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Only days after issuing huge fines to a church for holding “illegal” drive-in church services, a Canadian province has now reversed course and will allow people to worship in their cars in church parking lots.

Beginning this Saturday, the provincial government of Manitoba under Progressive Conservative Premier Brian Pallister will let people attend drive-in church services, so long as they remain in the car and the occupants are of the same household.

Norway’s parliament outlawed hate speech against transgender people on Tuesday, expanding its penal code which has protected gay and lesbian people since 1981.

People found guilty of hate speech face a fine or up to a year in jail for private remarks, and a maximum of three years in jail for public comments, according to the penal code.

Faith-based organizations will, at least for the moment, be able to make religiously-informed hiring decisions without fear of being discriminated against for government contracts under an administrative rule finalized Monday by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Convictions of six Nigerians, who were arrested and convicted of supporting terrorism last year, have been upheld in appeals court in the United Arab Emirates. The six were convicted of supplying Boko Haram with more than $750,000 in funds from 2015 to 2016.

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai has ordered troops involved in counter-insurgency operations in the Northeast to swiftly attune themselves to war mode, lamenting a slack in personnel performance that has prolonged the war.

An internal army correspondence seen by the Gazette, titled: “COAS Special Order-01 Change to War Mode,” also directed soldiers deployed in ‘Operation Lafiya Dole — a special anti-terrorism combat squad — to treat all individuals in the troubled region as Boko Haram suspects until properly identified.

The International Police Organisation has apprehended three Nigerians for alleged involvement in a cyber scam targeting governments and private firms in over 150 countries.

They were said to be part of a criminal organisation that allegedly compromised thousands of government and private companies across the world.

In simple English: the affliction and the stress made the widow run mad.

She came to the camp with her husband and seven children. Their house was destroyed by Islamic insurgents and they had nothing left.

Six soldiers were among seven persons killed when Boko Haram returned to Chibok in Borno State on Sunday.

I left Yola on the 24th of December to celebrate Christmas in my sweet home, Garkida. Little did I know what awaited me.

When Rose, a widow with three children caught in the global pandemic, learned that government-provided COVID-19 aid was coming to their village in northern Nigeria, she believed this was the answer she’d been praying for. Maybe this would be the beginning of being able to feed and take care of her family again.

The Atyap Community makes this press release with a heavy heart over the sad incidents that have bedeviled the land in the last few months.

Since the dawn of the twenty-first century, and with horrifying acceleration in recent years, verified reports of murders, rapes, mutilations, and kidnapping of Christians in Nigeria have persistently increased. These attacks are frequently accompanied by the torching of homes, churches, villages, and agricultural fields.

The Federal Government has faulted claims by the President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, that it has failed to deliver on the timelines on offers made to the union.

It insisted that the timelines had been complied with and “faithfully implemented”.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, revealed that ASUU agreed at their last meeting with the government team on November 27 to call off their nine-month-old strike before December 9.

The Ignatius Ajuru University of Education has suspended three of its students for alleged involvement in the gang-rape of a female undergraduate of the institution.

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