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Bishop Isaac Idahosa

I can’t tell my congregation which politician to vote for — Bishop Isaac Idahosa

Presiding Bishop, Illumination Assembly, Bishop Isaac Idahosa, speaks to JOY MARCUS about his ministry and service to humanity How and when did you start the ministry? We all grew up with the concept of Christianity but I didn’t have any personal relationship [...]

March 17, 2019 Religion
Pope appoints Archbishop Kaigama as Bishop of Abuja

Pope appoints Archbishop Kaigama as Bishop of Abuja

His Holiness, Pope Francis, has appointed His Grace, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama as the Catholic Bishop of Abuja. Pope Francis, represented by Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria, His Grace, Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi, made the announcement on Monday in Abuja, during [...]

March 11, 2019 Religion
309 Nigerian communities abandon FGM, says UNICEF

309 Nigerian communities abandon FGM, says UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund says over 309 communities in Nigeria have publicly declared their abandonment of female genital mutilation in 2018. The UNICEF Country representative in Nigeria, Mohamed Fall, made the disclosure on Wednesday in Abuja to commemorate [...]

February 6, 2019 Ethno-linguistic groups
Ooni of Ife

Yoruba deity Oluorogbo like Jesus Christ – Ooni of Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja 11, today likened the Yoruba deity Oluorogbo with Jesus Christ, drawing similarities between them. The Ooni spoke Saturday to newsmen at the resuscitated Edi Annual Festival in Ile-Ife, meant to celebrate Oluorogbo, [...]

February 3, 2019 Religion

Rev Chidi Okoroafor Receives Leadership Award at the United States Senate

Rev. Dr. Chidi Okoroafor, President of Central Africa Assemblies Of Alliance and General Superintendent of Assemblies of God Nigeria on Friday in Far away United States of America received an International Distinguished Leadership Award. The Award is for outstanding spiritual [...]

December 16, 2018 Religion

Police arraign 51 adherents of Judaism in Umuahia for terrorism, felony

No fewer than 51 adherents of Judaism, comprising 10 females and 41 males who arrested in Umuahia, Abia State, were yesterday arraigned before an Umuahia Magistrate’s Court. They were arrested on Tuesday during their peaceful march to demand for a [...]

December 14, 2018 Religion

In Ghana you must to dress like your wedding day to get divorced

There are numerous curious laws in different countries of the African continent, in Ghana you must to dress like your wedding day to get divorced. One of them exists in the Republic of Ghana, at the southeast of Africa, where [...]

December 12, 2018 Religion

Peter Obi: Catholic Bishop of Enugu rejects Mbaka’s apology

The Catholic Bishop of Enugu, Most Rev. C.V.C. Onaga under whose jurisdiction and supervision Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu operates, has rejected the recent apology tendered by Mbaka to former Governor Peter Obi. Onaga said the [...]

December 10, 2018 Religion

Akpabio blasts bishop for scolding wife

Senator Godswill Akpabio yesterday took the Archbishop of the Methodist Church, Ikot Ekpene, His Grace, Most Rev. Sunday Uko, to the cleaners for stopping his wife, Unoma, from making political comments during church service. Unoma Akpabio spoke at the Methodist [...]

December 10, 2018 Religion

Reverend Father Mbaka Predicts The Winner Of The 2019 Election, After Collecting A N2 Million Cash

Jubilation!!! Reverend Father Mbaka Predicts The Winner Of The 2019 Election, After Collecting A N2 Million Cash Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, has predicted the winner of the Governorship election in Imo State, ahead of 2019. [...]

December 4, 2018 Religion

Religious crisis looms in Ibadan varsity community over wearing of hijab

Religious crisis looms in Ibadan varsity community over wearing of hijab Unless some drastic actions are taken to stop some religious fanatics, the University of Ibadan (UI) community is in for serious crisis. A Muslim group was reportedly distributing hijab [...]

November 13, 2018 Religion

2019 presidency: Catholic Church attacks Buhari, BMO

Catholic Church in Nigeria has reacted to the call for the sack of Bishop Matthew Kukah from the National Peace Committee by the Buhari Media Organisation, BMO. The Church also noted that Buhari, who met with Muslim clerics in Aso [...]

October 18, 2018 Religion

Olojo Festival: Ooni tasks government on promotion of indigenous culture

The Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has urged government at all levels to promote indigenous languages and culture, adding that they play major roles in national development. Ogunwusi made the call during this year’s edition of the Olojo [...]

October 13, 2018 Ethno-linguistic groups

Sponsoring pilgrims with government’s funds is criminal, says 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 [...]

October 12, 2018 Religion

2018 Hajj: NAHCON lauds President Buhari, Saudi Authorities

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria(NAHCON) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his continued support to the activities of the commission and paving the way for it to conduct successful Hajj operations. The Head of Public Affairs Division of the [...]

