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CAN urges Christians to join mainstream politics

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, weekend, urged Nigerian men and women of faith to be willing to join politics with a view to sanitising the system.

Community pledges security, cooperation over planned sugar factory in Nasarawa

The Synergy and Alliance of Unions in Toto LGA for Development (SYAUTD), Nasarawa State, has pledged cooperation and security of investment over a planned Sugar Company in the area.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN: We never approached National Assembly on CAMA

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has clarified its position on the controversial Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA), disclosing that it has not approached the current National Assembly for any amendment on the Act.
Lucky Irabor, chief of defence staff

DHQ: Soldiers kill scores of terrorists, bandits, destroy camps, arms in 3 weeks

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has announced that counterinsurgency soldiers have killed scores of bandits, terrorists, kidnappers and other criminal groups disturbing the peace of the country between May 1 and 20.
Fritz Keller has resigned as president of the German Football Association (DFB) following controversial comments.

German FA president resigns after Nazi comments

Fritz Keller has resigned as president of the German Football Association (DFB) following controversial comments.
The Lagos State Police Command on Friday, rescued another one-month-old female child that was abandoned at the junction of a popular petrol station, by Orile Bus Stop, Lagos.

Lagos: Police rescue another abandoned one-month-old baby

The Lagos State Police Command on Friday, rescued another one-month-old female child that was abandoned at the junction of a popular petrol station, by Orile Bus Stop, Lagos.
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 government wades into community crisis

The Ekiti Government has intervened in the crisis rocking Odo Ora in Ido/Osi Local Government Area, where indigenes locked their Monarch out of his palace.

2023: Group wants Senator Buhari to join Oyo guber race

As the 2023 general election draws near, an political pressure group, Pan Oyo Movement (POM), has expressed its readiness to mobilise all available resources to encourage a serving Senator from Oyo State, Senator AbdulFatai Buhari, to join the gubernatorial race and emerge the next governor of the state come 2023.As the 2023 general election draws near, an political pressure group, Pan Oyo Movement (POM), has expressed its readiness to mobilise all available resources to encourage a serving Senator from Oyo State, Senator AbdulFatai Buhari, to join the gubernatorial race and emerge the next governor of the state come 2023.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Sheik Gumi urges Nigerian government to copy ex-President Jonathan’s model to end banditry, kidnapping

An Islamic leader, Sheik Ahmad Gumi has blamed the rising spate of banditry, kidnapping and insecurity nationwide on the failure of governments at all levels to fund the education sector in line with the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja after a 17-day medical trip to London, the United Kingdom.

CAN: History will not be kind to President Buhari, if…

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, on Tuesday, said history will not be kind to President Muhammadu Buhari if Nigeria breaks up before the end of his tenure.

Lagos PDP advises new national vice chairman to reconcile all interests

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State on Friday advised Amb. Taofeek Arapaja, the newly elected South-West National Vice-chairman of the party, to urgently embark on reconciliation of all interest groups in the zone.
HURIWA in a statement issued by the National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko.

HURIWA faults IGP’s South-East security assessment

Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA) has faulted the claims of the newly appointed Inspector General of Police Usman Baba of dire security situations in the South-east region of the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Adedeji Zacch as the Executive Secretary of National Sugar Development Council (NSDC) for an initial term of four years.

NSDC scribe: Nigeria committed to achieving self-sufficiency in sugar production

The executive secretary of the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC), Mr Zacch Adedeji, has reiterated Nigeria’s determination to achieve self-sufficiency in sugar production through faithful implementation of the Nigeria Sugar Master Plan (NSMP).
Former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, has said that the Fulani herdsmen wreaking havocs across the country are not Nigerians.

2023: Kawu Baraje heads Kwara PDP 18-man reconciliation committee

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State yesterday inaugurated an 18-man Reconciliation and Engagement Committee to reconcile aggrieved members of the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.
China's President Xi Jinping speaks while taking part in an event marking the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteer Army's participation in the Korean War at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China October 23, 2020. REUTERS

China approves radical overhaul of Hong Kong’s political system

Chinese leaders endorsed a sweeping overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral system Tuesday, slashing its number of directly elected seats and ensuring a majority of the city’s lawmakers will be selected by a reliably pro-Beijing committee.

