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The United States Government has warned that it will recover the over $308million looted and stashed abroad by former Head of State, the late Gen Sani Abacha, if it is re-stolen in Nigeria. The threat followed a February 4 repatriation pact the Federal Government signed with the Americans and the government of Jersey to return the money. The pact was sealed 22 years after Abacha’s death and after almost two decades of litigation involving the three parties. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which partook in what is being regarded as the world’s largest asset recovery across borders, said…

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Houses of Assembly in the six Southwest states will on Monday simultaneously conduct public hearings on the Operation Amotekun Bill. Speakers Mudashiru Obasa (Lagos); Kunle Oluomo (Ogun); Adebo Ogundoyin (Oyo); Bamidele Oleyelogun (Ondo); Timothy Owoeye (Osun) and Funminiyi Afuye (Ekiti), made the next line of action on Operation Amotekun known at a meeting in Ibadan at the weekend. “Sequel to the receipt of ‘Amotekun Bill’ by the State Houses of Assembly in the Southwest region, the Speakers of the State Houses of Assembly in the region (under the auspices of Conference of Speakers of Southwest State Legislatures) converged in Ibadan,…

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Faith Yahaya, Abuja Merry Men 2, Living in Bodage: Breaking Free and The Ghost and The House of Truth have been selected as the three best Nollywood films to be showcased in Hollywood, California at the Third edition of Nollywood In Hollywood. The event, which holds on March 27 and 28, would start with an opening night premiere at the historic Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. The prestigious theatre which has been instrumental in introducing Nollywood films to the Hollywood industry in the first two editions of the event ,hosts an annual showcase of the best five foreign films in the world.…

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Will the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Imo State Governor Emeka Ihedioha succeed in their bid to get the Supreme Court to reverse the judgment which sacked him? Deputy News Editor JOSEPH JIBUEZE revisits similar efforts in the past. Two Supreme Court judgments within a month sent reverberating shockwaves through the polity. In the first judgment delivered on January 14, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was at the receiving end. The Supreme Court removed Imo State Governor Emeka Ihedioha and ordered the swearing-in of Senator Hope Uzodinma, All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the last March 9 election.…

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Religious leaders in Nigeria have been advised not to engage in hate speech but rather help to promote peace. They were urged not to celebrate corrupt leaders and stop honouring them with titles in the church. The Bishop of Anglican Communion, Kwara State, Rt Reverend Sunday Adewole gave the advice at a one-day dialogue on security organised by the government at the Kwara Hotels, Ilorin. ”Don’t celebrate corrupt leaders if they bring money tell them you don’t need it,” he said Protecting sensitive information The Bishop also advised security agents to protect confidential and sensitive information sourced from members of the…

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(BY NGOZI ADIGHIBE) The Primate of All Nigeria and Bishop of the Diocese of Abuja Anglican Communion, the Most Rev’d Nicholas D. Okoh has charged Church leaders to take heed to themselves, lead by example, and guard the flock of Christ by arming them with the truth of the gospel. He gave this charge at the One-Day Valedictory Synod of the Diocese of Abuja, held at the Basilica of Grace Anglican Church, Gudu District, Abuja. Speaking on the theme for the One-Day Synod, “Take Heed unto Yourselves and to the Flock”, the Diocesan explained that this charge of Apostle Paul…

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A Couple of thirty-two years, Elder and Deaconess Sunday Babasola Ajewole resident in Osogbo, the Osun State Capital has become parents following the miracle birth of their first matrimonial products, a set of twins having waited for a long time. Penpushing reports, the couple both retired Teachers, husband 60 years and wife 59 years got married in 1988 but waited endlessly for over three decades before God miraculously answered their prayers on February 6, 2020 The husband was compulsorily retired during Chief Bisi Akande term as Governor of Osun State while the wife voluntarily retired last year October due to…

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Former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (rtd), says there is need for the country’s security agencies to concentrate more efforts on intelligence gathering to be able to tackle the multiple security challenges plaguing the nation. Babangida in an exclusive interview with Daily Trust on Sunday, says the war against the Boko Haram sect is not a conventional one, hence, the security agencies need more intelligence for their operations, leadership and character to be able to check them. He says the government is doing its part to tackle the security challenges and urges the citizens to be involved in providing…

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Sexagesima Sunday is the second of the pre-Lenten Sundays or “Gesimatide,” which we started last Sunday. As mentioned last week, it is derived from the Latin word for sixtieth and refers to sixtieth day to Easter, though it actually falls on the fifty-sixth day. It is the second Sunday before Lent and the eight Sunday before Easter. The three Sundays before Lent, Septuagesima, Sexagesima and Quinquagesima constitute a time of preparation, and the Scripture lessons appointed for these Sundays have the purpose of preparing our minds and hearts for the spiritual undertaking, which lies before us in the season of…

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Saturday, February 8, 2020 was a memorable day for the Anglican Bishop of Nsukka, Rt. Rev. Aloysius Agbo and his wife, who gathered friends, relatives and well-wishers at St. Paul’s Cathedral Nsukka, to join them in thanksgiving to God and celebration for Divine gift of babies, after about 19 years of marriage. Sharing his experience and God’s faithfulness before the congregation, Bishop Agbo said after their marriage in April 2001, their expectation of a child did not come through for many years, despite medications and prayers. He wondered why God, Who had been answering his prayers for other people woul…

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