Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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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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    ‘They embarked on an ungodly exercise’ — CAN disowns pastors who endorsed Buhari

‘They embarked on an ungodly exercise’ — CAN disowns pastors who endorsed Buhari

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has disowned the group of northern Christian leaders who visited President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Thursday.The group under the aegis of Arewa Pastors Non-denominational Initiative for Peace (APNIP) had expressed satisfaction with the performance of Buhari.They also vowed to expose those working against the president within the fold.In a statement on Friday, Adebayo [...]

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    CAN: Herdsmen have destroyed 500 churches in Benue

CAN: Herdsmen have destroyed 500 churches in Benue

Akpen Leva, chairman of the Benue chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), says herdsmen have destroyed over 500 churches in the state.Speaking with journalists on Tuesday, Leva described the destruction as "worrisome" and asked the federal government to compensate the affected churches.The chairman said majority of those affected by the attacks are Christians and this has made the [...]

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    Catholic Church returns to CAN — after five years

Catholic Church returns to CAN — after five years

The Catholic Church has returned to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), five years after leaving the association.The Catholic Church left the association in January 2013.In a letter to Ayo Oritsejafor, the then CAN president, the church said it was leaving the organisation “temporarily” over “some recent attitudes, utterances and actions of the national leadership of CAN which in our opinion [...]

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    Kaduna CAN passes vote of no confidence on Buhari over herdsmen crisis

Kaduna CAN passes vote of no confidence on Buhari over herdsmen crisis

The Kaduna state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has passed a vote of no confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari over the clashes between farmers and herdsmen.The group also said the proposed establishment of cattle colonies in the country would pave way for the “foreigners to continue to wage unrelenting war against innocent Nigerians".While receiving the leadership of the [...]

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    Adeboye speaks on killer herdsmen, says God will expose their sponsors

Adeboye speaks on killer herdsmen, says God will expose their sponsors

Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), says God will expose those empowering killer herdsmen in different parts of the country.At least five states have recorded herdsmen killings this year alone.Speaking at the monthly Holy Ghost service of the church, which takes place at the Redemption Camp in Mowe, Ogun state, the cleric explained why [...]

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    Muslim body asks CAN to register as a political party and contest in 2019

Muslim body asks CAN to register as a political party and contest in 2019

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has accused the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) of "unnecessarily overheating" the polity because the 2019 elections are around the corner.In a statement on Sunday, Khalid Aliyu, secretary of the group led by Sa'ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, advised CAN to register as a political party if it wants to test its popularity.Aliyu said "herdsmen [...]

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