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Saudi bars Gulf citizens from holy cities over coronavirus fears

Saudi Arabia on Friday barred citizens from the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council from entering two of Islam’s holiest cities amid fears over the new coronavirus, the foreign ministry said.
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Coronavirus: Nigerians urged to suspend pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has urged intending pilgrims from Nigeria to Saudi Arabia for Umrah or to visit the Prophet’s mosque in Madinah to suspend the arrangement until further notice.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

World harshens its coronavirus response as epidemic worsens by day

Saudi Arabia cut travel to Islam’s holiest sites, South Korea toughened penalties for those breaking quarantines and airports across Latin America looked for signs of sick passengers as a new virus troubled places around the globe.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says in the last 24 hours China has reported 1,820 laboratory-confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 46,550.

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia suspends visas for pilgrims

Thousands of Nigerians are set to be affected as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has suspended visas for pilgrims wishing to visit Mecca.
Governor Babagana Zulum on Friday struck a deal with 30 Saudi-based clerics to endlessly pray for the return of peace in the state.

Borno residents offer special prayers, fast to end insurgency

Some residents of Maiduguri are observing the special prayer sessions and fast to end insurgency and restore peace to the war-tone Borno.
Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu has expressed his delight following his debut for new club Al Adalah after six months without playing.

John Ogu laments as struggling Al Adalah’s draw again

Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu has expressed his disappointment over Al Adalah securing another draw again, in Friday’s Saudi Arabia league game.
Invitations to WhatsApp group chats are being indexed by Google, making the invite links —including links to private group chats — discoverable and available to anyone who wants to join, Motherboard reports.

Google indexing WhatsApp group chat links

Invitations to WhatsApp group chats are being indexed by Google, making the invite links —including links to private group chats — discoverable and available to anyone who wants to join, Motherboard reports.
World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has expressed appreciation to the Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, for psyching him up to reclaim his titles.

Anthony Joshua receives hero’s welcome in Sagamu

Unified heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua, was given a hero’s welcome in his home town Sagamu on Wednesday after paying homage to the town’s traditional rulers.
Ibrahim Ibrahim, an indigene of Zamfara state, who was placed on death row in Saudi Arabia, has been rescued.

Nigeria secures release of national placed on death row in Saudi

Ibrahim Ibrahim, an indigene of Zamfara state, who was placed on death row in Saudi Arabia, has been rescued.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appointed his wife, Aisha, and the wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, to serve on the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drug Abuse in the country.

Presidency: President Buhari, family are objects of orchestrated falsehood

The presidency has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari, his family, ministers, and the service chiefs are now targets of a new drive by those described as ‘purveyors of fake news’.
Anthony Joshua believes Tyson Fury will beat Deontay Wilder ahead of the rematch which is just over a week away. Anthony Joshua believes Tyson Fury will beat Deontay Wilder ahead of the rematch which is just over a week away.

Tyson Fury sent Anthony Joshua warning ahead of Deontay Wilder rematch

Tyson Fury has been warned Anthony Joshua will be the heavyweight kingpin even if he beats Deontay Wilder.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not implement policies that will affect the existence of the poor while raising revenue to fund the nation’s infrastructure projects.

Presidency denies President Buhari’s ‘UK, Saudi travel plans’

The Presidency has denied that President Muhammadu Buhari is planning to travel to the United Kingdom to spend 20 days.
Manchester United new boy Odion Ighalo arrived at the club’s Carrington training ground for the first time on Sunday morning, as he prepares to make his debut against Chelsea on Monday night.

Tunde Disu: Odion Ighalo will surely succeed at Manchester United

Tunde Disu, a former Technical Director of the defunct Nigeria Football Association (NFA), on Monday said Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo would surely have a successful spell at Manchester United in England.
President Muhammadu Buhari

Presidency: President Buhari is not travelling to United Kingdom

Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman has described as fake news reports claiming the president is embarking on a 20 days vacation to the United Kingdom
This undated photograph released by the United Arab Emirates' state-run WAM news agency, shows the under-construction Barakah nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi's Western desert (Arun Girija-WAM via AP, File)

UAE issues reactor licence for first Arab nuclear power plant

The United Arab Emirates said Monday it has issued a licence for a reactor at its Barakah nuclear power plant, the first in the Arab world, hailing it as a “historic moment”.
Rima settles in a chair at an upscale Riyadh cafe, looks around carefully, and seeing no one she recognises, drags on her electronic cigarette and exhales a cloud of smoke.

Saudi women smoke in public to ‘complete’ their freedom

Rima settles in a chair at an upscale Riyadh cafe, looks around carefully, and seeing no one she recognises, drags on her electronic cigarette and exhales a cloud of smoke.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s provincial chairmen meeting at the party headquarters in Ankara on March 30, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - ADEM ALTAN

Recep Erdogan: Russia managing Libya war ‘at highest level’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Russia of managing the Libyan conflict “at the highest level”, local media reported Saturday, as Ankara-Moscow tensions mount.

Read full address of Bishop Kukah at funeral of slain seminarian

Homily of His Lordship Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah at the Funeral Mass of Seminarian Michael Nnadi at Good Shepherd Seminary Kaduna (11th February 2020)

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Coronavirus: Nigeria urged to suspend flights from affected countries

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