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  •  By Paul Orude BauchiThe Christian community in Bauchi State has been urged to emulate the virtues of Jesus Christ by celebrating Christmas this year The call was made by the state president of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN Rev Dr Abraham Damina Dimeus in a goodwill message he sent to the Christian community on the occasion of the celebration of Christmas 2022 Dimeus in a statement signed by his Media Assistant Ishola Michael stated that it is important for Christians to emulate the virtues of Jesus Christ who was born to fulfill God s purpose and promises for the salvation of humanity The President of the CAN also affirmed that the birth of Jesus Christ was a gift of God s love to humanity that marks a new beginning of hope and salvation for believers while peace envelops the world at his coming Dimeus further stated that Christ is an epitome of love oneness and oneness and as such believers are urged to identify with these virtues when celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ He called on Christians in the state to embrace the love and humility that Christ represents as we celebrate Christmas this year The President of the CAN asserted that in this time of love and peace Christians in the state are advised to be compassionate selfless and charitable in all their relationships with their peers especially with those of another faith and religion He urged Christians to keep the peace throughout the season and beyond and avoid bitterness He opined that this year s Christmas celebration is very unique for Nigerians as it comes just a few months before the 2023 general election He urged Christians in the state to be sure to pray earnestly this season for God s divine intervention in our electoral processes and for peaceful elections across the country next year Our prayers as a people at this significant time as the nation is preparing for its general election will go a long way in ensuring the smooth conduct of the 2023 general election he said He called on Church leaders in the state to unite against divisions and reduce the emphasis on denominationalism He assured that the pilgrimage will continue to be used as a tool for spiritual rejuvenation and moral transformation The Clergyman congratulated all the Christians of the state on this special occasion of Christmas urging them to be calm peaceful and joyful when commemorating the birth of the Universal King He then praised the state governor Sen Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir for not placing one religion above the other in the state but for dealing with each accordingly urging him to maintain it in order to promote peaceful coexistence in the state Credit https www sunnewsonline com christmas emulate virtues of jesus can urges christian community in bauchi
    Christmas: emulating the virtues of Jesus
     By Paul Orude BauchiThe Christian community in Bauchi State has been urged to emulate the virtues of Jesus Christ by celebrating Christmas this year The call was made by the state president of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN Rev Dr Abraham Damina Dimeus in a goodwill message he sent to the Christian community on the occasion of the celebration of Christmas 2022 Dimeus in a statement signed by his Media Assistant Ishola Michael stated that it is important for Christians to emulate the virtues of Jesus Christ who was born to fulfill God s purpose and promises for the salvation of humanity The President of the CAN also affirmed that the birth of Jesus Christ was a gift of God s love to humanity that marks a new beginning of hope and salvation for believers while peace envelops the world at his coming Dimeus further stated that Christ is an epitome of love oneness and oneness and as such believers are urged to identify with these virtues when celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ He called on Christians in the state to embrace the love and humility that Christ represents as we celebrate Christmas this year The President of the CAN asserted that in this time of love and peace Christians in the state are advised to be compassionate selfless and charitable in all their relationships with their peers especially with those of another faith and religion He urged Christians to keep the peace throughout the season and beyond and avoid bitterness He opined that this year s Christmas celebration is very unique for Nigerians as it comes just a few months before the 2023 general election He urged Christians in the state to be sure to pray earnestly this season for God s divine intervention in our electoral processes and for peaceful elections across the country next year Our prayers as a people at this significant time as the nation is preparing for its general election will go a long way in ensuring the smooth conduct of the 2023 general election he said He called on Church leaders in the state to unite against divisions and reduce the emphasis on denominationalism He assured that the pilgrimage will continue to be used as a tool for spiritual rejuvenation and moral transformation The Clergyman congratulated all the Christians of the state on this special occasion of Christmas urging them to be calm peaceful and joyful when commemorating the birth of the Universal King He then praised the state governor Sen Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir for not placing one religion above the other in the state but for dealing with each accordingly urging him to maintain it in order to promote peaceful coexistence in the state Credit https www sunnewsonline com christmas emulate virtues of jesus can urges christian community in bauchi
    Christmas: emulating the virtues of Jesus
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    Christmas: emulating the virtues of Jesus

    By Paul Orude, Bauchi

    The Christian community in Bauchi State has been urged to emulate the virtues of Jesus Christ by celebrating Christmas this year.

    The call was made by the state president of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, Rev. Dr. Abraham Damina Dimeus in a goodwill message he sent to the Christian community on the occasion of the celebration of Christmas 2022.

    Dimeus in a statement signed by his Media Assistant, Ishola Michael, stated that it is important for Christians to emulate the virtues of Jesus Christ, who was born to fulfill God's purpose and promises for the salvation of humanity.

    The President of the CAN also affirmed that the birth of Jesus Christ was a gift of God's love to humanity that marks a new beginning of hope and salvation for believers while peace envelops the world at his coming.

    Dimeus further stated that Christ is an epitome of love, oneness, and oneness, and as such, believers are urged to identify with these virtues when celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.

    He called on Christians in the state to embrace the love and humility that Christ represents as we celebrate Christmas this year.

    The President of the CAN asserted that in this time of love and peace, Christians in the state are advised to be compassionate, selfless and charitable in all their relationships with their peers, especially with those of another faith and religion.

    He urged Christians to keep the peace throughout the season and beyond and avoid bitterness.

    He opined that this year's Christmas celebration is very unique for Nigerians as it comes just a few months before the 2023 general election.

    He urged Christians in the state to be sure to pray earnestly this season for God's divine intervention in our electoral processes and for peaceful elections across the country next year.

