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Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Urge Authorities to “recognize urgency of economic challenges”

Feb 15, 2024

Representatives of Christians leaders in Nigeria under the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) are calling upon those with leadership roles in the West African nation to recognize the fact that the economic challenges in the country need to be resolved with “urgency”.

Rev. Timothy Daluk, Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Nigeria’s Plateau State.

“Enough is enough”: Nigerian Christian Leader Denounces Arson, Killings by “the military”

Jan 25, 2024

The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Nigeria’s Plateau State has denounced the arson attacks and killings targeting Christians in the State located near the centre of the West African nation.

Nigeria's President-elect, Bola Tinubu. Credit: Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Christian Leaders in Nigeria Laud President for “positive steps” to Unite Country

Jan 25, 2024

Members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for “making very positive steps” towards inclusiveness in the West African country since his inauguration in May last year.

The CD GPF Nigeria Rev.John Joseph Hayab presenting a Book Titled "Korean Dream" to the Facilitator Mr.Austin Anyio. Credit: Global Peace Foundation Nigeria

Dozens of Women in Nigeria Complete Training to Foster Religious Tolerance

Jan 18, 2024

A group of at least 100 Christian and Muslim women drawn from Nigeria’s Plateau State have completed a financial literacy training that the Global Peace Foundation Nigeria (GPFN) organized to foster religious tolerance in the region.

Christian leaders during the 8 January 2024 "Plateau Peace Walk” to demonstrate against the 23-26 December 2023 attacks that left nearly 200 Christians dead. Credit: CAN Plateau State

Nigerian Christians in “Plateau Peace Walk” Want Armed Terrorist Militias Proscribed

Jan 10, 2024

Christians in Nigeria, who took to the streets on Monday, January 8 in what was dubbed “Plateau Peace Walk” to demonstrate against the 23-26 December 2023 attacks that left nearly 200 Christians dead have demanded that armed terrorist militias be proscribed in the West African nation.

Logo of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Credit: CAN

Christian Leaders Urge Nigerians to Remain United despite Terrorist Attacks

Jan 6, 2024

Christian leaders are calling on Nigerians to remain united despite the trials they face, including terrorist attacks that have become rampant in the West African nation. 

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Don’t Use Airstrike at Muslim Event “for personal gain”: Nigeria’s Christian Leaders

Dec 13, 2023

Officials of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have cautioned the people of God in the country against using the reportedly accidental airstrike involving a military drone that killed dozens in Nigeria’s Kaduna State “for personal gain”.

John Cardinal Onaiyekan and other members of NIREC during the Fourth Quarter Meeting of the Interreligious Council in Abuja Nigeria. Credit: ACI Africa

Christian Leaders in Nigeria Appeal for Good Governance to Restore Hope in the Country

Dec 9, 2023

Good governance is crucial in restoring hope in Nigeria, members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have said.

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Initiate Measures to End Killings, Christian Leaders in Nigerian State Urge Government

Nov 28, 2023

Members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Nigeria’s Taraba State are calling on the government to initiate measures aimed at permanently ending killings, especially the murder of people after armed bandits killed dozens in the state.

Taraba State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria. Credit: CAN

Christian Leaders in Nigeria Appeal for an End to Frequent Kidnappings, Insecurity

Oct 30, 2023

Members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Nigeria’s Taraba State have called for an end to cases of kidnappings and insecurity in the State.

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Israel-Palestine War Undermining “pursuit of global peace”: Nigeria’s Christian leaders

Oct 12, 2023

Christian leaders in Nigeria are concerned about the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian violent conflict saying it is weakening the push towards global peace.

Logo of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Credit: CAN

Christian Leaders in Nigeria Urge Government to Address Economic Challenges

Oct 2, 2023

Christian leaders in Nigeria are calling on the federal government to address the "pressing" economic challenges and insecurity in the nation.

Mass burial in Runji village, Zangon Kataf LGA on 16 April. Credit: Nasarawa Mirror

Nigerian Police Commissioner Seeking Ties with Religious Leaders to Address Insecurity

Oct 1, 2023

The new Police Commissioner of Nigeria’s Kaduna State is seeking to strengthen the relationship between the Police and religious leaders as a “strategy” to address insecurity in the State.

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Eid-ul-Maulud: Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Urge “mutual respect” amid Religious Diversity

Sep 27, 2023

On the occasion of Eid-ul-Maulud, the Muslim celebration that marks the birth of Prophet Mohammed, Christian leaders in Nigeria are calling for the fostering of “mutual respect” in the West African nation that they say is characterized by religious diversity. 

Taraba State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria. Credit: CAN

Curbing Insecurity Requires “proactive measures”: Christian Leaders in Nigerian State

Sep 25, 2023

Members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Nigeria’s Taraba State have challenged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led government to spearhead “proactive measures” to curb insecurity in the West African nation and its States.

Pastor John Joseph Hayab, Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna State. Credit: CAN

Christian Leaders in Nigerian State Paint Grim Picture of “severe attacks by bandits”

Sep 17, 2023

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have painted a grim picture of “severe” banditry attacks, which they say have resulted in the death of Pastors and the closure of churches in recent years. 

Logo of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Credit: CAN

Muslim Leaders in Nigeria Faulted for Rejecting Governor’s Nominees on Religious Basis

Aug 16, 2023

Members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Nigeria's Lagos State have faulted the Joint Muslim Forum (JMF) for rejecting the state governor's list of cabinet nominees citing underrepresentation.

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Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Push for Economic Policies that Address “prevailing hardships”

Jul 30, 2023

Christian leaders in Nigeria are calling on the government to formulate economic policies that will address the country’s “prevailing hardships”.

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria Back Protests to End Forced "sit-at-home" Order

Jul 26, 2023

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Enugu State have joined civil society entities that are opposed to the forced “sit-at-home” order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a separatist group in the West African country.

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Nigeria’s Small-scale Farmers Playing “crucial role” in Food Security: Christian Leaders

Jul 24, 2023

Small-scale farmers in Nigeria are playing a “crucial role” in addressing the challenge of food security in Africa in general, and the West African nation in particular, members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have said.