Vice-Presidential Debate: Osinbajo, Obi Clash Over Corruption, Economy

The Vice-Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Peter Obi has lashed out at the federal government's anti-corruption drive.
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Army Suspends UNICEF Activities In North-East Over Alleged Sabotage

The Nigerian Army has suspended the activities of UNICEF in the north-eastern part of the country, accusing the humanitarian agency of working for a terrorist group, Boko Haram.

Buhari Told Us Our Economy Is In Bad Shape – Governors

President Muhammadu Buhari is unhappy with the state of Nigeria's economy as he told state governors on Friday that the country's economy was in a bad shape.

Court Declares Jerry Gana SDP Presidential Candidate

Former Minister of Information Prof. Jerry Gana has been declared winner of the presidential primary election of the SDP by an FCT High Court.

New Minimum Wage: Buhari Meets Governors Behind Closed Doors

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met behind closed-doors with the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) over the issue of new minimum wage.
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Girlfriend Dumps Maradona, Kicks Him Out Of Home He Bought For Her

Former Argentine coach Diego Maradona has been kicked out of the home he bought for his girlfriend, Rocio Oliva after she ended their relationship.

Beggar ‘Regains Sight’ After Police Tear-Gas Threat

Ada Nwachukwu who disguises as a blind person to beg by the roadside with her child in Warri, Delta State, has been arrested on Thursday.

Nigerian Player Slumps, Dies In Friendly Match

Sokoto United player Dominic Dukudod has reportedly died while warming up before a tune-up.

How My Baby’s Father Abandoned Me During Pregnancy – Linda Ikeji

Nigeria's leading blogger, Linda Ikeji, who recently revealed the the father of her child, Sholaye Jeremi, has narrated her experience through pregnancy.

MOST READ

Finally, Linda Ikeji Reveals Identity Of Baby’s Father, How They Met

Popular blogger, Linda Ikeji, has finally opened up and cleared the air on all the controversial issues surrounding the birth of her son.

Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Friday, Dec. 14th, 2018

Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Friday, Dec. 14th.

Uefa Europa League: Seeded Teams For Round Of 32 Draw Emerge

The draw for the round of 32 of the Europa League will take place on Monday, 17 December, 2018, at the Uefa headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

Summer Bunni Pregnant For Offset? (Screenshot)

Summer Bunni, the woman Offset was cheating with, is reportedly nine weeks pregnant.

Biafra: How Buhari Confirmed ‘Jubril’ Claims With Pictorial Evidence – Kanu

The self-acclaimed leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed that he is an "impostor".

Uefa Champions League: 16 Teams For Knock-out Draw Emerge

All the teams for the round of 16 of the 2018/19 Uefa Champions League have been determined with French side Lyon emerging as the...

Reactions Trail Cardinal Pell’s Conviction As Australian Media Is Gagged

Mixed reactions have continued to trial the conviction of Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican’s third highest ranking official. Concise News had reported earlier that Cardinal Pell was...

Video Of Peruzzi In Bed With Woman Leaked

A video of one of Davido's artistes Peruzzi in bed with a yet-to-be-identified young woman has been leaked.
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NEWS

El-Rufai Vows To Sue Pastor Enenche Over Alleged Incitement

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state, says he will sue the senior pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), Paul Enenche, over an alleged incitement. 

Linda Ikeji Forced Herself On Sholaye Jeremi – Reports

Reports currently going round has it that Linda Ikeji stalked the father of her child, Sholaye Jeremi, following her claims that she was dumped.

Opposition Disappointed Buhari Refused To Die – Lai Mohammed

Nigeria's minister of information, Lai Mohammed, says the opposition is disappointed that President Muhammadu Buhari refused to die after his illness.

Top Pro-Biafra Activist Arraigned, Remanded

A top pro-Biafra activist and leader of the Biafra Zionists Federation (BZF), Barr. Benjamin Onwuka has been arraigned and remanded in prison custody.

Nigerians Slam Linda Ikeji After Revealing Baby’s Father (Screenshots)

Twitter users have descended on Linda Ikeji, after revealing that Sholaye Jeremi who is the supposed father of her child, is no longer with her.

