Buhari Holds Meeting With Ag. Head Of Civil Service Yemi-Esan

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met behind closed doors with the Acting Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, at the State House, Abuja.
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How CBN New Charges On Deposit, Withdrawal Affect Ordinary Nigerians

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday said there will be charges on cash withdrawals and deposits on personal and corporate bank accounts.

Xenophobia: Nigeria, South Africa To Hold Bi-National Conference

As Africa battles xenophobia, the next session of the Nigeria-South Africa Bi-National Commission (BNC) would hold in Pretoria in October to evolve documented solutions to xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in that country, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mustapha Suleiman, has said.

Ex-APC National Chairman Reveals When Nigeria May Cease To Exist

Former Chairman of Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bisi Akande, has said that Africa's most populous country may never celebrate 100 years of nationhood.

Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Friday, September 20th, 2019

Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Friday, September 20th, 2019.
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Next Level: FG Declares Intention To Empower Youths

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says building and empowering the youthful population is one of the cardinal objectives of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.

EFCC Issues Fresh Update On Oyo-Ita’s Investigation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it is still probing ex-Head of Service of the Federation (HOS) Winifred Oyo-Ita, Concise News reports. 

BBNaija 2019: Latest News Headlines For Friday, September 20

Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top BBNaija 2019 headlines for today Friday, September 20, 2019.

Apostle Suleman Bares Thoughts On Getting Tattoo

President of the Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Suleman Johnson has advised people against getting tattoo.

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Rivers Killings: Watch Confession Of ‘Serial Killer’ Arrested In Port Harcourt

The Rivers State Police Command says it has arrested Gracious David West, a suspected serial killer in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

Prophet TB Joshua Reacts To Death By Suicide Of Popular Pastor

The leader of Synagogue Church of All Nation (SCOAN), Prophet T.B Joshua has said that suicide is not the answer; that whatever one may be going through, it is for one's obedience to God's will.

What Presidency Said About Osinbajo ‘Being Sidelined’

The Presidency has denied claims that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had been sidelined after President Muhammadu Buhari constituted an Economic Advisory Council to replace the Economic Management Team.

BBNaija 2019: Dramatic Moment Tacha, Seyi Renewed War Of Words (Video)

Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) housemates Tacha and Seyi have again hurled abusive words at each other, despite avoiding each other for some days, Concise News reports.

UCL: Chelsea Coach Lampard Picks Club’s Penalty Taker

Chelsea coach Frank Lampard has said Ross Barkley remains the club's penalty taker despite missing one in their Champions League loss to Valencia, Concise News reports. 

Biafra: Popular Catholic Priest Makes ‘Shocking’ Remark About Nnamdi Kanu (Video)

Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Obimma has claimed that the leader of the banned Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu is the "highest" Igbo leader, Concise News reports.

God Will Punish You For Me, Shan George Curses Femi Branch

The dramas in the Nollywood industry seem unending, as actress Shan George has laid curses on actor Femi Branch over an Instagram post.

Biafra: Sani Knocks South East Leaders Over Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB

Yabagi Sani has claimed that governors of the South East are treating the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) with kids gloves, Concise News reports. 
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NEWS

$9.6bn Judgment: Court Sends Ex-Petroleum Ministry’s Top Official To Prison

A former Director, Legal Services of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Grace Taiga has been remanded in Suleja prison, in Niger State by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Apo, Abuja.

Nigeria Seeks Fresh Loan From World Bank

World Bank Vice President for Africa, Hafez Ghanem, has revealed that Nigeria is in talks with the bank for about $2.5 billion in a new tranche of concessionary lending to the country.

Buhari Says Nigerians ‘Eagerly Waiting For Improvement In Power Sector’

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday while receiving German and Ethiopian diplomats said that Nigerians are eagerly looking forward to investments in the power sector “that will illuminate their homes and stimulate businesses”.

Nigerian Govt To Sustain Railway Heritage

Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, has said Federal Government is fully aware of the importance of preserving the history of the Nigerian Railway heritage.

UNILAG Clears Air On Invitation To MC Oluomo

Management of the University of Lagos, Akoka, on Friday issued a statement explaining the real situation concerning the alleged invitation of Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Lagos State chapter Musiliu Akinsanya (a.k.a MC Oluomo) as special guests to a colloquium on its campus. 

