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An Israeli firefighter stands outside the Church of All Nations next to the Garden of Gethsemane after a man tried to set a fire inside the Church in Jerusalem December 4, 2020. REUTERS-Ammar Awad

Jerusalem church suffers damage in arson near Garden of Gethsemane

Israeli police on Friday arrested a man for trying to set fire to an east Jerusalem church by the Garden of Gethsemane, the site revered by Christians as the place where Jesus prayed before he was crucified.
Napoli overcame Croatian side Rijeka 2-0 on Thursday in their first match since the death of Diego Maradona, the Italian club's greatest and most popular player.

Priests against Naples’ Stadio Maradona

A group of priests has written a letter to Naples’ archbishop Crescenzio Sepe asking to stand against the decision to name the Stadio San Paolo after Diego Armando Maradona.
The coronavirus has cast a pall over Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem, all but shutting down the biblical town revered as Jesus’ birthplace at the height of the normally cheery holiday season.

Coronavirus robs biblical Bethlehem of Christmas cheer

The coronavirus has cast a pall over Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem, all but shutting down the biblical town revered as Jesus’ birthplace at the height of the normally cheery holiday season.
Popular American singer, Jeremih, is currently on a breathing ventilator at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital he is being treated in Chicago.

American singer Jeremih on ventilator in ICU after contracting coronavirus

Popular American singer, Jeremih, is currently on a breathing ventilator at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital he is being treated in Chicago.
WWE are reportedly planning ‘something different’ for January’s Royal Rumble.

WWE ‘planning something different’ at Royal Rumble

Like the rest of the sporting and entertainment world, Vince McMahon’s company have been forced to continue the show without a live audience amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Lionel Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona, according to Juan Sebastian Veron, who says the Argentine superstar is struggling amid the Blaugrana's search for an identity.

Juan Sebastian Veron: Leo Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona

Lionel Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona, according to Juan Sebastian Veron, who says the Argentine superstar is struggling amid the Blaugrana's search for an identity.
Kevin De Bruyne and Aymeric Laporte returned to training on Thursday and Pep Guardiola was remaining tight-lipped about whether they would be fit to return to face the Hammers.

Pep Guardiola: We considered bringing in another striker

Pep Guardiola says the Manchester City considered signing a striker in the summer but finding one of the requisite quality proved elusive.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government needs to revisit the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) amendment of the broadcasting code. 2

#EndSARS: My heart goes out to all victims of Lekki shootings – VP Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has condoled with victims of shootings which occurred in Lekki, Lagos.
Joaquin Phoenix, who won an Oscar this year for his role in the film Joker, has reportedly welcomed his first child with fiancee Rooney Mara. They named the baby boy after Phoenix’s late brother, River, who died in 1993.

Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara name their baby son River

Joaquin Phoenix, who won an Oscar this year for his role in the film Joker, has reportedly welcomed his first child with fiancee Rooney Mara. They named the baby boy after Phoenix’s late brother, River, who died in 1993.
JORGE JESUS OF SL BENFICA. GETTY IMAGES

Benfica out of UEFA Champions League qualifying round

Former European Cup winners Benfica crashed out of the 2020/2021 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round on Tuesday after a shock 2-1 defeat at PAOK Salonika.

Conflicts: Forgiveness will heal Nigeria – Archbishop Kaigama

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, has called on Nigerians residing in conflict and violence areas of Nigeria to forgive those who have brought them pain and tears.
Pope Francis speaking at the Vatican in February. Alessandra Tarantino-AP

Pope: Speaking ill of people worse than coronavirus

Speaking ill of other people and spreading gossip is worse than Covid-19 and Satan is the worst offender of all, Pope Francis said Sunday.
Big Brother Naija, BBNaija, 2020 housemate, Erica, has revealed that she met her father for the first time through Instagram.

Trikytee to Erica: Only Jesus can help you

Making reference to her outburst last night, Erica explained that she likes to seek companionship from people because of her upbringing and feels let down when it does not happen.
The chairman of the Lagos state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Apostle Alex Bamgbola, has recently told the former Aviation minister and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode that he will become the president of Nigeria if he remains humble.

Femi Fani-Kayode will become Nigeria’s president – CAN chairman

The chairman of the Lagos state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Apostle Alex Bamgbola, has recently told the former Aviation minister and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, that he will become the president of Nigeria if he remains humble.
A popular pastor, Chris Oyakhilome, has berated Nigerian pastors that complied with the government’s ban on large gatherings because of coronavirus.

Chris Oyakhilome: Pastors yet to reopen churches were never believers

The President of the LoveWorld Incorporated, aka Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has said pastors who were yet to reopen their churches for physical services after the lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic were never believers.
The U.S. Justice Department has filed a statement in support of a church that is challenging the state of Virginia’s ban on gatherings of more than ten people.

Cleric: How Nigeria will overcome its challenges

A Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Kingsley Ferdinand, has enjoined Nigerians to intensify their prayers, saying this is the only way the nation will overcome its challenges.
Matthew Ashimolowo

Pastor Ashimolowo: You can learn from everyone, even the devil

The Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre, Matthew Ashimolowo, says a wise person learns from everyone, “even from the devil”.
Pep Guardiola has praised Gabriel Jesus for downing Real Madrid in the Champions League, insisting the Manchester City striker was the man of these two games.

Pep Guardiola praises Gabriel Jesus for downing Real Madrid in Champions League

Pep Guardiola has praised Gabriel Jesus for downing Real Madrid in the Champions League, insisting the Manchester City striker "was the man of these two games".

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Lagos by-elections: INEC cautions against vote buying, others

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday cautioned politicians against vote buying, food sharing and other activities capable of buying the conscience of voters at polling units duing Saturday’s Lagos East by-elections.
Napoli have officially renamed their stadium in memory of the late, great Diego Maradona. Originally named the Stadio San Paolo, after Saint Paul the Apostle, Napoli’s home stadium will henceforth be called the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

Napoli stadium officially renamed ‘Stadio Diego Armando Maradona’

As announced in an official statement this afternoon, the stadium based in the neighbourhood of Fuorigrotta in the west end of the city will formally change its name from the ‘Stadio San Paolo’ to ‘Stadio Diego Armando Maradona’.
An Israeli firefighter stands outside the Church of All Nations next to the Garden of Gethsemane after a man tried to set a fire inside the Church in Jerusalem December 4, 2020. REUTERS-Ammar Awad

Jerusalem church suffers damage in arson near Garden of Gethsemane

Israeli police on Friday arrested a man for trying to set fire to an east Jerusalem church by the Garden of Gethsemane, the site revered by Christians as the place where Jesus prayed before he was crucified.
Former Minister of Defence, General Domkat Yah Bali, is dead. He was aged 80.

Ex-Defence minister Domkat Bali passes on

Bali, a respected general, was member of the highest decision making body of government during the military era in the 1980s. He was a member of the Supreme Military Council from 1984 to 1985 during the Major General Muhammadu Buhari military regime. Bali also served as member of the Armed Forces Ruling Council from 1985 to 1990 during the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.
Lebanese-french businessman Ziad Takieddine is accused of being an intermediary between former Libyan and French leaders.

Lebanon arrests businessman linked to former French president’s corruption case

Lebanese authorities have arrested a Lebanese French businessman who allegedly funnelled millions of euros from former Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi to former French President Nicolas Sarkozy during the latter’s 2007 election campaign, a judicial source said.