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Primate Nicholas Okoh to Buhari: Carpet crossers lack credibility, ignore them

*announces Efobi as new Dean   From Chuks Collins, Awka   The Archbishop Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria, Most Rev Nicholas Okoh has urged the President-elect, Gen Muhammadu Buhari and his in-coming administration to ignore and avoid all those

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Burnt Baptist Church: Police Arrest 15 youths, Kano Emirate Summons District Head

The Kano State Police Command have arrested 15 persons in connection with the recent burning of Baptist Church at Gidan Maso village in Rogo Local Government Area of the state. It is hereby recalled that during the incident which happened

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Speculations mount over whereabouts of Abubakar Shekau, the Boko Haram leader

With peace and quiet from the usually vociferous Abubakar Shekau, supreme head of the Boko Haram in recent times, there are speculations within the security circles that the group may have been so disarrayed that it no longer has the

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TB Joshua calls for African unity, speaks on xenophobia

Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua addressed the contentious issue of xenophobia in his church service on Sunday 19th April 2015, a subject gaining worldwide attention after the recent spate of violent attacks against foreign nationals in South Africa. In a short

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From Adeboye to Sikh Temple: How David Cameron went from God to gods

I was pleasantly encouraged upon hearing the news this morning that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, received prayers from our very own Nigerian Pastor Enoch Adeboye during the Festival Of Life Conference in London last night!

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Kaduna Markaz Attack: Civil Rights Congress Condoles Islamic Movement, Pledges To Ensure Justice

By Stephen Lawan Chairman of the Civil Rights Congress (CRC), Comrade Shehu Sani has condoled the Islamic Movement over the May 2, 2015 attack on members by the Nigerian military. Nigerian soldiers led by Captain Sene on that fate Monday

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Arsonists set Baptist Church ablaze, Pastor’s daughter killed

…Northern Christians seek government’s intervention   Barely one week after an attack on a branch of Living Faith Church popularly called Winners Chapel in Giwa, Headquarters of Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State by two unidentified arsonists, the Baptist

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CAN President Salutes Nigerians @ Easter

Happy Easter Nigerians. Easter stands for the suffering, power over death and grace through the blood of Jesus shared on the cross of Calvary. Dear brothers and sisters, Christ died and rose once for all, and for everyone, but the

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Easter: ACF urges Christians to show tolerance, forgiveness and self-sacrifice

Nigerians Christians have been encouraged to adhere to the virtues of tolerance, forgiveness and self-sacrifice as they marked Good Friday as prelude to Easter.   This charge is contained in a statement issued by the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, on

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Election: CAN, Christian Elders forum commend Jonathan, congratulate Buhari

…say Jonathan is a true Christian democrat   The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) on Wednesday congratulated the President-Elect and presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) on his election.

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IHR condemns murderous army attack on Islamic Movement

By Stephen Lawan Umar Haruna was killed and four of his colleagues injured when soldiers opened fire on them after asking them for directions in Zango, a town located in the Tudun Wada area of the northern state of Kaduna.

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“Promulgate a new Constitution based on the National Conference” – National Christian Elders Forum

… “urge Nigerians to vote wisely”   TEXT OF COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF TWO-DAYS RETREAT OF NATIONAL CHRISTIAN ELDERS FORUM HELD AT ABUJA ON 5TH & 6TH FEBRUARY, 2015 COMMUNIQUE PREAMBLE The National Christian Elders Forum, after two

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$50,000 donation: US-based Nigerian Christians blast Musa Dikwa

Nigerian Christians in the United States under the aegis of Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans, challenged self-acclaimed Pastor and controversial Executive Director of the Voice of Northern Christian Movement, one Mr. Musa Dikwa, to substantiate his allegation that the $50,000 it

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No leader in the history of Nigeria has pushed the cause of womanhood like Jonathan’- Women in Clergy

The reelection bid of President Goodluck Jonathan received a major boost Wednesday, as a group of female clergy, Women in Clergy, threw their weight behind his aspiration by endorsing him for a second term in his office. The decision of the

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N7 billion: CAN denies allegation, seeks probe of faceless group

…says it’s height of mischief and desperation Our attention has been drawn to a report credited to one Musa Dikwa alleging that the leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) was given N7 Billion by President Goodluck Jonathan to campaign

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Presidential election: Christians didn’t endorse Buhari – Christian Elders

… Buhari may have fallen into wrong hands – Northern CAN   The National Christian Elders Forum on Sunday dissociated itself from the purported endorsement of the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress in the forthcoming elections, General Muhammadu Buhari

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Nigerian muslims condemn advertorial on NTA

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, has spoken against an advertorial carried on the Nigeria Television Authority, NTA, sponsored by a certain “Initiative for Peaceful Election” saying that the commercial portrays the Nigerian Muslims in a bad light.

