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Buhari Did Not Query IGP Idris – Police PRO

The Nigeria Police has dismissed reports that Buhari queried the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris for allegedly not obeying his order.

Nigeria Won’t Collapse – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said the country would not collapsed as it has passed through its worst stage as a nation. 

Nigerian Lawmakers Are All ‘Come-And-Chop’ Characters – Sagay

PACAC chairman, Prof. Itse Sagay, has condemned the high amount paid as allowances to members of the national assembly.

Presidency Reveals Why Buhari Has Not Declared For 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari has not declared interest in running for the 2019 presidential election because his opponents would use it to sabotage his efforts, says the presidency. 

Nigeria Ready To Generate 7,000MW – Fashola

Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola has said the country can now generate 7, 000 megawatts of electricity. 

#BigBrotherNaija: Simi Debunks Pregnancy Rumours

Nigerian singer Simi has refuted the pregnancy rumors which started after her performance at the Big Brother Naija Sunday Live eviction show.

Blue Ivy Writes Beyonce, Jay-Z’s Mother Emotional Letter

Blue Ivy, 5, Daughter of music moguls Beyonce and Jay-Z has written her mother and paternal grandmother an emotional letter.

Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Monday, Mar. 19th

Goodmorning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newpapers headlines today Monday, Mar. 19th.

Nigerian Army Kill Four Militiamen In Bauchi

Troops killed four armed militiamen and arrested nine in Ningi area of Bauchi state, the Nigerian army said on Sunday.
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Sultan Declares Monday First Day Of Rajab

Sultan of Sokoto Sa'ad Abubakar III has declared Monday, March 19, as the first day of Rajab 1439AH.

Wike, FG To Decide Buhari’s Visit To Rivers – Presidency

Femi Adesina has stated that it is left to Gov Nyesom Wike and the federal government to decide if the president would visit the state.

W’Bank Begins Nigeria’s $500m Power Project

The World Bank has begun preparations for the $500m Nigerian Electricity Distribution Improvement Project.

DSS Arrests Gunrunner Abbey After 10-Year Chase

The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested Jonah Abbey, aka Jonah Idi, with his driver, Agyo Saviour, aka, Dan-Wase.

Police Arrest Nigerien With Ammunition In Sokoto

The Nigeria police in Sokoto have arrested a citizen of Niger Republic for being in possession of ammunition and an Army camouflage.

Bauchi Declares 3-Day Mourning For Wakili

The Bauchi Government has declared a three-day mourning over the death of the Senator representing Bauchi South Senatorial District Ali Wakili.

18 Die In Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Auto Crash

More than 18 persons have died in an auto crash on Sunday at Alapako area on Lagos /Ibadan Expressway, with only one seriously wounded.

RCCG Awards University Scholarship To 15 Students

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has awarded scholarship to 15 indigent students at the the 30th anniversary of the ‘first born family.’
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Miyetti Allah ID Card ‘Found’ At Scene Of Massacre

An identity card belonging to a member of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria has been allegedly found at a scene of an attack in Plateau state.

Fani-Kayode Blasts Oluwo For Changing Regalia

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has condemned the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi for dropping his traditional dresses and adopted full regalia of an Emir.

Troops Arrest 12 Herdsmen Destroying Benue Farms

Twelve herdsmen have been arrested by the troops of 707 Special Forces Brigade after they were caught destroying farmlands in Kwata, Benue state.


PDP Have No Candidate To Challenge Buhari – Oyegun

National Chairman of the APC John Odigie-Oyegun has said the PDP has no candidate to challenge President Buhari in the 2019 elections.

APC Chieftain Backs Gov Ayade For Second Term

Chieftain of the APC in Cross River state Godwin Akpama has thrown his weight behind the re-election of Governor Ben Ayade. 

Buhari Doing ‘Very Badly’ – ABC Nwosu

Elder statesman Professor ABC Nwosu has said the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is doing badly.

PDP Youths Ask Fani-Kayode To Contest Osun Governorship Polls

Youths of the PDP in the South West have urged ex-Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode to contest the upcoming governorship election in Osun state.

Okorocha Absent As APC Stakeholders Meet In Imo

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state was on Sunday absent from a meeting of stakeholders of his party, the All Progressives Congress, in Owerri.

PDP Fast Becoming Shadow Of Itself, Says Orubebe

Former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Godsday Orubebe has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) “is still lost in depression and suffering from a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.''

Shehu Sani Says Tinubu To Unite ‘Arab’ And ‘Israeli’ In APC

Senator Shehu Sani (APC/Kaduna Central) has insinuated that the ruling All Progressives Congress may not be able to resolve its crisis.

