Buhari Urges Global Action On Corruption, Security, UN Reforms

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for global action on corruption, security and UN reforms at the ongoing 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.
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Aisha Buhari Speaks On Detention Of Her ADC

Aisha, the wife of the President Muhammadu Buhari, has denied reports alleging that she ordered the arrest of her Aide de Camp (ADC) over fraud allegations.

Imo Deputy Governor’s Impeachment Illegal, Court Declares

Justice Benjamin Iheaka of the Owerri High Court has declared the impeachment of the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Eze Madumere, illegal.

Minimum Wage: TUC To Commence Strike On Thursday

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has insisted organised labour would begin strike from early hours of Thursday, September 27.

FG Explains Why It Suspended Nigeria Air

Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed has said the federal government suspended Nigeria Air due to investors apathy. 
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#OsunDecides2018: PDP Demands Immediate Resignation Of INEC Boss

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the immediate resignation of the Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu.

Bill Cosby Sentenced To Three To 10 Years In Prison

Disgraced US television icon Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison by Judge Steven O’Neil on Tuesday.

Derby Knock Man Utd Out Of Carabao Cup At Old Trafford

Derby goalkeeper Scott Carson saved Phil Jones' penalty as the Championship club won 8-7 on penalties to knock Manchester United out of the Carabao Cup.

Fayemi Visits Omisore Ahead Osun Rerun

Dr Kayode Fayemi on Tuesday visited Senator Iyiola Omisore in his house at Oduduwa Estate, Ibadan Road, Ile-Ife, Osun State.

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NEWS

NLC’s Indefinite Warning Strike Begins Nationwide

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared the commencement of an indefinite warning strike to press President Muhammadu Buhari's administration to adopt a new minimum wage for workers.

Osinbajo Meets New DSS DG, Bichi

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday met with the New Director General of the Director of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Bichi at the State House in Abuja.

Court Summons Senator Uzodinma Over Alleged Dud Cheque

An Abuja area court has ordered a public summon to be published against Senator Hope Uzodinma, accused of issuing N200 million dud cheque.‎

DSS Confirms Arrest, Detention Of Aisha Buhari’s ADC

The Aide De Camp (ADC) to the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari is in the custody of the State Security Service (SSS), Concise News has learned.

Adeboye Denies Calling APC Voters Fools

Son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Leke Adeboye, has denied calling those who voted for the All Progressives Congress (APC) fools.

Buhari Accuses Aide Of N2.5bn Fraud

The wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, has caused the arrest of her own Aide De Camp, after accusing him of defrauding her.

North-East Power: TCN Rectifies Fault, Restores Power Supply

(TCN) says it has successfully rectified the electricity supply to the north-eastern states following a fault on the Jos-Gombe 330kV transmission line.

Pregnant Woman, Two Others Die After Eating Poisoned Food

A pregnant woman and two other family members have reportedly died in their sleep in Bayelsa State, southern Nigeria after having a dinner suspected to have been poisoned.
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I Have No Regret Kidnapping APC Chairman’s Son – Suspect

A female kidnap suspect, Fatima Muhammed, says she has no regrets kidnapping the four-year-old son of Bukar Dalori, the Borno Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria's ruling party.

Court Convicts 53 For Building Without Permit, Other Offences

The Lagos State Special Offences Court at Gbolade, Oshodi, has convicted 53 persons who contravened the building regulations in the state. The 53 persons were convicted...

Your SAN Rank Can Be Withdrawn, CJN Warns Lawyers

The Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Walter Onnoghen has warned the 30 newly-appointed Senior Advocates of Nigeria that the rank could be withdrawn from them if they abuse it.

POLITICS

Osun Election: Fayemi Reveals What He Discussed With Omisore

Ekiti State Governor-elect Dr Kayode Fayemi says he visited Senator Iyiola Omisore, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in last Saturday's governorship in Osun, in order to show his concern and care for his welfare.

My Re-election Will End ‘Godfatherism’ In Adamawa – Gov. Bindow

Governor Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa, says his re-election would end “the politics of godfatherism in the state”.

Edo APC Nullifies Expulsion Of House Of Reps Deputy Chief Whip

The Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has nullified the expulsion of the Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Pally Iriase.

Why I Want My Son-In-Law To Govern Kano – Kwankwaso

Former Kano state governor Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso says he wants son-in-law, Abba Yusuf (pictured left) to succeed Abdullahi Ganduje, the incumbent governor because Yusuf performed well when he served as a commissioner under him.

Governor Shettima Dissolves Cabinet

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State on Tuesday dissolved the state executive council.

