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May 24, 2018

Eight Libya returnees die in auto crash on their way to see T.B. Joshua

  Eight Libya returnees have been reported dead, with seven others injured in an accident along Sagamu expressway. The accident, which occurred along Ore-Ijebu Ode-Sagamu expressway, Ogun State involved a white Toyota Hiace 18-seater commercial bus marked AYB 479 XA and a blue and white Volvo truck registered as KSF 79 XL. It was gathered that the victims were on their way to Lagos to see Pastor T.B. Joshua to seek spiritual and financial assistance, after being informed that the pastor gives out N50,000 each to Libya returnees, who arrived through Lagos. According to the Nation, the bus conveyed 15…

Army to deploy 1,900 personnel, 6 drones, 6 gunboats

A total of 1,900 military personnel would participate in the governorship election rescheduled for Wednesday, September 28. In addition, two drones are to be deployed  in each of the three senatorial districts and six gunboats for the riverine areas. The Commander, 4 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier-General Benbela Raji disclosed this yesterday evening while briefing journalists shortly after a combined security meeting with the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) and other sister agencies in Benin. He explained that the military personnel would not be found at either the voting or collation centres but would cordon off adjoining routes to the polling…

The Boko Haram, the Chibok Girls and the way we are

Shortly before his death, the veteran journalist, Dele Giwa affirmed that Nigerians have been shocked to the level of “inchockability”.  What this patriotic writer saw many years ago is still present in our midst today.  This phenomenon is the fact that we trivialize terrible situations or issues that could set other nations on fire.  Certain occurrences that appear scary are often glossed over in our country.  Some people even make fun of these horrible circumstances as they try to translate a heinous crime into a localized caricature like our current chei, chei, those bloods that were sharing in Borno will…

Police retirees decry neglect by pension managers

Retired personnel of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) at the weekend in Benin, Edo State, expressed concern voer what they termed “gross isolation and neglect by their pension managers of the PENCOM Act 2004”. They said they were in the dark on what accrued from their contributed pension scheme after 35 years of service in the country.  President General of the association, Dr. Moses Ajeka, made the lamentation while inaugurating Edo State Chapter, Elders Club of Nigeria (PENCOM retired police officers) in Benin.  According to him, the club, which came into being in October 2010, was an umbrella body of…

Orlu celebrates Archbishop Brian Udaigwe

It was a joyful and memorable day, Saturday, May 13, 2013 at Holy Trinity Cathedral Orlu, as the diocese trooped out en masse to receive Archbishop Brian Udaigwe, who was recently appointed a Titular Archbishop of Suelli and Apostolic Nuncio to Benin Republic.  The occasion began with a Pontifical Holy Mass officiated by Archbishop Brian Udaigwe himself. Delivering a homily during the Mass, the Bishop Emeritus of Orlu Diocese, Most Rev. Gregory Ochiagha described it as an occasion for thanksgiving and the first official Holy Mass of the new Archbishop.  The Prelate noted that within five years, the diocese of…

Orlu Diocese rolls out red carpet for Apostolic Nuncio Brian Udaigwe

The Catholic Diocese of Orlu has arranged a colourful reception for their son, Most Rev. Dr. Brian Udaigwe whose Arch-Episcopal Consecration took place on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Vatican City in Rome. The reception begins on Friday, May 17, when the Orlu Presbyterium and the laity will file out to herald the arrival of the young Archbishop at the Imo Airport.  On Saturday, May 18, the Nuncio will hold an Episcopal thanksgiving Mass with the Catholic faithful of Orlu Diocese at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Orlu. This will prepare for the real home-coming of the Nkume-born star as…