Boko Haram: Buhari Meets Other Lake Chad Basin Leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders of the Lake Chad Basin countries held a meeting on Saturday in Abuja, as part of efforts aimed at curtailing insurgency in the area.
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Why Northern Elders Rejected Buhari – Junaid Mohammed

Second Republic lawmaker Dr. Junaid Mohammed has confirmed that Northern Elders have decided not to back President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid.

Electoral Bill: Shehu Sani Gives 3 Reasons Overriding Buhari Will Fail

Senator Shehu Sani has stated that plans by the Senate to override President Muhammadu Buhari on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill will fail.

#VPDebate: How Nigerians Reacted To Vice Presidential Debate

Nigerians have expressed mixed feelings over the Vice Presidential debate of five candidates contesting for the vice presidency in the 2019 elections.

Army Backs Down On Suspension Of Unicef In North-East

The Nigerian Army has rescinded its suspension of the operations of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (Unicef) in the North-East.
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Premier League Table

Manchester City have returned to the summit of the Premier League after spanking Everton 3-1 in the first fixture of match-day 17 at Etihad Stadium.

Ndume Urges Lawmakers Not To Boycott Buhari’s Budget Presentation

Senator Ali Ndume (APC-Borno South) has urged lawmakers not to boycott the 2019 Budget presentation by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Liverpool vs Man United: Preview, Team News, What You Need To Know

The two most successful clubs in British football, Liverpool and Manchester United, will open another chapter in their long rivalry on Sunday in the clash of the weekend in the Premier League. 

Biafra: IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu Suspends Live Broadcast

The self-acclaimed leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has suspended his live broadcast scheduled to hold today.

MOST READ

Atiku Reacts To VP Debate, Says Can’t Wait For Buhari Showdown

Presidential candidate of the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar on Friday said he was poised to confront President Muhammadu Buhari and three others in a Presidential Debate 

Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Saturday, Dec. 15th, 2018

Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Saturday, Dec. 15th.

Buhari Campaign Reacts To Vice-Presidential Debate

The Buhari Campaign Organization has restated that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did nothing for the country while it was in power. 

Linda Ikeji Accused Of Forcing Self On Sholaye Jeremi

Some Nigerian tweeps have accused popular blogger Linda Ikeji of stalking the father of her child, Sholaye Jeremi.

Finally, Linda Ikeji Reveals Identity Of Baby’s Father, How They Met

Popular blogger, Linda Ikeji, has finally opened up and cleared the air on all the controversial issues surrounding the birth of her son.

Uefa Europa League: Seeded Teams For Round Of 32 Draw Emerge

The draw for the round of 32 of the Europa League will take place on Monday, 17 December, 2018, at the Uefa headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

Summer Bunni Pregnant For Offset? (Screenshot)

Summer Bunni, the woman Offset was cheating with, is reportedly nine weeks pregnant.

Biafra: How Buhari Confirmed ‘Jubril’ Claims With Pictorial Evidence – Kanu

The self-acclaimed leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed that he is an "impostor".
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NEWS

Economy: Shehu Sani Hails Buhari For Honesty

Senator Shehu Sani (PRP-Kaduna Central) has commended President Buhari for admitting that Nigeria’s economy is in a very bad shape.

VP Debate: Saraki Reacts To Obi’s Performance

Senate President Bukola Saraki has hailed the Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP, Peter Obi, over his performance at the Vice Presidential Debate. He was...

2015 Elections: Jonathan Was Tragic Hero – Prof. Oyebode

A Professor of Law, Akin Oyebode has described former President Goodluck Jonathan as a "tragic hero" after he conceded defeat during the 2015 elections. 

VP Debate: Moghalu’s Party Says Fuel Subsidy Is Scam

The Young Progressive Party (YPP) has described the payment of fuel subsidy by the federal government as a "scam."

Linda Ikeji: Daddy Freeze Attacks Adefarasin, Enenche, Adeboye

Nigerian On-Air Personality, Daddy Freeze, has claimed that celebrity blogger, Linda Ikeji has done more for Christ than some top pastors in Nigeria. 

