Tag Archives: Religion

Lai Mohammed Reacts To US Blacklisting Nigeria Over Religious Freedom Violations

The Federal Government has reacted to a list by the United States which added Nigeria as a country with severe religious violations. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed in a statement titled ‘Nigeria Denies Religious Freedom Violation Allegation’ said Nigeria jealously protects religious freedom as enshrined in the country’s constitution and takes seriously…

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Rahama Sadau Debunks Reports Of Being ‘Arrested’ & ‘Jailed’ Over ‘Indecent’ Photos

Rahama Sadau just wants the ‘fake’ and ‘unfounded’ stories surrounding her latest controversy to stop. The embattled actress who has been seriously vilified on social media for sharing photos of herself in a backless dress on Twitter come out to deny rmuours making rounds that she has been arrested and jailed. Last week, the Kannywood star shared fashionable…

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Femi Gbajabiamila Wants Federal Character Laws To Include Age, Gender & Religion

Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, on Saturday proposed that the extant definition of Federal Character in the Nigerian constitution be reviewed. Gbajabiamila who made the remark while declaring open the Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) National Strategy Meeting and Retreat in Abuja, said the need has become more pertinent. “In thinking outside the box,…

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Rihanna Issues Apology After Using Islamic Scripture At Her Lingerie Fashion Show

Rihanna is issuing an apology to the Muslim community after she was called out for using sacred Islamic verses in a song played at her recent fashion show. The 32-year-old singer’s star-studded Savage X Fenty lingerie fashion show debuted on Amazon Prime on October 2 and while it was praised for its inclusivity, featuring models of different sizes, races,…

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Kanye West Accused Of Blasphemy After Walking On Water During Controversial Sunday Service

Kanye West‘s widely popular religious gathering known as the ‘Sunday Service’ has taken another turn as he and his crew were spotted ‘walking on water’ over the weekend. However, Twitter seems not be here for the Presidential candidate, who was joined by American pastor Joel Osteen and his Sunday Service gospel choir giving a melodious performance from…

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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Describes Clergymen Yet To Reopen Churches As Unbelievers

Chris Oyakhilome, the President of Loveworld Inc and Pastor of Christ Embassy Church has referred to clergymen refusing to reopen their churches as unbelievers. As a measure to contain the spread of Coronavirus, places of worships were closed in March. A month later, federal and state governments granted them to reopen for worship, however the approval came with conditions such a mandatory social distancing, wearing…

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Oyedepo Cautions Nigerian Government Against Interfering With Churches

The Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, Dr David Oyedepo, has warned the Federal Government against granting the registrar-general of Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and its supervising minister the power to remove the board of trustees of churches without recourse to the court. The controversial law is part of the new amended Companies and…

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Nigerians React As Kano Court Sentences 22-Year-Old Singer To Death For Blasphemy

The death sentence of a 22-year-old musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu in Kano by the Upper Sharia Court for blasphemy on Monday has drawn various mixed reactions from Nigerians on social media. According to Channels Television, Sharif-Aminu was found guilty of blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad in a song he circulated via Whatsapp in March this year and was sentenced…

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President Buhari Celebrates Eid-El-Kabir, Wishes Muslims Safe & Happy Celebrations

President Muhammadu Buhari has wished all citizens a happy and safe Eid as the country joins other Muslims across the world to mark the 2020 Eid El-Kabir celebrations. Taking to social media on Friday, the President announced that he observed the Eid El-Kabir prayers at home with his family, in keeping with the advisories from the…

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Nigeria Declares July 30, 31 As Public Holiday For 2020 Eid-el-Kabir

Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31 have been declared as public holidays by the Federal Government to mark this 2020’s Eid-el-Kabir Celebration. Ministry of Interior’s Permanent Secretary, Georgina Ehuriah disclosed the news in a statement issued on Tuesday which noted that the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, congratulated Muslim faithful and all Nigerians both at home…

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