Obasanjo’s Party, 30 Others In Talks Ahead 2019 Elections

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo's party, the African Democratic Congress (ADC), is discussing with about 30 other parties with a view to forming a mega alliance in June.
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We Have Capacity To Overcome Challenges – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday declared that Nigeria has the capacity to overcome the many challenges it is facing.

FG Feeding 8.2m Schoolchildren, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that over 8.2 million children in 24 states were being given free meals daily, adding that this happened in 45,000 schools round the country.

Children’s Day: We Depend On Children For Greater Nigeria – Saraki

As Nigeria commemorates the Children's Day on Sunday (Today), President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has said that children are the hope for a greater Nigeria.

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Sunday, May 27th

Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today Sunday, May 27th.

CBN Directs Banks To Sell Forex To Customers Over The Counter

The Central Bank of Nigeria on Sunday mandated all commercial banks and Bureau de Changes to sell Forex to all eligible travelers over the counter, regardless of their customer status.

Ronaldo Hints At Madrid Exit After CL Triumph

Cristiano Ronaldo suggested his time at Real Madrid could be at an end just moments after winning his fourth Champions League in five years with the Spanish giants.

I Will Never Criticise Buhari, Says Governor Umahi

The Governor of Ebonyi State David Umahi, has vowed never to criticise President Muhammadu Buhari to prove that he was still a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member.

UNICEF To Assist FG To End Violence Against Children By 2030

In commemoration of Children’s day today, the United Nations Children’s Fund has pledged to support the federal government by launching a National plan of action to end violence against children by 2030.
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NEWS

Atiku Prays For Leah Sharibu On Children’s Day

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, has regretted the difficulty being faced by Leah Sharibu, Dapchi Christian girl who is still in captivity of Boko Haram insurgents.

Buhari Restates Support On Combating Drug Abuse, Youths Empowerment

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the FG’s support to all groups involved in the fight against drug abuse, challenges facing women and children and youth empowerment.

Afe Babalola Hails Fayose As A Magician

Founder, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola, has described Governor Ayodele Fayose as a patriot.

Buratai Orders Probe Of Alleged Torture Of Delta Community Leader

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has ordered an investigation into the alleged assault and torture of Citizen Freedom Odiete by soldiers of the 3 Battalion in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area, Delta state.

Buhari Most Committed To Fighting Corruption – Lai Mohammed

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed has appealed to Nigerians to support the federal government’s anti-corruption war, stressing that the Buhari's administration is more committed to it.

Four killed, One Injured In Edo Auto Crash

No fewer than four persons have reportedly died in an auto crash on the Benin-Auchi expressway in the Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo state.

Ezekwesili Reacts To $16bn Power Project Saga

Former Education Minister Oby Ezekwesili has reacted to the controversial $16 billion spent on the power sector by the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Omokri Reacts To Birth Of Fani-Kayode’s Triplets

Socio-political analyst Reno Omokri has congratulated former Minister of Culture and Tourism Femi Fani-Kayode on the birth of his triplets.
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2 Die Celebrating Jonah Jang’s Release

Two youths have been reported dead in Tudun Wada, Jos North Local Council of Plateau State between Thursday and Friday as they celebrated the release of former governor Jonah David Jang.

How To Check N-Power Selection Status

The Federal Government empowerment programme N-Power has called on applicants for its Software and Hardware to check their pre-selection status.

Buhari Has Spent N140b On Social Investments – Presidency

Over N140 billion has been spent on Social Investment Programme (SIP) by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, according to a report by the Presidency. 

POLITICS

I Will Be Imo Governor In 2019, Guber Aspirant Boasts

A governorship aspirant in Imo, George Emenalo, popularly called Boy George (BG), on Sunday, expressed optimism on becoming the next executive governor of the state.

2019 Election May Not Hold, Says SDP

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has warned that the 2019 general election may not hold if killings and kidnapping persist.

Saraki, Dogara, Others Attend nPDP Meeting

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara attended the New PPDP block meeting with the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership.

Al-Makura Hails Conduct Of Nasarawa LG Polls

Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa state has described the Local Government election held in the state as orderly and peaceful.

EFCC Launches Probe Into Obasanjo’s $16b Power Projects

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun a probe into the $16 billion allegedly spent on power projects during the government of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Omokri Reveals Only Thing Buhari Has Ever Done Right Since He Became President

Former Presidential aide Reno Omokri has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari did well by admitting that there is a limit to what he can do at his age. 

Okonjo-Iweala Makes Startling Revelations About 2015 Budget

Former Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has revealed that the executive paid the National Assembly N17 billion to pass the 2015 budget. 

ACF, SERAP Back Call For Obasanjo’s Probe

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to probe former President Olusegun Obasanjo over the alleged $16 billion power project scandal.
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Nigeria Sliding Into Anarchy, Says Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has raised alarm that the country is gradually sliding into a state of anarchy.

