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Qaeda leader calls for killing of Jews, Americans over Jerusalem

A senior Al-Qaeda leader has called on Muslims “everywhere” to rise up and kill Jews and Americans in response to US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

HRW denounces attacks on Sufi shrines in Libya

Human Rights Watch on Thursday denounced a series of attacks against shrines of the mystical Sufi branch of Sunni Islam in Libya by "extremist" militias.

APDA wants Nigerian businessmen abroad to invest at home

The Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) has called on Nigerian businessmen resident abroad to invest in the country.

Nine dead as Taliban gunmen storm Pakistan school – officials

Nine people were killed and dozens injured Friday when burqa-clad Taliban militants stormed a training institute in the northwestern city of Peshawar as Pakistan marked the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed, officials said.

Eid-el- Maulud: Cleric urges Muslims to emulate Prophet Mohammed

The National Council of Muslim Youths Organisations (NACOMYO) has called on Muslims to emulate the virtues of Prophet Mohammed for peace and progress of the nation.

Nine dead as Taliban militants storm Pakistan school

Nine people were killed and dozens injured Friday when Taliban militants stormed a training institute in the northwestern city of Peshawar as Pakistan marked the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed, officials said.

ISIS warned Egypt mosque before massacre – Sufi sheikh

A Sufi leader associated with a mosque where suspected Islamic State group gunmen massacred hundreds of worshippers in Egypt said on Tuesday the jihadists had visited the mosque to warn against holding Sufi rituals there.

Egypt mosque attack: Imam vows to return to finish sermon

The young Egyptian imam who survived the Sinai mosque massacre that killed 305 people vowed Sunday from his hospital bed to go back and resume the sermon he never finished.

Clashes as Pakistani police try to disperse Islamist sit-in

Pakistani forces clashed violently with hardline religious protesters in Islamabad Saturday, with at least one person killed, more than 130 injured and small demonstrations spreading to other cities after police cracked down on an Islamist sit-in.

Mauritanian prosecutors appeal sentence against ‘blasphemy’ blogger

Mauritanian prosecutors on Friday said they had appealed against a two-year prison term served on a blogger who had earlier received a death sentence for blasphemy.

Religious tourism: the white gold of Saudi Arabia

With global oil prices flailing, Saudi Arabia is turning to another natural resource: billions of dollars gained from religious tourism as the kingdom hosts the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Sallah: Let’s avoid another civil war – CAN president tells Nigerians

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has urged Nigerians to avoid a second civil war in the country, saying no country has ever survived two civil wars.

Ooni charges Muslims to consider the less privileged

As Muslim faithful across the world celebrates the Eid-el-Kabir, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has appealed to Muslim faithful and people in authority to be generous to the less privileged.

Eid-el-Kabir: Kalu felicitates with Muslims, preaches peace

Eminent businessman and a former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has congratulated Muslim faithful across the country of the Eid-el-Kabir festival.

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Congo forces accused of targeting UN officials during deadly protests

The United Nations on Tuesday accused Congolese security agents of targeting its during a violence that broke out during a protest on Sunday, Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani told a briefing in Geneva on Tuesday.

Collapse of reward system responsible for national vices – Solomon Dalung

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, has flouted the achievement of Nigerian athletes in 2017 and challenged anybody to come forward with a sector that had surpassed sports in putting Nigeria on the global map in 2017.

NNPC, others operate secret $137m joint venture account – Senator Melaye

Lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, has raised the alarm over alleged operation of a secret account by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and other joint venture companies.

Niger govt to renovate 12 more schools in 2018

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Why we are yet to sanction officials involved in Abdulrasheed Maina’s reinstatement – Winifred...

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UK to pay millions to France to keep border agreement

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Economist appeals to Senate to confirm MPC members for stability

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Jack Wilshere is future Arsenal skipper – Arsene Wenger

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One dead in banned protest in DR Congo

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