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Archbishop implores Nigerians to promote peaceful coexistence

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The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev. Dr. Ignatius Kaigama has implored Nigerians, irrespective of religious, ethnic or political affiliation to promote peaceful coexistence of all and sundry in the country.

Kaigama made the call on Friday in Abuja shortly after a Special Mass celebration at the Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Pro Cathedral held as part of activities to mark the 2021 General Assembly of the Archbishops of Abuja dioceses.

The archbishop stressed that peace and security were paramount to sustain the unity of the country.

He said that Nigerians should maintain living in peace and should continue to be their brother’s keeper as security of the country was in the hands of everyone.

Kaigama charged Christians to continue playing their respective roles for the growth of the country.

He appealed to Nigerians not to promote crises through religion.

“Nigerians are being killed not Christians; it is not about a particular religion,” he said.

In his sermon, the Archbishop took the gospel reading from John 20:2, “Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me”.

He explained that God had given Christians  authority over everything and the church was the light for the society to look up to.

“The church has the responsibilities to teach the society to move from conflict to communion.

“I urged Nigerians to always give thanks to God, who has continued to preserve the nation.

He urged Nigerians not to relent in praying for unity in the country.

The senator representing Plateau South Senatorial District, Nora Daduut in an interview with NAN assured Nigerians that women and the youths in the church were involved in preaching peace.

Daduut said it was the duties of mothers to heal the ills of the society, adding“ let us speak the language  of love peace and oneness.’’

The event was attended by priests, religious organisations and societies as well as representatives of government.

Present at the event was the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, Sen. George Akume.

The theme of this year’s General Assembly is “Ministerial and Pastoral Collaboration” and it will feature deliberations on New Evangelism, Ecumenism, Inter-religious Dialogue, Justice and Peace, Communications, Liturgy, Health, Family and Youth Development.

The General Assembly ends on the Sept. 25, with closing Mass and issuance of communiqué. (NAN)

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Sanusi Reinstated As Emir Of Kano

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Four years after Muhammadu Sanusi II was deposed as the Emir of Kano, Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State has reinstated him to the throne.

“With the full support of the kingmakers, I have approved the reappointment of Malam Sanusi Lamido,” the governor said to cheers at the Art Chamber of the Kano State Government House around 5:16 pm on Thursday.

He announced the decision right after signing the Kano State Emirate Council (Repeal) Bill 2024 into law.

The new law replaces the Kano State Emirates Council Law, 2019, and dissolves the emirate councils created by Governor Yusuf’s predecessor Abdullahi Ganduje.

It was based on the law that Ganduje split the Kano Emirate into five in December 2019 and deposed the 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II on March 9, 2020. The emirates created by the Ganduje administration were Karaye, Bichi, Rano, and Gaya, in addition to Kano.

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FG Offers 2-Month Free Ride On Abuja Light Rail

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The federal government has offered 2-month free ride services to passengers on the Abuja Light rail after its inauguration on Monday.

Nyesom Wike, The FCT Minister, disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday at a ministerial press briefing on the one year in office of President Bola Tinubu.

He said President Tinubu would inaugurate the rail project on Monday, while it would start commercial services on Tuesday.

“For those who are saying that the rail system had already been commissioned, don’t make a mistake. What was earlier commissioned was the building. What we want to commission on Monday is commercial operations.

“If you are going to the airport, from here to airport is 20 minutes. Seeing is believing. Go on Tuesday. We are going to allow for free rides for two months.

“You know, Mr. President, he can even say extend it to six months just to reduce the pain of our people. That is renewed hope agenda. When you say something, you do it,” Wike said.

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Sanusi II To Be Reinstated As Kano Emir …..As State Assembly Dethrones Emir Bayero, Others

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Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II has been reinstated as the Emir of Kano, according to a report by LEADERSHIP newspaper.

This decision followed the Kano State House of Assembly’s resolution to dethrone the current Emir and also dismantle the four new Emirates in the State established under a controversial 2019 law.

Though it has not been officially announced, LEADERSHIP reported that it had it on a good authority that Sanusi II had been reinstated, and was expected in Kano on Friday.

“According to credible inside sources, ‘So certainly with the passage of the Bill, Sanusi automatically stands reinstated. No need for confirmation, the thing to is wait for the Governor to assent to it’.

“The then restructuring of the Kano Emirate is seen as a political manoeuvre to diminish the influence of then Emir Sanusi II, a vocal critic of the former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje administration. The creation of the new emirates fragmented the authority of the old Kano Emirate Council, diluting its power and influence.

“Meanwhile, the Majority Leader of the Kano State House of Assembly, Lawan Hussaini Chediyar Yan Gurasa, who sponsored the Amendment Bill, shortly after Thursday’s session, revealed to journalists that, “the bill has been sent to the governor for assent, now there is no longer an active Emir in Kano in all the five Emirates; Kano, Bichi, Gaya, Rano and Karaye. The law now provides the governor to call on the traditional kingmakers to choose a new king.”

“Our correspondent also reports that all the district heads elevated or appointed under the repealed law are to revert to their previous positions.”

 

 

 

Source: Leadership

 

 

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