Why Insecurity Is Increasing In Africa, Buhari Reveals

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday attributed the rising security challenges in Africa to the illicit financial flows in the continent.
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Nigerian Professor Finally Reacts To Sacking By Ghanaian University After Kumasi Attack

Nigerian professor Augustine Nwagbara has said that his dismissal by University of Education Winneba, Ghana, is unethical, Concise News reports.

What Jonathan Said About Security Challenges In Nigeria

Nigeria's immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, is confident the President Muhammadu Buhari administration would resolve the country's security challenges.

Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Friday, July 19th, 2019

Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Friday, July 19th, 2019.

CAN Tells Miyetti-Allah What To Do Amid Suspected Attacks By Herdsmen

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Samson Ayokunle has urged the leadership of the Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to call their violent members to order.
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Latest World Biafra Online News For Today, July 19

Welcome to the compilation of the latest world Biafra online news headlines update on Concise News for today, Friday, July 19th, 2019.

Latest Benue State News Online For Today July 19th

Good day, and welcome to the latest Benue State online news headlines update for today, Friday, July 19th, 2019, on Concise News.

Latest Kogi State News Headlines For Today July 19th

Good day, and welcome to the Concise News compilation of the latest Kogi State news online headlines for today, July 19th, 2019.

Senegal Vs Algeria: AFCON Final Preview, Kickoff Time, Where To Watch Match Live

Two shining lights - Sadio Mane and Riyad Mahrez - will be carrying the hopes of their respective nation as Senegal and Algeria square off in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019 final.

MOST READ

Herdsmen Speak On Killing Of Daughter Of Afenifere Leader Fasoranti

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has distanced itself from the murder of Funke Olakunrin.

Check Out Full List Of AFCON 2019 Leading Scorers

Nigeria's Odion Jude Ighalo fired home his fifth goal of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019 against Tunisia in Cairo on Wednesday. It leaves him two clear of his closest challengers: Riyad Mahrez, Adam Ounas, Cédric Bakambu and Sadio Mane.

Latest N-Power News Headlines For Thursday, July 18th

Welcome to the latest N-power news headlines update for today, Thursday, July 18, 2019, on Concise News.

N-Power: Osinbajo Snubs Scheme Discussing How Community Policing Will Work

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has consciously or unconsciously snubbed the N-Power beneficiaries while discussing community policing recently, Concise News reports.

Old Age Challenge: See How Nigerian Celebrities Will Look At Old Age

Nigerian celebrities do not always lag behind when it comes to partaking in any challenge that trends on social media platforms.

AFCON 2019: What Algeria Captain Mahrez Said About Super Eagles Future

Algeria captain, Riyad Mahrez, has predicted that the Super Eagles will be up there with Africa’s best in two years if the core of the team is kept together.

NYSC Meets EFCC Over Graduates Who ‘Can’t Write Or Spell Any English Word’

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to assist the scheme in tracking fraudulent mobilisation of unqualified graduates for the annual national service.

Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Reacts To Northern Elders’ Fresh Directive To Fulani Herdsmen

A leading member of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has welcomed the decision by the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) and the Coalition of the Northern Groups (CNG) to direct Fulani herdsmen residing in southern Nigeria to leave the area if the safety of lives and property are not guaranteed.
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NEWS

Fasoranti’s Daughter: Gani Adams Speaks On Declaring War On Herdsmen

The Aare Ona Kankafo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has given reasons why he will not lead his men to war against suspected rampaging Fulani...

MURIC Speaks On Confirmation Of Mohammed As New CJN

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has described the confirmation of Justice Tanko Mohammed as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) as a victory for democracy and the rule of law.

Nigerians Without Job Rose From 17.6m To 20.9m In 2018, ITF Reveals

The Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Joseph Ari on Thursday disclosed that the number of Nigerians without jobs between the last quarter of 2017 and the third quarter of 2018 rose from 17.6 to 20.9 million.

Fasoranti’s Daughter: Bereaved Husband Speaks On Death Of Wife

The husband to Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the chieftain of Afenifere, Reuben Fasoranti, has reacted to the murder of his wife.

