Atiku To Address Nigerians, Reveals Platform, Day

Presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar, will on Monday commence his campaign.
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2019 Elections: Otedola Endorses Sanwo-Olu

The Chairman of Forte Oil PLC, Femi Otedola, has thrown his weight behind the  governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for next year's election.

Super Eagles Return To Afcon After Six Years

Nigeria have qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in six years following a 1-1 draw with South Africa in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Saraki’s Aide Reacts To Viral Audio

Media aide to Senate President Bukola Saraki has dismissed an audio recording of him revealing why he is against the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Atiku Vows To Sell 90% Of NNPC If Elected

The Presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to sell the NNPC and retain just 10 percent of the company for the Federal Government.
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Buhari Commends Spirited Eagles For Sealing Afcon Qualification

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday congratulated the Super Eagles for qualifying  for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Cameroon.

Twitter Explodes As Iheanacho Misses Golden Chance In Bafana Clash

Nigerian Twitter on Saturday went into a frenzy after Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho failed to score in the Super Eagles game against South Africa.

Daddy Freeze Reveals Why Tithing Works

Popular radio presenter and convener of the free the sheeple movement, Daddy Freeze, has enumerated seven points to, according to him, prove that tithing works against those who pay it.

Davido Meets Paul Pogba In Dubai (Video, Photos)

Topmost Nigerian artist Davido has met with Manchester United and France midfielder, Paul Pogba in Dubai on Friday.

MOST READ

Saraki Reveals Why He Is Against President Buhari (Audio)

Senate President Bukola Saraki has disclosed that he is yet to benefit anything from the President Muhammadu Buhari administration despite the money he spent on his campaign in 2015.

Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Saturday, Nov. 17th, 2018

Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Saturday, Nov. 17th.

What Igbo Leaders Told Buhari After Atiku’s Endorsement

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said some well-meaning Igbo leaders asked him to disregard southeast leaders' backing of ex-vice-president Atiku Abubakar for Nigeria's highest office in 2019.

South Africa vs Nigeria: Head-To-Head Record

Nigeria should be confident of getting the better of South Africa in Johannesburg on Saturday as the Super Eagles have never lost a competitive match to Bafana Bafana away from home.  

President Buhari Makes New Appointments (Full list)

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of five Chief Executive officers and two Executive Directors of some Federal Agencies.

South Africa vs Nigeria: Kick-off Time, TV Stations That Will Broadcast Match

As the Super Eagles trade tackles with Bafana Bafana in Matchday 5 of the 2019 Afcon qualifier, Nigerians can watch the match live from their homes.

Meet Lady Behind Voice On MTN Customer Care Line (Video)

Kgomotso Christopher, voice-over artist and actress has been revealed to be the voice behind the MTN Customer Care line as other services.

Burna Boy Drops New Single ‘On The Low’ (Audio)

Damini Ogulu better known by his stage name Burna Boy has added yet another single 'On The Low' to his already full list of music library.
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NEWS

Why Israel Should Lead Prosecution Against Nigeria – Nnamdi Kanu

The leader of the proscribe IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has called on Israel to lead the prosecution of Nigeria over the alleged killing of Ipob members.

I Have No Bank Account, Aregbesola Reveals

Governor Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has revealed that he does not have bank account in any part of the world.

Kaduna Sex Workers Hail El-Rufai For Lifting Curfew

The Kaduna State chapter of the Association of Commercial sex workers have commended Gov El-Rufai for lifting the curfew imposed in the state.

Senator Shehu Sani Kicks Against Atiku’s Plan To Sell NNPC

Senator Shehu Sani has described Atiku Abubakar's promise to sell off part of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as "dangerous."

NPA MD Denies Bribery Allegations

The MD of the NPA Hadiza Usman has denied allegations that she was involved in bribery to influence the APC primary election for the Kaduna Central.

My Reference To Professors’ Salaries Lighthearted, Says Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has said that he did not mean to denigrate professors and the teaching profession when he said that some senior lecturers in universalises earned more than him. 

Governors Accepted To Pay N30,000 Minimum Wage, Says NLC

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Ayuba Wabba on Friday warned state governors against their refusal to pay the proposed national minimum wage of N30,000.

