Minimum Wage: What NLC Told State Governors About Implementation

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has told governors in the country that it will ensure they implement the new minimum wage, Concise News reports. 
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President Buhari Travels To United Kingdom Thursday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday travel to the United Kingdom on a private visit, according to his media aide Femi Adesina. But the Nigerian...

Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Good morning Nigeria and the rest of the world. Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Thursday, April 25th, 2019.

Saudi Arabia Hints On Building Refinery In Nigeria

Top crude oil producer Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has hinted on the possibility of establishing a refinery in Nigeria.

El-Zakzaky: Shi’ites Invade National Assembly, Disrupt Sitting

Deputy Speaker of Nigeria's House of Representatives, Lasun Yussuff, Wednesday put off sitting following reports of invasion of the National Assembly by Shi’ite members.
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Tiv/Jukun Crises: Benue, Taraba States Compose Peace Committee

The Taraba and Benue State government has set-up a committee following the violence in Tiv/Jukun communities, Concise News reports. 

Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart Makes BBC’s ‘100 Stories That Shaped The World’

Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart has been listed in BBC’s 100 stories that shaped the world, making it into the top 5.

PFA Team Of The Year: Pogba In, Hazard Out (See full list)

Chelsea star Eden Hazard has been left out in the PFA Team of the Year after been nominated for the Player of the Year few days ago, while Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been named.

NYSC Finally Speaks On Increasing Corps Members’ Stipends To N31,800

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has dismissed as fake news reports making the rounds on social media that serving corps members will now be paid N31,800 as monthly stipends following the signing of the new minimum wage into law by President Muhammadu Buhari

MOST READ

JAMB Latest News Roundup Online For Today, April 24th, 2019

Good day, and welcome to the roundup of the latest Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) news on Concise for today.

Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu To Host IPOB Town Hall Meeting In Germany

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has announced a town hall meeting with the IPOB family in Germany on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Jigawa Monarch Reveals Origin Of Atiku’s Mother

Atiku Abubakar's mother, late Mrs Kande, 'was from Dutse,' an official of the Dutse emirate council in Jigawa state has revealed.

N-Power News: Beneficiaries Undergoing Headcount & Reverification

Beneficiaries of the Federal Government's social intervention programme, N-Power, are currently undergoing headcount and verification nationwide

JAMB Latest News: Board Speaks On Ex-Official Investigated For N100m Fraud

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that a former official who is being probed over an alleged diversion of N100m owned by the Board did not serve under the present leadership

Why Apostle Johnson Suleman Bought Private Jet – Omega Fire Ministries (Photos)

Omega Fire Ministries' branch in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has said its founder, Apostle Johnson Suleman, bought a private jet for the "propagation of the gospel."

Why JAMB Is Probing Candidates’ Credentials From 2009-2019

Past Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) candidates across the country could be affected as the board launches a probe into the credentials of applicants dating back to ten years ago in 2009

UTME 2019: Latest JAMB News Roundup For Today, Tues. April 23rd

Good day Nigeria and the rest of the world. Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top JAMB news headlines for today, Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019.
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NEWS

Osinbajo Presides Over FEC Meeting

Today's Federal Executive Council meeting is being presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Police Officers Punch Student For Refusing To Bribe With N100k (Video)

 Police Officers were seen harassing a student of the University of Benin, allegedly demanding for hundred thousand naira bribe.

Adekunle Ajasin Varsity Shut Over Students’ Protest

The management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) in Ondo State, has shut down the institution following a protest by students over the decision of the management to impose “no payment of tuition, no test, and no examination policy”.

Eight Permanent Secretaries Leaves Ekiti State Public Service

The Government of Ekiti State on Thursday announced the retirement of eight Permanent Secretaries from the state public service.

N7.65bn Fraud: Orji Uzor Kalu Loses To EFCC In Appeal Court

The Court of Appeal on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of the no-case submission filed by a former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, in response to the N7.65bn fraud charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

What Kogi State Judiciary Workers, Yahaya Bello Discussed About Strike, Salary

Judiciary workers in Kogi State will have their data captured so they can get the backlog of the payment of their salary, Concise News reports. 

