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Wole Soyinka: Politicians sponsoring killings for 2019

As the killing of farmers in Benue and other states of their federation by suspected armed Fulani mercenaries continue unabated, Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, yesterday implored there Federal Government to urgently seek for the assistance of the International Community to end the impunity perpetrated by herdsmen insurgents against the people.

Pope’s team leads 50 bishops to Benue mass burial

The representative of the Pope in Nigeria will lead about 50 Catholic bishops to the mass burial of two priests and parishioners, who were killed by herdsmen at Mbalon community in the Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State on Tuesday.

Vice President Osinbajo reassures Benue people of security

Vice President Yemi Osibajo has denied claims that the killings in Benue were the outcome of a planned agenda to eliminate the people.

Ohanaeze condemns killing of 2 Catholic priests, 17 others in Benue

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has condemned Tuesday’s killing of two Catholic priests and 17 other worshippers, during a church service in Benue State by armed herdsmen, saying that the action was not only despicable but unheard of in the history of this country.

President Buhari condemns killing of priests, worshippers in Benue

President Muhammadu Buhari has described as vile and satanic the killing of worshippers and two priests at a Catholic church in Ukpor-Mbalom community in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State.

Mass wedding: Catholic priest sponsors 136 couples in Nasarawa

Reverend Fr. Lawrence Soja-Anyembugu, Parish Priest in charge of St Sylvester Catholic Church, New Nyanya, Nasarawa state, has sponsored the marriage of 136 couples within two weeks.

2019: MURIC accuses CAN of religionising politics

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has condemned the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN’s resort to “acrobatic religiousity in the political arena”, describing it as “parochial, pernicious, myopic and unpatriotic.”

Is another revolution imminent in the Nigerian church?

The tithe debate kick-started by the radio presenter known as Daddy Freeze is causing ripples in the Nigerian church. It has done one big thing among Christians: It has reduced the fear that has enveloped Christians for decades – the fear ingrained in them not to question whatever is said by the spiritual leaders – for fear of incurring the wrath of God.

Oba of Benin advocates traditional solution to kidnapping, robbery

The Benin Monarch, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku-Akpolkpolo, Oba Ewuare II, has tasked traditional rulers, Priests, Enogies and other stakeholders in the State, to device​ traditional means to tackle the recent upsurge in kidnapping and other violent crimes.

Thousands at boy’s burial seek end to Philippine drug war

Thousands of Filipinos Saturday called for an end to extrajudicial killings as the funeral of a boy killed by police turned into the largest single demonstration yet against President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal drug war.

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