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Pope holds Mass with youths before traveling to Bangladesh

Pope Francis on Thursday led a Mass for youth in Myanmar’s commercial hub Yangon, preaching a message of hope and “good news” in spite “so much injustice, poverty and misery” in the world.

Pope Francis lands in Myanmar amid humanitarian crisis

Pope Francis landed in Yangon on Monday, the start of a delicate visit for the world’s most prominent Christian to majority-Buddhist Myanmar, which the U.S. has accused of “ethnic cleansing” its Muslim Rohingya people.

Pope to meet Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Pope Francis will meet Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar in Dhaka when he visits the Bangladeshi capital next week, a Vatican spokesman said Wednesday.

Pope Emeritus Benedict not sick – brother

The brother of Benedict XVI, Georg Ratzinger, has denied reports that the pope emeritus is seriously ill.

Vatican confirms Italian priest Maurizio Pallu kidnapped in Edo

An Italian priest has been kidnapped by gunmen in southern Nigeria, church officials in both countries have said.

Pope injures head during procession in Colombia

Pope Francis got a cut on his brow and blood on his white cape Sunday when he bumped into the window of his Popemobile while waving to admirers in Colombia.

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We’ve won victory for public education – Governor el-Rufai

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N20m national jackpot winner gets cheque

Mr Chukwunwike Osahon, winner of the N20 million Give ‘n’ Take National Jackpot was presented with the cheque on Tuesday.

Benue needs military operations – Bishop Ezeokafor

The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese in Anambra State, Most Reverend Paulinus Ezeokafor, said yesterday that the situation in the troubled Benue State required special intervention from security operatives in the mould of Operation Python Dance carried out in the South East and Operation Crocodile Smile in the South–South combined.

Three killed by suspected rebels in eastern DR Congo

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Planned recall of Kwara Assemblyman will not succeed – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state has described the recent move to recall a member of the state House of Assembly, Hassan Oyeleke, as amateurish.

Court nullifies installation of 21 kings by Governor Ajimobi

An Oyo State High Court presided over by Justice Olajumoke Aiki on Friday declared the review of the 1957 Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration and other Related Chieftaincies in Ibadan land by the Justice Akintunde Boade Review Commission, which was set up by the Oyo State Government, as unconstitutional, illegal, null, void and of no effect.