Boko Haram Remains Technically Defeated, FG Insists

Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has reiterated his claim that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration had technically defeated Boko Haram.
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Lagos High Court Orders Forfeiture Of Saraki’s Houses

The Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday, ordered the temporary forfeiture of two properties belonging to ex-Senate President Bukola Saraki to the Federal Government.

Revolution Now: How Court Varied Sowore, Bakare’s Bail Conditions

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has varied the bail of N100m granted to the convener of the Revolution Now protests, Omoyele Sowore.

Onoja Sworn In As Kogi Deputy Governor After Achuba’s Impeachment

The immediate past Chief of Staff to Governor Yahaya Bello, Edward David Onoja, has been sworn in as the Deputy Governor of Kogi State.

Kogi Assembly Confirms Edward Onoja As Deputy Governor

Edward Onoja, the immediate past Chief of Staff to Governor Yahaya Bello has been confirmed as the Deputy governor by the Kogi State House of Assembly.
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Ballon d’Or 2019: Messi, Ronaldo, Van Dijk Lead 30-man Shortlist (Full List)

Familiar names Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are once again headlining the 30-man shortlist for 2019 Ballon d'Or, with Virgil van Dijk joining the duo as top favourites in the contest for the crown of best player in the world.

Kogi West: INEC Fixes Date For Melaye, Adeyemi Fresh Election Battle

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that the fresh Kogi West Senatorial election involving Dino Melaye of the PDP and Smart Adeyemi of the APC, is to hold on Nov. 16.

Saraki Reacts To Court’s Forfeiture Order On His Houses

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said that the court which granted a temporary forfeiture order on his houses in Ikoyi was misled.

Bishop Oyedepo Releases Weekly Prophetic Declaration

Bishop David Oyedepo of the Winners' Chapel has told his congregants that they would see a turnaround in their lives, Concise News reports. 

MOST READ

Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Monday, Oct. 21st, 2019

Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Monday, October 21st, 2019.

USSD Transactions: CBN Reacts To MTN’s Planned Charges

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has opposed plans by MTN to charge subscribers for Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) access to banking services from October 21.

2023: Presidency Speaks On South East Producing Nigeria’s Leader

President Muhammadu Buhari's media aide Lauretta Onochie has said the country should not be fixated on which region produces its leaders. 

Facebook, Twitter Block Pastor Wilson’s Leaked S*x Video

Social networks Twitter and Facebook have blocked a viral sex video of an American pastor, David E.Wilson, Concise News reports.

Winners’ Chapel: Bishop Oyedepo Issues ‘Important’ Warning

Bishop David Oyedepo of the Winners' Chapel has called on Christians not to be dismayed and keep on following God, Concise News reports. 

Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Reveals Those Behind Onitsha Fire Incidents (Video)

Leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has alleged that the recurring fire incidents in Onitsha is "a coordinated terror attack by the Muslim terrorist Alimajiris from Northern Nigeria against the Judeo-Christian people of Biafra", Concise News reports.

Govt Finally Approves New Minimum Wage Law, Scraps Worker Exit Permits

Qatar’s government said on Thursday it adopted a new minimum wage law and will scrap mandatory exit visas for all workers, part of a broad labour reform programme ahead of its hosting of the 2022 World Cup.

Messi Responds To Ronaldo’s Call To Leave Barcelona

In response to Cristiano Ronaldo's constant recommendation of leaving his 'comfort zone' and looking for other leagues, as he has done four times, football superstar, Lionel Messi has said he "never had the need to leave the best club in the world, Barcelona".
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NEWS

Minimum Wage: Organised Labour Lauds Stakeholders

Organised Labour has hailed stakeholders who negotiated on the consequential adjustment arising from the N30,000 monthly new National Minimum Wage signed into Law by President Muhammadu Buhari on April 18, 2019.

Enugu Yet To Decide On Minimum Wage

Enugu state government is yet to take any categorical stand on the issue of payment of the minimum wage.

NASFAT Chief Missioner Tells ‘Nigerian’ Leaders What To Expect

The Chief Missioner of NasruLlail-Fatih (NASFAT), Imam Abdul-Azeez Onike says leadership position is a trial and an exposure to blame, regret and insult.

