President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday vowed that anyone who kills or maim another under any guise will be punished by the federal government. He spoke at the 2019 Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) held at the Ikeja Cantonment, Lagos, in commemoration of the service’s 156th anniversary.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria edged the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon three goals to two in a thrilling Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) round of 16 match on Saturday in Alexandria, Egypt. Concise News reports that Odion Ighalo gave Nigeria the lead in the 19th minute, off an assist from Kenneth Omeruo. Then, a quick turnaround happened. Stéphane Bahoken equalised for Clarence Seedorf’s boys 22 minutes after. And Marseille man, Clinton Njié made sure his side go into the half time break as leaders.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the country’s national team, the Super Eagles, for defeating Cameroon in the Africa Cup of Nations round of 16 encounter in Alexandria, Egypt on Saturday. Eagles beat their Cameroonian counterparts 3-2 to advance to the quarter-final of the competition.
As the Federal Government suspends the Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) settlement plan, the Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL) has threatened to force northerners out of the Southeast and South-south, Concise News reports. The group said it does not see reasons the northerners would be safe in the East whereas the Easterners were being threatened in the North.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday morning left Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, for Niger Republic to attend the African Union (AU) Summit in Niamey. The Nigerian leader’s departure was confirmed in a tweet by the country’s government.
Igbo socio-cultural group Ohanaeze Ndigbo has said it never expected President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint someone of South-East extraction as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF). Concise News reports that spokesman for the group, Uche Achi-Okpaga, who made this known, was reacting to Buhari’s reappointment of Boss Mustapha as SGF for his second term in office.
South Africa stunned Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations round of 16 clash on Saturday, knocking the host nation out of the competition with a 1-0 win. With the result, the Bafana Bafana qualifies for the quarter-finals where they will meet the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Arsenal have congratulated Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi for scoring Nigeria’s winner in a 3-2 defeat of holders Cameroon in the round of 16 of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt. Concise News reports that the Arsenal forward scored Nigeria’s 128th goal in Nations Cup history as Gernot Rohr’s men booked a place in the quarter-finals by recording their 54th victory in 90 AFCON matches.
Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has congratulated Malam Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha over their re-appointments by the President. In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mohammed Isa, Lawan said the re-appointments confirmed the confidence and trust the president reposed in them.
Nigerians have through social media reacted to the first night party of the ongoing reality TV show, Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) 2019. h8nu Nigerians who have given a voice to their opinion via Twitter have lamented at the reserved standard lifestyle the “Pepper dem” housemates have continually portrayed.