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Ex-Speaker Dogara directs release of ‘looters’ of his Jos residence

The immediate past Speaker, House of Representative, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has directed immediate release of the hoodlums involved in the vandalization and looting of his Lamingo resident in Jos North Local Government Area.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

VP Osinbajo, six governors to engage youths, others

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will be heading a committee that has six state governors as members to engage youths, representatives of Civil Society Organisations, religious and traditional leaders on the fallout of the recent #EndSARS protests.
Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Shiites, who were commemorating the 6th Death Anniversary of sons of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and others, were dispersed by the Police in Zaria. Kaduna State, weekend.

Police disperse protesting Shiites in Zaria

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Shiites, who were commemorating the 6th Death Anniversary of sons of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and others, were dispersed by the Police in Zaria, Kaduna State, weekend.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Two arrested for alleged rape, murder of neighbour’s wife

The police in Katsina State have arrested two men, Faisal Lawal and Abba Nasiru, for allegedly raping and killing their neighbours wife in the state.
Famed Egyptian actor Ragaa al-Geddawy died on Sunday after contracting the COVID-19 disease, the actors union said. She was 81.

Top Egyptian actress dies of coronavirus

Famed Egyptian actor Ragaa al-Geddawy died on Sunday after contracting the COVID-19 disease, the actors union said. She was 81.
Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins

Archbishop Martins advocates unity for strength

Most Revd. (Dr.) Alfred Adewale Martins, the Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, has called for better synergy and understanding among adherents of all religions in the country, particularly Christians and Muslims in order to build a more united and prosperous nation.
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Zamfara, federal governments to engage 70,000 youths in mining

No fewer than 70,000 youths are expected to be gainfully employed by both the Federal Government and the Zamfara Government in mining activities in the state.
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Eid-el-Fitr: CAN lauds Muslims over compliance with coronavirus directives

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Oyo State Chapter, has commended Muslims in the state for complying with government directives on Eid-el-Fitr celebration amidst COVID-19.
Worshippers perform Taraweeh prayer at Kaaba in the Grand Mosque on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan during the outbreak of the COVID-19, in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Image Credit: REUTERS

Saudi Arabia reopens mosques May 31

Saudi Arabia will end its nationwide coronavirus curfew from June 21, except in the holy city of Mecca, the interior ministry said Tuesday, after more than two months of stringent curbs.

Man slumps, dies after observing Eid prayer in Kano

An unidentified man was said to have slumped and died amid the celebration of eid-il-fitr prayer in Unguwar Sharada, Kano State.

Eid-el-Fitr: PFN congratulates Sultan, Muslims

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria on Sunday congratulated the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III and all Muslims in Nigeria on the occasion of this year’s Eid-al-Fitr.
The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Ahmad Abdurrahman, has warned police officers and men to shun unprofessionalism while enforcing restriction orders to check spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Eid-el-Fitri: Police chief urges Muslims to celebrate in most responsible manner

Mr Ahmad Abdurrahman, the Commissioner of Police of Enugu, has urged Muslim faithful to go about the Eid-el-Fitri celebration in the most responsible manner and following the physical restriction order.

NMA demands special hazard, risk allowances from Ekiti government

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Ekiti chapter, has demanded the approval of special hazard and risk allowance for medical doctors operating in the state from Governor Kayode Fayemi.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Eid: Sokoto governor felicitates with Muslims, salutes health workers

The Governor of Sokoto State Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has felicitated with Muslims as they celebrate Eidel Fitri.

Eid-el-Fitr: FCT minister urges Muslims to pray for quick end of coronavirus pandemic

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minster Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has congratulated Muslim faithful in the nation’s capital for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast and he has wished them a pleasant and joyous Eid-el-Fitr celebration.
French churches were preparing to hold their first Sunday masses in more than two months after the government bowed to a ruling that they should be reopened – provided proper precautions were taken.

France reopens worship centres

French churches were preparing to hold their first Sunday masses in more than two months after the government bowed to a ruling that they should be reopened – provided proper precautions were taken.

China says US infected by ‘political virus’, ties pushed to brink of ‘Cold War’

China said Sunday that relations with the United States were “on the brink of a new Cold War”, fuelled in part by tensions over the coronavirus pandemic, as Muslims around the world celebrated a muted end to the holy month of Ramadan.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Eid-El-Fitri: Police warn against opening of worship, event centers in Benue

The Benue state command of the Nigeria Police has warned worship centers as well as owners of event centers against opening their premises during the Sallah period.

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Indian and Chinese troops in new border brawl

Indian and Chinese troops have fought a new brawl on their contested Himalayan border, leaving injuries on both sides, military officials said Monday.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Minister: Nigerian government executing 43 road projects in tertiary institutions

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has stated that his ministry was currently executing 43 road projects within tertiary institutions across the country with a view to enhancing the learning environment.
Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, was quick to defend Kepa Arrizabalaga after Sunday’s 3-1 win over Luton Town in the FA Cup.

Frank Lampard defends Kepa Arrizabalaga after Luton mistake

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, was quick to defend Kepa Arrizabalaga after Sunday’s 3-1 win over Luton Town in the FA Cup.
The Miyetti Allah has called for the arrest of Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho for the alleged assault on the Seriki Fulani of Oyo state, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir.

NCFront cautions IGP against arresting Sunday Igboho

Disturbed by the rising tension in the South-west region over the arrest order issued on a Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo Igboho, by the Inspector General of Police (IG), Mohammed Adamu, the Secretary of the National Consultative Front (NCFront), Olawale Okunniyi, has cautioned the police chief not to further exacerbate the building tension in the Southwest by arresting the Yoruba activist.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control recorded 1,617 new cases of the CoronaVirus Disease (COVID-19) in the country. Nigeria records 1,617 new COVID-19 infections, 14 more deaths.

NCDC records 964 new coronavirus infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 964 cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the tally of infections in the country to 121,566.