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August 15, 2018

Plateau Youths Protest Incessant Killings, Shut Down Major Roads

Jos killings

Security operatives in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, in Saturday, struggled to manipulate protesting youths, who blocked roads over killing of their kinsmen by way of unknown gunmen. There have been said cases of killing of harmless human beings within Arangai and Mangu Halle villages with the trendy on Friday, while two children of a clergy have been killed in cold blood. Seyitalk reports that the protesters amassed at Mangu Halle village wherein they blocked the new Mangu-Mamaraban Foron- Busa-Buji avenue and Mangu – Barkin-Ladi avenue. The scenario disrupted traffic waft and affected motorists enroute Jos to Pankshin…

Outrage over Plateau killings – Archbishop of Jos, Afenifere, others cry Out

  Utterly gob-smacked Archbishop of Jos, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, has challenged President Buhari to call his Fulani kinsmen to order, even as other Nigerians cry themselves hoarse over regular killings in the Middle Belt and other parts of the country, by Fulani herdsmen. Archbishop Kaigama said Buhari should explain to his Fulani people that dialogue is better than revenge because cows, important as they are, cannot be compared to human beings. But that does not mean cows should be killed, stolen or wounded maliciously to deprive their owners of a means of livelihood. The Archbishop, who is on overseas…

Catholic Bishops Say Nigeria Under Siege …Reject Cattle colonies

OUR HOPE IN DESPAIR: TOWARDS NATIONAL RESTORATION

  Catholic Bishops are not at all amused by the consistent killings and bloodshed in the country, undermining what little success has been made in the fight against Boko Haram. A statement issued by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) January 16, said the country is under siege and warned that it is easier to prevent war than stop it after it has started. They say war is looming in the country. “Our beloved country appears to be under siege from many forces. Repeatedly, innocent citizens in different communities across the nation are brutally attacked and their sources of…

Appointments: Northern CAN flays FG for marginalising Christians

JOS – Christians Association of Nigeria, CAN, in the 19 Northern states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, has accused the Federal Government of marginalization of Northern Christians in its appointments.  Chairman of the group, Rev. Yakubu Pam, urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to be fair in the sharing of political appointments in the country. In a statement weekend in Jos, the group decried the exclusion of qualified Christians in the appointment into strategic positions by the Federal Government even with the numerous competent Christians from all states in the north. According to Northern CAN, while there were allegations from the…

Terrorism: Archbishop Kaigama accuses West of abandoning Nigeria

Address grievances, agitations now - Catholic Bishops tell FG

The Catholic Archbishop of Jos the Most Rev. Ignatius  Kaigama has accused the West of ignoring the threat of the militant Islamist group, Boko Haram. He said the world had to show more determination to halt the group’s advance in Nigeria. He said the international community had to show the same spirit and resolve it had shown after the attach in France. His warning came after 23 people were killed by three female suicide bombers, one reported to be 10 years old. The weekend attacks come after reports that hundreds of people were killed last week during the capture by…

Jonathan campaign vehicles set ablaze in Jos

Two buses belonging to Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organization were on Saturday set ablaze by irate youths in Jos. The buses which were believed to be on transit to either Bauchi or Gombe were set ablaze along Bauchi Road and Mango Street after all the occupants have been asked to disembark from the vehicles. No reason was given for the burning down of the buses but Sunday Sun gathered that the irate youths might have burnt the buses to show their anger over the unabated loss of lives and property in the north and the decision of the president to run…

Incredible: 79 goals scored in one match in Nigeria

Two matches in Nigeria’s Amateur league game witnessed a combined, mind-boggling total of 146 goals. Police Machine FC from Yola obliterated Babayaro FC from Gombe by 67-0. Not to be outdone, Plateau United Feeders from Jos made it 79-0 against Akurba FC from Nasarawa. The four teams were involved in one of eight groups in the Nigerian Amateur Division 4 play-offs, the sixth tier of domestic football in the country. Going into the last round of games at the Bauchi centre, Police Machine and Plateau United Feeders were level on points, and goal difference was expected to determine progress. NFF…