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Disconnect Between Religion & Education Responsible For Failed Society ‘ACU VC

The vice-chancellor of Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Oyo State, Professor Dapo Asaju, has identified the disconnection between religion and education as the reason for the radical decline in educational standard, failed leadership and government in the country. Asaju stated this during the 10th convocation lecture of Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU), Ikeji-Arakeji, Ogun State, with...

Maryam Sanda To Die By Hanging For Killing Her Husband

An FCT High Court in Maitama has sentenced Maryam Sanda to death by hanging for killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello. The court found Sanda guilty of killing her husband and thus convicted her of the charges. She is to be remanded in Suleja Correctional Centre until she exhaust her appeal rights. Earlier, the judge stood down...

PHOTOS: Shehu Sani In Court

Shehu Sani, a former senator, was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at a federal high court in Abuja on Monday. Sani was charged with two counts of bribery — charge to which he pleaded not guilty. The court will hear the former senator’s bail application at 12 noon, though the EFCC is...

Grammy Award: Burna Boy loses Best World Music Album to Beninese Angélique Kidjo

Nigerian Afro-fusion singer, Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, has lost the Best World Music Album trophy to Beninese ace singer, Angélique Kidjo, at the 62nd Grammy Award. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, acclaimed to be world’s most prestigious music honours, held on Sunday night...

The World In Mourning Over The Tragic Passing Away of Kobe Bryant and Daughter

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant and one of his daughters were among nine people killed Sunday morning 26 January 2020 when a helicopter crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, California, sources and officials said. Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore Bryant had been expected at the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks for...

Mother Of Student Executed by Boko Haram Wept When She Saw Me To Console Her- Tallen

The minister of women affairs, her Excellency Dame Pauline Tallen, was herself moved to tears when she visited the Jos residence of the family of the late student teenager Ropvil Daciya, who was executed by Boko haram last week. “As she sighted me she burst into tears as she became aware I was there to...

Bishop Nazir-Ali responds to the bishops’ pastoral statement on civil partnerships

The clear stating of the Church’s biblical and historic teaching on the nature of marriage;  that marriage between one man and one woman is the proper context for sexual expression and that sexual relationship outside such an understanding of marriage fall short of God’s purposes (this is one biblical meaning of sin) is very...

That Supreme Court Verdict On Imo

At the risk of exaggeration, I would say that the Supreme Court, on January 14, 2020, delivered its most controversial verdict yet in this democratic dispensation. By ordering the sack of Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo state and the installation of Senator Hope Uzodinma in his place, the apex court...

Nigeria Secures $2.5bn Gas Pipeline Finance

Nigeria will close a $2.5bn financing agreement with Chinese lenders by the start of the second quarter of 2020 to fund the single biggest gas pipeline project in the country’s history, after months of holding talks with China on financing a project seen as being central to expanding gas output in the West African...

12-Year-Old Killed As Boko Haram Hits Borno Mosque

Twin suicide bombers linked to the Boko Haram sect attacked a mosque in Gwoza, Borno state, on Sunday, killing a 12-year-old child and leaving many people injured. A security source, who disclosed this to TheCable, said the suicide bombers forced their way into the mosque while prayer was ongoing. The source said before some persons in...

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