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Cardinal Onaiyekan retires, Archbishop Kaigama takes over Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has accepted the retirement of His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, as the Metropolitan Catholic Archbishop of Abuja.
Pope Francis on Saturday formally announced the appointment a priest of Makurdi Diocese, Revd Fr. Stephen Beba as “Chaplains to His Holiness” with the title of Monsignor.

Pope appoints Makurdi diocese priest as ‘Chaplains to His Holiness’

Pope Francis on Saturday formally announced the appointment a priest of Makurdi Diocese, Revd Fr. Stephen Beba as “Chaplains to His Holiness” with the title of Monsignor.
The Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis, on Sunday described the late 14-year-old Vivian Ogu, who was murdered by robbers as an example to all Christians in Nigeria and the rest of the world.

Pope, Governor Obaseki hail slain 14-year-old Nigerian girl

The Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis, on Sunday described the late 14-year-old Vivian Ogu, who was murdered by robbers as an example to all Christians in Nigeria and the rest of the world.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government towards free and compulsory education of the first nine years of a child school life across the country.

VP Osinbajo: Everyone deserves love, fairness regardless of faith, ethnicity

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says that all human beings, regardless of faith or ethnicity, desire to be valued, loved, and given the basics of life–food, shelter and clothing sufficient for self and family.

NAPTIP: Irregular migration setback to economy, national development

The National Agency for the Protection of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), has raised the alarm over the undying desire of some Nigerians and African youths to leave the shores of the continent irrespective of the means of exit.

Cardinal Onaiyekan: Dialogue can resolve all conflicts

Cardinal John Onaiyekan has said that effective dialogue has the potential of resolving all kinds of conflicts.

General Abdusalami: We’ve presented Atiku Abubakar’s grievances to President Buhari

The Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd)-led National Peace Committee members on Friday held a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
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Armed Forces Day: VP Osinbajo lauds the fallen heroes

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday commended the Nigeria Army particularly, the fallen heroes for putting up a huge sacrifice for the nation.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Nigerian military has destroyed Boko Haram

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday declared that the military has destroyed the backbone of Boko Haram terrorists.

Sultan Abubakar, Cardinal Onaiyekan lead religious leaders’ parley on peaceful elections

Determined to ensure peaceful general elections, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammed Sa’ad Abubakar 111 and the Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan will Wednesday lead religious leaders across the nation in a two day conference on role of interfaith communities during the polls.
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Charly Boy reveals why he finally married partner after 40 years together

Charles Oputa, a musician and activist better known as Charly Boy, has married his American partner, Diane, after 40 years together.
From left: Minister of State Industry, Trade and Investment, overseeing the Ministry of Women Affairs, Hajia Aisha Abubakar; Mrs. Rebecca Sharibu; Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hajia Khadija Abba Ibrahim when a Federal Government delegation visited Mrs. Sharibu, mother of the one of the abducted Dapchi school girls still in captivity in Dapchi, Yobe State, on Friday.

Muhammadu Buhari dispatches three ministers to meet with Leah Sharibu’s mother

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday dispatched three ministers to Dapchi town to meet with Mrs. Rebecca Sharibu, mother of Leah Sharibu.
President Muhammadu Buhari has advised politicians who lost out during the recent party primaries in the country to toe the path of honour and pursue their grievances in line with laid down procedures to avoid unnecessary tension. 1

Muhammadu Buhari urges politicians not to overheat polity

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised politicians who lost out during the recent party primaries in the country to toe the path of honour and pursue their grievances in line with laid down procedures to avoid unnecessary tension.

Cardinal Onaiyekan honoured by Muslim group

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Worldwide, has honoured His Eminence Cardinal John Onaiyekan, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, with an International Peace Award through its Muslim Television Ahmadiyya, MTA Africa in Ghana.

Cardinal Onaiyekan tasks Christians on selfless services

His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has urged Nigerians, especially Christian faithful to renew the hope in the country through selfless services.

General Gowon, Archbishop Welby express deep concern over killings

Also, in an interview with the Vatican News (the Catholic Church’s official news website), Cardinal John Onaiyekan has condemned the federal government’s inability to deal decisively with the perpetrators of the unrelenting killings.

Cardinal Onaiyekan urges federal government to address social justice for lasting peace

John Cardinal Onaiyekan has underscored the need for the Federal Government to show more commitment to addressing issues of social justice in order to achieve lasting peace in the country.
Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Metropolitan See, His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan

Cardinal Onaiyekan: Nigerians have lost confidence in President Buhari

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Metropolitan See, His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, maintained Saturday that Nigerians had lost confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration.

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