Tompolo Clarifies Rumours About Him Joining APC

Former militant leader Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo has reiterated that he is not a politician and does not belong to any political party. 
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Buhari Cancels FEC Meeting Over 2018 Budget Signing

The Federal Executive Council meeting for Wednesday, 20, June, 2018, will not hold due to the signing of the 2018 Appropriation Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari, reports say.

Nwabueze Says June 12 Democracy Day Illegal

Constitutional lawyer Professor Ben Nwabueze (SAN) says President Muhammadu Buhari lacks the constitutional power to verbally cancel May 29 as Democracy Day.

PDP Wins All 23 Chairmanship Seats In Rivers State Local Government Election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won all the 23 chairmanship positions contested on Saturday in the Rivers State Local Government election.

MASSOB Leader Uwazuruike Bags Jail Term

An Owerri High Court has sentenced the founder of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Ralph Uwazuruike, to one month in prison for disobeying the order of the court to appear in a case in which he is a plaintiff.

Fani Kayode Reacts To Sentencing Of Christians For Killing Herdsman

Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned an order by a court in Adamawa sentencing five Christians to death by hanging for killing Fulani herdsman.

7 Frequent Questions About Cialis Generic You Should Know

Initially introduced in the market in 2003, Cialis, also known as Tadalafil, is the third phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor (PDE5I) that is capable of treating erectile dysfunction (ED). It is unfortunate that all that the market knows about Cialis is that it is an alternative drug to Viagra.

Implications Of Oshiomhole Winning APC Chairmanship Race

If the former governor of Edo state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole contests the June 23 chairmanship race of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), just one thing will happen, explains columnist Muhammad Ajah.

Tonto Dikeh, Ex-husband Claim To Be Father Of Their Son

Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh and her ex-husband, Olakunle Churchill, on Sunday said they were both fathers of their son, Andre Omodayo.
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NEWS

Taking EFCC, Oshiomhole To Court Over Corruption Not Political – Cleric

Osadolor Anthony Ochie has said his decision to dragged former Edo Governor Adams Oshiomhole to court over an alleged corruption was not based on politics.

NAF Bombs Bandits’ Hideouts In Zamfara

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Monday commenced aerial bombardments of bandits’ hideouts in Zamfara State.

Lagos Police Commissioner Redeploys Anti-Cultism Squad Officers

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, has redeployed the officer and men in charge of the Anti-Cultism Squad over alleged unprofessional conducts.

Ex-VP Atiku Not Going To United States – Aide

Paul Ibe, the spokesperson of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has dismissed reports that his principal will be in the United States later this month.

1500 Nigerian Migrants In Italian Prisons – Envoy

At least 1500 Nigerians are serving jail terms for various offences in Italy, Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, Stefanou Pontesilli, has revealed.

Saraki To Lead Senate Delegation To Russia Tuesday

Senate President Bukola Saraki will on Tuesday lead a Senate delegation to Russia on a three-day visit.

Lagos Workers To Get Gratuity Three Months After Retirement

The Lagos state government on Monday said that retirees will be paid their gratuities within three months after retirement under the new regime.

Olubadan Bans Chiefs’ Masquerade Dance

The Olubadan of Ibadan has cancelled masquerade dance for any Ibadan high chief this year.
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FG To Shut Land Border To Curb Rice Smuggling

The federal government says it will shut down the land border between Nigeria and neighbouring countries in a few days time to avoid smuggling of foreign rice into the country.

I Left Nigeria Wealthy, Now A Pauper – Libya Returnee

A Libya returnee, identified as Osama, has lamented how he turned to a pauper after embarking on the journey even when he was wealthy before leaving Nigeria. 

NEMA Insists No Justification For Staff Strike

The management of NEMA has insisted that there is no justification for the current strike action embarked on by the staff as most of  their demands have currently being addressed.

