2019 Debate: Shehu Sani Reacts To Buhari, Atiku’s Absence

Senator Shehu Sani has mocked the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari for not showing up in the 2019 presidential debate.
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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Sunday, Jan. 20th, 2019

Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Sunday, Jan. 20th.

APC Reveals Why Buhari Shunned Presidential Debate

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council says the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential debate was due to the "busy and hectic official and campaign schedules" of its candidate.

Buhari, Atiku Shun Presidential Debate

The presidential candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, and the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar were absent at the presidential debate.

Atiku Lands In Nigeria After US Trip

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has arrived Nigeria from his trip to the United States of America.
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Biafra: Moghalu Unveils Plan To End Nnamdi Kanu’s Agitations

The presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Kingsley Moghalu, has revealed that he will have an all-inclusive government to curb Biafra agitations. 

Asuu Strike: FG To Resume Talks With Union On Monday

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (Asuu) will resume its negotiations with the federal government on Monday over the current strike by the union.

EPL Table After Arsenal Humiliate Chelsea

Unai Emery's Arsenal moved to within three points of Chelsea to keep their Premier League's top four alive with a 2-0 win over Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

Atiku Walks Out Of Debate, Blames Buhari

The presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, refused to participate in the presidential debate after arriving at the venue, citing the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari.


El-Rufai Is Dead, Kaduna Mourns

Retired AVM Aliyu El-rufai, the elder brother of Kaduna State governor Nasir El-rufai is reported to have passed on today, Saturday. 

Suspected Thugs Attack Atiku’s Wife In Ibadan

Suspected political thugs have reportedly attacked the convoy of the wife of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday at Sarkin Sasa house in Ojoo area of Ibadan, Oyo State.

Davido, DMW Crew, Zlatan Kick Off 2019 With ‘Bum Bum’ (Audio)

Davido Music World Allstars have kicked off 2019 with a smashing hot single titled “Bum Bum” featuring the C.E.O, Davido rave of the moment, Zlatan.

Anita Joseph Shares Nude Video Of Herself In Bathtub, Fans React

Controversial Actress, Anita Joseph has again got her followers talking after uploading a video of herself in a bathtub with a man.

2019 Elections: Inec Releases Final List Of Political Candidates (See full list)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the final list of Presidential, Senatorial and House of representatives candidates ahead of the upcoming general elections.

Toyin Lawani Fires Fans For Intruding In Her Private Lifestyle (Video)

Serial entrepreneur Toyin Lawani has reacted to the backlash she received after she shared a video of her PA rubbing oil on her bare butt. In a...

Buhari Campaign Coordinator Dumps APC For PDP

The Akwa Ibom State Coordinator of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign group, Ignatius Edet, has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Inec Recruitment: 14,000 Adhoc Staff To Be Engaged In Gombe

No fewer than 14,000 adhoc staff would be engaged by the Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) for the conduct of the forthcoming general elections in Gombe.
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Biafra: What Ojukwu Told Me While In Exile – Ex-media Aide

Kanayo Esinulo, a former media aide to the late Biafra warlord, Emeka Ojukwu, has revealed that the late leader told him to be critical in thinking. 

Channels Tv Boss John Momoh Quits As BON Chairman

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Channels Media Group, John Momoh, has left his position as Chairman of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON).

Nigerians React As Buhari, Atiku Shun Presidential Debate

Nigerians have condemned the absence of the presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar at the presidential debate.

Presidency Denies Plan To Arrest Justice Onnoghen

The Presidency has denied claims by the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) that the Federal Government plan to arrest the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.

We Have Not Ranked Nigerian Varsities In 14 Years – NUC

The National Universities Commission has revealed that the nation’s universities have not been ranked in the last 14 years, and declared that claims to that effect were “simply fake’’.

INEC Trains 2666 Corps Members In Niger

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has started the general training of 2666 corps members in Niger state.

Alleged Serial Rapist Michael Asiwaju Commits Suicide

Michael Asiwaju, founder of Asiwaju Royal Furniture in Ojo, Lagos,  popularly known as Mike Cash, has reportedly taken his own life following several rape allegations against him.