IBB Lauds Niger State Lawmakers

Nigeria's former Head of State General Ibrahim Babangida on Thursday said the members of the Niger State House of Assembly have met the expectations of the people in the state.

UNILAG: MC Oluomo Reacts To Criticisms Over His Invitation To Event

The chairman of the caretaker committee of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Lagos state chapter Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo has responded to backlashes over his invitation to an event at the University of Lagos (UNILAG)

‘Some Things Are Just Too Obvious To Be Denied’, Buhari’s Aide On N-Power

The Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Job Creation and Youth Employment, Mohammed Brimah has reacted to Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) applauding the Federal Government's N-Power programme, Concise News reports.
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P&ID Contract Scandal: EFCC To Charge Grace Taiga To Court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will on Friday charge a former Director, Legal Services, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Grace Eyanena Taiga, to court over alleged involvement in P&ID Contract Scandal.

Immigration Service Reveals New Strategy To Fight Insecurity

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) on Thursday revealed its 2019 National Border Strategy to improve national security while combating insecurity in the country.

IGP Adamu Says Violence, Crime Reducing Across Nigeria

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has said violent crimes and insecurity recorded across Nigeria have “tremendously” reduced in the last quarter of the year, Concise News reports.

POLITICS

Atiku Finally Reacts To Tribunal Loss To Buhari (Full Statement)

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has finally reacted to the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal judgment delivered against him, insisting on pursuing the case against President Muhammadu Buhari to a logical conclusion.

Lagos: APC To Replace Joe Igbokwe, Others In Party Exco

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State has said candidates for the vacant executive seats in the party will come by consensus. 

Akwa Ibom Guber: Emmanuel Reacts To Tribunal Judgment

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has hailed the judgement of the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Uyo which affirmed his victory in the March 9 governorship election.

Tribunal Sacks PDP Federal Lawmaker, Orders Fresh Election

The election of the lawmaker representing Okigwe North Federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Obinna Onwubuariri, has been nullified by the National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal in Owerri, the Imo State capital.

Akwa Ibom Guber Dispute: Tribunal Upholds Emmanuel’s Victory

The election of Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has been upheld by the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Uyo, the state capital.

Kogi Governorship Election: INEC Makes Promise To APC, PDP, Others

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it is determined to ensure a more efficient and hitch-free electoral service delivery in the conduct of the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State.

Bayelsa Election: Top PDP Senator Dumps Party For APC

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State, Senator Nimi Amange, has dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

IPAC Calls For Scrapping Of State Electoral Commissions

The Inter-Party Advisory Council Of Nigeria (IPAC) on Wednesday called for the scrapping of state electoral commissions in the country.
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Abia South: Tribunal Dismisses Petition Against Abaribe

The National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia on Wednesday dismissed the petition against the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, challenging his re-election as a senator for Abia South.

What Wike Said About Ekiti State Governor

Rivers State Governor, Nyesome Wike hailed Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, calls him a highly focused leader, Concise News report.

Niger Guber Dispute: Tribunal Upholds Gov. Bello’s Victory

The election of Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State has been upheld by the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal. 

SPORTS

AFCON: German-Born Goalkeeper Hints On Playing For Eagles

German-born goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has expressed his desire to play for the Olympic Eagles, Concise News reports. 

Transfer: Why Hazard Will Fail At Real Madrid – United Legend

An ex-Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand has said that Eden Hazard might regret his move to Real Madrid because of the pressure at the club. 

Europa League: What Nigerian Star Said After Scoring For Arsenal

Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka has described his showing in the side's 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League as a "dream come true," Concise News reports. 

First-Time Man Utd Captain Tweets For First Time Ever; Then This Happened

After captaining Manchester United to victory in the Europa League against Astana on Thursday, Nemanja Matic tweeted for the first time ever.

Europa League: Mason Greenwood Bails Out Man United Against Astana

Manchester United made a winning start to their Europa League campaign against Astana at Old Trafford as teenager Mason Greenwood scored his first senior goal, Concise News reports.

Super Eagles Drop One Spot On Latest FIFA Rankings

Nigeria dropped one spot in the latest FIFA ranking for September as the three-time Africa champions, Concise News reports.

