Cleric underscores importance of seeking knowledge in Islam

A leading Islamic cleric, Alhaji Issa Arikewuyo, has underscored the importance of seeking knowledge in Islam. Sheikh Arikewuyo, a guest lecturer at the Quarterly public lecture of United Council Of Imams And Alfa in Ijeshatedo, Surulere, Lagos, maintained that Islam is a religion of knowledge. “Islam gives too much importance on seeking knowledge. Knowledge is a key to success. Seeking knowledge is better than any value in the world. Allah Almighty says in Holy Quran: “And say: My Lord, increase me in knowledge.” (Quran 20:114) It protects us from many…

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Clerics task journalists on professionalism

The Vicar of All Saints Church Nyendo, in Masaka District, Uganda, Reverend Amos Friday, charged media men to uphold professionalism, regardless of the challenges they are going through which could undermine their integrity.   Rev.Amos, who represented Canon Enock Muwanguzi, the West Buganda Diocese Media coordinator told journalists who celebrated World Press Freedom Day, that journalism is their calling and they needed to do it diligently regardless of the enormous challenges they face.   “As priests, we rely heavily on what you write and use it as reference while preaching.…

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Sustained development for Etche

As at May 29, 2015 when the good people of Rivers State rightly expelled the All Progressives Congress ( APC) from government, the people of Etche Ethnic Nationality were one of the most neglected communities. They were denied developmental projects, appointments and respect from their own state government. Due to no fault of theirs, they were degraded to second class citizens in a state where they served as food basket and also have some of the critical oil producing communities. Their situation was worsened by the fact that Etche APC…

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Clergymen blast OBJ: You led a corrupt govt

Some ministers of God in Nigeria have come down hard on former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, over his recent statement that pastors in the country were aiding corruption in Nigeria.   Though some pastors declined comment saying, Apostle Johnson Suleman was being harassed by the powers that be for opening his mouth, yet, fiery ones did not mince words in telling Obasanjo that he perpetuated corruption as Nigeria’s president. Obasanjo’s statement that some Nigerian Pastors/ preachers preach that one can acquire wealth without labour triggered sharp reactions from clerics across…

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Ikoyi billions: Wike, CNPP accuse FG of plotting cover up

Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has described as unfortunate the desperation of the Federal Government to cover corruption simply because her principal financial sponsor is involved. Briefing Rivers Christian leaders on the development at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Saturday, Wike stated that the Rivers State Government is not interested in the prosecution of the immediate past Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, but simply seeking the return of funds belonging to the state. He said that the should the Federal Government return the stolen resources domiciled by the Former Governor…

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Power of resurrection‘ll restore Nigeria’s lost glory –Atere

The Bishop of the Diocese of Awori (Anglican Communion), Rt. Revd. (Dr.) Johnson Akin Atere, has called on Nigerians to believe in the power of resurrection of Jesus Christ in order for God to restore the nation’s lost glory. Atere, who made this remark during a sermon at the special Good Friday service held at The Cathedral of St. James, Ota, Ogun State, appealed to every Nigerian to allow the resurrection of Jesus Christ to rekindle their hope of the resurrection of the nation’s ailing economy, values, justice system, healthcare…

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Depression: When to seek medical assistance

The World Health Organisation (WHO), has recently declared depression, which could lead to disability and death, the world’s most widespread illness.For someone living with depression, talking to a person they trust is often the first step towards treatment and recovery, reports APPOLONI A ADEYEMI   Depression is not a new disease condition. It has been in the world from the time of old. Recent events have however brought it to the front burner, prompting attention to be focused on it. World Health Organisation, WHO, last month raised the alarm, alerting…

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