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UNICEF launches faith-based handbooks for child development

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) has launched faith-based handbooks to assist in child well-being and development.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN supports Sheik Gumi’s negotiations with bandits

Mr. Echioda added, “We also pray that God will touch the armed bandits. So they can have a change of mind, lay down their arms, and be safely integrated into the society so that we can all have peace and progress in Niger State and Nigeria in general.”
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Shiek Gumi: Non-Muslim soldiers attacking Muslim communities to trigger chaos

Islamic scholar Sheikh Gumi has alleged that non-Muslim soldiers launch attacks on communities in troubled northern states, leading bandits to seek vengeance by killing residents.
Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins

Archbishop Martins: We must never abandon Leah Sharibu, others

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev Dr Alfred Adewale Martins, has urged the federal government to secure the release of Leah Sharibu who was abducted by Boko Haram in 2018.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the Vanity Fair Oscar party in Beverly Hills during the 92nd Academy Awards, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 9, 2020. Reuters

Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kanye West

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from rapper Kanye West after almost seven years of marriage, her publicist told AFP Friday.
One of the students of Government Science College Kagara, Niger State lucky to escape recent abduction in the school has narrated how the gunmen who kidnapped his colleagues callously killed one of his friends in the course of the criminal action.

Kagara student: How bandits killed my friend

One of the students of Government Science College Kagara, Niger State lucky to escape recent abduction in the school has narrated how the gunmen who kidnapped his colleagues callously killed one of his friends in the course of the criminal action.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

President Buhari commiserates with Delta governor over father’s demise

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and his entire family over the demise of their father, Sir Arthur Okorie Okowa.
On 25 January 2019, Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona appeared before Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC or Court), at the seat of the ICC in The Hague (The Netherlands).

Central Africa football boss, ‘Rambo’ on trial for war crimes

A former top Central African Republic football official and a militiaman nicknamed Rambo go on trial at the International Criminal court Tuesday charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said these in a statement entitled- ‘ACF hypocritical tears’, obtained by newsmen in Abuja.

South, Middle Belt leaders reject list of Appeal Court justices

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) has called on the National Judicial Council (NJC) to reject the list compiled by Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC) for the appointment of Appeal Court justices, which was said to have been allegedly compromised by politicians at the commission.
The president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Samson Ayokunle, says he stands by the call for a Christian president to emerge in 2023.

CAN: Why a Christian should emerge president in 2023

Samson Ayokunle, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), says he stands by the call for a Christian president to emerge in 2023.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Valentine: Curfew still in force in Cross River – governor

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River on Sunday warned residents celebrating Valentine’s Day that the curfew imposed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m, in the state was still in place.
Founder of Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State, Professor Gregory Ibe, has said that the Igbo nation should be supported to produce the next president of Nigeria in 2023, stressing that the Igbo needs the presidency more than any other ethnic group.

Gregory Ibe: We didn’t take oath to make Victor Ikpeazu governor

The founder of Gregory University Uturu (GUU), Prof Gregory Ibe, has debunked an online report that he said some elders in Abia took an oath to support Dr Okezie Ikpeazu as governor in 2019.
Matthew Ashimolowo

Pastor Ashimolowo: Don’t join conspiracy theorists, take coronavirus vaccine

Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre, KICC, has advised Nigerians to take COVID-19 vaccine when it is time, urging that conspiracy theorists should be ignored.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020.

Kaduna releases 2020 BECE result with 73.4% candidates’ pass

The Kaduna State Schools Quality Assurance Authority (KSSQAA) on Tuesday released the 2020 Basic Education Certification Examination (BECE) results.
Former Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), His Eminence Sunday Mbang, has sounded a note of warning to all politicians in Akwa Ibom State, aspiring to govern the state in 2023 to distance themselves from cultism.

2023: No cultist will govern Akwa Ibom – Ex-CAN chair

Former Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), His Eminence Sunday Mbang, has sounded a note of warning to all politicians in Akwa Ibom State, aspiring to govern the state in 2023 to distance themselves from cultism.

Archbishop Kaigama: Why Nigerians are afraid to accept coronavirus vaccine

Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, His Grace Most Revd. Ignatius Kaigama, on Sunday, said many Nigerians are afraid to accept the COVID-19 vaccine because they believe that the health crisis was being manipulated by some people.
PANDEF National Chairman, Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (retd)

Akwa Ibom governor immortalizes ex-MILAD Idongesit Nkanga

In honour of Akwa Ibom’s first indigenous military administrator, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga, and an appreciation for his positive contribution to the growth of the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, Akwa Ibom State, the Niger Delta and Nigeria at large, the Akwa Ibom State Executive Council has resolved to name the new Ring Road 3 dual carriageway after the former Commander of the Presidential Air Fleet and Chairman of PANDEF.
The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, said with fervent prayers by the Saints Nigeria will overcome the security challenges and the deathly COVID-19 pandemic.