Nigerian Army Lays To Rest Soldiers Killed By Boko Haram Insurgents

The Nigerian Army has buried, on Friday, 19 out of the 23 soldiers killed by Boko Haram insurgents in an attack at Metele, Guzamala Local Government Area, Borno.

Why Buhari Govt. Is Paying Subsidy, Osinbajo Opens Up

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said the federal government is paying petroleum subsidy because its removal will cause hardship for Nigerians.

VP Debate: Osinbajo Reveals Why Nigeria’s Economy Is Struggling

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday said Nigeria's major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, is responsible for the country's fragile economy.
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El-Rufai Vows To Sue Pastor Enenche Over Alleged Incitement

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state, says he will sue the senior pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), Paul Enenche, over an alleged incitement. 

Army Suspends UNICEF Activities In North-East Over Alleged Sabotage

The Nigerian Army has suspended the activities of UNICEF in the north-eastern part of the country, accusing the humanitarian agency of working for a terrorist group, Boko Haram.

Opposition Disappointed Buhari Refused To Die – Lai Mohammed

Nigeria's minister of information, Lai Mohammed, says the opposition is disappointed that President Muhammadu Buhari refused to die after his illness.

POLITICS

Donald Duke To Appeal To Ruling On SDP Candidacy

A former Cross Rivers State Governor, Donald Duke has said he will appeal a court judgment that nullified his candidacy for the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the 2019 presidential elections.

APC Senators Will Stop Moves To Override Buhari On Electoral Act – Gumel

Senator Gumel has said that the Senate Caucus of the APC will stop every move to override President Buhari’s veto of Electoral Act(Amendment) Bill.

Fani-Kayode Attacks Osinbajo After Vice Presidential Debate

Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has accused Vice President Yemi Osinbajo of telling lies during the Vice Presidential debate.

VP Debate: Fayose Reacts To Vice-Presidential Debate

Former Governor of Ekiti State Ayodele Fayose has commended Peter Obi for his performance at the Vice Presidential Debate held in Abuja.

VP Debate: Tambuwal Reveals Why Nigeria Needs Peter Obi

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has declared that Nigeria needs a Vice President like the PDP presidential running mate, Peter Obi.

SDP Presidential Candidate: Donald Duke Calls For Calm

Sacked Presidential Candidate of the SDP, Donald Duke has disclosed that he will appeal the judgment removing him as the party’s presidential flag bearer.

#2019Debate: Lack Of Jobs May Cause Crisis In Nigeria – Peter Obi

Vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, says crisis looms in Nigeria as the number of unemployed and underemployed Nigerians keeps increasing.

VP Debate: What Osinbajo Should Have Told Nigerians – Omokri

An ex-presidential aide Reno Omokri has said the vice-presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yemi Osinbajo should have told Nigerians what the party has done since coming into power in 2015.
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What Our Party Will Focus On If Elected In 2019 – ANN

The vice presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Khadijah Abdullahi-Iya, said the party will focus on empowering women and children.

US Cautions Against Violence In 2019 General Election

The US has restated that it is "intensely focused" on the 2019 general elections in Nigeria, warning the country against violence during the poll. 

Vice-Presidential Debate: Osinbajo, Obi Clash Over Corruption, Economy

The Vice-Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Peter Obi has lashed out at the federal government's anti-corruption drive.

SPORTS

Klitschko Targets Comeback Fight Against Anthony Joshua

Wladimir Klitschko is contemplating a surprising return to boxing and has been in talks with Anthony Joshua over a potential rematch.

Uefa Champions League Draw: Who Can Play Who In Round Of 16?

Draw for the round of 16 of this year's Uefa Champions League will happen on Monday, December 17, 2018, with teams and many fans...

Premier League Fixtures: Key Matches To Watch This Weekend

The Premier League returns with a heavyweight clash at Anfield as Liverpool take on fierce rivals Manchester United in arguably the biggest fixture in British football. 

