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Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Nigeria’s Oyo Diocese. Credit: Diocese of Oyo

“Work for transformation of world in which we live”:Catholic Bishop to Nigerian Christians

Sep 23, 2021

Each Christian is called, “in his DNA”, to transform the place he or she lives, a Catholic Bishop has told Christians in his native country of Nigeria.

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Clerics in Nigeria’s Plateau State Cautioned against “inciting, provocative statements”

Aug 26, 2021

The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Jos North Local Government Area (LGA), Plateau State, is cautioning religious leaders, including Muslim Clerics, against pronouncements that are likely trigger violent reactions.

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

Christian Leaders in Nigeria’s Northern States Caution against Voting Based on Tribe, Age

Aug 13, 2021

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s 19 Northern States have cautioned the people of God in the country against putting into consideration the tribe and age of prospective leaders. 

Map of Nigeria where the Christian Association of the country has declared a day of prayer for an end to insecurity. Credit: Public domain

Christian Leaders in Nigeria’s Oyo State Declare Day of Prayer for End to Insecurity

Jun 29, 2021

Christian leaders ministering in Nigeria’s Oyo State have declared a day of prayer for an end to the rising cases of insecurity that include killings. 

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Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Warn of Looming Food Crisis amid “increasing insecurity”

Jun 18, 2021

Christian leaders in the West African nation of Nigeria are warning of a looming food crisis in the country due to what they are calling “increasing insecurity.”

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Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Condemn Igbo Youth killings, Arbitrary Detention of Civilians

Jun 9, 2021

Christian leaders in Nigeria have condemned the “killing of innocent youths” and the arbitrary detention of civilians in the country's Imo State.

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Provoking Christians is “fishing in troubled waters”: Church Leaders in Nigeria

Apr 29, 2021

Church leaders in Nigeria have cautioned their Muslim counterparts against activities that provoke Christians saying doing so amounts to “fishing in troubled waters.”

Christian leaders in Nigeria have called on the National Assembly to suspend Bill seeking to institutionalise the wearing of hijab / Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)

Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Want Parliament to Suspend Bill on Muslim Headscarf

Mar 23, 2021

Christian leaders in Nigeria have called on the leadership of the country’s National Assembly to suspend the Bill that seeks to institutionalize the wearing of the Muslim headscarf popularly known as the “hijab” in the West African nation.

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria Hail Holy See’s Clarification on Same-Sex Unions

Mar 17, 2021

Christian leaders in the West African nation of Nigeria have hailed Holy See’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) for clarifying that the Catholic Church does not have the power to bless same-sex unions, terming the move “godly and timely.”

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has sued the government over the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020  that seeks to allow the authorities to control church operations. / Courtesy Photo

Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Sue Government over Law Seeking to Control Churches

Mar 16, 2021

Christian leaders in Nigeria have sued the government over the controversial Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 that seeks to allow the authorities to control church operations.

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Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Fault State Approval of Muslim Headscarf in Mission Schools

Mar 13, 2021

Christian leaders in Nigeria have faulted Kwara State’s approval of the wearing of Muslim headscarf (hijab) in “Christian Mission schools.”

President of Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province,  Archbishop Gabriel Abegunrin

“Human life seems to have lost value”: Bishops of Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province, Nigeria

Feb 6, 2020

Against the backdrop of multiple cases of kidnappings and killings including that of 18-year-old seminarian Michael Nnadi, Catholic Bishops in Nigeria’s Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province (IEP) have expressed their concerns about the safety of citizens in what they have termed a “worsening situation of security of life and property” that seems to demonstrate little or no regard for human life.

Late CAN Chair Rev. Lawan Andimi, a Protestant Pastor in Nigeria’s Brethren Church of Christ, known as Eklisayar Yan'uwa a Nigeria (EYN) in Hausa language,  abducted and Murdered by members of Boko Haram following their January 2 raid on Michika in Adamawa, northeast of Nigeria.

In Nigeria, “fasting, prayer” Declared in Honor of Murdered “simple, devout Pastor”

Jan 25, 2020

Following the January 20 killing of the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of the State of Adamawa, the Catholic Bishop of Yola that covers Adamawa State has declared three days of fasting and prayer in honor of the murdered church leader, described by a Catholic priest who knew him personally as “a simple and devout Pastor.”