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Bandits on Saturday killed three persons and injured one in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.

Bandits kill two, set church on fire in Kaduna

Kaduna State Government on Sunday confirmed that the bandits, who were operating in groups attacked the family residence of the late Dan’azumi Musa who was killed alongside his son, and killed Dan’azumi’s brother, Sale Musa and his son, Amiru Sale Musa.
FILE PHOTO- Cardinal Robert Sarah of Guinea walks near St. Peter's square February 18, 2013. REUTERS- Alessandro Bianchi-File Photo

Conservative African cardinal who clashed with pope leaves top Vatican post

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation from a top Vatican post of Cardinal Robert Sarah, a hero to many conservatives who often clashed with the pontiff on theological matters.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

AGF charges NYSC members to be agents of positive change

The Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris, has charged the outgoing 2020 Batch A Corps Members who served in the Treasury House to be agents of positive change in the country.
Chairman of PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Boss Mustapha , disclosed this at the COVID-19 daily news conference in Abuja.

PTF to assess impact of Valentine’s Day on coronavirus

The head of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19, Boss Mustapha, has stated that the PTF will assess the impact of Valentine’s Day on Covid-19.
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja.

Nigeria beefs up border surveillance as Ebola outbreak hits neighbouring countries

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on coronavirus (COVID-19) has said the deaths of 24 COVID-19 patients in a day should be a wake-up call to Nigerians that the deadly virus is still around.
Chairman of PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Boss Mustapha , disclosed this at the COVID-19 daily news conference in Abuja.

PTF: 24 Coronavirus deaths in 24 hours a wake up call deadly virus still...

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on coronavirus (COVID-19) has said the deaths of 24 COVID-19 patients in a day should be a wake-up call to Nigerians that the deadly virus is still around.
4. The NCDC and partners, with leadership from the Federal Ministry of Health and Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 is putting in place measures to strengthen the public health response to the pandemic.

Coronavirus: Nigerian government to vaccinate 109 million residents in two years

The Federal Government has expressed its readiness to vaccinate approximately 109 million Nigerians against the Novel Coronavirus disease COVID-19 in the next two years.

Anambra election: We shall move our members to the polling booth – PFN chair

Ahead of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, the Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) in the state, Bishop Moses Ezedebego, has declared that as part of efforts being made by PFN to make meaningful contributions to the development, peace and progress of the state, all eligible voters that worship in pentecostal churches across the 326 wards in the State would be at the polling booth to participate in electing the next governor of the State.

Tony Momoh laid to rest at Grail land in Lagos

The remains of former Minister of Information, Prince Tony Momoh, was on Thursday interred on Grail Land, Iju Hills, Lagos State, under strict observance of COVID-19 protocols.

Tony Momoh to be buried Thursday as Grail Movement rolls out funeral guidelines

The remains of former Minister of Information, Prince Tony Momoh, who passed on in Abuja last week, will be interred on Grailland, Iju Hills, Lagos on Thursday, February 11, 2021, it has been announced.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the organizing committee of the 29th Anniversary of Abia State to celebrate frontline workers and honor them for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.

Abia seals five hotels for violating coronavirus protocols

About five hotels located within Aba North council area, Abia State have reportedly been sealed by the COVID-19 monitoring team in the area. Newsmen gathered the team led by one Barr. Nkoro sealed the hotels...
The Minister of Defence, retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi, on Thursday, urged the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) to continue providing enhanced and timely intelligence support for the ongoing military operations across the country.

Insecurity: Minister tasks DIA on enhanced intelligence support

The Minister of Defence, retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi, on Thursday, urged the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) to continue providing enhanced and timely intelligence support for the ongoing military operations across the country.
The Inspector General of Police, IG Mohammed Adamu, yesterday vowed that the police would arrest the arsonists involved in the inferno that razed the house of Chief Sunday Igboho in Ibadan, Oyo State last Tuesday.

