Police Move Dino Melaye To National Hospital, IGP Orders Probe

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have moved Senator Dino Melaye out of hospital in an ambulance marked NPF 221 D.

Armed Policemen Storm Hospital, Re-arrest Injured Dino Melaye

The Nigerian police have re-arrested embattled Senator Dino Melaye at an Abuja hospital where he was taken to after he jumped from a police vehicle.

Dino Melaye Hospitalised After Jumping Out Of Moving Vehicle

Senator Dino Melaye on Tuesday jumped out of a police moving vehicle conveying him to Kogi state and ran into a thick bush, thereby suffering neck injury.

Herdsmen Attack Benue Church, Kill Two Priests, 17 Others

Suspected armed herdsmen on Tuesday attacked St. Ignatius’ Catholic Church in Ayar-Mbalom community of Gwer East LGA of Benue State, allegedly killing two Catholic priests and 17 other worshipers.

SARS Arrests Sen. Dino Melaye Again Less Than 24hrs After Leaving Detention

Senator Dino Melaye was on Tuesday morning arrested by operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad. 

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Wednesday, April 25th

Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today Wednesday, April 25th.

Fani-Kayode Reacts To Dino Melaye’s Travails

Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the arrest of Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye by officers of the Nigeria Police Force.

Rapper Meek Mill Released From Prison

Five months after his sentencing, US rapper Meek Mill is expected to be released from prison Tuesday afternoon, according to multiple reports.

PDP Condemns FG’s Allege Assault On National Assembly

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the APC-led Federal Government over its alleged assault of the National Assembly, particularly the Senate.
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NEWS

Ex Gov. Shema Remanded In EFCC’s Custody Over Money Laundering

A Federal High Court sitting in Katsina has ordered that the former Katsina State gov, Ibrahim Shema be remanded in the custody of the EFCC until April 27.

Fire Razes Shops, Goods In Ondo

An early morning fire has destroyed property worth millions of naira in the Ogbonomo area of Ijebu-Owo in the Owo Local Government Area,Ondo State.

Withdrawal Of $462m: Reps Call For Buhari’s Impeachment

The Chairman House of Reps Committee on Public Accounts has called for President Buhari’s impeachment over the withdrawal of $462 million.

Governor Says Zamfara Varsity Will Gulp N10b

The proposed Zamfara state government-owned university is expected to cost N10 billion, according the state Governor Abdulaziz Yari.

Deji Adeyanju Says Buhari Intimidating Critics Of APC Govt

A former New Media Director for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Deji Adeyanju has accused President Buhari of intimidating critics of his administration.

Ortom Cuts Short Vacation Over Benue Killings

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has cut short his vacation as a result of the fresh security challenge in the State.

Osinbajo Laments Religious Killings In Nigeria

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has regretted killings of clerics and bombings of Mosques and Churches, describing it as the highest level of wickedness.

Buhari Appoints Two Deputy DGs For NIA

Two Deputy Directors-General were on Tuesday appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari for the National Intelligence Agency.
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Fani-Kayode Hails US Reports On Human Rights Violation By Buhari

Femi Fani-Kayode has commended the United States Government for its report of human rights violation by the administration of President Buhari.

IPOB Asks Appeal Court To Suspend Proscription

IPOB has asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to suspend the enforcement of the order for its proscription issued by the Federal High Court in Abuja in Sept 2017.

Dino Melaye Never Evaded Arrest – Spokesman

Embattled senator representing Kogi West, Sen. Dino Melaye, never evaded arrest by the police, his media aide, Gideon Ayodele, said on Tuesday.

POLITICS

Oshiomhole Gets Buhari’s Nod To Become APC National Chairman

Former Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole, has received a massive boost in his quest to unseat John Odigie-Oyegun as the National Chairman of  All Progressives Congress (APC).

