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The Catholic Bishop ’ s Conference of Nigeria had , in a letter to CAN dated September 24 , 2012, announced its withdrawal from the organisation.
The Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria ’s delegation participated fully in all the discourse while the two – day meeting lasted.

The President of CAN , Dr . Samson Ayokunle , according to a statement issued on Sunday by his Special Assistant (Media & Communications ) , Adebayo Oladeji, expressed delights about the new development .

He said , “Their return is one of the best things that have been happening since I was given the mandate to become the President of CAN .

“ One of my visions for CAN is to bring our Catholic brothers and sisters back to the fold; and I must acknowledge the support and understanding of my brother in Christ, Most Rev Ignatius Kaigama , President, Catholic Bishops ’ Conference of Nigeria and his team .

“ I give kudos to all the principal officers, the directors and some Christian leaders in the country for their support and understanding while the dialogue lasted.

“ My joy knows no bound with the presence of the CSN at the constitution amendment meeting of CAN held on Thursday and at the NEC meeting on Friday .

“ It is our prayers that the Body of Christ in the country will remain one forever in Jesus’ name .

“ At a time like this when Christians are almost becoming endangered species in Nigeria, when churches are being denied the Certificate of Occupancy especially in the core North , when Christians are being denied key public offices and when the Church is expected to speak for the voiceless , especially over the economic and social hardship in our country , we cannot afford to be at war with one another .

“ CAN is united in diversity . Jesus Christ prayed for the Church shortly before He returned to heaven in John chapter 17 . ”
CAN ’ s Director of Legal issues, Kwankur Samuel , said the organisation was working on the new constitution to ensure that “CAN has an effective internal mechanism to address any misunderstanding among its members .

“ We are all happy with the return of the CSN . Our strength lies in our unity . ”
The CAN chairman ( North Central Zone ), Rev . Israel Akanji, said the return of the Catholics was a sign of good omen to the Body of Christ in Nigeria .

“ We are all happy with this new development. Now , the Body of Christ in Nigeria is one , virile and strong . We can now speak with one voice.

“ With their return , CAN is even now stronger and greater . We have learnt one lesson or two from the challenges that led to their withdrawal . “Never again will any of the blocks withdraw its membership ,” he stated .

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Two Nabbed For Monitoring Osoba’s Residence With Drone, As Ex-Governor Raises Alarm

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Former Ogun State Governor, Chief Olusegun Osoba yesterday alleged a major breach and threat to his private security after two persons were arrested in connection with a drone deployed discreetly to monitor activities in his Abeokuta residence in Ogun State.

Osoba, Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Constitution Drafting Committee, equally demanded a thorough investigation into the deployment of the drone after the suspects were handed over to an arm of government agencies for investigation.

This was contained in a statement Osoba’s long-time political associate and a lawmaker in the seventh House of Representatives, Hon. Adekunle Adeyemi issued yesterday on his behalf.

In the one-page statement, Osoba lamented that the political climate of Ogun State had taken a dangerous dimension, which according to him, had triggered a major beach and threat to his personal security.

In the one-page statement, Osoba lamented that the political climate of Ogun State had taken a dangerous dimension, which according to him, had triggered a major beach and threat to his personal security.

The statement chronicled series of breach and threat to his private security, including an incident that occurred yesterday and called on the security agencies to unravel the motive of those behind the plot.

Specifically, on Tuesday (yesterday) afternoon, the statement explained that two persons – a lady and a young man – were caught using a drone to monitor activities in Osoba’s expansive compound in Abeokuta.

The statement added that the security staff of Osoba were able “to bring down the drone and got operators of the drone arrested. Neither of the arrested youngsters was able to give a coherent explanation to Osoba’s security staff.

“Osoba arrived at Abeokuta from the United Kingdom early in the morning on Tuesday to prepare for a private meeting where the peaceful conduct of the presidential party primary scheduled to hold on Friday will be discussed.”

The statement added that the incident was another in series of breach of Osoba’s private security, a situation it described as disturbing and worrisome citing the recurrence of a security breach of and a threat to his private security.

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The 2018 GTBank Fashion Weekend Model Casting Call Holds October 2nd

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Calling All Models!

Have you got what it takes to strut the runways of Africa’s biggest fashion event? Then, the GTBank Fashion Weekend is looking for you.

In preparation for the upcoming 2018 GTBank Fashion Weekend, there will be an in-person Model Casting Call at Muson Center, Onikan, Lagos on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018.

Models selected at the Casting Call will showcase the latest fashion designs at the 2018 GTBank Fashion Weekend, holding in November 10th and 11th, 2018.

Requirements: Only female models between the ages of 18 to 27 and from 5’9” and above will be considered

Dress code: Tank top and jeans. Also, bring along a pair of high heels (To Walk In).

Date: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 Time: 9AM-2PM

Venue: Muson Center, Onikan, Lagos.

Now in its third year, the GTBank Fashion Weekend has become the premier consumer-focused event that places African fashion on the global stage and helps small businesses in the local fashion industry thrive. The first and second editions of the event, which held in November 2016 and 2017 respectively, brought together over 250,000 people to interact with some of the best minds in the global fashion space and directly patronize more than 200 indigenous small businesses in the local fashion industry.

For enquiries please send an email fashionweekend@gtbank.com

 

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ALERT!!! CBN Warns Of Another Looming Recession

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The Monetary Policy Committee (MPR) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday warned that the economy may recede again into recession unless concrete steps were taken to implement the 2018 budget, create employment and increase the minimum wage.

This is just as seven of the 10 members that attended voted to retain all the policy rates including Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) at 14 per cent; Liquidity Ratio at 30 per cent; Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) at 22.5 per cent; and Asymmetric Corridor of +200 and -500 basis points around the MPR.

Briefing journalists on the outcome of the meeting which held on Monday and Tuesday, Governor of CBN, Mr Godwin Emefiele said “the committee was concerned that the exit from the recession may be under threat as the eco0nomy slowed to 1.95 and 1.50 per cent during the first and second quarters of 2018 respectively.

“The committee noted that the slow down emanated from the oil sector with strong linkages to unemployment and growth in other key sectors of the economy.

“In this regard, the committee urged the government to take advantage of the current rising trend in oil prices to rebuild fiscal buffers, strengthen government finances in the medium term and reverse the current trend of decline in output growth.”

According to him, MPC noted that “though growth remains weak, the effective implementation of 2018 Federal Government budget and policies that would encourage credit delivery to the real sector of the economy may boost aggregate demand, stimulate economic activity and reduce unemployment in the country.

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