We support closure of schools in Bayelsa - SUPEB boss

By Amos Okioma

Obi mourns Anenih

The former Governor of Anambra State and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Vice Presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, has described the death of Chief Anthony Anenih as a painful loss not Just to the Anenih immediate family and political associates, but to the nation at large.
Describing Anenih as a cornucopia of politics, Obi said that experiences of people like him were expedient to nations like Nigeria that were struggling to deepen democratic practices.

Catholic church splits over abuse scandal

Pope Francis has vowed to end clerical sexual abuse, but bishops from Asia and Africa have shown a mixed response to a scandal some have termed a "Western problem".

  Church leaders from around the world attended the closing mass Sunday of a month-long meeting, or synod, which many had hoped would take the global struggle against paedophile priests up a notch.

  As the talks began, Francis warned again that abuse and cover ups would not be tolerated.

75-year-old man jailed seven years for defiling minor

A Magistrate’s Court sitting at Igarra, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State has sentenced a 75-year-old man, Boyi Okoiyawo, to seven years without an option of fine for defiling a 10-year-old girl, Hauwa.

  An anti-rape, child defilement and molestation group, BraveHeart Initiative (BHI), reported the case to the police.

  Okoiyawo was charged in the case number MIG/26c/2017 before Chief Magistrate Nosa Musoe, who described him as not truthful and lacked integrity.

Killer herdsmen are govt agents – Oyedepo

The Bishop of Living Faith Church (aka Winners Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo, yesterday said the inability of the government to arrest killer herdsmen in some part of the Middle Belt zone was because the killers are agents of the government. Speaking in Ota, Ogun State, at the Church’s Sunday Service titled ‘Covenant Day of Settlement and Thanksgiving’, the clergyman stated that it is absurd for the government to fail in arresting some self-confessed killer herders in Jos, Plateau State.

Plane with 189 aboard crashes, wreckage found

An aircraft with 189 people on board is believed to have sunk after crashing into the sea off Indonesia’s island of Java on Monday, shortly after takeoff from the capital on its way to the country’s tin-mining hub, officials said.

A spokesman for Indonesia’s search and rescue agency said the Lion Air flight, JT610, lost contact 13 minutes after takeoff, adding that a tug boat leaving the capital’s port had seen the craft falling.

Buhari mourns former minister, Anthony Anenih

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his condolences to the Anenih family on the death of its patriarch, Chief Anthony Anenih.

The President who also commiserated with the government and people of Edo State and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) described the late Anenih as a frontline figure in the annals of the country’s political history.

President Buhari affirmed that across the political spectrum of Nigeria, Chief Anenih was known for his strong views on issues pertaining to the unity and stability of the nation.

Breaking: Tony Anenih is dead

Nigeria’s former Minister of Works and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih, is dead Anenih, 85, died on Sunday evening at Cedarcrest Hospital, Abuja, where he was receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment.
According to Wikipedia, Mr Anthony Akhakon Anenih was born in Uzenema-Arue in Uromi.
In 1951 he joined the Nigeria Police force in Benin City. Working at home, he obtained secondary school qualifications.

Ebonyi youths warn against rigging of 2019 election

Youths in Ebonyi State have warned that any form of intimidation, rigging of the 2019 general elections would be resisted.

  The state’s Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Chief Charles Akpu-Enika, explained that all legitimate means and measures would be adopted by the youths to vote and protect their votes.

  He noted that time had gone when the Nigerian youths were used as thugs to perpetrate violence and rigging of elections.

Atiku group makes case for the less-privileged in Enugu

By Mary Okoh