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Pupil flogged over missing N1,000 to discourage bad habit – Proprietress
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Is North now Obidient?
Tribune Online Is North now Obidient? Even with his rising poll numbers, the core North, precisely North West and North East, has long been tipped as the Achilles’ heel of the presidency aspiration of Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi. His well-predicted and widely-expected poor showing in these two geopolitical zones in the February 25 poll is projected by pollsters, of all […] Is North now Obidient? Tribune Online
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Bullion vans: Hallucinations of a failed party
Tribune Online Bullion vans: Hallucinations of a failed party By Babajide Balogun The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, worried by the fate awaiting its presidential candidate at the 2023 elections, is in disarray. They are firing aimlessly in all directions, hoping that they will succeed in truncating the will of Nigerians if their man cannot have his way. As a popular saying goes, […] Bullion vans: Hallucinations of a failed party Tribune Online
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Pope Encourages South Sudanese, Will Raise Plight of Women
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN — Pope Francis sought Saturday to console the long-suffering people of South Sudan as he opened his first full day in a country beset by conflict, poverty and humanitarian crises by encouraging priests and nuns to serve their flocks by joining in their tears. After arriving in the world’s newest country on the first-ever papal visit Friday, Francis was spending Saturday ministering first to church personnel and then to South Sudanese who have been forced by fighting, flooding and other crises to leave their homes. Francis was highlighting in particular the plight of South Sudanese women, half of whom are married before age 18, are subject to rampant sexual violence and then face the world’s highest maternal mortality rate. “Let us ask ourselves what it means for us to be ministers of God in a land scarred by war, hatred, violence, and poverty,” Francis said in St. Theresa Cathedral in the capital, Juba. “How can we exercise our ministry in this land, along the banks of a river bathed in so much innocent blood, among the tear-stained faces of the people entrusted to us?” Lush in oil and other natural resources but beset by years of civil war and conflict, South Sudan is one of the world’s poorest countries and is responsible for Africa’s worst refugee crisis: More than 2 million people have fled the country and another 2 million are displaced within its borders. Joined by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the Presbyterian head of the Church of Scotland, Francis is seeking to draw global attention to the country’s plight. The aim of the novel ecumenical visit is to encourage South Sudan’s political leaders to implement a 2018 peace accord ending a civil war that erupted after the overwhelmingly Christian country gained independence from mostly Muslim Sudan in 2011. The deal and many of its key provisions, including the formation of a national unified army, has stalled amid political infighting and continued clashes around the country that have forced the postponement of the first presidential election for another two years. At the cathedral Saturday, Francis urged South Sudan’s bishops, priests, nuns and seminarians not to join religious life for social prestige, but to serve their flocks by accompanying them. “It is precisely this art of stepping into the middle of our brothers and sisters that the church’s pastors need to cultivate: the ability to step into the middle of their sufferings and tears, into the middle of their hunger for God and their thirst for love,” he said. On a day when South Sudan’s suffering women are expected to take the pride of place, Francis heard of the horrific sacrifices some nuns have made. Sisters Mary Daniel Abut and Regina Roba Luate of the Congregation of the Sacred Heart Sisters were killed in a 2021 ambush along with two others. “Thank you, on behalf of the entire Church, for your dedication, your courage, your sacrifices and your patience,” Francis said. Women and girls in South Sudan live a “hellish existence,” the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan said in a report last year based on several years of interviews. “South Sudanese women are physically assaulted while being raped at gunpoint, typically held down by men while being abused by others. They are told not to resist in the slightest way, and not to report what happened, or they will be killed,” the report said. “It’s hard to convey the level of trauma of South Sudanese women whose bodies are literally the war zone,” commission chair Yasmin Sooka said late last year. In his arrival speech Friday, Francis raised the plight of women and called for them to be protected and promoted. Among those on hand for his visit to the cathedral on Saturday was Sister Regina Achan, who said Francis’ visit would encourage other sisters to keep serving. “We stand with them because we are their voices, we don’t run away at difficult times,” said Achan. Francis’ visit, she added, would awaken “serenity and peace in our hearts that we may work for peace and justice in this country.” Francis issued a blunt warning on Friday to President Salva Kiir and his onetime rival and now deputy Riek Machar that history will judge them harshly if they continue to drag their feet on implementing the peace accord. Kiir for his part committed the government to return to peace talks — suspended last year — with groups that didn’t sign onto the 2018 accord. And late Friday, the Catholic president granted presidential pardons to 71 inmates at Juba’s central prison in honor of the ecumenical pilgrimage, including 36 on death row. Francis has changed Catholic Church teaching to hold that capital punishment is inadmissible in all circumstances.
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Chinese Spy Balloon Shot Down Over Atlantic Ocean
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Economic Objectives (II)
Tribune Online Economic Objectives (II) Indeed, I am of the opinion that a teacher, lecturer, or judge, should be allowed to go on until he is 75, with provision for extension, in appropriate cases. If a teacher, or lecturer, or judge, for instance, is good, and keeps abreast of his particular field of speciality, the longer he remains in his […] Economic Objectives (II) Tribune Online
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Proprietress gave my daughter 40 lashes – Businessman
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Stop Playing With Bible, President Chamisa Warns Mnangagwa
Tinashe Sambiri|Speaking during an interview on his 45th birthday, CCC leader President NelsonChamisa called for the implementation of reforms before … Continue reading "Stop Playing With Bible, President Chamisa Warns Mnangagwa"
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Major Accident Causes Power Outages In Ukraine’s Odesa: Ukrainian PM
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Man Cleared Of Child Rape
A 28-year-old man residing at Baghdad, Empumalanga in Hwange was on Thursday acquitted of rape charges by magistrate Mr Mark … Continue reading "Man Cleared Of Child Rape"
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Petition signatures to Emefiele over new naira hit 1653
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Will the next president restructure Nigeria?
