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Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto addresses a dinner of ADF International, "The Crisis of Religious Freedom in Nigeria," at the 2021 International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington, D.C. International Religious Freedom Summit 2021

Nigerian Catholic Bishop Says He is "fine", amid Reports He Was Summoned by State Police

Jan 11, 2022

Following Nigerian media reports over the weekend that a Catholic bishop had been summoned for questioning by a state security agency, the bishop in question says he is "fine" and that "the matter [has] actually passed."

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah. Aid to the Church in Need/James Nicholls.

Nigerian Bishop Who Criticized Government over Christian Persecution Summoned: Report

Jan 9, 2022

A prominent Nigerian bishop has reportedly been ordered in for questioning by a state security agency, after the prelate criticized Nigeria’s government for complicity in the face of kidnappings and other persecution of the country’s Christians. 

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria's Sokoto Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigerian Catholic Bishop Faults Government for Years of “silence” amid Loss of Human Life

Dec 28, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese in Nigeria has faulted the Federal Government of the West African nation for year of silence amid kidnappings and loss of human life.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria's Sokoto Diocese/ Credit: Sokoto Diocese/Facebook

Nigerian Bishop Defends His Prophetic Stance, Says Silence amid “injustice is corruption”

Dec 21, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese in Nigeria has defended his prophetic stance saying he will continue to speak out against injustices and bad governance in the West African nation because “silence in the face of injustice is corruption”.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria's Sokoto Diocese/ Credit: Sokoto Diocese/Facebook

Success of Anambra State Gubernatorial Polls Dependents on Absence of Fatalities: Bishop

Nov 4, 2021

The success of the planned gubernatorial elections in Nigeria’s Anambra State will be determined by the lack of casualties and violence during the exercise, a Catholic Bishop in the West African nation has said.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Electronic Transmission of Poll Results “turning point” for Nigeria: Catholic Bishop

Oct 26, 2021

The adoption of the electoral law that will allow the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to transmit poll results electronically is a turning point for Nigeria’s democracy, a Catholic Bishop in the West African nation has said.  

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria's Sokoto Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Take Task of Uniting, Healing Nation “seriously”: Catholic Bishop to Christians in Nigeria

Oct 18, 2021

Christians in Nigeria have a duty to take “seriously” the task of bringing unity and healing to their country, which “is fracturing and breaking apart by the day”, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese has said. 

Alhaji Ahmed Joda, a former Permanent Secretary in Nigeria’s Federal State passed on August 13. Credit: Public Domain

Lawmaker Who Longed for Peace in Nigeria Died an Unhappy Man: Catholic Bishop

Oct 11, 2021

One of the things that Alhaji Ahmed Joda, a Permanent Secretary in Nigeria’s Federal State longed for, in the years that the Catholic Bishop of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese knew him, was a peaceful Nigeria where people from various religious divides live in harmony especially in the Northern part of the country.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigeria’s Problems Result from “no clear understanding of who we are”: Catholic Bishop

Aug 10, 2021

The challenges bedeviling the West African nation of Nigeria originate from a failure on the part of citizens to have a national conversation about their identity as members of one nation, a Catholic Bishop in the country has said.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese. Crédit : Catholic Broadcast Commission of Nigeria

Nigeria “treading on dangerous paths”, Catholic Bishop Says, Bemoans Civic Space Closure

Aug 1, 2021

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has highlighted various challenges bedeviling the country, saying the future of the West African nation is uncertain as it is “treading on dangerous paths.”