2019: Isiaka Dumps PDP, May Join ADC

A two-time governorship candidate in Ogun State, Prince Gboyega Isiaka, has left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) citing crises in the party as reason for his action.

Gombe Assembly Mace Stolen During Plenary

The Mace of the Gombe state House of Assembly has been stolen during a session to remove the Minority Leader on Thursday.

SPORTS

Daniel Ricciardo Wins Monaco GP

Daniel Ricciardo finally broke his Monaco GP duck with a remarkable drive in a wounded Red Bull, somehow holding off Sebsatian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton to secure his second victory of the season.

Ramos Wishes Salah Speedy Recovery From Injury

Sergio Ramos has wished Mohamed Salah well with his recovery as the Egypt international faces a race against time to be fit for the World Cup.

Amuneke Urges Eagles To Remain Focused Ahead Of World Cup

Former Super Eagles winger, Emmanuel Amuneke, has urged the team to remain focused in their preparation and at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Three Things Learned From Champions League Final

Real Madrid have created another record in the Champions League by winning the European cup for the 13th time, with Gareth Bale scoring a breathtaking overhead kick in a 3-1 dramatic win over Liverpool.

Liverpool Gaffer Klopp Reacts To Salah’s Injury

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp revealed that Mohamed Salah’s injury that forced him off in the first half of the Champions League final on Saturday was “serious”.

Zidane Hails Team As Madrid Claim Third Consecutive CL Trophy

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has described his team as magnificent as they claim a third consecutive Champions league trophy on Saturday after defeating Liverpool 3-1 in Kiev.

Bale’s Magic Hands Real Madrid CL Title

Real Madrid have created another record in the Champions League by winning the European cup for the 13th time, with Gareth Bale scoring a breathtaking overhead kick in a 3-1 dramatic win over Liverpool.

Italian Footballer, Ex-girlfriend Found Dead

Serie D club Tuttocuoio have lost their forward Federico Zini who was found dead with his ex-girlfriend after a suspected murder-suicide.
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Bale Out Of Starters As Real Chase Another Champions League History

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has named his starting line-up for Saturday's Champions League final against Liverpool, with forward Gareth Bale starting on the bench.

Neymar Hints At Joining Manchester City

Paris Saint German star Neymar has restated his desire to play under Pep Guardiola who was his former gaffer at Barcelona. 

Mane Sends ₦7.8m Liverpool Jersey Home

Senegal star Sadio Mane has sent home 300 Liverpool jerseys worth over 12 million Senegalese CFA Francs and the equivalent of ₦7.8 million.

Entertainment

Skales Justifies Walking Out Of An Interview

Singer, Raoul John Njeng-Njeng, aka Skales, has explained why he had to walk out of a recent interview with an online media platform.

Alex Joins Naomad Talent Management

Big Brother Naija 2018 housemate Alex Asogwa, a.k.a Alex Unusual, has become the first housemate to get signed by a talent agency, Naomad Talent Management.

Yemi Alade Releases ‘How I Feel’

Multiple award-winning Nigerian singer and African sensation, Yemi Alade has released a brand new potential hit titled, "How I Feel".
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Sean Tizzle Out With ‘Pempe’ Video

Nigerian singer Sean Tizzle has released the visuals for his music effort, titled "Pempe", after first releasing the audio on Friday.

NITA Presents New Song ‘Sweetie Love’

Nigerian singer, songwriter and actress NITA has released a brand new song and it is titled, "Sweetie Love".

Tekno, Lola Rae Welcomes Newborn Baby

Nigerian singer and his Ghana-based girlfriend Lola Rae have welcomed a newborn baby, according to reports by Triple MG boss, Ubi Franklin.

Davido Calls For Release Of Suspected Yahoo Boy ‘606’

Nigerian singer Davido has joined the list of people calling for the release of a suspected internet fraudster (Yahoo Boy), 606, arrested by the EFCC.
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Falz Drops ‘This Is Nigeria’

Multi-talented rapper Falz has released the cover of Childish Gambino's latest hit track, "This Is America" and titles it, "This Is Nigeria".
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TBoss Bonds With Banky W On ‘Up North’

Nigerian singer and actor Banky W will be taking a new movie role in "Up North" with Big Brother Naija 2017 star, TBoss.

12 Fibroids Were Removed From My Body – Toke Makinwa

Popular media personality and vlogger Toke Makinwa has revealed that doctors removed 12 fibroids from her womb during surgery.

Actor Adeniyi Johnson Loses Only Sister

Nollywood actor Adeniyi Johnson has announced the death of his elder sister, Aderonke Victoria Babalola on Instagram. The actor revealed that Babalola was his only...

