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July 16, 2018

PRESS STATEMENT – SHAMEFUL INVERSION OF VALUES: THE PLATEAU MASSACRE

  Barely two months ago, from the Eternal City of Rome during our Ad Limina Visit, we, the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria, issued a statement expressing our grave concerns about the spate of violence in our country and the Federal Government’s inability to deal with the situation. That statement came on the heels of the gruesome murder of two of our priests along with 17 other parishioners in Benue State on 24 April this year.   The latest horrendous massacre of scores of innocent Nigerians, especially children and women, including pregnant women, in Plateau State, by the same rampaging and…

Alleged plan to bomb Owerri: Don’t panic, we’re on top of the situation – Police

Security has been beefed up in and around Owerri, the Imo State capital, following alleged threats of terrorists attack reported in the social media. This assurance was contained in a Press Release by the Imo State Police Command, signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Andrew Enwerem. The Command said that its “attention has been drawn to an Audio Recorded message circulating in the Social Media by a faceless whistle blower informing the citizenry of a planned attack on the World Bank, Douglas Road, Government House, Central Mosque, Relief Market etc by unknown individuals”. The release assured Imo…

Ndigbo lose out again …as Buhari appoints new SGF, others

  The speculation that President Muhammadu Buhari will appoint Igboman Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) did not hold after-all as the President has named, Engr. Babachir David Lawal, from Adamawa State as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Before this appointment, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu and Senator Chris Ngige, top APC members, were widely tipped for the plum job. The speculation became even more rife as the post of SGF was said to have been zoned to the South-East. A Press Release issued on Thursday, August 27 by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President…