The leadership of the Order of the Knights of St. Mulumba (KSM) has condemned the stoning to death of Deborah Yakubu and attacks on Catholic Church facilities in Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese.
Religious extremism and violence are at “absolutely appalling” levels in the West African country of Nigeria, the leadership of the Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), has said.
The stoning and murder of Deborah Yakubu and other people who have been killed in Nigeria because of their faith should provide a foundation upon which a country that embraces religious freedom can be rebuilt anew, a Catholic Bishop in the West African nation has said.
A 24-hour curfew has been declared in Nigeria’s Sokoto State amid Muslim youth protests characterized with destruction of property, including the Holy Family Catholic Cathedral of Sokoto Diocese.
The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto in Nigeria has condemned the killing of a Christian student at her college, noting that the murder is “a criminal act and the law must take its cause”.
Victims of a recent attack on villages in Nigeria’s Zamfara State that resulted in the death of dozens and displacement of thousands are receiving “relief assistance” from the Church, a Catholic Priest ministering in the Diocese of Sokoto has told ACI Africa.
A U.S-based Catholic Priest has come to the defense of a Nigerian Bishop whose Easter 2022 Message has triggered controversy, with a State official accusing the Catholic Church leader of being extremely critical of the government and getting too involved in politics.
The Bishop of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese known for speaking boldly against failures in good governance has said that he does not speak to gain followers but “to invoke conversation”.
The Bishop of Nigeria's Catholic Diocese of Sokoto has, in his Easter 2022 Message, highlighted “religious undertones” as being among issues that have contributed to the current instability in the West African nation.
A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has urged parents in the West African country to be always available for their children to protect them from cultists and other social vices that might destroy their future.
Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese has urged religious leaders in the West African country to refrain from endorsing politicians and termed such moves as “misleading”.
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese in Nigeria has faulted the Federal Government of the West African nation for year of silence amid kidnappings and loss of human life.
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese in Nigeria has defended his prophetic stance saying he will continue to speak out against injustices and bad governance in the West African nation because “silence in the face of injustice is corruption”.
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.
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.
The Bishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Sokoto has blamed the unending killings in various parts of the West African country on inciteful reporting that identifies victims with their religious affiliations.
The challenges bedeviling the West African nation of Nigeria originate from a failure on the part of citizens to have a national conversation about their identity as members of one nation, a Catholic Bishop in the country has said.
A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has highlighted various challenges bedeviling the country, saying the future of the West African nation is uncertain as it is “treading on dangerous paths.”
Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese has told the U.S. Congress that the failure of the Federal Government of Nigeria to address insecurity in the West African nation is either due to helplessness of disinterestedness.
Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto in Nigeria has been admitted into the Honorary Fellowship of the Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL), the “autonomous, scholarly and non-political” academy that advances scholarship and public interest in the humanities at the highest level in the West African nation.