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It is no doubt that today’s world is changing fast, and so are the lifestyles and beliefs of people. Take spending, for instance. ...

 
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Keeping Gen. Murtala Mohammed’s Memory Alive

By MUTIN GANIYU (NAN)

 

Adjacent to the old Federal Secretariat at Obalende, Lagos, stands a conspicuous memorial erected in honour of the .

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Reckless Attitude Of ‘Tuke Tuke’ Drivers In Benin City

By AKANDE JIMOH


FOR Edo State to move forward, government must review the activities of commercial bus driver otherwise known as tuke- tuke drivers in the . ...

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VC, Please Reconsider Sanction On Students

By JOHN EGBEAZLEH OSHODI (PHD)



Clearly the frenzy triggered by Engineer Peter Otubu and student Judith Okosun in July, 2010 which not long ago ...

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Transforming Niger Delta Region

By INNOCENT OKOH

WITH the recent pronouncement by the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Terence McCulley, that U.S will . ...

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Jonathan Seeks Virement For Aviation Sector

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ABUJA - President Goodluck Jonathan has asked for virement of some allocations to the Ministries of Power, Defence and Aviation .

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Between Pidgin English And Vernacular

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We the people of Edo State do hereby solemnly declare that by our esteem honour there is no opposition political party that is strong enough to unseat the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) government in Edo State. We stand by ourselves that there is no perfect government anywhere in the world, but there are terribly bad and undesirable government all over the world. We do believe that corrup . .. . . . ....

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Need To Control Inflation, Restore The Value Of The Naira

By UKHUN FELIX
I went to see a friend living around Stadium area in Benin. As I approached his one room apartment I heard him quarrelling and I wondered who my friend could be quarrelling with. To my greatest surprise; when I entered his room he was alone, meaning he was quarrelling with himself. I made gesture to demand what the matter was. He shoved a paper toward me, when I opened the paper I discovered that it was from his landlord.

 


Clergy March over burnt church

By JUDE EHEBHA

UROMI - Clergy and laity of the Esan Diocese, Anglican Communion during the weekend embarked on a procession in Uromi, over the burning of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Uromi, Esan North East Local Government Area of Edo State by suspected arsonists.


The Anglicans who were dressed in black, marched through the ever busy Ubiaja Road from Eguare Primary School to Angle 90 before returning to the burnt church.


They carried placards with various inscriptions and sang songs of lamentations as they marched through the road.


Speaking on the procession, the Archbishop of Bendel Province and Bishop of Esan Diocese, Most Rev’d Friday Imaekhai said the exercise was designed to invoke God to forgive those behind the burning of the church, as they do not know what they have done.


Archbishop of Imaekhai said burning of God’s church was a form of gate of hell, as the consequences would always be disastrous.


He noted that they were taking advantage of the lent period , which is a time of seeking forgiveness of sin and repentance to embrace Christ.


He added that the procession was equally to put the Uromi community into the hands of God as well as the perpetrators of the crime.


On how to rebuild the church, the religious leader said the diocese was relying on well to do children of God to assist in rebuilding the church, noting however, that the church was yet to receive responses.


In an exhortation at the premises of the burnt church, the Archdeacon of Iruekpen, Ven. Andre Isibor admonished the congregation not to be deterred by the razing of the church, but should rather turn it into strength.


He said the razing of the church was nothing compared to what Christian brethren experience in some parts of northern Nigeria and some other parts of the world.


Ven. Isibor said in an interview that the procession was a response to the burning down of the church, and holy call on the entire Uromi community to come to repentance.


He called on the perpetrators of the crime, to come out and confess, warning however, that in the event that they continue in their evil doing, they would be punished.


The Vicar of the burnt St. Paul’s Church, Ven. (Dr) Joseph Aisivbioje said, the procession was a replica of the biblical procession round the Wall of Jericho, in which God intervened.



 

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