Nigeria Files $1.1 Billion Suit Against Shell, Eni Over Malabu Oil Deal

The Nigerian government has filed a $1.1 billion suit against Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Eni and other companies for a 2011 Malabu oil deal saying it was tainted with corruption.

Why Nigeria Will Continue To Struggle With Fuel Scarcity – Kachikwu

Nigeria's minister of state for petroleum resources, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, says the West African country will continue to struggle with fuel scarcity if it continues to subsidise petroleum products.

It Is Better To Sleep With Your Daughter – Yaw

A Ghanaian man identified as Yaw Nuamah has created a topic on social media following his public opinion about child abuse and sex education. According to...
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Watch Boko Haram ‘Carefully’, UN Envoy Urges International Community

A UN envoy Francois Fall has alerted the international community of the need to watch the Boko Haram terrorist group “carefully”.

I Was Never Investigated By DSS- Magu

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, on Thursday, told Doris Okuwobi, a judge of a Lagos state high court, that he had never been investigated by the Department of State Services (DSS).

Osinbajo Presides Over Extended NEC Meeting

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is presiding over an extended session of the National Economic Council at the Presidential Villa.

POLITICS

US Cautions Against Violence In 2019 General Election

The US has restated that it is "intensely focused" on the 2019 general elections in Nigeria, warning the country against violence during the poll. 

Boycott Presidential Debate, Sowore Campaign Tells Moghalu, Ezekwesili

The campaign organisation of Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) has asked Kingsley Moghalu, Oby Ezekwesili and Fela Durotoye to boycott the presidential debate slated for January 19, 2019.

APC Reacts To Alleged Plot To Rig Presidential Election Through Chad, Niger

The APC has rubbished claims by the PDP that INEC was plotting to rig the 2019 presidential election for President Buhari by creating illegal polling centres in Chad and Niger Republic.

Abe Tells Court To Declare Him APC Candidate

The Senator representing Rivers Southeast Magnus Abe has asked the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt to declare him the governorship candidate of Rivers State APC for the 2019 election.

Debate Group Reveals How Candidates Were Chosen For Presidential Debate

NEDG says five political parties were selected to participate in the presidential and vice-presidential debates through an independently administered multi-stage process.

Protest Greets Sowore’s Exclusion From Presidential Debate (Video)

Supporters of the African Action Congress (AAC) presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, have protested his exclusion from the presidential debate.

Omokri Reacts To Buhari’s Endorsement By Celebrities

A former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, has reminded Nollywood celebrities that President Muhammadu Buhari canceled the film village in Kano on "religious' ground.

Court Upholds Ruling On Kashamu’s Expulsion By PDP

The High Court sitting in Apo, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Thursday upheld its nullification of Buruji Kashamu's expulsion by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
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Ondo Gov. Akeredolu Appoints New Chairmen For 18 LG’s

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has appointed a Temporary Management Committee Chairmen for the 18 local government areas of the state.

Another Presidential Candidate Signs Peace Accord

The Presidential candidate of the Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria (GDPN), Davidson Akhimien has signed the 2019 Peace Accord. 

INEC Creating Illegal Polling Centres In Chad, Niger – PDP Alleges

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is plotting to rig the 2019 general election by creating illegal polling centres in Chad and Niger Republic.

SPORTS

Liverpool Star Salah Wins 2018 BBC African Footballer Of The Year

Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah has won the 2018 BBC African Footballer of the Year for the second time in a row.

Senegal Beat Nigeria To Retain African Beach Soccer Title

Senegal have retained the Africa Beach Soccer Cup by defeating Nigeria 6-1 in the final on Friday in Egypt on Friday.

Salah, Iwobi, Oshoala Make 2018 Caf Awards Shortlists

Africa's football's governing body, the Confederation of African Football (Caf) on Friday announced shortlists for the 2018 awards.

Tunisia Hires Frenchman As New Coach

Tunisia has appointed Alain Giresse as new coach of its men's national football team, replacing Faouzi Benzarti, who was fired in October.

