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Federal Government Declares Friday, 1st And Monday 4th September 2017 As Public Holidays To Mark Id El Kabir

7 months ago /

The federal government has declared Friday, September 1st and Monday September 4th, 2017 as public holidays to mark Id-El-Kabir Celebration. The minister of interior, LT gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulated Muslim faithful and all Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for...

Hajj 2017: Pilgrims Complain Of Harsh Weather

8 months ago /

The harsh weather condition in Saudi Arabia has become a source of worry to Nigerian pilgrims who now choose when to go out for their supplications few days before Arafat. Currently, the weather condition in Maddinah is between 40 and 42 degree Celsius but an official of the national hajj commission...

Hajj 2017: Commission Meets Deadline Of Airlifting Nigerian Pilgrims

8 months ago /

Barely twenty four hours before the closure of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia airports for the 2017 intending pilgrims , about fourty thousand Nigerians have been airlifted by the national hajj commission of Nigeria to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia without any major challenges. The last batch of...

2017 Hajj: South South Pilgrims Urged To Shun Vices While In Saudi Arabia

8 months ago /

Pilgrims from the south south region of Nigeria who are travelling to Saudi Arabia for the 2017 pilgrimage have been advised to shun vices as they go to perform the hajj exercise in Makkah and Madinna. Special adviser religious affairs in cross-river state Rev. Father Bob Etta said this during the...

Hajj Update: Over 6000 Nigerian Pilgrims Arrive In Saudi Arabia

8 months ago /

Six thousand and ninety one Nigerian pilgrims have so far arrived in Saudi Arabia in 14 flights as the aircraft of pilgrims to the kingdom progress. The pilgrims are lodged in hotels in Markazziyya area of Medina’s central business district a few meters from the prophet’s mosque. The head of the 2017...

Pope Aide George Pell Charged With Child Sex Abuse

9 months ago /

Australian police say top Vatican cardinal charged with multiple counts of 'historical sexual offences'.

You’ll Be Fired If You Don’t Obey – Pope Warns Imo Priests

10 months ago /

Pope Francis has laid down an ultimatum to Nigerian priests: be fired if you don’t obey me and your bishop. Francis met on June 8 at the Vatican with a delegation from the Ahiara diocese, where priests have been refusing to accept the 2012 appointment by then pontiff, Benedict XVI, of...

Senate Raise Concern Over Hajj Fare Packages

10 months ago /

The Nigerian Senate has raised concern over the cut-throat price of N1.5m approved by The National Hajj commission for Annual hajj fare packages. 23 States are part of the approved fare packages including sokoto, Ogun, Edo, Federal capital Territory and the Nigerian Armed forces. The matter was raised through a motion by...

Clergy Calls On Nation Building

11 months ago /

Nigerian leaders have again been told to always pursue policies and programmes that have the Nigerian people at the core A former president of Pentecostal followership of Nigeria, bishop mike Okonkwo who said this at a church service to pray for Nigeria and her leaders advised people not to lose faith...

FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays

1 year ago /

The Federal Government has declared Friday 14th and Monday 17th April as Public Holidays to mark the Good Friday and Easter celebrations. The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, he enjoined Christian faithful and Nigerians in general to extend the spiritual benefits of...

Pope Francis Calls For Peace In Congo DR

1 year ago /

Pope Francis on Sunday called for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo, urging an end to the bloodshed in the troubled Kasai region. "News continues to arrive of bloody clashes in Kasai in the Democratic Republic of Congo — fighting which drags in victims and displaced persons," the pontiff told...

Pope Begs Forgiveness For Church Role In Rwandan Genocide

1 year ago /

Pope Francis has begged for God's forgiveness "for the sins and failings of the Church and its members, who succumbed to hatred and violence" in the Rwandan genocide. He was speaking during a meeting with Rwandan President Paul Kagame at the Vatican. The plea for forgiveness followed a request by Rwanda in...

Interfaith Dialogue Forum

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

2 years 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

2 years 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...