Osinbajo Speaks On Stepping Down As Vice President

There have been rumours that Osinbajo had parted ways with President Muhammadu Buhari after the nation's number two citizen missed out on the meeting his boss, Buhari, had with Security Chiefs on Tuesday.
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Buhari Govt Lists 10 Things To Prove Nigeria’s Economy Is Working

The Presidency has released 10 things to show that Nigeria's economy is improving under the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

INEC Speaks On Time Frame For Announcing Winner Of 2019 Presidential Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that the time frame for results declaration of the 2019 elections would not take longer than the 2015 polls.

ICC May Prosecute El-Rufai Over ‘Body Bag’ Threat – Falana

Femi Falana (SAN), has said Mallam Nasir El-Rufai might be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court, ICC, over his “body bag” statement.

Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Thursday, February 21st, 2019.
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Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Predicts What Will Happen To Buhari On Election Day

Leader of outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, says President Muhammadu Buhari, whom he calls Jubril, "will be chased back to Sudan" during Nigeria's general election.

NPFL: Akanni Elijah Reveals Secret To Adeniji Kabiru’s Brilliant Goal Vs Sunshine Stars

MFM FC's Adeniji Kabiru got his fourth goal of the abridged Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) 2018-19 season against Sunshine Stars of Akure on Matchday 10 at the Agege Stadium. And his teammate, Akanni Elijah has disclosed exclusively to Concise News the secret to the opener.

IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu Reveals Why Rescheduled Elections May Not Hold

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has said that rescheduled general elections on Saturday may not hold because ‘Jubril of Sudan’ will be chased out of Nigeria.

Popular Political ‘Mad Man’ In Owerri ‘Graduated From American University’ (Video)

Findings have revealed that popular Owerri "mad man" who is known for making political comments in Imo state, is a graduate.

MOST READ

Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Explodes In ‘Landmark’ Broadcast, Dares Buhari (Audio)

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has disclosed that he is coming back to Nigeria very soon.

Prophet Predicts Presidential Election Winner, Speaks On Result Manipulation

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will win the presidential election, according to Prophet Wale Olagunju of the Divine Seed Ministry in Ibadan, Oyo State. 

INEC Chairman Speaks On ‘Another Election Shift’ Fears

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Wednesday assured that nothing would stop the electoral umpire from conducting Nigeria's elections on 23 February.

Election Result Sheets For Saraki’s Kwara Found In Abuja

The head of INEC in Kwara state, north-central Nigeria, Atahiru Madami, on Wednesday said that both Presidential and Senatorial election result sheets meant for the state...
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Nigerian Aircraft Loaded With Cash Crashes (Video)

A Nigerian aircraft carrying a huge amount of cash belonging to unknown persons, heading to a yet-to-be-disclosed location, has reportedly crashed.

Buhari’s Man, Others Defect To PDP Few Days To Elections

Northwest Zonal Vice President of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners and top notch of the Buhari Support Organisation(BSO) “Buhari Sak” in Sokoto, Sani Muhammad Gobirawa, has defected from the APC to the PDP barely fews days to the general election.

Reactions Trail Tristan’s Cheating On Khloe Kardashian With Jordyn Woods

Reactions have trailed the alleged split between American reality TV star, Khloe Kardashian and her baby daddy Tristan Thompson after she found out her he allegedly cheated on her with Kylie Jenner’s best friend, Jordyn Woods.

Nigerian Prisons Recruitment 2019: List Of Shortlisted Applicants Plus Screening Dates

The Nigerian Prisons Sevice recruitment shortlist has been released as well as the venue for the physical screening and examination. 
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NEWS

2019 Elections: Pastor Adefarasin Tells Members Whom To Vote (video)

The Senior Pastor of House on the Rock Church, Paul Adefarasin, has urged Nigerians to vote leaders who would fight against genocide and encourage economic democracy.

Fashola Warns Parents To Stop ‘Scoring Goals’ Always

The minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has called on Nigerian couples to slow down on childbirth.

2019 Elections: 72.7 Million PVCs Collected, Says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the total number of Nigerians recorded to have collected their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) is 72,775,502.
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Oyedepo Reveals Those Troubling Nigeria, Rains Curses On Them (video)

The Founder and Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church aka Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has rained curses on those troubling Nigeria and Nigerians.

