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Buhari, Dogara salute Muslims on Eid-el-Fitr

Buhari, Dogara salute Muslims on Eid-el-Fitr As Nigerians celebrate Eid-el-Fitr to mark the end of the Ramadan, President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a message of greetings to the Muslims, urging them to live in peace and avoid reckless utterances. Also the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, saluted the Muslims who would troops to...... more

Saudi Arabia sights moon, declares Sunday Eid-el-Fitr Day

Saudi Arabia sights moon, declares Sunday Eid-el-Fitr Day  Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and other Arab countries announced on Saturday that Sunday will be the first day of Eid al-Fitr 1438. Oman, however, has not sighted the moon, and thus declared Monday June 26 as the first day of Eid al-Fitr. Bangladesh, Pakistan, India will be sighting the moon on Sunday....... more

Ramadan: Why we are hosting Muslims in 20 centres — Ambode

Ramadan: Why we are hosting Muslims in 20 centres — Ambode  Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Friday explained the rationale behind the decision of his administration to host Muslims in twenty centres across the State for the Eid-el-fitri celebration, saying that it was part of the strategy to bring about bonding among the people and enhance community participation in governance....... more

Eid el-Fitr: Look for new moon on Saturday, Sultan urges Muslims

Eid el-Fitr: Look for new moon on Saturday, Sultan urges Muslims The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has urged the Muslim Ummah in the country to look for the new Moon of Shawwal on Saturday, June 24. The Sultan made the call in a statement signed by the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto, Prof. Sambo Wali yesterday...... more

Umahi to churches: Help spread love, not hate

Umahi to churches: Help spread love, not hate Governor of Ebony State, Engr. David Umahi, has called on churches not to join the bandwagon of those spreading hate speeches across in the country. Umahi, at the 2017 Father’s Day celebration by the Christ Embassy in Abakaliki on Sunday, pointed out that hate speeches were capable of igniting war in...... more

Osinbajo to the church: Ostracise the thieves in your midst

Osinbajo to the church: Ostracise the thieves in your midst   Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has urged church leaders not to glorify the looters of the nation’s treasury but to ostracise them. Osinbajo, who expressed concern on how those who fraudulently amassed wealth have landed the country to where it is, called on the church to desist from holding such people...... more

Pastor in trouble for selling $1.5 million church building to himself for one dollar

Pastor in trouble for selling $1.5 million church building to himself for one dollar The longtime pastor of an inner-city Connecticut church in the United States of America was busted for allegedly selling the $1.5 million house of worship to himself — for $1. Bishop Franklin L. Fountain, head of the Fountain of Youth Cathedral in Bridgeport, was charged with first-degree larceny and second-degree forgery...... more

Nigeria apologises to Saudi Arabia over Ramadan dates

Nigeria apologises to Saudi Arabia over Ramadan dates Nigeria has apologised to Saudi Arabia after 200 tonnes of dates the kingdom sent as a Ramadan gift were found on sale in local markets. Dates are traditionally the first things Muslims eat when they break the Ramadan fast each evening. The dates were intended for people who had fled their...... more

CAN kicks as FG replaces Christian Religious Knowledge with Islamic Studies in secondary schools

CAN kicks as FG replaces Christian Religious Knowledge with Islamic Studies in secondary schools The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) last Wednesday stormed the Presidential Villa, Abuja, and vehemently protested the elimination of Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) in the new education curriculum being introduced in secondary schools. Leading a delegation to the acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, CAN President, Dr. Samson Ayokunle, said whereas CRK,...... more

Ebonyi seals church, school belonging to controversial cleric

Ebonyi seals church, school belonging to controversial cleric Ebonyi State Government has sealed Power House Interdenominational Ministry and Power House International Primary and Secondary School belonging to a controversial cleric, Ambassador Ephraim Ononye. The State Government said the closure was part of its clampdown on mushroom schools operating without approval. His church, according to government, was closed for failing...... more

