Senate Presidency: Our Members Can Also Contest ‘If Need Be’, PDP Tells APC

Nigeria's main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says its elected members can vie for the positions of Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives 'if need be.'
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Ndume Slams Oshiomhole Over Lawan’s Endorsement For Senate President

Former Senate leader Ali Ndume has condemned the endorsement of Senator Ahmad Lawan by the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, for the position of Senate President of the Ninth National Assembly.

NPF Tops SERAP’s List Of Five Most Corrupt Institutions In Nigeria

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has labelled the police as the most corrupt institution in the country, with the power sector identified as the second most corrupt institution.

Court Vacates Order Stopping Adamawa Gov’ship Supplementary Election

An order preventing the governorship supplementary election from taking place in the state has been vacated by the state High Court.

Kano Supplementary Election: 42 Parties Reject Poll Results

Forty-two parties under Kano Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) have rejected the results of the March 23 supplementary election.
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APC Rejects New Date For Supplementary Election In Adamawa

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the March 28 date set by the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) for the supplementary governorship election in Adamawa state.

Nigeria vs Egypt: Onuachu’s Maiden Goal Gives Eagles Bragging Right

Paul Onuachu has announced his arrival in the Super Eagles with an early goal, which proved to be the match-winner in Tuesday’s friendly against Egypt in Asaba.

Latest Benue News Online Roundup Today, March 26th, 2019

Good day and welcome to the Concise News roundup; update of the top and latest Benue State news online for today, Tuesday, March 26th, 2019. 

INEC Fixes Date For Adamawa Supplementary Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC), has fixed March 28 for the Adamawa supplementary governorship election.


Nigeria Vs Egypt: Lineup, Time, Where To Watch Match

Super Eagles of Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has said that Daniel Akpeyi will be in the lineup for the friendly match vs Egypt at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State today.

Update: Infinix Hot 7 Price, Full Specs, Review, In Nigeria (video review)

The new Infinix Hot 7 is an incredible device that comes with some amazing specs, features and in a relatively cheap price in Nigeria.

Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Good morning Nigeria and the rest of the world. Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Tuesday, March 26th, 2019.

Sisters Narrate How Their Father Raped Them During Their Teenage Years

Two sisters on Monday told an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Special Offences Court, how their father, Gabriel Ogbar, allegedly defiled and raped them at their residence at Oke-Ogbe, Atura area of Badagry, Lagos State

INEC Finally Declares Winner Of Bauchi Governorship Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Bala Muhammed of the Peoples Democratic Party as winner of the Bauchi governorship election.

Nkechi Blessing Removes Top In MC Galaxy’s Live Video

Endowed Nollywood actress, Sunday Nkechi Blessing has also followed Etinosa Idemudia, a divorcee by taking off her top in MC Galaxy’s live video.

Presidential Election: APC Demands Arrest, Probe Of Atiku, PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for the arrest and investigation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, over their alleged access to the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

2019 Elections: Full List Of Elected Governors And Their Political Parties

The 2019 governorship and House of Assembly elections took place on March 23rd across Nigeria with various persons elected into positions. 
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INEC Puts On Hold Issuance Of Certificates Of Return To Zamfara APC Candidates

Nigeria's electoral body, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Tuesday suspended the issuance of Certificates of Return to winners of the March 9 governorship and House of Assembly elections in Zamfara.

9th National Assembly: Adamawa Rep Joins Speakership Race

The Spokesman of the House of Representatives, Abdulrazak Namdas (APC-Adamawa), has declared his intention to run for the office of the Speaker in the 9th Assembly.

Charlyboy Still Our Leader – ‘OurMumuDonDo’ Group

Executives and members of ‘OurMumuDonDo’ Movement, a civil society group that advocates good political leadership, on Tuesday says Charles Oputa, a.k.a Charlyboy, remains their leader.

Adamawa Supplementary Poll: INEC To Announce New Date Today

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it will announce a new date for supplementary election in Adamawa State before end of work on Tuesday (Today).

Federal Govt To Revisit National Carrier Project – Aviation Minister

Sen. Hadi Sirika, the Minister of State for Aviation said that plans were underway by the Federal Government to revisit the national carrier project.

Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB Descends On Popular Prophet

Anthony Nwoko is a false prophet bought over to discredit the Biafran struggle, according to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Concise News reports.

Jonathan Mourns Demise Of Poet Gabriel Okara

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with the Okara family, the Bayelsa State government as well as the literary world over the demise of foremost poet and novelist, Gabriel Imomotimi Okara, who died at the age of 97.

New Zealand’s West Coast Experiences Torrential Rain

West coast of New Zealand’s South Island has been hit with Torrential rain on Tuesday as roads were closed leaving 50 people, mainly tourists stranded in Haast and staying at a local hall.
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Benue House Of Assembly: INEC Declares Winner For Okpokwu LG

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s Anthony Agom has won the Okpokwu state constituency seat in the Benue State House of Assembly, Concise News reports.

Ajimobi Makes New Appointments In Oyo

Outgoing Governor of Oyo State Abiola Ajimobi has approved the appointment of Prof Kazeem Adebiyi, as Rector of the Polytechnic, Ibadan. This is contained in...

What EU Said About Supplementary Polls

The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) says there were intimidation of voters and violence during the supplementary elections.


Dogara Congratulates Bauchi Governor-Elect Mohammed

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has congratulated Senator Bala Mohammed on his emergence as the Bauchi State governor-elect.

Governor Abubakar Reacts As Mohammed Emerges Bauchi Governor-Elect

Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has congratulated the Governor-elect of the state, Senator Bala Mohammed, on his victory in the governorship election in the state.

Governorship Election Result: Why Benue State Is In Trouble – APC Chieftain

Benue State will battle to pay salaries due to the election of Ortom during the governorship elections, according to Daniel Onjeh, Concise News reports.

PDP Hails Bauchi, Benue, Sokoto Governors-Elect

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated its candidates who won the governorship election held in Bauchi, Benue, and Sokoto States.

Benue State Election Result: Abba Moro Reacts To Governor Ortom’s Triumph

Benue State made the best choice following the re-election of Ortom during the governorship election, according to Abba Moro, Concise News reports.

Wike Reacts To ‘Bribing’ AAC Deputy Gov’ship Candidate To Join PDP

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has denied bribing Akpo Bomba Yeeh, the deputy governorship candidate of African Action Congress (AAC), with N200m in order to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Marafa Speaks After Appeal Court Nullifies APC Primaries In Zamfara

The senator representing Zamfara central in the National Assembly, Kabir Marafa, says the court of appeal has vindicated him.

AAC Deputy Governorshp Candidate Reveals Why He Joined PDP

The deputy governorship of the African Action Congress (AAC), Akpo Bomba Yeeh, has revealed that he joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to support Governor Nyesom Wike in moving Rivers State forward.
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Benue Election: INEC Gives Update On Shot Collation Officer

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the collation officer for Gboko LGA Benue State Comfort Tululen is alive, Concise News.

What Labour Party Told Tribunal To Do About Ogun Guber Poll

The Labour Party in Ogun has urged the Election Petitions Tribunal in the state to nullify the March 9 governorship election over alleged exclusion of its party’s name, logo and symbol on the ballot papers.

Yari Reacts As Appeal Court Nullifies Zamfara APC Primary Election

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State has said that the Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto did not tamper with primary elections of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.


Squash: Yemisi Olatunji Exits Slaight Music Granite Open 2019

Nigeria number one female squash player, Yemisi Olatunji is out of the Slaight Music Granite Open 2019 after losing in the Round of 16 0-3 (8-11, 5-11, 7-11) to world number 68, Jessica Turnbull of Australia on Monday 25th of March.

Factions Of Nigeria Football Supporters Club Clash In Asaba

The newly-formed Authentic Nigeria Football Supporters Club (Authentic NFSC) and the Vincent Okumagba group clashed during the Super Eagles' 3-1 win over Seychelles on Friday.

Montenegro vs England: Southgate Praises Attacking Display Of Young Three Lions

Manager, Gareth Southgate is pleased to see his plan come together in Podgorica, as England hit five goals for the second game in succession against Montenegro.

