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

Nigerian Politicians “unwilling to drink from the cup of suffering”: Catholic Archbishop

After winning elections, politicians in the West African nation of Nigeria distance themselves from their respective electorates, “unwilling” to address the challenges of the people they were close to when vying for positions, a Catholic Archbishop has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Nigerians are being killed not Christians”: Catholic Archbishop on Insecurity

The persistent insecurity in the West African nation of Nigeria is affecting Nigerians across religious groupings and tribe, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja has said.

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

Put Borrowed Funds to “judicious, effective use”: Archbishop to Nigerian Government

Government officials in Nigeria have been cautioned against diverting externally borrowed funds and public resources to sustain their lavish lifestyles and instead use the money to develop the nation.

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International Eucharistic Congress “spiritually uplifting, edifying”: Nigerian Archbishop

The just concluded International Eucharistic Congress was fruitful in multiple ways, a Nigerian Archbishop has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama administering the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Dominic's Parish of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Archbishop Blames Government for Relocation of Nigerian Medics to Western Countries

Many doctors and other health professionals in Nigeria are leaving the country in search of better working conditions elsewhere, the Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has observed and blamed the situation on poor governance of the west African country.

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

Nigerian Archbishop Urges Calm amid Hardships, Calls on People to Shun Violence

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has discouraged “criminal or violent actions”, noting that there are better ways for the suffering millions in the West African country to express their frustrations.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama with some elderly women. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Urges Government to Improve Social Services for Elderly

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has called on the government of the West African country to provide favorable social security services for the elderly people to see them through their “earthly pilgrimage.”

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

Amid Leadership Challenges in Nigeria, “poor masses” Exploited: Catholic Archbishop

Nigeria’s “poor masses” are being exploited as the West African nation grapples with the issue of leadership, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama administering the sacrament of confirmation at Christ the King Kubwa Parish of Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Cautions against “go-back-to-your-home mentality”

The Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has decried ethnic discrimination in the West African nation characterized by what he has described as a “go-back-to-your-home mentality.”

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama administers the Sacrament of Confirmation at Immaculate Heart of Mary Dabi Parish of Abuja Archdiocese/ Credit: Abuja Archdiocese/Facebook

Nigerian Youths Resort to Emigration after They “feel unappreciated at home”: Archbishop

Nigerian youths who have relocated to other countries have done so because they feel unappreciated in their native country, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja has said. 

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama with members of the Association of Catholic Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (ACMPN)/ Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook

Catholic Doctors in Nigeria Encouraged to “be part of the solution to the problem of pain”

The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has encouraged members of the Association of Catholic Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (ACMPN) to take their profession as a vocation and be part of the solution to pain in society by being at humanity’s service.

An invitation card to the 40th anniversary of the Priestly Ordination of Fr. Patrick Alumuku. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigerian Catholic Priest Recalls Beginnings of Four Decades of “very exciting” Ministry

A Nigerian Catholic Priest has, in an interview with ACI Africa, looked back at the beginnings of his Priestly ministry four decades ago, saying the decision to give his life to the service of God’s people has accorded him “very exciting” experiences.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeris's Abuja Archdiocese/ Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

“Help heal trauma of poverty, psychological stress of insecurity”: Nigerian Archbishop

The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called upon authorities in the West African nation to help heal the trauma resulting from poverty and the psychological stress the people are facing as a result of insecurity.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook.

Nigerian Archbishop Seeks Government Partnership in Environmental Conservation

The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has asked the federal government to collaborate with the Church to ensure that there is a clean and healthy environment in the West African country.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese/Facebook

Nigerian Archbishop Cautions against “suppressing” Youth With “reasonable demands”

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has cautioned the Federal Government against “suppressing” the voices of the youth protesting against bad governance and insecurity in the West African country.

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Nigerian Cardinal Decries “docile nature of most Nigerians”, Urges Citizen Participation

Nigeria’s John Cardinal Onaiyekan has expressed concerns about the tendency, among Nigerians, to continually complain “about everything” and challenged his compatriots to take seriously their “citizen participation” role.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Liturgical Celebration Not “a show time”, Nigerian Archbishop Cautions, Urges Restraint

The celebration of liturgy in the Catholic Church is not a “show time”, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has cautioned, and urged restraint on the part of worshipers and members of the Clergy.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama administering the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Patrick’s Karshi Parish of Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook

Nigerian Catholic Archbishop Calls for End to Forceful Christianization, Islamization

The Archbishop of Abuja in Nigeria has urged the people of God belonging to various religions in the West African nation to avoid unhealthy competition that he says could result in forceful Islamization and Christianization in the country.

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Slain Army Officers Laid Down Lives for Nigeria’s Safety, Christian Leaders Eulogize

Christian leaders in Nigeria are mourning the country’s Chief of Army Staff and ten other military officers who died in a plane crash last Friday, May 21, saying the deceased security officials sacrificed their lives for the safety of the West African nation. 

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama with Priests of the Archdiocese/ Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Nigerian Archbishop Invokes Holy Spirit on Country “soaked by blood of innocent victims”

The most “fervent” prayer of the people of God in Nigeria is that the Holy Spirit cleanses the land that continues to witness the spilling of blood of innocent people at the hand of terrorists, the Local Ordinary of Abuja Archdiocese has said.