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  •  Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged religious leaders to stand for truth justice and equity and push politicians to do the right thing Obasanjo gave the advice when the new President of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN His Eminence Rev Daniel Okoh paid him a courtesy visit at his residence in Abeokuta In a statement made available on Thursday in Abuja by Mr Luminous Jannamike Special Assistant on Media to the CAN President Obasanjo said Christian and Muslim leaders must work together to watch over the country He particularly urged the CAN President to work closely with the Sultan of Sokoto adding that you can both make a turn around you can work together If you stand on the truth you stand for justice and equity it is then the politicians will not be able to mess us around I will say it with all sense of responsibility now if we do not watch it the politicians will wreck this country and we ll all regret it and where can we look for salvation That is where you religious leaders have a significant role to play he added According to him it is a mistake to say politics is not for the righteous If we take the righteous away from politics and we leave politics to the unrighteous the unrighteous will smear the righteous with the unrighteousness that they will carry into politics and we will have no where to go In the next election if we do not watch it it may make or break Nigeria And I pray that it will make Nigeria Obasanjo admonished He further said having both Sultan of Sokoto and the CAN leader on same page may make politicians to understand and listen If our politicians don t listen may be our people will listen Obasanjo added Okoh had earlier commended the former President for his contributions to Christianity in Nigeria including the establishment of CAN in 1976 and the Inter Religious Council in 1999 In the political sector you set up the National Political Reform Conference which I am privileged to be a delegate representing the Christian faith he said He also commended Obasanjo for various peace interventions across Africa Okoh assured that the Inter Religious Council meeting held in Lagos recently agreed not to leave the political space to politicians alone He said that the religious leaders would get involved in politics but not in a partisan way The CAN president said that they would continue to give leadership to make sure that the values of religion permeated the political space help Nigerians to live in peace and work for the unity of the nation Okoh was accompanied by CAN Assistant General Secretary Apostle Abiodun Sanyaolu South West Chairman Elder Adeaga and Lagos and Ogun States CAN Chairmen among others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Don’t allow politicians to wreck Nigeria, Obasanjo tells religious leaders
     Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged religious leaders to stand for truth justice and equity and push politicians to do the right thing Obasanjo gave the advice when the new President of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN His Eminence Rev Daniel Okoh paid him a courtesy visit at his residence in Abeokuta In a statement made available on Thursday in Abuja by Mr Luminous Jannamike Special Assistant on Media to the CAN President Obasanjo said Christian and Muslim leaders must work together to watch over the country He particularly urged the CAN President to work closely with the Sultan of Sokoto adding that you can both make a turn around you can work together If you stand on the truth you stand for justice and equity it is then the politicians will not be able to mess us around I will say it with all sense of responsibility now if we do not watch it the politicians will wreck this country and we ll all regret it and where can we look for salvation That is where you religious leaders have a significant role to play he added According to him it is a mistake to say politics is not for the righteous If we take the righteous away from politics and we leave politics to the unrighteous the unrighteous will smear the righteous with the unrighteousness that they will carry into politics and we will have no where to go In the next election if we do not watch it it may make or break Nigeria And I pray that it will make Nigeria Obasanjo admonished He further said having both Sultan of Sokoto and the CAN leader on same page may make politicians to understand and listen If our politicians don t listen may be our people will listen Obasanjo added Okoh had earlier commended the former President for his contributions to Christianity in Nigeria including the establishment of CAN in 1976 and the Inter Religious Council in 1999 In the political sector you set up the National Political Reform Conference which I am privileged to be a delegate representing the Christian faith he said He also commended Obasanjo for various peace interventions across Africa Okoh assured that the Inter Religious Council meeting held in Lagos recently agreed not to leave the political space to politicians alone He said that the religious leaders would get involved in politics but not in a partisan way The CAN president said that they would continue to give leadership to make sure that the values of religion permeated the political space help Nigerians to live in peace and work for the unity of the nation Okoh was accompanied by CAN Assistant General Secretary Apostle Abiodun Sanyaolu South West Chairman Elder Adeaga and Lagos and Ogun States CAN Chairmen among others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Don’t allow politicians to wreck Nigeria, Obasanjo tells religious leaders
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    Don’t allow politicians to wreck Nigeria, Obasanjo tells religious leaders

    Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has urged religious leaders to stand for truth, justice and equity and push politicians to do the right thing.

    Obasanjo gave the advice when the new President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), His Eminence, Rev. Daniel Okoh paid him a courtesy visit at his residence in Abeokuta.

    In a statement made available on Thursday in Abuja by Mr Luminous Jannamike, Special Assistant on Media to the CAN President, Obasanjo said Christian and Muslim leaders must work together to watch over the country.

    He particularly urged the CAN President to work closely with the Sultan of Sokoto, adding that ”you can both make a turn-around, you can work together”.

    “If you stand on the truth, you stand for justice and equity, it is then the politicians will not be able to mess us around.

    ”I will say it with all sense of responsibility now, if we do not watch it, the politicians will wreck this country and we’ll all regret it, and where can we look for salvation?

    “That is where you religious leaders have a significant role to play,” he added.

    According to him, it is a mistake to say politics is not for the righteous.

    “If we take the righteous away from politics and we leave politics to the unrighteous, the unrighteous will smear the righteous with the unrighteousness that they will carry into politics and we will have no where to go.

    “In the next election, if we do not watch it, it may make or break Nigeria.

    And I pray that it will make Nigeria,” Obasanjo admonished.

    He further said having both Sultan of Sokoto and the CAN leader on same page may make politicians to understand and listen.

    ”If our politicians don’t listen, may be our people will listen,” Obasanjo added.

    Okoh had earlier commended the former President for his contributions to Christianity in Nigeria, including the establishment of CAN in 1976 and the Inter Religious Council in 1999. “In the political sector, you set up the National Political Reform Conference which I am privileged to be a delegate, representing the Christian faith,” he said.

    He also commended Obasanjo for various peace interventions across Africa.

    Okoh assured that the Inter Religious Council meeting held in Lagos recently agreed not to leave the political space to politicians alone.

    He said that the religious leaders would get involved in politics, but not in a partisan way.

    The CAN president said that they would continue to give leadership to make sure that the values of religion permeated the political space, help Nigerians to live in peace and work for the unity of the nation.

    Okoh was accompanied by CAN Assistant General Secretary, Apostle Abiodun Sanyaolu, South West Chairman, Elder Adeaga, and Lagos and Ogun States CAN Chairmen, among others.


