Sultan of Sokoto and ArchBishop Onaiyekan Nominated for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize
The two notable Nigerian religious leaders got nominated for the award of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize at a time when the activities of the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram, are threatening the peace of their country.
Archbishop Onaiyekan and the Sultan made the list alongside the former US President Bill Clinton, for their efforts at campaigning against the misuse of religion.
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Onaiyekan, and the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammed Sa’ad Abubakar III, are representing Christianity and Islam respectively.
The International Peace Research Institute said 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
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