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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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HRW: Many patients in chains in hospitals, rehab and religious centres

Thousands of people with mental health conditions across Nigeria are chained and locked up in various facilities where they face terrible abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Monday.
Good times are underway for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country as Jaiz Bank Plc, the premier non-interest bank has secured an N3 billion financing facility from the Bank of Industry (BOI) to boost and develop their operations.

Jaiz Bank to open more branches as management pledges bumper returns to shareholders

Managing Director of Jaiz Bank Plc, Mr Usman Hassan, has assured the bank would continue to target an organic growth strategy that would enable it have presence in all 36 states of the country following its recent national banking license granted it.

Cleric: Torture centres not true reflection of Islamic teachings

An Islamic Cleric, Malam Rashid Hashim, has denounced Islamic centres involved in physical and mental abuse of ‘’inmates’’, describing them as not reflecting the true teachings of Islam.
A fire erupted in a train carriage after a gas canister passengers were using to cook breakfast exploded, near the town of Rahim Yar Khan.

Death toll in Pakistan train explosion, fire reaches 74, scores injured

The number of passengers who died after a train exploded and caught fire in south-eastern Pakistan has reached 74 on Thursday with about three dozens wounded, officials said.
Seven people have been killed and 11 injured in floods after heavy rain lashed northeastern parts of Saudi Arabia, Al-Ekhbariya state television reported Monday.

Floods kill seven in Saudi Arabia

Seven people have been killed and 11 injured in floods after heavy rain lashed northeastern parts of Saudi Arabia, Al-Ekhbariya state television reported Monday.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has backed Nigeria’s closure of its borders with some neighbouring countries over issues bordering on illegal trade.

IMF: Unemployment fuels unrest in Arab states

Unemployment and sluggish economic growth are fuelling social tension and popular protests in several Arab countries, the International Monetary Fund said Monday.

Police disperse Shi’ites’ procession with gunshots

The police on Friday dispersed a procession of Islamic Movement in Nigeria members around Wuse Market in Abuja.
Indonesia’s chief security minister Wiranto was stabbed by an attacker allegedly “exposed to Islamic State radicalism” as he was stepping into a vehicle on Thursday, police said, adding that a local police chief was also injured.

Indonesian security minister recovering after knife attack

Former general Wiranto, 72, was stepping out of a car when a man and a woman attacked him and two other people with him during a visit to the town of Pandeglang in Banten province on Thursday.
Ishaq Akintola

MURIC urges federal government to do more on remaining Chibok girls

An Islamic group, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), on Friday appealed to the Federal Government to redouble efforts in securing the release of the 112 Chibok girls still in Boko Haram’s captivity.

28,645 students pass NBAIS examination

The National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS) has released its 2019 June/July Senior Arabic and Islamic School Certificate Examinations (SAISSC).
Kaduna state government said there were at least 77 boys under 18 years old held there. The youngest was five.

Horror stories from Kaduna school of torture

When Jibril tried to escape as a boy from an institution in Nigeria that called itself a place of Islamic teachings, he said he was hung up by his arms until bones in his shoulders broke.

Professor faces trial for forcing pupils to take off trousers

Egypt’s chief prosecutor on Saturday ordered a criminal trial for a university teacher who allegedly forced his students to take off their trousers in order to pass an exam, private newspaper al-Masry Al Youm reported.

13-year old girl dies after circumcision

In many parts of Nigeria, especially the southern part of the country, mutilation of the female genitals, is still prevalent in many cultures. This is despite the seeming increase in Christian and Islamic faiths which probably forbids the practice.
Aminu Masari

Katsina governor urges UNICEF’s support in implementation of education, health projects

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state has emphasized the need for UNICEF to continue to execute laudable programmes in SHAWN, education and health sectors to improve the well-being of the people.
Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

Senator Kwankwaso sponsors 242 Kano students on foreign scholarship

The first batch of 242 Kano graduate students who were offered foreign scholarships by former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso to study for Master’s degree has left for India and Sudan.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

President Buhari urged to address Almajiri problem in North

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene and find a solution to the vagrancy arising from the Almajiri system of Islamic education in northern Nigerian cities.

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Pastor Adeboye donates dialysis machine to UCH Ibadan

As the University College Hospital, Ibadan marked its 62nd founder’s day yesterday, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye donated a dialysis machine worth N10m to help patients with kidney problems across the country.

Court adjourns Senator Suswam’s fraud trial till November 26

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, adjourned the fraud trial of former Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam, till November 25 and 26.

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