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Egypt arrests students for mocking Christianity online

Egyptian authorities have arrested four students for mocking Christian rituals in an online video and ordered them to be kept in custody for four days, a judicial source said Monday.

MURIC rejects Reverend Kukah’s initiative to train 10 million almajiris

The Muslim Rights Concern has kicked against the plan by the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Rev. Mathew Kukah, to train 10 million almajiri children in Northern Nigeria.

Oluwo urges Nigerians to exhibits love, peace

Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi Telu II, the Oluwo of Iwo in Osun State, has enjoined Nigerians, especially Christians, to emulate the spirit of love and unity as practised by Jesus Christ.

Christmas: Love, giving the best way to celebrate Christ – Stella Oduah

As the World prepares to celebrate Christmas, Senator Stella Oduah has called on Nigerians to emulate Christ who is the reason for the celebration, by showing love.

Cleric urges churches to assist less-privileged

Pastor Pedro Omontuemhenhem of Foundation of Truth Assembly (FOTA) on Saturday urged churches in Nigeria to strive and reciprocate the gesture of what they receive from people by assisting the less-privileged.
Francis Meshioye

Francis Meshioye: There is nothing negative about Ogboni fraternity

The Reformed Ogboni Fraternity says its ultimate objective is to promote good values, discipline and justice in the society.
Pope Francis arrives to address the Synod of Bishops, focusing on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment, on October 3, 2018 at the Vatican. - AFP PHOTO - Andreas SOLARO

Pope to visit United Arab Emirates in February

Pope Francis, who has made boosting ties between Christianity and Islam a cornerstone of his papacy, will visit Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in February, the Vatican said Thursday.
Sonni Ogbuoji

Ebonyi guber: APC’s Sonni Ogbuoji dedicates campaign to God

Sen. Soni Ogbuoji, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi, on Sunday dedicated his governorship campaign to God at the Assemblies of God Church, Mbieri Street, Abakaliki.

Ignatius Kaigama: Why hostility, intolerance, violence persist between Muslims, Christians in Nigeria

Metropolitan Catholic Archbishop of Jos, Ignatius Kaigama, has identified reasons behind the competitive spirit, hostility and intolerance between adherents of Islamic and Christian religions in Nigeria.
John Allen Chau, an American missionary, was killed last week as he tried to spread Christianity to North Sentinel, a forbidden island in the Andaman Sea with a long history of repelling outsiders. Reuters

Calls mount to leave US missionary’s body on tribe’s island

Calls have mounted for Indian authorities to abandon efforts to recover the body of a young American killed apparently attempting to convert a hunter-gatherer island tribe to Christianity.
In The #MeToo Era, Feminist Theologians Publish Women's Bible

#MeToo: Theologians publish ‘Women’s Bible’

Tired of seeing their holy texts used to justify the subjugation of women, a group of feminist theologians from across the Protestant-Catholic divide have joined forces to draft “A Women’s Bible”.
Oluwo Fasola Faniyi

Ifa priest advocates traditional oath-taking for public officers

Faniyi, who is also the Founder of the Ancestral Pride Foundation (APF), an NGO, spoke on Wednesday on the side line of a news conference to mark the first anniversary of the foundation in Ota, Ogun.
Yohanna Buru

Islamic, Christian leaders‎ urge Kaduna youth to shun violence

Kaduna-based Islamic and Christian scholars have called on the youth in the state to shun all forms of ethno religious, communal and political violence.

C‎leric tasks federal government to create religious comparative studies institute

‎Overseer Christ and Evangelical Intercessory and life Intervention‎, Pastor Yohana Buru, has called for the creation of institutes of comparative studies across the country to promote religious tolerance among Nigerians.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Lai Mohammed harps on religious tolerance as church marks centenary

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has stressed the need for peaceful co-existence between Christian and Muslim faithful in order to engender peace and unity in the country.
Leah Sharibu

Federal government reassures safe release of Leah Sharibu

The Federal Government on Thursday reassured Nigerians that it was doing its best to ensure safe release of Leah Sharibu, the only one of the kidnapped Dapchi school girls who remained in captivity.

Emir of Potiskum calls for religious tolerance among Nigerians

The Emir of Potiskum in Yobe, Alhaji Gidado Ibrahim, has called for the setting up of institutions on comparative religious studies to deepen understanding and tolerance among adherents of various religions in the country.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a conference as part of a summit called to attempt to find a lasting political solution to the civil war in Syria which has claimed in excess of 350 000 lives, at Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul, on October 27, 2018. - The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany are set to meet in Istanbul to try to find a lasting political solution to the Syrian civil war and salvage a fragile ceasefire in a rebel-held northern province. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)

Vladimir Putin warns of consequences over Orthodox split

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday warned of "the most serious consequences" over splits in the Orthodox church after Ukraine was granted the right to form an independent church, enraging Russia.

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INEC: Why elections may not hold in some areas

A head of tomorrow’s rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said it would not conduct elections in volatile areas where security agencies said the safety of their officials could not be guaranteed, especially in some parts of the North East where Boko Haram insurgents had displaced thousands.