Death Penalty Approved For Cattle Rustling, Kidnapping In Buhari’s Katsina

Katsina state governor Aminu Masari has signed into law mandatory death sentence for anyone convicted of cattle rustling or kidnapping in the northwest state.
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Zamfara: INEC Holds Emergency Meeting Over Supreme Court Ruling

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Friday, held a meeting over the Supreme Court judgement on the general elections held in Zamfara State.

What Atiku Said About Supreme Court Zamfara Judgment

The Peoples Democratic Party's presidential candidate in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has hailed the judgment of the Supreme Court which declared PDP winner of the governorship election in Zamfara State.

Zamfara: NBA Reacts To Supreme Court Judgment

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Zamfara Chapter, has hailed the Supreme Court over the judgment against the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

Finally, CAN Speaks On Licensing Of ‘Fulani Radio’

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has described the licensing of the "Fulani Radio"  as a ploy towards the "Fulanization"  of Nigeria.
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Nigeria Names Final Super Falcons World Cup Squad (Official)

Nigeria has announced the final Super Falcons squad for the upcoming FIFA Women's World Cup holding in France

Under-20 World Cup: Flying Eagles Maul Qatar To Get Off To Winning Start

The Flying Eagles of Nigeria got off to a winning start at this year’s U20 World Cup  as they thrashed Qatar 4-0 in an opening Group D clash

How Detained Vulture ‘Ate’ N30000 In 6 Days -Police

The police in Adamawa state has revealed that a vulture it arrested has thus far eaten meat valued at N30,000 after spending six days in detention.

Licensing Of Radio For Herdsmen Welcome Development – JNI

The Secretary-General of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) Abubakar Khalid-Aliyu, has said the licensing of a radio station for herdsmen is a welcome development. 

MOST READ

Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Friday, May 24th, 2019

Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Friday, May 24th, 2019.

Prominent Benue Indigene Reveals Truth About Tivs Offering Wives To Visitors

A leader of thought in Benue state, Dr David Wayas has debunked the age-long myth that the Tiv people of Benue use their wives to entertain visitors

Qatar vs Nigeria: Team News, Time, Where To Watch Match

Nigeria will start their campaign at the 2019 U20 Fifa World Cup vs Qatar and the time for the match to be broadcast live on Supersports 7 is 5 pm.

NYSC Shifts Registration Date For 2019 Batch B Corps Members

The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has said the 2019 Batch B registration will now run from Saturday 1st June to Wednesday 12th June 2019.

2019 UTME: Latest JAMB News Roundup For Thursday 23rd May

Welcome to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) news roundup for today, May 23, 2019

Nigeria Customs Service Recruitment 2019: Is Shortlist Of Candidates Out?

The Nigeria Customs Service recruitment for 2019 has ended with hundreds of job seekers awating the shortlist of candidates, Concise News learned. 

2019 UTME: How To Do JAMB Change Of Course, Institution

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has started the sales of Change of Course and institution form for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

How To Check Your 2019/2020 Admission Status On JAMB CAPS

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) is where the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) 2019 candidates check their admission status, Concise News reports
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NEWS

Buhari’s Minister Speaks On Division In Cabinet Over National Carrier

Nigeria's Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has denied reports that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) is divided over mode of implementation of the National Carrier project.

Osinbajo To Represent Nigeria At South Africa President’s Inauguration

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will represent Nigeria at the inauguration of South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, in Pretoria on Saturday, Concise News reports

Court Rejects Benue Rep’s Suit Over Certificate Of Return

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday dismissed a suit filed by David Agada (Benue State), over non-issuance of Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Concise News reports

Cultism: Police Arraign 10 In Nigeria’s Capital

The Nigeria police on Wednesday arraigned ten suspected cultists, in a Grade 1 Area Court, Karu, for allegedly constituting public nuisance within Kugbo Furniture Market, Abuja

N-Power: Presidency Gives Scorecard Of Social Investment Programmes

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Investments Mrs Maryam Uwais says the budgetary allocations to all the social investments programmes (N-Power inclusive) have amounted to N470.8bn out of the N1.5trn cumulative budgets in three years

Lagos: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Releasing List Of Promises

The Lagos Governor-elect Babajide Sanwo-Olu has denied releasing a list of promises as his inches closer to his inauguration, Concise News reports. 

