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Nigerian State Pledges to Hand Schools Back to Catholic Church after Multiple Decades

Mar 14, 2022

The governor of Nigeria’s Ondo State has promised to reinstate the ownership of schools initially belonging to Catholic missionaries within his jurisdiction after close to five decades of confiscation.

Kaduna State in northern Nigeria. Credit: CSW.

We Must Not Pass Crime to Future Generations: Christian Leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State

Mar 14, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State are calling for a break in the cycle of banditry, murders and other forms of crime that have affected the State saying the vices should not be passed on to future generations. 

Members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) with President Muhammadu Buhari. Credit: Presidency of Nigeria

Persistent Insecurity in Nigeria “biggest threat to 2023 elections”, Christian Leaders Say

Mar 5, 2022

Representatives of Christian leaders in Nigeria have expressed concern about persistent insecurity in the West African nation saying it constitutes the “biggest threat” to general elections scheduled to take place next year.

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria’s Lagos State Encourage Voter Registration Ahead of 2023 Poll

Feb 15, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Lagos State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) are encouraging eligible voters to register massively for general elections scheduled for 2023.

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Christian Leaders in Nigerian State Highlight Four Pillars of Successful Dialogue

Feb 12, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Lagos State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have highlighted four pillars, which they say are essential in interreligious dialogue.

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Christian Leaders in Nigerian State Caution Security Agents against Undue Interference

Feb 4, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Gombe State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have cautioned security agents against undue interference in their activities.

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State Urge Immediate End to “new wave of killings”

Jan 27, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) are calling for an immediate end to the renewed cycle of killings, reportedly occasioned by the murder of a herder in the State. 

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“School children abductions must be stopped from happening”: Christian Leaders in Nigeria

Jan 7, 2022

Representatives of Christian leaders in Nigeria have called on the country’s government to ensure there is an end to cases of the abduction of school-going children in the West African nation this year. 

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Nigeria’s Christian Leaders to File “fresh suit” against Law Seeking to Control Churches

Dec 13, 2021

Representatives of Christian leaders in Nigeria are planning to sue the government afresh over the controversial Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 that seeks to allow State authorities to control church operations.

The Chairman of the Plateau State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Fr. Polycarp Lubo. Credit: CAN

Attack on Jos Custodial Centre “unfortunate, frightening”: Christian Leaders in Nigeria

Dec 2, 2021

Christian leaders in Nigeria have condemned the recent attack on the Jos custodial center by yet to be identified gunmen terming the incident “sad, unfortunate and frightening.”

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Close Churches or Risk Attacks, Nigerian “Fulani association” Warns Christians in a Letter

Dec 1, 2021

Christians in Nigeria’s Zamfara State have, in an “anonymous letter” circulated by the office of the State Commissioner of Police, been cautioned against public worship in churches lest they be attacked, abducted, and their places of worship torched.  

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria Call for Stakeholder Dialogue to End Country’s Insecurity

Nov 20, 2021

Stemming security challenges in Nigeria will require an all-inclusive security dialogue with all stakeholders, Christian leaders in the West African country have said.

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On International Day for Tolerance, Christian Leaders in Nigeria Urge Peaceful Living

Nov 17, 2021

On the occasion of the International Day for Tolerance marked Tuesday, November 16, the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged Nigerians to practice tolerance and live peacefully to promote national development.

Kaduna State CAN Chairman, Rev. Joseph Hayab. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Insecurity in Nigeria’s Kaduna State Growing “beyond our imagination”: Christian Leaders

Nov 14, 2021

The heightened level of insecurity in Nigeria’s Kaduna State is a cause for concern for members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the region who are saying the security crisis has gone “beyond our imagination.” 

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Bill to Regulate Christian Preaching in Nigeria “injurious” to Church: Christian Leaders

Nov 13, 2021

The proposed bill seeking to regulate preaching of Christianity in Nigeria’s Kaduna State is “injurious to the Church” and a deliberate attack on Christians in Nigeria, Christian leaders in the West African nation have said.

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Nigeria’s Religious Leaders Blame Church Attack on Move to Shut Communication Services

Nov 10, 2021

The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has blamed the reported killing and kidnappings in a church in Kaduna State on the government’s closure of telecommunication services in some parts of the Nigerian State.

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Religious Leaders in Nigeria Call for Release of Detained Pro-Biafra Political Activist

Nov 4, 2021

Religious leaders in Nigeria have called for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, a pro-Biafra political activist with dual citizenship, Nigerian and British.

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Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Join Governor in Call “to declare bandits as terrorists”

Oct 27, 2021

Christian leaders in Nigeria under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have joined the Governor of the country’s Kaduna State in calling on the Muhammadu Buhari-led government “to declare bandits as terrorists.”  

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Double Efforts to Halt Menace of “terrorism, all banditry in Nigeria”: Christian Leaders

Oct 24, 2021

Nigeria’s Federal government needs “to double efforts” at all levels to stop the threat posed by terrorism and banditry in the country, Christian leaders in the West African nation have said.

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Clamor for Secession in Nigeria “a problem of bad governance”: Christian Leaders

Oct 7, 2021

The push for secession from a section of Nigerians is a manifestation of “bad governance”, representatives of Christian leaders in the West African country have said.