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Who is playing politics with security?

By Jideofor Adibe It is very common for politicians to admonish their opponents not to play politics with an issue, even when that admonition is itself loaded with politics. Speaking when the promoters of the proposed African Security Leadership Summit visited him at the State House, Abuja on September 10, 2019, Buhari was reported to […]

Between the election tribunal decision and Sir Lugard’s mistake

By Jerome Mario Utomi Going by the counter, trans, cross and to some extent intercalary conversations coming from the court of public opinion over the simple decision rendered recently by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, Nigeria, it appears the judgement will linger on the mental sheets of the future generations.. To the supporters […]

Learning from the past is essential to prevent further atrocities like the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, the Archbishop of Canterbury said, following his visit to the memorial site in India, recently. Archbishop Justin Welby had travelled around key sites in India at the invitation of the Churches of North and South India. He was pictured lying prostrate in front of the memorial commemorating 100 years since the tragedy, when thousands of unarmed Indians of many different faiths were shot by British troops in 1919. He said: “Coming here arouses a sense of profound shame at what happened in this place. It is one of a number of deep stains on British history. The pain and grief that has transcended the generations since must never be dismissed or denied… We have a great responsibility to not just lament this horrific massacre, but most importantly to learn from it in a way that changes our actions … The past must be learned from so nothing like this ever happens again.” The visit to the Massacre site in Amritsar came towards the end of his trip, which began in Kerala, where he prayed with Christians from the Church of South India. Speaking after his visit to Kerala he said: “I’ve been praying with Indian Christians today. It’s an extraordinary reminder that every time this happens, that despite national differences, different languages, all sorts of differences of history and culture, that when we come to Jesus Christ we are united.” The Archbishop, who was joined on the visit by his wife Caroline Welby, said the purpose of his visit was prayer, pilgrimage and pastoral concern and that he was visiting as a religious leader to pray with Christians, to learn about Christianity in India and to share their experiences. On his fourth day in the country he spent time with the Church of South India’s Sisters Order and Women’s Fellowship in Bengaluru and said he had been inspired by their devotion and their “vital work among poor, oppressed and marginalised women and children.”

A Christian politician in Finland investigated by police after posting a Bible verse to social media has warned that the margins of religious freedom will only become “narrower” if Christians stop speaking out on controversial issues. Päivi Räsänen, a member of the Finnish Parliament for 15 years, quoted Romans 24-27 and posted a picture of […]

The state of Texas, United States of America, has been recorded as the state housing the highest number of Nigerians living in the US. Nigerians are scattered all over the world making a decent living and creating amazing homes and families everywhere they find themselves. According to the 2016 American Community Survey, there are about 380,785 Americans with Nigerian roots, even as it said that 277,027 US residents were born in Nigeria. Viral Mag reports that in 2013, World Bank projected that about 252,172 Nigerian migrants reside in the US, adding that the figure make up 23% of all Nigerian migrants. Legit.ng published a full list of the states with the figure of Nigerian residents thus: Texas – 60,173 2. Maryland – 31,263 3. New York – 29,619 4. California – 23,302 5. Georgia – 19,182 6. Illinois – 15,389 7. New Jersey – 14,780 8. Florida – 8,274 9. Massachusetts – 6,661 10. Pennsylvania – 6,371 … In India

Learning from the past is essential to prevent further atrocities like the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, the Archbishop of Canterbury said, following his visit to the memorial site in India, recently. Archbishop Justin Welby had travelled around key sites in India at the invitation of the Churches of North and South India. He was pictured lying […]

Texas tops 10 US states housing Nigerians

The state of Texas, United States of America, has been recorded as the state housing the highest number of Nigerians living in the US. Nigerians are scattered all over the world making a decent living and creating amazing homes and families everywhere they find themselves. According to the 2016 American Community Survey, there are about […]

Woman allegedly stabs lover to death … For refusing to release birthday money

The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday arrested a 23-year-old Stella Peters, for allegedly stabbing her husband, Haruna Bala, to death. This was contained in a statement released by the spokesperson of the police command, Bala Elkana. Elkana said the couple, who were not legally married, lived together at No 2 Tejuosho Avenue, Surulere Lagos, […]

Serial killings in PH: Police arrest 2

The police have arrested two suspects in connection with hotel killings in Southern city of Port Harcourt. BBC News reports that at least eight women have been found strangled in a similar way in different hotels in Rivers State since July. Speaking on the development, the state police chief, Mustapha Dandaura, said the murders were […]

Bishop Ogunedo urges Nigerians to speak out against evil

The Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Mbaise, Rt Rev Chamberlain C. Ogunedo, JP, has admonished Nigerians of all walks of life to speak out when they see evil being perpetrated in the society. In a sermon at the Cathedral Church of St Michael and All Angels, Ife Ezinihitte Mbaise, Imo State, the cleric called […]

Revisiting ‘zoning and rotation

By Edwin Madunagu At the end of the Nigerian Civil War (July 1967 – January 1970), and in preparation for a possible return to civilian rule, the ruling class established—or rather, creatively adapted—the dual principle of “zoning” and “rotation” of key political party offices and government positions among geopolitical segments of their class. Some leading […]

Nigeria: Restructure of rupture

By Austin  Emaduka Nigeria is standing on the edge of a dangerous cliff. It is just a matter of time before it tips over. Rather than the current emotional and politically driven call for a “Revolution”, we all really need to calmly analyse and situate the cause(s) of our problems. In any case, a revolution […]