Flooding; Idah Catholic Diocese in Kogi Opens IDP Camp

By ABUBAKAR YUSUF     The Catholic Archbishop of Idah Diocese in Kogi state, Most Revered (Dr) Anthony Ademu Adaji MSP has yielded to the displaced people’s clamour after been rendered homeless by the natural disaster of flooding and provided temporary shelter and transportation to enable the victims moved from Ibaji local government to Idah local government area of the state. In a special announcement released on Friday by the Directorate of communications, Catholic Diocese of Idah and issued by Rev Anthony Okoliko asked victims and thier families to respond…

CAN gets new President

The Most Rev. Daniel Chukwudumebi Okoh has been elected the new president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN).   The announcement is contained in a statement by the CAN General Secretary, Mr. Joseph Daramola.   Okoh is the General Superintendent of Christ Holy Church, also called Nation Builders (Odozi-Obodo).   Meanwhile, PRNigeria gathered that the Kano-born and an indigene of Rivers State, Most Rev. Daniel Okoh is a de-tribalized Nigerian who has built friendship across religious and ethnic lines, not only in Nigeria but around the globe. He organises…

Benue Journalists’ Forum condemns killings of Catholic Priests, Others

The Benue Journalists’ Forum, Nigeria (BJFN) has expressed shock at the recent attacks by suspected armed herdsmen and bandits on Catholic Priests and other innocent Nigerians.   In a statement signed by the National President of BJFN, Chief Joseph Saater Undu, the group condemned the attacks in strong terms, called on Federal Government to initiate measures to arrest the situation.   “We condemn in strong terms the renewed killings of Nigerians, especially the Catholic priests across the country.   “We call on President Muhammadu Buhari to discharge his responsibility of…

Christianity is not Superior by Olufemi A., Ph.D

The highest result of Education is Tolerance (Helen Keller, 1903). There is a need to look inward on the matters that dismantle the peaceful coexistence in our society. In a multi ethnic society that share the bond of religion, tolerance is pertinent. Tolerance can never be achieved if one group plays God. If we are to live in peace, we must come to know each other better (Lyndon B Johnson, 1965)   When I lived in the Muslim community of different cultural groups in the North and South of Nigeria,…

Deborah Samuel: No cover up, assailants must face judgment – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria CAN(19 Northern States and Abuja) has expressed deep saddeness over the recent ugly development in Sokoto State, that led to the gruesome murder of Miss Deborah Samuel, a 200 Level female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto for an alleged blasphemy.     The Association in a statement signed by Chaplain Jechonia Gilbert,Public Relations Officer (PRO),CAN (19 Northern States and Abuja) said;     “The umbrella organisation of all christians in Northern Nigeria condemn this gruesome and barbaric murder of Deborah in strongest…

EASTER CELEBRATION : Ortom calls for peaceful coexistence amongst Nigerians

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has for the umpteenth time called for peaceful coexistence between and among Nigerians as the needed elixir for development to take place. Governor Ortom said an atmosphere of peace and cooperation between the government and the governed was the needed ingredient for any development or progress in any nation. In his goodwill message to Nigerians to commemorate this year’s Easter celebration, the Governor also canvassed for religious tolerance between and among different religious adherents. For him, all religions preaches peace and good neighbourliness and wondered…

EASTER CELEBRATION : Gov Sani Bello felicitates Christians, charges them to sustain prayers for lasting peace in Niger state   

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, has congratulated Christians in Niger State and beyond as they celebrate Easter, the season of the remembrance of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the salvation of mankind.   In a message, Governor Sani Bello noted that Easter is a significant celebration observed by Christians which portrays the sacrifice and love examplified by Jesus Christ, who is the foundation and the end of the Christian faith.   He stressed the need for Christians to celebrate Easter solemnly while reflecting and imbibing the…

EASTER CELEBRATIONS: Niger Police Congratulates Christian faithful, assures crime-free celebration

Niger State Commissioner of Police,CP Monday Bala Kuryas has re-affirmed his command readiness to provide adequate security during the Easter festivities and beyond in the state.   In view of this, the Command in its effort at ensuring a crime-free Easter celebration in Niger State ,has emplaced proactive security measures designed to provide a robust and visibility security avalanche for Nigerlites and residents of the state which is laid on sufficient deployment of Police personnel to worship centres, recreation centers and other public places during festivities as well as intelligence…

Gov Ortom Congratulates Katsina-Ala Bishop-Elect …promises continued partnership with the Church 

  Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has congratulated the Bishop- Elect of Katsina – Ala Diocese, Benue state, Most Reverend Father Isaac Bunde Dugu on his appointment. Rev Father Dugu was appointed Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Katsina- Ala in Benue state by the Holy Father Pope Francis on Saturday, April 9, 2022. He succeeded Bishop Peter Adoboh who died on February 14, 2020. Governor Ortom in a congratulatory message described the new Bishop as a true servant of God who has worked tirelessly to propagate the gospel and…

You Are A Courageous Leader, Anglican Church tells Ortom

In far away Portharcourt, the Rivers State capital, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State was on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022, was again honoured. This time with the prestigious “Courageous and Purposeful Leadership Award” by the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion). It was an elaborate ceremony that had the cream of the clergy, not just the Anglican Communion family, but from different denominations. The political class was also not in short supply. The Diocese of Evo, Ecclesiastical Province of Niger Delta which hosted the ceremony was filled to the brim. Apart…