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Nigerian Who Survived New Zealand Mosques Attack Recounts Ordeal

As the bullets tore into worshippers during Friday prayers at Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, a Nigerian, Alabi Lateef, a survivor of the massacre at Linwood Masjid, the second mosque attacked by white terrorist Brenton Tarrant, recounted his ordeals. Lateef narrated how a worshipper at the mosque seized an empty rifle discarded by Tarrant and then used it to chase him away. Lateef said he was praying with others when he heard the sound of gunfire. “Straight away I stopped my prayer, I peek through the window and…

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Supplementary Poll: Police Swoop On Buyers Of PVCs

The Kano Police Command has arrested three persons for allegedly buying permanent voter cards(PVCs), ahead of the supplementary governorship elections slated for March  23. In a statement the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abdullahi Haruna, said on March 12 at about 8 p.m, based on information received, 39 year-old Sa’adatu Isma’il of Brigade Quarters, Kano, and Halima Abba, 55, of Tal’udu Quarters, were arrested for purchasing PVCs from voters at Gama Quarters Nasarawa Local Government area of the state. “The suspects bought the PVC each at the sum of…

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Snr Catholic Priest, Cardinal Pell, Bags 6yrs Jail For Child Sex Abuse

…….in Australia Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell was sentenced to six years in jail on Wednesday for sexually abusing two choir boys in Melbourne in the 1990s, and will be registered as a sex offender for the rest of his life. County Court of Victoria Chief Judge Peter Kidd, who handed down the sentence in a live television broadcast, said there was a real possibility that at age 77, Pell could spend the rest of his life in prison. Pell, a former top adviser to Pope Francis, is the most senior Catholic to…

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Buhari Attends Juma’at At His Village’s New 1000-Capacity Mosque

President Muhammadu Buhari attends Juma’at Prayer at the new Mosque in his village, Dumurkul, near Daura, Katsina State on 8th Mar 2019 He was received warmly by a large crowd of people gathered at the new mosque in his native village, Dumurkul near Daura, Katsina State. The doors of the Friday Prayer, Juma’at Mosque were opened to worshipers at a ceremony attended by the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk, and a number of Islamic leaders in the community. The 1000-capacity mosque harbours a school and a proposed residence…

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APC May Declare Feb 23rd ‘Day Of Liberation’ In Kwara, Minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that under an All Progressives Congress (APC) dispensation, Feb. 23rd of every year will be observed as the ‘Day of Liberation’ by the people of Kwara. ”I want to ask the incoming Governor of our state to, immediately he is sworn in on 29 May 2019, to declare Feb. 23rd (the date of the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections) of every year as the ‘Day of Liberation’ for Kwara State,” the Minister, who is also the APC leader…

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Tunisia Sentences Jihadists To Life For 2015 Attack On Tourists

Seven jihadists have been sentenced to life in prison in Tunisia over attacks at a museum and a beach resort in 2015. Sixty people, mostly tourists, died in the two attacks and many were wounded. Some of the many defendants received lesser sentences and 27 were acquitted. Prosecutors plan to appeal. The first attack, at the Bardo Museum in Tunis in March 2015 killed 22. Three months later, 38 tourists, most of them British, were shot dead at Port El Kantaoui, near Sousse. The so-called Islamic State group said it…

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Winners Chapel Gathers Humanitarian Materials For IDP Camps

….Concludes 21-Day Prayer, Fasting Season Members of the Living Faith Church Worldwide also known as Winners Chapel this Sunday gathered items which incuded clothing, foods, shoes, bedding and many more to demonstrate their loe for the displaced Nigerians being housed in about 87 camps for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) cross the country. Th items soon to be dispatched to the camps came in large numbers as members demonstrated their love for God and humanity in line with the biblical injunction of giving to the needy through a generous donation…

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Policeman Killed In Bomb Attack On Egyptian Church

A policeman has been killed trying to defuse a bomb outside a Coptic Christian church in Egypt, security officials say. Mustafa Abid was reportedly a specialist in mine clearance. The explosion injured two other officers and an onlooker. The device was one of two hidden in a bag on a roof by the church in Nasr City outside Cairo. It comes two days before Egypt’s Christians celebrate their Christmas. About 10% of Egypt’s population are Copts, and many say the state discriminates against them and does not offer them enough…

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Catholic Priest, 76, Jailed For Children Sex Abuse

..Pope Asks Others To Report To Police A Roman Catholic priest on Friday became the first person sentenced to prison as a result of a Pennsylvania grand jury investigation that found hundreds of clergy had abused children over seven decades. The Rev. John Thomas Sweeney, 76, received 11½ months to five years in state prison and will have to register as a sex offender for 10 years. He pleaded guilty in July to misdemeanour indecent assault on a minor after being accused of forcing a 10-year-old boy to perform oral…

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WEBIC Explains Controversies About N118m Dud Cheques

The World Evangelism Bible Church (WEBIC) hasreacted to an allegation of issuing N118m dud cheques against its General Overseer, Prophet (Dr.) Samson Ayorinde.Resident Pastor of the headquarters Church, Rev. Harold Chinonyerem, said that the news flying around was deceptive, misleading and does not represent the facts.It was reported recently that Prophet Ayorinde could be arrested for issuing dud cheques to the tune of N118m, following the dismissal of the fundamental human rights application filed by registered trustees of WEBIC, Prophet Samson Ayorinde and Rev Harold Chinonyerem by Justice Yetunde Adesanya…

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