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Hajj 2019: 1,636 Kaduna pilgrims airlifted to Saudi Arabia

Hajj 2019: 1,636 Kaduna pilgrims airlifted to Saudi Arabia Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has transported 1,636 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for this year’s hajj. The board’s Public Relations Officer, Yunusa  Muhammad Abdullahi, disclosed this on Thursday in Kaduna. He said the third flight with 549 intending pilgrims from Soba and Zaria local government areas left Kaduna International Airport...... more

Community leaders move against land racketeers in Uzo-Uwani Enugu

Community leaders move against land racketeers in Uzo-Uwani Enugu Community leaders of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State comprising the chairman, all the traditional rulers and other stakeholders of the agrarian council, rose from an emergency meeting on Tuesday, and unanimously dissociated  themselves from all purported sale, lease or other forms of alienation of land at Nkpunator, Igga, Nkpologu...... more

Rape Saga: We don’t support Pastor Fatoyinbo — CAN

Rape Saga: We don’t support Pastor Fatoyinbo — CAN The leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has refuted the claim that they are behind Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo on the alleged rape allegation. This followed a new video that surfaced online, where some representatives of CAN visited the Abuja branch of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) during last Sunday’s...... more

Hajj: 1,529 pilgrims depart Kano, Lagos, Kaduna for Saudi Arabia

Hajj: 1,529 pilgrims depart Kano, Lagos, Kaduna for Saudi Arabia A total of 1,529 Muslim pilgrims have so far been airlifted from Kano, Lagos and Kaduna airports for this year’s Hajj to Saudi Arabia. The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) disclosed this on Saturday through its tweeter handle in Abuja. The information contained in the tweet explained that the Kaduna...... more

Over 2000 Nigerian pilgrims arrive Saudi Arabia for Hajj

Over 2000 Nigerian pilgrims arrive Saudi Arabia for Hajj   A total of 2139 Nigerian pilgrims have arrived Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj exercise, the Madinah Coordinator and the acting secretary of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Alhaji Ahmad Maigari, has said. Alhaji Maigari, in an interview with journalists today, said the pilgrims came into Saudi Arabia in...... more

Celebration time as CKC Parish, Kubwa Abuja hosts Catholic Lectors Day grand finale

Celebration time as CKC Parish, Kubwa Abuja hosts Catholic Lectors Day grand finale  It was a moment of celebration as members of Catholic Lectors Association of Nigeria (CLAN), Abuja Archdiocese, converged at the CKC Parish, Kubwa Abuja for its Lectors Day grand finale on Saturday, June 22, 2019. The event commenced with a Mass celebrated by Rev. Fr. JohnPaul Ezeagbanari who also gave a...... more

Gunmen kidnap 16 passengers in Rivers

Gunmen kidnap 16 passengers in Rivers Suspected gunmen have kidnapped 16 travellers along the Rumuji–Elele axis of the East-West Road in Rivers state. The victims were travelling from the Ekeki Motor Park in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, to Port Harcourt, Rivers State, when their vehicle was intercepted by the suspected kidnappers and taken into the bush....... more

Hajj: Do not take drugs to Saudi Arabia, Dabiri-Erewa warns pilgrims

Hajj: Do not take drugs to Saudi Arabia, Dabiri-Erewa warns pilgrims Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM),  has warned intending Muslim pilgrims from Nigeria, not to carry hard drugs to Saudi Arabia, noting that the act attracts a death penalty. Speaking when the inaugural flight of intending Muslim pilgrims to 2019 Hajj exercise in Saudi Arabia commenced...... more

CAN, PFN rebuff calls for Pastor Adeboye’s suspension

CAN, PFN rebuff calls for Pastor Adeboye’s suspension The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) and its parent body, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), have described those calling for the suspension of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor E.A. Adeboye, for refusing to take a stance on the Ruga project and Leah Sharibu’s...... more

