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Religious practices in Nigeria
The Nigerian constitution gives room for freedom of worship. Therefore, every citizen has the right to practice any religion of his/her choice. There are three major religion in Nigeria. They are:
- Christianity: This is the largest religion with a large follower. Christians believe that there is one loving and forgiving God. They believe in a sacred book, the Holy Bible. It was introduced to Nigeria by Christian missionaries.
- Islam: Islam is the second largest religion in the world. Muslims believe in one God, Allah. They believe that everything that happens is because of Allah, both the good and the bad. Muslim use the holy Quran as their holy book. They worship in the mosque and they pray five times daily. Their major material of worship is the bead.
- African traditional religion: African traditional religion is the oldest of all religions in Nigeria. This is because before the advent of Christianity and Islam, people had w way of worshipping god, which is the African traditional religion.
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