INEC Finally Declares Winner Of Bauchi Governorship Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Bala Muhammed of the Peoples Democratic Party as winner of the Bauchi governorship election.
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Senate Presidency: Ndume Joins Race, Seeks APC’s Blessing

Sen. Ali Ndume (APC-Borno), has announced his intention to run for the office of the President of the Senate in the 9th National Assembly.

Presidential Election: APC Demands Arrest, Probe Of Atiku, PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for the arrest and investigation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, over their alleged access to the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Minimum Wage: Presidential Implementation Committee Submits Report To Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has received the report of the Technical Advisory Committee on Implementation of the National Minimum Wage.

Another Building Collapses In Lagos

A two-storey building has collapsed in Lagos on Monday, March 25, following the one which occurred on Wednesday, March 13, trapping more than 100 persons.
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Sisters Narrate How Their Father Rapes Them During Their Teenage Years

Two sisters on Monday told an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Special Offences Court, how their father, Gabriel Ogbar, allegedly defiled and raped them at their residence at Oke-Ogbe, Atura area of Badagry, Lagos State

9th National Assembly: Abia Rep Declares For Speaker

Honourable Nkeiruka Onyejeocha (APC-Abia), Chairperson, House Committee on Aviation, on Monday declared her intention to contest the post of Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives.

EFCC Reveals Whopping Amount ‘Stolen’ By 32 Entities Under Jonathan

The Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, says over N1.3 trillion was stolen by 32 entities between 2011 and 2015, under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

FG Lauds Tani, 8-Year-Old Nigerian Chess Whizkid

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has described the success of Tanitoluwa Adewunmi, an eight -year old Nigerian Chess champion in U. S. as a pride to Nigeria.

MOST READ

2019 Elections: Full List Of Elected Governors And Their Political Parties

The 2019 governorship and House of Assembly elections took place on March 23rd across Nigeria with various persons elected into positions. 

Governorship Elections: See How APC, PDP Performed In 26 States

Nigeria's electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Sunday, March 24, declared four more winners of 2019 governorship elections in the country. 

Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Monday, March 25th, 2019

Good morning Nigeria and the rest of the world. Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Monday, March 25th, 2019.

Final Kano State 2019 Governorship Election Results

Nigeria's electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has concluded collation of the Kano state governorship election results. 

Ex-BBNaija Housemate Cee-C Calls Self Most Bitter Woman

Nigerian reality star, Ceec cried out last night during the Big Brother Naija reunion show where she stated that she is the most bitter woman in Nigeria.

Kano Governorship Supplementary Election: Live Updates From Concise Election Monitoring Room/ Live Reports

Welcome to Concise election monitoring room in Kano, Nigeria as elections will hold in some parts of the state to decide who becomes the next governor of the state.

Benue Governorship Supplementary Election: Live Updates From Concise Election Monitoring Room/ Live Reports

Welcome to Concise election monitoring room in Benue, Nigeria as elections will hold in some parts of the state to decide who becomes the next governor of the nation’s Food Basket state.

Full UK Football Week 37 Pools Results, Draws, Fixtures, Bankers For 2018

We have compiled the full pools results, draws and fixtures for Week 37 2018 to enable you get your sure draws from 2019 Week 36 pools games; bankers.
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NEWS

African Continental Free Trade Area: Kagame Speaks On Buhari, ‘Nigeria problem’

The President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame says Nigeria is sorting things out to get on the continental free trade area agreement, already signed by a majority of African countries.

Government Takes Step Closer To Banning Parents From Beating Children

A new law banning parents from smacking their children has been introduced in Wales.

Police Confirm Kidnap Of Cleric In Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command on Monday confirmed the abduction of a cleric, Reverend Father John Bako, at Ankuwa village in Kachia Local Government Area of the state.

