Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Do You Agree? Nigeria is one of the 'worst places' for Christians

The author of a monthly report on Christian persecution in various countries has ruled Nigeria as one of the least favourable nations for Christians to be in.

Raymond Ibrahim pens the monthly report "Muslim Persecution of Christians", which has chronicled instances of persecution against Christians in multiple countries since July 2011.

The "Muslim Persecution of Christians" reported is published by former US Ambassador to the UN, John R. Bolton's Gatestone Institute.

Mr Ibrahim told the Washington Times that more than 1,000 churches have been destroyed in a four-year period by the extremist group Boko Haram. In addition, he revealed, the group laid 200 churches to waste from August to October alone as it waged a campaign of terror in the north-eastern region of Nigeria.

Given the magnitude of persecution directed against Christians in Nigeria, Mr Ibrahim called it "one of the worst" places for Christianity.

Bakare Lampoons Christian Leaders For Rejecting Osinbajo as CAN, PFN Allegedly Endorse Jonathan

The coming election has practically taken over the Nigerian news feed with endless conversations going on via social media, at the corner of every school, church, office and street, as citizens look forward to the day of the election to choose a worthy leader, who will to govern the nation for the next four years.

Senior Pastor at the Latter Rain Assembly and founder of the Save Nigeria Group, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has slammed the leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) for what he called “secret endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan”.

The cleric at the weekend lashed out at CAN and PFN for allegedly dumping Prof. Yemi Osinbajo just like they allegedly did to him when he was running mate to General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) in 2011 presidential election.

Osinbajo is running mate to Buhari in the 2015 presidential election on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC). Bakare, in his sermon on Sunday, said he learnt that the Christian leaders held a secret meeting where they allegedly endorsed Jonathan for a second term in office. He wondered why both Christian bodies dumped their own, who he said was not a “radical” person.

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