Senate President Saraki, Other Senators Visit Dino Melaye At Ntn’l Hospital

Senate President Bukola Saraki and some Senators on Wednesday visited Senator Dino Melaye at the National Hospital in Abuja.

CAN Calls For National Protest Over Persistent Herdsmen Killings

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called for a national day of protest following killings in several parts of the country by suspected herdsmen. 

Ozekhome Accuses Police Of Abducting Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye’s lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), has accused the Nigeria police of abducting his client and behaving like Adolph Hitler.

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.

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Wednesday, April 25th

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

More Trouble Awaits Dino Melaye As INEC Begins Recall Process Saturday

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday announced it will begin signature verification for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi West).

Herdsmen Launch Fresh Attack On Benue, Kill 20

Suspected armed herdsmen have killed no fewer than 20 persons and several persons declared missing in Tse Agudu in Mbawa Council Ward, Guma LGA of Benue state.

What Oshiomhole’s Endorsement As APC Chair Means For 2019 – FFK

Ex-Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode  has described the purported endorsement of Adams Oshiomole as National Chairman of the by the All Progressives Congress (APC)as "dangerous."

Okonjo-Iweala left Nigeria Poorer Than She Met It – Donald Duke

Former Governor of Cross River State Donald Duke has faulted ex-Finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala over claims he told her not to work in President Goodluck Jonathan’s government in 2011.
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NEWS

House Of Reps Summons President Buhari Over Killings

President Muhammadu Buhari was on Wednesday summoned by the House of Representatives over the incessant killings in parts of the country.

75-year-old Man Locked Up For Raping Minors

Abdullahi Umar, a 75-year-old man has been held in a Niger prison after he was accused of raping two girls of ages 7 and 9.

Court Remand Senator Nwaoboshi In Ikoyi Prison

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday remanded Senator Peter Nwaoboshi (PDP-Delta North) in Ikoyi Prison pending ruling on his bail application.

Senate Summons Police IG Over Dino Melaye’s Arrest

The Senate on Thursday described as inhuman the treatment of Senator Dino Melaye by operatives of the Nigeria Police. 

Court Nullifies Electoral Sequence Change

Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday nullified the change of electoral sequence by the National Assembly.

Fela Durotoye Speaks On Benue Church Massacre

Presidential hopeful Fela Durotoye has said incessant killings in the country will chase away investors needed to grow the economy.

Benue Residents Protest Killings, Shuts Down Makurdi

Benue residents on Wednesday took to the streets in Makurdi, the state capital, to protest against the incessant killings in the state.

Omo-Agege’s Supporters Protest At National Assembly

Supporters of suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege on Wednesday morning stormed the National Assembly to demand the recall of the lawmaker.
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SARS Stop Senators From Visiting Melaye At Hospital

SARS operatives on Wednesday stopped the delegation of the Senate from visiting Senator Dino Melaye at the National Trauma Centre unit of the National Hospital, Abuja.

Why Nigeria Must Stop Depending On Oil – Atiku

Former Nigeria Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday said if oil could not save an oil-rich country like Venezuela, it will not save Nigeria.

BBOG Group Calls For Sack Of IGP Idris

The BringBackOurGirls group (BBOG) has called for the removal of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris over police brutality on its members.

POLITICS

Afenifere Tells NASS To Sanction Buhari Over Aircraft Purchase

Pan-Yoruba socio-political group Afenifere has called on the National Assembly to sanction President Muhammadu Buhari for the purchase of the A29 Super Tucano Aircraft. 

Senator Dino Melaye Speaks On Police Arrest, Attempted Escape

Senator Dino Melaye has revealed that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) wanted to take him to Kogi State after he willingly submitted himself to them. 

Fayose Responds To Melaye’s Malady

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has called on the Police t to channel the resources used in fighting Senator Dino Melaye to stem killings in the country. 

Buhari Will Be Voted Out In 2019 – Sowore

A 2019 presidential hopeful Omoyele Sowore has said that President Muhammadu Buhari would be voted out in 2019 due to what he describes as ‘failure’ on the part of the federal government.

APC Sets Up Screening, Appeal Committees For Ekiti Guber Poll

The APC on Tuesday inaugurated the screening and appeal committees for aspirants contesting the May 5 primary to elect the party’s flag bearer for the 2018 Ekiti State governorship election.

Oshiomhole Gets Buhari’s Nod For APC National Chair

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.

Oshiomhole’s Endorsement For APC Chair Angers Oyegun

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.
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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.

SPORTS

Wenger Reveals Likely Successor At Arsenal

Departing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he has ''a high opinion of Luis Enrique" succeeding him at the north London club.

Rohr Discloses Release Date For Eagles W/Cup Squad

The Super Eagles team list for the 2018 World Cup will be released on June 1, according to head coach Gernot Rohr.

Gerrard Says Salah Better Than Messi, Ronaldo

Former Liverpool star Steven Gerrard has described Mohamed Salah as the best player in the world following his effortless showing for the Reds in Tuesday's Champions League tie with Roma. 

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.
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Why Nigeria Powerlifters Are Successful – Coach

Feyisetan Are, the national coach of Nigeria Para-Powerlifting Federation (NPPF), has attributed the successful outing of lifters in the just-concluded Commonwealth Games to support from fans.

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.

