Christian elders to Sultan: Nigeria being run like Islamic country

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The National Christian Elders forum has reacted to comments by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, that Nigeria is a multi-religious nation, saying the claim was against constitutional provisions.

The NCEF also said Muslim leaders had in past and present times made deliberate steps towards Islamising Nigeria.

Mr. Abubakar had said that Nigeria was not a secular nation, but multi-religious entity that cannot be Islamised.

“We are not secular but a multi-religious state because the people are so religious. We must respect one another and understand the tenets of the two religions,” he had said.

In a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday, the NCEF chairman, Solomon Asemota, said Nigeria’s constitution provides that the country is a secular state.

The statement said Mr. Abubakar’s comments appeared to imply that Nigeria was made up of two religions “until Islam dominates to become de facto and de jure religion of Nigeria”.

“The Constitution which forms the basis, upon which our founding fathers agreed to live together as a country, provides under Section 10 that ‘the Government of the Federation or of a State shall not adopt any religion as State Religion’,” the group said.

“Nigeria has multi-cultural and multi-religious communities, tribes, ethnic nationalities but one nation. It is correctly assumed that in the interest of peace and justice, the Constitution in Section 10 PROHIBITS the State from Religious participation by way of recognizing one and two religions.

“The Sultan’s interpretation, we submit, is intended to justify Islam and Christianity as State religions until Islam dominates to become de facto and de jure religion of Nigeria,” the statement said.

The statement defined secular as referring to things “not connected with spiritual or religious matters”.

The NCEF said Muslim leaders had in past and present times made deliberate steps towards Islamising Nigeria.

“We respectfully disagree with the Sultan ‘that it is not possible to Islamize Nigeria. By taking Nigeria into the OIC in 1986, Military Dictator, Ibrahim Babangida, officially turned Nigeria into an Islamic State.

“The Charter of OIC concerning membership stipulates that a country should, first and foremost, be persuaded that it is an Islamic nation before it can apply for membership. Simply by the act of the application for OIC membership, Babangida tampered with the secularity of the Nigerian State. That unilateral decision should be reviewed because it violates Section 10 of the Constitution,” said Mr. Asemota.

The NCEF used the statement to condemn the arrest of Joe Chinakwe for naming his dog “Buhari”, describing the act as another attempt to instill fear in the minds ordinary Nigerians.

“Chinakwe was picked up again based on Police belief that the suspect’s action was capable of provoking an ethno-religious crisis. Because the complainant and his group have threatened to kill him if he comes back and this may happen.

“If Nigeria is being run as a secular State, the Constitution in Sections 10, 37, and 38 guarantees right of private and family life, freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion that should protect Joe Chinakwe and the Complainant would have been arrested but because Nigeria is an Islamic State, Joe Chinakwe has to face trial in the process promoting; the most effective way to get rid of critics is to instill fear in ordinary Nigerians,” the statement said.

The NCEF said it was “apprehensive” about the composition of those in the security and intelligence committee, set up by President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as those who currently head the leadership of schools in Nigeria.

“It is as a result of the understanding (or lack of it) of Civilized Jihad that we are apprehensive of those in the “Security and Intelligence Committee” of the Federal Government by some unexplained reasons are mainly Muslims. President Buhari, (Muslim), Chief of Defense (Christian), Chief of Army Staff, Chief of air Staff, Minister of Defense, Minister of Internal Affairs, Inspector General of Police, National Security Adviser, Director General of DSS are all Muslims from the North. We are not too sure whether the Vice President is a member of this Committee following information that he was once excluded from the meeting the President called.

“Some of us Christians, are uncomfortable that the Heads of National Universities Commission (NUC), Polytechnics, Colleges of Education, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB), and National Teachers Institute (NTI) are all Muslims.

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  • AFRICANER

    So, Christian leaders is this what your weak response is? Let’s hope you have a plan.

    • Zakariya Peter

      These Christian Elders have nothing to say, and rather than keeping quite, they decided to attack the Sultan who only reechoed a constitutional fact.
      Come to think of it, what has the Talata Mafara isue got to do with thhe Christian Elders or CAN as an institution ? After all the perperators and the victims are/were all muslims ! They should learn to respect themselves.

