Shi’ites Shut Down Parts Of Abuja In Remembrance Of El-Zakzaky (Photos)

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN (Shiites) marched on the streets of Abuja on Tuesday to commemorate the birthday of Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, their leader
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Speakership: Why Gbaja Should Step Down For Me – Onyejeocha

A lawmaker from Abia state Nkeiruka Onyejeocha has asked the majority leader of Nigeria's House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to step down for her in the race for speakership.

PMB In Lagos: Full List Of Roads To Be Closed

The Lagos State Government has released a list of roads to be closed as President Muhammadu Buhari visits on Wednesday. 

National Assembly Leadership: Saraki Advises Tinubu

Senate President Bukola Saraki has taken to his Twitter handle to ask Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to allow members to elect their leaders.

President Buhari To Visit Lagos On Wednesday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Wednesday pay a working visit to Lagos, a statement from the state government has revealed.
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N-Power News: Beneficiaries Undergoing Headcount & Reverification

Beneficiaries of the Federal Government's social intervention programme, N-Power, are currently undergoing headcount and verification nationwide

Latest Biafra News Roundup Today Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

In the last few days, some interesting stories about the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been on the front burner, and today, Concise News has gathered them together for your reading here.

Why Apostle Johnson Suleman Bought Private Jet – Omega Fire Ministries (Photos)

Omega Fire Ministries' branch in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has said its founder, Apostle Johnson Suleman, bought a private jet for the "propagation of the gospel."

Nigeria Customs Recruitment 2019: Documents You Must Submit; Print Out

The 2019 recruitment into the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has started and this post details the documents you should submit and print out. 

MOST READ

Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Good morning Nigeria and the rest of the world. Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019.

Why JAMB Is Probing Candidates’ Credentials From 2009-2019

Past Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) candidates across the country could be affected as the board launches a probe into the credentials of applicants dating back to ten years ago in 2009

UTME 2019: Latest JAMB News Roundup For Today, Tues. April 23rd

Good day Nigeria and the rest of the world. Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top JAMB news headlines for today, Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019.

2019 UTME: JAMB Speaks On How Candidates Can Check Results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says candidates can check their Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results on their mobile phones and should not “allow any Computer-Based Test centre to exploit them.”

UTME 2019: Latest JAMB News Roundup For Today, April 22nd, 2019

Good morning Nigeria and the rest of the world. Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top JAMB news headlines for today, Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Requirements, How To Apply For Nigeria Customs Service Recruitment 2019

The Nigeria Customs Service Recruitment for 2019 has started with the portal opened for application, Concise News reports. 

Fact Check: N-Power Beneficiaries’ Stipends Increased?

Since President Muhammadu Buhari signed the N30,000 minimum wage bill into law on Thursday, N-Power beneficiaries have been fed with news of their monthly stipend increased from N30, 000 to N50, 000

UTME 2019: JAMB Reveals When Results Will Be Released

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results 'are all ready.'
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NEWS

JAMB Latest News: Board Speaks On Ex-Official Investigated For N100m Fraud

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that a former official who is being probed over an alleged diversion of N100m owned by the Board did not serve under the present leadership

Kajuru Attack: What We Would Do – FG

The Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed has said the federal government will fish out killers of a Briton Faaye Mooney and a Nigerian in the Kajuru Castle Resort in Kaduna State.

Private Jet: Daddy Freeze Questions Apostle Suleman

Popular On-Air-Personality, Daddy Freeze has summoned the Senior pastor of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman for questioning.

Why I Want Bello To Lead Kogi State For Second Time – Senator-Elect

Senator-elect of Kogi East Senatorial Jibrin Isah has identified Governor Yahaya Bello's economic plans as one of the reasons he should be re-elected, Concise New reports. 

Troops Foil Communal Clash In Benue State

The troops of 72 Special Forces (SF) Battalion Makurdi have halted a clash between two Tiv clans – Shitile and Ikyora in Benue State, Concise News reports.

How PDP Chieftain Collapsed, Died In Kogi State

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State Kizito Amen has collapsed and died on Palm Sunday, Concise News understands. 

