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Court orders church to pay lawyer N9.45m for injury suffered during crusade

Court orders church to pay lawyer N9.45m for injury suffered during crusade A Lagos State High Court has ordered the writer/publisher of Our Daily Manna, Rev Chris Kwakpovwe and the Registered Trustees of the Chapel of Liberty to pay a lawyer, Tamara Egbedi, the sum of N9, 454,000, for negligence. Egbedi had gone to court to complain about the broken teeth injuries she...... more

Entries open for 2018 Nigeria Christian Book of the Year Award

Entries open for 2018 Nigeria Christian Book of the Year Award The Nigeria Christian Book of the Year Award (NCBOY)  is calling for entries for the 2018 Book of the Year Award. According to the organisers, submission of entries must adhere to the following pattern. “Entries must be published after 1st of Jan 2016 and submitted as from April 23, 2017, there is...... more

Nigerian Muslims protest against Israeli occupation of Palestinian land, relocation of US Embassy to Jerusalem

Nigerian Muslims protest against Israeli occupation of Palestinian land, relocation of US Embassy to Jerusalem Muslims in Oyo State on Friday organised a peaceful protest against the continued occupation of Palestinian land by Israel as well as the transfer of the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. It would be recalled that the United States had on May 14 formally opened her embassy in...... more

Pope appoints auxiliary Bishop for Enugu Catholic diocese

Pope appoints auxiliary Bishop for Enugu Catholic diocese The Holy Father, Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr Ernest Obodo as auxiliary bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Nigeria. The appointment was made in a release by Vatican Press Office on Friday. Obodo before the appointment was rector of the Saint Bernard Senior Seminary Hostel and lecturer at the...... more

What is wrong with Anambra Catholic Bishops?

What is wrong with Anambra Catholic Bishops? Yesterday’s anti-Christian killings’ sacred processions across the country by members of the Laity and the Clergy of the Catholic Church in Nigeria is a strong message to the Buhari Government and its grossly lopsided security forces that wanton killings in the name of Islam in Nigeria leading to killing of over...... more

Intending RCCG couples to undergo mandatory genital tests

Intending RCCG couples to undergo mandatory genital tests Intending couples of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) have been directed to submit themselves for mandatory genital tests. In a memo, which has since gone viral, the Assistant General Overseer of the RCCG (Admin & Personnel), Pastor J.F. Odesola, said the church had observed the recurrence of marital crises...... more

Cornucopia: Jubilation as Odogwu converts to Islam, By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu

Cornucopia: Jubilation as Odogwu converts to Islam, By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu For converting me, Odogwu Christian Chukwuemeka Nwannedimma Odogwu, a full-blooded Christian, to Islam was so easy, effortless; and already there was jubilation in almost all Muslim cities across the nation. Rubbish! Why convert me to a religion that I personally ran away from the North, particularly Jigawa State, because of its...... more

Pope Francis unveils 14 new cardinals, no Nigerian on the list

Pope Francis unveils 14 new cardinals, no Nigerian on the list   Pope Francis has named 14 Roman Catholic prelates to the high rank of cardinal, the elite group of churchmen who are his closest advisers and can enter a conclave to choose his successor if they are under 80. There was no Nigerian priest on the list, although three Nigerians are...... more

34 bishops resign over sexual abuse

34 bishops resign over sexual abuse All 34 Chilean bishops who attended a crisis meeting this week with Pope Francis about the cover-up of sexual abuse in their country have offered to resign. In an extraordinary joint statement, the bishops also apologised to Chile, the victims of abuse and the pope for the scandal. Members of the...... more

APC appoints Ekwunife, Danbazzau, 72 others as congress chairmen

APC appoints Ekwunife, Danbazzau, 72 others as congress chairmen The All Progressives Congress (APC) has inaugurated five-member committees to conduct state congresses in different states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Saturday. Three-member committees were also inaugurated to entertain appeals that may arise from the State Congresses. Some state congress chairmen are H.E. Pius Odubu (Adamawa); Gen. Danjuma Danbazzau...... more

