo drug tests before their registration.

POLITICS

Presidential Aspirant Challenges Buhari To Debate Ahead 2019 Election

The presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to a debate ahead of the 2019 elections.

David Mark’s Daughter Dumps PDP

Blessing Onuh-Mark, a daughter of ex-Senate President David Mark has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Peter Obi Reacts To London Houses Ownership Report

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice presidential candidate Peter Obi has admitted that he indeed owns houses in London

APC Confirms Uche Nwosu As Imo Governorship Candidate

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has confirmed Uche Nwosu as the governorship candidate of the party in the 2019 Imo State election.

Muric Frowns At Governor Fayemi’s Appointments

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has criticized the first appointments made by the newly inaugurated Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.

‘No Other Politician’ Looks As Prepared As Atiku For 2019 – Odidi

Isa Odidi, a 2007 presidential candidate, says the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar is the most prepared of all the presidential candidates in the 2019 election.

APC Confirms Bindow As Adamawa Guber Candidate

The ruling APC has confirmed Governor Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa State as the governorship candidate of the party for the 2019 election.

Oshiomhole In Last Minute Move To Resolve APC Crisis

Oshiomhole has engaged in efforts to reconcile factions in some of the states ahead of today’s deadline for the submission of candidates to INEC.
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We Will Give Buhari The Gbagbo Treatment !n 2019- Fani-Kayode

Ex-Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has claimed President Buhari will be forced out of office if he refuses to hand over power in 2019.

Ex-Minister Takes Back Items Donated To APC Secretariat

The former Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, has disclosed that she took back properties she donated to her former party, the APC.

Charge Ex-Gov Fayose To Court, PDP Urges EFCC

The PDP has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to charge former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, to court.

SPORTS

Henry Wants To Emulate City Manager Guardiola At Monaco

Thierry Henry has said Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is a reference for him as he (Henry) begins his journey as Monaco coach. 

Uefa To Punish PSG After Crowd Trouble In Champions League

Uefa have begin an investigation into crowd trouble at this month’s Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain and Red Star Belgrade.

Aiteo Cup: Pillars To Camp In Benin For Rangers Final

Nigeria Professional Football League side Kano Pillars will camp in Benin City ahead of their 2018 Federation Cup final clash with Rangers in Asaba next week Wednesday.

Icardi Set To Extend Inter Milan Stay

Mauro Icardi has restated his willingness to reach an agreement for a new contract with Serie A giants Inter Milan. The San Siro club's captain...

NFF Hail Eagles, Ighalo Over Libya Victory

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Technical and Development Committee Chairman Ahmed Fresh has hailed the Super Eagles over their wins against Libya. 

Caf Disqualify Equatorial Guinea From 2018 AWCON

The Confederation of African Football (Caf)has disqualified Equatorial Guinea from the 2018 African Women's Cup of Nations (AWCON).

Arsenal Players Need To Improve Ahead Leicester City Tie – Emery

Arsenal coach Unai Emery has said his players need to "improve a lot" as they face Leicester City in the Premier League, weekend.

Uefa Ban Rubin Kazan For Financial Fair Play Breach

The Union of European Football Association (Uefa) say it has banned Russian club Rubin Kazan from European competition for one season for breaching financial fair play.
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Shaw Signs New Long-term Deal At Man Utd

England defender Luke Shaw has committed his future to Manchester United by signing a new long-term deal at Old Trafford.

Arsenal Battle Top European Clubs For Seria A Star

English Premier League giants Arsenal is set to make a move for Cagliari’s central midfielder, Nicolo Barella as Aaron Ramsey’s replacement.

Ibrahimovic Backs Mourinho Against ‘Personal’ Criticism

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has urged Jose Mourinho to "stand up for what he is doing", saying they are both victims of "personal" criticism.

Entertainment

Love Your Women Like Your Mothers, Simi Urges Men

Nigeria singer Simi has urged men to "break everything, do anything" for their women as they also show for their mothers.

Media Personality Gbemi Set To Wed Beau

On-Air Personality Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi is set to get married to her beau Femisoro Ajayi on November 3.

I Want To Be The Greatest Artiste Ever – Kizz Daniel

Flyboy Inc record boss Kizz Daniel says he is not interested in being the “biggest” but the “greatest artiste ever liveth”.

Diddy Splits From Longtime Girlfriend Cassie

The romance between american rapper and producer Sean "Diddy" Combs and singer Cassie Ventura has ended, after 11 years of unsteady relationship together.

My Dad Can Never Be Forgotten – Femi Kuti

Femi Kuti, son of legendary Fela Kuti has described his late father as one individual who can never be forgotten even in death. 