Herdsmen Raping, Killing Our Wives, Anambra Residents Protest

The youths from Anambra West Local Government Area of Anambra State on Monday protested against the alleged raping of women in the area by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

Man Finds Penis In His Food (Photos)

An unidentified man has cried out to the public after he found what looks like a human penis in the food he bought from a food vendor.
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Reno Omokri Reveals What Jonathan Told Him About Buhari

A former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan and staunch critic of the APC led administration, Reno Omokri, has revealed that his former boss called him and appealed to him to show more respect and kindness to President Muhammadu Buhari.

How Igbo People Originated From Ile-Ife – Ooni Of Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has restated that the people of Igbo decent hail from Ile-Ife in Osun state, Concise News understands.

Benue: Why I Suspended My Annual Leave – Ortom Opens Up

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue has aborted his annual leave to address the rise of killings in the state, Concise News understands. 

POLITICS

Osun Guber Dispute: PDP Rejects Justice Oyewole As Member Of Appeals Panel

The inclusion of Justice J.O.K Oyewole as member of the Osun State governorship election appeal panel has been rejected by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Dogara Issues Serious Warning To Tinubu Over Budget-padding Allegation

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has warned the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, to mind his language in a reply to the latter’s allegation that the National Assembly has been padding the national budget for four years.

Election Results: How Presiding Officers Vindicated Us – PDP

The admission by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) presiding officers that they transmitted the result of the presidential election to the commission's server, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says, has vindicated them. 

Okorocha Identifies Imo’s ‘Worst Governor Ever’

The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has described one of his predecessors in office Achike Udenwa as the worst governor to ever govern the state.

Okorocha: Another Judge Withdraws From Certificate Of Return Suit

Justice Okon Abang has withdrawn from a suit filed by the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, seeking an order compelling the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue him a certificate of return as the senator-elect for Imo West.

Saraki Replies Tinubu Over Budget-padding Allegation

The Senate President has responded to the allegation by the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, that the National Assembly had padded the national budget for four years, challenging him to provide proof.

Osun Guber: Appeal Court Fixes Date For Hearing

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has fixed hearing for April 24 in the appeals filed by the Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) contesting the March 22, 2019 judgement by the Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal.

Atiku vs Buhari: We Transmitted Election Results To INEC Server, Say Presiding Officers 

Some presiding officers in Borno and Yobe states have said that they transmitted results of the February 23 presidential election to the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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Tinubu Explains Position On National Assembly Leadership Tussle

The National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, on Sunday said that his support for the candidacy of Senator Ahmad Lawan, and Femi Gbajabiamila, for ninth National Assembly leadership, is in compliance with the directive of the ruling party.

Detractors Behind Akeredolu Suspension Rumours – Group

A group, The Campaign Concourse (TCC) has said that the purported suspension of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu by the All Progressives Congress (APC) is being sponsored by his detractors.

Tinubu Opens Up On Rumoured Bid For Presidency In 2023

National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has described as “untrue” reports that he is planning to strengthen his presidential ambition by planting his allies in key positions at the National Assembly

SPORTS

EPL: What Arsenal Coach Said Ahead Wolves Game

Arsenal coach Unai Emery has admitted that the Gunners will find it hard when they face Wolves in a Premier League tie, Wednesday, Concise News reports.

EPL News: Man United Fans Want Us To Win Title – Man City’s Kyle Walker

Manchester City defender Kyle Walker says that Red Devils supporters are backing his team to win the Premier League  EPL title.

EPL News: Chelsea To File Complaint After Burnley ‘Offend’ Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola declared the Club's intention to file a complaint after Maurizio Sarri was left "offended" by a comment made by one of Burnley's coaching staff in the fiery 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.

Injured Chelsea Forward Confirms Season Is Over

Chelsea young winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has confirmed that his season is over after he ruptured his Achilles’ tendon during Monday night’s 2-2 Premier League draw with Burnley.

