President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday commiserated with the entire Catholic family in Nigeria, particularly those in Abuja, over the passing away of Rev. Fr. Willie Ojukwu.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President sent condolences to the family, friends and close associates of the priest who died on Sunday in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The statement read, “The President believes the late clergy was a humble and dedicated servant of the Lord, who […]
The continued menace of the Fulani herdsmen across the South East particularly Enugu and Anambra states has been attributed to the lack of focus and seriousness of President Muhammadu Buhari, governors of the zone and the church leaders for not showing commitment and protection to the lives of the people of the zone.
Expressing his repugnance over the recent massacre, kidnap and killings of innocent people of Nimbo and Attakwu in Enugu state, and the kidnap of a Catholic priest and […]
According to reports, the Catholic Diocese of Nnewi, yesterday alleged that suspected Fulani herdsmen armed with dangerous weapons including guns, attacked and kidnapped the Rector of Tansi Major Seminary, Rev. Fr. Dr. Emmanuel Dim, while two other priests Rev. Frs. Jude Chukwuneke and Jude Ezeokana who were in the same vehicle with him escaped with various degrees of gun shot wounds.
Addressing reporters at the Nnewi Catholic Diocese Media House, located in Assumption Cathedral Nnewi, Director of Communication of the Diocese, […]
Some Catholic priests were attacked by Fulani Herdsmen in Enugu State on Sept 26th, (Read here). According to reports, the priests Rev Fr Chetanna Jude Chukwuneke, Fr Emmanuel Dim and Fr Prof Ezeokana were in a car passing along Obimo in Uzo-Uwani when the suspected herdsmen emerged from a bush in a bad spot of the road, and attacked. While Fr Chukwuenke and Fr Prof Ezeokana escaped, Fr Emmaniuel Dim was abducted. A 2.5 million Naira ransom has now been […]
Report reaching ADELOVE NEWS has it that a catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Paul Irikefe, has been abducted by unknown gunmen in Delta State.
Father Irikefe, who arrived the state on Monday to attend the burial rites of his friend and colleague, Rev. Fr. Amaefule Chike, was whisked away to an unknown location by the gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in the wee hours of Tuesday.
The Delta state-born priest is a lecturer with Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Major Seminary in Bodija, […]
The Federal Capital Territory Police Command, yesterday, said it had concluded plans to dock a Catholic priest, Reverend Father Anthony Ochigbo, before an Abuja High Court over allegation that he raped a 10-year-old girl.
The Officer-in-Charge of Legal Matters at the Command, Mr. James Idachaba, made the disclosure after he applied and withdrew an initial one-count rape charge Police entered against the priest before an Abuja Upper Area Court at Gudu.
The Upper Area court judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, had on Monday, […]
Irate Youths said to be Idol worshipers, yesterday attacked a Priest, Rev. Father Fidelis Ifeanyichukwu Ugozo of the St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Ugbenu, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State, beating him to a state of coma and then stabbing him in the face and other parts of his body.
According to residents of the community, the priest and some of his followers were carrying out the ‘Blessed Sacrament’ procession around some of the villages when they were stopped […]
A Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja, on Monday remanded Rev. Fr. Anthony Ochigbo, Parish priest of Church of Assumption, Asokoro, in police custody for alleged rape of a 10-year-old girl.
Ochigbo was arraigned on a one-count charge of rape.
The Upper Area court judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, adjourned the case till Aug. 30 for ruling.
His counsel Godwin Chukwukere had applied for his bail pursuant to sections 158, 162, 163 and 164 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA).
Chukwukere urged the court […]
Parishioners at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, Kakuri parish, Kaduna State, are still in shock following revelation that the parish priest, Very Reverend Father Peter Zuni, 54, was engaged in a secret marriage to two women, an act that led to his being disrobed and sacked from the priesthood.
Reports gathered that one of the wives is already late, while the surviving one who blew the whistle about three weeks ago over the secret marriage is said to be nursing a […]
Anambra Catholic Priest Allegedly Burnt in Student Lover’s House, Flown Abroad Over Injuries (Photo)
A man of God who reportedly can’t resist the temptation of the devil, have paid dearly for betraying his master as he was burnt in his student lover’s house in Anambra state.
A Catholic Reverend Father serving in a Diocese in Anambra State, has been allegedly burnt by a cooking gas fire in his lover’s house at the Allen Avenue of Awka, the Anambra state capital.
According to reports, the priest’s lover died in the inferno while the Reverend Father who sustained […]