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Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Insecurity, Poverty, Corruption in Nigeria Forcing Youth Out of Country: Archbishop 

Apr 24, 2021

Young people in Nigeria are leaving the West African nation in large numbers in search for “ greener pastures ” elsewhere, a situation th e Archbishop of the country ’s Abuja Archdiocese blames on insecurity, poverty , and high levels of corruption by those in leadership positions .

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama during Holy Mass at Sacred Heart Parish Abuja Sunday, May 17, 2020.

“Allow our people to congregate” on Pentecost Sunday: Nigerian Prelate to Government

May 20, 2020

As places of worship remain closed in Nigeria as one of the measures in Africa’s most populous country to curb the possible spread of COVID-19, the Archbishop of Abuja, Ignatius Kaigama has appealed to the Federal government to allow Christians to participate in public Mass on Pentecost Sunday, May 31 while observing specific guidelines.

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria lead peaceful protests against insecurity on March 1 in Abuja

The West “should give Boko Haram attention they give to other terrorist groups”: Prelate

Mar 2, 2020

The need for the West to “give attention” to the atrocities being committed by the jihadist terrorist organization, Boko Haram the same way it tells stories of other “terrorist groups” was a major highlight at the peaceful protest march staged by Catholic Bishops in Nigeria Sunday, March 1, against abductions and killings that seem to target Christians.

Participants at the 2020 IDFP Conference in Abuja, Nigeria. / Ignatiuskaigama.com

Urgent “need to sustain culture of genuine interreligious dialogue”: Nigerian Prelate

Jan 25, 2020

At a conference bringing together a section of members of Nigeria’s Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP), the Archbishop of Abuja, Ignatius Ayau Kaigama has recalled the challenges of religious intolerance, extremism and violence in his country and called for genuine dialogue between members of different religions as the way to peace in Africa’s most populous nation.

Catholic Leaders in Abuja and Jos Brainstorm on measures to end violence between  the Jukun and Tiv people / Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria (CBCN)

“Stop atrocities unleashed on innocent people”: Catholic Leaders in Abuja and Jos, Nigeria

Oct 10, 2019

The violence between the Jukun and Tiv people in Nigeria’s Taraba and Benue State, within the Ecclesiastical Provinces of Abuja and Jos, has caught the attention of Church leaders in the region, necessitating a meeting to seek solutions to stop the conflict.