Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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    ‘We sold 3 cars to pay ransom’– CAN chairman’s son speaks on father’s release 

‘We sold 3 cars to pay ransom’– CAN chairman’s son speaks on father’s release 

Miracle, son of Joseph Masin, Nasarawa state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), says the family sold three cars to raise the ransom for their father’s release.  Mason was kidnapped on May 28 when gunmen invaded his residence between 11 pm and 12 midnight, but he regained freedom after three days in the kidnappers’ den.  In an interview with the [...]

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    ‘Social distancing in church is like blasphemous infidelity’ — Okotie disagrees with CAN

‘Social distancing in church is like blasphemous infidelity’ — Okotie disagrees with CAN

Chris Okotie, the pastor of the Household of God Church, says the proposed guidelines by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) for reopening of churches are "unbiblical". Like mosques, churches have remained closed in several states across the country for weeks as part of measures to combat spread of the coronavirus pandemic. But according to The Sun, CAN had last Thursday said [...]

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    CAN: We are expecting churches to reopen by first week in June

CAN: We are expecting churches to reopen by first week in June

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has suggested guidelines for the reopening of churches in the first week of June. There has been a ban on large gatherings and open worship announced by various state governments amid the coronavirus outbreak. In a statement on Thursday, Samson Ayokunle, CAN president, said discussions are ongoing with the federal government for the reopening of churches. He said such [...]

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Army’s success over Boko Haram ‘has sent some persons into coma’

A group known as The Citizens Against Fake Activists (CAFA) believes the Nigerian Army's recent victory over Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe state has sent "fake activists" in the country as well as their collaborators outside the shores into a prolonged state of deep unconsciousness. CAFA said this is apparent as social crusaders and their "international allies" have suddenly be quiet [...]

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    CAN on coronavirus: God who healed our land of Ebola is still on the throne

CAN on coronavirus: God who healed our land of Ebola is still on the throne

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says it “will not cease praying until coronavirus is chased out of our shores”. Nigeria recorded its first case of the disease on Friday, following the arrival of an Italian businessman from Milan, which has the highest rate of the infection in Europe. The patient, who tested positive to the virus on Friday, has been in [...]

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    CAN: Rehabilitation of Boko Haram suspects troubling

CAN: Rehabilitation of Boko Haram suspects troubling

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says the rehabilitation and de-radicalisation of Boko Haram suspects is troubling.  Samson Ayokunle, CAN president, who spoke at a news conference in Abuja to mark the second year of Leah Sharibu's abduction, also said it is a shame that despite Nigeria's military forces, the killings in the country have not let up. He said the de-radicalisation and empowerment [...]

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    ‘Don’t mislead Nigerians’ — presidency warns CAN over Dapchi girls

‘Don’t mislead Nigerians’ — presidency warns CAN over Dapchi girls

The presidency has accused the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) of misleading Nigerians with its claim that the federal government paid ransom for the release of the schoolgirls who were abducted in Dapchi, Yobe state. Boko Haram insurgents had abducted 110 students from Government Girls' Science and Technical College, Dapchi, in February 2018. However, while five died in captivity, the insurgents returned [...]

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    CAN: Boko Haram gets more attention from FG than victims of attacks

CAN: Boko Haram gets more attention from FG than victims of attacks

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has alleged that the federal government pays more attention to Boko Haram insurgent than victims of attacks.  CAN said this in reaction to President Muhammadu Buhari's comment that 90 percent of Boko Haram victims are Muslims. In a statement, Kwamkur Vondip, CAN's national director of legal and public affairs, described the president's comment as "false and provocative". Accusing [...]

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    Presidency: We welcome CAN’s protest against killings

Presidency: We welcome CAN’s protest against killings

The presidency says the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) exercised its rights through Sunday's protest. The Christian body held protests across the country to express sadness over the persistent insecurity and the recent killing of Lawan Andimi, its chairman, by Boko Haram insurgents. Reacting in a statement on Tuesday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said the security agencies alone cannot handle insecurity in [...]

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    CAN: Kaduna ‘bomber’ identified himself as Mohammed NOT Samuel

CAN: Kaduna ‘bomber’ identified himself as Mohammed NOT Samuel

John Hayab, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna, says the suspected suicide bomber who sneaked into a church in the state identified himself as Mohammed Sani. On Sunday, the suspect sneaked into the Living Faith Church, better known as Winners Chapel, in Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna metropolis with an improvised explosive device (IED) reportedly concealed in his [...]

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    ’90 percent of Boko Haram victims are Muslims’ — Buhari writes in Christian magazine

’90 percent of Boko Haram victims are Muslims’ — Buhari writes in Christian magazine

President Muhammadu Buhari says 90 percent of Boko Haram victims are Muslims and that the insurgents are seeking to use religion to divide Nigerians. He said there is no room for those who seek to divide Nigerians on the basis of religion. The president said this in an article on Christianity Today on the death of Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association [...]

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    CAN disowns man who ‘kidnapped self and demanded N5m ransom’

CAN disowns man who ‘kidnapped self and demanded N5m ransom’

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says James Clement, a man said to have kidnapped himself, for a ransom of N5 million is not a pastor. Clement was arrested alongside one George Otokpa, his alleged accomplice, om Wednesday. In a statement on Thursday, Joseph Hayab (pictured), CAN chairman in Kaduna, said preliminary checks have revealed that the suspect is not a pastor. Hayab said anyone [...]

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    Femi Adesina: CAN speaks as if it’s a political party

Femi Adesina: CAN speaks as if it’s a political party

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) speaks as if it is an opposition political party. Adesina was reacting to a statement by the Christian body on the death of Lawan Andimi, CAN chairman of Michika local government in Adamawa state. Andimi was killed on Monday after N800 million ransom allegedly demanded by the insurgents was not paid. Reacting [...]

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    CAN asks FG to declare Miyetti Allah a terrorist organisation

CAN asks FG to declare Miyetti Allah a terrorist organisation

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked the federal government to declare the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) a terrorist organisation. This is coming days after Boko Haram insurgents killed Lawan Andimi, CAN chairman in Michika local government area of Adamawa state. In a communique in Abuja, on Thursday, Samson Ayokunle, CAN president, condemned the killing of Andimi and [...]

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    Buhari: Terrorists will pay a heavy price for killing CAN chairman

Buhari: Terrorists will pay a heavy price for killing CAN chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa state. Andimi was abducted early January when the insurgents attacked Michika. The news of his death broke on Tuesday morning. In a statement by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president, quoted Buhari as describing the killing [...]

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    This government has failed, says CAN on murder of abducted chairman

This government has failed, says CAN on murder of abducted chairman

Samson Ayokunle, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), says the murder of Lawan Andimi (pictured), chairman of the association in Michika local government area of Adamawa state, is shameful. Andimi, who was abducted early January, was killed by his captors on Monday. In a statement on Tuesday, Kwamkur Vondip, CAN's director of legal and public affairs, said the association is saddened with the gruesome [...]

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