What could be more painful to one’s life as a parent than to see his or her struggle to educate and help his or her daughter to find a livelihood shattered overnight? What exactly is happening to our Northern Nigeria especially in regards to the incessant and tactical abduction of the Christian Girls from schools in different parts of Northern Nigeria? A painful experience from Chibok to Dapchi and now in Zaria. What exactly do they want especially the future of our Christian Girls to look like? Why is the future of our Christian Girls seemingly to be posing a threat to some people who could not contend it than to resort to molesting them all the time?
KILLINGS: LET THE TRUTH BE TOLD
REJOINDER TO PRESS RELEASE BY THE NIGERIAN SUPREME COUNCIL FOR ISLAMIC AFFAIRS (NSCIA) ON JULY 5, 2018.
THE NATIONAL CHRISTIAN ELDERS’ FORUM (NCEF) PERSPECTIVE OF THE TRUTH
On 5th July, 2018, the Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) published an article titled LET THE TRUTH BE TOLD. In our candid estimation, rather than tell the truth, the article is the exact opposite of the truth. It might have been more proper to have titled it “Let the Taqiyya be told”. It is distressing that radical Islam (Islamism) having caused much harm to the Christian community in Nigeria, is adding insult to injury, in this age of information and enlightenment, by attempting to distort narratives with flagrant abuse of the truth.
OPEN DOORS USA
Throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, the regions of West Africa, East Africa and Central Africa have become a stage for religious, ethnic, and political conflict, including ongoing violence and attacks from Islamic extremist groups, such as Boko Haraman extremist group that is located primarily in Northern Nigeria, al-Shabaab in East Africa and Muslim FulaniThe Fulani are a large ethnic group in West Africa.
A SPECIAL WARNING TO THE ENTIRE CHRISTIANS LIVING IN NORTHERN NIGERIA.
(This Message must be taken very seriously by every Church Leader, Christian and any responsible man or woman that wishes to live in safety in Northern Nigeria)
A Special Publication of the Hausa Christians Foundation (HACFO) on 3rd August, 2018
The federal government has said that the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) has completed the separation of Christian Religious Studies Curriculum and Islamic Studies Curriculum. The decision was taken at the 63rd meeting of the National Council on Education (NCE), held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, from Wednesday 1st to Thursday 2nd August, 2018 which was presided over by the minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu and supported by the minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Gozie Anwukah.
A few quick items:
1. The US Institute for Peace is behind an effort to recognize a Muslim cleric who hid hundreds of Christians during the massacre last month.
It’s a great story but more importantly it is proof positive that the killings were indeed religious in nature! If simply hiding Christians in a mosque and saying they were Muslims spared their lives, need we any further evidence that this is an Islamist and religious-based genocide???
Any further denial is willful ignorance. Again.
Once more the world has substituted the post-genocide mantra “Never Again” with “Over Again and Again!” http://v.duta.us/3nFDaAAA
Catholic Men’s Guild (CMG)
Church of the Assumption, Falomo, Ikoyi Lagos
Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos
PRESS STATEMENT AT THE END OF THE 2018 CONFERENCE ON THREATS TO THE CHRISTIAN FAITH IN CONTEMPORARY NIGERIA
Over the years, Christians in Nigeria, have oftentimes, faced and continue to face challenges and threats on the basis of their identity as Christians. From burning down of churches and other places of worship, acts of discrimination, terrorist and insurgent attacks, Christians have borne the brunt angst of some fundamentalists and adherents of other religions on several occasions.
(Presented and adopted at the Middle Belt Summit in Makurdi, Monday 16 July 2018)
Our country Nigeria is constitutionally a federal state. By federalism, we are referring to a constitutional arrangement whereby power is shared between a central government and the constituent federating units. The federal system tends to predominate in diverse societies where the people choose to live together within a broader political community while seeking to preserve their cultural, linguistic and ethno-religious diversities. Central to the federalist idea is the devolution of power, with clear constitutional provisions regarding the rights and prerogatives of the centre and the federating units.
Coordinated military style attacks ravaged 15 communities in some local government areas of Plateau state from 23rd - 24th June, 2018, which resulted to the death of 233 persons with many others injured and several properties destroyed while thousands of villagers were displaced.
Below is the list of districts, communities and people killed in the attack
(Intersociety, Nigeria: 7th July 2018)-The central Government of Nigeria headed by Mr. Muhammadu Buhari-a retired major general; has continued to make inflammatory, diversionary, deceitful, threatening and other injurious statements over the orgy of ethno-religious and state killings in Nigeria. These are followed by complicit government policies and conducts, which see the killings escalating and worsening in the country day in day out.
Despite several expert recommendations and pieces of advice given or offered to the central Government of Nigeria arising from research findings of various local and international research and investigative groups on how to end the ongoing killings by Government and non state actor Jihadist armed groups in Middle Belt and old Eastern Nigeria and fish out the perpetrators and bring them to justice; the Buhari Administration has not only failed woefully to heed or act on such independent expert recommendations, but also clannishly chosen to remain inescapable complicit in same.