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CAN warns El-Rufai against disobeying ruling on preaching

Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna The Kaduna State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria   has warned  Governor Nasir El-Rufai against assenting to the bill seeking to  regulate  preaching in the state after a court ruling made it unconstitutional. The association   hailed the ruling of a Kaduna  State High Court last week …

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Nigeria: Inside Nigeria’s Prisons Where Thousands Languish for Years Without Trial

Photo: Hédi Benyounes/Unsplash By Evelyn Okakwu For nearly two years, Chris Chom and 61 other inmates shared a filthy cell in the Kaduna State Central Prisons. According to the 34-year-old, the cell had only three beds, so the inmates slept in a pile on the bare floor at night and …

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PFN hails court for rejecting el-Rufai’s licence-for-preaching law

Adekunle Peter The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has hailed the judgement of the Kaduna State High Court, which ruled that the state government had no right to screen and issue licences to religious preachers in the state. The court, presided over by Justice Hajaratu Gwadah, last Wednesday, overruled the executive …

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Aisha Ahmad Suleiman: ‘People tried to stop me playing polo’

Polo is widely seen as a men-only-game in northern Nigeria, but one woman is trying to change the story. Aisha Ahmad Suleiman, a polo player from Kaduna State, says being a Muslim woman, she faced many challenges when she first started to play the game. In this BBC Africa One …

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Kaduna preaching law: God will change El Rufai’s heart – CAN leader

– The CAN chairman of Kaduna chapter, Reverend John Hayab, has condemned the new religious preaching regulation law in the state – A bill, which will subject preachers to screening by government agency, was introduced by Governor Nasir El-Rufai during his first term as governor of the state – Hayab …

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Kaduna CAN welcomes judgment on religious preaching bill

Kaduna State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has welcomed the judgment of the court on the Bill seeking to regulate religious preaching in the state. The association described the judgment as a huge relief to all peace-loving people in the state. Chairman of CAN in Kaduna State, …

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Fulani radicals burn down 4 Christian villages, killing 3 children

Christians in Nigeria take part in funeral festivities in April 2019. | Intersociety Fulani radicals killed 13 people on Monday, including three children, and burned hundreds of homes in attacks on predominantly Christian villages in the West African country’s troubled Middle Belt. Reports indicate that at least four predominantly Christian …

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KADUNA: Why law seeking to ban preaching will not stand — CAN, PFN, clerics

By Sam Eyoboka The passage of the Religious Preaching Regulations Law by Kaduna State House of Assembly is generating angry reactions from Christian leaders. El Rufai, Kaduna Governor Just the way the bill attracted criticisms from different religious bodies and individuals when it was initiated three years ago, many are …

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Kaduna mosque reverts to daily prayers after ban on Friday prayer

– Kaduna mosque has reverted to daily prayers after ban on Friday prayer – The state government had banned the mosque from conducting Friday prayers for violating the building permit approved for it – Residents now perform only the five daily prayers in the mosque Sequel to the ban on …

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Aisha Ahmad Suleiman: ‘People tried to stop me playing polo.’

Polo is widely seen as a men-only-game in northern Nigeria, but one woman is trying to change the story. Aisha Ahmad Suleiman, a polo player from Kaduna State, says being a Muslim woman, she faced many challenges when she first started to play the game. In this BBC Africa One …

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