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Northern Governors, Gumi Condemn Murder of Deborah, Appeal for Calm
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Northern Governors, Gumi Condemn Murder of Deborah, Appeal for Calm

Deborah Samuel Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) and Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, yesterday, joined the growing number of groups and individuals that have condemned last Thursday’s mob killing of Deborah Samuel, a student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, for alleged blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed. Chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, in a statement signed by his media aid, Macham Makut, said the governors were concerned about the development, which they described as clearly an extra-judicial measure of addressing perceived infraction.The statement came as Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Archdiocese, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, said Nigerians should not succumb to the machinations of the evil ones by halting t...
What Bishop Kukah Told Me About Muslim Youths Looking For Christians To Kill – Omokri
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What Bishop Kukah Told Me About Muslim Youths Looking For Christians To Kill – Omokri

Reno Omokri Former media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has reacted to claims of Muslim youths looking for Christian youths in Sokoto State. Omokri said the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Hassan Kukah dismissed such a claim during a conversation they had. He disclosed that Bishop Kukah described claims of Muslim youths going house to house looking for Christian youths as false. In a tweet, the former Presidential aide stressed that some people were determined to disintegrate Nigeria. He wrote: “I spoke with Bishop Kukah and several other Christian clerics in Sokoto. Read Also: Deborah’s Killing Distressing – Osinbajo Finally Reacts, Commends Buhari, Sultan Of Sokoto “The information that Muslim youths are going house to house in Sokot...
Deborah’s Killing Distressing – Osinbajo Finally Reacts, Commends Buhari, Sultan Of Sokoto
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Deborah’s Killing Distressing – Osinbajo Finally Reacts, Commends Buhari, Sultan Of Sokoto

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has condemned the killing of a 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, Deborah Samuel. Osinbajo described Deborah’s murder over alleged blasphemy as deeply distressing. He said there was no justification for extra-judicial killing because there were legal channels of addressing any misdeed. The Vice President spoke to journalists in Abuja, upon his arrival from Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Osinbajo commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Sultan of Sokoto for condemning the incident. According to Osinbajo: “Let me say that, first, the President has reacted to this, in a statement which was issued earlier condemning the action. Read Also: Deborah: Adeyanju Calls Out Osinbajo After Atiku Deleted Post “I must say ...
Outrage As Atiku Deletes Tweet Condemning Killing Of Sokoto College Student
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Outrage As Atiku Deletes Tweet Condemning Killing Of Sokoto College Student

Atiku Abubakar Atiku Abubakar, presidential hopeful on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has deleted social media posts condemning the killing of a female student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education. The student, identified as Deborah Samuel, was said to have been attacked by a mob over comments considered to be an insult to Prophet Mohammed. In a post on Friday, the former vice-president said he did not authorise the initial post, adding that any post that does not have his initials “A.A” is not from him. “This evening I received information that a post was made that doesn’t agree with my orders. I use this to announce that any post without AA is not from me. May God protect – AA,” the presidential hopeful said. Muhammadu Abubakar, the Sultan of Sok...
Deborah: Adeyanju Calls Out Osinbajo After Atiku Deleted Post
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Deborah: Adeyanju Calls Out Osinbajo After Atiku Deleted Post

Yemi Osinbaj A popular Abuja-based human rights activist, Deji Adeyanju has called out Vice President Yemi Osinbajo following the killing and burning of a female student, Miss Deborah Samuel, of the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto State. Adeyanju disclosed this in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Friday morning. He was reacting to the deleted post on the Facebook and Twitter handles of former Vice President and a presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, condemning the killing of Deborah Samuel, a 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, who was burnt on Thursday. Adeyanju tweeted: “At least Atiku even tweeted and later deleted after fanatics threatened him, what of VP Osinbajo- a so-called Pastor?” Recall that Deborah was beaten to a pulp...
The Apostle of Auchi, The Pastor of Bolo and Igbo Stereotypes
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The Apostle of Auchi, The Pastor of Bolo and Igbo Stereotypes