Kaduna extends deadline for payment of 2017 Hajj fares

Kaduna extends deadline for payment of 2017 Hajj fares   The deadline for the payment of Hajj fares for intending pilgrims from Kaduna State has been extended by one week. The new dateline for payment of the Hajj fares is Friday. June 16. The Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board had earlier announced that intending pilgrims who had failed to...... more

God doesn’t answer prayers offered while watching television: Cleric

God doesn’t answer prayers offered while watching television: Cleric An Islamic cleric, Alhaji Aminulahi Seriki, on Sunday called on Nigerians, particularly Muslims to use the opportunity of Ramadan to pray for quick recovery of President Mohammadu Buhari. Seriki, the Assistant Imam, Ansarul-deen Mosque, Fadeyi, Lagos, made the call at an annual Ramadan Lecture, entitled “The Impact of Prayers”. The cleric,...... more

Church leaders should be propagators of truth: Obaze

Church leaders should be propagators of truth: Obaze Immediate-past Secretary to Anambra State Government and a frontline contender in the November 18, 2017 governorship election in the state, Mr. Oseloka Obaze, has called on church leaders to always speak truthfully to people in power. He made the statement at the third session of the third synod of the Anglican Diocese of...... more

Nigerian pastor accused of sexual assault and rape faces life imprisonment in South Africa

Nigerian pastor accused of sexual assault and rape faces life imprisonment in South Africa A Nigerian pastor charged with human trafficking, sexual assault and the rape of young girls and women was refused bail in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Friday. Controversial televangelist Timothy Omotoso, who faces a possible life in jail, has been in custody since April 20 and will remain behind bars...... more

Anambra Catholic Bishop accused of property grabbing, threat to life

Anambra Catholic Bishop accused of property grabbing, threat to life The children of late Chief A.O. Ezeoke of Obinabo village, Nkpologwu in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, has accused the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Paulinus Ezeokafor, of confiscation of their late father’s property, threatening their life, intimidating and oppressing them. Speaking at a press conference...... more

Pope Francis wades into Ahiara Mbaise Catholic Church crisis

Pope Francis wades into Ahiara Mbaise Catholic Church crisis Pope Francis has intervened in an ethnic crisis  involving the Nigerian town of Ahiara, Imo  State , whose bishop, Peter Ebere Okpaleke, appointed by Benedict XVI in 2012, is unwanted  by lay people and priests of the diocese. Though Okpaleke is an Igbo from Anambra State, the Catholic leaders in Ahiara...... more

Priest urges Christians to shun evil as family holds memorial for Sir Agbai Kalu

Priest urges Christians to shun evil as family holds memorial for Sir Agbai Kalu Parish Priest of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Amaekpu Ohafia, Rev. Fr. Clement Kalu, has charged Christians to lead a life of obedience to God and service to humanity and shun evil acts if they wish to make heaven. Rev. Fr Kalu gave the admonition during the one year memorial Mass for...... more

Cherubim and Seraphim, Celestial Church of Christ to hold joint Revival in London

Cherubim and Seraphim (C&S) Church and Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) are hosting a joint Revival tagged “Celebrate The Comforter” at The ICC Capital Hall, London ExCeL on Saturday 29 July 2017. The theme of the event is, “Unity in the Holy Spirit” and it holds between 2pm and 7pm (Doors...... more

Recycling of leadership cause of Nigeria’s woes: Pastor Odukoya

Recycling of leadership cause of Nigeria’s woes: Pastor Odukoya Senior Pastor of Fountain of Life Church, Ilupeju, Lagos, Taiwo Odukoya, has attributed part of the country’s problems to the recycling of leadership. The clergy made the remark at a Sunday sermon entitled ‘God of Increase 2’. Speaking from Ephesians chapter 4 verses 14, which reads: “That we should no longer...... more

Prophet converts woman, 6 daughters into sex slaves

Prophet converts woman, 6 daughters into sex slaves A monster who kept six young sisters as sex slaves at his home after he was ‘gifted’ them by their parents faces life in prison. Police found Lee Kaplan, 51, was found living with 12 women and girls who were all related in Pennsylvania last year. Six of them were the...... more