Onuachu’s Early Goal Raises Uncertainty Over Fastest Super Eagles Goal

It is irrefutable that one of Super Eagles new boys Paul Onuachu scored an early goal in Tuesday's friendly against Egypt.

Check Out Nigeria vs Egypt Official Line-up

The Highest goal scorer in the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series, Odion Ighalo will be starting from the bench as the Eagles host Pharaohs of Egypt in an international friendly.

Transfer News: Barcelona Name United Star Among Suarez’s Replacement

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford is among the three potential replacements for Barcelona forward Luis Suarez during the transfer window. 

Transfer News: Chelsea Star Speaks On Joining Real Madrid This Summer

Chelsea midfielder, N’Golo Kante, has restated his desire to stick with the Blues in spite of a potential transfer to Real Madrid, Concise News reports.  

Injury Update: Date Set For Ronaldo’s Return

Cristiano Ronaldo was forced out of Portugal’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Serbia on Monday.
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Eight-Year-Old Tanitoluwa’s Chess Victory Lands Him New Shelter (Photos)

The Eight years-old Nigerian Chess whizkid, Tanitoluwa Adewunmi and his family have moved out of the homeless shelter to a new apartment by the money raised by GoFundMe campaign.

2019 AFCON: NFF, Rohr Clash Over Target For Super Eagles

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said the Super Eagles are going to the 2019 African Cup of Nations to win it, Concise News reports.

UFC Star Conor McGregor Announces Retirement

UFC star Conor McGregor has announced his retirement from mixed martial arts via his social media account on Tuesday.


Martins Thrills Fans With ‘Adura’ (Audio)

Fast-rising Nigerian artiste, Martins has dropped off his official single for 2019 titled "Adura," which is interpreted to be "Prayer."

Qdot Rolls Out Club Banger ‘Koshi Danu’ (Audio)

Nigeria agile singer, Qdot has released his first singer single for the year 2019 which he titles "Koshi Danu" (Get out of here).

Danny Young Calls Waje A Legend

Nigerian singer, Danny Young has showered praises on fellow singer Waje who recently announced in an interview that she is quitting music.

Tom Tom Makes Teni, Phyno Brand Ambassadors

One of Nigeria's leading singer, Teniola Apata aka Teni Makanaki and Indigenous rapper, Phyno have been made the latest brand ambassadors of ”Tom Tom”.

Tekno Dishes New Tune ‘Uptempo,’ Gives Expected Dance Style (Video + Audio)

Super talented singer and multi-award winning artiste, Augustine ‘Tekno’ Miles, Nigerian entertainer, has released a hot new single, "Uptempo."

Good Sex, Good Food Cannot Keep A Man – Princess Shyngle (Video)

Ghanaian-based Gambian actress and socialite, Princess Shyngle has called on ladies to be themselves and not force a man to stay in a relationship.

Shatta Wale Lauds Nigeria Directors, Descends On Ghanaians’

Ghana Dance Hall singer, Shatta Wale, has advised music video directors in Ghana to be creative and stop copying their Nigerian counterparts.

Lady Pleads To Have A Night Stand With Kizz Daniel (Video)

An unknown Nigerian lady has through a video said she desires to have a one night stand with Popular Nigerian singer, Kizz Daniel.
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Uche Maduagwu Calls Waje Into Nollywood

Nollywood actor, Uche Maduagwu, has called on Nigeria leading singer, Waje who announced she might be quitting music, to join Nollywood.

Ifu Enada, Ahneeka Go Physical At Reunion Show (Video)

Ex-housemates of the BBNaija season 3, Ifu Enada and Ahneeka went physical during their reunion interview with the show host, Ebuka.

Daddy Showkey Sends 100k To Lady Who Recorded Success’ Viral Video, Govt Officials Promise 500k, Car

After Stephanie Idolor who recorded Success’ viral video lamented about being ignored and not appreciated, Nigerians have now been showering her with kindness in cash.


Metering Responsibility: NERC Replies Discos

It is the duty of electricity distribution companies (Discos) to give meters to give meters to electricity consumers, according to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). 