  • amazing2012

    How ? During Jonathan era, CAN become forth arm of his government and the most important one. To extent he assigned the president of CAN to purchase weapons to military. It is also on record the following appoints were made by CAN and Muslims never complain. Beside killing of thousand of innocent northerners at the hand of government (accused) Boko haram:
    Read please:
    1. NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA – (CHRISTIAN).
    Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance
    2. BRIGHT OKOGWU – DG Budget (CHRISTIAN).
    3. EMEKA EZE – DG BPP (CHRISTIAN).
    4. ARUNMA OTEH – DG SEC (CHRISTIAN).
    5. OSCAR ONYEMA – DG NSE(CHRISTIAN).
    6. CHIKE OBI – MD AMCON(CHRISTIAN).
    7. CHINELU ONUOHA – DG PENCOM(CHRISTIAN).
    8. GODWIN EMEFIELE – CBN Governor(CHRISTIAN).
    9: UCHE ORJI – M D Sovereign Wealth Fund(CHRISTIAN).
    10. SUNNY IROHA – DG Housing Fund(CHRISTIAN).
    11. EVELYN OPUTA – MD BANK OF INDUSTRY(CHRISTIAN).
    12. NNENNA ORJI – Chairman, (CHRISTIAN).Investments, Securities Tribunal
    13. ANYIM PIUS ANYIM – SGF(CHRISTIAN).
    14. DR. ANTHONY ANUFOROM – NIMET(CHRISTIAN).
    15. ENGR. ANDREW YAKUBU – NNPC(CHRISTIAN).
    16. PATRICK APOBOLOKEMI – NIMASA
    17. MRS. CHINEBO ANOHU AMAZU – PENCOM(CHRISTIAN).
    18. ENGR. CHUKWU AMUCHI – FERMA(CHRISTIAN).
    19. MR. GEORGE OSAHON – DPR(CHRISTIAN).
    20. MRS. EVELYN OPUTU – Bank of Industry(CHRISTIAN).
    21. ERNEST NWANPA – Nigerian Content Dev. Agency(CHRISTIAN).
    22.MRS. DUPE ATOKI – Consumer Protection Agency(CHRISTIAN).
    23. ENGR. EUGENE JUWAH – NCC(CHRISTIAN).
    24. ENGR. NNAMDI UDOH – NAMA(CHRISTIAN).
    25. ENGR. AKIKUOTU – NCAA(CHRISTIAN).
    26. GEORGE URIESI – FAAN(CHRISTIAN).
    27. CAPT. CHINERE KALU – NCATY(CHRISTIAN).
    28. DR. PAUL ORHII – NAFDAC(CHRISTIAN).
    29. Dr. (MRS) G.N. ELEMO – FIIRO(CHRISTIAN).
    30. ORON JOSHUA OKPO – Maritime Academy of Nigeria(CHRISTIAN).
    31. ENGR. SEYI SIJUWADE – Railway Corporation(CHRISTIAN).
    32. MRS. SALLY MBANEFOH – Nigerian Tourism Dev. Corporation(CHRISTIAN).
    33. DR. BRIGHT OKOGWU – Budget Office of the Federation(CHRISTIAN).
    34. PROF. GODSWILL OBIOMA – NERDC(CHRISTIAN).
    35. MR. R.R. ORYA – NEXIM(CHRISTIAN).
    36. DR. JOSEPH ODUMODU – (CHRISTIAN).Standards Organisation of Nigeria
    37. EMEKA NKEM MBA(CHRISTIAN). – Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation
    38. PROF. LONGMAS WAPMUK – Industrial Training Fund(CHRISTIAN).
    39. PROF. JULIUS OKOJIE – National Universities Commission(CHRISTIAN).
    40. MRS. N.S. BENEBO – NESREA(CHRISTIAN).
    41. DR. PRECIOUS GBENJO – MDG Office(CHRISTIAN).
    42. PETER CHIGOZIE – Surveyor General of the Federation(CHRISTIAN).
    42. DR. YEMI KALE – Statistician General of the Federation(CHRISTIAN).
    44. MR. JONAH OTUNLA – Accountant General of the Federation(CHRISTIAN).
    45. SAMUEL YONONGO UKARA – Auditor General of the Federation(CHRISTIAN).
    46. MIKE OMIERI – National Orientation Agency(CHRISTIAN).
    47. OLUREMI OYO – News Agency of Nigeria (OLUREMI OYO was replaced by IMA NIBORO from the South South)
    (CHRISTIAN).
    48. DAVID I. ADELUGBA – NEPC E/S(CHRISTIAN).
    49.MR. OLUGBENGA KUYE – NEPZA(CHRISTIAN).
    50. Even mad man PETER GODSDAY ORUBEBE – (CHRISTIAN).Niger Delta Ministry, etc
    To cont:

    • amazing2012

      Jonathan/ CAN BOKO era:
      1. Who give them hundreds hilux vehicles and where do the vehicles disppear to ?
      2. Who fuel the vehicles?
      3. Who supplies weapons to the using helicopter ?
      4. Who give them foreign currency ?
      5. Who killed General Andrew Azazi and why ? Azazi confessed is CAN/PDP that is doing the killings/bombings.
      6.,when governor of Adamawa accused Jonacursed, he got sacked and has to run for his dear life.
      7. Why Dr Davies allegation was never investigated ?
      8. When the military promised sixteen days to finish with Boko many vehicles were seen moving to the eastern part of the country for on Sambisa. Where are the vehicle going to and Who owns the vehicles ?
      9. Why and how did President of CAN get involve into purchase of weapons in South Africa ?
      10. Why close to the election period Boko activities slow vehemently because its committed mostly by CAN.
      11. On 26 February 2014 nine Christian bombers were arrested with bombs trying to bomb COCIN church at Miya Barkate 20 kilometres along Jos-Bauchi highway in Bauchi state.
      12. First October bombing by Christian Knight Henry Okah.

      • amazing2012

        Christians are hypocrites. On paper Nigeria is a secular state but in practice it is a state with two faiths.
        1. Why do you recognize and recommend Muslim/ Christian ticket on Presidencial election ?
        2. Why do you complain on lack of “Christians” in Buhari’s government if you believed the country is secular ?
        3. Why do government finance and service the two worship centers in Abuja of the two major religions ?
        To cont:

        • Otile

          All the practices you numbered here are the crafty handiwork of corrupt Northern rulers. Their next step is islamize Nigeria by hook or by crook.

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            LIAR!!!!

          • Otile

            Islamic terrorist.

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            BASTARRD CHRISTIAN GAY FANATICS AND EXTRIMIST CRUSADER.

          • Otile

            Islamic pedophile rapist, go to hell with your Islamic terrorism. Dan Iska

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            THE REAL PEDOPHILE WAS YOUR CHRISTIAN FATHER GOD WHO RAPED AND IMPREGNATED A MINOR 6 YEARS OLD MARY THE VIRGIN. AFTERWARDS SHE BEGET HIM A BASTARRD GAY FLESH-GOD JESUS CHRIST THE SATAN. THE REAL TERRORIST WAS THE CHRISTIAN GOD WHO COMMANDED HIS WHITE GAY COMPANIONS TO ENSLAVE AND CONQUER THE BALCK PEOPLE. BASTARRD BABY FACTORY PRODUCT. CRIMINAL 419ER AND ARMED ROBBER. SCAMMER AND SRUG TRAFFICKER.

          • Otile

            You are the armed robbers robbing banks and police stations, trafficking drugs to Saudi Arabia to fund your Islamic terrorism. Close those Sambisa forest camps that you have converted to baby factories using kidnapped girls. Stop raping minors like Ese Oruru and other innocent girls. Yan iska kawai.

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            BASTARRD BABY FACTORY PRODUCT. CRIMINAL BY BIRTH IGBO WHITE MAN SLUT AND SLAVE. THE WORLD OVER KNOWS THAT IGBOS WERE THE DRUG PUSHERS AND 419ERS. NO ANY RESPONSIBLE PATRIOTIC NIGERIAN EVER EXECUTED LEGALLY IN INDONESIA BESIDE THE IGBOS AND CHRISTIANS. THOSE ARRESTED IN SAUDIA WERE RELEASED AND THE SAUDIS APOLOGISED FOR THEIR MISTAKE. READ THE NEWS. SHEGE SON OF ASHEWU AND AWUSA GATEMAN.

          • amazing2012

            …to Islamize Nigeria while killing Muslims ? Please change another tactics.