Mayorkun Set To Release Debut Album

DMW star artiste Mayorkun has revealed that his debut album is still in the works and almost ready to be released to his fans.

IK Ogbonna’s Wife Sonia Drops His Name

Marriage of Nollywood actor Ik Ogbonna seems to be in trouble as his wife, Sonia, has expunged the actor's last name from her social media accounts.

Nollywood Actress Halima Abubakar Claims Virgin

33-Year-old Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar, has openly revealed through her social media platform that she is a still virgin.
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DJ Cuppy Hits Speed Darlington Hard

Billionaire daughter, Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, popularly known as DJ Cuppy has replied Speed Darlington who addressed her in one of his Instagram post.

Shatta Wale Features Olamide In ‘Wonders’ (Audio)

Ghanaian controversial dancehall act Shatta Wale teams up with indigenous rap king and YBNL boss, Olamide in this one titled ”Wonders”.

Olamide Signs Another Artiste Yomi Blaze Into YBNL

YBNL Boss Olamide has signed rapper Yomi Blaze, less than 24 hours after Picazo joined his record outfit.

BUSINESS

Why I Won’t Do Magic To Solve Nigeria’s Electricity Problems – Fashola

Power, Works, and Housing Minister Babatunde Fashola has said the country is making progress in solving its electricity challenges.

Buhari Govt Has No Plan To Sell Ajaokuta Steel Company – Osinbajo

The Nigerian government is not thinking about selling the Ajaokuta Steel Company in Kogi state, according to the nation's vice-president Yemi Osinbajo.

Buhari Urges Women To Deepen Participation In Agriculture

Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari has called on women to deepen their participation in agriculture and make their voices heard.

FG Restates Commitment To Give Women Improved Agricultural Inputs

Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Audu Ogbeh has said the federal government would ensure that women get improved agricultural inputs.

Nigeria’s Foreign Reserves Fall By $2.1bn In 30 Days

Nigeria’s foreign exchange reserves have declined by $2.15 billion in the last thirty days, following the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) decision to defend the naira.

FG Approves Issuance Of $2.9bn In Eurobonds

The issuance of $2.9 billion in Eurobonds has been approved by the Federal Government, Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed has said.

Over 10,000 Traders Get Zero-Interest Trader Moni Loan In Ogun State

Over 10,000 petty traders in Ogun State have on Wednesday gotten access to the federal government's Trader Moni interest-free loan.

Stop ATM Card Maintenance Charges, Senate Tells CBN

The Senate has told the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to suspend the ATM card maintenance charges being deducted from customers.
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Nearly Half The World Lives On Less Than $5.50 A Day – World Bank

Nearly half the world’s population lives on less than $5.50 a day, with a rising share of the poor in wealthier economies, the World Bank has said.

NNPC Denies Being In Possession Of $3.5bn Subsidy Fund

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Wednesday denied being in possession of any $3.5bn Subsidy Fund.

Nigeria Firms To Build $4.3bn NLNG Train 7 – NCDMB

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has said the engineering, procurement, and construction of the $4.3bn Nigeria LNG Limited Train 7 plant will be done by indigenous companies.

WORLD

Former Sudanese President Dies At 83

Former Sudanese President Abdulrahman Al-Dahab has died in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, Saudi-owned TV channel, Al Arabiya, reported on Thursday.

Putin Speaks On Crimean School Shooting

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the mass school shooting in Crimea was the result of “globalisation” and the continuation of an American trend.

Trump Threatens To Close US-Mexico Border Over Migrants Issues

US President Donald Trump has threatened to close the United States’ border with Mexico if the flow of migrants from Central America is uncontrollable.

US Demands Khashoggi’s Alleged Murder Tape

The US has asked Turkey for a recording said to provide strong evidence that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at Istanbul's Saudi consulate.

UN Describes Virginity Testing As Human Rights Violation

A group of United Nations agencies has called for a ban on tests meant to assess the virginity of a girl or a woman.

Trump Denies Covering For Saudis On Khashoggi

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday dismissed reports of covering up for his country's ally Saudi Arabia in the suspected torturing and dismembering of a critical journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Trump’s Plane Forced To Land After ‘Mechanical Issue’

A plane carrying US First Lady Melania Trump was forced to make a u-turn on Wednesday after smoke appeared in the cabin, reporters on...

Indian Temple To Allow Entry To Females Who Menstruate

A temple in southern India is set to open its doors to females of menstruating age following a ruling by the country’s top court.
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Pompeo Meets Turkish Leaders Over Missing Journalist

Mike Pompeo has met Turkey’s president and foreign minister over the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.