Benitez Wins PL Manager Of The Month Award For November

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has grabbed the Premier League Manager of the Month award for November after steering the Magpies to three successive wins.

De Bruyne, Aguero May Return Against Everton

Manchester City may have Kevin De Bruyne back to face Everton on Saturday, says Pep Guardiola.

Liverpool Vs Man Utd: Klopp Dismisses Injury Crisis

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has played down suggestions the club are struggling with an injury crisis as they prepare to face Manchester United in the Premier League this weekend.

AC Milan Face Euro Ban Over FFP Breaches, Warns Uefa

Uefa on Friday announced that AC Milan risk being excluded from European competition in the coming seasons if the club fails to “break even” after falling foul of Financial Fair Play regulations.
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Wilshere Suffers Injury Setback

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has hinted that Jack Wilshere's latest ankle injury could be more serious than first thought.

Europa League: Chelsea Fans Accused Of Racist Chants

Chelsea fans have been accused of racist chanting in their Europa League draw away at Vidi on Thursday night.

Spanish La Liga Fixtures: Barcelona Aiming To Extend Lead

Barcelona will be away at Levante in this week's round of the Spanish La Liga fixtures just as Real Madrid host Rayo Vallecano at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Entertainment

Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade, Others To Perform At Future Awards Africa

Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade, Timi Dakolo have been enlisted among artistes who will be performing at the 13th edition of The Future Awards Africa.

Kemi Olunloyo Reacts To Linda Ikeji’s Baby Daddy Saga

Kemi Olunloyo, has reacted to current trending topic about Linda Ikeji's baby daddy revelation, who ended their relationship during a period of pregnancy.

YBNL Record Label Releases ‘YBNL Mafia Family’ Album

YBNL Record label has eventually released its much-anticipated album which is named after the label, “YBNL Mafia Family" Album.

Asa Discloses Date For Next Album Release

Nigerian soul singer and songwriter, Bukola Elemide, famously known as Asa, says her new album will be released in the early part of 2019.

Chidinma Ekile Talks Relationship Requirements

Nigerian singer Chidinma Ekile has advised ladies to make a list of what they can offer instead of making a list of what they want in a man.

Ini Edo Plans To Secretly Get Married?

36-year-old actor and movie producer, Ini Edo might be walking down the aisle again, years after her first marriage failed.

Peruzzi’s Missing Mistress Bounces Back On Instagram

The UNILAG student, Tobi Jacobs who featured in the recently leaked bedroom video with DMW, singer Peruzzi, has been spotted on Instagram.

Drake Keeps Threatening My Family And I – Kanye West

Kanye West took to Twitter for about 10 hours from Thursday to Friday, spilling his feelings about his issues with fellow rapper Drake.
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Davido Leaks Chat With Troll Who Compared Him To Wizkid (Screenshot)

Following a troll from an Instagram follower who says Wizkid is better than Davido, the singer has leaked direct message of the troll, begging for help.

See Full List Of SoundCity MVP Awards Festival

Organizers of the annual SoundCity MVP Awards Festival for 2019 have published the names of nominees and their categories.

Jaywon Reacts As Fan Accuses Him Of ‘Stealing’ Song Title (Screenshots)

Singer, Iledare Oluwajuwonlo, known as Jaywon, has reacted to a Twitter user who accused him of stealing people's song title in other to sell his brand.

BUSINESS

TSA Transaction Hits 13.53trn, CBN Reveals

The Central Bank of Nigeria has revealed that the migration of the Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies to the Treasury Single Account has led to positive growth in the value and volume of transactions recorded in the end to end payments in 2017.

Prices Dip In Kogi As Nigeria’s Inflation Rises To 11.28% In November

The price of goods and services had a general decrease in Kogi state in November, this was even as the consumer price index that measures inflation rose to 11.28%.

Nigerian Ports Authority Concessions Warri Old Port Terminal B

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has approved the concession of Terminal B, Warri Old Port to Messers Ocean and Cargo Services Limited.

FIRS Makes N5tn In December, Eyes N5.3tn By Year End

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has said the agency has made N5tn in the second week of December 2018.

