Catholic Bishops ban priests, members from 'active politics' - Daily Trust

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has banned Catholic priests and faithful of consecrated life from engaging in partisan politics including becoming a member of any political party. The Secretary ...-- https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/catholic-bishops-ban-priests-members-from-active-politics.html

One marine killed as search for missing continues after US military planes collides off coast of Japan - The Independent

At least one US Marine has been killed and rescue teams are searching for five others missing after two US aircraft collided in mid-air and crashed into the sea off the coast of Japan during a refuelling exercise. Japanese and American officials said ...-- https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/marine-jet-crash-japan-dead-rescue-search-survivors-missing-us-military-latest-update-a8671581.html

Fans Roast Brazilian Football Icon, Pele, For Saying Lionel Messi Is Not A Complete Player - Information Nigeria

Brazilian legendary footballer, Pele, has been a subject of intense criticism following his comment on Argentina superstar, Lionel Messi. The World cup winner revealed earlier today that the Barcelona forward can not be regarded as the greatest player ...-- http://www.informationng.com/2018/12/fans-roast-brazilian-football-icon-pele-for-saying-lionel-messi-is-not-a-complete-player.html

US military says strike kills 4 militants in Somalia - Eyewitness News

NAIROBI – The US military said it killed four militants in an air strike against al-Shabaab militants in the vicinity of Awdheegle, Somalia, as part of its operations to support the government's efforts to weaken the group. The military's Africa ...-- https://ewn.co.za/2018/12/06/us-military-says-strike-kills-4-militants-in-somalia

Insecurity: Army seeks traditional rulers support in Zamfara - Vanguard

The Nigerian Army has appealed for the support of traditional rulers in the fight against insecurity and banditry in Zamfara State. The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 8 Division of the Nigerian Army Sokoto, Maj. – Gen. Stevenson Olabanji made the ...and more »-- https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/12/insecurity-army-seeks-traditional-rulers-support-in-zamfara/

Invest Abacha Loot on Ajaokuta, Reps tell FG - Naija247news

…say Original Russian builders to be recalled to complete complex. The House of Representatives Thursday urged the Federal Government to use the recovered funds from the Abacha loot to finance the Ajaokuta steel complex. The lawmakers also said TPE ...-- http://naija247news.com/2018/12/06/invest-abacha-loot-on-ajaokuta-reps-tell-fg/

Govt, AfDB in $258m rehabilitation programme for Northeast - The Nation Newspaper

The Federal Government and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have launched a $258 million comprehensive multi-sectoral intervention aimed at bolstering rehabilitation efforts in the Northeast. Known as the Inclusive Basic Service Delivery Livelihood ...-- http://thenationonlineng.net/govt-afdb-258m-rehabilitation-programme-northeast/

A'Ibom gov, officials not indicted by EFCC- Govt - Vanguard

Akwa Ibom State government has dismissed report alleging that Governor Udom Emmanuel and some officials of the state were indicted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over an alleged withdrawal of N1.7 billion from the state ...-- https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/12/aibom-gov-officials-not-indicted-by-efcc-govt/

Buhari pledges to sign the Petroleum Industry Bill - P.M. News

The Federal Government has pledged to sign the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law once the bill is transmitted to the presidency. President Muhammadu Buhari gave the pledge at the 40th anniversary of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas ...-- https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2018/12/06/buhari-pledges-to-sign-the-petroleum-industry-bill/

INEC appoints Mrs Rose Orianran-Anthony as Secretary - Vanguard

Abuja – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the appointment of Mrs Rose Orianran-Anthony as Secretary to the commission for a four year term. INEC boss. A statement by INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, ...-- https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/12/inec-appoints-mrs-rose-orianran-anthony-as-secretary/

Boko Haram: Major shakeip in Army - New Telegraph Newspaper

The Nigerian Army has carried our a major shake-up, which affected Staff Officers as well as operational commanders. The Director of Army Public Relations (DAOR), Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, who made the disclosure in a statement, said the development was ...and more »-- https://www.newtelegraphng.com/2018/12/boko-haram-major-shakeip-in-army/

2019: SDP NWC to meet, issue statement on CUPP endorsement of Atiku next week - Vanguard

By Dirisu Yakubu ABUJA-The Social Democratic Party, SDP, one of the 45 political parties that make up the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP has urged its members and the general public to await its position on the coalition endorsement of the ...-- https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/12/2019-sdp-nwc-to-meet-issue-statement-on-cupp-endorsement-of-atiku-next-week/

Troops kill 1 Boko Haram insurgent, arrest 2 in Borno - Vanguard

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said its troops had killed one Boko Haram insurgent and arrested two others in ongoing onslaught against the terrorists in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen.and more »-- https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/12/troops-kill-1-boko-haram-insurgent-arrest-2-in-borno/

