US have predicted that Nigeria will break up soon 2015, Pastors, Prophets have predicted that Nigeria is going to break into three, would Nigeria take caution? The ethnic and religious crisis in northern Nigeria has made many to lose their sense of belonging, identity, and thereby forced them into a new way of life while trying to protect themselves and families, associate effectively, or get promoted in their place of work. The governments need to inhibit the superfluous of this religious intolerance and chauvinism among the people of this country. You –and they—are wrong. attendant religious intolerance in the country (Falola, 1998). Before shooting Ropvil, the under-aged child, obviously acting on instruction, chanted in Arabic, and then spoke in Hausa. For over seven years, cities like Maiduguri, Bauchi, Damaturu and Gombe have been bedeviled with fear due to the Boko Haram insurgencies. ABSTRACT: Ethnics religious crises in Nigeria are deeply rooted and is threatening the very survival of the nation. Last Friday, a text message circulated widely saying that there would be a “jihad” against Christians after Friday prayers. Religious intolerance is a global malaise that has triggered anarchy and turmoil in several parts of the world. Listen to article. The Igbo massacre of 1966 in the North that followed the counter-coup of the same year had as a dual cause the Igbo officers' coup and pre-existing (sectarian) tensions between the Igbos and the local Muslims. Religion And Human Rights Abuse In Nigeria By Ademola Orunbon Today, most of the world’s major conflicts are as a result of religious intolerance that … Access to high quality education and health care is very limited- especially in the North. And this is the part of the country where the illiteracy rate is the highest. 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By observing the effects of intolerance on people’s lives, the children gain sympathy, respect and understanding for its victims. The north as a people does not have a culture that is different from religion. Nigeria has been pushed hither and thither by recurrent crises of regional or sta… “Our political leaders have also worsen the matter. Socially, there is a mass displacement of the people, which are the victims of the crisis. Conflict between people of different religions may begin with simple ignorance. If  you think the title of this story is  “religious intolerance” in Nigeria then you have been swayed by recent stories from the international media. Much of  the international press covering the unrest and violence in Nigeria recently has been inaccurate, irresponsible and even dangerous. For over seven years, cities like Maiduguri, Bauchi, Damaturu and Gombe have been bedeviled with fear due to the Boko Haram insurgencies. To the degree that a lot of issues that should have been resolved are unnecessarily ethicised. This launching of this Amotekun will reduce or abate the killing of innocent people whether for rituals, religious intolerance or political reasons in the Southwestern part of the country. Consequently, the religious and ethnic crisis in northern Nigeria has affected the social and economic activities of the region. We decided to create what we are calling the Adamawa Peace Council. Bishop Kukah, a leading Catholic Bishop and intellectual has been gathering information on these recent  killings. Opinion: Religious intolerance in Nigeria. socio-economic development)? There were strikes; there were major protests. A Nigerian newspaper and Online version of the Vanguard, a daily publication in Nigeria covering Nigeria news, Niger delta, general national news, politics, business, energy, sports, entertainment, fashion,lifestyle human interest stories, etc. He was partially successful. Causes and Effects of Climate Change in Nigeria February 15, 2020; Vocational and Technical Education in Nigeria February 14, 2020; Causes and Effects of Insecurity in Northern Nigeria February 4, 2020; Effect of Insecurity in Nigeria on Economic Development February 3, 2020; A Major Cause of Insecurity in Nigeria: Corruption February 2, 2020 (vitag.Init = window.vitag.Init || []).push(function(){viAPItag.display("vi_949932995")}). President Muhammadu Buhari. In the last eighteen years of electoral democracy practice in Nigeria, nothing has threatened the corporate existence of this fragile entity like religious intolerance. After the Sharia crisis of the early 2000s, there have been pockets of religious crisis here there, before the hydra headed monster which is currently ravaging the North-East reared its ugly head– Boko Haram. Nigeria has many problems. Right to religious freedom is based on the inherent dignity of the human person created in the image and likeness of God (Gen. 1:27). Religious and ethnic nationalism has led to conflicts about control of state power, unequal allocation of resources, citizenship issues, state collapse, economic decline and ethno-religious clashes. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the measure via Twitter on […] This can be due to an increase in the population of the other religious group. RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE IN NIGERIA Religious Intolerance, is when a religious group specifically refuses to tolerate practices, faith or beliefs on religious grounds. Published July 23, 2016 July 23, 2016. 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In that, the extremist versions of religions not only have the direct terrible effects with the murders of innocents, or the torture and so on of them, but also the influence on the ordinary religious Nigerian citizenry to become less and less tolerant of one another. The impact of ethno-religious conflict on Nigerian federalism NIGERIANS woke up last Sunday morning to the heart-warming news of Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua’s latest boxing vict... Hopes that soldiers behind Mali’s coup would swiftly restore civilian rule and tackle jihadism and ethnic violence... One thing that strikes any visitor is how impeccably clean Godfrey Okoye University is. Since then, he has never been seen again. Boko Haram: Are we running out of options or will? Kindly Share This Story. By  Margee  Ensign The video shows Dalep calmly kneeling down while a masked child stands behind him wielding a pistol. To say that man’s inability to tolerate another man’s own belief has hampered his elevation in general cannot be over-stated. CAUSES OF RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE Because of this rapid population growth it has a very youthful population. HotForex Wins The 2020 “Forex Trading Platform Of The Year” Award At The Businessday 8th Annual Banks & Other Financial Institutions Awards. These hands of  brotherhood, solidarity and fellowship