    “Our prayers as a people at this significant time as the nation is preparing for its general election will go a long way in ensuring the smooth conduct of the 2023 general election,” he said.

    He called on Church leaders in the state to unite against divisions and reduce the emphasis on denominationalism.

    He assured that the pilgrimage will continue to be used as a tool for spiritual rejuvenation and moral transformation.

    The Clergyman congratulated all the Christians of the state on this special occasion of Christmas, urging them to be calm, peaceful and joyful when commemorating the birth of the Universal King.

    He then praised the state governor, Sen Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir, for not placing one religion above the other in the state, but for dealing with each accordingly, urging him to maintain it in order to promote peaceful coexistence in the state.

    Credit: https://www.sunnewsonline.com/christmas-emulate-virtues-of-jesus-can-urges-christian-community-in-bauchi/

  •   The Christian Association of Nigeria congratulated the country on Friday on the birth of Jesus Christ but regretted that it was celebrated amid uncertainty fear and untold suffering However the organization expressed optimism that God would not abandon the nation but would continue to intervene in the affairs of humanity CAN President Archbishop Daniel Okoh expressed them in his Christmas message to Nigerians entitled Christmas Have hope God has not abandoned Nigeria obtained by journalists in Abuja He said Another season of Christmas is here again It is that time of year when Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ the living Son of God As people who believe in Him we are reminded of God s unfailing and unending love for us The Christmas story tells us about God s loving intervention in the human situation of helplessness and hopelessness This year we are celebrating Christmas in Nigeria amidst uncertainty fear untold suffering hardship and pain in the face of a tough economy record inflation worsening poverty and a security system weakened due to poor governance This precarious situation in our national life can be compared to the sufferings powerlessness and hopelessness of the Israelites as a result of their leaders decisions to abandon God and pursue their bellies that they have turned into gods through greed selfishness and flagrant corruption However the Christmas message informs us that God will not abandon us but will continue to intervene in the affairs of humanity through Jesus Christ the Messiah he sent to save the world We must resist the temptation to speak the language of despair and division over our lives and our nation Let the Christmas story inspire us to speak the language of peace to our neighbors regardless of differences in religion ethnicity or political leanings All rights reserved This material and other digital content on this website may not be reproduced published broadcast rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without the prior written permission of PUNCH Contact email protected Credit https punchng com nigerians celebrating christmas in pain hardship can
    Nigerians celebrate Christmas with pain and hardship – CAN
      The Christian Association of Nigeria congratulated the country on Friday on the birth of Jesus Christ but regretted that it was celebrated amid uncertainty fear and untold suffering However the organization expressed optimism that God would not abandon the nation but would continue to intervene in the affairs of humanity CAN President Archbishop Daniel Okoh expressed them in his Christmas message to Nigerians entitled Christmas Have hope God has not abandoned Nigeria obtained by journalists in Abuja He said Another season of Christmas is here again It is that time of year when Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ the living Son of God As people who believe in Him we are reminded of God s unfailing and unending love for us The Christmas story tells us about God s loving intervention in the human situation of helplessness and hopelessness This year we are celebrating Christmas in Nigeria amidst uncertainty fear untold suffering hardship and pain in the face of a tough economy record inflation worsening poverty and a security system weakened due to poor governance This precarious situation in our national life can be compared to the sufferings powerlessness and hopelessness of the Israelites as a result of their leaders decisions to abandon God and pursue their bellies that they have turned into gods through greed selfishness and flagrant corruption However the Christmas message informs us that God will not abandon us but will continue to intervene in the affairs of humanity through Jesus Christ the Messiah he sent to save the world We must resist the temptation to speak the language of despair and division over our lives and our nation Let the Christmas story inspire us to speak the language of peace to our neighbors regardless of differences in religion ethnicity or political leanings All rights reserved This material and other digital content on this website may not be reproduced published broadcast rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without the prior written permission of PUNCH Contact email protected Credit https punchng com nigerians celebrating christmas in pain hardship can
    Nigerians celebrate Christmas with pain and hardship – CAN
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    Nigerians celebrate Christmas with pain and hardship – CAN

    The Christian Association of Nigeria congratulated the country on Friday on the birth of Jesus Christ, but regretted that it was celebrated amid uncertainty, fear and untold suffering.

    However, the organization expressed optimism that God would not abandon the nation but would continue to intervene in the affairs of humanity.

    CAN President Archbishop Daniel Okoh expressed them in his Christmas message to Nigerians entitled 'Christmas: Have hope, God has not abandoned Nigeria', obtained by journalists in Abuja.

    He said: "Another season of Christmas is here again. It is that time of year when Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the living Son of God. As people who believe in Him, we are reminded of God's unfailing and unending love for us. The Christmas story tells us about God's loving intervention in the human situation of helplessness and hopelessness.

    “This year we are celebrating Christmas in Nigeria amidst uncertainty, fear, untold suffering, hardship and pain in the face of a tough economy, record inflation, worsening poverty and a security system. weakened due to poor governance. This precarious situation in our national life can be compared to the sufferings, powerlessness and hopelessness of the Israelites as a result of their leaders' decisions to abandon God and pursue their bellies that they have turned into gods through greed, selfishness and flagrant corruption. .

    “However, the Christmas message informs us that God will not abandon us, but will continue to intervene in the affairs of humanity through Jesus Christ, the Messiah he sent to save the world. We must resist the temptation to speak the language of despair and division over our lives and our nation. Let the Christmas story inspire us to speak the language of peace to our neighbors, regardless of differences in religion, ethnicity or political leanings."