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  •   Sanwo Olu charges religious traditional leaders on peace justice L R Emeritus Catholic Archbishop of Abuja His Eminence Etsu of Nupe Alh Yahaya Abubakar President of Christian Association of Nigeria CAN and co chairman of NIREC Most Rev Daniel Okoh Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu Sultan of Sokoto and co chairman of NIREC His Eminence Muhammad Abubakar representative of the SGF the Permanent Secretary Office of SGF General Duties Dr Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri Shehu of Borno Alh Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El Kanemi Emir of Kano Aminu Ado Bayero and Chairman CAN Lagos state chapter Bishop Stephen Adegbite during the third quarter meeting of the Nigeria Inter Religious Council NIREC with the theme working together for Justice and Peace at the Lagos Continental Hotel Victoria Island Monday Sept 26 2022 Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu left exchanging greetings with the SultanGov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State on Monday charged religious and traditional leaders to work together for unity peace justice in Nigeria Sanwo Olu gave the charge during the third quarter meeting of the Nigeria Inter Religion Council NIREC with the theme Working Together for Justice and Peace held at Victoria Island He said that promoting unity peace justice and tranquility in Nigeria would bring about a peaceful co existence among the people I believe with the case of NIREC that we have today and that we have seen consistently this country will not be put to shame I am hoping that the conversations discussions and decisions at the NIREC meeting will further strengthen that thing that we all swore to to ensure justice peace and equity in this country We are at a time this country needs all of us now more than ever before and so we should not allow hate speech We cannot afford ethnic bigotry We cannot afford to be divided We are going into elections let us see the commitment and nationality in all of us Sanwo Olu said He said that as a political leader the only way not to fail the people was by ensuring good governance Speaking on the ongoing Academic Staff Union of University ASUU strike and the union face off with the Federal Government Sanwo Olu said that though none of the Lagos State owned three universities were on strike it was painful that students in other universities had been at home for seven months He appealed that ASUU should call off the strike and get the students back to school as the academic union and the Federal Government should quickly resolve the lingering issue in order not to compromise the future of the students Mr Boss Mustapha the Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF said that the meeting was a call to national duty to take an active part in renewing troubled communities Mustapha who was represented by the Permanent Secretary Office of the Secretary to Government of the Federation Dr Maurice Mbaeri charged people especially religious leaders to work for justice peace He urged all to ensure fair play so as to create the needed change for Nigerians to always live in unity and harmony I want to charge everyone of us to work for peace that will endure and outlast us by creating functional structure for generations unborn This structure must have the capacity to be proactive in responding to emerging issues while reinforcing a longer and larger change processes We cannot fold our hands when we see problems emerging the SGF said The Sultan of Sokoto His Eminence Mohammed Abubakara said that the role of religious leaders was to be just and fair to earn the trust of the people Abubakara who is co Chairman of NIREC urged Muslims and Christians to come together to pursue peace and justice as they were inseparable He pleaded with ASUU to call off the ongoing strike urging the Federal Government and academic union to find a common ground to resolve the conflict The President Christian Association of Nigeria CAN Rev Daniel Okoh urged citizens to embrace peace desist from hateful utterances live in peaceful coexistence with one another Okoh the co chairman of NIREC called on Nigerians to be accountable elect leaders with capacities during the 2023 general elections and abhor tribal sentiments among others vices In his speech the Executive Secretary of NIREC Mr Cornelius Omonokhua said that the meeting was aimed at changing existing narratives to allow justice and peace to reign in Nigeria Omonokhua said that there was a need for mental re engineering change of values and attitudes as well as radical emancipation to address the root of various calamities of national concerns Also speaking the Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs Prince Anofiu Elegushi called on religious leaders to continue to preach peace and unity to bring about development in the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sanwo-Olu charges religious, traditional leaders on peace, justice
      Sanwo Olu charges religious traditional leaders on peace justice L R Emeritus Catholic Archbishop of Abuja His Eminence Etsu of Nupe Alh Yahaya Abubakar President of Christian Association of Nigeria CAN and co chairman of NIREC Most Rev Daniel Okoh Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu Sultan of Sokoto and co chairman of NIREC His Eminence Muhammad Abubakar representative of the SGF the Permanent Secretary Office of SGF General Duties Dr Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri Shehu of Borno Alh Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El Kanemi Emir of Kano Aminu Ado Bayero and Chairman CAN Lagos state chapter Bishop Stephen Adegbite during the third quarter meeting of the Nigeria Inter Religious Council NIREC with the theme working together for Justice and Peace at the Lagos Continental Hotel Victoria Island Monday Sept 26 2022 Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu left exchanging greetings with the SultanGov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State on Monday charged religious and traditional leaders to work together for unity peace justice in Nigeria Sanwo Olu gave the charge during the third quarter meeting of the Nigeria Inter Religion Council NIREC with the theme Working Together for Justice and Peace held at Victoria Island He said that promoting unity peace justice and tranquility in Nigeria would bring about a peaceful co existence among the people I believe with the case of NIREC that we have today and that we have seen consistently this country will not be put to shame I am hoping that the conversations discussions and decisions at the NIREC meeting will further strengthen that thing that we all swore to to ensure justice peace and equity in this country We are at a time this country needs all of us now more than ever before and so we should not allow hate speech We cannot afford ethnic bigotry We cannot afford to be divided We are going into elections let us see the commitment and nationality in all of us Sanwo Olu said He said that as a political leader the only way not to fail the people was by ensuring good governance Speaking on the ongoing Academic Staff Union of University ASUU strike and the union face off with the Federal Government Sanwo Olu said that though none of the Lagos State owned three universities were on strike it was painful that students in other universities had been at home for seven months He appealed that ASUU should call off the strike and get the students back to school as the academic union and the Federal Government should quickly resolve the lingering issue in order not to compromise the future of the students Mr Boss Mustapha the Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF said that the meeting was a call to national duty to take an active part in renewing troubled communities Mustapha who was represented by the Permanent Secretary Office of the Secretary to Government of the Federation Dr Maurice Mbaeri charged people especially religious leaders to work for justice peace He urged all to ensure fair play so as to create the needed change for Nigerians to always live in unity and harmony I want to charge everyone of us to work for peace that will endure and outlast us by creating functional structure for generations unborn This structure must have the capacity to be proactive in responding to emerging issues while reinforcing a longer and larger change processes We cannot fold our hands when we see problems emerging the SGF said The Sultan of Sokoto His Eminence Mohammed Abubakara said that the role of religious leaders was to be just and fair to earn the trust of the people Abubakara who is co Chairman of NIREC urged Muslims and Christians to come together to pursue peace and justice as they were inseparable He pleaded with ASUU to call off the ongoing strike urging the Federal Government and academic union to find a common ground to resolve the conflict The President Christian Association of Nigeria CAN Rev Daniel Okoh urged citizens to embrace peace desist from hateful utterances live in peaceful coexistence with one another Okoh the co chairman of NIREC called on Nigerians to be accountable elect leaders with capacities during the 2023 general elections and abhor tribal sentiments among others vices In his speech the Executive Secretary of NIREC Mr Cornelius Omonokhua said that the meeting was aimed at changing existing narratives to allow justice and peace to reign in Nigeria Omonokhua said that there was a need for mental re engineering change of values and attitudes as well as radical emancipation to address the root of various calamities of national concerns Also speaking the Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs Prince Anofiu Elegushi called on religious leaders to continue to preach peace and unity to bring about development in the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sanwo-Olu charges religious, traditional leaders on peace, justice
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    Sanwo-Olu charges religious, traditional leaders on peace, justice

    Sanwo-Olu charges religious, traditional leaders on peace, justice L-R: Emeritus, Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, His Eminence; Etsu of Nupe, Alh. Yahaya Abubakar; President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and co-chairman of NIREC, Most Rev. Daniel Okoh; Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Sultan of Sokoto and co-chairman of NIREC, His Eminence Muhammad Abubakar; representative of the SGF, the Permanent Secretary, Office of SGF (General Duties), Dr. Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri; Shehu of Borno, Alh. Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El-Kanemi; Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero and Chairman, CAN Lagos state chapter, Bishop Stephen Adegbite during the third quarter meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) with the theme “working together for Justice and Peace”, at the Lagos Continental Hotel, Victoria Island, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022  Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu (left) exchanging greetings with the SultanGov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday charged religious and traditional leaders to work together for unity, peace, justice in Nigeria.

    Sanwo-Olu gave the charge during the third quarter meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religion Council (NIREC), with the theme: ”Working Together for Justice and Peace”, held at Victoria Island.

    He said that promoting unity, peace, justice and tranquility in Nigeria would bring about a peaceful co-existence among the people.

    ”I believe with the case of NIREC that we have today and that we have seen consistently, this country will not be put to shame.

    ”I am hoping that the conversations, discussions and decisions at the NIREC meeting will further strengthen that thing that we all swore to; to ensure justice, peace and equity in this country.

    ”We are at a time this country needs all of us now more than ever before and so, we should not allow hate speech.

    ”We cannot afford ethnic bigotry.

    We cannot afford to be divided.

    We are going into elections; let us see the commitment and nationality in all of us,” Sanwo-Olu said.

    He said that as a political leader, the only way not to fail the people was by ensuring good governance.

    Speaking on the ongoing Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) strike and the union face-off with the Federal Government, Sanwo-Olu said that though none of the Lagos State-owned three universities were on strike, it was painful that students in other universities had been at home for seven months.

    He appealed that ASUU should call off the strike and get the students back to school, as the academic union and the Federal Government should quickly resolve the lingering issue, in order not to compromise the future of the students.

    Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), said that the meeting was a call to national duty, to take an active part in renewing troubled communities.

    Mustapha, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Secretary to Government of the Federation, Dr Maurice Mbaeri, charged people, especially religious leaders to work for justice, peace.

    He urged all to ensure fair play, so as to create the needed change for Nigerians to always live in unity and harmony.

    ”I want to charge everyone of us to work for peace that will endure and outlast us, by creating functional structure for generations unborn.

    ”This structure must have the capacity to be proactive in responding to emerging issues, while reinforcing a longer and larger change processes.

    We cannot fold our hands when we see problems emerging,” the SGF said.

