Religion in Nigeria from 1900-2013

Rimamsikwe Habila Kitause, Hilary Chukwuka Achunike


The phenomenon of religion is assuming an alarming proportion in the 21st century with the three Nigerian cardinal religions competing for pre-eminence and supremacy as seen in the religious behaviours of the various religious adherents in Nigeria. The article is crafted using phenomenological and historical analytical method. It  unravels the fact that there is at the moment a very bright prospect for the survival of African Traditional Religion, Islam and Christianity in Nigeria in spite of the rising tide of fundamentalism in the Nigerian recognizable religions. This is anchored on the fact that there are still some compromises among the major religions in Nigeria. The paper submits that it is needful that all the spirited stake holders of the various religions in Nigeria create an avenue for meaningful dialogue in order to checkmate the monster of religious intolerance, insensitivity, self will, and fanaticism to paving way for peaceful coexistence and sustainable national development in Nigeria.

Keywords: Religion, Christianity, Islam, Nigeria, African Traditional Religion

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