EFCC To Nigerians: Beware Of Fake Dollars In Circulation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday raised alarm over the circulation of fake Dollar notes ahead of Saturday's Presidential and National Assembly elections.

My Wife Is Destroying My Ministry, Pastor Cries Out

Rotimi Michael, a 51-year-old pastor has accused his wife of wanting to destroy his ministry as a cleric.

Army, Police React To Reports Of Personnel ‘Endorsing’ Buhari

The Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force has commenced investigations into pictures of officers seen doing the “4 + 4” signal allegedly endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election.

Military Plane Crashes, Claims Two Lives

An Algerian military plane crashed during a training flight, killing two people on board, the defence ministry said on Thursday.
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Presidency Reacts To Osinbajo’s Resignation Rumours

The Presidency has debunked rumours on social media that Professor Yemi Osinbajo has resigned as the Vice President of Nigeria.

FG Agrees To Visa Fee Waiver For Electoral Observers

The federal government of Nigeria has approved visa fee waiver for foreign observers who were in the country to monitor the electoral polls.
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Watch As Scary Kogi Women Endorse Buhari, Rubbish Natasha Akpoti

A group of Kogi state witches has organised a mini rally ahead of Saturday's rescheduled general election to pledge their support for Muhammadu Buhari.

POLITICS

INEC Chairman Speaks On Resigning, Rivers APC Candidates

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has declared he is not thinking of resigning from his position.

Election: Omokri Reveals ‘What INEC Is Planning With APC’

Former Aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has alleged that INEC is planning with the APC to stagger the presidential and National Assembly election scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23.

Alao-Akala Clears The Air On Supporting Seyi Makinde (Video)

The gubernatorial candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Oyo state and former governor of the state, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, debunked rumours he is not serious about his ambition and is only working towards ensuring the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in the state, Engineer Seyi Makinde come out victorious.

Full Text Of Atiku’s Live Broadcast Ahead Of 2019 Election

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has appealed to Nigerians to come out and vote for their future in Saturday’s rescheduled general elections.

Shehu Sani Reveals Ways To Checkmate Electoral Malpractice

The senator representing Kaduna Central in the Senate, Shehu Sani, says mobile phones and social media will serve as tools to checkmate electoral malpractice in the forthcoming elections.

Atiku Remains Nigeria’s Only Option, CUPP Says

Opposition political parties say the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, remains the only option available to Nigerians.

2019 Elections: Atiku Speaks On Cabal Running His Government

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has said that he will not allow a cabal to run his government...

Sowore Descends On Buhari Over Threat To Ballot Box Snatchers

President Muhammadu Buhari is still a "dictator at heart," according to the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore.
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Nigeria Decides: Fani-Kayode Speaks On Dumping Atiku For Buhari

A former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode has refuted reports alleging that he has dumped the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar. 

Omokri Writes Buratai Over Buhari’s Death Threat To Ballot Box Snatchers

A former presidential aide Reno Omokri has warned the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Tukur Buratai over President Muhammadu Buhari's death threat to ballot box snatchers. 

Another Presidential Candidate Steps Down For Atiku, Gives Reasons

The presidential candidate of the National Interest Party (NIP), Eunice Atuejide, has stepped down for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar.

SPORTS

Europa League: Arsenal v BATE Borisov Possible Line-ups

Unai Emery side suffered a shocking defeat to BATE Borisov in the first leg of their last-32 tie as Alexandre Lacazette was sent off in the encounter for violent conduct.

Anthony Joshua Potential Opponent Revealed

Anthony Joshua is likely to confront Oleksandr Usyk in his next bout according to Eddie Hearn, who promotes both of the fighters for Matchroom Boxing.

Europa League: Chelsea v Malmo Possible Line-ups

Stamford Bridge welcomes Swedish Malmo FF in the second leg of the Europa league round 32 fixtures.

