How INEC Can Delist Political Parties – Ekweremadu

Former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) can de-register political parties by applying Section 225a of the 1999 Constitution as amended. 
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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Wednesday, June 26th, 2019.

Emir Sanusi Says Nigeria Heading Towards Bankruptcy

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II,  has said that Nigeria is on the verge of bankruptcy following “unfavourable economic policies” by the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

FG Establishes Farm Settlements For Herdsmen

The Federal Government has said that it has started establishing farm settlements for herdsmen across the country.

INEC Server: Atiku Replies Presidency Over Election Tribunal Ruling

Former vice-president Atiku Abubakar has said that the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal did not reject his request to check the INEC server as stated by the Presidency.
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Unrest In Taraba As Five Killed, Houses Burnt In Fresh Violence

Five persons were killed on Tuesday and several houses burnt in a fresh crisis between the Tiv and Jukuns in Rafinkada Village of Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba, Concise News reports

NCAA Begins Probe Of Helicopter Landing On Benin-Ore Highway

The General Manager, Public Affairs of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Mr Sam Adurogboye has disclosed that the body will commence a full-scale investigation on the viral video of the helicopter that landed on the Benin-Ore Expressway on Sunday.

Latest N-Power News Headlines For Tuesday, June 25th

Welcome to the latest N-power news headlines update for today, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, on Concise News

2019 AFCON Results Plus Fixtures For Today Tuesday, June 25th 2019

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon will start off their fixtures at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) today (Tuesday) with a tie against Guinea Bissau. 

MOST READ

Lagos Govt Speaks On Restriction Of Movement On Environmental Sanitation Day

The Lagos State Government says that its decision of no restriction of movement on the last Saturday of June or any other month still stands

AFCON 2019: Rohr Reveals Two Players Doubtful For Eagles-Guinea Clash

Gernot Rohr has said Super Eagles full backs Shehu Abdullahi and Jamilu Collins might not recover in time for Nigeria’s second Group B match with Guinea on Wednesday.

Anybody Who Hates Biafra Can’t Make Heaven – Nnamdi Kanu

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has said anybody who hates Biafra agitations can never make heaven.

N-Power: Tension Grips FG, Private Workers Over Enrolment In Scheme

There is tension among some workers in both private and government organizations over an alleged investigation on the N-Power scheme. 

Buhari Recommends Death Penalty For Kidnappers, Others

The Senator representing Oyo North in the National Assembly, Abdulfatai Buhari, has recommended capital punishment for kidnapping and other forms of violent crimes in order to tackle the growing insecurity in the country.

What INEC Said About Its ICT Director Resigning

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has debunked report claiming that its Director of Information and Communication Technology, Chidi Nwafor, has resigned.

Synagogue Church Building Collapse Update

Dayo Fabiyi, a witness, has said that the Synagogue Church of All Nations building was in perfect condition before the deadly collapse of the...

What Buhari Govt Asked Ghana To Do After Attack On Nigerians In Kumasi

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, has asked Ghanaian authorities to protect Nigerians following xenophobic attacks in Kumasi.
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NEWS

Court Gives Verdict On Gbajabiamila’s Eligibility To Be Speaker

The Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit challenging Femi Gbajabiamila’s eligibility to contest the recently-concluded speakership election of the newly-inaugurated 9th House of Representatives.

What Fayemi Said About Creation Of State Police

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has said that the clamour for the creation of state police by some Nigerians was to fight insecurity in the country.

Afenifere Blasts Osinbajo Over Comments On Kidnapping, Insecurity

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Tuesday, criticised the statement credited to the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, over the issue of insecurity, especially kidnapping in the South West and some other parts of the country.

Army Arrests Suspected Killers Of Ex- Chief Of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh

In connection to the murder of the former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, detectives from the Defence Headquarters, (DHQ ) Abuja, and the Department of State Services (DSS) have arrested 14 suspects.

Benue Govt Averse To FG’s Proposed Herdsmen Settlement

The Benue State Government has rejected the proposed RUGA settlement for herdsmen by the Federal Government in the state, Concise News reports

Senate President Lawan Reveals His Monthly Salary

Senate President Ahmed Lawan has rubbished the notion and speculation in some quarters that he and his colleagues in the National Assembly receive jumbo salaries.

