Protesters Tell ICPC To Investigate APC Chairman Oshiomhole

Protesters on Wednesday have asked the ICPI to prosecute the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole.
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Gov. Ahmed Condemns Deployment Of DPOs Days To Bye-election

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has condemned the posting of Divisional Police (DPO) officers in Kwara-South days to the November 17 bye-election.

Buhari Aware Of Muslim-Muslim Ticket In Kaduna, Says El-Rufai

The governor of Kaduna state Nasir el-Rufai says he sought President Muhammadu Buhari's opinion before choosing Hadiza Balarabe as his running mate for the 2019 elections.

Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Wednesday, Nov. 14th, 2018

Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Wednesday, Nov. 14th.

N5.8bn Approval: Osinbajo Has Questions To Answer, Reps Insist

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo needs to answer questions concerning the approval of N5.8 billion from the Consolidated Revenue Fund to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
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New Minimum Wage: Governors Calls For Emergency Meeting In Abuja

The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) has called for an emergency meeting to discuss the issue of the new minimum wage.

Gunmen Invade Osogbo Park, Shoot Randomly

Gunmen in the early hours on Wednesday invaded Old Garage area of Osogbo, Osun State, southwest Nigeria, shooting randomly into the air.

Present Scorecard Of Your Administration, PDP Tells Osinbajo

The PDP has called on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to present the scorecard of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

Governor Tambuwal’s Deputy Reportedly Resigns

Ahmed Aliyu, the deputy to Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, has reportedly resigned his position.

MOST READ

Biafra: Kanu To Address ‘Biafrans’ Again Nov. 17, Time, Topics Of Discussion Revealed

The self-acclaimed leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, will on Saturday, November 17, address ‘Biafrans’ through a live broadcast on radio Biafra by 6 pm Nigerian time.

Restructuring: ‘Time For Dialogue Has Expired’, Nnamdi Kanu Tells FG

The self-acclaimed leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, says the 'time for dialogue has expired' in reference to the restructuring of Nigeria.

Stan Lee’s Last Words Before He Died

Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee passed away on Monday at Cedars- Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles at the age of 95.

Buhari Finally Lists Conditions For Restructuring Nigeria

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has given conditions under which he could consider restructuring.

FRSC 2018 Recruitment: Full List Of Shortlisted Candidates For All States

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has released a list of candidates shortlisted for 2018/2019 recruitment examination.

Gov. Fayemi Discloses Salary, Says Some Asuu Members Earn More

Kayode Fayemi has revealed that he earns N500,000 monthly as governor of Ekiti state, saying that most professors in Nigerian universities earn more and as such have fared better under the Buhari administration.  

Mikel Arrives Eagles Camp In Asaba For S/Africa Clash

Midfielder Mikel Agu has reportedly arrived in Asaba ahead of Nigeria's first training session for the Group E 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with South Africa.

N-Power Impact Series: How To Enter For The Competition To Win N1m

N-Power on Monday rolled out the N-power Impact Series competition as reward for outstanding N-Power volunteers that have impacted their communities.
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NEWS

Buhari Departs Paris For Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday morning left the Le Bourget Airport in France for Abuja. The President's Nigerian Air Force 001 plane took off from...

Sokoto Assembly Accepts Deputy Governor’s Resignation

The resignation of Sokoto State Deputy Governor, Ahmad Aliyu has been accepted by the State House of Assembly.

EFCC Has Become A Department In APC – Ortom

The governor of Benue state Samuel Ortom, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has become a department in the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Muric Hails Lagos Govt For Approving Hijab In Schools

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has commended the Lagos state government for approving the use of hijab by female Muslim students in all public schools.

Ganduje Presents N219bn Budget To Kano Assembly

The governor of Kano state Abdullahi Ganduje has presented a budget proposal of N219.6 billion to the state house of assembly.

Again, House Of Reps Adjourn Over Faulty Microphones

For the third time this week, the House of Representatives has adjourned plenary over the failure of the public address system in the chamber.

President Buhari Declines Assent To Two Bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has declined his assent to the Institute of Chartered Biochemists and Molecular Biologists of Nigeria Bill, 2018.

