Cabal Running Buhari’s Govt, Says Tambuwal

Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal has said, although he loves President Muhammadu Buhari because of his integrity and patriotism, the 75-year-old is too old to lead Nigeria.
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PDP Blames Buhari For Nigeria’s N22tn Debt

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has held President Muhammadu Buhari responsible for Nigeria's accumulated N22tn national debt.

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Thursday, August 16th

Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Thursday, August 16th.

Tambuwal Says Under Pressure To Run For Presidency

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Wednesday said that he was under pressure to run for president in 2019.

Osinbajo Meets Dalung, Pinnick Over NFF Crisis

Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) on Wednesday meet with the Minister of Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung.

Northerners ‘Most Backward People In This World’ – Ribadu

Northern Nigeria is the "most backward" in the world as all indices point to it, maiden Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nuhu Ribadu, has said.

Costa Strikes Twice To Inspire Atletico Super Cup Win Over Real

Diego Costa scored twice as Atletico Madrid defeated city rivals Real Madrid 4-2 in extra-time in the first ever Uefa Super Cup derby in Estonia.

Former Governor Denies Dumping APC

Former Acting Governor of Adamawa state James Barka has denied recent reports of his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Nigerians React As Moses Retires From Eagles

Several football fans in Nigeria have expressed surprise at the retirement of Super Eagles star Victor Moses from international football.
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NEWS

Court Restrains Saraki From Declaring Akpabio’s Seat Vacant

An Abuja High Court on Wednesday restrained Senate President Bukola Saraki from declaring the seat of Godswill Akpabio vacant.

Oyo Govt To Demolish Ayefele’s Radio Station

The Oyo State Government says the demolition notice given to the Music House, which houses Fresh FM, Ibadan, was not based on witch-hunting.

PDP Demands Release Of Premium Times Reporter

The PDP has demanded the immediate release of Premium Times reporter, Samuel Ogundipe, who was arrested and detained by the Nigerian police.

How Osinbajo’s Daughter Handles Negative Comments

Kiki Osinbajo, skincare entrepreneur and daughter of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, has vowed not to allow negative comments get to her.

El-Rufai Presents N155bn Budget For 2019

Governor Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Wednesday presented the 2019 budget of N155 billion to the state House of Assembly for approval.

CACOL Condemns Police Over Detention Of Journalist

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has condemned the Nigeria Police for their arrest of Premium Times reporter Samuel Ogundipe.

UN Says Cash Economy Encouraging Boko Haram Activities

The dominance of the cash economy is a major factor encouraging the activities of the Boko Haram and other terrorist groups, a UN report has revealed.

Police Dismiss Eight Officers, Demote Six Other In Lagos

Eight police officers have been dismissed over serious criminal offences, while six others were demoted in ranks, the Lagos Commissioner of Police says. 
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Buhari New Media Centre Launches Website Thursday

The Buhari New Media Centre (BNMC) will on Thursday launch its www.buharicentre.com website, according to Bashir Ahmad, the President's New Media aide.

Lawmaker’s Seat Declared Vacant For Leaving APC

The seat of Hon. Danladi Iyah, the member representing Tafa constituency, has been declared vacant by the Niger House of Assembly.

Misplaced Priority Affecting Buhari Govt – Murray-Bruce

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce (PDP-Bayelsa East) has slammed the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for allegedly not addressing "extreme poverty" affecting Nigerians.

POLITICS

APC Members Defect To PDP In Oshiomhole’s Edo

Aggrieved members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state have defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Prophet Reveals Why Buhari Should Not Contest In 2019

Abuja-based cleric Joshua Iginla had earlier in the year predicted that Senate President Bukola Saraki will defect from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Moghalu Reacts To Saraki’s Impeachment Plot

Presidential aspirant Kingsley Moghalu has said the laws of the country must be followed if Senate President Bukola Saraki must be impeached.

Gov Udom Denies Plan To Dump PDP For APC

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has dismissed reports that he is plotting to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the APC.

Al Mustapha Speaks On Joining Presidential Race

Former Chief Security Officer to late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, Hamza al-Mustapha, says he will join the presidential race if Nigerians urge him to do so.

APC Chieftain Ogbonnia Confirms ‘Foreign Pressure’ On Buhari

A chieftain of the APC, SKC Ogbonnia, has confirmed the report of foreign opposition to President Muhammadu Buhari's second term ambition.

