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FILE PHOTO - Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rai speaks after meeting with Lebanon's President Michel Aoun at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon July 15, 2020. Dalati Nohra-Handout via REUTERS

Lebanon patriarch tells feuding president and premier-designate to reconcile

Lebanon’s top Christian cleric has urged President Michel Aoun to set up a reconciliation meeting with Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri to form a cabinet and end the country’s political deadlock.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister approves use of 20 centres for NIN enrolment in FCT

Communications and Digital Economy Minister Isah Ali Pantami, on Saturday approved the activation of 20 NIN enrolment centres within the FCT, to make the process easier, beginning from tomorrow, Mr Kayode Adegoke, Head, Corporate Communications of NIMC, Abuja, said.
Former Chelsea star Steve Sidwell has compared Crystal Palace midfielder Eberechi Eze to Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, following his impressive display against Sheffield United.

Jamie Redknapp: Eberechi Eze best player in Arsenal vs Palace Game

Former Liverpool midfield star Jamie Redknapp hailed Eberechi Eze’s performance in Thursday’s 0-0 draw between Arsenal and Crystal Palace, describing him as the ‘best player on the pitch’.

Ooni: How we averted crisis during #EndSARS protests

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Wednesday, says the existing traditional security structure in the ancient town helped to avert crisis during the #EndSARS protest against bad governance and police brutality.
Mikel Arteta says he has had to adapt his tactical approach much more than he expected since taking over as Arsenal boss, due to the composition of his squad.

Mikel Arteta: Next two matches important for Arsenal

“I think the next two games are crucial to see the direction that we are taking and to reinforce all the things that we have improved on and the results that we are having recently,” Arteta said.
Malaysia’s king declared a nationwide state of emergency on Tuesday to fight a coronavirus surge and parliament was suspended, with critics charging it was a bid by the unstable government to cling to power.

Coronavirus: Malaysia declares nationwide emergency, suspends parliament

Malaysia’s king declared a nationwide state of emergency on Tuesday to fight a coronavirus surge and parliament was suspended, with critics charging it was a bid by the unstable government to cling to power.
Eberechi Eze has the perfect start to his Crystal Palace career following their 1-0 win against Southampton in Saturday’s Premier League opener.

Crystal Palace star Eberechi Eze apologises for attending QPR clash

Crystal Palace star, Eberechi Eze, has apologised for attending a Queens Park Rangers game.
Crystal Palace's Eberechi Eze (left) watches the match from the stands during the Emirates FA Cup third round match at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium

Crystal Palace to deal with Eberechi Eze attendance at QPR match internally

Crystal Palace have expressed concern over winger Eberechi Eze’s attendance at an FA Cup match between his former club QPR and Fulham without a face mask last weekend.

Oba of Benin warns dukes over resurging CDA activities

The Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, has cautioned Enigie (Dukes) collaborating with youths in their communities on resuscitating the activities of banned Community Development Associations (CDAs) under different guises, warning that those found flouting the ban would be made to face the wrath of the law and ancestral consequences.
Mikel Arteta says he has had to adapt his tactical approach much more than he expected since taking over as Arsenal boss, due to the composition of his squad.

Mikel Arteta wary of dangerous Crystal Palace

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has warned his players they will have their hands full when they face a dangerous Crystal Palace side.
Crystal Palace's Eberechi Eze (left) watches the match from the stands during the Emirates FA Cup third round match at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium

Eberechi Eze faces FA investigation over attendance at QPR FA Cup tie

It could leave the ex-QPR midfielder facing a potential FA rap as it comes just 24 hours after the Premier League wrote to all clubs to remind them to reinforce coronavirus protocols.
Indonesian search and rescue personnel carrying body bags to be examined by investigators on Sunday in Jakarta, Indonesia. Ed Wray-Getty Images

Indonesia finds body parts, debris, detects emergency signal of crashed jet

Indonesia, on Sunday, detected signals that could come from a flight recorder of a Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the sea soon after taking off from the capital Jakarta.
Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi

Ooni advises Christians to emulate virtues of Christ in 2021

“Let Christ’s virtues be reflected in your deeds. It was at Antioch that the disciples of Jesus were first called Christians because they behaved like Jesus. Behave as Christians wherever you find yourself,” the Ooni counselled.
DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi’s office said Saturday that he has pardoned two men convicted over the assassination of former ruler Laurent-Desire Kabila, the father of his political rival Joseph Kabila.

DR Congo frees 26 prisoners for Laurent Kabila’s assassination

Jubilation at the Makala prison in Kinshasa Friday as Congolese president Felix Tshisekedi pardoned at least 26 men, who were convicted for planning the assassination of ex-president Laurent Kabila in 2001.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

Amotekun chief accuses Oyo governor’s aides for indulging hoodlums

The leadership of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun in Oyo State has complained that some aides of the State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde often interfere in its activities at checking hooliganism in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Bashir Jamoh as the director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

NIMASA underscores strategic importance of Badagry deep seaport

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Jamoh, says the Badagry Deep Seaport project in Lagos State is a strategy to the development of Nigeria as a global maritime hub.

Niger community remains deserted weeks after bandit attack

Barely 15 days after the Kidnap of the District Head of Yakila in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulamid by gunmen suspected to be armed bandits, the community has been...
Former Manchester City star Micah Richards has likened Eberechi Eze to the late Diego Maradona following his wonder goal in Crystal Palace’s 2-0 win at Sheffield United.

Eberechi Eze voted Crystal Palace Man of the Match in win vs Sheffield United

Eberechi Eze has been voted Crystal Palace Man of the Match in their 2-0 home win against Sheffield United.

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Plateau: Police kill two ‘kidnappers’, rescue victims

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No fewer than eight suspected cultists have been arrested by the police in different parts of Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State for murder.

UNN starts post UTME screening under coronavirus safety rules

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