Finally, INEC Confirms Tambuwal As Sokoto PDP Governorship Candidate

Presidential aspirant and governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Tambuwal, has been confirmed as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
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Evans: Police Hid Me Inside Toilet When Falana Came To Check Me

Alleged billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, has alleged that the police hid him inside toilet when human rights lawyer Femi Falana came to see him at police station.

Senate May Probe Osinbajo, NEMA DG Over N33bn IDP Fund

The Senate has hinted that it may set up an ad-hoc committee to probe the alleged mismanagement of N33bn by the Presidential Intervention Programme for the North-East, on resumption from its one-week recess.

Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Sunday, Nov. 18th, 2018

Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Sunday, Nov. 18th.

Saraki’s PDP Loses Kwara Bye-election To APC

Candidate of APC, Raheem Olawuyi, has been declared winner of the Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency bye-election in Kwara, the home state of Senate President Bukola Saraki, who is a member of the PDP.
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Super Falcons Lose Opening #AWCON18 Game To Banyana Banyana

African Champions, the Super Falcons of Nigeria, have lost their opening group game at the ongoing 11th edition of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON18).

Buhari Kicks Off 2019 Election Campaign At 5pm

President Muhammadu Buhari is set to unveil what his presidential campaign team termed ‘The Next Level’ to Nigerians at the Presidential Villa in Abuja between 5pm and 8pm today.

Fire Wrecks 77 Shops In Kano Market

Over 70 temporary shops at Kasuwar Kurmi (‘Yan Gumama) Market in Kano State have been destroyed by fire.

Ogun APC Crisis Deepens As Amosun Insist On Akinlade

The refusal of the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, to accept Gov. Ibikunle Amosun's preferred choice of governorship candidate in Ogun State has worsened the crisis rocking the party in the state.

MOST READ

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.

Saraki’s Aide Reacts To Viral Audio

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

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.

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.

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.
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NEWS

Asuu Demands Are Genuine – Buhari

Pres. Muhammadu Buhari has said that the agitation by Asuu for improved welfare, infrastructure, funding and other contentious issues affecting the nation’s universities were genuine.

Shehu Sani Reacts To Reports Of Buhari Being Dead, Cloned

The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has reacted to viral reports that ‘real’ President Muhammadu Buhari is ‘dead’

Boko Haram Plans To Deploy Drones – US Intelligence

ISIS and operatives from its affiliates, including Boko Haram have almost perfected plans in turning ‘civilian’ drones into deadly weapons of warfare, expert intelligence and counter-terrorism evaluations from the United States have warned.

Nigerian Man Mistakenly Transfers N1m To An Uber Driver (Images)

A Nigerian man has cried out for help after he mistakenly transferred N1m to an Uber driver as payment for a trip.

How My wife’s Pressure Pushed Me Into Robbery – Suspect

An arrested leader of robbery gang, Ibrahim Kazeem, said his wife‘s constant demand for money is responsible for his decision of becoming an armed robber.

Boat Accident Leaves 11 Dead In Ogun

Eleven persons have lost their lives in a boat accident in Tafa River, Ipokia area of Ogun State, southwest Nigeria.

Army Kills Top Leader Of Group That Abducted Leah Sharibu

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said it had killed one of the leaders of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).

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.
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Aregbesola: I Did Not Collect Salary For Eight Years As Governor

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."

POLITICS

Full List Of 611 Candidates Jostling for 32 Oyo Assembly Seats 

A comprehensive list of six hundred and eleven candidates from various political parties contesting the thirty-two seats in the Oyo State House of Assembly has emerged.

APC Wins Bauchi Bye-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the All Progressive Congress winner of the Toro Federal Constituency bye-election, held on Saturday in Bauchi State.

Bye-election Victory Is For Kwara People – Olawuyi

Tunji Olawuyi, winner of Kwara bye-election has described his victory at Saturday’s Ekiti/Isin/Oke-Ero and Irepodun federal constituency bye-election in Kwara State as a victory for the people of the state.

