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Christian Leaders in Nigeria Urge Collective Responsibility to “fish out” Terror Movements

Nov 29, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria are calling for collective responsibility in knowing and exposing terror movements to relevant authorities in the West African country.

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Dialogue with Presidential Candidates Not an “endorsement”: Christian Leaders in Nigeria

Nov 27, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria have sought to clarify their recent dialogue with Presidential candidates in the general elections scheduled for 25 February 2023 saying the initiative was not a “campaign program or endorsement.”

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Cardinal in Nigeria Concerned about Government’s “apparent inability to restore peace”

Nov 5, 2022

John Cardinal Onaiyekan is concerned about Nigeria’s Federal government’s “apparent inability” to address the challenge of insecurity in the West African nation. 

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

Nov 3, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria have announced a day of national prayer to “seek divine intervention in the affairs of the country” ahead of general elections in the West African nation scheduled for February 2023.

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Set Up “Presidential Flood Relief Committee” for Flood Victims: Nigeria’s Church Leaders

Oct 13, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria have called on the Federal government to create a “Presidential Flood Relief Committee” towards the support of victims of destructive floods in various States of the West Africa nation.

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

Those Behind Nigeria’s Mismanaged Economy Now Using “hunger as weapon”: Christian Leaders

Oct 8, 2022

Persons behind the “mismanaged” economy of Nigeria are now “using hunger as a weapon” ahead of the the country’s general elections scheduled for February 2023,” Christian leaders in over a dozen States of the West African country have said.

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“Do not vote for tribal cause, empty promises”: Christian Leaders in Nigeria to Electorate

Sep 29, 2022

The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the country’s Oyo State has cautioned the electorate against voting on the basis of their tribal affiliations.

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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”.    

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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.  

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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.