Obasanjo Threatens To Expose People In Buhari’s Administration

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said if he chooses to expose those in the present administration, they will not only go to jail but also go to hell.
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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Wednesday, Jan. 23rd, 2019

Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Wednesday, Jan. 23rd.

Tinubu Narrates How Obasanjo ‘Caused Poverty In Nigeria’

National leader of the All Progressives Congress  (APC) Bola Tinubu has accused former president Olusegun Obasanjo of causing most of the flaws in the Nigerian political economy since 1999.

2019 Elections: Fulani Rejects Miyatti Allah’s Endorsement Of Buhari

A cross-section of Fulani leaders on Tuesday rejected Miyetti Allah's endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari for re-election.

Minimum Wage: NLC Rejects N27,000 Approved By Council Of State

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday, January 22, rejected the N27,000 new National Minimum Wage approved by the National Council of State.
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Tinubu Calls Ex-President Obasanjo ‘Election Rigger’

Chairman of the APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has called the former president, Olusegun Obasanjo as an election rigger without peer.

Asuu Strike: We Have Enriched Universities With N163b Funding – FG

The FG said despite releasing N163 billion to the universities from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, academics union are stalling in calling off strike.

Biafra: Anambra Community Clashes With IPOB Over Election Boycott

The Oba community of Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State has said it will not obey calls for the boycott of the 2019 election by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).

Ronaldo Bags Two-year Jail Term For Tax Fraud

Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday pleaded guilty to tax fraud charges in a deal reached with the Spanish taxman.

MOST READ

Inec Recruitment 2019: What You Must Have Before Application

The Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec), recently opened its portal for recruitment of ad-dhoc staff ahead of the 2019 elections.

Nigerian Navy Recruitment 2019: How To Apply In Simple Steps

The Nigerian Navy recruitment for 2019 has started, with the security agency revealing the guidelines and requirements needed for the application on its portal.

TVC Presenter Morayo Afolabi-Brown Gives Birth To Baby Boy

Nigerian TV show host Morayo Afolabi-Brown has taken to Instagram to announce the arrival of her baby boy.

APC Reacts To Obasanjo’s Claims Of Plot To Rig 2019 Election

The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Malam Lanre Issa- Onilu said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo is being haunted by his past.

Full Text Of Tunde Bakare’s State Of Nation Address

The Head Pastor, Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, had said that Nigerians will find it hard dying for the country in his latest State of the Nation Address.

2019 Elections: Bakare Leaks Name Of Presidential Candidate That Gives Him ‘Hope’

The Head Pastor, Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, has said the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili, gives him "hope."

Five Key Things Obasanjo Said In Open Letter To Buhari

On Sunday, a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari government will rig the 2019 elections. 

El-Rufai Is Dead, Kaduna Mourns

Retired AVM Aliyu El-rufai, the elder brother of Kaduna State governor Nasir El-rufai is reported to have passed on today, Saturday. 
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NEWS

Tertiary Institution Workers In Oyo Protest Over Unpaid Salary

Workers of six Oyo State-owned tertiary institutions in a peaceful protest in Ibadan lamented over their 18 months’ salary arrears by the state government.

Police Warn Homosexuals To Leave Nigeria

The Public Relations Officer of the Zone 2 Police Command, Mrs Dolapo Badmos, has called on homosexuals to flee the country or face the law.

Asuu, Disbandment, Juventus vs Chievo, Obasanjo Letter To Buhari Top Google Searches On Monday

Google search reports for Monday 21 January shows that Asuu, Disbandment, Juventus vs Chievo, Obasanjo letter to Buhari were the most sought-after information on Google search.

25 MFM Warfare Prayer Points To Disgrace Enemies By Olukoya

This is a compilation of warfare prayer points by Daniel Olukoya who is the General Overseer (G.O) of Mountain of Fire Miracles Ministry (MFM). 

El-Zakzaky: Court Adjourns Shiite Leader’s Trial To March 25

The trial of the embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat has been adjourned by a Kaduna State High court.

Biafra: Prophet Nwoko Predicts Nnamdi Kanu’s Doom, Cites Reasons

Prophet  Anthony Nwoko has alleged that the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is an "anti-Christ."

