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Ogun: Not wearing facemasks will attract six months imprisonment

The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has announced that anyone who is caught moving about without a facemask, will be severely punished.
Muslim pilgrims converged Thursday on Saudi Arabia’s Mount Arafat for the climax of this year’s hajj, the smallest in modern times and a sharp contrast to the massive crowds of previous years.

Muslim pilgrims to scale Mount Arafat for peak of hajj

Muslim pilgrims converged Thursday on Saudi Arabia’s Mount Arafat for the climax of this year’s hajj, the smallest in modern times and a sharp contrast to the massive crowds of previous years.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Eid-el-Kabir: Police deploy 2,096 personnel in Plateau

The Police Command in Plateau has deployed 2,096 personnel to ensure hitch-free and peaceful Eid-el-Kabir celebrations in the state.
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Kidnapped Reps member’s mother, rescued

The mother of a member of the House of Representatives, representing Ifelodun/Oyun/Offa federal constituency of Kwara State, Hon. Tijjani Ismail, Alhaja Aminat Tijani, who was kidnapped, has been rescued by the police.
The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, has visited soldiers in the North East to get a first hand information on the ambush by terrorists on troops on March 22.

Army Day: General Buratai inaugurates projects nationwide

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has inaugurated several projects across the eight divisions of Nigerian Army nationwide in commemoration of the Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) 2020.

Official: 4,000 people receive coronavirus palliatives in Sokoto

No fewer than 4,000 people in Sokoto state have benefitted from the Federal Government’s palliatives to alleviate the harsh economic realities occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Saudi Arabia government has approved the re-opening of Masjid Al Nabawi, Madinah gradually from Sunday 31 May with precautionary measures.

Saudi Arabia reopens Madinah mosque from Sunday

The Saudi Arabia government has approved the re-opening of Masjid Al Nabawi, Madinah gradually from Sunday 31 May with precautionary measures.

Edo guber: We don’t want bloodshed – cleric

The Chief Imam of Benin Central Mosque, Abdufatah Enabulele, says the people of Edo State do not want bloodshed during the upcoming party primaries and governorship election.

Imam bars worshippers from mosque in Nasarawa

Imam Khalud Ibrahim of JIWIS Central Mosque, Gudi in Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State on Sunday sent out worshippers without face masks from the Mosque during prayers to celebrate the Eid-el-fitr.
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Senegalese return to mosques after restrictions eased

Some Senegalese mosques opened their doors on Friday after the government eased coronavirus restrictions, but others judged the rate of infection too high and stayed shut.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC may not alter dates on conduct of Edo, Ondo elections

Despite speculation, the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) offered no hint of an intention to adjust timetable for the conduct of governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states.
No fewer than 29 worshippers including a pastor and an Islamic have been arrested by the police operatives in Lagos for flouting the Federal Government directive against congregational worship.

Pastor, Imam, 27 others arrested for flouting lockdown order

No fewer than 29 worshippers including a pastor and an Islamic have been arrested by the police operatives in Lagos for flouting the Federal Government directive against congregational worship.

Kogi medical doctors reject salary cut

Members of the Kogi State Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) have vowed not to accept the proposed cutting of salaries of its members and other healthcare workers by the Kogi Government.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has announced a two-week extension to the ongoing state-wide lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Osun records two new coronavirus cases

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, who disclosed this in a statement in Osogbo on Sunday, noted that the two new cases were confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control, (NCDC) last night.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Ogun doctors begin three-day warning strike amid coronavirus

The Association of Resident Doctors at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State, says its members will commence a three-day warning strike on Monday.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti names chairman, corps commander, other board members for Amotekun

Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Sunday, approved the appointment of members of the Governing Board of the Ekiti State Security Network Agency (Amotekun Corps).
The Grand Mosque in Mecca is usually at its busiest during Ramadan as it attracts more than 1 million worshipers every year. Image Credit: REUTERS

Saudi: Holy Mosques to open for Muslims soon

Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, head of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, on Tuesday gave glad tidings to the faithful, with his reassuring words: “Days would come (soon) when worshipers return to the Two Holy Mosques.”

Lagos, Abuja arrest Imams for violating lockdown order

No fewer than four Islamic clerics have been arrested in Lagos State and Federal Capital Territory Abuja for violating the Federal Government-ordered lockdown in the two cities.

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APC slams Delta’s N400 million Ecumenical project amidst slash in wages

The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday condemned the N400million ecumenical project proposed in the state’s 2020 revised budget noting that the project amidst claims of the state facing a cash crunch leading to the slashing of workers’ salaries in the state was not only unlawful but morally wrong and unjustifiable.
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Frank Lampard promises to ‘keep moving forward’ as he reflects on first season in...

Frank Lampard says he is ‘really proud’ of his Chelsea players this season and has promised to ‘keep moving forward’ as he reflects on his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge.
Masari spoke in an interview with State House correspondents after a meeting he held with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari: We could’ve used army, police to overrun opposition during elections

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, said if not for the respect All Progressives Congress, APC, has for the country, it could have used the army, the police and other security agencies to overrun the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 elections.

INEC heads to Supreme Court over Court of Appeal judgement on parties deregistration

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would approach the Supreme Court over conflicting judgements by the Court of Appeal on recently deregistered political parties.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Governor Uzodinma backs Mamman Daura on rotational presidency

Imo State governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has lent credence to the position of President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura on rotational presidency, saying the nation will be better off if merit is allowed to drive the political processes.