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Inquest: T.B. Joshua Yet To Be Served Summons, Says Counsel

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Prophet Temitope Joshua, the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, on Wednesday said he was yet to be "personally served" the witness summons issued by the Lagos State Coroner, Mr Oyetade Komolafe. Joshua made this known through his counsel, Mr Olalekan Ojo, at the ongoing Coroner's Inquest into the...

 

Hajj 2014: NAHCON Completes Airlift Of Nigerian Pilgrims

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The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) said on Tuesday that it has completed the airlift of this year’s Nigerian pilgrims back to the country. The commission said this in a statement signed by its Head, Media, Malam Uba Mana, and e-mailed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. The...

Hajj: NAHCON Returns 76,000 Pilgrims Back Home

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The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) said on Tuesday that it has completed the transportation of all the 76,000 Nigerian pilgrims back to the country from Saudi Arabia.  A statement issued by Malam Uba Mana, the spokesman of the commission, said the last batch of 412  pilgrims from Kwara State...

Synagogue: Coroner Summons TB Joshua To Testify November 5

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The inquest set up by the Lagos State government to probe the recent collapse of a building belonging to the Synagogue Church Of All Nations, yesterday insisted that the senior pastor of the Church, Prophet Temitope Joshua must appear before it. The inquest headed by Chief Magistrate Oyetade Komolafe insisted that...

Italy: Singing Nun Chooses 'Like A Virgin' For Debut

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A singing nun who won the Italian version of the The Voice has released a cover of Madonna's Like a Virgin for her debut single. Sister Cristina Scuccia, who won the singing contest in June, says she chose the song herself "without any intention to provoke or shock", but says she...

I Have Forgiven My Persecutors –Fayose

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The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, on Sunday said he had forgiven those who were behind his removal from office in 2006 and those who persecuted him while out of office. The governor said he had appeared 59 times in court and spent 45 days in Ikoyi prison over phantom...

Catholic Synod: Gay Rights Groups Say Vote ‘Disappointing’

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Pope Francis appeared on Saturday night to have lost out to powerful conservatives in the Roman Catholic church after bishops scrapped language that had been hailed as a historic warming of attitudes towards gay people. In the final report of an extraordinary synod on the family which has exposed deep divides...

Christians Protest In Ilorin Over School Ownership

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Thousands of Christians, members of various church denominations stormed the streets of Ilorin early hours of Wednesday morning to protest the taking over of their schools by Kwara state government demanding that they want their schools back. The protesters were demanding for the return of the schools even as all schools...

Synagogue: TB Joshua’s Supporters Besiege Court Say Prophet Innocent As Coroner Set To Visit Site

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Many supporters of the founder and General Overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet T. B. Joshua, besieged the Lagos High Court, on Monday, as the coroner making inquest into the collapsed  structure on the church premises began sitting. The sympathisers, carrying placards with various inscriptions, said the...

Catholic Bishops Say Gays Have Gifts To Offer Church

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Catholic bishops are showing unprecedented openness to accepting the real lives of many Catholics today, saying gays have gifts to offer the church and should be accepted and that there are "positive" aspects to a couple living together without being married. A two-week meeting of bishops on family issues arrived at...

Redeem Pastor Escapes From Boko Haram After 10 Months In Captivity

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A pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God  who was kidnapped 10 months ago escaped from Boko Haram militants in Borno on Tuesday. Pastor Rotimi Obajimi, who served as a pastor in the rural area of Borno/Yobe province, was on his to Maiduguri on January 6th this year when Boko...

Hajj Pilgrimage To Mecca Epidemic-Free, Says Saudi Arabia

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The annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, which drew 2 million Muslims from around the world, has been epidemic-free, Saudi Arabia’s acting health minister has said. Oil-rich Saudi Arabia, home to Islam’s holiest sites, engaged thousands of health workers to make sure pilgrims were protected from two deadly viruses, Ebola and Middle...

Pastor Chris Removed As Trustee Of Christ Embassy In U.K.

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The face-off between the Founder of Believers Love World (aka Christ Embassy) Chris Oyakhilome, and his wife, Anita, has taken a new dimension with Mr. Oyakhilome now removed as a trustee of a United Kingdom’s branch of the church. With Mr. Oyakhilome’s removal, his wife, Anita, now presides over a seven-man...

Hajj: Muslims Stone ‘Devil’ At Hajj As Eid Feast Begins

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Two million Muslims ritually stoned the devil Saturday in the last major ritual of this year’s hajj in Saudi Arabia, while fellow believers around the world celebrated Eid al-Adha, the feast of sacrifice. The stoning took place in Mina, about five kilometres (three miles) east of the Grand Mosque in the...

Three Borno Pilgrims Die In Hajj

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Three of the 2,645 pilgrims from Borno State on pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia have died, official of the state com­mittee on hajj operation, has said. The state secretary of the Hajj Committee, Alhaji Adamu Timta, said one of the pilgrims died before being airlifted at the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano,...

Islamic Leaders Prevent Sale Of MKO Abiola’s Property

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The Governing Council of Zulikha Abiola Centre for Arabic and Islamic Studies, Abeokuta is set to prevent the sale of a property belonging to Chief MKO Abiola. The property, located on a parcel of land at Abiola Way area of the state capital, has been in use as an Islamic school...

Israel: What Wine Did King David Drink?

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A scientist in Israel is on a mission to find out what kind of wine was drunk in Biblical times. The project - which is part-funded by the government - also aims to re-launch its production. Several barrels of wine are already standing next to Elyashiv Drori's laboratory at Ariel University...

Historical Researcher Michael Paulkovich Claimed 'Jesus Never Existed'

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Historical researcher Michael Paulkovich has claimed that Jesus of Nazareth was a ‘mythical character’ and never existed. The controversial discovery was apparently made after he found no verifiable mention of Christ from 126 writers during the ‘time of Jesus’ from the first to third centuries. He says he is a fictional character...

$9.3m Scam: We Didn't Indict Oritsejafor-Catholic Church

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The Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) yesterday distanced itself and the President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama from reports that the Catholic Church had indicted President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor over the $9.3 million linked to the aborted...

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,...