Council Of State Approves N27,000 As New Minimum Wage

Twenty-seven thousand naira (N27,000) has been approved as the new national minimum wage for the country by the National Council of State.

Senate Adjourns Plenary As It Fails To Form Quorum

The Senate on Tuesday was forced to adjourn plenary to Wednesday abruptly due to its failure to form quorum.
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Reps Step Down Second Reading Of 2019 Budget As Senate Adjourns Plenary

The second reading of the 2019 Appropriation Bill has been stepped down for a second time by the House of Representatives.

Onnoghen: Court Restrains Buhari, Malami From Removing CJN

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted an order of interim injunction restraining the Federal Government from removing the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen from office pending the hearing and determination of the suit filed by Action Peoples Party.

Asuu Strike: Union Kicks Against Ambrose Alli Varsity Resumption

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (Asuu), at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, has said it will not go boycott the ongoing strike by the union. 

POLITICS

Atiku’s Fulani Origin In Doubt As Miyetti Allah Traces Ex-VP’s Roots To Bantu

Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has questioned the Fulani origin of former vice president Atiku Abubakar, suggesting that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party hails from the Bantu kingdom.

Benue Federal Lawmaker Dumps PDP For APC

Member representing Makurdi/Guma Federal Constituency of Benue State at the House of Representatives, Dickson Terkighir, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.

2019 Elections: Prophet Reveals Who’ll Solve Nigeria’s Problems

An Enugu-based Prophet Anthony Nwoko has revealed that only God and none of the presidential candidates for the 2019 elections will solve Nigeria's problems.

Viral Video Of Former President Obasanjo Playing Squash Emerges

A viral video of former President Olusegun Obasanjo playing squash, has emerged online after he was described as one of the country's "expired leaders."

PDP Denies Lai Mohammed’s Allegations Of Widespread Violence

The Federal Government's allegations that the opposition politicians are planning to cause widespread violence during the forthcoming general elections have been denied by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Boko Haram: Senator Ben Murray-Bruce Knocks FG

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has knocked the Federal Government over its claims that opposition parties will use Boko Haram to disrupt the 2019 elections. 

2019 Elections: Presidential Candidates React To Obasanjo’s Letter

Some presidential candidates in the 2019 general elections have condemned the allegations by a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, that the polls might be rigged. 

Again, Obasanjo Knocks Buhari, Says President Is ‘Sick In Spirit, Body, Soul’

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari is sick in the spirit, body and soul.
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Inec Adhoc Recruitment: Wike Speaks On Use Of N-Power Staff

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has said the state will not allow Inec use N-Power personnel as adhoc staff for the 2019 elections. 

PDP Calls Buhari To Order Over ‘Attack’ On Obasanjo

The Peoples Democratic Party has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of insulting on respected leaders and elder statesmen. 

50 PDP Members Decamp To APC In Niger

Executive Governor of Niger state, Abubakar Bello on Monday received 50 supporters of the People’s Democratic Party who defected to the APC.

SPORTS

ICC Awards 2018: Complete List Of Winners In All Categories

The winners of the ICC awards for 2018 have been announced with Virat Kohli winning the ICC Cricketer of the Year laurel. 

EPL: Guardiola Reveals ‘Unstoppable’ Defender He Misses At Man City

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says the English Premier League (EPL) side have missed the services of ''unstoppable'' France international Benjamin Mendy.

Barnes Tips Van Dijk For PFA Player Of The Year

Former English footballer John Barnes claims the Liverpool's centre half, Virgil Van Dijk is in pole position to win the Professional Footballers' Association Men's Players' Player of the Year (PFA) award if he maintains his present form

Arsenal Identify Petr Cech’s Replacement

Juventus goalkeeper Juventus goalkeeper Emil Audero has been identified by Arsenal as a long-term replacement for shot-stopper Petr Cech. has been identified by Arsenal as a long-term replacement for shot-stopper Petr Cech.

Spanish FA Rejects Levante Appeal Concerning Barcelona’s Ineligible Line-up

The Appeal Committee of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), has rejected Levante appeal against Barcelona for fielding ineligible player in their round of 16...

