The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to pick his next ministers on the basis of what they can deliver. Afenifere’s spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin, made this known to reporters on Saturday in Lagos.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has revealed that it is not in a hurry to release the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results, Concise News reports. This online news medium understands that there has been apprehension among candidates who sat for the UTME organized by JAMB this year as they have not seen their results. However, the Head of Media and Information of the examination body, Fabian Benjamin, has attributed the delay to JAMB’s quest to ensure the credibility of the results.
The Nigerian Army has reacted on the attack on its base in Mararaba Kimba in Sabon Gari along Biu, Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State. Concise News understands that in a statement from Ado Isa, Colonel and Deputy Director, Public Relations, Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole revealed that the recent strategy adopted by the determined troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in conducting robust and aggressive fighting patrols in the North East has been highly effective.
Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) have arrested at least 59 commercial sex workers comprising 43 girls and 16 men in Calabar, Cross River. Concise News understands that the girls were arrested at 2:15 a.m Saturday morning at Peace Garden Hotel and Papsi Place along Murtala Mohammed highway. According to director of DSS in the southern state, Ilupeju Adebayo, the girls work for a cartel that make them swear oaths of secrecy not to abscond or divulge information about the business.
A Boeing 737 flight with 143 people on board has slid off a runway and landed in a shallow river in Jacksonville, Florida, leaving 21 persons injured. Concise News learned that the incident occurred on Friday while the passenger plane was attempting to land at a military base during a heavy thunderstorm. It was learned that there were no records of fatalities or critical injuries.
The Nigerian army has decried possible plots being made by yet-to-be-identified individuals to disrupt the May 29 inauguration. Concise News understands that in a statement issued on Saturday by the Army Spokesman, Sagir Musa who said there have been developments that some certain individuals are are forming forces with foreigners to destroy the country’s democratic process.
Unknown gunmen have attacked the home of former Sokoto State governor, Attahiru Bafarawa along with many other houses in Bafarawa village. According to Suleiman Shuaib-Shinkafi, Director General of Bafarawa Foundation who confirmed the incident to newsmen said the gunmen attacked all in Isa local government area of Sokoto state. Concise News understands that a security guard in the former Governor’s house was killed and the gunmen also kidnapped one person, with the name Abdulrasheed Sa’idu.
Former Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, has said that Nigerians are now at the mercy of kidnappers who carry out their criminal activities and demand ransom without fear. The cleric also urged the Federal Government to address the insecurity along Abuja/Kaduna highway and in the country at large. Onaiyekan made the call in Abuja on Saturday at a pre-conference briefing with the theme: “Action Against Irregular Migration of Nigerians” scheduled for May 7.
The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN)Board of Trustee (BoT) has threatened to slam actress Tonto Dikeh with sanctions following her recent outbursts. Concise News had reported that Tonto Dikeh recently blasted her former husband Churchill Olakunle whom he described as a one-minute man. However, in a statement by the BoT of AGN over the weekend, it noted that the mother of one is painting the movie industry in a bad light.
World’s football governing body, FIFA and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Saturday to pay tributes to former Super Eagles forward and Nigerian football legend, Rashidi Yekini, who died seven years ago. The 1993 African footballer of the year was born in Kaduna State started his professional footballing career in the Nigerian league, before moving to Côte d’Ivoire to play for Africa Sports National.