Ajimobi Replaces Ipadeola With Prof. Adebiyi As Rector Of The Polytechnic Ibadan

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has approved the appointment of Professor Kazeem Adebiyi, as Rector of The Polytechnic Ibadan

President Buhari Hosts APC Governors, Senators-Elect To Dinner

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday night hosted State Governors and Senators-elect of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to a dinner at the new Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Daddy Showkey Sends 100k To Lady Who Recorded Success’ Viral Video, Govt Officials Promise 500k, Car

After Stephanie Idolor who recorded Success’ viral video lamented about being ignored and not appreciated, Nigerians have now been showering her with kindness in cash.

Offa Robbery: Defence Counsel Calls For Adikwu’s Autopsy

An Ilorin High Court on Monday refused to order for an autopsy for Michael Adikwu, a principal suspect in the bloody April 5 Offa robbery incident in which 33 people were killed.

Bauchi Governorship Election: INEC Resumes Collation Of Results

Nigeria's electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it has resumed the final collation of the Bauchi governorship election results.
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Lagos Building Collapse: Nigerians React To Incident

Nigerians have expressed sadness at the collapse of a building in Lagos Island with several persons said to be trapped in the debris. 

Court Adjourns El-Zakzaky’s Trial Indefinitely

The trial of the embattled leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, has been adjourned indefinitely by the Kaduna State High Court.

Allocation Of Oil Blocks To Individuals Illegal, Falana Tells Buhari

Human rights activist Femi Falana (SAN) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to stop allocating the nation’s oil blocks to a few individuals and organisations in the country.

POLITICS

9th National Assembly: Oshiomhole Makes Vow

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has insisted that it would not allow the opposition to hijack ‘juicy’ Committees in the 9th National Assembly

Bauchi Governorship Election: INEC Announces Winner Of Tafawa Balewa LGA

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as winner of the Bauchi governorship election in Tafawa Balewa area of the state.

Okorocha Points Out Reason INEC Should Give Him Certificate Of Return

Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha has said that the returning officer for Imo west senatorial election, Professor Innocent Ibeabuchi, lied to INEC that he declared him winner of the poll out of duress.

AAC Deputy Governorship Candidate In Rivers Joins PDP

The deputy governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in Rivers State, Akpo Yeeh, has dumped the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Appeal Court Nullifies Zamfara APC Governorship Primary Election

The Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto has nullified the primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the governorship election in Zamfara State.

Anti-Party Activities: APC Concludes Investigation, Expels Airhiavbere

The Oredo Local Government Area All Progressives Congress (APC) has expelled General Charles Airhiavbere (Rtd.) from the party. 

Ortom Speaks After Emerging Winner Of Benue Governorship Election

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has dedicated his victory to his supporters and the people the state for re-electing him for a second tenure.

Benue Election: Jime Vows To Challenge Ortom’s Reelection In Court

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State, Emmanuel Jime, has vowed to challenge the re-election of Governor Samuel Ortom in court.
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Ganduje Speaks After Winning Kano Governorship Election

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has described the election process in the state as democratic, calling on those aggrieved by the outcome of the exercise to simply take it in good faith.

PDP Rejects Final Kano Governorship Election Results

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says its candidate, Abba Yusuf, is the rightful winner of the Kano State governorship election. The party adds that any declaration that does not reflect such cannot stand, Concise News reports

Sokoto Governorship Election Results Unacceptable – APC

Sokoto state Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the declaration of Governor Aminu Tambuwal as winner of the governorship election in the state.

SPORTS

France vs Iceland: Goalscorer Giroud Reaches Impressive Landmark In Routine Win For World Champions

Olivier Giroud became France's third highest-scoring player in their history as France cruised past Iceland 4-0 in their Euro 2020 qualifier at the Stade de France on Monday

Ahmed Musa Showers Cash On Ruthless U23 Eagles After Libya Spanking

Members of Nigeria's U-23 national team have received N4million reward from Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa for beating Libya 4-0 on Monday to progress to the final stage of qualifying for the CAF U-23 AFCON in Egypt.

Nigeria vs Libya: Rohr Calls Up U23 Goalscorer, Okereke For Egypt Friendly

Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr has called up Spezia of Italy forward, David Okereke for the friendly against Egypt on Tuesday after he netted against Libya U23s today (Monday).

