Insecurity is distraction for Governors, says Gov Sule

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has said that, no Governor will like to ignite violence, as that will not only be a distraction but will hinder development initiatives. Engineer Sule stated this while hosting the Bishop of Lafia Diocese, Most Reverend Bishop David Ajang, on a thank-you visit, at the Government House, on Wednesday. According to him, if there is any person that requires peace, it’s the governor because without peace, there won’t be space to govern. He dismissed claims that certain governors were inciting violence in their state,…

Gov Sule identifies religious tolerance as panacea for peace ….urges Nigerians to return to God

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has identified religious tolerance, as panacea for peaceful coexistence, even as he urged Nigerians to return to God, as a way out of the present challenges confronting the country. Engineer Sule made the call during the episcopal ordination and installation of Rt. Rev. Monsignor David Ajang, as the new Catholic Bishop of Lafia, Diocese, on Thursday. The governor, who spoke in the language the congregation at the St. Williams Cathedral, in Lafia, venue of the ordination, understood, cited copiously from the scriptures, stressing that,…

Enenche lauds Kogi Govt on response to Covid-19

The Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Center, Pastor Paul Enenche has commended Kogi State Government on its response that contained the panic during the outbreak of the pandemic in the state.   Pastor Enenche gave the commendation at the ongoing 3-day crusade at the Lokoja Confluence Station.   “I want to congratulate Kogi State for how you dealt with coronavirus. “You just mesmerized, yeyerized and smallified the thing,” he said.   He alluded that the Government’s approach not to “glorify” the pandemic went a long way to relieve the…

CAN urges FG, others to emulate Kogi Gov’s leadership policy …. As Gov Bello receives Friend of the Church Award

The Christian Association of Nigeria has conferred an award on Kogi State Governor as a “Friend of the Church” in recognition of his stand on equity and fair treatment meted on Christians in the state and his friendliness to the religion. The Award was presented to the Governor by the CAN National President, Revd Dr. Samson Ayokunle during the official dedication of the Government House chapel which he laid the foundation July, 2019 after 28 years of the existence of the State Government, House. The CAN president thanked the Governor…

Xmas: Oyetola felicitates Christians …urges Nigerians to shun religious sentiment, embrace love, peaceful co-existence 

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the State of Osun has congratulated Christians in the State and across the country for witnessing yet another Christmas celebration. He also urged Nigerians to embrace love, tolerance, generosity and peaceful co-existence which Jesus Christ stood for. The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, said the celebration offered Nigerians the opportunity to reflect on God’s love and compassion for man as epitomised in the gift of Christ to the world. Oyetola who particularly enjoined Christians in the State of Osun to…

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…