Tag Archives: Christian Association of Nigeria

COVID-19: CAN Demands Resumption Of Churches In Lagos, Ogun And Others

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged authorities in Lagos, Ogun, and other states to permit the resumption of churches in places where worship centres are still on lockdown. CAN President, Reverend Samson Ayokunle on Tuesday, made the call in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji. He…

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Senate Bill Proposes That Repentant Terrorists Be Sent Out Of The Country For Education

According to reports from Punch Newspapers, a bill sponsored by Senator representing Yobe East, Ibrahim Geideam for the establishment of National Agency for the Education, Rehabilitation, De-radicalisation and Integration of Repentant Insurgents has passed its first reading. The controversial bill, few after it was introduced, attracted angry reactions from the Chibok Community, which was attacked by the insurgents…

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CAN Denies Sending Pastors To COZA on Solidarity Visit, Says Investigation Is Still Ongoing

Following a viral video of two pastors who were allegedly representing the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and paid a visit to the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) to stand with its pastor after he was accused of Rape. The Christian central body has denied such solidarity move, disassociating themselves from the visit. COZA founder…

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Police Aborts CAN Peaceful Protest In Adamawa

The Police in Adamawa State stopped a peaceful protest organized by the state’s Christian Association of Nigeria to draw the government’s attention to the protection of human lives regardless of culture and religion. The protest which was called by the CAN Chairman of Adamawa State, Bishop Stephen Mamza, on Wednesday drew a large turnout from Christians who…

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CAN Suspends Mourning of Christians Killed By Religious Insurgents

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN has suspended the Christian Day of Mourning scheduled on Sunday, March 19th, 2017. CAN President, Rev. Supo. Ayokunle said the suspension was due to “misunderstanding, misinterpretation and subsequent security concerns”. According to the statement signed by the CAN General Secretary, Dr. Musa Asake, “Nevertheless, Christians should be careful and…

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Rev. Samson Ayokunle Emerges CAN President

Rev. Samson Olasupo Adeniyi Ayokunle, President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC) and candidate of the Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN), on Tuesday was elected President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Rev Ayokunledefeated Elder Joseph Otubu of the Motailatu Church Cherubim and Seraphim Movement (MCCSW) who represented the Organisation of African Instituted Churches(OAIC)…

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CAN Kicks Against Move To List Nigeria Among Muslim Nations To Fight Isis

The Umbrella body of Christians in Nigeria, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), yesterday protested the attempt by the APC government to subtly enlist Nigeria among Arab nations to fight the dreaded terrorist sect,ISIS. According to reports, Saudi Arabia is building a coalition of 34 Muslim countries to fight terrorism and Nigeria has been named among…

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“The Enemies Were Trying To Play Some Pranks” – CAN President Oritsejafor’s Wife Addreses $9.3m Scandal

Last week, the board vindicated the Pastor of all claims. Read here if you missed it. Wife of the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and founder of the Word of Life Bible Church, Pastor Mrs Helen Oritsejafor, in this interview with Nigerian Tribune spoke on the nation’s security challenges, the $9.3m arms deal and…

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Board Clears Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor Of $9.3 Million Arms Deal Scandal

A high-powered special team put together to unravel the mystery behind the alleged involvement of the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor and Alhaji Mujahideen Asari Dokubo in the botched $9.3million arms deal in South Africa has cleared both men of any complicity in the matter. There have been widespread…

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