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FILE PHOTO - Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer on Epiphany, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Vatican, January 6, 2021. Vatican Media-­Handout via REUTERS-File Photo

Pope urges U.S. reconciliation as bishops call out Joe Biden on abortion

Pope Francis told U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday that he was praying that God would guide his efforts to bring reconciliation in the United States, while the nation’s bishops condemned Biden’s pro-choice stand on abortion.
According to a statement issued in Abuja by the President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, Most Rev. Augustine Akubeze, the body warned against politicians politicizing the killings.

Catholic Bishops urges President Buhari to listen to Nigerians on insecurity

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, yesterday, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to listen to the cries of Nigerians over the security situation in the country.
The Lekki Concession Company, LCC, has refuted claims that it removed the CCTV’s at Lekki tollgate few hours before the shooting of protesters on Tuesday.

PANDEF: Nigerian Army double-speaks on Lekki shooting

Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, yesterday, said the Nigerian Army has been speaking out from both sides of the mouth on the role soldiers played in the ignoble Lekki toll gate, Lagos, shooting of #EndSARS protesters.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigeria: Catholic Church donates 425 hospitals as isolation centers

The Federal Government has announced that the Catholic Church in Nigeria has donated its 425 hospitals and clinics nationwide as isolation centers for coronavirus patients.
Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.

Pope Francis takes anti-nuclear weapon push to Japan

Pope Francis takes his mission to ban nuclear weapons this week to the only places where they were used in war, visiting the World War Two ground zeros of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as part of a tour of Japan and Thailand.
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has assured industrialists in the state of his administration’s readiness to put an end to the deplorable state of road network affecting manufacturers and other road users in the state.

Governor Abiodun: I survived nine litigations before my victory at tribunal

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Sunday, appreciated God, his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the people of the state on his victory at the tribunal.
Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Metropolitan See, His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan

Cardinal Onaiyekan: Nigeria dancing on the brink of chaos

Former archbishop of Abuja, John Onaiyekan, says Nigeria has turned its resources into crises and problems.

Cardinal Onaiyekan: Nigerians are getting poorer, feeling hopeless, helpless

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, yesterday, advised President Muhammadu Buhari to change his style of leadership, if Nigeria must recover from its current social-economic crises, saying Nigerians are getting poorer, feeling hopeless and helpless.
Pope Francis attends a Eucharistic celebration at the Regia Hall of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican on February 24, 2019, within the fourth and last day of a global child protection summit for reflections on the sex abuse crisis within the Catholic Church. GIUSEPPE LAMI / POOL / AFP

Pope compares child sex abuse to ‘human sacrifice’, vows action

Pope Francis on Sunday vowed to tackle every single case of sexual abuse by priests in the Roman Catholic Church, comparing paedophilia to “human sacrifice”.
Presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar on Thursday met in Abeokuta with former president Olusegun Obasanjo, David Oyedepo, others.

Bishop Kukah explains role in Olusegun Obasanjo-Atiku Abubakar’s reconciliation

The current Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Mathew Hassan Kukah, on Sunday sent the statement below to newsmen explaining his role in the October 11 meeting in Abeokuta that culminated in the historic reconciliation of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and his former deputy, Atiku Abubakar.

2019: Catholic bishops advise Nigerians against vote-buying

Catholic Bishops have urged all registered voters to ensure that they are equipped with voter’s card and reject the illegal practices of selling and buying of votes.

Sultan urges Catholic Bishops to preach peaceful coexistence among Nigerians

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has called on Catholic bishops in the country to continue to preach peaceful coexistence among the people.

Sokoto to host Catholic Bishops Conference

A total of 75 Bishops are expected to attend the 2018 Catholic Bishops Conference in Sokoto beginning on Sept. 6.

Cardinal Karl Lehmann passes on in Mainz

The former head of Germany’s Catholic Bishops Conference, Cardinal Karl Lehmann, has died at the age of 81.

Vatican sex scandal expert concludes investigations in Chile

A Vatican expert on sex abuse scandals involving clergy has concluded his investigations in Chile and will report to Pope Francis soon, the country’s Bishops’ Conference said on Wednesday.

Federal govt on its toes to address security issues – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday that the Federal Government was on its toes to address security issues being experienced in recent times within the country.

APC to submit recommendations on restructuring to fed govt

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has received the recommendations of its committee on restructuring and has promised to forward same to the federal government for implementation.

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South Africa signs J&J vaccine deal, eases restrictions

South Africa has signed an agreement with Johnson & Johnson to secure 11 million COVID-19 vaccine doses and will ease restrictions due to a decline in new cases, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday.
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Manchester United rages at penalty talk as team draw another blank

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United are being negatively influenced by opposition managers referring to their penalty record after being denied a spot-kick in a 0-0 draw at Chelsea on Sunday.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Zamfara governor: Abducted schoolgirls will be released soon

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has said that the abducted students of Government Science Secondary School, Jangebe, will be released very soon.

Primate Ayodele: President Buhari has broken Nigeria’s unity

The Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has once again knocked the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, over the unsecured state of the country.
NANS National President, Comrade Sunday Asefon

NANS asks Nigerian government to declare abductors of students terrorists

Following the gale of abductions of school children in the Northern part of the country, the National Association of Nigerian Student (NANS), has advised the federal government to list bandits perpetrating such horrendous crime as terrorists.

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UN deputy chief: Nigeria’s economy moving in right direction

Nigeria is moving in the right direction economically but its movement is not fast, the United Nations has said.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Senate President Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila to “use their good offices to urgently probe and refer to appropriate anti-corruption agencies allegations that N4.4 billion of public money budgeted for the National Assembly is missing, misappropriated, diverted or stolen, as documented in three audited reports by the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.”

National Assembly to pass Petroleum Industry Bill in April

This came as the Joint Ad-hoc Committee of the National Assembly expressed regrets over the poor condition of the nation’s refineries, adding that PIB when passed would revive the refineries to function optimally.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government has extended the Lagos-Ibadan Modernisation Project from its original destination at Ebutte Meta to Lagos Ports.

Minister inspects Apapa port to ascertain Lagos-Ibadan rail completion

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government has extended the Lagos-Ibadan Modernisation Project from its original destination at Ebutte Meta to Lagos Ports.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has blamed Carlos Vinicius after their loss to Chelsea, saying the player doesn’t press his opponents with great intensity.

Jose Mourinho: My methods still second to none

Jose Mourinho insists he is still one of the best coaches in the world despite Tottenham’s dismal run hitting a new low with a 2-1 defeat at West Ham on Sunday.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, made this known in a statement signed by the Director of Information of the ministry, Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, on Sunday in Abuja.

Nigerian government partners Crown Flour Mills to boost wheat production

The Federal Government has expressed its readiness to partner with Crown Flour Mills to expand the capacity for wheat production in the country.