    All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without the prior written permission of PUNCH.

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  •  Here are wishes greetings SMS messages quotes and images to send to your loved ones on Christmas day UPDATED Dec 25 2022 08 13 ISTBy India Today Web Desk December 25 Christmas Day is the most anticipated day of the month The day marks the birth of Jesus Christ At midnight on December 24 churches hold prayer sessions and carol singing to mark this important occasion A very positive aspect of this day is that it encourages people to forgive all wrongs and celebrate the day together Although Christmas is a Christian holiday it has grown beyond religion and is celebrated by almost everyone So this Christmas share more happiness with your loved ones with Christmas wishes quotes messages and images Merry Christmas 2022MERRY CHRISTMAS 2022 SOME MEMORABLE QUOTES Christmas is the day that unites all the time Alexander Smith Christmas is doing something extra for someone Charles M Schulz The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other Burton Hills Christmas waves a magic wand over this world and behold everything is softer and more beautiful Norman Vincent Peale Christmas is a season to kindle the fire of hospitality in the drawing room the blaze of charity in the heart Washington Irving Merry Christmas 2022 MERRY CHRISTMAS 2022 WISHES AND MESSAGES YOU CAN SEND TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS One beautiful thing about Christmas is that it is mandatory like a storm and we all spend it together Let s buckle up and enjoy the ride May this Christmas season bring you nothing but good memories Happiness and laughter I wish you that in these holidays you receive love peace and joy for the whole year Merry Christmas May you receive the greatest gift of all this Christmas someone to share your life with Merry Christmas May your home this Christmas be filled with peace and happiness May Jesus shower his abundant blessings on you I wish you a very Merry Christmas Edited by Animesh BhardwajPublished in December 25 2022 Credit https www indiatoday in information story merry christmas 2022 greetings messages quotes wishes for instagram whatsapp facebook status 2313247 2022 12 25
    Merry Christmas 2022: Greetings, messages, phrases, wishes, for Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook status
     Here are wishes greetings SMS messages quotes and images to send to your loved ones on Christmas day UPDATED Dec 25 2022 08 13 ISTBy India Today Web Desk December 25 Christmas Day is the most anticipated day of the month The day marks the birth of Jesus Christ At midnight on December 24 churches hold prayer sessions and carol singing to mark this important occasion A very positive aspect of this day is that it encourages people to forgive all wrongs and celebrate the day together Although Christmas is a Christian holiday it has grown beyond religion and is celebrated by almost everyone So this Christmas share more happiness with your loved ones with Christmas wishes quotes messages and images Merry Christmas 2022MERRY CHRISTMAS 2022 SOME MEMORABLE QUOTES Christmas is the day that unites all the time Alexander Smith Christmas is doing something extra for someone Charles M Schulz The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other Burton Hills Christmas waves a magic wand over this world and behold everything is softer and more beautiful Norman Vincent Peale Christmas is a season to kindle the fire of hospitality in the drawing room the blaze of charity in the heart Washington Irving Merry Christmas 2022 MERRY CHRISTMAS 2022 WISHES AND MESSAGES YOU CAN SEND TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS One beautiful thing about Christmas is that it is mandatory like a storm and we all spend it together Let s buckle up and enjoy the ride May this Christmas season bring you nothing but good memories Happiness and laughter I wish you that in these holidays you receive love peace and joy for the whole year Merry Christmas May you receive the greatest gift of all this Christmas someone to share your life with Merry Christmas May your home this Christmas be filled with peace and happiness May Jesus shower his abundant blessings on you I wish you a very Merry Christmas Edited by Animesh BhardwajPublished in December 25 2022 Credit https www indiatoday in information story merry christmas 2022 greetings messages quotes wishes for instagram whatsapp facebook status 2313247 2022 12 25
    Merry Christmas 2022: Greetings, messages, phrases, wishes, for Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook status
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    Merry Christmas 2022: Greetings, messages, phrases, wishes, for Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook status

    Here are wishes, greetings, SMS, messages, quotes and images to send to your loved ones on Christmas day.

    UPDATED: Dec 25 2022 08:13 IST

    By India Today Web Desk: December 25, Christmas Day, is the most anticipated day of the month. The day marks the birth of Jesus Christ. At midnight on December 24, churches hold prayer sessions and carol singing to mark this important occasion. A very positive aspect of this day is that it encourages people to forgive all wrongs and celebrate the day together.

    Although Christmas is a Christian holiday, it has grown beyond religion and is celebrated by almost everyone. So this Christmas, share more happiness with your loved ones with Christmas wishes, quotes, messages and images:

    Merry Christmas 2022MERRY CHRISTMAS 2022: SOME MEMORABLE QUOTES "Christmas is the day that unites all the time." ~ Alexander Smith "Christmas is doing something extra for someone." ~ Charles M. Schulz "The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family, all wrapped up in each other." ~ Burton Hills "Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." -Norman Vincent Peale "Christmas is a season to kindle the fire of hospitality in the drawing room, the blaze of charity in the heart." ~ Washington Irving Merry Christmas 2022 MERRY CHRISTMAS 2022: WISHES AND MESSAGES YOU CAN SEND TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS One beautiful thing about Christmas is that it is mandatory, like a storm, and we all spend it together. Let's buckle up and enjoy the ride. May this Christmas season bring you nothing but good memories. Happiness and laughter! I wish you that in these holidays you receive love, peace and joy for the whole year. Merry Christmas! May you receive the greatest gift of all this Christmas, someone to share your life with. Merry Christmas! May your home this Christmas be filled with peace and happiness! May Jesus shower his abundant blessings on you! I wish you a very Merry Christmas!

