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Spiritual, Mental Slavery Still Exist In Nigeria —Soyinka

Spiritual, Mental Slavery Still Exist In Nigeria – Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has observed that mental and spiritual slavery still exist in some parts of the world, including Nigeria, as some religious leaders are determined to enslave others rather than [...]

May 4, 2015 Religion
Nigeria Muslims & Christians Share Easter

Nigeria Muslims & Christians Share Easter

Nigeria Muslims & Christians Share Easter –  Sending a message of unity, a leading Nigerian Muslim organization has congratulated the Christian Community on the Easter celebration, discussing shared values among Christians and Muslims. “As a people of faith united by [...]

April 6, 2015 Religion
Christians Out Of Libya

Fundamentalists Drive Christians Out Of Libya

Christians are being driven out of eastern Libya by Muslim fundamentalists, the Catholic Church’s main clergyman in the country told the Vatican missionary news agency Fides. The situation was “critical” and the “atmosphere very tense” in the Cyrenaica region, the [...]

March 27, 2015 Religion
Prophet T.B Joshua

I Prophesied The Tragic Crash That Killed Yakowa, Azazi – Prophet T.B Joshua

As the nation mourns the tragic helicopter crash that ended the lives of Kaduna State Governor, Patrick Yakowa and former National Security Adviser, A ndrew Owoye Azazi, alongside four others, Nigerian Prophet, T.B. Joshua has revealed how he prophesied the [...]

March 15, 2015 Religion, What the papers say

Muslims Walking From Kano To Zaria To mark the Death of Imam Hussein Killed By a Bus – by Abdullahi Dahiru.

Some Muslims trekked from far places like Kano to Zaria to commemorate the death of Imam Hussein. Some of the worshippers were knocked down by a bus killing some of them. Many of them including women and children were exhausted. [...]

March 8, 2015 Religion

Prophet Brutally Battered His Son For Going To Another Church.

A cleric, Prophet Elikanah Ajibade, who was charged to court on Tuesday and was remanded in prison, was accused to have physically abused his son because he attended a church service against his instruction. According to the details obtained by [...]

March 6, 2015 Religion
George Muller


The writer of the foregoing Interview furnishes the following particulars concerning the life of George Muller. The Founder of the Ashley Down Orphanage, Bristol, England, was born in Prussia. September 17, 1805. In his young manhood he lived a godless [...]

February 26, 2015 Religion
George Muller


  FOREWORD If one reads this little book one is inclined to agree with the author that George Muller is “the mightiest man, spiritually considered, of modern times—a man specially raised up to show to a cold, calculating, selfish age [...]

February 26, 2015 Religion
Woman from Edo State vomited a live python

Woman from Edo State vomited a live python

Woman from Edo State vomited a live python – According to a 32-year-old woman from Edo state, she had vomited a live Python snake in a church deliverance session in Jalingo, Taraba state. A 32-year-old woman from Edo state, was [...]

February 2, 2015 Religion
Pastor E A Adeboye

My Personal Testimony and How God of Possibility Will Bring A Turnaround Into Your Life Today

In 1956, while living with my uncle, we had our fair share of poverty. He was poor but I was poorer. We mutually shared whatever we had. One day, we were very hungry and there was no food in sight. [...]

January 30, 2015 Religion
Chris Okotie

I Am Through With Marriage – Rev Chris Okotie

Rev. Chris Okotie has expressed his resolve not to contract any marriage with women again. Reacting to speculations suggesting that he might remarry after his two previous encounters that ended in controversy, the reverend-turned politician in a statement from his [...]

January 3, 2015 Religion


If prophesies coming from spiritual leaders in the country are anything to go by, the series of tragedies witnessed in the country in the just concluded year, particularly among the political class, might not have come to an end. Precisely, [...]

December 20, 2014 Religion, What the papers say
Bishop Wale Oke

Something to Watch – We Will Continue to Buy More Private Jets – Bishop Oke

they ain’t seen nothing yet! More of us will buy and maintain our jets. The National Vice President Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Bishop Wale Oke has giving his backing to the new trend of Pastors acquiring Private Jets. Bishop Wale [...]