Kogi Deputy Gov. Impeachment: Sen. Abaribe Sends Message To Buhari

Minority leader of the Senate, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the impeachment of Kogi State Deputy Governor, Simon Achuba by the House of Assembly.

Latest N-Power News Headlines For Today Monday, October 21st

Welcome to the latest N-Power news headlines update for today, Monday October 21st, 2019, on Concise News.

N-Power: Check Out Update On Distribution Of Items To Beneficiaries

All Alimosho - Lagos beneficiaries of the Federal Government's N-Power scheme who are yet to receive their vest and cap have been told to go with their profile page to collect it, Concise News reports.

Why Femi Fani-Kayode Declared He Is Not Yoruba

Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has taken to his official Twitter handle to declare that he is not Yoruba, on the claims that the word was coined by Northerners. 

Police Nab 18-Year-Old For Stealing Tithes, Offering In Church

18-year-old man identified as Elikor Ehud has been arrested by the Lagos Police Command for allegedly stealing tithes and offerings belonging to a church in the state.
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Buhari’s Adviser Speaks On Reported N30b Budget For N-Power, Others In 2020

The Special Adviser to the President on Social Investments, Mrs Maryam Uwais, on Saturday said that the Federal Government did not budget N30 billion for Social Investment Programmes (SIPs) in 2020.

Sexual Assault: Nigerian Pastor Faces Retrial In South Africa

Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso will be re-arraigned before a South African court in Port Elizabeth on Friday, local media reports said.

Suspected Port Harcourt Serial Killer Arraigned

The Police in Rivers State, southern Nigeria, on Monday arraigned suspected serial killer Gracious David West before the Rivers State High Court.

POLITICS

PDP, Useni Appeal Plateau Gov’ship Tribunal Judgement

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Plateau State, Senator Jeremiah Useni, has appealed the judgement of the state governorship tribunal which upheld the election of Governor Simon Lalong.

Kogi Guber: PDP Issues Warning To El-Rufai

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai to steer clear of the state.

Kogi: Impeached Deputy Governor Cries To Buhari For Help

The impeached Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Simon Achuba, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the political crisis currently rocking the state to prevent breakdown of law and order, Concise News reports.

Kogi Election: PDP Fingers APC In ‘Attack On Wada’s Convoy’

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi state, north-central Nigeria, has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of sponsoring an attack on its governorship candidate for the November 16 election, Musa Wada.

Kogi: Gov. Bello Chooses Onoja To Replace Achuba As His Deputy

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has chosen his immediate Chief of Staff, Edward Onoja, to replace Simon Achuba as the new Deputy Governor of state.

Akwa Ibom North East: PDP’s Akpan Defeats APC’s Etim At Appeal Court

The Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar on Friday declared Senator Bassey Akpan as the winner of Akwa Ibom North-East (Uyo) Senatorial District Election.

APC Appoints El-Rufai, Badaru Head Campaign Councils For Kogi, Bayelsa

Governor Mohammed Badaru of Jigawa State and his Kaduna counterpart, Nasir El-Rufai, have been appointed as the head of the APC National Campaign Council for Kogi and Bayelsa States.

Edo APC Suspends Secretary, Gives Reason

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Edo State has suspended its General Secretary, Lawrence Okah, Concise News reports.
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Akeredolu Should Reveal His True Health Status – PDP

The Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to disclosed his true health status.

Kogi Assembly Impeaches Deputy Governor Achuba

The Kogi state House of Assembly has impeached the Deputy Governor of the state, Simon Achuba, Concise News reports.

Kogi Election: Institute Cautions Against Heating Polity

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) on Thursday urged political parties and their candidates contesting the November 16 governorship election in Kogi state to engage electorates on issue-based campaigns to avoid heating the polity.

SPORTS

EPL: What Arsenal’s Emery Said After Loss To Sheffield United

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has claimed that they were denied a "clear penalty" in their 1-0 defeat to Sheffield United and said they did not deserve to lose the match.

EPL: Arsenal Slump To Shock Defeat Against Sheffield United

A 1-0 defeat against Sheffield United on Monday means Arsenal missed out on the chance to move up to third place in the Premier League.

Chukwueze Makes 10-man Shortlist For France Football’s Kopa Trophy

Nigeria international and Villarreal sensation Samuel Chukwueze has been named by France Football Monday night in a shortlist of 10 players contending for the second Kopa Trophy.