2019 Elections: Inec Trains Staff On Fake News

The Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) has started a two-day workshop for its Public Affairs officers (POAs) on how to detect and counter fake news on election-related matters.
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Fire Ravages Aba Guinness Brewery

Parts of the Guinness Nigeria Plc, Aba Brewery, Abia State, were on Friday engulfed by a wild fire, razing bottles, chemicals, office structures and furniture to ashes.

Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Saturday, Jan. 19th, 2019

Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Saturday, Jan. 19th.

Senate Confirms Monday Tom As INEC REC

The upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly has confirmed the appointment of Monday Tom as a Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).


Appointment Of Service Chiefs Should Not Be Based On Nepotism – Durotoye

The presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Fela Durotoye, says the appointment of service chiefs should be based on performance and not nepotism.

Presidential Debate: Moghalu Vows To End ASUU Strikes If Elected

The presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), Professor Kingsley Moghalu, says his administration will put an end to strikes by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) if he is elected President.

Ezekwesili Promises To Lift 80 Million Nigerians Out Of Poverty

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Obiageli Ezekwesili, has promised to lift at least 80 million Nigerians out of poverty if elected President in the forthcoming election.

Durotoye, Ezekwesili, Moghalu Blast Atiku, Buhari For Missing Debate

The presidential candidates of the Alliance for New Democracy, Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, and Young Progressives Party have slammed President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party for missing the presidential debate.

Peter Obi Explains Atiku’s US Visit

Vice-Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in next month’s presidential election, Peter Obi on Friday said that the PDP's flagbearer Atiku Abubakar did not go to the US to prove any point to anyone.

Presidential Debate: Atiku Leaves US For Nigeria

The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has taken off from the United States of America for Nigeria ahead of the presidential debate.

Presidential Debate: Atiku Blasts Sagay, Gives Condition To Attend Debate

The Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has blasted Prof. Itse Sagay for saying that President Muhammadu Buhari will not debate with political dwarfs.

Ortom Apologises For Supporting Buhari In 2015

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has apologised to the people of the State and Nigerians at large for supporting the election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.
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2019 Presidency: Sagay Reveals What Buhari Will Do If He Loses, Why He Won’t Debate

Prof. Itse Sagay has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will emulate what former President Goodluck Jonathan did in 2015 by handing over if he loses the 2019 election.

PDP Speaks On FG’s Plan To Arrest Atiku Over Collapse Of Bank PHB

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PPCO) has described as laughable the federal government's plan to interrogate its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, over collpase of Bank PHB.

PDP Inaugurates Presidential Campaign Council, Others

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has published a list of members of its presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Zonal Presidential Campaign Councils, Presidential Campaign Committees, Directors and Technical Advisers of the Campaign.


China Invitational: Super Falcons Bash Romania, Win Bronze

The Super Falcons of Nigeria on Saturday bashed Romania 4-1 in their second game at the China Invitational Four-Nation tournament.

Livescore: Cavani, Mbappe Hit Hat-tricks As PSG Thrash Guingamp 9-0

Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe both scored hat-tricks as rampant Paris Saint Germain stormed to a 9-0 victory over rock-bottom Guingamp in Ligue 1.

Livescore: Ruthless Arsenal Defeat Chelsea To Reduce Gap

Arsenal breathed new life into the race for the Premier League's top four with a 2-0 win over Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium.

Livescore: Rashford Shines Again As United Continue Fine Form

Manchester United continued their fine form under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's fine start continued who became the first boss in the club's history to win his first six league games following the 2-1 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion.

Alexander-Arnold Signs New Deal At Liverpool

Young English defender Trent Alexander-Arnold is the latest Liverpool star to commit his future to the Premier League leaders after signing a long-term contract.

Halep Sends Venus Packing To Set Up Serena Clash

World number one Simona Halep on Saturday set up a mouth-watering Australian Open last 16 clash with Serena Williams after beating her sister Venus.

Serena Breezes Into Australian Open Last 16

Serena Williams powered into the Australian Open last 16 on Saturday after sweeping aside Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska in straight sets as she chases a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.