Christian Leaders Visit Buhari, Demand El-Zakzaky’s Release

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Friday called for the release of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
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FG Declares Tuesday Public Holiday For Eid-El Maulud

The Nigerian Government on Friday declared Tuesday as Public Holiday to mark the 2018 Eid-el Maulud.

Don’t Be Used As Thugs During Elections, US Envoy Tells Nigerian Youths

United States ambassador to Nigeria Stuart Symington, says Nigerian youths should be concerned about the country’s future and should not allow been used as thugs in the 2019 elections.

I Am 100% Sure Nigeria Will Sign Free Trade Deal- Akinwumi Adesina

The president of the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) Akinwumi Adesina, says he is confident that Nigeria and every other country on the continent will sign the Africa Free Trade agreement. 

POLITICS

Ex-PDP Governorship Aspirant In Kaduna Defects To APC

Former governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna Dr Muhammad Sani-Bello has officially joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

PDP Calls For Rotimi Amaechi’s Resignation

The PDP has urged the administration of President Buhari to demand the resignation of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.

APC Campaign Will Focus On Character, Integrity – Oshiomhole

APC chairman Adams Oshiomhole says his party will focus on character and integrity of candidates in its campaign messages for the 2019 elections.

Gov. Aregbesola Reveals When He Will Quit Govt House

Gov Rauf Aregbesola has said he would quit the Government House on Monday ahead of the November 27 expiration of his tenure.

N60bn Rice Subsidy Fund For 2019 Election, Dino Melaye Alleges

Senator Dino Melaye have accused the APC of plotting to use the N60 billion approved to support the rice industry for the 2019 elections.

Gov. Tambuwal Denies Crisis In PDP

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has dismissed reports that there is a crisis in the state's chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Oshiomhole Dismisses Bribery Allegations After Buhari Meeting

National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on Friday rubbished reports of him collecting bribes to favour some aspirants during the party's primary elections.

2019 Elections: UPP Adopts President Buhari As Candidate

President Muhammadu Buhari has been adopted by the United Progressive Party (UPP) as its presidential candidate for the 2019 general election.
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2019: Atiku Ready To Sign ‘Legal Document’ For One Term – Spokesman

The spokesperson for the Atiku Campaign Organisation, Segun Sowunmi, says Atiku Abubakar will only be in office for four years, noting that the PDP Presidential candidate is ready to sign a legal document to that effect.

Pro-Atiku Group Appoints Former IGP Mike Okiro

The Progressive Network for Atiku Must Win congress has appointed retired IGP Mike Mbama Okiro as its Board of Trustees (BoT) Chairman.

Ohanaeze Denies Endorsing Atiku Abubakar

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has dismissed reports that it has adopted former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as its candidate for the 2019 presidential election.

SPORTS

Super Eagles Coach Speaks On Afcon Qualification

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says the Super Eagles did not want to take any risks in their 1-1 draw with South Africa in a Group E 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations qualifier on Saturday.

Zverev Ends Federer’s Run In ATP Finals

Alexander Zverev has prevented veteran Roger Federer from reaching 100 career titles by stopping the Swiss in the semi-finals at the ATP Finals.

South Africa vs Nigeria: Rohr Unveils Eagles Line-up

Coach Gernot Rohr has named Ikechukwu Ezenwa to man the Super Eagles goal in a Group E 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with South Africa in Johannesburg.

South Africa vs Nigeria: Ex-Eagles Midfielder Goes Spiritual

Former Nigeria international Mutiu ''headmaster'' Adepoju says the Super Eagles have already qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).

I’m Over Prepared For Tyson Fury – Wilder

WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has warned that he is "over prepared" for his December 1st bout against British boxer Tyson Fury.

South Africa vs Nigeria: Bafana Not Our Rivals, Says Okocha

Former Nigeria international Austine Okocha does not regard South Africa's Bafana Bafana as Super Eagles' rivals.

Liverpool Defender Van Dijk Slams Ronaldo, Real Madrid Stars

Liverpool star defender Virgil Van Dijk has attacked Cristiano Ronaldo and other Real Madrid stars over their Champions League final 3-1 defeat.