FG Says Call For Saraki’s Resignation, Impeachment Party Affair

The federal government has stated that it is not behind the call for the resignation or impeachment of Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Prophet Reveals Who Will Win Nigeria’s 2019 Presidential Election

Primate Elijah Ayodele says Senate President Bukola Saraki will win the 2019 presidential election if he emerge Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate.
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Saraki Actively Considering Running For Presidency

Senate President Bukola Saraki has revealed that he is actively thinking about running for the position of President in the 2019 general election.

Nigerians Must Vote Out ‘These Clowns,’ In 2019 – Moghalu

Presidential aspirant Kingsley Moghalu has urged Nigerians to vote out "clowns," "incompetent" and "visionless" leaders in 2019.

Kaduna Assembly Gets New Deputy Speaker

Members of the Kaduna State House of Assembly have appointed Hon. Nuhu Shadalafiya (Kagarko Constituency) as the new Deputy Speaker.

SPORTS

Djokovic Advances In Cincinnati Masters

Former world number one Novak Djokovic on Wednesday cruised into the third round of the Cincinnati Masters.

Defending Champion Muguruza Dumped Out Of Cincinnati Masters

Defending champion Garbine Muguruza has crashed out of the 2018 Cincinnati Masters, with a stunning defeat by Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko in the second round.

Italian Team Reaches Deal To Sign Nigeria Defender

Nigeria defender William Troost-Ekong is set to sign for Udinese after his Turkish Super Lig club side Bursaspor reached an agreement with the Serie A team. 

Falconets Coach Speaks Ahead Spain Clash

Falconets coach Chris Danjuma has said his team wants to reach the final of the 2018 U20 Women World Cup.

Musa Reacts To Moses’s Eagles Retirement

Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa has described Victor Moses as a "great player" after the Chelsea wing-back retired from international football on Wednesday.

Chelsea Star Seals Move To Spanish Team

Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo has completed a one-year loan move to La Liga team CD Leganes from Chelsea. 

Man Utd Target New Technical Director

Manchester United have identified Dan Ashworth and Paul Mitchell as potential candidates for the role of technical director at Old Trafford.

Messi Says Barcelona Dreaming Of Champions League

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi said the club will “do everything possible” this season to win the Champions League.
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Ospina Set For Napoli Medical

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina will undergo his Napoli medical on Thursday, according to reports.

Gabriel Okechukwu Completes Transfer To Wydad Casablanca

Home-based Eagle's striker Gabriel Okechukwu has completed a four-year transfer deal to Wydad Casablanca of Morocco.

Ighalo Scores Brace In Changchun Yatai’s Win

Changchun Yatai came from behind to hand Beijing Renhe a 3-1 defeat in Wednesday's Chinese Super League clash, with Odion continuing his rich vein of form.

Entertainment

Damilola Adegbite Laments High Rate Of ‘Broken Hearts’

Nigerian actress and mother-of-one Damilola Adegbite has complained about the high rate women are left heartbroken by men.

BBNaija Star Joins ‘Na Dem Dey Rush Us’ Trail

Big Brother Naija 2018 star Leo Dasilva has taken to his Twitter page to hump on the trending "Na Dem Dey Rush Us" skit.

Pop Icon Madonna Clocks 60 Today

Iconic songstress, actress, director and philanthropist Madonna is a year older today, Thursday, August 16.

Anto Appointed Brand Ambassador

Big Brother Naija star Anto has become the latest brand ambassador of Reohob Nigeria Limited.

Osinbajo Bags Excellence Award

Daughter of Nigeria's Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Kiki, has received an award of Excellence by the Abuja Summer Festival.
video

Omawumi Drops Visuals For ‘Malowa’ Featuring Slimcase, DJ Spinall

Nigerian singer Omawumi has released the visuals for her latest single, "Malowa" featuring Slimcase and DJ Spinall.

Olamide Drops New Song ‘Motigbana’

YBNL record label boss and frontline act Olamide Adedeji has released a brand new song titled, "Motigbana".

Timaya Celebrates Birthday With Son

Multiple award-winning dancehall artiste Enitimi Alfred Odom popularly known as Timaya is celebrating his birthday with his son.
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IK Osakioduwa Speaks On Importance Of Honeymoon (Video)

Popular radio presenter IK Osakioduwa has said that honeymoon is more important than having a huge wedding reception.

93-year-old Senator Dies Months After Marriage

Lawyer and senator in Nigeria's Second Republic Cyrus Nunyieh has died almost a year after he tied the knot with a younger bride.