Flood Sacks Communities In Badagry

A few communities in Badagry Local Government Area of Lagos state have been reportedly taken over by flood on Tuesday, June 25th. 

State Police: What Governors Will Do When Established – Ikpeazu

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has said governors will not use state police to witchhunt their opponents. 
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Insecurity: What Igbo Group Said About Planned Fulani Vigilante

The Igbo National Council (INC) has berated the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) over its plans to establish Fulani vigilante in the South East.

Lagos Announces New Dates For Postponed Exams

The Lagos State Ministry of Education has given new dates for three examinations postponed recently by the state government.

Court Orders Woman To Pay Estranged Husband Divorce Settlement

A divorce seeking housewife, Amina Abdulsalam has been ordered by a Gudu Grade I Area Court in Abuja to pay her estranged husband Sani Abdulraman, N20,000 as a condition for divorce

POLITICS

2019 Election: 60 Political Parties Pass Vote Of Confidence In INEC

Sixty political parties, popularly known as G-60 Forum, has passed a vote of confidence on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conduct of the 2019 general elections across the country.

Atiku, PDP Head To Supreme Court To Challenge Ruling On INEC Server

The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate in the last general election, Atiku Abubakar, and his party are on their way to the Supreme Court to challenge the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), sitting in Abuja.

Presidency Reacts To Rejection Of PDP Server Inspection

The Presidency has said that if the presidential election petition tribunal had allowed the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to inspect a purported server, "it would have amounted to the determination that it indeed existed."

APC Members Protest Over Ministerial Appointments

Some aggrieved members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday protested demanding inclusion in governance and appointments into offices.

Kogi Election: Dino Melaye Makes Bold Vow

The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district, Dino Melaye has vowed to emerge the next governor of Kogi State come November

Edo State Assembly Crisis: Speaker Swears In Two More Elected Members

Members of the Edo State House of Assembly on Monday admitted two more members-elect after cutting short their adjournment to reconvene under tight security.

Election Tribunal Rules On Atiku, PDP’s Request To Inspect INEC Server

The application by Atiku Abubakar and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to inspect the server of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has been dismissed by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

Gbajabiamila Speaks On Being ‘Tinubu’s Puppet’

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has quashed the notion that he is a stooge of a National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu
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Kogi: What Secretary Of APC Faction Said About Yahaya Bello’s Endorsement

Salam Tom Adejoh, the factional Secretary of Kogi State All Progressives Congress (APC), has denied alleged endorsement of Governor Yahaya Bello’s re-election bid ahead of the state’s governorship election slated to hold on November 16.

Gbajabiamila Makes 9th Assembly Vow

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Sunday said Nigerians should expect better service delivery from the ninth National Assembly

Ex-Senator Advises Buhari On How To Form Cabinet

Former senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari surround himself with capable hands as he forms his cabinet, Concise News reports.

SPORTS

Squash: Birthday Boy Ajagbe Opens Up On What Keeps Him Going (Exclusive)

Concise News had the pleasure of catching up with Babatunde Ajagbe from the United States. Ajagbe hails from Abeokuta, Ogun State and received squash education in Nigeria before settling into the North American country

2019 AFCON: Super Eagles Suspend Strike Over Unpaid Bonus

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Tuesday suspended a training strike over unpaid bonuses following last-minute pleas by the country’s football officials.

2019 AFCON: What We’d Do Against Super Eagles – Guinea Star

Guinea midfielder Naby Keita has noted that his side must be "aggressive" when they take on the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tie in Egypt.

EPL: Chelsea Offer Lampard Three-year Deal To Become Blues Manager

Chelsea has offered a three-year contract to Derby County coach Frank Lampard to take charge of the London side, Concise News reports.

2019 AFCON: Why We Lost Against Ivory Coast – South African Striker

South Africa striker Percy Tau has said the team did not execute their game plans well in the 0-1 loss to Ivory Coast, Monday at the Africa Cup of Nations. 

2019 Copa America Full Quarter-Final Fixtures, Dates

Lionel Messi's Argentina will face Venezuela in the quarter-finals of the 2019 Copa America following the end of the group stage fixtures. 

Nadal Fumes Over Wimbledon Seeding System

Rafael Nadal has been placed at number three, behind Roger Federer for next week’s grand slam in London, and the Spaniard has complained about Wimbledon’s seeding system.

