Conversion is not your mission, pope tells Catholics in Morocco

Pope Francis told the tiny Catholic community in predominantly Muslim Morocco on Sunday that their mission was not to covert their neighbors but to live in brotherhood with other faiths.

Francis has used his two-day trip to stress inter-faith dialogue. He has also backed Moroccan King Mohammed VI's efforts to spread a form of Islam that promotes inter-religious dialogue and rejects violence in God's name.

Magu’s confirmation: Buhari is free to lobby or send replacement – Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has said that President Muhammadu Buhari was free to lobby for the confirmation of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, or send a fresh nominee to the Senate.
The Senate President stated this on Monday during the induction of incoming lawmakers-elect and response to the impasse over the confirmation of the EFCC chairman.

Obi, Murray-Bruce hold parley with British envoy (Photo)

His Excellency, Mr. Peter Obi (right), with Senator Ben Murray-Bruce (left), after their meeting with the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing (middle), in Abuja at the weekend.

Mothers’ Sunday: Obi thumbs up Nigerian mothers

By Valentine Amanze

There would have been conspiracy theories if Kogi crash was fatal, says Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday shared what transpired in the seconds that followed the February 2 helicopter crash in Kogi State, revealing that there was ‘complete silence’.

I seek rhe office of Speaker to mentor younger generations – Gbajabiamila

The House of Representatives Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that he would mentor the younger generation if elected as Speaker of the House.
He made the promise on Sunday while seeking support from different parties in an official declaration.
He stated: “I seek the office of the Speaker to bring governance closer to the people.
“I seek the office of the Speaker to mentor the younger generation.
“I seek the office of the Speaker to make life easier for every Nigerian irrespective of the tribe, religious background or political participation”.

Lawyers desert Evans, Court orders him to defend self

The ongoing trial of an alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike alias Evans, before an Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos, has suffered several setbacks following the continued absence of lawyers defending him.
The trial of the alleged kidnap kingpin was again stalled yesterday following the absence of his lawyer, Mr Olanrewaju Ajanaoku, who had on three consecutive occasions avoided proceedings.

NYSC deploys 1, 781 members to Bauchi

By Ahmed Ahmed

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1, 782 members of Batch A to Bauchi State for a one-year national service.

NTCA to National Assembly: Approve draft national tobacco control regulation before end of tenure

By Valentine Amanze

2019 General Elections Violence: Wike inaugurates Judicial Commission of Inquiry

By Valentine Amanze

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has inaugurated the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate the violence, killings and other related matters which occurred during the February 23 and March 9, 2019 General Elections in the state.
The governor also inaugurated the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the violent invasion and attack on the Rivers State Judiciary and destruction of public properties, which occurred at the Judiciary Complex on 11 May, 2018.
In a statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, the