    The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Mohammed Abubakara, said that the role of religious leaders was to be just and fair to earn the trust of the people.

    Abubakara, who is co-Chairman of NIREC, urged Muslims and Christians to come together to pursue peace and justice as they were inseparable.

    He pleaded with ASUU to call off the ongoing strike, urging the Federal Government and academic union to find a common ground to resolve the conflict.

    The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Daniel Okoh, urged citizens to embrace peace, desist from hateful utterances, live in peaceful coexistence with one another.

    Okoh, the co-chairman of NIREC, called on Nigerians to be accountable, elect leaders with capacities during the 2023 general elections and abhor tribal sentiments, among others vices.

    In his speech, the Executive Secretary of NIREC, Mr Cornelius Omonokhua, said that the meeting was aimed at changing existing narratives to allow justice and peace to reign in Nigeria.

    Omonokhua said that there was a need for mental re-engineering, change of values and attitudes, as well as radical emancipation to address the root of various calamities of national concerns.

    Also speaking, the Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, called on religious leaders to continue to preach peace and unity to bring about development in the country.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that a brighter future filled with prospects and God s blessings awaits Nigeria Osinbajo made this known in a speech at the 62nd Independence Anniversary Inter Denominational Church Service held at the National Christian Centre Abuja on Sunday Nigeria clocks 62 years of independence on Oct 1 The vice president said that the problems confronting the nation would be things of the past as God s promises for Nigeria would come to fruition Brethren we stand at the gate of a new nation and we see its light shining bright a nation of God s promises a nation of opportunities equity and justice a secure and prosperous nation a nation of laws and righteousness Even if what we see today seems bleak and dark we are confident that God who owns the heaven and the earth will fulfill his promises concerning this nation he said Quoting the Bible Joshua 21 verse 45 the vice president said that all good plans God had in stock for Nigeria would manifest He prayed that all Nigerians would see the fulfillment of God s promises in their lives Not a word failed of any good thing which the Lord has spoken to the House of Israel all came to pass I pronounce concerning this nation that not a word will fail regarding any good thing which the Lord has spoken of Nigeria All will come to pass in Jesus name Finally to every citizen of this nation and every family that is represented here we declare that in the name of Jesus your best days are yet to come every promise that God has made to you will come to pass in Jesus mighty name he prayed Earlier in a sermon Archbishop Daniel Okoh President of Christian Association of Nigeria urged Nigerians not to give up in spite of numerous challenges facing the nation He said that it was worthy of celebration that Nigeria had witnessed 23 years of continual democracy From 1999 till today we have not experienced any military insurgency and forceful imposition of dictatorial rulers unto our nation This we shall celebrate as well The Holy Bible teaches us that because of the Lord s great love we are not consumed His compassion never fails They are new every morning great is His faithfulness he said According to the cleric God s love continues to preserve and sustain Nigeria May all glory and praises be to His name for ever and ever he prayed Okoh however said that although Nigeria had had 23 years of uninterrupted democracy it was still struggling with many issues of collective concern The CAN president implored Nigerians to trust in God to surmount the challenges In his vote of thanks the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mr Boss Mustapha thanked President Muhammadu Buhari the vice president and others for identifying with the service over the years The service featured praise and worship special renditions prayers for the president vice president and other government officials and intercessory prayers for Nigeria s peace security unity and progress It attracted clerics judicial officers legislators Federal Executive Council members service chiefs and members of the diplomatic corps among others The highpoint of the event was cutting of the anniversary cake NewsSourceCredit NAN
    62nd independence anniversary: Brighter future awaits Nigeria – Osinbajo
     Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that a brighter future filled with prospects and God s blessings awaits Nigeria Osinbajo made this known in a speech at the 62nd Independence Anniversary Inter Denominational Church Service held at the National Christian Centre Abuja on Sunday Nigeria clocks 62 years of independence on Oct 1 The vice president said that the problems confronting the nation would be things of the past as God s promises for Nigeria would come to fruition Brethren we stand at the gate of a new nation and we see its light shining bright a nation of God s promises a nation of opportunities equity and justice a secure and prosperous nation a nation of laws and righteousness Even if what we see today seems bleak and dark we are confident that God who owns the heaven and the earth will fulfill his promises concerning this nation he said Quoting the Bible Joshua 21 verse 45 the vice president said that all good plans God had in stock for Nigeria would manifest He prayed that all Nigerians would see the fulfillment of God s promises in their lives Not a word failed of any good thing which the Lord has spoken to the House of Israel all came to pass I pronounce concerning this nation that not a word will fail regarding any good thing which the Lord has spoken of Nigeria All will come to pass in Jesus name Finally to every citizen of this nation and every family that is represented here we declare that in the name of Jesus your best days are yet to come every promise that God has made to you will come to pass in Jesus mighty name he prayed Earlier in a sermon Archbishop Daniel Okoh President of Christian Association of Nigeria urged Nigerians not to give up in spite of numerous challenges facing the nation He said that it was worthy of celebration that Nigeria had witnessed 23 years of continual democracy From 1999 till today we have not experienced any military insurgency and forceful imposition of dictatorial rulers unto our nation This we shall celebrate as well The Holy Bible teaches us that because of the Lord s great love we are not consumed His compassion never fails They are new every morning great is His faithfulness he said According to the cleric God s love continues to preserve and sustain Nigeria May all glory and praises be to His name for ever and ever he prayed Okoh however said that although Nigeria had had 23 years of uninterrupted democracy it was still struggling with many issues of collective concern The CAN president implored Nigerians to trust in God to surmount the challenges In his vote of thanks the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mr Boss Mustapha thanked President Muhammadu Buhari the vice president and others for identifying with the service over the years The service featured praise and worship special renditions prayers for the president vice president and other government officials and intercessory prayers for Nigeria s peace security unity and progress It attracted clerics judicial officers legislators Federal Executive Council members service chiefs and members of the diplomatic corps among others The highpoint of the event was cutting of the anniversary cake NewsSourceCredit NAN
    62nd independence anniversary: Brighter future awaits Nigeria – Osinbajo
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    62nd independence anniversary: Brighter future awaits Nigeria – Osinbajo

    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that a brighter future filled with prospects and God’s blessings awaits Nigeria.

    Osinbajo made this known in a speech at the 62nd Independence Anniversary Inter-Denominational Church Service held at the National Christian Centre, Abuja, on Sunday.

    Nigeria clocks 62 years of independence on Oct. 1. The vice president said that the problems confronting the nation would be things of the past as God’s promises for Nigeria would come to fruition.

    “Brethren, we stand at the gate of a new nation, and we see its light shining bright; a nation of God’s promises, a nation of opportunities, equity and justice;  a secure and prosperous nation, a nation of laws and righteousness.

    “Even if what we see today seems bleak and dark, we are confident that God, who owns the heaven and the earth, will fulfill his promises concerning this nation,’’ he said.

    Quoting the Bible (Joshua 21 verse 45), the vice president said that all good plans God had in stock for Nigeria would manifest.

    He prayed that all Nigerians would see the fulfillment of God’s promises in their lives.

    “Not a word failed of any good thing which the Lord has spoken to the House of Israel; all came to pass.

    “ I pronounce concerning this nation that not a word will fail regarding any good thing which the Lord has spoken of Nigeria.

    All will come to pass in Jesus name.

    “`Finally, to every citizen of this nation and every family that is represented here, we declare that in the name of Jesus, your best days are yet to come; every promise that God has made to you will come to pass in Jesus mighty name,’’ he prayed.

    Earlier in a sermon, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, President of Christian Association of Nigeria, urged Nigerians not to give up in spite of numerous challenges facing the nation.

    He said that it was worthy of celebration that Nigeria had witnessed 23 years of continual democracy.

    “From 1999 till today, we have not experienced any military insurgency and forceful imposition of dictatorial rulers unto our nation.

    “This, we shall celebrate as well.

    The Holy Bible teaches us that because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed.

    “His compassion never fails.

    They are new every morning; great is His faithfulness,” he said.  

    According to the cleric,   God’s love continues to preserve and sustain Nigeria.

    “May all glory and praises be to His name for ever and ever,” he prayed.

    Okoh, however, said that although Nigeria had had  23 years of uninterrupted democracy, it  was still struggling with many issues of collective concern.

    The CAN president implored Nigerians to trust in God to surmount the challenges.

