Tag: Christian Association of Nigeria

Boko Haram: Nigeria Is Fighting A Religious War – Ayo Oritsejafor

The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor says Nigeria is fighting a religious and ideological war in the north-east where insurgency has taken a firm grip in the last six years. Pastor Oristejafor said Christians have suffered more in the region as insurgents, driven by[Read More…]

Jonathan, Bishop Oyedepo, Oritsejafor Arrive Jerusalem For Pilgrimage

President Goodluck Jonathan arrived in Jerusalem on Saturday for a two-day pilgrimage to Israel. According to the president’s itinerary, he will observe the Sabbath Day on Saturday at the Wailing Wall, where he will pray privately before going to Mount Tabor and Mount Carmel. Jonathan will also visit some other[Read More…]

Blame FG For Oritsejafor’s Travail – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN in the South west has said that the Federal Government is responsible for the bad name and image now been attributed the Association’s President, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor over the use of his private jet in the procurement of arms and ammunition. In a communique[Read More…]

“Ayo Oritsejafor Is Innocent” $9.3m Arms Deal: Presidency Clears CAN President

The federal government on Sunday exonerated the President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor of blame in the involvement of his aircraft in the $9.3m controversial arms deal in South Africa. The Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan (Public Communication), Dr. Doyin Okupe, told Religious Affairs[Read More…]

Ikechukwu Orji: Okogie Got It Right On Jonathan And Oritsejafor

Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie is a man of moral masculinity. He has been known to speak his mind on any issue. I really think the government should be elastic enough to accommodate the views of such a renowned man of God. The recent attack on his person over his candid[Read More…]

Odinkalu Queries Number Of Security Agents Attached To Oritsejafor

by Oluwatosin Fatoyinbo The  number of security agents attached to the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor has been described as been excessive. This observation was made by the Chairman, Governing Council of the National Human Rights Commission, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu. Odinkalu wondered why the CAN president[Read More…]

$9.3m: Ayo Oritsejafor Dragging Christianity Into Mud – Catholic Bishops

The leadership of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria has accused the President of Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, of smearing the image of the body, saying it was wrong for his private plane to be associated with the controversial arms deal in South Africa. The Bishops said[Read More…]

Sonala Olumhense: Cash For Arms, And Other Tales

There was something akin to disbelief in Nigeria last week about the effort by the government to smuggle aboard a private into South Africa the sum of $9.3 million in cash. As the world now knows, the jet belongs to Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the leader of the Christian Association of[Read More…]

Nasir El-rufai: Ayo Oritsejafor And Company, Tainted And Jittery

When light unexpectedly shines on murkiness, those exposed by the stinging rays often berate the light rather than regret the muck. That is the plight of Ayo Oritsejafor whose private jet was identified as the vessel impounded by the South African authorities for ferrying $9.3m cash into their country. A[Read More…]

CAN President, Ayo Oritsejafor Admits Ownership Of Seized Jet Stacked With $10million In South Africa

A private jet seized weekend by South African authorities with a stack of $10 million in cash meant for arms purchase, belongs to the head of the Nigerian Christian community, the aviation ministry confirmed Tuesday. Ayo Oritsejafor, the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, had however leased the[Read More…]