CAN: Dasuki, Sowore’s release, a new dawn for democracy

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has described the release of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, as a proof of a new dawn for the nation’s democracy. CAN President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, who commended the Federal Government in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja yesterday, said the release was a Christmas gift to Nigerians. According to him, the body would continue to support the Federal Government in ensuring peace and stability as long as it continues…

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Buhari hails ‘hardworking’ SGF Boss Mustapha at 63

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the Secretary to the Federal Government (SGF) Mr Boss Mustapha, as “a hardworking and committed public official.” The President, in a goodwill message to the SGF on the occasion of his 63rd birthday, said he was proud about the zeal of the government scribe. President Buhari wrote: “I am proud of your amazing zeal and commitment to duty and your passion for the progress of Nigeria.” According to the President, Boss Mustapha “is a team leader who inspires others in addition to his humility, which…

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UEFA League: Juve drop Can, Mandzukic

Juventus have left midfielder Emre Can and striker Mario Mandzukic out of their 22-man squad for the Champions League group stage. Can, 25, only joined the Italian giants from Liverpool in June 2018, while 33-year-old Mandzukic was linked with a summer move to Manchester United. Captain Giorgio Chiellini also misses out because of his serious knee injury. Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri has included six new signings, including Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey. The Serie A side are in a group with Spanish club Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen of the Bundesliga and…

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UEFA League: Juve drop Can, Mandzukic

Juventus have left midfielder Emre Can and striker Mario Mandzukic out of their 22-man squad for the Champions League group stage. Can, 25, only joined the Italian giants from Liverpool in June 2018, while 33-year-old Mandzukic was linked with a summer move to Manchester United. Captain Giorgio Chiellini also misses out because of his serious knee injury. Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri has included six new signings, including Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey. The Serie A side are in a group with Spanish club Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen of the Bundesliga and…

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Kogi guber: We’ve not adopted any party – CAN

The Kogi State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says it has not endorsed any aspirant or party for the Novembers 16 governorship election in the state. Chairman of the association in the state, Dr John Ibenu, stated, yesterday this at the CAN Extra-Ordinary Extended Exco Meeting held at Chapel of Freedom International, Lokoja. There have been rumours that CAN in Kogi has endorsed Governor Yahaya Bello, who is seeking re-election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Ibenu said the meeting was a Consultative Plenary…

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El-Rufai wants to use Religious Bill to bully Christians – Kaduna CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State chapter has disclosed that the state Governor Nasir El-Rufai is plotting to use the proposed Religious Regulations bill in the state to bully Christians. CAN which had also been at the Vanguard of opposition against the bill also declared their support for the court action instituted against the bill by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) Kaduna State Chapter and its recent outcome. The State High Court had recently ruled against the state government, saying the government has no power to license…

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CAN condemns Taraba crisis, insists violence unacceptable

Taraba State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday condemned the violence in the state and other parts of the country, saying continuous conflict is unacceptable as it can throw the country into anarchy. CAN Chairman in the state, Rev. Innocent Solomon, disclosed this in Jalingo during a reception in honour of Rev. Caleb Ahima, who was elected the national vice-president of CAN on Tuesday in Abuja. Solomon appealed to the state commissioner of police, the commanding officer of the Nigerian Army, 20 Battalion Serti and all security…

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Appointment: CAN berates Bello over exclusion of Christians

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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has berated the Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Sani Bello, for excluding Christians in his recent appointment of principal officers, say-ing “the trend is an outright discrimination on Christians in the state”. Addressing Journalists yesterday at CAN Secretariat, the state Chairman, Rev Mathias Echioda, said: “Christians participated and voted massively in the last general elections, but the governor disappointed us by appointing three Muslims and not even a Christian.” The governor recently approved the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane as the new Secretary…

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State police: Ohanaeze, Afenifere, CAN laud President’s initiative

  Pan Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has expressed happiness that President Muhammadu Buhari has finally come to terms with long overdue need for the establishment of state police as one of the measures to tackle growing insecurity in the country. Reacting to the news of Buhari’s approval of the establishment of state and local government police, the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Nnia Nwodo, who spoke to New Telegraph through his media adviser, Chief Emeka Attamah, said that the spiralling insecurity in the country, has left the…

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CAN moves to end cases of divorce, land disputes

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The Kaduna State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday trained pastors and church leaders on the need to contract marriages in line with the laws of the land. The training was in collaboration with Christian Lawyers Fellowship of Nigeria (CLASFON) in order to tame the tide of rising cases of divorces as well as the increasing cases of land dispute in Christendom. Rev. John Joseph Hayab, CAN chairman in Kaduna State, said the significance of the training was to help “our clergies and Church leaders to know…

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