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US chides Nigeria over religious intolerance, insecurity

The United States Department of State, in its 2020 International Religious Freedom Report on Nigeria, noted that the constitution barred the federal and state governments from adopting a state religion, prohibits religious discrimination, and provides for individuals’ freedom to choose, practice, propagate, or change their religion.

Policeman beaten to death in Eid clashes in Congo

A police officer in Congo's capital Kinshasa was beaten to death and 46 others were wounded as rival Muslim groups clashed during Eid celebrations on Thursday, a police spokesperson said.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Eid-el-Fitr: Police assure of adequate security in Ebonyi

The Police Command in Ebonyi has assured citizens of maximum security at Eid praying grounds and recreation centres, as Muslims celebrate Eid-el Fitr.
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) announced yesterday that it would be reintroducing the park and pay policy in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), from May 1, 2021.

Coronavirus: FCT minister restricts Eid prayers to Juma’at mosques

In the wake of the renewed onslaught against the COVID-19 pandemic, Federal Capital Territory, FCT minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has banned congregational prayers at the National Eid ground in Abuja, restricting all Eid-il-Fitr prayers to neighbourhood Juma’at Mosques.
The third child of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, Pastor Dare Adeboye, is dead.

Dare Adeboye’s widow: My husband wasn’t afraid of death

Temiloluwa Adeboye, widow of the late Pastor Dare Adeboye, said her husband was not afraid of death, adding that she was sure Dare is in heaven. Temiloluwa asaid this at the Evening of Worship and Tributes, which held at the RCCG, House of Favour, Redemption Camp.
The Federal Government has re-introduced a nationwide 12am to 4am curfew as part of efforts to curtail further spread of COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Nigerian government extends work-from-home directive for workers till June 11

As part of measures aimed at preventing the spread of deadly strains of COVID-19 in the country, the Federal Government on Monday extended its work-from-home directive for civil servants on Grade Level 12 and below.

INEC approves creation of 4,861 additional polling units in Lagos

The Commission’s Resident Electoral Commissioner in Lagos State, Sam Olumekun, who announced this at the Election Stakeholders’ forum on Monday, held in Ikeja, explained that the move became necessary to tackle the usual voter apathy and boost voter access to polling units in exercising their fundamental rights to vote.
An Israeli policeman gestures as others aim their weapons during clashes with Palestinians a at the compound that houses Al-Aqsa Mosque, known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, amid tension over the possible eviction of several Palestinian families from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, in Jerusalem's Old City, May 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Jerusalem tensions high as thousands head to Al-Aqsa after clashes

Israel said it was beefing up security forces on Saturday in anticipation of more confrontations with Palestinian protesters, a day after fierce clashes at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque.

INEC to create 3,148 new polling units in Kano

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday said it will convert the 3,148 Voting Points (VPs) in Kano State to full-fledged Polling Units (PUs).
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

Nigerian government establishes 20 new marriage registries

The Federal Government has established 20 new Federal Marriage Registries across the country in a bid to bring Federal Marriage Registry closer to the grassroots.
FILE PHOTO: The mothers of anti-government protest leaders facing lese majeste charges, Malai Nampha, Sureerat Chiwarak, Yupin Maneewong and Suriya Sithijirawattanakul attend a demonstration demanding the release of their sons outside Remand prison, in Bangkok, Thailand April 28, 2021. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa

Thai mothers fight for activist children charged with insulting king

Sureerat Chiwarak sat with calm resolve in front of a Bangkok court as her head was shaved in a protest to support her activist son, jailed for weeks without bail on criminal charges of insulting Thailand’s powerful king.
The Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Reverend Callistus Onaga, has ordered all parishes in the diocese to immediately stop placing holy water at the entrances of the church.

Enugu: Catholic Bishop charges diocesans to pray for church vandals

The Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. Callistus Onaga has asked all parishes, Chaplaincies and religious houses in the diocese to pray for atonement and reparation of violet protesters, who destroyed the Bishop’s court and parts of the Holy Ghost diocese cathedral in Ogui Enugu, on Wednesday.
The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has shifted the sit-at-home protest earlier scheduled for Sunday, May 30 in commemoration of Biafra Day, to Monday, May 31.

IPOB: Biafra day sit-at-home to hold May 31

The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has shifted the sit-at-home protest earlier scheduled for Sunday, May 30 in commemoration of Biafra Day, to Monday, May 31.

ECOWAS commission issues security alert to staff in Nigeria

Against the backdrop of the current spate of kidnappings, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission has decried the heightened insecurity sweeping across Nigeria lately, warning its staff to be wary of unusual activities around them.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN reacts to bandits attack on Kaduna church

Reverend Caleb Ma’aji, Secretary, CAN Kaduna state, has said that their hearts are saddened over the sorry state of the security situation in “our dear state (Kaduna state)”.
Popular Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Muyideen Bello, has urged Muslim faithful to stay away from any kind of sin that could keep them away from God, especially during the period of the Ramadan.

