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Boko Haram insurgents have killed Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa state.

MURIC: Boko Haram’s attempt at stoking religious war with Reverend Andimi’s execution has failed

An Islamic rights group, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has reacted to the execution by Boko Haram on Tuesday, of Reverend Lawan Andimi, Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
India's Supreme Court has sought government response to petitions filed against a new citizenship legislation after it refused to stay the law that has sparked widespread opposition and protests across the country.

India’s Supreme Court refuses to stay citizenship law

India's Supreme Court has sought government response to petitions filed against a new citizenship legislation after it refused to stay the law that has sparked widespread opposition and protests across the country.
The recently released Jennifer Ukambong Samuel has confirmed she met with Alice, who was abducted by members of the Boko Haram sect about two years ago.

Jennifer Samuel: I saw Alice Loksha, she said Grace Taku, Leah Sharibu are fine

The recently released Jennifer Ukambong Samuel has confirmed she met with Alice, who was abducted by members of the Boko Haram sect about two years ago.
Some politicians and other stakeholders in Bauchi are having ‘sleepless nights’ as they await the outcome of Supreme Court verdict on the governorship election, to be delivered on Monday.

Supreme Court: Anxiety in Bauchi as politicians spend sleepless nights in mosques

Some politicians and other stakeholders in Bauchi are having ‘sleepless nights’ as they await the outcome of Supreme Court verdict on the governorship election, to be delivered on Monday.
Myanmar President Win Myint, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping review an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the presidential house in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on Jan. 17. (Nyein Chan Naing-EPA-EFE-Shutterstock)

China, Myanmar ‘stand together’ despite Rohingya backlash

China and Myanmar inked dozens of mammoth infrastructure and trade deals after a meeting Saturday between President Xi Jinping and fallen rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi, as Beijing doubles down on its support for a government under fire for its treatment of Rohingya Muslims.
After a few days at the hospital, following a fatal attack on his convoy along Kaduna-Zaria road, the Emir of Potiskum, Umaru Bauya, on Friday, returned to his palace in Yobe State.

Emir: How I survived fatal attack by bandits

After a few days at the hospital, following a fatal attack on his convoy along Kaduna-Zaria road, the Emir of Potiskum, Umaru Bauya, on Friday, returned to his palace in Yobe State.
The General Overseer, Shepherd Towers International Church, Lagos, popularly known as Spit Fire Ministries, Prophet Chineductus, has warned that many who are positioning for 2023 presidential position may not live to be part of it.

Cleric prophesies another political upheaval

Few days after Fr. Ejike Mbaka’s prophecy came through in Imo State, the General Overseer, Shepherd Towers International Church, Lagos, popularly known as Spit Fire Ministries, Prophet Chineductus, has warned that many who are positioning for 2023 presidential position may not live to be part of it.

DSMIA: Delta Muslims not at war with Buhari over Musa appointment

Delta State Muslims Indigenes Association (DSMIA), has dispelled the claim that Muslims in the state were at loggerheads with President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of Alhaji Sadiq Musa as Commissioner on the Board of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCOM.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Shaka Momodu: A columnist as a Hater-in-Chief

For many years, week after week, Shaka Momodu opens the sewers, and pours vitriol on President Muhammadu Buhari on the back page of Thisday Newspapers. We ignore him, reasoning that when a mind is diseased, there is hardly much you can do to point such soul to decency. It remains impervious to anything not from the very nether region of hell.
U.S. President Donald Trump makes a speech to evangelical supports in Miami, Florida, U.S., January 3, 2020. REUTERS-Eva Marie Uzcategui

US imposes immediate economic sanctions on Iran

Following the retaliatory attack of US forces’ bases in Iraq by Iran, US President Donald Trump has said the US will impose immediate economic sanctions on Iran.

Bishop Kukah describes federal government as fundamentalists without bombs

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, has described the Nigerian government as “Islamic fundamentalists without bombs.”

Hisbah nabs 15 ‘homosexuals’ in Kano

Kano state hisbah corps, a religious police responsible for the enforcement of sharia, arrested not less than 15 homosexuals last Thursday.
Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins

2020: Let’s build a strong and united Nigeria – Archbishop Martins

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev Dr Alfred Adewale Martins has urged all Nigerians to join hands together to build a strong, united, peaceful, progressive nation in the year 2020.

Bangladesh shuts mobile network along India border

Bangladesh has cut services to millions of mobile phones along its border with India for “security” reasons amid fears a new citizenship law passed by its giant neighbour could prompt an influx of migrants.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

Religious intolerance: MURIC blasts CAN over attack on Sultan

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has attacked the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, for its recent attack on the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar.
The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has commended the Muhammadu Buhari’s government’s support for the quick establishment of specialized courts to try corruption and its allied cases for speedy determination of such cases within a stipulated time in order to bring culprits to book and discourage penchant for embezzlement and other forms of grand corruption.

President Buhari: We shouldn’t allow terrorists divide us

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians, especially religious leaders, not to give room for terrorists to divide the country along religious lines.
Senator Jeremiah Useni

Senator Useni asks federal government to aid release of abducted Plateau aid worker

Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) and Plateau State PDP governorship candidate in the 2019 election, Senator Jeremiah Timbut Useni, has appealed to the Federal Government to deploy all efforts and resources to free a Plateau citizen and orphan, Miss Jennifer Ukambong Samuel, and other Aude workers from Boko Haram captivity.
India's tourism industry has been hit by a wave of violent anti-government protests across the country against a new citizenship law, with at least seven countries issuing travel warnings.

India’s tourism industry hit hard by citizenship law protests

India's tourism industry has been hit by a wave of violent anti-government protests across the country against a new citizenship law, with at least seven countries issuing travel warnings.

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Police: Gunman kills six in Germany attack

Six people were killed and two seriously wounded in a shooting in southwestern Germany, police said on Friday.

Undergraduate jailed for 13 years in Ondo

A Federal High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State capital, on Friday, sentenced a final year student of Achievers University, Owo, Fisayo Adetoro, to 13 years imprisonment and a fine of N1m over impersonation, forgery and money laundering.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.

Frank Lampard unsure about Tammy Abraham ankle injury

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari: It might take time, but we‘ll remedy things in North East

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the European Union (EU) that though it might take a bit longer, the nation will surely put the issues associated with the troubles in the North East in order and move ahead.
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Afenifere warns Police not to cover up Oko Oloyun murder

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Friday, warned the Nigeria Police not to cover up the murder of renowned alternative therapist, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, populary known as Okooloyun.