Tag: religion

Mark Amaza: Re-Introducing Northern Nigeria, Not as You Know It

I am writing this article mainly for the benefit of Southern Nigerians who have never been to the North, and mostly have a warped and inaccurate view of the North. I have been driven to write this out of my many personal experiences, and those of friends and family, as[Read More…]

Opinion: Nigerian Presidency, The British And The Invention Of Boko Haram

By Osita Ebiem In Nigeria’s political arrangement, the President is the highest office. Over the years the picture that has been presented to the world is Nigeria as a majority Islamic country. As we go further down we will see how this picture appears to be changing and why the[Read More…]

Reno Omokri: On Fashola’s Theory of Leadership and Church Attendance

I was stunned when I read the various headlines about the comments made by Governor Raji Fashola regarding the President and his habit of worshipping at a church every Sunday. There were various headlines, but the one by one newspaper best captures the sentiments expressed by Fashola. It ran thus[Read More…]

A Muslim Name For President Jonathan ‘Malam Jamilu Menasara’ Resolving The Needless Religious Conflicts

There was drama at the National Conference yesterday, when Prof. Andrew Haruna from Kaduna State said: “While reading through the president’s speech I decided to change the his name from Goodluck Jonathan to Malam Jamilu Menasara. In Arabic Jamilu means beautiful, good, Nasara means good luck. He said Nigerians should[Read More…]

Simon Kolawole: Religion And Politics In Nigeria

If you want to scare me about Nigeria, throw religion into politics. Nothing frightens me more than that. I find it hard to live with ethnically coloured politics, but I am even more frightened when religion is added to the equation. I shiver. Religion, in my experience, whips up the[Read More…]

Abdul-Jabbar Kolo: How Ethnic And Religious Sentiment Govern Nigeria

Since Nigeria’s Independence ethnicity and religion have played a very significant role historically, socially, economically and most glaring of all, politically. It has lead to the genesis of at least 3 successful coup plots the country has come across under 12 different military Heads of State and a civil war.[Read More…]

Femi Aribisala: Why Pastors Don’t Go To Heaven (2)

I became the Pastor of Healing Wings, Chapel of Faith in 1998. But nine years later, I felt constrained to resign. My resignation came from the sudden realisation that even though God specifically called me to ministry, he never asked me to pastor a church. I have also come to[Read More…]

Femi Aribisala: Christian Thieves And Robbers

I was reviewing this article, initially titled “Ungodly Prayers,” when the Lord suddenly spoke. He said: “Femi, it is written, ‘my house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but they have made it a ‘den of thieves.’ The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and[Read More…]

Nigerian Muslims Commend President Jonathan For Signing Same-Sex Bill

A group known as the Muslim Media Watch Group Tuesday commended President Goodluck Jonathan for signing into law, the bill against same-sex marriage in Nigeria. In a statement issued by the group in Abuja, the signing of the bill into law by President Jonathan on Monday was a welcome development[Read More…]

It Is Not Compulsory For Muslims To celebrate The Birthday Of Prophet Muhammad – Sheik

NAN An Ibadan-based Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Fadhilulah Hamzat, says it is not compulsory for Muslims to celebrate Mawlud Nabiyy or the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. Hamzat, who made the remark during a Friday sermon at the W.O. Lawal Central Mosque, Ring Road, Ibadan, Oyo State, said that those marking the[Read More…]