International charity organisation Action Against Hunger has said that six of its workers kidnapped in Nigeria last week have appeared in a video. The charity body, Concise News understands, said that the six workers, comprising one staff member, plus drivers and health workers employed locally, are “apparently in a good condition of health.”
The Presidency says it has been briefed by the responsible government agency about the disturbing video showing humanitarian aid workers held captive by Boko Haram. Concise News had reported that International charity organisation Action Against Hunger has said that six of its workers kidnapped in Nigeria last week have appeared in a video.
Advocacy for Advancement of Peace and Harmony in Africa Initiative (ADAPHAI) has slammed the United States government for failing to reveal those who were affected by the travel ban recently placed on some Nigerian politicians. Concise News had earlier reported that the US State Department, through its spokesperson, Morgan Ortagus, on Tuesday, condemned those whose acts of violence, intimidation, or corruption harmed Nigerians or undermined Nigeria’s democratic process.
The Iranian government has written to the Nigerian judiciary to release leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Ibrahim el-Zakzaky. El-zakazky has been in detention since 2015, with members of the Islamic group, also known as Shiites, protesting his continuous detention.
The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, has been flooded after downpour on Thursday, Concise News reports. This news medium understands that the flood has affected the front stretch of the arrival and departure areas at the airport.
The Nigerian Air Force has announced the promotion of Aircraftman Bashir Umar, who returned €37,000 found in a parcel at Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano. Concise News reports that Uma was promoted two levels, from Aircraftman to the rank of Corporal, a promotion that would have taken him ten years to achieve.
The sudden appearance of a snake in the Ondo State House of Assembly floor on Thursday led to the abrupt suspension of plenary by the lawmakers. Concise News gathered that the snake fell off the roof of the hollow chamber while the lawmakers were about to start legislative business.
Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House, has named 109 House committees and their Chairmen as PDP got 21 chairs, 30 Deputy Chairs contrary to the alleged 60 committee slots promised. Concise News learnt that the Speaker, in the heat of his campaign, pledged to give the opposition parties a sizeable number of committees.
The remains of the late Channels TV reporter Precious Owolabi has been laid to rest in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. Concise News had reported that Precious who was until his death a member of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) was killed by a stray bullet during a clashbetween members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and the police in Abuja.
Music superstar, David Adeleke, better known as Davido, has been ranked the richest Nigerian on Instagram, with his single post valued at over N26 million. Concise News reports that Instagram Rich List 2019 by Hopper HQ 2019 also reveals that Davido stands at second position in Africa and occupies 38 positions on global rating.