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Religious leaders warn against impending popular revolt, call for greater citizen action to check drift

Religious leaders warn against impending popular revolt, call for greater citizen action to check drift A forum convened for religious leaders to proffer solutions to peaceful, violence free and credible elections in Nigeria, have admonish their ilk and the citizenry to brace up to urgently rescue the country from the “brink of disaster” in order to avert an impending popular revolt. Worried by what they perceive...... more

CAN holds National Prayers ahead of general elections

CAN holds National Prayers ahead of general elections The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Saturday held prayer sessions for the success of next month’s general elections.  It also prayed for all Christians contesting for various posts, that the will of God be done concerning their ambition. Beyond the elections, the Christian body asked members to pray for God to...... more

2019 Polls: Okoh warns Christians against complacency

2019 Polls: Okoh warns Christians against complacency Primate of The Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, Most Rev’d Nicholas Okoh, has called on all Christians not to be complacent about the 2019 general elections but to go out en masse to get their voters card. “Go and get your voters card now, hold on to it, it is your sure ticket...... more

China passes law to reform Islam •Sustains crackdown against Muslims and Islamic symbols

China passes law to reform Islam •Sustains crackdown against Muslims and Islamic symbols  China has passed a new law that seeks to "Sinicize" Islam within the next five years, the latest move by Beijing to rewrite how the religion is practised. China's main English newspaper, Global Times, reported on Saturday that after a meeting with representatives from eight Islamic associations, government officials "agreed to...... more

Sultan to Muslims: Look out for new moon

Sultan to Muslims: Look out for new moon The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Saturday, urged Muslims to start looking for the new moon of Jimada Ula 1440AH. Abubakar made the call in a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto. “This is to inform the Muslim...... more

Ndigbo Muslims lament rejection, marginalisation by their people

Ndigbo Muslims lament rejection, marginalisation by their people The Ndigbo Muslims of Nigeria have expressed apprehension over their continued existence in the predominantly Christian region. At the recent summit of prominent Ndigbo Muslim faithful penultimate week in Enugu, the religious minority adherents expressed shock and anxiety that still plague them. It was their first national summit, therefore, it was...... more

Tens of thousands protest in India over flashpoint temple

Tens of thousands protest in India over flashpoint temple  Tens of thousands of women formed a human chain across a southern Indian state on Tuesday, in support of a court order overturning a partial ban on women entering one of Hinduism’s holiest temples, witnesses said. The ‘Women’s Wall’ rally was backed by the communist government in Kerala state where the...... more

Christian Pilgrimage: Israel denies 25 Nigerians visas

Christian Pilgrimage: Israel denies 25 Nigerians visas 25 out of the 137 intending Christian Pilgrims for this year’s (2018) pilgrimage from Gombe State have been denied visas by the Israeli authorities. The Executive Secretary of the Gombe State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Mr. Joseph Iliya Bega who revealed this during the farewell ceremony of the Pilgrims explained that...... more

Christmas: Ndigbo Muslims congratulate Christians •Urge tolerance to move Igbo Nation forward

Christmas: Ndigbo Muslims congratulate Christians •Urge tolerance to move Igbo Nation forward Ndigbo Muslims of Nigeria have congratulated their Christian counterparts, especially in the Southeast geopolitical zone, over their Christmas festival being celebrated today, Tuesday, December 25, 2018. The apex Ndigbo Muslim group, South Eastern Muslims Organization of Nigeria (SEMON) which made the felicitation in a press statement issued this afternoon, said it...... more

Christmas: Displaced Jos residents return home, celebrate at Barkin Ladi Church

Christmas: Displaced Jos residents return home, celebrate at Barkin Ladi Church Some internally displaced in Jos, Plateau State capital, have returned to Kakuruk village in Gashish district of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state, after been displaced for over six months. The returnees on Tuesday joined their Christian counterparts to celebrate Christmas at the Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN)....... more

From Aso Rock to Nigerians: Merry Christmas!

From Aso Rock to Nigerians: Merry Christmas! President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress have been photographed together, at Aso Rock wishing Nigerians a very Merry Christmas. The rare photo of the three leaders of the All Progressives Congress, was sent by the president’s photographer, Sunday Aghaeze. Earlier today, in...... more

Christmas: Obi prays for Anambra, Nigeria and all men of goodwill

Christmas: Obi prays for Anambra, Nigeria and all men of goodwill Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has admonished Christians and all men of goodwill to use the occasion of Christmas celebration to extend the hands of love and care to the less privileged. “Let us all thank God that we are here today to celebrate...... more

Okowa preaches reconciliation, love, charity at Christmas

Okowa preaches reconciliation, love, charity at Christmas AS Nigerian Christians join other faithful across the world to celebrate Christmas on Tuesday, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has called on Christians to reflect on the lessons of the birth of Jesus Christ as they go about celebrating the yuletide. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Charles...... more

Pray for better leaders, peaceful election, Secondus charges Nigerians at Christmas

Pray for better leaders, peaceful election, Secondus charges Nigerians at Christmas The National Chairman of the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has charged Nigerians to use the occasion of this year’s Christmas to offer special prayers for good leaders with love of the people to emerge. “We need political leaders that can bring smiles on the...... more

Christmas: Tinubu urges Nigerians to rise above differences

Christmas: Tinubu urges Nigerians to rise above differences All Progressives Congress national stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said though there are things upon which Nigerians can disagree and differ, but they must rise over these differences and treat one another with kindness and decency. This is contained in a Christmas message to Nigerians he personally signed and released on...... more

Yuletide: Saraki salutes Nigerians, tasks Christians to pray for success of 2019 polls

