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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...

 

XMAS: Oritsejafor, Adeniran Urge Nigerians To Reflect On Teachings Of Christ

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The President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor advised Christians and Nigerians to cast back on the events of the ear, especially the moments that threatened the base and existence of the nation towards bringing about a positive change. The District Superintendent of Apostolic Faith Church, Rev. Emmanuel...

Synagogue Building Collapse: Infrasonic Radiation May Have Caused Collapse - Witness

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An explosives consultant, Biedomo Iguniewei, yesterday told the Lagos State Coroner’s Court that the collapsed guesthouse belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) might have been felled by a high-energy infrasonic radiation. Biedomo, a chemist, who said he has conducted independent research into the incident, said that the “plane-like...

TB Joshua Invites SA Families

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Controversial Nigerian pastor TB Joshua has invited the South Africa families of the Lagos building collapse victims to spend Christmas and New Year with him."The prophet has invited the families of the deceased to come and spend time out there at the synagogue with the other church members for Christmas...

Clerics Urge Nigerians To Work Towards Peace, Stability

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The District Superintendent, Apostolic Faith, West Africa, Rev. Emmanuel Adeniran, on Monday called on Nigerians to work toward restoring peace and stability of the nation not withstanding their differences. Adeniran said this at the Christmas Concert organised by the church at its National Headquarters in Lagos. Speaking at the Christmas Concert which...

CAN President Sues Fashola, Lagos State Agencies Over Church Demolition Plans

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Pastor Ayo Orisejafor , the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has dragged the Lagos State government and six others before the Lagos State High Court sitting in Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) over alleged plans to demolish his church. Respondents in the suit are, Governor of Lagos State, Attorney...

Vatican Discovers Hundreds Of Millions Of Euros 'Tucked Away'

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The Vatican's economy minister has said hundreds of millions of euros were found "tucked away" in accounts of various Holy See departments without having appeared in the city-state's balance sheets.   In an article for Britain's Catholic Herald Magazine to be published on Friday, Australian Cardinal George Pell wrote that the discovery...

Christ Embassy Music Director In Court For Abducting Female Banker

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The Federal Anti-Robbery Squad (FESARS) of the Nigeria Police Force, Ikoyi, Lagos, has dragged 25-year old armed robbery suspect and kidnapper, Edward Nnaji, who claims to be a Music Director at a Christ Embassy Church before an Igbosere Magistrate court for allegedly abducting a female banker and demanding for N20 million ransom in...

 

Leadership Tussle Rocking Assemblies Of God Church In Enugu Deepens

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The leadership tussle rocking the Assemblies of God Church on Wednesday degenerated into a fracas as one of the feuding parties invaded its headquarters in Enugu. An eyewitness who preferred anonymity told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday that at about 10 a.m., some unidentified people invaded the headquartres...

Muslims Should Unite To Fight Insurgency – Sultan

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The Sultan of Sokoto and leader of Muslims in Nigeria, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar Sa’ad III, has challenged the different Islamic sects in the country to unite and fight insurgency. He spoke while condemning the suicide bomb blasts at the Kano Central mosque saying “those behind all the attacks are not muslims.” “I...

Pope In Istanbul: Muslim And Christian Leader Meetings

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Pope Francis is due to arrive in Istanbul on the second day of his three-day visit to Turkey. He will meet Muslim and Christian leaders of the city, which as Constantinople was Byzantine's capital until the Ottoman conquest in 1453. The Pope will also visit a mosque and hold mass at a...

Catholic Sexual Abuse Case Is Spain's Biggest Of Its Kind, Has Pope's Attention

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 In a case that Pope Francis says he's taken an interest in after speaking to one of the alleged victims, a Spanish judge on Wednesday filed preliminary charges of sexual abuse against three Catholic priests and a religious teacher. Investigating magistrate Antonio Moreno, in the southern city of Granada, ordered the...

TB Joshua Asks Court To Stop Inquest Into Collapsed Guest House

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The founder, Synagogue Church Of All Nations, Prophet Temitope Joshua, on Friday asked an Ikeja High Court to stop the ongoing coroner's inquest into the Sept.12 collapsed building in the church. Mr Olalekan Ojo, the counsel to Joshua, in application before the coroner, said the suit was before Justice Lateefat Okunnu. Ojo...

Muslim Addresses Church Of England Synod For The First Time

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A British Muslim addressed a Church of England synod for the first time on Tuesday in a discussion with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on the suffering of religious minorities in Iraq and Syria. Fuad Nahdi, head of Radical Middle Way, a think tank involved in inter-faith dialogue, recited an Islamic...

Church Of England Finalises Plans For Women Bishops

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The Church of England has formally adopted legislation which means its first female bishops could be ordained next year. The general synod voted to back plans for female bishops in July. The first women priests were ordained in 1994, but to date they have not been able to take on the Church's...