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Family facing ‘unprecedented threat’ in Nigeria – health expert

A public health expert has said that the family, as a unit of the society, is facing an “unprecedented threat” in Nigeria.
The Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, has appealed to the people of Isaba-Ekiti in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State to maintain peace over the vacant kingship stool.

Ekiti deputy governor visits community ravaged by rainstorm

The Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, has paid a sympathy visit to the people of Ilupeju Ekiti in Oye Local Government where rainstorm wreaked havoc.
Senior Pastor of Trinity Church, Ituah Ighodalo, has cautioned pastors against scaremongering and misinforming their congregation about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Pastor Ighodalo faults pastors opposed to coronavirus vaccines

Senior Pastor of Trinity Church, Ituah Ighodalo, has cautioned pastors against scaremongering and misinforming their congregation about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to the new the killing of six children and a woman in some herders’ settlements in the Kaura and Lere Local Government Areas of the State.

Kaduna governor preaches peace, harmony at Easter

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has appealed to citizens of the state to embrace common humanity and uphold obligations for peace and harmony in their respective communities.
Governor Seyi Makinde has said that he would make history in Oyo State to be the first governor to hand over to a successor

2023: Why Christians must get involved in politics – Oyo governor

Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, weekend, urged Christians to get involved in the 2023 general elections, if they desire a total transformation of Nigeria. He noted that only about 20 per cent Christians voted in the 2019 general election, out of the 65 million members of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN.
Governor Seyi Makinde has said that he would make history in Oyo State to be the first governor to hand over to a successor

Governor Makinde: Nigeria’s redemption will begin from Oyo

Governor of Oyo State, ‘Seyi Makinde, has declared that God will redeem Nigeria from its current challenges of insecurity, ethnic and religious tension starting from Oyo State.
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has described the death of Prof. Oluwakemi Ayoola, wife of a former late Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Kehinde Ayoola, as sad and painful.

Oyo governor: Nigerians must continue to pray for country leaders

Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has declared that God will redeem Nigeria from its current challenges of insecurity, ethnic and religious tension starting from Oyo State.
The Eleyele Water Front at Eleyele area of Ibadan will soon become a tourists attraction site that will host many lovers of nature from across the world.

Oyo to turn Eleyele waterfront to tourists’ hub

The Eleyele Water Front at Eleyele area of Ibadan will soon become a tourists attraction site that will host many lovers of nature from across the world.
A suspected suicide bomb attack outside a Catholic church in the Indonesian city of Makassar has left at least 14 people wounded, police say.

Indonesia cathedral rocked by bomb on Palm Sunday in ‘act of terror’

An Indonesian cathedral was rocked by a suspected suicide bombing on Sunday that wounded more than a dozen as Christians inside celebrated the start of Holy Week, an attack slammed by the country’s leader as an “act of terror”.

Hijab: Tension in Ilorin as hoodlums attack school

There was tension in Ilorin, Kwara State capital on Monday as violence erupted when hoodlums, suspected to be Muslim youths, invaded C&S College, Sabo-Oke, Ilorin, with cutlass and dane guns. The students of the college were also chased away.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

Hijab controversy: CAN urges FG, IGP to intervene in ongoing violence in Kwara

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the Federal Government and Inspector General of Police (IGP) to intervene in the ongoing violence over Hijab policy in Kwara.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

Hijab crisis: CAN blames Kwara violence, bloodletting on Governor AbdulRazaq

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has asked Nigerians to hold Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq responsible for the violence and bloodletting in Kwara State over his administration’s Hijab policy.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State

Kwara governors order reopening of schools shut down over hijab controversy

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has announced the immediate reopening of the 10 schools shut down over the hijab controversy.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF, EU, others express concern over increasing rate of violence against children in Nigeria

The United Nations Children’s Fund, (UNICEF), European Union, United Nations EU-UN and the National Orientation Agency (NOA) have decried the increasing rate of violence against children especially women and girls in Nigeria.
The Ekiti government has pledged to assist victims of a rainstorm that displaced about 1,000 residents and fire incident that ravaged about 20 hectares of cocoa and kolanut plantations in the state.

Ekiti to support rainstorm, fire victims

The Ekiti government has pledged to assist victims of a rainstorm that displaced about 1,000 residents and fire incident that ravaged about 20 hectares of cocoa and kolanut plantations in the state.
On the wall of St. Joseph’s Church hangs a black-and-white photograph with a caption remembering when the Italian parish of Seriate gave 270 people emergency “hospitality” last year - coffins of the dead from COVID-19, sometimes up to 40 at a time.