Three Arrested For Stealing Female Pants In Lagos, Ogun

Three suspects have been arrested by operatives of the Lagos and Ogun states police commands for allegedly stealing female pants.

How To Make Money Online As A Student In 2019

This posts gives all you need to know about How To Make Money Online as a student for free in 2019 with google, Freelancing, data entry marketing, blogging.
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Five Oil Wells On Fire In Ondo State

Five Oil wells have caught fire has huge explosion occurred in Ajegunle Ikorigho oil-rich community in Ondo state.

MFM Prayer Points Against Ancestral Powers, Family Idols, Affliction With Bible Verse

This is a compilation of the Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries (MFM) prayer points against ancestral powers and family afflictions. 

Human Trafficking: Interpol Rescues 157 Child Slaves In Benin, Nigeria

The International Criminal Police Organisation Interpol revealed up to 216 human trafficking victims have been rescued from forced labour and prostitution in a major operation in Benin and Nigeria.

POLITICS

Atiku’s Legal Team Knocks INEC Over Refusal To Produce Polling Documents

The legal team of Atiku Abubakar has decried the refusal of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to produce polling documents from the February 23, 2019 presidential election.

Adelabu Speaks On Alleged Rift With Governor Ajimobi

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State in the 2019 election, Adebayo Adelabu, has denied an alleged rift with the outgoing governor of the state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

APC Summons Emergency Meeting Over NASS Leadership

The South East zone of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has summoned an emergency meeting to deliberate on the sharing of leadership positions in the incoming 9th National Assembly.

Kogi State: Why I Want To Take Over Yahaya Bello’s Job – Omede

A former President, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Omede Idris, has said he wants to be the leader of Kogi State so he can revamp its economy, Concise News reports. 

PDP Sacks Chairman, Deputy; Gives Reasons

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State has resolved to sack its Chairman, Damishi Sango, and the Deputy Chairman, Amos Gombi.

Speakership: Why Gbaja Should Step Down For Me – Onyejeocha

A lawmaker from Abia state Nkeiruka Onyejeocha has asked the majority leader of Nigeria's House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to step down for her in the race for speakership.

Osun Guber Dispute: PDP Rejects Justice Oyewole As Member Of Appeals Panel

The inclusion of Justice J.O.K Oyewole as member of the Osun State governorship election appeal panel has been rejected by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Dogara Issues Warning To Tinubu Over Budget-padding Allegation

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has warned the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, to mind his language in a reply to the latter’s allegation that the National Assembly has been padding the national budget for four years.
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National Assembly Leadership: Saraki Advises Tinubu

Senate President Bukola Saraki has taken to his Twitter handle to ask Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to allow members to elect their leaders.

Election Results: How Presiding Officers Vindicated Us – PDP

The admission by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) presiding officers that they transmitted the result of the presidential election to the commission's server, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says, has vindicated them. 

Okorocha Identifies Imo’s ‘Worst Governor Ever’

The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has described one of his predecessors in office Achike Udenwa as the worst governor to ever govern the state.

SPORTS

2019 AFCON: Super Eagles Players Are ‘Hungry’ – Etebo

Super Eagles star Etebo Oghenekaro has said Nigerian players are "hungry" to play at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Concise News reports.

Premier League: Man City Have Set New Standard, Says Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the embarrassing defeat at Old Trafford in the hands of Manchester City, the Red Devil's manager described the Citizens as “the best team in the country.” 

U-17 AFCON: Why Win Over Nigeria Is Special – Guinea Coach

The win over the Golden Eaglets at 2019 Africa U17 Cup of Nations is special because Nigeria is a "mighty team," Guinea coach Mohammed Camara has admitted. 

Fans React To Hazard’s Non-inclusion In PFA Team Of The Year

The PFA on Thursday announced the team of the season in the Premier League, and to the dismay of many fans, Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard was missing while Manchester United's Paul Pogba made the list. 

Oshoala Bounces Back From Injury, Fires Barcelona Top of Liga (Video)

Asisat Oshoala Fires Barcelona to the top of Primera División de la Liga de Fútbol Femenino as the smoking hot Nigeria international scores brace.