Martial Close To Agreeing New Man United Contract

French international Anthony Martial is close to reaching an agreement with Manchester United over a new five-year contract.
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Harry Kane Voted England Player Of The Year

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has been voted England Men's Player of the Year for the second year running.

EPL: Unai Emery Speaks On Ozil Leaving Arsenal

Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has said he is thinking about how Mesut Ozil will help the Gunners in the Premier League this term. 

Arsenal Vs Chelsea: Higuian To Miss Clash, Undergoes Medical

Argentina star, Gonzalo Higuain, is set for his medicals on Friday with Chelsea but will miss the Blues' Premier League (EPL) encounter with Arsenal. 


You’re Not Missing, Daddy Freeze Tells Falz Over Singer’s Absence From Church

Nigerian media personality, Daddy Freeze, has said that singer, Falz, is not missing much for not attending church, Concise News understands. 

R. Kelly Dropped By Sony Music Over Alleged Sexual Abuse

Sony Music has dropped popular American singer, Robert Sylvester Kelly also known as R. Kelly from the record label.

BBNaija 2017 Winner Efe Releases ‘Far Away’ (Audio)

2017 Big Brother Naija, BBNaija, winner, Efe has released a new song which he titled "Far Away"

Harrysong Sets Pace For His 2019 Songs With “Journey” (Audio)

Harrison Tare Okiri, better known by his stage name Harrysong has released his first song for the new year, titled "Journey."

Kemi Olunloyo Reveals Simi Is Pregnant, In Second Trimester

Controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo said that the newly wedded singer and wife of  Adekunle Gold, Simi is pregnant and her second Trimester.

Tekno Dishes Out New Tune ‘Woman’ (Audio)

Ace singer and songwriter and father of one, Augustine Miles Kelechi, popularly called Tekno has released his debut single for 2019, women.

Cardi B Blasts U.S President, Donald Trump

Cardi B has addressed U.S President, Donald Trump over the partial government shutdown describing it as the longest in the country’s history.

Buhari Is Mentally And Physically Weak – Eedris Abdulkareem

Controversial Nigerian rapper, Eedris Abdulkareem has said President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC is mentally and physically weak.
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I Don’t Want To Be My Father – Femi Kuti

Following Falz's "Moral Instruction" album, Femi Kuti, son of Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, has been criticised for letting another take his Father's place.

Read ‘Promise’ Lyrics, Adekunle Gold, Simi’s First Song After Union

The newly wedded couple and award-winning Nigerian singers, Adekunle Gold and Simi have ravaged the social media with their new Tune "Promise"

Fans Reacts To Simi, Adekunle Gold’s New Tune ‘Promise’

Fans of Newly married superstar singers and songwriters, Simi and Adekunle Gold, have reacted to their newly released single "Promise." Adekunle Gold announced the song and...


Foreign Investors Pull Out N642b From Nigerian Stock Market

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) lost  N642.65bn in 2018 from foreign investors, a contrast to the N435.31 withdrawn in 2017.

Investment Firm Projects Nigeria’s Economic Growth To Improve By 2.5% In 2019

An investment banking firm, Afrinvest (West Africa) Ltd., has projected Nigeria’s economic growth to improve to 2.5 per cent in 2019 from the 1.9 per cent recorded in 2018.

NSE Stops Suspension On Trading Of C& I Leasing’s Shares

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), has lifted the suspension it placed on trading in the shares of C and I Leasing Plc on Wednesday. 

FG Admits Nigerians Not Feeling Economic Growth, Cites Reasons

The Federal government has said that Nigerians are not feeling the impact of the positive economic growth on their lives as the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth must be higher than the population growth.

Nigeria Targets Top 100 In Ease Of Doing Business Index – Presidency

The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council has announced a goal to move Nigeria into the top-100 on the 2020 World Bank Doing Business Index.

NSE CEO Onyema Explains N600bn Withdrawal From Equities Market

The Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Oscar Onyema, has said that foreign investors pulled out N605.54 billion from the country's equities market in 2018 due to shifting higher-yielding assets with lower risks in developed countries.