Why An Electoral Official Tore Result Sheet In Osun – INEC

The resident electoral commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun state, Segun Agbaje, has clarified the controversy surrounding the election result of Ayedaade local government area in the governorship election.

APC NWC Supports Governors, Approves Different Primaries For States

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the types of primaries approved for its various state chapters.

Kwankwaso Sneaks Into Kano To Canvas Support For Son-in-law

Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso sneaked into the state to appeal to his supporters to vote for his son-in-law as next governor of the state.
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#OsunDecides2018: Adeleke Appeals To Electorates For Vote (Video)

The candidate of the PDP in the Osun governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has told electorates not to be afraid to vote for him on Thursday.

APC Cautions Secondus On Conduct, Utterances

The National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus has been warned by the APC against conduct and utterances capable of bringing his person into disrepute.

PDP Split Over Venue For Presidential Primaries

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is divided on a venue for its party’s presidential primaries scheduled for October 6, 2018.

SPORTS

Isco Diagnosed With Acute Appendicitis

Real Madrid forward Isco has been diagnosed with acute appendicitis and is set to have an operation, the club have announced.

Chelsea Owner Abramovich Denies Swiss Residency Issues

Roman Abramovich has rejected claims that his Swiss residency application was rejected because he posed a risk to public security and reputational risk.

FA Charges Benitez For Referee Comments

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has been charged by the FA for his comments about referee Andre Marriner before the match against Crystal Palace.

Pogba Will Not Captain Man Utd Again – Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has told Paul Pogba he will not captain the club again because of concerns about the midfielder's attitude.

D’Tigress Defeat Argentina, Qualify For Quarter Final

D'Tigress have qualified for the quarter-final of the ongoing FIBA Women’s Basketball W/Cup in Spain after they defeated their counterparts from Argentina.

Manchester United Set Revenue Record

Manchester United have earned more money from TV rights to see their revenue hit a record high £590m in the year to the end of June. The...

Fifa To Limit Number Of Players Clubs Send On Loan

Fifa has approved a limit on player loans, but yet to agree a number, just as the world football governing body is also set to reintroduce licences for player agents.

Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa Wins Player Of The Week Award

Nigerian forward Ahmed Musa has been named the best player in the third round of the Saudi Professional League.
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Sanchez May Face Man Utd Exit, Says Ian Wright

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has said that Alexis Sanchez might be sold by Manchester United at the end of the season if his form does not improve.

Stoke Striker Fathers Hat-trick Of Children In Six Weeks

Stoke City striker Saido Berahino is involved in a legal battle over claims he has fathered three children in less than two months, The Sun reports.

Anthony Joshua Reveals Illness Before Povetkin Fight

Anthony Joshua has said that he felt like a gust of wind would knock him down ahead of his successful world heavyweight title defence last Saturday.

Entertainment

Actor Will Smith Bungee Jumps Off Helicopter To Mark 50th Birthday (Video)

American actor Will Smith successfully bungee jumped from a helicopter over the Grand Canyon to celebrate his 50th birthday.

Femi Kuti Wows Audience At Sheraton Hotel

Music lovers experience an evening of Jazz music with Femi Kuti enthralling the audience with a live performance of his seventh studio album.

Judge Calls Bill Cosby ‘Sexually Violent Predator’

US TV personally Bill Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison as a Pennsylvania judge has ruled the comic is a sexually violent predator.

Deekay Teams With Davido, Peruzzi In New Single

Davido Music Worldwide Ghanaian singer Deekay comes through with his latest track “Hangover” featuring DMW boss Davido and Peruzzi.

Stop Comparing Me To Any Producer, Samklef Warns

Nigerian music producer, Samklef has taken to Twitter to give out a serious warning to those who compare him with his fellow producers.

‘Know Thyself No Be Curse’ – Kate Henshaw Inspires Fans

Nollywood star and fitness coach Kate Henshaw has called on her followers to be confidently unapologetic about who they are.

Peruzzi Appreciates Davido For His Musical Success

Artist of the Davido Music Worldwide, Peruzzi has taken to his twitter to appreciate his boss, Davido for setting his part right in the music industry.

Online Media Boss Begs Wizkid After Podcast Caused A Storm

Head of Editorial and Editor-In-Chief of Pulse.africa, Osagie Alonge has apologised to Starboy boss, Wizkid, over his last podcast.
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Ireti Doyle Commends Davido’s Political Passion, Encourages Masses

Nollywood actress, Ireti Doyle has commended Davido for his active participation in the Osun State governorship election.