Ramadan: Pray for peace and security of the nation, Ekweremadu urges Muslims

Ramadan: Pray for peace and security of the nation, Ekweremadu urges Muslims As Ramadan begins, the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has called on Nigerian Muslims to pray for the peace and security. In his goodwill message to the Muslim Ummah, Ekweremadu expressed concern over the frequent killings across the country and called for prayers for divine help for Nigeria. According...... more

IBB advises Muslims on proper conduct during Ramadan

IBB advises Muslims on proper conduct during Ramadan   Former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, on Thursday enjoined Muslims to conduct themselves well during the holy month, to maximise the spiritual and physical benefits inherent in the fasting period. Babangida made the appeal in a statement on Thursday in Minna. “I join all to congratulate Muslims in Nigeria and across the world for seeing...... more

Ramadan: Let’s return to Allah, Amosun tells Muslims

Ramadan: Let’s return to Allah, Amosun tells Muslims Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has enjoined Muslim faithful to use the period of the holy month as an opportunity to engage in sober reflection and absolute return to Allah. Felicitating with Muslims on the start of the Ramadan fast, the governor said they should not see the month as...... more

Ramadan: Pray for peace, stability in Nigeria, Dogara urges Muslims

Ramadan: Pray for peace, stability in Nigeria, Dogara urges Muslims   As the Muslim Ummah all over the world begins the Ramadan fast, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara has urged the faithful in Nigeria to use the period to pray for peace, unity, security, socio-economic development and political stability of the country. In a statement to...... more

Sultan announces Thursday beginning of Ramadan fasting

Sultan announces Thursday beginning of Ramadan fasting   Sultan of Sokoto Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared Thursday as the first day for the beginning of the Ramadan fasting in Nigeria. Abubakar announced the citing of the new crescent in Sokoto on Wednesday in a broadcast. He said the new moon was sighted in various places across the country that included Sokoto, Niger,...... more

Fund church activities through investments — Okowa

   Fund church activities through investments — Okowa   Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged Churches to have investments that will reduce financial burdens on their members and boost evangelism. The Governor made the call on Sunday during the 3rd Session of the 14th Synod of Asaba Diocese of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion held...... more

Senator, NAHCON chide Nigerian media coverage of Hajj exercise

Senator, NAHCON chide Nigerian media coverage of Hajj exercise   Bala Ibn Na’Allah, Deputy Senate Leader of the Nigerian Senate, has chided Nigerian media on the need to exhibit patriotism in their coverage of Hajj exercise. He made the call at the public presentation of Independent Hajj Reporters (IHR) news website and awards ceremony in Abuja. The senator, who served...... more

Launch of Hajj Reporters news website, awards night postponed to May

 Launch of Hajj Reporters news website, awards night postponed to May   The launch of a news website and presentation of awards by Independent Hajj Reporters, (IHR), earlier slated for April 28, 2018, has now been moved to May 10, 2018, due to unforeseen reasons. A statement by the National Coordinator of IHR, Mohammed Ibrahim and Secretary of the organising committee, Muhammad...... more

Priest, 14 worshippers killed as gunmen attack church

Priest, 14 worshippers killed as gunmen attack church At least 15 people, including a priest, have been killed in an attack at a church in the Central African Republic (CAR). Gunmen armed with grenades targeted the Notre-Dame de Fatima church in the capital Bangui during mass on Tuesday. The incident took place near the predominantly Muslim PK5 neighbourhood, where 28...... more

Anambra to make Tansi’s tomb an international tourist centre

   Anambra to make Tansi’s tomb an international tourist centre   Mrs Sally Mbanefo, Commissioner for Indigenous Art Works, Diaspora Affairs, Culture and Tourism in Anambra, has said her mission is to make tourism sector a major contributor to the state’s economy. Mbanefo disclosed this when she visited Blessed Iwene Tansi tomb and Obu Gad, the historical origin of the Igbo...... more