2019 W/Cup: We’ll Prove France Mauling Was Fluke – Oparanozie

Super Falcons star, Desire Oparanozie is planning a revenge mission against France at the 2019 Women's World Cup in France. 

Mourinho Speaks Ahead Premier League Clash With Liverpool

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has charged Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp to aim for a trophy this season with the Reds. 

Liverpool Star Salah Wins 2018 BBC African Footballer Of The Year

Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah has won the 2018 BBC African Footballer of the Year for the second time in a row.

Senegal Beat Nigeria To Retain African Beach Soccer Title

Senegal have retained the Africa Beach Soccer Cup by defeating Nigeria 6-1 in the final on Friday in Egypt on Friday.

Salah, Iwobi, Oshoala Make 2018 Caf Awards Shortlists

Africa's football's governing body, the Confederation of African Football (Caf) on Friday announced shortlists for the 2018 awards.
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Tunisia Hires Frenchman As New Coach

Tunisia has appointed Alain Giresse as new coach of its men's national football team, replacing Faouzi Benzarti, who was fired in October.

Benitez Wins PL Manager Of The Month Award For November

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has grabbed the Premier League Manager of the Month award for November after steering the Magpies to three successive wins.

De Bruyne, Aguero May Return Against Everton

Manchester City may have Kevin De Bruyne back to face Everton on Saturday, says Pep Guardiola.

Entertainment

Psquare: Rude Boy Changes Name

Nigerian music superstar and former member of Psquare, Paul Okoye, has announced a change of name.

Dammy Krane Reveals Why He Released Gospel Songs After Prison Experience

Popular afro-pop singer Dammy Krane has disclosed that he only sang the gospel songs because he wanted something from God after he came out from...

Popular Nollywood Actor Dies

Popular Nollywood actor, Elder Ifeanyi Ikenga Gbulie is dead.

Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade, Others To Perform At Future Awards Africa

Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade, Timi Dakolo have been enlisted among artistes who will be performing at the 13th edition of The Future Awards Africa.

Kemi Olunloyo Reacts To Linda Ikeji’s Baby Daddy Saga

Kemi Olunloyo, has reacted to current trending topic about Linda Ikeji's baby daddy revelation, who ended their relationship during a period of pregnancy.

YBNL Record Label Releases ‘YBNL Mafia Family’ Album

YBNL Record label has eventually released its much-anticipated album which is named after the label, “YBNL Mafia Family" Album.

Asa Discloses Date For Next Album Release

Nigerian soul singer and songwriter, Bukola Elemide, famously known as Asa, says her new album will be released in the early part of 2019.

Chidinma Ekile Talks Relationship Requirements

Nigerian singer Chidinma Ekile has advised ladies to make a list of what they can offer instead of making a list of what they want in a man.
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Ini Edo Plans To Secretly Get Married?

36-year-old actor and movie producer, Ini Edo might be walking down the aisle again, years after her first marriage failed.

Peruzzi’s Missing Mistress Bounces Back On Instagram

The UNILAG student, Tobi Jacobs who featured in the recently leaked bedroom video with DMW, singer Peruzzi, has been spotted on Instagram.

Drake Keeps Threatening My Family And I – Kanye West

Kanye West took to Twitter for about 10 hours from Thursday to Friday, spilling his feelings about his issues with fellow rapper Drake.

BUSINESS

Nigeria Produces 90 Percent Of Its Rice Consumption – FG

The vice-presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yemi Osinbajo, has said the country is producing 90 percent of its rice consumption. 

TSA Transaction Hits 13.53trn, CBN Reveals

The Central Bank of Nigeria has revealed that the migration of the Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies to the Treasury Single Account has led to positive growth in the value and volume of transactions recorded in the end to end payments in 2017.

Prices Dip In Kogi As Nigeria’s Inflation Rises To 11.28% In November

The price of goods and services had a general decrease in Kogi state in November, this was even as the consumer price index that measures inflation rose to 11.28%.

