Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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    NSCIA hits CAN for demanding Christian senate president or speaker

NSCIA hits CAN for demanding Christian senate president or speaker

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has criticised the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) over its demand for a Christian senate president or speaker of the house of representatives in the 9th assembly.CAN had asked the leadership of the national assembly to balance the appointments of its principal officers across religious divides to ensure  equity and fair play.But reacting to [...]

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    CAN demands Christian speaker or senate president in 9th n’assembly

CAN demands Christian speaker or senate president in 9th n’assembly

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the leadership of the national assembly to elect a Christian as the senate president or speaker of the house of representatives in the interest of equity.In a statement by Adebayo Oladeji, special assistant, media and communications to Samson Ayokunle, CAN president, the association said doing this will remove "any apprehension and [...]

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    CAN congratulates Buhari as JNI asks Atiku to accept his fate

CAN congratulates Buhari as JNI asks Atiku to accept his fate

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 northern states has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, urging him to run an inclusive government this time.Buhari was re-elected in the February 23 election, defeating Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who had since rejected the outcome of the election.In a letter to the president dated March 1, 2019, [...]

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    Kaduna CAN: El-Rufai is an ingrate… we made him governor

Kaduna CAN: El-Rufai is an ingrate… we made him governor

John Hayab, chairman of the Kaduna state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), says the votes cast by Christians in the state made Nasir el-Rufai, the state governor, victorious in the 2015 gubernatorial poll.He said this in response to the claim of the governor that majority of the Christians in southern Kaduna voted against him in 2015.Hayab, who [...]

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    Jan 10 is national day of prayers for peaceful elections, says CAN

Jan 10 is national day of prayers for peaceful elections, says CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says January 10 is the national day of prayers for peaceful, free, fair and credible elections.The Christian body also declared the date as the day of freedom for Leah Sharibu and others in the captivity of the Boko Haram sect.Samson Ayokunle, CAN president, made this known on Saturday, in a statement signed by Adebayo [...]

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    CAN to Buhari: APC becoming a safe haven for corrupt politicians

CAN to Buhari: APC becoming a safe haven for corrupt politicians

The Christian Association of Nigeria says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is becoming a safe haven for corrupt politicians.CAN said this during a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja on Friday.The visit was led by Samson Ayodele, president of CAN.The Christian body said Buhari must clear the negative impression that the anti-corruption war was targeted at people [...]

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    CAN: We have registered with INEC as election observers

CAN: We have registered with INEC as election observers

Samson Ayokunle, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), says the religious organisation has decided to register with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as an election observer for the 2019 general election.The CAN president said this on Tuesday while paying a courtesy visit to the Bayelsa state government house, Yenagoa.Received by John Jonah, deputy governor of the state, [...]

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    CAN declares sit-at-home protest over Plateau killings

CAN declares sit-at-home protest over Plateau killings

The Plateau northern zone chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked its members to sit at home for two days in protest of the "continuous killing by herdsmen" in the state.The directive was contained in statement issued Isa Nenman, CAN chairman in the zone.The sit-at-home order is to be observed on Wednesday and Thursday.Nenman said Christians should [...]

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    This is genocide, CAN cries out over Plateau killings

This is genocide, CAN cries out over Plateau killings

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has described the fresh killings in Plateau state as a genocide.The attacks which happened across three local government areas in the state on Saturday led to the deaths of over 100 people.The state government had condemned the attacks and imposed curfew on three local government areas.In a statement by Soja Bewarang, chairman of CAN [...]

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    CAN asks Buhari to caution Lauretta Onochie over ‘vulgar’ tweet

CAN asks Buhari to caution Lauretta Onochie over ‘vulgar’ tweet

Samson Ayokunle, president of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to restrain Lauretta Onochie, his aide, over her alleged use of vulgar words.Onochie who is an aide to Buhari on social media had tweeted: "Prime Minister Theresa May, a Christian, is in a mosque doing what humans go to do in a place of worship. [...]

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    Attack on herdsmen: CAN seeks Buhari’s intervention over youth sentenced to death

Attack on herdsmen: CAN seeks Buhari’s intervention over youth sentenced to death

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on President Muhammdu Buhari to ask the Adamawa state government not to implement the death sentence passed on five Christian youth in the state.The youth were convicted by an Adamawa high court for “willfully and intentionally conspiring and attacking three herdsmen rearing cattle at Kadamun village in Demsa local government area, killing [...]

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    CAN asks Nigeria to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem

CAN asks Nigeria to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on Nigeria and other countries to relocate their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.Samson Ayokunle, CAN president, made this call on Tuesday via a statement issued by Adebayo Oladeji, his spokesman.Ayokunle, while commending the Israeli government on the 70th anniversary of its country, said the relocation of the capital to Jerusalem was [...]

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    Report: Buhari’s cash gift tears Christian leaders apart

Report: Buhari’s cash gift tears Christian leaders apart

The National Christian Elders Forum, (NCEF) has accused the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) of corruption and abuse of office.In a memo reportedly obtained by Vanguard, NCEF alleged that a CAN delegation led by Samson Ayokunle, its president, collected "transportation money" from President Muhammadu Buhari, when they paid him a visit in November.The NCEF said while CAN officials said [...]

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    OBITUARY: Asake preached the gospel for four decades and fought killers till he died

OBITUARY: Asake preached the gospel for four decades and fought killers till he died

Sometime in December 2016, Femi-Fani Kayode, former minister of aviation, showered praises on Musa Asake, general secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Asake in his usual manner had risen in defence of victims who  were murdered.“He is a courageous and truly wonderful man and I was struck by his extraordinary humility. Asake is one of the few men [...]

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    ‘May Nigerian Christians find peace’ — Pope speaks on killings

‘May Nigerian Christians find peace’ — Pope speaks on killings

Pope Francis has condemned the recent attack on a church in Benue state which led to the deaths of 19 persons.On April 24, suspected herdsmen invaded St. Ignatius’ Catholic Church in Gwer east local government area of the state, opening fire on worshippers that had come for an early morning mass.Among those killed in the attack were two priestsFew days after, [...]

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    ‘Protect people not cows’ — churches tell Buhari as CAN declares national day of protest

‘Protect people not cows’ — churches tell Buhari as CAN declares national day of protest

Churches across the country are taking to the streets to protest the increasing incidents of killings as the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) declares a national day of protest.The churches are making demands on the Muhammadu Buhari administration to stop the incessant killings by herdsmen and persecution of Christians across the country.As led by Olasupo Ayokunle, the president of the [...]

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