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Popular Islamic scholar advises Governor El-Rufai against appealing judgement on religious bill

A Kaduna State-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Haliru Abdullahi Maraya, has advised the state government not to appeal the judgment of the State High Court that prohibited issuance of licence to religious preachers in the state.

Reuben Abati advocates probe of trips by President Buhari, top government officials to Saudi...

A former presidential aide and popular columnist, Dr Reuben Abati, has advocated for ‘an independent and rigorous study of connotations’ of the trips that made by President Muhammadu Buhari and other top government officials to Saudi Arabia before, during and after the 2019 general elections.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: We’re focused on rescuing Leah Sharibu

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that the Federal Government is committed to the rescue of Leah Sharibu, one of the schoolgirls abducted Boko Haram in Dapchi, Yobe State.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that his administration will continue to partner with the church for the development of the State.

Governor Wike: No apologies, Rivers is a Christian state

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that his administration will continue to partner with the church for the development of the State.
Egypt supporters make their way to the stadium ahead of the opening football match in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) between Egypt and Zimbabwe at Cairo International Stadium on June 21, 2019. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI - AFP)

Robust security in place for start of Cup of Nations

A vast security operation greeted tens of thousands of largely red-clad supporters in Cairo ahead of Friday’s opening match in the Africa Cup of Nations, with the tournament kicking off against a backdrop of terror attacks and only days after the death of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.
Lagos State High Court.

Couple allegedly defraud neighbour of N12.4 million

Hillary Ogbobe, 45, and his wife, Ijeoma, were on Thursday arraigned at an Ikeja Special Offences Court for allegedly defrauding one Christopher Ezugwu, their neighbour of N12.4 million.
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

President Buhari inaugurates new national economic council

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated the new National Economic Council (NEC), with tenure from 2019 to 2023 at the Presidential Villa, Abuja

Court: Kaduna government has no right to license preachers

A Kaduna State High Court on Wednesday ruled that the state had no right to screen and issue licences to preachers in the state.

Pastor Kumuyi: God will judge church members who hide murderers, criminals

General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi has said that church members who hide murderers, criminals and evil doers in the church will be judged by God.

Adamawa Assembly constitutes three committees to probe former Governor Bindow administration

The Adamawa House of Assembly has constituted three committees to investigate some activities of the immediate past Gov. Muhammadu Bindow administration.
President Buhari receives Salah Homage in celebration of Eid El Filtri in State House on 4th June 2019 1

President Buhari, APC governors meet in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors Forum.

Tribunal: China harvesting organs from detainees

An independent tribunal sitting in London has concluded that the killing of detainees in China for organ transplants is continuing, and victims include imprisoned followers of the Falun Gong movement.
Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins

Archbishop Adewale Martins tasks Christians on unity

Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Most Rev. Adewale Martins, on Sunday urged Christians to be instruments of unity in the society.

Governor Bagudu, Kebbi House debunk Justice Karatu’s claims on appointment confirmation

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu and Kebbi State House of Assembly on Friday debunked claims by the acting Chief Judge of the state, Justice Elizabeth Asabe Karatu, that the house confirmed her as the substantive chief judge of the state.
Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.

Report: Russia used social media to keep EU voters at home

Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.
Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has urged the Muslim Ummah to pray for peace, unity and security for meaningful development in the country.

CAN kicks as Governor Sani-Bello appoints SSG, HoS, CoS

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has approved the appointment of former Head of Service (HoS), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, as the new Secretary to the Government.
national assembly abuja

CUPP demands religious balance in National Assembly leadership

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) on Sunday called for religious balance in the leadership of the House of Representatives.
CAN President, Samson Olasupo Ayokunle

CAN: Christians contributing to persecution of church in Nigeria

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have blamed Christians for continued persecution of Christians in Nigeria.

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Former Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo has sung the praise of Kenneth Omeruo who bagged the Super Eagles’ goal in a 1-0 victory against Guinea on Wednesday, Completesports.com reports.

Afcon: Joseph Yobo hails Kenneth Omeruo, Super Eagles on victory against Guinea

Former Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo has sung the praise of Kenneth Omeruo who bagged the Super Eagles’ goal in a 1-0 victory against Guinea on Wednesday.
Some of the states operating the Contributory Pension Scheme refused to remit about N3.4bn pension contributions deducted from their workers monthly remunerations into their respective Retirement Savings Accounts with their Pension Fund Administrators, so says the acting Director-General, National Pension Commission, Aisha Dahir-Umar.

Pencom: States fail to remit N3.4 billion deducted from workers’ pay

The acting Director-General of National Pension Commission, Mrs Aisha Dahir-Umar, has alleged that some of the 36 states operating the Contributory Pension Scheme refused to remit about N3.4 billion pension contributions deducted from their workers monthly remunerations into their respective Retirement Savings Accounts (RSAs) with their Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs).
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA gives two weeks ultimatum to Lokogoma residents to vacate waterways

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Wednesday gave two weeks ultimatum to residents of Ipet-5 Estate in Lokogoma District, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), whose buildings are along waterways and road corridors, to vacate the areas.