40 farmers receive training in better methods of crop production in Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Ijebu-Ode. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians in Nigeria Train, Equip Multiple Farmers with “better” Crop Production methods

Oct 27, 2021

At least 40 farmers in Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Ijebu-Ode have been equipped with better skills in animal and crop production at the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) run St. Joseph’s Farm in Sagamu. 

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama in procession with the faithful of the All Saints Dutse Alhaji Parish of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese on 24 October 2021. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook

Mission Sunday a Challenge to “bring good news” and Hope: Nigerian Catholic Archbishop

Oct 26, 2021

The celebration of Mission Sunday challenges Christians to be messengers of good news and hope, and not bearers of bad news of insecurity, a Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria has said, and called for respect for human life.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Electronic Transmission of Poll Results “turning point” for Nigeria: Catholic Bishop

Oct 26, 2021

The adoption of the electoral law that will allow the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to transmit poll results electronically is a turning point for Nigeria’s democracy, a Catholic Bishop in the West African nation has said.  

Fr. Mark Chimezie Godfrey released on 23 October 2021 after 10 days in captivity. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigerian Catholic Priest Regains Freedom “unhurt” after 10-day Captivity

Oct 25, 2021

The Nigerian Priest kidnapped October 13 in Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Umuahia has regained freedom “unhurt”,  his Local Ordinary has confirmed.

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

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.

Card announcing the Saturday, October 23 unveiling of the book, "Saints: Models for the Pilgrim Church" by Ernestina Nwannedirim Anierobi of Nigeria's Catholic Diocese of Port Harcourt. Credit: Ernestina Nwannedirim Anierobi

Lay Catholic in Nigeria Pens Book on Saints to Inspire Perseverance amid Hardships

Oct 22, 2021

The book on Catholic Saints by Ernestina Nwannedirim Anierobi, a lay accountant in Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Port Harcourt, is a rich account of celebrated people who epitomized values that are relevant to the persecuted Church today.

The shoes of children abducted from Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna. Photo: Bosan Yakusak.

International Christian Entity Calls “for action” to Stop Attacks on Schools in Nigeria

Oct 22, 2021

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), an international human rights body that advocates for religious freedom, has launched a global campaign calling “for action to stem” attacks that target learning institutions in Nigeria. 

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

Nigerian Politicians “unwilling to drink from the cup of suffering”: Catholic Archbishop

Oct 20, 2021

After winning elections, politicians in the West African nation of Nigeria distance themselves from their respective electorates, “unwilling” to address the challenges of the people they were close to when vying for positions, a Catholic Archbishop has said.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria's Sokoto Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Take Task of Uniting, Healing Nation “seriously”: Catholic Bishop to Christians in Nigeria

Oct 18, 2021

Christians in Nigeria have a duty to take “seriously” the task of bringing unity and healing to their country, which “is fracturing and breaking apart by the day”, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese has said. 

A section of students at the School of the Faith and Leadership in Nigeria's Catholic Archdiocese of Benin City pose for a photo session with Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze. Credit: Fr. Dr. Andrew Ovienloba

Alumnus of Nigeria’s 1st Ever Catholic Lay Graduate School Testifies about Deepened Faith

Oct 17, 2021

Adams Malik’s evangelization work across Nigeria has been on an upward trajectory from the time he converted from Islam many years ago. His active participation in the Catholic faith, however, received a major boost when he enrolled for a Master of Science in Religious Education at the School of the Faith and Leadership in the Archdiocese of Benin City.

Bishop Godfrey Onah of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka. Credit: Nsukka Diocese/Facebook

Christian Leaders Warn of Anarchy in Nigeria, Call for Amnesty to Country’s Separatists

Oct 16, 2021

Christian leaders of various denominations in South East Nigeria have expressed concern over increased insecurity and violence in the region, saying that part of the West African nation is descending “into anarchy”.

Leah Sharibu at age 15. Credit: ACN

Christians in Nigeria Asked to “keep fingers crossed” amid Efforts to Rescue Leah Sharibu

Oct 15, 2021

A Christian peace and social justice advocate in Nigeria has called upon Christians in the country to remain hopeful that Leah Sharibu, a young Nigerian woman kidnapped in 2018, will regain her freedom soon.

Fr. Mark Chimezie Godfrey kidnapped after celebrating morning Mass at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Nigeria's Umuahia Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Prayer Appeal for release of Catholic Priest Kidnapped in Nigeria’s Umuahia Diocese

Oct 14, 2021

Prayers are being sought for the quick and safe release of an abducted member of the Clergy of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Umuahia.

Logo of Christ the King Major Seminary in Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

All Three Seminarians Abducted from Nigerian Major Seminary Freed

Oct 13, 2021

The three Major Seminarians pursuing their studies in Theology in Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese who were abducted Monday, October 11 after their seminary came under attack have been released, the Chancellor of the Nigerian Diocese has confirmed. 

Entrance to the Christ the King Major Seminary in Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese where three seminarians were abducted. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Major Seminary in Nigeria Attacked, Three Theology Seminarians Abducted

Oct 12, 2021

Three Major Seminarians pursuing their studies in Theology at a Seminary of Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese were abducted Monday, October 11 after the Catholic institution came under attack, the Chancellor of the Nigerian Diocese has confirmed. 

In Nigeria, a program helped girls develop tailoring and business skills to help achieve self-sufficiency. Credit: Salesian Missions

On International Girl Child Day, Salesians Highlight Programs Empowering Girls in Africa

Oct 12, 2021

On the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child marked Monday, October 11, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted programs empowering young girls around the globe, including Africa.

Alhaji Ahmed Joda, a former Permanent Secretary in Nigeria’s Federal State passed on August 13. Credit: Public Domain

Lawmaker Who Longed for Peace in Nigeria Died an Unhappy Man: Catholic Bishop

Oct 11, 2021

One of the things that Alhaji Ahmed Joda, a Permanent Secretary in Nigeria’s Federal State longed for, in the years that the Catholic Bishop of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese knew him, was a peaceful Nigeria where people from various religious divides live in harmony especially in the Northern part of the country.

Map showing the major towns within Nigeria's Imo State. Credit: Public Domain

“Shed no more blood, work toward unity, peaceful co-existence”: Catholic Bishop in Nigeria

Oct 9, 2021

Following persistent cases of insecurity recorded in Nigeria’s Orlu Diocese, the Local Ordinary of the Catholic Diocese located within Imo State has appealed to the warring parties to end the bloodshed and seek dialogue.

Professor Richard Solomon Musa Tarfa . Credit: CSW

Christian Foundation Decries Lengthy Detention of Orphanage Co-founder in Nigeria

Oct 8, 2021

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is demanding the release of a professor accused of forging certificates to start a foundation that takes care of homeless children in Nigeria’s Kaduna State where many have lost their guardians owing to protracted militant attacks.  

Members of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in Nigeria Demand Arrest, Prosecution of Pastor's Killers

Oct 8, 2021

The Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) is calling on the security agents in the West African nation to ensure that those behind the Pastor Yohanna Shuaibu are arrested and charged.