      • TrueNigerian

        Nigerians and indeed christians well understand your usual and deliberate ploy of falsehood and usual propaganda of lies to justify your evil machinations. Violence is an islamic trademark and the rest of Nigeria is now wary of your antics and will continue to fail and fail again. Christians know that they wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, the rulers of darkness in high places. The prayers and actions of the saints will continue to disorganise you and make your plans come to nothing without you even being able to figure out what has always gone wrong with your wicked plans.

        • amazing2012

          What I expected to hear from you is to counter the facts I submitted. Jonathan’s era is a blessing to Muslims because it help us to understand and realize what is actually Christians plan on Muslims.
          During his satanic era, many Muslims in thousands were massacred in the name of insurgency.
          Including killing of innocents 13 laborers in APO ABUJA headed by Mariline Ogah.
          In kogi, a university lecturer was accused and picked to unknown.
          And several people were falsely accused and killed by Christians leadership.
          Proliferation of arms by Christians is the major problem of insecurity all over the world. For instance, only in Nigeria there are over 4million illegal arms in circulation, all proliferated by Christians ( but Christians will still deny involvement).
          I submits to you a report by Radio France:

          Shocking revelation emerged that most members of the Boko Haram insurgents are Christians.
          The insurgents have attacked many churches in the country, killing several worshipers.

          According to a report obtained by Radio France International, Nigerian researchers met in Paris this week at the European Conference on African Studies and took part in a round table entitled “Within and around Boko Haram in Nigeria” where it was revealed that most people terrorizing the continent are from the Christian community.

          The report authored by a certain Daniel Finnan claimed that, their decision to join the violent group was due to lack of jobs and the money involved.
          “The real problem of Boko Haram is that no one has actually infiltrated them or if they have, they haven’t come out, or they’ve joined them. So the level of knowledge about the insides of Boko Haram is remarkedly small.”
          On how many Christians that were forced to join the bloodthirsty group, the report claimed, “It’s almost certainly bound to be about 5,000, but some people put the numbers up way higher. The other problem is that of course as far as we know it’s quite a good job, at one point you could be paid 400 dollars a month for just simply joining them, you wouldn’t have to go fighting, you would spend your first months doing logistics or training. It’s quite profitable joining Boko Haram because you not only loot places, but you share the loot out at the end. And the third point that I think is important to realise is that there are plenty of Christians who are part of Boko Haram because it’s a job”.
          USING the concept of black painting Islam in order morally dead faith to light is not paying you. Islam is protected by God not Muslims. Despite all the propaganda against Islam, the religion is getting more members mostly most useful in the society.
          Attacking Islam in media, physical or otherwise only increases truth to come out and honest mind to acknowledge and accept it.
          I CHALLENGE YOU COUNTER MY SUBMISSIONS.

          • TrueNigerian

            Your submission was a concoction of outright lies, sentiments and and half truths please.

    • thusspokez

      1. NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA – (CHRISTIAN).
      Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance

      Are you some kind of idiøt, jester or something?

      BTW Is Mrs. Iweala the only minister you could remember in the GEJ’s administration?– But you remember even the messengers who are Christians.

      Why don’t you start with:

      1. Federal Ministers,
      2. Heads of the Armed forces
      3. Heads of the Law Enforcement Agencies
      4. Heads of the Security Agencies
      5. Special Advisers
      6. Ambassadors

      And then:
      1 Heads of the semi-public administrative bodies
      2. Chauffeurs, Messengers, Cleaners, etc.,

      • amazing2012

        It is wrong if you provide the list. You can also research, ignorant and lazy.
        Please publish the list and let’s see.
        On Your second point, so heads of semi public administration bodies are it Christians ? Is Christianity define by “big post” in government ?
        No matter fact and truth you presented to Christians they most satanically try to justify their devilish way. Shame on you !

  • thusspokez

    Blame the treacherous and tribalistic Yorubas. If they see even a Yoruba goat close to power, they will vote for it. They looted with impunity under GEJ — and now he has to carry the cross alone; and most of the insults he receives is even coming from them. They then abandoned him and the PDP because they saw a Yoruba as VP. Guess what, who are the jesters in the Buhari’s court now? The Yorubas! Lucky for them if they find some crumbs off the Buharis’ merry table. I hope they learn their lessons next time.