2023: Group calls for Southern Christian president

Nigeria Equity Group, a political interest organisation, has said it is working on a consensus deal that will ensure that a Christian from the south emerges as the next president of the country.

PDP, APC bicker over 2023

Main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday gave reasons while the power pendulum will swing in their favour in 2023.

2023: NCFront raises merger committee for Mega party

To present what they said would be a “credible mega alternative” to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2023 general polls, leaders of the National Consultative Front, NCFront, Tuesday, raised a 22-man political merger committee.
Nigeria's national electricity grid collapsed on Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said in a statement. Power outages in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, are common, but a system collapse is unusual.

Power: Group urges President Buhari to block alleged plot against eligible customers

The Coalition of Arewa Assembly has decried the alleged move to stop the provision of eligible customers (EC) in the Nigerian electricity market, appealing to President Muhammadu Buhari and his economic team to urgently wade into the matter to avert economic collapse.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Nigerian government to host national social protection policy review webinar

The Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning in conjunction with other international development partners is set to host an enlightenment webinar session billed to enable stakeholders effectively understand the provisions of the National Social Protection Policy and make their input in the planned process for its review.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara government approves use of hijab in schools

Mamma Sabah Jibril, Secretary to the State Government, announced the decision in a statement Thursday night.
The suspects identified as Jimoh Kamoru, 16, Lukman Basit, 16, Aleshinloye Sunday, 16, and Ifeoluwa Alabi 16 were arrested after the victim’s mother Tawa Abbey reported the case to the police.

Four held for ‘gang-raping’ teenager in Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command attached to Ejigbo Division on 16th February 2021, at about 10 pm arrested four suspects for gang-raping a teenager in Ejigbo area of Lagos.

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June 12: MKO Abiola represented hope, liberty – Gani Adams

Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Chief Gani Adams, has said that the late Chief MKO Abiola represented hope, liberty and freedom during his lifetime.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: No invasion of miscreants into Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police Command has described as untrue the reports that miscreants have invaded Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

South-west governors urged to strengthen Amotekun to prevent attacks

The protem chairman of the Coalition of Yoruba Liberation Movement, Yemi Farounbi, has called on south-west governors to strengthen the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.
3. Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.

Ghana and Ivory Coast play out goalless draw in Cape Coast

Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.
Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

Nigeria goalie blames herself for defeat vs Jamaica, looks forward to Portugal clash

Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

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Former Spain star Luis Garcia says Spain will miss Sergio Ramos at Euro 2020 but admits it would have been risky for coach Luis Enrique to select him.

Luis Garcia: Sergio Ramos too much of a risk for Euro 2020

Former Spain star Luis Garcia says Spain will miss Sergio Ramos at Euro 2020 but admits it would have been risky for coach Luis Enrique to select him.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor, doctors bicker over unpaid salaries, others

Medical doctors in the service of Ondo State government, have condemned what they described as insensitive comments made by the state’s governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, over the backlog of salaries owed the state’s workers including doctors.

Burkinabé citizens want reinforced national security after Solhan raid

Burkinabé citizens expressed concern on Saturday about what local analysts are calling the biggest massacre in the country's history.
Israeli Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi speaks at the Israeli Air Force pilots' graduation ceremony at Hatzerim air base in southern Israel June 27, 2019. REUTERS-Amir Cohen-File Photo

Israeli military lifts veil on mystery jailhouse death

An Israeli military intelligence officer who died in prison had deliberately endangered a "big secret", the top general said on Wednesday, lifting the veil on a mystery gripping the country.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has instructed the Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi, to return Nigeria back to the olden days when people could travel freely on the roads.

NSCDC to establish rapid response squad in all states

The Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi, has ordered the immediate set-up of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in all the state commands of the corps.