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Muslims facing serious challenges worldwide ― Sultan

Muslims facing serious challenges worldwide ― Sultan The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar (III), on Sunday, said Muslims, not only in Nigeria but throughout the world, are facing serious challenges and have a bigger task ahead of them. He disclosed this during the Fourth General Assembly of the Muslim Ummah of South-West Nigeria (MUSWEN) held at the...... more

Pastor dies during 40-day dry fasting

Pastor dies during 40-day dry fasting A 46 year-old pastor, Evangelist Chidi Eke has died while fasting for 40 days and nights in Eziala Nguru in Ngor Okpala council area of Imo State. It was gathered that the deceased, who had abandoned his wife and two children in Lagos and came back to the village, was last...... more

Confessions of a Church General Overseer: Why I started selling unborn babies

Confessions of a Church General Overseer: Why I started selling unborn babies General Overseer of Liberation Ministry, Pastor Sunday Chinedu (33), has told operatives of the Inspector-General of Police (IG) Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT) how he became part of the syndicate selling unborn babies in Delta State. Chinedu was arrested along with Madam Isioma Uko, Mr. Adagbo Samuel aka Baba, a Chief...... more

Eid-El-Maulud: Follow examples of Prophet Muhammad, Buhari charges Muslims

Eid-El-Maulud: Follow examples of Prophet Muhammad, Buhari charges Muslims President Muhammadu Buhari has charged Muslims to follow the ‘Shining Examples’ of Prophet Muhammad as they celebrate his birth. In his goodwill message, President Buhari asked that Muslims put into practice, the great virtues famously known with Holy Prophet Muhammad and end the indiscriminate killing of innocent people. “Putting into practice...... more

Kaigama emerges new Catholic Archbishop of Abuja

Kaigama emerges new Catholic Archbishop of Abuja The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has accepted the retirement of His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, as the Metropolitan Catholic Archbishop of Abuja. The Chancellor of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, Rev. Fr. Sebastian Musa, announced Onaiyekan’s retirement in a statement made available to Sunday Sun in Abuja. Musa said Pope Francis...... more

Christian pilgrimage to be modified — NCPC

Christian pilgrimage to be modified — NCPC The Director, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Mrs Esther Kwaghe, says the commission is making efforts to modify Christian pilgrimage and make it more spiritual and developmental. Kwaghe made this known in a statement by Celestine Toruka, Head, Media and Public Relations, NCPC, on Saturday in Abuja. She spoke during  a...... more

Adeboye to hold special prayer for lecturers, students, others

Adeboye to hold special prayer for lecturers, students, others As concerns mount over sex-for-grade scandals in Nigerian universities, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, is organising a special prayer for lecturers, students and a host of others. Senior university lecturers are being caught pants down in the said scandal across ivory towers,...... more

Vatican synod proposes ordination of married men as priests

Vatican synod proposes ordination of married men as priests An assembly of Roman Catholic bishops from the Amazon, on Saturday, proposed that married men in the remote area be allowed to be ordained priests, which could lead to a landmark change in the Church’s centuries-old discipline of celibacy. The proposal, made in a final document of a three-week assembly, known...... more

Women urge Pope Francis for church voting rights

Women urge Pope Francis for church voting rights Catholic nuns taking part in a three-week Vatican assembly on the Amazon have urged Pope Francis to allow them to vote on the final document Saturday. A green light from Francis would be a historic first. The Vatican has not publicly responded to the request, but an expert said it would...... more

Jehovah’s Witnesses reach hearts with Pidgin, attract huge crowds to ‘Love’ convention

Jehovah’s Witnesses reach hearts with Pidgin, attract huge crowds to ‘Love’ convention “Love No De Ever Fail”! is the theme of the pidgin version of Jehovah’s witnesses convention holding in Ota this weekend. It started on Friday, October 18, to be concluded today, Sunday, October 20. There are clear indications that Jehovah’s Witnesses are seriously using Pidgin as tool to reach the heart,...... more