Benue News: Gov Ortom Meets Belarus Ambassador, Promises To Expand State’s Agriculture

The Republic of Belarus Ambassador to Nigeria, Vyacheslav Bril meeting with Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has promised to support the expansion of the state’s agriculture value chain programmes, Concise News reports.

Nigeria Customs Service Begins Online Auction Of Seized Items

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) through the Controller of Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Owerri, Comptroller Kayode Olusemire said the agency has commenced electronic (online) auction of contrabands, including exotic cars of different brands seized from smugglers in Imo/Abia and Edo/Delta commands.
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Biafra: Court Remands 140 Arrested IPOB Members For Alleged Treason

No fewer than 140 members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) have been remanded by an Enugu East Magistrates Court presided by Magistrate A. N. Chioke.

CCECC Reveals Completion Date For Lagos-Ibadan Rail Project

The China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation CCECC executive Director, Mr Jacques Liao has disclosed that the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan rail project which is at 79 per cent completion will be concluded in April next year.

Latest Benue State Online News Headlines Update For Today

Welcome to the roundup of the latest update Benue State news online headlines for today, Friday, 24th May 2019 on Concise News.

POLITICS

Zamfara: Full List Of 35 APC Candidates Sacked By Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday shocked the All Progressives Congress (APC) as it sacked all its elected candidates in Zamfara State barely five days to the swearing-in of politicians who emerged victorious in the 2019 general election.

New Zamfara Governor-elect Speaks On Supreme Court Verdict

The Peoples Democratic Party's Bello Matawalle, who on Friday emerged new Zamfara Governor-elect, has commended Nigeria’s judicial system for standing up to the truth in the discharge of its responsibilities.

Meet Bello Matawalle, The Man Set To Become Next Governor Of Zamfara State

Following Supreme Court nullification of all votes for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 governorship election in Zamfara State, Peoples Democratic Party's candidate,  Bello Muhammad Matawalle is set to become the next governor of the state according to results declared by INEC in March.

Ekiti Guber: Supreme Court Affirms Fayemi’s Victory, Dismisses PDP, Olushola’s Appeal

The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the election of Kayode Fayemi as Ekiti State governor after dismissing the appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate, Kolapo Olusola-Eleka challenging Fayemi's victory.

Group Reveals Reasons For Youths’ Poor Participation In Elections

The inability of Nigerian youths to contest for elective positions during the 2019 general elections is due to the role of godfatherism, lack of funding, delegate system of political parties, none membership of political party, wrong perception of youth, unemployment and system failure in the country, the International Republic Institute (IRI) identified on Wednesday.

Former NFF President Joins Kogi Governorship Race

Former president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Sani Lulu has joined the race for governor of Kogi state.Concise News understands

Benue: APC Loses Colossal Leader

The Women Leader of the Benue State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mrs Victoria Akire has died, Concise News reports

What Fayose Said About Fayemi’s Election As Chairman Of NGF

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has congratulated his predecessor in office, Gov. Kayode Fayemi on his election as the Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF).
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Fayemi Finally Speaks On His Election As NGF Chairman

The Governor of Ekiti State Kayode Fayemi has assured that the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) under his watch will address all issues that come its way “as amicably as possible in the overall interest” of the country.

PDP Reacts To Dickson’s Emergence As Chairman Of Its Governors Forum

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday hailed the emergence of Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State as the new chairman of its Governors Forum.

APC Reacts To Fayemi’s Emergence As Chairman Of Governors’ Forum

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday hailed the election of the Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, as the new chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum.

SPORTS

Transfer: Man United Star Agrees Deal With Italian Giants

Manchester United forward, Romelu Lukaku, has agreed on a £175,000-a-week deal with the Italian side, Inter Milan.

Europa League: Mourinho Predicts Winner Of Arsenal Vs Chelsea Clash

A former Real Madrid boss Mourinho has said that Chelsea are will win the Europa League as they take on Arsenal, Concise News understands. 

Complete Week 46 2019 Aussie Football Pool Results, Draws, Fixtures

This is a compilation of the classified Week 46 2019 Aussie football pool results, draws, and fixtures for all games played across all divisions.

2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup: Teams, Match Schedule, Where To Watch Games Live

The 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland began on Thursday with the Flying Eagles of Nigeria taking the field for the first time against Qatar on Friday.

