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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.

Some voter’s cards for the General Elections in Nigeria scheduled for 2023. Credit: Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)/Facebook

Christian Leaders in Nigerian State Urge Voter Registration, Say God “will not” Vote

Mar 20, 2022

Religious leaders under the auspices of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Oyo State chapter, have urged the people of God in the West African country to register as voters to guarantee their active participation in next year’s general elections.

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Nigerian State Pledges to Hand Schools Back to Catholic Church after Multiple Decades

Mar 14, 2022

The governor of Nigeria’s Ondo State has promised to reinstate the ownership of schools initially belonging to Catholic missionaries within his jurisdiction after close to five decades of confiscation.

Kaduna State in northern Nigeria. Credit: CSW.

We Must Not Pass Crime to Future Generations: Christian Leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State

Mar 14, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State are calling for a break in the cycle of banditry, murders and other forms of crime that have affected the State saying the vices should not be passed on to future generations. 

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

Persistent Insecurity in Nigeria “biggest threat to 2023 elections”, Christian Leaders Say

Mar 5, 2022

Representatives of Christian leaders in Nigeria have expressed concern about persistent insecurity in the West African nation saying it constitutes the “biggest threat” to general elections scheduled to take place next year.

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria’s Lagos State Encourage Voter Registration Ahead of 2023 Poll

Feb 15, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Lagos State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) are encouraging eligible voters to register massively for general elections scheduled for 2023.

Map showing the various states in Nigeria. Credit: Public Domain

Christian Leaders in Nigerian State Highlight Four Pillars of Successful Dialogue

Feb 12, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Lagos State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have highlighted four pillars, which they say are essential in interreligious dialogue.

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Christian Leaders in Nigerian State Caution Security Agents against Undue Interference

Feb 4, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Gombe State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have cautioned security agents against undue interference in their activities.

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State Urge Immediate End to “new wave of killings”

Jan 27, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) are calling for an immediate end to the renewed cycle of killings, reportedly occasioned by the murder of a herder in the State. 

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“School children abductions must be stopped from happening”: Christian Leaders in Nigeria

Jan 7, 2022

Representatives of Christian leaders in Nigeria have called on the country’s government to ensure there is an end to cases of the abduction of school-going children in the West African nation this year. 

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Nigeria’s Christian Leaders to File “fresh suit” against Law Seeking to Control Churches

Dec 13, 2021

Representatives of Christian leaders in Nigeria are planning to sue the government afresh over the controversial Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 that seeks to allow State authorities to control church operations.

The Chairman of the Plateau State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Fr. Polycarp Lubo. Credit: CAN

Attack on Jos Custodial Centre “unfortunate, frightening”: Christian Leaders in Nigeria

Dec 2, 2021

Christian leaders in Nigeria have condemned the recent attack on the Jos custodial center by yet to be identified gunmen terming the incident “sad, unfortunate and frightening.”

Map showing Nigeria's Zamfara State. Credit: Public Domain

Close Churches or Risk Attacks, Nigerian “Fulani association” Warns Christians in a Letter

Dec 1, 2021

Christians in Nigeria’s Zamfara State have, in an “anonymous letter” circulated by the office of the State Commissioner of Police, been cautioned against public worship in churches lest they be attacked, abducted, and their places of worship torched.  

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria Call for Stakeholder Dialogue to End Country’s Insecurity

Nov 20, 2021

Stemming security challenges in Nigeria will require an all-inclusive security dialogue with all stakeholders, Christian leaders in the West African country have said.