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Buratai As Troops “Man Friday”

By David Onmeje In Nigeria, most leaders often present themselves as the Greek philosopher kings of ancient times. They brandish themselves as all-knowing, and untouchables. They are people who cannot be counseled, and most times elevate themselves in magisterial eminence, cast in the shades of the likes of King Pharaoh. Outside their personal interest, nothing

Muslim group gives Falz 7-day ultimatum to withdraw ‘This is Nigeria’ video

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has asked Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana to withdraw his ‘This is Nigeria’ video and apologise to Nigerians, or face legal action. In the recently released video, some girls dressed in hijab were seen dancing the “shaku shaku” dance. Responding to criticisms that trailed the video, Falz explained that the girls were

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