Tiwa Savage Debunks Rumoured Beef With Yemi Alade

Afro pop diva Tiwa Savage has refuted claims that there is any feud between her and fellow songstress Yemi Alade.

Popular

Chelsea Star Arrives Madrid For Medical

Nigeria defender Kenneth Omeruo is in Madrid as he inches closer to a move to Spanish side Leganes on a one-year loan deal.

New Senate Minority Leader Emerges

Senator Biodun Olujimi has been nominated as the new Senate Minority Leader by the Senate Caucus of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

More Worries For Rohr As Iwobi Suffers Hamstring Injury

Nigeria international and Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi sustained a hamstring injury in Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat by Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday.

I Made Jonathan Concede Defeat To Buhari – Okonjo-Iweala

Former Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has said she convinced immediate past, President Goodluck Jonathan, to concede defeat in 2015.

BUSINESS

Naira Finishes At N362.30 To Dollar

The Naira on Wednesday ended at N362.30 to the dollar at the investors’ window, as investors traded 147.8 million dollars.

Nigeria To Create 3m Jobs, Generate $88bn Via Digital Economy

Nigeria will make $88bn and create three million jobs via the digital economy in the next ten years.

Bank Of Industry Partners EFCC In Farmers Loan Recovery

The Bank of Industry on Tuesday has said it is working with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to recover loans taken by some farmers from the bank.

Nigeria Borrows N410b To Fund 2018 Budget

Nigeria has borrowed N410 billion from the capital market to fund the 2018 budget, the Debt Management Office (DMO) has said.

Nigeria’s Debt Rises To N22trn

Nigeria's debt profile has gone up to N22.38tn after rising by 3.01 per cent in the last six months, according to the Debt Management Office (DMO).

Discos Responsible For Metering Consumers, FG Restates

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has reiterated that it is the work of the Discos to give consumers meters. 

Power Generation Drops To 2,684MW

Nigeria's power generation has dropped by 777.9 megawatts on Monday as output from the hydropower plants and gas-fired stations suffered declines.

UAC Foods Appoints New Managing Director

The United Africa Company of Nigeria (UACN) has appointed Oladele Ajayi as the Managing Director of UAC Foods Limited.
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Nigeria To Concession Six Hydro Dams

Minister of Works, Power and Housing Babatunde Fashola has revealed that Nigeria has finished plans to concession six hydro dams to private operators.

Buhari To Give Two Million Traders Loans Without Collateral

The Federal Government will give collateral-free loans to two million petty traders before the end of the year through the Trader Moni initiative. 

Lagos Light Rail To Start Operation 2022

The Lagos State Government has said the light rail project between Mile 2 and Marina will begin passenger operation in 2022.

WORLD

Mali President Keita Wins Run-off Election

Malian President Ibrahim Keita won re-election with 67 percent of the vote in a run-off against opposition rival Soumaila Cisse.

New Zealand Bans Foreigners From Buying Property

New Zealand parliament on Wednesday passed a law banning foreigners from buying into most parts of its residential property market.

Court Rules North Korean Murder Case To Go On Trial

A Malaysian court has ruled that the evidence against two women accused of murdering Kim Jong-nam is strong enough for the case to go to trial.

Trump Revokes Security Clearance For Ex-CIA Chief

US President Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan, the White House said on Wednesday.

Mali Presidential Election Results Postponed To Thursday

Provisional results for the runoff vote in Mali’s presidential elections have been postponed from Wednesday to Thursday for logistical reasons, a senior official said.

We’re Ready To Discuss With US, Says Turkey

Turkey says it is ready to discuss its ongoing issues with the United States as long as there are no threats.

Turkish Sanctions Regrettable, Says White House

The White House said Wednesday that Turkey’s retaliatory tariff hikes on US products for sanctions against Ankara were “regrettable”.

Police Identify Suspect Behind Westminster Attack

UK Police have identified the man that crashed a barrier protecting the Houses of Parliament as a Briton of Sudanese origin from Birmingham.
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14-year-old Set To Become US Governor

Fourteen-year-old Ethan Sonneborn is set to run for the governorship seat in Vermont, the United States.

Putin Set To Meet North Korean Leader

Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “at an early date”, the North’s state media reported on Wednesday.

Turkish Court Rejects Appeal To Release Detained US Pastor

A Turkish court has rejected an appeal for US pastor Andrew Brunson to be released from house arrest during his trial on terrorism charges.

HEALTH

28 Die Of Cholera In Kano

Twenty-eight persons have died in Kano after cholera swept through 33 Local Government Areas in the State. 

