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Arewa pastors assure Christians Buhari will not Islamise Nigeria

Arewa pastors assure Christians Buhari will not Islamise Nigeria The National Chairman, Arewa Pastors Non-denominational Initiative for Peace, Bishop Abu Richard says President Muhammadu Buhari is not the cause of the killings in the country. Richard made this known while briefing newsmen on Pre-swearing-in Prayer Meeting on Saturday in Abuja. Richard called on Nigerians both Christians and Muslims to continue...... more

Jews warned against wearing kippah in Germany

Jews warned against wearing kippah in Germany Germany’s government commissioner on anti-Semitism has warned Jews about the potential dangers of wearing the traditional kippah cap in the face of rising anti-Jewish attacks. “I cannot advise Jews to wear the Kippah everywhere all the time in Germany,” Felix Klein said in an interview published Saturday by the Funke regional...... more

CAN Presidency: We didn’t endorse Ayokunle’s re-election — Northern Christians

CAN Presidency: We didn’t endorse Ayokunle’s re-election — Northern Christians Northern Nigerian Christians under the aegis of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) North West Zone, on Friday, vehemently denied endorsing the re-election bid of the President of CAN, Rev. Samson Supo Ayokunle. The denial was contained in a statement signed by Secretary of CAN (North West Zone), Sunday Oibe.  It...... more

Easter, Christmas should be continuous — Obi

Easter, Christmas should be continuous — Obi Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has described everyday as Easter and Christmas. He made this assertion during his visit to Visitation Hospital, Umuchu, Anambra State. Explaining after presenting 1 million Naira cheque to the hospital as infrastructural support, Mr. Obi said that the gesture was...... more

2019 Hajj: Niger to pay for pilgrims’ uniforms, suitcases

2019 Hajj: Niger to pay for pilgrims’ uniforms, suitcases The Niger State government will pay for the uniforms and suitcases of all intending pilgrims from the state to this year’s hajj in Saudi Arabia.  The state government’s gesture has therefore brought down the amount to be paid by the intending pilgrims from N1,534,305.10 to N1,513,650.  The Executive Secretary of the...... more

Hajj Reporters laud pilgrims boards for sustaining low fare despite increase in Saudi hajj costs

Hajj Reporters laud pilgrims boards for sustaining low fare despite increase in Saudi hajj costs   Independent Hajj Reporters, a civil society organisation that monitors and reports hajj activities, has commended States Muslim Pilgrims Welfare boards for their efforts in keeping the cost of hajj within N1.5 million despite the increase in some hajj services in Saudi Arabia. This commendation was contained in a statement jointly...... more

Hajj 2019: NAHCON signs agreement with 3 approved airlines

Hajj 2019: NAHCON signs agreement with 3 approved airlines   The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has signed an agreement with the three airlines which got the approval from the Presidency to transport the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. The Head, Public Affairs Division of NAHCON, Mrs Fatima Usara, made this known in a statement on Monday in...... more

Anglican Church sacks four homosexual priests

Anglican Church sacks four homosexual priests Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) Diocese of Isiala Ngwa in Abia State has dismissed four priests for allegedly engaging in homosexuality. This is contained in a dismissal notice signed by the Bishop in-charge of the Diocese, Rt. Rev. Temple Nwaogu. It was also sent to all the church branches under the...... more

CAN Presidency: TEKAN leader joins race, says he is God’s choice •Set to slug it out with Ayokunle

CAN Presidency: TEKAN leader joins race, says he is God’s choice •Set to slug it out with Ayokunle The race for the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria in the next four years thickened on Saturday with the President of TEKAN, Rev. Dr. Caleb Ahima, declaring his intention for the Presidency of CAN. He was said to have scaled the first hurdle and would partake in the fierce...... more

Real reason why Abuja pastor killed himself — Acquaintance

Real reason why Abuja pastor killed himself — Acquaintance More facts emerged yesterday about a minister, Pastor Michael Arowosaiye, who committed suicide in Abuja on Tuesday. Arowosaiye was said to have killed himself because his wedding was allegedly cancelled over infidelity. It was initially reported that Arowosaiye took his life because he had accommodation challenges. But the new twist to...... more

Buhari accepts invitation of Saudi King, to embark on pilgrimage

Buhari accepts invitation of Saudi King, to embark on pilgrimage President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the ruler of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to perform the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) in the Kingdom. This is according to a statement by the President’s special aide, Garba Shehu. To this effect, the President,...... more

Trump celebrates Ramadan with White House Iftar

Trump celebrates Ramadan with White House Iftar U.S. President Donald Trump called it his "great privilege" to welcome ambassadors and diplomats from Muslim-majority nations to the White House for an iftar dinner Monday marking the end of the day's fasting observed by Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan. He highlighted Ramadan as "a time of charity, of...... more

Bishop calls for more prayers, tasks clergy wives

Bishop calls for more prayers, tasks clergy wives  The Anglican Bishop of Etsako Province in Edo State, Right Rev Bishop Jacob O B Bada, on Sunday stressed the need for more prayers, specifically tasking women, especially wives of the clergy, to pray for their husbands.  He explained that if there are praying wives, there is a God that answers...... more

100-year-old imam who went to church

100-year-old imam who went to church  Ghana's chief imam is a man of few words, but the 100-year-old Muslim cleric certainly knows how to make waves - by attending a Catholic Church service as part of his birthday celebrations. Pictures of Sheikh Osman Sharubutu, sitting attentively in the pews of Accra's Christ the King Catholic Church for...... more

