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“Assault on religious freedom”: Nigeria’s Christian Leaders on Latest Attack on Worshipers

Jul 7, 2023

The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned the Saturday, July 1 attack on worshipers at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in the country’s Ogun State.

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Push for Laws that will Protect Christians, Faith Leaders in Nigeria Told

Jul 2, 2023

Members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) have decried the ongoing unprovoked attacks against Christians in the West African country and challenged other Christian leaders in the country to push for laws that protect those they shepherd.

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Christian Leaders in Nigerian State Caution Security Agents against “reactive statements”

Jun 26, 2023

Members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna State are cautioning the country’s  Department of State Services (DSS) against the tendency to issue “reactive statements” after threats of incidents of insecurity. 

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the new President of Nigeria, who was sworn in on May 29. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Ensure “appointments reflect the diversity of Nigeria”: Christian Leaders to New President

Jun 10, 2023

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the new President of Nigeria, who was sworn in on May 29 will need to see to it that those he appoints to government offices, including the security docket reflect the country’s diversity without overlooking merit, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said.

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Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Urge New President to Prioritize Security, Economic Issues

May 30, 2023

Nigeria’s new President,  who was sworn in on Monday, May 29 needs to prioritize the security concerns and the economic struggles of the people of God in the West African nation, the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have said. 

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Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Decry “resurgence of mindless killings” after Dozens Massacred

May 26, 2023

The killing of “at least 130 people” in Nigeria’s Plateau State is a matter of “deep concern” for the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

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

Elect Parliamentary Heads Devoid of Partisan Bias: Christian Leaders in Nigerian State

May 24, 2023

Members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna State are calling upon lawmakers in the West African nation to elect leaders in the Senate and National Assembly, who are not foster partisan biases. 

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Nigeria’s Church Leaders Promote Bill Seeking to Establish Christian Education Curriculum

May 13, 2023

Church leaders in Nigeria are promoting the National Council for Christian Education Bill, which seeks to oversee the development of a Christian education curriculum and monitor what learners are taught in schools. 

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“Bring everybody on board”: Christian Leaders in Nigerian State to New Government

Apr 22, 2023

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Lagos State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have called on the newly-elected government to “bring everyone on board” in their quest to build a new nation.

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“Strengthen our confidence”: Christian Leaders in Nigerian State to Electoral Body

Mar 28, 2023

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.

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Foster Peace, Prioritize “competence”: Christian Leaders in Nigerian State to Electorate

Feb 24, 2023

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.

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Security Challenges in Nigeria “can trigger vast humanitarian crisis”: Christian Leaders

Jan 26, 2023

Members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have warned of future humanitarian crises in the West African nation if the current security challenges are not “comprehensively” addressed.

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria Urge Collective Responsibility to “fish out” Terror Movements

Nov 29, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria are calling for collective responsibility in knowing and exposing terror movements to relevant authorities in the West African country.

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Dialogue with Presidential Candidates Not an “endorsement”: Christian Leaders in Nigeria

Nov 27, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria have sought to clarify their recent dialogue with Presidential candidates in the general elections scheduled for 25 February 2023 saying the initiative was not a “campaign program or endorsement.”

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Cardinal in Nigeria Concerned about Government’s “apparent inability to restore peace”

Nov 5, 2022

John Cardinal Onaiyekan is concerned about Nigeria’s Federal government’s “apparent inability” to address the challenge of insecurity in the West African nation. 

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria Announce One-day Prayer for Peaceful Elections in 2023

Nov 3, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria have announced a day of national prayer to “seek divine intervention in the affairs of the country” ahead of general elections in the West African nation scheduled for February 2023.

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Set Up “Presidential Flood Relief Committee” for Flood Victims: Nigeria’s Church Leaders

Oct 13, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria have called on the Federal government to create a “Presidential Flood Relief Committee” towards the support of victims of destructive floods in various States of the West Africa nation.

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Those Behind Nigeria’s Mismanaged Economy Now Using “hunger as weapon”: Christian Leaders

Oct 8, 2022

Persons behind the “mismanaged” economy of Nigeria are now “using hunger as a weapon” ahead of the the country’s general elections scheduled for February 2023,” Christian leaders in over a dozen States of the West African country have said.

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“Do not vote for tribal cause, empty promises”: Christian Leaders in Nigeria to Electorate

Sep 29, 2022

The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the country’s Oyo State has cautioned the electorate against voting on the basis of their tribal affiliations.

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Criminality in Nigeria “gaining ground everyday” amid Divisions: Christian Entity

Aug 9, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) are calling on citizens in the West African nation to stand together in the fight against criminality, which they say is “gaining ground every day”.