Why Justice Bulkachuwa Withdrew From Presidential Election Tribunal

Chairman of the 2019 Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, on Wednesday withdrew from the panel for “personal reasons,” Concise News has learned.
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Buhari Tells Ministers To Hand Over On May 28

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked all outgoing ministers to handover their portfolios on the 28th of May, 2019.

FG Finally Reacts To Cancellation Of ‘Dropbox’ By US

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has revealed that the Nigerian government is parleying with its US counterpart on the issuance of visa for Nigerians. 

Buhari Orders ‘Immediate Clearing Up Of Apapa Gridlock’

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered for the immediate clearing up of the Apapa gridlock.

FG Reveals Nigerians Will No Longer Own Cooking Gas Cylinders

The Federal Government has said it will develop a policy that will take away the ownership of Liquefied Petroleum Gas cylinders from consumers.
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Latest Biafra News Online Headlines Update For Today

Welcome to the latest Biafra news online headlines update for today, Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019, on the Concise News website.

AFCON 2019: Dosu Joseph Reveals ‘Important Thing’ Super Eagles Need To Do To Win Title (Exclusive)

Former Super Eagles of Nigeria goalkeeper and Olympic gold medallist, Dosu Joseph has said that it is important Nigeria prepare well for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019 tournament if they want to be crowned champions

Minimum Wage: N-Power Speaks On Increasing Allowance Of Beneficiaries

The Federal Government empowerment programme known as N-Power has said there is no increase in the monthly allowance paid to its beneficiaries. 

Latest Benue State News Online Headlines Update For Today

Welcome to the latest Benue State news online headlines update for today, Wednesday, May, 22nd, 2019 on Concise News.

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2019 UTME: Latest JAMB News Roundup For Wednesday 22nd May

Welcome to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) news roundup for today, May 22, 2019.

Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019.

BBNaija 2019: Organisers Unveil Profiles Of Shortlisted Housemates

Organisers of the Big Brother Naija, BBNaija, has released shortlisted names and age of selected housemates for the 2019 reality TV show.

UTME 2019: JAMB Candidates With Withheld Results Fume

Some candidates who are yet to have their Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) 2019 results released are furious with the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)

EFCC Clarifies Naira Marley’s Release Report

A top source in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says Nigerian rapper Naira Marley is still in the custody of the commission.

Naira Marley Reportedly Released On Bail? (Video)

Nigerian rapper, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley has been granted a release on bail, contrary to the court order given to the EFCC.

Court Gives Pending Order Over Naira Marley’s Case

Justice Nicholas Oweibo has ordered that Nigerian hip hop artist, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley be remanded in prison custody.

2019 UTME: Latest JAMB News Roundup For Monday 20th May

Welcome to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) news headlines update for today, May 20, 2019.
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NEWS

NYSC: New DG Vows To Protect Corps Members With His Life

The new Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, says he is ready to sacrifice his life to ensure that no corps member dies during the service year.

Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Raises Alarm Over Arrest Of IPOB Members In Enugu Today

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has raised an alarm over some people allegedly arrested by the army in Enugu on Wednesday (today).

Oyo: Ajimobi Appoints New Head Of Service

The Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has appointed Mrs. Ololade Agboola as the new Head of Service.

Imo: Okorocha Erects New Statue For President Buhari (Photo)

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has unveiled the statue of the President Muhammadu Buhari, Concise News reports. 

Biafra: Police Reveal How It Will Treat IPOB Members On May 30th

The Abia State Police Command has said it will treat anyone associated with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist, Concise News reports. 

Zamfara Assembly Creates New Emirate Council

The Zamfara State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill for the creation of an additional emirate council to be known as Bazai Emirate.

Why Fani-Kayode Has Not Been Himself Recently – Wife

The wife of former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode, Precious Chikwendu, has said that her husband has not been himself since Daenarys Targareyan died in the popular Game of Thrones TV series.

