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Interfaith Dialogue Forum

10 months ago /

The King Abdulazeez Centre for Interreligious dialogue says peace is key to Nigeria's coexistence. This was the view of the Spanish ambassador to Nigeria during an interfaith dialogue forum in Abuja recently...

Benin Republic Relaxes Ban On Muslim Street Prayers

10 months ago /

Authorities in Benin have backed down from plans to ban Muslims from praying in the street, after reaching a compromise with religious leaders.  Interior Minister Sacca Lafia said that street prayers would be tolerated on Fridays until more mosques are built, but they have to be quick.   President Patrice Talon agreed...

Sultan Of Sokoto: Religion Should Be A Basis For Mutual Understanding

10 months ago /

The sultan of Sokoto Abubakar Sa’ad wants government to deal decisively with those who incite others either to carry arms or kill in the name of religion. The sultan was speaking in Abuja at an interreligious forum organised by KAICIID, an intergovernmental organisation that promotes understanding and cooperation between people of...

Saudi Arabia Arafat: Hajj Activities Have Been Very Successful Despite The Hot Weather.

1 year ago /

Reports from Saudi Arabia say hajj activities have been very successful despite the hot weather. Muslim faithful climbed the mountain Arafat to supplicate to Allah without any hitch. Climbing of Arafat attracts huge population, which surpasses the medina pilgrimage, as pilgrims from all nations must participate. Women and children could not...

Mother Teresa Declared A Saint Before Huge Crowds In The Vatican

1 year ago /

Mother Teresa, a Catholic nun who devoted her life to helping India's poor, has been declared a saint in a canonization Mass held by Pope Francis in the Vatican. Pope Francis delivered the formula for the canonization of the Albanian-born nun known as the "saint of the gutters" before huge crowds...

Pope Francis: The World Is At War, But It's Not A Religious One

1 year ago /

Pope Francis addressed the slaying of a Catholic priest by radical Islamists in France, but he stressed it was not a war of religion. The killing of the priest by two attackers who struck in the name of ISIS is the latest terror atrocity to roil Europe in recent weeks. Speaking on...

 

El-Rufai's Religious Bill Is Biblical - Agbese

1 year ago /

A Civil rights activist, Comrade Philip Agbese has thrown his weight behind the Kaduna State Religious Activities Regulation Bill describing it as a biblical concept that was initiated by Apostle Paul in the Bible. Speaking to our correspondent in a phone conversation, the United Kingdom based activist said “Governor...

Easter: Cleric Advices Christians To Embrace God’s Principles

1 year ago /

Rev. Babatunde Idowu, the District Overseer, Foursquare Gospel Church, Wuse, on Sunday advised Christians to embrace God’s doctrine and avoid distractions in their lives. Idowu, who gave the advice while delivering his Easter message in Abuja, said that the word of God was not just informative, but inspirational. According to him, the...

 

Governor Yahaya Bello charges Kogites to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice at Easter

1 year ago /

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has charged the people of the state to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice which is the hallmark of the Easter celebration, saying the season calls for sober reflection, sacrifice, tolerance and unity. The Governor, through a press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Kingsley Fanwo...

No To Religious Regulation Bill – Kaduna Christian Elders

1 year ago /

National Christian Elders’ Forum (NCEF) has kick started a campaign against the proposed Kaduna State Religious Bill that aims to regulate preaching activities of religious groups and individuals initiated by the Kaduna state Government.

 Christian Elders made their position known on Friday at the National Christian Centre in a media briefing at Abuja. They asked...

Libya deportees get four million Naira from TB Joshua

1 year ago /

Thirty-nine of the reported 172 Nigerians who were deported from Libya on Friday 11thMarch 2016 were received by Pastor T.B. Joshua of The Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) during his church service on Sunday, 13th March. According to a post on the church’s official Facebook page, the deportees were each...

Shi'ite Attack: Court Asked To Order Arrest Of El-zakzaky's Wife

1 year ago /

Following recent threats by members of Shi'ite Islamic movement, a federal high court sitting in Abuja has been asked to order the immediate arrest and prosecution of Mrs. Zeenat El-Zakzaky, wife of the leader Shi'ite ‎movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakyzaky. In suit number FHC/‎ABJ/CJ/189/2016, dated March 10, 2016, Mrs. El-Zakzaky was...

Campaign Against Shiite Extremism Launched In Lagos

1 year ago /

A group, Nigerians United Against Terrorism and a hash tag #KickAgainstShiiteExtremismTerrorism has been launched to discourage extremism in the country. The President of group, Jude Feranmi who led other members of the group to launch the campaign yesterday in Lagos and Abuja simultaneously said from what he has seen, Shiites are...

Pardon Detained Shiite Members, Group Begs Army

1 year ago /

The Arewa Youth Leaders' Forum has appealed to military authorities to pardon and release detained members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiite Sect as it apologised to the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai over the incident of December 2015 when his life...

Wanted: Legislation to Prohibit Radical, Extremists Religious Scholars By Israel Abiodun

1 year ago /

After the Supreme Court upheld the death sentence passed on Rev. Chukwuemeka Ezeugo (aka Rev King), the General Overseer of Christian Praying Assembly, the Ndigbo Cultural Society of Nigeria (NCSN) was quick to call on the Federal Government of Nigeria not to carry out the death sentence. NCSN leader, Chief...

Army-Shi'ite Clash: Protesters Issue Iranian Ambassador Ultimatum To Quit Nigeria

1 year ago /

Thousands of protesters today stormed the Iranian embassy in Abuja, demanding that the Iranian ambassador to Nigeria immediately leave the country following the role the ambassador and his government played in the Army-Shi'ite sect clash last December. The protesters which included clerics, human rights and civil society organizations expressed anger over...

We don’t need your blood money, Pope Francis tells Church benefactors

1 year ago /

Pope Francis has asked people to keep their ill-gotten gains for themselves rather than trying to calm their conscience by a giving a piece of it to the Church, insisting that the People of God have no need of “dirty money.” Speaking off the cuff in his General Audience on Wednesday,...

Yakubu Dogara tasks Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission to be self-reliant

1 year ago /

The Speaker House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara wants the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission to see government’s withdrawal from sponsoring pilgrimages as a stepping stone to self-reliance. Dogara was speaking in Abuja at the second Christian Pilgrimage Stakeholders Summit organized by the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission to deliberate on its activities towards...

Shiites/Army clash: Islamic Movement shuns panel as public hearing begins in Kaduna

1 year ago /

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, made good their threat to shun the Judicial Commission of Inquiry on the clash between it and the Nigerian Army on December 12, 2015 as they were conspicuously missing when the commission began its public hearing on Monday in Kaduna. While the IMN...

Iranian media outlets add to bounty for killing Britain's Rushdie

1 year ago /

Iranian state-run media outlets have added $600,000 to a bounty for the killing of British author Salman Rushdie imposed in 1989 over the publishing of his book "The Satanic Verses". The leader of Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution, the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, issued a fatwa, or religious edict, that called on...


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