President Buhari arrives Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ahead of Investment Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ahead of the investment conference organised by the Future Investment Initiative Institute. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the presidential aircraft carrying the president and some members of his entourage…

Video: Over 500 Nigerian doctors take Saudi recruitment test in Abuja

Over 500 Nigerian doctors turned up for a recruitment exercise the Saudi health ministry organised in Abuja on Tuesday. The exercise, which commenced at 7 am continued way past afternoon. Our correspondent observed a large crowd of doctors within and…

*I have not disappointed Lagosians, says Sanwo-Olu (Nation)*Ex-minister, Olanrewaju, warns Sanwo-Olu against appointing non-indigene as LASU VC (Guardian)

I have not disappointed Lagosians, says Sanwo-Olu (Nation) Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu rendered his account of stewardship, saying that his administration has not disappointed Lagosians in service delivery. He said, he had run an open, democratic, inclusive, transparent and…

Lagos Muslims to pay N1.37m for 2021 hajj

The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has said that the least amount to be paid for participation in the 2021 Umrah (lesser hajj) in Saudi Arabia is N1.37 million. This was disclosed in a statement issued on Tuesday by…

Does wearing hijab make a good Muslim?

I was raised a Muslim and I schooled up north and in all of my years up north; at a federal government girls’ college, I never saw anyone student wear hijab. Oh, they wore scarves or tied their heads with…

*Sanwo-Olu tasks building experts on solutions to reducing housing cost (Guardian)*Court admits CD analysis of Naira Marley’s phone (Punch)

Sanwo-Olu tasks building experts on solutions to reducing housing cost (Guardian) Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, tasked all stakeholders and professionals in the built sector to come up with well thought-out solutions on how to reduce cost of building…

Premier League pushes back on Newcastle claim Saudi bid rejected

The English Premier League has contested Newcastle United’s assertion that a Saudi-led takeover of the club had been rejected, saying on Thursday it could still proceed if further information on the proposed new owners is provided. Newcastle on Wednesday said…

EPL must probe Saudi human rights record in Newcastle bid: HRW

The English Premier League (EPL) has been reminded to consider Saudi Arabia’s human rights record while evaluating a takeover bid of football club Newcastle United by the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund. In a report released on Tuesday by Human Rights…

*Ramadan: Ex-Lagos deputy governor, Adebule, greets Muslims (Tribune) *COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu inaugurates 118-bed isolation centre in Lagos (Punch)

Ramadan: Ex-Lagos deputy governor, Adebule, greets Muslims (Tribune) A former deputy governor of Lagos State, Dr Idiat Adebule, has urged Muslims to use the Ramadan period to pray and work towards finding a solution to the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the…

COVID-19 threatens centuries-old Ramadan traditions

The coronavirus outbreak threatens to upend faith-based traditions that have gone on for almost 1,500 years. The world’s nearly 2 billion Muslims will not be able to hold communal feasts and prayers that are a hallmark of Ramadan, their holiest…

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