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Catholic bishops blame fed govt for tension in Nigeria

Catholic Bishops have blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for the tension in the country, saying realities on ground negated the promises he made in 2015 to ensure national integration and cohesion in his inauguration speech.

Philippines’ Duterte may declare martial law – defence chief

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may declare nationwide martial law if threatened protests by communists and other leftists against his rule turn violent or disrupt the country, his defence chief said Friday.

Catholic bishops lament Nigerians’ suffering, fault fed govt

Catholic Bishops in the Kaduna Ecclesiastical Province have appealed to the Federal Government to adopt viable ways of healing the injuries inflicted on the citizens.

Catholic Bishops urges fed govt to compensate attacked churches

The Catholic Bishops of Kaduna Ecclesiastical Province have urged the Federal Government to compensate churches and other victims of attacks carried out by insurgents on places of worship.

Catholic bishops want stiffer war against graft

Catholic Bishops have asked the Federal Government to device new strategies to bolster and reinforce anti-corruption fight as the current approach is not yielding desired results.

Catholic bishops kick against pop culture in church

In separate declarations, Nigerian Catholic Bishops and their leader Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onayekan have urged adherence to the rules of the church and resistance of moves to introduce pop culture.

Buhari writes to Obiano over Catholic church killings

The Presidency on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari had followed up his telephone call to the Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, with a letter of condolence and commiseration following what he described as “shocking and cowardly attack on worshippers” in St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu, in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the state on Sunday.

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