Friday, August 26, 2016

Australian Police May Interview Cardinal Pell Over Child Sex Abuse Claims

Cardinal George Pell could be interviewed in Rome by Australian police over historic child sexual abuse allegations, please read here for previous post on allegations.

Cardinal Pell has called for an investigation into Australia's Victoria police and claimed he is the victim of a "scandalous smear campaign".

Victoria Police and assistant commissioner Steve Fontana are assessing the claims. In a statement, Victoria Police confirmed it has received advice from the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in relation to both sets of allegations.

The cardinal has said he bore no ill feelings towards his accusers. "I bear no ill will and have no desire to cause them harm but what they say about me is not true," he said.

Pell added that he had not been approached by Sano for an interview.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Longest Serving Archbishop To Retire In January 2017

Archbishop of Wales Dr. Barry Morgan, will retire at the end of January 2017 on his 70th birthday, the announcement was made on August 23rd, 2016. 

Archbishop Morgan’s retirement will come just over a year after the death of his wife Hilary from cancer.

Dr. Morgan has served the Church in Wales as a bishop for twenty four years and the last fourteen of them as Archbishop. 

He is the longest serving Primate in the Anglican Communion. Dr. Morgan was elected as the 12th Archbishop of Wales in 2003, following Dr Rowan Williams on his appointment as Archbishop of Canterbury.

Dr. Morgan said “It has been an enormous privilege to serve as Archbishop of Wales and Bishop of Llandaff and to do so during such a momentous era in Welsh life. It’s been a rollercoaster ride but all along I have been sustained and inspired by the people I meet, day in day out, who live out God’s love in every part of Wales through their commitment and devotion to their churches and communities.”

“I would like to thank all those who have supported, shared and upheld me in my ministry over the years, particularly since Hilary’s death – the loss of her love, encouragement and friendship has been enormously hard to bear,” he said.

The leader of the devolved government in Wales, First Minister Carwyn Jones and The Bishop of Swansea and Brecon, John Davies paid tributes to Archbishop Morgan for his advice and wisdom on matters affecting the economic, social and cultural life in Wales; and also for his strong views and clear Christian convictions. 

During his tenure as Archbishop, Dr. Morgan has championed many changes in the Church in Wales, including a change in its law to enable women to be ordained as bishops and the implementation of a radical strategy, 2020 Vision, to help the church grow and prosper in the approach to its centenary year. 

Soul International Presents Soul Concert Season One

Soul International is ready to host the first season of the Soul Concert on Friday,September 9, 2016 at RCF FUNAAB Auditorium, Abeokuta, Ogun state. 

The gospel music concert is organized by Soul Crew and it will include music, comedy, talk, prayer, etc.

Red carpet starts at 7pm while the concert starts at 8pm.

Attendance is FREE.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Eight persons killed over blasphemy against Islam and Prophet Muhammad

Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari

It is reported that eight people were murdered on Monday over alleged blasphemy by a student of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata-Mafara in Zamfara State

According to various reports including Sahara Reporters and Vanguard, the student was said to have made a blasphemous statement against Islam and Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and was consequently attacked by a mob. The boy was said to have been beaten to pulp by the mob, and the man, whose name was simply given as Tajudeen, took him in his car and rush to a hospital.

The mob had gone to specifically attack the boy. However the fact that Tajudeen helped the boy, enraged the mob. An eye witness said the mob went to Tajudeed's house, descended on the occupants of the house and killed them also. They then set the house on fire. 

The state governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, joined hundreds of people to bury the deceased

The governor, who called for an emergency Security Council meeting over the incident, expressed sadness and vowed that “no stone will be left unturned until all those behind this act are brought to book”. The police have imposed a 12-hour curfew in the community, from 7p.m. to 7a.m. daily until further notice, with warning that anyone caught violating the order would be prosecuted.

Same Sex Marriage: Australian Govt. Delays Referendum Until February 2017

The Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull and his administration has announced that it will delay the referendum on same sex marriage until February 2017; Turnbull had said he wanted the vote to be held next year. 

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the vote, called a plebiscite, is being pushed back to February.

“The government has always said that a decision on same-sex marriage will be made by a vote of all Australians in a national plebiscite to be held as soon as practicable,” a government spokesman said.

Late last week, the Australian Electoral Commission advised the Special Minister of State against the conduct of a plebiscite this calendar year.

A timeline for the vote would now be announced in September and that the question expected to be asked is: "Do you approve of a law to permit people of the same sex to marry?"

A large majority of Australians support marriage equality, according to polls.

President Buhari, Mallam Garba Shehu and I by Oby Ezekwesili

I woke up yesterday to read a fictitious report credited to me by Sunday Tribune that I claimed President Muhammadu Buhari does not deserve to be president. And on the basis of the fiction weaved together by a reporter, he let loose one of those now-very-common indecorous and rumor- inspired verbal assault from presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu. 

However, today, in one of those uncommon but very professional decisions, Tribune newspaper not only recanted on the story but also apologized to me. While I thank the newspaper for toeing the path of honour, I hope Mallam Garba Shehu will also be decent enough to admit his error of judgement and tender an unreserved apology for his falsehood and unwarranted attacks at me.

Notwithstanding, it is important not to lose sight of the real issue which is about the fate of 2000 young Nigerians who were employed into the Nigerian Immigration Service, after a rigorous and transparent process by the last administration, only for their services to be cynically dispensed with by the current administration. These are Nigerians from across the country.

Incidentally, I was drawn to their plight just because in driving past where they had congregated, I saw among them a friend and BBOG colleague, Hajia Aisha Yesufu, who, as it would turn out, had taken up their cause. I spoke with them briefly and I had pleaded with the president to look into their matter. Fortunately, in correcting the earlier wrong publication, Tribune has helped to bring out what I said in its story of today as captured below: FORMER Minister of Education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, never said President Muhammadu Buhari did not deserve to be president. Our sister publication, Sunday Tribune, had attributed the statement to be part of what she said over the plight of 2,000 immigration service recruits who slept at the entrance of Aso Villa from Friday till Saturday morning.

Snatcha drops fun video of the track titled "Light"; featuring Mike Abdul

Snatcha (real name Adekunle Adeyoola) has just dropped a new video of the track titled "Light". This fun and playful features Mike Abdul of Midnight Crew.  The beat was done by Ace producer, Egarboi.

Snatcha is one half of the famous gospel group, RoofTop MCs.

The track, "Light" is from his new album "The Value of Nothing".  The value of Nothing is available on Itunes, Amazon, googleplay, spotify and every major online music store, you can also order physical copies at and get a free gift from his Merchandise store and even FREE lunch with Snatcha.

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Nice singalong track...

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