POLITICS

Adeyeye Says Fayose Responsible For Latest Ekiti Violence

Chieftain of the APC Dayo Adeyeye has stated that Gov Ayodele Fayose should be held responsible for the latest violence in the state ahead of the July 14 governorship polls.

Be Ready To Accept Defeat In Good Faith, Atiku Urges Ekiti APC

Former Vice-President and 2019 presidential hopeful Atiku Abubakar has urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti to accept defeat in good faith if it loses the July 14 governorship election.

Atiku Lauds PDP For Sweeping Rivers LG Polls

Former Vice President​ Atiku Abubakar lauded the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for sweeping the council elections in Rivers State.

US-Based Princess To Run For Nigeria’s Presidency In 2019

President of the Association of African Media Practitioners in the United States, Princess Oyenike Oyedele Roberts, has declared for the presidency of Nigeria.

Shehu Sani Boasts nPDP Will Soon Leave APC For Good

Senator Shehu Sani (APC-Kaduna Central) has said members of the new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) will quit the All Progressives Congress (APC) if the identified challenges were not resolved.

PDP Denies Demanding N12m From Presidential Aspirants

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday said it did not demand N12million for presidential aspirants to pick up nomination forms.

INEC Registering Foreigners For 2019 – Southern, Middle-belt Leaders

The Independent National Electoral Commission is registering foreigners for the 2019 elections, the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders' Forum has claimed.

Moghalu Promises To Reposition Nigeria’s Economy

Presidential aspirant under the banner of Young Progressive Party, (YPP), Kingsley Moghalu has vowed to reposition Nigeria’s economy and fight social vices
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Nwodo Declares Ugwuanyi Best Performing Gov In Nigeria

Former National Chairman of the PDP Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo has described Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as “the best performing Governor in Nigeria”.

Osun Gov Aspirant Denies Working For Tinubu

A PDP aspirant for the September governorship election in Osun State, Akin Ogunbiyi, has denied having any link to Pres. Muhammadu Buhari or the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu.

APC NWC Meets Tuesday To Ratify Delegates List For Convention

The John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee of the APC will on Tuesday meet to take a final decision on the list of delegates and candidates for the June 23 national convention.

SPORTS

Mexico Face Fifa Action Over ‘Homophobic’ Chants

Fifa said Monday it had opened disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after supporters allegedly shouted a homophobic slur during the World Cup match against Germany.

Mikel Obi’s Russian Wife Backs Super Eagles After Croatia Defeat

The wife of Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has backed the Super Eagles after it's 2-0 defeat to Croatia in their opening game of the FIFA World Cup.

Blatter To Attend World Cup, Meet Putin Despite Fifa Ban

Embattled former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter will defy a ban to attend two World Cup matches and also meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, his spokesman said Monday.

Foreign Coaches Bad For African Teams – Senegal Coach

African teams need more local coaches to develop talents and challenge for the World Cup, says Senegal coach Aliou Cisse. 

Lukaku Claims Some Belgians Want Him To Fail

Belgium and Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku has claimed that "some people in my own country want to see me fail."

VAR Penalty Gives Sweden Win Over South Korea

A VAR-awarded penalty gave Sweden a narrow but deserved victory in their opening Group F match against a poor South Korea side in Nizhny Novgorod on Monday.

How Nigeria Will Qualify From W/Cup Group – Rohr

Super Eagles Head Coach Gernot Rohr has said his team must beat Iceland in their next game at the 2018 World Cup if they stand a chance of making it to the next phase.

Fashanu Says Eagles Need More Experienced Players

Former executive committee member of the Nigeria Football Federation John Fashanu says the present Super Eagles squad lacks balance.
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‘Mystic Meerkats’ Predict Winner Of England, Tunisia Clash

The “Mystic Meerkats” have predicted that England will win their Group G 2018 World Cup opener against Tunisia on Monday. 

FG Increases Super Eagles’ Win Bonus

The federal government has increased the win bonus of the Super Eagles by $5,000, to motivate them to win their remaining Group D matches at the World Cup in Russia.

