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Mammoth crowd today trooped out in Daura, Katsina State, as President Muhammadu Buhari observed today’s juma’at prayers at the central mosque of the town.

Nigerians pray for peaceful elections

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari joined fellow worshippers Friday to pray for peaceful elections, amid claims of possible vote-rigging and fears of violence.

Boko Haram escapee recounts ordeal, seeks help

His lachrymose mien says it all. A trader of Igbo extraction who had spent several years in the northern part of the country with a long spell of blossoming era, the story to tell these days is how he is straddling in the valley of life, away from the mountain.
The New Afrika Shrine, Ikeja, Lagos

Valentine’s Day: Afrika Shrine to promote budding artists

The Manager of New Afrika Shrine, Sunday Essien, on Wednesday said that there would be performances by up-and-coming artists to mark St. Valentine’s Day.
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.

Egypt arrests students for mocking Christianity online

Egyptian authorities have arrested four students for mocking Christian rituals in an online video and ordered them to be kept in custody for four days, a judicial source said Monday.
1959 FIRST EDITION THINGS FALL APART Chinua Achebe

First edition of Chinua Achebe’s ‘Thing Fall Apart’ sold for N1 million

A first print, first edition copy of late Chinua Achebe’s premier novel ‘Things Fall Apart’ has been purchased for one million naira.

Cleric canvasses politics without violence to younger generation

The Senior Pastor, God’s Kingdom Christian Centre, Mr John Kome, has urged politicians to bequeath righteousness and politics without violence to the younger generation.
Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Corruption is Nigeria’s biggest problem

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has identified corruption as the country’s biggest problem, saying it is responsible for a multitude of avoidable child deaths yearly.
As Port Harcourt play host to 13 presidential aspirants and their supporters for primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, Gov. Nyesom Wike has assured all delegates of a memorable stay.

Governor Wike urges Christians to pray for peaceful elections

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike called on Christians to troop out and vote during the forthcoming elections because their votes will make the difference.
Leah Sharibu

Family begs FG, UK, US not to forget Leah Sharibu

The family of Leah Sharibu who is being held hostage by the Boko Haram sect for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, has appealed to the Federal Government and the international community to rescue their daughter.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN holds prayer for peaceful elections

No fewer than 3,000 Christians in Kaduna on Sunday held a prayer rally for the country and peace during the upcoming general elections.
Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Why churches must condemn corruption

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday urged the church to step up its condemnation of corruption and illegally acquired wealth.
Leader of the All Progressives Congress in Kwara, Alhaji Lai Mohammed he said the party has put everything in place to ensure that the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday is a huge success.

Kwara APC plans big, colourful reception for Buhari

Leader of the All Progressives Congress in Kwara, Alhaji Lai Mohammed he said the party has put everything in place to ensure that the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday is a huge success.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Lai Mohammed: Leah Sharibu alive

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described as ‘absolute fake news’ the reports in the Social Media that the abducted Dapchi school girl, Leah Sharibu, has died in captivity.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Governor Umahi resettles communities displaced by his predecessor

The three communities in Abakaliki Local Government Area of Ebonyi State forcefully displaced by the past administration for the establishment of the new Abakaliki City have received Certificates of Occupancy from Governor David Umahi as part of State Government’s resettlement plan for them.

Central Africa government inks peace deal with militias

The government of the Central African Republic and 14 armed groups inked a new peace accord on Tuesday seeking to end years of fighting that have left thousands of people dead.
Pope Francis holds a mass for thousands of Catholics at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi [Tony Gentile-Reuters]

Pope Francis holds first Papal Mass in Abu Dhabi

Pope Francis has held the first Papal Mass at a stadium in Abu Dhabi, the first time the papal visited the Arabian Peninsula.
President Buhari attends APC Campaign Rally in Jigawa State on 2nd Feb 2019-4

Presidential candidates look to friends in the north

Tens of thousands of people turned out as President Muhammadu Buhari’s boisterous campaign bandwagon rolled into northern Nigeria’s biggest city, Kano.

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Rwanda seizes skin bleaching products worth $46,000

Rwandan authorities have seized skin bleaching products and other illegal products worth $46,000 in a joint operation conducted in different parts of the country, the Rwanda Investigation Bureau said on Friday.

Election: INEC concludes distribution of sensitive materials in Kogi

The Independent National Electoral Commission office in Lokoja, Kogi State, says it has concluded the distribution of sensitive materials for the Presidential and National Assembly elections to all the 21 local government areas of the state.

FIRS lifts restrictions on bank accounts of alleged tax defaulters

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has written to banks, directing them to lift the lien on tax defaulters’ bank accounts for 30 days.
Luigi Ventura

France probes sexual assault claim against Vatican envoy

French prosecutors said Friday they were investigating a sexual assault complaint made against the Vatican’s envoy to Paris in more unwelcome news for the Catholic church as it looks to turn the page on years of scandal.
[FILE] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech before lighting a stylised-menorah during the start of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, in Ramat Gan in the suburbs of the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv on December 2, 2018. – Israeli police on December 2 recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara for bribery and other offences, the third such move against the premier in recent months. Netanyahu immediately rejected the accusations, but the three cases against him have led to speculation that they could eventually force the long-serving prime minister to step down. (Photo by Jack GUEZ / AFP)

Israel denies Benjamin Netanyahu’s Holocaust comment in Poland

Israel has denied reports that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implicated Poles in the Holocaust during World War II, in an incident that threatened to spark another major spat between the two countries.