Europa League: Academy Graduates Score As Arsenal Win In Frankfurt

Academy graduates Joe Willock and Bukayo Saka scored as Arsenal defeat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 to begin their Europa League campaign with an impressive start.

FIBA Ranking: Nigeria’s D’Tigers Ranked 23rd In World

Nigeria's D’Tigers has now ranked 23rd in the latest ranking following their impressive run at the just concluded 2019 FIBA men’s World Cup in China.
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President Buhari To Host Team Nigeria, D’Tigers, D’Tigress

President Muhammadu Buhari is set to host members of Team Nigeria who placed second at the 2019 African Games in Rabat, Morocco, and also the D’Tigers and D’Tigress for their recent exploits at the FIBA World Cup and the FIBA AfroBasket for women.

Nigeria Born Duo Set To Extend Contract With Chelsea

Nigeria born duo of Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori are set to sign a contract extension with the Chelsea following their remarkable performances in the English Premier League season for the London Club, Concise News reports.

Iranian Women To Watch Football Matches In Stadiums

Iranian women will now be allowed into stadiums to watch men play football, a statement by the country's Sports Minister, Masoud Soltanifar said. 

Entertainment

Rema Reveals Effect Of Fame On His Love Life

Mavin Records fast-rising rapper and singer Rema says it’s been so hard to love after his new fame, Concise News reports.

BBNaija 2019: Mercy, Ike Moan Loudly On Bed

Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) lovers, Mercy, and Ike have been spotted under the duvet while on the bed, moaning in the middle of the night,

Toyin Abraham Vs Lizzy Anjorin: What Yomi Fabiyi Said About Beef

Nollywood actor Yomi Fabiyi has appealed to his colleague Lizzy Anjorin to let her issues with Toyin Abraham slide, Concise News reports.

BBNaija 2019: You Can’t Approach Me Outside House, Tacha Slams Diane

Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) housemates were at loggerheads on Thursday, after which Tacha blasted Diane, Concise News reports.

Talk About Misplaced Priorities, Tonto Dikeh Reacts To Protest Against Bobrisky

Controversial Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh has criticised the staged protest against cross-dresser Bobrisky, while recounting Nigeria's problems, Concise News reports.

2face Sends Message To Nigerians

Legendary Nigerian singer, Innocent Idibia, popularly called 2Baba or 2face has decided to mark his 44th birthday with a heartfelt message to all Nigerians.

Alaafin Of Oyo’s Wife Reacts To Toyin Abraham, Lizzy Anjorin’s Rift

While the beefs between Nollywood actresses Toyin Abraham and Lizzy Anjorin continues, the Alaafin of Oyo’s youngest Wife, Badira Adeyemi has warned the public not to involve her husband in the saga.

What Davido Said About 2face

DMW boss Davido has joined millions of Nigerians in celebrating legendary singer Innocent Idibia, known by his stage name 2Baba, formally 2face, Concise News reports.
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I’ll Block You, Davido’s Sister Tells Upcoming Singers

Sharon Adeleke, a sister to award-winning singer Davido has threatened to block up and coming singers 'disturbing' her for link up with the singer, Concise News reports

Watch Zlatan Ibile Play Ball On Lagos Street (Video)

Nigerian indigenous rapper, Raphael Omoniyi aka Zlatan Ibile showed his football skills during a match with his fans in Ayobo Ipaja area of Lagos, Concise News reports.

Don Jazzy Unveils Tactics To Get Close To His Crush Rihanna

Nigerian music producer, Don jazzy has revealed how he intends to get close to his crush and international singer, Rihanna.

BUSINESS

Emefiele Reveals How Nigeria Spends $1.2bn To Import Fish Annually

The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele has revealed that about 1.2 billion dollars worth of fish is imported into the country annually.

Nigerians React As CBN Approves Charges On Bank Deposits

Nigerians have condemned the plan by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to implement charges on transactions, Concise News reports.

Dangote Tomato To Distribute Tomato Seeds To Farmers

Dangote Tomato Processing Company has established a Green House for massive production of tomato seeds which it will distribute to tomato farmers.

CBN Reschedules September MPC Meeting

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting for the month of September has been rescheduled by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Concise News reports.

GIZ, IFAD To Train Farmers On Financial Literacy

German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will train 2,000 farmers in Niger on financial literacy.