    In his vote of thanks, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha,  thanked President Muhammadu  Buhari, the vice president and others for identifying with the service over the years.

    The service featured praise and worship, special renditions, prayers for the president, vice president and other government officials, and intercessory prayers for Nigeria’s peace, security, unity and progress.

    It attracted clerics, judicial officers, legislators Federal Executive Council members, service chiefs and members of the diplomatic corps, among others.

    The highpoint of the event was cutting of the anniversary cake.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Nigeria Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State has urged Nigerians to exhibit the resilient spirit they are known for to achieve the Nigeria of everyone s dream Sanwo Olu who was represented by the Lagos State Chief of Staff Mr Tayo Ayinde gave the advice on Sunday at the Church Thanksgiving Service commemorating Nigeria s 62nd Independence Day Celebration The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the thanksgiving service was held at Chapel of Christ the Light Alausa Ikeja with the theme The Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 122 6 According to Sanwo Olu as the country celebrates its 62nd Anniversary it is an opportunity to reflect on the past the present and the future Nigerians desired to see and bequeath to the next generation He said within the last 12 months the county has experienced a lot of challenges especially various forms and shades of insecurity as well as economic difficulties However regardless of all these challenges by the grace of the Almighty God we are still united as a nation and forging ahead trusting in the power and grace of God We must learn from our past and from the experiences of other developed countries if we want to create an even better future We must utilise the great strength we have in our diversity and the unique resilience that is second nature to us to achieve the Nigeria of our dream he said The governor said that the government had not allowed the challenges and unexpected set back to derail it from fulfilling electoral promises He said that in addition to the modest achievements recorded residents still had cause to look forward to greater things to come This is when some of the ongoing landmark projects beginning from the last quarter of 2022 were completed he said Sanwo Olu listed some of the projects to include the Imota Rice Mill Opebi Ojota Link Bridge the Blue and the Red lines which would significantly transform the public transportation sector He said that the government prioritised improved security of lives and properties of the residents of Lagos State as it was believed that true development could only be achieved in a stable secured and peaceful environment We will continue to deliver on our mandate for the dividends of democracy to be enjoyed by all We will not relent in our commitment to implement policies and programmes that will ensure the growth development and prosperity of our citizens as highlighted in our T H E M E S Agenda for a greater Lagos As the end of our administration s first tenure is approaching we are determined to ensure that all ongoing projects are completed Also more impactful policies programmes and projects would be implemented as a continuation of our mandate Sanwo Olu said The Chairman Christian Association of Nigeria CAN Lagos Rt Rev Stephen Adegbite said like Jerusalem Nigeria must surely know peace as it entered its 62nd year of gaining independence Adegbite said that Nigerians must come together and resolve to have peace as God would expose anyone jeopardising the peace of the nation Jerusalem is a place of peace created by God Himself and he directed that people go there to pray and worship him So if you pray for peace in Jerusalem you are indirectly praying for peace in our country and Lagos is a mini Jerusalem because there is no tribe of the country you cannot find in Lagos State We should pray for peace in Lagos because anything that affects Lagos affects Nigeria as a whole The reason why we are moving forward in Lagos is because we believe in God we believe in peace he said The CAN chairman said that all that Nigerians wanted were good governance good education good healthcare delivery hence would support anyone with credentials and evidences to provide such for them We want abundance of things of God for everyone in Nigeria Anyone with good intentions for Nigeria God will support and Christians will support as poverty does not know whether you are a Christian or Muslim he said The Commissioner for Home Affairs Prince Anofiu Elegushi said that the thanksgiving service was organised to thank God for the existing unity in Lagos State and the country at large Elegushi said that though Nigeria had problems God never allowed those problems to overwhelm the country hence the need to thank Him Many countries have gone into disarray many have been killing each other civil war has broken in many countries but for our problem God is still managing it for us Our prayers is that every killings will cease in the name of God So let us continue talking to God then pray for our country most especially our leaders please continue to pray for them Elegushi said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria at 62: Resilience essential for Nigeria of our dream – Sanwo-Olu
     Nigeria Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State has urged Nigerians to exhibit the resilient spirit they are known for to achieve the Nigeria of everyone s dream Sanwo Olu who was represented by the Lagos State Chief of Staff Mr Tayo Ayinde gave the advice on Sunday at the Church Thanksgiving Service commemorating Nigeria s 62nd Independence Day Celebration The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the thanksgiving service was held at Chapel of Christ the Light Alausa Ikeja with the theme The Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 122 6 According to Sanwo Olu as the country celebrates its 62nd Anniversary it is an opportunity to reflect on the past the present and the future Nigerians desired to see and bequeath to the next generation He said within the last 12 months the county has experienced a lot of challenges especially various forms and shades of insecurity as well as economic difficulties However regardless of all these challenges by the grace of the Almighty God we are still united as a nation and forging ahead trusting in the power and grace of God We must learn from our past and from the experiences of other developed countries if we want to create an even better future We must utilise the great strength we have in our diversity and the unique resilience that is second nature to us to achieve the Nigeria of our dream he said The governor said that the government had not allowed the challenges and unexpected set back to derail it from fulfilling electoral promises He said that in addition to the modest achievements recorded residents still had cause to look forward to greater things to come This is when some of the ongoing landmark projects beginning from the last quarter of 2022 were completed he said Sanwo Olu listed some of the projects to include the Imota Rice Mill Opebi Ojota Link Bridge the Blue and the Red lines which would significantly transform the public transportation sector He said that the government prioritised improved security of lives and properties of the residents of Lagos State as it was believed that true development could only be achieved in a stable secured and peaceful environment We will continue to deliver on our mandate for the dividends of democracy to be enjoyed by all We will not relent in our commitment to implement policies and programmes that will ensure the growth development and prosperity of our citizens as highlighted in our T H E M E S Agenda for a greater Lagos As the end of our administration s first tenure is approaching we are determined to ensure that all ongoing projects are completed Also more impactful policies programmes and projects would be implemented as a continuation of our mandate Sanwo Olu said The Chairman Christian Association of Nigeria CAN Lagos Rt Rev Stephen Adegbite said like Jerusalem Nigeria must surely know peace as it entered its 62nd year of gaining independence Adegbite said that Nigerians must come together and resolve to have peace as God would expose anyone jeopardising the peace of the nation Jerusalem is a place of peace created by God Himself and he directed that people go there to pray and worship him So if you pray for peace in Jerusalem you are indirectly praying for peace in our country and Lagos is a mini Jerusalem because there is no tribe of the country you cannot find in Lagos State We should pray for peace in Lagos because anything that affects Lagos affects Nigeria as a whole The reason why we are moving forward in Lagos is because we believe in God we believe in peace he said The CAN chairman said that all that Nigerians wanted were good governance good education good healthcare delivery hence would support anyone with credentials and evidences to provide such for them We want abundance of things of God for everyone in Nigeria Anyone with good intentions for Nigeria God will support and Christians will support as poverty does not know whether you are a Christian or Muslim he said The Commissioner for Home Affairs Prince Anofiu Elegushi said that the thanksgiving service was organised to thank God for the existing unity in Lagos State and the country at large Elegushi said that though Nigeria had problems God never allowed those problems to overwhelm the country hence the need to thank Him Many countries have gone into disarray many have been killing each other civil war has broken in many countries but for our problem God is still managing it for us Our prayers is that every killings will cease in the name of God So let us continue talking to God then pray for our country most especially our leaders please continue to pray for them Elegushi said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria at 62: Resilience essential for Nigeria of our dream – Sanwo-Olu
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    Nigeria at 62: Resilience essential for Nigeria of our dream – Sanwo-Olu

    Nigeria) Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has urged Nigerians to exhibit the resilient spirit they are known for, to achieve the Nigeria of everyone’s dream.

    Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the Lagos State Chief of Staff, Mr Tayo Ayinde, gave the advice on Sunday at the Church Thanksgiving Service commemorating Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Day Celebration.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the thanksgiving service was held at Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Ikeja, with the theme  ”The Peace of Jerusalem” – Psalm 122:6. According to Sanwo-Olu, as the country celebrates its 62nd Anniversary, it is an opportunity to reflect on the past, the present and the future Nigerians desired to see and bequeath to the next generation.

    He said within the last 12 months, the county has experienced a lot of challenges, especially various forms and shades of insecurity as well as economic difficulties.