December 19, 2014 Religion

2013 Prophecies by PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

A) General This year shall be better than last year. B) Individuals *No matter the darkness around you, your star will shine brighter *God will speak peace to your storm *The reasons for stagnation will become known, addressed and eliminated. [...]

December 4, 2014 Religion
Sheikh Ahmed Gumi

Christians Are More Dangerous Than Boko Haram

Controversial Muslim cleric, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, has declared that Christians are more deadly than Boko Haram, the Islamic terrorist sect which has killed thousands of people mostly worshippers in places of worship. Gumi made this declaration on his facebook page. He [...]

November 17, 2014 Religion


The Lord God of host shall abide in you, protect you from the evil once and from all dangers that will come in your ways in Jesus name. -I break any agreement with death, hell and the grav e made [...]

November 2, 2014 Religion
REV Dr Uma Ukpai.

YOU Can Determine your Miracle – DR Uma Ukpai

it is only an idiot that follows a man without evidence”. “Life is made in a way that only you can determine the miracle God will perform in your life. You must allow the word of God to change your [...]

October 29, 2014 General, Religion

Baptist Seminary Shutdown – Liberia

The Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary, one of the renowned seminaries here, has been shut down by Labor Court Judge Comfort Natt for debt. About 70 per cent of Liberian pastors attended and completed studies in Theological Education and Pastoral Care [...]

February 11, 2014 Religion
Okogie and Okotie

Okogie Flays Okotie’s Attack On Catholics

A retired Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Cardinal Anthony Okogie, has warned the Pastor of the Household of God Church International, Chris Okotie, against talking out of ignorance or else he will be digraced.   The cardinal was reacting to the [...]

December 29, 2013 Religion
Sheikh Gunmi


An outspoken Kaduna-based Islamic preacher Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Mahmud Gumi has posted a message via his Facebook account regarding the raging conflict in South Sudan, and muses on how it might be of a lesson to Nigeria. Read the full [...]

December 29, 2013 Religion
Zachery Tims

Mega Church Pastor, Father Of 4, Dies Of Drug Overdose

This information was provided by the New York Medical Examiner’s Office on Thursday after a drawn-out legal battle by the Apopka preacher’s mother, Madeline Tims, to keep the cause sealed. According to the report, pastor died of “acute intoxication by [...]

December 27, 2013 Religion
According to Aribisala The Pastors collecting tithes today are nothing but robbers

According to Aribisala – The Pastors collecting tithes today are nothing but robbers

Controversial preacher and coordinator of Healing Wings, a Pentecostal Christian fellowship, Dr. Femi Aribisala, in this interview with GBENRO ADEOYE, insists that Bible’s David did not kill Goliath   In one of your write-ups, you described pastors who collect tithes as [...]

