What Buhari Ordered Military To Do To Bandits

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Katsina, Katsina State, charged the military to be more spontaneous in restoring peace to the country, particularly states troubled by bandits, ordering them “not to spare bandits’’ that have been killing, maiming and extorting innocent citizens.
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Buhari Returns To Abuja After Sallah Celebration In Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Abuja on Saturday after spending the Eid-el-Kabir celebration in his home town Daura, Katsina State.

FG To Appeal N9bn UK Judgment (See Full Text)

The Federal Government has directed its Solicitor-General to appeal the ruling by Justice Butcher of the UK Commercial Court that an Irish company P&ID can seize Nigeria’s assets worth $9 billion.

Manufacturers React To Forex Restriction On Food Import

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) on Friday called for clarity with regard to President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive on restriction of foreign exchange for food import.

Sealed Abuja Property: Ex-Governor Yari Challenges EFCC In Court

The immediate past Governor of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari, has gone to court, praying that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) be asked to unseal his property located at Maitama, Abuja.
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Man City vs Tottenham: VAR Denies Jesus Last-Minute Winner

Champions Manchester City failed to win in the Premier League for the first time in 16 matches as Gabriel Jesus had an injury-time goal ruled out by VAR in their game against Tottenham on Saturday night.

Aubameyang’s Strike Secures Win For Arsenal (See Other EPL Results On Saturday)

Arsenal secured their second Premier League win of the season in as many matches as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's goal secured a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Burnley.

FAAN To Close Runway At Enugu Airport Aug. 24 For Repairs

Airlines, passengers and all other stakeholders have been notified by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) that the runway at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu will be closed for major repairs.

Nigerians React As FBI Allegedly Arrests Forbes Rated Obinwanne Okeke

Reactions have trailed the alleged arrest of Nigerian entrepreneur, Obinwanne Okeke by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.

MOST READ

Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Saturday, August 17th, 2019.

Latest N-Power News Headlines For Saturday, August 17

Welcome to the latest N-Power news headlines update for today, Saturday, August 17, 2019, on Concise News.

Davido Replies Simi On Dream About Him

DMW boss, Davido, has taken to Twitter to express excitement and approval of the dream his colleague, Simi, had about him. 

2023: Top Yoruba Leader Speaks On Tinubu Replacing President Buhari

It is stupidity for a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu to think he will be president of the country in 2023. 

N-Power Tax Sending Appointment Letter To Select Beneficiaries?

However, as at the time of publishing this news report, checks reveal that the N-Power scheme did not send the message.  

Full List Of AFRIMA 2019 Nominees

The nominees for the 6th All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) have been announced with Nigerian singers dominating the shortlists.

Latest N-Power News Headlines For Thursday, August 15

Welcome to the latest N-Power news headlines update for today, Thursday, August 15, 2019, on Concise News.

Full List Of 23 Eagles Invited For Ukraine Friendly As Iheanacho, Ajayi Return

Gernot Rohr has recalled Kelechi Iheanacho, Tyronne Ebuehi and Semi Ajayi for Nigeria's friendly against Ukraine on 10 September in Kiev.
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NEWS

Benue: Gunmen Attack Community, Kill Four Mourners

No lesser than four mourners have been killed in a gunmen attack on Tongov district of Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue state.

Biafra: IPOB Speaks On Alleged Arrest Of Members In Ebonyi

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on Saturday, denied arrest of any member of the group in Ebonyi state.

Kaduna Reveals Purpose For 2020 Budget

Kaduna state government has said its major plan for 2020 budget to finish every project it was unable to finish from the 2019 budget.

Army Commences 2019 Annual Shooting Exercise

The Depot Nigerian Army, Zaria, Kaduna State has announced the commencement of its 2019 Annual Range Classification from Aug. 20 to Aug. 28 and advised residents to keep-off the range area.

Fresh Update On Killing Of Two Catholic Priests In Enugu

Police in Enugu, southeast Nigeria, have arrested at least 30 suspects, including the alleged killers of a Catholic priest.

Latest Kogi State News Headlines For Today August 17th

Good day, and welcome to the Concise News compilation of the latest Kogi State news online headlines for today, August 17th, 2019.