FG Eyes Lagos-Benin-Warri-Onne Coastal Rail Line

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said the Federal Government will construct a coastal rail line from Lagos, through Ijebu Ode, Ore and Benin City, to Onne Port in Rivers State.

FG Doles Out N5m To 500 Petty Traders In Jigawa

The Federal Government has doled out N5 million as soft loans to petty traders in Jigawa State to boost their businesses. 

TCN Says Grid Expansion Meaningless Without Discos’ Recapitalization

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said that efforts to expand the national grid will be futile if distribution companies are are not recapitalised. 

FG To Inaugurate Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Terminal Before Year End

The new terminal building of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport will be inaugurated before the end of the year, according to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
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Nigeria’s GDP Growth Rate Rises To 1.81% In Third Quarter – NBS

The country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has revealed that the economy grews at a rate of 1.81 percent year-on-year for the third quarter.

FG Expresses Resolve To Provide Free WiFi At Economic Sites

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the Federal Government is committed to providing free Wi-fi at economic sites in the country. 

NNPC, Others To Erect Oil, Gas Research Facilities Nationwide

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is finalising plans to build research facilities for the oil and gas sector across the country. 

WORLD

EU Opposes Renegotiation On Brexit

European Union leaders have said the Brexit withdrawal agreement is "not open for renegotiation", after appeals from Theresa May.

Senate Rebukes Trump, Saudi Crown Prince Over Khashoggi Murder

The Senate on Thursday passed a resolution condemning Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

French Police Kill Strasbourg Shooting Suspect

The man suspected of killing at least three people and wounding 13 others at Strasbourg's famed Christmas market has been killed by French police.

Trump Denies Directing Ex-Lawyer To Break Law

US President Donald Trump on Thursday denied directing his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen to break electoral law.

Nine Killed, 46 Injured In Turkey Train Crash

At least nine people have been killed, dozens injured in a high-speed train crash on Thursday in the Turkish capital of Ankara.

Court Orders Ex-South African President Zuma To Pay Legal Fees

Former South African President Jacob Zuma must pay back state funds and cover his own costs, a court ruled on Thursday.

EU President Meets British PM Ahead Of Summit

EU President Donald Tusk will meet British Prime Minister Theresa May for “last-minute talks” to try to help save her beleaguered Brexit deal.

‘Yellow Vest’ Protester Dies In France

A “yellow vest” anti-government protester has died after being hit by a truck in southern France, a local prosecutor said on Thursday.
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Paris Says ‘No Renegotiation’ Of Brexit Deal

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has warned that there will be “no renegotiation” of the Brexit deal concluded between the EU and Britain.

Maduro Accuses U.S. Of Plot To Assassinate Him

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday accused the White House and the right-wing governments of Colombia and Brazil of a plot to assassinate him.

May Survives No-Confidence Vote To Remain British PM

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a vote of no confidence triggered by members of her own party over her handling of Brexit.

TECH

New Problems For Embattled Huawei In France, Germany

Huawei faces fresh challenges in Europe after France’s Orange said it would not hire the Chinese firm to build its next-generation network and Germany’s Deutsche Telekom announced it would review its vendor strategy.

Starbucks Partners With UberEats For Delivery, Double Outlets In China

Starbucks Corp said on Thursday it is partnering with UberEats to deliver food and coffee from nearly a quarter of its restaurants in the U.S. and will nearly double its outlets in China over the next four years.

Word Processor Pioneer Dies Aged 93

Evelyn Berezin, the woman who created and sold what many recognise as the world's first word processor has died aged 93.

Bieber Toppled By YouTube Rewind As ‘Most Disliked’ Video

YouTube Rewind 2018, the annual review of the platform's highlights, has become its most "disliked" video.

Uber Warned About Self-drive Car Crashes

Uber's bosses were warned that its self-drive cars were involved in multiple crashes, only days before one killed a pedestrian, an employee leaked email has revealed.

Amazon Uses Dummy Parcels To Catch Thieves

Amazon has teamed up with police in the US in an effort to stop thieves who steal parcels left outside homes.

