Catholic bishops scrap ‘welcome’ to gays

Synod dumps “welcoming homosexuals” section from draft document on ministering, after arguments over tone and content.Catholic bishops have rejected a landmark welcome to gays, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.The bishops failed on Saturday to approve…

2015: Pressure mounts on Jonathan

When the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) took over the air waves some months ago, the group was categorical in its vision and mission. Their steps, voice and body language were sure, definite and focused! It has remained the only properly identifiable backer for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015. Their opinion has…

Joe Igbokwe, an Igbo PRODIGAL SON: It pays Nigeria to be ruled by Buhari before he dies —Joe Igbokwe

Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Chief Joe Igbokwe, tells KATE ANI the reason 2015 is a make-or-break year for Nigerians, especially in their choice of the president. He also speaks on other contemporary issues. Excerpts:ADVERTISEMENTHow would you rate your party’s chances in the 2015 presidential election?Our chances are bright.…