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Bishop Oyedepo reacts to allegation of introduction of Islamic studies to curriculum

Bishop David Oyedepo, the general overseer of Living Faith Church, also known as Winners Chapel, has issued a strict warning to the federal government. Oyedepo warns FG against forcing Islamic Studies on Christian students - Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church spoke after an emergency meeting of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) - The PFN also warned the federal government against the educational policy of removing CRK as a stand-alone subject Bishop David Oyedepo, the general overseer of Living Faith…

SITUATION OF CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE, ISLAMIC STUDIES AND CIVIC EDUCATION AT THE BASIC EDUCATION LEVEL

Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) has the mandate to develop Curriculum for Basic and Senior Secondary Education levels. The process of Curriculum Development ranging from High Level Policy Committee on the review of National Curriculum, made up of eminent Nigerians, stakeholders in education, parents, market women, faith based organizations, traditional rulers, NGOs, CBOs, National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Association of Nigerian…

Over 500 Catholics killed by Boko Haram, says Archbishop

Over 500 Catholics were killed by insurgents with 25 reverend fathers and 40 reverend sisters displaced in the crisis, the Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri, Most Rev. Oliver Doeme said on Wednesday. He equally lamented that 250 Catholic Churches were razed in the Boko Haram insurgency in 2014 alone, at the peak of insurgency in the North East, The Archbishop who described the birth and sustenance of Boko Haram as an "offshoot of corruption" in the country, said 80,000 Catholics were displaced by the insurgency with…

Tears flow as Catholic priest and Islamic cleric embrace each other in Minna (Photos, Video)

It was an emotional goodbye for the people of Minna, Niger state following the retirement of Reverend Jeremiah O'Connell. Tears flowed as an Islamic cleric Sheik Ahmad Lemu and Father O'Connell said their goodbyes. The moment when both men shed tears while saying their goodbyes The Sheik hugged Father O'Connell for about 3 minutes, thanking him for all he has done for the people of Nigeria, especially the people of Minna. Sheik Lemu and the Catholic Priest hugged for about 3 minutes The emotional moment between the Catholic…

Muslim girl, 17, sparks outrage after twerking in public while wearing her hijab

A Muslim girl has caused serious outrage on social media after she was caught twerking in public while wearing her hijab, as people cheered her on. The Sun UK reported that the 17-year-old was out shopping with pals when she and a friend joined a street performer and began dancing. Muslim girl, 17, sparks outrage after twerking in public Footage of her dancing was later uploaded online, and it attracted a barrage of hateful comments. One wrote: “That’s so disrespectful is you are wearing hijab you are representing Islam…

School bans Muslim pupils from ‘provocative’ praying

Wuppertal high school draws criticism after banning pupils from using prayer rugs and other traditional Muslim rituals.The regional administration said it backed the school's stance A high school in a western German city has banned Muslim pupils from publicly praying, saying that all the religious acts associated with it are "provocative" to other pupils, sparking a heated debate about freedom of religion in the country. The school in Wuppertal sent a note to staff in February asking them to "identify" and "report" any…

Katsina University Bans All Christian Student Associations

Katsina State University has allegedly banned all Christian student fellowships and associations. According to SAHARA REPORTERS , an internal memo dated January 17, 2017 from the university indicates that the institution has placed a blanket ban on all Christian student associations and fellowships and those that are non-Muslim. See memo below:

[REVEALED] The Reason Behind Pastor Adeboye’s Shocking Retirement As RCCG General Overseer

The main reason behind the retirement of Pastor E.A Adeboye as the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has emerged. It was ealier reported that Pastor Adeboye announced his retirement and subsequently named Pastor Joshua Obayemi as the General Overseer to be in charge of the RCCG in Nigeria while he continues to lead the church worlwide. A source who was a witness to the announcement made at the RCCG ground in Shimawa, Ogun put the records straight concerning the shocking retirement of the…

Adeboye steps down, Oyedepo, Olukoya, Kumuyi, others to follow

It was a mixture of surprise and anxiety on Saturday for ministers in the Redeemed Christian Church of God when the respected cleric and General Overseer of the church, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, announced a new leader for the church arm in Nigeria. Adeboye made the declaration at the church’s Annual Ministers Thanksgiving held at the Redemption Camp in Ogun State. SUNDAY PUNCH gathered that Adeboye started his speech at the service by telling the stunned ministers that he initiated a pension scheme for the church’s retired…

Failed Prophecy: T B Joshua Deletes Facebook Page As Donald Trump Wins US Elections

Republican candidate, Donald J. Trump has been elected as the 45th president of the United States and Hilary Clinton has also called to concede victory. While news about the new president-elect and the elections as a whole is still going on in the United States of America, it is a different ball game over here in Nigeria. Most Nigerians and indeed Africans are quite disappointed by the results, but the scapegoat in Nigeria at the moment is Prophet T B Joshua of the The Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN). On Sunday 6th…