Mikel Obi Undergoes Medical At Middlesbrough

Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi is reportedly undergoing a medical at Middlesbrough ahead of signing for the Championship club.

Australian Open: Ruthless Nadal Dispatches Tiafoe, Faces Tsitsipas

Rafael Nadal triumphed over Frances Tiafoe in straight sets to reach his sixth Australian Open semi-final in Melbourne.

Hector Bellerin Ruled Out By Injury For Up To Nine Months

Arsenal's Hector Bellerin will miss the rest of the season after scans confirmed he has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.
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League Cup: Pochettino Confident Of Defeating Chelsea Despite Injury Worries

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino believes despite injury worries, his side can make it to the League cup final when they face Chelsea in...

I Know What It Takes To Win Afcon, Ogenyi Onazi Boasts

Super Eagles star Ogenyi Onazi has said he said the team just needs to put its house in order to win the 2019 African Cup of Nations. 

Australian Open: Unseeded American Reaches Semis

American Danielle Collins caused a major upset at the ongoing Australian Open as she came from a set down to defeat Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on...

Entertainment

Mr Eazi Drops ‘Miss You Bad’ Featuring Burna Boy (Video)

Award-winning singer, Mr Eazi has released the video for "Miss You Bad", a song on his latest mixtape, "Life Is Eazi, Vol 2: Lagos To London".

Niniola Buys JAMB Forms For Thirty Students, Pastes List

Veteran Award-winning singer and songwriter, Niniola has academically assisted 30 students by obtaining JAMB forms for them. Concise News Entertainment gathered that this was a...

Simi, Adekunle Gold Share Photos From Honeymoon

Newlywed Nigerian singers Simisola Ogunleye and Adekunle Gold Kosoko have shared pictures from their honeymoon in Cape Town, South Africa.

2019 Oscars: Black Panthers, Others Nominated For Best Picture

Award winning movie Black Panther has made history by becoming the first superhero film to be nominated for the best picture category in the 2019 Oscars.

Why I’m Not Having Any Type Of Sex – BBNaija Star

Leo Babarinde Dasilva, a former Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) housemate, has said that he is abstaining from any type of sex because he is keeping himself until marriage.

Chris Brown Detained In France Over Rape Allegation

US singer Chris Brown and two other people are in custody in Paris after a woman filed a rape complaint, according to French police.

Actress Yvonne Jegede Reveals How She Survived Storm

Nollywood actress Yvonne Jegede-Fawole has said she forged through life by surviving through storm she once encountered in her life due to her strength.

Nollywood Loses Young Yoruba Actor ‘Ishow Larry’

Nollywood has lost a young Yoruba actor, Adewale Olarenwaju who is fondly called "Ishow Larry," Concise News understands. 
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Atiku Appoints Regina Daniels As Youth Campaign Coordinator

The Presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party, Abubakar Atiku has appointed Actress Regina Daniel has the Youth campaign coordinator.

Falz Packages Total Album Song Into A ‘Curriculum’ (Video)

Folarin Falana, popularly known as "Falz" has released an eight minutes short film, "curriculum" for his recently released album "Moral Instruction"

Harrysong Speaks Over Missing Pant Trend, Begs Youth

Harrysong has expressed his reservation for the current disturbing trend in the country where female panties are being stolen for ritual purposes.

BUSINESS

Foreign Investors Pull Out N642b From Nigerian Stock Market

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) lost  N642.65bn in 2018 from foreign investors, a contrast to the N435.31 withdrawn in 2017.

Investment Firm Projects Nigeria’s Economic Growth To Improve By 2.5% In 2019

An investment banking firm, Afrinvest (West Africa) Ltd., has projected Nigeria’s economic growth to improve to 2.5 per cent in 2019 from the 1.9 per cent recorded in 2018.

NSE Stops Suspension On Trading Of C& I Leasing’s Shares

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), has lifted the suspension it placed on trading in the shares of C and I Leasing Plc on Wednesday. 

FG Admits Nigerians Not Feeling Economic Growth, Cites Reasons

The Federal government has said that Nigerians are not feeling the impact of the positive economic growth on their lives as the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth must be higher than the population growth.

Nigeria Targets Top 100 In Ease Of Doing Business Index – Presidency

The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council has announced a goal to move Nigeria into the top-100 on the 2020 World Bank Doing Business Index.