EPL: Emery Speaks After Wolves Destroyed Arsenal

Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has ruled out laying the blame on a player following the team's disgraceful 3-1 loss to Wolves in the Premier League. 

Man United vs Man City: ‘We Didn’t Play Like Man Utd’ – Marcus Rashford

"Today we didn’t play like Manchester United" Marcus Rashford said after the Red Devils were defeated by neighbours, Man City at Old Trafford.

Premier League: EPL News Online Roundup After Matchday 35, Table And Top Scorers

Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane secured a Manchester derby win for City on Wednesday night to go top as Manchester City took a huge step towards retaining their Premier League EPL title.
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Livescore: Title-Chasing Man City Grab Important Points At United

Manchester City are back at the top of the English Premier League (EPL) table following yet another defeat of Manchester United on Wednesday night

Premier League: Effect Of Arsenal’s Defeat To Wolves In Top-Four Race

Arsenal's bid of returning to the Champions League after a two-year hiatus suffered a huge setback with a 3-1 trashing by Wolves at Molineux on Wednesday.

Squash Section Of Rowe Park In Sorry State (Photos)

The squash courts at Rowe Park, Yaba, Lagos has been literarily abandoned, Concise News observes

Entertainment

D’tunes Teams Up With Skales To Release ‘Love You Properly’

Famous Nigerian Producer, D’tunes has teamed up with Nigerian artiste, Skales, to release a new track titled "Love You Properly"

Mayorkun Set To Put Out New Tune

Mayorkun, a popular Nigerian singer of the Davido Music World, DMW, has made it known that he will be bringing forth a new tune soon. 

Don Jazzy Announces Release Of Rema’s EP ‘Why’ (Audio)

Mavin records CEO and producer, Don Jazzy has again announced the EP of the record label's latest signee and rapper, Rema. 

Don Jazzy Gives Date For Korede Bello’s Next Music

Mavins Record boss, Don Jazzy, has announced that the label's "Mega Super Star," Korede Bello will be releasing his next tune on Friday, April 26. 

Will Smith Battles With Self In New Movie ‘Gemini Man’ (Watch Trailer)

Will Smith, US actor and media personality, plays the role ‘Henry Bogen’, an embattled and ageing elite assassin, in the new sci-fi movie ‘Gemini Man’.

Jaruma Queries Bambam Over Car Gift From Fans

Ex-housemate of the 2018 edition of Big Brother Naija (BBNaija), BamBam, who clocked Thirty on Tuesday, April 23rd received a car gift from her fans. 

‘Bread Seller’ Olajumoke Reflects On Her Life

Model Olajumoke Chris who recently divorced her husband has taken to Twitter to reflect on her "marriage" and relationship crisis.

Yahoo Yahoo: Regina Daniels Lays Curse Tunde Ednut

Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels, has also come for popular social media influencer, Tunde Ednut over his comment on internet fraudsters, aka "Yahoo Boys."
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Yahoo Yahoo: Zlatan Ibile Rains Curse On Tunde Ednut

Nigerian singer, Zlatan Ibile, has placed a curse on popular social media influencer, Tunde Ednut, over his comment on internet scammers, aka "Yahoo boys.”

Mr Latin Rubbishes Baba Suwe’s Death Reports (Video)

Nigerian comedian, Bolaji Amusan, aka Mr Latin, has debunked rumour of the death of Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe.

Ubi Franklin Welcomes Third Child

Chief Executive Officer of one of Nigeria’s foremost group, MMMG, Ubi Franklin has welcomed his third child from the third baby mama.

BUSINESS

MTN Nigeria Switches From Private To Public Company

One of Nigeria's top telecommunications firms MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN) has completed its conversion from a private company to a public company (Plc).

Nigeria Raked In N34.67 Billion From VAIDS In One Year – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that the federal government received about N34.67 billion in one year through the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme...

Global Crude Oil Price Climbs To $74

Oil price benchmark for Brent crude reached its highest point since October 2018 on Monday to sell for $74 per barrel. 

