FG orders immediate separation of CRK, IRK in new curriculum

The Federal Government on Thursday bowed to pressure and directed the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) to separate the Christian Religious Knowledge and Islamic Religious Knowledge subjects in the basic education curriculum.

The grouping of IRK and CRK under the Civil Education in the new curriculum by the NERDC had generated controversy in the last few months with religious leaders calling for their separate teaching.

US State Dept: 75% of Terrorist Deaths in 2016 Were from Nigeria, Four Others

A report released on Wednesday by the United States Department of State has disclosed that 75 per cent of deaths caused by terrorist attacks across the globe world occurred in Nigeria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria; and Pakistan.

The report, Country Reports on Terrorism 2016, stated that in 2016, terrorist attacks took place in 104 countries, but were heavily concentrated geographically with 55 per cent of the attacks in five countries – Iraq; Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, and the Philippines, while 75 per cent of all deaths due to terrorist attacks took place in five countries – Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Nigeria and Pakistan.

REJOINDER: WHO IS AFRAID OF RETIRED CHRISTIAN MILITARY GENERALS?

 

Bishop Funmi Adesanya-Davies Ph.D

 

There is no need trading words, so lend me some of your words Mr. cleric, as I am disappointed and utterly perplexed that Professor Ishaq Akintola, a supposed academic could  'intelligently'  make such negative remarks to negate the red alert by the retired military generals and Christian elders under the aegis of the National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF), who opined in Abuja last week that Nigeria was being Islamised. The retired generals include Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.), Gen. Joshua Dogonyaro (retd.) and Gen. Zamani Lekwot (retd.) while Elder Solomon Asemota, Elder Moses Ihonde, and Elder Shyngle Wigwe were among the elders, who had warned the Islamists of impending danger if they do not  desist. Of course yes, what an adult sees sitting down, a child cannot see while climbing up, an adage says.

PRESS RELEASE: CORRECT ASSESSMENT OF CURRENT SITUATION IN NIGERIA

The National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) has viewed with much concern and apprehension, the issues currently unfolding in the country. The Christian Elders are saddened that once again, the nation is being driven to a needless and mindless conflict that if not well managed, could conflagrate into war, destruction, and threaten the cohesiveness of the Nigerian State.

Vote-of-no-confidence passed on El-Rufai by APC founding members

Kaduna, the defunct capital of old Northern Region, went agog yesterday with echoes of intra-party crises in the All Progressive Congress party as core founding members of the party in the State passed a vote-of-no-confidence on Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s administration. 

Titled: “Walking Out of The Crisis,” the members, in a press conference addressed Monday, said two years after the inauguration of the present government, the people have only witnessed greater hardships, dehumanization and complete disregard to the basic sense of humanity.

THE GAITHERSBURG COMMUNIQUE OF THE PAN-AFRICAN SUMMIT ON PEACE, SECURITY & SYNERGY

African Christians in Diaspora Hosted a Historic Summit on Threats to Peace and Security to the African Continent from Terrorism and Issue a Call for Urgent and Concerted Action

The inaugural Pan-African peace summit hosted stakeholders and delegates from various African nations, Europe and the United States in Washington D.C. Metropolitan area, June 23-24, 2017.  Heart-wrenching reports from victims of the killings, kidnappings, rapes, forceful conversions and social injustices by Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen in West Africa were presented.  Presentations were made on the exacerbating Islamic State (IS) threats in North Africa as well as the plague of al-Shabaab in East Africa.  Participants heard about religious conflicts and political instability in Ethiopia, the Congo, Central African Republic, for instance.

Underage Marriage: Another Christian Girl Kidnapped By Voice for the Emancipation of Hausa Christians in Nigeria

Her name is Aisha Mazadu Bala, a 14-year-old from Gidan Mato Sambirni, Maigana Soba Local Government Area of Kaduna State. A pure Hausa girl from the Christian faith. 

Quit Notice To Igbos: “We Are Not Part Of The North,” Middle-Belt Dissociate Self

A coalition of youth group, under the umbrella body of Middle-Belt Youth Patriotic Front, on Wednesday dissociated itself from the north, saying they are not part of the coalition of Arewa Youths group that gave a quit notice to Igbos residing in northern parts of Nigeria.

Briefing newsmen in Kaduna, the group said the middle-belt states include, Kwara, Kogi, Plateau, Benue, Nassarawa, Taraba, Niger, the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) as well as southern parts of Kaduna; as such, they should not be categorized as belonging to North but Middle-Belt.

Fulani Reject Ranches; Insists On Grazing Reserves

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, the umbrella body of Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria, has said its members accept grazing reserves, saying the nomads are not yet ready for Ranches. 

Religious Studies Curriculum: CAN rubbishes Education Minister, explodes with fresh facts

...demands details of new education curriculum 

...says it should be suspended 

...warns against merging of CRS, IRS & Civic Education 

...says Adamu is not telling the whole truth.

The Christian Association Nigeria (CAN) has called on the Federal Ministry of Education and the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) to publish the full details of the controversial new Curriculum of Education if they have no hidden agenda. 

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