Sani Discloses Why He Published Lawmakers’ Salaries

Senator Shehu Sani has said he revealed the earnings of members of the National Assembly so he can restore the lawmakers' dignity among Nigerians. 
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FFK Berates Buhari For Speaking Hausa During Dapchi Visit

Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has described President Muhammadu Buhari's use of Hausa language during his visit to Dapchi in Yobe state, as discriminatory. 

Ousting Buhari My Greatest Ambition – Omokri

Reno Omokri has urged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to avoid infighting but aim to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari which he described as his greatest ambition. 

APC Denies Members’ Defection To PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state has said no member of the party joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).


Eagles Open Camp For Poland, Serbia Friendlies On Monday

The camp of the Senior National Team, Super Eagles, will open in the Polish city of Wroclaw on Monday, ahead of Friday’s international friendly against Poland.

Del Potro Beats Federer To Win Indian Wells

Juan Martin del Potro ended world number one Roger Federer's 17-match unbeaten run to claim the BNP Paribas Open title at Indian Wells.

Abia Warriors Whip Tourists In NPFL

Sampson Obi's double helped Abia Warriors down Wikki Tourists 2-0 on Sunday in the Nigeria Professional Football League.

Ronaldo Hits Four As Real Put Six Past Girona

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo netted the 50th hat-trick of his remarkable career as the Los Blancos beat Girona to move up to third in La Liga on Sunday.

Why We Lost To Akwa United – Al Ittihad Coach

Al Ittihad French coach Diego Garzitto has attributed his side's 3-2 defeat on penalties to Nigeria's Akwa United to poor officiating.

Lobi Stay Top In NPFL Despite Fall In Lafia

Lobi Stars remain at the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League despite losing 2-1 on Sunday at Nasarawa United in Lafia.

Man Utd Draw Tottenham In FA Cup Semis

Manchester United were on Sunday drawn to face Tottenham in the semi-finals of this season's English FA Cup.

Ojo’s Heroics Lift Akwa United Past Al Ittihad

Ojo Olorunleke saved three spot kicks as Akwa United beat Libya's Al Ittihad 3-2 on penalties to reach the play-off of the Caf Confederation Cup.
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Eagles Camp Opens Monday For Serbia, Poland Duels

The Super Eagles will begin preparation for their friendly match with Poland in Wroclaw on Monday, says the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Plateau Utd Crash Out Of Champions League

Plateau have been knocked out of this season's Champions League as they failed to overturn the two-goal deficit from their 4-2 first-leg loss to Tunisian side Etoile du Sahel.

Southampton Climb To FA Cup Semis

Southampton beat third-tier Wigan Atheltic 2-0 at the DW Stadium on Sunday as Mark Hughes‘ first game in charge ended in a victory in the FA Cup quarterfinal.


Groomsman Dies As Newlywed Couple’s Car Tumbles

Tragedy struck a newlywed couple in Lagos state as their groomsman died in an accident the couple were also involved in.

#BigBrotherNaija: ‘Tobi Is Childish’ Anto Says After Eviction

Newly evicted housemate in the ongoing Big Brother Naija reality show, Anto has spoken for the first time after her eviction.

#BigBrotherNaija: Leo Loses Mum

One of the evicted housemates from this year's Big Brother Naija Leo Da-Silva has announced the passing away of his mother, Mrs RMO Sanni.

Mr. Ibu Dishes Out Marriage Counsel To Single Men

Nollywood actor John Okafor fondly called Mr. Ibu, has advised single men to carry out proper investigations before they marry any lady. 

#BigBrotherNaija: Anto Sent Packing As Miracle Sparkles Again

Anto has been evicted from the Big Brother Naija house after polling the least votes among the eight housemates put up for eviction last Monday.

Chidinma Opens Up ‘On Relationship’ With Kiss Daniel

Award-winning singer Chidinma Ekile has elected to keep mom on rumours of being in a romantic relationship with Kiss Daniel.

Man Dissolves Marriage To Sister

The marriage between a man and his sister, which held in Anambra state, has been called off.

Kiss Daniel, G-Worldwide Case Still In Court

Apparently, the case between Kiss Daniel and his former record label, G-Worldwide Entertainment is far from being over as opposed to reports that circulated on the internet last week.
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Wizkid Reveals Bizarre Marriage Condition

Nigerian singer Wizkid has said that the only reason he will consider tying the knot is if all his numerous exes agree to marry him on the same day.

Miss Albino Receives Grand Prize Of $85

Organisers of the first-ever Miss Albino beauty pageant in Zimbabwe, have decried the lack of Government and private sector support.

Kiss Daniel Buys Younger Brother Chevrolet Camaro Car

Embattled Nigerian singer Kiss Daniel has gifted his younger brother a Chevrolet Camaro for his birthday. 


