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Bishop Conference: Focus On Nigeria’s Unity

3 weeks ago /

Governments at all levels in Nigeria have been told to make peace, justice and fairness their watchwords to reduce the spate of agitations in the country.  This was he position of clergymen at the maiden catholic/Methodist bishop’s conference held in Abuja. Disunity and tension among various ethnic groups in Nigeria has been...

Dolapo Osinbajo Advice Women To Be Agents Of Transformation

1 month ago /

The wife of the Nigeria’s vice president, Dolapo Osinbajo wants Christian women to be agents of transformation of Nigeria through pilgrimages to the holy land. She was speaking at an event in Abuja tagged “greater women pilgrimage convocation, which was organised by the Nigeria Christian pilgrims commission. The wife of the vice...

Kano Declares Friday Public Holiday

1 month ago /

The Kano State Government has declared Friday, Sept. 22, as public holiday to mark the new Islamic year. Friday, Sept. 22, is the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar and it marks the beginning of the new Islamic year 1439 after Hijra. A statement by the state...

Catholic Bishop Conference Ends Plenary Session

1 month ago /

The catholic bishops conference of Nigeria has ended their second plenary session of the year in Jalingo, the Taraba state capital with a call on the federal government to employ democratic measures in dealing with the wave of agitations in some parts of the country.  In a communiqué issued at...

Nigeria Hajj Pilgrims Begin Return Journey

1 month ago /

The first flight of about four hundred and eighty-five returning Nigerian pilgrims has departed king Abdul-Aziz international airport, Jeddah, to Abuja Information from the command and control centre of the national hajj commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, shows that the first flight took off at about ten o'clock am Saudi time to...

Airlift Of Nigerian Pilgrims From Saudi Arabia To Commence September 7

1 month ago /

The national hajj commission of Nigeria (NACHON) says it will commence the airlift of pilgrims back to the country using the approved airlines from September seventh 2017. This followed a successful hajj operation where seventy thousand Nigerian Muslims joined other pilgrims from all over the world to perform the annual religious exercise. NACHON...

Hajj 2017: World Pilgrims Ready For Arafat Day

1 month ago /

Over two million pilgrims all over the world have been moved to Minna about thirty kilometers from the holy city of Maccah in preparation for Arafat day.  Prayers for Muslims and global peace dominated the intention of many in their preparation for mount Arafat which was the scene where  prophet Mohammed’s last...

Federal Government Declares Friday, 1st And Monday 4th September 2017 As Public Holidays To Mark Id El Kabir

1 month ago /

The federal government has declared Friday, September 1st and Monday September 4th, 2017 as public holidays to mark Id-El-Kabir Celebration. The minister of interior, LT gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulated Muslim faithful and all Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for...

Hajj 2017: Pilgrims Complain Of Harsh Weather

1 month ago /

The harsh weather condition in Saudi Arabia has become a source of worry to Nigerian pilgrims who now choose when to go out for their supplications few days before Arafat. Currently, the weather condition in Maddinah is between 40 and 42 degree Celsius but an official of the national hajj commission...

Hajj 2017: Commission Meets Deadline Of Airlifting Nigerian Pilgrims

1 month ago /

Barely twenty four hours before the closure of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia airports for the 2017 intending pilgrims , about fourty thousand Nigerians have been airlifted by the national hajj commission of Nigeria to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia without any major challenges. The last batch of...

2017 Hajj: South South Pilgrims Urged To Shun Vices While In Saudi Arabia

2 months ago /

Pilgrims from the south south region of Nigeria who are travelling to Saudi Arabia for the 2017 pilgrimage have been advised to shun vices as they go to perform the hajj exercise in Makkah and Madinna. Special adviser religious affairs in cross-river state Rev. Father Bob Etta said this during the...

Hajj Update: Over 6000 Nigerian Pilgrims Arrive In Saudi Arabia

2 months 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

3 months 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

4 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

4 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

5 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

6 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

6 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

7 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

8 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...


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