There Will Be Consequences If Anything Happens To Sowore, US Senator Warns Buhari (Video)

A United States Senator from New Jersy Bob Menendez has asked Buhari to immediately release rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, who was rearrested by the operatives of the Department of State Services on Friday.
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Revolution Now: Sowore’s Wife Speaks On Re-Arrest Of Activist

Opeyemi, wife of human rights activist Omoyele Sowore has condemned the re-arrest of her husband describing it as gross misuse of power and outrageous display of lawlessness".

Sowore: Falana Tells NBA What To Do After DSS ‘Desecration’ Of Court

Leader of Omoyele Sowere's legal team, Femi Falana (SAN), has asked the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to discipline lawyers in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet over the 'desecration of the court.'

Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Saturday, Dec. 7th, 2019

Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Saturday, December 7th, 2019.

Sowore: What Soyinka Demands From Buhari After DSS Rearrest Of Activist

Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka on Friday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to call the Department of State Services (DSS) to order after operatives of the security agency stormed a Federal High Court in Abuja to rearrest Omoyele Sowore.
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Classified Week 22 UK 2019 Football Pool Fixtures, Results, Draws, Games

This is the classified week 22 UK football pool fixtures, results, draws, EKO, LKO and panel games this weekend across all divisions.

Sowore: SERAP Writes Trump, Wants US President To Intervene In Activist’s Case

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) on Saturday wrote to the United States President Donald Trump to intervene in the Department of State Service (DSS) case against Omoyele Sowore.

Biafra: Why We Attacked Amaechi In Spain – IPOB

The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has confirmed that its members attacked the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, based on an order from their leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

Latest N-Power News Today Saturday As Beneficiaries Hope To Get Stipends

A pleasant day to you and welcome to the latest N-Power news headlines update for today, Saturday December 7th, 2019, on Concise News.

MOST READ

Experience 2019 Live Stream: Watch House On Rock Lagos Concert Online

The Experience Lagos 2019 live stream can be done online as the musical concert will be held on Friday, 06th, December 2019

How EFCC Arrested Yahoo Kingpin, 26 Others In Lagos

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office, on Wednesday, raided a hotel in Lagos State and arrested suspected internet fraud kingpin and 26 others.

How To Livestream Winners’ Chapel Shiloh 2019 (Watch Online)

The annual convention of Living Faith Church, popularly known as Winners Chapel is finally here, tagged Shiloh 2019, Concise News reports.

Full Prayer Points MFM Power Must Change Hand December 2019

The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) has released the prayer points for the December 2019 Power Must Change Hand (PMCH). 

Winners’ Chapel Shiloh 2019 Breaking Limits Time, Programme Schedule

The Shiloh 2019 with Breaking Limit as its theme will start on Tuesday, December 3rd and end on Sunday, 8th with a live broadcast from Canaanland, Ota. 

What Trump Said About Nigerian Who Painted His Portrait

United States President Donald Trump has referred to a Nigerian painter, Creative_Doks, as "a wonderful artist" after the artist tweeted a portrait of the American leader.

Latest N-Power News Today As October, November Stipends ‘Hang’

A pleasant day to you and welcome to the latest N-Power news headlines update for today, Monday December 2nd, 2019, on Concise News.

Full List Of Shiloh 2019 Viewing Centres As Winners’ Annual Programme Begins

The Living Faith Church, also known as Winners Chapel, begins its annual Shiloh programme for 2019 on Tuesday, December 3, at the Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun state, Southwest, Nigeria.
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NEWS

Niger Govt. Donates Vehicles, Motorcycles To Army To Tackle Insecurity

The Niger State government has presented three Hilux Pick Up Vans and 33 motorcycles to the 31 Artillery Brigade, Minna.

Enugu Govt To Seize Properties Of Over 3,000 Establishments For Tax evasion

The Enugu State Internal Revenue Service on Friday carried out distrainment of some commercial banks, hotels, schools and other properties in compliance with court orders.

Latest Biafra News Online Update Today December 7th 2019

A pleasant day to you and welcome to the compilation of the latest world Biafra online news headlines on Concise News for today, Saturday December 7th, 2019.

EFCC Apprehends Wonder Bank Operator In Sokoto

Nigeria's anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crime Commission, (EFCC), has nabbed one Amina Kabo, a.k.a. Firdausi Kabo, for allegedly obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N897,500.00.

