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PFN sets up legal unit to help indigent inmates secure release

Prison Fellowship Nigeria, a Christian body, says it has set up legal unit to afford inmates opportunity to access free legal services and for the fellowship to mobilise funds to pay fines of convicted inmates in Niger.
US President Barack Obama arrives to speak at Safaricom Indoor Arena in Nairobi on July 26, 2015, during a two-day landmark visit to Kenya. Saul Loeb — AFP — Getty Images

Barack Obama recommends Chinua Achebe, Chimamanda Adichie books for summer reading list

Former U.S. President Barack Obama has recommended Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah among six books for the 2018 Summer reading list.
Faustin-Archange Touadéra

CAR rejects Russia mediation bid with rebels

The government of the Central African Republic has rejected an offer from Russia to mediate talks with armed rebels, a spokesperson told AFP on Thursday.

Killings: CAN tells Christians to pray for their leaders, Nigeria

The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria on Wednesday urged Christians not to relent in praying for their leaders and the country.
US Embassy Abuja Deputy Chief of Mission David J. Young

US asks federal government to end killings

The Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, David Young, has condoled with the people of Plateau State over the recent killings in the state.
Kazeem Deji-Ogunsakin

Kazeem Ogunsakin: Kayode Fayemi has disappointed Ekiti South, Muslims and youths

The deputy governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the July 14 election in Ekiti State, Alhaji Kazeem Deji Ogunsakin, has said that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has disappointed many stakeholders in the state.

Middle Belt Forum: Undocumented influx of Fulani into communities must stop

The Middle Belt Forum (MBF) has called for an immediate end to the undocumented influx of Fulani from the whole world to communities across the central Nigeria.

Pope says walls, occupation, fundamentalism block Mideast peace

Pope Francis on Saturday said building walls, occupying territories and religious fanaticism would never bring peace to the Middle East.
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Colonel Aminu: Boko Haram has united Nigerians

A former Military Governor of Old Borno State, between 1985 and 1917, Colonel Abdulmumini Aminu, rtd, has said that Boko Haram was uniting Nigerians.
President Buhari at the Grand Finale of the 2018 Nigerian Army Day Celebration in Monguno Borno State on 6th July 2018

President Buhari vows to fish out politicians sponsoring killings

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Monguno, Borno State, promised to fish out and punish politicians who are allegedly instigating violence in some states of the federation “in their quest for relevance in the country’s political landscape.”
President Buhari at the Grand Finale of the 2018 Nigerian Army Day Celebration in Monguno Borno State on 6th July 2018

President Buhari vows to deal with politicians sponsoring violence

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday promised to wield the big stick against some unnamed politicians who he alleged are behind the violence rocking parts of the country.
Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Provence, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma

Archbishop Chukwuma: God will not allow President Buhari’s second term bid

Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Provence, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma, has declared that God Almighty would not allow President Muhammadu Buhari to rule the country for the second term.
President Buhari receives in courtesy visit Members of Christian Association of Nigeria from 19 Northern States and Abuja led by Rev. Dr. Yakubu Pam in State House on 5th July 2018

Killings: President Buhari hits back at ‘terribly unfair’ accusation of bias

President Muhammadu Buhari has once again hit back at his critics who accuse him of bias in tackling the herdsmen-farmers crisis that has claimed many lives in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari says only evil-minded people will accuse him of condoning killings being carried out by suspected herdsmen

President Buhari: Only evil-minded people will accuse me of condoning killings

President Muhammadu Buhari says only evil-minded people will accuse him of condoning killings being carried out by suspected herdsmen.
Muhammadu Buhari

MURIC: President Buhari a living legend

Ishaq Akintola, director, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), says it will be in the best interest of Nigeria for President Muhammadu Buhari to win his re-election bid in 2019.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

Insecurity: CAN raises concern over 2019 elections

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), in the 17 Southern states, has raised fears that the conduct of 2019 general elections was under serious threat considering what it called the total collapse of security architecture in Nigeria.

Woman accuses four priests of rape, blackmail

Indian police said Tuesday they are investigating four Christian priests for allegedly raping and blackmailing a woman in a cycle of abuse and threats lasting almost 20 years.

Furniture maker bags 50 years imprisonment for rape

Sunday Salami, a 31-year-old furniture maker, will spend the next half a century languishing in Kirikiri Prisons, Lagos, for defiling a 14-year-old Junior Secondary School 1 student.

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Comrade Oshiomhole: Ex-President Obasanjo wants another term through the back door

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo of seeking another term through the backdoor.

Federal, states, local governments share N668.8 billion for May

After weeks of horse-trading over revenue underpayment by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, the three tiers of government have finally received the sum of N668.8bn as allocation for the month of May.
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Donald Trump ‘secretly taped talking about Playboy model payment’

Donald Trump's former lawyer secretly taped a conversation the pair had about payments to an ex-Playboy model, according to a report.
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Three killed, many injured as train crushes commercial bus in Lagos

Three persons died and many others were injured when a train hit a commercial bus at Pen Cinema railway crossing in Lagos State on Friday, authorities have confirmed.
Caleb Ikechukwu, police spokesman in Ekiti

Ekiti guber: Police arrest 27 for electoral offences

The Police in Ekiti say they arrested 27 persons for election-related offences concerning the July 14 governorship election in the state.