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Satguru Maharaj Ji urges federal government to establish local council, state police

A cleric, Satguru Maharaj Ji, has appealed to the federal government to establish local and state government police in the country.

NAPTIP warns youths against social media marriages

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has warned youths against engaging in social media and Internet marriages.

Betsy Obaseki blames irregular migration on poverty

Wife of Edo Governor, Mrs Betsy Obaseki, has identified man-made poverty, greed and bad governance by past administrations in Nigeria as the root causes of irregular migration.
Fola Ojo

Kidnapping: The thing speaks for itself

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the US President in tough times. The Great Depression and World War II were harrowing events that could have mowed Americans down to the rubble. But, the 32nd President successfully pulled the country to safety and succour. There is none in American history granted more frequent access to sit in the Oval Office as President Roosevelt.

ACD suspends scribe for endorsing President Buhari

The Advanced Congress of Democrats, one of the political parties, has slammed an indefinite suspension on its National Secretary, Nwakeafor Worthyman, who also ran as its presidential candidate in the 2019 election, for alleged anti-party activities.
Madagascar presidential candidate Andry Rajoelina casts his ballot in Antananarivo, on November 7, 2018. - Madagascar was voting for a new president in unprecedented polls in which the three front-runners are former heads of state facing-off amid efforts to defuse a political crisis. (Photo by MARCO LONGARI / AFP)

Andry Rajoelina: Madagascar’s ex-‘DJ’ returns as new president

Andry Rajoelina, who returned to the helm of Madagascar after last week's hotly-contested election, is one of three politicians to have dominated the politics of the Indian Ocean island nation.

Anglican bishop urges Nigerians to pray for their leaders

Rt. Rev. Humphrey Olumakaiye, the Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos (Anglican Communion), has urged Nigerians to pray, ceaselessly, for leaders to enable them overcome the challenges of leadership.
Folu Adeboye

Folu Adeboye prays for Muhammadu Buhari, Yemi Osinbajo

Pastor Mrs Folu Adeboye, the Wife of the General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has led thousands of worshipers to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari, and Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN).

Primate Okoh urges federal government not to abandon Leah Shuaibu, Chibok girls

The Primate of The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), the Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh, has appealed to the Federal Government not to forget Leah Shuaibu and the remaining Chibok girls in Boko Haram captivity.

Labour Party: Ayuba Wabba’s statement on ex-Governor Mimiko’s declaration malicious

The Labour Party has described the statement of the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, on the declaration of a former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, to stand for next year’s presidential election on the platform of the party as borne out of malice.
PROFESSOR IS-HAQ AKINTOLA

Hijrah: MURIC urges federal government to make malaria treatment free

The Director of Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Prof. Ishaq Akintola, has urged the Federal Government to make the treatment of Malaria free.
Yekini Nabena

Defection: PDP is hallucinating – APC

The All Progressives Congress says Peoples Democratic Party’s claim that six APC governors and some senators have concluded plans to join its fold is a hallucination.
FIFA HQ

FIFA issues Ghana suspension warning

The chaos surrounding Ghanaian football has taken another twist after FIFA ordered the country's government to halt its attempt to disband the Ghana Football Association, or face expulsion from international football.

SERAP, CACOL, CDHR back Wole Soyinka on Hall of Shame for looters

Three civil society organisations have supported Soyinka’s call on the President to set up a Hall of Shame for corrupt past leaders and politicians.

Disgraced Ghana FA chief apologises, resigns

Kwesi Nyantakyi has resigned from his position as Ghana Football Association (GFA) President after he was caught on camera receiving cash gifts from undercover reporters.

Ekiti guber: We won’t rig election for any party – INEC

Contrary to repeated the allegation being raised by Governor Ayodele Fayose that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was plotting to rig the July 14 governorship election in the state, the commission has said nothing would make it compromise the integrity of the poll in favour of any candidate.

Zimbabwean white farmer ‘seeks Mnangagwa govt assistance to get back farm’ – report

A Zimbabwean white farmer Richard Seager is reportedly seeking President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government to assist him get back his 609 hectare farm that was seized from him in 2007 by an indigenous farmer.

[email protected]: Agitations for secession out of place – Lalong

Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau has said that Nigerians were better off together, declaring that agitations for secession were “totally out of place”.

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APC says no mass defection of members to PDP in Zamfara

The All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that there was no mass defection of its members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara as alleged by the State Government.

Senator Omo-Agege: Tam David-West a grat patriot

Even now that he has passed on to eternal realms, Prof. Tamunoemi Sokari David-West will forever be remembered as a great patriot and intellectual of formidable standing at home and abroad, Deputy President of the Senate Ovie Omo-Agege has said.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sharply criticised his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after the recent execution of nine people in Egypt, saying he refused to talk to someone like him.

Recep Erdogan: Turkey has opened gates for IS, to send more militants to Europe

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the European Union (EU) over its repeated threat of sanctions, warning that Turkey would “open the gates” for more Islamic State militants to be sent to Europe.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate proposes bill to establish agency for hate speech

The Senate has introduced a bill which seeks to establish a federal government agency to check hate speech in the country.
Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacts at the end of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on November 9, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Premier League sharpshooters in Africa as CAN qualifying begins

English Premier League sharpshooters Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah flew to Africa this week, seeking goals as 2021 Cup of Nations (CAN) qualifying kicks off.