We Have Not Restricted Movement In Maiduguri – Army

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday debunked social media reports that it had imposed a restriction of movement in Maiduguri, describing it as ‘false’.
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Biafra: Court Orders Abaribe, Others To Pay N100m Over Kanu’s Absence

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Nigeria's capital, has ordered the three persons, including Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, who stood sureties for Nnamdi Kanu, to pay the sum of N100m each into the court’s account for their inability to produce the missing secessionist leader in court.

Gay Man Rapes 9-Year-Old Boy In Edo State

Egor Magistrate court sitting in Benin has remanded a 24-year-old suspected gay man identified as Osamudiamen Amayo, for defiling a 9-year-old boy.

Buhari Commends Ganduje Over Kano Projects

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State for delivering good projects in the state.

POLITICS

Saraki Advises APC Chairman Oshiomhole To Quit Politics

Senate President Bukola Saraki has called on the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, to resign from politics.

‘I’m Too Godly To Think Evil’, Okorocha Speaks On Uzodinma’s Arrest

The governor of Imo state Rochas Okorocha has denied being behind the arrest of Hope Uzodimma, saying he is too godly to think evil against anyone.

Amaechi’s Plan To Oust Wike Working – APC Chieftain

A chieftain of the APC in Rivers State Eze Chukwuemeka Eze has said the party plans to remove Governor Nyesom Wike is materialising.

Oshiomhole Assisting Uzodinma To Evade Trial – Okorocha

Gov Okorocha has accused the National Chairman of the APC of assisting Hope Uzodinma to evade arrest and criminal trial he is already facing.

Presidency Accuses Peter Obi Of Plotting To Impoverish Nigerians

Lauretta Onochie has accused the Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP, Peter Obi, of planning to improverish Nigerians in 2019.

APC Guber Candidate Uzodinma Fails To Honour Probe Panel Invite

Sen Hope Uzodinma has failed to honour the invitation by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of the Public Property.

Obiano Speaks On Crisis In Anambra State Assembly

Gov Willie Obiano has hailed members of the Anambra State House of Assembly for handling the misunderstanding that arose in the House maturely.

Oshiomhole Reveals What Amosun, Okorocha Will Do In 2019

The National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, has disclosed that Gov Okorocha and other governors against him will work for the party in the 2019.
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CAN Blasts Desperate Politicians, Registers As 2019 Election Observer

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, on Tuesday said desperation of politicians may jeopardise the conduct  of the 2019 general election.

PDP In ‘Serious Difficulties’ To Raise Funds For Atiku’s Campaign – APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) says the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is having difficulties in raising funds for the campaign of Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate for 2019 election.

Why Uzodinma Will Never Govern Imo State – Uche Nwosu

Uche Nwosu has said the governorship candidate of the APC, Senator Hope Uzodinma, will not be governor of Imo state come 2019.

SPORTS

PSG Hit With Fresh Financial Fair Play Allegations

Fresh allegations of flaunting of Financial Fair Play rules against Paris Saint-Germain would await a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Uefa said on Wednesday.

Arsenal Target £35m La Liga Defender

English Premier League giants Arsenal are reportedly preparing to make a £35million offer for Espanyol defender, Mario Hermoso.

Fellaini Displays New Haircut To Celebrate Birthday

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini looks a lot different now after the Belgian shaved off his distinctive afro.

Mourinho Didn’t Give Me Chance, Says Januzaj

Adnan Januzaj insists he is good enough for Manchester United, but says Jose Mourinho did not give him the chance he needed.

Rooney To Finish Playing Career In USA

Wayne Rooney says he will finish his playing career in the United States as the DC United striker prepares for his England send-off at Wembley.

Four Years After, Gerrard Speaks About Chelsea Slip

Steven Gerrard has revealed that he had an epidural injection to deal with a back injury before his expensive slip in Liverpool’s 2-0 loss to Chelsea in 2014.

Barton Tells FA To Change ‘Draconian’ Betting Rules

Former England Midfielder Joey Barton has called on the FA to be more "21st century" in its approach to gambling regulations.

