‘Samoa Agreement, threat to Nigeria’s sovereignty’ – Catholic Bishops

Catholic Bishops

Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, (CBCN), has described the recent Samoa Agreement as “a threat to the sovereignty and values of Nigeria”. This was part of a 25-point communiqué issued yesterday after their meeting, signed by the President and Secretary, Most Rev. Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji and Most Rev. Donatus A. The Bishops said: “The Agreement looks innocuous and attractive on the surface, but underneath it is carefully blended with post-modern secularistic ideologies that significantly undermine the moral, cultural, and religious beliefs of Nigerian citizens. “We are concerned that our civil…

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“We did not call for suspension of Samoa Agreement implementation” – H’ Reps clarifies

H'Reps denies

The House of Representatives has refuted reports that it passed a resolution urging the Federal Government to suspend the implementation of the Samoa Partnership Agreement. The clarification was made by the House spokesman, Hon. Akintunde Rotimi, yesterday. According to Rotimi, lawmakers instead resolved to investigate controversial clauses in the agreement to ensure alignment with Constitutional provisions, extant laws, and national interests. Rotimi clarified that the House urged the Government to engage in thorough consultations and stakeholder-engagement regarding the agreement. He explained that the decision followed a motion sponsored by Rep.…

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LGBTQ: H/Reps ask FG to halt Samoa Agreement implementation

H'Reps in session

The House of Representatives has asked the Federal Government  to suspend implementation of the contentious Samoa agreement until all controversial clauses are spelt out. This followed the adoption of a ‘Motion of Urgent Public Importance’ by Rep. Aliyu Sani Madaki (NNPP, Kano) and 80 others at the plenary, yesterday. Madaki drew attention of the House members to the clause highlighting gender equality, saying it is “a Trojan horse”, which could violate the morals of the country. In his contribution, the House Minority Leader, Rep. Kingsley Chinda (PDP, Rivers), said the…

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Kano: Govt. upholds moral standards, rejects LGBT rights

Kano LGBTQ

…Says no room for LGBT activism in State ​Kano State governor, Abba Yusuf, has made a statement regarding the promotion of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender and queer (LGBTQ) rights in the State. He declared that his administration will not tolerate any group suspected of promoting and advocating for LGBTQ rights. This directive comes amid rising tensions over the activities of groups allegedly promoting same-sex marriage in Kano State. The State’s Commissioner for Information, Baba Ɗantiye, who disclosed the governor’s stance to newsmen at the weekend in Kano,  addressed concerns…

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LGBTQ: FG condemns reckless media reporting, vows legal action

FG condemns

The Federal Government has issued a stern warning to media organisations over what it described as “reckless reporting” that threatens national security and stability. Speaking yesterday at a press conference at the National Press Centre, Abuja, Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, expressed concern over a pattern of what he termed as “insidious and inciting publications” by the Daily Trust newspaper. Minister Idris underscored the Federal Government’s commitment to media freedom and free speech under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration, noting that the Government has been tolerant of…

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LGBT: Outrage, as Nigerians react after FG signs $150bn Samoa deal

Nigerians react on LGBT

…Agreement signed in the interest of Nigeria –  Minister Nigerians have expressed their outrage following the Federal Government’s signing of the controversial Samoa Agreement, which reportedly contains clauses that compel underdeveloped and developing nations to support the agitations by the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community for recognition, as a condition for receiving financial and other support from advanced societies. News of Nigeria’s ratification of the deal became public on Monday, July 1, when the Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, confirmed the development at a…

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MURIC urges Tinubu not to sign agreement on LGBTQ

The Islamic organisation, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has urged President Bola Tinubu to reject the “LGBT accord that will legalise lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender (LGBT) in Nigeria”. The recommendation was issued by MURIC yesterday, as stated in a statement endorsed by the organisation’s Executive Director, Professor Is’haq Akintola. The statement said: “Western countries, under the aegis of the EU-ACP, have been putting Nigeria under pressure to join countries that legalise lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) relationship. “This has always been the goal of globalisation from the onset. We reject…

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