Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tag "Christians"

    Imam who hid Christians during Plateau killings reveals why he ‘gambled with his life’

Imam who hid Christians during Plateau killings reveals why he ‘gambled with his life’

Abubakar Abdullahi, the Muslim cleric who hid over 200 people, mostly Christians, inside a mosque during the recent Plateau attack, says six of his children are adherents of the Christian faith.Unknown gunmen, suspected to be herders, had attacked villages across three local government areas of the state, killing at least 100 persons.Abdullahi was said to have rendered assistance to the [...]

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    Rep to Buhari: I expected you to correct Trump that not only Christians are being killed

Rep to Buhari: I expected you to correct Trump that not only Christians are being killed

Aliyu Madaki, a member of the house of representatives, has asked US President Donald Trump not to bring his “divisive politics” into Nigeria.He said this on Tuesday in reaction to a comment Trump made when he recently hosted President Muhammadu Buhari last week.Trump had told Buhari, during their meeting, that America would not accept the killing of Christians in Nigeria.“We [...]

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    Kill the hypocrisy about religious studies in schools

Kill the hypocrisy about religious studies in schools

At a time when you would think there are enough small fires in the country, the religious army has started yet another small fire in schools.For most of the time this week the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council had to whip out the hoses to douse the brush fire started by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) over rumours [...]

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    Only Muslims can effectively fight terrorism, says Gumi

Only Muslims can effectively fight terrorism, says Gumi

Ahmad Gumi, prominent Islamic scholar, says only Muslims can fight terrorism effectively.Speaking at the Centre for the Study of Christian-Muslim Relations in Kaduna on Saturday, Gumi said it was unfortunate that Christians misinterpreted the move of the federal government to enlist Nigeria in the coalition of Islamic nations fighting terrorism.The centre was founded by Idowu Fearon, secretary-general of the [...]

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    Muslims, Christians hold ‘special prayer’ for Buhari in Taraba

Muslims, Christians hold ‘special prayer’ for Buhari in Taraba

Muslims and Christians in Taraba on Saturday held a joint special prayer for the speedy recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari.The President is currently on medical vacation in the United Kingdom.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that prayer was held at the Jalingo Eid prayer ground.The representative of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Baba Yerima , who spoke at [...]

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Enough of ‘these lies’, CAN tells Lai

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says Lai Mohammed, minister of information, never dares to speak against Muslim leaders who make hate speeches, but that he comes after those of the church.The association was reacting to a statement in which the minister said reports of the killing of Christians were not true.“Such fallacies like the Islamisation of Nigeria, the killing [...]

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    Omokri: Even Buhari, Osinbajo cannot say extremist Muslims aren’t killing Christians

Omokri: Even Buhari, Osinbajo cannot say extremist Muslims aren’t killing Christians

Reno Omokri, special assistant to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan on new media, says President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, cannot claim that Christians weren't being killed by extremist Muslims.He said Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, was a "liar" for describing the killing of Christians by Muslims in Nigeria as a "fallacy."The minister was quoted to have made the statement during [...]

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    Islamisation of Nigeria NOT possible, says Lai

Islamisation of Nigeria NOT possible, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the Islamisation of Nigeria is improbable.Speaking at a town-hall meeting in Kwara state on Monday, the minister said the Nigerian constitution makes the dominance of one religion impossible.He said those accusing the government of Islamising the country were trying to divert attention away from its anti-corruption war.Mohammed was reacting to reports that [...]

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    Trump: I’ll not allow killing of Christians to continue

Trump: I’ll not allow killing of Christians to continue

US President Donald Trump says he will not allow the killing of Christians in the middle east to continue.Trump tweeted this on Sunday.Last week, he signed an executive order imposing a ban on citizens from seven predominately Muslim countries - Yemen, Libya, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Syria and Somalia.His action has sparked off a protest in the US.Below is Trump's tweet.Christians [...]

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    Presidency: No discrimination. Christian pilgrims also bought dollar for N160

Presidency: No discrimination. Christian pilgrims also bought dollar for N160

The Presidency has said that the subsidy on foreign exchange offered to Muslim pilgrims was also made available to Christian pilgrims.The directive of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) that Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) should sell dollars to Muslims embarking on Hajj pilgrimage at the rate of N197 to the dollar has generated widespread criticism.The announcement, which was disseminated on Thursday through a [...]

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    Blow up every church, kill all Christians, says new Boko Haram leader

Blow up every church, kill all Christians, says new Boko Haram leader

Abu Musab al-Barnawi, the new Boko Haram leader recently unveiled by ISIS, has revealed his intentions to blow up churches and kill Christians.According to SITE Intelligence Group, Al-Barnawi has made it clear that Boko Haram under his watch would carry out more attacks on churches and Christians.A translation of an interview published in the Islamic State newspaper al-Nabaa indicated that the [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘beheading’ Christians in Gwoza

Boko Haram ‘beheading’ Christians in Gwoza

The Christian community in Gwoza, the Borno town that Boko Haram recently declared an Islamic caliphate, says its men are being beheaded by the insurgents while its women are forced into unwanted marriages.According to Rev. Fr. Gideon Obasogie, the social communications director of the catholic diocese of Maiduguri, the sect may have embarked on a general killing spree, but Christians have been at [...]

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    Report: Christians in Nigeria are ‘endangered’

Report: Christians in Nigeria are ‘endangered’

Nigeria is one of seven countries in the world where Christians are an endangered species, a CNN report has revealed. According to the report, Christians can face discrimination, harassment, arrest, jail time and even death for what they believe, just like people of other faiths. However, Nigeria is split between a majority Muslim north and a mostly-Christian south.“Boko Haram, an Islamic extremist group, vowed in 2009 [...]

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    10 things we learnt from presidential media chat

10 things we learnt from presidential media chat

The Presidential Media Chat of last night was bound to generate a lot of talk, and it did so. The early questions were on the insurgency as expected, but President Goodluck Jonathan spoke on a variety of issues. Here are the highlights.1. We still don't know where Chibok girls are. President Jonathan stated very clearly that all efforts to locate [...]

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    Exclusive: Tension at confab as CAN demands Nigeria’s withdrawal from OIC

Exclusive: Tension at confab as CAN demands Nigeria’s withdrawal from OIC

A delicate subplot at the National Conference has reopened the wounds in Nigeria's religious balance.The cold war between Christians and Muslims further deepened following the submission of "toxic memos" to the National Conference by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA).The memos were said to be "too hot" for the leadership of [...]

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    Jang’s NGF says Taraba crisis not religious

Jang’s NGF says Taraba crisis not religious

The Governor Jonah Jang-led Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has dismissed claims that the recent crisis in some parts of Taraba was religiously motivated.This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Osaro Onaiwu, Administrator of the NGF secretariat on Monday in Abuja.The call by the Taraba Chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on the state House of Assembly to [...]

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