U-23 AFCON Qualifier: Osimhen Bags Hat-Trick As Nigeria Tear Libya Apart

Nigeria Olympic team overturned a two-goal deficit by defeating Libya 4-0 on Monday in the reverse fixture of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier to advance with a 4-2 win on aggregate.

Montenegro vs England: Sancho Out As Hudson-Odoi Set To Make First Start

Chelsea winger, Callum Hudson-Odoi who made his international debut for the Three Lions against the Czech Republic is set to start for the English National team.

Champions League: Pirlo Predicts Competition Winner

Italian legend, Andrea Pirlo, has predicted Juventus to claim the 2018/2019 UEFA Champions League crown, Concise News

Super Falcons Star Makes Losing Debut With Norwegian Club

Super Falcons star Rasheedat Ajibade made her debut appearance for Avaldsnes in the Norwegian league after ending 9-years relationship with FC Robo.

Netherlands vs Germany: ‘My Players Have Not Lost The Faith’, Says Low

Germany head coach Joachim Low praised his players after an exciting and tense win over the Netherlands on Sunday in the Euro 2020 Qualifying campaign.
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Ahmed Musa Speaks On Nigeria Vs Egypt Cracker In Asaba

Super Eagles star Ahmed Musa has revealed that the team will play a better game when they take on the Pharaohs of Egypt in a friendly.

2019 AFCON: Former Eagles Star Okocha Knocks Francis Uzoho

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho's errors since the  2018 World Cup have become unacceptable, according to Nigeria's ex-international, Emma Okocha. 

2019 AFCON: Ighalo Sets High Target For Super Eagles

Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo has set a winning return for the team at the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt. 

Entertainment

Nkechi Blessing Removes Top In MC Galaxy’s Live Video

Endowed Nollywood actress, Sunday Nkechi Blessing has also followed Etinosa Idemudia, a divorcee by taking off her top in MC Galaxy’s live video.

Uriel Oputa Reveals She’s Celibate, Shows How She Kisses (Video)

Season Two Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemate, Uriel Ngozi Oputa has declared that she has been celibate for Three years.

Fans React As Waje Announces Quitting Music

Nigerians have taken to Twitter to react to a video of Nigeria leading singer, Waje, who revealed she was considering quitting music.

Ubi Franklin Reacts To Waje’s Choice Of Quitting Music

CEO of MMMG, Ubi Franklin has bared his mind after Singer, Waje complained about the situation of things in Nigeria’s music industry.

Full List Of Kids’ Choice Award 2019 Winners As Davido Ends On Losing Side

Nigerian singer Davido was on the losing as during the 2019 Kids Choice Awards which took place in Los Angeles over the weekend. 

Waje Walks Out On Music (Video)

Leading Nigerian songstress, Aijuaje Iruobe, aka Waje says she has gotten to the point that she does not feel like music is working for her anymore.

Actress Toyin Abraham Set To Increase Butt?

Superstar Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham, has indicated on Nkechi Blessing's Instagram page that she wants her backside increased.

Alex Appears Again After Word War With Cee-C

BBNaija reality TV star, Alex has shared her first photos on social media after Cee-C revealed that she had sex with Tobi after the show.
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Uti Nwachukwu Opens Up On Why He Hates African Pastors

Nigerian reality TV star, Uti Nwachukwu took to social media to disclose that he hates African Pastors for their style of preaching.

Working With Tonto Dikeh Was Hell – Bunmi Fagbuyiro

A former board member of the Tonto Dikeh Foundation, Bunmi Fagbuyiro, said working with the Nollywood star actress was hell.

Mayorkun Celebrates 25th Birthday With Brand New Car (Photo)

Nigerian singer and songwriter Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel popularly known as Mayorkun celebrated her 25th birthday on Saturday with a brand new car.

BUSINESS

President Buhari Celebrates First Bank On 125th Anniversary

President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded First Bank for its prudence and the hallmark of banking in the country as it marks its 125th birthday. 