Fans Rush Wembley Ticket For Wayne Rooney’s Farewell

More than 20,000 tickets have been sold by the English Football Association for England’s friendly against the United States since former captain Wayne Rooney’s one-off international comeback was confirmed.
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Arsenal’s Welbeck Speaks On Career Threatening Injury

Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck has thanked fans for the love and support shown to him after a sustained a career-threatening injury.

Outrage In Thailand As Child Boxer Dies During Fight

Thais have reacted with shock and anger after a 13-year-old boxer died during a charity bout, reviving calls for a ban on fights between children.

Fulham Sack Jokanovic, Appoint Ranieri As New Manager

Premier League newcomers Fulham have sacked manager Slavisa Jokanovic and have appointed former Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri as the new manager.

Entertainment

Toke Makinwa Reveals Her Intention To Share Tuface With Annie Idibia

Media personality, Toke Makinwa has revealed her to Annie Idibia her desires of sharing her Nigerian legendary husband, Tuface Idibia with her.

Tobi Bakre Reveals Movies He Can Act S*x Scenes

Ex-housemates of Big Brother Naija Reality TV show, Tobi Bakre has disclosed that he can only accept to act nude for Hollywood.

Again, Daddy Freeeze Attacks ‘Sheeples’ After Woman Sowed N300k

On-Air-Personality, Daddy Freeze has again attacked a woman for reportedly sowing a seed of N300,000 thousand Naira to the church.

Uche Maduagwu Blasts Banky W Over His Political Ambition

Controversial actor Uche Maduagwu has attacked Nigerian singer-turned-politician, Banky for declaring his intentions to join politics.

Oyemykke, Tunde Ednut Goes All Dirty Over Wande Coal’s Show

Oyemykke has threatened to unleash his private part on Tunde Ednut after he uploaded a video on showing how he was bounced out from Wande Coal's show

Dabota Never Loved Sunny Aku, Source Discloses

A source who has chosen to remain anonymous has revealed that ex-beauty queen Dabota Lawson never loved her ex-billionaire-husband, Sunny Aku.

Timi Dakolo Trolls Nigerians Over Stan Lee’s Death

Nigerian music sensation, Timi Dakolo, has abused most Nigerians for claiming to have known the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee.

Actor Aremu Afolayan Apologises About Airport Outburst

Nollywood Actor Aremu Afoloyan has taken to social media to apologise about his viral video outburst after alleged frustrations by airport officials.
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Nigerian Cross Dresser Bobrisky Gushes Over Denrenle

Nigeria male barbie and cross-dresser, Bobrisky raises eyebrows after calling media personality, Denrele Edun, his "baby".

Davido Rants As Eko Atlantic Allegedly Denies Him Venue For His Show

Afro-pop star Davido has expressed frustrations after he was denied approval for the usage of Eko Atlantic as the venue for his December 27th concert.

Grammys To Consider Adekunle Gold, Burna Boy, Others

Adekunle Gold, Yemi Alade and Burna Boy have been reportedly considered for Grammy Awards in 2019.

BUSINESS

IMF Weak Revenue Prediction May Have Implication On Nigeria’ Economy

Reports have pointed out that the International Monetary Fund’s prediction of a weak revenue generation for Nigeria in the short term may have some implications. According...

Nigeria’s Oil Output To Hit 1.8m bpd

Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Group Managing Director Maikanti Baru yesterday said Nigeria will increase its oil production to 1.8 million barrels per day next year.

 WTI Loses $2 In 30 Minutes As Oil Prices Hit One-Year Low

Oil prices hit its lowest point since December 2017 on Tuesday, with the United States West Texas Intermediate (WTI) losing $2 in less than 30 minutes to sell at $55.12.

AMCON Set To Release New Debtors’ List

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has stated that another list of debtors will be released soon.

MTN To Acquire Banking Licence In Nigeria – CEO

The chief executive officer of MTN Group Rob Shuter, says the group will acquire an independent banking licence in Nigeria by 2019.

FG Awards N206bn Contract For Second Niger Bridge

The federal government has awarded Julius Berger Construction Company N206 billion contract for the main work on the second Niger Bridge.