How Teenager Drowned While Swimming In Kigawa State

A 15-year-old boy Usman Kabiru has died in Walawa quarters in Ringim local government area of Kigawa State, Concise News understands. 
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JAMB To Honour 5 Tertiary Institutions At Maiden Award Ceremony

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it's going to present awards to five tertiary institutions at its maiden edition of the 2018 National Tertiary Admissions Performance Merit Award (NATAP-M).

Hot Deliverance, Healing Prayer Points From SCOAN, T. B Joshua

These are prayer points from the Lagos State-based Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nation (SCOAN) T. B Joshua. 

Bishop Oyedepo Finally Reveals His Source Of Wealth

Bishop David Oyedepo has said God vowed to make him rich because he gave out his car for the gospel, Concise News reports.

POLITICS

Gov Obaseki Reacts To Edo APC Discord

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has reacted to the reports of friction in the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), stating that it was all fake news.

9th Assembly Leadership: PDP Governor Endorses Gbajabiamila

The governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi has endorsed Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house of representatives, as speaker of the lower legislative chamber in the 9th assembly

PDP Replies Tinubu After Saudi Arabia Comments

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, for making mockery of the party in Saudi Arabia.

Ihedioha Accuses Okorocha Of Not Releasing Fund For Inauguration

Governor-elect of Imo State Emeka Ihedioha has said that the governor Rochas Okorocha has not released a dime for his swearing-in on May 29.

Adamawa Lawmaker Steps Down For Gbajabiamila, Gives Reason

A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yusuf Buba (APC-Adamawa) has announced his withdrawal from the race to become the speaker of the House, and declared his support for the majority leader, Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos).

Imo: Court Nullifies Suit Seeking To Stop Ihedioha’s Inauguration

A Federal High Court sitting in Owerri on Tuesday struck out a suit seeking to stop the inauguration ceremony of the Imo State Governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha on May 29.

What Rivers APC Said About Giving Wike Peace Conditions

The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied the claim by Governor Nyesom Wike that conditions were given for the acceptance of the olive branch extended by the governor.

APC Warns Obaseki Over Alleged Attacks On Oshiomhole

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State against attempts to tarnish the image of the party’s national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
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Melaye vs Adeyemi: Tribunal Admits Key Evidence In Kogi West Battle

Smart Adeyemi, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 Kogi West senatorial election, has closed his case before the National...

Tinubu Meets Buhari In Saudi Arabia, Explains Why Nigerians Should ‘Assist’ PDP

National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu has called on Nigerians to "assist" the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) overcome their “colossal defeat” in the 2019 presidential election. 

2019 Elections: INEC Withdraws 25 Certificates Of Return From Winners

Nigeria's electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it has withdrawn 25 Certificates of Return from some winners of the 2019 Elections on court orders.

SPORTS

EPL: Why Chelsea Should Sack Me – Sarri

Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri has said he will leave his job with the Blues if his future is based on winning the Europa League, Concise News reports.

‘I Won’t Regret Beating Arsenal In Europa League Final’- Giroud

French international Olivier Giroud says he will have no regrets over beating Arsenal in next week’s Europa League Final.

Transfer News: Hazard Is My Benchmark, Says Chelsea New Signing

Chelsea new signing Christian Pulisic after making a £58 million transfer to the London Club says he wants to make an impact at Stamford Bridge just like Belgium international, Eden Hazard, Concise News reports.

Transfer: Hazard Signs For Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Monchengladbach winger Thorgan Hazard has signed a five-year contract with Borussia Dortmund, the Bundesliga runners-up have confirmed.

Europa League Final 2019: Koscielny Hit Out At Uefa After Mkhitaryan Was Left Out Of Arsenal Squad

French international and Arsenal captain, Laurent Koscielny has hit out at Uefa after Henrikh Mkhitaryan decided not to travel with the squad to Baku for the Europa League Final.

2019 AFCON: NFF Speaks On Terrorist Attacks In Egypt

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has allayed fears of terrorist attacks in Egypt ahead of the Africa Nations Cup, Concise News understands. 

Football News: Referee Dies After Collapsing On Pitch

A 31-year-old Bolivian referee collapsed and die while referring a Bolivian league match high up in the Andes after being taken to the hospital.