#BigBrotherNaija: Nak*d Nina Spotted In Bathroom (Video)

A leaked video footage of Big Brother Naija 2018 housemate Nina bathing has broken the internet.

Couple Caught On Camera Having S*x In Lagos Cinema (Video)

The leaked footage of a Nigerian couple having sex in a cinema in Lagos State has caused an uproar on social media.

#BigBrotherNaija: Fans React As Bambam Gives Teddy A ‘Hand’

Mixed reactions have trailed the viral footage of housemate Bambam giving her romantic interest, Teddy A a hand job beneath the sheets.

Next In Line

The key to your miracle is in association, not isolation, writes Concise columnist Chinasa Udensi.


Total PoS Transactions In Nigeria Rises To N1.41tn in 2017 – NIBSS

Points of Sale transactions increased by 54.3 per cent to N1.41tn in 2017 as more retail merchants embraced PoS as a means of transactions.

Meter Supply Will Get Better, Says Fashola

Supply of meters to electricity consumers will improve with the approval of new regulations for meter asset providers, says Minister of Power Babatunde Fashola.

Nigerian Banks Lost 2m Customers In 2 Years – Report

Nigerian banks have lost over 2 million customers between 2016 and 2017, despite the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) effort to promote financial inclusion.

Emefiele Reveals CBN To Delay MPC Meeting

CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele has disclosed that the apex bank will delay its next Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting by at least 10 days.

Okomu Oil To Build $50m Processing Mills

Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc has revealed that the company is building two more 30 metric tonnes per hour mills which would be finished in 2020.

CBN Says Nigeria Attracted $30.45bn Forex In 3 Months

Data obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the country's economy got foreign exchange inflow of $30.45bn between October and December 2017. 

Transcorp Hotel Plc Chairman O’Tega Emerhor Resigns

Chairman of Transcorp Hotels, O'tega Emerhor on Friday resigned his appointment as a non-executive director and Chairman of the five star hotel.

Beijing Summit Will Enhance Nigeria-China Partnership – Envoy

China's Deputy Ambassador to Nigeria Lin Jing has noted that the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit would enhance the relationship between Nigeria and China. 
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Oil Prices Jump, Brent Hits Approximately $70

Oil prices jumped on Friday, with Brent crude futures hitting their highest in more than two weeks as U.S. stock prices rose.

CBN Introduces Regulation To Protect Stakeholders On Bills Payments

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has introduced guidelines for the regulation of bills payments aimed at protecting stakeholders in the system.

Spotify Billed To Go Public April 3

Streaming company Spotify is billed to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on April 3.


Konga Appoints Olusiji Ijogun As New Chairman

Following its recent acquisition by Zinox Group, e-commerce giant Konga has announced the appointment of top corporate guru, Olusiji Ijogun as Chairman.

Nigeria’s Mobile Subscribers Hit 162 Million

Mobile phone subscribers in the country are now 162 million with an internet penetration rate of 84 percent, a recent report has revealed. 

You Can Now Use Android Auto Phone While It Is Connected To Car

Before now, it was not possible for Android auto users to use the phone when it's connected to Google's in-car infotainment service.

Senate Commence Probe Of Samsung Over Abuse Of FG’s Fiscal Policy

The senate has commenced investigation into allegations of abuse of Federal Government’s Fiscal Policy by Samsung Electronics.

SnapChat Loses $800 Million After Rihanna Backlash

Barbadian singer Robyn Rihanna Fenty has caused popular social media Platform SnapChat to lose about 3.6% in shares an estimate of $800 million.

Nigerian Drone Start-up ‘Arone’ Gets First Venture Funding

Start-up drone company, Arone, says it has gotten the first venture funding of a start-up at the new business incubator, Roar Nigeria, at the University of Nigeria (UNN), Nsukka.

Google Lens Visual Search Now Available On iOS

Just like many Google services before it, the Lens visual search platform has been slowly, but surely creeping out of exclusivity status and towards global availability.

Nigerian GSM Subscriber Base Shrugs Off Dismal 144k Gained In Dec. To Add 2.2m Users In Jan. 2018

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that the number of active mobile phone lines in the Nigeria has risen to 146 million in January 2018, an increase of  2,233,467 lines from the 144,631 recorded in December 2017.
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Facebook Lite Reaches US, UK, Other Developed Countries

Facebook Lite which was created to provide a better experience on lower-end devices with slow data connections in developing markets is now in developed markets as well.

Users Are Deleting Snapchat Following Its “Slap Rihanna” Ad

Messaging app Snapchat ran an ad on its app asking whether users "would rather slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown." with a lot of people finding it offensive.