Police Nab Suspected Killer Of Two Corps Members In Bayelsa

The Police Command in Bayelsa State on Thursday revealed it has arrested the suspected killer of two National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members, in March 2019.

Imo: Ihedioha Orders Forensic Audit Of Local Govts’ Accounts

Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State on Thursday ordered a comprehensive forensic audit of the local governments’ accounts.

Korea Sign MoU To Train Nigerian Police

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu on Thursday in Abuja disclosed that the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) signed an MoU with the Nigerian Police Force to train and strengthen the capacity of personnel of the force on forensic investigation.

Kidnappers Of Siasia’s Mother Demand N70m Ransom

The kidnappers of Beauty Ogere Siasia, mother of Samson Siasia, a former Coach of the Super Eagles, has called in to demand N70m as a ransom.
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CAN Reacts To Obasanjo’s Letter, Tells FG What To Do

Reacting to the letter written by the former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) charge the Federal Government to treat the issued raised with all seriousness.

Latest Taraba State Online News Headlines For Today July 19th

Good day, and welcome to the latest Taraba State online news headlines update for today, Friday, July 19th, 2019, on Concise News.

Benue: House Of Assembly Confirms Ortom’s Commissioner Nominees

The Benue House of Assembly has confirmed the 15 commissioner nominees sent to it by Governor Samuel Ortom, Concise News reports.

POLITICS

Borno Guber Election: Supreme Court Upholds Gov. Kyari’s Election

The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Professor Babagana Umara Zulum as Governor of Borno State, Concise News reports.

PDP Speaks On Order To Close Edo Assembly By House Of Reps

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the order by the House of Representatives, asking the Police and the Department of State Services (DSS) to shut down the Edo State House of Assembly.

Kogi Election: APC State Chairmen Strategise In Nigeria’s Capital

The Forum of State Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 36 states of Nigeria and the FCT, says it is working assiduously to ensure the party’s victory in the November 16 Kogi and Bayelsa governorship polls.

Kogi Election: APC Stakeholders In Crucial Meeting In Kwara

Ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in Kogi state, stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yagba Federal Constituency on Thursday met in Ilorin, Kwara state to deliberate ahead of the August 29 primary election of the party.

APC Takes Action On Abdulkadir Over Anti-Party Activities

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has maintained the disciplinary actions against its National Vice Chairman (North West), Inuwa Abdulkadir over anti-party activities.

Election Tribunal: INEC Provides Atiku, PDP With Requested Documents

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) presented before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal documents requested by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

What Tribunal Ruled On Application To Amend Petition Against Buhari

Move by the Hope Democratic Party (HPD) to effect some amendments to the petition it filed challenging President Muhammadu Buhari's reelection has been rejected by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT).

Bayelsa Guber Election: Senator Heineken Lokpbiri Joins Race

Senator Heineken Lokpobiri has obtained his nomination and expression of interest form to contest the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa state.
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Osun: I Felt Ridiculed Contesting Against Adeleke – Oyetola

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State says he felt ridiculed contesting against Senator Ademola Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the 2018 governorship election in the state.

PDP Governors Forum Mourns Makarfi’s Death

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors has condoled with the former Governor of Kaduna State and former National Chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, on the death of his father, Alhaji Muhammadu Na’iya Makarfi.

PDP, Atiku Present Five Additional Witnesses At Election Tribunal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the February 2019 Presidential Election, Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday presented five additional witnesses at the presidential election petitions tribunal.

SPORTS

Transfer News: Barcelona Offer Six Players To PSG In New Neymar’s Deal

Barcelona have reportedly offered six players plus £90m to Paris Saint-Germain for Neymar, Sky Sports reports.

Klopp Reveals Reason He Won’t Extend Liverpool’s Contract

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, says despite being a popular figure among the Reds fans,  he still does not want to overstay his welcome at Anfield.

Latest Transfer News Roundup For Today July 19th 2019

Welcome to Concise News round-up of top transfer market stories as many European football clubs start to strengthen their squads ahead of next season. English...

Find Out Nigeria’s Opponents As CAF Releases Full Group Stage Draw For AFCON 2021 Qualifiers

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced the full group stage draw for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers with Nigeria in Group L alongside Benin Republic, Sierra Leone and Lesotho, Concise News reports.