October 9, 2013 General, Religion
Dr. Musa Asake, the Secretary General of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in a recent interview took a swipe at Mallam Nasir el-Rufai for his recent utterances. Dr. Asake emphasized that seeing the manner the former FCT minister has been approaching affairs of state, “psychiatrists should examine him”. He also told that in spite of the clamour for a president of northern extraction in 2015, Christians of that enclave “are solidly behind Jonathan,” and also described some of northern governors’ actions as religiously motivated. Read the excerpts of a big interview below: Q: Former FCT minister, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai in a recent interview, referred to the Christian Association of Nigeria as the mouthpiece of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), how did the statement come to you? I take his utterance as an insult. For him to take our leader and associate him with a political party is a total disrespect. It is not just an insult to our leader; it is also an insult to the Christian community in Nigeria. We cannot do that to the Muslims. I think psychiatrists should examine el-Rufai. The way he has been talking of recent is worrisome. I think he must tender an apology to the Christian body and our president, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor in particular. We know that the PDP has its own spokesman. How then will el-Rufai say that? That is total disrespect. A true Muslim knows that he cannot just disrespect a religious leader like that. Enough is enough. He’s been saying a lot of things and we can no longer tolerate that. Q: The same el-Rufai allegedly tweeted some derogatory things about Jesus Christ some months back… We responded to him then and also told him to shut his mouth. If it was a Christian that said something like that about Islam, this country would have gone up in flames. That tweet was deliberate. The man is so arrogant and opens his mouth wide. Q: The president of CAN, Oritsejafor revealed sometime last year that the Christian body would take Boko Haram to the International Criminal Court (ICC). We’ve not heard anything about it since then. What is the position of CAN right now on this? As at the time our leader, Oritsejafor made that statement, you would agree that things were really bad in the country. We were helpless then because nobody was listening to us. But when the Federal Government went ahead and proscribed them, things became different. We’ve not abandoned the plan to take the case to ICC. We have to study the whole situation. The Federal Government has done a lot, even by declaring a state of emergency. We are both living witnesses to the fact that the killings have reduced. So, we are warning. We are supporting what the Federal Government is doing right now. We support them. Christians are not being killed anymore the way they used to kill them. We’ve not dropped the idea. We are praying for the security agencies. Q: The atrocities committed by the sect for which CAN wanted to take it to ICC are still there. Does that mean CAN is now going to overlook all that since there is a planned amnesty for the sect? I am not saying that the atrocities will be overlooked. People are still being killed. If you look at it the way it was, things have slowed down. That was why I said we were watching. Our lawyers are studying the situation. Q: The president of CAN has openly declared that the proposed amnesty programme for Boko Haram members will fail. Judging by what you’ve said, does CAN still maintain that stand? CAN has been very consistent since the Federal Government came up with that word, amnesty. We said ‘no’ from the very beginning. We said you cannot give amnesty to somebody you don’t know. Let them come out. We’ve never supported amnesty because you cannot give amnesty to people you don’t know. That was why when the committee on dialogue invited CAN, we said we were not going to talk to them. There were two reasons for that. The committee was given 90 days and it invited CAN towards the last week of its sitting. We felt it was an after-thought. If you look at the combination of the committee, out of over 20, only seven of them are Christians. We felt there will be no justice. So, for us to go and sit down and begin to talk to a committee that had already finished its work, was not fair. We Christians are the people who are being killed and whose churches are being destroyed. We didn’t understand. CAN has never considered amnesty at all. The recent move by the Borno State government to demolish over 20 churches in the state has been described by many religious leaders as a ploy to Islamise the region and possibly the country, by shutting down churches. What is CAN doing about that? Everybody is entitled to his own opinion. In our office, we have a letter from the Ministry of Lands and Survey, Borno State. In that letter, they wrote, using the authority of the governor that they were going to remove the people living in that area. When we checked, we discovered that there are many churches there. These churches have about 600 acres of land. They have a school. That has a concern. They said they want to build a housing estate. These people they want to evict are fully settled. They were given the place a long time ago. For the state government just to come around and say that they want to demolish the churches, that raises some concern. We are not talking about Islamisation. We are talking about fairness. There are 20 churches there. I can even give you the names of churches in that area. READ MORE:

El-Rufai Must Undergo Psychiatric Test – CAN

Dr. Musa Asake, the Secretary General of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in a recent interview took a swipe at Mallam Nasir el-Rufai for his recent utterances. Dr. Asake emphasized that seeing the manner the former FCT minister has [...]

