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Shock as Ugandan imam discovers his new wife is a man

Two weeks ago, an Imam in Uganda exchanged vows and signed a marriage contract with his 'bride' in A nikah ceremony.
Gholamhossein Esmaili

Iran makes first arrests over Ukranian plane downing

Iran on Tuesday announced its first arrests over the shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner in Tehran last week, after the third night of angry protests over the disaster.
A veteran Yoruba actor, Toyosi Arigbabuwo, has passed on.

Yoruba actor Toyosi Arigbabuwo passes on

It was gathered from sources close to the actor that he died at his residence located at Ile-Alli area, along the Apete-Arola Road in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
Aminu Bello Masari

Katsina records 996,000 out-of-school children

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has announced 996, 000 out-of-school children in the state according to the United Nations statistics.
Aminu Waziri Tambuwal

Sokoto governor warns against shortchanging beneficiaries of his empowerment programme

Sokoto State Governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has warned the officials handling the disbursement of funds under the Sokoto State Government youths and women empowerment programme against shortchanging its beneficiaries
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)

US vs Iran: Group calls for red alert on Ibraheem el-Zakzaky-led Shiite group

The Global Action for Peace has alerted the United States of America and Britain over the safety of its citizens in Nigeria following threat by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN).
Rear Admiral Suleiman Sa’idu (Rtd), former Chief of Naval Staff, has called for the promotion of girl-child education to secure a sound and productive society.

Former naval chief advocates girl-child education

Rear Admiral Suleiman Sa’idu (Rtd), former Chief of Naval Staff, has called for the promotion of girl-child education to secure a sound and productive society.
Supporters of the Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitary force and Iraq's Hezbollah brigades pose for a picture next to a poster of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani (portrait) during his funeral. [Ahmad Al Rubaye-AFP]

US government website hacked by Iranian group

A group claiming to be hackers from Iran breached the website of a little-known US government agency on Saturday and posted messages vowing revenge for Washington’s killing of top military commander Qasem Soleimani.
US and Israeli flags were set alight in Iran’s capital Saturday as thousands mourned the loss of top military commander Qasem Soleimani, a day after he was killed by American forces.

US, Israeli flags burnt as thousands mourn Iranian general in Tehran

US and Israeli flags were set alight in Iran’s capital Saturday as thousands mourned the loss of top military commander Qasem Soleimani, a day after he was killed by American forces.
Illustrative- An Israeli airstrike in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, November 27, 2019. (Abed Rahim Khatib-Flash90)

Israeli retaliatory airstrike kills six family members

Six members of the same family were killed in an Israeli airstrike on the southern Gaza Strip, the health ministry of the coastal Palestinian enclave said on Thursday.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu

Lagos governor admonishes Nigerians on religious tolerance

Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos State, on Saturday, admonished Nigerians to live harmoniously irrespective of religious belief and faith.

China to rewrite Bible, Quran to reflect socialist values of Communist Party

The Daily Mail reported on Tuesday that the new editions of the Bible and the Quran are to exclude content that goes against the beliefs of the China’s leading Communist Party as part of a project calling for a “comprehensive evaluation of the existing religious classics aiming at contents which do not conform to the progress of the times,’’ it said citing a top party official.

Kwara, firms partner to create 10,000 jobs

Kwara State Government is partnering two private firms, Libra Capital Skypower Limited and Almakaz Global industrial in Nigeria to create 10,000 jobs and generate 5,000 megawatts of electricity.

Federal government accuses US of sowing seed of religious mistrust in Nigeria

The Federal Government has accused the United States (US) of attempting to sow seed of religious mistrust among the various religious groups in Nigeria with its recent report.
Israel said about 150 rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel and 25 were intercepted [Ali Jadallah-Anadolu]

Israel strikes Gaza targets in response to rocket launch

Israeli Army on Sunday morning said its fighter jets and attack helicopters had struck a number targets in Gaza.

Man drags estranged wife to court for changing children’s school without consent

A man, Yusuf Buhari, on Friday, dragged his estranged wife, Hadiza Muhammad, to a Sharia Court, sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State, for changing the school of their two female children without his consent.

Senator Ibrahim Mantu’s relative murdered in Plateau

The Plateau State Police Command has confirmed the killing of Alhaji Hashimu Mantu, a relation of Sen. Ibrahim Mantu in Chanso Village in Gindiri, Mangu Local Government.
Israel said about 150 rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel and 25 were intercepted [Ali Jadallah-Anadolu]

Israel resumes strikes on Gaza

Israel resumed strikes on Islamic Jihad terror targets in the Gaza Strip, its military said in the early hours of Friday morning, less than a day after a fragile ceasefire deal went into effect to stop the most intense fighting in years in the region.

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Iraqi Anti-government demonstrators block a road with debris and burning tires in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah on January 19, 2020. (Photo by – - AFP)

Iraq protests swell with youth angry at slow pace of reform

Protests escalated across Iraq’s south and its capital Baghdad on Sunday as demonstrators sealed off streets with burning tyres in outrage at the government’s slow pace of reform.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

A new case for a Commonwealth based on trade

The United Kingdom’s exit of the European Union is now all but certain. Only the passage of time will reveal what their new relationship shall be. But with this new arrangement, I – like many other Commonwealth leaders – also seek a new settlement: not only of closer relations between the UK and my own nation, but of unleashing trade within the club in which we together shall remain.
Samuel Chukwueze's contribution was not enough to help Villarreal from bowing to a 2-1 loss against Espanyol on Sunday.

Samuel Chukwueze in action in Villarreal loss against Espanyol

The Nigerian forward, who was in action for the duration of the encounter, made his 19th league appearance at the Estadio de la Ceramica but could not add to his La Liga tally of three goals and an assist this season.
President Muhammadu Buhari today on Sunday paid a visit to the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, in Scotland, on the sidelines of Uk-Africa Summit. 2

President Buhari visits Prince Charles — in pictures

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday paid a visit to the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, in Scotland, on the sidelines of Uk-Africa Summit.

Police arrest girl for faking own kidnap in Lagos

It was gathered that on January 9, at about 5.30 pm, the suspect conspired with her boyfriend Emmanuel, and Okpe, to produce a short video of her being blindfolded and driven to a bush in a truck.