CAN Protests: Nigeria’s Participation in Islamic Sports Fiesta is Illegal

The Christian Association of Nigeria has protested against the participation of the country in the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation which had commenced in Azerbaijan, describing it as illegal.

The organisation therefore demanded that the Federal Government should immediately withdraw Nigeria’s contingents from the tournament.

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Contemporary Issues Affecting Nigerian Christians

Unlike in the past, when Muslim Head of States had surreptitiously, in a very subtle manner attempted to smuggle Nigeria into Islamic organizations; this current government is now doing it with brazen audacity and impunity to the extent of flouting the constitution they swore to defend.
These are the glaring cases of attempts at Islamization of Nigeria... Read Full Publication Below or Click here to Save the PDF document to your PC.

Afenifere Group Mobilizes 200 Lawyers To Defend Yoruba Indigenes Whisked To Abuja Over Yoruba/Fulani Clash in Ile-Ife

Following the illegal,unconstitutional and sectional parade of 21 Ife indigenes over the recent clashes between the host community and Arewa settlers ,Afenifere vowed to resist the undue deployment of federal might to settle ethnic scores.

Illegal detention: CAN writes DSS, demands apology

ABUJA— Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, yesterday, demanded that the Department of State Services, DSS, tendered a written apology to four members, Board of Trustees of CAN Trustfund who were detained on the orders of its director-general.

Director of Legal and Public Affairs in CAN, Kwamkur Samuel, in a protest letter to the Director-General of DSS, obtained by journalists, in Abuja, reiterated the body’s commitment to dialogue on any issue for peace to reign in the country. Kwamkur said DSS should be more circumspect in dealing with the Body of Christ in Nigeria, if not for any other reason, but to ensure and promote the confidence of the average Nigerian Christian in the government of the day.

Senate FCT Probe Re-echoes Panel To Recoup N32bn From El-Rufai

About ten years after leaving office as Minister of Federal Capital Territory, FCT, the Senate FCT Committee Probe, which compelled Nasir El-Rufai to refund N32 billion allegedly missing from proceeds in the sale of Federal Government houses, but which was not implemented, has been brought to front burner.

The recommendations of the Senate Committee on FCT, which probed the affairs of the ministry of FCT administration under El-Rufai, alleged that the minister sold most of the government houses to himself and his cronies, and made to sign 100 Certificates of Occupant on the eve of his departure from office.

FULANI HERDSMEN ATTACKS: MAKURDI DECLARATION 2017

Communiqué of the Conference on Herders and Farmers Conflicts in Central Nigeria, organized by the Centre for Research Management, Benue State University, Makurdi, held at the Auditorium 1 of the College of Health Sciences, Benue State University from 13th – 16th March, 2017 Christened:

The Centre for Research and Management, Benue State University, having noted that thousands of people of the Central Nigerian States are being killed, with thousands more suffering debilitating injuries; communities being destroyed and hundreds of thousands being displaced from their ancestral homes; and concerned at the deteriorating security situation and the real threat of hunger and starvation in Nigeria as a result of the attacks on the farming communities in the region, which is the food basket region of Nigeria, decided to convene a conference to critically examine the unfolding violence and to explore solutions against the terror. 

Suspension of Christian Day of Mourning

Christian Association of Nigeria wishes to inform all Christians, both at home and abroad, that based on credible reports of concern, it has decided to suspend the Christian Day of Mourning formerly scheduled to take place globally on Sunday 19th March, 2017.

The President of CAN took cognizance of the preparations that various Christian groups have made to participate in the program which was designed, in all honesty and sincerity, to mourn the death of thousands of Christians murdered by religious insurgents.

Part 3: Information Release by Christian Association of Nigeria

UNDERSTANDING THE ISSUES:

WHY NIGERIAN CHRISTIANS MUST SPEAK OUT GLOBALLY ON 19TH MARCH, 2017

(Part 1)

The clarion call in Nigeria today is “restructuring”. We wholeheartedly endorse this demand. The current structure of the country has proven, over a considerable period of time that it is incapable of fostering peace, unity, and progress.

However, while arrangements should be underway for the restructuring of Nigeria, there should be an immediate implementation of the Report of the 2014 National Conference. About 500 eminent Nigerians were gathered in Abuja in 2014 to propose constructive changes for Nigeria. The Report of the Conference has been ready but Government has not implemented it. It is crucial that immediate implementation should commence in the best interest of the nation.

Part 2: Information Release by Christian Association of Nigeria

UNDERSTANDING THE ISSUES:

WHY NIGERIAN CHRISTIANS MUST SPEAK OUT GLOBALLY ON 19TH MARCH, 2017

(Part 2)

 Section 14 (3) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, (as amended) states as follows:

“The composition of the Government of the Federation or any of its agencies and the conduct of its affairs shall be carried out in such a manner as to reflect the federal character of Nigeria and the need to promote national unity, and also to command national loyalty, thereby ensuring that there shall be no predominance of persons from a few State or from a few ethnic or other sectional groups in that Government or in any of its agencies.”

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