Nigeria vs Guinea: Super Eagles Camp Erupts In Joy After Kalu Is Declared Fit

The camp of the Super Eagles of Nigeria bubbled especially on Monday evening after news came that France-based forward, Samuel Kalu has been declared fit to feature at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after another test in Cairo, Egypt
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AFCON 2019: Origi Pens Emotional Message To Kenya

Arnold Origi, whose cousin Divock plays for Liverpool has penned an emotional letter to the Harambee Stars of Kenya urging them to be brave and 'make Kenyans proud' at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt

Chelsea Manager: Derby Reveal Fresh Update On Lampard Joining Blues

Premier League side Chelsea have been given permission to hold talks with Derby mnager Frank Lampard about their vacant manager's role.

AFCON: Serbian Coach Bares Thoughts On ‘Best African Team’

Angola coach Srđjan Vasiljevic was satisfied with his team’s opening result at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON); especially as it was recorded against the ‘best African team’

Entertainment

Tiwa Savage Reveals Secret To Achieving Her Dreams

Multi-award winning singer, Tiwa Savage has disclosed to her fans the price she pays in order to continue achieving her goals.

Ali Baba’s Wife Celebrates Him With Captivating Birthday Write-Up

Mary Akpobome, the wife of the veteran Nigerian comedian, Ali Baba has reemphasized her commitment to remain solidly behind her husband in all his endeavours as he celebrate his 54th birthday today June 24.

Actress Queen Wokoma, Husband Separate After One Year

Nollywood actress Queen Wokoma and Prince Kalada Allison have separated after one year together as a married couple.

Seun Kuti Reacts To Wole Soyinka’s Plane-Seat Controversy

Seun Kuti, son of the late Afro beat superstar Fela Anikulapo-Kuti has taken to his Instagram page to bare his mind on the controversy surrounding the encounter between Professor Wole Soyinka and a young man who ask him to stand up from his seat.

BET Awards 2019: What Teni Said After Losing Prize To South African

Singer Teni to thank her fans for their support despite losing the 2019 BET "New International Act Award" to South African Sho Mad Jazi.

Sonia Morales Confirms Separation From IK Ogbonna

Sonia Morales, the estranged wife of Nollywood actor, IK Ogbonna has confirmed her marriage separation from the actor.

Okocha Speaks After Undergoing Surgery In US

Comic Nollywood actor, Charles Okocha has through social media expressed gratitude to God after undergoing successful emergency surgery in the United State of America.

Barry Jhay Reveals How Davido Saved Him From Kizz Daniel (Video)

Fast-rising Nigerian singer, Barry Jhay, said that he was the first singer who will ever sign into "Flyboi Record Label" belonging to A-list singer, Kizz Daniel.
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Police Seek Nollywood Partnership For Positive Image

Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Suleiman Balarabe, has sought the partnership of Nollywood and Creative Industry for positive police image.

Davido Thrills Audience At Sport Festival In Paris (Video)

DMW Record boss, Davido has again proven to be an entertainer following his performance at a sports event which took place in Paris, France.

Magnito Tags Falz In ‘If To Say I Be Girl Ehn’ (Audio)

Nigerian rapper, Magnito has teamed up with Falz for the release of “If To Say I Be Girl Ehn“.

BUSINESS

CBN Governor Emefiele Unveils Economic Agenda For Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele has unveiled his economic plan for the country. 

Otedola To Invest $1bn In Power Generation After Selling Forte-Oil

Nigerian Billionaire, Femi Otedola shifts his focus to power generation after selling Forte-oil as he is set to invest an estimated $1 billion in the power plant.

Apapa: What We Are Doing To Resolve Perennial Traffic Gridlock – FG

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has noted that clearing of the trailers along routes close to the Apapa port is one of the ways of tackling the perennial gridlock. 

MultiChoice Reveals Plans To Lay Off 2200 Workers

The Chief Executive Officer of MultiChoice Group, Owners of DSTV and GOTV, Calvo Mawela has revealed plan of the organization to lay off close to 2,200 workers in South Africa in a shake-up of its customer service.

Nigerian Energy Firm Wins The Oscars Of The Renewables Award

The Transformational Business Awards also known as 'the Oscars of the Renewables  was bagged by a Nigerian energy firm called Rensource Distribution Energy Limited for its Excellence in Climate Solutions.

