Tag: religion

Sylvester Kwentua: Nigerians’ Are Slaves To Religion

Religion focuses the attention of mankind on life after death rather than life while on earth. It has brought about the development, mainly physically and financially, of spiritual leaders at the expense of their members. Members are made to obey, listen to, seek after, worship, look forward to, long after,[Read More…]

Femi Fani-Kayode: A Message For Those That Hate

I had an interesting experience the other day. After spending a good deal of the morning in an interesting and intellectually stimulating discussion with a very bright and pleasant Irishman about the right of the State of Israel to exist, I spent the afternoon in a heated and acrimonious debate[Read More…]

Femi Aribisala: The Sacrifice Of Fools

God said to the Israelites: “What do I care about incense from Sheba or sweet calamus from a distant land? Your burnt offerings are not acceptable; your sacrifices do not please me.” (Jeremiah 6:20). It is not surprising therefore that Solomon also says: “Guard your steps when you go to[Read More…]

Okey Ndibe: Towards An Ethnicity Of Values

For me, one of the most disconcerting facts about public discourse in Nigeria—including intellectual exchanges—is the rampant, if not default, deployment of ethnic or religious sentiments. Confronted with issues of moral urgency that demand the taking of principled positions, far too many Nigerians find comfort in embarrassing expediencies shaped by[Read More…]

Free-For-All, Assemblies Of God Church Members Clash Leaves Many Wounded

Members of the two camps of the Assemblies of God Church clashed Tuesday leaving some people wounded. Assistant General Superintendent, Rev. Chidi Okoroafor, a factional member was to hold anti-Paul Emeka meeting at Isiagu Street, Achara Layout branch of the church was the major cause of the clash. Recall that the[Read More…]

Babatunde Fashola Rejects Religious Consideration For Next Lagos State Governor

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Monday strongly decried the notion by some religious leaders and groups in the state that his successor should be a Christian in order to balance political equation. The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria  has consistently demanded a Christian governor for the state as[Read More…]

“Bombs Aimed At Destabilizing Jonathan’s Govt” South-South Group Alleges

The Voice of South-South, a non-governmental organization has said the spate of bombings in the country was aimed at destabilizing the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan. In a statement issued in Port Harcourt friday signed by its Chairman, Charles Beke, and the Publicity Secretary, Dr. Sowaribi Tolofari. “Boko Haram Islamists[Read More…]

Opinion: Fashola, Jonathan And That Religious Jibe

Since he became governor of Lagos state in 2007, Babatunde Raji Fashola has largely avoided unnecessary controversies. Rarely did he engage in those acrimonies that usually distract his colleagues, which many believe accounts for his unwavering focus on issues of governance. Even when his predecessor-turned-godfather turns the heat on him,[Read More…]

Fulani Herdsmen Disguised As Soldiers Raid Predominantly Christian Taraba Village, Kill 17

KANO (AFP) Gunmen killed at least 17 people in an attack on a village in eastern Nigeria where scores of people have died in ethnic violence in recent weeks, police said Wednesday. Residents of the predominantly Christian village in Taraba state put the death toll from Tuesday’s attack at 35[Read More…]