Man Who Designed Brazil’s Yellow Jersey Dead

Aldyr Garcia Schlee, the man who designed the Brazilian football team's famous yellow shirt, has died at the age of 83.
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South Africa Always Want To Beat Nigeria, Says Finidi

South Africa will give the Super Eagles a run for their money when the sides face off in Saturday's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Johannesburg, says ex-Eagle Geroge Finidi.

Ranieri Speaks On His Return To English Premiership

Fulham's new manager Claudio Ranieri says he "needed to come back to England" after being announced as the Cottagers manager on Wednesday.

We Are In South Africa To Pick Afcon Ticket – Musa

The Super Eagles stand-in Captain, Ahmed Musa, on Friday said that the Nigerian national team would not play for a draw in South Africa.

Entertainment

Mayorkun Launches Debut Album “TMOL”

DMW artiste Adewale Mayowa aka Mayorkun has announced the release of his debut solo album titled 'The Mayor of Lagos' (TMOL).

If You’re Hurt, Speak Up, Don’t Die In Silence – Dabota Tells Ehi Ogbebor

Ehi Ogbebor, through several posts on Instagram, called out her billionaire husband and also accused him of wanting to use their son for rituals.

I Go Dye Questions President Buhari In An Open Letter

Popular Nigerian comedian, I Go Dye has taken a bold step to write an open letter to the president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari.

Toyin Abraham Dumps PDP To Support APC (Video)

Popular Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham has reportedly backed out from supporting PDP to show her support for the All Progressive Congress (APC). 

How A Highly-Rated Manager Rejected My Music – CDQ

Sodiq Abubakar, aka CDQ, said that he has once been discouraged by a top manager in the music industry who said his song had no commercial value.

Joke Silva, Olu Jacobs Celebrate 33rd Wedding Anniversary (Image)

Veteran Nollywood actors, Joke Silva, and Olu Jacobs have chosen to celebrate their 33rd wedding anniversary with a cute family photo.

“I Found The One” Burna Boy Shares Photo With A Lady (Image)

Popular Afro Musician, Burna boy has reportedly found love, following a love up image of himself with an unknown pretty lady.

Wizkid Allegedly Backs Timaya Over Suspected Rift With Davido

Multi-award winning artiste, DMW Boss, Davido has said he is not in a competition with anybody in the Nigerian music industry.
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Instablog9ja Saga: Daddy Freeze Defends John Abayomi

OAP and founder of #Freethesheeple, Daddy Freeze has come to the defense of the alleged owner of Instablog9ja, saying he is only doing his job.

Efe Reveals How Much Is Left From Big Brother Prize Money

Efe Ejeba the winner of BBNaija Double Wahala, has revealed the leftover of his N25 million prize money won from the competition is N75,000.

Tiwa Savage Chats With British Vogue, Makes Confession

Mavins record diva, Tiwa Savage has shared her experience with British Vogue, to speak about motherhood and how it inspires her.

BUSINESS

Naira Goes Down Further At Parallel Market

Nigeria's currency, Naira, depreciated against the dollar on Friday at the parallel market in Lagos, as it exchanged at N363 to the dollar.

It’s Fake News — Emefiele Reacts To Report on Nigeria’s Rice Imports

The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele, has described the report that Nigeria’s rice import has increased by 400,000 tonnes as "fake news."

NIPOST Revokes Licences Of 30 Courier Companies

The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has said it has revoked licences of 30 courier companies in the country.

Nigeria Will Be World’s 2nd Largest Rice Importer In 2019 – US

Nigeria will be the world second largest rice buyer in 2019, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has projected. The USDA said in its latest Rice...

AfDB Unveils Africa Energy Portal

The Africa Development Bank  (AfDB) has launched a “one-stop-shop for accurate, reliable, relevant, and up-to-date information on energy in Africa,” the Africa Energy Portal.

FG Has Not Released Money To Complete Unemployment Report -NBS

The statistician-general of the federation Yemi Kale, the federal government has not released money for the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) to complete the unemployment report.

