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Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama with Chrisians of St. Joseph’s Pastoral Area, Daki Biyu, Abuja. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Draw Inspiration from Matthias’ Elections, Devoid of “violence, rigging, bitterness”: Catholic Archbishop to Nigerians

May 15, 2024

The election of Matthias to replace Judas Iscariot recounted in the Acts of the Apostles provides good lessons for the people of God in Nigeria during the electioneering period, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of the country’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has said. 

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Nigeria’s Health Sector Subjected to “years of neglect by government”: Catholic Archbishop Decries Human Capital Flight

May 8, 2024

The health sector in the West African nation of Nigeria has been subjected to many years of “neglect”, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of the country’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has lamented, and faulted the government for not doing much to address human capital flight of medical doctors.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

“Be strong pillars”: Archbishop to Husbands Ahead of Father’s Day at Nigerian Parish, Emphasizes “ingredient” of Love

May 7, 2024

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has urged fathers in the West African nation to be “strong pillars” and “ingredients” of love in their homes.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama with candidates who received the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Elizabeth Kogo Pastoral Area of Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Faults Online Preachers Who “aggressively, viciously condemn the Catholic Church”

Apr 30, 2024

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has faulted online preachers, who engage in negative criticism of the Catholic Church, including her “doctrine, traditions, and worship.”

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja

“Leaders refuse to smell like their citizens”: Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Fault Political Leaders for Standing Aloof

Apr 23, 2024

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has faulted political leaders in the West African nation for standing aloof from the citizens.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama with members of the Catholic Women Association during Mother’s Day 2024. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja

On Mother’s Day for Catholics in Nigeria, Mothers Urged to Be “models to their children in virtue”

Apr 16, 2024

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has urged mothers to live a life of virtue and be role models to their children.

A poster announcing the launch of a charcoal briquette making factory in Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja

We’re Here “to create a better environment”: Nigerian Archbishop at Launch of Charcoal Briquette Production Initiative

Apr 15, 2024

The launching of a charcoal briquette making factory in Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja continues initiatives aimed to realize “a better environment” in line with the recommendations of Pope Francis’ 2015 Encyclical Letter “on care for our common home”, Laudato Si’, the Local Ordinary has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Decries Bad Governance, Urges International Community to “confront insensitive leaders”

Apr 9, 2024

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has decried bad governance in the West African nation, characterized with vices such as self-gratification, indifference to citizens’ needs, and extravagance, among other social ills. 

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama at St. Mulumba’s Parish in Igu, Bwari Area Council of Abuja. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese of

“Profound opportunity”: Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Calls for Interfaith Dialogue as Easter Coincides with Ramadan

Apr 3, 2024

Christians celebrating Easter and Muslims living the Holy Month of Ramadan in Nigeria have been urged to embrace the season as a “profound opportunity” to set aside their differences and realize “greater harmony and cooperation”.

Sr. Ushie Grace Imaji with some beneficiaries of the empowerment program. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Nun Donates Livelihood Kits to the Vulnerable in Nigeria

Mar 25, 2024

A Catholic Nun in Nigeria has donated business-startup kits to 17 vulnerable persons within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to help them to start income generating ventures.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama  during Holy Mass at Sts. Peter and Paul Nyanya Parish of Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Archbishop in Nigeria Decries “blatant misuse of public resources”, Says Perpetrators “rationalize sin”

Mar 19, 2024

The vice of corruption is pervasive and widespread in the West African nation of Nigeria, with perpetrators hell bent on diverting what “belongs to all” to themselves, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of the country’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama during Holy Mass at St. Paul’s Gwagwalada Parish of Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

“Our thoughts, prayers”: Archbishop on Abduction of Hundreds of Students, Women in Nigeria

Mar 12, 2024

The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has expressed spiritual solidarity with the hundreds of students and women abducted in the recent past in the West African nation.

Students of Government Junior secondary school Waru Abuja, Nigeria , displaying their sanitary pads provided to them by the Catholic Youth Organization (CYON) Garki Deanery of Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Catholic Youths in Nigeria Launch “Pad a Girl Child” Initiative for Vulnerable Girls

Mar 8, 2024

The Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria (CYON) in the Archdiocese of Abuja  is providing basic hygiene products to vulnerable girls in an initiative the Catholic entity has dubbed “Pad a Girl Child”.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama handing food items to one of the IDPs who visited him on March 2. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Nigerians Displaced by Terrorism Seek Catholic Archbishop’s Help to Rebuild Lives

Mar 6, 2024

Catholics residing in pastoral areas created by Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja after they were displaced by Boko Haram Insurgency in the North Eastern part of the country have appealed for support, through the Archbishop, to rebuild their lives.   

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Engage in Lenten Observances Devoid of “outward show”: Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria

Feb 17, 2024

Christians will do well to engage in Lenten Observances devoid of outward display to win people’s recognition, the Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has said. 

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama administers the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Donatus’ Pastoral Area, Sokale. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Address Nigeria’s Economic Crisis in “a well-coordinated manner”: Archbishop to Government

Feb 13, 2024

The government of the West African nation of Nigeria needs to act with speed and in a structured and strategic way to address “worsening economic hardships” of the people God in the country, the Archbishop of Abuja has said.

Religion for Peace by John Cardinal Onaiyekan . Credit: ACI Africa

In New Book, Cardinal Highlights His “unwavering commitment” to Fostering Peace in Nigeria

Feb 8, 2024

In a new book, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has highlighted his involvement in peacebuilding initiatives in his native country of Nigeria, and across the globe. 

Let’s Not Allow Recurrent Challenges to “extinguish our hopes”: Archbishop to Nigerians

Feb 5, 2024

The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has cautioned the people of God in the West African nation against despair amid recurrent challenges in the country.

Christian leaders during an Ecumenical Service to mark the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU) in Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

“Christians the most persecuted people on earth”: Nigerian Archbishop Says, Urges Unity

Feb 1, 2024

There is a need for Christians to foster unity amid deliberate attempts to cause them suffering and even death, the Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has said.

Aerial landscape view of Abuja City Business District. Credit: Tayvay via Shutterstock

“People are living in fear”: Catholic Official on Insecurity in Nigeria’s Federal Capital

Jan 29, 2024

“People are living in fear on a daily basis because of the rise in kidnappings,” the Chairman of the Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) of Nigeria's Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has said.