The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal will reportedly hold its inaugural sitting on Wednesday. Concise News learnt that the notice was served on all the parties to the petitions, including the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Tuesday.
The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to sack all service chiefs in order to curtail insecurity in Nigeria. The services chiefs in Nigeria comprise Chief of Defense Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. T.Y. Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral IE Ibas; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s agriculture sector initiatives may yield no success if the insecurity ravaging Nigeria’s northwest persists, the Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumini Usman suggests, Concise News reports. According to Daily Trust, the Emir told the Minister for Agriculture, Audu Ogbe, on Monday that farmers and herdsmen who are the target beneficiaries of government initiatives had abandoned their farms and herds as killings and kidnappings spiral in the region, which includes Katsina, President Buhari’s home state.
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has declared that there is “no war” between him and the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike. Concise News reports that Amaechi, who was a former governor of Rivers State, made this clarification during an interview on Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, on Tuesday.
Former governor of Anambra and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice-presidential candidate in the 2019 elections, Peter Obi, is ill. Concise News learned that Obi on Monday visited the Queen of the Rosary Hospital, Onitsha, Anambra, where his blood samples were taken for some tests.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday promised to do his “best” for Nigeria amid the growing insecurity in the country, particularly banditry and kidnappings. He told worshippers at the State House Mosque in Abuja that he was aware of the weight of the responsibilities he owed Nigerians.
The continued delay of the release of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) 2019 results by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is leaving concerned Nigerians agitated, Concise News reports. This online news medium reports that the 2019 UTME commenced on April 11 and ended on the 18th of April with 1.8 million registered candidates.
The Head Pastor of the Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Suleman, in a video, has said that pastors who own private jets have flourishing businesses. Concise News understands that in the throwback video made during a service in his church in Auchi, Edo State, he noted that offerings and tithes do not buy jets.
Former Niger Delta militant Asari Dokubo has described the leader of the banned Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, as a con man, Concise Newsreports. This online news medium had reported that Dokubo alleged that Kanu ordered the killing of pro-Biafra prophet Anthony Nwoko in Enugu state, southeast Nigeria.
Liverpool reached the final of Champions League on Tuesday after completing one of the greatest comebacks in football history, beating Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield and 4-3 on aggregate. Looking to become only the third team in the competition’s history to come back from three goals down after the first leg of a semi-final, Liverpool took an early lead through Divock Origi’s tap in the 7th minute to give Anfield hope, before two goals in two second-half minutes brought them level.