  • Rommel

    My Asemota is wrong,Nigerian constitution makes it clear that Nigeria is a multi religious state and not secular,he should find out the difference

    • Otile

      This is always the claim of Islamic terrorists. Until you fully islamize Nigeria you will never be at ease. Islam a religion of peace my foot.

    • thusspokez

      Go and read the Nigerian Constitution then. You seem to spend 24/7 on the Internet, so why don’t you download a copy and read it; and enlighten yourself instead of making a føøl of yourself here.

      • Rommel

        You like talking nonsense every time,I used the word ‘clear’ or don’t you understand the meaning of makes it clear? it is rather you who should check to verify if I am correct or not

  • The game

    Jonothing is an evil man.He removed SLS cos he just said $20mill was missing & replaced him with someone else, Buhari can appoint his family members for all the juicy positions & there’s nothing you can do about it

    • Frank.

      Have they now found the $49,8 Billion that was missing? A whole CBN Governor can not reconcile his books. Why did he tender an apology to finance minister? Why did he seek court injunction to stop further probe on him. Let him appoint his children as ministers. It will be on record that two times he ruled the country he drove the economy into recession.

  • Wilfred Bankole Ademokun

    Mr ASEMOTA, JESUS NA BUSINESS, IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY PLEASE KEEP QUIET AND WATCH THE FILM.

  • Buhari aka silly old bag.

    I said it that islamhari & his brotherhood are up 2 in gud.D man is a daft cow.

    • Des’ Capone

      @omavuayenogbiru:disqus

      Nigerian Christians may need to
      to put or push aside their overly complacent Pastors, Preachers and Priests,
      for each Christian who does not have a gun to go sell his garment and buy one.
      As it is, there is no way a rational discussion can take place with these uncouth,
      backward, medieval and un-thinking Muslims; especially the Hausa/Fulani/Kanuri
      highly illiterate types, whose sinful covetousness of both the southern oil wells, and,
      the fertile grazing lands in southern Nigeria, now uncovers their spirit of theft by
      plunder.

      Enough of this nonsense. The Hausa/Fulani/Kanuri Muslims are not just
      running amok, raving mad, they spout nonsense. They say they own all the oil
      wealth on the coast of southern Nigeria – from Lagos state to Cross Rivers
      state – on the insane basis that it was dead cows in Sokoto, Kano and Maiduguri
      in northern Nigeria which decayed and got washed down to form crude oil on the
      coast of Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom and in the entire coast line. How can anyone sit
      with such headless Muslims and expect to have rational discussion?

      How can the educated Southern Christians
      continue to tolerate these smelly illiterate Muslims killing the southern Christians
      and Pastors at will? For what reason? Enough is enough! If these Hausa/Fulani/Kanuri
      believe they are now barbaric enough to overrun the far better enlightened and by far
      more educated southern and middle-belt Christians, let a deciding fight be declared,
      once and for all. Nowhere in history did illiterates ever defeat highly educated people.

      • Abubakar Bello

        Hmm, Now we know who the illiterates are then, Education cannot be defined by the number of Certificates, My Brother Wisdom is Wisdom and Knowledge is Knowledge so go and find them.

  • ALBERT

    Nigeria has two major cancers, one corruption but religion is more cancerous. Unfortunately the two are run by a set of people who neither understand the Bible, Koran and the constitution of Nigeria and has no interest in the peace, peaceful cohesion and integration of Nigeria. The constitution of Nigeria clearly provides that, Nigeria is a multi -cultural, Multi -religious and multi -ethnic nation. The Pastor certainly do not understand what being a secular state means or characteristics of a secular state. Nigeria observes as national public holidays all christian and Islamic feasts. Does that make it a secular state? Most national public events precede with prayers. Does that make it a secular state? Most states including the Federal Govt grant subvention to religious activities including sponsors of pilgrims. Does that make it secular. The ASO rock the seat of power is arguably the only state House in the world with a Chapel with an official chaplain, Mosque with an official Iman. Does that make it secular? When most of those DG mentioned were Christians, did that make Nigeria a christian state? Since its inception the PDP has had more PDP Chairmen from the North, and in the last 7 years, all its National chairmen have been moslems. Does that make it an Islamic party? Have not seem any country that was developed by prayers. Prayers do not grow any economy or solve unemployment or improve electricity or water supply. Can anyone tell me the name of the President of Christian association of UK, USA, France, Switzerland or Brazil?