Trump Warns Against Judgement Over Khashoggi

US President Donald Trump has cautioned against rushing to blame Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Canada Legalises Sale, Use Of Cannabis

Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis.

TECH

Tesla Secures Shanghai Site For $2 Billion China Gigafactory

Tesla has signed an agreement with the Shanghai government for an 860,000 square meter plot of land to build its first overseas Gigafactory.

YouTube Experiences Outage For Over One Hour

YouTube on Wednesday said the video streaming platform experienced an unexplained outage across the world for over an hour.

Facebook Takes On YouTube With Reality TV

Facebook on Wednesday announced its plan to revive the pioneering MTV reality show “The Real World” as its secret weapon to lure viewers away from YouTube.

Spotify Advert Banned For Causing ‘Distress’ To Children

A Spotify ad has been banned for by the watchdog following a complaint from a parent who said their children found it distressing. 

Huawei Ditches Android’s Wear OS For New Watch GT

Huawei has decided not to use the wearable-tech version of Android in its latest smartwatch, opting instead for an in-house operating system.

Tiny Palm Smartphone Baffles Gadget Fans

A tiny Android smartphone designed to be a "companion phone" to a full-sized device has been launched in the US - using the brand name Palm.

Facebook To Ban Misinformation On Voting In US Midterm Elections

Facebook says it will ban false information about voting requirements and fact-check fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations ahead of next month’s US midterm elections.

Google Joins Saudi Conference Boycott

Google has announced that its Cloud Chief Executive Diane Greene would not attend the Future Investment Initiative Summit scheduled to be held in Riyadh starting Oct. 23.
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Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen Dies Of Lymphoma

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen died from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma on Monday afternoon.

BMW, Northvolt, Umicore Team Up For Electric Car Batteries

German carmaker BMW has created a vehicle battery recycling venture with Belgian materials and recycling firm Umicore and Northvolt, which is building a battery factory in Sweden.

Rivals ARM, Intel Make Peace To Secure Internet Of Things

Rival semiconductor giants ARM and Intel have agreed to work together to manage networks of connected devices from both firms.

HEALTH

NAFDAC Bans Malco Vitamin B Complex Injection

NAFDAC has placed an embargo on the importation, sale and distribution of Malco Vitamin B Complex injection in Nigeria due to contamination.

NGO Advises FG On How To Prevent Spread Of Cholera

The Nigerian government has been urged to ensure treatment of water sources in communities affected by cholera outbreaks.

Ebola Death Toll Hits 135 In DR Congo

At least 135 people have been killed by the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), says the World Health Organization (WHO).

Don’t Use Breast Milk, Urine To Treat ‘Apollo’, Experts Warn

The Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA) has warned against the use of breast milk, urine, acid and other unorthodox treatment when infected with conjunctivitis, popularly known as Apollo.

Researchers Closing In On First Lassa Fever Vaccine

Researcher are on the verge of finding the first ever Lassa fever vaccine, according to a journal published by Nature Communications.

Buhari Govt Promises More Health Investment In 2019

Nigeria's Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole has assured that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration would invest more on health and education in 2019.

18 Nigerians Die Of Tuberculosis Hourly – NTBLCP

National Tuberculosis, Burulli Ulcer and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP), said no fewer than 18 people die hourly from Tuberculosis (TB) in Nigeria.

Study Reveals How Parenting Causes Antisocial Behaviour In Children

A study has revealed the less parental warmth and more harshness in the home environment affect how aggressive children become and whether they lack empathy and a moral compass.
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WHO Predicts Extent Of Ebola Outbreak In DR Congo

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo could last for another three to four months, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Too Much Sleep Bad For The Brain – Study

A new study has revealed that excessive and insufficient sleep are similarly detrimental to the brain’s functioning.

Ondo Approves N1.5bn For Cancer Treatment Centre

The Ondo State Government said that it had approved N1.5 billion for the development of a cancer treatment centre in the state.

OPINION

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.

Sowore’s Presidential ‘Vote-less’ Path To Political Abortion (3)

Sowore: “Perception Is King”! “I am a cultured Yoruba man and I know that when you come to palace, you prostrate to greet the king....

Before Another Looters List Is Released

A columnist's view of what the Federal Government and antigraft agencies should do before releasing the next batches of looters list .

Learn, Unlearn And Relearn

I was speaking with a 47-year-old man whom I've known for more than twenty years. He was more of an existing man now, rather than a living one.