How Mobile Operators Extorted Consumers – NCC

An investigation carried out by the Nigerian Communications Commission has revealed that mobile operators are illegally deducting billions of Naira from their subscribers’ accounts.

Chinese State Media Urges Canada To Defy US, Free Huawei Executive

Canada should distance itself from US “hegemonism” and grant unconditional freedom to Meng Wanzhou, a top executive of China’s Huawei detained in Vancouver on Washington’s request.
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Google Launches Thai AI Project To Screen For Diabetic Eye Disease

Google said on Thursday it had launched an artificial intelligence program in Thailand to screen for a diabetic eye disease which causes permanent blindness.

Apple To Build $1bn Campus In Texas

As part of a nationwide expansion in the US, Apple on Thursday announced it will build a $1 billion campus in Texas.

WAEC To Issue E-Certificates As Number Of Unclaimed Certificates Swell

The West African Examinations Council has said it will deploy an Electronic Certificate Management System to facilitate the issuance of certificates to candidates, following the increase of abandoned certificates.

HEALTH

Seek Medical Help At Home, Nigerian Doctors Tell Politicians 

The National Association of Resident Doctors in Nigeria (NARD) on Thursday, blamed the high rate of medical tourism in the country on the political elite.

National Hospital, Abuja, Inaugurates Executive Wing For VIPs

National Hospital, Abuja, on Thursday, inaugurated an executive wing to cater for the health needs of Very Important Personalities (VIPs).

Air Pollution Causes Miscarriage, Stroke, Other Non-communicable Diseases – Expert Warns

A public health expert, Dr Tolulope Tolufase, has warned that air pollution can cause non-communicable diseases like stroke, diabetes, miscarriage, dementia, Parkinson disease and poor development in children.

Roche Diagnostic Equips 27 Laboratories In Nigeria

Roche Diagnostics says it has so far equipped 27 Laboratories in Nigeria to ascertain the viral load of HIV patients to further curtail the spread of the dreaded disease.

How To Apply For Federal Ministry Of Health Recruitment 2018

The Federal Ministry of Health has announced a massive nationwide recruitment into the ministry for this year (2018).

Study Reveals Danger Of Sleeping Beyond Eight Hours

Study has revealed that sleeping more than eight hours a day can be associated with an increased risk of death and cardiovascular diseases.

Yellow Fever Hits 10 LGA’s In Edo, Leaves 9 Dead

No fewer than nine people have  lost their lives in the Yellow Fever outbreak that ravaged parts of Edo state recently.

Ogun Begins Recruitment of Doctors, Nurses

In a bid to build a quality healthcare service, the Ogun State Hospitals Management Board says it has commenced the screening of some health personnel.
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Doctor Strike: Patients Desert Enugu Hospital

Admitted patients in various wards have left for other hospitals, following an industrial strike by the Association of Resident Doctors in ESUTH.

672m People Affected Globally As Obesity Rises In Africa

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned over what it described as the  “fastest rising incidences of obesity in African”, noting that an estimated 672 million people are affected globally.

Nigerian Men Eager To Resume Sex After Wives’ Delivery -Study

A new study conducted by a Nigerian Mom and Baby Care Company, Mothersbond Limited, has shown that most Nigerian men who recently became fathers are...

OPINION

Between Religious Leaders And Challenges Of The Country

I wouldn't want to say much on this issue, especially now that it's clearing off the ground even though the crumbs are still seen and also been envisaged around the place.

Understanding Mergers And Acquisitions In The Global Market

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is a popular term that refers to the consolidation of companies or assets through various types of financial transactions.

Nigerian Institute Of Journalism: What Next After The Radio Licensing?

It is no longer news for residents of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ) community and former residents that the overlong dream of having a community radio has finally come to reality.

47 Anniversary Of Ogundipe And Why History Calls Him A ‘Coward’ (3ai)

Ogundipe felt betrayed by Gowon. In his view, he sent Gowon to negotiate with the mutineers, only for Gowon to emerge as leader of the mutineers he was supposed to negotiate with.