2019 AFCON: How Super Eagles Can Win Competition – Obafemi Martins

A former Super Eagles forward, Obafemi Martins, has said the team must be committed and focused to win the 2019 African Cup of Nations, Concise News reports. 

Super Eagles Duo Tops EPL Most Wasteful Forwards List

Super Eagles Duo Kelechi Iheanacho and Isaac Success have been listed among the most wasteful forwards in the just concluded English Premier League, Concise News Reports.

Europa League: Iwobi Reveals Expectations Ahead Chelsea Showdown

Arsenal and Nigerian star Alex Iwobi has described playing in the final of the Europa League as a "great" feat for the Gunners, Concise News reports. 

Transfer News: Top English Club Join Race In Signing Super Eagles Star

Inform Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen is being chased by many top European clubs with the English Premier League club, Southampton joining the race to sign the VFL Wolfsburg forward.
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Man City Board Reacts To Pep Guardiola, Juventus Link

Manchester City board member Alberto Galassi said that reports of Pep Guardiola leaving to manage Juventus are "ridiculous", Concise News reports.

Transfer: Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham Chasing AC Milan Star

Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham have been linked to AC Milan forward Suso, Concise News understands.

Transfer: Inter Milan To Offer £30million Plus Perisic To Land Man United’s Lukaku

Inter Milan are reportedly willing to offer Ivan Perisic plus £30million to Manchester United to land striker Romelu Lukaku.

Entertainment

Wizkid Gushes Over Son

Nigerian superstar, Ayo Balogun, also known as Wizkid has shared an adorable photo of his third child ” Zion” and dropped a caption ”See Person Pikin.”

Iyabo Ojo’s Daughter Reveals Her Virginity Status (Video)

Priscilla Ojo, the Daughter of popular Nollywood Actress, Iyabo Ojo took to her Instagram page to reveal her virginity status.

Tonto Dikeh Mocks Social Media Beggars, Gives Them Name

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has taken to Instagram to shade the medium users who ask for money every time they see a celebrity. 

Censors Bans Bobrisky Transgender Movie

The National Film and Video Censors Board said that the board has set up three panels to analyse and classify the movie, "Bobrisky in Love."

Timi Dakolo Slams Hard On Troll

Veteran Nigerian singer, Timi Dakolo, who is of the opinion that men are fragile regardless of their look, got into a misunderstanding with a fan.

Davido Lauds Ubi Franklin Over Expectation Of Fourth Child

DMW Boss and songwriter, Davido has reacted to the recent report that Triple MG boss, Ubi Franklin, is expecting his fourth child with the fourth woman.

Ubi Franklin Reportedly Expects Fourth Child

CEO of record label Made Men Music Group, Ubi Ekapong Ofem, also known as Ubi Franklin is allegedly expecting his fourth child from his fourth baby Mama.

Shatta Wale Vows Not To Work With Ghana Music Award

Popular Ghanaian musician, Shatta Wale has sworn that he will never to work with Ghana Music Awards again, following his feud with Stonebwoy.
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Ignore Tonto Dikeh, Maduagwu Advises Ogbonna

Uche Maduagwu, controversial Nollywood actor, has called on his colleague, IK Ogbonna to ignore Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh.

Naira Marley Father Of Four?

Nigerian singer, Azeez Fashola, popularly known has Naira Marley is reportedly a married man and father of Four children. 

Iyabo Ojo Dishes It Hot For Kemi Olunloyo

Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo has through her Instagram told Kemi Olunloyo what she needs to be free from generational curse. 

BUSINESS

Be Ready For Another Economic Crisis, CBN Governor Tells Nigerians

The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele has urged Nigerians to brace up for a global economic crisis. 

Emefiele Reveals What Nigeria Must Tackle Before Global Economic Crisis

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Godwin Emefiele, says Nigeria must prepare for the next global economic crisis by tackling unemployment.

Total Nigeria Plc Is Massively Recruiting (Simple Steps To Apply)

A multinational integrated oil and gas company, Total, is currently recruiting in Nigeria, Concise News can authoritatively report

FG Reveals Nigerians Will No Longer Own Cooking Gas Cylinders

The Federal Government has said it will develop a policy that will take away the ownership of Liquefied Petroleum Gas cylinders from consumers.