Pinnick Reveals Who Removed Him As CAF Vice-President

The President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has reacted to his removal as the 1st Vice-President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Amaju Pinnick Sacked As CAF Vice-President

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick was on Thursday removed as the first vice president of the Confederation Of African Football (CAF).

Transfer: De Ligt Explains Juventus Choice

Matthijs de Ligt has explained why he opted for a €75 million move to Juventus over a switch to England or Spain.

Transfer News: English Club Set To Break Bank For Super Eagles Star

West Bromwich Albion have tabled 2.5 million pounds (N1.14 billion) in bid for Super Eagles and Rotherham United midfielder, Semi Ajayi.
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2019 AFCON: Mikel Obi Retires From International Football

Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has now retired from international football, according to the team's coach Gernot Rohr. 

Real Reason We Can’t Sack Rohr, NFF President Pinnick Explains

It will not be easy for the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to sack Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr, as it will cost a lot of money to do that.

Transfer News: Ajax’s De Ligt Pens Five-Year Deal With Juventus

Ajax's teenage captain, Matthijs de Ligt officially penned a five-year deal worth of €75million with Italian giant, Juventus after completing his medical on Wednesday.

Entertainment

2Face Under Fire For Upholding Post Against Religion

Some Nigerians have taken to their social media handles to criticize legendary singer, 2face Idibia over his reaction on a post against Christianity.

Why Women End Up Being Treated Like Slaves- Toke Makinwa [Video]

Media personality, Toke Makinwa has expressed her view on why men manipulate and turn women into slaves.

Gospel Singer Rejects $1 Million Dollars Illuminati Invite

South African gospel singer, Dr Tumi has disclosed how he rejected a sum of $1 million (N360m) monthly offer to join the Illuminati.

Wizkid Vs Baby Mama: My Instagram Account Was Hacked- Jada Pollock

Wizkid’s third baby mama, Jada Pollock, has said that she is not responsible for a post on her Instagram handle that claimed she was being abused by the singer.

How Frank Edwards Celebrated 17 Years Being Free From Asthma

Popular gospel singer-songwriter, Frank Edwards has shared his story on how he was healed from asthma 17 years ago.

BBNaija 2019: Isilomo Speaks On Tacha’s Body Odour Claims

An evicted housemate of the Big Brother Naija 2019 edition, Isilomo has reacted to KimOparah claim that Tacha has mouth and body odour.

BBNaija 2019: Housemate Reveals Why She Practiced Celibacy For Eight Years

As many topics seem to be unraveling in the BBNaija 2019 edition, female housemate, Khafi has revealed why she took a decision to remain celibate for eight years.

Having Several Movies To Your Name, Then Beg For Hospital Bill Is Terrible- Nollywood Filmmaker

In recent times there have been reports of Nollywood thespians soliciting financial support from the general public, as a result of health challenges.
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BBNaija 2019: What Fan Vows To Do If Tacha Is Evicted

While many criticize one of the Big Brother Naija 2019 housemates, Tacha describing her as being pompous, some fans still continue to pledge their full support for her.

Wizkid Vs Baby Mama: Nigerians Shade Davido For His Reaction On Drama

Some Nigerians have blasted Afro-pop singer, Davido, for liking a comment on a post made by Wizkid’s estranged baby mama, Jada Pollock.

Actress Ronke Oshodi Oke Gets Surprise Birthday Party At 45 (Video)

Veteran actress Ronke Ojo, popularly known as Ronke Oshodi Oke, was shocked as she woke up to a surprise birthday party in her apartment on Wednesday, July 17.

BUSINESS

Nigeria To Refine 900,000bpd Of Oil This Year – Kachikwu

A former Minister of Petroleum Resources Ibe Kachikwu has said Nigeria will refine at least 900,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) in the next 10 years.

FG Pays N610.2bn Interest On Domestic Debts In Q1 2019

The Federal Government has spent a total sum of N610.2bn paying interest on its N13tn  domestic debts within the first quarter of 2019.