September 9, 2018 Religion

Collapsed Catholic church victims recount ordeal, seek help from Delta govt

A 106-year-old retired teacher, who narrowly survived the collapse of St. Paul’s Catholic Church at Adagbrassa-Ugolo Ugolo Community in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State, Pa Michael Ikube, on Friday appealed to the Delta State Government not to abandon [...]

September 7, 2018 Religion

N1.6 billion church donation claim untrue, EFCC insists

N1.6 billion church donation claim untrue: The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday challenged the claim that the N1.6 billion linked to a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was a donation to the Anglican Communion in Bayelsa State. [...]

September 5, 2018 Religion

BREAKING: Hajj 2018: Three Nigerian pilgrims die in road accident

An accident involving pilgrims to this year’s Hajj has claimed the lives of three Nigerian pilgrims. The head of Nigeria’s medical team, Ibrahim Kana, who confirmed the development said the accident occurred Friday morning along Madinah to Makkah highway. “We [...]

August 31, 2018 Religion

First batch of Lagos pilgrims returns

The first batch of Lagos State Muslim pilgrims to 2018 Hajj landed safely at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, yesterday at 6.50a.m. Amirul Hajj and the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef, said the pilgrims on board MedView [...]

August 30, 2018 Religion

Slap any comedian that cracks jokes against Jesus – Suleman tells pastors

General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleiman has taken a swipe at Nigerian comedians who take delight in using Jesus Christ to crack jokes. Apostle Suleman queried why no Comedian uses Mohammed to crack jokes. According to [...]

August 29, 2018 Religion

NAHCON begins pilgrims’ return journey on Monday

The return journey of Nigeria’s 55,000 pilgrims who performed this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia begins on Monday, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has said. Its Director of Operations, Abdullahi Saleh, announced this on Sunday in Jeddah after [...]

August 26, 2018 Religion

Religious crisis looms in Southwest – MURIC warns

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has cried out to the governments of Southwest states to avert what it termed looming religious crisis in the region. A statement on Sunday by its Director, Prof Ishaq Akintola said traditional worshippers are set [...]

August 20, 2018 Religion

Nigerian Muslims, others climb Mount Arafat in Hajj climax

More than two million pilgrims from Nigeria and around the world will converge on Mount Arafat today to mark the highpoint of Hajj. The hill was where Prophet Muhammad is believed to have delivered his last sermon. It is also [...]

August 20, 2018 Religion

Shehu Sani counters Osinbajo’s allegation against pastors

Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central, has disagreed with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo’s claim that Nigerian pastors were not doing enough in preaching against corruption in churches.   Osinbajo, on Saturday berated pastors for failing to lend support to the Federal [...]

August 13, 2018 Religion

Sanusi warns politicians on exploitation of religion

Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II has cautioned politicians who hide behind the mask of religion to exploit Nigerians. He regretted that the North, in the last two decades, was robbed of focus due to the politicisation of religion and [...]

August 13, 2018 Religion

Gunmen kidnap Catholic priest in Kogi, demand N8m

The parish priest of St. Michael Catholic Church, Obajana, Kogi, Rev. Fr. Leo Michael, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. Rev. Fr. Peter Adinoyi, the Diocesan Chancellor, Lokoja Catholic Diocese, confirmed the kidnap to NAN in Lokoja on Thursday. He [...]

July 27, 2018 Religion

Islamic clerics, monarchs worship in Kaduna ECWA church

Over 50 Islamic clerics and traditional leaders yesterday worshipped with their Christian counterparts at the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) gospel church in Kaduna to promote religious tolerance and peaceful co-existence. The Muslim clerics and the monarchs were in the [...]

July 23, 2018 Religion

Why nobody can Islamise Nigeria – Bishop Akinola

Bishop Taiwo Akinola, of the Rhema Christian Church, has spoken about the alleged plans by the government to Islamize Nigeria.   He spoke on Saturday at a conference organised the Christ Global Network, CGN. Akinola who spoke with reporters after [...]

July 22, 2018 Religion

What US Congress said about Fr. Mbaka’s humanitarian services

The United States Congress has hailed the Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka over his excellence in humanitarian services. Mbaka received the commendation during his visit to the US. Hope For Nigeria gathered that during [...]

July 21, 2018 Religion

Pastor Adefarasin speaks on Fulani plan to colonise Nigeria [VIDEO]

Senior Pastor of House on the Rock Church, Paul Adefarasin, has spoken on the recent attacks in Plateau State. He described it as a plan by the Fulani to colonize Nigeria. He said this while ministering to his congregation on [...]

July 2, 2018 Religion