COZA Rape Scandal: Fatoyinbo should face trial in Lagos — Public Interest Lawyers

COZA Rape Scandal: Fatoyinbo should face trial in Lagos — Public Interest Lawyers A human rights movement under the aegis Coalition of Public Interests Lawyers and Advocates (COPA) on Monday warned that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, should shelve his plan to transfer the trial of Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of Commonwealth Zion Assembly (COZA) from Lagos. While demanding that the allegation of rape...... more

Where I stand on COZA Pastor Fatoyinbo rape allegation — Adeboye

Where I stand on COZA Pastor Fatoyinbo rape allegation — Adeboye The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has broken silence on the rape allegation leveled against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA. Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo is being accused by singer Timi Dakolo’s wife, Busola Dakolo, of raping her multiple times...... more

NAHCON dispatches advance team to Saudi Arabia for 2019 hajj

NAHCON dispatches advance team to Saudi Arabia for 2019 hajj The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Friday dispatched its first team of officials to coordinate the 2019 Hajj activities in Saudi Arabia. Addressing the team at the International Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Chairman of the Commission, Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad, admonished them to remember that...... more

Police probe Pastor Fatoyinbo over alleged rape

Police probe Pastor Fatoyinbo over alleged rape Less than a week after Busola Dakolo, wife of popular musician, Timi Dakolo, accused Biodun Fatoyinbo, senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), of alleged rape, when she was a teenager, she has formally filed a complaint against him with the police. With her complaint, the police has commenced investigation...... more

Hajj: Saudi simplifies visa for Nigerian pilgrims

Hajj: Saudi simplifies visa for Nigerian pilgrims The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says the Saudi Arabian authorities has simplified visa processing for 2019 hajj season through its e-visa. The head of Public Affairs Division of NAHCON, Fatima Usara, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. Usara said the introduction of the new system of...... more

NAHCON: 8 things to expect at 2019 Hajj

NAHCON: 8 things to expect at 2019 Hajj As intending pilgrims across the 36 states of Nigeria and FCT prepare for the 2019 hajj exercise, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has given explanations on some development that Nigerian Pilgrims should expect during 2019 Hajj operations. NAHCON Head of Public Affairs Division, Fatima Usara, who gave the details...... more

BREAKING NEWS: COZA Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo bows to pressure, steps aside over rape scandal

BREAKING NEWS: COZA Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo bows to pressure, steps aside over rape scandal The Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) worldwide, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, has announced his decision to take leave of absence from the pulpit. The pastor said the decision to step down follows spiritual counsel from Christian leaders and spiritual mentors. “The past few days have been very sobering...... more

Rape Controversy: Masked security operatives surround COZA

Rape Controversy: Masked security operatives surround COZA Security officials including personnel of the Nigerian Army, the police, Nigerian Civil Defence Corps have stormed the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) in Abuja. This comes days after the Founder of the church Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, was accused of rape, an allegation he has denied. At the church, located in Guzape,...... more

Alleged Rape: Protesters march in support of COZA Pastor Fatoyinbo

Alleged Rape: Protesters march in support of COZA Pastor Fatoyinbo Protesters have countered an initial protest by some concerned Nigerians against the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Pastor Abiodun Fatoyinbo, who was accused by Mrs Busola Dakolo of raping her at 18 years old in her parents’ house. The group of young Nigerians appeared at the church premises on Sunday afternoon,...... more

Day TB Joshua took Jesus’ hometown by storm

Day TB Joshua took Jesus’ hometown by storm Evangelical Christians have flocked to Israel for a mass faith-healing by a celebrity Nigerian pastor outside Jesus’s hometown of Nazareth. Some worshippers sang in various languages while others collapsed and even vomited during Sunday’s event, presided over by T.B. Joshua, who has amassed millions of followers on social media from his...... more