Nigeria Lost N6trn To Apapa Port Gridlock – Private Sector

Nigeria lost N6 trillion due to the gridlock at Apapa Port, Lagos, according to the members of the private sector under the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA).

US To Set Up West African Trade Hub In Nigeria

The US will establish the West African Trade Hub (WATH) in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria, Concise News has gathered. 

FG Approves N120bn Loan To Smallholders’ Farmers

The Federal Government through the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme gave a total of N120.6 billion loan to 720,000 small-holder farmers.

CBN Injects $210m Dollars In Forex Market

The interbank segment of the Nigerian foreign exchange market received a fresh boost of 210 million dollars from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday.

IMF Managing Director, Christine Lagarde Resigns

Ms. Christine Lagarde on Tuesday stepped down as the Managing Director of the International Monitory Fund (IMF), Concise News reports.

Don’t Ban Plastic Bags, Polymer President Begs FG

The federal government should not ban plastic bags and materials, the National President, Polymer Institute of Nigeria Paul Mamza, has appealed. 
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Rice: FG Speaks On Nigeria Attaining Self-Sufficiency In Production

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said Nigeria has not attained sufficiency in the production of rice even though there is an improvement. 

Nine Million Nigerians Without Access To Affordable Housing – FMBN

More than nine million Nigerians lack access to affordable housing, according to the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN). 

NSE: Investors Lose N265bn

The Nigerian equities market dropped further on Thursday with the market capitalisation losing N265 billion within seven hours of trading due to price losses by blue chips.

WORLD

Trump Says US Destroyed Iranian Drone Near Warship

President Donald Trump on Thursday said that the US Navy destroyed an Iranian drone after it refused to back down.

Many Dead, Injured in Suspected Arson Attack On Japan Animation Studio

At least 23 people are feared dead and 36 injured in a suspected arson attack at a renowned animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto on Thursday, Concise News reports.

Mandela Day: UN Chief Pays Glowing Tributes As World Remembers ‘Madiba’

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has described late Nelson Mandela as an “extraordinary global advocate for dignity and equality” who anyone in public service should emulate.

El Chapo Sentenced To Life In Prison By US Judge

Notorious criminal Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is expected to be sentenced to life in prison when he appears in a New York courtroom on Wednesday.

‘I’m A Victim Of Conspiracy’, Zuma Denies Multiple Graft Allegations

South Africa’s former president, Jacob Zuma during his multiple graft allegations trial told the judicial inquiry on Monday that he was the victim of conspiracies, years of “character assassination” and plots to kill him.

Train Hits Wedding Party Van, Kills Bride, Groom And Eight Others

A train hit a wedding party van at an unmanned crossing, killing the bride, groom and either people in northwestern Bangladesh on Monday.

Ethiopians Die In Deadly Shootout

A shootout in Ethiopia’s Amhara regional state located in the northern part of the country has left three people dead, an Ethiopian official said on Monday.

U.S IRan: China Warns Donald Trump About Moves

China has called on the U.S. to stop its wrong moves on the Iran nuclear issue and respect the legitimate rights and interests of all parties.
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Ex-S/Africa President Zuma To Answer Corruption Allegation Questions

Former South African president Jacob Zuma makes first appearance ahead of his public inquiry into state graft on Monday.

New York Experiences Power Outage

A major power outage on Saturday evening hit parts of New York, the commercial capital of the U.S.

Nepal’s Flooding Increases Death Toll

The death toll of flooding in Nepal has risen to at least 43 people, while 24 others have gone missing after heavy rains triggered floods and landslides across the country.

TECH

US Senator Calls For Investigation Into FaceApp

US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has asked the FBI to investigate popular Russia-based application FaceApp, which allows users to change their appearance to look older or younger.

No Going Back Over Tax On Tech Giants, Spain Vows

Spain's acting economy minister said Wednesday that Madrid will push ahead with a tax on large internet and technology firms as soon as a new government is sworn in.

Ondo, Facebook Partner On Capacity Building, Digital Marketing

Ondo state government is partnering with American social media giant Facebook through its partners, 360 media to organize a capacity building training on digital marketing for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) owners in the state.

NCC Remits N51.3bn To FG In Three Months

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it remitted N51.3bn to the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federal Government in the first quarter of 2019.

