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

Catholic Archbishop Says 2022 Very Difficult Year for Nigeria, Hopes for Better Days Ahead

Jan 7, 2023

With high levels of insecurity, increasing poverty, amid the worst type of inflation that Nigeria has seen in years, the West African country has survived the worst year in recent history, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja has said.

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

Don’t Be Led by “your stomach” in Supporting Politicians, Archbishop Cautions Nigerians

Jan 4, 2023

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja in Nigeria has urged the people of God in the West African nation to remember their civic duties ahead of the country’s elections and to seek to be guided by the Holy Spirit in selecting politicians and political parties to support.

Remain Faithful Like St Joseph amid “challenges of different kinds”: Archbishop in Nigeria

Dec 19, 2022

The Local Ordinary of Abuja Archdiocese in Nigeria has urged the people of God in the West African nation to emulate St. Joseph’s faithfulness to the word of God in the face the challenges of life.   

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama administers the Sacrament of Confirmation at  Holy Cross Kuchigoro Catholic Parish of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese on 11 December 2022. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Keep Faith amid “formidable challenges, social contradictions” in Nigeria: Archbishop

Dec 17, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called on citizens to remain firm in their faith despite what he described as “formidable challenges and social contradictions” in the West African nation.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama during the 11th convocation of Veritas University in Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook

Nigeria’s Education System “losing relevance”, Alternative in Catholic Schools: Archbishop

Dec 11, 2022

The education system in Nigeria is becoming irrelevant, the Catholic Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Abuja in the West African nation has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Abuja Archdiocese speaking at the 10th Convocation Ceremony of the Godfrey Okoye University in Abuja. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Archbishop in Nigeria Lauds Catholic University for Honoring Country’s Murdered Twins

Nov 24, 2022

The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja in Nigeria has lauded Godfrey Okoye University, an institution of the Diocese of Enugu, for honoring the memories of twins who are murdered in the West African countries in ritualistic practices.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama at Infant Jesus Parish of Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Nigeria Needs “Christ-like leader”, Ready to Die for People of God: Catholic Archbishop

Nov 21, 2022

The Archbishop of Abuja Archdiocese in Nigeria has said that the West African nation stands in need of a leader after the example of Jesus Christ, aware of the challenges of the people of God and prepared to make sacrifices for the common good, including laying down his or her own life.

To Prosper, Nigeria Needs Change from “selfishness to selflessness”: Catholic Archbishop

Nov 2, 2022

Nigeria will record progress when there is change from the tendency to amass wealth for personal gain to the practice of sharing, and from “selfishness to selflessness”, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Archdiocese  has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama conferred alongside over 400 other Nigerians and foreigners, with the 2022 National Honours Award in the West African country. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Defends Decision to Accept Government Award amid Criticism

Oct 24, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has responded to those criticizing his decision to receive the state commendation for his “loyalty and patriotism to the country”, noting that the award was bestowed upon him by Nigerians who have trust in him and not the country’s President.

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

Emulate Old Testament Rulers, Pray for Citizens: Catholic Archbishop to Leaders in Nigeria

Oct 17, 2022

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called on “political and traditional” leaders in the West African nation to find inspiration in the prayer attitude of Old Testament rulers and pray for the Nigerians under their care.  

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama administers the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Joseph the Worker Kugbo Parish of the Archdiocese of Abuja. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Let’s Unite in Search of Solutions amid “so many challenges”: Archbishop to Nigerians

Oct 11, 2022

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has emphasized the need for the people of God in the West Africa nation to unite in search of solutions to the “so many challenges” in the country. 

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Nigeria’s Electioneering Period “will be very challenging”, Archbishop Says, Urges Prayers

Sep 20, 2022

The electioneering period in Nigeria is going to be “very challenging”, the Catholic Archbishop of the country’s Abuja Archdiocese has said.

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Vote for Leaders Keen to “heal, unite, prosper” Suffering Nigerians: Catholic Archbishop

Sep 6, 2022

Eligible voters in Nigeria’s 2023 elections need to consider voting for political leaders keen to bring about healing, unity, and prosperity among Nigerians “suffering poverty and insecurity”, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama poses with newly ordained Priests at the Redemptorist Spirituality Center in the Catholic Diocese of Oyo. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese/Facebook

Nigeria Needs Priests Who Can “teach, witness” amid Turbulence: Catholic Archbishop

Aug 29, 2022

Nigeria needs Priests who are ready to give hope to the people of God who are targeted in religious-based violence, the Archbishop of the Catholic Diocese of Abuja has said.

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Vote for “credible leaders” in 2023 Elections: Vicar General of Lagos Archdiocese, Nigeria

Aug 27, 2022

The Vicar General of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos in Nigeria has urged Christians in the West African nation to “elect credible leaders” in the general elections scheduled for 2023.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama lays hands on one of the Deacons he was about to ordain a Priest. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook

Let’s Unite to Inspire Nigerians to “true religion”: Catholic Archbishop to Faith Leaders

Aug 22, 2022

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has urged faith leaders in the West African country to foster unity among themselves to inspire the people to “true religion”, which he said helps minimize the temptation to engage in vices.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama. Credit: ACN

Nigeria Catholic Archbishop Decries Country’s “subtle persecution” Sidelining Christians

Aug 5, 2022

The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja in Nigeria has termed as “more dangerous” the tendency by the Nigerian government to sideline Christians in the distribution of resources in the West African country.

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

Claims that Nigerian Archbishop Endorsed Political Candidate “false news”: Disclaimer

Jul 14, 2022

News reports alleging that the Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has endorsed the vice-presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party in the 2023 election are false, the Archdiocesan Communications Director has said in a disclaimer. 

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

“True compassion must be translated into concrete ways”: Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria

Jul 11, 2022

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has emphasized the need for manifesting love for the needy in society in “concrete ways” in the example of the Good Samaritan.  

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama and some Priests after his pastoral visit at St. Matthias Mulumba Azhata Catholic Parish of Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Let’s Join “mission of peace, reconciliation, repentance”: Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria

Jul 4, 2022

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called upon the people of God in the West African country to become part of the mission that Jesus Christ entrusted to his 72 disciples in pairs as narrated in Luke’s Gospel.