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Osinbajo, Ortom, others bury 2 killed Catholic priests, worshippers (SUN)

All roads, in Benue State, on Tuesday,  led to the Sesugh Maria Pilgrimage Center, Ayati, as the bodies of the two Catholic priests and other worshippers mowed down by Fulani herdsmen at St. Ignatuis Quarshi Parish Ayar-Mbalom, Gwer Local Government…

Buhari questions Obasanjo over wasted $16 billion power project (SUN)

President Muhammadu Buhari, who last month gave reasons why he had avoided responding to former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s open letter to him, which listed his alleged failures and advised him not to seek re-election, has taken the former president to…

Doctor turned International Hacker arrested by Lagos Police (ThisDay)

One Michael Thompson, a medical doctor who turned his back on his practice of saving lives to become an international hacker, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command The medical doctor turned hacker, who had been on the…

Slain Catholic Priests: Onaiyekan cautions against anarchy (ThisDay)

The Cardinal of the Abuja Catholic Diocese, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has called on Nigerians to rise above religious, political and ethnic divides to save the country from drifting into anarchy. Onaiyekan handed down the advice on Tuesday during a sermon for the burial…

Manchester attack: Hundreds gather to remember victims (BBC)

Hundreds of people have gathered for a service marking the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack. Twenty-two people were killed and hundreds injured when a bomb was detonated at the end of an Ariana Grande concert on 22 May…

Tension as Benue buries Catholic priests, 17 parishioners today (Punch)

There is tension in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, as the two Catholic priests and 17 parishioners slain by suspected herdsmen are scheduled for burial today (Tuesday). Already, Governor Samuel Ortom has declared Tuesday a work-free day to honour the…

$15.5m account freeze: Absence of Judge Stalls Patience Jonathan’s suit (Punch)

Absence of Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court Lagos on Tuesday, stalled the continuation of hearing in a suit filed by Patience, wife of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, against the EFCC, challenging freezing orders on her account. The judge…

* Monthly IGR in Lagos now N34b, says commissioner (Nation) * Ambode charges traditional rulers to promote peace, security (Guardian)

THISISLAGOS MIDDAY NEWS UPDATE MAY 22, 2018   Monthly IGR in Lagos now N34b, says commissioner (Nation) Lagos State government said yesterday that it had achieved an average monthly Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of N34 billion in 2018, compared to…

APC to meet with Saraki, Dogara, Wamakko, others (Nation)

Buoyed by the olive branch from leaders of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party(nPDP),the All Progressives Congress(APC) is to meet with  Senate President Bukola Saraki, House Speaker Yakubu Dogara and others. Other aggrieved bigwigs on the radar of the party…

Lessons from the Royal Wedding – Reuben Abati

I could not resist the temptation to watch the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.  The symbolism of the event was too compelling to be ignored – a Windsor marrying a bi-racial lady, a divorcee, an American and…

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