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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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...

Clergymen advise President on the state of the economy

2 years ago /

The Vicar of St. Mathew’s Anglican Church, Maitama, Venerable Ben Idume has called for integrity on the party of the government to enable the change mantra bear lasting fruits. The Anglican clergy who was speaking at a church service in Abuja says the global economic down demands accountability by government officials...

Pope Francis loses temper with person who almost knocked him down

2 years ago /

Pope Francis, who is usually calm and accommodating with his admirers, clearly lost his temper with a person who pulled on him so hard that he fell onto a child on a wheel chair. Video footage showed that while the pope was walking at the edge of a crowd in a...

There is a moral burden to be resolved – Most Rev. Nicholas

2 years ago /

The primate, church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, most Reverend Nicholas Okoh says there is a moral burden to be resolved in relocating Nigeria’s internally displaced persons to their communities. He has therefore asked President Muhammadu Buhari to put the horse in place adequate security before returning the IDPs to their homes. The...

Catholic Church clarifies reason behind Fr. Mbaka transfer

2 years ago /

The Catholic Church has clarified the recent transfer of Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka saying the controversial priest was merely being sent to where he would be more useful to the church. In its first reaction since the controversy over the transfer broke, the church said the posting was not meant to...

Return money or God will punish you – Mashuud Fashola warns looters

2 years ago /

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at has warned those who looted the nation’s economy to return them or face God’s punishment. It gave this remark in Lagos as it commenced activities to mark its 100 years of existence in Nigeria and 127 years of the group’s establishment in the world. The Head of the...

SCOAN Sues Lagos Coroner’s Court, AG over Collapsed Building Indictment

2 years ago /

The Registered Trustee of Synagogue Church of All Nation (SCOAN) has sued the Lagos State Coroner’s Court and the state Attorney-General over the criminal indictment of the church and two engineers who constructed the collapsed six-storey guest house belonging to the church. The September 12, 2014, collapsed building led to the...

Ooni visits Alaafin, ends 79-yr-old supremacy battle

2 years ago /

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) made history yesterday when became the first Ooni to visit the Alaafin of Oyo in the ancient Oyo town since 1937 (97 years after the then Ooni visited Oyo). The Methodist Church, Apaara, venue of the 45th coronation anniversary thanksgiving of Oba...

New Year Prophesy: ‘Mbaka is mixing sorcery with Catholism -Onwubiko

2 years ago /

The national coordinator of Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) Mr Emmanuel Onwubiko has described Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka of Adoration Ministry Enugu as a confused sorcerer who needed divine intervention and prayers of Nigerians to rediscover his priestly vocation. This is coming on the heels of allegation leveled against...


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