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Hajj Update: Over 6000 Nigerian Pilgrims Arrive In Saudi Arabia

2 weeks ago /

Six thousand and ninety one Nigerian pilgrims have so far arrived in Saudi Arabia in 14 flights as the aircraft of pilgrims to the kingdom progress. The pilgrims are lodged in hotels in Markazziyya area of Medina’s central business district a few meters from the prophet’s mosque. The head of the 2017...

Pope Aide George Pell Charged With Child Sex Abuse

1 month ago /

Australian police say top Vatican cardinal charged with multiple counts of 'historical sexual offences'.

You’ll Be Fired If You Don’t Obey – Pope Warns Imo Priests

2 months ago /

Pope Francis has laid down an ultimatum to Nigerian priests: be fired if you don’t obey me and your bishop. Francis met on June 8 at the Vatican with a delegation from the Ahiara diocese, where priests have been refusing to accept the 2012 appointment by then pontiff, Benedict XVI, of...

Senate Raise Concern Over Hajj Fare Packages

2 months ago /

The Nigerian Senate has raised concern over the cut-throat price of N1.5m approved by The National Hajj commission for Annual hajj fare packages. 23 States are part of the approved fare packages including sokoto, Ogun, Edo, Federal capital Territory and the Nigerian Armed forces. The matter was raised through a motion by...

Clergy Calls On Nation Building

3 months ago /

Nigerian leaders have again been told to always pursue policies and programmes that have the Nigerian people at the core A former president of Pentecostal followership of Nigeria, bishop mike Okonkwo who said this at a church service to pray for Nigeria and her leaders advised people not to lose faith...

FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays

4 months ago /

The Federal Government has declared Friday 14th and Monday 17th April as Public Holidays to mark the Good Friday and Easter celebrations. The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, he enjoined Christian faithful and Nigerians in general to extend the spiritual benefits of...

Pope Francis Calls For Peace In Congo DR

4 months ago /

Pope Francis on Sunday called for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo, urging an end to the bloodshed in the troubled Kasai region. "News continues to arrive of bloody clashes in Kasai in the Democratic Republic of Congo — fighting which drags in victims and displaced persons," the pontiff told...

Pope Begs Forgiveness For Church Role In Rwandan Genocide

5 months ago /

Pope Francis has begged for God's forgiveness "for the sins and failings of the Church and its members, who succumbed to hatred and violence" in the Rwandan genocide. He was speaking during a meeting with Rwandan President Paul Kagame at the Vatican. The plea for forgiveness followed a request by Rwanda in...

Interfaith Dialogue Forum

6 months ago /

The King Abdulazeez Centre for Interreligious dialogue says peace is key to Nigeria's coexistence. This was the view of the Spanish ambassador to Nigeria during an interfaith dialogue forum in Abuja recently...

Benin Republic Relaxes Ban On Muslim Street Prayers

6 months ago /

Authorities in Benin have backed down from plans to ban Muslims from praying in the street, after reaching a compromise with religious leaders.  Interior Minister Sacca Lafia said that street prayers would be tolerated on Fridays until more mosques are built, but they have to be quick.   President Patrice Talon agreed...

Sultan Of Sokoto: Religion Should Be A Basis For Mutual Understanding

6 months ago /

The sultan of Sokoto Abubakar Sa’ad wants government to deal decisively with those who incite others either to carry arms or kill in the name of religion. The sultan was speaking in Abuja at an interreligious forum organised by KAICIID, an intergovernmental organisation that promotes understanding and cooperation between people of...

Saudi Arabia Arafat: Hajj Activities Have Been Very Successful Despite The Hot Weather.

11 months ago /

Reports from Saudi Arabia say hajj activities have been very successful despite the hot weather. Muslim faithful climbed the mountain Arafat to supplicate to Allah without any hitch. Climbing of Arafat attracts huge population, which surpasses the medina pilgrimage, as pilgrims from all nations must participate. Women and children could not...

Mother Teresa Declared A Saint Before Huge Crowds In The Vatican

11 months ago /

Mother Teresa, a Catholic nun who devoted her life to helping India's poor, has been declared a saint in a canonization Mass held by Pope Francis in the Vatican. Pope Francis delivered the formula for the canonization of the Albanian-born nun known as the "saint of the gutters" before huge crowds...

Pope Francis: The World Is At War, But It's Not A Religious One

1 year ago /

Pope Francis addressed the slaying of a Catholic priest by radical Islamists in France, but he stressed it was not a war of religion. The killing of the priest by two attackers who struck in the name of ISIS is the latest terror atrocity to roil Europe in recent weeks. Speaking on...

 

El-Rufai's Religious Bill Is Biblical - Agbese

1 year ago /

A Civil rights activist, Comrade Philip Agbese has thrown his weight behind the Kaduna State Religious Activities Regulation Bill describing it as a biblical concept that was initiated by Apostle Paul in the Bible. Speaking to our correspondent in a phone conversation, the United Kingdom based activist said “Governor...

Easter: Cleric Advices Christians To Embrace God’s Principles

1 year ago /

Rev. Babatunde Idowu, the District Overseer, Foursquare Gospel Church, Wuse, on Sunday advised Christians to embrace God’s doctrine and avoid distractions in their lives. Idowu, who gave the advice while delivering his Easter message in Abuja, said that the word of God was not just informative, but inspirational. According to him, the...

 

Governor Yahaya Bello charges Kogites to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice at Easter

1 year ago /

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has charged the people of the state to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice which is the hallmark of the Easter celebration, saying the season calls for sober reflection, sacrifice, tolerance and unity. The Governor, through a press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Kingsley Fanwo...

No To Religious Regulation Bill – Kaduna Christian Elders

1 year ago /

National Christian Elders’ Forum (NCEF) has kick started a campaign against the proposed Kaduna State Religious Bill that aims to regulate preaching activities of religious groups and individuals initiated by the Kaduna state Government.

 Christian Elders made their position known on Friday at the National Christian Centre in a media briefing at Abuja. They asked...

Libya deportees get four million Naira from TB Joshua

1 year ago /

Thirty-nine of the reported 172 Nigerians who were deported from Libya on Friday 11thMarch 2016 were received by Pastor T.B. Joshua of The Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) during his church service on Sunday, 13th March. According to a post on the church’s official Facebook page, the deportees were each...

Shi'ite Attack: Court Asked To Order Arrest Of El-zakzaky's Wife

1 year ago /

Following recent threats by members of Shi'ite Islamic movement, a federal high court sitting in Abuja has been asked to order the immediate arrest and prosecution of Mrs. Zeenat El-Zakzaky, wife of the leader Shi'ite ‎movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakyzaky. In suit number FHC/‎ABJ/CJ/189/2016, dated March 10, 2016, Mrs. El-Zakzaky was...


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