President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stop providing foreign exchange for importation of food into Africa’s most populous economy. Concise News learned that the Nigerian leader gave this directive when he hosted governors on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to Eid-el-Kabir lunch in Daura, Katsina state.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Tuesday directed all airlines operating regional and international flights into Nigeria to exercise a high level of vigilance due to the spread of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo. To this end, Concise News understands that all airline operators have since been sent a letter from the NCAA Director General.
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said that he would paying close attention to the poor and those on the lower rungs of society during his second term in office. Concise News reports that the Nigerian leader made this known on Tuesday at his home in Daura, Katsina state, northwestern part of the country.
Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has arrived Delhi, the capital city of India for medical treatment. Concise News understands that the Shiite leader was received by medical doctors and wheeled into the hospital.
Former Edo state governor Adams Oshiomhole has called his successor, Godwin Obaseki, his ‘brother’ despite reports insinuating that the two political leaders are not on good terms. Concise News understands that there has been a reported face-off between Oshiomhole, who is the national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and Obaseki, resulting in the factionalisation of the Edo State Assembly.
The apex Igbo socio-cultural body Ohanaeze Ndigbo has descended hard on a former Senator Shehu Sani over his comment on the 2023 presidency, Concise News reports. Concise News understands that the Ohanaeze’s statement was in a reaction to Sani’s comment where he said the All Progressives Congress (APC) should give its presidential ticket in 2023 to the South West.
The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Tuesday warned Ebonyi state governor David Umahi against clamping down on its members. Concise News had reported Monday that the Ebonyi government threatened to clampdown on the members of the outlawed group for carrying out unlawful activities in the state. Spokesman for the group, which was proscribed in 2017, Comrade Emma Powerful said Umahi was being naive to IPOB’s genuine cause in the state and beyond.
Lagos state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday transmitted the final list of his cabinet nominees to the State House of Assembly. This is coming four weeks after the Governor sent the first batch of the list to the lawmakers for screening. Thirteen Commissioner- and Special Adviser-designates made the second list.
African champions D’Tigress on Tuesday booked a place in the quarter-finals of the 2019 FIBA Women’s Afrobasket in Dakar, Senegal, after walloping Cameroon 106-39 in their second Group B match. Nigeria took charge of the game from the tip-off, recording 21-7 lead in the first quarter, winning the second 28-16 to lead 49-23 at half time.
Shortly after the news of UK police’s plans to sanction BBNaija housemate Khafi surfaced online, Nigerians have taken to their social media domains to react. Concise News earlier reported that Khafi may be fired for engaging in sexual activities with Gedoni during the ongoing TV show.
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