Flood Affects Maize Output In Jigawa As It Drops By 90%

Jigawa State revealed it has lost 90 per cent of its maize produce this year to flood which wrecked havoc in over 6,000 hectares of farmland in the state, Concise News reports.

Dangote Tomato Processing Factory Shuts Down

The management of Dangote tomato processing factory has announced the shutdown of the company, Concise News reports.

Buhari Constitutes New Economic Management Team

President Muhammadu Buhari has constituted an economic advisory council to replace the current team headed by vice-president Yemi Osinbajo.
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7.5 % VAT: Apostle Johnson Suleman Slams Buhari Government

Apostle Johnson Suleman has slammed the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government for proposing to hike Value Added Tax (VAT) to 7.5 %, Concise News reports. 

Top 7 Agri-tech Investment, Crowdfunding Platforms in Nigeria

Over the years, several agritech investment or crowd funding companies have provided funding, training and improved seedlings, among others, for farmers.

Senate To Summon Finance Minister, FIRS Chairman Over VAT Increase

The Senate Committee on Finance is set to invite the Minister of Finance and the Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, (FIRS) to give details on reasons for the proposed increase in Value Added Tax (VAT).

WORLD

Former President Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Bribery

El Salvador’s former president Antonio Saca has been sentenced to two years in prison for bribery, the attorney general’s office said.

US Wants ‘Peaceful Resolution’ With Iran, Says Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday responded to Iran’s threats of all-out war, by saying the U.S. wanted a peaceful resolution.

South African Central Bank Comments On Rate Decision

Below are comments from South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Governor Lesetja Kganyago on Thursday as he announced the central bank’s latest decision on its benchmark repo rate.

Hundreds Of Migrant Workers Leave Qatar Without Pay

A rights group on Thursday reported that hundreds of migrant workers have returned home unpaid from Qatar despite promises in the Gulf country

South Africa: Gang Violence Claims 4 More Lives In Cape Town

Authorities on Wednesday reported that gang violence has claimed four more lives in Cape Town, a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast .

US Senator Resigns Over Child Pornography

A Pennsylvania state senator, Michael Folmer, has resigned and arrested on charges of child pornography resigned on Wednesday.

Trump Names Robert O’Brien As New National Security Adviser

President Donald Trump on Wednesday named the current envoy for hostage affairs, Robert O’Brien as a national security adviser following the ouster of John Bolton last week.

Liberia: Islamic School Fire Kills 27 Children

No fewer than 27 children were killed in a fire at an Islamic school in Monrovia, Liberia on Tuesday.
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Trump Slams New Sanctions On Iran

US President Donald Trump said that he has instructed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to “substantially” increase economic sanctions on Iran.

Top South African Court Proscribes Corporal Punishment For Children

Corporal punishment is unconstitutional in South Africa, the country’s top court ruled on Wednesday, in a case involving a 13-year-old boy who was slapped by his father.

12-Year-Old Nigerian Artist Waris Kareem To Meet Taiwanese President

Twelve-year-old Nigerian artist, Waris Kareem, has emerged the recipient of the Taiwan’s Chou Ta-Kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation 22nd Fervent Global Love of Lives Award for 2019.

TECH

Facebook Met UK Officials Three Times Before Announcing Libra

Facebook met British finance ministry, central bank and regulatory officials in the weeks before making public its plans for the Libra digital currency.

Apple Taps Recycled Rare Earth Elements For iPhone Parts

Apple said it will use recycled rare earths in its “Taptic Engine,” a part that lets iPhones mimic a physical button click despite being a flat pane of glass.

Facebook Unveils New Portal Video Chat, TV Streaming Devices

Facebook unveiled new models of its Portal video chatting devices on Wednesday, making the company’s first foray into TV streaming hardware but offering a limited selection of subscription services.

Apple Says $14 Billion EU Tax Order ‘Defies Reality And Common Sense’

The European Union’s order to Apple to pay 13 billion euros ($14 billion) in back taxes “defies reality and common sense”, the U.S. firm said as the two sides sparred in a case key to the EU’s crackdown on sweetheart deals to multinationals.

Andela Lays Off 400 Staff In Nigeria, Others Despite $50m Revenue

Andela has announced that it will be laying off 400 junior engineers across Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda, in spite of its first-time-released income numbers indicating its revenue will exceed $50m for 2019.

