Keeping Bishop Kukah on track

January 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Instead of Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto on a special day like Christmas telling the Christian faithful that they should hold their faith aglow amid the conflicting elements of the troubled world, that those who delivered the early Christians from the furnace of Jewish and Roman persecutions in the early beginnings of the Christian history, Read More

At last, Presidency breaks silence on Bishop Kukah

January 13, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidency said Wednesday that the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev Matthew Hassan Kukah, should be allowed to practice his faith and politics as enshrined in the country’s constitution. A statement issued by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, said the call by the Muslim Solidarity Forum for Kukah to tender an Read More

Christmas message: Muslim solidarity forum condemns Kukah

January 13, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Muslim Solidarity Forum, an umbrella body of Islamic organisations; Islamic Centres, Sufi Orders, Imams, Islamic scholars and preachers in Sokoto state has condemned the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev. Mathew Hassan Kukah over his Christmas message. A statement by the acting chairman of the forum, Professor Isa Muhammad Maishanu in Sokoto,Tuesday, lambasted Bishop Kukah for accusing President Muhammadu Read More

Christmas Day comment: Group asks Kukah to recuse self from peace committee

January 7, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

A non-governmental organisation, the Network for Democracy and Development (NDD) has urged Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah to recuse himself from the General Abdulsalami Abubakar-led National Peace Committee over what it termed “his divisive public pronouncements.”* The group in a statement issued by its National Coordinator, Tajudeen Alabede and Director Public Affairs, Dr Abdul-Wasi B. Moshood, described Kukah’s last Christmas message Read More

Misrepresenting Kukah’s Christmas homily height of mischief – Ikulu professionals

January 5, 2021 Agi Onda 0

The Association of Ikulu Professionals (AIP) has described as “unjustifiable” the attacks and varied responses on the Christmas homily delivered by Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, the Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah. Some critics of cleric’s state-of-the-nation comment interpreted the Bishop’s sermon as calling for a military coup. In a press statement issued by its secretary, Dr Paul H. Mamman Read More

Another look at the new gospel according to St. Matthew Kukah

January 1, 2021 Sunday Garba 0

Let me begin by thanking the Almighty God, the creator of heaven and earth for His infinite kindness and mercifulness unto mankind, especially, to Nigerians and Nigeria. I am also sending the New Year felicitation to our leader, President Muhammadu Buhari and all those saddled with leadership responsibilities in our treasured country, Nigeria. Specifically, I am posting this special New Read More

PMB and burden of healing broken bones

January 1, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

My New year Epistle to Nigerians This present generation has had their diaries well filled with details of their vivid share in first-hand history experience of insurgency in their life time, in which these verbose experiences may well be defined by the success or failure of the anti-terrorism efforts across our country. Since al-Qaeda first emerged in 1988 and subsequently Read More

Christmas: Northern Christians wash hands off Kukah’s statements on Buhari’s administration

December 27, 2020 Editor 0

The Northern Christians Forum of Nigeria (NCFN) has distanced itself from statements credited to Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto criticising President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.  The group, in a statement signed by its President, Rev. Dr. Josiah Nabut, on Sunday in Barnawa, Kaduna state warned Kukah to avoid using the pulpit for political gains.   According to the Northern Read More

My mother was my stronghold, prayer warrior – Bishop Kukah

July 24, 2020 CHIZOBA OGBECHE 0

The loss of a loved one, especially a mother, is a painful experience. For the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, it’s an even more painful experience as his mother, Mama Hauwa Kukah, who he describes as his stronghold and prayer warrior, was recently laid to rest at their country home in Anchuna Sarki Ikulu Read More

Bishop Kukah’s mother, worthy gift to Nigeria, humanity – OBJ

July 17, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday condoled with Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah over the death of his mother, Mrs. Janet Hauwa Kukah. Obasanjo, in a condolence message by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, described the Kukah’s mother as “a worthy gift to Nigeria and humanity.” The former president commended Kukah’s love and attention for his mother “which enabled her to Read More