    • gab

      This is the best comment so far……. Kudos broda

  • O.K.

    Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar of Sokoto does not command the respect of reasonable people.

    He does not exhibit the sort of judgment one can describe as sound, wise, fair or prudent.

    When his Fulani kinsmen announce themselves as thieves, the Sultan winks like accomplice.

    Only real thieves look to steal and occupy other people’s lands for grazing their personal cattle.

  • adekunle akindude

    Am a Christian born a christian and will die a Christian Our leaders must be careful about reckless statements that can inflame peoples fears and cause problems for the Government We are afree sociaety with diverse religious beliefs such as native customs christianity and islam None is secondary or inferior to the other

    • kumi

      People who sold their birth right because they prefer Muslim person against the one that have been paying tithe to them in church’s now God have turn his back on them for deceiving the church’s and congregation

  • Omotolaaraujo

    Government + religion = destruction.

  • favourtalk

    Some people should not make fun and politics out of the issues that happned but pray for the nation and those doing the evil work

  • Watch man

    It is not enough to talk. How many times did Elijah go to press? He was not interested in what Ahab was doing; his preoccupation was to ensure that God’s will is done. He was just one man and he chased away rain for 3.5 yrs. The same Elijah called down fire from above upon his sacrifice and upon the messengers of Ahab. All you Christian leaders, it is doubtful if you are actually towing the path of scripture. You do not need to beg any president, sultan or whatever. Go to your secret place, called down the God of heaven and see whether He will not answer you. When that happens, it is the sultan and the president that will start rushing to you to ask,”what shall we do”?
    Unfortunately, many of you have grown pot belly as a result of surfeiting and worldliness. All ye elders, I mandate you to go into your closet with holy hands, weep and call down heaven and see what will happen. You are crying so much to the sultan and president when the reverse should be the case. Stop it now.

    • St

      So beautiful these words but they are busy building high rising buildings and double stadium standards for worship… Those are not what Jesus Christ meant I think, when he said they will perform more miracles than he did

    • Thus says The Elder

      Don’t mind them my brother. This is why genuine power has departed from churches today. When the so-called elders have abandoned their duty posts what do you expect! If they are serious let them lock themselves up in a closet with raw fasting and prayer for only 21 days, and weep in humility and do genuine, concentrated spiritual warfare and see what will happen in Nigeria. Charles Finney cried to heaven over New York city and all pubs and drinking joints in NY had to close shop and headed towards crusade ground because one man pulled down the rain of repentance and revival. All we have here is a bunch of spiritually obessed people who call themselves elders and busy competing with the world of almajiri and the rest of them thinking that they will win. It can’t happen.

      • kumi

        Do they even fast again

    • john

      Watch man, you just hit the hammer on the head of the nail. Where are the Elijah and the Elisha of our time? 2 Chronicle 20 should be a guide for all Christians. One thing I know and for sure is that no gate of hell shall ever prevail against the Church-Christianity in Nigeria. No Satan Have the power to islamize Nigeria. Unless Jesus Christ is not alive and what he decreed on Peter (Matthew 16:18-19) is a fallacy.

  • Truth Justice Equity

    Until the Judas race of Nigeria is ostracized from CAN,the Christians will always have to deal with traitors inside CAN.they are the link for the Islamic fundamentalist in the CAN.

  • St

    This Buhari is on the right track o but sometimes we hit our leg against a rock just as GEJ administration. So he should be wise cos GEJ never planned for what happened during his tenure

  • Senator D

    Deceptive Christian leaders that careless about the members of their churches… They just want to be called, “daddies and Mummies” and given high respect everywhere they go. Intimidating members with, “Touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm”… Make all of them sit down abeg!

  • Mama Kay

    These so called elders behave more like destroyers who are hell bent on sowing discord in the society.

    Nigeria that I grew up in was not an extremist society. Now you have the illiterate youth and the educated elders causing confusion.

    Religion is a personal thing between a person and ‘his God’ but with the advent of American Christianity in Nigeria, extremism has been the order of the day.

    Nigeria is a country with multiple religions and these confused elders are saying one religion is represented in some positions. When the same positions were occupied by ‘Christians’ did the Sultan complain?

