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Lagos Catholic Archbishop Tasks Women On Nation Building

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Lagos Catholic Archbishop Tasks Women On Nation Building

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale-Martins, on Friday, admonished Nigerian women to rise to the challenge of nation-building and refrain from playing second fiddle.

Adewale-Martins, who celebrated Mass to begin the 2021 Catholic Women Organisations of Nigeria (CWON) three-day National Conference and Fundraising, urged women to exhibit their managerial prowess in different strata for the advancement of the Nigerian society.

Crystal News reports that the conference is attended by delegates from all dioceses in the country, has as its theme “Let Us Think and Act the Heart of Mary,” is holding at the ST. Leo’s Church, Ikeja, Lagos

In his sermon, Adewale-Martins, who described women as good managers, asked the women to emulate Mary the Mother of Jesus Christ, St. Theresa, Esther and others who salvaged humanity during difficult times.

“Through the intervention of Mary, the mother Jesus Christ, our dreams come through by bringing into the world someone through whom God reconciled with human.

“This gathering was originally designed 2022 but because of divine grace it is taking place today to the glory of God.

“As mothers, it is expected that you use your relationship with God like your likes in the Holy Bible and change things for the better.

“Through your prayers and doggedness in various strata in the nation’s polity, God will answer and make the society good for all for He knows our problems and the solutions are with Him,“ he said.

Adewale-Martins, who is the Bishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, enjoined women to maintain good interpersonal relationship with God to enable them to hear from Him and extract solutions to the nation’s myraid of troubles.

He added that those women in history that triumphed despite odds did so because they confronted their difficulties with supplication to God.

He said with women’s numerical strength, coupled with the good management they possess, every aspect of the national life could be turned around for good unlike the experience in recent times.

In her response, CWON National President, Dame Mary Asibi-Gonsum, said that as mothers they bore the brunt of violent crises in the country.

Lagos Catholic Archbishop Tasks Women On Nation Building

Asibi-Gonsum decried the huge number of out-of-school children over the decade, the insurgents, kidnapping for ransom and other crimes and noted that they had overwhelmed the nation.

She said that women were responding in diverse ways to ameliorate the uncertainties in the land.

She said that part of such humanitarian services of the CWON was the establishment of a boy boarding school in Garki, Abuja, to, among other things, help the less privileged with access to good education.

The event will continue on Saturday.

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2023: I Will Not Impose My Successor On Rivers — Wike

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Thursday said he would not impose any governorship aspirant of his choice on the people of Rivers come 2023.

Wike gave the assurance in a statement issued by Mr. Kelvin Ebiri, his Special Assistant on Media, in Port Harcourt.

He assured that the leadership of the party would meet to decide who to support at the appropriate time.

Wike however said that he is obliged to ensure that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wins the 2023 governorship election in Rivers.

“One mistake I will not make is to impose somebody. From my experience as a student of history, reality has shown that it is difficult for you to say Joseph is the man I can trust.

”Until you give somebody power and money, that is only when you will know whether that person is trustworthy or not,” he said.

Wike stated that God would not allow someone who will destroy all the remarkable progress the state had made over the years to be the next governor.

”God will ensure that it is only someone who is courageous, firm and ready to protect the interest of Rivers that will succeed me.

“Rivers is a state that so many people have an interest in. It is a state that you have to put your feet on the ground. It is a state that you have to annoy a lot of Nigerians and a lot of Nigerians will hate you.

“But what is important is for you to know is what is good for your people and stand for your people. Do not allow personal interest to sway you against the interest of your people,” Wike stated.

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VIDEO: Moment Obi Cubana Met Wizkid Backstage At London Show

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Obinna Iyiegbu popularly known as Obi Cubana, a Nigerian entrepreneur, and businessman who chairs the Obi Cubana group of companies showed up at the O2 Arena in London venue of the talked about, a sold-out concert by Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known as Wizkid.

Cubana like many other notable Nigerians was in attendance to support one of Nigeria’s most successful artists who kicked off the beginning of his O2 arena concert as he treated his 20,000 fans with premium entertainment for three nights in a roll.

On the first night, he had on stage with him other artistes like American Superstar Chris Brown. He also brought hitmaker Tems, Buju with the Golden Voice, British Singer Ella Mai, and British rapper Skepta who all featured in his ‘Made In Lagos’ album, as he performed songs from there.

The Popular socialite and businessman, who had shared a video of himself and Wizkid after his third night show at the O2 Arena, London wrote on his page, “Proud of you #wizkidayo“

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Former Senate President Joseph Wayas Is Dead

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Former Senate President in the Second Republic, Joseph Wayas is dead.

The death of Joseph Wayas, was announced by Governor Ben Ayade’s spokesman, Christian Ita on Thursday.

According to the governor, Joseph Wayas gave up the ghost in the early hours of Tuesday in a London hospital.

Ayade said the late politician has left a lasting legacy that will be remembered for a long time, describing the death of the 80-year-old as a monumental loss to the state and Nigeria.

He, however, condoled with the family of Wayas and said his death is a “collective loss and the pains a shared one”.

The statement reads: “As a state, Cross River is in pains as we mourn the passing of our illustrious son. He was a rare gem. Dr Wayas’ demise is indeed a monumental loss to our dear state and Nigeria,” Ayade was quoted as saying.

“As Senate President, Dr Wayas contributed to the deepening of Nigeria’s democratic ethos through his robust and vibrant leadership of the upper legislative chamber.

“And since his retirement from active politics, the former Senate President had been playing a fatherly and stabilising role in the politics and affairs of our state.”

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