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Don’t associate Christ with criminality – CAN warns MURIC

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) to desist from associating criminality with Christ.

Bishop Kukah: Emir Sanusi fighting for his life because he says unpopular things

Matthew Kukah, Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, says Muhammadu Sanusi II, the emir of Kano, is fighting to keep the throne because of his blunt remarks.

Edwin Clark: No politician better than Igbo politician

Ijaw leader and politician, Chief Edwin Clark, who served under former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, as Federal Commissioner for Information in an interview claimed there is no politician in Nigeria better than Igbo politician.
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NSE: All-Share Index drops to 26,000 mark again

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) All-Share Index on Friday lost 98.45 points or 0.36 per cent to close lower at 26,987.45 mark.
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Nigerian equities continue decline with N112 billion loss

Nigerian equities continued on the downward trend yesterday as increased selloffs across the sectors pushed the overall market to a net loss of N112 billion. With the decline yesterday, quoted equities have lost N265 billion in the past two trading sessions.
A survivor of the Nigerian “torture house” raided by police in Kaduna has described being there as “living in hellfire”.

Islamic ‘house of torture’ in Nigeria

Horrific revelations of torture and abuse at a compound billing itself as a Koranic reform school in northern Nigeria have shone a spotlight on Islamic institutes unregulated by the authorities.
A survivor of the Nigerian “torture house” raided by police in Kaduna has described being there as “living in hellfire”.

Kaduna ‘torture house’ was ‘like hellfire’ – survivor

A survivor of the Nigerian “torture house” raided by police in Kaduna has described being there as “living in hellfire”.
Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.

EU provides €48 miilion for mother/child nutrition in Kebbi, Adamawa, Bauchi

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed that the European Union (EU) delegation in Nigeria has provided €48 million to support Maternal, Newborn Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN) in Adamawa, Bauchi and Kebbi States.

Cross River governor grateful to President Buhari over Bakassi Deep Sea Port approval

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has expressed appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari over the official approval for the Bakassi Deep Sea Port.

Aliko Dangote to assist women in four states with N1.1 billion

The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has reiterated its readiness to empower additional 106,000 women across four states in Northern Nigeria, with a sum of N1.1 billion before the end of 2019. This initiative is in continuation of its micro-grant programme aimed at poverty amelioration through economic empowerment of women.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

President Buhari urged to address Almajiri problem in North

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene and find a solution to the vagrancy arising from the Almajiri system of Islamic education in northern Nigerian cities.
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Northern governors dump Ruga for livestock plan

The governors who met in Kaduna, capital of Kaduna State under the aegis of the Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF) said the new plan will tackle regular clashes in the region between herders and farmers.
Governor Nasiru El-Rufai has flagged off the annual Kaduna Arts and Book Festival, initiated to encourage literary arts and talents.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai flags off KABAFEST

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has flagged off the annual Kaduna Arts and Book Festival, initiated to encourage literary arts and talents.

Northern groups confirm alleged mosque demolition false alarm

A coalition of Northern Nigerian youth groups on Tuesday called on young people in the region to maintain peace and resist attempts to stir crisis over the alleged demolition of a mosque in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Northern traders ask President Buhari to sack Customs chief give reasons

Some traders operating at Singer Market, one of the biggest provisions markets in Kano have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali.

Man sentence 10 years imprisonment for theft of electricity cables

The Upper Area Court sitting at Kasuwan Nama in Jos has sentenced one Mr. Ahmed Usman to 10 years imprisonment for theft of electrical installations and vandalisation of equipment belonging to Jos Electricity Distribution (JED) Plc.
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Federal university to honour Plateau Imam who rescued 262 Christians

The Federal University at Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has announced plans to honour Abubakar Abdullahi, the Imam who saved 262 Berom Christians from gunmen who attacked their village in Plateau States in June last year.

MURIC kicks as Rivers governor demolishes mosque

Trans-Amadi Central Mosque in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, was on Tuesday 20th August, 2019 demolished by the Rivers State government. The demolition exercise has however been denounced by the Islamic human rights organisation, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC).

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