    ”However, regardless of all these challenges, by the grace of the Almighty God, we are still united as a nation and forging ahead, trusting in the power and grace of God. ”We must learn from our past and from the experiences of other developed countries if we want to create an even better future.

    ”We must utilise the great strength we have in our diversity and the unique resilience that is second nature to us to achieve the Nigeria of our dream,” he said.

    The governor said that the government had not allowed the challenges and unexpected set back to derail it from fulfilling electoral promises.

    He said that in addition to the modest achievements recorded, residents still had cause to look forward to greater things to come.

    “This is when some of the ongoing landmark projects beginning from the last quarter of 2022 were completed”he said.

    Sanwo-Olu listed some of the projects to include the Imota Rice Mill, Opebi-Ojota Link Bridge, the Blue and the Red lines, which would significantly transform the public transportation sector.

    He said that the government prioritised improved security of lives and properties of the residents of Lagos State, as it was believed that true development could only be achieved in a stable, secured and peaceful environment.

    ”We will continue to deliver on our mandate for the dividends of democracy to be enjoyed by all.

    ”We will not relent in our commitment to implement policies and programmes that will ensure the growth, development and prosperity of our citizens as highlighted in our T.

    H.E.M.E.S. Agenda for a greater Lagos.

    “As the end of our administration’s first tenure is approaching, we are determined to ensure that all ongoing projects are completed.

    “ Also, more impactful policies, programmes and projects would be implemented as a continuation of our mandate,” Sanwo-Olu said.

    The Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Lagos, Rt. Rev. Stephen Adegbite said  like Jerusalem, Nigeria must surely know peace, as it entered its 62nd year of gaining independence.

    Adegbite said that Nigerians must come together and resolve to have peace, as God would expose anyone jeopardising the peace of the nation.

    “Jerusalem is a place of peace created by God Himself and he directed that people go there to pray and worship him.

    “So, if you pray for peace in Jerusalem, you are indirectly praying for peace in our country and Lagos is a mini Jerusalem, because there is no tribe of the country you cannot find in Lagos State.

    “We should pray for peace in Lagos, because anything that affects Lagos affects Nigeria as a whole.

    “The reason why we are moving forward in Lagos is because we believe in God, we believe in peace,” he said.

    The CAN chairman said that all that Nigerians wanted were good governance, good education, good healthcare delivery, hence, would support anyone with credentials and evidences to provide such for them.

    “We want abundance of things of God for everyone in Nigeria.

    Anyone with good intentions for Nigeria, God will support and Christians will support, as poverty does not know whether you are a Christian or Muslim,” he said.

    The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, said that the thanksgiving service was organised to thank God for the existing unity in Lagos State and the country at large.

    Elegushi said that though Nigeria had problems,  God never allowed those problems to overwhelm the country, hence, the need to thank Him. “Many countries have gone into disarray, many have been killing each other; civil war has broken in many countries, but for our problem, God is still managing it for us.

    “Our prayers is that every killings will cease, in the name of God. So let us continue talking to God, then pray for our country, most especially our leaders, please continue to pray for them,” Elegushi said.


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  •  Pastor Samuel Oladele the President of the Christ Apostolic Church CAC Worldwide has advised Christians to vote for candidate that will protect their interests in the 2023 general elections Oladele gave the advice in his address at the 2022 Pastors Conference of the CAC held at Ayo Babalola Memorial International Miracle Camp Ikeji Arakeji Osun on Wednesday The conference was themed Growing in the Grace and Knowledge of the Lord The forthcoming general election is the one that we must be interested in as we cannot afford to remain complacent while decisions that affect our faith are being made We shall be guided by the criteria provided by the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN for election of our next set of political leaders in Nigeria I make bold to declare loud and clear that the interest of the kingdom of God and of His Christ is more important than all other interests he said He charged Christians to allow the interest of God s kingdom to guide their consideration of who to vote for in the forthcoming general elections While lamenting the level of insecurity in the country Oladele urged Nigerians not to despair but to be more prayerful and also to walk on the way of righteousness The cleric assured that there is hope for the nation saying that for God rules the affairs of men Also speaking the General Evangelist for the Church Hezekial Oladeji warned pastors of the church against insubordination and other forms of misconduct Oladeji said that any pastor caught in an unethical act would be sanctioned NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Vote for people that’ll protect your interest — CAC President urges Christians
     Pastor Samuel Oladele the President of the Christ Apostolic Church CAC Worldwide has advised Christians to vote for candidate that will protect their interests in the 2023 general elections Oladele gave the advice in his address at the 2022 Pastors Conference of the CAC held at Ayo Babalola Memorial International Miracle Camp Ikeji Arakeji Osun on Wednesday The conference was themed Growing in the Grace and Knowledge of the Lord The forthcoming general election is the one that we must be interested in as we cannot afford to remain complacent while decisions that affect our faith are being made We shall be guided by the criteria provided by the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN for election of our next set of political leaders in Nigeria I make bold to declare loud and clear that the interest of the kingdom of God and of His Christ is more important than all other interests he said He charged Christians to allow the interest of God s kingdom to guide their consideration of who to vote for in the forthcoming general elections While lamenting the level of insecurity in the country Oladele urged Nigerians not to despair but to be more prayerful and also to walk on the way of righteousness The cleric assured that there is hope for the nation saying that for God rules the affairs of men Also speaking the General Evangelist for the Church Hezekial Oladeji warned pastors of the church against insubordination and other forms of misconduct Oladeji said that any pastor caught in an unethical act would be sanctioned NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Vote for people that’ll protect your interest — CAC President urges Christians
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    2023: Vote for people that’ll protect your interest — CAC President urges Christians

    Pastor Samuel Oladele, the President of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Worldwide, has advised Christians to vote for candidate that will protect their interests in the 2023 general elections.

    Oladele gave the advice in his address at the 2022 Pastors Conference of the CAC held at Ayo Babalola Memorial International Miracle Camp, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun, on Wednesday.

    The conference was themed, “Growing in the Grace and Knowledge of the Lord.” “The forthcoming general election is the one that we must be interested in, as we cannot afford to remain complacent while decisions that affect our faith are being made.

    “We shall be guided by the criteria provided by the Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) for election of our next set of political leaders in Nigeria.

    “I make bold to declare loud and clear that the interest of the kingdom of God and of His Christ is more important than all other interests,” he said.

    He charged Christians to allow the interest of God’s kingdom to guide their consideration of who to vote for in the forthcoming general elections.

    While lamenting the level of insecurity in the country, Oladele urged Nigerians not to despair but to be more prayerful and also to walk on the way of righteousness.

    The cleric assured that there is hope for the nation, saying that “for God rules the affairs of men.

    ” Also speaking, the General Evangelist for the Church, Hezekial Oladeji, warned pastors of the church against insubordination and other forms of misconduct.

    Oladeji said that any pastor caught in an unethical act would be sanctioned.


