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KINSHASA - Congo's National Ebola Response Committee says confirmed Ebola deaths in the east of the sprawling African nation are nearing 2,000 and confirmed cases of the virus have exceeded 3,000.

Congo: Confirmed Ebola deaths near 2,000, cases over 3,000

Congo's National Ebola Response Committee says confirmed Ebola deaths in the east of the sprawling African nation are nearing 2,000 and confirmed cases of the virus have exceeded 3,000.
Pope Francis addressing young people on Thursday. “You are important!” he told them.Ben Curtis-Associated Press

Pope tells packed stadium in Mozambique to reject ‘revenge’

Pope Francis continued to spread a message of peace as he addressed tens of thousands of Mozambicans at a mass held at a stadium in the capital Maputo on Friday, on the first leg of a visit to three African countries.

Cleric advises youths against get-rich-quick mentality

A cleric, Rev. Fr. Fidelis Izuakor, has urged Nigerian youths to desist from get-rich-quick schemes and work hard to gain financial freedom to become wealthy.
Among the protesters in Hong Kong, many, such as Terence Lai, are prompted by their religious faith to take part in the demonstrations.

Hong Kong Christians call for reform

Among the protesters in Hong Kong, many, such as Terence Lai, are prompted by their religious faith to take part in the demonstrations.
Reverend Father David Tanko

Taraba: Why security agencies must fish out killers of Catholic priest – Benue governor

Samuel Ortom, Benue State Governor, says security agencies in Taraba must fish out the killers of Rev. Fr. David Tanko of St. Peter’s Catholic Parish, Amadu.
Cardinal George Pell is taken from the court in Melbourne, Australia, back to jail after his appeal against child sexual abuse convictions was dismissed. James Ross-AAP

Australian court upholds Catholic cardinal’s sex abuse verdict

An Australian appeals court Wednesday upheld convictions against Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children.

Rotimi Amaechi shouldn’t relent in his vision for better Nigeria – APC chieftain

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Southsouth, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has urged former Minister of Transport Rotimi Amaechi not to relent in his vision for a better Nigeria.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

Katsina deaths: NYSC restricts movement of corps members

The Director General of the National Youths Service Scheme, NYSC, Brigadier- General S. Ibrahim, on Tuesday in katsina ordered State Coordinators, nationwide to strictly enforce relevant extant rules that regulates the movement of corps members both on inter and intrastate and local government boundaries, as part of measures to stem rising cases of deaths through road accidents and exposure to banditry and other violent attacks.

Catholic archbishop calls for for chastity, condemns nudity

Archbishop Adewale Martins of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos on Thursday condemned the recent attitude where some youths promoted nudity instead of chastity in the name of
Kidnap Victim

Wife of slain Kaduna pastor regains freedom

Wife of the late pastor in charge of Living Faith, Romi new extension, Kaduna, who was abducted by kidnappers after killing her husband has been freed.
Catholic priests protest in Enugu

Catholics: Government must flush out bad Fulanis from South-East

Following last Thursday’s killing of Rev Fr. Paul Offu in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State, the Enugu Catholic Diocese has tasked government to flush out bad Fulani from the state.

Enugu government directs air surveillance as clerics, IPOB protest murder of Catholic priest

Enugu State Government, security agencies and church leaders in the state yesterday rose from an emergency meeting over the killing of a Catholic Priest, Fr. Paul Offu, in charge of St. James the Greater Parish Catholic Church Ugbawka in Enugu State and resolved to establish air surveillance as a way of dealing with the challenge of insecurity in the state.
Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, also spelled Nyussi, is a Mozambican politician serving as the fourth President of Mozambique, in office since 2015.

Mozambique’s last rebel fighters finally lay down arms

Mozambique’s president and the leader of the Renamo opposition signed a peace accord on Thursday to end years of hostilities that followed a 15-year civil war.

South Sudan teachers earn salaries below the poverty line

With the global benchmark for absolute poverty at two dollars per day, it would be safe to say teachers in war-torn South Sudan work in deplorable conditions.

Six more victims of Lagos pipeline explosion confirmed dead

Six victims out of the 13 rescued by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) during July 4, 2019 pipeline explosion fire at Ijegun, Igando/Ikotun Local Council Development Area, Lagos State, have died.
The Holy See on Friday instructed Catholic clergy in China to profess loyalty to Catholic doctrine when signing a document, required by a new Chinese law, which obliges them to accept the principle of a state-sanctioned Catholic church that doesn't recognize supreme papal authority to appoint bishops.

Pope Francis offers Chinese clergy way to register with civil agency

The Holy See on Friday instructed Catholic clergy in China to profess loyalty to Catholic doctrine when signing a document, required by a new Chinese law, which obliges them to accept the principle of a state-sanctioned Catholic church that doesn't recognize supreme papal authority to appoint bishops.
Men look at a cutout image of Pope Francis as another person takes a picture of the cutout itself, days ahead of the papal visit to the United Arab Emirates, at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Dubai on January 30, 2019. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE - AFP)

Vatican opens debate on married priests

The Vatican has formally opened debate on letting married men be ordained as priests in remote parts of the Amazon where priests are so few that Catholics can go weeks or months without attending a Mass.

Woman abducts baby from house-help in church

An 18-month-old baby boy was on Sunday allegedly abducted by a woman in a Catholic Church in Awada, Onitsha, Anambra State.

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The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti government to reconstruct Ado township roads

Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, at the weekend said his administration would soon begin the reconstruction of Ado township roads many of which have become deplorable as a result of lack of maintenance in the last four years.
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APC: Governor Abiodun’s appeal court victory, true reflection of people’s wishes

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State, has described the victory of the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, at the Appeal Court as a true reflection of the overwhelming wishes of Ogun people, freely expressed in the March 9 governorship election.

Anti-Ebola radio station closes down after broadcaster’s murder

A local radio station that has been involved in the fight against Ebola in eastern DR Congo said Monday it was closing down after one of its broadcasters was murdered.

Bayelsa guber: NGO preaches against violence, vote buying

Coalition for Development and Democracy in Bayelsa (CDDB), a Non-Governmental Organisation, has admonished political parties to refrain from violence or monetary inducement in the Nov. 16 governorship election in the state.

Aisha Buhari counsels parents on moral upbringing of children

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has challenged parents to take charge of their families by ensuring good moral upbringing of children so as to minimise crime in the society.