September 28, 2013 Religion
Punjab Province is where most of the worst violence against the Pakistan's Christian community has taken place. That includes a rampage in 1997 by a large Muslim mob that burned down an entire Christian village, leaving its 20,000 residents homeless. It also includes a wave of violence on March 9, 2013, when a Muslim mob burned down more than 170 houses, 16 shops, and two churches in a Christian neighborhood of Lahore, the Punjab capital. It later emerged that the violence was sparked by a Muslim man who, seeking to escalate a dispute with a Christian acquaintance, accused him of insulting the Prophet Muhammad. Extremist Focus The double suicide bombing at the All Saints Church in Peshawar, capital of the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, has stoked fears and concerns that anti-Christian violence is spreading beyond Punjab. The Peshawar bombings killed at least 81 people, making it the worst attack against Peshawar's Christian community in a century and one of the deadliest attacks in years against Christians anywhere in the country. A faction of Pakistan's umbrella Taliban movement, Junood ul-Hifsa, claimed responsibility for the attacks, saying it was to avenge U.S. drone strikes in the country's tribal areas. Martin Javed Miachal is the chairman of the Pakistan Christian Movement. He told RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal that Christians have become so frightened in Pakistan that thousands are leaving the country every year -- with most going to refugee camps in Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia. He described the lives of Pakistani Christians as "hopeless and helpless," adding, "Our future in Pakistan is very dark." Peter Jacob is a Christian lawyer in Pakistan who heads a Roman Catholic organization called the National Commission for Peace and Justice. Even before the deadly September 22 attack in Peshawar, Jacob had counted more than 120 attacks against Christians in Pakistan since 1997. Jacob says most recent attacks against Pakistani Christians have been carried out by angry mobs -- making the violence more communal than extremist. But there have been other Islamic extremist attacks against Pakistan's Christians -- raising concerns that the Peshawar bombings could be a harbinger for more extremist violence to come. Already, Christians are organizing street protests in several parts of Pakistan where they say the government is not doing enough to protect their communities.

Pakistan’s Christian Minority Faces Life On Increasingly Dangerous Margins

By Abubakar Siddique and Majeed Babar   The ancestors of most Pakistani Christians were oppressed, low-caste Hindus who converted to Christianity in the 1800s when European evangelists spread the Christian gospel on the subcontinent under British colonial rule. In the 21st century, Pakistani [...]

September 26, 2013 Religion
Catholic Priest in Prison Over Assault On Policemen

Catholic Priest in Prison Over Assault On Policemen

A Catholic priest was, yesterday, remanded in prison custody over alleged attack on policemen investigating issues arising from the crisis in his parish in Enugu State. The priest, who was arraigned alongside three other parishioners, was charged with assault and [...]

September 25, 2013 Religion
You Won't Believe What This Pastor Did To His Church Members

You Won’t Believe What This Pastor Did To His Church Members

Pastor Jeremiah Steepek (pictured) transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning. He walked around his soon to be church for 30 [...]

September 15, 2013 Religion
Nollywood actress, Stella Damasus who isn't in support of Child Marriage and Nigerian Senator Ahmed Yerima who is in support went toe to toe on the Al-Jazeera show The Stream to tackle the Underage Marriage issue in Nigeria.

MUST WATCH: Actress, Stella Damasus & Senator Yerima In Close Combat Over Child Marriage

Nollywood actress, Stella Damasus who isn’t in support of Child Marriage and Nigerian Senator Ahmed Yerima who is in support went toe to toe on the Al-Jazeera show The Stream to tackle the Underage Marriage issue in Nigeria.   The [...]

September 5, 2013 Religion

Puberty Determines Maturity For Marriage, Yerima On #ChildNotBride

In an exclusive interview with Channels Television, Senator Ahmed Yerima of Zamfara state defended his position on the controversial topic #ChildNotBride, an issue he said “is all about the definition of full age”.         The removal of [...]

August 26, 2013 Religion
eid mubarak

Ramadan Reflection Day 30: A Final Ramadan Reflection

By Imam Khalid Latif   This morning, I was blessed to attend the bris service of the newborn son of my dear friend Rabbi Yehuda Sarna. Earlier this evening, my wife’s friends surprised her with a cake and other sweets [...]

August 8, 2013 Religion
Nigerian Muslims to Celebrate Eid-el-Fitri Thursday as New Moon Is Sighted

Nigerian Muslims to Celebrate Eid-el-Fitri Thursday as New Moon Is Sighted

Millions of Nigerian Muslims will celebrate the Eid-el-Fitri on Thursday. This follows the announcement by the Sultan of Sokoto and head of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs that the new moon has been cited in Sokoto and Maiduguri, [...]

August 8, 2013 Religion