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Police in Delta confirm abduction of Catholic priest, 1 suspect arrested

The Delta Commissioner of Police (CP), Muhammad Mustafa, has confirmed the alledged abduction of a Catholic Priest, Very Rev. Father Emmanuel Obadjere, alongside three others in Delta.

Rotimi Amaechi: Why some Nigerians don’t want Muhammadu Buhari re-elected

The Director-General of Buhari/Osinbajo Re-election Campaign Organisation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that some Nigerians are opposed to the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, because he will not agree to share public funds for personal use.

OBJ-Atiku meeting: I went to witness reconciliation not endorse – Matthew Kukah

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Dr Matthew Hassan Kukah, has said that his meeting with Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar was to serve as witness to the peaceful reconciliation of a prolonged dispute between the two leaders.

15 suspected cultists denounce cultism in Enugu

No fewer than 15 cultists belonging to different cult groups have openly denounced their membership of cultism in Diogbe community, Igbo Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State.

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.
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Olusegun Obasanjo: Nigeria needs president who understands economy

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday insisted that Nigeria needed a president with a sound knowledge of the economy to make headway.

Italian Catholic Priest kidnapped in Niger

An Italian Catholic Priest who was working as a Missionary in Niger Republic has been kidnapped, a Vatican news agency reported on Tuesday.

Nuns demand justice for sister allegedly assaulted by bishop

A group of Indian Catholic nuns staged are staging a rare street protest in the southern state of Kerala demanding justice after an alleged sexual assault of a nun by a bishop.

Gunmen kill Police sergeant, steal rifle

24 hours after gunmen murdered a Catholic church priest, Rev. Fr Jude Egbom, and one other person in Nkwerre, Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State, some gunmen have again shot dead a sergeant, Christian Nnamani, in Owerri the state capital.

Gunmen kill Catholic priest, one other, snatch vehicle

Tragedy struck in Nkwerre in the Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State on Monday night after gunmen murdered a Catholic priest and made away with his vehicle.

Kidnapped Catholic priest regains freedom

The Delta Police Command has announced the release of Rev Father Christopher Ogaga, the Catholic priest abducted last Saturday on his way to Warri on official assignment.

Cleric: African churches must grow without donors from Europe

A Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Benedict Tinka, on Saturday said it was high time African Church grew beyond depending on donors from Europe and other funding countries.

CAN condemns killings of two clerics in Abuja, Kaduna

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Wednesday condoled with the leaderships of the Roman Catholic Church and the Nigerian Baptist Convention over the demise of the two clerics.

Fr. Mbaka: No vacancy in Enugu Government House

The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka on Sunday declared that there is no vacancy in the Enugu State Government House in 2019, stressing that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has done excellently well in office and deserves a second term.

Gunmen abduct ex-council chairman in Ondo

A former Chairman, Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, Dele Fagoriola, has been abducted by gunmen.

Eboniyi school teacher slumps, dies in hospital

A teacher at Madonna Secondary School, Umuhuali in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, John Odah, has slumped on his way to the bathroom and later died in a hospital.

2019: Clerics urge improvement in PVC distribution, voter education

Clerics have called on the independent National Electoral Commission to boost effort in the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards and look for measures to curb vote-buying.
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Philippine Mayor Antonio Halili assassinated during ceremony

A Philippine mayor who paraded suspected drug dealers through the streets of his city, but also alleged to have drug ties himself, was shot dead while attending a weekly flag-raising ceremony.

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