Kogi: What Labour Said About Yahaya Bello’s Govt On Utilisation Of Bailout Fund

The National Vice President, Medical and Health Workers Union (MHWUN), Onu Edoka on Friday urged the Kogi State Government to fulfil all agreements it entered with labour before the release of the N30.8 billion bailout fund, Concise News reports.

Latest Benue State Online News Today Saturday 17th August, 2019

Good day, welcome to the latest Benue State online news headlines update for today, Saturday, August 17th, 2019, on Concise News.
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Benue: Police Confirm Assassination Of Ex-Council Official

The Police in Benue have confirmed the assassination of a former local council official named Aondongu Mkuma Mathias in Zaki-Biam town of Ukum Local Government Area of the state, Concise News reports.

Latest World Biafra Online News For Today, August 17th

Welcome to the compilation of the latest world Biafra online news headlines update on Concise News for today, Saturday, August 17th, 2019.

N-Power: Afolabi Imoukhuede Storms ‘Outstanding’ Volunteer’s Training Centre

The Senior Special Assistant to the president on job creation and youth employment, Afolabi Imoukhuede, recently stormed the home and workplace of an N-Power volunteer, Olalekan Ayodele Sipasi Concise News reports.

POLITICS

Cross River REC Has Not Resigned, INEC Insists

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted that the process of Cross River Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Frankland Briyai, resignation to join partisan politics, is unacceptable.

Kogi Election: What I Want From ‘Kogites’ – APC Guber Aspirant

As the state election approaches, Alhaji Mohammed Yakubu, a Kogi governorship aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), has pleaded with the electorates to use their voting power to ensure good governance in the state.

Benue APC Reacts To Pres. Buhari’s Immortalisation Of JS Tarka

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Benue chapter, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for renaming Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi to Joseph Saawuan Tarka University, Concise News reports.

Presidential Election: Tribunal Fixes Date To Hear Closing Arguments

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Friday fixed August 21 to hear closing arguments of the petitioners and the respondents.

Food Import: What PDP Said About Buhari’s Directive To CBN

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated President Muhammadu Buhari for directing the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stop providing foreign exchange for food importation.

PDP Reveals Why Buhari Is Not Qualified To Be President

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari does not possess the qualification to run for president because he could not produce his school certificates.

Presidential Poll: Buhari Tells Tribunal Why It Should Dismiss Atiku’s Petition

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) to dismiss the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, challenging his victory in the February 23 polls for lack of merit.

Kogi Gubernatorial Election: Lugard House Hopeful Audu Reveals Mission

Alhaji Mohammed Audu, All Progressives Congress (APC)’s aspirant in Kogi Governorship elections says he is on a mission to rescue the state from poverty, unemployment, infrastructure deficit occasioned by bad governance.
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Udeze Berates INEC Over Suspension As Action Alliance National Chairman

National Chairman of the Action Alliance (AA), Kenneth Udeze, has berated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for suspending national officers of the party. Speaking...

Kogi Guber: Female Aspirant Makes Pledge To Youths, Women

A female aspirant in the November 16 governorship election in Kogi, Ms Rukkayat Ibrahim, has promised to be the voice for the voiceless women in the state, if elected governor.

Bayelsa Election: PDP Members Caution Leaders Against Endorsing Aspirants

Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have urged the party’s leadership to allow all governorship aspirants in Bayelsa to participate in the primaries.

SPORTS

Siasia Reacts To Life Ban By FIFA

Former Nigerian international and Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia has vowed to exonerate himself after world governing body FIFA banned him for life on Friday from football following an allegation of match-fixing brought against him.

African Games: Nigeria’s Flying Eagles Held In Opener

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles have started their campaign in the 2019 African Games in Rabat with a 1-1 draw with Burkina Faso in Group A football event.

NPFL: Kano Pillars Sign 6 New Players

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club, Kano Pillars, said it has signed six players ahead of the 2019/20 new season.‎

Bundesliga: Lewandowski Double Rescues Draw For Bayern Munich In Season Opener

The 2019/20 Bundesliga season has started with a slip up for Bayern Munich as the champions could only manage a 2-2 draw at home to Hertha Berlin on Friday.

