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Algeria’s Supreme Islamic Council said the National Bank of Algeria (BNA) had become the first state bank to obtain a sharia compliance certificate from the Sharia Board for issuing Fatwas for the Islamic Finance Industry.

Algeria allows first Islamic finance products by state banks

Algeria said on Sunday it had given the go-ahead to a plan aimed at offering Islamic finance services, as it seeks new funding sources to cope with financial problems caused by a fall in energy revenues.
Asisat Oshoala was delighted to be crowned African Women's Player of the Year for a fourth time at the Caf Awards Gala on Tuesday night.

Asisat Oshoala bags brace in Barcelona friendly win vs Montpellier

Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala scored two goals in Barcelona women’s 3-0 win against Montpellier, in a friendly game in Spain on Sunday.
A handout picture provided by Saudi Ministry of Media on August 2, 2020 shows Muslim pilgrims circumambulating around the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest shrine, at the centre of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, while mask-clad and along specific pre-ordained rings as measures due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, on the final day of the annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage. – Massive crowds in previous years triggered deadly stampedes during the ritual, but this year only up to 10,000 Muslims are taking part after millions of international pilgrims were barred because of the covid-19 pandemic crisis. (Photo by – / Saudi Ministry of Media / AFP)

Saudi Arabia concludes downsized hajj amid pandemic

Muslim pilgrims circled Islam’s holiest site along socially distanced paths Sunday in the final ritual of the hajj, the smallest in modern history as Saudi authorities sought to prevent a coronavirus outbreak.
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said Tuesday that he will pick his running mate next week for the November election against President Donald Trump.

Suspense surrounds Joe Biden’s upcoming running mate selection

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has promised to soon reveal his running mate.
Earlier this month, UEFA indefinitely suspended the Champions League, Europa League and the European Championship playoffs amid the ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UEFA set to change Barca-Napoli match venue

UEFA has reportedly demanded the Catalan Department of Health to provide adequate health guarantees for the Barcelona-Napoli Champions League match at Camp Nou.
Muslim pilgrims converged Thursday on Saudi Arabia’s Mount Arafat for the climax of this year’s hajj, the smallest in modern times and a sharp contrast to the massive crowds of previous years.

Muslim pilgrims to scale Mount Arafat for peak of hajj

Muslim pilgrims converged Thursday on Saudi Arabia’s Mount Arafat for the climax of this year’s hajj, the smallest in modern times and a sharp contrast to the massive crowds of previous years.
West Ham, Crystal Palace enter race along with Rangers & Everton for Nigerian striker Josh Maja.

West Ham to rival Rangers for Josh Maja

Premier League club West Ham are ready to rival Scottish side Rangers for Bordeaux’s Nigerian young striker Josh Maja.
Staff inspecting preparations around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, on July 26. Saudi Ministry of Media-AFP-Getty Images

Muslims begin downsized hajj pilgrimage

Muslim pilgrims on Wednesday begin the annual hajj, dramatically downsized this year as the Saudi hosts strive to prevent a coronavirus outbreak during the five-day pilgrimage.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wears a protective face mask during the press conference after winning the race, following the resumption of F1 after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) FIA-Handout via REUTERS

Lewis Hamilton raises alarm over Bill Gates anti-vax post

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton insists he was “misinterpreted” after sharing a post on social media that accused Bill Gates of lying about a coronavirus vaccine.
Premier League chiefs are now working towards restarting the season on June 1.

English Premier League 2020/2021 season to start September 12

The Premier League has revealed the 2020/21 season will start on September 12 and run until May 23, 2021.
Bill Gates, co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, is stepping down from the board of the company.

Bill Gates denies ‘inventing’ coronavirus outbreak

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates on Thursday pushed back against some of the conspiracy theories spreading online accusing him of creating the coronavirus outbreak.
The Ballon d'Or trophy

2020 Ballon d’Or award cancelled due to pandemic

France Football have announced that the Ballon d’Or will not be awarded to any footballer this year (2020) due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Pakistan resumes anti-polio campaign as coronavirus infections decline

Pakistan on Monday resumed vaccinations against polio to protect tens of thousands of children from the crippling disease after months of suspension due to coronavirus outbreak.
The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced on Thursday a new oil discovery in the shallow waters of Geisum concession south of the Gulf of Suez, with an initial production rate of 2,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

Oil edges lower as US inventory build stokes supply fears

Oil prices dipped on Wednesday after industry data showing a build in United States crude stockpiles added to worries about oversupply, but hopes for a swift economic recovery in China limited losses.

Seven dead, dozens injured as tanker catches fire in Colombia

At least seven people were killed and dozens injured after the contents from an overturned tanker exploded in a fireball in northern Colombia, police said Monday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 21, 2020 Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp wearing a face mask comes out for the warm up during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England. – The delay to Liverpool’s title celebrations caused by the coronavirus was just the latest twist in the tale of the Reds’ 30-year wait to be crowned champions of England. A stunning run of 26 wins and one draw from their opening 27 games of the Premier League season ensured Jurgen Klopp’s men were champions-elect long before football was shut down in March. (Photo by PETER POWELL / POOL / AFP)

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool can stay on top without major signings

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp does not believe he has to spend “millions” in the transfer market, saying it is a tricky task to improve his Premier League winners.

UK tourism seeks to reinvent itself amid coronavirus pandemic

Last weekend, 3.6 million people tuned in to watch dawn break over a cloudy Stonehenge for a virtual celebration of the summer solstice hosted by English Heritage. It meant visitors all around the world were able to watch the sunrise from home, not bothering with the long-distance journey to Britain during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Abuja airport re-opens amidst strict coronavirus safety protocols

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Saturday, re-opened for business with passengers duly screened, in line with safety protocols following the Coronavirus (COVID-19), pandemic.

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IPOB: We will form our own security outfit in North

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has threatened to form a security outfit in the Northern part of the country.
Yinka Egbeyemi, chairman of Lagos state environment and special offense taskforce, has ordered the release of vehicles impounded at the agency’s traffic yard in Ikorodu.

Lagos demolishes illegal structures around Agege mosque

The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) has demolished over 150 illegal shanties, kiosks and shop extensions at the Arewa Community Central Mosque, popularly called (Masalashi Alhaja), in the Agege area of Lagos.

Kano Shari’a Court sentences 70-year-old man to death by stoning for rape

An Upper Shari’a court in Kano, on Wednesday, sentenced a 70-year-old man to death by stoning.

My wife forced an illegitimate child on me – man tells court

An artisan, Abdullateef Babatunde, on Thursday told an Ile-Tuntun Customary Court in Ibadan to dissolve his marriage of eight years to estranged wife, Omotayo, because she forced an illegitimate child on him.
A veteran broadcaster, Jimi Disu, joins the Nigeria Info 99.3 FM stellar cast of presenters.

Veteran broadcaster Jimi Disu joins Nigeria Info 99.3 FM

He said: “radio is essential in communication and probably the most important. I also believe in the midst of serious talk, sometimes you need to lighten the burden of the listener; that has always been at the back of my mind. You are in for a whole load of fun, information and entertainment and you don’t want to touch the dial.”