Why Germany Lost To Mexico – Low

Germany Head Coach Joachim Low has said a poor first half showing was responsible for his side's 1-0 loss to South Americans Mexico at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. 

Entertainment

Men Have Tendency To Cheat – Toyin Lawani

Nigerian fashion influencer Toyin Lawani has claimed that men have a tendency to cheat in relationships because of their polygamous nature.

‘Incredibles 2’ Makes Heroic North America Box Office Debut

Animated superhero movie, Incredibles 2, reigned supreme at the North American box office, raking in a record $180 million in its debut on Sunday.

Gov. Ajimobi, Wife Meet 5-Year-Old Taju

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state and his wife, Florence, met five-year-old Taju at the state house in Ibadan, the state capital.

Meghan’s Father Says She Cried About Him Missing Wedding

The Duchess of Sussex's father, Thomas Markle, says Meghan cried when he told her he would not be able to attend her wedding to Prince Harry.

Wizkid, Davido Not My Competition – AY.com

Singer AY.com has stated that popular Nigerian musicians Wizkid and Davido are no match for him in the music industry.

Faze Reveals He Tried To Settle 2face, Blackface Conflict

Singer Faze has disclosed that he tried on several occasion to settle the rift between former members of Plantashun Boiz, 2face Idibia and Blackface.

Sean Tizzle Denies Going On Break

Nigeria singer Sean Tizzle has debunked rumours that he has taken a break away from thrilling his fans. 

Doctors Declared Ras Kimono Fit – Manager

Daddy Faizer, manager of late Reggae musician, Ras Kimono, has revealed that the singer underwent a medical test three weeks ago and was certified fit by doctors.
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Jay-Z, Beyonce Drop ‘Everything Is Love’

American superstars Jay-Z and Beyonce on Saturday released a new album titled, "Everything is Love."

Kim Kardashian Celebrates Daughter’s Birthday In Style

Reality Tv star Kim Kardashian on Friday celebrated her daughter North West’s 5th birthday in style by penning a lovely message to her daughter.

Half Of Me Died With Ras Kimono – Orits Wiliki

One of Nigeria's foremost reggae singers Orits Wiliki has said that half of him died with his best friend and fellow reggae artiste Ras Kimono, who passed on last Sunday.

Popular

Bishop Reveals Winner Of 2019 Presidential Election

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar will emerge as the country's leader during the 2019 election, says Presiding Bishop of Divine Seed of God Chapel Ministries, Prophet Wale Olagunju.

Rohr Replies Okocha Over Formation In Croatia Clash

Super Eagles Head Coach Gernot Rohr has said the team's formation against Croatia was the best to deploy as they only conceded from set pieces.

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Sunday, June 17th

Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Sunday June 17th.

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Monday, June 18th

Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Monday June 18th.

BUSINESS

Lagos Screens Waste Collectors, Distributes Waste Bags

Lagos State Government has screened 140 private sector waste managers billed to join the state's PSP operators. 

Nationwide Darkness Looms As 8 Power Stations Shut Down

Nigeria's power generation has dropped by 1,087.6 megawatts with eight power stations closing down their operations on Friday and Saturday. 

NSIA Resuscitate 11 Fertilizer Plants

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) has invested $100m (N36bn) in fertilizer plants under the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative.

BDCs Seek Yuan Disbursements, Seek To Deepen Naira-Yuan Swap Deal

The Association of Bureau De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) on Saturday urged the CBN to approve the Renminbi (Yuan) disbursements to its members, to deepen the China-Nigeria Swap deal.

Nigeria, Firm Sign Pact For 10,000 Tractors

The Federal Government has signed an agreement with a tractor manufacturing company to give 10,000 tractors to rural farmers in the country.

Airlines Made N505bn Via Ticket Sales In 2017 – NCAA

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has said that the country's domestic carriers and international airlines operating into the country made a combined ticket sales of N505.2bn in 2017.