Tribune Online Will the next president restructure Nigeria? If there is any issue that unites most Nigerians at the moment, it is the need to restructure the country. In recognition of the importance of this, the three leading presidential candidates; Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party and Peter Obi of the Labour Party have at […] Will the next president restructure Nigeria? Tribune Online
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10 Nigerian Music Stars Who Ventured Into Nollywood
There is a thin line between music and movies.Both of these arms of the entertainment industry are very similar.While music deals with fictional or real life experiences through rhythms,beats and lyrics,movies does similar things through acting. Over the years, various Nigerian music stars have made the transition from the studio to the set.In this piece […]
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Will ZEC Hold Free And Fair Elections This Year?
If you keep on participating in a flawed process… this is a totally vicious cycle… says @WilbertMukori https://t.co/ne8RjUIqxG — ZimEye … Continue reading "Will ZEC Hold Free And Fair Elections This Year?"
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PPCC chair harps on free, fair election
The most recent news from Nigeria and across the world is available at The News Chronicle. The News Chronicle provides the most recent headlines, commentary, and political news. The Chairman of the Police Public Complaints Committee (PPCC), Mr. Abel Olumuyiwa Enitan has pointed out that the committee is crucial, central, and strategic to free and fair conduct of elections that will be acceptable to Nigerians. He stated this during the regular meeting of the Police Public Complaints Committee (PPCC) held at the Headquarters […] The post PPCC chair harps on free, fair election appeared first on The News Chronicle.
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APC senators knock Atiku, Emefiele over naira scarcity
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Modeling (II)
Tribune Online Modeling (II) By Tunde Jaiyebo Last time we began looking at modeling. We saw that one very critical component if our lives will count is modeling. We must have people who are our models and we too must be a model for others. “Whether we realize it or not, each one of us has role models. We […] Modeling (II) Tribune Online
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Is Mnangagwa Planning To Eliminate Job Sikhala?
Tinashe Sambiri|Is Mr Emmerson Mnangagwa secretly planning to eliminate CCC official Hon Job Saro Wiwa Sikhala? Prison officials seized Honourable … Continue reading "Is Mnangagwa Planning To Eliminate Job Sikhala?"
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India, France, UAE Declare Areas Of Cooperation
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A Life In The Day of Citizen Muda
Citizen Muda is an incurable Nigerian optimist. For every minus that confronts him in his daily grind, he rationalises the situation and thinks of the resilience of the underprivileged even as the bells of penury are jangling around their ankles. His worldview is conditioned by the diet of hope he had been fed from childhood […]
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El-Rufai can’t speak for the North – Bafarawa
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Governor Sule denies paying ransom for release of abducted school children
The most recent news from Nigeria and across the world is available at The News Chronicle. The News Chronicle provides the most recent headlines, commentary, and political news. President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday inaugurated the Federal Secretariat, Lafia, Nasarawa State, naming the edifice situated on 10.9 hectares of land after Justice Sidi Dauda Bage, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court and the Emir of Lafia. A statement by Garba Shehu said the President also named the Conference Room at the Secretariat after […] The post Governor Sule denies paying ransom for release of abducted school children appeared first on The News Chronicle.
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Too Many Truck Accidents
Recently, two children and seven adults died after a truck conveying a 20 feet container fell on top of a commercial bus in the Ojuelegba area of Lagos. Further investigations revealed that the bus was picking up passengers when the truck lost control and fell over the side of the bridge. A day after, again […]
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N195 enforcement: Fuel marketers plan shutdown Monday
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Buhari: Comparatively A Saint? 
The most recent news from Nigeria and across the world is available at The News Chronicle. The News Chronicle provides the most recent headlines, commentary, and political news. It is gradually becoming clearer that Buhari may afterall be a Saint in a very comparative sense. For too long we have casted him in a very bad light of a clueless president, wicked and a tribal bigot, whose religious fanaticism ranks over and above his sense of patriotism. Aren’t we trying to use a […] The post Buhari: Comparatively A Saint?  appeared first on The News Chronicle.
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Tunisia: Amnesty Urges Repeal Of Opposition MPs’ Jailing
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Zanu PF Will Rule Forever- Zivhu
Visit Nyadzonya mass graveyard ugonzwisisa why Zanu pf ichifanirwa kutonga kusvika kare
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Political crisis in Rivers worrisome –INC president
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Fares drive Nigerian air passengers to Ghana, Benin
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Using knife for haircut makes me stand out –Female barber
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Iran Slams UN Nuclear Watchdog Chief After Centrifuge Report
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Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) through Kenya Cane hosted The Greats’ Fest cultural trail at the lakeside city of Kisumu this Saturday 28th January. The Kisumu showdown featured live performances by Kenya Cane […] The post appeared first on HapaKenya.
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NIMASA rescues seven workers from vessel
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Northerners won’t vote for you, Adebanjo tells Tinubu
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Hearn says Joshua, Franklin fight not signed
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Fuel scarcity won’t end until refineries work – Marketers
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