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  •  President Muhammadu Buhari has restated the commitment of the Federal Government to continue to support the Church and ensure freedom of worship of its citizens Buhari made this pledge at the opening of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion Standing Committee Meeting on Wednesday in Abuja The President who was represented by the Minister for Youths and Sports Mr Sunday Dare also urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the country s success I wish to inform you that this government will continue to support the church in the freedom of worship We will continue to work with the Nigerian inter religious council on issues about religion and I encourage you all to keep praying for Nigeria our dear country As we look forward to the fourth coming elections we must hope and pray for God s will to be done God s kingdom will never come until his people seek his will and do his will in their daily living in their family and in our nation My prayer is that God s will be of utmost importance in our lives Buhari said Earlier Christian Association of Nigerian CAN President Daniel Okoh represented by Bishop Mike Akpami reiterated the association s commitment to continue to identify with the Anglican Communion We shall continue to identify with you in all circumstances the Anglican Communion is no doubt one Church that has made great impact in both social economic and spiritual development of our country Nigeria It is also a strong voice in Christian Council of Nigeria CCN which is one of the blocks of Christian Association of Nigeria As you gather today I urge you brethren to stand up for Jesus and for righteousness in our world Remember this country in your prayers and particularly Christians who are facing severe persecutions in different parts of the country on account of their faith in Jesus Christ The theme of this meeting is very apt and reassuring when the kingdom of God comes His will shall be done and it shall be well with us in the land It shall be well with you and for your sake it shall be well with our nation and the world Okoh said Meanwhile the Archbishop Metropolitan and Primate of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion His Grace Henry Ndukuba reiterated the Church s commitment to stand for the Christian faith We will continue to uphold the orthodox faith in Christ Jesus the authority of the scripture and the Anglican heritage as we have received it Our ministry will have special focus on building healthy Christian marriage and family life as a means of building a healthy church and nation According to Ndukuba the country is passing through difficult and trying times and many Nigerians were suffering He however said that God is the sovereign Lord of all the earth and shall over rule in the challenges of the nation NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG restates commitment to support Church, freedom of worship
     President Muhammadu Buhari has restated the commitment of the Federal Government to continue to support the Church and ensure freedom of worship of its citizens Buhari made this pledge at the opening of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion Standing Committee Meeting on Wednesday in Abuja The President who was represented by the Minister for Youths and Sports Mr Sunday Dare also urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the country s success I wish to inform you that this government will continue to support the church in the freedom of worship We will continue to work with the Nigerian inter religious council on issues about religion and I encourage you all to keep praying for Nigeria our dear country As we look forward to the fourth coming elections we must hope and pray for God s will to be done God s kingdom will never come until his people seek his will and do his will in their daily living in their family and in our nation My prayer is that God s will be of utmost importance in our lives Buhari said Earlier Christian Association of Nigerian CAN President Daniel Okoh represented by Bishop Mike Akpami reiterated the association s commitment to continue to identify with the Anglican Communion We shall continue to identify with you in all circumstances the Anglican Communion is no doubt one Church that has made great impact in both social economic and spiritual development of our country Nigeria It is also a strong voice in Christian Council of Nigeria CCN which is one of the blocks of Christian Association of Nigeria As you gather today I urge you brethren to stand up for Jesus and for righteousness in our world Remember this country in your prayers and particularly Christians who are facing severe persecutions in different parts of the country on account of their faith in Jesus Christ The theme of this meeting is very apt and reassuring when the kingdom of God comes His will shall be done and it shall be well with us in the land It shall be well with you and for your sake it shall be well with our nation and the world Okoh said Meanwhile the Archbishop Metropolitan and Primate of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion His Grace Henry Ndukuba reiterated the Church s commitment to stand for the Christian faith We will continue to uphold the orthodox faith in Christ Jesus the authority of the scripture and the Anglican heritage as we have received it Our ministry will have special focus on building healthy Christian marriage and family life as a means of building a healthy church and nation According to Ndukuba the country is passing through difficult and trying times and many Nigerians were suffering He however said that God is the sovereign Lord of all the earth and shall over rule in the challenges of the nation NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG restates commitment to support Church, freedom of worship
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    FG restates commitment to support Church, freedom of worship

    President Muhammadu Buhari has restated the commitment of the Federal Government to continue to support the Church and ensure freedom of worship of its citizens.

    Buhari made this pledge at the opening of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion Standing Committee Meeting on Wednesday in Abuja The President, who was represented by the Minister for Youths and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, also urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the country’s success.

    ”I wish to inform you that this government will continue to support the church in the freedom of worship.

    ”We will continue to work with the Nigerian inter-religious council on issues about religion and I encourage you all to keep praying for Nigeria, our dear country.

    ”As we look forward to the fourth coming elections, we must hope and pray for God’s will to be done.

    ”God’s kingdom will never come until his people seek his will and do his will in their daily living,  in their family and in our nation.

    ”My prayer is that God’s will be of utmost importance in our lives,” Buhari said.

    Earlier, Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN) President, Daniel Okoh, represented by Bishop Mike Akpami, reiterated the association’s commitment to continue to identify with the Anglican Communion.

    ”We shall continue to identify with you in all circumstances, the Anglican Communion is no doubt one Church that has made great impact in both social-economic and spiritual development of our country Nigeria.

    ”It is also a strong voice in Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN) which is one of the blocks of Christian Association of Nigeria.

    ”As you gather today, I urge you brethren to stand up for Jesus and for righteousness in our world.

    ”Remember this country in your prayers and particularly Christians who are facing severe persecutions in different parts of the country on account of their faith in Jesus Christ.

    ”The theme of this meeting is very apt and reassuring, when the kingdom of God comes,  His will shall be done and it shall be well with us in the land.

    ”It shall be well with you and for your sake it shall be well with our nation and the world,” Okoh said.

    Meanwhile, the Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, His Grace Henry Ndukuba reiterated the Church’s commitment to stand for the Christian faith.

    ”We will continue to uphold the orthodox faith in Christ Jesus, the authority of the scripture and the Anglican heritage as we have received it.

    ”Our ministry will have special focus on building healthy Christian marriage and family life as a means of building a healthy church and nation.

    ” According to Ndukuba, the country is passing through difficult and trying times and many Nigerians were suffering.

    He however said that God is the sovereign Lord of all the earth and shall over-rule in the challenges of the nation.


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  •  Gov Hope Uzodimma of Imo has expressed confidence that the state would overcome her present challenges if residents fervently approached God in prayers The governor said this at the second edition of Imo Unity Prayer and Praise Convention organised by the Imo chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN in Owerri on Tuesday In his remarks Uzodinma said the event was appropriate as the state had been able to surmount its security challenges thanks to the faithfulness and grace of God He thanked CAN for organising the event and urged Imo people to continue to pray and thank God adding that he hears our prayers God has been there for us In good times and in challenging times he is always there There is evidence everywhere to show that Almighty God is in Imo There is nothing God cannot do and there is nothing hidden under the earth or below the heavens that God doesn t know therefore it behoves on all of us to continue to serve God and humanity especially by being fair to our neighbours We were challenged but we didn t go retaliating We put our knees to the ground we prayed and God answered us My administration and people will continue to pray to God he said Speaking the CAN Chairman in Imo Rev Eches Divine Eches thanked the governor for allowing God to use him to bring peace unity and development to the state through his giant strides in infrastructural development He called for increased resilience in prayers on the part of residents of the state VIN NewsSourceCredit NAN
    With prayers, Imo ‘ll overcome present challenges – Uzodimma
     Gov Hope Uzodimma of Imo has expressed confidence that the state would overcome her present challenges if residents fervently approached God in prayers The governor said this at the second edition of Imo Unity Prayer and Praise Convention organised by the Imo chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN in Owerri on Tuesday In his remarks Uzodinma said the event was appropriate as the state had been able to surmount its security challenges thanks to the faithfulness and grace of God He thanked CAN for organising the event and urged Imo people to continue to pray and thank God adding that he hears our prayers God has been there for us In good times and in challenging times he is always there There is evidence everywhere to show that Almighty God is in Imo There is nothing God cannot do and there is nothing hidden under the earth or below the heavens that God doesn t know therefore it behoves on all of us to continue to serve God and humanity especially by being fair to our neighbours We were challenged but we didn t go retaliating We put our knees to the ground we prayed and God answered us My administration and people will continue to pray to God he said Speaking the CAN Chairman in Imo Rev Eches Divine Eches thanked the governor for allowing God to use him to bring peace unity and development to the state through his giant strides in infrastructural development He called for increased resilience in prayers on the part of residents of the state VIN NewsSourceCredit NAN
    With prayers, Imo ‘ll overcome present challenges – Uzodimma
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    With prayers, Imo ‘ll overcome present challenges – Uzodimma

    Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo has expressed confidence that the state would overcome her present challenges if residents fervently approached God in prayers.

    The governor said this at the second edition of  ‘Imo Unity Prayer and Praise Convention’ organised by the Imo chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), in Owerri on Tuesday. 

    In his remarks, Uzodinma said the event was appropriate as the  state had been able to surmount its security challenges thanks to the faithfulness and grace of God.He thanked CAN for organising the event and urged Imo people to continue to pray and thank God, adding that ” he hears our prayers. 

    ” God has been there for us.

    In good times and in challenging times, he is always there.

    There is evidence everywhere to show that Almighty God is in Imo. ” There is nothing God cannot do  and there is nothing hidden under the earth or below the heavens that God doesn’t know, therefore, it behoves on all of us to continue to serve God and humanity, especially by being fair to our neighbours. 

    ” We were challenged but we didn’t go retaliating.

    We put our knees to the ground, we prayed and God answered us.

