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Respite has come for Muslim low-income earners to have access and perform Hajj pilgrimage with ease being one of the pillars of Islam as the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has introduced a scheme “Hajj Savings Scheme”, a deliberate move to reduce difficulty in paying hajj fare by the category of such persons. At the launch of the scheme in Yola, the Adamawa State capital held at Nyako Center in the State Secretariat, the...

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The Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese, Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza has inspected the ongoing 43 blocks of 86 semi-detached housing units for Internally Displaced Person situated at Sangere-Margi in Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa state. The project is expected to be commission in April 2021 has a Church, Mosque, School, Healthcare Center, and a Market. Beneficiaries of the housing scheme are IDPs and their families who have been camped at Saint Theresa Catholic Church...

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The Kano State government has banned an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abduljabar Nasir Kabara, from preaching in the state for alleged incitement. However, some Muslim faithful have criticized the state government’s decision. Kabara, whose mode of Islamic teachings is considered incendiary by the Kano State government, has come under scrutiny because of his interpretation of some prophetic sayings adjudged as controversial. He is being accused of questioning the authenticity of those prophetic sayings and even denouncing...

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By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz, Regional Correspondent ____ In the spirit of Christmas celebrations, the Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese, Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza has again distributed Christmas gifts to over  700  Internally Displaced Persons’ children in Adamawa State. The kind gesture is in partnership with Mission Take Heart where the internally Displaced Persons benefitted from Anguwan Kara Camp in Girei local government and St Theresa’s Camp, Yola North of Adamawa State Bishop Mamza, who doubles as...

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A night before Christmas, a number of people were found dead and a church razed down following an attack by some suspected Boko Haram members. Local sources said about 11 persons died as a result of this attack while the EYN (Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria) also known as Church of the Brethren in Nigeria in Pemi, a award under Chibok Local Government Area. The incident which occurred in Borno state also took six cars and...

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The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has urged Abuja residents to use the occasion of Christmas to pray for the quick end of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bello made the call in his Christmas message on Thursday in Abuja. He enjoined the residents especially Christians to use the occasion of Christmas to reflect upon and rededicate themselves to the virtues of love and peace as exemplified by Jesus Christ. The minister also admonished them to comply...

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President Muhammadu Buhari, says the nation requires the Christmas values of joy, peace, hope, love, goodwill, and imminent salvation to stem the rising insecurity in the country, economic recession and the Covid-19 pandemic. The president stated this in his 2020 Christmas message to Nigerians which was issued by his spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Thursday. He felicitated with Christians in particular and Nigerians in general on the joyous occasion of Christmas 2020, commemorating...

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The Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Reverend Chukwuma Onaga, has appealed to Nigerians to adhere strictly to the Covid-19 protocols as stipulated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC. Bishop Onaga, who made this appeal on Wednesday in Enugu in his Christmas message, cautioned that observing the stipulated protocols will help curb the spread of the deadly virus during the festive celebration. “Christmas season is a season of sharing love and happiness among...

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Christian faithful in the country have been admonished to use the occasion of the Christmas celebration to touch the lives of the needy in society. The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Enugu State Chapter, Rev. Ositadinma Edeh, gave the advice on Monday in his Christmas message in Enugu. Edeh stated that it was necessary to reach out to the less privileged to enable them to share in the joy of the season....

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The Enugu State Government celebrated the festival of songs of nine lessons and carol late on Friday, with prominent citizens of the state and community leaders attending. The event was staged to mark the Christmas season. The festival, held at the Government House, saw Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi taking the first lesson with the massage centering on “The Creation of Man’’. A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent at the event reported that each reading was...

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