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President Jonathan Celebrates Bishop Oyedepo At 60

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President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has extolled Bishop David Oyedepo’s massive accomplishments as a devoted servant of God and his immense contributions to the education of Nigerian children.In a letter written to congratulate the Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide on his 60th birthday anniversary, tomorrow, Saturday, September 27, 2014,...

Vatican Puts Top Priest Under House Arrest Over Sex Abuse Charges

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The Vatican put its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic under house arrest Tuesday after opening a criminal trial against him, the first time a high-ranking Vatican official has ever faced criminal charges for sexually abusing youngsters. Josef Wesolowski had already been defrocked in June after the Vatican's canon law court...

South Africa's First Gay-Friendly Mosque Closed Indefinitely

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South Africa's first gay-friendly mosque, which also allows women to lead prayers, has been closed indefinitely, a local official has told the BBC. A City of Cape Town councillor says the newly established Open Mosque had violated municipal by-laws by not having any parking spaces. The mosque officially opened its doors on...

New "Open-minded" Mosque In South Africa Welcomes Gay People, Allows Women To Lead Prayers

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A Muslim academic has opened a gay-friendly mosque in South Africa, despite receiving death threats and fierce criticism from parts of the local Muslim community. Women will be allowed to lead prayers at Taj Hargey's "Open Mosque" in Cape Town. "We are opening the mosque for open-minded people, not closed-minded people," Mr...

Pope Approves Sri Lanka's First Saint

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Pope Francis has approved Sri Lanka's first saint, an Indian missionary credited with reviving the Catholic Church on the  island during persecution by Dutch colonial rulers, according to church officials. Francis is scheduled to canonise Joseph Vaz next year during his visit to the Buddhist-majority island, the Catholic Church in Colombo...

40 Tell Pope Francis ‘I Do’ In Vatican Mass Wedding

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Forty “I do’s” — or “Si” in Italian — were pronounced in St. Peter’s Basilica Sunday as Pope Francis married 20 couples, with one bride already a mother.

Gambia Passes Bill Imposing Life Sentences For Some Homosexual Acts

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Gambia has passed a bill imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, potentially worsening the climate for sexual minorities in a country with one of Africa's most vocal anti-gay leaders.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Denies Adultery Accusations, Threatens To Sue Journalists

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Though not denying the growing divorce scandal surrounding him, the head pastor of Christ Embassy Church, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has threatened legal recourse against journalists publishing stories about him and his wife, Anita's divorce.

I’m Done With Pastor Chris; No Going Back On Divorcing Him – Wife

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Church members and other well-wishers hoping the matrimonial squabble between popular televangelist, Chris Oyakhilome and his wife, Anita, would be resolved in no time should forget it as Mrs. Oyakhilome has ruled out the possibility of ever reconciling with her estranged husband.

Saudi Arabia May Move The Tomb Of Prophet Muhammad

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Controversial plans have emerged to move the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad, Islam's second-holiest site.

Pastor Adeboye Thanks Fans For Reaching 2 Million Facebook Followers

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Pastor EA Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God has thanked his followers on facebook for hitting over two million likes on the social media platform.

Nigeria’s Oldest Pastor, Samuel Sadela, Dies At 114

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The Nigeria’s oldest preacher and longest serving Pastor/founder of Christ Gospel Apostolic Church, CGAC, Samuel Sadela, has passed on.

Pope Francis Arrives In South Korea For His First Asia Visit

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Pope Francis arrived in Seoul Thursday, marking the first papal visit to the country in 25 years, by expressing hope for reconciliation on the divided Korean Peninsula and offering consolation to the families who lost hundreds of children to a ferry disaster in April.

President Jonathan's Eid-El-Fitri Message to the Nation.

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Dear compatriots, I felicitate with all Nigerians, especially our Muslim brothers and sisters on the auspicious occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Fitri celebrations. I congratulate all of our countrymen and women who have successfully undertaken the purifying Ramadan fast.

Fathers' Day: Fathers Urged To View Fatherhood As A Privilege

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Nigerian fathers have been told to view parenthood as a privilege and use the opportunity to bring their children in the right way.  

Fathers' Day: Governor Dickson Calls On Fathers To Own Up To Responsibility

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A stable society is one in which fathers can teach their children the core values of life for functional growth and development of the nation. Bayelsa state governor Seriake Dickson expressed this view on Sunday after a special fathers’ day service at the King of Glory Chapel, Government House, Yenagoa.  

Nigerian Navy Calls On Nigerian Leaders To Be Obedient To God's Word

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The Nigerian Navy has called on Nigerian leaders to focus attention more on God’s word as the only way to unite Nigeria.    

NCPC Calls For The Unconditional Release Of Abducted Schoolgirls

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The Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission has lent its voice to the condemnation of the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls in Chibok Borno state about a month ago.                   

 

Household of God Church celebrates Easter in a grandstyle

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Pastor of the Household of God Church, Reverend Chris Okotie has advised Nigerians to key into the resurrection power of Jesus Christ in order to overcome the numerous challenges facing the nation.

 

Federal government declare Friday 18th and Monday 21st April as public holidays

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The federal government has declared Friday 18 and Monday 21, 2014 as public holidays to mark the Good Friday and Easter celebrations.


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