CAN FACES ANOTHER STRIFE SEASON AS OPPOSITION TO ITS AYOKUNLE’S SECOND TERM GATHERS

National President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Rev. Samson Ayokunle The race for the leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) for the next four years thickened on Saturday with the president of Tarayar Ekklisiyoyin Kristi A Nigeria (TEKAN), Dr. Caleb Ahima, declaring his intention to run.He will lock horns with the incumbent and president of Nigerian Baptist Convention, Dr. Samson Ayokunle, whose regime and recent pilgrimages to Aso Rock had become controversial. TEKAN, meaning Fellowship of the Churches of Christ in Nigeria, is a conglomeration of 15 churches…

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CAN IN CRISIS OVER POST- ELECTION VISIT TO BUHARI

Arow broke out yesterday over Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) leaders’ visit to President Muhammadu Buhari. CAN President Samson Ayokunle led the visit, which the National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) described as “shocking”. CAN, said NCEF, should not have congratulated Buhari on his victory at the February 23 election. But the CAN insisted that it remained apolitical, adding that since the electoral umpire has declared Buhari winner, it had no right to say no. Besides, it stressed that the  NCEF had no authority to speak for Christians because “it has…

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BUHARI NAMES NEW FEMALE DEPUTY GOVERNOR FOR CBN

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mrs. Aishah Ahmad, as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. According to a statement on Thursday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President had presented Ahmad to the Senate for confirmation. Adesina said the woman would replace a former Deputy Governor, who retired early this year. “In accordance with the provisions of Section 8(1) (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (Establishment) Act 2007, President Buhari urged the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to…

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CHRISTIANISE NIGERIA WITH INTEREST FREE BANKS-FALANA TAUNTS CAN

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has called on the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to “Christianise” Nigeria by setting up interest-free banks. Falana said this in reaction to the dust raised by the N100 billion Sukuk bond issued by the federal government. CAN had said the issuance of the bond was an attempt to sell Nigeria to Islamic nations. But speaking on Thursday at a strategic dialogue roundtable organised by the Social Economic Rights and Accountability (SERAP), Falana said the Sukuk bond was a legitimate means through which government could generate…

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CAN REPLIES BUHARI OVER RESTRUCTURING, SAYS COUNCIL OF STATES AND NASS HAVE FAILED TO TACKLE IT

 Group backs restructuring The National leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday accused government of lopsidedness in the polity. CAN President, Rev Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, said both the National Assembly and the National Council of State have failed to address it. The sad development, Ayokunle said is making all well meaning Nigerians across all the divides to be calling for restructuring. In a statement by his Special Assistant (Media and Communications), Pastor Adebayo Oladeji in Abuja, the CAN President asked all and sundry to douse the tension in the…

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