The Igbo ethnic nationality has received some swipes from a number of Church leaders of very recent. Why it is hard to tackle these at times is that they are presented as goodwill messages meant to make the Igbo better in one way or the other. Pastor Fatoyimbo tell the Igbo that they are under a hustling-spirit curse So, we see Pastor Fatoyimbo tell the Igbo that they are under a hustling-spirit curse because of their stinginess to the work of God. Pastor Tunde Bakare tell the Igbo that they are under a curse, because they forced Alhaji Tafawa Balewa to drink alcohol; a curse which he (Bakare), in his kind nature, has lifted. Father Anelu ban Igbo songs in his parish as he admonishes the Igbo against cultural, and such, domination. Apostle Suleman reprimand the Igbo for disunity...
Garba Shehu: Kukah’s Criticism Of FG Led To Delayed Delivery Of Tucano Jets
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Garba Shehu: Kukah’s Criticism Of FG Led To Delayed Delivery Of Tucano Jets

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says criticism of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari contributed to delaying the delivery of the Super Tucano fighter jets ordered from the United States. In October 2021, the federal government announced the delivery of 12 A-29 Super Tucano fighter jets expected from the United States. In a statement on Sunday, Shehu said the jets were requested in 2015, but the delivery of the jets was initially delayed over concerns raised by the US on religious issues in Nigeria. The presidential spokesman said the persistent lobbying of the US congress by opponents of the Buhari administration “who had lost the previous election” also exacerbated the situation. According to the him, “religious supporters”, including Matthew ...
Mothers’ Sunday: Mrs Soludo Asks Mothers To Refocus On Sound Child Rasing, Moral Institution
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Mothers’ Sunday: Mrs Soludo Asks Mothers To Refocus On Sound Child Rasing, Moral Institution

Nonye Soludo The wife of the Governor of Anambra State, Mrs Nonye Soludo has asked mothers to refocus on bringing the best out of their children by being the right reflection of morality and hard work. Mrs Soludo who made the appeal in a message to commemorate the 2022 Mothers' Sunday of the Catholic Church, explained that as co-builders of the home, mothers have a great deal to cover in terms of what their children learn from them and their associations. According to the Governor's wife, "as a mother of six successful children, I understand, first hand, the immense task of raising a child that remains conscious of what is right or wrong. Of his or her society, moral expectations, and how to react to issues around them. Mothers have an enormous duty to mould the best children tha...
Even Buhari’s Wife Disagrees With His Policies, Kukah Replies Presidency
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Even Buhari’s Wife Disagrees With His Policies, Kukah Replies Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari The Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, has said that Aisha Buhari, the wife of the President, Muhammadu Buhari, also agrees with what he said about her husband. Kukah made this known in an interview on Arise TV on Tuesday morning. The Bishop while echoing his points said that he had nothing personal against the President but his policies which Aisha also disagrees with. Kukah said, “All those saying I attacked the President, I have never attacked his person. All I have spoken about is his inability to manage diversities effectively and efficiently. I have studied diversity as a subject and I know what I am talking about. “Those who think these things are personal would see that I have never talked about hi...
Remove Your Cassocks, Join Politics, Presidency Replies Kukah
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Remove Your Cassocks, Join Politics, Presidency Replies Kukah

Bishop Kukah The Presidency on Monday took a swipe at the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, for his continuous criticism of the President, Muhammadu Buhari, and his regime, asking him (Kukah) to consider joining partisan politics and see how far he can go. The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made the Presidency’s position known in a statement titled ‘Kukah’s virus of hate.’ Shehu was reacting to Kukah’s Easter sermon on Sunday in which he knocked Buhari’s regime over security challenges, corruption and disunity being witnessed in the country. Quoting different biblical passages, the presidential spokesman faulted the bishop, saying “from his pulpit, he devoted his Easter message not to Christ’s death and rebirth so ...