“Oh, what sorrow to have watched three of my parishioners shot dead in cold blood, right before my eyes — and I couldn’t do anything,” Nigerian parish priest Father Bako Francis Awesuh, 37, shared in a new Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) report published Friday.
The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has lauded aggrieved politicians in the country’s February 25 elections for shunning violence and seeking the intervention of the court instead.
John Cardinal Onaiyekan has described the Presidential poll in the West African nation as “a tragically questionable election”, and clarified the viral social media post that has him ask Nigerians to accept the results of the now disputed February 25 election.
Nigeria’s opposition political parties need to “follow the rule of law” in their attempt to challenge the results of the February 25 disputed presidential poll, a Cardinal in Africa’s most populous nation has told ACI Africa.
The Catholic Church in Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria, is growing, the Bishop-elect of the recently created Diocese of Aguleri has said.
A Wednesday, March 1 post-election attack on villages in Nigeria’s Benue State left more than 30 murdered victims and forced the military to evacuate the staff at the Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) of the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi, according to latest reports from the ground.
With the high levels of poverty and corruption in Nigeria, amid increased violence and persecution of Christians, the west African country is always getting the leaders that mirror its rottenness, a leading African Catholic Theologian has said.
Catholic Bishops in Nigeria are calling upon the country’s citizens to “remain calm, law-abiding and fervent in prayers” hours before Nigeria’s electoral body declared the President-elect in the February 25 general elections.
Nigerians have been urged to seek divine intervention in “fervent prayer for credible and violence-free elections”.
Representatives of Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kano State are urging the electorate in the West African nation to foster peace and prioritize “competence” in choosing the political candidate to vote during the general elections scheduled for Saturday, February 25.
A Nigerian Cardinal has, in his message for Lent 2023, reflected on the General elections in Nigeria scheduled for February 25, saying the West African country is “tottering at the brinks” and the polls are “decisive.”
Militants continue to wreak havoc in communities served by the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi in Nigeria, with those behind the attacks destroying food reserves in villages.
The Local Ordinary of the Catholic Diocese of Nnewi in Nigeria has urged the electorate in the South East zone to “come out en masse to vote” during the Saturday, February 25 general elections despite reported threats from the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The Archbishop of Kaduna Archdiocese in Nigeria is calling upon eligible voters in the West African nation to make good use of the “God-given time” of the general elections to vote in new leaders who he says need to be “less contaminated”.
This year’s Lenten Season is a time that Nigerians are “knocking on heaven’s door”, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Oyo in Nigeria has said, noting that the West African nation, especially, needs God’s mercy ahead of the country’s general elections.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), the UK-based human rights foundation, is calling for the release of Leah Sharibu who has been in captivity since 2018 saying the half-a-decade period she has spent with her kidnappers is “far too long”.
The course that the electioneering period in Nigeria has taken ahead of the country’s polls on Saturday, February 25 is an indication that “God is at work” in the West African nation, and that a new birth awaits the country, a Catholic Nun has said.
Clement Usoo admits that he has lost all hope in life, and is only waiting for his death after watching armed Fulani herdsmen brutally murder his mother, brother, and son, and losing seven other family members to the militants.
The ongoing meeting of the members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) is happening at a critical moment when the West African nation is preparing for national elections, an African theologian has said, and urged the Church leaders in the country to come up with a strong statement on the woes facing Nigeria.
Persons at the helm of national resources in Nigeria are not helping the ministry of the Catholic Church among the people of God in the West African nation, the Archbishop of the country’s Abuja Archdiocese has said.