$16bn Egina Project: Senate Commences Audit

The Senate has directed the suspension of further variations on the Total Upstream Nigeria Limited 16.3 Billion dollar Egina Deep Sea Oil Project.

Nigeria’s Inflation Falls To 11.61% In May

Nigeria's Consumer Price Index (CPI) for May decreased to 11.61 per cent (year-on-year) from 13.34 per cent recorded in April, says the National Bureau of Statistics. 
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CBN Injects $210m Into Forex

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday injected 210 million dollars to meet customers’ requests in various segments of the foreign exchange market.

Petroleum Marketers Assure Of Product Availability During Eid-el-Fitr

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has assured of enough supply of petroleum products in the Southwest during the Eid-el-Fitr holiday.

Dangote Named First African Ambassador For Responsible Tourism

United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO's) has named Aliko Dangote the first African Ambassador for responsible tourism.

WORLD

Trump Says US ‘Will Not Be Migrant Camp’

US President Donald Trump has vowed never to allow his country become a "migrant camp" as he faced increasing pressure to stop families being separated.

South Korea Says North Sanctions May Be Eased Before Denuclearisation

South Korea said on Monday that sanctions against North Korea could be eased once it takes “substantive steps towards denuclearisation”.

Papua New Guinea Declares 9-month State Of Emergency

The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter O'Neill, has declared a nine-month state of emergency in the country's rugged Southern Highlands province in response to several days of riots.

Taliban Refuses To Extend Afghanistan Ceasefire, Kills 18 In Attack

The Taliban refused to extend their ceasefire beyond Sunday night, dampening hopes for peace after jubilant scenes over the Eid holidays in Afghanistan.

Three Dead As Earthquake Hits Japan’s Osaka

A powerful quake rocked Japan’s second city of Osaka on Monday, killing three people including a nine-year-old girl and injuring scores of others, according to an official tally.

Man Kills Himself Testing Stab-Proof Shirt

A 22 year-old man in the United Kingdom fatally stabbed himself in the chest testing a supposedly stab-proof vest he was wearing.

Melania Calls For End To Trump’s Separation Policy

US First Lady Melania Trump has called for an end to the policy of separating parents and children illegally entering the country from Mexico.

Democrats, Activists Rally Against Trump’s Family Separation Policy

Protesters trooped outside an immigration detention facility in New Jersey on Sunday for a Father’s Day demonstration against the Trump administration’s practice of separating children from their parents.
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Greece, Macedonia Sign Landmark Name Pact

Greece and Macedonia on Sunday penned a historic accord to rename the former Yugoslav republic the “Republic of North Macedonia.”

Trump Threatened To Send 25m Mexicans To Japan

US Donald Trump told Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe he could ship 25 million Mexicans to his country and make him lose an election.

20 Killed In Afghan Suicide Attack

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd of Afghan Taliban, security forces, and civilians celebrating an unprecedented ceasefire in the war-torn country on Saturday, killing at least 20 people, officials said.

HEALTH

NAFDAC Proposes Stiffer Penalty For Drug Counterfeiters

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has proposed stiffer penalty for drug counterfeiters in the country to serve as deterrent to others.

NAFDAC Urges FG To Establish Institute For Herbal Medicine

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Sunday called on the Federal Government to establish a national institute for the promotion of herbal medicine in Nigeria.

Deaths Caused By Heart Diseases Double In Men After 40 – Cardiologist

Prof. Janet Ajuluchukwu, College of Medicine, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba says men have more heart problems than women with death rates doubling after age 40.

Unsafe Blood Transfusion Responsible For 18% HIV Infections

Temie Giwa-Tubosun, a former Fellow of the World Health Organisation, says 18 per cent of HIV infections in Nigeria resulted from unsafe blood transfusion. Giwa-Tubosun...

FG Urges Nigerians To Donate Blood

Minister of Health Isaac Adewole has called on Nigerians to donate blood three to four times yearly so as to meet the country's blood demands. 

