Pope offers ‘apologies’ for comments on accused bishop

Pope Francis on Monday offered “apologies” to victims of sexual abuse after he caused outrage by appearing to support a controversial Chilean bishop. The pope acknowledged he had “hurt” people by suggesting there was no “proof” against Juan Barros, who

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Plateau Assembly seeks empowerment programme for IDPs

The Plateau House of Assembly Committee on Labour and Security has urged the state’s Peace Building Agency to develop empowerment programmes for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state. Chairman of the committee, Mr Daniel Dem, made the call on

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Customs seizes 22,000 Jerrycans of smuggled petrol

Nigeria Customs Service, Seme Command, has seized 22,000 jerrycans of smuggled petrol with Duty Paid Value of N10 million, the spokesperson of the command, Mr Selchang Taupyen said. The statement reported the Area Controller, Mr Mohammed Aliyu, as saying this

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Mentorship: Group takes campaign to teenagers

BY Taofeek Lawal, Abuja A youth organization, The Youth Mentors Network, is set for a 28-day career and life planning challenge that will shape the future of pre-varsity teenagers in the society. The team lead, Youth Mentors Network, Samson Temitope

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FCT-MPWB set to surpass 2017 hajj performance

BY Taofeek Lawal, Abuja The Federal Capital Territory Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board (FCT-MPWB) is putting all necessary machinery in motion to ensure that it surpasses the record it set during the 2017 holy pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia after being rated

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Poverty eradication: ActionAid set to raise £60 million

By Taofeek Lawal, Abuja A nongovernmental organization (NGO), ActionAid Nigeria Nigeria (AAN), has promised to raise the sum of 60 million pounds to end poverty in Nigeria.  AAN interim Country Director, Mrs Funmilayo Oyefusi, stated this at the public presentation

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Benue govt denies arming livestock guards

The Benue State government has denied the report that members of the State Livestock Guard are illegally armed. Commander of the group and senior special assistant to the governor on special security Aliyu Tershaku faulted the report on Sunday in

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Fayose: Henceforth, herdsmen in Ekiti must register with N5,000

Ayodele Fayose, Governor of Ekiti State, says herdsmen in the state must register with the sum of N5,000 in their host communities to make for easy identification. Fayose made this known via his Twitter handle while sympathising with Olu Falae,

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Court adjourns Metuh’s trial over undisclosed illness

The ongoing arms deal trial of former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mr Olisa Metuh has been adjourned by a Federal High Court in Abuja. The case was on Monday, January 22, adjourned after Metuh’s counsel,

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Celebration in Liberia at George Weah’s inauguration ceremony

The inauguration of former football star George Weah as the President of Liberia got underway on Monday to scenes of joy and giddy optimism on Monday, a moment marking the troubled country’s first peaceful democratic transition since 1944. Weah, 51, takes over from

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