Why CBN Retained Lending Rate At 13.5%

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday retained the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) at 13.5 per cent.

Nigerian Stock Market Makes Highest Gain In Three Months

The Nigerian stock market had its highest gain since February 12 as its market capitalisation of equities rose by N1.874tn, Concise News reports. 

Nigeria’s GDP Growth Rate Slumps To 2.01% In 2019 Q1

Nigeria's economic growth expanded slower than expected in the first quarter of 2019, according to the National Bureau Statistics (NBS). 

Tradermoni: FG Begins Second Phase, To Pay Traders N15,000

The Federal Government is set to Move to the next phase of its tradermoni programme as it prepares to pay N15,000 to benefactors of the initial N10,000 loan.
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DAPPMAN Reveals Petrol Marketers Are Shutting Down

Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria, DAPPMAN, has disclosed many oil marketers are closing shop as they are not making a profit.

MTN To Secure N200 Billion Loan From Seven Nigerian Banks

MTN Nigeria on Friday disclosed a deal with a consortium of eight banks to secure a seven-year medium-term loan facility to boost its Nigerian operations.

Loom Money Nigeria: SEC Warns Against New Ponzi Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned Nigerians over the activities of some online fraudsters, who are running an investment scheme, tagged ‘Loom Money Nigeria’.

WORLD

Kenyan Court Upholds Ban On Same-Sex Relations

Kenyan High Court on Friday handed down a landmark ruling banning same-sex relations in what gender activists called “a blow to human rights.”

China Condemns U.S. ‘Rumours’ About Huawei’s Ties To Beijing

The Chinese government has condemned the rumour that the chief executive of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd lied about his company’s ties to the Beijing government.

British Prime Minister Theresa May Announces Resignation

Theresa May to quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving way for the contest to decide new UK prime minister.

UK House Of Commons Leader Resigns

United Kingdom House of Commons leader Andrea Leadsom announced her resignation from the government on Wednesday.

Germany Deports 26 Afghan Asylum Seekers

A group of 26 rejected Afghan asylum seekers arrived in Kabul on Wednesday after being deported from Germany, airport officials told dpa.

Trump May Launch Official Re-election Campaign Mid-June

US President Donald Trump plans to kick off his re-election campaign in mid-June, sources said on Monday.

Ukrainian PM Resigns After New Leader Zelensky Sworn in

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman on Monday said he was resigning after comedian Volodymyr Zelensky was inaugurated as president.

Bus Driver Commits Suicide After His Bus Killed 8 Passengers

A bus driver has been found hanged on a tree after the bus he drove overturned and killed eight people in Welkom in Free State, South Africa, on Monday.
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Trump Hits At Republican Lawmaker Amash Over Impeachment Comments

US President, Donald Trump lashed out on Sunday at the first Republican congressman to call for his removal, while Democrats warned Trump’s stonewalling of congressional probes is strengthening the case for an impeachment inquiry

Trump Reveals What Will Happen To Iran If Tehran Attacks US

President Donald Trump has warned Iran that if the Islamic nation attacks the United States interests, it will be destroyed.

5 S/African Tourists Injured In Explosion Near Egypt

At least five South African tourists were injured on Sunday when their bus hit a roadside bomb near the Grand Egyptian Museum. Concise News understands...

TECH

Facebook Steps Up Plan To Launch Cryptocurrency

Facebook has contacted US and British financial regulators with a view to launching its own cryptocurrency next year, the BBC reported on Friday.

Facebook Takes Action Against Fake Accounts

Facebook on Thursday disclosed that it recently disabled billions of bogus accounts set up by “bad actors” and that five per cent of active accounts is likely fakes.

9mobile Creates WhatsApp Customer Care Platform

9mobile ON Tuesday announced that it had introduced a personalised WhatsApp Customer Care channel to allow subscribers have uninterrupted access to the network.

Panasonic Joins In Suspending Business With Huawei After US Ban

Following the US ban on Huawei, Japan’s Panasonic said Thursday it is suspending business with the Chinese firm over security fears, in a new blow for the telecoms giant.