External Reserves Reach Five-month High At $43.507bn

Nigeria's external reserves has risen to a five-month high of $43.507 billion following increased foreign portfolio investments (FPIs) and stability in crude oil price. Concise...

Nigeria Stock Market: Foreign Investors Withdraw N55bn

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has said foreign outflows from the stock market rose by 97.8 per cent from N27.81bn in January 2019 to N55.01bn in February.

Chamber Of Commerce Calls On FG To Sign African Free Trade

Emeka Okereke, Director General, ECCIMA, has called on the Federal Government to reconsider the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) 2019 Winners Shortlist (PDF)

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) has released the shortlist of winners for its 2019 TEF Entreprenuer on Friday. 

Aisha Buhari Commends Elumelu Foundation For Transforming Lives

The President's wife, Aisha Buhari, has lauded the Chairman of Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Tony Elumelu, for transforming the lives of young entrepreneurs.

Manufacturers Caution Nigerian Govt Against VAT Increment

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has advised the federal government against increasing Value Added Tax (VAT) rate.

Nigeria Refineries Lose N132bn

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said the country's refineries' operating deficit jumped by 39 per cent to N132.5bn in 2018, compared to the previous year.
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TraderMoni Scheme: VP Osinbajo Puts Market Tour On Hold

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has stopped his visits to markets across the country for the Tradermoni scheme of the Federal Government. 

NSE Suspends Trading In Diamond Bank Shares

The Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) has suspended trading in the shares of Diamond Bank Plc following the court sanction of the Scheme of Merger with Access Bank Plc.

FG Speaks On Selling Lagos Trade Fair Complex

The Federal Government has said it does not plan to sell the Lagos Trade Fair Complex as speculated, Concise News understands.

WORLD

New Zealand Attack: Muslim Group Sues Facebook, YouTube

A Muslim group in France has filed a case against internet giants, Facebook and YouTube for the public broadcast of New Zealand terror attack.

Russia Sends Military Planes To Venezuela

Two Russian military planes landed in Venezuela's main airport on Saturday, reportedly carrying dozens of troops and large amounts of equipment.

Many Injured As Gaza Rocket Hits Home In Central Israel (Video)

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit a house in central Israel with Seven people reportedly injured.

Russia Collusion: Mueller Report Released, Trump Reacts

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report says Donald Trump and his campaign did not conspire with Russia during the 2016 US presidential election.

Boko Haram: President Fires Defence Chief Over Killing Of Soldiers

Chadian President, Idriss Deby, has fired his chief of armed forces, Brahim Seid Mahamat, over the resurgence of Boko Haram attacks resulting in the killing of 23 soldiers.

Rwanda Jails ISIS, Al-Shabaab Suspects

Rwandan judicial authorities on Friday sentenced 13 people to five years and two others to ten years in jail after convicting them of belonging to extremist groups including al Shabaab and Islamic State and providing them support.

New Zealand Shooting: Prime Minister Receives Death Threat On Twitter

New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern has reportedly been receiving death threat on social media.

New Zealand Shooting: Nigerian Imam, Lateef Alabi Still Grief-Stricken A Week After

Nigerian Imam, Alabi Lateef Zirullah is still visibly pained by the horrific killing last week Friday of 50 persons at two mosques in New Zealand by a gunman named Brenton Tarrant.
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Kenyan President Suspends His Social Media Accounts

 Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenyan President on Friday suspended his social media accounts citing infiltration by unauthorised individuals.

Schoolgirls Jailed For Defacing Burundi President’s Picture

Three teenage schoolgirls in Burundi have been sent to prison to await trial for scribbling on a picture of President Pierre Nkurunziza in textbooks.

Many Dead As Chemical Plant Explodes In China

At least 47 people reportedly dead, 600 receiving medical treatment as the chemical plant in eastern China exploded on Thursday.

TECH

Facebook Stored Hundreds Of Millions Of Passwords In Plain Text

Facebook stored passwords for hundreds of millions of users in plain text, exposing them for years to anyone who had internal access to the files, according to Krebs on Security.

