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Fr. Benson Bulus Luka, freed Tuesday, 14 September 2021 after 24hours in captivity in Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese. Credit: Kafanchan Diocese

Nigerian Catholic Priest Regains Freedom “barely 24 hours after his kidnap”

The Nigerian Catholic Priest who was kidnapped from his Parish residence in the Diocese of Kafanchan on Monday, September 13 has been freed.

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Nigeria’s Laxed Response to Militias Behind Security Failures: UK-Based Christian Entity

Nigerian government’s lack of strictness in dealing with militia groups is behind the security failures in the West African nation, the leadership of Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights organization, has said.

Fr. Benson Bulus Luka, kidnapped from his Parish residence in Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese on 13 September 2021. Credit: Kafanchan Diocese

Prayers Sought for “quick, safe release” of Catholic Priest in Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese

Prayers are being sought for the “quick and safe release” of a Catholic Priest kidnapped from his Parish residence in Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese.

COVID-19 Vaccine. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Activists Condemn Move to Bar Unvaccinated Nigerians from Going to Church

Officials of CitizenGo Africa, the African branch of the International Catholic entity of social activists, are calling on the government of Nigeria’s Ondo State to stop an order that requires residents to get vaccinated before they are cleared to access essential services including going to places of worship.

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International Eucharistic Congress “spiritually uplifting, edifying”: Nigerian Archbishop

The just concluded International Eucharistic Congress was fruitful in multiple ways, a Nigerian Archbishop has said.

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria Condemn Gender-based Violence, Call for “collective action”

Christian leaders in Nigeria have expressed their condemnation of gender-based violence and called for “collective action” to end the vice that seems to target women and girls.

Sr. Dorothy Okoli of the Missionary Sisters of St John Paul II of Mary, Credit: Vanguard News

Catholic Entity in Nigeria Spearheading Moral Change among Commercial Sex Workers

A Catholic organization in Nigeria is spearheading an initiative aimed at transforming the lives of young girls trapped in the business of prostitution in the country’s Onitsha suburb.

A poster demanding the cancelation of Big Brother Naija. Credit : CitizenGo

Catholic Entity Petitions for Withdrawal of “pornographic film” from Nigeria's Screens

The leadership of an international Catholic activist organization that spearheads family issues is petitioning the government of Nigeria for the withdrawal of a reality TV show, which it says showcases “pure pornography.”


Christian Leaders in Nigeria’s Bauchi State Encourage COVID-19 Vaccine amid Low Uptake

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Bauchi State are encouraging the people of God within their pastoral region to take part in the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination exercise amid reported low uptake of the jab. 

Four student “champions” who have advanced to the CEM National Bible quiz and Recitation from the book of Isaiah, at Ilorin Kwara state. Credit: Religious Freedom Coalition

Nigerian Children Displaced by Torching of Orphanage Beat Odds to Enter Bible Competition

Children who were left homeless after their orphanage was burnt down by armed Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria’s Plateau State have resumed their Bible study lessons in readiness for a State competition.

Map showing Nigeria's Kaduna State and other neighboring states. Credit: Public Domain

Nigeria’s Militants Enjoying High Level Protection to Terrorize Christians: Global Charity

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights organization, has condemned the sharp increase in attacks targeting Christians in Nigeria’s Plateau State since the August 14 attack and killing of 23 commuters in the Nigerian State, saying that those behind the subsequent killings appear to be enjoying high level support to advance their agenda.

Msgr. John Kanebi Aniagwu. Credit: Lagos Archdiocese

Nigerian Catholic Priest Links Strikes in the Country’s Education Sector to Low budgeting

A Catholic Priest in Nigeria’s Lagos Archdiocese has blamed frequent strikes by university teachers in the West African country on what he has referred to as education sector’s “low budgeting.”

The Logo of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Youth Wing (YOWICAN). Credit: YOWICAN

“Enough is enough”: Nigeria’s Youth Christian Leaders Say Following Plateau State Killings

Christian youth leaders in Nigeria have condemned the increased killings in the country’s Plateau State and called for an end to the bloodshed. 

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Nigerian Archbishop Condemns “external ritualistic observances”, Calls for True Religion

The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese is calling for the promotion of sanctity of human life in the West African nation, noting that people in the country are more focused on promoting “ritualistic observances” in place of true Religion.

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Life has never been so cheap”, Catholic Bishops in Nigeria Decry, Call for Responsibility

The rise in cases of abductions, killings, and property destruction in Nigeria is a cause for concern for Catholic Bishops who, in a collective statement, are calling upon the government to “take full responsibility for the present culture of violence.”

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

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.

President Muhammadu Buhari/Logo of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Fix Nigeria’s Insecurity or “throw in the towel”: Christian Leaders to Federal Government

Christian leaders in the West African nation of Nigeria have called on the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to go beyond statements and meetings and address to the country’s challenge of insecurity or admit defeat and “throw in the towel.”

Bishop Callistus Onaga of Nigeria's Enugu Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Current wave of agitations all over country very worrisome”: Catholic Bishop in Nigeria

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has expressed concerns about the level of anxiety across the West African nation saying the trend is politically “worrisome.”

Bishop Peter Nworie Chukwu of Nigeria’s Abakaliki Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“I am ready to give myself entirely, unreservedly to you”: Newly Ordained Nigerian Bishop

On the occasion of his Episcopal Ordination as the Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Abakaliki Diocese, Bishop Peter Nworie Chukwu expressed his availability and readiness to render his service to the people of God entrusted to his pastoral care “unreservedly”.

A man stands outside a building rented in Jos, Nigeria by Religious Freedom Coalition for children left homeless after Fulani herdsmen torched their orphanage in Miango, within Nigeria's Plateau State. Credit: Religious Freedom Coalition

Charity Foundation Relocates Children Displaced after Torching of Nigerian Orphanage

Religious Freedom Coalition, an international non-profit religious organization, which assists persecuted Christians in various areas of the world, has announced the relocation of young children who were left homeless after their orphanage was burnt down by armed Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria’s Plateau State.