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Federal government denies persecution of Christians

The Federal Government has denied an allegation that it is persecuting Christians in Nigeria.

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.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has recalled the 12 suspended Local Government Council Chairmen.

Governor Wike: God gave us victory in election

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said God personally intervened in the electoral turbulence to give the state a desired victory.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has recalled the 12 suspended Local Government Council Chairmen.

2019 polls: God intervened to give us victory – Governor Wike

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that God came down and personally intervened in the electoral turbulence of the state to give Rivers the desired victory.

Sallah: Catholic bishop tasks Nigerians on peace, social vices

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of the Catholic Diocese of Oyo has congratulated Muslim faithful on the completion of the Ramadan and urged them and Nigerians in general to continue to live peacefully.

Pastor Damina: Why more Nigerians are committing suicide

The popular pastor, Abel Damina, who runs a Pentecostal church called Power City International, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, said today’s messages in churches are instilling greed and depression among Christians in Nigeria.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

General Jemibewon, Colonel Bamigboye warn against attacks on ex-President Obasanjo over ‘Fulanisation’ comment

A former military administrator of Bauchi and Osun states, Col. Theophilus Bamigboye (retd), and a former governor of the defunct Western State, Maj.-Gen. David Jemibewon, (retd) have said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo should not be castigated or lambasted for his comment on ‘Fulanisation’ and ‘Islamisation’ of Nigeria.
Femi Gbajabiamila

Ahmed Wambi: Why President Buhari, APC settled for Senator Lawan, Rep Gbajabiamila

The National Vice Chairman in charge of the North Central of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Ahmed Suleiman Wambi, has said that past experience, excellence and party loyalty were ingredients that attracted Senator Ahmed Lawan and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila to the President for the position of Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively.

Minister commended for raid, closure of strippers clubs in Abuja

Olusegun Runsewe, Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), has commended Mr Mohammed Bello, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, for the timely raid and closure of nude clubs in Abuja.
Leah Sharibu

Cleric: We’re not relenting over Leah Sharibu’s release

Catholic Bishop of Nnewi, Most Rev Hilary Okeke, has expressed hope on the apparent fading fate of the abducted Chibok and Dapchi school girls, in North East Nigeria.

Nigerians urged to use media to promote peace

The Gladdened Point Foundation has called on journalists in the country to use the media as a tool of promoting peace.

Easter: Former governor counsel Nigerians on challenges

Mr Ayodele Fayose, ex-governor of Ekiti, in Easter message, has pleaded with Nigerians to keep hope alive on the challenges facing the country.

Cleric urges repositioning of church, nation

Rt. Rev. Humphrey Olumakaiye, Diocesan Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos, (Anglican Communion) has called for immediate re-positioning of the Church towards the elevation of the nation.

Easter: Jesus didn’t specifically tell us what to celebrate – cleric

The Bishop of Bomadi Diocese of the Catholic Church, Most Rev Hyacinth Egbebo, has said that the Easter Christian festivities were mainly observed all over the world to honour the Lord Jesus Christ and to keep the church abreast with key events that had led to the salvation of the human race.
Some of the 82 released Chibok girls waiting before a meeting with Nigeria's President at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, on May 7, 2017. AFP

Why Chibok parents turning to TB Joshua to find daughters

The parents of the Chibok girls are worried that an unseen force, beyond Boko Haram, could be behind the troubles they have experienced in the past five years since their daughters were stolen from school in north-eastern Nigeria.
President Buhari receives in audience Leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in State House on 29th Mar 2019 2

Northern CAN backs national leadership’s visit to President Buhari

The Northern wing of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has cautioned members of Christian group in the north against internal wrangling that may also pitched them against the national leadership and destroy the association.
Franco Mulakkal

Indian bishop charged with rape

Indian Police on Tuesday charged a Roman Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal, with repeatedly raping a nun in a convent, officials said.
Leah Sharibu

Chibok, Dapchi representatives pray for release of Leah Sharibu, others

Representatives of Chibok in Borno and Dapchi in Yobe on Sunday sought spiritual help at The Synagogue Church of All Nations, at Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos to pray for the release of Leah Sharibu and other students kidnapped by Boko Haram.

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The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Easter: Police to continue enforcement of restriction order

The Inspector General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu, on Thursday said the social restriction order would continue during the Easter celebration in states where the order had been in ordered.
FILE - A volunteer receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle, March 16, 2020.

China recruits volunteers for phase two coronavirus vaccine trial

Barely a week after Chinese scientists finished injecting an experimental coronavirus vaccine into their first group of volunteers, official news outlets reported Thursday that a second batch of participants was being recruited.
The government’s expression is coming after the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, assured on his verified Twitter handle that he was going to engage the Chinese Government over the allegations immediately.

Nigeria summons Chinese envoy over allegations of maltreatment of nationals in China

The government’s expression is coming after the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, assured on his verified Twitter handle that he was going to engage the Chinese Government over the allegations immediately.
The Shell companies in Nigeria have presented eight vehicles to the governments of Lagos and Rivers States to support the efforts at contact tracing and treatment of novel coronavirus disease cases.

Shell equips three hospitals, provides eight vehicles

The companies, comprising: The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company and Shell Nigeria Gas, also joined other players in the oil and gas industry to support the Federal Government with $30 million to stop the spread of the deadly disease.
Nyesom Wike

Rivers relaxes restrictions for Easter celebrations, others

The Rivers State Government has temporarily relaxed the restrictions on large religious gatherings to enable Christians carry out their religious obligations during the Easter Period.