President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aide Femi Adesina says former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s opinion on the state of the nation cannot be taken as the gospel truth any longer because he (Obasanjo) has a “political position.” Adesina, faulted Obasanjo in an interview with The Crest online newspaper.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday closed their case at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal following the conclusion of the testimony of their star and last witness Osita Chidoka. Chidoka, who served as Aviation Minister under the administration of Goodluck Jonathan, worked at the National Collation Officer of the PDP.
A Kenyan ICT expert David Nyango Njoga has said he allegedly got the results of the 2019 presidential election from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Njoga, Concise News learned, said this on Friday as a petitioner’s witness in the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Friday asked the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to abolish movement of herdsmen from the Northern to Southern part of Nigeria in order to end farmers-herders clashes. “The Federal Government should abolish the movement of herdsmen from the Northern part to the Southern part of Nigeria because that creates a lot of problems and the only way to do it is the RUGA issue,” Ganduje said during an interview with Channels TV.
The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria Edward Kalon says he is ‘deeply disturbed’ by reports of abduction of aid workers in Borno state, northeast Nigeria. Concise News learned that a vehicle belonging to Action Against Hunger was ambushed by an Armed Group 15 kilometers away from Damasak town.
Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed one person as they attacked a convoy of vehicles carrying aid workers of Action Against Hunger on the road to Damasak in Borno State. Concise News learned that six other persons are missing following the attack that happened on Thursday, July 18.
The Nigerian Army has confirmed that an ambushed laid by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno/ Yobe states axis led to the killing of an Army Colonel and a Captain. According to a statement by the Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, in Charge of the 212 Battalion in the northeast, Col Ado Isa, the incident happened when troops were in hot pursuit of terrorists who came to attack a military base.
A 2nd-minute goal from Baghdad Bounedjah was all Algeria needed to emerge winners of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt at the expense of Senegal. Concise News reports that Bounedjah, who plays his club football for Al Sadd in the Qatari league, scored a deflected goal off an assist from Ismaël Bennacer at the Cairo International Stadium on Friday night.
The much anticipated Lion King album by international hip-hop star Beyonce has been released and making waves on social media platforms. Beyonce earlier unveiled the track list, featuring quite a few African stars like Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage, Shatta Wale, Burna Boy, Mr Eazi, Tekno and a host of other international stars.
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