As Aubameyang Scores, Find Out Who EPL Top Scorer Is After Matchday 35

The English Premier League (EPL) Top Scorer battle is still open as the 2018-19 season enters its final lap

Check Out Premier League Table After Chelsea’s Draw With Burnley

Burnley blocked Chelsea's hopes of going third on the Premier League table with a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge on Monday night

Chelsea vs Burnley: Zola Displeased With Opponent’s ‘Time-Wasting’ Tactic

Chelsea Assistant Assistant Coach Gianfranco Zola says the Blues are "very unhappy" with "too much time-wasting" by Burnley after the London club were held 2-2 at Stamford Bridge

Livescore: Chelsea Held To Draw By Burnley As Champions League Place Fight Hots Up

Chelsea missed the chance to rise to third on the Premier League table following a 2-2 draw with Burnley on Monday night
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Badminton: Rivers Delighted To Host Africa, Says Governor Wike

The Rivers State Government says it is excited hosting the 18th All African Senior Badminton Championships in Port Harcourt

Dennerby Names Opponents Falcons Can Beat At 2019 World Cup

Nigeria can beat Norway and South Korea to reach the knock-out stages of the FIFA women's World Cup for the first time since 1999, according coach of the Super Falcons Thomas Dennerby.

Transfer: Chelsea Ready To Splash Cash On Barcelona Star

English Premier League outfit Chelsea are ready to sign Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho as a replacement for departing Eden Hazard, Concise News understands. 

Entertainment

Mr Latin Rubbishes Baba Suwe’s Death News (Video)

Nigerian comedian, Bolaji Amusan, aka Mr Latin, has debunked rumour of the death of Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe.

Ubi Franklin Welcomes Third Child

Chief Executive Officer of one of Nigeria’s foremost group, MMMG, Ubi Franklin has welcomed his third child from the third baby mama.

Ruggedman Calls Naira Marley To Order

Veteran Nigerian musician, Ruggedman has warned Naira Marley not to mislead people with his support for cybercrime, popularly called "Yahoo" 

Yemi Alade Locks Down With Rick Ross On “Oh My Gosh” Remix

Afro-pop singer and songwriter, Yemi Alade, has revealed she will be featuring American A-list rapper, Rick Ross on the remix of her song, "Oh My Gosh"

More Than 50,000 People Attend Kanye West’s Coachella Sunday Service

An overwhelming 50,000 festival-goers woke up early to go watch Kanye West's Sunday Service, TMZ reports.

Teddy A Melts Ex-BBNaija Housemate BamBam

Former BBNaija housemate, Tope Adenibuyan, aka Teddy A has through Instagram watered his girlfriend, BamBam with an adorable birthday message.

BBNaija Star Ifu Ennada Shares Shocking Revelation About Married Men

Ex-housemate of the Big Brother Nigeria, BBNaija 2018, Ifu Ennada, has expressed her shock about the attitudes of some married men.

Small Doctor Alights From Car To Help Accident Victims

An Instagram user identified as @Hklinks has narrated how popular singer, Small Doctor, saved victims of his vehicles who were involved in a road accident
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Toyin Abraham Knocks Hard On Cyber-Bullies

Veteran Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham, has called out on Cyber Bullies across the country to desist from being wicked.

Movie Actor Set To Settle Down With Sixth Wife

Popular Nigerian actor of the Kannywood, Adam A. Zango is reportedly set to take his 6th wife, who is identified as Safiya Umar Chalawa. 

Dr Sid Raises Caution About Criminals Cloning ATM In Lagos

A-list Nigerian musician, Dr Sid has cried out that some “dodgy” guys may be cloning peoples ATM cards at the GTbank Automated Teller Machine, ATM.

BUSINESS

Global Crude Oil Price Climbs To $74

Oil price benchmark for Brent crude reached its highest point since October 2018 on Monday to sell for $74 per barrel. 

World Bank’s Loan Portfolio In Nigeria Hits $8.67bn

Nigeria's loan portfolio from the World Bank now stands at $8.67bn, this online news medium has gathered. 

SEC: Panel Recommends Gwarzo’s Dismissal

Mounir Gwarzo, suspended director general of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has been recommended by an investigative panel for dismissal because he awarded contracts worth...

Nigeria Addresses IMF, World Bank’s Fears Over Borrowings

Nigeria's Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, says the country is mindful of rising debt burden, which eats up about 25 per cent of its annual earnings.