Pope announces rule to expose promiscuous Bishops

Pope announces rule to expose promiscuous Bishops Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis, on Thursday, announced that henceforth, bishops would be accountable for sexual abuses or cover ups in their jurisdictions. The pronouncement, which signalled a change in Catholic Church law makes reporting of sexual cases obligatory for clerics and allows anyone to complain directly to the Vatican if necessary....... more

Ramadan: Jigawa Govt. reduces working hours for staff

Ramadan: Jigawa Govt. reduces working hours for staff The Jigawa Government has approved the reduction of official working hours in the state by two hours during the 2019 Ramadan fast. Alhaji Isma’il Ibrahim, the Spokesman, Office of the state Head of Service, said in Dutse on Tuesday in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...... more

Ramadan: Saraki urges Muslims to pray for peace, security, economic prosperity

Ramadan: Saraki urges Muslims to pray for peace, security, economic prosperity The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has called on Muslim faithful to pray for a positive turn around in the fortunes of Nigeria as they join their counterparts across the world to observe this year's Ramadan fasting. Saraki, in a goodwill message signed by his Special Adviser (Media and...... more

Ramadan begins today – Sultan

Ramadan begins today – Sultan Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto has declared Monday as the first day of Ramadan fast in Nigeria. Abubakar announced the citing of the new crescent in Sokoto on Sunday in a radio and television broadcast. He said the new moon was sighted in various places across the country...... more

Sharia police to arrest adults eating in public during Ramadan in Kano

Sharia police to arrest adults eating in public during Ramadan in Kano The Commander-General of Kano Hisbah, Nabahani Usman, said Sharia police will arrest adults found eating in public during Ramadan. “We do this kind of operation yearly and we will continue it this year, “ Usman told BBC. “Even if a doctor says you should not fast, that does not mean you...... more

Ramadan: Sultan gives instructions to Nigerian Muslims

Ramadan: Sultan gives instructions to Nigerian Muslims The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Saturday, called on Muslims to look for the new moon of Ramadan 1440A.H. Abubakar made the call in a statement by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto.  Junaidu said “this is to inform the Muslim Ummah...... more

Activist tasks CAN, PFN, over proliferation of churches in Nigeria

A Human Right Activist, Chief Patrick Eholor, has challenged religious bodies to rise up and regulate the proliferation of Churches in the country.  The News Agency of Nigeria ((NAN), reports that the activist and founder of One Love Foundation stated this in a chat with newsmen in Benin on Sunday.  He...... more

CAN raises the alarm on fraudulent activities of Pentecostal pastors

CAN raises the alarm on fraudulent activities of Pentecostal pastors Apostle Dr. Emmanuel Agomoh, chairman, Abia State chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has raised the alarm on activities of some Pentecostal pastors who use their callings to deceive their congregations. Speaking in Umuahia, Agomoh disclosed that about 70% of churches in the state are into business enterprises. He said:...... more

Pope Francis donates $500,000 to help migrants

Pope Francis donates $500,000 to help migrants   Pope Francis donated $500,000 to aid migrants in Mexico, the Vatican announced Saturday. The money will be used for housing, food and necessities for the Central American migrants. The funds will be split among 27 projects in 16 Mexican dioceses and religious congregations, according to the release. "Men and women, often...... more

Gunman opens fire on worshippers at US synagogue

Gunman opens fire on worshippers at US synagogue A man opened fire at a synagogue in California, injuring multiple people, police said Saturday after they arrested him. “A man has been detained for questioning in connection with a shooting incident at the Chabad of Poway synagogue,” tweeted San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore. “@SDSOPoway Deputies were called to Chabad Way...... more

Significance of Chrism Mass, By Bernard Balogun

Significance of Chrism Mass, By Bernard Balogun The Feast of Passion Sunday, also known as Palm Sunday precedes the Holy Week. During the house Holy Week, there are significant celebrations in the Universal (Catholic) Church, beginning with the Chrism Mass, which in some dioceses in Nigeria is celebrated on Wednesday and in others, as it may be instituted...... more

Our pastors and their private jets

Our pastors and their private jets  The Bible says, in all our getting, we should get understanding. I don’t know if our pastors can help their poor congregations understand this growing appetite for private jets. It’s possible that some pastors actually need jets. And that their work for God would suffer if they travelled like the rest...... more

Anglican Church commissions N1.3bn headquarters in Abuja

Anglican Church commissions N1.3bn headquarters in Abuja The Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, Wednesday in Abuja, formally commissioned and dedicated its over N1.38bn worth National Secretariat and office complex.  The complex, situated in Gudu District of Abuja, was named “St Matthias House, Church of Nigeria National Secretariat”.  The Primate of the Church and Archbishop, Metropolitan, Most Rev. Nicholas...... more

Why I spent my Easter in hospitals — Obi

Why I spent my Easter in hospitals — Obi Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has explained why he chose to spend his Easter holiday in hospitals across Anambra State. Obi was spoke on Monday at Umueje when he visited the Diocesan Hospital in the town in the company of the...... more

Christians afraid to attend church after blasts in Sri Lanka

Christians afraid to attend church after blasts in Sri Lanka Members of Sri Lanka’s Christian minority have been left afraid to go to church after deadly attacks that hit Easter services, killing nearly 300 and stoking fears of communal violence.  “Some people might be afraid to go to church now. At this moment I have no idea what to say,” Father...... more

Pope condemns Easter bomb attacks

Pope condemns Easter bomb attacks Pope Francis on Sunday condemned attacks that killed at least 156 people in three churches and four hotels in Sri Lanka as “such cruel violence” and said he was close to the Christian community, hit while celebrating Easter. The blasts, which hospital and police officials said wounded more than 400 people,...... more

 

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