Biafra: How I Ventured Into Transport Business – GUO Motors Boss

The Chairman, Board of Directors, G. U. Okeke Transport Services Company Limited, Godwin Okeke has said the Nigerian Civil War of 1970 made him venture into the business. 

Ghanaian Traders React To Attacks On Nigerians

The Ghana Union of Traders’ Associations (GUTA) has condemned the attacks on some Nigerian traders at the Suame Magazine in the Ashanti Region.

VP Osinbajo Reveals What Will Drive Nigeria’s Economy

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the growth of the Nigerian economy will be driven by technological advancements, not oil. 
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Otedola Finally Sells Forte Oil, Reveals Next Move

Nigerian billionaire and business mogul Femi Otedola has revealed that he has sold his interests in Forte Oil.

VP Osinbajo Reveals What Stops Him From Sleeping At Night

Nigeria's Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said that the extreme poverty in Africa's most populous nation keeps him up at night.

Benue: BIPC Seeks Partnership With NIPC On Semi-Moribund Industries

Group Managing Director, Benue Investment and Property Company (BIPC), Alfred Adem has sought collaboration with the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC) to revive semi-moribund industries in the state, Concise News reports

WORLD

Trump Appoints New White House Press Secretary

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday named Stephanie Grisham as chief White House press secretary.

Israel Seeks Withdrawal Of Troops From Syria

As trilateral U.S.-Russia-Israel talks kicked off in Jerusalem on Tuesday, the Israeli prime minister said the three countries share a common objective.

China Calls For ‘Calm’ As US-Iran Tensions Rise

China has on Tuesday called for “calm and restraint” as tensions between the US and Iran escalate following US President Donald Trump’s new sanctions on Iran.

How Health Worker Shoots Colleague Dead, Sets Himself On Fire

A man shot his colleague to death at a private hospital in Jordan’s al-Karak province before setting himself on fire, Ministry of Interior told local media on Monday.

15 Dead, 35 Inured As Tent Collapses In India

No fewer than 15 people died and 35 others injured when a huge tent collapsed in north-western India amid heavy rain and strong winds.

US Expected To Impose Fresh Sanctions On Iran

The U.S. is expected to impose fresh sanctions on Iran on Monday, days after U.S. President Donald Trump stopped short of launching airstrikes on Iranian targets.

Ethiopian Army Chief Assassinated By Own Bodyguard

The Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian Army, Seare Mekonnen, has been shot dead on Sunday, Concise News understands.

Why I Called Off Iran Strike, Trump Explains

US President, Donald Trump has explained that when he decided to call off the airstrike against three Iranian targets with 10 minutes to spare was when he realised that it might kill as many as 150 people.
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Trump Calls Off Planned Attacks On Iran

US President Donald Trump says he had to call off planned attacks against Iran, adding that the US military was "cocked and loaded to retaliate."

UK Politician Suspended After Manhandling Protester

UK politician Mark Field has been suspended from office by Prime Minister Theresa May after video emerged of him manhandling a protester at an event in London on Thursday evening.

Global Airlines Stops Route After Iran Shot Down U.S Drone

A host of major airlines has said that their planes are no longer flying over the Strait of Hormuz after Iranian forces shot down a U.S. drone in the area.

TECH

Instagram Doesn’t Spy On Users, Says Mosseri

Instagram chief Adam Mosseri says the company doesn’t snoop on private conversations as part of its advertising targeting strategy.

SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy Rocket With 24 Satellites

SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying 24 experimental satellites in what Elon Musk’s rocket company called one of the most difficult launches it has attempted.

China Mobile To Set Up $4 billion 5G Industry Fund

China’s largest telecommunications operator China Mobile said on Tuesday it will set up a 30 billion yuan ($4.36 billion) 5G industry fund and has already raised the first installment of 7-10 billion yuan.

Bitcoin On $11,000 Surge After Facebook’s Currency Plans

Bitcoin reached $11,251.21, eclipsing $10,000 for the first time since March last year, as the cryptocurrency sector got a huge boost from Facebook’s unveiling of its own digital unit Libra, according to analysts.

Facebook Executive Says It Is Government’s Duty To Regulate Social Media

Facebook’s head of global affairs and a former deputy prime minister of the UK, Nick Clegg has said that governments must regulate social networks and not the companies themselves.

