Validates New Minimum Wage, Risky Oil Benchmarks: 7 Things To Know About 2019 Budget

A breakdown and highlights of the 2019 national budget as presented by President Muhamamdu Buhari at a joint session of the National Assembly, has been made. President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2019 budget to a joint session of the national assembly in Abuja on Wednesday, despite initial challenges. While presenting the budget, the president presented […]

Doubts over execution as Buhari presents 2019 budget

The 2019 budget might be doomed to a failure of implementation due to its hasty preparation and generic computations. Fiscal experts were also quick to add that the outcome of the “yearly ritual” would largely depend on the political weather following next year’s general elections.This is as the House of Representatives yesterday gave the nod […]

EFCC arraigns NBA president, Usoro over alleged N1.4b fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arraigned the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Paul Usoro (SAN), before a Federal High Court, Lagos over alleged N1.4 billion fraud. Usoro, who is to face trial before Justice Sule Hassan on a 10-count charge, pleaded not guilty. Also named in the charge against […]

Nigeria’s unemployment rate jumps to 23.1 percent

Nigeria’s unemployment rate now stands at 23.1 per cent, up from the previous rate of 18.8 per cent released in the third quarter of 2017, the country’s National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. Partime employment/underemployment slowed to 20.1 per cent in the third quarter of 2018 from 21.2 per cent in the third quarter […]

South Africa issues arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe

South African police said Wednesday that an arrest warrant had been issued for Grace Mugabe, wife of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, after she allegedly assaulted a model in Johannesburg in 2017. The 53-year-old reportedly attacked Gabrielle Engels using an electrical extension cord at an upmarket hotel in the business district of Sandton where the […]

Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Announces Date To Release ‘Fresh Proof’ Of Jubril

The self-acclaimed leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has fixed Saturday, December 22, to continue his life broadcast during which “fresh proof” will be released on the alleged impostor in Aso Rock, Nigeria’s Presidential Villa. Concise New reports that since the pro-Biafra activist came out of hiding in October after […]

Alex Badeh: Dogara React To Murder Of Ex-Defence Chief

Reactions have started trailing the murder of the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, retired Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh by unknown gunmen on Tuesday. The Nigerian Air Force had announced in a series of tweets late Tuesday that Mr Badeh was shot dead by unknown gunmen yesterday along the Abuja-Keffi road. In his reaction […]

Alex Badeh Knew A Lot About Buhari’s Govt- Omokri

A former Presidential media aide, Reno Omokri says the murder of the former chief of Defense Staff, Alex Badeh must be investigated. Concise News had reported earlier that Badeh, who served as the 18th Chief of Air Staff from October 4, 2012, to January 16, 2014, and as the 15th Chief of Defence Staff of […]

‘Nigeria Has Suffered Another Great Loss’, Saraki Mourns Alex Badeh

Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki, says the murder of the former chief of Defense Staff, Alex Badeh, shows Nigeria has suffered another great loss. Concise News had reported earlier that Badeh, who served as the 18th Chief of Air Staff from October 4, 2012, to January 16, 2014, and as the 15th Chief of Defence […]

Court Strikes Out FG’s Appeal Against Justice Ademola, Others

A court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, has dismissed the federal government’s suit challenging the discharge of Adeniyi Ademola, a retired judge of the federal high court, Olubowale, his wife, and Joe Agi, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), from fraud charges. Concise News recalls that FCT high court had on April 5, […]