Mambilla Power Plant Will Cost $5.72b – Fashola

Nigeria's minister of power, works and housing Babatunde Fashola, says the nation's 3, 050 megawatts Mambilla Power Plant will cost $5.72 billion.

DMO Admits FG Borrowed Over N2tn To Fund 2017 Budget

The Debt Management Office (DMO) says the Federal Government borrowed a total of N2.32tn in 2017 to fund deficit in the budget.
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Why Defending The Naira May Become A Headache For CBN – Otunuga

FXTM research analyst Lukman Otunuga, says the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) may find it hard to defend the naira against an appreciating dollar, regardless of its resilience.

Teleology Takes Over 9mobile, Names New Board

Teleology Holdings Limited has finally taken over 9mobile, formerly known as Etisalat Nigeria.

Diamond Bank Plays Down Merger, Acquisition Talks

Diamond Bank has dismissed speculations that the bank is purportedly in discussions with Access Bank Plc to acquire the bank.

WORLD

UN Security Council Meets On Gaza Violence

The UN Security Council met on Tuesday to discuss the escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip but there was no agreement on how to address the crisis

UN Lifts Sanctions On Eritrea

The UN Security Council on Wednesday lift sanctions on Eritrea following a landmark peace deal with Ethiopia and Djibouti.

Israeli Defence Minister Resigns Over Gaza Ceasefire

Israel's Defence Minister has resigned over the cabinet's decision to accept a ceasefire ending two days of fighting with Palestinian militants in Gaza.

UK PM Faces Showdown Over Brexit Deal

Theresa May will face a crunch cabinet meeting later as she tries to win colleagues' support for a draft Brexit agreement between the UK and EU.

Sri Lankan Parliament Votes Against PM Rajapaksa

Sri Lankan lawmakers have passed a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, effectively removing the controversial leader from his post.

Sri Lanka Supreme Court Restores Sacked Parliament

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court on Tuesday overruled President Maithripala Sirisena’s dissolution of parliament.

South African Minister Resigns Amid Sex Tape Scandal

South African Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has resigned amid a sexual scandal with his participation, the presidential office said on Tuesday.

Melania Trump Calls For Sacking Of Top National Security Aide

US First Lady Melania Trump on Tuesday called for the dismissal of Mira Ricardel, the deputy national security adviser to President Donald Trump. It was learned...
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CNN Sues Trump, White House For Barring Reporter

CNN has sued President Donald Trump and the White House for revoking its reporter's press credentials following a heated exchange with the US President.

Pope To Visit Morocco In March

The Vatican has said on Tuesday that Pope Francis will visit Morocco on a trip that will take him to Rabat and Casablanca.

Again, Trump Attacks Macron Over European Army Remarks

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched another attack against Emmanuel Macron over the French President’s call for a European army.

TECH

Verizon Looks To Expand 5G Home Broadband Offering

Verizon plans to target a broader audience for its new 5G home broadband product following the adoption of global standards for the technology, CFO Matthew Ellis said on Wednesday.

Volkswagen Drivers Can Unlock Their Cars With Siri

Volkswagen has introduced Siri integration on its Car-Net app, allowing owners to unlock and lock their cars with a voice command.

Amazon Picks New York City And Virginia For $5 Billion New Headquarters

Amazon.com picked America’s financial and political capitals for its $5 billion new headquarters, saying on Tuesday it will build offices for up to 25,000 people in New York City and close by Washington, D.C.

MainOne’s Error Sends Google Data To China

An "ugly" mistake by African ISP MainOne sent Google data for search and cloud services astray for more than an hour on Monday.

US Overtakes China In Top Supercomputer List

China has been pushed into third place on a list of the world's most powerful supercomputers.

Nigeria Behind Lesotho, South Africa In 5G Race

Lesotho and South Africa have both raced ahead of Nigeria and other countries in Africa in the bid to commercialise 5G.

51 Nations Back Global Cybersecurity Rules

The French Govt on Monday said fifty-one states, including all EU members, have pledged their support for a new international agreement to set standards on cyberweapons and the use of the internet.