Buhari, APC Govs Meet Behind Closed Door

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed door with governors of the ruling All Progressive Congress(APC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Oyegun Blasts Oshiomhole’s Endorsement By S/South APC Leaders

APC chairman John Odigie-Oyegun, has described the purported endorsement of Adams Oshiomhole by stakeholders of the party from the South-South geopolitical zone as childish and a foolish charade.

Gov. Fayose’s Brother Leaves PDP For ADP

Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose’s half brother, Olanipekun Oluwayose, has left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Action Democratic Party (ADP).

Tinubu Stops Lagos APC Leadership From Seeking Re-election

National Leader of the APC Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Tuesday banned members who had spent a minimum of eight years as executive members from seeking re-election in its May congresses.

Abia South Senatorial District Begins Recall Process Against Sen. Abaribe

The people of Abia South Senatorial District have commenced the process of recalling Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, representing the area at the National Assembly.

S’East Elders Forum Bothered About Biafra, Not Igbo Presidency

South East Elders Forum (SEEF) has said it is more concerned about achieving an independent state of Biafra than a 2023 Igbo presidency. 

I Am Not Desperate To Be President, Says Atiku

Former Vice-President and 2019 presidential hopeful Atiku Abubakar has said he is desperate to become Nigeria’s number one citizen.
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Aisha Tells Osinbajo To Act Rather Than Give ‘Nice Speeches’

Co-convener of BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) Aisha Yesufu has accused Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of giving "nice speeches" instead of taking action over happenings in the country.

NCP Chairman Joins Buhari In Presidential Contest

National Chairman of the National Conscience Party (NCP) Yunusa Tanko, has joined the race for the presidency in 2019. 

Adeleke Reveals Plans As Osun Governor

Senator Ademola Adeleke (PDP-Osun West) has vowed that he would not steal money if he becomes the next governor of Osun state.

SPORTS

Liverpool Supporter In Critical Condition After Fan Clashes

Merseyside Police have arrested two men on suspicion of the attempted murder of a Liverpool fan prior to Tuesday's Champions League tie.

Police Investigate Serious Assault Outside Anfield

Police are investigating a serious assault of a man outside Anfield before Liverpool's Champions League semi-final match with Roma.

FA Hands Cahill Three-Match Ban For Violent Conduct

Millwall’s Tim Cahill has been banned for three matches after the Australia star accepted a charge of violent conduct by the FA.

Salah Stars As Liverpool Humble Roma At Anfield

Mohamed Salah produced a sizzling display as Liverpool beat Roma 5-2, although two late away goals could change the semi-final tie.

Mikel Expects Big England Vs Nigeria Friendly

Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has said the team will give the pre-World Cup friendly with England all the seriousness it deserves.

Eagles Don’t Need New Players For W/Cup – Siasia

Former Super Eagles star Samson Siasia has advised Gernot Rohr not to invite new players to the national team ahead of the 2018 World Cup. 

Oliver To Referee Man Utd Vs Chelsea FA Cup Final

Referee Micheal Oliver, who awarded a controversial spot kick at the death of a Champions League game between Real Madrid and Juventus, will be in charge of the FA Cup final between Manchester United and Chelsea.

Mikel Obi Accused Of Snubbing Extended Family Members

Super Eagles Captain Mikel Obi has been accused by one of his cousins identified as Chukwuemeka of snubbing extended family members.
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French Coach Henri Michel Passes On

Former France coach Henri Michel has passed on at the age of 70, according to a statement from the French footballers’ union (UNFP).

Boateng Explains How Bayern Will Stop Ronaldo

Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has said the only way to stop Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is by giving him little space. 

Arsenal Won’t Spend More Than £50million This Summer – Reports

Arsene Wenger's replacement at Arsenal will be given a transfer budget of just £50million this summer, reports say.

Entertainment

Tonto Dikeh Slams Tunde Ednut For Shading Nina

Actress Tonto Dikeh has slammed musician Tunde Ednut for shading Nina, one of five finalists of the just concluded BBNaija reality show.

