1. 2019 Election: Bill Gates Calls Buhari, Makes Promise To Nigeria
The Founder of Microsoft Corporation Bill Gates has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election, Concise News understands. Gates, this online news medium reports, issued the congratulatory message to Buhari on Tuesday in a phone call.
2. Why Thousands Of 2019 UTME Candidates Won’t See Their Results – JAMB Registrar
Thousands of candidates who partook in this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) would have their results withheld for offences relating to examination malpractices. Concise News reports that the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede stated this in Lagos on Tuesday during the arrest of two children of the owner of a computer-based test (CBT) centre, who confessed to selling fake UTME questions and answers to unsuspecting persons.
3. Jega Raises Allegation Against Academicians Regarding Elections
A former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega has faulted Nigeria’s electoral system which he opines has been under assault. Concise News reports that Jega also alleged politicians used university lecturers to commit irregularities during the elections, particularly in Kano state.
4. Court Orders DSS To Produce Sambo Dasuki
A Federal High Court in Abuja Wednesday issued a warrant against the Department of State Services (DSS) to produce former National Security Adviser retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki. Concise News understands that the Nigerian government is prosecuting Dasuki for alleged criminal breach of trust, misappropriation and dishonest release of funds to the tune of N33.3 billion.
5. NASS Leadership: Oshiomhole Is Ignorant – PDP
The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole is ignorant of the workings of the National Assembly, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged. Concise News understands that the PDP’s comment comes as a reaction to a statement by Oshiomhole that the party (APC) will not share chairmanship of House of Representatives and Senate’ Committees with opposition parties in the 9th Assembly.
6. Ekiti Election: Supreme Court Validates Fayemi’s Victory
The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the election of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State. In a unanimous judgment of a five-man panel, the court held that the appeal by Segun Oni was statute barred.
7. Easter: FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays
The Federal Government has declared public holidays for Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, to mark the 2019 Easter celebration. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, announced the holiday in a statement quoting the minister on Wednesday in Abuja.
8. Senate Finally Passes Police Reform Bill
The Nigerian Senate has passed the Police Reform Bill, 2019 (SB. 683), during plenary on Wednesday. Concise News understands that the passage followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs.
9. What APC Told Actress Omotola Over Her Criticisms Of Buhari
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has told Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade, that the President Muhammadu Buhari government is doing its best for Nigerians. Concise News had reported that the Omotola recently descended heavily on the Buhari government, describing the country as “hellish.”
10. AFCON U-17: Eaglets Close In On World Cup Ticket With Angola Win
Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets are one point away from qualifying for the 2019 FIFA world cup after recording their second win at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Tanzania. The wasteful Nigeria team defeated Angola 1-0, with the only goal of the match coming from a penalty kick that was converted by Olakunle Olusegun in the 20th minutes.