NAHCON to introduce Hajj savings scheme

NAHCON to introduce Hajj savings scheme The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says it is considering the introduction of a Hajj savings scheme for intending pilgrims. The Head of Public Affairs of NAHCON, Mrs Fatima Usara, dropped this hint in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency on Wednesday in Abuja. Usara explained that the commission...... more

Civil society seeks NAHCON’s adoption of 2-year hajj registration policy

Civil society seeks NAHCON’s adoption of 2-year hajj registration policy Independent Hajj Reporters (IHR), a civil society organisation that monitors and reports hajj activities, has solicited the adoption of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON)’s two-year hajj registration policy for pilgrims. The civil society called on the commission to commence registration of intending pilgrims for Hajj 2021 alongside the ongoing...... more

Group files petition against judge for giving Bible to convict

Group files petition against judge for giving Bible to convict A national atheist group has filed a formal complaint with the state of Texas after a judge in a Dallas court gave a Bible to former police officer Amber Guyger who was convicted of murdering her neighbor. The gesture by Texas District Judge Tammy Kemp, who also suggested the Bible could...... more

Vatican suspends senior employees, clergy over police raid

Vatican suspends senior employees, clergy over police raid Five Vatican employees, including the number two at the Vatican’s Financial Information Authority and a senior member of clergy, have been suspended following a police raid, the Italian magazine L’Espresso reports. The scandal, affecting two departments at the heart of the Vatican, was the first after several years of relative calm in which...... more

Sultan declares Monday as 1st Safar

Sultan declares Monday as 1st Safar The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, declared Monday, 30 September, as the first day of the lunar month of Safar (1 Safar, 1441 AH). The Deputy Secretary-General, NSCIA, Prof. Salisu Shehu, said on Monday...... more

3 sentenced to prison in Iran for converting to Christianity

3 sentenced to prison in Iran for converting to Christianity Three Christians in Iran urge believers to pray for them as they and another Christian convert each received six-month prison sentences for their faith and Christian activities, activists told BosNewsLife. The detention of Asghar Salehi, Mohammadreza Rezaei, Persian Christian converts from Fars Province, and the other believer is among a series...... more

Anglican Bishops converge on Asaba to elect new Primate

Anglican Bishops converge on Asaba to elect new Primate The House of Bishops of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) is set to elect a new Primate for the Church, two senior bishops confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Asaba. Rt. Rev. Justus Mogekwu, the Anglican Bishop of Asaba, told NAN the tenure of the...... more

Nigerian IDP emerges winner of world qur’anic recitation competition in Saudi Arabia

Nigerian IDP emerges winner of world qur’anic recitation competition in Saudi Arabia Twenty-year-old Idris Abubakar Muhammad, an internally displaced person (IDP) has emerged the overall winner of World Qur’an and recitation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently. Daily Trust on Sunday gathered that Idris was brought to Maiduguri by his uncle Goni Adam Muhammad from Marte Local Government Area of Borno State...... more

Okowa to Christians: Dedicate your life to serving God

Okowa to Christians: Dedicate your life to serving God Delta Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa has called on Christians to dedicate their lives to serving God. He made the call on Saturday, September 21, at the dedication of St. John’s Anglican Church and a Vicarage at Ibabu, Ndokwa West Local Government Area of the state. The church was built by...... more

NAHCON concludes airlift of 2019 Hajj pilgrims ahead of schedule

NAHCON concludes airlift of 2019 Hajj pilgrims ahead of schedule The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has officially concluded the airlift of Nigerian pilgrims for 2019 Hajj operations, with its last flight NGL 2124 Max Air, back to Nigeria. The Commission in a statement on Thursday by its spokesman, Fatima Sanda Usara, expressed gratitude to the Almighty for facilitating the...... more