Nigeria Customs Boss Makes ‘Salient’ Demand From Board

The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Ali (rtd) has appealed for a separate budget for Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada for the institution to realise its set out goals.

‘N-Power No Longer Like Before’ – Beneficiaries Still Reacting To Delayed Stipends

Beneficiaries of the Federal Government's N-Power scheme are still reacting to the nonpayment of their October and November stipends, Concise News reports.

Border Closure: Presidential Aide Speaks On Pains, Gains Of FG Action

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Public Matters, Ajuri Ngelale has described the nation’s land border closure as "temporary pain for long term gain”.

Experience 2019: ‘This Is The Pool Of Siloam’ – Pastor Adefarasin Declares Of Concert

The Founder and Senior Pastor of the House On The Rock church, Paul Adefarasin has asserted that the 2019 edition of The Experience concert is 'the pool of Siloam'.
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Minimum Wage: Nigerian Leader Sets Up Committee On Implementation

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has constituted a committee to work out modalities for the implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage, Haruna Ogbole, finance commissioner, said on Friday in Lafia.

Nigerian Govt Reacts To ‘Attack’ On Amaechi In Spain

The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, condemned the reported attack on Nigeria's Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, in Madrid, Spain.

What SERAP Said About Re-arrest Of Sowore By DSS In Courtroom

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has strongly condemned the violent re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare by officials of the Department of State Security (DSS).

POLITICS

Sowore: What PDP Said About Re-arrest Of Activist In Courtroom

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the “furious invasion of the sanctity of the Federal High Court” by the Department of State Service (DSS) to arrest human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore.

Why Amosun, Several Others Defected To PDP In Ogun

A chieftain of the Alliance for New Nigeria in Ogun State, Akeem Amosun, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Concise News reports.

INEC Announces 28 Rerun Elections For January 2020

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that it will hold 28 rerun elections in 12 states on January 20, 2020.

Why Edo Assembly Declared 14 Seats Vacant

The crisis rocking the Edo State House of Assembly took another twist on Wednesday as 14 seats were declared vacant, Concise News reports.

Vote Buying: INEC Tasks Traditional Rulers On Attitudinal Change

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday urged traditional rulers to sensitise their subjects towards attitudinal change against vote buying and selling.

Senate Swears In Smart Adeyemi As Kogi West Senator

The Senate has sworn in Smart Adeyemi as the Senator representing Kogi West in the 9th National Assembly.

There’re Constraints In Prosecuting Electoral Offenders, INEC Chair Admits

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has some challenges in prosecuting electoral offenders.

Why PDP May Not Participate In Future Elections – Secondus

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has underscored the importance of electoral reforms in Nigeria, noting that without it, the party may find it difficult to participate in future elections.
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Finally, Doherty Becomes New Lagos PDP Chairman

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sworn-in Adedeji Doherty as the new Chairman of the party in Lagos State.

PDP Appoints New Deputy National Chairman (North)

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has approved the nomination of Senator Suleiman Nazif as the new Deputy National Chairman, North.

Rivers Guber: Appeal Court Rules On Fingesi’s Suit Against Wike

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike was on Monday declared duly elected by the Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, throwing out the appeal filed by the defeated governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Victor Fingesi.

SPORTS

Manchester Derby: United Still Bigger Than City – Solskjaer

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his side remains a bigger club than Manchester City despite their rivals' recent rise.

Odegbami Writes Pres. Buhari On ‘Matter Of National Interest’ (Full Letter)

Nigeria football legend, Segun Odegbami has written President Muhammadu Buhari, calling his attention to the plight of some ex-internationals, Concise News reports.

EPL: Mourinho Reacts To Gareth Bale To Tottenham Reports

Tottenham Hotspur head coach, Jose Mourinho was coy when asked if he would like Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale to return to the English Premier League (EPL) club.

Super Eagles Star Snubs Messi, Picks Best Player He’s Ever Played Against

Super Eagles of Nigeria and Leganes of Spain defender, Kenneth Omeruo has picked Karim Benzema ahead of reigning world's best, Lionel Messi as the best player he has played against, Concise News reports.

Man United Announce Deal With China Online Giant Alibaba

Premier League club Manchester United on Friday announced a partnership with China’s technology giant Alibaba Group, boosting the club’s engagement with its Chinese fanbase.

Arsenal-Linked Rodgers Extends Leicester Contract Until 2025

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has signed a contract extension with the club that sees him remain in his current position until 2025.

