Marine spirit does not exist, Akwa Ibom clergy claims

June 13, 2021 Uko Etim 0

 The Senior Pastor of Solid Rock Kingdom Church, Apostle John Okoriko, has dismissed the age-long belief of Marine spirits in rivers and oceans as false.He also said spiritual principalities on land and air do not have existence, arguing that a course would have been assigned to captains and pilot on how to relate with them. Okoriko made the disclosure during Read More

ISLAMAPHOBIA: Police in Uzbek City force dozens of practicing Muslims to shave off beards

June 10, 2021 Editorial IV 0

“All those men who were summoned to police and forced to shave their beards off are practicing Muslims.,” said one city resident in Angren. (file photo)Police in Uzbekistan’s eastern city of Angren have forced dozens of practicing Muslims to shave off their beards, a practice in the Central Asian nation that has been criticized by domestic and international rights organization Read More

The bestowal of Friday upon the Ummah of Prophet Muhammad PBUH (II)

June 10, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Ibn Hajar  said: The Hadeeth clearly underlines the merits of this Ummah that exceed the merits of the previous nations, may Allah bless it.Ibn Al-Qayyim  said in the course of discussing Friday: … It is superior to all days of the week because of the obligatory and recommended acts of worship that are especially performed on it … In comparison to other Read More

Breaking: Catholic church ‘bans’ Mbaka

June 4, 2021 Editor 0

Popular Priest and the spiritual director of Adoration Ministries Enugu Nigeria (AMEN) Rev. Fr Ejike Mbaka has been reortedly banned from making comment on partisan politics. This was disclosed in a letter to Fr. Mbaka, by Callistus Onaga, Catholic bishop of Enugu diocese. He also converted the adoration ministry to chaplaincy. The letter, which is dated June 3, contains the diocesan directives Read More

Interfaith clerics end 3-day prayer to intercede for Buhari’s administration, Nigeria

May 28, 2021 Editor 0

The National Inter-Faith and Religious Organizations for Peace, (NIFROP) has ended a three-day prayer to supplicate for the success of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The prayer session that commenced on Tuesday and ended on Thursday is part of the divine mandate given to the group to intercede for Nigeria and  President Muhammadu Buhari.  NIFROP National Coordinator, Sunday Garuba, in Read More

Nigeria is better united than divided – Chukwu

May 27, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Celestine Chukwu is the Chairman Celchi Global Peace Foundation and the Secretary General Igbo Community Assembly in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In this interview with ROSEMARY MORIBIRIN, he discussed the state of the nation, restructuring and the way forward. Would you rather see Nigeria divided since we have been having issues? Well, it will be better Nigeria remains united. Read More

The virtue of fasting six days of Shawwaal

May 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

What is the ruling on fasting six days of Shawwaal? Is it waajib (obligatory)? Praise be to Allah.Fasting six days of Shawwaal after the obligatory fast of Ramadaan is Sunnah Mustahabbah, not waajib. It is recommended for the Muslim to fast six days of Shawwaal, and in this there is great virtue and an immense reward. Whoever fasts these six Read More

Group lauds Pam’s leadership at Christian Pilgrims’ Commission

May 20, 2021 Editor 0

Some Christian youths have hailed Rev. Yakubu Pam’s exemplary leadership since taking charge as Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC). The group, under the aegis of Young Christians Forum of Nigeria (YCFN), said the commission has recorded tremendous progress in its operations in the last 10 months. The Christian youths made this known in a strategic report Read More

Eid el-Fitr: Etsu Nupe urges Nigerians to live in peace

May 16, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Etsu Nupe and Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, has called on Nigerians to live in peace with one another to foster peace and national unity. Etsu Nupe made the call while addressing his people shortly after the two Raka’at prayers at the Bida Eid ground during Sallah.The royal father said that there was the Read More

Eid-el-Fitr: El-Rufai salutes Muslims, sues for peace

May 13, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

   Governor Nasir el-Rufai has praised the spirit of sacrifice and resilience displayed by the Muslim community of Kaduna state during the fasting period.In an Ed-el-Fitr message, ‘’the governor congratulated the community on the successful completion of Ramadan, and prayed that Allah will bless the immense sacrifices that are being made.’’ The message was contained in a statement signed by Read More

Buhari, first family observe Eid-el-Fitr prayer at Aso Rock

May 13, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari and members of the first family observe the Eid-el-Fitr  prayer at the forecourt of the State House in Abuja. The President was joined in the prayers by the President of the Senate Mr Ahmed Lawan and the Speaker of the House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila.Others include Chief of Staff to the President Professor Ibrahim Gambari. National Read More

Eid-el-Fitr: Uba Sani urges prayer for victims in terrorists’ captivity

May 13, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The senator representing Kaduna Central, Uba Sani, has called for prayers for victims still in the hands of kidnappers, terrorists and bandits, saying his heart bleeds for them. In a special Sallah message by the lawmaker, he expressed deep concern over the horrible situation of the abducted students of Greenfield University in Kaduna, Leah Sharibu and Chibok girls, among other Read More

Buhari @ Eid-el-fitr: With Muslim, Christian solidarity we can overcome challenges

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Nigerians and Muslims across the globe as they mark the Eid-el-fitrfollowing the completion of a month of fasting. In a personally signed statement, the president said there was need for solidarity among citizens, including Muslims and Christians to end the nation’s security challenges. He said: “On this blessed occasion, I wish that the Eid festival brings Read More

Eid-el-Fitr: Buhari calls for unity, solidarity

May 12, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Nigerians and Muslims across the globe as they mark the Eid-el-Fitrfollowing the completion of a month of fasting.In a message signed by him, the President said: “On this blessed occasion, I wish that the Eid festival brings with it peace, safety, security, brotherhood and love amongst all. “Unity and solidarity among all citizens, Muslims Read More

Eid el- Fitr: Ejidike, Kida, Ikpea felicitate with Muslim faithful, pray for Nigeria’s unity

May 12, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

As Muslim faithful in Nigeria and around the world celebrate Eid el-Fitr which marks the end of the 30 days fasting, prominent Nigerians have also rolled out the drums to join the party.Nigeria’s Pillars of Sports, High Chief Donatus Agu-Ejidike, in a message released on his behalf by the national office of the Nigeria Pillars of Sports congratulated Nigerian Muslims Read More

Sultan confirms which day is Sallah day

May 11, 2021 Sidi A. Umar 0

The Sultan of Sokoto and President General Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has declared Thursday, May 13 as Sallah day. The Sultan, in a press release issued and made available to newsmen in his palace Tuesday in Sokoto said the Sultanate Council moon sighting committee and national moon sighting committee did not receive report from Read More

COVID-19: FG announces Phase IV lockdown

May 11, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 Monday announced a nationwide 12:00am to 4:00am curfew and restriction of religious activities and mass gatherings to 50 percent capacity. National Incident Manager Mukhtar Mohammed disclosed this at a briefing in Abuja. He said the decision was to contain spread of Coronavirus following rising cases in India, Brazil and Turkey, among other countries. Mohammed said Read More

Eid Al-Fitr: Buhari reveals where, how he will celebrate

May 9, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

As Muslims in Nigeria join others globally in preparations towards Eid Al-Fitr, a day that is celebrated to mark the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting, President Muhammadu Buhari directed that all celebrations be limited due to the global Coronavirus crisis.  This was contained on a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Read More