NSE CEO Onyema Explains N600bn Withdrawal From Equities Market

The Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Oscar Onyema, has said that foreign investors pulled out N605.54 billion from the country's equities market in 2018 due to shifting higher-yielding assets with lower risks in developed countries.

Blackout Looms As Gencos Threaten To Shut Down Power Plants

There may soon be power blackout in the country if the latest threat by electricity generation companies in the country is not addressed.

Fashola Says No Budgetary Allocation For Mambilla Power Plant

There is no budgetary allocation for the construction of the 3, 050 megawatts Mambilla hydropower project, according to the Power, Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde Fashola.
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$2.7bn Ibom Seaport To Start Off April 2019

The $2.5 billion Ibom Deep Seaport, a public-private partnership (PPP) project would start before April 2019, Concise News has learned. 

MTN, FG Settle Out Of Court Over Alleged $8bn Sanction

MTN Nigeria Communications Limited has announced that it has resolved its dispute with the Federal Government and they are settling out of court.

Complete List Of Forbes’ Africa Billionaires As Dangote’s Wealth Drops

The President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, and the Chairman of Globacom, Mike Adenuga, are among the top persons in the Forbes’ Africa Billionaires List.

WORLD

Venezuela Accuses US Of Plotting Coup

Venezuela’s vice president on Tuesday accused her US counterpart of “openly calling for a coup d’etat” ahead of a mass street protest announced by...

British MPs Seek New Approach To Delay Britain’s Exit

British MPs are seeking to force a new approach to cause a delay in Britain’s exit from the EU after being frustrated with Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy.

Mexico Sets New Homicide Record As Another Journalist Found Dead

Mexico recorded a new height in homicide when a journalist Rafael Murua was found dead. The authorities said it was the first of its kind...

43 Dead As Taliban Militant Invaded Afghan Intelligence Base

Taliban Militant overrun the Afghan intelligence base on Monday leaving at least 43 dead and 54 injured. The attack that was confirmed by the NDS intelligence service,...

Mnangagwa Returns To Zimbabwe Amid Unrest

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe has abandoned his trip to Europe after violent protests in his home country, Concise New has learned.

Senator Harris Joins 2020 U.S. Presidential Race

US Senator Kamala Harris on Monday announced that she is running for president, joining an already-crowded field of Democrats who are ready to take on President Donald Trump.

Burkina Faso Prime Minister, Cabinet Members Resign From Office

Burkina Faso Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba has resigned from office along with his entire cabinet.

Rajoelina Sworn In As Madagascar President

Andry Rajoelina has been sworn in as the President of Madagascar on Saturday, one month after the country's run-off election.
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Trump Attacks Pelosi For Rejecting Mexico Wall Deal

US President Donald Trump has attacked Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi after she rejected a deal on immigration and the Mexico border wall that would end a 30-day-old government shutdown.

Zimbabwe Police Mount Road Blocks To Hunt Protesters

Zimbabwe police manned checkpoints on many main roads on Saturday, searching vehicles for protesters allegedly involved in recent anti-government demonstrations.

Internet Blacked Out In Zimbabwe As U.N. Urges End To Crackdown

Zimbabwe was under an internet blackout on Friday after authorities extended a communications ban to cover emails, while the United Nations urged an end to a security crackdown on civilians triggered by days of deadly protests.

TECH

Renault Holds Board Meeting Thursday To Replace Ghosn

Embattled Renault boss Carlos Ghosn could be replaced in the next few days as he remains in custody in Japan over alleged financial misconduct.

Toyota, Panasonic Announce Battery Venture To Expand EV Push

Toyota Motor Corp and Panasonic Corp are launching a joint venture next year to make electric vehicle (EV) batteries.

Huawei Boss Denies Its Technology Is Security Threat

Germany chief of the embattled Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei on Tuesday said the company's mobile network technology poses no risks to international security.

Whatsapp Limits Users To Five Messages Forward

As a to fight against “misinformation and rumours”, Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp has limited the number of times a user can forward a message to only five.

