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June 23, 2018

You won’t stop killer- Herdsmen

– Catholic Bishops, Ohanaeze, Afenifere, tell Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari is not at all serious about ending the killings in the country or punishing those involved.  Killer-Fulani – herdsmen are taking many lives across the country, particularly in Benue, and the Federal Government is dilly-dallying about it. That is why Catholic Bishops, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere Yoruba and former Vice President Abubakar Atiku do not believe what President Buhari said on Democracy Day, concerning the killer-herdsmen. Buhari had said the Federal Government would deal with the killer- herdsmen and their sponsors but the groups said it is lip service. The Catholic…

Who is Afraid of Restructuring and True Federalism? (1)

By Fr. Mark-Donald Ude, C.S.Sp [ude@ualberta.ca] Over the past several months, I have given public writing a break in order to focus more on personal academic commitments laced with pastoral duties. But things have reached a point at which silence would be criminal on my part, and indeed on the part of all who have a modicum of sense of justice and patriotism. We are living through perhaps the most tumultuous times in our history. Nigerians have not known it this bad as a country, at least not since the return of democracy. Our hope for a “change” has been…

Political forces behind Odimegwu’s resignation – Afenifere

The apex pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has condemned some political interests that forced Mr. Festus Odimegwu, to resign his appointment as the Chairman of the National Population Commission.   Odimegwu, who had been under pressure to resign, since early August when he discredited past censuses, claiming they were manipulated to give political advantage to a section of the country, sent his resignation letter to President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday.   The federal government had through the Secretary-General of the Federation (SGF), Chief Anyim Pius Anyim, immediately accepted his resignation, which took effect from Thursday, Oct. 17, while Dr. Sam Ahaiwe,…