Pope Francis Cracks Down On Lavish Gifts For Cardinals And Vatican Officials

Pope Francis Cracks Down On Lavish Gifts For Cardinals And Vatican Officials

Pope Francis has decreed that cardinals and other Vatican staff can no longer accept gifts worth more than €40 (£35), in his latest crackdown on corruption within the Holy See. It will mean an end to the sometimes lavish gifts and generous cash donations that cardinals and monsignors have received in the past from benefactors and supporters. “All employees are prohibited to receive gifts worth more than €40,” the Pope said in a strongly-worded document that was issued on Thursday by the Vatican. Senior managers will also be required to declare that they…

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CBN, First Bank On Collision Course Over Removal Of MD/CEO

CBN, First Bank On Collision Course Over Removal Of MD/CEO

The Central Bank of Nigeria CBN has issued the Board of First Bank Ltd, one of Nigeria’s oldest banks a query for the removal of its CEO. On Wednesday the Board of Directors of First Bank of Nigeria Limited revealed it had appointed Gbenga Shobo as its Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The appointment was disclosed in a statement made by the bank’s Chairman, Ibukun Awosika. However, in an apparent leak, a letter from the central bank to First Bank revealed a query from the former to the latter expressing…

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Ebonyi Gov. Umahi Orders All Native Doctors To Register with The State And Police

Ebonyi Gov. Umahi Orders All Native Doctors To Register with The State And Police

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has ordered all native doctors and traditional medicine dealers in the state to register with the state government and the police. Umahi directed them to register with the state government within seven days. He gave the order after the weekly state security council meeting in Abakaliki, the state capital on Wednesday, NAN reports. The governor warned that those who flout his directive would be arrested and made to face the wrath of the law. “There would be an executive order to this effect and…

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Airtel Africa Appoints Segun Ogunsanya New CEO AS Mandave Retires

Airtel Africa Appoints Segun Ogunsanya New CEO AS Mandave Retires

Leading telecommunications and mobile money service provider, Airtel Africa Plc has announced the appointment of Mr. Olusegun Ogunsanya, the Managing Director and CEO of its Nigerian operations, Airtel Nigeria, to succeed Mr. Raghunath Mandava, who retires as the MD/CEO later this year. A statement issued by the telco disclosed that Mr. Mandava has informed the board of his intention to retire, which necessitated the appointment of Mr. Ogunsanya, who is expected to join the board of Airtel Africa with effect from October 1, 2021. Mr. Ogunsanya joined Airtel Africa in…

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US Catholic Bishops May Press Biden To Stop Taking Communion

US Catholic bishops may press Biden to stop taking Communion

When U.S. Catholic bishops hold their next national meeting in June, they’ll be deciding whether to send a tougher-than-ever message to President Joe Biden and other Catholic politicians: Don’t receive Communion if you persist in public advocacy of abortion rights. At issue is a document that will be prepared for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops by its Committee on Doctrine, with the aim of clarifying the church’s stance on an issue that has repeatedly vexed the bishops in recent decades. It’s taken on new urgency now, in the eyes…

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