Yuletide: Saraki salutes Nigerians, tasks Christians to pray for success of 2019 polls President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has felicitated with Christian faithful and all Nigerians as they celebrate the Christmas and New Year. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, congratulated Nigerians for their resilience in the face of the challenges facing...... more

Buhari calls for unity, seeks love for displaced Nigerians at Christmas

Buhari calls for unity, seeks love for displaced Nigerians at Christmas President Muhammadu Buhari has called for unity and love amongst Nigerians, especially for the troubled and displaced people in the country.  The President in his Christmas message asked Nigerians to put a smile on the faces of those grieving by showing a little love thereby building relationships with those outside our...... more

2019: Vote buying a sin that demands confession, restitution — Bishop Ezeokafor

2019: Vote buying a sin that demands confession, restitution — Bishop Ezeokafor The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Anambra State, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has described vote buying as a sin that demands confession and restitution by culprits. Addressing journalists at the St. Patricks Cathedral Church, Awka, during his Christmas message, the bishop urged the electorate to be crusaders of curbing the trend...... more

Okowa to Christians: Reflect on the lessons of Christ’s birth

Okowa to Christians: Reflect on the lessons of Christ’s birth Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has called on Christians to reflect on the lessons of the birth of Jesus Christ as they go about celebrating the yuletide. He gave the advice at the weekend during the silver jubilee celebration and foundation laying ceremony of a pastorium at the Divine-Way Baptist Church, Asaba. Governor...... more

Travails of Igbo Muslims and the way out, By Muhammad Ajah

Travails of Igbo Muslims and the way out, By Muhammad Ajah There used to be a controversy over the existence of Muslims of Igbo origin. But that was very long ago. Now, the controversy should be on the number of Igbo Muslims of Nigeria and not in their existence because they are in existence. Igbo Muslims are in every state or every...... more

Surrender now and face justice, Pope tells randy priests

Surrender now and face justice, Pope tells randy priests Pope Francis has urged priests who have raped and molested children to turn themselves in and prepare for “divine justice,” in his strongest condemnations yet of the Roman Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis. The pope pledged Friday that the church would “never again” cover up or dismiss sexual abuse cases. “To...... more

Pidgin sessions draw curtain on “Be Courageous” convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses at Ota

Pidgin sessions draw curtain on “Be Courageous” convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses at Ota The 2018 Regional Convention Series of Jehovah’s Witnesses entered the final lap in Ota, Ogun State, on Friday, December 21, with a Pidgin language convention — the second out of the 17 “Be Courageous!” conventions held this year at the Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Conventioners assigned to the week and...... more

Nigerians ‘too religious’ — Chinese cleric

Nigerians ‘too religious’ — Chinese cleric A representative of the International Assembly (IA) of the True Jesus Church in Nigeria, Pastor Hong-Hsiung Ko, has described Nigerians as “too religious a people” who also have respect for their religious leaders.   Pastor Ko stated this at the weekend, after the dedication of Elimgbu Oro-igwe Obio/Akpor church and workers’ ordination by the IA in Port...... more

Partnership with church relevant to peace building, says Okowa

Partnership with church relevant to peace building, says Okowa Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that partnership with the church and other stakeholders was relevant in peace building process. He was speaking on Sunday in Ughelli at the dedication of the Ughelli Glory Cathedral, of Saint Lazarus Christ Church. The governor said the state had enjoyed peace...... more

Bethlehem Church mosaics sparkle for Christmas

Bethlehem Church mosaics sparkle for Christmas Masked for centuries by the soot of candles and lately by scaffolding, the mosaics of Bethlehem Church of the Nativity have been restored to their Crusader-era splendour in time for Christmas. Over the past 15 months, experts have cleaned and repaired surviving fragments of the 12th century masterworks, preserving 1,345 square...... more

Pastor buys $200,000 Lamborghini car for wife

Pastor buys $200,000 Lamborghini car for wife The pastor of a megachurch in South Carolina, United States has defended buying a $200,000  Lamborghini luxury car  as gift for  his wife on  their eighth wedding anniversary. Pastor John Gray captured headlines over the weekend after an Instagram video taken of the moment he handed his wife the keys to...... more

Okowa, wife lead Delta EXCO to Christmas Carols in Asaba

Okowa, wife lead Delta EXCO to Christmas Carols in Asaba Delta State Governor,  Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, and his wife, Dame Edith, led members of the State Executive Council to the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols of Government House Chapel, where Ven. Charles Osemenem stated that the message of Christmas is Emmanuel which means, God is with us. Governor Okowa took...... more

Man drowns during baptism

Man drowns during baptism A 20-year-old man has drowned while being baptised by a pastor in a river south of Ghana's capital, Accra. In a video circulating on social media, Yaw Kyeremeh is seen stationed at the banks of River Densu together with a pastor who immersed him in the water. Then after brief prayers...... more

Nigeria, Saudi Arabia sign pact on 2019 Hajj

Nigeria, Saudi Arabia sign pact on 2019 Hajj  Nigeria and Saudi Arabia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the operation of 2019 Hajj exercise. The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday by its Head of Public Affairs Division, Fatima Sanda Usara. The statement said the minister of State for Foreign...... more

Otukwu berates clerics using God’s name to demand money

Otukwu berates clerics using God’s name to demand money The General Supervisor of ThankGod Awaited Liberation Ministry, Prophet Francis Otukwu, has condemned leaders of both Orthodox and Pentecostal churches who hide under cover of ‘giving for God’s work’ to extort millions from members and friends of their respective ministries, especially at a time when an unprecedented population of Nigerians are...... more

 

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