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Okowa urges Christians to give without restriction

Okowa urges Christians to give without restriction Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, on Sunday urged Christians to make their thanksgiving to God without restriction bearing in mind that all that they have and they are, was made possible by God. He made the call at the 2018 harvest thanksgiving service of St Peter’s Anglican Church, Boji-Boji...... more

Obiano Vs Anglicans: Dangers ahead for Anambra — Intersociety

Obiano Vs Anglicans: Dangers ahead for Anambra — Intersociety The war of words and other controversies trailing the recent public protest in front of the Anambra State Government House at Awka by priests of the Anglican Communion of the Diocese on the Niger under the leadership of their Diocesan Bishop, Rt. Rev Dr. Owen C. Nwokolo, “are clear signs of...... more

Prayers will make God intervene in the affairs of Nigeria — Okowa

Prayers will make God intervene in the affairs of Nigeria — Okowa Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged Christians to consistently pray for God to intervene in the affairs of Nigeria, saying there is nothing that is impossible before God. Governor Okowa made the call on Thursday at the 2018 edition of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Day celebration which...... more

Minister harps on religious tolerance as church marks centenary

Minister harps on religious tolerance as church marks centenary The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has stressed the need for peaceful co-existence between Christian and Muslim faithful in order to engender peace and unity in the country. The Minister made the remarks in Oro, Kwara State, on Thursday at the centenary celebration of the Saint Andrew’s Catholic...... more

Agbaje, Lagos PDP guber candidate, picks female running mate

Agbaje, Lagos PDP guber candidate, picks female running mate The governorship candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Mr Jimi Agbaje, on Thursday announced Mrs Haleemat Busari as his running mate for 2019 gubernatorial election. Felix Oboagwina, Director of Media and Publicity of Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation (JACO), said that the choice of Busari, a lawyer, followed comprehensive...... more

Lagos pastor in trouble over sex video

Lagos pastor in trouble over sex video The pastor of a new generation church in the Lekki area of Lagos State has landed himself in hot waters over a leaked sex video of him and his estranged lover. Apostle Chris Omatsola, the Presiding Pastor of Zionwealth of Life Assembly, has not only had his reputation rubbished but has...... more

A question from a Non-Shiite Nigerian, By Ibrahim Sheme

A question from a Non-Shiite Nigerian, By Ibrahim Sheme Anybody saying the Shiites could be made to become “hardened” through the ongoing strong-arm security response to their demonstration in Abuja does not appear to know them properly. Theologically they do not harbour “hardening elements” in the mould of, say, the Boko Haram as some analysts think. For one, they fully...... more

Bishop Oyedepo warns politicians over killings

Bishop Oyedepo warns politicians over killings Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith Church worldwide has warned Nigerians and politicians over the unending killings in some parts of Nigeria Oyedepo issued the warning in a satellite telecast of the church’s prayer session for the nation monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Sunday in Abuja. The...... more

Why Christians need to be courageous — Convention Speaker

Why Christians need to be courageous — Convention Speaker True Christians need courage to remain holy, delegates to the on-going “Be Courageous” Regional Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses across Nigeria have been told. Addressing the more than 2,000 delegates gathered for one of the Saturday sessions of the convention at the Assembly Ground of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Ota, Ogun State, one of...... more

103 baptised at Lekki Regional Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses

103 baptised at Lekki Regional Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses 103 individuals from different ethnic backgrounds and of different ages got baptized as Jehovah’s Witnesses during the 2018 Regional Convention series of Jehovah’s witnesses held at the Lekki Assembly Hall. These 103 new members made the public declaration of their faith after they answered a resounding Yes to two important questions....... more

Shock as Nigerian pastor faces live rape trial in South Africa

Shock as Nigerian pastor faces live rape trial in South Africa A televised rape trial in South Africa has prompted a furious public backlash after a witness - who says she was raped by her pastor from the age of 14 - was subjected to a lengthy and, at times, aggressively intimate cross-examination by the lawyer representing a 60-year-old Nigerian televangelist, Timothy...... more

SR2,000 hajj tax: Group seeks Buhari’s intervention

SR2,000 hajj tax: Group seeks Buhari’s intervention A civil society organisation, Independent Hajj Reporters (IHR), Sunday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appeal to Saudi Arabia to waive the SR2,000 tax imposed on visa for Umrah and Hajj pilgrims for Nigeria pilgrims. The waiver, if granted, can enable more Nigerian Muslims to perform Hajj/Umrah with ease. The new...... more

Okowa urges Christians to be steadfast, believe in a better Nigeria

Okowa urges Christians to be steadfast, believe in a better Nigeria Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged Christians not to waver in their faith and believe things can only be better for the country. The governor made the call on Sunday at a thanksgiving service by Senior Apostle Sylvanus Okorote for his emergence as the Chairman, Christian Association of...... more

Pope Francis to rebuild churches destroyed by Boko Haram

Pope Francis to rebuild churches destroyed by Boko Haram Catholic Churches across the country will on today contribute funds, part of which will be used to rebuild churches burnt by the Boko Haram sects in the northern part of Nigeria.National Director, Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS), Rev. Fr. George Ajana, disclosed this in Abuja while briefing newsmen on the forthcoming World...... more

Hajj: NAHCON pegs N1.5m for 2019 fare

 Hajj: NAHCON pegs N1.5m for 2019 fare Ahead of 2019 hajj exercise, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has approved N1.5m as tentative hajj fare for next year’s exercise.Besides, the commission has directed all state Pilgrims Welfare Board to commence online registration of intending pilgrims for 2019 hajj operations.The commission said an early registration would check the challenge...... more