Transfer News: Barcelona’s Coutinho Joins Another European Heavyweight

As activities intensify in the current transfer window, Barcelona and Bayern Munich have confirmed that an agreement is in place to send Philippe Coutinho to the German giants on a one-year loan with an option to purchase, Concise News reports.

Ath Bilbao vs Barcelona: Aduriz’s Late Goal Downs Champions

A spectacular late strike from Aritz Aduriz earned Athletic Bilbao a dramatic 1-0 victory over Barcelona in the opening match of the 2019/20 La Liga season on Friday night at San Mames.

FIBA Afrobasket: Pres. Buhari Congratulates Nigeria’s D’Tigress On Reaching Final

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the national female basketball team, D’Tigress, who beat Mali, 79-58, Friday night to qualify for the final of FIBA Women's AfroBasket 2019 ongoing in Dakar, Senegal.

Match Fixing: Nigerians React As FIFA Slam Life Ban On Siasia

Nigerians have lamented as FIFA slammed a life ban on former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia following match-fixing charges, Concise News reports.
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FIBA Afrobasket: Nigeria’s D’Tigress One Game Away From Retaining Title

African champions D'Tigress of Nigeria have progressed to the final of the 2019 FIBA Afrobasket Championship by defeating Mali 79-58 in the semi-finals on Friday.

Sanchez Wants To Remain At Man Utd – Solskjaer

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Alexis Sanchez wants to remain at the club, despite reports that he is keen to leave Old Trafford this month.

Pogba Could Still Move To Real Madrid, Says Brother

Paul Pogba's brother says the midfielder may yet leave Manchester United for Real Madrid before the continental transfer window closes on September 2.

Entertainment

If Anything Happens To Me, Hold Toyin Abraham, Actress Cries Out

Nollywood actress, Wumi Toriola has cried out that new mum, Toyin Abraham and her fans should be held responsible if anything happens to her.

“Don’t Be The Reason Someone Commits Suicide”, Says Omoni Oboli

Nigerian actress and scriptwriter, Omoni Oboli has urged her fans and followers not to be the reason someone commits suicide.

‘God’s Grace’ Is Another Word For 419- Gay Activist, Bisi Alimi

Nigerian gay rights activist Bisi Alimi has claimed that there is nothing like God's grace, saying it is another word for 419 (fraudulent activity)

Drake Uses Nigerian Popular Slangs As Lyrics, ‘Ikebe, Bakassi’

Canadian rapper, Drake, has taken a number of Nigerians by surprise after he used popular slangs which include "Ikebe" and "Bakassi" as part of his lyrics.

BBNaija 2019: I’ll Die If I Have S3x Before Marriage, Says Diane (Video)

Big Brother Naija housemate, Diane has dropped a bombshell by saying she would die if she involves in sex before marriage.

BBNaija 2019: Seeing You With Other Guys Gets Me Jealous- Seyi Tells Tacha (Video)

While the chemistry between BBNaija housemates, Seyi and Tacha continues to grow, he has revealed that he gets jealous when he sees her with others, Concise News understands

BBNaija 2019: Watch Seyi Kiss Mercy’s Body (Video)

Big Brother Naija housemates who always have ways of thrilling the fans of the reality show, again made the show interesting as Seyi kissed Mercy all over her body.

Omawumi Vows Never To Leave Her Husband For Cheating

Singer Omawumi in a conversation with Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, has said even if he cheats, she will not leave her husband.
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BBNaija 2019: Frodd Reacts As Seyi Boasts Of His Lineage Again

Big Brother Naija housemate Seyi has yet again sparked off reactions over his lineage, being the grandson of late Nigerian nationalist, Obafemi Awolowo.

Ninety Per Cent Of Nigerian Celebrities Live Fake Lives- Kcee Claims

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Kingsley Okonkwo, better known as Kcee has claimed that ninety per cent of Nigerian celebrities live fake lives.

See How Teni Got Her Fans (Video)

One of Nigeria's leading singer, Teniola Apata, popular as Teni Makanaki has said she got most of her fans via social media platforms.

BUSINESS

Nigeria Stock Exchange: Market Indicators Drop Further

Crucial market indicators tied to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) dropped by 0.47 per cent on Friday, Concise News reports. The All-Share Index lost 127.64...

