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On International Day for Tolerance, Christian Leaders in Nigeria Urge Peaceful Living

Nov 17, 2021

On the occasion of the International Day for Tolerance marked Tuesday, November 16, the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged Nigerians to practice tolerance and live peacefully to promote national development.

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Insecurity in Nigeria’s Kaduna State Growing “beyond our imagination”: Christian Leaders

Nov 14, 2021

The heightened level of insecurity in Nigeria’s Kaduna State is a cause for concern for members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the region who are saying the security crisis has gone “beyond our imagination.” 

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Bill to Regulate Christian Preaching in Nigeria “injurious” to Church: Christian Leaders

Nov 13, 2021

The proposed bill seeking to regulate preaching of Christianity in Nigeria’s Kaduna State is “injurious to the Church” and a deliberate attack on Christians in Nigeria, Christian leaders in the West African nation have said.

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Nigeria’s Religious Leaders Blame Church Attack on Move to Shut Communication Services

Nov 10, 2021

The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has blamed the reported killing and kidnappings in a church in Kaduna State on the government’s closure of telecommunication services in some parts of the Nigerian State.

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Religious Leaders in Nigeria Call for Release of Detained Pro-Biafra Political Activist

Nov 4, 2021

Religious leaders in Nigeria have called for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, a pro-Biafra political activist with dual citizenship, Nigerian and British.

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Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Join Governor in Call “to declare bandits as terrorists”

Oct 27, 2021

Christian leaders in Nigeria under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have joined the Governor of the country’s Kaduna State in calling on the Muhammadu Buhari-led government “to declare bandits as terrorists.”  

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Double Efforts to Halt Menace of “terrorism, all banditry in Nigeria”: Christian Leaders

Oct 24, 2021

Nigeria’s Federal government needs “to double efforts” at all levels to stop the threat posed by terrorism and banditry in the country, Christian leaders in the West African nation have said.

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Clamor for Secession in Nigeria “a problem of bad governance”: Christian Leaders

Oct 7, 2021

The push for secession from a section of Nigerians is a manifestation of “bad governance”, representatives of Christian leaders in the West African country have said.

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“Work for transformation of world in which we live”:Catholic Bishop to Nigerian Christians

Sep 23, 2021

Each Christian is called, “in his DNA”, to transform the place he or she lives, a Catholic Bishop has told Christians in his native country of Nigeria.

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Clerics in Nigeria’s Plateau State Cautioned against “inciting, provocative statements”

Aug 26, 2021

The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Jos North Local Government Area (LGA), Plateau State, is cautioning religious leaders, including Muslim Clerics, against pronouncements that are likely trigger violent reactions.

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria’s Northern States Caution against Voting Based on Tribe, Age

Aug 13, 2021

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s 19 Northern States have cautioned the people of God in the country against putting into consideration the tribe and age of prospective leaders. 

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria’s Oyo State Declare Day of Prayer for End to Insecurity

Jun 29, 2021

Christian leaders ministering in Nigeria’s Oyo State have declared a day of prayer for an end to the rising cases of insecurity that include killings. 

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Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Warn of Looming Food Crisis amid “increasing insecurity”

Jun 18, 2021

Christian leaders in the West African nation of Nigeria are warning of a looming food crisis in the country due to what they are calling “increasing insecurity.”

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Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Condemn Igbo Youth killings, Arbitrary Detention of Civilians

Jun 9, 2021

Christian leaders in Nigeria have condemned the “killing of innocent youths” and the arbitrary detention of civilians in the country's Imo State.

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Provoking Christians is “fishing in troubled waters”: Church Leaders in Nigeria

Apr 29, 2021

Church leaders in Nigeria have cautioned their Muslim counterparts against activities that provoke Christians saying doing so amounts to “fishing in troubled waters.”

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Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Want Parliament to Suspend Bill on Muslim Headscarf

Mar 23, 2021

Christian leaders in Nigeria have called on the leadership of the country’s National Assembly to suspend the Bill that seeks to institutionalize the wearing of the Muslim headscarf popularly known as the “hijab” in the West African nation.

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria Hail Holy See’s Clarification on Same-Sex Unions

Mar 17, 2021

Christian leaders in the West African nation of Nigeria have hailed Holy See’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) for clarifying that the Catholic Church does not have the power to bless same-sex unions, terming the move “godly and timely.”

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Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Sue Government over Law Seeking to Control Churches

Mar 16, 2021

Christian leaders in Nigeria have sued the government over the controversial Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 that seeks to allow the authorities to control church operations.

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Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Fault State Approval of Muslim Headscarf in Mission Schools

Mar 13, 2021

Christian leaders in Nigeria have faulted Kwara State’s approval of the wearing of Muslim headscarf (hijab) in “Christian Mission schools.”

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“Human life seems to have lost value”: Bishops of Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province, Nigeria

Feb 6, 2020

Against the backdrop of multiple cases of kidnappings and killings including that of 18-year-old seminarian Michael Nnadi, Catholic Bishops in Nigeria’s Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province (IEP) have expressed their concerns about the safety of citizens in what they have termed a “worsening situation of security of life and property” that seems to demonstrate little or no regard for human life.