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Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese during the  April 13 Mass. Crédit : Catholic Broadcast Commission of Nigeria /

“The suffering Boko Haram has inflicted will scar our society for life”: Nigerian Bishop

The negative effects of the actions by Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria will always be felt by the people of God in the West African nation, a Catholic Bishop has said.

Poster announcing the commissioning event. Credit : Courtesy Photo /

Agencies Need to Empower Former Displaced Persons for Self-reliance: Nigerian Bishop

There is a need for agencies, be they government or humanitarian, to empower former Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), according them opportunities for self-reliance, a Nigerian Bishop has emphasized.  

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza of Nigeria's Catholic Diocese of Yola at the new residence for IDPs left homeless after Boko Haram attacks in Northeastern Nigeria. The IDPs are expected to occupy the houses in the first week of March / 26 News

Catholic Diocese in Nigeria to Relocate Boko Haram Victims in Pioneer Housing Project

The leadership of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Yola is completing the construction of houses meant to accommodate victims of Boko Haram who have been living in camps within the Diocese located in Northeastern part of the West African country for more than five years.

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza with Catholic lawyers after Mass to mark the end of the legal year in Adamawa State. / Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza/Facebook Page.

Nigerian Bishop Urges Catholic Lawyers to Defend Less Privileged, Reduce Backlog of Cases

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has urged Catholic lawyers in the West African nation to consider offering their legal services to people who cannot afford the required fees and work toward reducing the backlog of pending cases so that justice is delivered.

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza comforting IDPs in Adamawa State. /

Nigerian Bishop Bags Peace Award for Being “a champion, symbol, epitome of peace”

The Bishop of Nigeria’s Yola Diocese, Stephen Dami Mamza on Wednesday, September 23 received the “Hero of Peace Award” for being a “champion, symbol and epitome of peace” in Africa’s most populous nation.

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza certified free of COVID-19. He tested positive for the deadly virus on August 23. / Diocese of Yola

Nigerian Prelate “certified free of COVID-19” Tasks Gov’t to Upgrade Health Facilities

After spending days in isolation under the care of health practitioners, the Catholic Bishop of Nigeria’s Yola Diocese has recovered from COVID-19, he told journalists at his residence, thanking all those who have accompanied him spiritually.

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza of Nigeria’s Yola Diocese. He tested positive for COVID-19 August 23, 2020. /

Nigerian Prelate Tests Positive for COVID-19, Advises Citizens to Go for Testing

The Catholic Bishop of Nigeria’s Yola Diocese who has confirmed that he tested positive for COVID-19 has advised citizens of the West African nation to readily present themselves for the coronavirus tests when they are required to. 

Diocese of Yola Bishop, Stephen Dami Mamza laying foundation for construction of eighty six housing units for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, Northern Nigeria on Monday, January 27. / Courtesy

Catholic Diocese in Nigeria Set to Construct Pioneer Residence for Boko Haram Victims

The Catholic Diocese of Yola in Nigeria has laid the foundation for the building of a residence that will house Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) fleeing from Boko Haram insurgency in Maiduguri, Northern Nigeria.