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Nigerians urged to avoid politics of identity – Daily Trust

Former advisers to late Governor Ibrahim Yakowa of Kaduna State on Religious Matters, Reverend Joseph Hayab and Sheik Haliru Maraya have warned Nigerians against electing leaders on the basis of any identity.  The duo, who are also the Northern co-coordinators of Global Peace Foundation Nigeria (GPFN), in a statement in Kaduna lamented that the

Osun declares Monday work free – Premium Times Nigeria – Premium Times

The Government of Osun has declared August 21 work free day to commemorate ‘Isese Day’ the annual festival of adherents of traditional religion in the state. A statement issued by Adelani Baderinwa, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, said that government declared the holiday to enable adherents of traditional religion celebrate their festival. The statement

Traditionalist Urges Nigerians To Respect Culture, Value Traditional Heritage – SundiataPost (press release) (blog)

Lagos   –    Chief Ifasegun Elegunshi, President, Association of African Traditional Religion of Nigeria (AATREN) has called on Nigerians to uphold, respect and observe the African tradition to promote and value the nations history and heritage. Elegunshi made the call during the 2017 Association’s Seminar titled : ” Traditional Religious Practises: An Ordained Repertoire and Encyclopedia

NGO to use tree planting campaign for peace building – P.M. News

Lagos Tree Planting A Former Special Adviser to former president Goodluck Jonathan on Aviation, Ms Ann Ene-Ita, has stressed the importance of tree planting to building peace in communities. Ene-Ita spoke in Abuja during a tree planting project at the LEA Primary School in Utako, organised by the 2017 King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre

2019: Avoid politics of identity, clerics warn – Daily Trust

Ahead of 2019 general elections, the former advisers to late Governor Ibrahim Yakowa on Religious matters (Christian and Islamic matters), Reverend Joseph Hayab and Sheik Haliru Maraya have warned Nigerians against electing leaders on the basis of any identity.   The duo who that are also the Northern co-coordinators of Global Peace Foundation

Osun declares Monday work free – Premium Times

The Government of Osun has declared August 21 work free day to commemorate ‘Isese Day’ the annual festival of adherents of traditional religion in the state. A statement issued by Adelani Baderinwa, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, said that government declared the holiday to enable adherents of traditional religion celebrate their festival. The statement

Restructure Nigeria before 2019 polls – Eminent Nigerians – Vanguard

•Only restructuring can save Nigeria — Adebanjo, Nwodo, Akinrinade, Maku, Ann-Kio Briggs, others…LAGOS—NOTABLE Nigerians from different walks of life, including representatives of Afenifere and Ohanaeze converged on Lagos, yesterday, with a call for restructuring of the country before the 2019 general elections. From left: Mr. Yinka Odunmakin, Moderator; Dr. Amos Akingba, President/CEO, Investment and Management

Nigerian Catholic bishops kick against pop culture – Naija News – Naija News

Nigerian Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan and other Bishops, [Pfoto: NAN]  In separate declarations, Nigerian Catholic Bishops and their leader Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onayekan have urged adherence to the rules of the church and resistance of moves to introduce pop culture. Advertisement Onayekan spoke in Ghana, while the Bishops from South west Nigeria issued a statement

Religion and music in Northern Nigeria – Music In Africa

Brief history of music in Northern Nigeria Hausa traditional music, generally acoustic music without guitar, keys or wind instruments, has existed for a long period of time, simply changing form over the centuries. The music is composed with percussive instruments such as the talking drum, the kuntigi, which is a single-stringed lute, and various other

No one should worship in fear globally – US – The Nation Newspaper

The United States Secretary of State, Mr Rex Tillerson, has said that no person should live in fear, worship in secret or face discrimination because of his or her religious belief globally. Tillerson, who made the assertion while releasing the 2016 International Religious Freedom Report, said that President Donald Trump had said that people should

Nigerian Catholic bishops kick against pop culture – Naija News

Nigerian Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan and other Bishops, [Pfoto: NAN]  In separate declarations, Nigerian Catholic Bishops and their leader Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onayekan have urged adherence to the rules of the church and resistance of moves to introduce pop culture. Advertisement Onayekan spoke in Ghana, while the Bishops from South west Nigeria issued a statement

Nigerian Catholic bishops kick against pop style of worship – Daily Post Nigeria

In separate declarations, Nigerian Catholic Bishops and their leader Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan have urged adherence to the rules of the church and resistance of moves to introduce pop culture. Onayekan spoke in Ghana, while the Bishops from South west Nigeria issued a statement under the aegis of Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province, after meeting in Oke

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