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Hijab controversy: Sultan cautions Muslims in South West against violence

Sultan of Sokoto and Present-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has enjoined Muslims in the six states in the South West of Nigeria not to take the law into their hands as they pursue the use of hijabs by Muslim female students in primary and secondary schools in the zone.
The National Cotton Association of Nigeria (NACOTAN) has said its members had increased their initial production of 200,000 metric tons to 300,000 metric tons for 2020, as they target to bring about 300,000 farmers on board.

Cotton farmers target 300,000MT in 2020

The National Cotton Association of Nigeria (NACOTAN) has said its members had increased their initial production of 200,000 metric tons to 300,000 metric tons for 2020, as they target to bring about 300,000 farmers on board.

Nnewi Catholic priest likely died from inhaling toxic fume – church

The Catholic Dioceses of Nnewi, Anambra, on Sunday said the late Rev. Fr. Edmund Nwagbara, might have died from inhaling toxic fume from the inverter battery in his apartment which exploded.

Archbishop: Hate speech death penalty antithetical to development

The Archbishop, Methodist Church Nigeria, Ibadan Archdiocese, Most Rev’d Muyiwa Odejayi, has described as “antithetical to development”, the proposed death penalty for hate speech in a bill before the National Assembly. He gave the warning...

Nigeria launches campaign to protect over 28 million children against measles, meningitis

In an effort to continue boosting the immunity of children against measles and meningitis, the Federal Government, through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) launched a campaign to reach more than 28 million children with lifesaving vaccines.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army provides free medical services to community in Ondo

The Nigerian Army on Sunday provided free medical services to people of Ugbo community in Ilaje Local Government area of Ondo State.

NAFDAC seals 47 bakeries, water factories in Borno

National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has sealed 22 bakeries and 25 “sachet water” factories during routine inspection in Maiduguri.
Nigerian Army attending to dehydrated captives rescued after subduing Boko Haram- ISWAP insurgents in Gwoza, Northeast of Nigeria. Rescued captives includes an octogenarian, 3 women and 4 children. TWITTER-KENNEDYANYAWU1

Nigerian Army troops rescue octogenarian, others from Boko Haram in Borno

The Nigerian Army troops deployed at Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno have subdued Boko Haram terrorists and rescued an Octogenarian, three women and four children held captives by the insurgents.
An NGO, Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria (MSION), has urged media practitioners to advocate for the adoption of family planning methods for healthier and productive families.

Marie Stopes charges media practitioners on on family planning

An NGO, Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria (MSION), has urged media practitioners to advocate for the adoption of family planning methods for healthier and productive families.
The Nigerian troops have maintained its onslaught against Boko Haram-ISWAP fighters. The gallant troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have left no stone unturned in its bid to totally wipe out the fleeing insurgents.

Troops renovate road leading to Boko Haram hideout in Borno

The Nigerian troops have maintained its onslaught against Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters. The gallant troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have left no stone unturned in its bid to totally wipe out the fleeing insurgents.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government towards free and compulsory education of the first nine years of a child school life across the country.

VP Osinbajo says right virtues make Nations great

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says some key principles for a nation to achieve greatness include righteousness, service and diligence, hardwork and planning as well as time consciousness.
The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has renamed its Postgraduate Hall after Senator Joseph Waku, the late Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the institution, who died on February 3, 2019.

FUTA suspends students for beating female schoolmate

The Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, has suspended students involved in the bullying of their female schoolmate in one of the off campus hostels on Saturday, Adegbenro Adebanjo, Deputy Director, Corporate Communications of the institution said on Sunday.
The Nigerian Army has said that its troops have again successfully dislodged Boka Haram-Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Malam Fatori in Abadam Local Government Area of Borno.

Official: Nigerian troops rescue women, children from Boko Haram

Nigerian troops deployed in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State have rescued women and children from Boko Haram captivity.
Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised the support of his administration for creative industry with a view to making the sector achieve a sustainable economic status. 4

Minimum wage: Negotiations still in progress – Lagos

The Lagos State government has said that negotiations are still ongoing with labour unions in the state over the implementation of the new minimum wage.
President Muhammadu Buhari is back in the country after his private visit to the United Kingdom.

President Buhari: Why we’re reorganising the presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari has explained that the ongoing reorganization at the Presidential Villa is aimed at enhancing service delivery to Nigerians.
An Appeal Court sitting in Owerri on Saturday sacked Obinna Onwubuariri the member representing Isiala Mbano-Onuimo-Okigwe Federal constituency of Imo State in the House of representatives.

Appeal court sacks two Imo PDP, AA lawmakers

An Appeal Court sitting in Owerri on Saturday sacked Obinna Onwubuariri the member representing Isiala Mbano/Onuimo/Okigwe Federal constituency of Imo State in the House of representatives.

Seven die, one injured in auto crash in Osun

The Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Peter Oke, who confirmed the accident said five males and two females who were traveling in the Mitsubishi lost their lives, while a female survived with serious injuries.
The partial closure of Nigeria’s land border with neighbours will continue beyond January 2020 and will only be terminated until the set objectives are achieved.

Hameed Ali: Border closure to remain despite pressure from Benin, Chad, others

The Comptroller-General of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Colonel Hameed Ali, on Friday insisted that closure of borders will continue for a while irrespective of the pressure from the nation’s neighbours to reopen them.

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Nigeria’s Super Eagles came from a goal down on Sunday to demolish Lesotho 4-2 in the African Cup of Nation’s qualifier played in Maseru, Lesotho.

AFCONQ: Victor Osimhen scores brace as Super Eagles run away with 4-2 victory over...

Victor Osimhen netted a brace and also got two assists in a roller coaster game in the 2021 AFCON qualifying match against Lesotho at the Setsoto Stadium in Maseru.
The election tribunal in Kogi state has, on Friday, sacked Senator Dino Melaye as the senator representing Kogi west district.

Kogi elections: Senator Melaye rejects senatorial polls results

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Kogi West Senatorial District rerun election Dino Melaye has rejected results announced from the election thus far.
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Kogi/Bayelsa elections: We were confident of securing majority votes – APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said it was more concerned with ensuring a peaceful and violence-free atmosphere in both Kogi and Bayelsa States during the last Saturday’s election, knowing the odds were in its favour.
Deontay Wilder has predicted Anthony Joshua will suffer a second straight defeat at the hands of Andy Ruiz Jr.

Deontay Wilder predicts doom for Anthony Joshua

Deontay Wilder has predicted Anthony Joshua will suffer a second straight defeat at the hands of Andy Ruiz Jr.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles came from a goal down on Sunday to demolish Lesotho 4-2 in the African Cup of Nation’s qualifier played in Maseru, Lesotho.

Super Eagles demolish Lesotho in AFCON qualifier

Nigeria’s Super Eagles came from a goal down on Sunday to demolish Lesotho 4-2 in the African Cup of Nation’s qualifier played in Maseru, Lesotho.