Nigeria's Religious Leaders Have Been Short-Listed For A Nobel Peace Prize

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at 09:29 AM, 6/10/2012 (7 years ago)

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«§» 6 October 2012

Two of Nigeria's religious leaders have been short-listed for a Nobel Peace Prize. They are the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Onaiyekan, and the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammed Sa’ad Abubakar III.



The Agence France Presse reported on Thursday that the International Peace Research Institute said that Prof. Gene Sharp of the United States, a theorist on non-violent struggle, and the Echo of Moscow radio station were the main contenders for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

The IPRI noted that Onaiyekan and the Sultan may have made the list alongside the former US President Bill Clinton, for their efforts at campaigning against the misuse of religion.

Prof. Chinua Achebe, was once nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature, being one of the awards by the Nobel Foundation.

In 1986, the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Prof. Wole Soyinka, making him the first African to receive the award.

The Head of the IPRI, Kristian Berg Harpviken, had described the Peace award as, “The most talked-about of the Nobel Prize awards, which appears to be a wide open race this year with no clear frontrunner.”

Harpviken, who follows the work of the Peace Prize committee closely, publishes his own list of possible winners every year.

He hinted that a total of 231 nominees have been shortlisted, and although the prize committee never discloses the nominees’ names, Bill Clinton, Helmut Kohl, the EU and WikiLeaks suspect, Bradley Manning, are known to be on the list.

The Nobel Foundation has slashed the prize sum because of the economic crisis to 8.0m Swedish kronor ($1.2m, €930,940) per award, down from the 10m kronor awarded since 2001.

The Peace Prize winner will be announced next Friday, although the Medicine Prize will open the award season on Monday.


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Unikpearl at 10:15 AM, 6/10/2012 (7 years ago)
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Thats nice
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winace at 12:10 PM, 6/10/2012 (7 years ago)
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Good
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ZION7ZION at 12:31 PM, 6/10/2012 (7 years ago)
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what of prophet TB Joshua?Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh??
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PidginMOUTH at 03:02 PM, 6/10/2012 (7 years ago)
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 Cry
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Senegal at 03:04 PM, 6/10/2012 (7 years ago)
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Wow, if the Sultan of boko haram, Alhaji Muhammed Sa’ad Abubakar was truelly nominated, then it becomes obvious that peace has another meaning which the rest of the world is yet to know about
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Senegal at 03:05 PM, 6/10/2012 (7 years ago)
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Yeye dey smell
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sandra78 at 04:11 PM, 6/10/2012 (7 years ago)
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destroyer and war monger been nominated for noble peace prize ?    its impossible
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proly at 05:25 PM, 6/10/2012 (7 years ago)
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Ok
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Biafranwar at 05:26 PM, 6/10/2012 (7 years ago)
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OK O
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dickman2 at 08:03 PM, 6/10/2012 (7 years ago)
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na lie..
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reallarry at 08:09 PM, 6/10/2012 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: Senegal on 03:04 PM,  6/10/2012
Wow, if the Sultan of boko haram, Alhaji Muhammed Sa’ad Abubakar was truelly nominated, then it becomes obvious that peace has another meaning which the rest of the world is yet to know about

So, it is a catholic homosexual that should be nominated for peace to reign Huh?
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Amor1444 at 09:12 PM, 6/10/2012 (7 years ago)
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Can you give what you don't have? where's the peace in Nigeria, especially in the North. Ok, lets hope one day El bashir of Sudan will be nominated.
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jabanz at 10:16 PM, 6/10/2012 (7 years ago)
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nice

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dizhadah at 10:40 PM, 6/10/2012 (7 years ago)
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i will remember that.
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dlimelite at 11:50 PM, 6/10/2012 (7 years ago)
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OK
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ajanni at 05:03 AM, 7/10/2012 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: ZION7ZION on 12:31 PM,  6/10/2012
what of prophet TB Joshua?Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh??
not meant for his like
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ajanni at 05:04 AM, 7/10/2012 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: reallarry on 08:09 PM,  6/10/2012
So, it is a catholic homosexual that should be nominated for peace to reign Huh?
Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
bravo
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ajanni at 05:05 AM, 7/10/2012 (7 years ago)
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SULTAN deserved it even more
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analyzation at 06:17 AM, 7/10/2012 (7 years ago)
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wish u the very best His Grace
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