IGP Adamu orders AIGs, CPs enforce coronavirus law

Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has ordered officers to enforce the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Health Protection Regulations 2021.
A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

Coronavirus: PTF declares Kogi high risk state, warns Nigerians not to visit

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has declared Kogi a high-risk state for refusing to acknowledge the existence of the disease.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi bans nightclubs, drinking joints, other public places as coronavirus cases surge

The Ebonyi government has announced a ban on nightclubs and drinking joints among others to forestall the spread of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

Court convicts 20-year-old over simulated group sex video in Imo

An Imo State Magistrate Court, sitting at Umundugba, Isu local government area of the state, has convicted a 20-year-old school leaver, Peter Nwoke, for being the mastermind of a simulated group sex video that recently went viral, allegedly involving the state’s Public Complaints Commissioner, Chief Willie Amadi.
Ifeanyi Okowa

Delta governor condemns rising attacks on worship centres, clergy

Delta State Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa on Monday decried the rising cases of kidnapping, killings and attacks on clergy men and worship centres in the country.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN issues health advisory against second wave of coronavirus

As the nation grapples with the outbreak of the second wave of Covid-19, the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has issued a health advisory to all churches in the country.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

Northern Christians charge DSS to arrest those plotting religious violence

The Northern states chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the Department of State Services (DSS) to arrest those it claimed are plotting to cause religious violence in the country.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti government imposes 8pm to 6am curfew

Omole cited the spread of COVID-19 as the reason for the new measures, adding that there’s a need for government to be proactive and take decisive steps to secure the citizens from falling prey to the second wave of the pandemic.

Chad locks down capital for first time as coronavirus cases rise

Chad has locked down its capital N'djamena for the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and has declared a dusk to dawn curfew due to a rise in infections, a decree signed by President Idriss Deby showed on Friday.

Kwara: Christians ready to skip crossover night for safety

A Cross-section of Christians in Ilorin, Kwara, on Thursday expressed readiness to skip crossover night on the eve of New Year for safety purpose.

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Court orders Ekiti university to reinstate sacked workers

The National Industrial Court in Akure has ordered the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, to reinstate 85 non-teaching staff members sacked by the institution in December 2019.

INEC to hold Aba Reps by-election on March 27

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed March 27, for the Aba North/South Federal Constituency by-election in Abia.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops foil Boko Haram attack, rescue passengers in Borno

Nigerian troops have foiled an attack from Boko Haram and ISWAP and rescued passengers along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway in the Auno axis of Borno State.

SSANU, NASU suspends strike after three weeks

The Joint Action Committee, JAC, of non-teaching staff unions of universities has announced the suspension of its three weeks old strike with effect from midnight of February 26.
The Chairman- Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa, has urged Nigerians to take ownership of the renewed fight against the menace of drug abuse in the country.

NDLEA boss urges Nigerians to take ownership of war against drug abuse

The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa, has urged Nigerians to take ownership of the renewed fight against the menace of drug abuse in the country.

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Chelsea supporters were delighted at the performance of Fikayo Tomori after he made his debut for AC Milan against Inter Milan yesterday.

Fikayo Tomori: My ambition is to win a trophy with AC Milan

“I’m just happy to be back playing, and in the thick of things which is the most important thing. Coming here I think one of the goals personally was to get back on the pitch and try to win a trophy, that would be amazing.”
Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood can improve their game by studying the movement of new team-mate Edinson Cavani, says former Manchester United defender Wes Brown.

Edinson Cavani set for Manchester United contract extension talks

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed he will hold talks with Edinson Cavani over extending his contract at Manchester United.
Nigeria Naira

Minister: Unifying Naira’s exchange rate will take time

The total borrowing of the country as of 31 December is 21.6 per cent of the GDP. So, if we were not looking at adding the other category of loans that I mentioned, we don’t even need to increase that at this time As of 2019, the debt to GDP ratio was 19.2 per cent so only two per cent was added.
Manchester United are to install 1,500 barrier seats early next year as they prepare to trial safe standing at Old Trafford.

Manchester United staff to self-isolate but match against Newcastle will be played

The pandemic concerns, that forced several European matches featuring football clubs from the English Premier League to be played at neutral venues due to the travel advisory against anyone coming from the United Kingdom, remain in place all across several tiers of the UK.
Jurgen Klopp says he has full confidence in world class goalkeeper Alisson despite costly errors in recent Premier League matches.

Liverpool boss: Alisson Becker knows he’s world class

The 28-year-old has faced scrutiny after two clearances resulted in goals for Manchester City as they beat the Reds 4-1. He slipped up again last week when he rushed out to clear the ball and missed, allowing Jamie Vardy to put Leicester in the lead as they went on to beat the reigning champions 3-1.