BBNaija: Businessman In Frantic Search For Alex For Ambassadorial Deal

A man identified as My Cool Me on Instagram is in a frantic search for former Big Brother Naija housemate Alex.

BBNaija: How Dare You People Insult Cee-C – Basketmouth

Nigerian veteran comedian, Basketmouth has put his weight of support behind former Big Brother Naija housemate, Cee-C.

Someone Has Been Impersonating Me For Months, Ramsey Nouah Cries Out

Ace Nigerian actor Ramsey Nouah has lamented on Instagram that an impostor has been impersonating him for some time now.
video

Omarion Teams Up With Tiwa Savage On ‘Get It Now’ Remix

Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage has teamed up with ace RnB singer Omarion on the remix of her song, "Get It Now".

I Have Given Up On Love, Women – Yung6ix

Nigerian rapper Yung6ix has revealed his recent experience of heartbreak while resolving to stay out of relationships and women.

Olamide Out With ‘Owo Shayo’

Indigenous rapper and YBNL boss Olamide Adedeji better known as Olamide has dropped a new banger and it is titled, "Owo Shayo".

Stella Damasus Marks 40th Birthday With Stunning Photos

Nollywood thespian Stella Damasus has joined the list of actresses marking their 4th decade on earth as she clocks 40. The actress who marked her...
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BBNaija: Bam Beauty Oil Launch Rakes In N25m

Former housemate in the 2018 Big Brother Naija reality show Bambam has raked in N25m during the launch of her cosmetic product, Bam Beauty Oil.

BBNaija: Nina, Cee-C Get Same Endorsement Deal

Two Former housemate of the concluded Big Brother Naija 2018, Cee-C and Nina have been offered endorsement deals by Slim Girl Shapewear.

BBNaija: Cee-C Sends Appreciation Message To Fans (Video)

First runner-up of the 2018 Big Brother Naija reality show, Cee-C, has appreciated her fans for supporting her till the finals.

Popular

Dino Melaye Hospitalised After Jumping Out Of Moving Vehicle

Senator Dino Melaye on Tuesday jumped out of a police moving vehicle conveying him to Kogi state and ran into a thick bush, thereby suffering neck injury.

S’East Elders Forum Bothered About Biafra, Not Igbo Presidency

South East Elders Forum (SEEF) has said it is more concerned about achieving an independent state of Biafra than a 2023 Igbo presidency. 

BBNaija: Cee-C Assaulted At Airport (Video)

First runner-up in the just-concluded 2018 Big Brother Naija show, Cee-C, was assaulted by some fans upon arrival on Monday evening.

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Tuesday, April 24th

Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today Tuesday, April 24th.

BUSINESS

Lagos’ IGR Hits N103.4bn In First Quarter Of 2018

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said its internally generated revenue for the first quarter of Y2018 stood at N103.476 billion, as against N96.7billion recorded in the previous year.

SON Nabs Electric Cable Cloning Syndicate In Alaba Intn’l Market, Lagos

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), says its Surveillance Investigation and Monitoring (SIM) team has arrested an electric cable cloning and faking syndicate at the Alaba International Market, Lagos.

I Was In UK Not U.S. – Kachikwu Tells Sanusi

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, on Monday refuted reports that he was absent at an intended meeting with investors in the U.S. alongside other ministers.

Saudi King Set To Unveil Largest ‘Entertainment City’

Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz bin Saud will according to authorities, launch the biggest "entertainment city" near Riyadh.

Nigeria’s LPG Sector To Earn $10bn In 8 Years — NLPGA

The Nigeria Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (NLPGA) has said that the country's LPG sector will experience $10 billion growth in the next eight years. 

FG Planning New Investments In Auto Sector

Nigeria is planning to make more investments in the auto industry via the National Automotive Industry Design and Development Bill.

