Religion

Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi wife’s death: Buhari condoles him over death

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sent a message of condolence to the leader of the Tijjaniyya Movement, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi over the death of his wife, Aishatu Usman Bauchi. In his reaction after receiving the news of the death, President Buhari said, “it is with a heavy heart and grief that I received the …

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Presidency warns Religious leaders about politicising religion

The Presidency yesterday told some religious leaders that the politicisation of religion, as forbidden by the constitution, has no place in Nigeria. A presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, while reacting to recent statements by some religious leaders, said the current government would never tolerate religious intolerance. Shehu, who restated government’s support for the freedom to practice …

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Police invade church in Enugu and chase out all the worshippers

Operatives of the Enugu State Police Command have reportedly invaded the Assemblies of God Church at No 27 Mount Street Agbani Road, Enugu, with an Armoured Personnel Carrier and allegedly manhandled worshipers. The invasion of the church, which was said to have occurred on Sunday, The invasion was led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police …

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CAN chairman reportedly abducted by Boko Haram

Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly abducted The Rev Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika in Adamawa State following an attack on Thursday. The district head of Michika, Ngida Kwache, made the disclosure while receiving the state deputy governor, Crowther Seth who visited the area on Saturday. “The pastor was …

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Nigerian and Iranian government on fresh talk of El-zakzaky

Nigerian and Iranian governments are holding fresh talks on the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Seyed Abbas Mousavi, on Sunday, told the FNA that negotiations are on with Nigerian officials on how to improve the conditions of El-Zakzaky who has been in jail for the past four …

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Two catholic priest have been reportedly abducted by gunmen in ondo state

Gunmen have reportedly abducted two Catholic priests, Rev Fr Joseph Nweke and Rev Fr Felix Efobi from Awka Catholic Diocese. The two clergymen were said to have been kidnapped on Friday along the Benin-Owo Expressway at the Elegbeka area of Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State while they were on their way to Akure …

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Veridical: twisted story of Islamic schools in Nigeria covers the bitter truth of our society

Recent reports about the mistreatment of children in Nigeria included news reports of “torture houses” at Islamic schools in a number of states. The catchy news headlines came close to invoking mass hysteria by linking events at the schools to kidnapping, child begging, Boko Haram and Nigeria’s reported 10 million “out of school” children. In …

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Delta Gov. Okowa tells Nigerian preachers to emulate Bonnke

Delta Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has urged Nigerian ministers of the Gospel to emulate the life and ministry of renowned German Evangelists, who toured nooks and crannies of Nigeria and Africa, preaching the Salvation of Christ with huge sacrifice. Okowa made the remarks at the backdrop of the transition on to glory of the renowned Evangelist, …

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