Jo Bonfrère Speaks On Coaching Nigeria

Johannes-Franciscus Bonfrère, the coach of Nigeria’s Dream Team I, which won gold medal at the Atlanta ’96 Olympics, said on Monday that he had no plan to assume any coaching job in Nigeria for now.

EPL Transfer: What Lampard Said About Giroud Leaving Chelsea

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has expressed optimism that Olivier Giroud will stay at the Stamford Bridge till the end of the season, Concise News reports. 

NFF Provide Fresh Update On Kano Pillars’ Unpaid Aiteo Cup, NPFL Prize Monies

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Kano Pillars said it has received a positive report from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) regarding the payment of their 2019 Aiteo Cup winning entitlement.

Racism: Police Arrest Two Over Match Abandonment

Two men have been arrested over alleged racist abuse that forced Saturday’s FA Cup qualifier between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town to be abandoned.

Murray Wins First ATP Title Since 2017

Andy Murray won his first ATP title since March 2017 on Sunday with a battling 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Stan Wawrinka in the Antwerp final.
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Special Advance Week 16 2019 UK Football Pool Fixtures, Games, EKO, LKO, Panel

This is the special advance Week 16 2019 UK football pool fixtures, EKO, LKO and panel for all games to be played this weekend. 

Check Out EPL Table 2019/20 After Matchday 9

The big teams all avoided defeat on matchday 9 to keep marching in the English Premier League (EPL) season 2019/20.

Garba Names Golden Eaglet Squad For U-17 World Cup (Full List)

Head coach of the Golden Eaglet Manu Garba has released his squad for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup starting in Brazil on October 26.

Entertainment

My Friends Warned Me Against Marrying Prince Harry- Meghan Opens Up

Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle has disclosed that her British friends warned her against marrying Prince Harry as a result of media scrutiny.

Naira Marley’s Trial Resumes Tuesday

The trial of controversial singer Azeez Fashola better known as Naira Marley will begin on Tuesday, October 22 at the Federal High Court, Lagos over alleged fraud.

Watch Video Of Davido, Chioma In Hospital After Son’s Birth

Hours after singer, Davido announced the arrival of his son, his fiancee Chioma described him as daddy of the year as she shared a video of them in the hospital.

Why Tonto Dikeh Vowed To Block Bobrisky On Instagram

Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh has threatened to block her friend Bobrisky on Instagram if he pleads on behalf of users who claim to be operating celebrities' fan pages, Concise News reports.

Davido Beats African Celebrities To Set Another Instagram Record

Award-winning singer David Adeleke better known as Davido has set another record for himself as he becomes the first African celebrity to hit one million likes on a post on Instagram.

Rap Is Devilish Music – Kanye West

Popular American rapper Kanye West has reportedly described rap as devilish, as he considers quitting the genre of music, Concise News understands.

Hours After Birth, Davido’s Son Gets Numerous Instagram Accounts

Barely 48 hours after Nigerian singer, Davido welcomed a baby boy, some Instagram users have taken it upon themselves to open accounts for him on the platform.

Regina Daniels Speaks On Her ‘Initiation’ Into Aniocha Women Cult

Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels has said she is proud of being inducted into Aniocha women's cult, as it was more like welcoming her to womanhood, Concise News understands.
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Davido Reacts As Wizkid Sends Him Message On New Baby

Nigerian music star, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido has reacted to a message from his colleague, Ayo Balogun popularly known as Wizkid on the birth of his son, David Adeleke Jr.

How Celebrities Rocked 2019 Headies Awards (Photos)

It was all shades of fashion, elegance and style at the 2019 Headies awards as celebrities stepped out with so much sauce to light up the event.

Davido, Chioma Welcome Baby Boy (Photo)

Nigerian singer, David Adedeji Adeleke, better known by his stage name Davido has announced the birth of his son, David Adedeji Adeleke Jr I.

BUSINESS

Border Closure: Minister Explains Why IMF ‘Supports’ Nigeria

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) “supports’’ Nigeria’s land border closure as the action is not punitive, says the Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed. 

Border Closure: FG Reacts To Hike In Food Prices Across Nigeria

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has said the country is food sufficient, noting that the prices of foodstuff will crash soonest. 