    My administration and people will continue to pray  to God,” he said. 

    Speaking, the CAN Chairman in Imo, Rev. Eches Divine Eches, thanked the governor for allowing God to use him to bring peace, unity and development to the state through his giant strides in infrastructural development. 

    He called for increased resilience in prayers on the part of residents of the state.

    VIN
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  •  Network of people Living with HIV and AIDS in Nigeria NEPWAN says it has trained 30 different advocacy groups and organisations in Nasarawa State It said on Saturday in Lafia that the training was for the purpose of implementating the Federal Government and Global Fund Multi Billion Naira Resilience and Sustainable Systems for Health Grant Programme in the state Addressing newsmen on Saturday after the three day training in Lafia Programme Manager NEPWAN Mr Ismaeel Danise said that the programme was focused on improving the standard of health care facilities in rural communities due to impacts of coronavirus pandemic He explained that the National Agency for the Control of AIDS NACA received the grant from Global Fund for continuous implementation programme in 18 states including Nasarawa State As part of efforts to ensure effective implementation of the programme in the state leaders of Community Based Organisations religious bodies National Orientation Agency NOA the Police as well as the media were trained to ensure optimal service delivery in health sector The training was among others things aimed at ensuring that the participants to step up advocacy aimed at identifying and strengthening the health sector for better service delivery he added He further said that the they were implementating on issues concerning AIDS tuberculosis and malaria component of the project in Keffi Karu Lafia Akwanga and Doma local government areas of the state Similarly Dr Ruth Bello the lead facilitator at the training pointed out that the COVID 19 had weakened the health sector hence the need for persistent robust engagements and commitments towards strengthening the system given its important to humanity Dr Ruth Bello is also the Executive Director Nasarawa State Agency for the Control of AIDS Also Mr Philip Lokoko Nasarawa State Coordinator Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS in Nigeria noted that the programme had given hope to people affected by HIV and AIDS in the state He added that hitherto a lot of their members lost hope at the peak of COVID 19 due to lack of adequate attention Some participants told newsmen that the programme had given them a new approach to advocate for better health care services especially at the grassroots The Nasarawa State Secretary General Jama atul Nasril Islam JNI Imam Muhammad Ali and the state Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria CAN Rev Sunday Emmah who spoke on behalf of other participants said that they were now better informed The High points of the training were questions and answer sessions discussions practical demonstrations and inauguration of a five man health advocacy team to ensure the success of the project NewsSourceCredit NAN
    COVID-19: NEPWAN train groups in Nasarawa State
     Network of people Living with HIV and AIDS in Nigeria NEPWAN says it has trained 30 different advocacy groups and organisations in Nasarawa State It said on Saturday in Lafia that the training was for the purpose of implementating the Federal Government and Global Fund Multi Billion Naira Resilience and Sustainable Systems for Health Grant Programme in the state Addressing newsmen on Saturday after the three day training in Lafia Programme Manager NEPWAN Mr Ismaeel Danise said that the programme was focused on improving the standard of health care facilities in rural communities due to impacts of coronavirus pandemic He explained that the National Agency for the Control of AIDS NACA received the grant from Global Fund for continuous implementation programme in 18 states including Nasarawa State As part of efforts to ensure effective implementation of the programme in the state leaders of Community Based Organisations religious bodies National Orientation Agency NOA the Police as well as the media were trained to ensure optimal service delivery in health sector The training was among others things aimed at ensuring that the participants to step up advocacy aimed at identifying and strengthening the health sector for better service delivery he added He further said that the they were implementating on issues concerning AIDS tuberculosis and malaria component of the project in Keffi Karu Lafia Akwanga and Doma local government areas of the state Similarly Dr Ruth Bello the lead facilitator at the training pointed out that the COVID 19 had weakened the health sector hence the need for persistent robust engagements and commitments towards strengthening the system given its important to humanity Dr Ruth Bello is also the Executive Director Nasarawa State Agency for the Control of AIDS Also Mr Philip Lokoko Nasarawa State Coordinator Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS in Nigeria noted that the programme had given hope to people affected by HIV and AIDS in the state He added that hitherto a lot of their members lost hope at the peak of COVID 19 due to lack of adequate attention Some participants told newsmen that the programme had given them a new approach to advocate for better health care services especially at the grassroots The Nasarawa State Secretary General Jama atul Nasril Islam JNI Imam Muhammad Ali and the state Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria CAN Rev Sunday Emmah who spoke on behalf of other participants said that they were now better informed The High points of the training were questions and answer sessions discussions practical demonstrations and inauguration of a five man health advocacy team to ensure the success of the project NewsSourceCredit NAN
    COVID-19: NEPWAN train groups in Nasarawa State
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    COVID-19: NEPWAN train groups in Nasarawa State

    Network of people Living with HIV and AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWAN) says it has trained 30 different advocacy groups and organisations in Nasarawa State.

    It said on Saturday in Lafia that the training was for the purpose of implementating the Federal Government and Global Fund Multi Billion Naira Resilience and Sustainable Systems for Health Grant Programme in the state.

    Addressing newsmen on Saturday after the three day training in Lafia, Programme Manager NEPWAN, Mr Ismaeel Danise, said that the programme was focused on improving the standard of health care facilities in rural communities due to impacts of coronavirus pandemic.

    He explained that the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, (NACA), received the grant from Global Fund for continuous implementation programme in 18 states, including Nasarawa State.

    “As part of efforts to ensure effective implementation of the programme in the state, leaders of Community Based Organisations, religious bodies, National Orientation Agency (NOA), the Police as well as the media, were trained to ensure optimal service delivery in health sector.

    “The training was among others things aimed at ensuring that the participants to step up advocacy aimed at identifying and strengthening the health sector for better service delivery,” he added.

    He further said that the they were implementating on issues concerning AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria component of the project in Keffi, Karu, Lafia, Akwanga and Doma local government areas of the state.

    Similarly, Dr Ruth Bello, the lead facilitator at the training, pointed  out that the COVID-19 had weakened the health sector, hence the need for persistent robust engagements and commitments towards strengthening the system given its important to humanity.

    Dr Ruth Bello is also the Executive Director, Nasarawa State  Agency for the Control of AIDS.

    Also, Mr Philip Lokoko, Nasarawa State Coordinator, Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS in Nigeria, noted that the programme had given hope to people affected by HIV and AIDS  in the state.

    He added that hitherto, a lot of their members lost hope at the peak of COVID-19 due to lack of adequate attention.

    Some participants told newsmen that the programme had given them a new approach to advocate for better health care services, especially at the grassroots.

    The Nasarawa State Secretary-General, Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI), Imam Muhammad Ali and the state Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, Rev. Sunday Emmah who spoke on behalf of other participants, said that they were now better informed.

    The High points of the training were questions and answer sessions, discussions, practical demonstrations and inauguration of a five-man health advocacy team to ensure the success of the project.


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  •  The National Orientation Agency NOA and Nigerian Meteorological Agency NiMET have cautioned the public against building on water channels and dumping of wastes in drains to curtail disaster from flood The Director of NOA in Plateau Mrs Keneng Pam Hworo said this on Friday in Jos during an advocacy visit to the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN in Jos North Pam Hworo said that NiMET had predicted that flooding during the year would be high and warned against acts such as farming and building in flood prone areas that would predisposed them to flooding Similarly the Coordinator of NIMET in Plateau Mrs Raliya Umar said the advocacy visit was to intimate the association of the impending flood Umar urged the association to inform their members on the need to keep their drains clean and desist from building on water channels CAN Chairman for Jos North Rev Polycarp Gana represented by the Vice Chairman of CAN Jos North Rev Charles Duruson commended NOA for the visit Gana assured the two agencies of passing the message to their members NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Flood disaster: NOA, NiMET warn against disruption of water channels
     The National Orientation Agency NOA and Nigerian Meteorological Agency NiMET have cautioned the public against building on water channels and dumping of wastes in drains to curtail disaster from flood The Director of NOA in Plateau Mrs Keneng Pam Hworo said this on Friday in Jos during an advocacy visit to the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN in Jos North Pam Hworo said that NiMET had predicted that flooding during the year would be high and warned against acts such as farming and building in flood prone areas that would predisposed them to flooding Similarly the Coordinator of NIMET in Plateau Mrs Raliya Umar said the advocacy visit was to intimate the association of the impending flood Umar urged the association to inform their members on the need to keep their drains clean and desist from building on water channels CAN Chairman for Jos North Rev Polycarp Gana represented by the Vice Chairman of CAN Jos North Rev Charles Duruson commended NOA for the visit Gana assured the two agencies of passing the message to their members NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Flood disaster: NOA, NiMET warn against disruption of water channels
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    Flood disaster: NOA, NiMET warn against disruption of water channels

    The National Orientation Agency (NOA) and Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) have cautioned the public against building on water channels and dumping of wastes in drains to curtail disaster from flood.