Lagos announces guidelines for 2017 Hajj pilgrims

Lagos announces guidelines for 2017 Hajj pilgrims The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has announced that two weeks have been set aside for the collection of Basic Travel Allowance (BTA) for the year 2017 intending Hajj pilgrims from May 29th to June 9. The Executive Secretary of the Board, Mr. Muftau Okoya, while fielding questions from newsmen...... more

TB Joshua converts controversial South African pastor who fed snakes to followers

TB Joshua converts controversial South African pastor who fed snakes to followers A South African preacher who sparked outrage by allegedly forcing his followers to eat live snakes says that he has been converted from the practice by listening to T.B. Joshua, one of Nigeria’s most popular pastors. Penuel Mnguni, who calls himself the general overseer of End Times Disciples Ministries in a...... more

Ramadan: Church shares food to Muslims in Kaduna

Ramadan: Church shares food to Muslims in Kaduna The Christ Evangelical Intercessory Fellowship Ministry, Sabon Tasha, Kaduna, has doled out over 500 food packages to Muslims, since the beginning of the Ramadan. Pastor Yohanna Buru, the Church General Overseer, told the News Agency of Nigeria [NAN] in Kaduna on Monday that the food packages and drinks were shared out...... more

Sack of Anglican Priest: Ambode, family lack fear of God — Save Lagos Group

Sack of Anglican Priest: Ambode, family lack fear of God — Save Lagos Group The Save Lagos Group (SLG) has strongly condemned the State Governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, for abruptly sacking Anglican Priest, Venerable Femi Taiwo, for allegedly disrespecting the wife of the governor, Bolanle. SLG said that the action of Ambode has revealed that he and his family lack decorum, humility and the fear...... more

3,000 northern pastors pull out of Assemblies of God Church, 162 others dismissed

3,000 northern pastors pull out of Assemblies of God Church, 162 others dismissed The crisis rocking Assemblies of God Church has taken another frightening dimension following dismissal of 162 Reverends and Pastors majority of whom are based in the northern part of the country while the church in the north has equally pulled out and formed Northern Assemblies of God General Council. Ex-General Superintendent...... more

Judge bans divorce during Ramadan

Judge bans divorce during Ramadan The head of Palestinian Islamic courts on Sunday told judges not to grant divorces over Ramadan, fearing the month-long fast could spark rash words that would be regretted later. Judge Mahmud Habash said he based his ruling on “the experience of previous years” when he found that the dawn-to-dusk fast and...... more

Prosecute Reigners’ Bible Church over building collapse, activists tell IGP

Prosecute Reigners’ Bible Church over building collapse, activists tell IGP The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) has urged the Inspector General of Police, to immediately prosecute the management of Reigners’ Bible Church, Uyo, Akwa Ibom, over the death of 26 worshippers following the collapse of the church building on December 10, 2016. In a petition signed by the national chairman...... more

Ramadan begins today

Ramadan begins today The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared Saturday, May 27, as 1st Ramadan, 1438 AH, the commencement of the annual month-long fasting by Muslims. Abubakar announced the sighting of the new moon in Sokoto, on Friday, in a broadcast. Abubakar said that the new moon was sighted in...... more

Sultan to Nigerian Muslims: Look for Ramadan moon today

Sultan to Nigerian Muslims: Look for Ramadan moon today The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, has urged Muslims across the country to look for the new moon of Ramadan today. The Director of Administration at the NSCIA, Ustaz Isa Christian Okonkwo, in a statement yesterday quoted...... more

Pastor adopts kissing as healing strategy

Pastor adopts kissing as healing strategy  A South Africa-based Ghanaian pastor, Nana Poku, is trending on social media after a short video emerged which caught him kissing a female member of his congregation during a so-called healing session. The video which was posted on Facebook by a South African Musa Mathebula on Wednesday had gotten over 23,000...... more

 

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