The Priest and the President

Let’s go back in time to May 2004, when the lands of Yelwa-Shendam, in Plateau State, had turned crimson. Primitive fury and hatred were unleashed, leading to internecine bloodbath.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Coronavirus: Nobody is safe until everyone is vaccinated – PTF

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has said that COVID-19 vaccines are important for the safety of Nigerians.
The Nigerian Army has rescued some of the missing Chibok schoolgirls, abducted by Boko Haram in April 2014..

Nigerian Army rescues additional Chibok schoolgirls

The Nigerian Army has rescued some of the missing Chibok schoolgirls, abducted by Boko Haram in April 2014.
FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis wearing a face mask attends an inter-religious prayer service for peace along with other religious representatives in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, a church on top of Rome's Capitoline Hill, in Rome, Italy, Oct. 20, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane/File Photo

Pope Francis to meet Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric on March visit

Pope Francis is set for an historic meeting with Iraq’s top Shi’ite Muslim cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, during a trip to Iraq planned for March, the patriarch of Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic Church said on Thursday.
National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Executive Secretary, Dr Faisal Shuaib, at national sensitisation programme on COVID-19 vaccines for Muslim scholars and Imams in Nigeria with His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III.

NPHCDA: No vaccine will be brought to Nigeria without certification

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has declared that no vaccine would be brought to Nigeria unless certified safe and effective.

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Olisa Metuh: My detention experience taught me a great lesson

Chief Olisa Metu, former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says his recent experience in detention has taught him a ‘great lesson’.
The Anti-Corruption and Research-Based Data Initiative, ARDI, has expressed satisfaction with the confirmation of Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa by the Senate as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Timi Frank urges new EFCC chair not to disappoint youths

A political activist, Comrade Timi Frank, has called on the new executive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, to make the positive overhaul and transformation of the agency his cardinal goals.

Abia PDP: We are not threatened by opposition

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abia State chapter, has said that it won’t be moved by the threat of the opposition in the state to take over power in 2023, saying that the opposition is not on ground in the state but only making noise.
Players and officials of Nigeria Professional Football League [NPFL] side Adamawa United FC were robbed at gunpoint around Benin-Ore expressway on Friday night at about 11.45 pm on their way for their week 11 NPFL fixture against MFM FC in Lagos.

Kidnapped Adamawa United FC driver regains freedom

Kabiru Mohammed, the driver of Adamawa United FC, who was kidnapped along Benin-Lagos highway, has been released by his abductors.
The 27 students of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State and 15 others have not been released by their abductors.

Kagara schoolboys, staff’s abductors threaten to starve victims to death

Apprehension over the fate of 42 students and staff of Government Science College, Kagara in Niger State has continued to rise. Hopes of an early release of the victims dim as the abductors have continued to talk tough and threatened to starve them to death if ransome is not paid on time.

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Cross River student brings gun to school to kill VP over ‘coloured hair’

A female student (names withheld) has been apprehended by the authorities of Government Secondary School, Ikot Ewa, Akpabuyo Local government area of Cross River State for unlawful possession of a locally made pistol.
Namibia plans to go ahead with the roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine even after South Africa stalled its use because trials showed it’s less effective against mild infection of a Covid-19 strain dominant in the region.

First coronavirus vaccine doses dispatched by COVAX arrive in Ghana

A flight carrying 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India landed in Ghana’s capital Accra, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), said in a joint statement.
Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa were on Wednesday sworn-in as Governor and Deputy Governor of the state, saying his second term is not for relaxation.

Ondo governor sworn-in for second term, pledges to work harder

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa were on Wednesday sworn-in as Governor and Deputy Governor of the state,...
FILE PHOTO - Job seekers stand outside a construction site ahead of the release of the unemployement numbers by Statistics South Africa, in Eikenhof, south of Johannesburg, South Africa, June 23, 2020. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa’s unemployment rate jumps to new record high

South Africa’s unemployment rate jumped to a record high in the fourth quarter of last year, the statistics agency said on Tuesday, as the economy was further battered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, says Nigeria is not yet ready for the implementation of the ECOWAS Single Currency, “Eco,” in 2020.

Ministry: Benin Republic not aspiring to be part of Nigeria

The federal government has dismissed media reports that the Republic of Benin is aspiring to be the 37th state in Nigeria.