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Insecurity: RCCG holds prayer walk

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) hosted a prayer-walk in which it sought God’s intervention in the security challenges and the COVID-19 pandemic disease ravaging Nigeria.
Former minister of Aviation and fiery nationalist, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has described popular clergy and prophet in charge of Champions Royal Assembly, Joshua Iginla as a truly remarkable, kind, compassionate, gifted, wise, extraordinary and anointed man of God during his courtesy visit to his 80,000 seater auditorium known as City of Wonders at Kubwa, Abuja.

Former minister Femi Fani-Kayode visits Joshua Iginla

Former minister of Aviation and fiery nationalist, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has described popular clergy and prophet in charge of Champions Royal Assembly, Joshua Iginla as a truly remarkable, kind, compassionate, gifted, wise, extraordinary and anointed man of God during his courtesy visit to his 80,000 seater auditorium known as City of Wonders at Kubwa, Abuja.
Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Citadel Global Community Church (formerly, The Latter Rain Assembly), has announced the donation of two church buildings to the Lagos State Government for use as isolation centres.

Pastor Bakare: I’ll never give up on President Buhari

General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (End-Time Church), Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said that he won’t give up on Nigeria nor President Muhammadu Buhari.

Court dissolves 28-year-old marriage over wife’s plan to kill husband

Customary Court sitting in Igando, Lagos State, on Tuesday dissolved a 28-year-old marriage of clergy, Paul Ekwe, on grounds that his wife, Chinwe was planning to kill him.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin at a reception offered by the Cameroon government. Yaounde, Jan. 29, 2021. (Moki Edwin Kindzeka-VOA)

Cameroon rejects separatist calls to boycott Pope envoy

English-speaking Cameroonians have ignored calls by separatists to close their businesses and protest a visit by an envoy of the Roman Catholic Church. Cardinal Pietro Parolin called for reconciliation among disgruntled Cameroonians and their government, though separatists accuse the church of being indifferent to their plight.
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Delta governor condemns rising attacks on worship centres, clergy

Delta State Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa on Monday decried the rising cases of kidnapping, killings and attacks on clergy men and worship centres in the country.
Sidik Mia, 56, tested positive late last week and was isolating at home with mild symptoms.

Two Malawi ministers die of coronavirus

Sidik Mia, 56, tested positive late last week and was isolating at home with mild symptoms.

South East governors, IPOB to have good rapport over security

Ven Sopuluchukwu Umeojiaku in Ezinifite, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State has urged the South East Governors to stop wasting further time in setting up what he called a strong and formidable regional security outfit like their counterparts in other geopolitical zones.

JNI warns Bishop Kukah against attacking Islam, Muslims

The umbrella body for Muslims, the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), headed by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has warned the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, against attacking Islam and Muslims.

JNI: Bishop Kukah’s message’s a poisoned arrow fired at Islam, Muslims

Apex Muslim organization in Nigeria, the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), has taken a swipe at Bishop Kukah’s Christmas homily, describing it as a poisoned arrow fired at the heart of Islam and Muslims in Nigeria.
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Tuesday flagged off the COVID-19 Drive-Walk Through Testing programme in the state aimed at controlling the spread of the virus.

Oyo governor congratulates Baptist convention president-elect

Governor Seyi Makinde has congratulated the Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC) on the appointment of Revd. Dr Israel Ade Akanji, as the new president of the Convention.
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CAN urges Nigerian government to reply Bishop Kukah with facts, not attacks

Following the criticisms trailing the Christmas Message of the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Mathew Kukah, Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in 19 northern states, Rev Joseph Hayab, has called on the Federal Government to contradict the clergy’s message with facts instead of criticising him.

Enugu community demands legislation for state university of education

The Ihe community in Awgu local government area of Enugu state has pleaded for legislation that would give legal backing to the establishment of a proposed University of Education in Ihe by the Enugu state government.
Following the increasing level of youth restiveness in Nigeria, Methodist Bishop, Dr Sunday Onuoha, has said that the neglect of the youth would backfire on the ruling class in the country.

Methodist Bishop: Neglect of Nigerian youths will backfire on ruling class

Following the increasing level of youth restiveness in Nigeria, Methodist Bishop, Dr Sunday Onuoha, has said that the neglect of the youth would backfire on the ruling class in the country.
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CAN commends Zamfara government over security during Christmas

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Zamfara Chapter, has commended the state government for providing adequate security for Christians in the state during the Christmas celebration.
Christmas trees and glittery ornaments are for sale at a Saudi gift shop, a once unthinkable sight in the cradle of Islam where all public non-Muslim worship is banned.