FG, States, LGs Share N693.529bn In September – FAAC

The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) has shared a total of N693.529 billion to the three tiers of government for the month of September.

FG Speaks On Removing Fuel Subsidy

The Federal Government has no immediate plans to remove fuel subsidy, Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva has said.

FG To Introduce New Tax On Coke, Fanta, Other Soft Drinks

The Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed has said the federal government is mulling the introduction of excise duty on carbonated drinks.

FOREX Restriction: IMF Faults CBN Policy On 43 Items

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has faulted the foreign exchange restrictions placed on 43 items by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). 

Border Closure: Dealers Speak On Sales Of Local Rice

Rice sellers in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital have expressed worry over the reluctance of consumers to buy locally produced rice.

Nigeria’s Debt Hits N25.7trn In June – DMO

The Debt Management Office (DMO) on Tuesday said that the nation’s total public debt rose by N3.32trn in one year to N25.7trn as at the end of June 2019.
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Budget 2020: Fuel Subsidy To Gulp N450 Billion

The minister of finance, budget and national planning, Zainab Ahmed, says under-recovery, also known as subsidy, on petrol will be N450 billion in 2020.

Access Bank’s Daily Digital Lending Hits N1bn

Access Bank Plc. says it has hit one billion naira daily in loan value through its expanded digital lending portfolio.

Border Closure: CBN Speaks On Price Of Rice

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has appealed to members of Rice Millers Association of Nigeria (RIMAN) and other stakeholders in the rice value chain not to increase the price of rice over border closure.

WORLD

Chile Extends State Of Emergency As Death Toll Hits Seven

The Chilean government has extended the State of Emergency in the country as seven people died after looters torched a garment factory near Chile's capital Santiago.

Training Accident Kills Three US Soldiers, Three Others Injured

The US military says three of its soldiers were killed and three others injured in the state of Georgia Sunday in an accident involving the armored combat vehicle they were in.

EU Discuss $1.2trn Post-Brexit Budget

European Union leaders will discuss a new budget plan on Friday that could allow the bloc to spend up to 1.1 trillion euros ($1.2 trillion) in the 2021-2027 period, but deep divisions among governments could block a deal for months.

Turkey Agrees Suspension Of Military Action In Syria

Turkey has agreed to suspend its Syria offensive for five days and will end the assault if Kurdish-led forces withdraw from a safe zone away from the border.

Nigerian, China To Collaborate On Producing Nigerian-Made Transformer In 2020

The Executive Vice Chairman, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) Mohammed Haruna, has disclosed that Nigerian will closely with China in production of Nigerian-made Transformers in 2020.

UK, EU Finally Agree On Brexit Deal

European Union and British negotiators have agreed on an outline Brexit deal – but it still needs to be backed by EU member states and by the respective parliaments.

6.3 Magnitude Quake Hits Southern Philippines

Death toll has risen to five with dozens more reported injured on Thursday after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake shook the southern Philippines, causing landslides and a fire at a shopping mall, authorities said.

Trump Denies Giving Erdogan Permission To Invade Syria

President Donald Trump denied on Wednesday that he had given Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a “green light” to launch operations against Kurdish militants in Syria.
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Obama Campaigns For Trudeau For Another Term

Former US President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Canadian voters to back Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for another term, calling him an “effective leader.”

What’ll Happen After South Africa’s Fresh Power Outage

South Africa was hit by power cuts on Wednesday after some generating units broke down, state utility Eskom said.

Why Trump’s Twitter Account Should Be Suspended – U.S. Presidential Aspirant

U.S. senator, Kamala Harris, seized the Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday night to advance her proposal for the suspension of President Donald Trump’s Twitter account.

TECH

Facebook Takes Action On Fake News Ahead Of 2020 US Election

Facebook announced new steps to combat misinformation and voter suppression on Monday ahead of the November 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Uber Launches Boat Service In Lagos

Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies on Friday launched a pilot test of a boat service in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos to attract commuters seeking to avoid the megacity’s notoriously congested roads.

Adeleke Confirmed By Senate As NCC Executive Commissioner

The nomination of Adeleke Adewolu, as an Executive Commissioner on the governing board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) was has been confirmed by the Senate.

