Saturday, May 8, 2021

2023 General Elections: All citizens must be involved in political process

The General Elections comes up in 2023. This is the opportune time for the citizens to exercise their rights to choose our leaders. Politics is God-given process in the ordering of His world and society. Politics is not dirty as has been perceived by some people in the past, even though some people have...

Lent 5: The timelessness of God’s word

“Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens.” (Psalm 119:89, ESV) The Word of God is eternal in Its effect and impact. It is not subject to changing circumstances or the fickleness of human nature. God is not a rash speaker, and therefore His Word cannot go unfulfilled. The fact of the...

There is hope, despite the crises – Part 1

Introduction Hope is the confident expectation that something good is going to happen. It is closely related to our faith and what we believe. When we dare to hope, it floods our life with joy and peace. By its very nature, hope stresses two things: (a) futurity, and (b) invisibility. It deals with things we...

Improve yourselves, Ireoba tells mothers at Mothering Sunday service

By Princewill Ireoba Wife of the Rector, Ibru Centre Agbarha-otor, Mrs. Ogechukwu Chinyelu Ireoba, has urged Christian mothers to review their lifestyle and ensure it conforms with that of ideal Christian mothers. Preaching last Sunday at St. Peter’s Chapel Ibru Centre, Agbarha-otor during the Mothering Sunday service, Mrs. Ireoba, who is also leader of the Church’s women,...

The Palm Sunday

The Palm Sunday is the Sunday, when Christian worshippers carry palm fronds in processions and jubilations in commemoration of the triumphal entry of Jesus to Jerusalem in which he was hailed with people carrying palm branches. According to Matthean account of the event (Matt. 21:1-11), the disciples of Jesus, after obtaining a donkey and...

Between Stealth Jihad and the Rest of Us by Ahmed Yahaya Joe

The first primary school in Northern Nigeria was built 156 years ago at Lokoja. It is supposed to be a metaphor for national integration. Unfortunately, its present condition is reminiscent of the precarious state of inter communal relations in our nation. Established at what in Hausa is known as "Loko Ja" (A brownish corner)...

Hijab Crisis: Teachers locked out of schools as standoff continues in Kwara

The state government on Thursday directed the principals, teachers and staff to report at the schools on Friday or face punishment. Despite the directive of the Kwara State government to the 10 troubled schools at the centre of the controversy over the use of the hijab, some churches have refused to reopen the schools, PREMIUM...

Myanmar nun becomes symbol of resistance as she puts herself between police and protesters

This past Sunday, NBC broadcast the unforgettable image of a Catholic nun kneeling between police and protestors in Myanmar. Sister Ann Roza was trying to halt the violence that has gripped Myanmar since the military coup there in February. She told UK’s Sky News she was ready to die if she could save others. Military...

CLASFON Decries Indefinite Closure of Christian Mission Schools in Kwara

The Christian Lawyers Fellowship of Nigeria (CLASFON) has called on the Kwara State Government to reopen Christian mission schools recently closed down. The group also condemned the exclusion of Christians in the 19 northern states from the lists of judges shortlisted for appointments as Appeal Court justices. In a communique issued at the end of its...

Catholic church cannot bless same-sex unions, Vatican decrees

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith rules that God ‘cannot bless sin’ The Vatican has said the Catholic church cannot bless same-sex unions, as God “does not bless sin”, dashing the hopes of gay Catholics who believed Pope Francis might have created a more open environment. In response to a question put to it about...

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