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    CAN: FG not listening to our cries on southern Kaduna killings

CAN: FG not listening to our cries on southern Kaduna killings

Joseph Hayab, chairman of the Kaduna state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has accused the federal government of turning a deaf ear to the cries of the people of southern Kaduna.  There has been a series of attacks in the area with many lives lost and properties destroyed. Hayab, during an indoor protest organised by CAN on Sunday, alleged [...]

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    ‘Don’t allow people resort to self-help’ — CAN asks FG to address insecurity

‘Don’t allow people resort to self-help’ — CAN asks FG to address insecurity

Samson Ayokunle, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to step up efforts to address insecurity. Ayokunle, in a statement by Adebayo Oladeji, his special assistant on media and communications, said the ongoing crisis in southern Kaduna has clearly shown Nigeria "as a nation that is at war against enemies of the state". He warned that [...]

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    CAN: Churches must be reopened for divine solution to COVID-19

CAN: Churches must be reopened for divine solution to COVID-19

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has kicked against the continued closure of churches in parts of Nigeria despite the relaxation of the lockdown.  Samson Ayokunle, CAN president, said via a statement on Tuesday the continued closure of places of worship is "no longer acceptable and reasonably justified". In relaxing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, the federal government had lifted [...]

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    CAN, sultan declare 3-day fasting against COVID-19

CAN, sultan declare 3-day fasting against COVID-19

Samson Ayokunle, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), and Sa’ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, have called for a three-day fasting and prayer to seek God's intervention against the COVID-19 pandemic. Tagged 'NINEVEH', the spiritual exercise will take place from Friday to Sunday. According to a statement by Joseph Daramola, general-secretary of CAN, the Nigerian Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) asked everyone to [...]

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    EXTRA: CAN suspends Adamawa secretary for ‘mismanaging N1.3m’

EXTRA: CAN suspends Adamawa secretary for ‘mismanaging N1.3m’

Anthony Elishama, secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Adamawa chapter, has been suspended for three months over allegations of mismanaging N1.35 million. Elishama has also been asked to refund the amount within the period of his suspension, and to return all properties of the association, including vehicle and documents to the CAN secretariat. Stephen Dami Mamza, chairman of CAN in [...]

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    CAN asks DSS to invite Miyetti Allah leader over ‘inciting comment’ 

CAN asks DSS to invite Miyetti Allah leader over ‘inciting comment’ 

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called for the arrest of Bello Bodejo, national president of the Miyetti Allah Kautal.  Reacting to Bodejo's claim that his organisation is working towards flagging off its own security outfit, Joseph Hayab, vice-chairman of CAN in the 19 northern states and the federal capital territory (FCT), said security agencies must act. He called on Yusuf Bichi, director-general [...]

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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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