    Edited by:

    Animesh Bhardwaj

    Published in:

    December 25, 2022

    Credit: https://www.indiatoday.in/information/story/merry-christmas-2022-greetings-messages-quotes-wishes-for-instagram-whatsapp-facebook-status-2313247-2022-12-25

  •   The Nigerian Christian Association on Friday congratulated the country on the birth of Jesus Christ but regretted that it is being celebrated amid uncertainty fear and untold suffering The organization however expressed optimism that God would not abandon the nation but would continue to intervene in the affairs of humanity CAN President Archbishop Daniel Okoh expressed this in his Christmas message to Nigerians obtained by journalists in Abuja entitled Christmas Have hope God has not abandoned Nigeria He said Another season of Christmas is here again It is that time of year when Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ the living Son of God As people who believe in Him we are reminded of God s unfailing and unending love for us The Christmas story tells us about God s loving intervention in the human situation of helplessness and hopelessness Jesus is the promised Messiah fulfilling God s promise of eternal salvation and deliverance for his people at a time when they were being abandoned exploited and oppressed by selfish and corrupt leaders Isaiah 11 6 10 It is in this context that the meaning and significance of the birth of Christ shines brightly for us as a people and a nation as we await the coming of a new God ordained leadership to restore our country s fortunes and ensure peace justice and righteousness on earth This year we are celebrating Christmas in Nigeria amidst uncertainty fear untold suffering hardship and pain in the face of a tough economy record inflation worsening poverty and a security system weakened due to poor governance This precarious situation in our national life can be compared to the sufferings helplessness and hopelessness of the Israelites as a result of the decisions of their leaders to abandon God and persecute their bellies which they have turned into gods through greed selfishness and blatant corruption However the Christmas message informs us that God will not abandon us but will continue to intervene in the affairs of humanity through Jesus Christ the Messiah he sent to save the world We must resist the temptation to speak the language of despair and division over our lives and our nation Let the Christmas story inspire us to speak the language of peace to our neighbors regardless of differences in religion ethnicity or political leanings Our political leaders especially those fighting for the chance to get our country out of the quagmire in 2023 should use this holiday season to reflect on the words of the newborn Messiah who when the time came to inaugurate His rescue mission on the world expressed the awareness that he was anointed to announce the good news to the poor proclaim release to captives and recovery of sight to the blind set the oppressed free and proclaim the year of favor of the Lord Lk 4 18 19 They should be prepared to ensure justice by insisting that government resources and positions be shared equally among people from all regions and tribes The equal distribution of positions will help us to take advantage of the abundance of potential in our beloved country for national development As we prepare to elect new sets of leaders at both the federal and state levels in the first quarter of 2023 Christmas is a reminder that God has not abandoned us Therefore we must pray to God to open our eyes so that we can discern and vote for those who will rule the nation with fear and godly devotion May those who are running for elective office realize that the upcoming election is not a matter of life and death rather it is God who gives power to whom he pleases They must avoid violent conduct and follow the path of honor and peace while campaigning for votes We must not allow the fear of insecurity and violence to prevent us from voting during the 2023 general elections Let us remember that the spirit that we have received from God with the coming of Christ into the world is not one of fear but of power of love and self control 2 Tim 1 7 Religious and political leaders as well as the media should use this Christmas season to bolster the hope of the masses for a better more peaceful and secure Nigeria in 2023 May the Christmas season be a period of strengthening ourselves and others reminding each other that there is no difficult situation that the presence of Jesus cannot address giving hope to the hopeless comforting the oppressed and being the voice of the voiceless The prophecies of our Lord s birth assure us of His enduring presence which delivers us from all troubles and will surely restore dignity and joy to our beloved country Nigeria I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance Credit https punchng com nigeria celebrating christmas in fear uncertainty hardship can
    Nigeria celebrates Christmas with fear, uncertainty and hardship
      The Nigerian Christian Association on Friday congratulated the country on the birth of Jesus Christ but regretted that it is being celebrated amid uncertainty fear and untold suffering The organization however expressed optimism that God would not abandon the nation but would continue to intervene in the affairs of humanity CAN President Archbishop Daniel Okoh expressed this in his Christmas message to Nigerians obtained by journalists in Abuja entitled Christmas Have hope God has not abandoned Nigeria He said Another season of Christmas is here again It is that time of year when Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ the living Son of God As people who believe in Him we are reminded of God s unfailing and unending love for us The Christmas story tells us about God s loving intervention in the human situation of helplessness and hopelessness Jesus is the promised Messiah fulfilling God s promise of eternal salvation and deliverance for his people at a time when they were being abandoned exploited and oppressed by selfish and corrupt leaders Isaiah 11 6 10 It is in this context that the meaning and significance of the birth of Christ shines brightly for us as a people and a nation as we await the coming of a new God ordained leadership to restore our country s fortunes and ensure peace justice and righteousness on earth This year we are celebrating Christmas in Nigeria amidst uncertainty fear untold suffering hardship and pain in the face of a tough economy record inflation worsening poverty and a security system weakened due to poor governance This precarious situation in our national life can be compared to the sufferings helplessness and hopelessness of the Israelites as a result of the decisions of their leaders to abandon God and persecute their bellies which they have turned into gods through greed selfishness and blatant corruption However the Christmas message informs us that God will not abandon us but will continue to intervene in the affairs of humanity through Jesus Christ the Messiah he sent to save the world We must resist the temptation to speak the language of despair and division over our lives and our nation Let the Christmas story inspire us to speak the language of peace to our neighbors regardless of differences in religion ethnicity or political leanings Our political leaders especially those fighting for the chance to get our country out of the quagmire in 2023 should use this holiday season to reflect on the words of the newborn Messiah who when the time came to inaugurate His rescue mission on the world expressed the awareness that he was anointed to announce the good news to the poor proclaim release to captives and recovery of sight to the blind set the oppressed free and proclaim the year of favor of the Lord Lk 4 18 19 They should be prepared to ensure justice by insisting that government resources and positions be shared equally among people from all regions and tribes The equal distribution of positions will help us to take advantage of the abundance of potential in our beloved country for national development As we prepare to elect new sets of leaders at both the federal and state levels in the first quarter of 2023 Christmas is a reminder that God has not abandoned us Therefore we must pray to God to open our eyes so that we can discern and vote for those who will rule the nation with fear and godly devotion May those who are running for elective office realize that the upcoming election is not a matter of life and death rather it is God who gives power to whom he pleases They must avoid violent conduct and follow the path of honor and peace while campaigning for votes We must not allow the fear of insecurity and violence to prevent us from voting during the 2023 general elections Let us remember that the spirit that we have received from God with the coming of Christ into the world is not one of fear but of power of love and self control 2 Tim 1 7 Religious and political leaders as well as the media should use this Christmas season to bolster the hope of the masses for a better more peaceful and secure Nigeria in 2023 May the Christmas season be a period of strengthening ourselves and others reminding each other that there is no difficult situation that the presence of Jesus cannot address giving hope to the hopeless comforting the oppressed and being the voice of the voiceless The prophecies of our Lord s birth assure us of His enduring presence which delivers us from all troubles and will surely restore dignity and joy to our beloved country Nigeria I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance Credit https punchng com nigeria celebrating christmas in fear uncertainty hardship can
    Nigeria celebrates Christmas with fear, uncertainty and hardship
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    Nigeria celebrates Christmas with fear, uncertainty and hardship