    Until you follow natural justice of wishing for others what you wish yourself, you will never know peace. You will be running from pillar to post when nobody is chasing after you.

    That is exactly what is happening with these so called Christian elders.

  • Adamu Ndagi

    Thanks to those Christians that spoke genuinely. The so called Christian and Muslim Leaders have a common meeting point for their personal business. They should please do not drag common Nigerians into a disaffection.

  • Dan Fulani

    The roof did not fall when GEJ made every serious national pronouncements churches.
    This CAN of worms na wa wo.

  • George

    The Satan of Sokoto has always been a failure and this time he will fail again.

    Holy Ghost FIRE.

  • George

    Muslims will never know peace because they are evil and complete criminals; Muslims. President Buhari, (Muslim), Chief of Defense (Christian),
    Chief of Army Staff, Chief of air Staff, Minister of Defense, Minister
    of Internal Affairs, Inspector General of Police, National Security
    Adviser, Director General of DSS are all Muslims from the North. We are
    not too sure whether the Vice President is a member of this Committee
    following information that he was once excluded from the meeting the
    President called.

    “Some of us Christians, are uncomfortable that the Heads of National
    Universities Commission (NUC), Polytechnics, Colleges of Education,
    Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Joint Admission and
    Matriculation Board (JAMB), Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC),
    National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB), and
    National Teachers Institute (NTI) are all Muslims.

    Plus INEC INCONCLUSIVE CHAIRMAN; God dey

  • kumi

    Nigeria is more divided in this APc government than ever before

  • Gary

    Una welcome. All it took was a photo of Buhari in a suit kissing a baby for Tinubu to sell him to his people, for the price of a figurehead Vice President. Well, now we know that a leopard never changes its spots.

    Let’s hope John Kerry or his diplomats in Abuja are apprised of the true situation about religious persecution in Nigeria under Muhammadu Buhari. Osinbajo is helpless and can neither protect his fellow Redeemed Church preachers in Abuja nor even bring himself to publicly send condolences to victims of the growing acts of violence against those on whose behalf he was put on the APC. We can only hope that the scales have fallen off the eyes of the blind now.

  • ABDULLAHI ABUBAKAR

    CHRISTIAN LEADERS SHOULD TALK TO THEIR MEMBERS TO RESPECT ISLAMIC RELIGION JUST LIKE WE MUSLIMS ARE RESPECTING CHRISTIANITY AS A RELIGION. THEY MUST NOT SAY ANYTHING BAD ABOUT OUR RELIGION, ESPECIALLY INSULTING OUR PROPHET MUHAMMAD AS WELL AS TEMPERING WITH OUR HOLY QURAN. THIS WE CANNOT TOLERATE.
    LET US RESPECT EACH OTHERS RELIGION FOR US TO LIVE IN PEACE.

    • Watch man

      When they committed blasphemy against Jesus did He retaliate? Even when Peter sliced someone’s ear in a bid to defend Jesus did Jesus not rebuke him and healed the one whose ear was cut? Truth is that your piety is full of intolerance and has physical violence/abuse as one of its trade mark. If your deity is strong enough then human beings should not be the ones defending him. Jesus rebuked Peter for trying to defend Him. He even told Peter that He had the authority to summon 12 legions of angels to fight for Him but He chose not to. So, you guys should learn to be tolerant and stop murdering others. This is why Czech Republic PM has banned muslims from his domain and other countries have equally started doing similar thing. In France, hijab has now become a taboo. Or are you not aware that virtually all the terrorist acts in the world were committed by muslims? Please wise up!

      • blueeyedkitten

        “Or are you not aware that virtually all the terrorist acts in the world were committed by muslims?”
        this is the most stup!d and ignorant line i’ve ever read. do you even know the meaning of terrorism?

        • Watch man

          You write as if you walk with your head, reason with your legs and listen with your knees. You must be an alien to the earth if you are not aware of the happenings around the world. It is foolhardy for you to act the ostrich in today’s world of information.

          • blueeyedkitten

            today’s world of information is filled with lies, half-truth and truth. you can choose what to believe. what you choose to believe may not necessarily be the truth. one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. the definition of terrorism is subjective and never objective in today’s world. so dont come here claiming monopoly on the definition of terrorism.

