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Former Pope Benedict XVI celebrates 90th birthday with a glass of beer (Photos)

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Retired pope, Benedict XVI  who recently turned 90 celebrated his special day with a chilled glass of beer outside the monastery on Vatican City grounds. He was joined by his brother, Mgr Georg Ratzinger, and visitors from his native Bavaria in Germany. The retired pontiff was born on April 16, 1927, in southern Germany.

Easter: I Worked Hard to Meet Nigerians Expectations - Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday urged all Nigerians to keep faith in his administration’s commitment and ability to change the Nigerian story for good. Buhari made the appeal in his Easter message made available to journalists. He said he was

Woman abandons child after being told by her pastor that her baby is a snake (Photos)

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A woman identified as Amara Emeka dumped her baby in Sapele, Delta state, on Sunday after being told by a pastor that her baby was a snake and he needed N52,000 to conduct a deliverance on her. According to Sapele Oghenek who shared the photos, the baby was found crying by the road side and

Forget About Jesus, I Am God - Pastor Tells Church

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A 27-year-old controversial church founder in Zimbabwe, Given Dube, has caused outrage after he claimed that he is God and that Jesus is not coming back. Dube, who claimed to be God, wants Africans not to believe that Jesus is coming again.

“The law will address what Islam says on marriage" - Emir of Kano Moves to Ban Polygamy

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Ex-CBN Governor and now Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has bared his plans of banning polygamy, as he alleged it has a connection with poverty and terrorism. According to him, because Muslims are allowed to marry more than one wife, they end up taking as much as 4 wives, who might produce 20 children they won't train in schools, with some turning out to be terrorists.

Sharia court Has Began the Prosecution of 11 Women Who Were Caught Drinking, Smoking and Romancing

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The Faggae Outpost of the Kano State Hisbah Board (Sharia Police) on Monday, said it has began the prosecution of  11 women who were found drinking, smoking and romancing with men who are not their husbands, vices which are contrary to the Sharia legal system.

Throwback photo of IBB with Shehu Musa Yar'Adua and Murtala Nyako during a pilgrimage in 1989

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Former military Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida is pictured with late Shehu Musa Yar'Adua and former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, on a pilgrimage in 1989. Nyako was appointed Chief of Naval Staff in December 1989.

Why I Am Convinced God Does Not Speak To Pastor Adeboye By Dr. Ijabla Raymond

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Last week was quite interesting on Nigeria's social media space. It started with a video of Pastor Adeboye telling his followers not to marry a woman that can neither cook nor pray for one straight hour.

Buhari will not fail, APC replies Mbaka

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The Enugu State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has assured that President Muhammadu Buhari will not disappoint Nigerians in the task of fixing the country.

Muslim youths attack another Catholic Church in Niger state, says ‘Friday belongs to us’

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A group of Muslim youths, on Friday attacked St. Philip’s Catholic Parish, Baki Iku, very close to Zuma Rock in Niger State. According to eyewitnesses, some Catholics, who had gone to the church to pray were attacked by the Muslims on the claim that Friday was their day of prayer and that the Church only had right to worship on Sundays.

Eighteen injured in Mecca stampede

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Eighteen pilgrims have been injured in a stampede near Islam’s holiest site, Saudi media reported on Saturday, as the kingdom continues to review safety after a deadly crush during last year’s hajj. The incident happened on Friday night near the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the Al-Riyadh newspaper said, as Muslims gathered in large numbers to mark the Night of Destiny, one of the high points of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Graphic Photos: Reverend killed by herdsmen in Nassarawa State

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According to @uncanny_sam, who shared the photos on twitter, his uncle Reverend Zakariya was killed by herdsmen in Obi LGA of Nassarawa State on June 30.

Photos: Controversial SA pastor refrigerates another church member

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  Pastor Daniel Penuel from End Times Disciples Ministries, who is also known as the Snake Pastor commanded a male member of his church to sit in a refrigerator for 30 minutes. According to their Facebook page:

Governor El-Rufai orders arrest of attackers on a christain

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Nasir El-Rufai, Executive Govonor of Kaduna State – Governor El-Rufai has said he will not tolerate religious violence in the state – He ordered the police to arrest some youths who stabbed a christian in a canteen – The governor visited the victim in the hospital where he is receiving treatment

Christian groups call for rule of law in anti-corruption war

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National Christian Elders Forum, NCEF                 Some Christian organisations led by a senior Nigerian lawyer, Solomon Asemota, have called on the Federal Government to abide by the rule of law in the ongoing war against corruption. Mr. Asemota, who chairs the National Christian Elders Forum, NCEF, while speaking with PREMIUM TIMES in Abuja, said although the war against corruption was a necessary and welcomed development, the attitude of government agencies towards the fight was worrisome.

British auditors query N2.1 billion incestuous transactions in Christ Embassy’s accounts

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Auditors appointed by the United Kingdom’s Charity Commission to review the accounts of the UK branch of the popular Christ Embassy, have raised eyebrows over suspicious payments worth N2.14 billion (£4.28 million) made to companies and organisation closely related to the church in 2013.