Italian priest recalls coronavirus ‘nightmare’ of coffin-filled church

On the wall of St. Joseph’s Church hangs a black-and-white photograph with a caption remembering when the Italian parish of Seriate gave 270 people emergency “hospitality” last year - coffins of the dead from COVID-19, sometimes up to 40 at a time.
Corinne Masiero on stage next to actress Marina Foïs, who hosted the César film awards ceremony on Friday night. Bertrand Guay-AFP-Getty

Actor strips at ‘French Oscars’ in protest at closure of theatres and cinemas

A French actor stripped naked on stage during a scaled-back César Awards ceremony in Paris to protest against the government’s closure of theatres and cinemas during the coronavirus pandemic.
Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun unveils food support scheme for vulnerable persons

The Osun Executive Council has approved Food Support Scheme for vulnerable persons in the state.
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 urges Nigerian Christians to stop being tribalistic

Pope Francis, who took a swipe at churches that had opposed the appointment of Most Rev. Peter Okpalaeke as Bishop on the basis of his dialect, urged Christian communities in the country to act as true followers of Jesus Christ by showing love to all.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the organizing committee of the 29th Anniversary of Abia State to celebrate frontline workers and honor them for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.

World Bank, Abia government to spend N27 billion on Aba roads

Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has said his administration, working in conjunction with the World Bank would spend N27b to rehabilitate some roads in Aba.
Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

Clerics eulogise Osun governor for identifying with them

Clerics in the State of Osun has commended the state Governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, for identifying with the christian communities during Covid-19 surge.
Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia governor pledges speedy completion of ongoing major link roads in Aba

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has assured the residents of Aba that three major roads in the city, Port Harcourt Road, Ngwa Road, Ohanku Road as well as Ndiegoro, will soon wear a new look as his administration is committed to the total rebuilding of infrastructure in the town.

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Former diplomat unfolds blueprint to salvage troubled Nigeria

Amid increasing social discontent in Nigeria in recent times, a scholar and former diplomat, Nnamdi Onochie, has unfolded a blueprint to put Nigeria back on track to achieve peace, prosperity and progress for survival as an entity.
The Nasarawa State Government has begun the vaccination of its frontline medical workers against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vaccination: Low turnout hits FCT, Taraba, Abia, seven others

The statistics, however, showed that the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as well as states such as Abia, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Enugu, Rivers, Sokoto, Kogi and Taraba were still below 50 per cent of the target.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Nigeria records 57 new coronavirus infections

Nigeria has the least death toll among the top six most affected countries in Africa – South Africa, Tunisia, Ethiopia, Morocco, and Egypt.

Alibaba accepts record fine, vows to change

Chinese tech giant Alibaba said on Monday that it accepted a record penalty imposed by the country’s anti-monopoly regulator.
Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with COVID-19 protocols by athletes and officials participating in the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin.

NSF: Minister charges team FCT to win more medals

Minister of State, FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has charged Team FCT to work harder and win more medals for the nation’s capital at the ongoing Edo 2020 National Sports Festival in Benin City, Edo State.

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World heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua, says it is difficult ignoring criticisms from fans and pundits.

Eddie Hearn: Anthony Joshua could face Francis Ngannou

Anthony Joshua could go up against UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou in the boxing ring, according to Eddie Hearn.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Cross River North By-election: Stakeholders demand immediate inauguration of Rep Jarigbe

Political stakeholders in Cross River State have asked the President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmed Lawan, to immediately inaugurate Hon. John Agom Jarigbe as the senator representing the northern senatorial district of the state.
Canada’s top banks are shedding workers for the second straight year, moving toward leaner operations to satisfy investors demanding returns on tens of billions of dollars that lenders have poured into new technologies.

Canadian banks shrink workforce to cover big tech investments

Canada’s top banks are shedding workers for the second straight year, moving toward leaner operations to satisfy investors demanding returns on tens of billions of dollars that lenders have poured into new technologies
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Senator Abe: Rivers APC heading for danger

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former senator representing Rivers South-east, Senator Magnus Abe, yesterday raised the alarm that the party in the state was clearly heading for imminent danger due to impunity and clear disregard for political realities.

Mozambique army says town attacked by insurgents is now secure

The town in northern Mozambique that was attacked by Islamic State-linked insurgents in late March is now secure after the military killed a “significant number” of militants and cleared one final area, an army spokesman said.