World Bank’s Loan Portfolio In Nigeria Hits $8.67bn

Nigeria's loan portfolio from the World Bank now stands at $8.67bn, this online news medium has gathered. 

SEC: Panel Recommends Gwarzo’s Dismissal

Mounir Gwarzo, suspended director general of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has been recommended by an investigative panel for dismissal because he awarded contracts worth...

Nigeria Addresses IMF, World Bank’s Fears Over Borrowings

Nigeria's Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, says the country is mindful of rising debt burden, which eats up about 25 per cent of its annual earnings.

Again, NNPC Speaks On Increase Of Fuel Pump Price

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured that there will not be a hike in the pump price of "fuel," Concise News reports.

See Nigerian State Where Residents Paid Highest Bus Fare In March

A report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says residents of Zamfara state, northwest Nigeria, paid the highest bus journey fare within city in March.
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Find Out 14 States N-Power Build Training Will Start & When

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, says 14 disadvantaged states would benefit from the N-Power Build; a vocational training component of the N-Power programme

Islamic Bank Begins Marketing Of 5-Year-Dollar Sukuk

Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has started marketing a five-year dollar sukuk, or Islamic bond, Concise News understands. It was learned that the bank gave initial...

Fuel Subsidy: How PENGASSAN, IPMAN Reacted To IMF’s Counsel To Nigeria

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN) has called on the Federal Government to disregard the International Monetary Fund (IMF) advice on fuel subsidy.

WORLD

Trump Reacts To Joe Biden’s Declaration For 2020 Presidency

US President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned Joe Biden’s intelligence for a successful primary campaign as the former Vice President became the latest to join the 2020 race for the White House.

Sudan Crisis: Three Generals Offer To Quit As Protests Continue

Three of the most controversial figures of Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council have offered their resignations - one of the key demands of the protest movement.

Former US VP Biden Launches 2020 Presidential Bid

Former US Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest, betting that his working-class appeal and ties to Barack Obama's presidency will help him overcome questions about his place in today's increasingly liberal Democratic Party.

Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un Pledge Stronger Ties In First Ever Summit

North Korea's Kim Jong-un and Russia's Vladimir Putin have pledged to boost ties at their first ever summit.

Egyptians Referendum: President Al-Sisi Could Rule Until 2030

Referendum constitutional changes that could allow President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2030 have been approved by the Egyptians.

Britain Condemns Saudi Arabia Over Mass Executions

The United Kingdom has issued a condemnation of the direction of Saudi Arabian human rights policy, describing its mass executions as “repulsive” and “utterly unacceptable in the modern world”

ISIS Puts Out Pictures Of Seven Persons Sent For Sri Lanka Bombing

The Islamic State, generally known as ISIS, has released a picture of the “suicide bombers responsible for the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka”.

Trump To Visit United Kingdom

Buckingham Palace says United States President Donald Trump has accepted Queen Elizabeth’s invitation to make a state visit to Britain in June.
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Saudi Arabia Executes 37 People For Terrorism

Saudi Arabia Ministry of Interior said on Tuesday it has executed 37 people who were convicted in terrorism-related cases.

South Africa Floods: Mudslides Kill 23 In Durban

The number of deaths from floods and mudslides that crushed homes in the South African port of Durban early Tuesday has risen to 23, authorities said.

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Sri Lanka Bomb Attacks

The Islamic State has said that it was responsible for the suicide bombings which led to deaths of over 300 persons in Sri Lanka.

TECH

Nigeria, Ghana Partner In Fight Against Cybercrime

Ghanaian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Rashid Bawa has said that the Nigerian Government is ready to collaborate with the Ghanaian Government to curb cyber and other crimes in both countries to promote regional growth and relationship.

See Why NCC Declared 95.7m Subscribers’ SIM Registration Invalid

The registration of 95.7 million Subscriber Identity Module cards has been declared invalid by the Nigerian Communications Commission because of improper capture of fingerprints and faces.

Infinix Hot S4 Video Review, Specs, Features, Price In Nigeria

The Infinix Hot S4 was launched at an event in Lagos, Nigeria on Wednesday with this review detailing the specs, features and price of the device.

