Month: Jul 2019

The Power of Genuine Hospitality

The Power of Genuine Hospitality

By Rev. Fr. Evaristus Abu “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; one thing is needful. Mary has chosen the good portion” (Luke 10:41-42). Somehow our readings today are connected with those of last Sunday. A man was attacked by robbers and left half-dead on the road. Unlike the Priest and the … Continue reading The Power of Genuine Hospitality

How Nigeria uses the law to repress free speech: The case of journalist Jones Abiri

How Nigeria uses the law to repress free speech: The case of journalist Jones Abiri

By Nwachukwu Egbunike In May 2019, Nigeria’s security agents once again detained and charged journalist Jones Abiri for crimes of sabotage, terrorism and cybercrimes that they say he committed in 2016. The government has targeted Abiri as the publisher and editor-in-chief of the Weekly Source, a daily in the oil-rich state of Bayelsa in Nigeria’s … Continue reading How Nigeria uses the law to repress free speech: The case of journalist Jones Abiri

Brazil’s top court criminalizes homophobia and transphobia

Brazil’s top court criminalizes homophobia and transphobia

  On June 13, Brazil's top court ruled that homophobia and transphobia should be framed as crimes under Brazil's existing racism legislation. There are no laws in Brazil's penal code that explicitly address prejudice or violence based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The court says the new ruling addressed a legislative omission that failed … Continue reading Brazil’s top court criminalizes homophobia and transphobia

Nigeria’s enlightenment era should start now

By Ndidi Uwechue GIVEN all the killings, terrorism, violence and insecurity happening in Nigeria, and add to it systemic corruption, I have taken it upon myself, as my patriotic duty, to guide citizens, particularly young people, so that they can make the best choices at this time of increasing chaos and turmoil. Buhari, Nigeria, ministerial … Continue reading Nigeria’s enlightenment era should start now

Presidential Tribunal: Kenyan ICT expert testifies, says INEC has server

Presidential Tribunal: Kenyan ICT expert testifies, says INEC has server

ABUJA – An Information Communication Technology, ICT, expert from Kenya, Mr. David Njorga, on Friday, maintained before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, transmitted results of the February 23 presidential election, to a central server. Atiku, INEC, tribunal INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu and Atiku Abubakar Njorga, … Continue reading Presidential Tribunal: Kenyan ICT expert testifies, says INEC has server

Nothing is Hidden Under the Sun

“If the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes” (Matthew 11:21). The readings contain a lot of lessons for us. The need for Proper Upbringing of our Children. Consider the role Moses’ sister played in our first reading today. She … Continue reading Nothing is Hidden Under the Sun