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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.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has recalled the 12 suspended Local Government Council Chairmen.

2019 polls: God intervened to give us victory – Governor Wike

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that God came down and personally intervened in the electoral turbulence of the state to give Rivers the desired victory.
Clara Chime

Why I abandoned my matrimonial home – Ex-Governor Chime’s wife

The estranged wife of former governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State, Clara, on Monday told an FCT High Court Apo that she left her matrimonial home for fear of her life.
CAN President, Samson Olasupo Ayokunle

CAN: Christians contributing to persecution of church in Nigeria

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have blamed Christians for continued persecution of Christians in Nigeria.
Bishop Henry C. Ndukuba

Anglican Communion urges President Buhari to improve Nigeria’s security network

The Diocese of Gombe Anglican Communion has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to improve on the security situation in the country.

Christian forum advises CAN president to step aside

Reverend Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has been advised to step aside from his role by Some Concerned Christian Forum of Nigeria (SCFN).
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday (12.00 midnight) join about 53 world leaders in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the opening of the summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).1

Presdiency: Why President Buhari attended OIC meeting and what he got for Nigeria

A presidential aide, Garba Shehu, has reacted to criticisms over President Muhammadu Buhari’s latest trip to Saudi Arabia for a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries

MFM: Man who raped, impregnated teenage church member not a pastor

The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) has clarified that suspended ‘Pastor’ David Onyekachukwu of its Life Camp branch, Abuja, is not an ordained pastor of the church.

Pastor Damina: Why more Nigerians are committing suicide

The popular pastor, Abel Damina, who runs a Pentecostal church called Power City International, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, said today’s messages in churches are instilling greed and depression among Christians in Nigeria.
Seyi Makinde

Governor Makinde: My administration will be transparent, open

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has promised to run a transparent and open administration.

Governor Wike asks church to sanction members involved in election malpractice

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on the Church to sanction members who are involved in electoral malpractice .
Pope Francis arrives in procession to celebrate Mass at the Marian shrine of Sumuleu Ciuc June 1 in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania. (CNS-Paul Haring)

Pope Francis apologises to Roma for Catholic Church’s ‘discrimination’

Pope Francis apologised to the Roma people on Sunday for the Roman Catholic Church’s “discrimination” against them as he wrapped up a visit to Romania.
Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA)

ECWA trustee decries disparity in pastor’s salaries

A trustee of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Mr Moses Yusufu Dembo, has decried what he observed as the disparity in salaries recieved by pastors of the church in rural communities across Nigeria.

Two women in court over kidnapping of a three-year-old girl

The police on Tuesday arraigned Mercy Sampson and Stella Madueke, in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly kidnapping a three-year-old girl from a church.

Governor Emmanuel gives condition for appointment of commissioners

The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has given condition under which people may be considered for appointment as commissioner in his second term.

Islamisation: Don’t let your disappointment with President Buhari turn you into a bigot –...

A former Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido yesterday warned ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo against turning himself into a bigot.

Woman allegedly strips in church, urinate on altar

A 39-year-old petty trader, Moji Aderibigbe, accused of stripping naked and pouring urine on the church altar, on Friday appeared in a Yaba Chief magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Bishop wants politicians to see their positions as temporary, servant leaders

The Anglican Bishop of Owo, Ondo state, Rt Rev. Stephen Fagbemi, has advised politicians to see their positions as temporary and to be accountable as good stewards.

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Plateau tertiary institution workers suspend strike

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