    The Nigerian Christian Association on Friday congratulated the country on the birth of Jesus Christ but regretted that it is being celebrated amid uncertainty, fear and untold suffering.

    The organization, however, expressed optimism that God would not abandon the nation but would continue to intervene in the affairs of humanity.

    CAN President Archbishop Daniel Okoh expressed this in his Christmas message to Nigerians obtained by journalists in Abuja entitled, 'Christmas: Have hope, God has not abandoned Nigeria.'

    He said: "Another season of Christmas is here again. It is that time of year when Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the living Son of God. As people who believe in Him, we are reminded of God's unfailing and unending love for us. The Christmas story tells us about God's loving intervention in the human situation of helplessness and hopelessness.

    “Jesus is the promised Messiah, fulfilling God's promise of eternal salvation and deliverance for his people at a time when they were being abandoned, exploited, and oppressed by selfish and corrupt leaders (Isaiah 11:6-10). It is in this context that the meaning and significance of the birth of Christ shines brightly for us, as a people and a nation, as we await the coming of a new God-ordained leadership to restore our country's fortunes and ensure peace. , justice and righteousness on earth.

    “This year we are celebrating Christmas in Nigeria amidst uncertainty, fear, untold suffering, hardship and pain in the face of a tough economy, record inflation, worsening poverty and a security system. weakened due to poor governance.

    “This precarious situation in our national life can be compared to the sufferings, helplessness and hopelessness of the Israelites as a result of the decisions of their leaders to abandon God and persecute their bellies, which they have turned into gods through greed, selfishness and blatant corruption.

    “However, the Christmas message informs us that God will not abandon us, but will continue to intervene in the affairs of humanity through Jesus Christ, the Messiah he sent to save the world. We must resist the temptation to speak the language of despair and division over our lives and our nation.

    “Let the Christmas story inspire us to speak the language of peace to our neighbors, regardless of differences in religion, ethnicity or political leanings.

    “Our political leaders, especially those fighting for the chance to get our country out of the quagmire in 2023, should use this holiday season to reflect on the words of the newborn Messiah who, when the time came to inaugurate His rescue mission on the world , expressed the awareness that he was anointed to announce the good news to the poor, proclaim release to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, set the oppressed free, and proclaim the year of favor of the Lord (Lk 4: 18- 19).

    “They should be prepared to ensure justice by insisting that government resources and positions be shared equally among people from all regions and tribes. The equal distribution of positions will help us to take advantage of the abundance of potential in our beloved country for national development.

    “As we prepare to elect new sets of leaders at both the federal and state levels in the first quarter of 2023, Christmas is a reminder that God has not abandoned us. Therefore, we must pray to God to open our eyes so that we can discern and vote for those who will rule the nation with fear and godly devotion.

    “May those who are running for elective office realize that the upcoming election is not a matter of life and death; rather, it is God who gives power to whom he pleases. They must avoid violent conduct and follow the path of honor and peace while campaigning for votes.

    “We must not allow the fear of insecurity and violence to prevent us from voting during the 2023 general elections. Let us remember that the spirit that we have received from God with the coming of Christ into the world is not one of fear, but of power, of love and self-control (2 Tim 1, 7). Religious and political leaders as well as the media should use this Christmas season to bolster the hope of the masses for a better, more peaceful and secure Nigeria in 2023.

    “May the Christmas season be a period of strengthening ourselves and others; reminding each other that there is no difficult situation that the presence of Jesus cannot address; giving hope to the hopeless; comforting the oppressed and being the voice of the voiceless.

    “The prophecies of our Lord's birth assure us of His enduring presence which delivers us from all troubles and will surely restore dignity and joy to our beloved country Nigeria. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance!”