Google’s Profit Hits $9.4b Amid Data Privacy Concerns

Alphabet (GOOGL), the parent company of Google, reported Monday that its profits hit $9.4 billion in the first three months of 2018, up from $5.4 billion a year earlier.

FIRS Partner SMEDAN To Increase Voluntary Tax Compliance

The FIRS are partnering the Joint tax Board and the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria to improve the level of voluntary tax compliance by operators in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises sector.
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IMF Rolls Out Corruption Policy For Member States

International Monetary Fund has launched a new framework that aims to tackle corruption as well as its impact on the economic growth. 

Iran Bans Banks From Using Cryptocurrencies

Iran on Monday banned the use of cryptocurrencies by banks and financial institutions amid ongoing debate over how best to regulate the technology.

Nigeria’s External Reserves Hit $47.93bn

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele on Sunday revealed that the country's foreign reserves has hit US$47.93 billion.

WORLD

Trump, Macron Mull New Nuclear Deal For Iran

US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have suggested there could be a new agreement on Iran's nuclear programme.

Israel Cancels Plan To Deport African Migrants

Israel has cancelled plans to expel African migrants who entered the Jewish state illegally after failing to find a country willing to host them, the government said on Tuesday.

Trump Hosts Macron, Describes Iran Deal As Insane

US President Donald Trump has described the Iran nuclear deal as “a disaster” and “insane” as he hosted French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House on Tuesday.

Russia, China Call On United Nations To Save Iran Deal

Russia and China on Tuesday urged a United Nations nuclear disarmament forum to show its support for the “fragile” Iran nuclear accord by signing onto a statement.

Ex Malawi President, Banda Returns From Exile

Former Malawi President Joyce Banda will return home on Saturday after spending more than three years in self-imposed exile because of graft allegations.

Missing Students Confirmed Dead In Mexico

Three Mexican film students who went missing five weeks ago were kidnapped, tortured, killed and likely dissolved in acid, investigators said Monday.

Kim Jong Un Mourns Four North Koreans, 32 Chinese Killed In Bus Crash

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has expressed his “bitter sorrow” after dozens of Chinese tourists were killed when a bus they were travelling in plunged off a bridge.

Canadian Police Arrest Suspect Of Van Attack

Canadian police  on Tuesday arrested the suspected driver of a rented van that ploughed into pedestrians in northern Toronto on Monday, killing 10 and injuring 15.
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Senate Confirms Pompeo’s Appointment As Secretary Of States

United States Senate on Monday approved Mike Pompeo's nomination as the secretary of state, paving the way for the CIA director to become America’s top diplomat.

Armenia Celebrates Resignation Of Leader Sarkisian

Armenia’s veteran leader Serzh Sarkisian resigned on Monday after mass protests against his election as prime minister with sweeping powers, sparking celebrations across the country.

US Police Capture Tennessee Shooting Suspect

Tennessee police on Monday captured the man suspected of gunning down four people at a restaurant in Nashville, America’s country music capital.

HEALTH

Buhari Appoints MDs For Six FMCs

President Buhari has approved the appointment of two new Medical Directors and the re-appointment of four others across six Federal Medical Centers.

JOHESU Strike: NAFDAC Staff Join Strike

Workers at the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) headquarters in Abuja have joined the ongoing strike by Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), Concise News has reliably gathered.

First Penis, Scrotum Transplant Performed On US Soldier

A US Soldier has made history with the first ever total penis and scrotum transplant performed on him after he was wounded by a bomb in Afghanistan.

47 Million Nigerians Still Defecate Openly – FG

No fewer than 47 million Nigerians defecate in open places, according to the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Musa Ibrahim.

Expert Advises Against Fatty Foods To Avoid Cancer

The Nigeria Cancer Society on Monday advised the public to avoid fatty foods and concentrate on diet rich in fibre to enhance healthy living.

Nigeria To Commit $300m To Completely Eradicate Malaria

The Federal Government of Nigeria has committed to securing the sum of $300m from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank in order to be able to completely eradicate malaria in Nigeria.

