A yet-to-be-identified Nigerian man has shot dead a fellow Nigerian, Tony Elochukwu, at a restaurant in South Africa, the Nigerian Citizens Association has said. President of the Nigerian Citizens Association in South Africa, Prince Ben Okoli, said Elochukwu was shot dead after the killer failed to get some weed (marijuana) to smoke at a restaurant in Witbank Mpumalanga province.
The government of Gombe has imposed a curfew in the state capital following a confrontation between some youths and members of the Boys Brigade. Concise News learned that violence broke out in Gombe as the remains of the slain nine members of the Brigade in the state were to be buried. According to a press release from the acting Secretary to the State Government, James Pisajih, the curfew begins from Saturday to 6am on Sunday
US officials have arrested nine Nigerians in the United States for defrauding individuals and businesses of more than $3.5 million. This was disclosed in a statement by Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney for the southern district of New York, and James C. Spero, special agent in charge of the Tampa, Florida, field office of U.S. immigration and customs enforcement’s Homeland security investigations (“HSI”).
Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, has said since the return of democracy in 1999, Nigeria has had leaders who became Presidents against their wish. He said that former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Musa Yar’Adua, Goodluck Jonathan and the current leader Muhammadu Buhari were never prepared to lead the nation. According to the cleric, due to poor leadership, many Nigerians are wearing garments of poverty.
Nigerian governors have come under attack from the Middle Belt Conscience Guard (MBCG), over their perceived cold attitude towards the endless killings and unrest in the region. MBCG said the lukewarm attitude of the governors and stakeholders in the country was becoming worrisome. The group urged governors to wake up and take a decisive action over the spate of killings, kidnappings and criminality.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results would be ready from Monday, April 29. Concise News learned that the examination body’s media aide, Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Bwari, Abuja.
Former Governor of Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu has said that some All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains in the South East zone sabotaged genuine efforts of the party by aligning with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He called for investigation into the alleged anti-party activities against some chieftains of the party in the South East before and during the 2019 general election.
Police have arrested a gunman who opened fire at a synagogue in California, leaving one woman dead and three other people injured. Concise News learned that the attack took place at Poway, north of the city of San Diego, where the synagogue had been hosting a Passover celebration.
Busty Nollywood star Cossy Ojiakor has said though she loves Jesus Christ she is not sure about becoming a pastor someday. Concise News learned that Cossy made this remark against the backdrop of comments credited to her colleague Tonto Dikeh that she foresaw her becoming a pastor. “I believe in Jesus Christ and I love Him but I am not sure about becoming a pastor,” she told Punch.
Tottenham’s bid to finish in the top four of the Premier League table suffered a huge setback on Saturday as they lost 1-0 to fellow London side West Ham at their new stadium. Michail Antonio netted the only goal to stun the home fans who were experiencing defeat for the first time in the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after five games. “The stress and the fatigue arrived. We are competing with circumstances that are not the best,” Pochettino said after the game.