2019 AFCON: HotSports Nigeria Wins Marketing Rights

Ahead of the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) that will be held in Egypt next month, Nigeria's HotSports Media Group has won the...
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2019 Copa America: Messi’s Argentina Drops Inter Milan Star, Unveils Deadly Squad

Argentina coach, Lionel Scaloni, has dropped Inter Milan star, Mauro Icardi, from the team's 2019 Copa America squad, Concise News understands. 

James Agrees Personal Terms With Manchester United

Swansea City winger Daniel James has agreed personal terms with Manchester United, Concise News understands

Petr Cech To Join Blues Again, In Line To Replace Nigerian

Petr Cech will return to Chelsea this summer in a new sporting director role at the club, Concise News reports

Entertainment

Naira Marley Had Reportedly Been A Wanted Criminal

Singer of "Am I A Yahoo Boy," Naira Marley has allegedly been a wanted criminal in the UK, contrary to his lawyer's claim as a first time offender.

Kemi Olunloyo Blames FG For Naira Marley’s Crime (Video)

Nigerian journalist, Kemi Olunloyo has accused the Federal Government of being responsible for Naira Marley's act of Cybercrime.

Kemi Olunloyo Reveals Who Is Behind Naira Marley’s Crisis

Kemi Olunloyo, has accused former X3M record signee, Simi, of being responsible for the arraignment of her colleague, Naira Marley.

MC Galaxy Shows Cooking Prowess, Sends Memo To Future Wife (Video)

Popular Nigerian artiste, Innocent Udeme Udofot, better known as MC Galaxy, has through Instagram sent a memo to his future wife.

Showkey Corrects Impression On Support For Naira Marley

Veteran musician, Daddy Showkey has clarified that he will never support crime and if Naira Marley is guilty then let him face justice.

Davido Ikorodu Bois: Nigerians React To Singer’s Decision

A few Nigerians have supported DMW boss, Davido for unfollowing a popular comedy group known as Ikorodu Bois on Instagram. 

Adesua Etomi Reveals What She Never Stops Doing

Adesua Etomi-Wellington, the wife of veteran singer, Bankole Wellington, known as Banky W, has said that she is known for always talking.

Wizkid, Tiwa Savage Attend Patoranking Album Listening As Couple (Video)

Multi-award winning Nigerian singers, Wizkid and Tiwa Savage have continued to make the public raise eyebrows about their relationship status.
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Daddy Showkey Condemns EFCC’s Arraignment Of Naira Marley

"Showkey" music crooner. Daddy Showkey has descended on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over the arraignment of Naira Marley.

See Pictures Of Timaya’s Three Kids

Popular Nigerian singer, Timaya, while celebrating the birthday of his first daughter has taken to Instagram to celebrate all his children.

Rema Releases Visuals Of ‘Dumebi’ (Video)

Mavin Records newest signee, Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, has released the visuals of his hit song titled "Dumebi"

BUSINESS

Why CBN Retained Lending Rate At 13.5%

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday retained the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) at 13.5 per cent.

Nigerian Stock Market Makes Highest Gain In Three Months

The Nigerian stock market had its highest gain since February 12 as its market capitalisation of equities rose by N1.874tn, Concise News reports. 

Nigeria’s GDP Growth Rate Slumps To 2.01% In 2019 Q1

Nigeria's economic growth expanded slower than expected in the first quarter of 2019, according to the National Bureau Statistics (NBS). 

Tradermoni: FG Begins Second Phase, To Pay Traders N15,000

The Federal Government is set to Move to the next phase of its tradermoni programme as it prepares to pay N15,000 to benefactors of the initial N10,000 loan.

DAPPMAN Reveals Petrol Marketers Are Shutting Down

Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria, DAPPMAN, has disclosed many oil marketers are closing shop as they are not making a profit.

MTN To Secure N200 Billion Loan From Seven Nigerian Banks

MTN Nigeria on Friday disclosed a deal with a consortium of eight banks to secure a seven-year medium-term loan facility to boost its Nigerian operations.

