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Caretaker drags tenant to court over gossip

A caretaker Abdul Bello on Wednesday dragged Khadija Afolabi, a tenant, to a Sharia court sitting at Magajin Gari, Kaduna, demanding her evacuation from the compound over gossiping.

A vote for parliamentary system

I have always believed that returning to a parliamentary system would offer us an opportunity to practise a more robust form of democracy. I like presidentialism, which we currently practise, but I love the parliamentary system.

APC urges PDP to focus its campaign on pro-people policies

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to zero its campaign on pro-people policies, not killings ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Muslim preachers tackle extremism in Makkah

Hundreds of Muslim scholars, thinkers, and preachers numbering over 1300 from 140 countries across the world, including Nigeria, have called for unity of the Muslim world to address wrongful profiling and exclusion.

Ignatius Kaigama: Why hostility, intolerance, violence persist between Muslims, Christians in Nigeria

Metropolitan Catholic Archbishop of Jos, Ignatius Kaigama, has identified reasons behind the competitive spirit, hostility and intolerance between adherents of Islamic and Christian religions in Nigeria.
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Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy released from prison

A Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row has been freed from prison.

Court dissolves 25-year-old marriage over husband’s irresponsible behaviour

A Kaduna Sharia Court, sitting in Magajin Gari, on Monday dissolved the marriage between Nuhu Usman and Rashida Aminu, over Nuhu’s failure to cater for the family.
Attahiru Bafarawa at PDP Secretariat in Yenagoa on Friday , also visits former President Goodluck Jonathan

Attahiru Bafarawa: I will support any candidate that emerges PDP presidential aspirant

Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant has pledged to support any presidential aspirant in the party that wins the party primary election for the 2019 general elections.
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Attahiru Bafarawa: I helped many Igbo businessmen become billionaires, so South East needs me

Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant has said that he remains the best presidential choice for the South Easterners, saying he supported many Igbo businessmen to become billionaires.
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12 killed as gunmen attack Mali election materials convoy

Gunmen attacked a convoy carrying election materials in central Mali, triggering a shootout in which four soldiers and eight attackers were killed, a Defence Ministry spokesman said by telephone on Wednesday.

June 12: President Buhari only selected Muslims for honours – Christian elders

The National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) yesterday accused the federal government and President Muhammadu Buhari of selecting only Muslims for the National Merit Awards as June 12 heros.

Niger government revokes licenses of liquor dealers, destroys N28 million worth of alcohol

Worried by the indiscriminate sales of alcohol in the state, Niger state government has revoked the licenses issued to liquor dealers throughout the state.

Court remands man for allegedly enticing married woman

A Sharia court sitting at Magajin Gari, Kaduna State, on Thursday ordered the remand of one Abubakar Mustapha for allegedly enticing and wooing a married woman.

Afghan president announces ceasefire with Taliban insurgents

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced a ceasefire with Taliban insurgents on Thursday until June 20, coinciding with the end of the Islamic fasting season, but said fighting against other militant groups such as Islamic State will continue.

Don’t force Muslim governors to declare Sharia – VP Osinbajo warns pastors

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has warned religious leaders not to link the incessant killings being perpetrated by herdsmen in some of the country to any religion or ethnic cleansing.

Ralph Uwazuruike: President Buhari running Muslim agenda

Founder and leader of Biafra Independence Movement, BIM, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has attributed all the attacks and killings in various parts of the country by herdsmen to a planned islamisation of the country by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government.

Six killed in Boko Haram attack on Lake Chad island

Six people were killed, including four government officials and a soldier, in an attack by Boko Haram jihadists on a Chadian army checkpoint on an island in Lake Chad, a military source told AFP Sunday.

Killings: Anarchy may soon take over Nigeria – Chekwas Okorie

The National Chairman, Unity Progressives Party, UPP, Chief Chekwas Okorie, has warned that anarchy may soon overtake Nigeria if the senseless killings of innocent citizens remain unchecked.

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Atletico Madrid crashed out of the Copa del Rey to Girona on Wednesday following a highly entertaining 3-3 draw at home to the Catalan side, who sneaked through to the quarter-finals on away goals after the tie finished 4-4 on aggregate.

Girona knock Atletico Madrid out of Copa del Rey in six-goal thriller

Atletico Madrid crashed out of the Copa del Rey to Girona on Wednesday following a highly entertaining 3-3 draw at home to the Catalan side.

Governor Bello’s media aide assures President Buhari of massive victory in Kogi

Mr Kingsley Fanwo, the Deputy Chairman, APC Kogi Presidential Campaign Council, Kogi West, on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari would win massively in the Feb. 16, Presidential Poll.

Heartland thrash Plateau United 3-0 in Owerri

Heartland football club of Owerri thrashed league favourite Plateau United 3-0 in the match day two of Nigeria professional football league at Dan Ayam stadium in Owerri on Wednesday.
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Taiwan says won’t bow to China pressure

Taiwan will not bow to Chinese pressure, a presidential spokesperson has said, as the self-ruled island held live-fire military drills aimed at showing its ability to defend itself from Beijing's threats.
The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has cautioned politicians against overheating the polity ahead the general elections.

Senator Saraki begs colleagues not to abandon legislative duties for elections

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has appealed to his colleagues not to abandon legislative duties during electioneering.