President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday returned to Nigeria after a 10-day “private visit” to London, United Kingdom. Boeing 737 Business Ajet with registration number 5N-FGT, which conveyed the president, left the Stansted airport in London at about 12:20 pm.
The Presidency on Sunday called on those it described as ‘apostles of evil imaginings’ to swallow their words and retract their ‘tendentious stories.’ Spokesman for the Nigerian leader Femi Adesina said this after President Mohammadu Buhari returned from London on Sunday.
Some 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) candidates have appealed to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to release their results, Concise News reports. The candidates spoke in separate interviews with NAN on Sunday in Bwari, Abuja.
Former president of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan says he lost a friend, a brother, and boss as he paid tribute to late President Umar Musa Yar’Adua who died on 5th May, 2010. Concise News reports that Jonathan, who became Nigeria’s president following the demise of his boss, said in a lengthy tribute posted on his official Twitter handle that he remembered and celebrated him for the works that he had done.
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan has lamented that Nigeria leaders are making the country “inhabitable”, prompting young people to migrate illegally to Europe. Concise News reports that Cardinal Onaiyekan says if he were the president he would resign.
Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, says the crescent moon for the month of Ramadan has been sighted, thereby declaring Monday, 6th of May, as the first day of fasting in Nigeria. Concise News learned that Simwal, a member of the moonsighting committee of Nigeria, quoted the Sultan saying so.
The Nigerian Army on Sunday said that it killed many Boko Haram terrorists, believed to be linked to the Islamic State of West African Province when they attacked a military base in the Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno State. However, no fewer than five soldiers of the Nigerian Army were confirmed killed during a gun battle with the insurgents.
A Nigerian military officer of the Yoruba race, retired Lt. Fola Oyewole, who fought on the side of Biafra during the civil war, has explained why Nnamdi Azikwe and Remi Fani-Kayode were not assassinated during the 1966 coup. Remi Fani-Kayode is the father of former aviation minister and chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Femi Fani-Kayode.
The abduction of a corps member, Abraham Amuta by suspected Boko Haraminsurgents along Chibok road in Borno state, has been confirmed by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). Amuta was abducted alongside a pastor of the Living Faith Church Worldwide better known as Winners Chapel simply identified as Oyeleke.
Chelsea Football Club on Sunday said it had agreed terms with Cercle Bruges for the permanent transfer of Kylian Hazard. The 23-year-old Belgian, younger brother of Blues forward Eden, joined the West London club from Hungarian side Ujpest in the summer of 2017, making 11 appearances for the Blues’ development squad last season, including a goalscoring debut against Swansea City.