You cannot license preachers, court tells El Rufai

Ben Agande A Kaduna State High Court, presided over by Justice Hajaratu Gwadah on Wednesday declared that the Kaduna state government has no right to screen and issue licences to religious preachers in the state. El Rufai, Kaduna Governor The state High court however asserted that the government has the right to regulate religious activities in the state. The judgement was delivered in suit filed by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), challenging the constitutionality of the bill on the regulation of religious preaching in the state. The Bill which…

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Bagana, A town at war with itself against peace, Agatu, Fulani herders as a bait. Lost over 200 lives, Houses worth millions of Naira razed down

Writes ATABOR JULIUS our Kogi state Correspondent on the  incessant attack on the village leading to over 200 deaths and property worth millions of naira being torched twice in less than four years. The ancient town of Bagana in Omala Local Government Area of Kogi state.which is bounded on the north to River Benue separating it from Guto, Umaisha , Obatukwu and Loko in Nasarawa state ,and on the East by Agatu LGA of Benue state  and 15km away from Abejukolo, headquarters of the LGA , with  a riverine  access…

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2019: A Clarion Call For Change In Government

With less than two months to go, Nigerians are still pondering on which presidential candidate to vote for in the general elections of 2019. It will be definitely fun to watch the winner of the election. In the build up of 2015 presidential election, many Nigerians were meant to believe that corruption increased by unimaginable proportions, leading to hardship, hunger, frustration and withdrawal. In fact, one of the strongest points the opposition had against the government of President Goodluck Jonathan was his seeming inability to curb insurgency. Criticisms were rife.…

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Cacophony of Predictions of 2019: Heaven is empty, all the prophets are in Nigeria

By Jonathan Ochemeje In Nigeria, the year 2019 appears to be the year of astrologers. As 2018 was ticking to a close, star gazers, prophets, fortune tellers and apostles were busy brandishing their quivers of predictions.  It was not surprising that the predictions of what 2019 holds were as deafening as the knuckle cracking of the New Year knockouts. Many of the predictions bordered on the outcome of the 2019 presidential elections. As if competing with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, most of the prophets fell short of releasing…

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Xquitzit launches ‘Open and Naked’ programme against domestic violence

A radio and television programme named ‘Open and Naked’, a programme on domestic violence and other forms of violence against humanity has been launched in Lagos State, to stop domestic violence in the country. The programme, initiated by Mary-Jane Chinew Ejiofor, is coming on the heels of rampant cases of domestic violence against children, women and men. Ejiofor, while explaining the ‘Open and Naked’ concept, stated that the programme is a platform whereby the abused members of the society, irrespective of their gender could come and air their experiences concerning…

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NASS Mass Defection and 2019 Election: Matters Arising

By Olusola Sanni It has come and gone that 52 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the National Assembly defected into the Peoples Democratic Party. And many more defections are yet underway. It was a heavy and unexpected below the belt punch on the ruling APC and if permutations are correct, the fall of the APC in the National Assembly could very well be early warning signals of how the 2019 elections will be won and lost. Because the behavior of politicians and political institutions can be subjected…

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