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Palm Sunday: The Triumphant Entry Of Jesus Into Jerusalem

Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter that begins the Holy Week. It is the day that we remember and celebrate the day Jesus entered into Jerusalem as Savior and King. As Jesus rode a donkey into the town of [...]

April 14, 2019 Religion
Father Mbaka

Father Mbaka Donates N12.5m To Catholic Church At 2019 Cathedraticum (photos)

Today at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Enugu 2019 Cathedraticum, Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka & the Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria Family donated the sum of 12.5 million naira cash,topping it $200 as a mark of honour and a sign of [...]

April 13, 2019 Religion

Pope Francis Kisses President Salva Kiir Mayardit’s Feet While Kneeling Down

Pope Francis was pictured kneeling down to kiss the feet of South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit (C) and South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar (R) at the Pope’s Santa Marta residence in the Vatican on April 11, 2019 VATICAN [...]

April 12, 2019 Religion
Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Abuja, will commence the first phase of its education and orientation exercise for intending pilgrims for this year’s 2019 Hajj

2019 Hajj: FCT begins orientation of intending pilgrims

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Abuja, will commence the first phase of its education and orientation exercise for intending pilgrims for this year’s 2019 Hajj at the weekend. A statement by the spokesman of the board, [...]

April 11, 2019 Religion
Police operatives have apprehended the suspected kidnappers of a famous Kano Qur’anic reciter, Sheikh Ahmad Sulaiman, Buhari's Prayer Warrior

Kidnappers Of Sheikh Ahmad Sulaiman, Buhari’s Prayer Warrior Arrested By Police

Police operatives have apprehended the suspected kidnappers of a famous Kano Qur’anic reciter, Sheikh Ahmad Sulaiman, Buhari’s Prayer Warrior who was abducted by gunmen along Sheme-Kankara road in Katsina State. Sheikh Sulaiman, who regularly offered supplications for President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

April 5, 2019 Religion
Spiritualists force teenager to swallow metal cross for cleansing

Spiritualists force teenager to swallow metal cross for cleansing

Two spiritualists have been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly forcing a 16-year-old housemaid to swallow a cross made of metal for spiritual cleansing. The defendants, Kehinde Salami, 25; and Yetunde Okonola, 42, whose residential address was given [...]

April 2, 2019 Religion
Pastor Yemi Davids

Don’t blame workers for stealing if they are owed six-month salaries — Pastor Yemi Davids

How did you start the church? While I was at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, studying Urban and Regional Planning, I started a campus fellowship called Living Word Fellowship. When I finished schooling, I felt the Holy Spirit [...]

March 31, 2019 Religion
Juma’at prayers

Why I Avoid Worshipping In National Mosque – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has given reasons why he observes Juma’at prayers at the Presidential Villa, and not the National Mosque in Abuja. He said he deliberately decided to be worshipping inside the villa to prevent the constraints and inconveniences presidential [...]

March 30, 2019 Religion
salat

Ruling On Wearing Shoes/Sandals When Performing Salat – Islam for Muslims

Question: I watched a video on Facebook seeing people praying with their shoes on. Please, I need an authentic Quran verse or Hadith that permit this. Answer: All praise be to Allah.Praying with shoes (sander, slippers) is allowed in Islam, [...]

March 29, 2019 Religion
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
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

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