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The newly elevated and appointed Honourable Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Olanrewaju Elegushi

Hajj: Lagos targets over 4,000 intending pilgrims

The Lagos State Government has expressed its determination to put necessary strategies and machineries in place towards ensuring that the number of intending pilgrims performing the Y2020 holy pilgrimage in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia increases from the present 2,500 to 4,000 and above.

Peter Esele: Introduce safety measures at concert venues

A trade unionist, Mr Peter Esele, has told the Federal Government to introduce measures to protect people during public shows, with the upsurge of activities in the entertainment sector.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, announced this on Thursday in Abuja through a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah.

Rauf Aregbesola: No rift between me and Governor Oyetola

The Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, on Friday declared that there is no rift or misgiving between him and Osun State governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, saying the speculation about the non-existent fight is a hoax.
Yahaya Usman, popularly called Yahaya Makaho, a blind singer who rose from being a street beggar to a famously known singer in northern Nigeria, poses for a portrait wearing his trademark sunglasses in Kaduna, Nigeria, on September 25, 2019. The singer has carved out a niche by focusing on the pressing problems that confront his fans in their daily lives. With his soft voice he croons his way through lyrics that tackle ills such as begging, drug abuse and corruption.Dwelling on sensitive subjects has proved problematic on occasion.Makaho upset some in northern Nigeria’s blind community after he wrote two singles that criticised the widespread practice of street begging — often the only means of earning an income for the visually impaired.Makaho managed to resolve the conflict and has now established a foundation that provides school tuition, uniforms and brail books to help disabled youths get an education. Kola Sulaimon / AFP

Blind singer goes from streets to stardom in northern Nigeria

Yahaya Makaho feels his way to the microphone before launching into a song for his new album at a recording studio in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna.

HIV/AIDS: Nigeria, Africa lack political will to find solution – Group

The Coalition of Civil Society Network for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria has said that increased funding for curative and preventive intervention for HIV/AIDS will give rise to zero level response in Nigeria.

Group: Governors funding pilgrimages, instead of HIV/AIDS treatment

The Coalition of Civil Society Network for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria has said that increased funding for curative and preventive intervention for HIV/AIDS will give rise to zero level response in Nigeria.
Thirty-five people have been killed and four injured after a passenger bus collided with a truck in the Saudi province of Medina, a police spokesman said.

35 killed, four injured in Saudi bus crash

Thirty-five people have been killed and four injured after a passenger bus collided with a truck in the Saudi province of Medina, a police spokesman said.
Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the first leader to be toppled by the Arab Spring revolts, died Thursday in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia's foreign ministry said. He was 83.

Tunisia allows ex-dictator Ben Ali to be buried at home

The Tunisian government on Friday said it would allow the country’s late autocrat Zine-Abidine Ben-Ali to be buried in his homeland after his death in exile in Saudi Arabia.

Cancer: UCH to take lead in radiology training informatics in West Africa – CMD

The Chief Medical Director (CMD), University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, has disclosed that the hospital would take the lead in the training of radiology informatics in the West African sub-region for precise and effective healthcare delivery in diseases such as cancer.
“Flights are suspended until further notice due to rocket fire,” the Mitiga airport said on its Facebook page.

Flights suspended at Libya airport after rocket fire

Located east of Tripoli, Mitiga is a former military airbase that has been used by civilian traffic since Tripoli international airport suffered severe damage during fighting in 2014.

Former Bauchi permanent secretary dies performing Hajj in Saudi Arabia

It was shock as a former permanent secretary in Bauchi State, Ado Santuraki Pali, died while performing Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has said that, with the recent constitution of the relevant parliamentary committees, the ninth National Assembly is now more prepared and ready to work for Nigerians. 2

National Assembly ready to work for Nigerians – Senate president

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that, with the recent constitution of the relevant parliamentary committees, the ninth National Assembly is now more prepared and ready to work for Nigerians.

Lagos confirms loss of female pilgrim in Saudi

The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Board (LSMPWB) has confirmed the death of one of its pilgrims.
FILE PHOTO- Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki arrives for a news conference at the National Assembly in Abuja, Aug. 8, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

Senator Saraki calls for prayers to end security challenge

Former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on Nigerian Muslims to devote their prayers during the Eid-el-Kabir festival to calling on Almighty Allah to end the numerous security challenges facing the country and further restore unity among the citizenry.
Hajia Fatima Rafindadi hands the gift to a beneficiary

Aisha Buhari donates relief materials to 3,000 IDPs in Katsina

First Lady Aisha Buhari has donated relief materials to 3,000 internally displaced persons in Katsina.

Two million expected in Mecca for hajj in Saudi Arabia

The annual hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia’s city of Mecca is one of five pillars of Islam that all Muslims who are able to are expected to complete at least once.

Saudi Arabia says Hajj rituals start midnight Thursday

The Saudi Authority said that 1,838,339 pilgrims were expected to performance this year’s Hajj to compare with 2.37 million that congregated for the exercise in 2018
Saudi Arabia’s Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud (R) with King Salman.

Saudi king loses brother Prince Bandar at 96

Royal Court of Saudi Arabia has announced the demise of Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud on Sunday evening, says Saudi Press Agency.

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APC reports Zamfara Radio to NBC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to call the management of the State Radio and Television to order, over alleged provocative broadcasts against its members.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian soldier kills four colleagues, self in Borno

A corporal of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Lafiya Dole has opened fire on his colleagues, killing four personnel and injuring two others.
Mauricio Pochettino has calmed fears that Tottenham ace Dele Alli will not be fit enough for the Champions League final, after the midfielder was subbed at half-time during Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Everton.

Dele Alli charged by FA over coronavirus Snapchat video

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been charged by the Football Association after posting a video on social media mocking the coronavirus outbreak.
Newly appointed Assistant coach and former Captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo, says he cannot wait to start in his new position.

Celestine Babayaro faults Joseph Yobo’s Super Eagles appointment

Celestine Babayaro has shared his thoughts on the appointment of Joseph Yobo as Nigeria’s senior national team assistant coach.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Senate president to lead delegation to burial of deceased Plateau lawmaker

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, will lead a delegation of Senators to the funeral service of Late Senator Longjan Ignatius Dantong slated for March 2, 2020, in Plateau State.