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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.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Abuja Archdiocese during the interactive session with Catholic Media practitioners in Abuja on 7 May 2021. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja /

In Nigeria’s Economy, Politics, Youth Need “a level playing ground”: Catholic Archbishop

Those in leadership in Nigeria need to give young people “a level playing ground” to enable them contribute to the political and economic matters of the West African country, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Abuja Archdiocese has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama during Holy Mass at St. Anthony’s Jabi Parish of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja /

Amid Challenges, Nigeria in Need of “grace of renewal, fruitful governance”: Archbishop

Amid multiple challenges that the people of God in Nigeria face, the West African nation stands in need of renewal through God’s grace and a kind of governance that yields fruit, an Archbishop in the country has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama during the conferring of the Sacrament of Confirmation at Holy Ghost Saburi Parish in Abuja/ Credit: Archbishop Ignatius A. Kaigama/ Facebook /

Nigerian Archbishop Calls for Proper Training of Religious Leaders to Tame Intolerance

Training institutions for religious leaders in Nigerian have been called upon to churn out preachers who are keen on respecting other people’s religions and acting in the interest of love, peace and common humanity.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama with newly ordained Deacons at St. Donatus’ Parish, Saukale in the Archdiocese of Abuja. Credit: Archbishop Ignatius A. Kaigama/ Facebook /

Newly Ordained Deacons in Nigeria Cautioned against “marketing a gospel of materialism”

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called upon Seminarians he was about to ordain Deacons in the Archdiocese to refrain from the temptations of preaching materialism but instead stick to the gospel of love and peace.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese at the beginning of the Palm Sunday Mass at the Holy Trinity Church in Maitama / Archbishop Ignatius A. Kaigama Facebok

Faith Leaders in Nigeria Cautioned against “religious pettiness, finger-pointing”

Faith leaders in Nigeria have been cautioned against the tendency to engage in inessential matters that create a sense of competitiveness between religions.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria's Archdiocese of Abuja / Courtesy Photo

“We must encourage people who are sick or dying to give hope” Nigerian Archbishop

A Nigerian Archbishop has called on the people of God in the West African country to exercise the fifth corporal work of mercy, which calls for the visiting the sick and comforting them.