Ligue 1 News: PSG Terminate Diarra Contract

Lassana Diarra has become a free agent after coming to an agreement with Paris Saint-Germain to end his contract prematurely
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Watch As Cristiano Ronaldo Taunts Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo may have been on the losing side against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, but the Juventus forward couldn't resist a snide remark aimed at his long-time rivals.

Juventus’ Ronaldo Backed By Allegri Despite Drawing Blank

Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri has defended Cristiano Ronaldo after the forward's subdued display in the 2-0 loss to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

Europa League Fixtures: Arsenal Battle For Survival As Chelsea Host Malmö FF

Arsenal football club seeks to overturn BATE Borisov's deficit after a shocking 1-0 defeat at Borisov Arena in their last-32 tie of the Europa League.

Allegri’s Thoughts After Juve’s 2-0 Defeat To Atletico

Juventus face an uphill task to overcome Atletico Madrid in the second leg but Massimiliano Allegri strongly believes it can be done.
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Chelsea News: Lyon Attacker Fekir Set To Replace Hazard

Chelsea football club according to reports is ready to make a swift pursuit of French international attacker Nabil Fekir.

Schalke 04 vs Man City: Pep Guardiola Speaks On VAR Decisions

Despite his side conceding two penalties with the use of Video Assistant Referee, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said he is "a big fan of VAR".

Liverpool Striker’s House Burgled During Champions League Match

Senegalese international Sadio Mane's house was burgled while he was playing in the Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

Entertainment

Big Brother Naija Organizers Announce Online Audition, See How To Participate

Organisers of the famous reality TV show Big Brother Naija (BBNaija), has announced online audition for the 2019 edition of the show across the country.

Davido Teams-Up With Busta Rhymes, Prayah On ‘Fall’ Remix

DMW Boss, Davido, has finally released the anticipated remix of his song, "Fall" featuring American music stars Busts Rhymes and Prayah.

Reactions Trail Soulja Boy’s “I Wanted To See What That P*ssy Felt Like” Comment

Reactions have continued to trail American Rapper Soulja Boy over his comment while confirming split from American socialite/entrepreneur, Blac Chyna.

Baba Suwe: Osinbajo Assists ‘Dying’ Actor With N1m

Nigeria's vice-president, Yemi Osinbajo gave the sum of N1 Million to veteran actor, Babatunde Omidina, better known as Baba Suwe.

Chicago Police Arrest Jussie Smollett Over Staged Attack

Empire star, Jussie Smollett has been arrested after he was charged with filling a false police report where he claimed he was attacked and beaten by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs.

Blac Chyna: I Just Wanted ‘The Pu**y,’ Soulja Boy Reveals

American Rapper Soulja Boy has confirmed an alleged rumour that he has gone separate ways with his love interest Blac Chyna. After weeks of social media frenzy over Blac Chyna and Soulja Boy's relationship, Soulja Boy has taken to Twitter to confirm the split.

Soulja Boy Breaks Up With Blac Chyna After Dating For Few Weeks

American rapper Soulja Boy has parted ways with American entrepreneur/socialite Blac Chyna barely three weeks of dating.

Watch Beyonce, Jay Z Receive BRIT Awards In Front Of Meghan Markle’s Portrait

American power couple Beyonce and Jay Z on Wednesday, February 20, accepted their Brit awards for Best International Group for the second time in a row in front of Meghan Markle's portrait.
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Dbanj Surprises Producer Cheekychizzy With Range Rover SUV

Multi-award winning singer, Dbanj has surprised his music producer, Chisom Ifeachor aka Cheekychizzy with multi-million naira brand new Range Rover SUV

Jordyn Woods Reportedly Moves Out Of Kylie Jenner’s House

American model Jordyn Woods has reportedly moved out of Kylie Jenner's house amid reports of Tristan Thompson cheating on Khloe Kardashian with her.

Toyin Abraham Allegedly Holds Introduction With Actor Kola Jolayemi

Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham has allegedly held a wedding introduction with actor Kola Jolayemi.

BUSINESS

Central Bank: Outstanding Value Of Money Market Assets Hits N11.89 Trillion

The Central Bank of Nigeria has reviewed the total outstanding value of money market assets in the fourth quarter of 2018 as N11.897trillion

ATM Transactions Hit N39.15trn In Q4, 2018

Automated Teller Machine from selected banks across the country recorded transactions valued at N39.15 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. 

