• Shiite accuses Kaduna government of incitement, religious cleansing

    Shiite accuses Kaduna government of incitement, religious cleansing

    According to reports, the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shiites Islamic Sect has accused Kaduna State Government of inciting people and religious cleansing.

    The President, IMN Media Forum, Mr. Ibrahim Musa, in a statement Friday, said that the State government on Thursday, reportedly issued a warning to residents in Kaduna and other towns not to take laws into their hands on any individual or group, in reference to the attacks, arson and destruction of properties of members of […]

  • No country survives religious war – Sultan

    No country survives religious war – Sultan

    According to reports, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday said there is no country that has survived a religious war and called on Nigerians to unite.

     

    Speaking at the closing ceremony of a programme organised by International Dialogue Centre KAICIID which focus on Intra-religious Understanding in Nigeria held in Abuja, Abubakar said “there are a lot that unite Nigerians than what divide us.”

    He said Nigerians must do away with religious extremism and focus on building peace and harmony.

    Abubakar […]

  • Onaiyekan sues for religious tolerance, says God belongs to all

    Onaiyekan sues for religious tolerance, says God belongs to all

    It was gathered that the Archbishop of the Abuja Arch Diocese, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has said that the relationship between Christians and Muslims depends on what goes on in the various faiths.

    Cardinal Onayeikan spoke in Abuja at the opening of a three-day conference, organised by the Vienna, Austria-based, International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) aimed at creating effective platforms towards promoting inter-religious understanding among Muslim and Christian communities in Nigeria.

    According to him: “We have had challenges and we should be able to […]

  • Religious leaders promote sexual crimes – Police

    Religious leaders promote sexual crimes – Police

    Lagos State Police Commissioner, Mr. Fatai Owoseni yesterday accused religious leaders of promoting sexual offences.

    He also lamented that there had also been alarming increase in the reports of sexual, domestic  and violent crimes to law enforcement agencies over the past few months

    According to him,  recent reports and investigations showed that “the so-called men of God”  were hiding under religion to commit such heinous crimes.

    Speaking through the command’s spokesperson,  Dolapo Badmos, the  commissioner said it was working closely with the Office […]

  • No place for religious violence under my watch – Buhari

    No place for religious violence under my watch – Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari has said that religious violence would not be tolerated by his administration.

    The President said this on Tuesday, while condemning the killing of eight people in Zamfara State on Monday.

    A mob had set the house of a man ablaze for rescuing an undergraduate, who was accused of blasphemy, resulting in their deaths and those of six others.

    However, on his Twitter handle on Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the violence.

    “I received news of the mob killings in Zamfara with […]

  • Don’t bring religious war to Southwest – Babatope warns Aregbesola

    Don’t bring religious war to Southwest – Babatope warns Aregbesola

    Former Minister of Transport and Aviation, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, has warned Governor Rauf Aregbesola not to plunge Osun state and the South West into unnecessary war which he would not be able to handle by the time it starts.

    The Ilesha born septuagenarian politician, gave the warning yesterday when he spoke with Newsmen on the religion crisis rocking Osun State, and made it clear that bringing religion into politics have done too much havoc in Nigeria.

    Babatope said : let the governor […]