Super Eagles Prospect Scoops Dutch League ‘Player Of The Month’

Super Eagles prospect and Heracles forward Cyriel Dessers has scooped the Dutch Eredivisie Player of the Month award for November.

NFF Vs Rohr: We Don’t Owe You, Pinnick Replies Rohr

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has replied the Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr over claims of unpaid salary.
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Transfer Ban: Chelsea Win At CAS, Permitted To Sign Players In January

Chelsea's FIFA transfer ban for breaking youth transfer rules has been reduced after their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) was successful.

Super Eagles: Give Me A Chance, Belgian-Born Dutch Top Scorer Tells Rohr

Belgian born striker Cyriel Dessers is ready to play for the Super Eagles if invited by the team's coach Gernot Rohr, Concise News reports. 

Classified Week 22 UK 2019 Football Pool Fixtures, Results, Draws, Games

This is the classified week 22 UK football pool fixtures, results, draws, EKO, LKO and panel games this weekend across all divisions.

Entertainment

Sowore: Banky W Wades Into Re-Arrest Of Activist

Nigerian singer and politician, Banky W has reacted to the re-arrest of human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore by the Department of State Services on Friday.v

Asa Speaks On Abusive Relationship In ‘Murder In The USA’ (Video)

Nigerian-French singer and recording artist Bukola Elemide better known as Asa has addressed abusive relationship in ‘Murder in the USA,’ a track off ‘Lucid’, her recently released 14-track album.

Why Cardi B Loves Nigeria (Video)

Popular American rapper Cardi B has praised Nigeria, saying the country is blessed with everything including the tourism sector.

I’ll Protest If Burna Boy Does Not Win Grammy, Ara Declares

Since afro-fusion star, Burna Boy bagged the first ever Grammy awards nomination, some celebrities still can't hide their joy and one of them is female talking drummer, Araola Akape who said she'll protest if he does not win.

BBNaija: Mercy Eke Spotted On Okada In Lagos (Video)

Seeing people opt for motorcycles in Lagos is no news, but spotting a celebrity like Winner of BBNaija 'Pepper Dem' edition, Mercy Eke on okada in Lagos is a topic for social media users to discuss.

Cardi B Reacts As Lady Cries Profusely Over Inability To See Her

American rapper, Cardi B has vowed to treat a Nigerian fan as her little cousin after the lady cried for not having the chance to see her role model.

Etinosa Apologises For Using Bible As Ashtray

Days after controversial actress and Instagram comedian, Etinosa Idemudia used a bible as an ashtray while smoking, she has tendered apology to those who felt offended.

Cardi B Gives Self Igbo Name

It is no doubt that American rapper and Grammy award winner, Cardi B is having a fabulous time in Lagos, Nigeria as she gives herself  an Igbo name 'Chioma B'
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Reactions Trail Wizkid’s EP ‘Soundman Vol. 1’

Nigerian starboy, Wizkid has surprisingly dropped a 7-track EP "Soundman Vol. 1" in the early hours of Friday, giving music lovers hits to grind to during the weekend.

University Management Warns DJ Against Playing Naira Marley’s Songs

The student association of the Faculty of Law, Bowen University has reportedly sent a warning letter to a DJ expected to play at a final year dinner, to avoid playing songs by controversial singer, Naira Marley.

Bobrisky Slams People Who Expect Paybacks For Helping Others

In what appears to be a reaction to celebrities calling people out over what they describe as 'ungratefulness' popular cross-dresser, Bobrisky has said certain things need to be forgone.

BUSINESS

What Buhari Govt Must Do As Nigeria Risks Having 25% Of World’s Poor – World Bank

The World Bank has warned that Nigeria risks becoming home to 25 per cent of the world's poor people in 10 years unless it revives its economic growth.

CBN Says Nigeria’s Financial Systems Getting Stronger

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said the country's financial system is becoming stronger with capital buffers and liquidity in the sector improving. 

CBN Faults Buhari’s Govt $57 2020 Budget Oil Benchmark

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said the $57 oil benchmark adopted by the Federal Government for the 2020 budget is unrealistic.

CBN Says Nigeria Imports $600m Cassava Products Yearly

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said Nigeria's cassava imports are valued at about S600 million annually, Concise News reports. 

Nigerian Government To Build $800 Million Seaport In Delta State

The federal government plans to build a new seaport in the Pessu area of Warri in Delta State at the cost of $800 million, Concise News reports. 

