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Implications of Pantami saga for deradicalisation, national security

A series of publications targeted at an Islamic cleric and Nigerian government minister has led to scrutiny of his previous extremist rhetoric; but these tensed debates, if not managed properly can risk undermining efforts to promote deradicalisation and counter-extremism.

Pantami: I preach Islam, not my personal opinions

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy has said that none of his Islamic preachings were anchored on his personal opinions but a verdict from the teachings of Islam.

Pillars unveil Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has formally signed a short-term deal with four-time Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, Champions, Kano Pillars.

Kano Pillars agree to sign Musa, Ganduje to unveil player

Kano Pillars Football Club have agreed to sign on Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa for the rest of the season.

Pantami not on FBI’s watchlist – Investigation

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali-Pantami, is not on the U.S Federal Bureau of Investigation’s watchlist, findings by PRNigeria revealed.

BREAKING: Tuesday is first Ramadan as Sultan announces moon sighting

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, headed by the Sultan of Sokoto Sa'ad Abubakar III, has announced the sighting Ramadan crescent. By this announcement,...

Club-less Ahmed Musa set to join Kano Pillars

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa is planning to rejoin Kano Pillars on a short-term contract. Sources said the 28-year-old, who once played for Pillars on...

Saudi Arabia executes 3 soldiers for treason

Saudi Arabian authorities said Saturday that they executed three soldiers after they were convicted on charges of high treason. The Defence Ministry named the three in...

Buhari’s official driver dies

The official driver of President Muhammadu Buhari, Master Warrant Officer Saidu Afaka, has died. A statement by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said Mr Afaka died...

Apple expands repair provider program to 200 countries

Tech giant, Apple Inc., AAPL, is expanding its ‘Independent Repair Provider’, IRP, programme to more than 200 countries.

UN climate expert issues red alert, advises relocation of Hadejia town over impending floods

By Hamisu Gumel A United Nations focal person on climate change, Nura Jibo, has advised authorities to relocate the ancient town of Hajedia in Jigawa...

US President Biden invites Buhari, 39 other leaders to climate summit

The United States President Joe Biden has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to a Leaders Summit on Climate holding between April 22 and 23. Mr Biden...

Buhari appoints Isa-Dutse as Executive Director Islamic Dev’t Bank board

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mahmoud Isa-Dutse as Executive Director on the Board of Islamic Development Bank, IsDB, in Jeddah, Saudi...

U.S. is world’s top arms supplier, Saudi Arabia top importer – Research

More than a third of the global arms sold worldwide during the past five years originated in the U.S., underscoring its role as the world’s top weapons seller, a Swedish-based research institute said on Monday.

NAHCON urges clerics to sustain sensitization against COVID-19

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has appealed to Islamic clerics, Ulama, to be in the forefront of the spiritual fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

Khashoggi murder: Trial resumes in Istanbul

An Istanbul court, on Thursday, resumed a hearing in a trial focusing on the 2018 murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

2021 Hajj: COVID-19 vaccination, compulsory for all intending pilgrims – Saudi govt

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has mandated pilgrims to be vaccinated against COVID-19 ahead of 2021 Hajj, Okaz newspaper reported.

UN appeals for $3.85bn as Yemen faces hunger crisis

The United Nations is calling for funding in an international donor meeting on Monday to save millions of people in Yemen from hunger.

3 names disappear from U.S. Intel Report on Khashoggi after initial release – Reports

The U.S. intelligence community has replaced its long-awaited report on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with another version that no longer includes the names of three men initially considered as complicit.

Khashoggi: U.S. imposes visa ban on 76 Saudis

The United States on Friday slapped a visa ban on 76 Saudi individuals in what it calls the “Khashoggi Ban”. This followed a U.S. intelligence...

No Hajj seats allocated to Nigeria yet – NAHCON

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, says no hajj seats have been allocated to Nigeria for 2021 hajj by the authorities of Saudi Arabia.

U.S report on Khashoggi’s death fingers Saudi crown prince – Sources

A declassified version of a U.S. intelligence report expected to be released on Thursday finds that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, four U.S. officials familiar with the matter said.

Buhari mourns Yamani, Saudi Arabia’s longest serving oil minister

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of former Saudi Arabia’s longest serving oil minister, Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, who died at a London hospital, aged 90.

Abduljabbar vs Ulama: Matters arising, by Muhammad Fahsheer

The outcome of the proposed debate between a controversial Kano cleric, Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara and Ulama may likely have a negative impact on security...

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