Nigerian Ports Authority Concessions Warri Old Port Terminal B

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has approved the concession of Terminal B, Warri Old Port to Messers Ocean and Cargo Services Limited.

FIRS Makes N5tn In December, Eyes N5.3tn By Year End

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has said the agency has made N5tn in the second week of December 2018.

FG Eyes Lagos-Benin-Warri-Onne Coastal Rail Line

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said the Federal Government will construct a coastal rail line from Lagos, through Ijebu Ode, Ore and Benin City, to Onne Port in Rivers State.

FG Doles Out N5m To 500 Petty Traders In Jigawa

The Federal Government has doled out N5 million as soft loans to petty traders in Jigawa State to boost their businesses. 

TCN Says Grid Expansion Meaningless Without Discos’ Recapitalization

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said that efforts to expand the national grid will be futile if distribution companies are are not recapitalised. 
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FG To Inaugurate Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Terminal Before Year End

The new terminal building of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport will be inaugurated before the end of the year, according to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

Nigeria’s GDP Growth Rate Rises To 1.81% In Third Quarter – NBS

The country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has revealed that the economy grews at a rate of 1.81 percent year-on-year for the third quarter.

FG Expresses Resolve To Provide Free WiFi At Economic Sites

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the Federal Government is committed to providing free Wi-fi at economic sites in the country. 

WORLD

Australia Recognises West Jerusalem As Israeli Capital – PM Morrison

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison om Saturday confirmed that his government will recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Trump Appoints Mick Mulvaney Acting Chief Of Staff

US President Donald Trump on Friday named Mick Mulvaney as acting White House chief of staff.

EU Opposes Renegotiation On Brexit

European Union leaders have said the Brexit withdrawal agreement is "not open for renegotiation", after appeals from Theresa May.

Senate Rebukes Trump, Saudi Crown Prince Over Khashoggi Murder

The Senate on Thursday passed a resolution condemning Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

French Police Kill Strasbourg Shooting Suspect

The man suspected of killing at least three people and wounding 13 others at Strasbourg's famed Christmas market has been killed by French police.

Trump Denies Directing Ex-Lawyer To Break Law

US President Donald Trump on Thursday denied directing his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen to break electoral law.

Nine Killed, 46 Injured In Turkey Train Crash

At least nine people have been killed, dozens injured in a high-speed train crash on Thursday in the Turkish capital of Ankara.

Court Orders Ex-South African President Zuma To Pay Legal Fees

Former South African President Jacob Zuma must pay back state funds and cover his own costs, a court ruled on Thursday.
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EU President Meets British PM Ahead Of Summit

EU President Donald Tusk will meet British Prime Minister Theresa May for “last-minute talks” to try to help save her beleaguered Brexit deal.

‘Yellow Vest’ Protester Dies In France

A “yellow vest” anti-government protester has died after being hit by a truck in southern France, a local prosecutor said on Thursday.

Paris Says ‘No Renegotiation’ Of Brexit Deal

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has warned that there will be “no renegotiation” of the Brexit deal concluded between the EU and Britain.

TECH

New Problems For Embattled Huawei In France, Germany

Huawei faces fresh challenges in Europe after France’s Orange said it would not hire the Chinese firm to build its next-generation network and Germany’s Deutsche Telekom announced it would review its vendor strategy.

Starbucks Partners With UberEats For Delivery, Double Outlets In China

Starbucks Corp said on Thursday it is partnering with UberEats to deliver food and coffee from nearly a quarter of its restaurants in the U.S. and will nearly double its outlets in China over the next four years.

Word Processor Pioneer Dies Aged 93

Evelyn Berezin, the woman who created and sold what many recognise as the world's first word processor has died aged 93.

Bieber Toppled By YouTube Rewind As ‘Most Disliked’ Video

YouTube Rewind 2018, the annual review of the platform's highlights, has become its most "disliked" video.

