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The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, conferred on the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osibanjo an award of Grand Defender of Faith at the opening ceremony of her two-day 16th Biennial Conference in Enugu. Speaking at the occasion, the newly elected National President of PFN, Bishop Wale Oke, said that the award was in recognition of his dedication to the service of humanity and the nation. Bishop Oke described the...

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ABUJA — Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde on Wednesday announced that she has `trademarked’ her first name, Omotola. She disclosed this on her Instagram handle @realomosexy: “OMOTOLA-Trademarked. When a name, mostly a business name is trademarked, it means it has been registered under patent laws, which in Nigeria is done by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). It implies that no one, as stated in the copyright law, is allowed to trade with the name “Omotola” henceforth....

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ABUJA —  Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has urged Nigerians to learn to coexist peacefully. In a statement on Thursday in Abuja, signed by the deputy director of information, Mrs. Rhoda Iliya, Farouq expressed sadness over the avoidable ethnic violence in Shasha Market in Ibadan, Oyo State. She sympathised with the victims and families of those affected by the crisis. ”In a community where different ethnic groups co-exist, ...

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Out of more than 2 million displaced persons as a result of eleven years of insurgency in Nigeria, 25 households are now residing in host communities within Makama “D” ward, Yola town headquarters of Yola South Local Government Council in Adamawa state.  The displaced persons are facing another challenge of life as the residents referred to them as “Yan Gudun Hijira,” a Hausa word meaning Refugee which they now considered as derogatory considering their long...

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ABUJA — The Federal Government has prohibited the #Occupy Lekki Toll Gate protest scheduled for Saturday over intelligence report that it will be hijacked and used to destabilise the country. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced this on Thursday in Abuja at a media briefing to address issues on the proposed protest. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some #EndSars protest proponents have given notice of their plan to...

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The Kano State government has banned an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abduljabar Nasir Kabara, from preaching in the state for alleged incitement. However, some Muslim faithful have criticized the state government’s decision. Kabara, whose mode of Islamic teachings is considered incendiary by the Kano State government, has come under scrutiny because of his interpretation of some prophetic sayings adjudged as controversial. He is being accused of questioning the authenticity of those prophetic sayings and even denouncing...

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Since the Agulu People’s Union-APU- held its election in December of 2020, there has been series of controversies associated with the election, which forced a notable Senior Advocate of Nigeria from Agulu, to join the suit in court. However, it appears there is no progress with the court action just yet, against the appointment of the caretaker committee, as all issues raised in the court arising from the election have not been resolved. The fact...

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ABUJA  — Amnesty International (AI) has accused Nigeria authorities of brazenly trying to cover the violence launched on #EndSARS protesters rather than bringing the culprit to book. The human rights organization demanded the suspension of officials indicted in the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki, Lagos state. Last year, Nigerian youths had converged to demand an end to bad governance, police brutality, and the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit of the...

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LAGOS — A leader of the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has alleged that the chieftain of All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, is afraid to speak on the Fulani herdsmen crisis in parts of the South-West region because he does not want to offend President Muhammadu Buhari. The Afenifere leader said this on Wednesday while speaking on an online interview programme. Adebanjo said Tinubu has not condemned the attacks by the Fulani herdsmen...

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The relationship was kept entirely from the public, going under public radar even as Mr. Abubakar sought the presidency against Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. Abubakar’s hankering for a large and boisterous household had been taken in good faith by his wives of many years. But his seemingly audacious entanglement with a new wife of Morrocan origin appears to have dropped a match in the powder barrel for his hitherto favourite spouse. Jennifer Douglas-Abubakar, third wife...

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