Fake News: WhatsApp Limits Text Forwards To Five Recipients To Curb Rumors

WhatsApp messenger service is globally limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, in a bid to fight “misinformation and rumors”, company executives said on Monday.

Internet Users Reach 111.6m In December – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission has said that Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to more than 111.6 million in December 2018.

Russia Opens Civil Cases Against Facebook, Twitter

Russia’s communication watchdog said on Monday it was opening administrative proceedings against Twitter and Facebook for failing to explain how they plan to comply with local data laws, the Interfax news agency reported.

9mobile Appoints Philips Oki As New Chief Financial Officer

Philips Oki has been announced by telecommunications company, 9mobile as its new Chief Financial Officer.
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Tech Giants Launch Premium Content Curation App (Scooper)

Tech giant, Transsion Holdings, has launched premium news, and a content application called "Scooper" with a view to redefine content presentation. 

AT&T Ads Returning To YouTube, Two Years After Pulling Back Over Content

AT&T said Friday it will again buy advertising on Alphabet's YouTube, nearly two years after the U.S. wireless carrier left the video platform when it discovered its ads may have appeared next to inappropriate content.

Microsoft Prepares Windows 10 For Foldable Devices

Microsoft is preparing for the arrival of Foldable devices which are coming later this year with Samsung leading.

HEALTH

Lassa Fever: Expert Reveals Why Self-medication Is Dangerous

An Enugu-based Microbiologist Chinenye Nwekpe has urged Nigerians to avoid self-medication in the treatment of Lassa fever.

Foundation To Freely Treat 1000 Women In 2019

The Benjamin Olowojebutu Foundation has said 1000 women are being targeted in 2019 for free surgeries, following the record of 623 it did 2018.

Expert Counsels Adults About Adverse Effects Of Sleep Deprivation

A Medical Officer at Central Hospital, Ughelli, Delta State, Dr Ovo Ogbinaka, has advised Nigerians with cases of sleep deprivation to seek early treatment to avoid complications.

Cervical Cancer: Expert Advises Women On Pap Test

Dr Sumbo Adejumo, has advised women between the ages of 21 and 65 to always unPapgo pap test once every three years to prevent cervical cancer.

Regular Sex Improves Brain Power, Study Confirms

A study carried out by researchers from the University of Coventry and the University of Oxford, in the United Kingdom, has revealed that regular sexual activity could be linked to improved brain function in older adults.

Lassa Fever, Yellow Fever, Polio Hit Kwara

The Kwara State Government has confirmed two cases of Lassa Fever infecting a husband and wife in the state.

Children Not Immune To Hypertension, Says Physician

children are not immune to hypertension, said Dr Simon Abraham, an Abuja-based general medical practitioner.

Don Calls For Early Treatment Of Deep Vein Thrombosis

Chief Medical Director (CMD), Living Right Hospital, Dr Osato Agbonlahor, has advised Nigerians with cases of deep vein thrombosis to seek early treatment.
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Deep Vein Thrombosis: Physician Urges Early Treatment To Prevent Complications

Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Living Right Hospital, Benin City, Dr. Osato Agbonlahor, has advised Nigerians with cases of deep vein thrombosis to seek...

World Bank To Grant Adamawa $6.7m To Improve Health Sector

Adamawa Government revealed it has been qualified to benefit from a 6.7 million dollar grant from the World Bank for the Save One Million Lives programme.

Kano Govt Receives N3m From ‎FG For Outstanding Performance In Health Sector

The Kano State Government on Wednesday said that it received N3 million from the Federal Government for outstanding performance in healthcare service delivery.

OPINION

Should IGP Idris Leave Or Stay On

Columnists Muhammad Ajah sheds light on calls for President Muhamadu Buhari not to extend the tenure of Inspector General of Police Idris Ibrahim.

Leaving Religion: Fears And Anxieties Of Apostates In Nigeria

Nigerians who are born into one religion or another are compelled to keep professing that religion- family religion - even when they believe otherwise....

52 Years Of Injustice And Ogundipe’s 7 Step Rise And 7 Step Fall

After the January 1966 coup d'Etat, Ogundipe experienced a seven-step promotion from

Mr. Right

Obinna jarred from his sleep at the announcement from a cabin crew. The twelve-hour journey seemed just like an hour!