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Former First Lady of Nigeria, Dame Patience Jonathan, Governor David Umahi, Senator Obinna Ogba were among other dignitaries who paid their last respect to Late Evang. (Mrs.) Odinakachukwu Okorie.

Governor Umahi, Patience Jonathan, others pay last respect to Mama Okorie

Former First Lady of Nigeria, Dame Patience Jonathan, Governor David Umahi, Senator Obinna Ogba were among other dignitaries who paid their last respect to Late Evang. (Mrs.) Odinakachukwu Okorie.
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)

Pope urges bishops to continue to preach peace in Nigeria

Pope Francis, on Thursday, tasked the Catholic bishops in Nigeria to continue to preach peace in order to keep the country united and progressive.
An ambulance is seen outside the church premises with gathered security personnel following a blast at St Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade, Colombo. [Ishara S. Kodikara-AFP]

World leaders react to deadly Sri Lanka blasts

Religious and world leaders have condemned a series of blasts in Sri Lanka that killed more than 150 people on Sunday, including dozens of foreigners — with British, Dutch and American citizens believed to be among them.
Pope Francis on March 30 addressed the people, authorities, representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps in the Moroccan capital, Rabat.

Pope hails Morocco on religious tolerance

Pope Francis has commended Moroccans for allowing people to practice their different religions, “especially Christians in peace without fear, intimidation or harassment”.
Pope Francis and King Mohammed VI walk on the Hassan Tower esplanade in Rabat, Morocco. (Ciro Fusco-EPA-EFE-Shutterstock)

Moroccans defy rain to welcome Pope

The people of Morocco on Saturday defied the heavy downpour to welcome Pope Francis to their country.
Pope Francis makes a Sunday morning visit to a social center in Temara, on the outskirts of Rabat, and encourages the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul in their efforts to help the poor of the area.

Pope Francis hails Morocco on religious tolerance

Pope Francis has commended Moroccans for allowing people to practice their different religions, “especially Christians in peace without fear, intimidation or harassment”.
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)

Pope Francis urges “respect” for Yemen truce accord

Pope Francis on Sunday called for urgent “respect” for a ceasefire accord in Yemen to allow humanitarian aid through in the conflict-weary country.
Pope Francis (C) waves at the end of the Via Crucis ceremony on the main highway running along Panama City’s Pacific shoreline, on January 25, 2019. – The World Youth Day celebrations have drawn around 200,000 young people from around the world to Panama, where Pope Francis is expected to defend Central American migrants and human rights. (Photo by Luis Acosta / AFP)

Pope to tackle dwindling vocations to priesthood at Panama meeting

Pope Francis will meet young student priests on Saturday on the fourth day of his visit to Panama for World Youth Day celebrations, a day after the clergy sex abuse scandal haunting his papacy returned to the spotlight.

Governor el-Rufai: Even if Pope is my running mate, most Christians won’t vote for...

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State says he is aware that 67 per cent of Christians in southern Kaduna will not vote for him in the governorship election even if he picks the Pope as his running mate.
Nick Pope made his first appearance of the season for Burnley in the FA Cup after a spell on the sidelines with a dislocated shoulder. Reuters

Nick Pope: Gareth Southgate contact helped him through injury

Nick Pope has spoken of the lift he got from a phone call from England boss Gareth Southgate during his spell out injured.
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.
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Pope Francis in Christmas address, urges peace in conflict zones

The Pope has used his annual Christmas message to appeal for peace in conflict zones including Yemen and Syria.
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.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addresses lawmakers after voting on a law to establish an anti-corruption court during a parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine June 7, 2018. REUTERS-Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukraine creates church independent from Russia

A historic council of Orthodox bishops in Kiev has created a new Ukrainian church independent from Russia, President Petro Poroshenko announced on Saturday.

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.

Satguru Maharaj Ji: Foreign names not ideal for Africans

Leader of the One Love Family, Satguru Maharaj Ji, has proclaimed that the best way to have enduring peace in Africa is for its peoples to drop foreign names and revert to their indigenous names.

Vatican: Pope Francis willing to meet Kim Jong Un in North Korea

Pope Francis is considering an unprecedented visit to North Korea, according to a Vatican official.
Taiwan's Vice President Chen Chien-jen and Pope Francis

Taiwan invites pope to visit after landmark China-Vatican pact

Taiwan has invited the Pope to visit the self-ruled island, just weeks after China and the Vatican reached a landmark agreement on the appointment of bishops on the mainland.

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A group photograph with Kano State governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, his deputy Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, Speaker state assembly Rurum and the newly appointed emirs from left Sarkin Rano, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila; Sarkin Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero; from right Sarkin Gaya – Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir Gaya and Sarkin Karaye, Dr. Alhaji Ibrahim ll. After the official installation of four new emirs by Kano State governor on Saturday at indoor stadium at Sani Abacha. Photo Sani Maikatanga

Group calls for scrapping of new emirates in Kano

A group under the aegis of the Renaissance Coalition in collaboration with Civil society organisations (CSOs), and other stakeholders in Kano have called for the scrapping of the newly created emirates in the state.
The rain storm in Lagos on Monday resulted in many residents and motorists counting their losses as it caused traffic gridlock and wreaked havoc in many areas, damaging communication masts, electric poles and other infrastructure.

Downpour causes traffic gridlock in Lagos

The rain storm in Lagos on Monday resulted in many residents and motorists counting their losses as it caused traffic gridlock and wreaked havoc in many areas, damaging communication masts, electric poles and other infrastructure.
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

Federal government declares May 29, June 12 public holidays

The Federal Government has declared May 29 and June 12 as public holidays to mark the transition to a new government and Democracy Day respectively.

Sanitation: Taraba government bans use of polythene bags

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Monday banned the use of polythene and plastic bags in the state to boost clean environment.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki: We’ll ensure investors in plantations in Edo preserve forest belt

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state will ensure its forest belt is preserved as more investors in oil palm, cocoa, rubber plantations set up shop in the state, noting that state will collaborate with relevant stakeholders in the sector on a reforestation programme.