Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Evangelicals support for same-sex marriage rises – but majority still oppose

Support for same-sex marriage has soared to records levels in the US with all religious groups showing a rise in approval for gay relationships.

Eritrea launches new crackdown on Christians

A leading Christian human rights charity says Christians are facing yet another crackdown in Eritrea.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Donald Trump refuses to host White House Ramadan meal, breaking 20-year tradition

Donald Trump has broken a near 20-year tradition by refusing to host a White House iftar dinner marking the end of Ramadan.

Nigerian Christian leader pleads for help to stop death and destruction by Islamist Fulani militia

A Christian church leader from Nigeria has described the horrors of the growing persecution of Christians by Fulani herdsmen, describing it as 'ethno-religious cleansing'. And so far, he said, the authorities have done little or nothing to help.

Christian school warned: Don't teach Bible passages that are 'offensive' to LGBT people

"Absolutely shocking."

That was the reaction of the head of a public Christian school in Canada upon receiving a letter from the government body providing its funds, warning that the school should not teach Bible passages that could be deemed "offensive" by some people, particularly the members of the LGBT community.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Column: The benefits of trees

People linger and shop longer when trees are present. A study suggests that communities with green and well wooded vegetation are often at peace. More of violence seems to happen in desert regions than in well forested regions. Could this explain why the Niger Delta region of Nigeria is getting more restive as a result of destruction on natural habitat of trees and various plants and animal species?

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Okorocha boasts: I have developed Owerri more than any gov

Governor Rochas Okorocha has said that he has developed Owerri Zone in the state more than any of those who had governed the state before him and even more than any of the Owerri Zone leaders campaigning for zoning in the 2019 gubernatorial election in the state, stating that what the state needs to continue to develop speedily is a visionary and broadminded leader and not a clannish bigot.

Pay workers, pensioners now - Bishop urges state govts

Anglican Bishop of Egbu, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor has urged state governments to offset the backlog of salaries and allowances owed their workers and pensioners.

Politician slams Imo govt ... For donating hospitals built with tax payers money to FG

The Imo State government has received knocks for giving out some of the 27 hospitals built in every local government to federal government agencies.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Rising cases of suicide among medical doctors

By Dr Paul John

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines suicide as the act of deliberately killing oneself. Risk factors for suicide include mental disorder (such as depression, personality disorder, alcohol dependence, or schizophrenia), and some physical illnesses, such as neurological disorders, cancer, and HIV infection. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Workers happy with Obiano, five other governors

Anambara State governor, Chief Willie Obiano and five others have been extolled as workers and pensioners friendly governors with defined policy directive that impacts on the lives of their people.

Christian leaders respond to deadly Manchester bombing

The death toll after a terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, UK on Monday has risen to 22, with over 50 people injured.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

NGO kicks against use of cane in teaching

A non-governmental organization, the Umuaka Igbo Taa, has enjoined teachers to resist the temptation of using the cane to teach children, especially while teaching subjects such as mathematics, English and the sciences.

Rice scarcity looms as farmers begin nationwide protest

Thousands of rice famers under the aegis of Kebbi State rice farmers association staged a peaceful protest in Birnin Kebbi recently to protest rice importation.

Again, Bishop Okorocha lauds well-wishers over CATOL

The Anglican Faithful in the Diocese of Owerri, friends and well-wishers have been lauded for making the dedication of the Cathedral Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord (CATOL), not only very successful but an outstanding ceremony in a million of its kind.