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General Gowon, CAN blame Nigeria’s woes on political leaders

Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retd), and President of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, has blamed the sliding state of the economy, insecurity and underdevelopment of the country on bad leadership.
The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Rev. Yakubu Pam, made this known while responding to questions from newsmen in Abuja, weekend.

We will ensure Nigerians don’t abscond during pilgrimage – NCPC boss

The newly appointed Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Reverend Yakubu Pam, has said that part of his agenda in the office is to redeem the image of Nigeria Internationally which has been dented by pilgrims who absconded during pilgrimages.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Kaduna governor, CAN disagree over cause of killings

Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, and the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, yesterday disagreed over the cause of killings in Southern Kaduna.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN: Closure of churches no longer acceptable

The Christian Association of Nigeria has warned state governments that have failed to allow the reopening of churches to address the situation.

CAN congratulates new NCPC executive secretary

The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Samson Ayokunle, has congratulated Reverend Yakubu Pam on his appointment as the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Christians, Muslims declare fasting, prayer against coronavirus

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, in conjunction with the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar Mohammadu III, have called for a three-day fasting and prayer (tagged NINEVEH) from July 3 to 5 throughout the country.
CHRIS OKOTIE

Chris Okotie condemns CAN’s social distancing guidelines for churches

The Senior Pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries, Chris Okotie, on Sunday kicked against the Christian Association of Nigeria’s (CAN) proposed social distancing guidelines for churches.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN: Churches may reopen in June

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has expressed hope that the ban on religious gatherings in the country may be lifted in June.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN commiserates with President Buhari on Abba Kyari’s death

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari on the demise of his Chief of Staff (COS), Mallam, Abba Kyari, after a brief illness occasioned by COVID-19.
President Muhammadu Buhari has written an emotional tribute about his late Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, who died in Lagos on 17th April.

Abba Kyari: President Buhari receives condolence messages from foreign, national leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday received several messages of condolences from foreign and national leaders over the death of Abba Kyari, his late Chief of Staff.
SAMSON OLASUPO AYOKUNLE (President, Nigerian Baptist Convention & CAN)

Easter: CAN tasks churches on charity to the poor

As the Christian world over celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Sunday, the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has directed churches across the country to make relief packages available to the poor.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

Coronavirus: CAN declares March 22, 29 days of prayer

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has directed churches in Nigeria to observe March 22 and March 29 as days of prayers against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria and globally.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, on Monday 16, March, visited to the scene of Abule Ado fire explosion. 2

Lagos explosion: CAN hails governor on steps taken

Amidst several lashes at Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State Governor, over his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja to reportedly give first-hand account and situation report of the Abule-Ado, Ado Soba and environs explosion on Sunday, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has hailed the governor for the steps taken so far, including the N2billion emergency relief for everyone affected by the incident.

CAN declares January 21 as National prayer day for Christian persecution

The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared 21 January of every year as the CAN National Day of Prayers for the persecuted Christians in Nigeria in honour of the late CAN Chairman in Michika Local Government of Adamawa State, Reverend Lawan Andimi, and other victims of terror and herdsmen attacks.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN: Rehabilitation of Boko Haram suspects troubling

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has described the de-radicalisation, empowerment and rehabilitation of Boko Haram suspects as troubling and suspicious.
Pastor Paul Enenche

Paul Enenche: Enough of bloodshed, reign of terror in Nigeria

The Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Dr. Paul Enenche, has decried what he termed as the highest level of religious intolerance and insecurity in Nigeria.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

Insecurity: Lagos CAN joins nationwide demonstration

Lagos branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has now joined her national body to demand an end to the spate of insecurity and killings across the states of the country.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

Killings: CAN holds protests in Abuja, other states

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has held protests in the capital city and parts of the country to call the government’s attention to the rising spate of killings across the nation.

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The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Osagie: We do not stuff dollars in babaringa in Edo

The Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, has said Governor Godwin Obaseki delivers sustainable projects to better the lives of Edo people and does not go about stuffing dollars in babariga, like the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Kaduna attacks: Senator Shehu Sani urges concerted efforts by government, security agencies

Malam Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the Senate from 2015 to 2019, has called on the Kaduna state government and security agencies to seek out better strategies toward ending killings in the state.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor urges President Buhari to increase Nigerian Army funds

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Friday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to increase funding and logistics to the Nigeria Army, rather than contemplating sacking the Service Chiefs.
A security officer wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus stands outside the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, China on Aug. 6, 2020. Mark Schiefelbein-AP

Canadian sentenced to death on drug charges in China

China sentenced another Canadian to death on drugs charges Friday, the second in two days to be handed the punishment, as tensions soar between Beijing and Ottawa.
Fifteen passengers and a pilot have been reported dead after an Air India Express flight skidded off the runway at Calicut international airport in Kerala.

Many feared dead as Indian plane crashes

Fifteen passengers and a pilot have been reported dead after an Air India Express flight skidded off the runway at Calicut international airport in Kerala.