At least 94 people reportedly have died in a series of deadly attacks on Christian communities throughout Holy Week in Benue state in north-central Nigeria, an ominous sign of escalating violence blamed on Muslim militias in the country’s Middle Belt region.
There is need for the people of God in Nigeria to repair their country’s “decayed moral fiber”, a Catholic Bishop in the West African nation has said in a message shared with ACI Africa April 8.
The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has cautioned Nigerians against sinking into “despondency and depression” as a result of the “2023 botched general elections”.
Armed bandits killed one person and kidnapped more than 100 others in a March 14 raid on a predominantly Catholic town in north-central Nigeria, according to a Catholic priest and other local sources.
Politicians in Africa’s most populous nation “are so notoriously” keen on their own interests and foster narrow and discriminatory relationships with their respective constituents, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said
Parents in Nigeria need to foster “positive parenting behaviors” in their respective families, a Catholic Bishop in the West African nation has said.
Pending the court ruling on the Presidential election in Nigeria, the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, could “behave differently”, succeeding in resolving some of the challenges President Muhammadu Buhari failed to address, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African nation has said.
Representatives of Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Adamawa state are calling on the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the West African nation to foster “openness, transparency and fairness” in their working in view of strengthening the confidence of the electorate in them.
The leadership of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has distanced the Nigerian political party from claims that some of its members petitioned the Holy Father to dismiss Archbishop Valerian Okeke for engaging in partisan politics in favor of the West African country’s Labour Party (LP).
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), an international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) is implementing a teacher training program in Nigeria’s violence-stricken Northeastern region with an aim of improving “access to learning environments for out-of-school children.”
Militia groups are on a killing spree in Nigeria following the country’s just-ended elections that have left a power vacuum in the country, the Catholic foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has said.
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja in Nigeria has expressed optimism that victims of extremist attacks who fled from Northern Nigeria and are now living in communities served by his Metropolitan See will “someday” enjoy peace and tranquility back in their homeland.
The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Lagos Archdiocese has condemned “in very strong terms” vices in the recently held Gubernatorial elections.
The Catholic Diocese of Sokoto in Nigeria has dismissed reports that Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah found Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Nigeria’s president-elect as the most qualified person to rule the West African country.
The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has called on Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to seize the opportunity of the Gubernatorial polls to redeem its “damaged reputation.”
Members of the National Peace Committee (NPC) in Nigeria who include representatives of the Catholic Bishops in the West African nation have warned against voter suppression through “ethnic and religious labels” ahead of the Gubernatorial polls.
Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu as Secretary of the Dicastery for Evangelization, the Vatican section for the first evangelization and the new particular Churches that “serves the work of evangelization, so that Christ, the light of the nations, may be known and witnessed to by word and deed, and the Church, his mystical Body, may be built up.”
The Federal government of Nigeria has ignored the plight of the people of God, a Catholic Priest in the West African nation said, and decried government’s inaction amid cases of Nigerians being “butchered and slaughtered daily”.
Christian and Muslim leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State have appealed for neutrality on the part of religious leaders in the West African nation ahead of the country’s gubernatorial elections that have been postponed by a week.
St. Augustine's Major Seminary is fostering Interreligious Dialogue amid “security concerns”, the Rector of the Catholic institution that is located at Laranto in Jos North Local Government Area of Jos, Plateau State, a violence-prone region in Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna, has said.