Federal Govt. Approves N200b Loan For Bank Of Industry

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the issuance of a Sovereign Guarantee N200bn loan to the Bank of Industry (BoI), Concise News has learned.

What African Development Agenda Should Focus On – Elumelu

The Chairman of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Tony Elumelu has said job creation, and inclusive growth are areas which African development agenda should be focused on. 

Inflation Rate Rises To 11.61% In October – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Monday said that Nigeria’s inflation for the month of October has risen by 0.36 basis points year on year to 11.61 percent.
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Why Hike In Cooking Gas Price May Continue – Marketers

The Nigerian Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers (NALPGAM), says the current hike in price of cooking gas might persist if activities of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Terminal Owners and Off Takers is not checked.

FG To Withdraw Tax Exemption On Oil Companies’ Dividends

The finance bill submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari will ensure that dividends paid from the profits of oil companies will no longer be tax-exempt if passed by the National Assembly.

Border Closure: What Poultry Farmers Told Buhari About Reopening

Poultry farmers have called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to re-open the country's land borders, urging him to shut it permanently. 

WORLD

How Gold Loving Kenya Governor Was Arrested For Corruption

Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko, who is popular for his chunky gold jewelry has been arrested by Kenya Police on Friday on corruption charges.

Melania Trump Wades Into Impeachment Fight To Defend Son

US First Lady Melania Trump on Wednesday publicly rebuked a scholar who used her 13-year-old son’s name to make a point during a hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into her husband.

Reason South Africa’s Desmond Tutu Was Hospitalised

South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, a prominent anti-apartheid activist and Nobel laureate, is back in hospital due to a “stubborn infection,” his foundation...

Trump Cancels Final NATO News Conference

US President Donald Trump cancelled on Wednesday a planned final news conference scheduled for after the NATO summit, following two days of sharp disputes with allies.

Senator Kamala Harris Ends Her 2020 White House Bid

Democrat Kamala Harris announced on Tuesday that she is ending her 2020 White House bid following a period of campaign turmoil and disappointing fundraising that saw her fail to break out of a crowded field.

Dog Sets House On Fire

A dog in Essex, United Kingdom has set a house ablaze by accidentally turning on a microwave, while the owner was away.

Trump Slams ‘Nasty’ Macron Remark On NATO

US President Donald Trump has accused his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron of being "nasty" for saying Nato was brain dead.

Finland Prime Minister Rinne Resigns (See Why)

Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne resigned on Tuesday after losing the support of the coalition partner Centre Party, Concise News understands.
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US Threatens France With Tariffs On French Goods

The US government has proposed a wave of tariffs on French goods Monday as they released a report finding that a new French tax on American digital services represents a barrier to trade.

Why White House Won’t Participate In Trump Impeachment Hearing

United States president, Donald Trump and his lawyers would not participate in a House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing this week.

11 Injured In New Orleans Shooting

Eleven people were wounded in a shooting early Sunday in New Orleans’ French Quarter, a popular tourist hub, US police said, adding that two of the victims were in a critical condition.

TECH

Huawei Launches New Legal Challenge Against US Ban

Huawei has launched new legal action against the US over claims the Chinese telecoms giant poses a security risk.

Google Co-founders Step Aside As Pichai Takes Helm Of Parent Alphabet

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping aside as leaders of the Internet behemoth they founded 21 years ago, ending an extraordinary run that saw them build one of the world’s most valuable and influential companies.

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Speaks On Trump Trying To Lobby Against Political Ads Ban

Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed that U.S. President Donald Trump did not discourage him from banning political ads on the social media platform during a secret meeting in October.

Twitter’s New Privacy Policy To Take Effect From January 1, 2020

Twitter is updating its global privacy policy to give users more information about what data advertisers might receive and is launching a site to provide clarity on its data protection efforts, the company said on Monday.

China Introduces Mandatory Face Scans For Phone Users

China will require telecom operators to collect face scans when registering new phone users at offline outlets starting from Sunday, according to the country’s information technology authority.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Confirms Relocation To Africa In 2020

The co-founder and CEO of microblogging platform, Twitter, Jack Dorsey, says he would be relocating to Africa for a momentary stay in 2020.

Buhari Orders MDAs To Immediately Switch To Digital Operations

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Ministries, Departments and Agencies to comply with ongoing transition of all government operations to digital platforms that will enhance efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery, and promote more inter-agency synergy.

