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Nigerian comedian, Afamefuna Igwemba popularly known as Klint Da Drunk, expressed gratitude to God for surviving a car crash along Bauchi-Jos express road.

Comedian Klint Da Drunk survives car crash

Nigerian comedian, Afamefuna Igwemba, popularly known as Klint Da Drunk, expressed gratitude to God for surviving a car crash along Bauchi-Jos express road.

Lagos flags-off meningitis vaccination to protect children

Lagos State government under the State Primary Health Care Board (PHCB), on Friday flagged-off meningitis vaccination in the State in order to get rid of ‘Men A meningitis’ and protect children against same.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

President Buhari signs law changing Nigeria Prisons Service to Nigeria Correctional Service

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the billing changing the name of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) to Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS).
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Sallah: Zamfara governor pardons 145 inmates, including five on death row

The governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawallen, on Friday, granted amnesty to 150 inmates at the Gusau Maximum Security Prison.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Kaduna seeks first class Emirs as sureties for Ibraheem El-Zakzaky’s medical leave

Kaduna state government has asked that stiff conditions be attached to the medical leave granted Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and wife Zeenat by a Kaduna state High Court to ensure their return after treatment to continue with their trial.
While detained, Malekpour reported that he was blindfolded, handcuffed and beaten in order to force a confession. (Free Saeed Malekpour-Facebook)

Prisoner escapes to Canada during short-term release

An Iranian serving a life sentence on a conviction of designing a pornographic website has fled the country while on short-term release from prison, the judiciary said on Saturday.

Hepathologist: Hepatitis B, C major causes of liver cancer

Dr Remilekun Olalekun, a Hepathologist in an Abuja-based hospital, has stressed the need for increased attention to Hepatitis B and C, saying they are major causes of liver cancer.
This picture of Jide Macaulay was grabbed on July 13 from Too Gay for God?, a documentary by BBC. BBC-GUARDIAN-SCREENGRAB

Nigerian gay priest in Church of England pushes for marriage with his partner

As a priest, the Church allows Jide Macaulay to be gay. But an outright marriage to his partner is not permitted. He can live with him in a celibate relationship but cannot get married in the church. He risks losing his job in the Church if he does.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

Tension as Shi’ites, armed security operatives clash again

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shi’ites and officers of the Nigerian police force engaged in another faceoff at the federal secretariat on Thursday morning.

Kano Hisbah arrest four over ‘Facebook’ wedding

Four men have been arrested in the northern Nigerian city of Kano for allegedly carrying out a false marriage on Facebook, which the Islamic enforcement agency said had mocked Islam.
Lagos State High Court.

Lagos court hears how three truck conductors ‘beat man to death’

An Igbosere High Court in Lagos, on Monday heard how three truck conductors tied up one Nse-Obong Idodo with a rope and beat him to death for allegedly stealing a phone.
Lagos State High Court.

Man jailed 15 years for conspiring with armed robber

An Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Monday sentenced a man, Tijani Idris, to 15 years imprisonment for conspiring with an armed robber.
Protesters march with Palestinian flags during a demonstration in the Moroccan capital Rabat on June 23, 2019 against the US-led economic conference in Bahrain with its declared aim of achieving Palestinian prosperity. – The United States is set to co-chair a two-day conference in Bahrain from June 25, focusing on the economic aspects of President Donald Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. The Bahrain conference could see large-scale investment pledges for the Palestinian territories but is unlikely to focus heavily on the political issues at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (Photo by – / AFP)

Moroccans protest against US-led Mideast economic plan

Demonstrators gathered in the capital Rabat burned an Israeli flag near Morocco’s parliament and shouted “Death to Israel!” and “Death to the United States!”
Donald Trump has refused to apologise to five men wrongly convicted of raping a female jogger in New York City's Central Park 30 years ago, saying they admitted their guilt.

Donald Trump refuses to apologise to Central Park Five over wrongful conviction

Donald Trump has refused to apologise to five men wrongly convicted of raping a female jogger in New York City's Central Park 30 years ago, saying "they admitted their guilt".
Rescue workers search for survivors in Changning county in Yibin on Tuesday [China Daily via Reuters]

Death toll from China quakes rises to 12

The death toll from two strong earthquakes in China rose to at least 12 on Tuesday with more than 130 people injured as rescuers pulled seven survivors from collapsed buildings.

Oando forensic audit report: Why isn’t SEC following due process?

The long awaited results from the forensic audit into Oando PLC, was finally released on Friday, May 31, 2019 on the website of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) indicating weighty infractions with attendant sanctions leveled against the Company.
This handout picture provided by the office of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei shows him arriving to a ceremony involving workers in the capital Tehran on April 24, 2019. – Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on April 24 called the end of oil sanction waivers by the United States a “hostile measure” that “won’t be left without a response”. The United States two days before announced it will no longer grant sanctions exemptions to Iran’s oil customers and will start imposing sanctions on countries such as India, China and Turkey if they buy Iranian oil. (Photo by – / Iranian Supreme Leader’s Website / AFP) / XGTY /

Iranians reject Donald Trump’s Middle East plan, march for Palestine

In a clear solidarity for their Palestinian brothers, tens of thousands of Iranians marking the annual “Quds (Jerusalem) Day” in the Islamic Republic on Friday condemned a planned Middle East peace plan touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as the “deal of the century.”
Police were sent in to quell clashes in prisons in Brazil’s Amazon region, where 42 inmates were found strangled to death on Monday. Reuters

Death toll from Brazil’s prison fights hits 57

The death toll from recent prison fights in northern Brazil reached 57 , as prison wardens found the bodies of 42 inmates in four prisons.

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Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State says the state government is determined to implement the RUGA project, meant to resettle herders and boost economic activities.

Ganduje pledges unflinching support for attainment of universal health coverage

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has declared his unflinching support for the implementation of all health sector reforms towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the state.

Facebook acquires startup working on mind-control of machines

Facebook on Monday said it had made a deal to buy a startup working on ways to command computers or other devices using thought instead of taps, swipes, or keystrokes.

Central bank sanctions four banks over delay in customers’ enquiries

The Central Bank of Nigeria and Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria sanctioned four commercial banks between January and June for various infractions, it was learnt.
Jurgen Klopp wants Steven Gerrard to be his successor at Liverpool, with the German already helping out the current Rangers boss in any way he can.

Jurgen Klopp wants Steven Gerrard to be his Liverpool successor

Jurgen Klopp wants Steven Gerrard to be his successor at Liverpool, with the German already helping out the current Rangers boss in any way he can.
Smoke billowing after a fire at a Saudi Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday. VIDEOS OBTAINED BY REUTERS-REUTERS

France, Germany, Britain: Iran ‘bears responsibility’ for Saudi attack

France, Germany and Britain released a joint statement on Monday saying that Iran “bears responsibility” for the attack on a Saudi Arabia oil plant this month.