Popular

Osinbajo May Lose His VP Position, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has hinted that he may appoint another Vice President should he win the 2019 election, as Yemi Osinbajo's ''position is threatened.''

Saraki, Dogara, Others Attend nPDP Meeting

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara attended the New PPDP block meeting with the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership.

Davido Calls For Release Of Suspected Yahoo Boy ‘606’

Nigerian singer Davido has joined the list of people calling for the release of a suspected internet fraudster (Yahoo Boy), 606, arrested by the EFCC.

Atiku Leads 77-member APC Campaign Council For Fayemi (Full List)

The APC on Thursday appointed Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State to head the Party’s 77-member National Campaign Council to ensure victory of Dr. Kayode Fayemi at the July 14 Ekiti Guber polls.

BUSINESS

Why Young Professionals Need Mentors – Ex-Minister

Young professionals must be mentored by the well-established persons if Nigeria must continue to produce outstanding men, says former Minister of Health Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi.

Nigerian Stocks Lose N299b In 2 Days

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market capitalisation on Friday closed negatively, for the fifth day, dipping further by N145 billion and recording a loss of N299 billion in two days.

Lagos Woos Investors To Lekki Free Trade Zone

Investors have been reassured by the Lagos State Government of its unrelenting commitment toward providing adequate security and infrastructure for investors in the Lekki Free Trade Zone.

Foreign Firms Disobeying Instruction On Container Holding Bays – NPA

Six years after another ultimatum was issued by the Nigerian Ports Authority to foreign shipping companies on holding bays for their empty containers, the end seem not to be in sight. 

NERC Licenses 22 Firms To Buy, Install Metres

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has licensed 22 companies to procure and install metres for power consumers in the country.

Modular Refineries To Begin Operation 2019- FG

The Federal Government has said two modular refineries will begin operation in the Niger Delta region of the country in 2019. 

BoI Collaborates With SMEDAN, NEXIM To Ease SME Loans

BoI is set to partner the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria and the Nigeria Export and Import Bank to ease loans to small and medium enterprises in the country. 

NASS Yet To Transmit Appropriation Bill To Buhari – Udoma

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udo Udoma, has disclosed that the National Assembly was yet to transmit the 2018 Appropriation Bill to President Buhari for assent.
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AfDB Says Nigeria’s Industrial Production Has Fallen By 41%

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said that Nigeria’s industrial value dropped by 41 per cent between 2012 and this year.

NNPC To Start Retail Of Petrol In West Africa

The NNPC Wednesday in Abuja said it would resume retailing of petroleum products across markets in the Economic Community of West African States in the next two years.

Framework For China Currency Swap Out Next Week – CBN

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) boss Godwin Emefiele has said the framework for the $2.5 billion currency swap agreement with the Peoples Bank of China (PBoC) will be out next week. 

WORLD

Sri Lankan Plane With 227 On Board Hits Runway Light: Report

A SriLankan Airlines plane with 227 people on board hit a runway light at the Cochin Airport during take-off, news agency ANI reported on Sunday.

Kim Jong-un Willing To Hold Trump Summit – N. Korea

North Korea's state media says it is Kim Jong-un's "fixed will" that a summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore should go ahead.

North, South Korea Leaders Meet Over Trump

Leaders of North and South Korea have met to ensure the historic meeting between North Korea leader Kim Jong Un and the U.S. President Donald Trump, still holds.

U.S. Warns Assad Over Planned Attack Of South Syria

The U.S. has warned the Syrian government not to execute its planned attack of rebels in the Southern part of the country following a “de-escalation zone” agreement signed by three countries.

2m Afghans Risk Food Insecurity, UN Warns

More than two million persons are at the risk of food insecurity in Afghanistan due to the severe flood that hit the country, according to the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. 

Ireland Vote Strongly In Favour Of Abortion Ban Repeal

Ireland has voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment of its constitution, two major exit polls are projecting.

Colombian Police Arrest Escobar Hitman

Police in Colombia said on Friday that they have recaptured one of late drug lord Pablo Escobar’s top hitmen, Jhon Jairo Velasquez alias “Popeye”, who was wanted for extortion.

Cameroon Hands Anglophone Leader 15-Year Jail Term For Terrorism

A leader of Cameroon’s English-speaking community was handed a 15-year prison sentence on Friday over his alleged role in the anglophones’ ongoing fight for their rights in the French-majority country.
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Putin To Step Down After Term Expires In 2024

Russia President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he would respect the Russian constitution and step down from his post in 2024 when his current term expires.

Five Dead, 40 Missing In Yemen After Cyclone Attack

Five people were killed and at least 40 missing on the Yemeni island of Socotra on Friday as Cyclone Mekunu pummeled the area then made its way towards the Arabian Peninsula’s southern coast.

Summit With North Korea May Still Hold June 12, Says Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said that the much-anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un could still go ahead on June 12.

