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Child abuse crimes: Pope Francis asks for forgiveness

Child abuse crimes: Pope Francis asks for forgiveness

Pope Francis on Monday asked forgiveness for child abuse crimes and cover-ups within the Catholic Church, admitting that the pain of victims “was long ignored, kept quiet or silenced.” The strongly worded statement came ahead of an August 25-26 papal pilgrimage to Ireland, one of the countries rocked by clergy sex abuse scandals, and followed

IPOB Suit: Diaspora Nigerians ask US lawyer to investigate Obama, Bush not Nigeria 

The United States Chapter of the Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG) has reacted to the emerging report that Fein & DelValle PLLC, an American law firm is gathering evidence to charge President Muhammadu Buhari and Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for successfully containing

Itse Sagay under fire for backing Adeosun on certificate forgery

Nigerians have criticised Itse Sagay, a constitutional lawyer, professor and senior anti-corruption adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, for saying finance minister Kemi Adeosun should remain in office even if guilty of forgery, but demanding the immediate resignation of Senate President Bukola Saraki on “moral grounds”. The Nation newspaper quoted Mr Sagay as insisting on Thursday

Four weeks after, NYSC keeps mum on Kemi Adeosun’s certificate scandal

Four weeks after the management of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) promised to investigate a certificate scandal involving the minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun, the Corps has continued to ignore Nigerians. On June 7,  PREMIUM TIMES reported that the minister did not participate in the mandatory one year national service despite her eligibility for it, but went on

Buhari goes on vacation without acting on Adeosun forgery scandal

Twenty-five days after PREMIUM TIMES exposed the finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, for procuring a forged National Youth Service Corps certificate, President Muhammadu Buhari has announced he is taking a 10-day holiday. He is travelling abroad without acting on what is clearly Nigeria’s biggest scandal of the moment. On Wednesday, the presidency said President Buhari informed

DSS raids Abaribe’s Abuja residence

The Department of State Services (DSS) raided the Abuja residence of Eyinnaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia south, on Friday evening. The secret police arrested him on Friday morning without disclosing the reasons, though it is believed to be in connection with the surtey he stood for Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra

OAU sacks professor over sex-for-mark scandal

The Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has dismissed Prof. Richard Akindele who was allegedly involved in a sex-for-marks scandal. The Vice Chancellor of OAU, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, announced Akindele’s dismissal in a statement on Wednesday in Ile-Ife. Ogunbodede had, on April 19, confirmed Akindele’s suspension pending the findings of the investigative panel. A

Kanu Nwankwo robbed of $11,000 at Russia airport

Former Arsenal striker Nwankwo Kanu had $11,000 (9,300 euros) stolen from his suitcase at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on his way to playing in a friendly match organised by FIFA, TASS reported. Kanu, 41, who captained the Nigerian national team and played for Arsenal and Inter Milan, was robbed as he transferred to a flight to

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