Again, NNPC Speaks On Increase Of Fuel Pump Price

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured that there will not be a hike in the pump price of "fuel," Concise News reports.

See Nigerian State Where Residents Paid Highest Bus Fare In March

A report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says residents of Zamfara state, northwest Nigeria, paid the highest bus journey fare within city in March.

Find Out 14 States N-Power Build Training Will Start & When

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, says 14 disadvantaged states would benefit from the N-Power Build; a vocational training component of the N-Power programme

Islamic Bank Begins Marketing Of 5-Year-Dollar Sukuk

Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has started marketing a five-year dollar sukuk, or Islamic bond, Concise News understands. It was learned that the bank gave initial...
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Fuel Subsidy: How PENGASSAN, IPMAN Reacted To IMF’s Counsel To Nigeria

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN) has called on the Federal Government to disregard the International Monetary Fund (IMF) advice on fuel subsidy.

What FG Said About ExxonMobil ‘Leaving’ Nigeria

ExxonMobil or any other oil company is not leaving the country, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, has assured. 

Kogi State Seals Deal To Revive Ailing Confluence Fertilizer Company

The Kogi Government and Messrs Emerald Fertilizer Production and Allied Investment Limited have sealed a deal to revive the Confluence Fertilizer Company, Concise News reports. 

WORLD

When Will Trump Visit United Kingdom?

Buckingham Palace says United States President Donald Trump has accepted Queen Elizabeth’s invitation to make a state visit to Britain in June.

Saudi Arabia Executes 37 People For Terrorism

Saudi Arabia Ministry of Interior said on Tuesday it has executed 37 people who were convicted in terrorism-related cases.

South Africa Floods: Mudslides Kill 23 In Durban

The number of deaths from floods and mudslides that crushed homes in the South African port of Durban early Tuesday has risen to 23, authorities said.

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Sri Lanka Bomb Attacks

The Islamic State has said that it was responsible for the suicide bombings which led to deaths of over 300 persons in Sri Lanka.

10 Missing As Jeep Crashes Into DR Congo Dam

Ten people, including eight student trainees, are feared dead after the jeep they were travelling in fell into a dam at the Nzilo hydropower station in southeast DR Congo, the plant’s boss said Tuesday.

Man In Relationship With Robot Plans On Marrying Machine

A man who has fallen in love with a robot has revealed they are planning on getting married soon

Sri Lanka Attack: Billionaire Loses Three Of Four Children In Bombings

One of the owners of British online fashion retailer, Asos, Anders Povlsen says three of his four children were killed in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Attack: Government Declares State Of Emergency

State of Emergency has been declared from midnight Monday by the Sri Lankan authorities following the deadly Easter attacks, the president’s office said.
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Sri Lanka Attack: 87 Bomb Detonators Found At Main Bus Station

Officers made the discovery in the capital, Colombo, on Monday, a spokesman said, a day after suicide bombers attacked churches and hotels killing 290 people and wounding about 500.

Sri Lanka Attacks: Death Toll Rises To 290

The death toll in Sri Lanka has risen to 290 after a wave of blasts hit churches and luxury hotels across the country on Sunday, said, local officials.

Twitter On Meltdown As Users Slam Obama Over Sri Lanka Bombings Comment

A former US President Barack Obama is under fire following his comment on the Sri Lanka Easter bombings, Concise News understands. This news medium had...

TECH

Samsung Recalling Galaxy Fold After Screen Defect Reports

Samsung has apparently begun a global recall of the Galaxy Fold devices sent out to tech reviewers and members of the press a day after issuing an official statement and delaying the launch of its first foldable phone.

Huawei Launches ‘World’s First’ 5G Communications Hardware For Autos

China’s Huawei Technologies launched on Monday what it said was the world’s first 5G communications hardware for the automotive industry, in a sign of its growing ambitions to become a key supplier to the sector for self-driving technology.

NCC Reveals How Internet Users Can Be Protected From Cybercrime

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Director, Consumer Affairs Bureau, Mrs Felicia Onwuegbuchulam has stressed the need for the over 114 million internet users in the country to show interests in getting constant enlightenment to ensure the proper protection against cybercrime.