Samsung Recalling Galaxy Fold After Screen Defect Reports

Samsung has apparently begun a global recall of the Galaxy Fold devices sent out to tech reviewers and members of the press a day after issuing an official statement and delaying the launch of its first foldable phone.

Huawei Launches ‘World’s First’ 5G Communications Hardware For Autos

China’s Huawei Technologies launched on Monday what it said was the world’s first 5G communications hardware for the automotive industry, in a sign of its growing ambitions to become a key supplier to the sector for self-driving technology.

NCC Reveals How Internet Users Can Be Protected From Cybercrime

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Director, Consumer Affairs Bureau, Mrs Felicia Onwuegbuchulam has stressed the need for the over 114 million internet users in the country to show interests in getting constant enlightenment to ensure the proper protection against cybercrime.

How Nigerian-Canadian Teenager Wants To Safeguard Internet Users

A Nigerian-Canadian teenager Tega Aror's entry into the "What's Your Story - 2019," canvasses for a safer internet experience for users. 

New Apple Lab Uses Robots To Rip Apart Devices For Recycling Materials

Apple Inc is notorious for keeping what happens in its laboratories a closely guarded secret.
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Facebook Uploaded 1.5 Million Users’ Email Contact Without Consent

Facebook on Thursday confirmed that it uploaded the contact details of 1.5 million new users without their permission in the last three years.

Google Lets Android Users Choose Browsers To Ease EU Antitrust Concerns

Users of Android devices will be able to choose their browsers and search engines from five options starting on Thursday, a senior Google executive said, in a move aimed at addressing EU antitrust concerns and staving off fresh sanctions.

Samsung To Inspect Galaxy Fold Over Complaints Of Screen Damage

Samsung on Thursday said it will inspect units of its highly anticipated folding smartphone following reports of screen damage by some reviewers.

HEALTH

Nigeria Among Countries With Fresh Measles Outbreak – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) says Nigeria is one of nine African countries where measles outbreaks have resurfaced.

NGOs Demand Rehabilitation Centre In Gombe

A coalition of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) has called on Gombe State Government to inaugurate its drug rehabilitation centre.

President Buhari Commissions Projects In Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday commissioned the newly reconstructed Institute of Maternal And Child Health popularly known as Ayinke House located within the premises of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in Ikeja.

Fake Anti-hypertension Drug In Circulation – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says there is circulation of a fake anti-hypertensive drug.

Gynaecologist Cautions Pregnant Women On Food To Eat

A Gynaecologist, Dr Adebayo Bamisebi, has advised pregnant women to stop laying emphasis on food as causes of their birthing big babies.

Benefits Of Exercise: 24 Ways Exercise Improves Your Health

Benefits of regular physical activity reduce your risk of a heart attack, manage your weight better, have a lower blood cholesterol level. lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and some cancers. Also, regular exercise makes the heart stronger and the lungs fitter, enabling the cardiovascular system to deliver more oxygen to the body.

NAFDAC Expresses Worry Over High Rate of Drug Abuse

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) at the weekend expressed concern over the increasing rate of drug addicts in the country.

NHIS: FG Panel Recommends Mandatory Health Insurance For Every Nigerian

The Federal Government panel on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has recommended compulsory health insurance package for all Nigerians
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NAFDAC Cautions Media Against Adverts Traditional Medication

NAFDAC has warned the media and traditional medicine practitioners against advertisement of unregistered products without confirmation from the agency.

CMD Of UMTH Laments Over Insurgency

Ahmed Ahidjo, CMD, University of UMTH, says the activities of insurgents in the North East is affecting the operations of the facility.

FG Appoints New MD Of Neuropsychiatric Hospital

Federal Government has approved the appointment of Dr Monday Igwe, as the new Medical Director, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu.

OPINION

Waje Quitting Music: Wake Up Call To Nigeria Music Industry

An opinion piece about singer Waje's decision to quit Nigeria music indiustry.

Is Being Nigerian A Misfortune?

An opinion piece by Omoshola Deji, a political and public affairs analyst..