Blackout Looms As Gencos Threaten To Shut Down Power Plants

There may soon be power blackout in the country if the latest threat by electricity generation companies in the country is not addressed.

Fashola Says No Budgetary Allocation For Mambilla Power Plant

There is no budgetary allocation for the construction of the 3, 050 megawatts Mambilla hydropower project, according to the Power, Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde Fashola.
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$2.7bn Ibom Seaport To Start Off April 2019

The $2.5 billion Ibom Deep Seaport, a public-private partnership (PPP) project would start before April 2019, Concise News has learned. 

MTN, FG Settle Out Of Court Over Alleged $8bn Sanction

MTN Nigeria Communications Limited has announced that it has resolved its dispute with the Federal Government and they are settling out of court.

Complete List Of Forbes’ Africa Billionaires As Dangote’s Wealth Drops

The President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, and the Chairman of Globacom, Mike Adenuga, are among the top persons in the Forbes’ Africa Billionaires List.


Zimbabwe Police Mount Road Blocks To Hunt Protesters

Zimbabwe police manned checkpoints on many main roads on Saturday, searching vehicles for protesters allegedly involved in recent anti-government demonstrations.

Internet Blacked Out In Zimbabwe As U.N. Urges End To Crackdown

Zimbabwe was under an internet blackout on Friday after authorities extended a communications ban to cover emails, while the United Nations urged an end to a security crackdown on civilians triggered by days of deadly protests.

Gbagbo To Remain In Custody Until New Hearing In February – ICC

Former President of Ivory Coast Laurent Gbagbo will stay behind bars at least until a fresh appeal hearing in February, despite his acquittal this week by the International Criminal Court, the tribunal said Friday.

Czech Republic Offers Nigerians 4,000 Euros To Leave

The Czech Republic has decided to pay Nigerians and other migrants to encourage them to leave the central European country.

Trump Cancels Pelosi’s Foreign Trip, Blames Govt Shutdown

President Donald Trump has cancelled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's foreign trip to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan, blaming the government shutdown for action.

Ex-Trump Lawyer Cohen Admits To Rigging Of Online Polls

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen admitted on Thursday that he paid a man in 2015 to rig online opinion polls to favour Trump as he began running for the presidency.

Car Bomb Explosion Claims Four Lives

Not less than Four persons have been declared dead in an apparent car bomb attack on a police cadet training school in the Colombian capital, Bogota.

Theresa May Survives No-confidence Vote After Brexit Defeat

British Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a no-confidence vote called in the wake of Tuesday's devastating parliamentary defeat for her Brexit deal.
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Pelosi Asks Trump To Delay State Of Union Until Government Reopens

U.S House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has urged President Donald Trump to postpone his upcoming annual State of the Union address.

UK Parliament Totally Rejects May’s Brexit Deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal has been crushed by a record margin as the country's lawmakers rejected it by 432 votes to 202.

You Have ‘Duty To Deliver’ On Brexit Vote, May Tells MPs

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday urged MPs to vote in favour of the Brexit deal, telling them they had a duty to deliver on the 2016 referendum result.


Tech Giants Launch Premium Content Curation App (Scooper)

Tech giant, Transsion Holdings, has launched premium news, and a content application called "Scooper" with a view to redefine content presentation. 

AT&T Ads Returning To YouTube, Two Years After Pulling Back Over Content

AT&T said Friday it will again buy advertising on Alphabet's YouTube, nearly two years after the U.S. wireless carrier left the video platform when it discovered its ads may have appeared next to inappropriate content.

Microsoft Prepares Windows 10 For Foldable Devices

Microsoft is preparing for the arrival of Foldable devices which are coming later this year with Samsung leading.

YouTube Bans Dangerous Challenges And Pranks

YouTube has toughened its stance on dangerous pranks and challenges, unveiling updated community guidelines for creators, with a new section on dangerous challenges and pranks.

Netflix Raises Prices For U.S. Subscribers

Netflix said on Tuesday it had raised prices for its U.S. subscribers by 13 percent to 18 percent, as the video streaming service spends heavily on original content and expands internationally.