will be continued and sustained on a regular basis until divisive agents of violence and lawlessness are disappointed and exposed. People who do not really know anything about other religions just assume the … However, it would be unreasonable to inflame matching animosity against Muslims, … Religious intolerance prevails in the country and this is an abuse of human rights. It was only in November of 2008, when political discontent morphed into religious violence in Jos and resulted in the death of many hundreds of people. Socially, there is a mass displacement of the people, which are the victims of the crisis. It was reported that Oladapo was killed after he became the spiritual father for one Mr. Mobolaji Akingbade, the son of a popular Islamic scholar. He was kidnapped on January 9 in Borno State along with other two students one of whom was a 20-year-old Zoology student from Plateau, Lilian Daniel Gyang, while they were returning to the university after the Christmas. In that, the extremist versions of religions not only have the direct terrible effects with the murders of innocents, or the torture and so on of them, but also the influence on the ordinary religious Nigerian citizenry to become less and less tolerant of one another. Available literatures such as Egwu (2010), Gwamna (2010), Usman (1987) and Kukah (1994), have argued that religion has been a divisive issue which poses great danger to peace, stability and the corporate existence of Nigeria as one indivisible country. they should be taken to the court. Religious people, who are deeply committed to their religions with ambitious political aims often resort to it. Ever since his teenage years, Boo had been a prisoner in his own home because his father kept him locked up as a form of punishment. Strikes shut down Greece last fall when public spending was cut and taxes increased. Opinion: Religious intolerance in Nigeria. And this is the part of the country where the illiteracy rate is the highest. The persecution of Christians, the report claimed, was carried out … Religious Conflict in Yola, screamed the national and international headlines. The frequent occurrence of ‘ethno-religious’ conflict with the coming of democracy is due to freedom provided by democratic rule. Proscription of fanatical group’s i.e. A great concern at this alarming phenomenon is informed by the recent slaughter of Rev. In Plateau State, a man purported to be a Christian was arrested while trying to bomb a church. It is one of the fastest growing countries in the world-with its population doubling  every 23-25 years. If you want to know how much of a rabble-rouser a typical pious Nigerian is, just broach a conversation on religion. But it is glaring the religious intolerance does no one any good.. Good, then tell your Nairaland muslim brothers on the other section to speak up against religious intolerance from their fellow muslims in Nigeria. We agreed that over the long run we needed to work together on joint projects such as~ public forums on the basis for conflict and strategies to develop our society, literacy and enlightenment programmes in the community, inter-faith, social and economic programmes, and community scholarships for indigenous students. To assure people that the text messages were an attempt only to generate fear, the executive committee of the Adamawa Peace Council –Muslim and Christian leaders, as well as AUN leaders, went on a statewide TV and radio station to calm nerves. After the Sharia crisis of the early 2000s, there have been pockets […] He ran away to Abeokuta where he was attacked by some unknown assailants reminding him that he has no hiding place in the country. religious’ conflict in Nigeria has however, increased with the birth of the fourth republic. And in our small town of  Yola, several remarkable stories are emerging. Ethno religious intolerance as an impediment to nation building in Nigeria We all pray that the inaccurate reporting does not fuel fear, hatred and more deaths. History shows that religious intolerance was the cause of the Riot that took place in Kano on May 1, 1953 which began a series of … Ignorance often leads to fear, fear can lead to hate, and hate can lead to violence. control of religious intolerance education on tolerating human right Nigeria should remain a secular state. Nigeria should learn from the misfortunes of countries that have been wracked by religious bigotry. Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site. Religious extremism: This is the most overt and extreme form of religious violence, which is used by overzealous individuals to establish dominance or express hostility and disapproval. Once, again, as Bishop Kukah has found: In Minna and  in Lagos, the same thing repeated itself as Christians joined hands to protect Muslims as they prayed. The Fathers of the Second Vatican Council in Dignitatis Humanae, the Declaration on Religious Liberty, teach that the right of the individual and of communities to social and civil freedom in religious matters carries with it the right “to be immune from coercion on the part of individuals or of social groups and of any human power, in such wise that no one is to be forced to act in a manner contrary to his own beliefs, whether privately or publicly, whether alone or in association with others, within due limits.”. The Political And Economic Effects Of Religious Intolerance In Nigeria. It has negatively impacted on the socio-economic and bureaucratic landscape of Nigeria. The floatiing of the network is without any hidden agenda. Other similar incidents have occurred across the country. Consequently, the religious and ethnic crisis in northern Nigeria has affected the social and economic activities of the region. Here is a story that has not been written, spoken, or sung from the rooftops, churches and mosques around the world —the story of Christians and Muslims coming together to protect each other, and develop their communities. Even in the Qur’an 2:256, it is stated that “there is no compulsion in religion”. The Young Christian Forum of Nigeria has strongly frowned at the classification of Nigeria as a religious intolerant county by the United States of America. We all pray that the inaccurate reporting does not fuel fear, hatred and more deaths. They are the ones faced by every country that is poor and trying to improve the well being of its citizens at a time of global recession. Religion in the present Nigeria is a relevant phenomenon that has been firmly consolidated in Nigeria in the 20th Century which entered into the 21st Century on a rising tide of fundamentalism. Religious intolerance is a results of the mistrust that occurs between people belonging to different religions. 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