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Criminality in Nigeria “gaining ground everyday” amid Divisions: Christian Entity

Aug 9, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) are calling on citizens in the West African nation to stand together in the fight against criminality, which they say is “gaining ground every day”.    

Late Fr. John Mark Cheitnum. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Murder of Nigerian Catholic Priest Indication of “failed country”: Cleric at Funeral Mass

Jul 22, 2022

The murder of Fr. John Mark Cheitnum, a member of the Clergy of Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese, reflects “a failed state and also a failed country”, a Catholic Priest has said.  

Late Rev. Fr. John Cheitnum, Chairman of CAN in Jema’a Local Government Area, Kaduna State; and the Coordinating Chairman of the body for Southern Kaduna. Credit: CAN

Christian Leaders in Nigeria Pray for Better Government after Murder of Catholic Priest

Jul 22, 2022

The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned the failure of the Nigerian authorities to bring religious extremists targeting innocent Christians to book, and prayed for a government that does not treat criminals in the country “with kid gloves”.

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

Don’t Elect Candidates Associated with Cult, Corruption: Christian Leaders in Nigeria

Jul 21, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria have called on the people of God in the West African country to evaluate political candidates in the 2023 general elections so that politicians associated with “any cult”, corruption and any violent religious groups are not elected.

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

Christian Leaders in Nigeria Want Pastor “thoroughly” Investigated Over Alleged Abuses

Jul 6, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria are calling on security agents “to thoroughly investigate” Josiah Peter Asumosa for allegedly locking up dozens of adults and children at the basement of a church reportedly “waiting for the second coming of Jesus Christ”.

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Nigeria’s Church Leaders Reject “Christian/Christian, Muslim/Muslim ticket” for Presidency

Jun 13, 2022

Representatives of Christian leaders in Nigeria have expressed their opposition to political parties in the West African nation nominating presidential candidates and their respective running mates from the same religious denomination. 

Sir Henry Yunkwap, National President Catholic Laity Council (CLC) of Nigeria. Credit: CTV

Catholic Laity in Nigeria Want “urgent arrest” of Those Behind Pentecost Sunday Massacre

Jun 7, 2022

Those behind the Pentecost Sunday massacre of dozens and injuries of many more at St. Francis Xavier Owo Catholic Parish of Ondo Diocese in Nigeria need to be urgently pursued, apprehended, and “dealt with according to the laws of the land”, officials of the Catholic Laity Council (CLC) of Nigeria have said.

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Pentecost Sunday Massacre in Nigeria “sad, satanic, raw persecution”: Christian Leaders

Jun 6, 2022

The Pentecost Sunday attack on St. Francis Xavier Owo Catholic Parish of Ondo Diocese that left at least 50 people dead was a “satanic” and “raw persecution” of Catholic worshippers, church leaders under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have said.

Taraba State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria. Credit: CAN

Church Leaders in Nigerian State Condemn Muslim Clerics’ Threats to Christians

May 31, 2022

Members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Taraba State, have condemned the utterances by a section of Muslim clerics who they say are attempting “to instigate religious unrest”.

Head of the Methodist Church in Nigeria, Bishop Samuel Kanu released after hours in captivity. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Hours after Christian Leaders Appeal to President, Head of Methodist Church Released

May 31, 2022

The Head of the Methodist Church in Nigeria who had been reportedly kidnapped last Sunday, May 29 has regained freedom hours after officials of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) issued a statement appealing to the country’s President to give “an express order” to security officers to have “clerics and other innocent Nigerians” released immediately.  

Late Fatima and her four children. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Killing in Nigeria “no longer serious matter, life has become so cheap”: Christian Leaders

May 25, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State have lamented the disregard for human life characterized by killings that make human life “so cheap” in the West African nation.

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria Announce Three-day Prayer for Peaceful Elections in 2023

May 7, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria have announced three days of national prayer dedicating the West African nation to peace ahead of the country’s 2023 general elections.

Christian leaders in Nigerian State Decry Government Indifference to Train Attack Victims

Apr 30, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State have expressed disappointment at the way their country’s government seems indifferent to the plight of the victims of the March 28 Abuja-Kaduna train attack. 

Taraba State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria. Credit: CAN

Christian Leaders in Nigerian State Urge Vigilance, Say “security is everybody’s business”

Apr 26, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Taraba State have called on the people of God in the region to take a proactive approach on matters pertaining to their security because “security is everybody’s business”.

The controversial Easter advert comparing the resurrection of Christ with the rising of Agege Bread. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigerian Christian Leaders Call for Dismissal of Bank CEO amid Controversial Easter Advert

Apr 20, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria are calling for the termination of the Chief Executive Officer of the country’s Sterling Bank after the finance institution aired a controversial Easter advertisement.

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

No 2023 Elections in Nigeria “if insecurity persists unabated”: Christian Leaders

Apr 16, 2022

Representatives of Christian leaders in Nigeria have expressed concern about persistent insecurity in the West African nation saying the 2023 general elections might not take place.

A demonstrator holding a sign during a protest against insecurity in Nigeria. Credit: Vatican News

Christian Leaders in Nigerian State Push for Leaders “treating everyone with dignity”

Apr 7, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State are advocating for a leader who are keen to foster the dignity of everyone and “a true servant leader” ahead of the general elections scheduled to take place next year.

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Christian leaders in Kaduna, Nigeria, Implore “God’s comfort” for Victims of Train Attack

Mar 30, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have offered their prayers for the victims of the Monday, March 28 train attack.

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

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State “grieving” amid Persistent Attacks, Killings

Mar 26, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State have expressed sadness over persistent attacks and killings in the West African nation.

Headquarters of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna State. Credit: CAN Kaduna State/Facebook

Christian Leaders in Nigeria Urge Central Bank Leadership to Investigate Loan Sharks

Mar 24, 2022

Representatives of Christian leaders in Nigeria are calling on the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to look into loan sharks who are taking advantage of the economic challenges in the West African nation to extort money from innocent Nigerians.