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The annual conference of the Diocese on the Niger Women in Anambra State began on Thursday, July 11, 2024, with a call for Nigerians to refrain from excessive pursuit of worldly possessions and instead embrace godly coexistence. Participants were urged to cultivate contentment and dedicate themselves to serving God, the nation, and fellow citizens, with the assurance that despite national shortcomings, God desires Nigerians to have a prominent place in heaven. The Rt Rev Dr Owen Nwokolo, Diocesan, delivered this message during his homily marking the start of the conference at St Mark’s Anglican Church, Omagba, Onitsha. He criticized the…

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In a crucial development, governors from the 36 States of the Federation under the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) will hold a meeting next week to review the Supreme Court judgment granting autonomy to local government councils. NGF Chairman and Governor of Kwara, AbdulRazaq AbdulRahman, addressed State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, noting that governors, who have been using their resources to support local governments, feel relieved by the ruling. He also affirmed that the state chief executives are comfortable with the Supreme Court’s decision. “We welcome the Supreme Court ruling, and our Attorney Generals have…

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A school building collapse in Jos, the Plateau State capital, on Friday has left the government deeply saddened. The tragic incident at Saint Academy in the Busa Buji community resulted in 17 confirmed deaths and over 120 individuals trapped. Building collapsed around 8:30 am while students and teachers were in their classrooms. State Commissioner for Information, Musa Ashoms, provided an update on the situation, revealing that 120 people were trapped under the rubble. Ashoms said, “The Plateau State Government is deeply saddened by the tragic incident at Saint Academy Jos, where a building collapse resulted in casualties and injured students…

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WELCOME ADDRESS OF THE PRIMATE OF THE CHURCH OF NIGERIA (ANGLICAN) COMMUNION, HIS GRACE, THE MOST REV. (DR) HENRY NDUKUBA TO THE PRIMATES OF THE COUNCIL OF THE ANGLICAN PROVINCES OF AFRICA (CAPA) MEETING IN ABUJA, JULY 10-15, 2024. PROTOCOL: PREAMBLE: It is with great joy and on behalf of the Archbishops of our 14 internal provinces, Bishops of our 165 Dioceses and Missions, the Clergy and the entire Anglican Faithful in the Church of Nigeria, that I welcome every one of you. The Church of Nigeria is hosting the Retreat of the Council of the Anglican Provinces of Africa…

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On Friday, young Kenyans dismissed President William Ruto’s decision to sack most of his cabinet, with some warning they would resume street protests unless he steps down. Ruto has been scrambling to contain the fallout from deadly protests against proposed tax hikes, which last month turned violent and highlighted widespread anger against his government. Organized online and led largely by young, Gen-Z Kenyans, the protests have plunged Ruto’s administration into the most serious crisis of his two-year presidency, forcing him to abandon the finance bill containing the tax hikes. In an attempt to defuse tensions, Ruto on Thursday dismissed all…

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In honor of Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka’s 90th birthday, President Bola Tinubu has renamed the National Arts Theatre in Iganmu, Lagos. Tinubu made this announcement in a letter to the esteemed figure, celebrating his contributions to literature and human rights. “I am pleased to join admirers around the world in celebrating the 90th birthday of Nigeria’s iconic son and the world-renowned Professor Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde, famously known as Wole Soyinka. “Tomorrow, the 13th of July, will be the climax of the series of local and international activities held in his honor. To underscore the global relevance of the literary…

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The Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS, has ruled that the Federal Republic of Nigeria violated the human rights of Obianuju Udeh and two others. The court found Nigeria in breach of Articles 1, 4, 6, 9, 10, and 11 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, specifically regarding the right to life, security of person, freedom of expression, assembly and association, prohibition of torture, the duty of the state to investigate, and the right to effective remedy. The applicants, Obianuju Udeh, Perpetual Kamsi, and Dabiraoluwa Adeyinka, alleged these violations occurred during the peaceful protests at the Lekki Toll…

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The England national team is set to face Spain in the Grand Finale in Berlin this Sunday. On Wednesday, England triumphed over the Netherlands 2-1 at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, marking their first Euro finals appearance on foreign soil and back-to-back finals. The Nigerian football community had hoped for a Netherlands victory, and the atmosphere erupted when PSG midfielder Xavi Simons capitalized on an error from England’s Rice, firing a powerful shot from 25 yards into the net in the 7th minute. Many expected the Dutch team to dominate the match. However, England captain Harry Kane sought an equalizer…

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The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has called on the Federal Government to either propose amendments to the Samoa Agreement or withdraw from it if such amendments are not accepted. This appeal was made in a statement titled “Threats to the Sovereignty and Values of Nigeria in the Samoa Agreement,” co-signed by CBCN President and Archbishop of Owerri, Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji, and CBCN Secretary and Bishop of Uromi, Donatus A. Ogun. The bishops expressed concern that Nigerian civil authorities may not fully grasp the implications of the nuanced language in the agreement, which they believe threatens the country’s sovereignty…

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On Thursday, the Supreme Court prohibited governors from dissolving democratically elected local government councils. In a landmark ruling, the court stated that such actions violate the 1999 Constitution, emphasizing that the governors had wasted their time with the suit. Newspot previously reported that the Supreme Court granted financial autonomy to all 774 local government councils across the country. In the lead judgment delivered by Justice Emmanuel Agim, the court criticized governors for their long-standing refusal to grant autonomy to local governments.

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