Oracle, VMware Agree To Deal On Cloud Technology, Technical Support

Oracle and VMware on Monday announced a deal designed to resolve years of tension over how Oracle handles technical support for VMware users and make it easier for them to move to Oracle’s cloud computing service.

Google Map Helps Find Body Of Missing Man 22 Years After

The body of a man who was reported missing in 1997 in Florida, US, has been found after images of a submerged car were visible on Google Maps.

Computer Programming Contest: Bowen University Emerges Overall Winner

Following a fierce competition with 15 other teams, a team of three students from Bowen University, Osun State, on Friday emerged the overall winner of the 2019 Nigeria Universities Programming Contest (NUCPC).
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Apple’s New iPhones Shift Smartphone Camera Battleground To AI

When Apple introduced its triple-camera iPhone this week, marketing chief Phil Schiller waxed on about the device’s ability to create the perfect photograph by weaving it together with eight separate exposures captured before the main shot, a feat of “computational photography mad science.”

Google To Promote Original Reporting With Algorithm Change

World’s largest search engine Google has said that original reporting will be highlighted in its search results going forward.

FG Instructs NCC To Block Unregistered 9.2 million SIM cards

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has submitted its baseline short-term performance targets report.

HEALTH

Yellow Fever: Bauchi Records 23 Deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) has revealed that no fewer than 23 persons have died of Yellow Fever since the outbreak in Alkaleri Local Government Area in Bauchi State.

NISA Calls On Nigerian Govt To Implement Comprehensive Healthcare

The Nigeria Implementation Science Alliance (NISA) has called on the Nigerian government to implement a comprehensive health intervention that addresses all cases of communicable and noncommunicable diseases in the country, rather than focus on a selected few.

Healthcare: What Doctors’ Association Wants From Governors

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), North Central Caucus on Wednesday urged the Nigerian Governors Forum to give needed attention to quality healthcare delivery.

Nigeria’s Postgraduate Medical College Laments Exodus of Young Doctors

The National Postgraduate Medical College on Thursday in Abuja, admitted 477 convokes into the fellowship of the college.

FG Restates Healthcare Delivery Commitment

The Federal Government has restated its commitment to providing healthcare service delivery, saying this remains a major priority of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

UNICEF, EU-MNCHN Improve Immunization To 84% In Kebbi

The Executive Secretary of Kebbi State Primary Health Care Development, Dr. Abubakar Kaoje said immunization coverage in the state has improved from 18 percent to 84 percent within May 2018 to June 2019.

Ebonyi Health Officers To Disinfect Abakaliki, Environs Of Yellow Fever

The Senior Environmental Health Officer, Ministry of Environment, Ebonyi State, Sunday Nwonu on Tuesday revealed the ministry plans to sanitize Abakaliki and environs following the recent outbreak of yellow fever in the state.

NAFDAC Warns Nigerians Against Use Of Non-Iodized Salt

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Tuesday advised Nigerians to stop the consumption of non-iodized salt, saying, “it is dangerous to human health.”
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Kebbi Government Vows To Tackle Cancer In 2020

The Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu on Monday vowed to make provision in the 2020 budget to tackle cancer and increase awareness on preventive measures against the scourge in the state

NSN Disclose The Inclusion Of Nutrition Studies In Elementary Schools

The Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN) on Friday disclosed that nutrition has been included in the curricula of primary and secondary schools in the country as part of efforts to promote nutrition in children for sustainable development.

FG Reacts To Millions Of Donated Malaria Drugs Diverted In Nigeria

The Director of Public Health, Federal Ministry of Health, Evelyn Ngige said that the Federal Government will engage law enforcement agencies against parties whose actions or inactions lead to the diversion of anti-malaria drugs (ACT) supplied to Nigeria by Global Fund.

OPINION

The Politics Of Ministerial Appointment And Senate’s Screening

An opinion piece on President Muhammadu Buhari's moinisterail noination in his second tebure.

Why ‘Greatest Ever’ Messi Won’t Win Anything With Argentina

Lionel Messi faltered once again with Argentina as La Albiceleste fell to a two-nil defeat to arch-rivals Brazil in the Copa America semi-final on Wednesday, meaning the 'Greatest Ever' has now played in nine international tournaments without winning a single title. 'Leo' might just not be destined for it