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Pope Francis speaking at the Nagasaki hypocenter memorial. Ciro Fusco-EPA

Vatican rejects deviations from approved baptismal wording

Pope Francis has decreed there could be no changes to the baptismal wording used by the Catholic Church, the Vatican confirmed on Thursday.
Nigeria forward Cyriel Dessers says he can cope with the pressure of playing for a bigger club.

Cyriel Dessers denies planning to dump Nigeria for Belgium

Super Eagles hopeful, Cyriel Dessers, has debunked claims he is still interested in playing for Belgium despite already committing his international future to Nigeria.
Nigeria forward Cyriel Dessers says he can cope with the pressure of playing for a bigger club.

Cyriel Dessers set to dump Nigeria for Belgium

Cyriel Dessers is still interested in playing for Belgium despite already committing his international future to Nigeria.
The kidnapped wife of a traditional ruler in Oyo State, Funbi Ojo, has regained freedom from her abductors.

Abductors of 60-year-old Rivers woman demand N16 million ransom

Gunmen have kidnapped a 60-year-old woman, Mrs. Nyieda Kpeenu, from her residence in Nweol community in Gokana Local Government Area, Rivers State.
Relief has come the way of a Nigerian mother, Suliyat Tijani and her quadruplets stranded in a hospital after the Dubai Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum paid their hospital bills.

Dubai crown prince pays medical bill of stranded Nigerian with quadruplets

Relief has come the way of a Nigerian mother, Suliyat Tijani and her quadruplets stranded in a hospital after the Dubai Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum paid their hospital bills.
Brazen actress, Tonto Dikeh, has revealed why she described her estranged husband, Olakunle Churchill, as a 40-second man.

Tonto Dikeh: I was almost jailed in Dubai

Popular Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has spoken about her brush with authorities in Dubai, UAE, last year.
Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka has taken a swipe at critics who came at her over a recent photo-shoot in swim suit

Naomi Osaka lampoons critics over Swim suit photo-shoot outburst

Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka has taken a swipe at critics who came at her over a recent photo-shoot in swim suit

Man sentenced to life imprisonment for defiling two-year-old girl

One Adekunle Olalere has been sentenced to life imprisonment for defiling a two-year-old girl in Ogun.
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Late former Edo Speaker’s wife, driver abducted by gunmen

Her husband, Zakawanu Garuba, who died yesterday at Abuja after a brief illness, was being taken home to Auchi for burial when the widow, her three children and the aged mother of the late former Speaker encountered the gunmen at Kabba junction in Kogi State.
Tottenham star Serge Aurier has returned home to France to be by his mother’s side following the tragic death of his brother earlier this week.

Serge Aurier returns to home following brother’s tragic death

Tottenham star Serge Aurier has returned home to France to be by his mother’s side following the tragic death of his brother earlier this week.
Sunday 12th July was a black Sunday for residents of Adeke community and environs in Benue State. After Church service on that day, 26 youths all members of the Evangelical Church Winning All, ECWA in the village lost their lives in a hydro disaster. Five of the dead, including a triplet were members of the same family.

Benue boat mishap kills triplets, 23 others

Sunday 12th July was a black Sunday for residents of Adeke community and environs in Benue State. After Church service on that day, 26 youths all members of the Evangelical Church Winning All, ECWA, in the village lost their lives in a hydro disaster. Five of the dead, including a triplet were members of the same family.

Network appeals for more test kits to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission

Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN) on Wednesday called for more test kits to prevent deaths of pregnant women and babies as a result of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has lamented how the novel Coronavirus has hindered preparations for local government elections in the state.

Bauchi upgrades child birth units, renovates health centres

The Bauchi government says it has renovated and upgraded 26 existing childbirth spacing units in seven local government areas in the state, in its efforts at ensuring safe child delivery.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest father of six for ‘rape’ of 13-year-old girl

The Police in Jos have arrested a 39-year-old businessman, Abdul Abdul, for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl after buying N20 sachet water in her mother’s makeshift store.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

Manchester City star targets Qatar 2022 World Cup with the Super Eagles

Manchester City defender Tosin Adarabioyo says his target is to play at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, either with Nigeria or England.

Teenager docked over alleged sexual molestation of six-year-old girl

A Kwara State Family Court, on Friday, docked 17-year-old boy, Taofeek Yunus, over alleged sexual molestation of a six-year-old girl at Alore area of Ilorin.
Former Glee star Naya Rivera is presumed dead after emergency teams said the effort to find her has now been classed as a search and recovery operation.

‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera presumed drowned as search continues for body

Former “Glee” star Naya Rivera is presumed to have drowned while boating on a lake near Los Angeles, authorities said on Thursday, but no body had been found almost 24 hours after she was last seen.
Manchester City loanee Tosin Adarabioyo is awaiting FIFA clearance to complete his switch of nationality, following his decision to represent Nigeria at the international level.

Tosin Adarabioyo awaits FIFA clearance to play for Super Eagles

Manchester City loanee Tosin Adarabioyo is awaiting FIFA clearance to complete his switch of nationality, following his decision to represent Nigeria at the international level.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

Huawei will stop producing Kirin chipsets on September 15

Huawei will stop making its flagship Kirin chipsets next month, financial magazine Caixin said on Saturday, as the impact of U.S. pressure on the Chinese tech giant grows. U.S. pressure on Huawei’s suppliers has made it impossible for the company’s HiSilicon chip division to keep making the chipsets, key components for mobile phone, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Unit was quoted as saying at the launch of the company’s new Mate 40 handset.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps uncovers abandoned power projects worth over N156 billion

The Federal House of Representatives, in it’s oversight function, has uncovered many power projects, put together at the cost of N156 billion, that are being abandoned or are yet to be completed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

Biafra group warns Miyetti Allah against operating security outfit in South-east, South-south

The Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, on Saturday, warned Miyetti Allah Kautal Haure not to allow the Fulani Security group to operate in the Southeast and Southsouth to avoid bloody confrontation by both groups.
Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has fully recovered from coronavirus. 4

Governor El-Rufai: South should produce next President

Barely a week after President Muhammadu Buhari’s closest ally and nephew, Malam Mamman Daura, spoke against zoning of presidency ahead of the 2023 election, Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i has said the next President should come from the South.
The Lagos Waste Management Authority on Saturday said plans had been concluded to decommission its Olusosun and Solous landfill sites. The Managing Director of LAWMA, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin, said in a statement that the decommissioning was due to urban encroachment and increased human activities around the areas.

LAWMA arrests 13 cart pushers for environmental laws violation

Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, Acting Managing Director, Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), said the authority arrested 13 cart pushers and seized 29 carts for violating environmental laws of the state.