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.
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 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.

WORLD

Trump Reacts As Court Returns CNN Reporter To White House

US President Donald Trump has called on reporters to act with ''decorum'' in future pressers after a court ordered the White House to return CNN reporter Jim Acosta's press pass.

Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s Killing – CIA

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the brutal killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last month, according to the CIA, the Washington Post reports.

Jacob Zuma Seeks To Have Corruption Case Scrapped

A former President of South Africa Jacob Zuma on Friday lodged a court application to try to have quashed $2.5-billion corruption case linked to a 1990s arms deal, state prosecutors said.

631 Persons Missing, 66 Dead In California Wildfires

The number of missing in Californian wildfires has risen to 631, as authorities added hundreds of names to the lists of the unaccounted for Thursday.

Khmer Rouge Leaders Found Guilty Of Cambodia Massacre

Two leaders of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia were on Friday found guilty of genocide.

New Zealand Denies Blocking Nauru Refugees

New Zealand’s PM Jacinda Ardern has denied allegations that her country was blocking refugees from Nauru on visitor visas.

Chinese Govt Detains Catholic Bishop

The Chinese government has detained Bishop Pietro Shao Zhumin for resisting demands to join China’s Communist Party-controlled church body.

North Korea Tests New Ultramodern Tactical Weapon

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un supervised the testing of a “newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon”, state media reported on Friday.
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42 Confirmed Dead As Gas Tank Explodes In Zimbabwe

At least 42 passengers have been confirmed dead after a suspected gas tank exploded on a bus in Zimbabwe, the police have said on Friday.

Russia Warns France Over Central Africa Peace Role

Russia warned France that it must recognize its peace efforts in CAR as negotiations continued on a contentious UN Security Council resolution.

Trump To Meet Kim In 2019 Over Nuclear Programmes

US President Donald Trump plans to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 2019, Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday.

TECH

Facebook Denies Allegations From Damning New York Times Story

Facebook is defending itself from multiple allegations leveled against it in Thursday's bombshell New York Times report.

Users Can Now Delete Message On Facebook Messenger

Facebook has started a rollout of an "Unsend" feature for Messenger, letting users delete messages within 10 minutes of sending.

Tesla Slashes Prices On home Solar Systems To Spur Sales

Tesla has cut prices on its residential solar systems by as much as 25 percent in a bid to lift lagging sales after the company streamlined its sales and marketing organization

Instagram Adds New Shopping Features For Easy Purchase

Instagram has announced three new features that make it easier to buy and sell products on the platform.

Facebook Accused Of Dark PR Tactics

Facebook faces a new controversy over alleged tactics it used to discredit its critics, embarrass rival firms and downplay problems at the company.

Youth Empowerment: IBM To Spend $25m In Nigeria, Others

The International Business Machines Corporation is to spend 25 million dollars in Nigeria and some other African countries for youth empowerment in the next few years.

Dell Makes Improved Offer To Acquire VMware Shares

Dell Technologies on Thursday raised its offer to buy back shares tied to its interest in software maker VMware to $120 per share, still way short of the $300 price suggested by activist investor Carl Icahn.

Cybersecurity Minister Says He Has Never Used A Computer

Yoshitaka Sakurada, who was recently appointed Japan’s recently cybersecurity and Olympics minister has told parliament he has never used a computer in his life.
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Hi-tech Watches Let Children Be Spied On

A location-tracking smartwatch worn by thousands of children has proven relatively easy to hack.

Apple Stores To Employ Victims Of Human Trafficking

A programme to help human trafficking victims get behind-the-scenes jobs at Apple stores has been announced by the American tech company.

CBN Asks Telcos To Deposit N5b For Mobile Money Services

Telecom companies that intend to deepen financial inclusion in the country through mobile money services have been asked by the CBN to make a minimum capital deposit of N5bn.

HEALTH

420m People Have Diabetes- WHO

At least 420 million adults have diabetes, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

Death From Cardiovascular Diseases On The Rise – UCH

The chief medical director (CMD) of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Temitope Alonge, says the deaths recorded as a result of cardiovascular diseases is rising.

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.
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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.

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.

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).