Ramadan: Popular cleric urges Muslims to shun sins

Popular Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Muyideen Bello, has urged Muslim faithful to stay away from any kind of sin that could keep them away from God, especially during the period of the Ramadan.
French police forces conduct a search at the house of a Tunisian man who stabbed to death a female police employee at a police station in Rambouillet, southwest of Paris, on April 23, 2021 French prosectors opened a terror probe after a woman working for the police was stabbed to death in Rambouillet, a well-heeled usually peaceful commuter town about 60 kilometres (40 miles) from Paris. The attack revived the trauma of a spate of deadly attacks last year in France blamed on Islamist radicals. Bertrand GUAY / AFP

Three held after police worker stabbed to death near Paris

French investigators were on Saturday questioning three people linked to a Tunisian man who stabbed a police employee to death near Paris in a suspected Islamist attack.

Insecurity: U.S. warns citizens against travelling to Nigeria

The United States government has issued a travel advisory, warning its citizens against travelling to Nigeria over the worsening security situation in the country.
CEO of Mavin Records, Don Jazzy, has said he regrets not signing musicians like Falz, Simi, and Teni.

Don Jazzy: Disrespecting wife over bride price is shallow mindset

Popular music producer, Don Jazzy, has frowned at the way some men treat their wife because of the bride price they paid to secure her hand in marriage.

Egypt targets cell suspected of killing Christian in Sinai

Egyptian security forces have shot dead three suspected Islamist militants accused of targeting Coptic Christians and involvement in the execution-style killing of a 62-year-old man in North Sinai, the interior ministry said on Monday.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police kill six bandits, injure others in Niger

In what was described as a major assault on bandits that have been terrorising parts of Niger State for some time, the police at the weekend killed six of the bandits and injured many others.
Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun governor urges Muslims to embrace coronavirus vaccine

Gov. Ishaq Oyetola of Osun on Saturday urged Muslims to support government”s effort and embrace COVID-19 vaccination to curtail the spread of the life threatening virus.

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Governor Udom Emmanuel has said that his administration was giving N327 million monthly allocation to Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of the state.

Governor Emmanuel: Akwa Ibom university receives N327 million monthly allocation

Governor Udom Emmanuel has said that his administration was giving N327 million monthly allocation to Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of the state.
National Electoral Board of Ethiopia Chairperson Birtukan Mideksa addresses a news conference on the upcoming election in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 8, 2021. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri-File Photo

Ethiopia postpones June 5 parliamentary elections

Ethiopia has postponed parliamentary elections due on June 5, the country’s electoral body said on Saturday, adding it did not foresee a delay of more than three weeks
FILE PHOTO - A health worker administers the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination centre in Naples, Italy, January 8, 2021. REUTERS-Ciro De Luca

Italian study shows coronavirus infections, deaths plummeting after jabs

COVID-19 infections in adults of all ages fell by 80% five weeks after a first dose of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccine, according to Italian research published on Saturday.
Robert Lewandowski has matched the record of Bayern Munich legend Gerd Muller by hitting his 40th Bundesliga goal of the season in a meeting with Freiburg.

Robert Lewandowski matches Gerd Muller record with 40th Bundesliga goal of the season for...

Robert Lewandowski has matched the record of Bayern Munich legend Gerd Muller by hitting his 40th Bundesliga goal of the season in a meeting with Freiburg.
The Northern Governors Forum says the current system of open grazing, operated by herders in the country, is no longer sustainable.

Anglican Bishop: Criticisms against open grazing ban selfish, primitive

The Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Oru in Imo State, Rt. Rev. Godffrey Chukwunenye has hit out at those criticising the southern governors’ ban on open grazing and support for restructuring, saying that such criticisms were selfish and primitive.

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Former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is favoured to replace Neil Lennon as manager of deposed Scottish champions Celtic with talks at an advanced stage, according to media reports on Friday.

Ex-Bournemouth boss set to take over at Celtic

Former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is close to getting the top job at Celtic. The Scottish giants are on the lookout for a manager to replace Neil Lennon.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has charged stakeholders in the oil industry to find a way of producing oil cheaper at the largest volume possible given the circumstances and future of oil itself and the country’s of requirements and needs.

VP Osinbajo to represent Nigeria at Ugandan presidential inauguration

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will represent Nigeria at the sixth inauguration of President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda.
Acting President of the federation, Honourable Olamide George says the federation has learnt from the mistakes made since the current board was inaugurated and will put all supporting structures in place this year to ensure a proper and sustainable growth for the sport.

AFN boss: Team Nigeria on course to qualify for Tokyo Olympics relay races

Olamide George, the Acting President of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), has assured that Team Nigeria were on course in seeking qualification for the relay races of the Tokyo Olympics.
Sensing the negative reactions that greeted his recent meeting with some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to allegedly dissolve the leadership of the party from the ward to the state level in order to accommodate his loyalists who came from the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has reportedly beaten a retreat.

Coronavirus: Edo government bans pool parties, limits social gatherings

The Edo State Government says the ban placed on pool parties and large gatherings in the state is still in place.
Superstar South African rapper, Kiernan Forbes, has stated that he is not a suspect in the ongoing investigation into the death of his fiancée, Nellie Tembe, by the South African Police.

AKA: I’m not a suspect in my fiancée’s murder investigation

Superstar South African rapper, Kiernan Forbes, has stated that he is not a suspect in the ongoing investigation into the death of his fiancée, Nellie Tembe, by the South African Police.