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Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by Lovechisom55: 7:28pm On Jun 19, 2019
A Kaduna State High Court has declared the state Religious Bill recently passed by the former State House of Assembly as illegal.

The Court noted that the plan by the Kaduna State government to issue licences to the pastors of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) using the Religious Regulatory Bill is a gross violation of their fundamental human rights, which guarantees freedom of association and freedom of religion.

The Court added that the passage of the religious bill is inconsistent with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).

The judge, Hon Justice D. Gwadah, while passing the ruling, said that the actions of the Kaduna State House of Assembly in proceeding to pass the bill into law despite the pending court proceedings and the subsisting court injunction restraining the action, “is an affront to this honourable court”.

The case was instituted by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) Kaduna chapter since 2016 against Kaduna State Governor (Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai), Kaduna State House of Assembly and the Attorney General of Kaduna State over the Kaduna State Religious Regulatory Bill.

The lawyers representing the respondents, in reaction to the judgment, said that their clients will go higher, meaning Gov El-Rufai and the Kaduna State House of Assembly will appeal the judgement.

But Barr S. A. Akani (lead counsel to PFN), who briefly addressed the press after the ruling, expressed satisfaction over the judgment on behalf of his client, the PFN.

Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, through its lead counsel, Barr S. A. Akani, had sought a declaration, among others that the establishment of Religious Preaching Regulatory Committees vide section 6(1) and (2) of bill for the Kaduna state religious preaching regulation law for the purpose of screening preachers and entertaining applications for preaching licences constitutes a blatant invasion of applicant’s fundamental right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion enshrined in section 38 (1) of the constitution and as such unlawful, illegal and unconstitutional.

However, the power is limited to act on behalf of the members of the body. Hence, the court ruling is applicable to the members of PFN. Though by implication, other Christians and Pastors can benefit indirectly from the ruling.

https://dailypost.ng/2019/06/19/breaking-court-stops-el-rufai-licensing-pastors-imams-kaduna/

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Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by greatiyk4u(m): 7:36pm On Jun 19, 2019
Lolz

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Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by hisexcellency34: 7:36pm On Jun 19, 2019
Why does the Kaduna Aki n Pawpaw like controversy soo much?

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Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by countryfive: 7:39pm On Jun 19, 2019
Can you imagine , issuing liecenses to pastors ,so those without liecense must not preach Christ very soon other states in the federation will do same, this man is worst than buhari yet people can't see the writing on the wall
,they are busy saying el-rufia/ osinbajo ticket come 2023.

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Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by Timatayo1: 7:54pm On Jun 19, 2019
Olo kun nu short devil

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Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by Racoon(m): 7:57pm On Jun 19, 2019
The midget tyrannt foolishly thought he was God.

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Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by PreciousSM: 8:11pm On Jun 19, 2019
Ok
Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by ReeLoaDead(m): 9:56pm On Jun 19, 2019
The Nigerian Constitution upholds the ideals of a secular state by prohibiting the adoption of an official religion under Article 10, and guaranteeing the freedom of religion in Article 38 ...

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Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by Lexusgs430: 9:56pm On Jun 19, 2019
Something must be done about this noise pollution.........

If repealing that hopeless 99 constitution is the way forward, repeal it........

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Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by nairalee(m): 9:56pm On Jun 19, 2019
In any sane Country I'd support the move of El-Rufai but this is Nigeria where the Sanest and most successful laws elsewhere have failed woefully.

They may turn around and use such regulations to promote a selfish interest or distort a particular religion.

There is absolutely nothing terrible that these politicians are incapable of doing efficiently

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Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by ochuski(m): 9:56pm On Jun 19, 2019
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Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by Bolustical: 9:57pm On Jun 19, 2019
hisexcellency34:
Why does the Kaduna Aki n Pawpaw like controversy soo much?
Racoon:
The midget tyrannt foolishly thought he was God.
ZombiePUNISHER:
APc is against freedom of religion



I knew you'd all be here masturbating over happenings in Kaduna while kerosene is the highest standard of good governance in your states.

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Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by Bolustical: 9:57pm On Jun 19, 2019
yes
Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by eleojo23: 9:57pm On Jun 19, 2019
El-rufai should know that power is transient o

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Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by omogin(f): 9:58pm On Jun 19, 2019
To think that obasanjo empowered this terrorist material is so disheartening

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Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by Trutherme: 9:58pm On Jun 19, 2019
Sad that we have gotten to this moment.

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Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by datola: 9:58pm On Jun 19, 2019
Hel- Rufai and controversies

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Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by ZombiePUNISHER: 9:58pm On Jun 19, 2019
APc is against freedom of religion

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Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by kanya85: 9:59pm On Jun 19, 2019
This is necessary in Kaduna, u can't imagin how disturbing this is in kaduna but I have to add that El rufai's way of addressing issues has to be questioned.

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Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by Deicide: 10:00pm On Jun 19, 2019
How do they license them? Would the pastor/Imam have to a hospital full of sick people and perform miracles there? So we can differentiate real from fake.

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Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by Sholaco: 10:01pm On Jun 19, 2019
Elrufai self....him wan turn nebuchadnezzar

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Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by Pearlman(m): 10:02pm On Jun 19, 2019
See him face
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Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by Deicide: 10:02pm On Jun 19, 2019
ZombiePUNISHER:
APc is against freedom of religion


What of freedom from religion?
Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by Abalado(f): 10:02pm On Jun 19, 2019
If Hell Rufai did not careful, he will end up like pharaoh.... With this his anti religion bill,, short man devil

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Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by TedLawrence(f): 10:02pm On Jun 19, 2019
When something unusual like this start happening, what do you think is about to happen

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Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by seegi(m): 10:03pm On Jun 19, 2019

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Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by Boyooosa(m): 10:04pm On Jun 19, 2019
2 ways round....
The question of pros and cons.
Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by searchlight: 10:04pm On Jun 19, 2019
Anything that will divide the already divided zoo is welcome. I pray El rufai wins the appeal

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Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by RZArecta2(m): 10:05pm On Jun 19, 2019
ElRufai the Islamic fundamentalist, he has devilish plans against Christians in Kaduna yet he wants to become president to finally annihilate Christians nationally cool

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Re: Court Stops El-Rufai From Licensing Pastors, Imams In Kaduna by Nobody: 10:05pm On Jun 19, 2019
one thing about el-rufai he will push forward and damn the consequences

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