Uber To Start Testing Self-driving Cars Again

Uber says it is ready to get its self-driving cars up and running again after a fatal crash involving a self-driving car in Arizona seven months ago.
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NCC Wins Consumer Satisfaction Award

The NCC was on Saturday awarded the Consumer Satisfaction Guarantee Agency of Government by the Nigeria Assembly Public Orientation And Awards at the Merit House, Abuja.

Face ID Specialist Finisar Sold For $3.2b

II-VI (IIVI) and Finisar announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which II-VI will acquire Finisar in a cash and stock transaction with an equity value of approximately $3.2B.

Russian Cybersecurity Firm Group IB To Open Global HQ In Singapore

Russian cybersecurity company Group IB is to open a global headquarters in Singapore this year or in early next as part of international expansion plans, Chief Executive Ilya Sachkov said.

HEALTH

There Is ‘Strong’ Link Between Obesity And Depression – Study

A study released on Tuesday by the University of Exeter reveals that obesity or being overweight can cause depression even when no other health problems exist.

Excess Sugar Can Cause Cataract – NOA

Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA), Lagos chapter, has advised Nigerians to adopt a healthy lifestyle, stating that diabetes can lead to cataract.

Nigeria Records 1.3m Unwanted Pregnancies, 735,000 Unsafe Abortion

A 2018 global family planning report has revealed that Nigeria recorded 1,371,000 unwanted pregnancies in 2018 alone.

Eat More Of Local Foods To Prevent Diseases, Expert Advises Nigerians

A Consultant in Reproductive Endocrinology, Prof. Oladapo Ashiru, has urged Nigerians to cultivate the habit of eating local foods to prevent diseases such as diabetes.

Thirty Percent Of Nigerians Suffer From Mental Illness – FG

The Federal Ministry of Health has said that about Twenty to Thirty per cent of Nigerians suffer from mental illness.

Indomie Strategy Boosts Polio Immunisation In Sokoto State

A local immunisation official, Aliyu Abubakar, has disclosed that use of packets of indomie noodle as social mobilisation strategy is boosting polio immunisation in Dange-Shuni Local Government Area of Sokoto state.

Pharmacists Council Seals 358 Medicine Stores In Taraba

The Pharmacist Council of Nigeria says it has sealed 358 medicine premises in Taraba State during its 35th outing covering about 30 states in the country.

More Women On HIV Treatment In Nigeria –NACA

The National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS  (NACA) says seven hundred and forty-seven thousand, eight hundred and fifty-three females were among the 1,090,233 people on anti-retroviral treatment in Nigeria in June.
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Cholera Kills 16 In Yobe With 1,759 Cases Recorded

More than nine cases of Cholera has been recorded in Yobe State in the country's North-East region, a little rise in the number of reported cases in the State.

Liver Cancer Leads To More Complications If Left Untreated – Expert Warns

Dr Osas Ikponwonsa, has warned that liver cancer could lead to other complications in the human body, if left untreated.

Doctor Builds Improvised Incubator To Save Premature Baby (Photos)

Nigerians on social media and beyond have applauded a medical doctor after he saved a child's life by using a carton to improvise as an incubator.

OPINION

In Remembrance Of Umaru Musa Yar’Adua

Columnist Muhammad Ajah eulogises ex presodent Umaru Musa Yar' Adua

Atiku’s Script: An Insight To How He Might Wrestle Power From Buhari (2bi)

Atiku's greatest advantage over Buhari, bequeathed to him by the president on a platter of gold, is his thinking capacity called IQ. The greatest advantage Buhari has made available to Atiku in their mutual but conflicting bid to be president (at the expense of the other) is Buhari's lower IQ.

Atiku’s Script: An Insight To How He Might Wrestle Power From Buhari (2a)

When the 3 years of loot for election in Buhari's favour, are removed from Atiku's cumulative and 32 concurrent years of stealing or loot for elections, that consist of the wasted PDP years, added to the wasted IBB years added to Atiku Abubakar's years of loot, the difference would be +29 in Atiku's favour (the break down is in Advantage 6 below).