Entertainment

BBNaija: Tobi Drops ‘Accolades’ Video

Former Big Brother Naija 2018 housemate Tobi has joined the line of celebrities dropping their accolades clip on social media.

Singer Dammy Krane Out With ‘New In Town’

Nigerian singer Dammy Krane has dropped another brand new song and this one is titled, "New In Town".

Patoranking Out With ‘Suh Different’

"Alubarika" hit maker, ace dancehall singer, Patoranking has released a brand new song and it is titled, "Suh Different"

Solidstar Drops New Banger ‘Eleganza’

Nigerian artiste Solidstar has officially released a brand new single and it is titled, "Eleganza".

Adichie Reacts To Her Comments About Hillary Clinton’s Bio

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has reacted to the numerous backlash she received from critics over her interview with Hillary Clinton.

BBNaija: I Will Pick Leo Over Tobi – Alex

Former housemate of the just concluded Big Brother Naija show Alex has declared her preference for Leo over Tobi in a new interview.

Dancehall Artiste Cynthia Morgan Returns

After two years hiatus, distinguished female dancehall artiste, Cynthia Morgan has hinted on a return with new Instagram photos.

BBNaija: I Need To Have A One-On-One Discussion With Cee-C, Tobi – TBoss

Second runner-up in the 2017 Big Brother Naija TBoss has requested to meet with 2018 housemates Cee-C and Tobi.
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BBNaija: I Am Going Back To Collins, Nina Reveals

Big Brother Naija star Nina has revealed that she would not be considering starting a relationship with Miracle outside the house.

I Didn’t Buy My Result, I Paid For It – Korede Bello

Nigerian singer Korede Bello has stated that his Higher National Diploma (HND) result from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism was on merit.
video

BBNaija: Efe Drops Visuals For ‘Babaloke’ Featuring Oritsefemi

Big Brother Naija 2017 winner and artiste, Efe, has released the official video of his song titled, "Babaloke" featuring Oritsefemi.

Popular

Dino Melaye Hospitalised After Jumping Out Of Moving Police 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: 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: 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.

BUSINESS

Nigeria, Others Losing $50bn Yearly To Illegal Financial Flows – AfDB

The African Development Bank has said Nigeria and other African countries are losing over $50bn yearly to illegal cash flow.

NPA Proscribes Return Of Empty Containers To Ports

The Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) has said it will no longer let empty  containers to the nation’s seaports after being cleared.

FBN Holdings Records 178% Increase In Profits For 2017

First Bank Holdings have recorded  Gross Earnings of ₦595 billion for the 2017 financial year ended December, 2017.

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. 
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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.

WORLD

Danish Inventor Madsen Gets Life Sentence Over Journalist Murder

Danish inventor Peter Madsen has been found guilty of the mutilation and murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, and sentenced to life in prison.

Madrid Leader Cifuentes Resigns Amid Theft Claim

The head of Spain's Madrid region has stepped down amid shoplifting allegations, weeks after being accused of faking a master's degree.

Nuclear Deal: Iran’s Rouhani Describes Trump As ‘Tradesman’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday has described President Donald Trump as a “tradesman” who lack the qualifications to deal with a complex international pact.

Nicaraguan Police Free Detained Protesters

Nicaraguan police have released dozens of students and lecturers arrested in protests triggered by planned changes to the social security system.

Toronto Police Probe Van Attack Suspect’s ‘Cryptic Message’

Canadian police on Tuesday said the man accused of plowing a rental van into pedestrians on a crowded Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 people left a “cryptic message” on social media before his attack.

Indian Guru Convicted Of Sexual Assault, Rape

Asaram Bapu, an Indian spiritual guru who claims to have millions of followers worldwide has been found guilty of rape.

Trump Describes North Korea Leader As ‘Honorable Man’

President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the man he once mocked as "Little Rocket Man" as an honourable man.

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.
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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.

HEALTH

People Who Skip Breakfast More Likely To Gain Weight – Research

A new study has revealed that people who skip breakfast are more likely to gain weight and have larger waists.

Wike Halts Loan Scheme For Private Hospitals

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers  has backed down on his approval of the loan for private hospitals in the state.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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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).

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.

TECH

Facebook Releases Long-Secret Rules On Posts

Facebook Inc on Tuesday released a rule book for the types of posts it allows on its social network.

Google Unveils First Gmail Redesign Since 2013

Google on Wednesday unveiled its first Gmail redesign since 2013, capping what the company said was an expensive overhaul.

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.
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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.

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.

OPINION

BBNaija: Future Of Romantic Pairs

Just-concluded Big Brother Naija show did not only come with lots of intriguing moment, as anticipated, it attracted viewers with romance.  

Once Bitten Twice Shy

Chinasa Udensi in her usual but unique fictional style draws Nigerians tattention to the $1bn Boko Haram fund request made by President Muhammadu Biuhari-led government.

Maybe It’s You

No human is perfect and as such we sometimes need to look inwards to identify our flaws and seek help, writes Concise Columnist Adedoyin Adediwura.

Iceberg: Bridging The Lawmaker-Electorate Disconnect

Under Nigeria's democracy, only few privileged electorates have access to the lawmakers representing them. Lordson Okpetu in his column, Iceberg, x-rays the cause and consequences of this counterproductive disconnect.