GITEX: Truecaller Compelled To Protect 7 Million Nigerian Users

The Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa, says Truecaller will harmonise its operations to suit the Nigerian Data...

Communication Minister Declares Nigeria Ready For 5G

Minister of Communications, Isa Pantami, said Nigeria was ready to deploy 5G network across the country to ease network flow in line with global requirements of communications.

GITEX 2019: Minister Tasks Participants On Technology Domestication

The Minister of Communications, Isa Pantami, has tasked Nigerians participating in the on-going Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) to ensure they domesticate technology ideas and add value to Nigeria\s ICT sector to build the country’s economy.

Google Celebrates World Teachers’ Day With Doodle

Google on Saturday celebrated the World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers’ Day, with a doodle.

Computer Firm HP To Cut Up To 9,000 Jobs

Computer and printer maker, HP, on Friday announced plans to cut between 7,000 and 9,000 jobs as part of a restructuring initiative.
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Facebook Removes Accounts In Nigeria, UAE, Egypt And Indonesia

Social media giant Facebook said it has removed multiple accounts involved in what it terms “coordinated inauthentic behavior” on both its Facebook and Instagram platforms.

Elon Musk Unveils New Mars Rocket Prototype, Expects Missions In Months

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has unveiled the latest iteration of his space company’s newly assembled Starship, outlining a speedy development timeline for the centerpiece vehicle of SpaceX’s quest to launch humans to the moon and Mars.

SIM Registration: Pantami Carries Out Threat As NCC Deactivates 2.2 Million Lines

Minister of Communications Isa Pantami has finally fulfiled his threat to deactivate 2.2million improperly registered GSM lines in the country.

HEALTH

NSHIP Delivers Health Services To Over 2 Million Women, Children In Taraba – Coordinator

The Nigeria State Health Investment Project (NSHIP) says it has delivered health care services to more than two million women and children across eight pilot local government areas of Taraba in the last two years, Concise News reports.

UNICEF Reveals Number Of Malnourished Children In Nigeria

Forty percent of children under the age of five in Nigeria do not grow well as they are either stunted, wasted or overweight, according to the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF).

Nutrition: One In Three Young Children Undernourished – UNICEF

The United Nations on Tuesday said that a third of the world’s nearly 700 million children under five years old are undernourished or overweight.

What Happens To Women After Men Suck Their Breasts – Expert

Man sucking a woman's breast helps in early detection of breast cancer, according to a medical expert Abigael Shona.

World Sight Day: Prioritise Child Eye Care, Association urges FG

The Nigeria Optometric Association has called on government at all levels to prioritise child eye care to stem the tide of visual impairment among younger generation.

Cancer: Akeredolu Sends Message To Governors’ Wives

The First Lady of Ondo State, Betty Akeredolu, has urged wives of governors to get involved in the fight against cancer in Nigeria, Concise News reports.

Here’s Why Benue Govt Suspended Health Scheme Boss

The Benue Executive Council has approved the suspension of Dr Stanley Ugah, the State Programme Manager, Saving One Milion Lives, over alleged  embezzlement of N900 million of the scheme’s funds, Concise News reports.

What You Must Do To Make Your Heart Live Long

Consultant Cardiologist with the Alimosho General Hospital, Lagos, Dr Adedeji Akinbo, has advocated proper dietary, exercise and good sleep for healthy heart function.
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Expert Calls For Cheaper Health Scheme For Women

Dr Adaeze Oreh, a family physician with the Federal Ministry of Health has called for cheaper health scheme for women and girls in the country.

Rabies: Tension As Number Of Dog Owners Rises In Bauchi

The Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) in Bauchi state has called for public education on rabies disease following the increasing number of dog owners in the state.

Ganduje Pledges Support For Universal Health Coverage In Kano

The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje on Tuesday pledged his unflinching support for the implementation of all health sector reforms towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the state.

OPINION

Why Manchester United Will Not Sack ‘Unremarkable’ Solskjær Just Yet

Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Monday night at Old Trafford condemned the twenty-time English Premier League (EPL) champions to their worst start to a season for 30 years.

Why Nigeria Remains Dependent 59 Years After Independence

It is 59 years since Nigeria gained its independence from Britain, but the country is still depending upon Albion, Usania, and other advanced countries.