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Rebellion in the Church: Binis at daggers drawn with Catholic Archbishop

…Over indigenous bishop *Why Akabueze won’t quit – Senator Owie, others
Since he was appointed as the Archbishop of the Benin Metropolitan See on 18 March, 2011, Augustine Obiora Akubueze has not had peace. Prior to his installation on 28 April, 2011, a group of Binis, under the aegis of the Edo Liturgical Group,agitated for a Benin bishop, accusing the hierarchy of the Catholic Church of marginalizing the Binis, especially their priests from emerging as bishops.

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Man docked for assaulting policemen

A 31- year- old man Chinedu Nwuruku, was Wednesday, arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court, for allegedly assaulting three police men. The suspect was said to have conspired with some soldiers who were fully armed and abducted the policemen to Bonny Camp in Victoria Island. The accused who is facing a five- count charge: conspiracy, stealing, assault and false information by the police, was docked before Magistrate Abimbola Oshodi-Makanju.

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Three remanded in prison over alleged threat to life

A Lagos Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ikeja, has ordered that Olasunkanmi Are-Ago,20, Dolapo Olowu 38, and Ochuko Adeniji,33, be remanded in prison custody over alleged terrorism and threat to kill. The defendants according to Magistrate Margaret Dan-Oni, are expected to remain in prison custody pending the legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP. The trio were charged to court by the police on a three-count charge of conspiracy,threat,threat to kill and terrorism.

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