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Kano Hisbah Board Commences Preparations For Mass Wedding Of 2,000 Widows

1 year ago /

The Kano State Hisba Board on Tuesday said it had commenced preparations for the mass wedding of another batch of 2,000 widows and divorcees in the state. The Director-General of the Board, Dr Abba Sufi, said this in an interview on wednesdsay in Kano. Sufi said the preparations followed recent directive by...

Hajj Stampede Update: Death Toll Rises To 145 For Nigeria, 165 Pilgrims Still Missing

1 year ago /

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Sunday confirmed that 145 Nigerians were killed in the Sept. 24 stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia. More than 769 pilgrims from across the world were confirmed dead and 1,000 injured during the stampede on one of the roads leading to the Jamarat complex...

Abia State Government To Build Home For Destitutes

2 years ago /

The Abia State Government is to build a home for destitute with a view to empowering the less privileged. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu said this at the Hilltop Seventh Day Adventist Church, Aba, where he delivered a sermon in which he called for more attention to be given to the welfare of...

 

Reverend Ini Ukpuho Commends Federal Government's Efforts On Tackling Boko Haram

2 years ago /

The Nigerian Government has again been commended for its efforts in tackling the Boko Haram insurgents. Reverend Ini Ukpuho of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria gave the commendation on thursday when he led a delegation of the SYNOD on a courtesy visit to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Reverend Ukpuho who is the...

Ramadan: President Buhari Calls On Muslims To Embrace Peace

2 years ago /

The Muslim month of Ramadan has officially begun this Thursday with the sighting of the moon on Wednesday evening. It is a month long annual religion exercise where Muslim faithful fast and pray. The spiritual leader and head of the Islamic community in Nigeria, Sultan Abubakar III at exactly 9.45 pm Nigerian...

 

Enugu: Justice Enejere Retires

2 years ago /

The Christian Lawyers Fellowship Enugu branch has organized a public lecture in honour of retiring Justice Pearl Enejere of Enugu state high court....

 

Catholic Bishops Warn Against Abortion For Rescued Women

2 years ago /

The catholic bishops conference of Nigeria has condemned calls by a cross section of Nigerians for mass abortion by women and girls recently released from Boko Haram’s abduction. The women and girls became pregnant while in captivity. At a media chat in Abuja, the body of clergy warned that abortion is...

Pastor Adeboye Prays For Nigeria

2 years ago /

The General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church Of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has been speaking on the need for Nigerians to remain prayerful in order to sustain the nation’s unity as well as energize the leaders to make the country a better place for all. Pastor Adeboye’s solemn advice came while declaring...

Countdown To 2015 Pilgrimage

2 years ago /

The Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission on Tuesday opened the bidding for interest air carriers and ground handlers who will air lift Christian pilgrims to the Holy land during the bidding at the commission’s headquarters. In Abuja, the executive secretary John Kennedy Opara assured the stakeholders of transparency and urged them to...

 

Scores Witness Abuja Chief Imam’s Burial

2 years ago /

Abuja National mosque Chief Imam, for twenty-three years, who died on Saturday evening, has been laid to rest in Abuja at the Gudu muslim cemetery. Scores of people across religions attended.  ...

 

Memorial Lecture For Father Stan Holds In Enugu

2 years ago /

The first memorial lecture in honour of Reverend father Stan Anih has been held in Enugu.  Intellectuals from around the world gathered to honour the man popularly called the Father of Ecumenism....

2015 Paschal Feast: CAN Advices Nigerian Leaders To Learn To Sacrifice

2 years ago /

As Nigerians join the rest of the world to celebrate Good Friday, Nigerian leaders have been advices to learn to sacrifice what they treasure the most for the sake of peace of the country. The chairman Abuja chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Israel Akanji, gave the advice during...

 

2015 Paschal Feast: Abuja Archbishop Asks Christians To Emulate Jesus Christ

2 years ago /

The catholic archbishop of Abuja, John cardinal Onaiyekan is asking christians to emulate the humility of Jesus Christ. The clergyman was speaking during the holy mass held at our leady queen of Nigeria pro cathedral catholic church, Garki, Abuja, to mark the 2015 last super also know as paschal or Passover feast. While...

 

Religious Leaders On 2015 Polls

2 years ago /

Christian Religious Leaders in the Niger Delta region have called on Nigerians to unite as one people, and make peace, and unity of the country a priority. They said this on Wednesday in Abuja at a prayer session held to usher in the conduct of peaceful general elections....

 

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...