RMAFC Sets Up Committee On New Revenue Formula

The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) on Thursday inaugurated 18 standing committees including one that would give the nation a new revenue sharing formula.

CBN Provides Update On Microfinance Banks

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released guidelines for the disbursement of lower denominations of Naira through microfinance banks (MFBs) in the country.

NNPC To Partner Oil Spill Detection Agency

As part of efforts to tackle the rate of oil spill across the country, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is planning to partner with the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA).

NSE: Indices Drop By 0.82% After Eid-el-Kabir Break

Transactions resumed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Wednesday after the Eid-el-Kabir celebration with a loss of 0.82 per cent due to profit-taking in blue chips.

Guinea President Seeks Stronger Economic Ties With Kano Government

The President of the Republic of Guinea, Prof. Alpha Conde, has solicited closer and stronger economic ties between Kano and Guinea, Concise News reports.

Gokada Suspends Operation In Nigeria

Gokada has announced it will be shutting down its operations temporarily in Nigeria today, August 14, 2019.

Food Import: Renowned Economist Knocks Down Buhari’s Order

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Kingsley Moghalu has knocked down President Muhammadu Buhari's directive to the bank on food importation. 
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220,773 MSMEs Registered In 10-Month- CAC

A total of 220,773 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises have registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in the last 10 months, Concise News reports.

NCAA To Delist Non-Compliant Travel Agencies

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) is making move to delist any travel agency that fails to register with the agency by the end of the year.

National Salaries Commission Saves Over N400b

Over N400 billion of the Federal Government money has been saved by the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission (NSIWC).

WORLD

Yemen Rebels Claim Fresh Attacks On Saudi Oil Refinery

Yemen’s Houthi rebels said they launched multiple bomb-laden drone attacks on Saturday on an oil refinery of Saudi Aramco, the Saudi Arabian Oil Company.

Sudan To Launch Historic Transition To Civilian Rule

Sudan’s military rulers and protest leaders on Saturday are scheduled to sign a landmark deal to pave the way for civilian rule.

Israel Ignores Trump, Approves US Lawmaker’s Request To Visit

US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib will be allowed to enter Israel to visit her relatives, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri announced on Friday.

Zimbabwe Opposition Backs Down After Protest Ban

Zimbabwe's main opposition group has called off anti-government protests in the capital Harare at the last minute, after failing to overturn a police ban.

North Korea Rejects Peace Talks With South Korea

North Korea has rejected any further talks with South Korea, calling its decision "completely the fault of South Korea's actions".

India PM Modi Vows To Restore Kashmir’s Past Glory

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said his decision to strip Indian-administered Kashmir of its special status will restore the region to its "past glory".

US Requests To Detain Iranian Tanker In Gibraltar

The US Department of Justice has put in a request to detain supertanker Grace 1, which will be considered by Gibraltar's Attorney General.

Japan’s New Emperor Expresses Remorse On War

Japanese Emperor Naruhito on Thursday expressed “deep remorse” over his county’s wartime atrocities during World War II.
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Corbyn Seeks To Oust Johnson To Avoid No-Deal Brexit

Britain’s main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn urged parliament on Wednesday to oust Prime Minister Boris Johnson before he takes the splintered country out of the EU without a deal.

Trump Seeks ‘Personal Meeting’ With Chinese President Over Hong Kong Protests

President Donald Trump in a tweet sought a "personal meeting" with China's President Xi Jinping to discuss the political crisis inundating Hong Kong.

Commission Makes Demand On Death Of Nigerian Pastor In China

Nigeria has asked China to carry out a thorough investigation into the death of Joseph Nwajueze, a Nigerian Pastor residing in that country.

TECH

How To Improve Your Macbook Battery Life

MacBook, as it's well known for its unique devices it serves various purposes to users, however, many users are faced with how to extend your Mac's battery to last longer.

Apple Says It Supports 2.4 Million U.S. Jobs

Apple said on Wednesday it was either directly or indirectly responsible for 2.4 million U.S. jobs, up 20% from the 2 million the technology company estimated in 2017.

Instagram Adds Tool For Users To Flag False Information

  Instagram announced on Thursday that it is adding an option for users to report posts they think are false, as the Facebook-owned photo-sharing site tries...