Securities and Exchange Commission Seals Lagos Firm

A Lagos-based firm Growing Circle has been sealed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for illegal fund management activities.

Nigerian Economy Attracts $43bn Investments In Four Years

The Nigerian economy attracted an investment of $43.81bn between January 2015 and December 2018, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). 

Lagos-Ibadan Railway: Nigerian Railway Corporation Gives Completion Date

Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has revealed that the 156-kilometre new Lagos-Ibadan railway will be ready in May 2019.

Snail Farming In Nigeria

Snail Farming In Nigeria Snail farming in Nigeria is a very popular and lucrative agricultural business individuals can venture into due to its  low capital...

A-Z Of Cassava Farming In Nigeria

Cassava is one of the most popular and widely consumed food crops in Nigeria. It is scientifically called Manihot Esculanta, a tropical and perennial plant...

Nigerian Economy Got $16.8bn Investment Inflow In 2018 – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed that the Nigerian economy attracted an investment of $16.81bn in 2018.
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Fish Farming Business In Nigeria

Fish Farming in Nigeria is one of the country's lucrative agro-businesses where income is made on a consistent basis. Basic Fish Farming Knowledge  Fish farming in...

Naira Gains Against Dollar At Investors’ Window

Nigeria's currency, the Naira on Tuesday gained 28 Kobo to exchange at N361.67 to the dollar at the investors window.

Nigeria’s GDP Records 2.38 Percent Growth In 2018 Fourth Quarter

Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) experienced a 2.38 percent growth in real terms in the fourth quarter of 2018. 

WORLD

Shamima Begum: UK Revokes British Teen Citizenship

19-year-old Shamima Begum citizenship has been revoked by the UK government on Wednesday.

Ex-Chinese Military Chief Sentenced To Life Imprisonment

former Chief of Staff of China’s Central Military Commission Joint Staff Department, Fang Fenghu sentenced to life imprisonment.

Tanzania Jails Chinese ‘Ivory Queen’ Yang Fenglan

A Chinese businesswoman Yang Fenglan, nicknamed the "Ivory Queen", has been convicted by the Tanzanian government to 15 years in jail for smuggling hundreds of elephant tusks.

Britain To Strip Teenage ‘ISIL Bride’ Shamima Begum Of Citizenship

UK authorities have been alleged by a lawyer for the family of runaway British teenager Shamima Begum of planning to revoke her citizenship.

Check Out Trump’s Reaction To African Woman Juggling Ball (Video)

A trending video of an African woman juggling football has caught the attention of President Donald Trump.

Bernie Sanders Joins US 2020 Presidential Race

77-year-old  Bernie Sanders has declared his ambition to run for the post of Presidency in United States Of America.

Electoral Laws Violation: Zimbabwe Politician Convicted, Fined $200

A senior opposition politician Tendai Biti was convicted and fined on Monday for unlawfully and falsely announcing the results of last year’s presidential election that was won by Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Senegal Maintains Feb. 24 For Presidential Polls

Senegalese citizens are set for the Presidential election that will take place on February 24, 2019, against the wish of the Ex-president Abdoulaye Wade.
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Seven MPs Leave Labour Party Over Anti-Semitism

Seven Members of British Parliament have resigned from the Labour Party in protest at Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism.

5,241 Arrested In Zambia For Drug-Related Offences

Zambia Anti-drug authorities on Monday disclosed 5,241 people were arrested in 2018 for drug-related offences.

Baby Used As Debt Collateral In Russia

Debt collectors in Russia have accused of taking a  woman’s baby as collateral after she failed to pay back a loan.

TECH

Sony To Beef Up Chip Business With New Engineers

Sony Corp said on Thursday it will assign 40 percent of its new engineer hires in Japan over the next two years to the chip business which includes imaging sensors.

Huawei To Open First Flagship Store Outside China In Vienna

Huawei is to open a smartphone flagship store in Vienna, its first such outlet outside China, as part of a charm offensive in Europe where its future hangs in the balance.