Again, Wizkid Attacked By Baby Mama

Wizkid’s baby mama Shola Ogudu has once again attacked the Starboy boss through her comment on a post by DMW Boss Davido.

Kanye West, Nick Cannon Settle Differences Over Kim Kardashian

American rap stars Kanye West and Nick Cannon have reportedly settled their grievance over Kim Kardashian's misunderstanding.

BUSINESS

Nigeria’s Exit From Recession Under Threat – CBN

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has warned that weak economic fundamentals currently being shown by the Nigerian economy are putting the country’s exit from recession under threat.

CBN Retains MPR At 14%, Wants Faster Budget Implementation

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Monetary Policy Committee has left the Monetary Policy Rate at 14 percent after a meeting on Tuesday. 

Use Loans For Capital Projects, Ex-CBN Director Urges FG

The federal government should use borrowed funds to build capital projects, an ex-Director, Budgetary Department, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Titus Okunronmu has advised.

Michael Kors Buys Italian Outfit Versace

Global fashion outfit Michael Kors has said it has agreed to buy over Italian luxury giant Versace for 1.83 billion euros ($2.1 billion).

Peter Obi Reacts To Suspension Of Nigeria Air Project

The suspension of the Nigeria Air project is a dent on the country's image and may scare investors away, a former Anambra Governor Peter Obi has said.

FG To Sell 10 State-owned Coys To Fund 2018 Budget

The federal government is finalizing plans for the sale of 10 state-owned companies in the fourth quarter of the year to fund the 2018 budget.

Issuance Of 2nd Tranche Of Sukuk Bond Starts October

The second tranche of the N100bn Sukuk Islamic bond would be advertised from October 2018, a year after the first tranche was issued. 

Rising African Debt Levels Alarming, Says Okonjo-Iweala

Former Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has raised the alarm over rising debt levels by African countries, especially those indebted to China.
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FG To Punish MDAs Over Non-patronage Of ‘Made In Nigeria’ Goods

The federal government has said it would punish any Ministry, Department or Agency of government that discredit patronage of Made in Nigeria goods.

Abuja Metro Line Starts Commercial Train Operations

The Abuja Rail Mass Transit commenced commercial rail services on the Airport-Idu-Central Area metro line on Monday.

Global Oil Price Hits Four-Year High At $80 Per Barrel

Global crude oil prices have gotten to $80 per barrel, reaching a four-year high on Monday with indications showing that it might hit $100 by next year.

WORLD

Macron Rejects Trump’s Call To Isolate Iran

French President Emmanuel Macron says Iran should be allowed to keep selling oil and urged dialogue as he rejected a United States push to isolate the Tehran regime.

Nigeria, Other Opec Nations ‘Ripping Off’ World – US

Nigeria and other members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Nations (OPEC) are ripping off the rest of the world, US President Donald Trump has said.

Only ‘Friends’ Will Get US Foreign Aids, Trump Says

President Donald Trump has said the US will only be interested in giving foreign aides to nations who "respect us and frankly our — our friends."

Trump Says US Stronger, Safer, Richer

United States President Donald Trump has told the United Nations General Assembly that he has done more since assuming office than almost any previous US president.

Trump Says No Plans To Meet Iran’s Rouhani

US President Donald Trump says he has no plans to meet with Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani at the United Nations "despite requests" to do so.

Swedish Prime Minister Ousted By Parliarment

The Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Lofven is being forced to stand down after losing the support of parliament.

US Supreme Court Nominee Vows Not Be Intimidated

President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday said he would not withdraw from consideration for the high court.

UN Unveils Nelson Mandela Statue In New York

A statue of the anti-apartheid South African hero Nelson Mandela has been unveiled at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
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Court Remands Angola Ex-President’s Son For $1.5bn Fraud

The son of Angola’s ex-president Jose Eduardo dos Santos was remanded in custody in a $1.5-billion corruption case, a state prosecutor said on Monday.

EU Issues Britain Two Months To Pay €2.7bn China Customs Fraud

Britain has been mandated by the European Union to recover 2.7 billion euros ($3.3 billion) in lost customs duties in two months. 

Tanzania Buries Ferry Disaster Dead As Toll Hits 224

Tanzania was in mourning on Sunday as the first dozen bodies were buried from a devastating ferry capsize on Lake Victoria that left people 224 dead.

TECH

Snapchat Ties Up With Amazon For Point-And-Buy

Snapchat said on Monday it is testing a new way to search for products on Amazon.com through its Snapchat app’s camera, allowing users to shop directly using the messaging app.

