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Selma

2 years ago /

As 2015 general election approaches, political leaders and Nigerians have been asked to embrace peace regardless of their political differences and religion. Religious leaders said this at the premiere of Selma, a movie promoting peaceful elections in Nigeria....

 

FCT Christian Association On Violence - Free Polls

2 years ago /

The chairman of the Christian association of Nigeria, FCT chapter, reverend Israel Akanji and his counterpert in the Jama’ Atu Nisri Islam, Tamin Yusuf, have warned politicians and their supporters from fueling the embers of violence ahead of the country’s general elections. The religious leaders were speaking in Abuja on Tuesday...

Anglican Primate Admonishes Politicians

2 years ago /

The primate of the Anglican Church Nigeria, most reverend Nicholas Okoh, has called on Nigerian politicians to save the country from political embarrassment. The clergyman was speaking in Abuja on the last day of a week-long prayer for peaceful conduct of the 2015 general elections. Okoh reminded politicians that leaders would come...

 

Catholic Laity Joins Violence-free Election Campaign

2 years ago /

As the 2015 general elections draw near, the Catholic Laity Council Of Nigeria social media platform has embarked on violenvce-free election sensitization. The president of the council, Charles Nnagbo, says since the transition to civil rule in 1999, no era has witnessed so much anxiety, tension, hate speeches, destructive utterances and...

 

Christian Pilgrims To Undergo Agric Training

2 years ago /

Christian pilgrims to the holy land of Israel will henceforth be made to undergo training program on agriculture while on pilgrimage. The leader of government delegation on Christian pilgrim in Niger state, Abraham Yisa, disclosed this Wednesday at a press briefing in Minna the Niger state capital. Yisa noted that...

Election Postponement A Blessing - David Mark

2 years ago /

The Senate President David Mark says the postponement of the general election from February 14th to March 28th should be seen as a blessing rather than a curse as many have presumed. Mark was speaking at our Lady Queen of Nigeria Pro Cathedral Catholic Church, Abuja during the 2015 Catholic...

Pope Says Okay To Smack Children

2 years ago /

Pope Francis said it is Okay to smack your children to discipline them as long as their dignity is maintained. Francis made the remarks this week during his weekly general audience, which was devoted to the role of fathers in the family. He outlined the traits of a good father - one...

"I Don't Convert Christians To Islam" - Gov. Rochas

2 years ago /

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has denied a media report published by an Owerri based newspaper that he converted some Christians to Islam. Okorocha said this during a debate organised by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) Imo State chapter; he condemned the recent attack on his person and warned...

Pastor Adeboye Tells Pastors To Refrain From Collecting Bribes Or Face God's Wrath

2 years ago /

The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has warned that the wrath of God awaits any pastor collecting bribes from politicians. He made this known through his Official Facebook Page. Adeboye said, "I read in the newspaper this morning that one of the serving Governors...

Christian Leaders Should Influence Government Policies Positively - Osinbajo

2 years ago /

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Vice Presidential Candidate, Pastor Oluyemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday said that Christian leaders had the power to influence government policies to better the lot of the suffering masses. Osinbajo spoke in Lagos at the Annual Lecture Series in commemoration of the 73rd birthday of Pastor Enoch Adeboye,...

2015 Polls: Bakare Blasts CAN, PFN For Endorsing Jonathan

2 years ago /

General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly and founder of the Save Nigeria Group, Pastor Tunde Bakare has berated the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) for what he called "secret endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan." He is angry with them for...

2015 Elections: Deeper Life Bible Church Advises Youths Against Violence

2 years ago /

The Deeper Life Bible Church on Sunday advised youths in the country not to engage in any act that could cause violence during the February general elections. The advice is contained in a statement signed by Pastor Olusegun Alabi, the Church’s State Youth Coordinator, in the Federal Capital Territory. The statement appealed...

Niger Delta Bishops Pray For Success Of General Elections

2 years ago /

The Association of Niger Delta Bishops on Saturday ended a three-day prayer conference in Yenagoa for the success of the 2015 general elections. The conference tagged, ''The Hand of God'', was attended by over 50 bishops, 30 archbishops and other clergymen from different denominations in the South-South zone. The conference witnessed intercessory...

Pope Says Birth Control Ban Doesn't Mean Breed 'Like Rabbits'

2 years ago /

Catholics should not feel they have to breed "like rabbits" because of the Church's ban on contraception, Pope Francis said on Monday, suggesting approved natural family planning methods. Francis used the unusually frank language during an hour-long news conference on the plane from Manila to Rome at the end of his...

Religious And Traditional Leaders To Mobilise Electorate To Collect Their PVCs

2 years ago /

The Chairman of Sabon Birni Local Government Council in Sokoto State, Alhaji Idris Gobir, has solicited the support of religious and traditional rulers in mobilising the electorate to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC). Gobir told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Sokoto that religious leaders should inform...

No Order To Demolish Any Church In Katsina – Gov Shema

2 years ago /

Governor Ibrahim Shema of Kastina has said that the comments of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) president, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, alleging that his administration plans to demolish a church are very unfair and uncalled for. The governor yesterday dispelled fears that there was an order for the demolition of a...

Pope Heading To Philippines, Where Adoring Crowds Await

2 years ago /

(AP) — Pope Francis departed Sri Lanka Thursday for the Philippines, Asia's most populous Catholic nation, where ecstatic crowds await the first papal visit in 20 years. The government has declared national holidays during the pope's visit, which runs through Monday. He will be in the bustling capital of Manila and...

Fakeye, Cherubim And Seraphim Church Leader Passes On

2 years ago /

General Leader of the Cher­ubim and Seraphim Movement Church, Surulere, Special Apostle Prophet (Dr) Gabriel Olubunmi Fakeye, on Sunday passed away. He died at his residence, 14, Onikelere, Cement Bustop, Lagos after an illness. Fakeye was born in 1937. An Engineer by training, the late Prophet Fakeye was a devoted prophet of...

Rev. Mbaka: My Life Is In Danger

2 years ago /

Just few days ago, renowned Enugu-based Catholic priest, Rev. Ejike Mbaka lambasted and warned president Goodluck Jonathan to forget about his  2015 election bid and allow Buhari be the next president. The Enugu Catholic priest and founder of the Adoration Ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mba­ka, yesterday raised the alarm that he has been...

Catholic Church Disagrees With Father Mbaka

2 years ago /

The Catholic Church has washed its hands off the ongoing controversy over the strong criticism of President Goodluck Jonathan by Rev Father Ejike Mbaka of Adoration Ministries in Enugu, accusing him of double-speaking. The church said it did not authorise Mbaka to speak on its behalf, insisting that it is wrong...