          • Watch man

            “today’s world of information is filled with lies, half-truth and truth. you can choose what to believe”.

            If you feel that one could choose what he wishes to believe, and knowing that “the definition of terrorism is subjective” why then are you angry at my post? If your understanding of terrorism is different from mine and I chose to believe differently then your ranting could be best described as the cry of an equestrian saiyr. Argue intelligently blueeyedkitten and not like a kitten.

          • blueeyedkitten

            …and you havent be ranting nonsense about muslims and islam? you want me to absolve you rubbish without giving you a reply? if you want that, then go and create your own secured website and rant all day.

          • Watch man

            I think your sick and kounic grey matter needs some psychiatric evaluation. I thought I was exchanging ideas with a normal being but it is obvious that your case seem to have gone beyond remedy going by the bunch of irresponsible gibberish invectives you are vomitting here. You can continue your janjaweed expletives…

          • blueeyedkitten

            complete id!ot you’re.

  • Cincinnatus

    All these christian pastors that are just collecting money from their followers and doing nothing significant are talking. Their private jets is not enough. All the countries that have built themselves from nothing within 40 years are all none christian; Malaysia, China, Indonesia, the Gulf states. The reason being they follow the simple rules; take care of your own. Nigerians will go to church, church will tell them “Somebody here is going to get blessed today” not “Don’t lie, don’t steal, love your neighbor” etc.

    If a church that has 200,000 follower and collect tithe of N6,000 per month from just 20,000 of them for 12 months, that’s N1.44B annually, tax free. Not counting contribution and back door business dealings with prominent members of the congregation. And many churches have followers of over 2 million people.

    I am a christian and I can boldly say with no doubt, If they want to run this country like an Islamic one (aside beheading, stoning and all these inhumane ideas in the “good books”), I’ll allow it. Bring Islamic banks to compete with all these criminal circular banks. Some people/financiers have to act without greed.

  • blueeyedkitten

    i read through this with torture. i cannot believe, individuals who are otherwise intelligent, educated and experienced, would reduce themselves to such emotional slavery. is it so difficult for some people to broading the reasoning capacity when it comes to the issues of religion? smh!!

    • Watch man

      “Broaden” and not “broading”. Read through before posting!

  • PLAN A

    Nigeria’s Constitution is one of the most controversial documents under heaven,and it’s little wonder those that pledge to it commit perjury conscientiously and repeatedly. A Constitution that speaks from both sides of its mouth at the same time,constituted with bias and insincerity. A constitution that proclaims us a secular state,but gives opportunity for the practice of Sharia law in some states. A constitution that says a minor is less than 18 yrs,but is quiet about the minors marriageable age. A Constitution that inherently promotes indigenization and cultural divisions. It has become a book for lawyers to study,argue and eat from, while the indefensible maintain status quo . This Constitution pampers the rich and powerful, and oppresses the poor and middle class .Friends in this constitution,we are all equal,but there are some people and religions that operate more equally that the rest.I feel sad when I know that this is the Constitution we daily pledge to uphold. How bad can it get? You can kill as many people as you like,if your brother is President; There is a rule for the North,and another for the South. You can drive without a seatbelt in the North, and not dare in the South. It is a constitution of prearrañged anarchy that is daily begging for amendments. Who will bail the cat?

  • Excisionist

    WHY WE STRUCK .!

    How many more lives have been lost to the Hausa-Fulani butchery since our execution in 1990? Obviously they run into their tens of thousands. We knew this would happen and that was what we wanted to prevent. Because of the possibility of failure we wanted to leave the message which some termed unacceptable and others, premature.

    Nigerians can be forgiven for failure to understand the necessity of excising those states in 1990. But now, how many millions of lives, how much destruction of property, infrastructure and places of worship will it take to convince skeptics that excision is the only way to stop it.

    We, that laid down our lives to save you:
    Major Gideon Orkar, Captain Empere, Captain Dakolo, Capt Nonju, Lt. Akogun, Lt. CN Odey, Lt. Cyril Ozualor, Lt. NEO Deji, 2/Lt AB Umukoro, 2/Lt EJ Ejesuku, SSgt Julius Itua, Sgt Martins Ademokhai, Sgt. Pius Ilegar and over a hundred others. . .