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Election Postponement A Blessing - David Mark

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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'

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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

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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

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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

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(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

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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

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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...

 

Adultery Is Threatening Marriages In Nigeria, Says Counselor

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The President of Igando Customary Court, Lagos, Mr Ruphus Adeyeri, has said that the sin of adultery is threatening most marriages in the country. Adeyeri told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lagos that most married men and women were engaged in extra-marital affairs for reasons best known...

Step Down For Buhari - Rev. Mbaka Tells Jonathan

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A renowned Catholic Priest known as Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, during his New Year sermon titled ‘From Goodluck To Badluck” on Thursday, urged President Goodluck Jonathan to abandon his re-election bid so that the All Progressives Congress candidate, Maj.Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) can emerge the winner of the presidential election...

Living faith Has Six Million Members Across 147 Countries - Oyedepo

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The President of Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo, says the ministry has six million members in 147 nations across the world. Oyedepo made the disclosure on Saturday at a breakfast meeting with members of Omu-Aran Government Secondary School Old Boys Association at the Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara. Oyedepo, the...

14,000 Nigerians So Far Transported To Israel For Pilgrimage In 2014 -- Opara

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Mr John-Kennedy Opara, the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), on Thursday, said 14,000 Christian pilgrims had so far been transported to Israel this year. He said this while addressing the last batch of pilgrims at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Abuja, before they left for the Holy Land. Opara said...

Pope Condemns Religious Violence In Christmas Address

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In his second "Urbi et Orbi" - to the city and the world - Christmas message, the pontiff highlighted the plight of victims of conflict in Syria and Iraq. "Too many people are being held hostage or massacred" in Nigeria, he added. Pope Francis also urged dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians and...