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Two sides claim victory in Togo vote as challenger cries foul

Two sides have claimed victory in Togo's presidential election as the main challenger to incumbent Faure Gnassingbe cried foul, citing "revelations of fraud".
Faure Gnassingbe

Togo President Faure Gnassingbe looks set to claim a fourth term

Togo's president, Faure Gnassingbe, looks set to claim a fourth term at the polls on Saturday and extend his family's half-century domination of the West African nation.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Governor Fayemi: Why we returned schools to missions

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Wednesday disclosed that his administration decided to return schools to missions and original owners in order to restore moral value in schools and arrest the activities of “profiteers and undisciplined” elements in the system.
Kizito Mihigo was known for songs that promoted healing and forgiveness, and described by many as Rwanda’s biggest cultural figure. Kizito Mihigo-Facebook

Gospel singer who plotted to kill Rwanda president dies in police cell — video

Rwandan gospel singer Kizito Mihigo, who was found guilty in 2015 of plotting to kill President Paul Kagame, has been found dead in a police cell, authorities confirmed on Monday.

Bishop Kukah: Only Northern Muslims holding strategic positions under President Buhari

The Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, on Tuesday, hit President Mohammed Buhari hard.

Bishop Kukah: President Buhari’s government most nepotistic, narcissistic in Nigeria’s history

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto archdiocese, Mathew Kukah, has described the government of President Muhammadu Buhari as the most nepotistic and narcissistic government in Nigeria’s history.
Anthony John Valentine Obinna

Archbishop Obinna: Darkness still envelopes Igboland

The Catholic Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province, His Grace, Dr. Anthony J. V. Obinna, weekend, expressed regret that “some people in Igboland still prefer darkness to the light of salvation”.
Slovenia’s first mosque opened in the capital Ljubljana on Monday after surmounting financial hurdles and right-wing opposition, 50 years after the initial request to build was made.

Slovenia’s first mosque opens after 50 years

Slovenia’s first mosque opened in the capital Ljubljana on Monday after surmounting financial hurdles and right-wing opposition, 50 years after the initial request to build was made.
Ejike Mbaka

Father Ejike Mbaka wins as Supreme Court sacks Emeka Ihedioha, declares Hope Uzodinma Imo...

The Supreme Court, yesterday, affirmed the controversial New Year prophecy of Catholic priest and Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN), Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka that Imo Governor, Chief Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would lose his seat.

Former Pope Benedict breaks silence on celibacy debate after synod

The Pope wrote the book, “From the Depths of Our Hearts,” with Cardinal Robert Sarah, 74, a Guinean prelate who heads the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

Federal government replies Bishop Kukah over his recent comments on insecurity

The Federal Government has replied the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Revd (Dr) Matthew Hassan Kukah, over his recent comments on the insecurity plaguing the country.
Pope Francis Sunday railed against atomic weapons, the nuclear deterrent and the growing arms trade, as he paid tribute to the victims of the “unspeakable horror” of the Nagasaki bomb.

Pope appeals to US, Iran to pursue dialogue, self-restraint

Pope Francis on Thursday urged the U.S. and Iran to avoid escalation and pursue “dialogue and self-restraint” to avert a wider conflict in the Middle East.

Father Ejike Mbaka’s prophecy contemptuous – Imo PDP elders

Elders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State have reacted to the New Year prophecy of fiery Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka.
An image of Pope Francis slapping his way free from the clutches of an admirer late Tuesday had social media abuzz with comments on the pontiff’s prompt riposte.

Pope apologises for slapping devotee

Pope Francis apologised Wednesday for his widely-viewed slap of a woman who had grabbed his hand as he greeted Catholic faithful on New Year’s Eve.
FILES) In this file photo taken on December 25, 2019, residents walk past a house damaged during Typhoon Phanfone in Tacloban, Leyte province in the central Philippines. The number of deaths from a powerful storm that hit the Philippines on Christmas has climbed to 41, authorities said December 29, 2019, with tens of thousands of locals remain packed in evacuation centres. Bobbie ALOTA / AFP

Philippines Christmas typhoon death toll climbs to 41

The number of deaths from a powerful storm that hit the Philippines on Christmas has climbed to 41, authorities said Sunday, with tens of thousands still in evacuation centres.

Christmas is a mystery same as Easter – Catholic Priest replies MFM overseer

A popular Catholic Priest, Reverend Father Chinenye Oluoma, has said that Christmas is celebrated by Christians as a mystery of the birth of Jesus Christ.
The Vatican office responsible for processing clergy sex abuse complaints has seen a record 1,000 cases reported from around the world this year, including from countries it had not heard from before — suggesting that the worst may be yet to come in a crisis that has plagued the Catholic Church.

Vatican tribunal now overwhelmed by clergy sex abuse cases

The Vatican office responsible for processing clergy sex abuse complaints has seen a record 1,000 cases reported from around the world this year, including from countries it had not heard from before — suggesting that the worst may be yet to come in a crisis that has plagued the Catholic Church.
Kidnap Victim

Abductors of two catholic priests demand N100 million ransom

Recall that the two priests, Rev. Fr. Joseph Nweke and Rev. Fr. Felix Efobi from Awka Catholic Diocese were reportedly kidnapped on their way to a wedding on Friday evening along the Benin-Owo Expressway at the Elegbeka area of Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State.

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Kano prohibits Almajiri children from street begging

Kano State Government has banned street begging by Almajiri children in a bid to fully consolidate the free and compulsory primary and secondary schools education policy in the state.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Asaba has sentenced one Tonwerigha Oyintonbra Tombrown to 66 years imprisonment without an option of fine for defrauding one Izabela Glogowska to the tune of ( €55,000) Fifty Five Thousand Euros under the pretext of paying it into her Perfect Money online account.

‘Yahoo boy’ bags 66 years jail term for €55,000 fraud

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Asaba has sentenced one Tonwerigha Oyintonbra Tombrown to 66 years imprisonment without an option of fine for defrauding one Izabela Glogowska to the tune of ( €55,000) Fifty Five Thousand Euros under the pretext of paying it into her Perfect Money online account.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate berates Ogoni cleanup despite $360 million provision

The Senate on Tuesday expressed disappointment over the slow pace of work on the Ogoniland cleanup project despite the $360m released for it.
Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said on Twitter that he had ordered medical authorities to take maximum precaution after the coronavirus case was announced by the health minister.

Algeria announces first confirmed case of coronavirus

Algeria has reported its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus, after an Italian man who arrived in the country on February 17 was put into isolation.
Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp believes goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi’s experience is coming to the fore, saying the gap left by Itumeleng Khune is slowly getting filled.

Pressure on Kaizer Chiefs manager to drop Daniel Akpeyi for Soweto derby

The pressure is mounting on Kaizer Chiefs Head Coach Ernst Middendorp to drop Daniel Akpeyi as first choice goalkeeper for Itumeleng Khune ahead of the Soweto Derby against Orlando Pirates this weekend.