Cancer: U.S. Trains 44 Nigerian Oncologists

The United States Mission in Nigeria has begun a week-long training programme for 44 Nigerian clinical oncologists on the treatment of cancer.

Seven Die Of Cholera In FCT

Seven deaths have been recorded from the outbreak of cholera in four communities in the Federal Capital Territory.

Medical Marijuana Effective For Treating Epilepsy – Study

A trial which used a marijuana extract to treat 40 children with severe epilepsy found the drug has a manageable side effect profile.

Nigerian Govt To Distribute 14.4m Mosquito Nets

The Nigerian government, through the ministry of health, says it will distribute 14.4 million Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) to combat malaria in four select states before the end of 2018.

Expert Warns Against Patronage Of Quack Bone-setters

Head of Orthopaedic and Traumatology at the University of Calabar Ngim Ngim has cautioned Nigerians against patronising quack bonesetters.

Good Nutrition Helps Fights Malaria, Cancer, Hypertension – Expert

A Nutritionist, Francis Ojile, says nutrition plays a huge role in the prevention and management of diseases like cancer, diabetes, hypertension and malaria.

DRC Begins Vaccination Against Latest Ebola Outbreak

The WHO on Thursday said the Democratic Republic of the Congo has started vaccination against the latest Ebola outbreak in the northeaster North Kivu province.
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Vaccination On Latest Ebola Outbreak May Start Wednesday – WHO

A senior official of the WHO said the Ebola outbreak in Congo has been confirmed to be the Zaire strain of the virus and vaccinations of health workers may start on Wednesday.

Nine Confirmed Dead In DR Congo’s Ebola Outbreak

Nine confirmed Ebola victims have died since the virus resurfaced in the DR Congo this month, the country’s health ministry said Tuesday.

No Scientific Evidence Breast Sucking, Fondling Prevent Cancer – Experts

The belief that sucking or fondling of a woman’s breasts could prevent lumps is not scientifically proven, according to some medical experts.

TECH

Facebook To Broadcast Champions League In Latin America

Uefa on Wednesday announced that Facebook will broadcast Champions League matches in Latin America through 2021.

US Officials Banned From Using ZTE, Huawei Devices

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has just signed the Defense Authorization Act into law that prohibits any US official to use a device by ZTE or Huawei.

FG To Give Free Internet Access To 10 Million Nigerians

The Federal Government has disclosed its plans to provide free internet access to about 10 million Nigerians in key locations across the country.

How Google Tracks Your Location Even When You Deny It Permission

Google is tracking your location even when you tell it not to, according to an investigation by the Associated Press.

La Liga Announces Landmark Free-To-Air Deal With Facebook

La Liga announced a landmark deal with Facebook which will allow viewers in the Indian sub-continent to watch every game over the next three seasons for free on the social network.

Nvidia Rolls Out New Chip Technology For Filmmakers

US technology company, Nvidia on Monday released a new generation of chips aimed at helping expand its business among movie makers and other graphics professionals.

Samsung Makes Spotify Its Go-To Music Platform

Following the unveiling of new devices like the Galaxy Home, the Galaxy Watch and the new Galaxy Note 9 at its Unpacked event recently, Samsung also announced a partnership with Spotify.

Nigeria Vows To Win Three Gold Medals At Robotic Olympiad

Nigerian students to the First Global Robotic Olympiad (GRO) have vowed to win three gold medals for at the competition.
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Facebook Removing Content On 3D Printing Of Guns

Facebook is removing content related to instructions on 3D printing of firearms, a company spokesperson said on Thursday.

Human Traffickers Advertising Business On Facebook – UK

British law enforcement officials have accused Facebook of failing to prevent human traffickers from luring in victims through the social network.

Tesla, Musk Sued Over ‘Fraudulent Scheme’ To Go Private

Investors on Friday sued electric car manufacturer Tesla and its CEO Elon Must over Musk's proposal to take the company private.

OPINION

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?

The Little Drops…

Columnist Chinasa Udensi beams her searchlight on codeine crisis, bring it to the front burner in her captivating fictional style.

2019: Why Nigeria Traditional Rulers Root For Buhari ‘s Re-lection (Opinion)

Columnist Mohammed Ajah examines the role of Nigeria's traditional rulers in President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election bid.

Mike Tyson Of Idumota

Columnist Chinasa Udensi in her peculiar fashion projects the travails of Sen. DIno Melaye to the front burner.