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UK Consecrates First Female Bishop

The Church of England has consecrated its first female bishop at a ceremony held in York Minster on Monday. The new female bishop, Libby Lane, 48, has been ordained the new Bishop of Stockport in a ceremony that was attended by more than 1,000 people. The Church formally adopted legislation last November to ordain women

New Saudi King Seeks Unity Among Arab, Islamic Nations

King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, the new Saudi Arabia monarch has pledged to continue the policies of his predecessors and called for unity among Arab and Islamic nations at this time of regional unrest. “The Arab and the Islamic nations are in dire need of solidarity and cohesion,” the 79 -year-old King said in

Agbaje, Ambode Disagree Over Lagos Tax System

Jimi Agbaje, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Lagos State have disagreed over how the state’s tax collection process should be run. Speaking at a forum organised by the Lagos State Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, with the focus, “Private Sector Interactive

Election Time table: INEC Yet To Take A Position – Jega

Attahiru Jega, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that the Commission has not taken any position yet on the debate over whether the 2015 General elections should be postponed or not. Jega made the disclosure on Friday at a workshop on “Mitigation of Violence in Election,” organized by INEC in Abuja. “I don’t

Former Thai PM Banned From Politics

A Thailand army-appointed legislature has banned former Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawantra from office and politics for five years over allegations of corruption. The former Prime Minister whose government was recently ousted in a military coup was accused of corruption involving a scheme she oversaw to subsidise rice to farmers. Thai authorities have also launched a

Jamaica May Legalise Use Of Marijuana

The Jamaican Cabinet has passed a bill, legalising the possession of a small quantity of marijuana. If passed into law, the bill would ensure that those in the country’s Rastafarian Community, who use the herbs for religious purposes, could now smoke it legally. The bill also proposes a licensing authority for the cultivation, sale and

NOUN VC Seeks Amnesty For Graduating Prisoners

Vincent Tenebe, Vice-Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to grant amnesty to prisoners who are graduating from the institution. He made the appeal on January 20 at a pre-convocation press conference in Lagos. Tenebe said that granting amnesty to the prisoners after graduation would enable them

Ngilari Wants Elections Postponed In Adamawa

Bala Ngilari,governor of Adamawa State has urged the National Independent Electoral Commission, INEC,to postpone elections in the State till April,following attendant security threats in the Northeastern State. He said this at a workshop on “Internally Displaced Persons and the 2015 General Election”, organised by INEC. The governor said at least 7 LGAs are currently being

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