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Catholic bishops implore Governor El-Rufai to convene stakeholders’ meeting over killings

Catholic Bishops of Kaduna Ecclesiastical Province have appealed to the Kaduna State government to convene a stakeholders’ meeting that will help in addressing incessant killings in Kajuru Local Council and other parts of the state.

Simon Lalong: A victory delayed, not denied

It is a trite principle law that when judgment is passed on a matter, it must not only be fair to one party but just to the overall interest of the society.
Firefighters stand in after extinguishing a fire caused by an explosion in a bakery in the rue de Vienne, in the south of Lyon, late on February 9, 2019. The explosion and the fire killed two people included a child and injured four others according to French prosecuting authorities.ALEX MARTIN / AFP

Mother and child die in French fire following bakery blast

A woman and a child were killed in a fire in the eastern city of Lyon believed to have been sparked by a gas blast in a bakery, authorities said.

French priest jailed for sexual abuse

A French priest was Friday sentenced to five years, two without parole, for sexually assaulting four young female parishioners, one of whom was just nine when the offences started, and embezzling 100,000 euros ($115,000) to pay one of his victims.
More women in Saudi Arabia are getting divorced than ever before. Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia to notify women of divorce by text message

Saudi courts will notify women by text message when they get divorced, in a new regulation that took effect on Sunday, officials said.
Nigerian Army

Aminu Umar: Nigeria Army fighting terrorism, misinformation

A don, Dr. Aminu Umar, has lamented that the Nigerian Army is being over stretched with simultaneous engagement in fight against insurgency and terrorism, misinformation and psychological warfare.
Libya – Nigerian Migrants

UN: Nigerian migrants face ‘unimaginable horrors’ in Libya

The United Nations has released a new report, which detailed the unimaginable horrors Nigerian migrants were being subjected from the moment they entered Libya and throughout their stay in that country.

NGO cautions Nigerians against illegal migration

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), the Migration Enlightenment Project Nigeria (MEPN), has cautioned Nigerians against illegal migration to Europe without appropriate papers or entry visa.
United Nations UN

UN: 30 milliom babies are born premature yearly

Nearly 30 million babies are born too soon, too small or become sick, requiring specialised care to survive beyond the first month of life, according to a new UN-backed report.

NAF pledges more collaboration with security agencies in Bayelsa

Air Vice-Marshal Napoleon Bali, Air Officer Commanding (AOC) of Headquarters, NAF Mobility Command made made the pledge on Saturday in Yenagoa during the command’s 2018 Fourth Quarter Route March Exercise.

Psychiatrist harps on regular sex for women

A psychiatrist, Dr Maymunah Kadiri, on Saturday, advised married women to have regular sex with their spouses in order to prevent depression and gain happiness.

Psychiatrist raises concern over increasing suicide among young Nigerians

Dr Ninyo Omidiji, a Psychiatrist and Clinician, Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi, has raised concern over the growing rate of suicide among young Nigerians.
Inspector General of Police , Ibrahim Idris

Check citizens’ bank account balances, get dismissed – IGP warns F-SARS operatives

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has told the operatives of the reformed Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad to desist from checking citizens’ bank accounts details.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani - AFP PHOTO - ALEX HALADA

President Rouhani evokes Iran-Iraq war in call to defy US pressure

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani evoked memories of the devastating Iran-Iraq war on Saturday to call for unity in the face of economic hardships and US pressure.

Police deny compelling Premium Times reporter to implicate Senator Saraki

The Nigeria Police Force has denied compelling Samuel Ogundipe of Premium Times online publication to implicate the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, before he could be released from custody.

Governor Ajimobi’s wife, group seek end to human trafficking

The Oyo State Government has frowned at the rising rate of human trafficking in the country, calling it ‘modern day slavery’.

Drug abuse: Expert raises alarm over teenage initiation

Dr Alfred Makanjuola, Consultant Behavioural Scientist, University of Ilorin, has raised alarm over initiation of teenagers into drug abuse in Kwara.

World Cup: Fans apportion blame for Nigeria’s loss to Croatia

Sports fans in Gombe on Saturday attributed the failure of the Super Eagles to secure their first opening World Cup win since France 1998 to player’s errors.

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Kazakhstan has renamed its capital Nur-Sultan, in honour of the country's longtime president who resigned in a surprise move earlier this week.

Kazakhstan renames capital to honour ex-leader

Kazakhstan has renamed its capital Nur-Sultan, in honour of the country's longtime president who resigned in a surprise move earlier this week.

Police arrest three suspects over ‘humiliating’ nude woman in viral video in Anambra

The Police Command in Anambra has arrested three persons allegedly involved in production and circulation of a viral video where a nude woman was humiliated.
Mrs Iyabo Toluhi (nee Adesanmi), the elder sister of the late Prof. Pius Adesanmi, on Saturday described the death of his brother as a great loss to the family and community.

Pius Adesanmi’s demise a great loss to our family – sister

Mrs Iyabo Toluhi (nee Adesanmi), the elder sister of the late Prof. Pius Adesanmi, on Saturday described the death of his brother as a great loss to the family and community.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Lagos elections: APC wins Ibeju-Lekki supplementary polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Ibeju-Lekki State Constituency I, Mr Fatai Mojeed, winner of the supplementary election in the area.

Senator-elect Ifeanyi Ubah backs Ahmed Lawan for Senate President

Anambra South Senator-elect, Mr Ifeanyi Ubah, has pinched tent with a group of elected lawmakers in the incoming 9th Senate led by Sen. Ahmed Lawan.