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Foremost Christian evangelist Billy Graham is dead

Foremost Christian evangelist Billy Graham is dead

A popular Christian evangelist, Billy Graham, is dead. Mr. Graham is credited with transforming American religious life through his preaching and activism. He was 99. His books are also popular among Christians across the world including Nigeria. A counsellor to ex-U.S. presidents, Mr. Graham long suffered from cancer, The Guardian UK newspaper quotes his spokesperson

Shiites dismiss El-Zakzaky’s media interview, insist on release of cleric

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, said on Sunday that it was not blown away by the Saturday afternoon media interview which the State Security Service arranged for its detained leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. The members said only an unconditional release of their leader as ordered by federal courts would be acceptable. Mr. El-Zakzaky was publicly

Ambode charges religious leaders to sustain selfless service to humanity

SUSTAIN SELFLESS SERVICE TO HUMANITY, AMBODE TASKS RELIGIOUS BODIES …Your Policies Positively Touching Lives, PFN Tells Gov Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday commended religious leaders for upholding religious tolerance in the State and complementing government efforts in offering essential services to the people in critical areas such free medical care, provision of

Osinbajo: Divided Christians raising false alarm on Islamisation

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has dismissed the reports that some people are trying to Islamise Nigeria. The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has made this allegation repeatedly – the last being shortly after the federal government introduced Sukuk bond. Although government clarified the policy and even explained that the bond would be used to construct 25

Fani-Kayode differs with JNI, Sani on alleged plot to Islamise Nigeria

The lawmaker, representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani, and a former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, have disagreed on the claim by the National Christian Elders’ Forum that there is an underground move by Islamic leaders to impose an Islamic agenda on Nigeria. While Sani, in a Facebook post on Friday, said

Shehu Sani: If Buhari has a religious agenda, I’ll be the first to speak out

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says if there is credible evidence of a religious agenda by the incumbent government, he would lead the charge of its opponents. He expressed certainty that President Muhammadu Buhari is not a religious bigot. The senator said Buhari does not have a theocratic agenda as speculated in some quarters.

BREAKING: FG approves purchase of Abuja Metro Plaza for Hajj Commission, NAHCON

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved the purchase of the popular Metro Plaza building to serve as the permanent Headquarters of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, Premium Times has reported. The approval was given Wednesday at the FEC meeting still holding inside the council chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting

Religious Studies Curriculum: Educational Minister economical with truth, says CAN; challenges education ministry to publish full details

The Christian Association Nigeria (CAN) has accused the Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu and the Federal Ministry of Education of misleading Nigerians on the highly emotive issue of tinkering with secondary education curriculum and placing Christian students at a disadvantage. CAN, in a statement issued on its behalf by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji Special Assistant,

Buhari plotted scrapping of CRK from hell, asks Christians to rise against him – Apostle Suleiman

President of the Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleiman has expressed outrage at the removal of Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) as a subject of study from the secondary school curriculum, describing it as a move to Islamise Nigeria. The cleric in statement issued on Sunday by Phrank Shaibu, his Communications Manager, stated that President Muhammadu