Christians rebuild ‘Satan’s’ temple

Christians rebuild ‘Satan’s’ temple     Candomblé, a religion brought to Brazil by enslaved Africans, has been under attack in Brazil with at least eight temples targeted in Rio last year.  Conceição d’Lissá, a Candomblé priestess, has suffered these attacks and her temple was among those which were destroyed. Much of the hostility against Candomblé...... more

Christians set for nationwide protests — CAN

Christians set for nationwide protests — CAN Christians on Saturday stepped up preparations for their nationwide protests, today over the mindless killings by people suspected to be herdsmen, as police beefed up security to stave off possible breakdown of law and order. The umbrella organisation for the Nigerian Christian community, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), declared that...... more

Police frees 100 hostages held in mosque

Police frees 100 hostages held in mosque Police in Uganda have rescued more than 100 hostages, including more than 90 children, from a mosque in the capital Kampala, said local police spokesman Emilio Kayima on Saturday. “Last night we rescued 94 children and 18 women who had been held captive in the Usafi mosque,” said Kayim. “We have...... more

Family calls for justice over the death of sister 3 years after

Family calls for justice over the death of sister 3 years after The family of late Pa James Akpaka of Nimo in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State has called for justice to be done following the death of their sister who died under mysterious circumstances three years ago. Addressing journalists in Awka on Thursday, a representative of the family, Mr. Mike...... more

Osinbajo preaches religious tolerance at Deeper Life Church Opening

Osinbajo preaches religious tolerance at Deeper Life Church Opening   The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has called on Nigerians across religious divides to rise in unison against growing cases of religious intolerance in Nigeria, promising that the Federal Government of Nigeria is doing everything it its powers to protect the rights of all citizens for freedom of worship.  Prof...... more

APC National Chairmanship Battle: South South Chairmen reject Oshiomhole, insist on Odigie-Oyegun

APC National Chairmanship Battle: South South Chairmen reject Oshiomhole, insist on Odigie-Oyegun Ahead of the May 14 National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), four out of the six state chairmen of the party from the South South geo-political zone have distanced themselves with the purported endorsement of the former Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. They are the Rivers State APC...... more

Lagos saves n4.5bn from non-sponsorship of religious pilgrimage

Lagos saves n4.5bn from non-sponsorship of religious pilgrimage     The Lagos State Government saved a total of N4.5billion in the last three years as a result of the decision of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to stop the sponsorship of people for religious pilgrimages to Israel and Saudi Arabia, Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr Abdulhakeem Abdullateef has said.   Speaking on...... more

Sultan declares April 18 as first day of Sha’aban 1439AH

 Sultan declares April 18 as first day of Sha’aban 1439AH   The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Tuesday declared Wednesday, April 18 as the first day of Sha’aban 1439AH. Abubakar made the call in Sokoto, in a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sultanate Council. “The Sultanate Council Advisory Committee...... more

Islamic Movement condemns police attack on Free Zakzaky campaigners

Islamic Movement condemns police attack on Free Zakzaky campaigners   Islamic Movement in Nigeria has denounced in strong terms a recent incursion on the group’s sit out campaign in Abuja, by the arm wielding policemen dispersing the gathering with teargas in the process.  A statement by the Media Forum of the Movement signed by the President, Ibrahim Musa said a...... more

Primate Okoh appoints substantive General Manager for Anglican Cable Network TV

Primate Okoh appoints substantive General Manager for Anglican Cable Network TV   The Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Most Rev’d Dr.  Nicholas Okoh, has confirmed Engineer Korede Akintunde as the First Substantive General Manager of the Anglican Cable Network Television (ACNN) owned by the Church of Nigeria. Engineer Akintunde has been in the acting position since 2016. A press statement signed...... more

 

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