Central Bank Of Nigeria Cuts MPR; Lending Rate

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has slashed the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR), otherwise known as lending rate, by 50 basis points to 13.5 per cent from 14 per cent.

African Continental Free Trade Area: Kagame Speaks On Buhari, ‘Nigeria problem’

The President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame says Nigeria is sorting things out to get on the continental free trade area agreement, already signed by a majority of African countries.

President Buhari Celebrates First Bank On 125th Anniversary

President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded First Bank for its prudence and the hallmark of banking in the country as it marks its 125th birthday. 

External Reserves Reach Five-month High At $43.507bn

Nigeria's external reserves has risen to a five-month high of $43.507 billion following increased foreign portfolio investments (FPIs) and stability in crude oil price. Concise...

Nigeria Stock Market: Foreign Investors Withdraw N55bn

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has said foreign outflows from the stock market rose by 97.8 per cent from N27.81bn in January 2019 to N55.01bn in February.

Chamber Of Commerce Calls On FG To Sign African Free Trade

Emeka Okereke, Director General, ECCIMA, has called on the Federal Government to reconsider the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) 2019 Winners Shortlist (PDF)

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) has released the shortlist of winners for its 2019 TEF Entreprenuer on Friday. 
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Aisha Buhari Commends Elumelu Foundation For Transforming Lives

The President's wife, Aisha Buhari, has lauded the Chairman of Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Tony Elumelu, for transforming the lives of young entrepreneurs.

Manufacturers Caution Nigerian Govt Against VAT Increment

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has advised the federal government against increasing Value Added Tax (VAT) rate.

Nigeria Refineries Lose N132bn

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said the country's refineries' operating deficit jumped by 39 per cent to N132.5bn in 2018, compared to the previous year.


Cyclone Idai: Hundred Of Thousands Displaced As Death Toll Rises in Southern Africa

About 1.85 million people have now been affected by Cyclone Idai and its aftermath in Mozambique alone, U.N. humanitarian agency OCHA said on Tuesday, as aid workers raced to fathom the scale of the disaster and determine what help is most urgently needed.

New Zealand Attack: Australia Threatens To Jail Social Media Giants

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned social media executives could be jailed if they fail to quickly remove extremist material from their platforms.

Government Takes Step Closer To Banning Parents From Beating Children

A new law banning parents from smacking their children has been introduced in Wales.

New Zealand Attack: Muslim Group Sues Facebook, YouTube

A Muslim group in France has filed a case against internet giants, Facebook and YouTube for the public broadcast of New Zealand terror attack.

Russia Sends Military Planes To Venezuela

Two Russian military planes landed in Venezuela's main airport on Saturday, reportedly carrying dozens of troops and large amounts of equipment.

Many Injured As Gaza Rocket Hits Home In Central Israel (Video)

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit a house in central Israel with Seven people reportedly injured.

Russia Collusion: Mueller Report Released, Trump Reacts

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report says Donald Trump and his campaign did not conspire with Russia during the 2016 US presidential election.

Boko Haram: President Fires Defence Chief Over Killing Of Soldiers

Chadian President, Idriss Deby, has fired his chief of armed forces, Brahim Seid Mahamat, over the resurgence of Boko Haram attacks resulting in the killing of 23 soldiers.
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Rwanda Jails ISIS, Al-Shabaab Suspects

Rwandan judicial authorities on Friday sentenced 13 people to five years and two others to ten years in jail after convicting them of belonging to extremist groups including al Shabaab and Islamic State and providing them support.

New Zealand Shooting: Prime Minister Receives Death Threat On Twitter

New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern has reportedly been receiving death threat on social media.

New Zealand Shooting: Nigerian Imam, Lateef Alabi Still Grief-Stricken A Week After

Nigerian Imam, Alabi Lateef Zirullah is still visibly pained by the horrific killing last week Friday of 50 persons at two mosques in New Zealand by a gunman named Brenton Tarrant.


Samsung Galaxy A70 Full Video Review, Price In Nigeria, Features, Spec

The new Samsung Galaxy A70 is loaded with some amazing features as the company seeks to beat off competition from other phone manufacturers. 