Inhaling Smoke Can Cause Dementia – Study

Inhaling smoke from the indoor wood fires may not only cause asthma and increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, but can also enhance the risk of the onset of dementia, Swedish researchers said.

JOHESU Begs FG For Payment Of Two Months Salary

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has appealed to the federal government to pay its members April and May salary in line with their agreement to suspend their strike.

Breast Milk Reduces Risk Of Infant’s Allergy – Study

The unique composition of sugars in a mother’s breast milk may prevent food allergies in her infant, according to a study published in the latest issue of Allergy.
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Improve Healthcare At Grassroots, Medical Experts Task Govts

Government at all levels in Nigeria have been urged by medical experts to ensure people at the grassroots get easy access to cheaper healthcare...

Ebola Outbreak In DR Congo Could End Soon – WHO

The director general of the World Health Organisation said Sunday he believed a swift end could be put to the outbreak of Ebola in northwestern DR Congo.

Researchers Develop Prediction Model For Cardiovascular Disease

Chinese researchers have created a model for cardiovascular disease risk prediction among citizens, which will help improve the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease.

TECH

Google To Invest $550m In Chinese Firm

Google will invest more than half a billion dollars in China’s second-largest e-commerce company JD.com as part of a move to expand retail services around the world, the companies said Monday.

Sprint, T-Mobile Plan To File Deal Application To FCC On Monday

Wireless companies Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc have informed the Federal Communications Commission that they will formally file an application asking for approval to merge on Monday.

Kaspersky Halts European Cybercrime Work

Computer security firm Kaspersky Lab has halted all cyber-crime collaboration with European agencies and organisations.

Senate Orders Immediate Deportation Of Samsung MD

Senate has ordered the Nigeria Immigration Service ( NIS), to deport Young Ho Jo, the Managing Director of Samsung back to South Korea for allegedly coming into the country without proper documentation.

Facebook Predicts Biggest Stadium In Russia 2018 WC To Be Mobile, Social

The biggest football stadium in the world will be mobile and social this June, Facebook Inc. said on Friday.

Smart Lock Can Be Hacked ‘In Seconds’

A hi-tech padlock secured with a fingerprint can be opened by anyone with a smartphone, security researchers have found.

How To Watch 2018 World Cup Live Online And Offline Anywhere In The World

Fifa World Cup 2018 is the biggest football tournament in the world right now and is about to kick-start in Russia Thursday evening.

UN Official Tasks States On Smart Cities

Prof. Mustapha Zubairu, the Project Manager, United Nations Habitat for a Better Urban Future on Wednesday urged state governments to work intensely toward developing smart cities.
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Fewer People Using Facebook For News, Study Suggests

Fewer people are using Facebook to discover and discuss news, as messaging apps such as WhatsApp gain in popularity, a study has suggested.

Google’s First African AI Research Centre To Open In Ghana

Google has announced it is to open its first African artificial intelligence research centre in Ghana later this year.

Apple Steps Up Encrytion To Thwart Police Cracking Of iPhones

Apple said Wednesday it was strengthening encryption on its iPhones to thwart police efforts to unlock handsets without legitimate authorization.

OPINION

Three Things Learned From Champions League Final

Real Madrid have created another record in the Champions League by winning the European cup for the 13th time, with Gareth Bale scoring a breathtaking overhead kick in a 3-1 dramatic win over Liverpool.

Benue Killings: Manifestations Of Great Anger Against Nigerian Churches, Men Of God

Colmnist Nneka Okumazie beams her searchlight on Benue Killings and how Nigerian churches and men of God have become target of gospel haters.

Who Will Save Some Nigerians From Intellectual Laziness? By Femi Adesina

Presidential media aide Femi Adesina laments intellectual laziness among a cross section of Nigerians who often misinterprets President Buhari's statements.

2019: Buhari And The Church

Columnist Mohammed Ajah x-rays how Buhari's relationship with the church will impact on the president's 2019 re-election bid.