Facebook To Invest $300 Million To Help Local News Survive

Facebook will invest $300 million over three years in local news globally as it faces blistering criticism over its role in the erosion of the news business worldwide.

NITDA To Enforce Compliance On The Use Of Public Internet

National Information Technology Development Agency, is set to enforce compliance with the Public Internet Access Regulation, issued pursuant to Section 6 of the NITDA Act 2007.

Amazon Launches New Free Movies, TV Streaming Channel

The movie and TV website owned by Amazon, IMDb, on Thursday launched a free streaming channel.
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Google Backed On Limiting Search Results

Google's legal bid to limit individuals' "right to be forgotten" to searches in Europe has been backed by a senior adviser to the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

Amazon To Invest In French Firm’s Technology For Self-driving Forklifts

Amazon could build a stake of almost a third in warehouse robotics firm Balyo in the next seven years, as part of a deal that could boost sales of the French company’s technology for self-driving forklift trucks.

Samsung’s Foldable Phone To Arrive In First Half Of 2019

After years of rumors, Samsung's foldable phone is slowly turning into an actual product.


Foundation To Freely Treat 1000 Women In 2019

The Benjamin Olowojebutu Foundation has said 1000 women are being targeted in 2019 for free surgeries, following the record of 623 it did 2018.

Expert Counsels Adults About Adverse Effects Of Sleep Deprivation

A Medical Officer at Central Hospital, Ughelli, Delta State, Dr Ovo Ogbinaka, has advised Nigerians with cases of sleep deprivation to seek early treatment to avoid complications.

Cervical Cancer: Expert Advises Women On Pap Test

Dr Sumbo Adejumo, has advised women between the ages of 21 and 65 to always unPapgo pap test once every three years to prevent cervical cancer.

Regular Sex Improves Brain Power, Study Confirms

A study carried out by researchers from the University of Coventry and the University of Oxford, in the United Kingdom, has revealed that regular sexual activity could be linked to improved brain function in older adults.

Lassa Fever, Yellow Fever, Polio Hit Kwara

The Kwara State Government has confirmed two cases of Lassa Fever infecting a husband and wife in the state.

Children Not Immune To Hypertension, Says Physician

children are not immune to hypertension, said Dr Simon Abraham, an Abuja-based general medical practitioner.

Don Calls For Early Treatment Of Deep Vein Thrombosis

Chief Medical Director (CMD), Living Right Hospital, Dr Osato Agbonlahor, has advised Nigerians with cases of deep vein thrombosis to seek early treatment.

Deep Vein Thrombosis: Physician Urges Early Treatment To Prevent Complications

Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Living Right Hospital, Benin City, Dr. Osato Agbonlahor, has advised Nigerians with cases of deep vein thrombosis to seek...
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World Bank To Grant Adamawa $6.7m To Improve Health Sector

Adamawa Government revealed it has been qualified to benefit from a 6.7 million dollar grant from the World Bank for the Save One Million Lives programme.

Kano Govt Receives N3m From ‎FG For Outstanding Performance In Health Sector

The Kano State Government on Wednesday said that it received N3 million from the Federal Government for outstanding performance in healthcare service delivery.

Doctor Dispels Fears Over Birth Control Pills

Dr Gloria Moses, a general medical practitioner, said that using birth control pills before starting to have children will not affect future fertility.


Should IGP Idris Leave Or Stay On

Columnists Muhammad Ajah sheds light on calls for President Muhamadu Buhari not to extend the tenure of Inspector General of Police Idris Ibrahim.

Leaving Religion: Fears And Anxieties Of Apostates In Nigeria

Nigerians who are born into one religion or another are compelled to keep professing that religion- family religion - even when they believe otherwise....

52 Years Of Injustice And Ogundipe’s 7 Step Rise And 7 Step Fall

After the January 1966 coup d'Etat, Ogundipe experienced a seven-step promotion from

Mr. Right

Obinna jarred from his sleep at the announcement from a cabin crew. The twelve-hour journey seemed just like an hour!