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Tito Mboweni

South Africa announces $1.6 billion bailout to keep lights on

South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced Wednesday a $1.6 billion-a-year bailout for the country’s electricity utility in a bid to stave off further downgrades to Pretoria’s credit rating as he unveiled a new budget.
Kayode Alabi

Drama as Kwara APC deputy governorship candidate reads ó tó gé from scripture

A mild drama occurred on Sunday when the All Progressives Congress (APC) Deputy Governorship candidate in Kwara, Mr Kayode Alabi, visited Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Gaa Akanbi, to seek spiritual guidance.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Elections: SGF Boss Mustapha urges Nigerians not to entertain fear

Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has urged Nigerians not to entertain fear or be distracted but to exercise their God-given civic rights by voting.
election inec nigeria

2019: Cleric calls on Nigerians to vote

An Abuja-based cleric, Rev. Isaiah Oluwaniyi, has called on Nigerians to exercise their civic duties by voting for candidates of their choice in the upcoming elections.
A Bible thought to be 1,200 years old was found in a police operation in southeastern Turkey, the governor’s office said on Feb. 5.

1,200-year-old Bible found in South-eastern Turkey

A 1,200-year-old Bible was found during an anti-smuggling operation in South-eastern Turkey, the Governor’s Office said on Tuesday.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday attended the funeral service of late Pastor Oluwayemisi Adeloye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

VP Osinbajo: Only God can take glory for saving our lives

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday said that no amount of thanksgiving and praises to God would be enough for saving his life and nine others in Saturday’s helicopter crash.
3 The Nigerian Army has assured the Vigilante-Hunters Association in Borno state of its readiness to collaborate with the Association in the ongoing counter insurgency operations in the North East.

Borno deploys 500 hunters against Boko Haram after oath-taking

Five hundred hunters who volunteered to provide support to the Nigerian military in the ongoing war against Boko Haram, were on Wednesday made to take oath of secrecy.
Activist Pastor Evan Mawarire is taken into a vehicle by police outside his home in Harare, Zimbabwe, January 16, 2019. REUTERS-Philimon Bulawayo

Zimbabwe pastor freed on bail says hundreds in jail need aid

A Zimbabwe pastor and activist charged with subversion was released on bail after more than a week on Wednesday and said he needs a doctor - as do hundreds of people still in jail with wounds from beatings by security forces.
Justin Hoke

Pastor sacked for opposing homosexuality

A Presbyterian pastor in Northern California, United States, has been sacked after he posted a message on the sign outside his church that stated “homosexuality is still a sin.”
Dino Melaye

Senator Melaye: I won’t surrender to the police

Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West, has finally spoken from his hideout on the reasons why he will not surrender himself to the Nigeria Police Force.
Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein letter doubting God auctioned for $2.89 million

A handwritten letter by Albert Einstein in which the physicist doubts the existence of God was auctioned on Tuesday for $2.89 million.
PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES IN AUDIENCE NIGERIAN CONSERVATION FOUNDATION NOV 9, 2018 3

Muhammadu Buhari: Christians, Muslims must unite

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday wrote an article for a foreign Christian newspaper, Church Times UK, in which he described himself as a descendant of Abraham, a biblical hero regarded as the father of faith, while also urging Nigerian Christians and Muslims to unite and flourish together.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo excites Apo artisans with MarketMoni

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday inaugurated the MarketMoni scheme at the Apo Mechanic Village, Abuja.
John Allen Chau, an American missionary, was killed last week as he tried to spread Christianity to North Sentinel, a forbidden island in the Andaman Sea with a long history of repelling outsiders. Reuters

Calls mount to leave US missionary’s body on tribe’s island

Calls have mounted for Indian authorities to abandon efforts to recover the body of a young American killed apparently attempting to convert a hunter-gatherer island tribe to Christianity.
In The #MeToo Era, Feminist Theologians Publish Women's Bible

#MeToo: Theologians publish ‘Women’s Bible’

Tired of seeing their holy texts used to justify the subjugation of women, a group of feminist theologians from across the Protestant-Catholic divide have joined forces to draft “A Women’s Bible”.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

David Umahi: I’ll re-enact my 2015 success secret in 2019 election

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has revealed that the secret behind his ultimate success in the 2015 governorship elections in the State were the alters he built for God, where he also took solace in trouble times.

Child spacing: Gombe religious organisations begin campaign

Leadership of religious organisations in Gombe State have expressed their willingness to intensify campaign on the need for residents to embrace child spacing as a way of life.
Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro

Brazilians afraid of losing land after Jair Bolsonaro emerges president

Brazil’s indigenous peoples have long battled to protect their ancestral lands and native cultures — but the election of far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has sparked concerns that hard-won rights could be eroded.

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Georginio Wijnaldum

Georginio Wijnaldum: Manchester United have new flow under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Georginio Wijnaldum expects Premier League title hopefuls Liverpool to have a difficult game against Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are enjoying "a new flow".
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) | Reuters

Oil ticks over near 2019 highs amid OPEC cuts, but economic slowdown applies brakes

Oil prices hovered close to 2019 highs on Thursday, bolstered by OPEC-led supply cuts and U.S. sanctions on Venezuela and Iran, but were prevented from rising further by slowing growth in the global economy.

Max Allegri: Juventus not dead yet despite 2-0 defeat to Atletico

Massimiliano Allegri insisted his side are "not dead yet" following a 2-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash.
Liverpool’s Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane’s house burgled during Liverpool’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich

Police have confirmed that the home of Liverpool forward Sadio Mane was burgled while he was taking part in Liverpool's Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.

REC threatens to cancel presidential election in Delta

The Delta State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Cyril Omoregbe, has vowed that he would not hesitate to cancel the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly polls on Saturday should the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters delay to send all electoral materials to the state.