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Rivers APC crisis: Rotimi Amaechi loyalists blast Magnus Abe

A faction of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State loyal to the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has accused the leader of the rival faction, Senator Magnus Abe, of throwing in spanner into wheel of all efforts to bring about peace and reconcile members of the the party
Aminu Bello Masari

Business mogul petitions EFCC over alleged N52 billion misappropriation by Katsina governor

Kaduna based business mogul and Chairman of Dialogue group limited, Alhaji Mahdi Shehu, has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), alleging that, Katsina State Government under the administration of the governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has squandered N52.6 billion in the last five years from the state’s security escrow accounts.
Crystal Palace defender Patrick van Aanholt says he is very satisfied that Katie Hopkins has been suspended from Twitter, after the footballer was involved in a series of social media spats with the right-wing provocateur.

Crystal Palace ace ‘very satisfied’ after playing his role in Katie Hopkins’ Twitter ban

Crystal Palace defender Patrick van Aanholt says he is "very satisfied" that Katie Hopkins has been suspended from Twitter, after the footballer was involved in a series of social media spats with the right-wing provocateur.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

MURIC backs Ogun bill on traditional rites

A bill that will allow traditional rulers to be installed or buried after death according to their faiths has gone through the second reading in the Ogun State House of Assembly.
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.

Nigerian government worried over rising cases of coronavirus among VIPs

The Federal Government has expressed concern over the high rate of positive cases of the coronavirus disease, especially among top government officials.
Fans of juju music icon, Ebenezer Obey, were gripped with apprehension on Saturday, July 4, 2020, as news spread on the Internet that he had passed away.

Ebenezer Obey: I’m alive and well

Legendary juju musician, Ebenezer Fabiyi, aka Ebenezer Obey, on Monday appreciated his fans home and abroad for their concern over the death rumour which made the rounds on July 4.

CAN congratulates new NCPC executive secretary

The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Samson Ayokunle, has congratulated Reverend Yakubu Pam on his appointment as the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

21 missing in Benue boat accident

The statement read in part, “On July 5, 2020, around 2.30pm, information was received that 23 members of the ECAN Church, Ijaha, Makurdi Local Government Area, boarded a boat to attend a conference across the River Benue.”
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

SGF: Christians exhibiting reckless confidence in face of coronavirus pandemic

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has said that it is worrisome that some Christians exhibit reckless confidence in the face of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Rev Yakubu Pam as the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), his spokesman, Garba Shehu, said in a statement Saturday.

President Buhari appoints new Christian pilgrims commission chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Rev Yakubu Pam as the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), his spokesman, Garba Shehu, said in a statement Saturday.

Christians, Muslims declare fasting, prayer against coronavirus

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, in conjunction with the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar Mohammadu III, have called for a three-day fasting and prayer (tagged NINEVEH) from July 3 to 5 throughout the country.
Osun State has recorded two new cases of coronavirus and discharged two other patients.

Global coronavirus deaths top half a million

The death toll from COVID-19 surpassed half a million people on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, a grim milestone for the global pandemic that seems to be resurgent in some countries even as other regions are still grappling with the first wave.
The remains of the former Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), South Africa Chapter, Dr Taiye Abe, who died recently at the age of 65, has been laid to rest.

Deceased APC South Africa chairman laid to rest in Pretoria

The remains of the former Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), South Africa Chapter, Dr Taiye Abe, who died recently at the age of 65, has been laid to rest.
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Oyo churches reopen after three months

Churches in Oyo State have reopened after three months of closure due to the ban placed on religious gatherings by the government.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

Nigeria rejects UK report on genocide against Christians

In the report, the United Kingdom All-Party Parliamentary Group on International Religious Freedom or Belief, a group made up of British parliamentarians, said Christians are being targeted because of their faith in Nigeria.
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has threatened to expose corrupt leaders in the north.

Nnamdi Kanu asks Nigeria to invite them to negotiate peaceful exit of Biafra

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has condemned the arrest of the convener of the Katsina protest over the unending killings of the people there, saying that more protest would be witnessed in the north over the spate of insecurity.
Footage showing a recent Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria. | AFP | Getty Images

Boko Haram, ISWAP attacks leave 60 dead in Borno

At least 60 persons were killed by Boko Haram and its partner, the Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP, on Saturday, following attacks on communities in Gubio, Monguno, Nganzai, Magumeri and Bama Local Government Areas of Borno State.
Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God said today that the rampaging coronavirus will soon recede.

Pastor Adeboye: I will not rest in prayers until rapists are brought to justice

The General Overseer (GO) of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, says he and his prayer warriors will not rest in prayers until the perpetrators of rape are accorded stiffer penalty.

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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.