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Abuja IDPs: Oritsejafor donates 7 cows, 200 bags of rice, grains, bags of clothes

… 20 million displaced Christians can’t vote, says CAN Friday Olokor, Abuja Over 700 Internally Displaced Persons living at their camp in New Kunchingoro, have protested against their neglect by the Federal Government saying they now rely on charity from

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Death penalty on author over book on “dust to dust” rites for women

Written by Chuks Collins, Awka An Anambra-born writer, Okechukwu Okoye is currently facing a fight for his life, having been caught in the cross-fire between diehard traditional religious worshippers and the Catholic faithful in some dioceses of the Church in

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T.B. JOSHUA LAMBASTS MONEY-HUNGRY PASTORS, POLITICIANS

By Ihechukwu Njoku   On Sunday 18th January 2015, Nigerian Pastor T.B. Joshua cautioned pastors against trying to compel people to give offerings in the church and politicians against trying to force people to love them through wild promises made

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Islam & Christianity: Tension in Katsina over planned demolition of 99 – year – old ECWA Church

…Gov Shema gives three days Notice …Oritsejafor, others kick… …It’s because many Hausa Muslims have converted to Christianity, says ECWA church The Katsina State Urban and Regional Planning Board has handed down a three days notice that it would demolish

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CORRUPTION: STATE OF THE NATION WORRIES CATHOLIC BISHOP

From Chuks Collins, Awka ​The Catholic Bishop of Nnewi, Most Rev Hilary Odili Okeke has expressed deep worries over the poor state of the nation in spite of the rich natural abundant resources. The Bishop, in his 2014 Christmas message

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Opinion: Why We Trek – Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky

By Stephen Lawan At the grand Arba’een commemoration in Zaria on Saturday, Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, His Eminence Sheikh Ibraheem Yaqoub Zakzaky says, the Arab’een trek has historical antecedent and religious precedence in Islam. The fortieth day

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Re: Dr. Gumi to Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky

By Ibrahim Usman Opinion – I am not surprised with the content of an open letter written by Dr. Gumi, meant for His Eminence Sheikh Ibraheem Yaqoub Zakzaky at this particular time (forget the sinister “My Brother” tone and the

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MEMBERS OF THE ISLAMIC MOVEMENT SET FOR THE ARBA’EEN SYMBOLIC TREK IN NIGERIA

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria under the spiritual guardianship of His Eminence, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky will Today (Sunday) embark on a nationwide Arba’een mass trek to commemorate the fortieth day after the brutal murder of Imam Hussain in

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Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) declares Dec. 7 as day of special prayers for victims of insurgency and special offering for the victims

On behalf of the Christian community in Nigeria under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), I extend warm greetings to fellow compatriots especially as we come towards the end of another year as a nation. It is

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Opinion – Boko Haram Attacks: Open Letter To North East Christian And Muslim Youths, By Inibehe Effiong

Dear Christian and Muslim youths in the North East of Nigeria, Let me begin by saying clearly that I share in your pains and agonies. I understand the untold and excruciating sufferings that you are experiencing in these harrowing season

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CAN Condemns Kano Central Mosque Attack

Recently an interfaith meeting that had representations from the hierarchy of both faith in attendance emphasised the need for dialogue, mutual relations,  cooperation and unity in the renewed fight against insurgency in the country. The meeting made far reaching decisions

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Opinion: The New Agenda Of Boko Haram

By Ahmad Sajoh While we are all pretending that all is well for the rest of the country except the new Caliphate under the insurgents,  it is necessary to raise a number of issues that may alter the balance further.

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Boko Haram: CAN reads Riot Act to Muslim Clerics

… says ‘talk to your members’ … Enough is enough – Oritsejafor 2015: INEC wants to disqualify Christians, says Oritsejafor The Christian Association of Nigeria on Wednesday read the Riot Act to members Boko Haram Islamic sect who have been

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