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At least five people were left dead and more than 40 arrested after a church hostage drama unfolded on Saturday at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church in Zuurbekom, West of Johannesburg, South Africa Police Service (SAPS) said.

Five dead, dozens arrested after church hostage drama in South Africa

At least five people were left dead and more than 40 arrested after a church hostage drama unfolded on Saturday at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church in Zuurbekom, West of Johannesburg, South Africa Police Service (SAPS) said.

NGO: Make sex, reproductive health education compulsory in schools

The Nigeria Female Youth Organisation (NFYO), a non-governmental organisation, has urged appropriate authorities to make sex and reproductive health education compulsory in post primary schools.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Governor Fayemi launches health insurance for Ekiti residents

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi on Friday inaugurated the state’s health insurance scheme aimed at ensuring that all residents of the state have access to quality and affordable health care services.

Rape: Muslim group commends federal government’s efforts, advocates stiffer penalties

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Women, under the aegis of Lajna Imaillah Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Nigeria (LIMAN), has condemned the high rate of rape and Gender-Based Violence against women and girls in the country.
The Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola, has requested for more judges and magistrates in the state’s judiciary to fastrack justice delivery.

Oyo inaugurates family court

The judiciary in Oyo State has inaugurated the Family Court to protect the rights of children and address increasing domestic violence in the society.

NAPPS: Nigerian government’s twist on WASSCE shocking

The parents and the private school owners in the country have expressed shock over the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, announcement, pulling out all the SS3 students in all the 104 federal government colleges nationwide from participating in the forthcoming West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) being conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and also advised WAEC and various state governments to forget the exam for now.
Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin

Oyo Assembly proposes six months maternity, four weeks paternity leave

A proposal that women working in the public sector be granted six months maternity leave at full pay has been thrown up, on the floor of the Oyo State House of Assembly.
Franck Ribery has released a statement after his home was robbed during Fiorentina's clash with Parma, hinting that he will have to evaluate his future at the club.

Franck Ribery reconsidering Fiorentina future after burglary

Franck Ribery has said he could reconsider his future in Italy after his house was burgled on Sunday afternoon while he was playing for Fiorentina at Parma.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

NGO lauds police for handling of child abuse case in Enugu

An NGO, Women Aid Collective (WACOL), has lauded the Police Command in Enugu for the efficient handling of the case of the 10-year-old girl allegedly abused by a couple in Enugu.
The Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Lamido Yuguda, has stated that the capital market has a lot of potentials for growth and development of Nigeria post COVID-19 and beyond.

New SEC chief Lamido Yuguda assumes office

The Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Lamido Yuguda, has stated that the capital market has a lot of potentials for growth and development of Nigeria post COVID-19 and beyond.
Senator Abiola Ajimobi

UI VC: Senator Ajimobi was a student until death

The former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, applied for and was offered admission for a doctorate programme in Sustainable Development Practice by the Postgraduate College, University of Ibadan.
Mrs Florence Ajimobi

Senator Ajimobi’s wife will observe 130 days as widow – Islamic cleric

As the eighth-day Fidau prayer for former Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State was held in Ibadan yesterday, an Islamic Cleric, Sheik Muideen Ajani Bello, has said the widow of the deceased, Mrs Florence Ajimobi, will have to observe the mandatory 130 days in widowhood.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

DHQ: Troops eliminate 75 terrorists, rescue 35 in June

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole eliminated 75 Boko Haram terrorists in 17 encounters within the North-East theatre of operation in June, Defence Headquarters has disclosed.
Protesters in the US city of Baltimore pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus on Saturday, local media reported, the latest monument to be toppled in anti-racism demonstrations.

Columbus statue toppled by race protesters in Baltimore

Protesters in the US city of Baltimore pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus on Saturday, local media reported, the latest monument to be toppled in anti-racism demonstrations.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Enugu couple arrested for using hot pressing iron, nails on maid

A police bulletin from the commands spokesman, ASP Daniel Ndukwe Ezea said the victim, Nneoma Nnadi, was being mistreated by her aunt whom she is living with to the extent of using different objects such as hot pressing iron, iron roads and nails to inflict grievous bodily harm as well as inserting pepper into her private part.

Man seeks end to 13 years marriage over alleged sex starvation in Ibadan

An engineer, Abidemi Dada, on Friday prayed a Customary Court in Mapo, Oyo, to dissolve his 13-year-old marriage to Opeyemi because she denies him of sex.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Governor Wike vindicates Buharists

It came like a bolt out of the blue early this week, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, issued an advertisement, which went in a completely different direction compared to what he had always said of President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari: Economic sustainability plan will protect weak, vulnerable Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has affirmed that the recently developed Economic Sustainability Plan, ESP, aimed at stimulating the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, will extend protection to very poor Nigerians and other vulnerable groups through pro-poor spending.

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Victor Osimhen has joined Senegal's Moussa Sow and Ivory Coast's Gervinho in Lille's exclusive goalscoring club after scoring a goal on his 18th appearance.

AC Milan join Napoli in race for Victor Osimhen

In a surprise development, Football Italia reported Milan had entered the race to sign Lille striker, although Napoli still remain strong contenders.
Acting Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat in the Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA, Dr Mohammed Kawu has tested positive for Covid-19.

FCT health secretary discharged from isolation centre

The Acting Secretary of the FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr Mohammed Kawu, has been discharged from the Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja, where he has been receiving treatment for COVID 19.
Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen strikes again as Lille beat Strasbourg 2-0 at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in the Ligue 1 encounter.

Victor Osimhen re-evaluates Napoli offer, to decide over the next 48 hours

Sources stated last week that he was ready to reject the move, not so much because of Napoli, but as an act of defiance against those close to him who were trying to orchestrate the transfer.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 5

House of Reps quizzes NDDC over N70.495 billion awarded contracts

The House of Representatives at the weekend flagged off its investigation into the N70.495 billion allegedly paid by Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to 1,773 contractors as mobilization fees without resorting to site, between 2008 and 2012.

Presidency: Why 2020 budget was increased despite drop in revenue

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives), Umar El-Yakub, has said the decision of the Presidency to increase the 2020 Budget despite drop in revenue was meant to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nation’s economy.