Instagram Departures Hit Facebook Shares

Shares of Facebook Inc fell more than 2 percent in early trading on Tuesday after the two founders of photo-sharing app Instagram left the social networking giant under unexplained circumstances.

Nigeria’s Internet Users Hit 104.6m In August – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has said that Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to 104.6 million in August.

WhatsApp Engages Grievance Officer To Fight Deadly Fake News

WhatsApp has appointed to fill a new role of grievance officer it created to fight the spread of fake news in India through the messaging app.

Former Employee Sues Facebook For Neglecting Safety Standard

Selena Scola has lodged a suit against Facebook, claiming "constant and unmitigated exposure to highly toxic and extremely disturbing images" had left her with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Google Search Gets New Features On Its 20th Anniversary

Google is updating Google Search with some new features in celebration of the search engine's 20 years arrival on the web.

Instagram Co-founders Resign Six Years After Facebook Takeover

Co-founders of photo-sharing platform Instagram bought by Facebook six years ago for a billion dollars, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have quit the company.

Global Spending On Digital Marketing Nears $100 Billion

Spending on digital marketing grew by 44 per cent last year in the United States and Britain to 52 billion dollars, a study has found.
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Uber, Grab Fined In Singapore $9.5m Over Merger

Ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber have been fined $9.5 million in Singapore on Monday for breaking competition rules when they merged.

Women Harassed After Seeking Sperm Donors Online

Women using unregulated websites to find a sperm donor have been harassed and sent photos of miscarriages, a BBC report has found.

Twitter Alerts Users About Exposed Direct Messages

Twitter has alerted an undisclosed number of users their private messages may have been leaked to third-parties for more than a year.

HEALTH

Cholera Outbreak: Death Toll Hits 45

World Health Organization said Zimbabwe has recorded the death of at least 45 people due to the outbreak of cholera in the past three weeks.

Excessive Intake Of Coffee Can Cause Infertility – Varsity Don

A Professor of Physiology, University of Ibadan, Yinusa Raji, has warned people to desist from taking excessive coffee saying it may affect their reproductive organs and their offsprings later in life.

Scientists Successfully Grow Human Esophagus Inside Laboratory

Scientists working to bio-engineer the entire human gastrointestinal system in a laboratory has reportedly successfully used pluripotent stem cells to grow human esophageal organoids in the lab.

Douching Can’t Prevent HPV, Cervical Cancer – Expert

A medical officer with Mass Medical Mission Dr Kin Egwuchim has advised women to stop washing their private part with unhealthy chemicals as preventive measures for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

1.1 Million Nigerians Treating HIV – NACA DG

About 1.1 million people are on treatment for HIV in Nigeria, according to the Director General of the National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS (NACA), Dr. Sani Aliyu.

Zika Virus Could Be Cure For Brain Cancer – Research

A recent medical report on Friday said the devastating Zika virus could be used in the fight against brain cancer.

Cholera Claims 61 Lives, 50 Others Hospitalised In Yobe

The Yobe State Government on Friday confirmed 906 fresh cases of cholera with 61 deaths and 50 others still on admission in hospitals across the state.

Russia Successfully Develops New Powdered Ebola Vaccine

Russian healthcare ministry has developed a new dry powder vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus disease, Health Minister, Veronika Skvortsova announced on Thursday.
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WHO Says 1.3bn People At Risk Of Tuberculosis

A quarter of the world’s population has tuberculosis infection or some 1.3 billion people, are at risk of developing TB during their lifetime, says World Health Organization (WHO).

LASUTH Set To Create Centre For Cleft Palate, Lipping Patients

LASUTH, Ikeja, said it would soon inaugurate a cleft lip and palate centre to properly care for patients with such conditions.

Prostate Cancer, An Epidemic-in-waiting – Don

Urologist at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Prof. Sulyman Kuranga, has described prostate cancer as an “epidemic in waiting” in Africa.

OPINION

2019: Let Others Simply Run Away By Femi Adesina

Now that President Muhammadu Buhari has indicated his intention to run, dwarfs trying to wear a giant's shoes should simply run away.

Ambode’s Naivety And Tinubu’s Pound Of Flesh

Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, had endorsed one Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the next governor of Lagos State must have thrown the camp of Ambode into utter chaos

Sowore’s Presidential ‘Vote-less’ Path To Political Abortion (1)

When Sowore was rude to the Ooni of Ife, he was strategically ignorant of the fact that he was not only rude to the Ooni (the Centre of influence) but to 40 million Yorùbá within, the sphere of influence of the traditional ruler!

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.