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Nigerian court blocks installation of archbishop, on tribal grounds

April 26, 2011

A court in Nigeria has issued a restraining order to halt the installation of Archbishop-elect Augustine Akubeze as head of the Benin City archdiocese.

The court in Edo state accepted a motion from three members of the archdiocese, who had argued that the new archbishop of Benin City should be a member of their tribal group. Archbishop Akubeze is from another tribe.

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