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Ex-Filipino priest faces extradition to US for sexual abuse

The Philippine government is preparing to extradite a defrocked Filipino Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing two boys in the U.S. in the 1990s, a justice department official said on Wednesday.

NURHI has reduced maternal deaths in Kaduna – consultant

A Social Consultant, Ibrahim Kannah Terri, has said that the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) child spacing campaign project has reduced maternal deaths in Kaduna State.

Pope Francis declares November 19 World Day of the Poor

Pope Francis has declared Nineteenth of November every year as the World Day of the poor in memorisal of Saint Anthony of Padua.

Robert Mugabe ‘agrees to resign’ – report

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule appeared to have come to an end on Sunday after a source confirmed he had agreed to resign and was preparing to address the nation.

ZANU-PF youth wing tells Robert Mugabe to step down

The Youth League of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party on Sunday called for the decades-long ruler to step down.

Anambra guber: INEC has improved – Bishop Paulinus Ezeokafor

The Catholic Bishop of Awka diocese, Most Rev Paulinus Ezeokafor, has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission for making what he called “significant improvement” in the electoral process

Robert Mugabe: Liberation hero turned despot

Zimbabwe’s veteran leader Robert Mugabe once quipped that he’d rule his country until he turned 100.

I remain Zimbabwe’s only legitimate ruler – Robert Mugabe

Arrested Robert Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe’s only legitimate ruler, an intelligence source said, on Thursday.

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe resisting army pressure to quit – report

President Robert Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe’s only legitimate ruler, an intelligence source said on Thursday.

Our nation needs healing, restoration – Archbishop Adewale Martins

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Alfred Adewale Martins, has said that the nation is in need of healing, spiritually, socially, politically and morally as it has lost track of the path to truth and godliness thereby towing the path that leads to doom and destruction.

President Buhari’s anti-corruption war confusing – Cardinal Onaiyekan

“They should also be made to refund the stolen monies if they were found guilty and maybe we can forgive them,” Onaiyekan said.

UN chief Antonio Guterres arrives for visit in strife-torn CAR

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrived in the Central African Republic on Tuesday to assess the country's fragile security situation as violence between militias threatens to intensify.

Catholic priest resigns one year after abduction

A popular Kano based Roman Catholic priest who was kidnapped last year, Father Gospel J. Inalegwu, has “resigned” from priesthood, sending a wave of shock across the church.

Police arrest suspected killer of Imo priest in Lagos

The Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (FSARS) of Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja, yesterday arrested a member of the notorious kidnapping syndicate, whose modus operandi is to abduct and rob victims.

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Abdulrasheed Maina’s reinstatement letter didn’t emanate from my office – AGF Abubakar Malami

Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, said the letter directing the reinstatement of former Chairman, Pension Reform Task Force, Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina, did not emanate from his office.

Former Manchester City star Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault

Former Manchester City forward Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault, according to Sky Italia.

PDP group begs ex-VP Atiku Abubakar, others to ‘return home’

A group in the Peoples Democratic Party has appealed to former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, and other leaders who left the party to return to “their home” in the PDP.

Nigeria partners with Germany to reabsorb illegal migrants

The Federal Government on Thursday signed an agreement with the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ) to set up a Nigerian–German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration.

ECOWAS common external tariff 70 percent implemented – Hameed Ali

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says the country has implemented about 70 per cent of the requirements of the ECOWAS Common External Tariff (CET).

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Why President Buhari should implement 2014 confab report – Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has advised his successor, President Muhammadu Buhari, to implement the report of the 2014 national conference, insisting that the report contains a lot of panacea for Nigeria’s problems.

DSS a clog in the fight against corruption – CDHR

Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has berated the Department of State Services (DSS) on their embarrassing conduct in preventing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from carrying out its legitimate statutory duty, especially in the fight against corruption, particularly financial crimes.

SADC leaders set to meet in Angola over Zimbabwe crisis

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is expected to discuss Zimbabwe’s political crisis in Luanda, Angola, on Tuesday, the presidency has said in a statement.

God chose Buhari as Nigeria’s President – Governor Okorocha

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has stated that God chose President Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s President.

Anambra guber: Situation Room raises concern over massive police deployment

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room on Anambra governorship election is concerned about the “massive” redeployment of police officers in the state.