    The Director of NOA in Plateau, Mrs Keneng Pam-Hworo, said this on Friday in Jos during an advocacy visit to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Jos North.

    Pam-Hworo said that NiMET had predicted that flooding during the year would be high and warned against acts, such as farming and building in flood prone areas, that would predisposed them to flooding.

    Similarly, the Coordinator of NIMET in Plateau, Mrs Raliya Umar, said the advocacy visit was to intimate the association of the impending flood.

    Umar urged the association to inform their members on the need to keep their drains clean and desist from building on water channels.

    CAN Chairman for Jos North, Rev. Polycarp Gana, represented by the Vice Chairman of CAN Jos-North, Rev. Charles Duruson, commended NOA for the visit.

    Gana assured the two agencies of passing the message to their members.


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  •  The National Commission for Persons with Disability NCPWD is seeking effective partnership with the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN to enhance the lives of Persons with Disabilities PWDs in the country The Executive Secretary of NCPWD Mr James Lalu disclosed this when he paid a courtesy visit to the CAN President Most Rev Daniel Okoh in Abuja on Thursday Lalu said the aim of the visit was to see how the NCPWD could work with the church to promote the rights of PWDs in Nigeria According to him there are many Christians with disabilities across the world He said that PWDs needed to come closer to the church so that they too could enjoy the word of salvation As Christians in disability community we have different experiences There is an incident of a cleric who was forced to retire because he lost his sight We find it so painful because the church is where the less privileged and PWDs expect to find comfort just like Jesus Christ gave comfort to PWDs in the Bible We want to partner with the church to enable us undertake advocacy for disability inclusion development We want the church to set aside a day to celebrate PWDs We want maximum support from CAN and the 36 states including FCT to sponsor PWDs on pilgrimages because it will bring them closer to God We also want churches to support the education of PWDs It will also be good to build the capacity of the clergy so they understand the rights of PWDs and know them better Lalu said He noted that a lot of PWDs especially those on wheel chairs did not have access to some churches due to the nature of the church buildings adding that PWDs should not be left behind We want to be part of the church and participate actively in the activities of the church We are organising a Disability Summit and would want CAN and her Islamic counterpart to participate actively This will go a long way to change the negative perception and narrative of PWDs and change their lives for the better In his response Okoh expressed gratitude for NCPWD s visit saying that it was good and timely as he just assumed office as the President of CAN He said he was not a stranger to disability narrating a story of how his sister working in a bank later became blind due to eye surgery that went bad I want to offer myself to be patron of the disability community I have witnessed disability and lived with it I have pastors who have children with disabilities I see this as an opportunity to work with you I want to assure you that we will partner with you on the Disability Summit On accessibility CAN has already done something There was a time that CAN gave directive to all churches to design their building to be disability friendly However we will continue to gradually introduce these things in the structure of CAN because we recognise PWDs On the issue of pilgrimage we will continue to recommend that PWDs be considered And also you can approach the Christian Pilgrims Board Okoh said www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Disability Commission seeks partnership with CAN to enhance lives of PWDs
     The National Commission for Persons with Disability NCPWD is seeking effective partnership with the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN to enhance the lives of Persons with Disabilities PWDs in the country The Executive Secretary of NCPWD Mr James Lalu disclosed this when he paid a courtesy visit to the CAN President Most Rev Daniel Okoh in Abuja on Thursday Lalu said the aim of the visit was to see how the NCPWD could work with the church to promote the rights of PWDs in Nigeria According to him there are many Christians with disabilities across the world He said that PWDs needed to come closer to the church so that they too could enjoy the word of salvation As Christians in disability community we have different experiences There is an incident of a cleric who was forced to retire because he lost his sight We find it so painful because the church is where the less privileged and PWDs expect to find comfort just like Jesus Christ gave comfort to PWDs in the Bible We want to partner with the church to enable us undertake advocacy for disability inclusion development We want the church to set aside a day to celebrate PWDs We want maximum support from CAN and the 36 states including FCT to sponsor PWDs on pilgrimages because it will bring them closer to God We also want churches to support the education of PWDs It will also be good to build the capacity of the clergy so they understand the rights of PWDs and know them better Lalu said He noted that a lot of PWDs especially those on wheel chairs did not have access to some churches due to the nature of the church buildings adding that PWDs should not be left behind We want to be part of the church and participate actively in the activities of the church We are organising a Disability Summit and would want CAN and her Islamic counterpart to participate actively This will go a long way to change the negative perception and narrative of PWDs and change their lives for the better In his response Okoh expressed gratitude for NCPWD s visit saying that it was good and timely as he just assumed office as the President of CAN He said he was not a stranger to disability narrating a story of how his sister working in a bank later became blind due to eye surgery that went bad I want to offer myself to be patron of the disability community I have witnessed disability and lived with it I have pastors who have children with disabilities I see this as an opportunity to work with you I want to assure you that we will partner with you on the Disability Summit On accessibility CAN has already done something There was a time that CAN gave directive to all churches to design their building to be disability friendly However we will continue to gradually introduce these things in the structure of CAN because we recognise PWDs On the issue of pilgrimage we will continue to recommend that PWDs be considered And also you can approach the Christian Pilgrims Board Okoh said www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Disability Commission seeks partnership with CAN to enhance lives of PWDs
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    Disability Commission seeks partnership with CAN to enhance lives of PWDs

    The National Commission for Persons with Disability (NCPWD) is seeking effective partnership with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to enhance the lives of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in the country.

    The Executive Secretary of NCPWD, Mr James Lalu, disclosed this when he paid a courtesy visit to the CAN President, Most Rev. Daniel Okoh, in Abuja on Thursday.

    Lalu said the aim of the visit was to see how the NCPWD could work with the church to promote the rights of PWDs in Nigeria.

    According to him, there are many Christians with disabilities across the world.

    He said that PWDs needed to come closer to the church, so that they too could enjoy the word of salvation.

    “As Christians in disability community, we have different experiences.

    There is an incident of a cleric, who was forced to retire because he lost his sight.

    “We find it so painful, because, the church is where the less-privileged and PWDs expect to find comfort, just like Jesus Christ gave comfort to PWDs in the Bible.

    “We want to partner with the church to enable us undertake advocacy for disability inclusion development.

    “We want the church to set aside a day to celebrate PWDs. We want maximum support from CAN and the 36 states including FCT, to sponsor PWDs on pilgrimages, because, it will bring them closer to God.“We also want churches to support the education of PWDs. It will also be good to build the capacity of the clergy, so they understand the rights of PWDs and know them better,” Lalu said.

    He noted that a lot of PWDs, especially those on wheel chairs, did not have access to some churches due to the nature of the church buildings, adding that PWDs should not be left behind.

    “We want to be part of the church and participate actively in the  activities of the church.

    “We are organising a Disability Summit and would want CAN and her Islamic counterpart to participate actively.

    “This will go a long way to change the negative perception and narrative of PWDs and change their lives for the better”.

    In his response, Okoh expressed gratitude for NCPWD’s visit, saying that it was good and timely, as he just assumed office as the President of CAN.

    He said he was not a stranger to disability, narrating a story of how his sister working in a bank later became blind due to eye surgery that went bad.

    “I want to offer myself to be patron of the disability community.

    I have witnessed disability and lived with it.

    I have pastors who have children with disabilities.

    “I see this as an opportunity to work with you.

    I want to assure you that we will partner with you on the Disability Summit.

    “On accessibility, CAN has already done something.

    There was a time that CAN gave directive to all churches to design their building to be disability-friendly.

    “However, we will continue to gradually introduce these things in the structure of CAN, because, we recognise PWDs.“On the issue of pilgrimage, we will continue to recommend that PWDs be considered.

    And also, you can approach the Christian Pilgrims Board,” Okoh said.

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