The Catholic Bishop of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a body that oversees elections in the west African country to work towards winning people’s trust as the country gears up for the November 11 off-cycle elections in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi states.
Insecurity is impoverishing the Church in Nigeria, the Catholic Bishop of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese has said, noting that in the northern part of the country alone, over 30 million naira (US$38,100) has been spent to rescue pastoral agents.
Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese has been lauded for his “unwavering” efforts to foster amicable relationships among the people of God in the West African nation.
Nigeria’s Federal Government needs to facilitate Christians’ acquisition of land for building places of worship, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese has said.
The Catholic Bishop of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese has cautioned the incoming government of the West African nation against the thinking that all is well in the country.
The priority of Nigeria’s President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, should be keeping citizens of the West African nation alive, and making them “feel whole again”, the Catholic Bishop of the country’s Sokoto Diocese has said.
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese in Nigeria has cautioned the people of God in the West African nation against the spirit of cynicism and giving up amid a myriad of challenges, saying, “God is not done with us.”
Governors of various States in Nigeria have a key role to play in creating social cohesion in the country, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah has said, underlining the need to ensure that everyone feels represented, especially in state appointments.
Even without religious diversity, Nigeria will still have problems, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto has said, disputing allegations that the challenges that the west African country is facing stem from the conflicts between Christians and Muslims.
For years, Christians in Nigeria have lived under “severe stress”, the Catholic Bishop of the country’s Sokoto Diocese has said.
There is no problem between members of the two major religious groups in Nigeria, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto in the West African nation has said in reference to Christians and Muslims.
Fr. Stephen Ojapah and Fr. Oliver Okpara who were abducted last month after gunmen stormed their residence at St. Patrick's Catholic Parish of Sokoto Diocese have gained their freedom, the Nigerian Diocese has confirmed.
Two Catholic Priests serving in Nigeria's Sokoto Diocese have been abducted after gunmen attacked their residence during the early hours of Wednesday, May 25.
A WhatsApp comment in which Deborah Yakubu testified that Jesus Christ had helped her to perform well in her examination is said to have irked her killers who found the mention of Jesus in the group offensive.
The Catholic Bishop of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese has urged finance ministers in African countries to unanimously propose policies that seek to promote the development of African people for the common good of the continent.
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”.