Chip Designer ARM Stops Work With Huawei After U.S. Ban

British chip designer ARM has halted relations with Huawei in order to comply with a United States blockade of the company, potentially crippling the Chinese company’s ability to make new chips for its future smartphones.

Huawei Mobile Users Ponder Switching Brand After Google News

Some owners of Huawei Mobile are considering if it is time to abandon the Huawei phone after U.S. tech giant Google said it would suspend its business with China’s top mobile maker, threatening future access to Gmail, YouTube and Chrome.

Huawei Reacts To Ban By Google

Huawei has assured it will continue to provide security updates and services for its smartphones and tablets.

Huawei To Lose Google, Android Support After Trump Ban

Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing.
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World’s First All-Electric, Jet-Powered, Five-Seater Air Taxi Launched

German electric air taxi startup Lilium, Thursday, unveiled its jet-powered, five-seater prototype, which conducted its first flight earlier this month.

Google, Facebook, Twitter Blasted For Not Doing Enough In EU Fake News Fight

Facebook, Google and Twitter were reprimanded by the European Commission on Friday for not doing enough to tackle fake news plaguing the election campaign to the European Parliament, seven months after promising to do more.

WhatsApp Hack: How To Find Out If You Are Affected, What To Do Next

WhatsApp said on Tuesday that a major security breach had allowed hackers to install spyware on some users' phones by simply calling them through the app.

HEALTH

Don Calls For Regular Medical Check-Up, States Benefit

Director, Prevention, Care &Treatment Services, Institute of Human Virology Nigeria, Dr Ernest Ekong, has called for a regular routine medical check-up.

Onodugo Appointed New UNTH CMD

Dr. Obinna Onodugo has been appointed new Chief Medical Director for the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu State.

Health Benefits Of Guava

Psidium guajava has a lot of health benefits in the body and serves as a remedy to many ailments which includes: Menstrual pains; diarrhoea, osteoarthritis, anti-cancer, anti-ageing, heart health among other benefits.

Teen Depression: Meaning, Causes, Types, Symptom & Treatment

This post gives all you need to know about teen depression, causes, types, symptoms, effects and treatment, as well as suicide warning signs by depressed teen ..Teen depression is a serious mental health problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities.

Depression: Expert Reveals Regular Medical Checkup Critical To Prevention

A Nursing Expert, Mrs Victoria Opakunle, has revealed regular medical checkup is critical to the prevention of depression, a mental disorder that can lead to mental illness and even suicide.

Depression: Causes, Types, Symptoms & Treatment

Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects your personality. Depression is more than just a low mood, it is a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health.

Nigerian Doctor Bags ‘Brain Tumor Research’ Award In U.S.

Dr Chibawanye Ene, a US-based Nigerian Doctor, has won the 2019 Ronald L. Bittner Award on Brain Tumor Research. An award hosted in the US.

‘Do Not Put ‘Reusable’ Sponge In Your Vagina’, Doctor Warns

Dr Jen Gunter has issued a warning to women not to put 'reusable' sea sponges in their vagina after someone tweeted a link to Holy Sponges "Ritual Menstruation Kit" that is being sold for £30
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Nigeria Customs Service Speaks On Imported Poisonous Rice

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service Hameed Ali has warned Nigerians to stop consuming imported rice as it is poisonous, Concise News understands.

Lagos Rotary Club Distributes 400 Sanitary Pads

The Rotary Club of Lagos Island (RCLI), SAKHI arm, has on Wednesday tasked female student to maintain good menstrual hygiene.

NAFDAC Alerts Public On Circulation Of Fake Cold Caplets

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Thursday alerted the public on the circulation of fake Mixagrip cold Caplets in Gombe state.

OPINION

Depression, Suicide, Anxiety: Is Life Worth It? Where is Hope?

There are often thoughts that come to mind, questioning the essence of life. There are situations of maximum hopelessness that makes life seem unendurable.

The Best League In The World ‘Confirmed’!

The English Premier League - ‘the best league in the world!’ It’s not a phrase fans of Spanish football clubs most especially want to hear, but now, it’s the bitter pill to swallow!

Liverpool vs Barcelona: Implication Of The Catalans’ Collapse At Anfield

Mighty Barcelona crumbled under the onslaught of a Liverpool side inspired by their crowd on Tuesday night in the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg. Concise News beams light on what this means for the Catalan club