Nigerian Govt Changes Twitter Handle

The Federal Government has changed its name on Twitter from @AsoRock to @NigeriaGov.

Nigeria To Host African Telecoms Regulators Conference

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is set to host the Conference of African Telecommunications Regulators on Consumer Affairs (CATCO) in Abuja from August 20 to 22.

White House Summons Tech, Social Media Firms After Shootings

White House officials and big social media companies met on Friday to talk about how to curb extremism online after two mass shootings last weekend that killed 31 people in Texas and Ohio.

Huawei Unveils Harmony Operating System

Huawei Technologies on Friday unveiled its proprietary operating system for smartphones and other devices, as U.S. trade restrictions imposed in May threaten to cut the Chinese firm’s access to U.S. technologies such as Android.

China Deploys Robot Traffic Police

China deployed its first batch of traffic robot police in Handan, North China's Hebei Province on Wednesday, with multiple functions including road patrols and accident warning that represent the development of China's artificial intelligence traffic management.
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Facebook To Re-brand Instagram, WhatsApp (See new names)

Social Media giant Facebook has confirmed that it's changing the name of its two most popular apps, Instagram and WhatsApp, to better disclose its ownership of the apps.

Jeff Bezos Sells Amazon Stock Worth $2.8 Billion

Amazon.com Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos offloaded $990 million worth of shares in the company last Thursday and Friday, taking the total value of shares sold last week to $2.8 billion.

Apple Card Will Not Allow Purchase Of Cryptocurrencies

The Apple credit card being launched with Goldman Sachs Group will not allow the purchase of cryptocurrencies with the card, according to a customer agreement posted to Goldman’s website on Friday.

HEALTH

Buhari Plans To Reduce Tourism In NAF Reference Hospital

President Muhammadu Buhari says the Reference Hospital established by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in Daura will provide standard healthcare services and reduce medical tourism by Nigerians.

Keep Away From Ginger, Expert Warns Haemophilia Patients

An Abuja based dietitian identified as Paul Okoh has advised persons living with haemophilia condition to stay away from ginger.

NAFDAC Destroys Contaminated Frozen Fish

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has destroyed nine 40-feet containers of contaminated imported frozen fish at the Aluu Dump Site, near Port Harcourt.

Ebola Survivors Rejoin Families In DR Congo

The two people cured of Ebola using two experimental treatments have been released from a treatment centre in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and reunited with their families, according to BBC reports.

WHO Finds 2 of 4 Drugs ‘More Effective’ For Ebola

Two of four Ebola treatment drugs have been determined “more effective” than the others and will be the only ones used on patients going forward.

Ebonyi Reacts To Yellow Fever Outbreak

The government of Ebonyi state has urged residents to be calm following the report of yellow fever outbreak in the southeast state. But Concise News...

NAFDAC Reiterates Plans To Phase Out Sniper

The National Agency for Food and Administration and Control ( NAFDAC ) has reiterated its plans to phase out sniper from the open market in no distant time.

Sperm Could Infect Breast Milk During Sex With Breastfeeding Mums? Experts React

Two medical experts, Mrs Subedetu Nafiu, a Family Planning Manager and Mr Olusola Malomo, a Nutritionist, on Friday said that breastfeeding mothers could also enjoy sex while breastfeeding.
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Doctor Reacts As HIV Patient Dies After Rejecting Medication

Tolu Adeleke, a Nigerian medical doctor has taken to her Twitter handle to express displeasure over the attitude of some patients who resort to faith instead of taking their medications.

Expert Advises FG To Budget Well, Spend Effectively On Public Health

The President/CEO of an International Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Resolve to Save Life, Dr. Tom Frieden has advised the Nigerian Government to budget well and spend effectively on public health, especially in epidemics preparedness.

Eating Less Meat Can Help Fight Climate Change- UN

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change disclosed that eating less meat and more plant diet will help the world in fighting climate change, Concise News reports.

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

Daddy Freeze & Timi Dakolo: Does ‘Touch Not My Anointed’ Apply? [Pt. 2]

If a Pastor does something reprehensible, does ‘touch not my anointed’ provide a cover from criticism?