Apple, Goldman Sachs To Jointly Launch Credit Card Paired With iPhone

Goldman Sachs Group has teamed up with Apple to issue credit cards that will be paired with iPhones and will help users manage their money.

Trump Asks U.S. Telecoms Companies To Step Up 5G Systems

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called on U.S. telecommunications companies to boost their work to build faster 5G wireless communications networks, saying they were lagging and at risk of being left behind other countries’ efforts.

Google To Announce Gaming Project At GDC 2019

Google sent out invites to media for a presentation it will hold at the 2019 Game Developers Conference, but did not disclose much about what it will present.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Price, Release Date, Specs

Samsung has officially unveiled its Galaxy S10 lineup, which includes the Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e.

China Opens Campus Network For 5G Trial

China has setup a campus network to carry out trial of 5G wireless network, according to local media.

Samsung Unpacks First 5G Phone, Galaxy S10 (Video)

Samsung unveiled a bunch of new products at its Unpacked event in San Francisco on Wednesday, among them the flagship Galaxy S10, its first 5G phone.
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Google Announces Plans To Acquire Alooma

Google recently announced its US expansion plans for 2019 and the company is already putting those plans into action with a new acquisition.

Samsung Unveils First Foldable Phone That Sells For Over N600,000 (Video)

Samsung held its Galaxy Unpack event on Wednesday where it unveiled the Galaxy S10 as well as the much anticipated foldable phone which it named, Galaxy Fold.

Britain Yet To Decide On 5G Security Policy – Official

Britain has not yet made any decision on its security policy for national 5G networks, the head of Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre said on Wednesday, amid a furor over the alleged risks of using Huawei telecoms equipment.

HEALTH

Bird Flu Hits Plateau State, Kills 3,900 Birds

A deadly outbreak of Bird flu also known as Avian Influenza has hit Plateau, killing at least 3,900 birds in some farms in the state.

Pharmacist Speaks On Risk Of Introduction To Drugs Through Food, Drinks

Busayo Elegbede UITH has advised secondary school students to desist eating from their peers, saying foods can be laced with drugs.

Scientists Develop Molecules That May Reverse Memory Loss

Scientists have reportedly developed new therapeutic molecules that may reverse memory loss linked to depression and aging.

Hibiscus Tea (Zobo Drink) Benefits

Hibiscus tea popularly referred to as zobo drink in Nigeria is a herbal tea made from the calyces of the hibiscus plant. The plant's botanical name is Hibiscus sabdariffa though it is known by different names in many parts of the world.

Tips To Having Stunning Hair

Healthy looking hair is, in general, a sign of good health and good hair-care practices. Here are 5 tips to make it look stunningly good.

76% Of TB Cases In Nigeria Undetected – Official

Dr Adebola Lawanson, has disclosed that out of every estimated 100 persons with Tuberculosis, only 24 are detected in Nigeria.

What Pregnant Women Should Eat For Easy Delivery

A clinical dietician Jane Eleodi has advised pregnant women to eat 'Dates Fruits' especially during a few weeks to delivery for easy childbirth.

Health Benefits Of Bitter Kola

Garcinia Kola popularly called Bitter Kola is a bitter traditional fruit common in the West Africa and it is generally considered medicinal with no...
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Simple Home Techniques To Bid Facial Problems Goodbye

A pimple is a major problem for adolescents and adults alike. When proper hygiene is not observed by an individual, it can get worse.

Health Workers Begin Three-Day Warning Strike

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and Health Care Professionals have embarked on a three-day warning strike over Federal Government's failure to respond to...

Breast Cancer Survivor Donates Materials For Indigent Patients In LUTH

An NGO, Bricon Foundation, donated 100 mastectomy brassieres to the LUTH, Idi-Araba, Lagos, for the use of breast cancer indigent survivors.

OPINION

Is Being Nigerian A Misfortune?

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

Nigeria’s Democracy, Progress Under Buhari

An opinion piece by columnist Muhammad Ajah

Should IGP Idris Leave Or Stay On?

Columnists Muhammad Ajah sheds light on calls for President Muhamadu Buhari not to extend the tenure of Inspector General of Police Idris Ibrahim.