300 PARISH PRIESTS TO PARTICIPATE IN VATICAN SYNOD MEETING

300 PARISH PRIESTS TO PARTICIPATE IN VATICAN SYNOD MEETING – Three hundred parish priests from all over the world will come to Rome and make their contribution to the ongoing Synod of Bishops on synodality by sharing their experiences of parish life, the Vatican said. The priests, selected by bishops’ conferences and Eastern Catholic churches, also will have the chance …

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ASAGBA OF ASABA, HRM CHIKE EDOZIEN, IS DEAD

ASAGBA OF ASABA, HRM CHIKE EDOZIEN, IS DEAD The traditional ruler of Asaba, the Delta state capital, His Royal Majesty, Joseph Chike Edozien, has gone to join his ancestors. Edozien, the 13th Asagba of Asaba, died on Wednesday, 7 February 2024 barely a month after celebrating his birthday. According to PM news, the report of the monarch’s demise filtered into …

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APC CHIEFTAIN, CAIRO OJOUGBOH, SLUMPS, DIES WATCHING NIGERIA-SOUTH MATCH

APC CHIEFTAIN, CAIRO OJOUGBOH, SLUMPS, DIES  WATCHING NIGERIA-SOUTH AFRICA MATCH A former member of the House of Representatives, who represented Ika federal constituency of Delta State, Dr Cairo Ojougboh, is dead. Reliable sources said that the outspoken politician and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) died on Wednesday night while watching the AFCON 2023 semi-final match between Nigeria and …

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US COURT RESTRAINS ANGLICAN CHURCH OF NIGERIA FROM DISSOLVING INDIANA-BASED DIOCESE, CANADA

US COURT RESTRAINS ANGLICAN CHURCH OF NIGERIA FROM DISSOLVING INDIANA-BASED DIOCESE, CANADA An Indiana commercial court has issued an order temporarily restraining the Anglican Diocese, church of Nigeria from dissolving the Anglican Diocese of the Trinity, Inc. (ADOTT). The Motion for Temporary Restraining Order was filed on January 24, 2024, before Judge Heather A. Welch Judge, of Marion Superior Court, …

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NIGERIA DIASPORAS JOIN PROTEST, TELL TINUBU TO SACK CBN GOVERNOR

NIGERIA DIASPORAS JOIN PROTESTS AGAINST HARDSHIP, TELL TINUBU TO REMOVE CBN GOVERNOR Some Nigerians in diaspora under the aegis of Renewed Hope Vanguard based in the United Kingdom have condemned the hardship in the country and petitioned President Bola Tinubu to remove the Central Bank governor, Yemi Cardoso over the foreign exchange crisis. The UK group in a release on …

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KANO, MINNA PROTESTS WILL GO NATIONAL, DIFFICULT TO STOP – SWL

KANO, MINNA PROTESTS WILL GO NATIONAL, DIFFICULT TO STOP – SWL The Socialist Workers League (SWL) has called on all organisations of oppressed Nigerians to start networking robustly and prepare for the new uprising against the effects of the neo-liberal policies of President Bola Tinubu’s government. The group noted that the recent protests against hardship and the high cost of …

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RENEWED HOPE TURNING TO RENEWED ANGER – APC CHIEFTAIN

RENEWED HOPE TURNING TO RENEWED ANGER – APC CHIEFTAIN The immediate-past National Vice Chairman, Northwest, of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Salihu Lukman has described the recent protests in Minna and Kano against the rising cost of living as a wake up call to the federal government, lamenting that President Bola Tinubu’s renewed hope agenda was fast turning into …

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COURT ORDERS NIGERIAN GOVT TO FIX PRICES OF GOODS, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

COURT ORDERS NIGERIAN GOVT TO FIX PRICES OF GOODS, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, has ordered the President Bola Tinubu administration to fix the prices of goods and petroleum products within seven days. Justice Ambose Lewis-Allagoa granted the order sequel to an originating motion filed and argued by the applicant and human rights activist, Femi …

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IF WE SEE TINUBU WE WILL BEAT HIM UP, OGUN MARKET WOMEN CRY OVER HARDSHIP

IF WE SEE TINUBU, WE WILL BEAT HIM UP, OGUN MARKET WOMEN CRY OVER HARDSHIP Some market women in Ogun State have called for Nigerian President, Bola Tinubu’s resignation over the soaring prices of goods and the biting hardship in the country. The market women who berated Tinubu’s administration, threatened to beat up the President one-on-one.  The market women disclosed …

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INTERIOR MINISTER, TUNJI-OJO, HIRES 50 MEDIA INFLUENCERS FOR IMAGE PACKAGING FOR

INTERIOR MINISTER, TUNJI-OJO, HIRES 50 MEDIA INFLUENCERS FOR IMAGE PACKAGING No fewer than 50 accounts operated by influencers have been engaged to promote Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, on social media Since taking up a ministerial role in the government of President Bola Tinubu in August 2023, Tunji-Ojo has made frequent appearances in the media, discussing his efforts to …

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POLICE ARREST, DETAIN WHISTLEBLOWER OVER PETITION FROM FORMER AGF, MALAMI

POLICE ARREST, DETAIN WHISTLEBLOWER OVER PETITION FROM FORMER AGF, MALAMI A Katsina State-born businessman and critic of the Nigerian government, Mahdi Shehu, has been arrested and detained by the police in Abuja. Sources said Shehu was arrested on Tuesday following a petition from the law office of a former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami …

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ASUU GEARS UP FOR ANOTHER SHOWDOWN WITH FG OVER UNFULFILLED PROMISES

ASUU GEARS UP FOR ANOTHER SHOWDOWN WITH FG OVER UNFULFILLED PROMISES There are fears that the nation’s university workers under the umbrella of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, are gearing up for another confrontation with the federal government over issues bordering on members’ welfare, working conditions, among others. This is even as the university workers have expressed disappointment over …

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ECONOMIC HARDSHIP: PROTESTS BREAK OUT IN SULEJA, OGUN, KOGI

ECONOMIC HARDSHIP: PROTESTS BREAK OUT IN SULEJA, OGUN, KOGI A fresh round of protests has broken out in Suleja, the commercial nerve centre of Niger State, which is only a few kilometres away to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The angry Nigerians stormed the streets on Wednesday, calling on the President Bola Tinubu-led government to end the hardship and unbearable …

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FEAR GRIPS ENUGU LOCAL GOVT WORKERS OVER VERIFICATION

FEAR GRIPS ENUGU LOCAL GOVT WORKERS OVER VERIFICATION There are palpable fears among some staffers of the Enugu State Local Government administration due to veiled indication of the state government’s resolve to lay them off. This is because many of the local government workers did not get the code that would enable them participate in the ongoing online and physical …

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DON’T CRIMINALIZE NIGERIANS PROTESTING HARSH LIVING CONDITIONS LUKMAN TO TINUBU

DON’T CRIMINALISE NIGERIANS PROTESTING HARSH LIVING CONDITIONS – LUKMAN TO TINUBU A former National Vice Chairman, North-east of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr. Salihu Lukman, has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu not to submit to the temptation of criminalising the legitimate grievances of Nigerians protesting harsh living and economic conditions. Recall that on Monday Nigerians protested in Minna, Niger …

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