Convention Symposium reveals how to make marriage work, enjoy happy family life

Convention Symposium reveals how to make marriage work, enjoy happy family life A Symposium organised by Jehovah’s Witnesses as part of their “Be Courageous!” Regional Convention currently holding in various locations across Nigeria has shed light on how couples can make their marriages work and enjoy happy family life despite the many challenges confronting modern marriages and families. At one of the convention...... more

Pope expels two Chilean abuser bishops from priesthood

Pope expels two Chilean abuser bishops from priesthood Pope Francis has expelled two retired Chilean bishops from the priesthood after the Vatican ruled they had abused children. The Holy See said the actions against Archbishop Emeritus of La Serena, Francisco José Cox, 84, a Schönstatt father, and Bishop Emeritus of Iquique, Marco Antonio Ordenes, 53, were a “consequence of...... more

Presidential asset recovery panel spreads dragnet abroad

Presidential asset recovery panel spreads dragnet abroad The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) has spread its dragnet abroad. The panel is targeting assets acquired overseas by both serving and past public officers with looted funds, according to a statement signed by its chairman, Mr Okoi Obono-Obla. The statement, which catalogued the achievements...... more

Sponsoring pilgrims with government’s funds is criminal — Emir Sanusi

Sponsoring pilgrims with government’s funds is criminal — Emir Sanusi Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has said that it is criminal to sponsor people to Hajj and other pilgrimages with government’s funds. He made the assertion at the two-day Northern Nigeria Traditional Leaders Conference on Out-Of-School Children, which ended yesterday in Kaduna. According to him, anyone who takes one kobo...... more

Pope Francis likens abortion to “hiring a contract killer”

Pope Francis likens abortion to “hiring a contract killer” Pope Francis on Wednesday compared having an abortion to hiring a "contract killer". "Interrupting a pregnancy is like eliminating someone," Francis said in an address to worshippers in the Vatican. "Getting rid of a human being is like resorting to a contract killer to solve a problem," he said. "Is it...... more

Priests, ex-seminarians gather in Awka

Priests, ex-seminarians gather in Awka Savio Bosco Alumni Association (SABAA) will kick off its first retreat and reunion at the Arch-bishop Obiefuna Retreat, Pastoral and Conference Centre, Okpuno, Awka South Local Government Council of Anambra State. The 3-day event commences today, Friday, with arrivals of the members from all the parts of the world. The second...... more

PDP primaries: Aspirants give 48-hour ultimatum, threaten mass defection in C’River

PDP primaries: Aspirants give 48-hour ultimatum, threaten mass defection in C’River Trouble is still brewing in Cross River chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as group of aspirants have protested against their final exclusion from contesting the National Assembly primaries in the state. The aspirants have, therefore, given the party leadership 48-hour ultimatum to redress the wrongs done them or they...... more

Crisis brews in Ebonyi over takeover of Islamic Center

Crisis brews in Ebonyi over takeover of Islamic Center The Muslim community of Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State is angry over the imposition of the leadership of the Islamic Center Afikpo by the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO) without consideration of Muslim scholars from the community. To that effect, the Muslim youths have vowed to resist any...... more

Nigeria concludes 2018 Hajj operations

Nigeria concludes 2018 Hajj operations The last flight for 2018 Hajj, which signifies end of this year’s exercise took off on Monday, with 111 officials from the media team, medical personnel and National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) staff. Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad disclosed this while addressing newsmen at the departure lounge of King Abdul Azeez...... more

Mourning in Delta as Catholic Church loses 2 priests in quick succession

Mourning in Delta as Catholic Church loses 2 priests in quick succession Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has led the mourning for two Catholic priests whose lives were cut short in quick succession. Okowa on Saturday commiserated with the Bishops and the entire parishioners of the Catholic Diocese of Warri over the sudden demise of Very Rev. Fr. Dr Louis Odudu, while...... more

Okowa to religious leaders: Lead exemplary lives

Okowa to religious leaders: Lead exemplary lives Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has called on religious leaders to lead exemplary lives as their actions reflect the word of God. The Governor made the call on Friday at the 2-Day State Summit on Advancement of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) in the state capital, Asaba. He...... more

Catholic Bishop in India arrested after being accused of raping nun

Catholic Bishop in India arrested after being accused of raping nun A Catholic bishop in India's southern state of Kerala was arrested Friday in the alleged rape of a nun, according to a police official. Bishop Franco Mulakkal has been accused of raping a nun multiple times between 2014 and 2016 in a case that has drawn widespread attention in India, where...... more

Israel inaugurates 1st Bible contest on peace, reconciliation in Nigeria

Israel inaugurates 1st Bible contest on peace, reconciliation in Nigeria The Embassy of Israel in Nigeria has inaugurated the 1st National Old Testament Bible Contest in Nigeria and Africa at large, to promote the knowledge on peace and reconciliation. Mr Nadav Goren, Charge D’Affaires, Embassy of Israel in Nigeria, made this known in a statement made available to News Agency of...... more

Okowa celebrates Ekpenisi’s emergence as Ika Diocese Anglican Bishop-Elect

Okowa celebrates Ekpenisi’s emergence as Ika Diocese Anglican Bishop-Elect Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has congratulated Ven. Godfrey Ifeanyi Ekpenisi on his election as the Bishop-Elect of Ika Diocese of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion. In a congratulatory message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, on Wednesday in Asaba, Governor Okowa said that Ika people, Deltans and Nigerians were...... more

Priest commits suicide in church after assault claim

Priest commits suicide in church after assault claim A 38-year-old French priest in a northern French town committed suicide in his church after being accused of molesting a young woman, local prosecutors and police sources told AFP on Wednesday. Jean-Baptiste Sebe killed himself Tuesday in the church north of Rouen amid allegations from a local mother that her grown-up...... more

 

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