    Credit: https://punchng.com/nigeria-celebrating-christmas-in-fear-uncertainty-hardship-can/

  •   After some relative peace in southern Kaduna there seems to be a spike in killings in the area recently Gunmen who attacked on Sunday night reportedly killed more than 28 people in separate attacks in the Malagum 1 and Sokwong communities of Kagoro chiefdom in the Kaura local government area of Kaduna state The attack comes just five days after an attack was launched on Malagum 1 that killed three people Unsurprisingly the convictions have followed the latest killings in South Kaduna The Kaduna State All Progressives Congress APC Campaign Council condemned the attack in south Kaduna describing it as shocking and unfortunate The Kaduna state government the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN and the Labor Party LP have also condemned the new attacks in strong terms A statement issued by the internal security and internal affairs commissioner Aruwan Samuel on behalf of the Kaduna state government comforted the families of those killed Governor Nasir El Rufai also condemned the attacks as inhumane considering the efforts of the government security forces the traditional institution and other critical stakeholders over the past week For its part the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN a chapter of the state of Kaduna assured that the murderers of the people of southern Kaduna have not yet been neutralized The South Kaduna People s Union SOKAPU in April this year alleged that in six years 148 communities were attacked in South Kaduna while 200 000 natives were displaced Speaking about the impact of banditry and terrorism in the area in the last six years SOKAPU President Hon Jonathan Asake said that 200 000 of the inhabitants were displaced and more than 148 communities were destroyed by bandits and terrorists In fact the orgy of violence bloodshed and destruction in southern Kaduna certainly cannot continue The government must find a way by all means to stop this ugly trend Undoubtedly the armed forces have been overloaded with various security operations in different parts of the country While the war against the insurgency is still going on in the Northeast the bandits are making life hell for people in the Northwest and parts of the North Central Although the army has been recording tremendous successes of late against bandits waves of kidnappings and other crimes perpetuating on a large scale across the country remain a constant cause for concern The 2019 Global Terrorism Index GTI showed that Nigeria remains the third country most affected by terrorism in the world behind Iraq and Afghanistan In our considered opinion the Kaduna State government should implement the white paper on the Zango Kataf crisis In 2020 the state government established an eight member committee to draft a white paper on two reports on the perennial crisis in the Zangon Kataf local government area of the state The committee will work on the recommendations of Judge Rahila Cudjoe s Commission of Inquiry Unfortunately two years after the creation of the committee it has not been heard from since It is sad to note that the state government regretted that one of the factors identified by the Cudjoe Justice Commission as the proximate cause of the 1992 carnage at Zangon Kataf continues to be a trigger for murder and illegal conduct 28 years after that tragedy This newspaper argues that while land ownership can be cited as one of the reasons for the continued killings trust and religious intolerance have also been identified as the main triggers for the never ending crisis We also assert that the reason for the recurring crisis in parts of Kaduna State is the government s inability to deal decisively with the culprits and perpetrators of the killings That being said there is no doubt that the government needs the support of the political religious and traditional rulers to stop the killings in South Kaduna The people must be duly oriented on the need to embrace peace and religious tolerance In addition severe punishment should be considered for the perpetrators of the murders which will serve as a deterrent and increase people s trust in security agencies and the government Credit https leadership ng rising killings in southern kaduna
    Murders on the rise in South Kaduna
      After some relative peace in southern Kaduna there seems to be a spike in killings in the area recently Gunmen who attacked on Sunday night reportedly killed more than 28 people in separate attacks in the Malagum 1 and Sokwong communities of Kagoro chiefdom in the Kaura local government area of Kaduna state The attack comes just five days after an attack was launched on Malagum 1 that killed three people Unsurprisingly the convictions have followed the latest killings in South Kaduna The Kaduna State All Progressives Congress APC Campaign Council condemned the attack in south Kaduna describing it as shocking and unfortunate The Kaduna state government the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN and the Labor Party LP have also condemned the new attacks in strong terms A statement issued by the internal security and internal affairs commissioner Aruwan Samuel on behalf of the Kaduna state government comforted the families of those killed Governor Nasir El Rufai also condemned the attacks as inhumane considering the efforts of the government security forces the traditional institution and other critical stakeholders over the past week For its part the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN a chapter of the state of Kaduna assured that the murderers of the people of southern Kaduna have not yet been neutralized The South Kaduna People s Union SOKAPU in April this year alleged that in six years 148 communities were attacked in South Kaduna while 200 000 natives were displaced Speaking about the impact of banditry and terrorism in the area in the last six years SOKAPU President Hon Jonathan Asake said that 200 000 of the inhabitants were displaced and more than 148 communities were destroyed by bandits and terrorists In fact the orgy of violence bloodshed and destruction in southern Kaduna certainly cannot continue The government must find a way by all means to stop this ugly trend Undoubtedly the armed forces have been overloaded with various security operations in different parts of the country While the war against the insurgency is still going on in the Northeast the bandits are making life hell for people in the Northwest and parts of the North Central Although the army has been recording tremendous successes of late against bandits waves of kidnappings and other crimes perpetuating on a large scale across the country remain a constant cause for concern The 2019 Global Terrorism Index GTI showed that Nigeria remains the third country most affected by terrorism in the world behind Iraq and Afghanistan In our considered opinion the Kaduna State government should implement the white paper on the Zango Kataf crisis In 2020 the state government established an eight member committee to draft a white paper on two reports on the perennial crisis in the Zangon Kataf local government area of the state The committee will work on the recommendations of Judge Rahila Cudjoe s Commission of Inquiry Unfortunately two years after the creation of the committee it has not been heard from since It is sad to note that the state government regretted that one of the factors identified by the Cudjoe Justice Commission as the proximate cause of the 1992 carnage at Zangon Kataf continues to be a trigger for murder and illegal conduct 28 years after that tragedy This newspaper argues that while land ownership can be cited as one of the reasons for the continued killings trust and religious intolerance have also been identified as the main triggers for the never ending crisis We also assert that the reason for the recurring crisis in parts of Kaduna State is the government s inability to deal decisively with the culprits and perpetrators of the killings That being said there is no doubt that the government needs the support of the political religious and traditional rulers to stop the killings in South Kaduna The people must be duly oriented on the need to embrace peace and religious tolerance In addition severe punishment should be considered for the perpetrators of the murders which will serve as a deterrent and increase people s trust in security agencies and the government Credit https leadership ng rising killings in southern kaduna
    Murders on the rise in South Kaduna
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    Murders on the rise in South Kaduna