How Nigerian-Canadian Teenager Wants To Safeguard Internet Users

A Nigerian-Canadian teenager Tega Aror's entry into the "What's Your Story - 2019," canvasses for a safer internet experience for users. 

Infinix Hot S4 Video Review, Specs, Features, Price In Nigeria

The Infinix Hot S4 was launched at an event in Lagos, Nigeria on Wednesday with this review detailing the specs, features and price of the device.

New Apple Lab Uses Robots To Rip Apart Devices For Recycling Materials

Apple Inc is notorious for keeping what happens in its laboratories a closely guarded secret.

Facebook Uploaded 1.5 Million Users’ Email Contact Without Consent

Facebook on Thursday confirmed that it uploaded the contact details of 1.5 million new users without their permission in the last three years.

Google Lets Android Users Choose Browsers To Ease EU Antitrust Concerns

Users of Android devices will be able to choose their browsers and search engines from five options starting on Thursday, a senior Google executive said, in a move aimed at addressing EU antitrust concerns and staving off fresh sanctions.
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Samsung To Inspect Galaxy Fold Over Complaints Of Screen Damage

Samsung on Thursday said it will inspect units of its highly anticipated folding smartphone following reports of screen damage by some reviewers.

Sony’s Mark Cerny Puts Out Details For PlayStation 5

Mark Cerny, American game programmer and lead system architect for the PS 4, has revealed the details for Sony’s next-generation PlayStation console.

Apple Discusses Self-driving Cars With Potential Suppliers Of Sensors

Apple has held talks with at least four companies as possible suppliers for next-generation lidar sensors in self-driving cars, evaluating the companies’ technology while also still working on its own lidar unit, three people familiar with the discussions said.

HEALTH

Gynaecologist Cautions Pregnant Women On Food To Eat

A Gynaecologist, Dr Adebayo Bamisebi, has advised pregnant women to stop laying emphasis on food as causes of their birthing big babies.

Benefits Of Exercise: 24 Ways Exercise Improves Your Health

Benefits of regular physical activity reduce your risk of a heart attack, manage your weight better, have a lower blood cholesterol level. lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and some cancers. Also, regular exercise makes the heart stronger and the lungs fitter, enabling the cardiovascular system to deliver more oxygen to the body.

NAFDAC Expresses Worry Over High Rate of Drug Abuse

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) at the weekend expressed concern over the increasing rate of drug addicts in the country.

NHIS: FG Panel Recommends Mandatory Health Insurance For Every Nigerian

The Federal Government panel on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has recommended compulsory health insurance package for all Nigerians

NAFDAC Cautions Media Against Adverts Traditional Medication

NAFDAC has warned the media and traditional medicine practitioners against advertisement of unregistered products without confirmation from the agency.

CMD Of UMTH Laments Over Insurgency

Ahmed Ahidjo, CMD, University of UMTH, says the activities of insurgents in the North East is affecting the operations of the facility.

FG Appoints New MD Of Neuropsychiatric Hospital

Federal Government has approved the appointment of Dr Monday Igwe, as the new Medical Director, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu.

Boko Haram: CMD Pleads For Maiduguri Teaching Hospital

Prof. Ahmed Ahidjo, Chief Medical Director, CMD of UMTH, has advocated collaborative support for the hospital to enhance quality healthcare delivery.
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See FCT’s Plan To Expand Vaccinations To Communities

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Health and Human Services Secretariat, says every child in the territory will be immunised against polio and other diseases.

Oyo To Capture Informal Sector Operators In Health Scheme

The Oyo State Health Insurance Agency has introduced barter and daily payment system to ensure operators in the informal sector benefit from its Scheme.

Ear Care: Expert Cautions Public On Ototoxic Drugs

A medical consultant, Dr Saheed Nasiru, on Wednesday cautioned against the use of ototoxic drugs, saying they are capable of damaging the ear.

OPINION

Waje Quitting Music: Wake Up Call To Nigeria Music Industry

An opinion piece about singer Waje's decision to quit Nigeria music indiustry.

Is Being Nigerian A Misfortune?

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