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Former Kwara governor condoles with Bishop Kukah over mother’s death

Former governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has commiserated with the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Hassan Kukah, over the death of his mother, Madam Janet Kukah.
Pope Francis on Sunday celebrated Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, empty of faithful and assisted by a handful of attendants.

Easter: Pope Francis calls for global solidarity amid coronavirus crisis

Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis, has called for global solidarity as a tool to fight the coronavirus crisis.
Pope Francis Sunday railed against atomic weapons, the nuclear deterrent and the growing arms trade, as he paid tribute to the victims of the “unspeakable horror” of the Nagasaki bomb.

Pope develops ‘mild ailment’, skips mass

“Due to a mild ailment, he preferred to stay in the vicinity of Saint Martha’s,” the guest house at the Vatican where the 83-year old pontiff lives, chief press officer Matteo Bruni said in a statement.
A bus departing from the South Korean city of Daegu is disinfected as the number of Covid-19 infections rise. China’s coronavirus cases have risen over 75,000. YONHAP-AFP via Getty Images

Coronavirus: China vows to bring trade firms back on track amid epidemic

A circular released by the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said the local commerce departments should tap into the efficient supply network of daily necessities across nine provinces to secure the supply in Hubei Province and its capital city, Wuhan.
Nigeria Police

Police arrest four cultists on ‘wanted list’

Four members of dreaded Eiye cult group who have been on the wanted list of Lagos State Police Command for their participation in various activities that claimed lives of many innocent people have been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command.

Islamisation: Catholic bishop urges federal government to respect religious freedom

Following allegations of an agenda to islamise Nigeria, the Catholic Bishop of Jalingo Diocese, Dr Charles Hammawa, has called on the federal government to respect the constitutional right and freedom of the people to express their religious beliefs without inhibitions.

Chinese FM: Putting pressure on Beijing won’t work

China’s foreign ministry on Friday said that putting pressure on Beijing over trade won’t work, after a report that U.S. President Donald Trump is prepared to quickly ramp up a trade war between the two countries.

China says US warship ‘violated’ its sovereignty

Beijing on Saturday said it had dispatched a warship to drive away a US missile destroyer which had "violated" its sovereignty by sailing close to a shoal in the disputed South China Sea.

Chinese county bans schoolchildren from mosques

Authorities in a Muslim-majority county in northwest China have banned schoolchildren from going to mosques during their winter holidays, a state-run daily reported Friday, the latest tightening of regulations on religious freedoms.

China sees births fall despite push for second child

The number of births in China fell last year even though the world’s most populous country has relaxed its one-child policy to allow all couples to have two children.

China demands apology from Delta for listing Taiwan, Tibet as countries

China on Friday said it had asked Delta Air Lines to investigate why Taiwan and Tibet were listed as countries on its website and demanded an “immediate and public” apology.

China orders North Korean firms to leave country

China has ordered North Korean companies in the country to shut down by January as it applies UN sanctions imposed following Pyongyang’s sixth nuclear test, the commerce ministry said Thursday.

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Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Smugglers abduct Customs officer in Ogun

Public Relations Officer, Ogun 1 Command, Hammed Bukoye Oloyede, who confirmed the incident said on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at about 12:10 pm, a team of officers from the Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun I Command while on routine mobile patrol along Olorunlere village, near Alapoti, Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State intercepted some vehicles loaded with bags of foreign parboiled rice.
The Court of Appeal has set aside the judgment of Justice Inyang Ekwo disqualifying senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo as the deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the just-concluded Bayelsa governorship election.

Forgery: Abuja court quashes suit against Bayelsa APC Senator

A Federal Capital Territory FCT High Court sitting in Bwari has dismissed a suit filed by Godsgift Eriaye of the Bayelsa Integrity Group against Sen. Biobarakuma Wangagha Degi Eremieyo representing Bayelsa East, to the effect that the latter forged his academic qualifications and documents.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

FAO recommends holistic food processing approach to avoid coronavirus-like infections

The World Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) believes that the most effective way of preventing COVID-19-like viruses is to ensure good veterinary governance.
Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Gombe governor presents 2021 proposed budget of N119.6 billion to state assembly

Gombe state Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

WHO: Yellow fever claims 172 lives in Nigeria

The outbreak poses an extra challenge to the country's health system as Africa's most populous nation deals with the Covid-19 pandemic, several concurrent disease outbreaks and a humanitarian crisis in the northeast, the WHO said.