Monthly Archives: February 2019

Nigerians to know their President latest Wednesday – INEC

Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu . . . Achieves 100 percent Card Reader Reconfiguration . . . Says, Supreme Court already sealed Rivers APC fate The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has said the conclusion of declaration of the 2019 Presidential Election results would not take longer than the 2015 elections in spite of the sheer number of presidential ...

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Kajuru killings: Police disown casualty figures announced by El-Rufai

Kaduna State governor, Nasiru El-Rufai at Kajuru. [PHOTO CREDIT: Kaduna State Government] The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdurrahman, has disowned both figures announced by Governor Nasir El-Rufai as casualties in Gidan Maro an Iri axis of Kajuru Local Government of Kaduna State. Mr Abdurrahman said the police are still investigating and won’t quote or confirm any figure until ...

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Why Elections May Not Hold In Some Areas —INEC

A head of tomorrow’s rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said it would not conduct elections in volatile areas where security agencies said the safety of their officials could not be guaranteed, especially in some parts of the North East where Boko Haram insurgents had displaced thousands. It would be recalled that in ...

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UK Doctors Perform Prenatal Surgery on Child with a Birth Defect

Credit: sfam_photo/Shutterstock. Doctors in the United Kingdom performed surgery Jan. 8 on an unborn baby, before successfully returning the child, Elouise, to her mother’s womb. The mother, 26-year-old Bethan Simpson, learned during a routine 20-week scan late last year that Elouise had spina bifida, a condition that affects the spinal cord and backbone and can lead to many complications, including ...

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Satanic Temple Loses Abortion Religious Freedom Case in Missouri

Credit: GagliardiImages/Shutterstock. The Missouri Supreme Court has rejected a legal challenge against an informed consent abortion law from a self-described Satanic Temple adherent who claimed the state violated her religious beliefs. Chief Justice Zell M. Fischer, writing in a concurring opinion, said that the U.S. Supreme Court “has made it clear that state speech is not religious speech solely because ...

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FIDES KITCHEN – HEALTHY AND BALANCED NUTRITION

By Chioma Nnagbo Enjoy a variety of foods Eating well means eating a variety of foods. No single food contains all the nutrients that our bodies need, except for breastmilk for babies up to the age of six months. Eating a variety of different foods will supply the nutrients that are essential for our bodies. By taking care to choose ...

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Mccarrick Laicized By Pope Francis

Theodore McCarrick. Credit: US Institute of Peace. CC BY NC 20 By Hannah Brockhaus Pope Francis and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith ordered this week the laicization of Theodore McCarrick, a former cardinal and archbishop emeritus of Washington. Once a powerful figure in ecclesiastical, diplomatic, and political circles in the U.S. and around the world, McCarrick, 88, ...

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What Does it Mean to be Laicized, Defrocked, or Dismissed From the Clerical State?

Archbishop Theodore McCarrick at St. Peter’s Basilica. Credit: Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images By JD Flynn Archbishop Theodore McCarrick was laicized this week, after he was found guilty of sexual abuse and other canonical crimes. But what does it mean to be “laicized,” “defrocked,” or “dismissed from the clerical state?” Ordination, the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches, “confers a gift ...

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Bishop to Maduro: Open Your Eyes to See the Suffering of the People

The bishop of San Cristóbal has exhorted Nicolas Maduro to consider the suffering of the Venezuelan people amid the ongoing political and humanitarian crisis in the country. “Open your eyes to see the suffering of the people. Hear the cry of the people who want not only freedom and democracy but to be considered in their dignity,” Bishop Moronta said ...

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Ahead of Summit, Cupich Discusses Sex Abuse, Homosexuality, Priestly Formation

Cardinal Blase Cupich at a Vatican press conference ahead of the meeting of the heads of the world’s bishops’ conferences. Feb. 18, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA By Courtney Grogan Cardinal Blase Cupich said Monday that last week’s Vatican sex abuse summit needs to be focused on the protection of minors, underscoring that homosexuality is not a cause of sexual abuse. ...

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