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Buhari, the Army, ethnic and religious militias

IT is not a plus for his democratic credentials, that President Muhammadu Buhari has not thought it fit to comment on the issue, weeks after personnel of the Nigeria Police were reported to have killed several members of the so-called Indigenous Peoples of Biafra and scores more were mauled down of followers of the misguided Shiite cleric, Ibrahim El Zakzaky, by soldiers of the Nigerian Army.

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An appeal to religious leaders

IN what appears as a sharp departure from the common trend, a ministerial nominee, Mr Adebayo Shittu, while being screened at the Senate, took time to lecture Nigerians on the need to eschew mere religiosity and embrace Godly living. According to him, what most Nigerians practice is nothing but empty religion that does not reflect positively on their behaviours.

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Taxing religious institutions: Matters arising

RECENTLY The Pointer Newspaper of Saturday, September 12, 2015 in a story entitled “Religious Institutions to Pay Tax on Investments,” one Barrister Frank Nwugo, a member of the Delta State Board of Internal Revenue cited some sections of the law and thereafter, concluded that churches will henceforth be taxed for investments such as school, vehicles, business outfits, and land acquisition. He added in his last paragraph that, “even Jesus Christ himself paid tax.”

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