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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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Olatoye Sugar’s Family Sues UCH N200m For Releasing Horrific Photo Lawmaker [PHOTO]

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For releasing the photograph, the Olatoye family is seeking N200 million damages.

C. C. Amedu of Ikeh Sunday Chambers in Ibadan filed the petition on behalf of the Olatoye family, which is accusing the hospital of allowing the gory photographs of the late lawmaker in his dying hours at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital to be circulated on social media, thereby causing members of his family a lot of grief.

The petition was also sent to the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, and the Ibadan chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association.

It reads in part: “A cursory assessment of the attached photographs revealed that the deceased, as at the time the photographs were taken, was still at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital in a pool of blood. Therefore, it is reasonable and unarguable to believe that only your staff could access the unit at the material time.

“The above conduct of your staff suggested that instead of your personnel on duty to have acted in their full professional capacity, focusing on taking care of the deceased, which might have probably saved his life, they were busy taking his pictures, which perhaps for the purpose of selling same to social media operators as it can be seen trending online.”

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Ganduje Issues Strong Warning Ahead Of Kano Election Rerun

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Ahead of the supplementary elections in Kano on Saturday, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, has warned that his government will not tolerate any breach of peace by any group or persons in the state.‎

‎Ganduje gave the warning on Tuesday in Kano, when an amalgam of 320 associations called Kano Peace Ambassadors, paid him a solidarity visit.‎

“We will not tolerate breach of peace under whatever guise, and the government will not fold its arms and watch people instigating instability in the state.‎

“As a governor of Kano state and the Chief Security Officer of the state, I cannot sleep if any drop of blood is wasted.

‎”I am not speaking as a gubernatorial candidate, but as the executive governor of Kano state and the chief security officer of the state. Anybody wishing to disrupt the peace of the state will not go scot-free,” he said.‎

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Drama In Kano As Ganduje’s Aide Resigns Over Governor’s Refusal To Concede Defeat In Kano Guber Race

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Alhaji Hashim Suleiman, the Senior Special Assistant on Urban Beautification to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has tendered his letter of resignation to Secretary to the State Government.

In his resignation letter, he attributed his reason to the failure of Governor Ganduje to concede defeat to the Guber candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf, who won the election that has been declared inconclusive in controversial circumstances by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The letter of resignation, dated, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, which he personally signed, reads, ”I write to formally inform you of my voluntary resignation from the office of SSA, Beautification.

“I thank you for offering me the opportunity to serve under your administration as SSA.”

He added that as a transparent Khadimul-Islam, the governor ought to have conceded defeat, so as to serve as a precedent to other Muslims, who serve Allah in truth and sincerity.

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