‘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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