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Lekki Deep Sea Port must be operational by 2022 – minister

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has directed its legal department to put on paper an agreement with the Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Ltd., to ensure 2022 as the operational year of the port.
Pope Francis speaking at the Nagasaki hypocenter memorial. Ciro Fusco-EPA

Vatican rejects deviations from approved baptismal wording

Pope Francis has decreed there could be no changes to the baptismal wording used by the Catholic Church, the Vatican confirmed on Thursday.

Former Kwara governor condoles with Bishop Kukah over mother’s death

Former governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has commiserated with the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Hassan Kukah, over the death of his mother, Madam Janet Kukah.
Pope Francis on Sunday celebrated Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, empty of faithful and assisted by a handful of attendants.

Easter: Pope Francis calls for global solidarity amid coronavirus crisis

Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis, has called for global solidarity as a tool to fight the coronavirus crisis.
Pope Francis is expected to decide on Wednesday whether to make a limited exception to the celibacy rule for priests, one of the most controversial issues in the Catholic Church today.

Pope urges priests to visit Coronavirus cases

Pope Francis urged Catholic priests on Tuesday to “have the courage” to go out and help those sickened by the novel coronavirus, hours after Italy was placed on a nationwide lockdown.
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 develops ‘mild ailment’, skips mass

“Due to a mild ailment, he preferred to stay in the vicinity of Saint Martha’s,” the guest house at the Vatican where the 83-year old pontiff lives, chief press officer Matteo Bruni said in a statement.

Ash Wednesday: Catholic Bishop seeks end to killings

As Christians in Nigeria mark the Ash Wednesday, the Catholic Bishop of Oyo Diocese, Most Rev. Emmannuel Badejo, has called on government and other stakeholders to speak out against the incessant killings in the country.

Bishop Kukah describes federal government as fundamentalists without bombs

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, has described the Nigerian government as “Islamic fundamentalists without bombs.”

Islamisation: Catholic bishop urges federal government to respect religious freedom

Following allegations of an agenda to islamise Nigeria, the Catholic Bishop of Jalingo Diocese, Dr Charles Hammawa, has called on the federal government to respect the constitutional right and freedom of the people to express their religious beliefs without inhibitions.
Catholic priests protest in Enugu

Catholics: Government must flush out bad Fulanis

Following last Thursday’s gruesome killing of Rev Fr Paul Offu at Ihe in Awgu local government area of Enugu state, the Enugu Catholic Diocese has tasked government that it must flush out bad fulanis from the state.

Bishop Kukah: Years of neglecting youths, cause of insecurity

Most Rev. (Dr.) Matthew Hassan Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, has lamented the inability of the Federal Government to protect Nigerians.
Pope Francis speaks after lighting a candle for aid and solidarity for the people of Syria during his Sunday Angelus prayer on December 2, 2018. Tiziana FABI - AFP

Pope Francis: Politics is not just for the rulers

Politics is not reserved just for those who rule but must involve everyone, Pope Francis said Tuesday.
Pope Francis speaks during a meeting with the youth and the Synod Fathers at the Paul VI Hall in Vatican on October 6, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Tiziana FABI

Pope Francis tells politicians meaning of politics

Head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis, has urged politicians across the world to see politics as service to society and an opportunity to impact on human communities and institutions.

Pope Francis expresses ‘pain’ over attack on Coptic Christians

Pope Francis said he was pained Sunday over an attack, claimed by Islamic State, on Coptic Christians in Egypt which left seven dead.

Bishop Dachelem: Politicians lack passion for the people

The Catholic Bishop of Bauchi Diocese, Dr. Hilary Dachelem, has expressed worry over the immature state of politics in the country. The cleric said the attitude could be seen from how the politicians exhibit absence of passion for the people they are leading.

Pope to visit Myanmar as anti-Rohingya hatred seethes

Pope Francis will push for peace during his visit to Myanmar, a church official said Thursday, a trip that plunges the pontiff into the centre of a simmering religious conflict which has sparked an exodus of Muslim Rohingya.

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Ekiti governor felicitates Bishop Kukah on appointment into Pope’s Dicastery

Gov Kayode Fayemi on Wednesday congratulated the Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Most Revd. Matthew Hassan Kukah, on his appointment into the Papal Dicastery on Promotion of Integral Human Development.

Senator Wamakko commiserates with victims of Sokoto market fire

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Defence and Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, has commiserated with the victims of the Sokoto Central Market over the fire disaster that engulfed the market on Tuesday.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated N39.06 billion in 2018 as against N35.72 billion it generated as local revenue in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

NIS rescues 40 human traffic victims, arrests 10 offenders in Oyo

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Oyo State Command, has rescued 40 human traffic victims and arrested 10 trafficking offenders in year 2020.
Another new variant of the novel coronavirus seems to have emerged in Nigeria, the head of Africa's disease control body said on Thursday, cautioning more investigation was needed.

Kano records 19 new coronavirus infections, discharges 62

The Kano State Government recorded 19 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total active cases in the state to 289.

Russia: Better ties with US up to Joe Biden

The United States recently blamed Kremlin-backed hackers for a massive cyberattack that breached government institutions, adding to a long list of grievances plaguing ties between the former Cold War rivals.