Asus Implements Fix For Malware Attack

Asus said on Tuesday it released an update to fix an attack, which according to security researchers had targeted one million-plus Asus users last year by hijacking the computer maker’s software update system.

Huawei Announces Freelace Wireless Earphones With Wind Noise Reduction

Huawei has announced its wireless Bluetooth earphones called Huawei Freelace along with its new Huawei P30 phones.

Uber Buys Rival Careem In $3.1 Billion Deal

Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc will spend $3.1 billion to acquire Middle East rival Careem, buying dominance in a competitive region ahead of a hotly anticipated initial public offering.

Virus Attacks Spain’s Defense Intranet, Foreign State Suspected

A computer virus infected the Spanish Defence Ministry’s intranet this month with the aim of stealing high tech military secrets, El País newspaper said on Tuesday

Spotify To Buy Third Podcast Company Parcast

Spotify Technology SA said on Tuesday it has agreed to buy Parcast, the third podcast company it is purchasing in two months, in an ongoing quest to transform itself into the Netflix of audio.

Apple Introduces Apple Card Credit Card

Apple at its event on Monday announced a new Apple Card credit card, promising to improve things about the credit card experience with simpler applications, no fees, lower interest rates, and better rewards.

Apple Launches News Subscription Service, Apple News+

Apple on Monday at the Apple Event in the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino announced a new subscription service called Apple News Plus (or, Apple News+).
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JPMorgan Awards Research Grants, Deepening Its AI Push

JPMorgan Chase & Co has awarded 47 financial grants to university faculty and PhD students for artificial intelligence research, ramping up its efforts in the emerging technology, the bank plans to announce later on Monday.

Facebook Stored Hundreds Of Millions Of Passwords In Plain Text

Facebook stored passwords for hundreds of millions of users in plain text, exposing them for years to anyone who had internal access to the files, according to Krebs on Security.

Facebook Messenger Finally Adds Quoted Replies

Facebook Messenger just recently added a vital missing feature - quoted replies.


Why Buhari Govt Should Decentralise Nigeria’s Health Sector

Nigeria's health sector would be better positioned if the federal government decentralises the nation's health sector, according to Dr Kunle Olajide.

NAFDAC Gives New Regulations On Marketing Of Breast Milk Substitute

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and ControL, said it has set a new regulation on marketing Code of breast milk substitute in the country.

Ogun Inaugurates 40-Bed Surgical Ward

Ogun State Government has inaugurated a 40-bed surgical ward at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOTH) in Sagamu.

Nigerians Lack Access To Water, Sanitation, Hygiene Services – UNICEF

The United Nations International Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) representative in Nigeria, Mr Mohamed Fall, disclosed over 3.6 million people lack access to potable water, sanitation and hygiene services in the country.

NAFDAC Confiscates Expired Food Products Worth Millions in Sokoto

The Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Moji Adeyeye on Thursday disclosed that the agency has confiscated and destroyed assorted contaminated food products in Sokoto State in February.

50 Plateau Women To Benefit From Free VVF Surgery

Dr Edmond Banwat, Chief Medical Director (CMD), Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), has disclosed that no fewer than 50 women are to benefit from free Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF) in Mangu Local Government of Plateau.

13 Children Die After Borno Measles Outbreak

At least, 13 children have been killed by measles outbreak in Borno State, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef). 

Buhari Advocates Synergy To End Tuberculosis In Nigeria

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has advocated for more synergy among stakeholders to end the spread of tuberculosis epidemic in Nigeria.
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Female Weed Addicts Derive Mind-blowing Pleasure During Sex – Study

A new study has found out that women who smoke weed frequently have more satisfying orgasms compared to females who don't smoke cannabis.

NCDC Announces 53 New Cases Of Lassa Fever In Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC has confirmed 53 new cases in Nigeria.

Medical Expert Calls On FG To Assist In Making Nigeria Polio-Free

Dr Towoju Olumunyiwa, a medical practitioner, has called on Federal Government to embrace measures that could make Nigeria polio-free.


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..

Nigeria’s Democracy, Progress Under Buhari

An opinion piece by columnist Muhammad Ajah