Uber Warned About Self-drive Car Crashes

Uber's bosses were warned that its self-drive cars were involved in multiple crashes, only days before one killed a pedestrian, an employee leaked email has revealed.

Amazon Uses Dummy Parcels To Catch Thieves

Amazon has teamed up with police in the US in an effort to stop thieves who steal parcels left outside homes.

How Mobile Operators Extorted Consumers – NCC

An investigation carried out by the Nigerian Communications Commission has revealed that mobile operators are illegally deducting billions of Naira from their subscribers’ accounts.

Chinese State Media Urges Canada To Defy US, Free Huawei Executive

Canada should distance itself from US “hegemonism” and grant unconditional freedom to Meng Wanzhou, a top executive of China’s Huawei detained in Vancouver on Washington’s request.
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Google Launches Thai AI Project To Screen For Diabetic Eye Disease

Google said on Thursday it had launched an artificial intelligence program in Thailand to screen for a diabetic eye disease which causes permanent blindness.

Apple To Build $1bn Campus In Texas

As part of a nationwide expansion in the US, Apple on Thursday announced it will build a $1 billion campus in Texas.

WAEC To Issue E-Certificates As Number Of Unclaimed Certificates Swell

The West African Examinations Council has said it will deploy an Electronic Certificate Management System to facilitate the issuance of certificates to candidates, following the increase of abandoned certificates.

HEALTH

FG Says Nigeria Needs N186m Yearly To Tackle Malnutrition

The Federal Government on Friday said Nigeria needed N186 million annually for five years to tackle malnutrition in the country.

Seek Medical Help At Home, Nigerian Doctors Tell Politicians 

The National Association of Resident Doctors in Nigeria (NARD) on Thursday, blamed the high rate of medical tourism in the country on the political elite.

National Hospital, Abuja, Inaugurates Executive Wing For VIPs

National Hospital, Abuja, on Thursday, inaugurated an executive wing to cater for the health needs of Very Important Personalities (VIPs).

Air Pollution Causes Miscarriage, Stroke, Other Non-communicable Diseases – Expert Warns

A public health expert, Dr Tolulope Tolufase, has warned that air pollution can cause non-communicable diseases like stroke, diabetes, miscarriage, dementia, Parkinson disease and poor development in children.

Roche Diagnostic Equips 27 Laboratories In Nigeria

Roche Diagnostics says it has so far equipped 27 Laboratories in Nigeria to ascertain the viral load of HIV patients to further curtail the spread of the dreaded disease.

How To Apply For Federal Ministry Of Health Recruitment 2018

The Federal Ministry of Health has announced a massive nationwide recruitment into the ministry for this year (2018).

Study Reveals Danger Of Sleeping Beyond Eight Hours

Study has revealed that sleeping more than eight hours a day can be associated with an increased risk of death and cardiovascular diseases.

Yellow Fever Hits 10 LGA’s In Edo, Leaves 9 Dead

No fewer than nine people have  lost their lives in the Yellow Fever outbreak that ravaged parts of Edo state recently.
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Ogun Begins Recruitment of Doctors, Nurses

In a bid to build a quality healthcare service, the Ogun State Hospitals Management Board says it has commenced the screening of some health personnel.

Doctor Strike: Patients Desert Enugu Hospital

Admitted patients in various wards have left for other hospitals, following an industrial strike by the Association of Resident Doctors in ESUTH.

672m People Affected Globally As Obesity Rises In Africa

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned over what it described as the  “fastest rising incidences of obesity in African”, noting that an estimated 672 million people are affected globally.

OPINION

Mr. Right

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

Between Religious Leaders And Challenges Of The Country

I wouldn't want to say much on this issue, especially now that it's clearing off the ground even though the crumbs are still seen and also been envisaged around the place.

Understanding Mergers And Acquisitions In The Global Market

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is a popular term that refers to the consolidation of companies or assets through various types of financial transactions.

Nigerian Institute Of Journalism: What Next After The Radio Licensing?

It is no longer news for residents of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ) community and former residents that the overlong dream of having a community radio has finally come to reality.