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Fani-Kayode To Sultan: Christians Are Not Just Being Persecuted In Nigeria, They’re Being Slaughtered

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The Sultan of Sokoto while speaking at the closing ceremony of 77th annual Islamic vacation course (IVC) organised by the Muslim Society of Nigeria (MSSN) at Bayero University Kano, said a recent claim by CAN on Christians being prosecuted is “false and partial”.

The Sultan said, “If such persecution really exists, such is supposed to be tabled at the Interfaith Forum where Muslims and Christians leaders meet periodically to discuss issues that would promote harmonious coexistence between the two religions. Many Fulanis are atheists whose main interest is to protect their cattle.”

Reacting to the statement of the Sultan on Thursday, Fani-Kayode wrote: “It is a lie to say Christians are being persecuted in Nigeria”-Sultan of Sokoto.

“With respect to your Majesty, you are wrong. To say that Christians are being persecuted in Nigeria is actually an understatement. They are not just being persecuted, they are being slaughtered.

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  1. Kelvin Agbogidi

    December 27, 2019 at 8:55 am

    No be small thing…. Sultan is just doing cover up

  2. Franklyn Mba

    December 27, 2019 at 8:50 am

    That’s true.
    Since Nigeria can’t work, everyone I think should go their separate ways.

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The new proposal sighted by The Nation, which is being considered by the National Assembly, reduced the 2020 estimate from. N10.594 trillion to N10.276 trillion.

It also reduces the oil bench mark from $57 per barrel to $30 per barrel while the oil production volume was reduced from 2.17 million barrel to 1.70 million barrel.

The exchange rate increased from N305 to N360 to a dollar.

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