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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the execution of Christians by Islamic State of West Africa Province, (ISWAP) on Christmas Day.
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday in a radio broadcast said the greatest mistake made by former President Goodluck Jonathan in his administration was the removal of the former Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Azubike Ihejirika.
A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Saturday sentenced a liberal scholar and former university lecturer to death on blasphemy charges.
Nigeria is a very religious society no doubt. Churches, mosques and shrines dot the country’s landscape. The atheist population in Nigeria is very insignificant as many of the citizens are adherents of Christianity, Islam or African Indigenous Religions. Our religiosity reflects not only in our modes of worship but also in our names and ways of dressing. Religious festivals are commonplace here. The Osun Osogbo Festival holds every August in Osogbo. There is the Olojo Festival in Ile-Ife. The Ojude Oba Festival is celebrated in Ijebu-Ode on the second day of the Eid el Kabir festival. Easter and Christmas celebrations are observed annually by Christians. These are apart from the annual church congresses and conventions.
At the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) General Assembly and National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held on Saturday at the National Mosque Abuja, with the theme; “Islam and National Development”, Hajia Aisha Buhari, called for the regulation of social media. She noting that China with about 1.3bn people had done so
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday lamented that Nigeria’s existence was being threatened by religious and tribal tensions.
Moses Oyeleke, a pastor with the Living Faith Church Worldwide (aka Winners’ Chapel) in Maiduguri, Borno state, has spoken on his ordeal with Boko Haram.
A Saudi Arabian court convicted 38 people of terrorism-related crimes, state-run Al Ekhbariya television reported on Tuesday.
As Muslims in Nigeria join the rest of the world to celebrate this year’s Eid Maulud, the National Inter-Faith and Religious Organisations for Peace has called for fervent prayers for the Nigerian military.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has urged Muslims in the country to uphold the principles of unity, peace and tolerance practiced by Prophet Muhammad as the faithful mark Eid el Maulud.
An Islamic Cleric, Malam Rashid Hashim, has denounced Islamic centres involved in physical and mental abuse of ‘’inmates’’, describing them as not reflecting the true teachings of Islam.
The Umar Bn Khattab Islamic Centre Kaduna has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari over the success of Hajj operations since his assumption of office.
The Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has disclosed that not less than N8 billion would be spent to reconstruct the popular Iwo Road interchange in Ibadan, the state capital.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) to desist from associating criminality with Christ.
The Police in Sokoto on Thursday confirmed the death of 22 villagers in the state following sporadic shooting by suspected bandits in Gangara community.
Confirming the report to newsmen on phone Thursday night, Edu said the case from UCTH that went viral on the various social platform came out negative.
The daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari who went on self-isolation after returning from the United Kingdom, UK, two weeks ago has rejoined the family.
Malawi recorded three cases, on Thursday, as the number of cases in Africa struck 6,940 with 278 deaths and 567 recoveries as of 8.30p.m.
With more than 6,000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent.
Billionaire businessman and one of Africa’s richest entrepreneurs, Mike Adenuga, on Monday, announced a donation of N1.5 billion to the initiatives to combat coronavirus in Nigeria.
Governor Udom Emmanuel has directed that the taskforce for containment of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Akwa Ibom State be trained and equipped to undertake its critical task, as the state commences a week long lockdown.
The Dutch government has recalled over half a million face masks it imported from China after discovering that they were faulty.
Lagos State Government, on Thursday, discharged 11 more patients from the Infectious Disease Hospital, IDH, Yaba, after being tested negative twice for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and have been allowed to return home to their families.
Following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the Captian Dafieko Sama Foundation, on Friday, said it will be distributing safety kits such as hand gloves, hand sanitizers and face masks to residents of Lagos and Delta States to prevent the spread of the virus.