Amosun, Okorocha engaging in anti-party activities – APC - Daily Trust

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday likened the decision of Governors Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun State) and Rochas Okorocha (Imo State) to support their preferred governorship candidates on the platforms of other political parties to ...-- https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/amosun-okorocha-engaging-in-anti-party-activities-apc.html

Duterte slams ICC's continued drug war probe - Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte came out swinging anew against the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, a day before the ICC announced that it will continue to assess his alleged crimes against humanity despite the Philippines ...-- https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/12/07/1874876/duterte-slams-iccs-continued-drug-war-probe

Jordan Henderson hails 'oustanding' Naby Keita after man-of-the-match display at Burnley - Evening Standard

Two of Liverpool's big-money summer signings have enjoyed something of a well-timed breakthrough over the course of the last week. Firstly, Fabinho produced his most promising performance thus far in the whirlwind of a Merseyside derby that ended in ...-- https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/liverpool/jordan-henderson-hails-oustanding-naby-keita-after-manofthematch-display-at-burnley-a4010741.html

Letter Bomb Forces Evacuation In Police Station - Naija News

A potentially devastating letter bomb which was sent to a police station, had defused, the Norwegian police said Thursday. The homemade bomb primed to explode when the package was opened, forced Ski police station, located southeast of Oslo to be ...and more »-- https://www.naijanews.com/2018/12/06/letter-bomb-forces-evacuation-in-police-station/

EU, France step up security, development aid for Africa's G5 Sahel - Deutsche Welle

A two-day donor conference in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott ended on Thursday with pledges from the European Union and France to increase their financial contributions to development and security projects in Africa's volatile Sahal region: The EU ...-- https://www.dw.com/en/eu-france-step-up-security-development-aid-for-africas-g5-sahel/a-46621975

There May Be A Twist To That Sudden Cardi B & Offset Breakup - Refinery29

Yesterday, Cardi B casually and calmly announced that she and husband Offset had split. "Things just haven't been working out between us for a long time," she said in an Instagram video. "It's nobody's fault. I guess, like, we grew out of love. But we ...-- https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2018/12/218821/cardi-b-offset-breakup-cheating-rumors

US military says strike kills four militants in Somalia - Business Insider

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The U.S military said it killed four militants in an air strike against al Shabaab militants in the vicinity of Awdheegle, Somalia, as part of its operations to support the government's efforts to weaken the group. The military's ...-- http://uk.businessinsider.com/r-us-military-says-strike-kills-four-militants-in-somalia-2018-12

English Premier League Week 16 Review: 5 Things We Learned - Forbes

From the glut of goals to the team who need their new manager to start with a bang, here are five things we learned from the midweek Premier League action. Goals galore. The midweek fixtures brought 33 goals and, according to Opta, it was the first ...-- https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertkidd/2018/12/06/english-premier-league-week-16-review-5-things-we-learned/

Senegal unveils Museum of Black Civilisations - BBC News

President Macky Sall has inaugurated Senegal's new Museum of Black Civilisations in the capital, Dakar. It follows calls from Senegal and other African nations for France to return art it looted during the colonial era. Among the first temporary ...-- https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-46467098

Cameroon separatist leader goes on trial for terrorism - The Punch

A separatist leader from the anglophone west of Cameroon went on trial on Thursday on charges of “terrorism” and “secession” over unrest that has claimed hundreds of lives. Julius Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, president of the self-declared “Republic of Ambazonia ...and more »-- https://punchng.com/cameroon-separatist-leader-goes-on-trial-for-terrorism/

'What do you want me to say?': Now Paul Pogba feels chill from Manchester United fans after Arsenal snub - Daily Mail

Paul Pogba left Old Trafford on Wednesday night with the stony-faced expression of a man who continues to be less than happy with life at Manchester United. Asked to comment on his bit-part role in a 2-2 draw with Arsenal, the club's record £89million ...-- https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-6469079/Now-Pogba-feels-chill-Manchester-United-fans-Arsenal-snub.html

A'Ibom gov, officials not indicted by EFCC- Govt - Vanguard

Akwa Ibom State government has dismissed report alleging that Governor Udom Emmanuel and some officials of the state were indicted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over an alleged withdrawal of N1.7 billion from the state ...and more »-- https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/12/aibom-gov-officials-not-indicted-by-efcc-govt/

The Latest: Bush funeral train finishes its journey - Daily Mail

HOUSTON (AP) - The Latest on events honoring former President George H.W. Bush (all times local):. 3:45 p.m.. A special funeral train carrying the casket of former President George H.W. Bush has rolled to a final stop near his burial site in Texas.-- https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-6467283/The-Latest-11-000-people-pay-respects-Bush-Houston.html

