Tag: Christian Association of Nigeria

“CAN Says No to Violent Killings”- Christians Protest Nationwide Killings In by Fulani Herdsmen Militia

Christians across the country yesterday protested against the killings of their fellow believers and other innocent citizens in Benue State. Following the killing of two Catholic priests and 17 other worshippers in a church in Benue last week, the Christian Association (CAN), directed all Christians in the country to protest[Read More…]

Cardinal Onaiyekan Says Politics Is Not For People Seeking A Way To Get Out of Poverty

John Cardinal Onaiyekan, former President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has said that politics was “not for miserable people seeking a way to get out of poverty”. “Nigerians should stop complaining and get involved in politics because it is a serious task that will salvage the nation and give the[Read More…]

Christian Association Tells FG To “Control Movement of Herdsmen in South-West Nigeria”

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ondo State branch on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to control the movement of herdsmen and their cattle in South-West states. The association said that the uncontrolled movement was a security breach and threat to farmers in the South-West as they had been[Read More…]

“The Economy Is Dying” – Nigerian Christians Want Buhari To Resign

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, Thursday called for resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari, alleging that he is no longer fit to lead the country. South South chapters of CAN and PFN, at a joint meeting in Warri, Delta State said the president’s[Read More…]

CAN Says It Will Resist Attempt To Turn Nigeria Into A Refugee Camp For Christians

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says it will resist any attempt to turn the country into a refugee camp for Christians. The body also accused Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of choosing to be silent on issues affecting them, despite being in office to “primarily represent the interest of Christians”. It[Read More…]

IGP Is Angry The Catholic Church Counted Number of Persons Killed By Herdsmen In Kaduna

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has disagreed with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), on the number of people killed in the Southern Kaduna crises. The Catholic Archdiocese of Kafanchan had alleged that the unrest in Southern Kaduna had claimed over 808 lives, in 53 villages in the[Read More…]

Christian Association Wants Nigeria To Withdraw From Islamic Body

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says Nigeria’s membership of the International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation (IILMC) should be withdrawn. Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), was made chairman of the IILMC during the 17th governing board meeting of the organisation in Jakarta, Indonesia. But in[Read More…]

“God Positioned Trump To Fight Immorality”- Christian Association of Nigeria President Says

President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, said President-elect of the United States of America, Mr Donald Trump, was positioned by God to fight immorality in the country. Ayokunle said this at the 29th General Assembly of the Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN) held at First Baptist[Read More…]

CAN De­clares Three-day Fast­ing And Prayers Over Economic Recession

Bothered by the biting economic recession cycle in the country, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has de­clared a three-day fast­ing and prayers for the country. The fasting and prayer is being held between September 21 and 23, 2016. A statement by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant on Media to[Read More…]

“Sultan Knows Them As Foreign Terrorists, But We Know They Are Nigerian Fulani Herdsmen” – CAN Fires Back

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has challenged the Sultan to provide some information about cattle rearers terrorising the country to security agents if he insisted they were foreign terrorists and not Nigerians. The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, in his Eid-el-Kabir message on Monday said armed herdsmen[Read More…]