Social Media Bill: UNESCO Official Reveals Likely Dangerous Outcome In Nigeria

UNESCO's National Coordinator for Media and Information Literacy, Dr Olunifesi Suraj, has faulted plan by the Nigerian Government to regulate social media, saying the move could result in national insecurity.
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NIS To Begin E-registration Of Immigrants

The Comptroller, Imo Command of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), David Ringshum, has advised irregular migrants to register during the oncoming Migrant e-Registration scheduled to start in the state on Nov. 26.

Paxful Sees Potential To Change Lives As Nigerians, S/Africans Hunt Down Bitcoin

Out of the top five countries that had the highest search volume of hot keyword “bitcoin” on Google in the last 12 months, three are in Africa

Dubai Chamber Of Commerce Selects Nigerian Among 10 Startup

A Nigerian, Kenneth Obiajulu-Okonkwo, and five other Africans have been selected among 10 startups by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

HEALTH

Why Malaria Still Infects Millions Of People Every Year

The World Health Organisation on Wednesday said that malaria still infects millions of people every year and kills more than 400,000 – mostly children in Africa – because the fight against the mosquito-borne disease has stalled.

NAFDAC DG Speaks On Dangers Of Pesticides, Agrochemical Usage

Director General of National Agency for Food Drugs and Administration Control (NAFDAC) says the agency has put in place measures towards averting dangers associated with the use of pesticides and agrochemicals in Nigeria.

Lagos Doctors Give Reason For Rejecting New Minimum Wage

Doctors in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, have said that they rejected the new minimum wage announced by the state government because it is below the expectations of civil servants.

Why Govt Should Treat HIV Scourge As National Security Problem – Group

First co-chairman of Coalition of Civil Societies Network on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (COCSNHAN) has asked governments at all levels to consider HIV/AIDS as a national security problem.

Why Nigerians Should No Longer Travel Abroad For Surgeries – Medical Expert

Dr Mohammed Salihu, Medical Director, National Orthopaedic Hospital Dala (NOHD), Kano, says the hospital now receives patients from aboard for joint replacement, spine surgeries and other specialised orthopaedic surgeries.

Sickle Cell: Breakthrough As FDA Approves New Drug For Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it has given Novartis the go-ahead to begin marketing Adakveo, otherwise known as crizanlizumab for sickle cell therapy.

Expert Speaks On Sex Position, Duration Determining Child’s Gender

Dr Olatoye Ogundipe, a gynecologist, on Wednesday, says the gender of a child is not determined by the sex position or duration contrary to beliefs by some people.

The Hazard Of Consuming Water, Drinks Kept Under Sun – Pharmacist

A Pharmacist, Mrs Rotkang Okunlola, has cautioned Nigerians against drinking water (sachet, bottled and dispensing jugs) and soft drinks that are kept under the sun, saying that this could be detrimental to their health.
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Doctors Advised On Medical Ethics, Private Businesses

A Consultant Gynaecologist, Dr Richardson Ajayi, has advised medical doctors to always draw a line between their job and the quest to make profit running private medical outfits.

29 Die From Yellow Fever In Bauchi

Twenty-nine people have died from an outbreak of yellow fever in Bauchi state, northeast Nigeria, according to the Primary Healthcare Development Agency. 

Why Eating Too Much ‘Cow Meat’ Is Bad For You – Expert

A Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Anthony Okonkwo, on Wednesday called on Nigerians to cut down on the consumption of livestock products to reduce the effects of methane on humans.

OPINION

Why Manchester United Will Not Sack ‘Average’ Solskjær Just Yet

Manchester United’s 2-2 draw with Aston Villa on Sunday at Old Trafford means they have won just 18 points in the English Premier (EPL) League this season; their fewest after 14 games of a top-flight campaign since 1988-89 (18), when they went on to finish 11th in the table.

Will N-Power Scheme End Up Like SURE-P?

With the recent incertitudes the Muhammadu Buhari government's N-Power initiative is engulfed in, beneficiaries seem not to have 100% faith in the scheme anymore, this author observed.

Nigerian Elections: A Democratic Deficit

Political and public affairs analyst Omoshola Deji x-rays the just-concluded Kogi and Bayelsa elections in this thought-provoking opinion piece.

Xenophobia: Is Nigeria Not Guilty Of The Worst Forms Of Xenophobia?

Although Nigerians unanimously condemned xenophobic attacks against its citizens in South Africa, worst forms of xenophobic attacks are launched by Nigerians against fellow country men, writes in Public affairs commentator Reuben Rine.