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President Muhammadu Buhari has praised Senator Ibikunle Amosun “for legions of achievements and successes in various fields of human endeavour.”

President Buhari celebrates Senator Amosun for ‘legion of achievements’

President Muhammadu Buhari has praised Senator Ibikunle Amosun “for legions of achievements and successes in various fields of human endeavour.”
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

WCQ: NFF scribe hope for good draws

General secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, has stated that he hopes to see Nigeria get a good draw but stressed that the Federation as well as the team will be ready for whatever becomes the outcome of the draws.

Bandits kill NAF personnel in Kaduna

One of the sources said that the suspects laid an ambush for the security operatives at Unguwan Yako, close, along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Edo traditional rulers to fast January 2 over APC crisis

Edo State Council of Traditional Rulers and Chiefs, is to observe a day fast for God’s intervention in the endless war of words between the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Governor Godwin Obaseki and their supporters.
A protestor gestures as he takes part in a demonstration in Durban, South Africa, on May 30, 2019 during a Freedom March for Biafra held worldwide and organised by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to mark the anniversary of the unilateral declaration of independence in 1967 that sparked a brutal 30-month civil war in Nigeria. (Photo AFP)

IPOB: North formed Boko Haram to attack former Presidents Obasanjo, Jonathan’s government

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday in a radio broadcast said the greatest mistake made by former President Goodluck Jonathan in his administration was the removal of the former Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Azubike Ihejirika.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

We will collaborate with religious bodies – Lagos governor

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said his administration will continue to collaborate with forward looking organisations and religious bodies for the development of the State.
The Acting Chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad has congratulated the newly nominated board members of the Commission.

Acting NAHCON chair congratulates newly nominated Hajj executives

The Acting Chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad, has congratulated the newly nominated board members of the Commission.

Kwara assemblyman passes on

A member of Kwara state house of assembly, Honorable member representing Patigi constituency at the 9th Kwara state House of Assembly, Hon. Ahmed Saidu Rufai, has passed on.
The Management of Akwa United Football Club of Uyo has maintained that the club will bounce from poor start into the new season and called for calmness among its teeming supporters.

Management hands Akwa United over to God after poor start to new season

The Management of Akwa United Football Club of Uyo has maintained that the club will bounce from poor start into the new season and called for calmness among its teeming supporters.

Eid-Maulud: Archbishop eulogises role of Nigerian military in sustaining peace

As Muslims in Nigeria join the rest of the world to celebrate this year’s Eid Maulud, the National Inter-Faith and Religious Organisations for Peace has called for fervent prayers for the Nigerian military.

Abduction: Kano government issues red alert to parents, guardians

Kano State government has issued a red alert to parents and guardians to be vigilant, following the furore generated by the abduction of nine Kano teenagers, rechristened and sold out to slavery in Onitsha, Anambra state.

President Buhari mourns NSCIA’s deputy president general

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday commiserated with the Nigeria Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs over the death of its Deputy President General (South) Alhaji Sakariyahu Babalola.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari urges Nigerians to explore cultural diversity for national development

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians to continue to explore the rich cultural diversity and tradition of their various communities to attract socio-economic development to the country.

Primate Okoh predicts end to Nigeria’s problems

Archbishop Metropolitan and Primate of the Church of Nigeria in the Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, has expressed confidence that Nigeria’s numerous challenges will soon become history.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, spoke to reporters in Kano, just now, answering questions on the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. Below are his verbatim comments-

VP Osinbajo prays for peace, blessings as Akwa Ibom marks 32nd anniversary

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Sunday, prayed for peace and blessings for the people of Akwa Ibom as the state marked the 32nd anniversary of its creation.

Tribunal dismisses PDP’s petition against Sokoto assembly leader

The National and state Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Sokoto State on Thursday, dismissed the petition of Dayyabu Kalmalo challenging the election of Bello Ambarura.
Hajj Pilgrims

Hajj: NAHCON completes airlift of pilgrims to Nigeria

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has concluded the transportation of pilgrims back to Nigeria with the last flight, NGL 2124 Max Air, signifying the end of 2019 Hajj operations,
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has launched a Communication portal to receive meaningful suggestions and complaints with the aim of assisting pilgrims to the 2019 Hajj.

NAHCON concludes bringing hajj pilgrims back home

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has concluded the transportation of pilgrims back home with the last flight NGL 2124 Max Air, signifying the end of 2019 Hajj operations,

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Initial information suggests the suspect and one or more of the victims knew each other, police have said. Reuters

Police: Gunman kills six in Germany attack

Six people were killed and two seriously wounded in a shooting in southwestern Germany, police said on Friday.

Undergraduate jailed for 13 years in Ondo

A Federal High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State capital, on Friday, sentenced a final year student of Achievers University, Owo, Fisayo Adetoro, to 13 years imprisonment and a fine of N1m over impersonation, forgery and money laundering.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.

Frank Lampard unsure about Tammy Abraham ankle injury

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari: It might take time, but we‘ll remedy things in North East

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the European Union (EU) that though it might take a bit longer, the nation will surely put the issues associated with the troubles in the North East in order and move ahead.
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Afenifere warns Police not to cover up Oko Oloyun murder

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Friday, warned the Nigeria Police not to cover up the murder of renowned alternative therapist, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, populary known as Okooloyun.