Loom Money Nigeria: SEC Warns Against New Ponzi Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned Nigerians over the activities of some online fraudsters, who are running an investment scheme, tagged ‘Loom Money Nigeria’.

Senate Okays Emefiele For Second Term As CBN Governor

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Godwin Emefiele as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for a second term, Concise News reports.
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CBN Governor Reveals Commodity More Expensive Than Crude Oil

The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has noted that the price of palm oil is greater than crude oil. 

CBN Governor: Senate Committee Approves Emefiele’s Appointment

The Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institution has confirmed Godwin Emefiele's appointment as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). 

Expect Increase In Petroleum Price, Rewane Tells Nigerians

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Financial Derivatives Company Limited, Bismarck Rewane, has revealed that a gradual reduction in subsidy payments is anticipated which could lead to increase in the pump price of fuel.

WORLD

Germany Deports 26 Afghan Asylum Seekers

A group of 26 rejected Afghan asylum seekers arrived in Kabul on Wednesday after being deported from Germany, airport officials told dpa.

Trump May Launch Official Re-election Campaign Mid-June

US President Donald Trump plans to kick off his re-election campaign in mid-June, sources said on Monday.

Ukrainian PM Resigns After New Leader Zelensky Sworn in

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman on Monday said he was resigning after comedian Volodymyr Zelensky was inaugurated as president.

Bus Driver Commits Suicide After His Bus Killed 8 Passengers

A bus driver has been found hanged on a tree after the bus he drove overturned and killed eight people in Welkom in Free State, South Africa, on Monday.

Trump Hits At Republican Lawmaker Amash Over Impeachment Comments

US President, Donald Trump lashed out on Sunday at the first Republican congressman to call for his removal, while Democrats warned Trump’s stonewalling of congressional probes is strengthening the case for an impeachment inquiry

Trump Reveals What Will Happen To Iran If Tehran Attacks US

President Donald Trump has warned Iran that if the Islamic nation attacks the United States interests, it will be destroyed.

5 S/African Tourists Injured In Explosion Near Egypt

At least five South African tourists were injured on Sunday when their bus hit a roadside bomb near the Grand Egyptian Museum. Concise News understands...

Nigerian Soldier Killed In Attacks In Mali At UN Peacekeeping

A Nigerian soldier was killed and several injured in two attacks on the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, UN officials said on Sunday.
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Mohammed-Bande Spells Out His Vision At 74th UNGA Presidency

Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijani Mohammed-Bande is set to be the President of the 74th session of the UNGA.

Trump Finally Speaks Amid Alabama Abortion Ban Row

US President Donald Trump has made known his "strongly pro-life" views on abortion amid controversy over strict new laws passed in several states.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Gets Kicked In South Africa (Video)

Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger was drop-kicked from behind at a sports event in South Africa where the actor hero was hosting. The 71-year-old Terminator Star...

TECH

Chip Designer ARM Stops Work With Huawei After U.S. Ban

British chip designer ARM has halted relations with Huawei in order to comply with a United States blockade of the company, potentially crippling the Chinese company’s ability to make new chips for its future smartphones.

Huawei Mobile Users Ponder Switching Brand After Google News

Some owners of Huawei Mobile are considering if it is time to abandon the Huawei phone after U.S. tech giant Google said it would suspend its business with China’s top mobile maker, threatening future access to Gmail, YouTube and Chrome.

Huawei Reacts To Ban By Google

Huawei has assured it will continue to provide security updates and services for its smartphones and tablets.

Huawei To Lose Google, Android Support After Trump Ban

Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing.

World’s First All-Electric, Jet-Powered, Five-Seater Air Taxi Launched

German electric air taxi startup Lilium, Thursday, unveiled its jet-powered, five-seater prototype, which conducted its first flight earlier this month.

Google, Facebook, Twitter Blasted For Not Doing Enough In EU Fake News Fight

Facebook, Google and Twitter were reprimanded by the European Commission on Friday for not doing enough to tackle fake news plaguing the election campaign to the European Parliament, seven months after promising to do more.