Many dead in Shia Ashura stampede

Many dead in Shia Ashura stampede At least 31 people have been killed in a stampede during commemorations for the Shia holy day of Ashura in the Iraqi city of Karbala, officials say. A health ministry spokesman said another 100 people were injured and warned that the death toll could rise. The stampede reportedly occurred when a...... more

Ashura: Police opened fire, killed three Shiites during procession — IMN •It’s not true, says Police Spokesman

Ashura: Police opened fire, killed three Shiites during procession — IMN •It’s not true, says Police Spokesman The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has alleged that the police killed three of its members during their annual Ashura procession in Kaduna on Tuesday. The group had defied yesterday’s warning by the Kaduna state police command against embarking on the procession, by coming out in their large numbers to mark the...... more

Four Nigerian pilgrims to remain in Saudi hospitals

Four Nigerian pilgrims to remain in Saudi hospitals Four Nigerian pilgrims hospitalised in Saudi hospitals are expected to remain beyond the completion of airlift of the 2019 hajj pilgrimage. News Express reports that 20 Nigerian pilgrims died during the just-concluded hajj exercise. Speaking on the four hospitalised pilgrims, Commissioner in charge of Health matters at the National Hajj Commission...... more

TB Joshua ‘free to join CAN’

TB Joshua ‘free to join CAN’ The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said that nothing forbids the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) founded by Prophet T.B Joshua from joining the association, if it so wishes. The Secretary to Lagos State CAN, Mr. Israel Akinnadewo, disclosed this in an interview with THISDAY yesterday, saying it was...... more

The distortion of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Nigeria, By Tochukwu Ezukanma

The distortion of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Nigeria, By Tochukwu Ezukanma Frazzled by the power politics, financial dishonesty and lechery that pervade many of the one-man owned Pentecostal churches, I disengaged from my last church. I have since not been a member of any church; I visit any church of my choice every Sunday. This has taken me to both the older...... more

2019 Hajj: Kaduna completes return airlift of 3,544 pilgrims

2019 Hajj: Kaduna completes return airlift of 3,544 pilgrims The return airlift of pilgrims that performed the 2019 hajj from Kaduna State has been completed. The last batch of Kaduna State Pilgrims that performed this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia returned home Saturday, signifying the end of the airlift from Saudi Arabia. A statement issued by the Public Relations Officer...... more

Pastor dies of starvation while observing 30 days fast

Pastor dies of starvation while observing 30 days fast A pastor identified as Brighton Samajomba has reportedly died of starvation 10 days before the end of his annual 30-day fasting programme. Samajomba, Zambian and 37, of “Heaven Is My Home” in Solwezi, Northwest area of Zambia, was reportedly found dead by his wife in the early hours of the 20th...... more

NAHCON gives cash assistance to stranded pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

NAHCON gives cash assistance to stranded pilgrims in Saudi Arabia The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has distributed monetary assistance to stranded Nigerian International pilgrims to ease their suffering in Saudi Arabia. The pilgrims from different travel agencies were passengers of Skypower Express Airways. The aggrieved stranded pilgrims who ran out of patience with their agents had stormed the NAHCON...... more

AbdulRazaq greets Muslims at Hijrah, urges selfless service

AbdulRazaq greets Muslims at Hijrah, urges selfless service Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Saturday felicitated with Muslim communities worldwide on the Islamic New Year (Hijra 1441), calling on the faithful, especially in Kwara, to reflect on the spiritual, historical and contextual meanings of Hijrah and how that relates to the state. “The Hijrah remains an evergreen and historic...... more

Jehovah’s Witnesses explore power of love as 2019 Convention kicks off

Jehovah’s Witnesses explore power of love as 2019 Convention kicks off Love is the focal point of this year’s conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses holding in several cities across Nigeria. In the country’s South West, the convention series start this Friday, August 30, at the Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Ota and Daluwon, both in Ogun State. Conventions will also be held...... more

 

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