Atiku To Northeast: Don’t Vote For APC In 2019

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Saturday urged the people of the Northeast to send the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) packing in 2019.

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.

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).

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.

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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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.

SPORTS

Djokovic Defeats Anderson To Set Up ATP Finals Title Clash With Zverev

Novak Djokovic crushed Kevin Anderson with a masterclass performance to set up a title decider at the ATP Finals against Alexander Zverev, who ousted Roger Federer.

Ronaldo Still Part Of Portugal Squad, Says Santos

Despite his recent absence from the Portugal national team, coach Fernando Santos has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo remains part of the squad.

Dele Alli Set To Start On Bench For England Against Croatia

Gareth Southgate is set to leave out Dele Alli for England's crunch Nations League match against Croatia on Sunday, according to Sky sources.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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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.

Entertainment

Pawpaw Debunks Rumours Of Dating Ex-BBNaija Housemate, Nina

Nollywood actor, Osita Iheme popularly known as pawpaw has knocked out rumours of him being in a relationship with reality TV star, Nina.

Again, Tonto Dikeh Shades Ex-Husband As She Reacts Anambra News

Following the subtle shade by Nollywood actress, and mother of one, Tonto Dikeh with her ex-husband, the actress has again shaded the father of her son.

Funsho Adeolu Reveals Why Yoruba Actors Don’t Have Six-Packs

Popular Nollywood actor, Funsho Adeolu has revealed Yoruba actors do not have six-packs because of their busy work schedule.

Alibaba Addresses President Buhari In An Open Letter

Veteran comedian and brand influencer, Ali Baba, has again through an open letter to the president addressed some issues facing the country.

Tonto Dikeh, Ex-Husband, Shade Each Other On Instagram

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh and her ex-husband Olakunle Churchill took swipes at each other earlier today on Instagram.

Toyin Abraham’s Relationship Crashes Again?

According to new reports, Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham’s engagement to her lawyer fiancé, has reportedly been dissolved.

Basketmouth Throws Jab At Wizkid

Ace Nigerian comedian, Basketmouth has called out Starboy boss, Wizkid for not using the stew he had made available to the public.

Peter Okoye Shades Brother As He Celebrates Wedding Anniversary

Amidst the celebration of their 5th wedding anniversary, Nigerian singer, Peter Okoye has reportedly thrown a Jab at his twin, Paul Okoye.
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Instblog9ja Saga: “Apologise Within 48 Hours Or…” Aboyomi Warns Linda

Alleged owner of Instablo9ja, John Abayomi has called on Linda Ikeji to tender an apology on her blog site within forty-eight hours or risk legal action.

Lola Gushes Over Peter Okoye As They Celebrate Five Years Together

Singer Peter Okoye and his wife, Lola, have spent five years together. And the mother of two children did not hesitate to thank her hubby for always being there for her and the kids.

Daddy Freeze Reacts To Patience Ozokwor’s Wardrobe Comment

Popular radio presenter and Convener of the #FreeTheSheeple, Daddy Freeze, has condemned actress Patience Ozokwor's call on Christians to change their wardrobe if they are genuinely born again.

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 Tours California Wildfire Devastation

US President Donald Trump has payed a visit to California to survey the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state's history.

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.
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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.

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.

TECH

Prince William Slams Social Media Firms

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, has accused social media firms of not being proactive enough about dealing with fake news, privacy issues and cyber-bullying.

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.
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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.

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.

HEALTH

DRC Ebola Response Effort Suspended In Beni After Clashes

Health Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo has suspended efforts to fight an Ebola outbreak in DR Congo’s restive eastern Beni region.

Regular Sex Helps Against Mental Disorder – Psychiatrist

Dr. Maymunah Kadiri, has advised married women to have regular sex with their spouses in order to prevent depression and gain happiness.

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.
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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.

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).