CAN PROTESTS AS LIVING FAITH PASTOR IS SHOT DEAD AND WIFE ABDUCTED IN KADUNA, SEE PIX

Chairman, Kaduna Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Joseph Hayab, has condemned the rising cases of kidnapping of pastors and other Christian leaders in the state. This followed the killing of Ungwar Romi Branch Pastor of Living Faith Church, Jeremiah Omolewa, whom kidnappers shot yesterday after being abducted with his wife and son along the Abuja-Kaduna highway on Sunday night. Omolewa died at the Barau Dikko specialist hospital where he was taken after being shot. Hayab said the kidnapping of pastors and other church leaders in Kaduna…

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CAN URGES CHURCHES, CHRISTIANS TO PRAY AGAINST AGAINST DEADLY PLANE CRASH

Tobi Aworinde, Abuja The Christian Association of Nigeria has called on all churches and Christians in the country to pray against a “deadly plane crash.” The Secretary to the Conference of the Methodist Church Nigeria, Rt. Rev. Michael Akinwale, said this in a memo to its archbishops and bishops, dated August 1, 2019 and titled, ‘Request for urgent and immediate prayers to God against deadly plane crash in Nigeria.’ The document, a copy of which was made available to our correspondent, read, “The Christian Association of Nigeria President — His…

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CAN SPEAKS ABOUT BIODUN FATOYINBO’S RAPE SCANDAL

The Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN) has distanced itself from the rape scandal rocking the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) and its founder, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo. CAN President, Rev. Supo Ayoukunle, said the association did not have the authority to look into the matter. It will be recalled that Busola Dakolo, a popular photographer and wife of Timi Dakolo accused Pastor Fatoyinbo of raping her twice as a young girl. However, Fatoyinbo denied the allegation in a statement issued out and posted on his Instagram page stating that he would…

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MEET THE TWO MEN BATTLING TO LEAD CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA

Barely 24 hours to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) elections, Rev. Caleb Solomon-Ahima has assured Christians of his commitment not to betray their trust if elected president of the religious body. Solomon-Ahima, who is the President, Fellowship of Christian Churches in Nigeria (TEKAN), on Sunday gave the assurance in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos. The TEKAN president is challenging the incumbent CAN President, Rev. Supo Ayokunle, in an election scheduled for June 18 at the Ecumenical Centre, Abuja. He described leadership as a “trust…

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COALITION OF 63 CHURCHES REJECT RE-ELECTION OF CAN PRESIDENT

ADVOCATES for Freedom and Democracy (AFD), a coalition of 63 Christian fellowships and groups of professionals bonded with the vision to address anti-Christian and undemocratic agenda in Nigeria is poised to throw a spanner in the wheel of CAN president, Rev. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle’s ambition for re-election. In a letter titled: Christianity endangered in Nigeria: The need to reposition the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) soliciting support of members of National Executive Council of CAN who will decide who becomes the next CAN president, the group argued that Rev. Ayokunle…

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FULANI RADIO CONFIRMS OBASANJO’S CLAIM OF FULANISATIONNOF NIGERIA- CAN

Fulani Radio Station: The Federal Government of Nigeria’s acquisition of a license to operate a strictly Fulani Radio Station has been condemned by The Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN). According to a statement by the special assistant to CAN President Samson Ayokunle, Pastor Bayo Oladeji, the plan was a validation of comments attributed to former President Olusegun Obasanjo about the planned Fulanisation of the country by the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, SaharaReporters reports. He said: “It was reported in the newspapers that the government planned to give the Miyetti Allah…

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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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