NCC Boss Danbatta Speaks On Cybercrime In Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it has assured that it has put in place stringent measures to check cyber crime in the country, especially in the banking sector.

Trump Blasts Bitcoin, Facebook’s Libra, Demands Banking Regulations

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized Bitcoin, Facebook’s proposed Libra digital coin and other cryptocurrencies and demanded that companies seek a banking charter and make themselves subject to U.S. and global regulations if they wanted to “become a bank.”

UNN Produces First Nigerian Electric Car

University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has recorded an outstanding feat by producing the first electric car in Nigeria.

U.S. To Probe French Plan To Tax Tech Companies

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered an investigation into France’s planned tax on technology companies, a probe that could lead to the United States imposing new tariffs or other trade restrictions.
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MTN Nigeria Announces Data Price Reduction

Telecommunications outfit MTN Nigeria on Wednesday announced a price reduction across all its data plans and offerings.

Instagram Adds Tools To Help Fight Cyberbullying

Facebook-owned Instagram is adding tools and programs aimed at reducing abusive comments on the app.

Nigeria Internet Users Increases In May – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission(NCC) monthly data has revealed that the nation added 3.12 million new Internet users in May 2019, Concise News reports.

HEALTH

Asthma Treatment Challenges Revealed

Former minister of health Onyebuchi Chukwu says ignorance, cost, dearth of professionals and wrong diagnoses are major challenges in the treatment of asthma and respiratory diseases in Nigeria.

WHO Declares DR Congo Ebola Crisis Int’l Health Emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) a "public health emergency of international concern".

Doctors In Anambra Suspends Strike

Resident doctors in the Anambra State-owned Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Awka, have suspended their two-month strike.

Recommended Food Combination For Diabetics

Olufunmilola Adewumi, Principal Nutritionist at Amuwo Odofin Maternal and Child Centre (AOMCC) has advised diabetics to consider a lifestyle modification.

Makinde Promises Quality Healthcare In Oyo

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has guaranteed quality healthcare services and facilities for the people of the State.

Engineers Develop Muscles Stronger Than Humans’

An international team of engineers in U.S. and China have developed a powerful artificial muscles which can generate a power 40 times that of human muscles.

Dentist Cautions Against Use Of Charcoal, Baking Soda

Dr. Niyi Adekeye, has warned against the use of charcoal, baking soda, potash, and salt for teeth whitening, saying this could affect some vital organs of the body.

What Happens To Your Body When You Consume Too Much Sugary Drinks

A new study released recently says people who drink a lot of sugary drinks have a higher risk of developing cancer, although the evidence cannot establish a direct causal link.
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NAFDAC Finally Bans Open Sale Of Sniper

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has banned the sale of Sniper and Dichlorvos products in open shops and supermarkets.

Dangers Of Using Saliva As Lubricant During Sexual Intercourse

Dr Victor-Bryan Nwala, has warned against the use of saliva as lubricant during sexual intercourse because it may lead to infection.

KDSG, NIPRD Partner For Eucalyptus Oil For Healthcare Services

National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), says it is partnering with Kaduna State Government (KDSG) to process Eucalyptus oil in the state.

OPINION

Why ‘Greatest Ever’ Messi Won’t Win Anything With Argentina

Lionel Messi faltered once again with Argentina as La Albiceleste fell to a two-nil defeat to arch-rivals Brazil in the Copa America semi-final on Wednesday, meaning the 'Greatest Ever' has now played in nine international tournaments without winning a single title. 'Leo' might just not be destined for it

Daddy Freeze & Timi Dakolo: Does ‘Touch Not My Anointed’ Apply? [Pt. 2]

If a Pastor does something reprehensible, does ‘touch not my anointed’ provide a cover from criticism?

Humanism And Significance Of Secular Medical Services in Nigeria

An opinion piece by Leo Igwe on why religion should be separated from medical care.

Timi Dakolo & Daddy Freeze: Does ‘Touch Not My Anointed’ Apply? [Pt. 1]

Yes, there are super fake pastors, false prophets, strange spiritualties and all unrighteousness, but there is no ministry of criticism in the body of Christ.