Christmas celebrated under pandemic’s shadow

Hundreds of millions across the world celebrated pared-down Christmas festivities on Friday due to coronavirus restrictions, as Pope Francis called for vaccines for everyone, describing them as “glimmers of hope in this period of darkness and uncertainty”.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senator Lawan: No Nigerian will be shortchanged in coronavirus vaccination

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has assured Nigerians that no citizen of the country would be shortchanged in the distribution and application of the COVID-19 vaccines when they arrive in the country.
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Enugu set to demolish ‘illegal’ residence of Coal City chancellor

The Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority, ECTDA, has obtained a court order empowering it to demolish an alleged illegal annex of the residence to the Chancellor of Coal City University, CCU, Mr Chinedu Ani, that blocked the thoroughfare linking Onoh quarters in Ekulu GRA to Oshimili up to Enugu-Onitsha expressway.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday reprimanded the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for the continuing maltreatment of Nigerians in the Diaspora.

House of Reps insists on power to summon President Buhari

The House of Representatives yesterday faulted the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), for querying its power to summon President Muhammadu Buhari.

Nigerian government to launch $2 billion smallholder farmer empowerment project

The Federal Government through the African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD) Nigeria, has flagged off a $2bn project to strengthen SmallHolder farmers.
The coronavirus has cast a pall over Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem, all but shutting down the biblical town revered as Jesus’ birthplace at the height of the normally cheery holiday season.

Coronavirus robs biblical Bethlehem of Christmas cheer

The coronavirus has cast a pall over Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem, all but shutting down the biblical town revered as Jesus’ birthplace at the height of the normally cheery holiday season.
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Slain Nasarawa APC chairman laid to rest

The slain Mr Philip Shekwo, the Nasarawa State All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, was buried on Friday in his home town, Yelwa, Toto Local Government Area amid tears by family and sympathisers.

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Ex-VP Namadi Sambo advocates shift in Nigerian educational system

Former Vice President Namadi Sambo has advocated for a dynamic approach of the Nigerian educational system to produce employees with skills and ability to handle complex jobs and create opportunities for others.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

NAFDAC busts alleged illegal maize flour production facility in Yobe

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has busted an alleged illegal maize flour production outfit in Potiskum town of Yobe.
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Osun governor condemns ethnic colouration in fight against terrorism

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has condemned the ethnic coloration in which the fight against terrorism and insurgency is taking in Nigeria.
Nobel laureate, Prof. Wọlé Soyinka, has warned that the conflict between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in different states of the federation can degenerate into civil war if the federal government fails to properly handle it.

Wole Soyinka to Nigerians: Don’t accept child hostage taking as a way of life

Following the Friday abduction of over 300 school children in Jangebe in Zamfara State, Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Saturday warned Nigerians against accepting kidnapping of school children in parts of the north as a way of life.
A former Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshall Nsikak Eduok, is dead.

Former NAF chief Nsikak Eduok laid to rest in Akwa Ibom

It was a harvest of tributes for a former Chief of Air Staff, late Air Marshall Nsikak Eduok as his remains were laid to rest in his hometown in Ibesikpo Asutan, Akwa Ibom state on Saturday.

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House of Representatives has elected to set a limit and timeframe for any person appointed as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on acting capacity.

House of Reps probes AKK gas pipeline contract over local content act ‘violation’

The House of Representatives Committee on Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring yesterday met with the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Brentex/CPP Consortium and Bablink Resources Ltd over alleged breach of Local Content Act.
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Nigerian government secures €400,000 grant to kick off livestock transformation plan in four states

The Federal Government, yesterday announced securing €400,000 grant to kick off National Livestock Transformation Plan, NLTP, in four states.
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NCAC chief enjoins ambassador-designates to promote Nigeria’s culture

The Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Mr. Segun Runsewe, has enjoined the ambassadorial nominees to promote Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage and the economy in their different missions.
Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford, has reacted after he became the target of racial attacks following their 0-0 draw against Arsenal on Saturday.

Sportswear giants battle to sign Marcus Rashford in multimillion sponsorship deal

Two sportswear giants are battling it out to sign Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford in what would be a multi-million pound sponsorship deal.
At least 18 people including eight Somali government soldiers and 10 al-Shabaab militants were killed, and more than 13 others wounded when fighters from al-Shabaab attacked Somali National Army and African Union peacekeeping mission troops bases

Two Mali soldiers killed in ambush

Two Malian soldiers were killed on Tuesday in an ambush in a central region regularly hit by jihadist attacks, security sources and a local official said.