2nd Niger Bridge to be commissioned Feb 28, 2022 – FG - Daily Trust

The federal authorities handling the second Niger Bridge has said the project will be completed on February 28, 2022. The project is presently at 16 percent completion. ADVERTISEMENT. Managing Director of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority ...and more »-- https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/2nd-niger-bridge-to-be-commissioned-feb-28-2022-fg.html

FG, AfDB inaugurate $256m intervention projects for North-East - Guardian (blog)

The Federal Government in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB), on Thursday inaugurated a 256 million dollars Inclusive Basic Service Delivery and Livelihood Empowerment Integrated Project (IBSIP) in the region. The President of AfDB, ...-- https://guardian.ng/business-services/fg-afdb-inaugurate-256m-intervention-projects-for-north-east/

Arny appoints new war commander - Vanguard

Abuja – The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has appointed new commanders for Operation Lafiya Dole, the military task force in the North-East. The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen Sani Usman, confirmed this in a statement on ...-- https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/12/buratai-appoints-new-operation-lafiya-dole-commanders/

We have not endorsed Atiku, say SDP, KOWA - The Punch

Tobi Aworinde, Abuja. The Social Democratic Party and the presidential candidate of KOWA Party, Dr Adesina Fagbenro-Byron, have distanced themselves from the adoption of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar ...-- https://punchng.com/we-have-not-endorsed-atiku-say-sdp-kowa/

'I'm dangerously wealthy', Bishop Oyedepo denies receiving money from govt - P.M. News

Adekunle Dada. Founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, aka Winners' Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo has declared himself as a “dangerously wealthy man” who don't need any stolen money from government officials . Oyedepo made this statement ...and more »-- https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2018/12/06/im-dangerously-wealthy-bishop-oyedepo-denies-receiving-money-from-govt/

Nobody can kill me, because I'm already dead – Adeboye - Vanguard

By Sam Eyoboka & Olayinka Latona THE General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye has advised Christians to stay connected to God to overcome life's challenges and have dominion over all forces ...and more »-- https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/12/nobody-can-kill-me-because-im-already-dead-adeboye/

Has NYSC cancelled Davido's service? - Legit.ng

Davido makes comment that suggested his youth service got cancelled. - The singer had shared the comment after popular entertainment promoter King Smade was given a commendation for outstanding performance by the service. - King Smade who is ...and more »-- https://www.legit.ng/1208052-has-nysc-cancelled-davidos-service.html

Boko Haram : Nigeria seeks closer collaboration with Saudi Arabia – Dan Ali - Vanguard

Maiduguri – The Federal Government on Thursday appealed to Saudi Arabia to assist in promoting true teachings of Islam to fast-track de-radicalization and curtail spread of Boko Haram ideology in the North-East. Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali ...-- https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/12/boko-haram-nigeria-seeks-closer-collaboration-with-saudi-arabia-dan-ali/

'A President Who Doesn't Matter' — Buhari 'Clone' Mocked Again, This Time By South African Comedian - SaharaReporters.com

"We're supposed to believe he's not a clone but I don't know, because if you know, the CIA did have the technology, they are gonna test it on an African first. You don't just try that out on rich, white people. The CIA Chief is gonna be like 'This ...-- http://saharareporters.com/2018/12/06/president-who-doesnt-matter-%25E2%2580%2594-buhari-clone-mocked-again-time-south-african-comedian

EU, France pledge 1.3bn euros anti-terror aid for Africa Sahel - Pulse Nigeria

The European Union and France on Thursday said their total investment in development funding aimed at preventing terrorism in African Sahel countries would rise to 1.3 billion euros ($1.5 billion), as the region struggles with jihadism and lawlessness.-- https://www.pulse.ng/news/world/eu-france-pledge-1-3bn-euros-anti-terror-aid-for-africa-sahel-id9173604.html

Kenya Launches Construction Of A New Geothermal Power Plant In A Bid To Raise Its Green Energy Stock - Africa.com

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KENGEN) has launched the construction of an 83 MegaWatts geothermal plant in Olkaria, Naivasha. The proposed plant is expected to increase the country's geothermal power output on its completion in 2021. Kenya ...and more »-- https://www.africa.com/kenya-launches-construction-of-a-new-geothermal-power-plant-in-a-bid-to-raise-its-green-energy-stock/

John Bolton: US Won't 'Turn A Blind Eye' To China's Trade Practices - NPR

The arrest and possible extradition of a Chinese business executive highlights ongoing trade tensions between the U.S. and China that national security adviser John Bolton says will be a major focus of negotiations over the next three months. Those ...-- https://www.npr.org/2018/12/06/674163524/bolton-u-s-wont-turn-a-blind-eye-to-chinas-trade-practices