Nest Introduceses Hello Doorbell And x Yale Lock

Nest has released new products the Hello and x Yale Lock with Hello coming as a doorbell which can accurately be described as ”Nest’s version of the Ring Doorbell”


Chemicals In Routinely Used Products Greatly Affect Sperm Count – Study

Chemicals found in a variety of routinely used consumer products may be contributing to the substantial drop in sperm counts and sperm quality among men in recent decades.

Dental Association Partners Unilever On Health Walk

Unilever Nigeria, producer of a top toothpaste brand in Nigeria, over the weekend teamed up with the Nigeria Dental Association and other stakeholders for the Oral Health Walk.

Experts Call For Focus On Common Diseases In Africa

African governments have been urged to focus on the elimination of common transmissible and non-transmissible diseases on the continent.

Doctors To Begin Wearing Stamps From April 1

The Nigeria Medical Association has picked April 1 for the commencement of full usage of doctors' stamp.

Tell Nigerians Fanta, Sprite Harmful With Vitamin C, Reps Urge NBC

The House of Reps has told NBC to tell Nigerians that two of their products, Fanta and Sprite, are dangerous to health when consumed with Vitamin C.

Aisha Buhari Gets UNAIDS Special Ambassador Appointment

UNAIDS has appointed Aisha Buhari as UNAIDS Special Ambassador for the Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Promotion of Treatment for Children living with HIV.

FMOH Issues Public Advisory On How To Survive Heat Wave

The federal ministry of health has issued a public advisory on how to deal with heat wave like we are currently witnessing in Nigeria.

Oyo Deploys Over 80,000 Mobilizers For Measles Campaign

The Oyo State Govt has deployed 80,351 individuals to serve as House to House mobilizers, facilitators, town announcers and social mobilizers for measles immunization.
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New Study Links Smoking To Hearing Loss

A Japanese study that monitored the health of 50,195 people in Japan for a period of up to 8 years has linked hearing loss to smoking.

WHO Deploys 826 Personnel To Contain Lassa Fever Outbreak In 18 Nigerian States

The World Health Organisation has said that it has deployed Polio personnel to rapidly contain the outbreak of Lassa fever in more than 18 states.

US To Slash Nicotine Content In Cigarettes

The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday disclosed its plan to slash the nicotine content in cigarettes in order to make them less addictive.


Israel Arrests French Citizen For Selling Arms To Palestinians

Israel said on Monday it had arrested a French citizen, an employee of France’s consulate in Jerusalem, on suspicion of smuggling weapons to Palestinians.

Leave Mueller Alone, Republicans Warn Trump

Republicans have warned US President Donald Trump against interfering in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigations.

Putin Re-elected Russia President

Vladimir Putin has been re-elected as Russia President for another six years after polling 73.9 percent of the vote in Sunday's election.

Philippine President Duterte Calls For ICC Exodus

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday urged member-nations to quit the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Putin Eyes Fourth Term As Russia Goes To Polls In Presidential Election

Russians on Sunday went out to partake in the presidential election in which Vladimir Putin is seeking a fourth term in office.

UN Backs Zimbabwe Election For July, Asks Govt To Fix Economy

The UN has thrown its weight behind new elections in Zimbabwe set for July, calling on the government to kickstart the African nation’s economy as an “urgent priority”.

Africa’s Lone Female President Backs Down

Africa's only female president Ameenah Gurib-Fakim of Mauritius resigned on Saturday following allegations of financial impropriety, her lawyer said.

14 Migrants Dead As Boat Capsizes Off Greece

A boat ferrying about 20 people across the Aegean Sea has capsized, leading to the death of 14 people.
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Trump Slams $20m Suit On Stormy Daniels

Donald Trump’s lawyer has filed a $20m suit on adult movie star Stormy Daniels over a violation of a nondisclosure agreement (NDA).

23 British Diplomats Expelled By Russia

The Russian foreign ministry on Saturday announced the expulsion of 23 British diplomats in its diplomatic tit-for-tat response to  London's expulsion of its diplomats.

Trump Fires FBI Deputy Director McCabe Two Days Before Retirement

US President Donald Trump has sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Deputy Director Andrew McCabe two days short of retirement. 


Waiting For Sade

Chinasa Udensi creatively describes the pains and trauma parents of abducted innocent school-girls suffer while the abduction lasts.

Phillip Agbese’s Open Letter To Information Minister Lai Mohammed

It Is Time To Mount The Horse To Prove Your Mettle Sir, May I send to you warm Easter greetings in advance. I also wish all...

The Animal Kingdom

Chinanasa Udensi in this fictional piece beams her searchlight on money-swallowing animals phenomenon in Nigeria.

About Hijabites And The Nuns

There is no much difference between the head cover used by the Muslim women and the Christian nuns, explains columnist Muhammad Ajah.