WhatsApp Hack: How To Find Out If You Are Affected, What To Do Next

WhatsApp said on Tuesday that a major security breach had allowed hackers to install spyware on some users' phones by simply calling them through the app.

Trump Bans Huawei Telecoms Gear In US, Chinese Company Reacts

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday barring US firms from using telecom gear from sources the administration deems national security threats.
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Telegram Founder Reveals Why WhatsApp ‘Will Never Be Secure’

The Russian founder of popular messaging app Telegram has warned that WhatsApp, the world’s top messaging app, will continue to be open to surveillance after the Facebook-owned platform had to tell users that their phones could be infected with spyware.

San Francisco Votes To Ban City Use Of Facial Recognition Technology

San Francisco officials on Tuesday voted 8 to 1 to ban the purchase and use of facial recognition technology by city personnel, in a move to regulate tools that local Silicon Valley companies helped develop.

Facebook Restricts Live Feature, Citing New Zealand Shooting

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it was tightening rules around its livestreaming feature ahead of a meeting of world leaders aimed at curbing online violence in the aftermath of a massacre in New Zealand.

HEALTH

Depression: Expert Reveals Regular Medical Checkup Critical To Prevention

A Nursing Expert, Mrs Victoria Opakunle, has revealed regular medical checkup is critical to the prevention of depression, a mental disorder that can lead to mental illness and even suicide.

Depression: Causes, Types, Symptoms & Treatment

Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects your personality. Depression is more than just a low mood, it is a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health.

Nigerian Doctor Bags ‘Brain Tumor Research’ Award In U.S.

Dr Chibawanye Ene, a US-based Nigerian Doctor, has won the 2019 Ronald L. Bittner Award on Brain Tumor Research. An award hosted in the US.

‘Do Not Put ‘Reusable’ Sponge In Your Vagina’, Doctor Warns

Dr Jen Gunter has issued a warning to women not to put 'reusable' sea sponges in their vagina after someone tweeted a link to Holy Sponges "Ritual Menstruation Kit" that is being sold for £30

Nigeria Customs Service Speaks On Imported Poisonous Rice

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service Hameed Ali has warned Nigerians to stop consuming imported rice as it is poisonous, Concise News understands.

Lagos Rotary Club Distributes 400 Sanitary Pads

The Rotary Club of Lagos Island (RCLI), SAKHI arm, has on Wednesday tasked female student to maintain good menstrual hygiene.

NAFDAC Alerts Public On Circulation Of Fake Cold Caplets

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Thursday alerted the public on the circulation of fake Mixagrip cold Caplets in Gombe state.

Constipation: Symptoms, Causes, Prevention & Natural Remedies

This post gives you all you need to know about constipation, causes, symptoms, prevention and natural remedies of constipation. ....Constipation is infrequent bowel movements or difficult passage of stools that persists for several weeks or longer.
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The Linkage Between Migraine & Pregnancy Complications – Study

A recent study conducted at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, has revealed that migraine is associated with an increased risk of pregnancy-related hypertension disorders in mothers and newborns

Minister Inaugurates Community Health Centre In C/River

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Dr. Usani Usani, has inaugurated a community health centre at Asiga community in Taker LGA of Cross Rivers.

Osinbajo Reveals FG’s Plan To Extend NHIS

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has disclosed that the Federal Government is on the verge to expand the NHIS to cater for the health of Nigerians.

OPINION

Depression, Suicide, Anxiety: Is Life Worth It? Where is Hope?

There are often thoughts that come to mind, questioning the essence of life. There are situations of maximum hopelessness that makes life seem unendurable.

The Best League In The World ‘Confirmed’!

The English Premier League - ‘the best league in the world!’ It’s not a phrase fans of Spanish football clubs most especially want to hear, but now, it’s the bitter pill to swallow!

Liverpool vs Barcelona: Implication Of The Catalans’ Collapse At Anfield

Mighty Barcelona crumbled under the onslaught of a Liverpool side inspired by their crowd on Tuesday night in the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg. Concise News beams light on what this means for the Catalan club