HEALTH

33% Children In C/River Have Visual Problems

The Nigeria Optometric Association (NOA) has said that 33 per cent of children in Cross River have visual defects.

JOHESU Appeals Court Order, Insists On Strike

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has appealed an Order of Interim Injunction from the National Industrial Court (NIC), compelling it to immediately resume duties.

Senate Meets Ministers, JOHESU Leader Over Strike

The Senate has intervened in the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by JOHESU, in a bid to end the strike and make the nation's hospitals functional once again.

Adequate Crabs Consumption Protects Against Heart Diseases – Nutritionist

Regular consumption of crabs makes consumers less prone to chronic heart disease and can have long lifespan, a nutritionist, Olusola Malomo, revealed on Friday.

Using A CPAP Machine Can Improve Sex, Study Says

Regular use of a continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP machine could improve the sex lives of people with obstructive sleep apnea, especially women, a new study says.

Six Common Medical Tools And Their Functions

Have you ever been to a hospital only to come across fascinating tools but don’t have a clue what they are used for? If yes, then you need to read this article.

Ebola May Spread Globally From DRC, WHO Warns

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola disease might spread to other parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and even internationally. 

Group Drags JOHESU To Court For Failing To Suspend Strike

The incorporated trustees of Kingdom Human Rights Foundation International has commence contempt suit against top officials of the JOHESU for allegedly disobeying an order of the court.
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Nigeria Demands Special Category For Immunization Coverage

The wife of Nigeria's senate president, Mrs Toyin Saraki has requested for increased support from the World Health Organisation (WHO) to Nigeria in the area of immunization coverage.

Johesu Strike: Federal Medical Center Employs Adhoc Staff To Replace Striking Staff

Federal Medical Centre Jabi, Abuja, has employed ad hoc staff to augment the gaps created by the ongoing nationwide JOHESU strike.

Three Congolese Ebola Patients Escape Quarantine, Two Later Found Dead

Three Ebola patients under quarantine in Mbandaka, a city in Congo, have reportedly escaped from the camp with two later found dead, Concise News has reliably gathered.

TECH

US Reaches Agreement To Lift ZTE Ban With Conditions

A new report from Reuters says that ZTE and the US government have reached a deal to get ZTE back in business in the US, according to a senior congressional aide.

Google, Facebook Face Complaints Over New EU Law

Complaints have been filed against Facebook, Google, Instagram and WhatsApp within hours of the new GDPR data protection law taking effect.

Can YouTube Legally Target Children Under 13 With Ads?

A coalition of consumer advocacy groups has accused Youtube of using the personal data of minors to target them with ads. This is illegal...

Samsung To Pay Apple $533m For Stealing Design

Samsung has been ordered by a US federal court jury to pay Apple $533 million for copying iPhone design features in a patent case dating back seven years.

BlackBerry Releases KEY2 Teaser With Dual Cameras Ahead Of Launch

The BlackBerry KEYOne’s successor is not far from officially dropping and the company has released a teaser that shows off a couple of closeups of the BlackBerry KEY2.

LASCOPA Set To Resolve Online Shopping Complaints

The Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency says it will ensure that all consumers in the State get maximum satisfaction for all commodities purchased, including their online transactions.

Algeria Blogger Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison Over Posts

An Algerian blogger was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he was found guilty on Thursday of providing intelligence to “agents of a foreign power”, his lawyer said.

Netflix Eclipses Disney In Market Milestone

Netflix formally claimed the title of most valuable media company in the world on Thursday, at least for a bit, according to reports.
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Uber Moves Closer To Launching Flying Taxis In 2023

Uber's plan to create flying taxis moved a step closer as the ride-hailing firm announced that it will open a laboratory in Paris to develop them.

Facebook, Twitter Stiffen Rules For Political Ads

Twitter has announced new rules to clearly mark political ads on its platform as Facebook said it began implementing a policy requiring labeling and verification of identities of those paying for political messages.

Apple, Xiaomi Lead Surging Smart Wearable Market in Q1

Apple and Xiaomi lead the smart wearable market in Q1 of 2018 with 3.8 million and 3.7 million shipments respectively, according to Canalys data.

OPINION

Conversation With Niyi Osundare

The event was billed as the last installment of the programme ‘Literary Crossroads Nigeria’ for the year 2017.

The Exam Timetable

Chinasa Udensi, in her own unique style, x-rays the raging debate on election re-ordering between Nigeria's executive and legislative arms of government.

Maybe It’s You

No human is perfect and as such we sometimes need to look inwards to identify our flaws and seek help, writes Concise Columnist Adedoyin Adediwura.

PDP 16 Vs APC 3: The Difference Is Clear

Concise columnist Muhammed Ajah tries to compare PDP's achievement in its 16 years of rule with APC's three years of rule.