Medical Practitioner Proffers Lasting Solution To Health Workers Strikes

An Abuja-based medical practitioner, Dr Patrick Ezie, has called on the Federal Government to adopt proactive strategies to prevent incessant strikes in the health sector.

FG Sets Up Committee To Review Striking Health Workers’ Demands

The Federal Government has set up a committee to review the technical and financial aspects of the demands by the striking Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU).
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More Than 4, 765 Nigerian Doctors In UK – Anyaoku

Nigerian doctors in the United Kingdom are more than 4,765, according to the former Secretary-General to the Commonwealth Emeka Anyaoku.

Man With ‘World’s Worst’ Super-Gonorrhoea Cured

A man in the UK who caught the world's "worst-ever" case of super-gonorrhoea has been cured, with sexual health doctors saying he was lucky.

Divorce Leaves Affected Children Psychologically, Emotionally Insecure – Expert

An Abuja-based life coach and counselling officer, Deborah Menegbe, has said that divorce among married couple leaves children psychologically and emotionally exhausted.

TECH

Glo Sign Another Submarine Cable Deal With Huawei

Telecom giant Globacom has signed deal to build another multi-billion naira optic fibre submarine cable, which is expected to boost telecom services in Nigeria and the West African sub-region.

Cambridge Analytica Denies Using Facebook Data For Trump’s Election

Cambridge Analytica claimed Tuesday it was "no Bond villain" as it vehemently denied exploiting Facebook users' data for the election campaign of US President Donald Trump.

Facebook Deletes Extremist Contents On Platform

Facebook Inc has disclosed it had deleted and put a warning label on 1.9 million pieces of extremist content related to ISIS or al-Qaeda in the first three months of the year.

Facebook Unveils Appeal Process After Removing Posts

Facebook says it will give users the right to appeal decisions if the social network decides to remove photos, videos or written posts deemed to violate community standards.

Unilorin 400 Level Student Develops Health App

A 400 Level student of the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, University of Ilorin, Adeshina Taiwo, has developed a health app.

Annual Internet Freedom Forum To Be Hosted In Abuja

The annual Internet Freedom Forum organised by Paradigm Initiative will be hosted in the federal capital territory, Abuja.

Taxify Introduces Emergency Safety Button For Drivers

World's fastest growing ride-hailing app Taxify has introduced a new safety feature called the SOS button to protect  driver-partners against violent attacks and hijacks.

Facebook Rejects Australia Media Calls For Regulation

Facebook has opposed calls by Australian media companies for digital platforms to be regulated, amid an inquiry into their impact on competition in news and advertising markets.
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NITDA Begins Nationwide Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has commenced nationwide cybersecurity awareness workshops to sensitize people on how to protect themselves online.

Bureaucracy Cause Of High Internet Cost – Sanusi

The Emir of Kano and former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Muhammadu Sanusi II, has said that the high cost of internet in the country is caused by bureaucracy and taxation.

Truecaller Reaches 100 Million Daily Active Users

Contact finding and communication app Truecaller announced that it has reached over 100 million active users around the world.

OPINION

About Hijabites And The Nuns

There is no much difference between the head cover used by the Muslim women and the Christian nuns, explains columnist Muhammad Ajah.

Caf Presidency: Urgent Need For Breath Of Fresh Air

Notwithstanding Issa Hayatou's achievements in Caf, the general consensus on the continent is that there is need for fresh air and that things must move much faster than snail speed.

The Animal Kingdom

Chinanasa Udensi in this fictional piece beams her searchlight on money-swallowing animals phenomenon in Nigeria.

Increased Opportunities For Girls At The Expense Of Boys; Real Or Imaginary?

Some Nigerian parents have raised alarm on the gradual relegation of the male child to the background and increased opportunities for girls at their expense. Are their fears real or imaginary?