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Almajiri system: Sokoto govt unleashes big plans

March 1, 2020 Editor 0

Sokoto state government is mulling the adoption of the Indonesian Pondok Pesantren Madrasah system of education as an alternative to the existing Almajiri system in the state. The state Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, stated this Sunday when he received the Indonesian ambassador to Nigeria, AVM Usra Hendra Harahap, during the latter’s courtesy visit to the Government House, Sokoto. The Pondok Read More

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Gombe gov host CAN, preaches peace, unity

February 7, 2020 Editorial III 0

The governor of Gombe state, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has reiterated his commitment to continue to lead the state with fear of God; ensure equity, justice and fairness to all, regardless of ethno-religious differences. The Governor in a statement issued by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Ismaila Uba Misilli on Friday, stated this when he played host Read More

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Killing of CAN Chairman: ACF urges intensified action against Boko Haram

January 23, 2020 Editorial III 0

Following the abduction and murder of Michika branch chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Lawan Andimi by Boko Haram, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has called on government to intensify action against the terrorists. The Northern socio-cultural organisation, who described the brutal killing of the clergy as barbaric and despicable, also called on Nigerian security agencies to improve their Read More

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Islamic group condemns killing of CAN chairman, Andimi

January 23, 2020 Editorial III 0

An Islamic group, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has condemned the murder of Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa, describing it as horrendous, ungodly and barbaric. The MURIC director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, in a statement issued and signed in Lagos  Wednesday, said that anyone who kills innocent people does Read More

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Sad! Boko Haram murders abducted CAN chairman

January 21, 2020 Editor 0

Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State Reverend Lawan Andimi has been murdered by Boko Haram insurgents. Ahmed Salkida, the journalist noted for reporting on conflicts revealed this on Tuesday via his Twitter page. According to Salkida: “To break some news items can traumatise. I’m battling with one of such. Reverend Read More

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Boko Haram: Buhari summons Security Chiefs as Army confirms 44 Soldiers dead

November 23, 2018 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned Service Chiefs to an emergency security meeting over the reported killing of some Nigerian soldiers by Boko Haram sect along the Nigeria-Chad border on Sunday. It was gathered that the urgent meeting was necessitated by the latest security developments across the battle fields in the North East region of the country. A reliable source, who Read More

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Projects: South-East Govs set for showdown with FG

November 23, 2018 Editor 0

Ebonyi state Governor, David Umahi has commended the Federal government for capturing Southeast in their railway projects but insisted that South-East Governors are working for the project to be pushed to the Federal Executive Council (FEC). Umahi who said that one of the risen southeast governors visited President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday was to talk about the much adorned second Read More

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Visit to Buhari: Northern CAN disowns pastors

April 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), in the 19 Northern states and Abuja, have disowned a band of pastors, who visited President Muhammadu Buhari, saying they lack the mandate to speak on behalf of them. “These folks are unknown to us, said Reverend John Hayap, CAN’s Publicity Secretary, while speaking to Per Second News Thursday night. He disclosed that the Read More

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Anglican cleric urges Nigerians to imbibe virtue of honesty

February 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Anglican Bishop of Nnewi Diocese, Rt. Rev. Godwin Okpala has advised Nigerian leaders to imbibe the virtue of honesty in order to take the nation to the next level of development. Okpala gave the advice in a short sermon he delivered during service of songs for late former Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme at St John the Divine Anglican Read More

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Restructuring: Atiku urges Nigerians to be mindful of others’ sensibilities

September 27, 2017 Blueprint 0

…As cleric seeks proscription of CAN, JNI Amidst the ongoing agitation for restructuring, separation and the 2019 general elections, former Vice President and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has cautioned Nigerians to be mindful of others who may not think, act or believe in what they do, saying the country’s diversity ought to be Read More

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Don’t play politics with Buhari’s health – CAN

August 16, 2017 Blueprint 0

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Dr. Samson Ayokunle, has said that Nigerians should stop playing politics with the health of President Muhammadu Buhari. Ayokunle, who stated this yesterday in Lokoja, Kogi, said Nigerians should leave out sentiments and pray more for the quick recovery of Buhari who is currently on medical vacation in London. “Let us continue Read More