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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.

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria with President Muhammadu Buhari. Credit: Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Church Entity Decries Nigerian President’s Silence on Killings of Christians

Oct 5, 2021

Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has blamed the persistent attacks by armed Fulani herdsmen against innocent Christians in Nigeria on the laxity by the country’s head of state to act to stop the violence.

A mass burial site at Genabe village, in Makurdi- Benue State where over 80 people who were killed following an attack on 1 January 2018 on the village were buried. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Makurdi

This is “ethnic Cleansing”, Catholic Bishop Says of Killings by Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria

Oct 4, 2021

The growing attacks reportedly by armed Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria have left villages previously occupied by Christian farmers desolate, a Catholic Bishop has narrated, adding that the attacks suggest “an Ethnic cleansing agenda” in the West African country.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Nigerians are being killed not Christians”: Catholic Archbishop on Insecurity

Oct 2, 2021

The persistent insecurity in the West African nation of Nigeria is affecting Nigerians across religious groupings and tribe, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja has said.

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Nigeria's Independence Anniversary “a mixed bag of praise and pain”: Catholic Bishop

Oct 1, 2021

The 61st independence anniversary of the West African nation of Nigeria is being observed with mixed feelings of “praise and pain”, a Nigerian Catholic Bishop has said.

Archbishop Valerian Okeke of Onitsha Archdiocese, Nigeria. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigeria’s Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province Plan Monthlong Prayer ahead of State Elections

Oct 1, 2021

The people of God in Nigeria’s Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province, which covers Anambra State, are expected to take part in a monthlong prayer initiative ahead of the November gubernatorial elections in the Nigerian State. 

YOWICAN Chairman, Belusochukwu Enwere (right) holding a copy of the Bible and the National President of the National Council of Muslim Youth Organization, Sani Suleiman (left) holding a copy of the Coran. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Planned Christian, Muslim Youth Summit in Nigeria to “explore peace, unity challenges”

Oct 1, 2021

The planned Peace, Unity and National Integration Summit under the auspices of the Christian and Muslim youth leaders in Nigeria is expected to explore challenges to peace and unity in the West African Nation

Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins of Nigeria's Lagos Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Marking Nigeria’s Independence Anniversary Despite Anomalies “a miracle of sorts”: Prelate

Sep 30, 2021

Marking 61 years since Nigeria gained independence is “a miracle of sorts,” a Catholic Archbishop in the West African nation has said ahead of the Friday, October 1 event.

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Attack in Nigeria’s Kaduna State “a massacre against natives”: Catholic Priest

Sep 29, 2021

A Catholic Priest in Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna has described the Sunday, September 26 attack in the country’s Kaduna state as “a massacre” and one of the worst attacks against innocent Christians in the embattled Nigerian State.

Fr. John Okoro Egbuleru, founder of the Congregation of Christ the Emmanuel (CCE), a Public Faithful Association in Nigeria’s Aba Diocese. Credit: CCE/Facebook

Nigerian Catholic Priest Behind Sanctioned Congregation Accepts Decision as “will of God”

Sep 28, 2021

The founder of the Congregation of Christ the Emmanuel (CCE), a Public Faithful Association in Nigeria’s Aba Diocese, that was recently sanctioned by the leadership of the Nigerian Diocese has accepted the sanctions “as the will of God with total self-surrender.”

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

Put Borrowed Funds to “judicious, effective use”: Archbishop to Nigerian Government

Sep 27, 2021

Government officials in Nigeria have been cautioned against diverting externally borrowed funds and public resources to sustain their lavish lifestyles and instead use the money to develop the nation.

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Christian Foundation Urges UN to Focus Attention on Nigeria’s Deteriorating Security

Sep 26, 2021

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), an international human rights body that advocates for religious freedom, is calling on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) to be attentive to the deteriorating security situation in Nigeria where Islamist groups are reportedly persecuting Christians.

The main building of the Congregation of Christ the Emmanuel in Nigeria's Aba Diocese. Credit: CCE/Facebook

Nigerian Diocese Places “temporary moratorium” on Catholic Priest-founded Congregation

Sep 24, 2021

The leadership of Nigeria’s Aba Diocese has announced a “temporary moratorium” on the ordinary functioning of the Congregation of Christ the Emmanuel (CCE), a Public Faithful Association founded by a Nigerian Catholic Priest.  

Archbishop Matthew Man-oso Ndagoso of Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Governors’ Hateful Utterances “not a good example for our people”: Nigerian Archbishop

Sep 24, 2021

The hateful utterances between two Governors in Nigeria are a cause for concern for a Catholic Archbishop in the West African nation who has said such “confrontation” is not a good public show to ordinary people.

A section of the cover of The Oratory, a film that portrays the story of St. Don Bosco in a contemporary Nigerian setting/ Credit: Fr. Cyril Odia, SDB/Dublin

Catholic Nollywood Film Confirms Triumph of Good Over Evil amid Christian Persecution

Sep 23, 2021

Those who have watched “The Oratory”, a film that tells the story of St. Don Bosco, the founder of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), have spoken about a groundbreaking movie whose happy ending confirms that good always triumphs over evil, especially in the context of persecution against Christians.

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Nigeria’s Oyo Diocese. Credit: Diocese of Oyo

“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.

Pastor Solomon Folorunsho, Coordinator of Home for the Needy in Nigeria’s Benin State poses with a section of displaced children at the camp. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institue

Catholic Charity Documents Harrowing Encounters of Boko Haram Victims in Nigeria

Sep 22, 2021

For years, Jeraiva has fought to rid his mind of the harrowing images of his youngest brothers being burnt to death while they were sleeping in their house in Bauchi, a State in Northern Nigeria.

Late Dr Obadiah Mailafia. Credit: CSW

Christian Entity Mourns Vocal Nigerian Advocate Who Died in Suspected Hospital Negligence

Sep 22, 2021

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights foundation, is mourning Dr Obadiah Mailafia, an outspoken and reputable Christian advocate in Nigeria who was reportedly treated shabbily in various hospitals in the West African country before he died on September 19.  

Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins of Nigeria's Lagos Archdiocese/ Courtesy Photo

Federal Government “insincere” in Fight against Insecurity: Nigerian Archbishop

Sep 21, 2021

Nigeria’s Federal Government is not sincere in the fight against insecurity, the Local Ordinary of the country’s Lagos Archdiocese has said.

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

Sep 19, 2021

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.