Tag: CAN

CAN condemns Zabarmari massacre, calls it ‘satanic’

Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has condemned Saturday’s gruesome massacre against 43 farmers in Zabarmari, Borno State by terror group, Boko Haram. President of the Christian body, Samson Ayokunle said this in a statement released by his spokesperson, Bayo Oladeji on Friday.  The statement described the killings as satanic and[Read More…]

CAN says PTF is insensitive over threat to ban Christmas Carol 

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 over threats that it may ban Christmas carols.  The Vice Chairman (Northern region) of the umbrella Christian body, Rev. John Hayab, stated this in an interview with the Vanguard in Abuja on Wednesday.  PTF had[Read More…]

Fredrick Nwabufo: MURIC, CAN will set Nigeria on fire

Violent crisis of ethnic and religious complexion does not just happen. It grows relentlessly like cancer and metastasises until irreversible fatality. Some of the bloodiest riots in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa have been spawned by conspiracy theories operationalised in religious and ethnic slants. The 1980s religious clashes in Kaduna[Read More…]

CAN rejects CAMA, says government has declared ‘war on christianity’

The Christian Association of Nigeria has rejected the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020 describing it as “satanic”. President Buhari had on August 7 signed into law, the Companies and Allied Matters Bill, 2020. The bill which has been passed by the National Assembly replaced the 1990 CAMA. The Christian[Read More…]

“The continued lockdown order on the places of worship is no longer acceptable and reasonably justified” – CAN Leadership tackles Lagos Govt

The Christian Association of Nigeria has called on the Lagos State Government to reopen churches in the state. The Christian body also asked the Ogun State Government as well as other states yet to do so to reopen worship centres, saying, “the continued lockdown order on the places of worship[Read More…]

For allegedly mismanaging N1.350 million, CAN Suspends Adamawa Secretary

The Adamawa Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Anthony Elishama, has been suspended for three months over alleged mismanagement of N1.350 million. The association also directed the suspended scribe to refund the amount within the period of his suspension. Mr Elishama was further asked to return all official properties, including[Read More…]

CAN asks FG to intervene in Taraba violent attacks

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the Federal Government to intervene in the recent spate of attacks in the southern part of Taraba state that has left over a dozen dead. In a statement by the National Vice President/National President of the Christian Reformed Church-Nigeria (CRC-N), Rev.[Read More…]

Just In: Nasarawa CAN chairman regains freedom

The Nasarawa State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria and the General Overseer, Word of God Worldwide Gospel City, Archbishop Joseph Masin, who was kidnapped on Thursday, May 28, 2020, has regained his freedom. The Police Public Relations Officer in Nasarawa, ASP Nansel Rahman, confirmed his release on Sunday.[Read More…]

CAN facilitates with Muslims on Eid-el-Fitri, call for prayers against COVID-19

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Friday congratulated the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar 111 and all Muslims for the completion of Ramadan. CAN General Secretary, Joseph Daramola, in a statement in Lagos, also congratulated the Sultan who is Head of Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI) and President-General, the Nigerian Supreme Council for[Read More…]

Cross River State government has lifted the ban on public worship

The Cross River State government has lifted the ban on public worship earlier imposed as part of the measures against coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state. Governor Ben Ayade gave the directive on Wednesday in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Christian Ita. According to him, the[Read More…]