    After some relative peace in southern Kaduna, there seems to be a spike in killings in the area recently.

    Gunmen who attacked on Sunday night reportedly killed more than 28 people in separate attacks in the Malagum 1 and Sokwong communities of Kagoro chiefdom in the Kaura local government area of ​​Kaduna state.

    The attack comes just five days after an attack was launched on Malagum 1 that killed three people.

    Unsurprisingly, the convictions have followed the latest killings in South Kaduna.

    The Kaduna State All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Council condemned the attack in south Kaduna, describing it as shocking and unfortunate.

    The Kaduna state government, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Labor Party (LP) have also condemned the new attacks in strong terms.

    A statement issued by the internal security and internal affairs commissioner, Aruwan Samuel, on behalf of the Kaduna state government, comforted the families of those killed.

    Governor Nasir El Rufai also condemned the attacks as inhumane, considering the efforts of the government, security forces, the traditional institution and other critical stakeholders over the past week.

    For its part, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), a chapter of the state of Kaduna, assured that the murderers of the people of southern Kaduna have not yet been neutralized.

    The South Kaduna People's Union (SOKAPU) in April this year alleged that in six years, 148 communities were attacked in South Kaduna, while 200,000 natives were displaced.

    Speaking about the impact of banditry and terrorism in the area in the last six years, SOKAPU President Hon. Jonathan Asake said that 200,000 of the inhabitants were displaced and more than 148 communities were destroyed by bandits and terrorists.

    In fact, the orgy of violence, bloodshed and destruction in southern Kaduna certainly cannot continue. The government must find a way by all means to stop this ugly trend.

    Undoubtedly, the armed forces have been overloaded with various security operations in different parts of the country. While the war against the insurgency is still going on in the Northeast, the bandits are making life hell for people in the Northwest and parts of the North-Central. Although the army has been recording tremendous successes of late against bandits, waves of kidnappings and other crimes perpetuating on a large scale across the country remain a constant cause for concern.

    The 2019 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) showed that Nigeria remains the third country most affected by terrorism in the world, behind Iraq and Afghanistan.

    In our considered opinion, the Kaduna State government should implement the white paper on the Zango-Kataf crisis. In 2020, the state government established an eight-member committee to draft a white paper on two reports on the perennial crisis in the Zangon-Kataf local government area of ​​the state. The committee will work on the recommendations of Judge Rahila Cudjoe's Commission of Inquiry.

    Unfortunately, two years after the creation of the committee, it has not been heard from since.

    It is sad to note that the state government regretted that one of the factors identified by the Cudjoe Justice Commission as the proximate cause of the 1992 carnage at Zangon-Kataf continues to be a trigger for murder and illegal conduct 28 years after that tragedy.

    This newspaper argues that while land ownership can be cited as one of the reasons for the continued killings, trust and religious intolerance have also been identified as the main triggers for the never-ending crisis.

    We also assert that the reason for the recurring crisis in parts of Kaduna State is the government's inability to deal decisively with the culprits and perpetrators of the killings.

    That being said, there is no doubt that the government needs the support of the political, religious and traditional rulers to stop the killings in South Kaduna. The people must be duly oriented on the need to embrace peace and religious tolerance.

    In addition, severe punishment should be considered for the perpetrators of the murders, which will serve as a deterrent and increase people's trust in security agencies and the government.