Hajj 2019: Kano to airlift first batch 10 July

Hajj 2019: Kano to airlift first batch 10 July The first batch of Kano pilgrims intending to perform 2019 Hajj are scheduled to depart Nigeria for Saudi Arabia Wednesday 10th July 2019. Executive secretary, Kano state Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Mohammad Abba Danbatta revealed this Monday while briefing journalists on level of preparation for this year’s exercise. Abba explained that...... more

NAHCON extends deadline for registration of intending pilgrims

NAHCON extends deadline for registration of intending pilgrims The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has extended the deadline for registration of pilgrims to July 15 to enable the intending pilgrims to have opportunity to participate in the 2019 exercise. Head of Media and Public Affairs of the commission, Mrs Fatima Usara, said this in a statement made available to...... more

Hajj Reporters lauds stakeholders on 2019 Hajj fare reduction

Hajj Reporters lauds stakeholders on 2019 Hajj fare reduction Independent Hajj Reporters (IHR), a civil society organisation that monitors and report Hajj and Umrah activities, has lauded Nigerian Hajj stakeholders for the reduction of over N50, 000 from the 2019 Hajj fare across all states. This was contained in a statement signed by its National Coordinator Ibrahim Muhammed and Publicity...... more

Catholic priests meet in Kaduna over insecurity

Catholic priests meet in Kaduna over insecurity Catholic priests drawn from the 36 states of the Federation and the Abuja are currently meeting in Kaduna over the spate of kidnapping, armed robbery, banditry and general insecurity in the country. Though the gathering is the Annual General Meeting of the Nigeria Catholic Diocesan Priests’ Association, the meeting would discuss...... more

NAHCON reduces 2019 Hajj fares, extends registration

NAHCON reduces 2019 Hajj fares, extends registration The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has reviewed downward the fares for the 2019 Hajj exercise. NAHCON, in a statement released Saturday night by Head, Public Affairs, Fatima Sanda Usara, said the downward review was the result of re-classification of land transportation routes as well as reduction of their rates...... more

US warns violators of religious freedom

US warns violators of religious freedom The United States is painting a bleak portrait of religious freedom, with violations in countries including North Korea, Iran, Russia, Myanmar and China, while praising Uzbekistan for its progress in respecting people’s fundamental rights. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday released the State Department’s 2018 Report on International Religious...... more

Hajj 2019: Civil Society wants Hajj officials to sign contractual agreement with NAHCON

Hajj 2019: Civil Society wants Hajj officials to sign contractual agreement with NAHCON As preparations for Hajj 2019 enter its last stage, Independent Hajj Reporters (IHR), a civil society organisations that monitors and reports on Hajj/Umrah activities, is calling on the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) and State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Boards to holistically review the process of appointing hajj officials with a view to...... more

Buhari celebrates Ayokunle’s re-election as CAN President

Buhari celebrates Ayokunle’s re-election as CAN President President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Rev. Samson Ayokunle on his re-election as President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Buhari in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Tuesday, congratulated church leaders and Christendom in general for the successful...... more

CAN re-elects Ayokunle as president

CAN re-elects Ayokunle as president The President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC), Rev. Supo Ayokunle, has been re-elected President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). The results was announced on Tuesday by Bishop Matthew Kukah, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, at the Ecumenical Centre, Abuja. Ayokunle got 59 votes to defeat the...... more

Vatican opens debate on married priests

Vatican opens debate on married priests The Vatican has formally opened debate on letting married men be ordained as priests in remote parts of the Amazon where priests are so few that Catholics can go weeks or months without attending a Mass. The call for study on the proposal was contained in the working document, released on...... more

CAN Presidency: TEKAN President draws battle-line with Ayokunle

CAN Presidency: TEKAN President draws battle-line with Ayokunle Barely 24 hours to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) elections, Rev. Caleb Solomon-Ahima has assured Christians of his commitment not to betray their trust if elected president of the religious body. Solomon-Ahima, who is the President, Fellowship of Christian Churches in Nigeria (TEKAN), on Sunday gave the assurance in an...... more

 

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