Apple Recalls Older 15-inch MacBook Pros Over Battery Fire Risk

Apple has recalled a number of its older generation MacBook Pro over fear their batteries may overheat and “pose a fire safety risk.”

Huawei Shipped 100 Million Smartphones This Year As Of End-May

Huawei Technologies said on Friday it has shipped 100 million smartphones this year as of May 30.

Dell, HP, Microsoft, Intel Reject Proposed Tariffs On Laptops, Tablets

Dell Technologies Inc, HP Inc, Microsoft Corp and Intel Corp on Wednesday opposed U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposal to include laptop computers and tablets among the Chinese goods targeted for tariffs.
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Nigeria’s Internet Users Hit 119.5m In April – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to 119,506,430 million in April 2019.

Facebook Set To Unveil New Cryptocurrency

Facebook is reportedly set to unveil a bid to bring cryptocurrency payments into the mainstream on Tuesday, with the endorsement of governments and financial giants.

Huawei CEO Says Underestimated Impact Of U.S. Ban, Sees Revenue Dip

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said the impact of a U.S. ban on the Chinese company was more severe than expected and warned that revenue would dip to around $100 billion this year and the next.

HEALTH

NDLEA Arrests 186 Suspects Over Possession Of Illicit Drugs In Jigawa

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) of Jigawa State has arrested one hundred and eighty six suspected dealers with 61.24kg of illicit drugs in the state.

VC Seeks Health Policies To improve Life Of Aged Persons

The Vice Chancellor of University Of Abuja, Prof. Michael Adikwu has called on the Federal Government to implement health policies that would support and increase life expectancy of the aged in the country.

Jigawa Institutes Rehabilitation Centre

Jigawa Committee on Drug Abuse Youth in a bid to help the affected has established Rehabilitation Centre in Dutse.

COFP, African Medical Missions Take Medical Outreach To 10,000 IDPs

The Cardinal Onaiyekan Foundation for Peace (COFP) and African Medical Missions have organised a free medical outreach for ten thousand IDPs in Abuja, Nigeria's capital.

American Firm Donates $4.5m Medical Equipment To Ondo State

United States-based medical firm Medicare on Monday donated medical equipment worth $4.5m donated to Ondo state, Concise News reports.

Ebola Kills Over 1,500 In DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo government has said that more than 1,500 people have died in a nearly 10-month-old outbreak of Ebola in the country.

FMC Denies Collecting N60,000 From Pregnant Women For Delivery

The management of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Keffi, Nasarawa state, has denied reports that the centre charges pregnant women N60,000 for delivery services.

13m Nigerians Battle Malaria Yearly – Health Group

The President of Environmental Health Officers Association of Nigeria (EHOAN), Umar Aminu-Imam has said that 13,687,500 Nigerians battled with malaria annually.
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NGO Commissions Clinic For Sickle Cell Patients

A Non Governmental Organization (NGO) known to be The Warrior Story Initiative has inaugurated a Sickle Cell Clinic for Sickle Cell Carriers in Lagos on Sunday June, 23.

Why Family Is Most Important Care-Giver To Elderly – Doctor

A medical Practitioner, Yakubu Pam has disclosed that family members are the most care-givers or care-providers in the life of the elderly.

Amina Bello Advocates Development Of Shea Butter Industry In Nigeria

The wife to the Governor of Niger state Dr. Amina Bello  has called on government and private sector to build a strong alliance in order to enhance the rapid progress of Shea butter industry in Nigeria.

OPINION

Eight Injured As Another Building Collapses In Lagos

Eight persons have been injured after another building collapsed today at the Mafoluku area of Oshodi in Lagos State, Concise News reports.

Daddy Freeze & Timi Dakolo: Does ‘Touch Not My Anointed’ Apply? [Pt. 2]

If a Pastor does something reprehensible, does ‘touch not my anointed’ provide a cover from criticism?

Humanism And Significance Of Secular Medical Services in Nigeria

An opinion piece by Leo Igwe on why religion should be separated from medical care.

Timi Dakolo & Daddy Freeze: Does ‘Touch Not My Anointed’ Apply? [Pt. 1]

Yes, there are super fake pastors, false prophets, strange spiritualties and all unrighteousness, but there is no ministry of criticism in the body of Christ.