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Priests, worshipers killed in Benue church ‘were praying for solution to killings’

Priests, worshipers killed in Benue church ‘were praying for solution to killings’

The two priests and worshipers murdered at St. Ignatius’ Catholic Church, Ayar, Benue, were praying for a solution to the killings in the state when suspected herdsmen struck on Tuesday. Jude Ortese, a reverend father and chancellor of the Catholic diocese of Makurdi, made this known on Wednesday. He said the 19 victims will be

APC chairmanship: Oyegun says endorsement of Oshiomhole is childish

John Odigie-Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described as “absolutely childish” the endorsement of Adams Oshiomhole, former Edo governor, by south-south stakeholders of the party. He made this known to journalists at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday. “It was childish, absolutely childish. Voting is done at convention and

UNILORIN student develops app for patients to get quick access to healthcare

Adeshina Taiwo, a 400 Level student of computer science at the University of Ilorin, has developed a web application aimed at improving Nigeria’s healthcare system. The web app was exhibited on Monday at the first international conference organised by the faculty of communication and information sciences in Ilorin. Taiwo, who described the web application as

Nigeria is bleeding, says Dickson

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, says Nigeria is bleeding and more divided than ever. In a statement by Francis Agbo, his chief press secretary, Dickson said the continuous killings across the country is “symptomatic of a failed state”. The governor was quoted to have made the statement during the national prayer conference organised by

Ganduje: We employed ‘junior Magu’ to fight corruption in Kano

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, said the state government took a cue from the anti-corruption campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari and employed a “junior Magu” to help fight corruption in the state. In June 2105, Ganduje appointed Muhuyi Rimingado as executive chairman of the state’s anti-corruption and public complaints commission. Speaking in an interview with

Police promote Magu

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to the rank of commissioner of police. Magu was previously a deputy commissioner of police. In a statement on Friday, Ikechukwu Ani, PSC spokesman, said 17 other senior police officers were also promoted

Wenger to leave Arsenal

Arsenal FC have revealed that manager of 22 seasons, Arsene Wenger, will step down at the end of the 2017/18 season. A statement on the Arsenal website read: “After careful consideration and following discussions with the club, I feel it is the right time for me to step down at the end of the season.

Wicked people kept Nigerians poor, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says some wicked people plundered the country and “kept Nigerians poor”. According to Femi Adesina, spokesman of the president, Buhari said this in London Sunday while receiving a delegation of the Buhari Diaspora Support Organisation. Buhari said his administration had not done badly considering that it met the country “without savings and

Saraki disbands pro-Buhari support group in senate

Senate President Bukola Saraki has disbanded a parliamentary support group loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari. The group was disbanded after the senate suspended Ovie Omo-Agege, a Delta senator, for 90 legislative days. The Buhari support group, which was chaired by Abdullahi Adamu, senator representing Nasarawa west, had Omo-Agege as member. The late Ali Wakili, senator

PDP: FG plotting to strangle opposition to pave way for Buhari’s self-succession bid

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged the federal government is plotting to clamp down on opposition figures. Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said the government has set up a committee to “persecute” its leaders. He accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration of planning to “emasculate and

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