Historical Overview of Pentecostalism in Nigeria

Origins and Growth 1910s-1920s: Around 1910, an Anglican deacon launches an indigenous prophetic movement that later becomes the Christ Army Church. Following an influenza epidemic in 1918, revivals flare within the mission churches and the Christ Army Church. Spirit-filled groups also expand, including those known by the Yoruba word Aladura (“praying people”). Early Aladura churches include the Eternal Sacred Order of the Cherubim and…

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Pieter Hugo’s best photograph: the hyena men of Nigeria

‘They would beat drums to draw a crowd. Then they’d take the muzzles off the hyenas and put their heads between their jaws’

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Bill Gates faults Nigeria’s economic growth scheme; says not fit for purpose

Bill Gate, the Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, yesterday faulted the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery And Growth Plan (ERGP). Addressing stakeholders at the special session of the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Gates stressed the need for the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to take a…

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Tunde Bakare: God has asked me to return to politics; run for president

Pastor Tunde Bakare, Serving Overseer  of Latter Rain Assembly, said he has been told by God to run for the presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and not end his political career. Pastor Bakare in 2011 had contested alongside current President Mohammodu Buhari as his running mate on the platform on the defunct Congress for Pregressive Change. The Lagos-based cleric…

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The year’s top development stories: 2017 in review

As Donald Trump cut funding for family planning and people from east Africa to Yemen went hungry, peace finally gained a foothold in Colombia

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Nigeria seeks global support on climate change

• Buhari, others in France for One Planet Summit President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Paris appealed to the international community to support Nigeria’s commitment to reducing the effects of climate change. In a submission to the One Planet Summit attended by over 60 heads of state and governments, as well as representatives of non-governmental and private organisations, the President said:…

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World Cup 2018: England drawn with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama – live!

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Alex Iwobi hits brace as Super Eagles come from behind to maul Argentina

When the draws for the 2018 World Cup take place next month in Russia, none of the seeded teams will want to be in the same group as Nigeria after the Super Eagles put four goals past Argentina on Tuesday night in Krasnodar. The game finished 4-2 in favour of Gernot Rohr’s boys, but it was not looking good for…

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Breaking: Buhari returns home today

President Muhammadu Buhari is returning to the country today, after receiving medical attention in London. The President had left the country on May 7, this year, after handing over power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who has functioned as Acting President since then. President Buhari is expected to speak to Nigerians in a broadcast by 7 a.m on Monday, August…

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The Nnamdi Kanu phenomenon By Reuben Abati

The most discussed subject in Nigeria today is what is called “restructuring” and indeed so popular is this subject that it has attracted the attention of roadside commentators, the bright, the not-so-bright, the mischievous and the outrightly unintelligent all united by the singular claim that Nigeria belongs to all of us and we all have a right to determine its…

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