Facebook Messenger Finally Adds Quoted Replies

Facebook Messenger just recently added a vital missing feature - quoted replies.

iOS Finally Gets WhatsApp Business App

Facebook-owned WhatsApp announced its Business app back in September 2017 and launched it next year in January.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Set For Release On April 5

Samsung officially confirmed that it is going to release its first 5G smartphone, Galaxy S10 5G - which will also be the first in the industry - on April 5.

Facebook Announces Oculus Rift S Headset With Higher-res OLED Displays

Facebook-owned Oculus has announced a new-generation Rift headset called the Oculus Rift S.

Telcos Mull Tariff Review, May Increase Call Rates

Telecommunications operators are considering a review of call tariff in selected states in the country, The Punch reports.

Google To Shut Down Inbox By Gmail On April 2

Google, according to reports, has announced plans to shut down Inbox by Gmail on April 2, 2019.

Google Fined $1.7 Billion For Search Ad Blocks In Third EU Sanction

Google was on Wednesday fined 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) for blocking rival online search advertisers, the third large European Union antitrust penalty for the Alphabet business in two only years.
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Toyota, Suzuki Charge Up Partnership For Electric Cars

Toyota Motor Corp and Suzuki Motor Corp on Wednesday said they planned to produce electric vehicles (EVs) and compact cars for each other to better compete with fast-changing technologies in the global auto industry.

Facebook Agrees To Advertising Overhaul To Settle U.S. Discrimination Suits

Facebook has agreed to change its paid advertising platform as part of a wide-ranging settlement to prevent discriminatory and “harmful” practices, the company and U.S. civil rights groups said on Tuesday.

Google Announces Browser-based Streaming Game Service

Google announced on Tuesday that it would launch a browser-based video game streaming service dubbed Stadia that attempts to capitalize on the company’s cloud technology and global network of data centers this year.

HEALTH

Why Buhari Govt Should Decentralise Nigeria’s Health Sector

Nigeria's health sector would be better positioned if the federal government decentralises the nation's health sector, according to Dr Kunle Olajide.

NAFDAC Gives New Regulations On Marketing Of Breast Milk Substitute

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and ControL, said it has set a new regulation on marketing Code of breast milk substitute in the country.

Ogun Inaugurates 40-Bed Surgical Ward

Ogun State Government has inaugurated a 40-bed surgical ward at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOTH) in Sagamu.

Nigerians Lack Access To Water, Sanitation, Hygiene Services – UNICEF

The United Nations International Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) representative in Nigeria, Mr Mohamed Fall, disclosed over 3.6 million people lack access to potable water, sanitation and hygiene services in the country.

NAFDAC Confiscates Expired Food Products Worth Millions in Sokoto

The Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Moji Adeyeye on Thursday disclosed that the agency has confiscated and destroyed assorted contaminated food products in Sokoto State in February.

50 Plateau Women To Benefit From Free VVF Surgery

Dr Edmond Banwat, Chief Medical Director (CMD), Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), has disclosed that no fewer than 50 women are to benefit from free Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF) in Mangu Local Government of Plateau.

13 Children Die After Borno Measles Outbreak

At least, 13 children have been killed by measles outbreak in Borno State, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef). 

Buhari Advocates Synergy To End Tuberculosis In Nigeria

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has advocated for more synergy among stakeholders to end the spread of tuberculosis epidemic in Nigeria.
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Female Weed Addicts Derive Mind-blowing Pleasure During Sex – Study

A new study has found out that women who smoke weed frequently have more satisfying orgasms compared to females who don't smoke cannabis.

NCDC Announces 53 New Cases Of Lassa Fever In Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC has confirmed 53 new cases in Nigeria.

Medical Expert Calls On FG To Assist In Making Nigeria Polio-Free

Dr Towoju Olumunyiwa, a medical practitioner, has called on Federal Government to embrace measures that could make Nigeria polio-free.

OPINION

Is Being Nigerian A Misfortune?

An opinion piece by Omoshola Deji, a political and public affairs analyst..

Nigeria’s Democracy, Progress Under Buhari

An opinion piece by columnist Muhammad Ajah

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.