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From right: Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki; Chief Imam of Benin Central Mosque, Alhaji Fatai Enabulele and the Chairman, Edo State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alh. Ibrahim Oyarekhue, during a courtesy visit by Edo Muslim leaders to the governor at the Government House, Benin City, on Friday.

Edo guber: Governor Obaseki alleges plot to intimidate, arrest supporters

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has accused the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of planning violence and importing arms to intimidate and harass his supporters as the September 19, 2020 gubernatorial election nears.

EId-eL-Kabir: Muslims conducts prayers under massive security arrangement in Borno

Muslim faithful, in Maiduguri and environs, on Friday conducted their Eid-el-Kabir prayers peacefully under massive security arrangements.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Eid-el-Kabir: Kano governor urges Muslims to pray for peace‎

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has urged Muslims to use the period of Eid-el-Kabir to pray peace and stability in the country.

Cross River refunds payments as Saudi Arabia permits limited pilgrims

The Cross River Muslim Pilgrims Board has informed all intending pilgrims in the state for the 2020 hajj to apply for the refund of their money paid for the pilgrimage.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Cleric’s son kills friend over phone in Lagos

The police in Lagos state have arrested Abdulrahman Olayiwola, son of the Chief Imam of Isale Oja community in Agege, for allegedly stabbing his friend, identified simply as Pelumi, to death during an argument over a stolen phone.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has placed all the communities in Kabba-Bunu council areas on ‘absolute’ lockdown following the positive testing of two persons in the council area to COVID-19

Kogi places communities on absolute lockdown

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has placed all the communities in Kabba/Bunu council areas on ‘absolute’ lockdown following the positive testing of two persons in the council area to COVID-19

Kabba chief Imam alive – family

The family of Chief Imam of Kabba, Kogi State, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Ejibunu, on Saturday, confirmed that the Chief Imam is not dead.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Governor Matawalle: All expelled almajiris welcome to Zamfara

The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, on Wednesday, suspended the planned expulsion of street children known as almajiris from the state.

Edo guber: We don’t want bloodshed – cleric

The Chief Imam of Benin Central Mosque, Abdufatah Enabulele, says the people of Edo State do not want bloodshed during the upcoming party primaries and governorship election.

Eid-el-fitr: Moslems defy early morning downpour to offer prayers in Minna

Muslim faithful today in Minna, Niger state capital, defied the heavy downpour to offer the congregational Eid-el-fitr prayers at the Minna Central mosque just as the downpour also forced them to ignore the social distancing order by the government.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Eid-el-Filtri: Police issues warning to Islamic leaders

The Kogi State Police Command has warned Islamic leaders against breach of public peace during the coming Friday and Eid-el-Fitri prayers.

Imam admonishes Muslims against idolatry

The Chief Imam of Fulani Mosque in Ilorin, Kwara, Dr Muhammad Bashir-Saliu, has warned Muslims against idolatry acts against Allah.

Edo CP wades into Ehor communal crisis, vows to unravel root cause

Mr Lawan Jimeta, the Commissioner of Police in Edo, has waded into the violent crisis that hit Ehor community in Uhumwode Local Government at the weekend, vowing to dig into the roots of the incident.
Babagana Umara Zulum

Borno to sanction Imams for flouting lockdown order

Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Babakura Abba Jatau stated that holding congregational Friday prayers exposed worshippers to risks of spreading COVID-19 in the State.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari in a nationwide broadcast on Sunday ordered a total lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun State as a proactive measure to contain the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus in Nigeria.

Lockdown: FCTA arrests Imam, two foreigners, impounds 269 vehicles

The Enforcement Team of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Administration has arrested the Chief Imam of Wuye District Mosque for violating the presidential lockdown order in the FCT which was put in place to control the spread of the Novel Coronavirus in the territory.

Imams seek divine intervention against coronavirus

Imams in Enugu State have held a general prayer meeting at the Central Mosque, Uwani-Enugu to invoke the mercy of God to save Nigeria from the deadly Coronavirus ravaging many parts of the world today.
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Bandits kidnap Zamfara monarch, son, cleric

Bandits have on Saturday kidnapped the District Head of Wuya town in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara state, Alhaji Umar, and his son, Manir Umar.

Armed banditry attacks: More than 10,000 persons displaced in Niger

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has enjoined Christians and Muslims in the state to pray and ask God for intervention on the lingering security challenges bedevilling the state, adding that over 10,000 persons have so far been displaced, while several others were killed.

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The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Osagie: We do not stuff dollars in babaringa in Edo

The Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, has said Governor Godwin Obaseki delivers sustainable projects to better the lives of Edo people and does not go about stuffing dollars in babariga, like the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Kaduna attacks: Senator Shehu Sani urges concerted efforts by government, security agencies

Malam Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the Senate from 2015 to 2019, has called on the Kaduna state government and security agencies to seek out better strategies toward ending killings in the state.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor urges President Buhari to increase Nigerian Army funds

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Friday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to increase funding and logistics to the Nigeria Army, rather than contemplating sacking the Service Chiefs.
A security officer wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus stands outside the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, China on Aug. 6, 2020. Mark Schiefelbein-AP

Canadian sentenced to death on drug charges in China

China sentenced another Canadian to death on drugs charges Friday, the second in two days to be handed the punishment, as tensions soar between Beijing and Ottawa.
Fifteen passengers and a pilot have been reported dead after an Air India Express flight skidded off the runway at Calicut international airport in Kerala.

Many feared dead as Indian plane crashes

Fifteen passengers and a pilot have been reported dead after an Air India Express flight skidded off the runway at Calicut international airport in Kerala.