International Scholars raise concerns over attempt to destroy New Religious Movement in South Korea

On July 20, a webinar on a new religious movement in South Korea and its political, religious, and social dimensions with the recent COVID-19 crisis invited international scholars and experts in the field of religion, international law, and human rights. Titled “COVID-19 and Religious Freedom: Scapegoating Shincheonji in South Korea”, the webinar addressed the recent issues of aggressive attack from politically powerful conservative and fundamentalist Protestant churches in the country on a newly-established, fast-growing Christian denomination named ‘Shincheonji (New Heaven and New Earth) Church of Jesus’ founded in 1984. The…

CORONAVIRUS: Spread the Faith, not the Fear!  By Mark Longyen

Several years ago, a deadly virus erupted in Africa, killing thousands without restraint or cure. The medical world was perplexed. A great man of God by the name John G Lake came to the rescue. Laying hands on infected people who were not to be touched. The slightest contact with any secretion from an infected person is all it takes for transmission. But with bare hands, cleaning secretion and curing every victim, John G Lake along with his Holy Ghost filled team, brought to an abrupt end the spread of…

EASTER CELEBRATION : Senate President felicitates with Christians, other Nigerians 

The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan has felicitated with Nigerians, particularly of the Christian faith, as Nigeria and the rest of the world celebrate Easter, a very important event in the calendar of the followers of Jesus Christ. Lawan in a statement signed by him, said Easter celebration marks the triumph of Jesus Christ over sin, adversity and death. Read the statement in full: “This occasion is relevant today more than ever before as mankind passes through one of the darkest clouds in history. However, if we…

EASTER CELEBRATION: Gov Sani Bello felicitates with Christians 

As Christians all over the world celebrate Easter to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ,  Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has implored Christians in the State to use the period to pray God to bring an end to the COVID-19 global pandemic that has engulfed the entire globe. This waa contained in Governor Sani Bello’s Easter Message to the people, signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mrs. Mary Noel Berje. “Easter is a significant period in the lives of Christians as it is essentially the foundation upon which…

Gov Sani-Bello admonish Christians to see pilgrimage as spiritual exercise ….warns pilgrims against abscondment

Niger state Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has called on Christians to see pilgrimage to Holy Land as a spiritual exercise. happy Governor Bello, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Alh Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, disclosed this while bidding farewell to 171 intending pilgrims to Israel held at the Government House, Minna on Thursday. He said that pilgrimage is a spiritual trip and not tourism.   According to him, Christians in the state should show more commitment in their quest to making trips to the holy land through self sponsorship…

CHRISTMAS: Gov Sani Bello urges Christians To emulate virtues, lifestyle of Jesus Christ

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has felicitated with the Christian faithfuls as they celebrate this year’s Christmas to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mrs. Mary Noel Berje, Governor Sani Bello admonished Christians to celebrate the occasion, reflecting on the true essence of life and creation generally. The Governor stated that in this period of love as exemplified in the birth of the Jesus Christ, there was the need for all Christians to show love and share with neighbours…

Gov Yahaya Bello Inaugurates Chapel in Govt House After 28 Years

Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello has inaugurated the Government House Chapel for the Christian worshippers after 28 years since the creation of Kogi State,   Governor Bello who was represented at the Christmas Carol by his deputy, Edward Onoja on Saturday asserted that the newly constructed Government House chapel symbolised unity, access, inclusion which his adminstration vowed to enshrine in public institutions in the state.   He pointed out that his government  promised to deepen these virtues in his administration’s second term until all kogi indigenes would no longer be…

Xmas Carol: Emulate virtues of Jesus Christ, Oyetola charges Nigerians …sues for peace, love, harmony

Osun state Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has charged Nigerians to emulate the virtues of Jesus Christ and rededicate themselves to God by abstaining from all forms of immoral act. He called on the citizens particularly christians to imbibe the lessonsand spirit of love, peace, harmony and good  neighbourliness as preached and demonstrated by Jesus Christ. Governor Oyetola stated this on Thursday while addressing the congregation of different Christian denominations under the aegis of Osun State Christian Association of Nigeria (OS-CAN), at the 2019 Christmas Carol, organised by OS-CAN in conjuction with…

Church Council Debunks Video Associated To Bishop Bakare On Social Media

The Board of Trustees and members of the Towers of Flocks Evangels Ministry, on Monday disclaimed a viral video of Bishop Dr. Osmond Bakare on social media, describing it as handiwork of detractors and enemies of Christendom whose stock in trade was character assassination. The Ministry, in a press statement made available to newsmen in Abuja and signed by its Council Chairman, Arch. Rockson Essien, stated that the video in circulation was false, malicious and totally a misrepresentation of facts, saying all that are contained in it cannot be a true representation…

Commitment to religious values should inspire further support for Buhari’s Anti-Corruption Crusade – Omo-Agege

Sincere commitment to religious and ethical values should inspire further support for the Muhammadu Buhari administration’s battle against corruption and Christians in positions of authority have a duty to help lead such fight, Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has said. Speaking on “Christianity and Accountability for Christians in Government” at an event organized by the Palace of Priests Assembly in Abuja, Senator Omo-Agege urged all Christians occupying privileged positions in government to shun all forms of injustice, divisiveness, greed and corruption, added that corruption is now the…