    Credit: https://leadership.ng/rising-killings-in-southern-kaduna/

  •   Ayo Oritsejafor former president of the Nigerian Christian Association CAN and Helen his wife of 25 years have divorced Information Guide Nigeria According to reports the well known Pentecostal minister and his wife separated due to a long and bitter dispute nysc portal Helen Ufuoma Bernard the self proclaimed bishop of godism based in the Niger Delta allegedly accused her divorced spouse of wishing her dead in an earlier WhatsApp chat from 2022 Other featured stories It is rumored that she has been in a hot romance with a man for 10 years HELEN MOVED OUT OF THE MATRIMONIAL HOUSE AND MOVED TO GREAT BRITAIN WITH THE CHILDREN AND PASTOR ORITSEJAFOR HAS RETURNED TO THE HOUSE AFTER LEAVING IT FOR ALMOST A YEAR BERNARDO SAID Oritsejafor founded and serves as Senior Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church in Warri Delta State On February 7 2005 he was elected National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria PFN a position he held for five years In July 2010 Oritsejafor was elected president of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN the country s Christian governing body He was the first Pentecostal leader to hold the position JAMBA Result Check JAMB Result Check and confirm How much is Dollar to Naira Advertise your business on InfoGuideNigeria com from solo N4 999 per monthYou can advertise your products and services to more than 1 500 000 users on our website Click here to read more Information is power Don t miss any valuable information or opportunity that can change your life business and family in a positive and permanent way Click here to join our Google group To get the latest updates on news jobs and business ideas and opportunities Copyright Warning The content of this website may not be republished reproduced or redistributed in whole or in part without permission or acknowledgment Proper acknowledgment includes but is not limited to a LINK BACK TO THE ARTICLE in the case of a new publication in online media b Proper reference in the case of use in research magazine brochure or academic purposes All content is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1996 DMCA The images except where otherwise indicated are taken directly from the web if some images were mistakenly inserted in violation of copyright please contact the administrator for immediate removal We post all content with good intentions If you are the owner of this content and you believe your copyright has been violated or infringed please contact us to remove it immediately Start earning money from home today Get the right one FREE FOOTBALL PREDICTION POINTS Y Guides This day Click here Source link
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      Ayo Oritsejafor former president of the Nigerian Christian Association CAN and Helen his wife of 25 years have divorced Information Guide Nigeria According to reports the well known Pentecostal minister and his wife separated due to a long and bitter dispute nysc portal Helen Ufuoma Bernard the self proclaimed bishop of godism based in the Niger Delta allegedly accused her divorced spouse of wishing her dead in an earlier WhatsApp chat from 2022 Other featured stories It is rumored that she has been in a hot romance with a man for 10 years HELEN MOVED OUT OF THE MATRIMONIAL HOUSE AND MOVED TO GREAT BRITAIN WITH THE CHILDREN AND PASTOR ORITSEJAFOR HAS RETURNED TO THE HOUSE AFTER LEAVING IT FOR ALMOST A YEAR BERNARDO SAID Oritsejafor founded and serves as Senior Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church in Warri Delta State On February 7 2005 he was elected National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria PFN a position he held for five years In July 2010 Oritsejafor was elected president of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN the country s Christian governing body He was the first Pentecostal leader to hold the position JAMBA Result Check JAMB Result Check and confirm How much is Dollar to Naira Advertise your business on InfoGuideNigeria com from solo N4 999 per monthYou can advertise your products and services to more than 1 500 000 users on our website Click here to read more Information is power Don t miss any valuable information or opportunity that can change your life business and family in a positive and permanent way Click here to join our Google group To get the latest updates on news jobs and business ideas and opportunities Copyright Warning The content of this website may not be republished reproduced or redistributed in whole or in part without permission or acknowledgment Proper acknowledgment includes but is not limited to a LINK BACK TO THE ARTICLE in the case of a new publication in online media b Proper reference in the case of use in research magazine brochure or academic purposes All content is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1996 DMCA The images except where otherwise indicated are taken directly from the web if some images were mistakenly inserted in violation of copyright please contact the administrator for immediate removal We post all content with good intentions If you are the owner of this content and you believe your copyright has been violated or infringed please contact us to remove it immediately Start earning money from home today Get the right one FREE FOOTBALL PREDICTION POINTS Y Guides This day Click here Source link
    Former CAN president Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor divorces his wife after 25 years of marriage for infidelity
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    Former CAN president Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor divorces his wife after 25 years of marriage for infidelity

    Ayo Oritsejafor, former president of the Nigerian Christian Association (CAN), and Helen, his wife of 25 years, have divorced. Information Guide Nigeria

    According to reports, the well-known Pentecostal minister and his wife separated due to a long and bitter dispute. nysc portal

    Helen Ufuoma Bernard, the self-proclaimed 'bishop of godism' based in the Niger Delta, allegedly accused her divorced spouse of wishing her dead in an earlier WhatsApp chat from 2022.

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    It is rumored that she has been in a hot romance with a man for 10 years.

    HELEN MOVED OUT OF THE MATRIMONIAL HOUSE AND MOVED TO GREAT BRITAIN WITH THE CHILDREN AND PASTOR ORITSEJAFOR HAS RETURNED TO THE HOUSE AFTER LEAVING IT FOR ALMOST A YEAR,” BERNARDO SAID.

    Oritsejafor founded and serves as Senior Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church in Warri, Delta State.

    On February 7, 2005, he was elected National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), a position he held for five years.

    In July 2010, Oritsejafor was elected president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the country's Christian governing body. He was the first Pentecostal leader to hold the position. JAMBA Result

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  •   Ayo Oritsejafor and his wife Dec 08 THEWILL The 25 year old marriage of Ayodele Oritsejafor former president of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN to his wife Helen has surprisingly collapsed The former couple reportedly argued in recent years over allegations of infidelity and fraud by Ms Oritsejafor forcing her to move from her marital home and to the UK There was also the matter of Mrs Oritsejafor s taking over ownership of Eagle Flight Micro Finance Bank an action against her husband vehemently since the bank was owned solely by the church In 2020 Helen accused her husband of making plans to kill her Oritsejafor is the founding and main pastor of the Word of Life Bible Church located in Warri Delta state He married Helen in 1997 13 months after the death of his late wife Stella with whom he founded the World of Life Bible Church on November 15 1987 The fervent preacher was elected president of the Nigerian Christian Association in 2010 after his five year reign as president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria Source link
    Marital clashes of the former president of the CAN Oritsejafor
      Ayo Oritsejafor and his wife Dec 08 THEWILL The 25 year old marriage of Ayodele Oritsejafor former president of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN to his wife Helen has surprisingly collapsed The former couple reportedly argued in recent years over allegations of infidelity and fraud by Ms Oritsejafor forcing her to move from her marital home and to the UK There was also the matter of Mrs Oritsejafor s taking over ownership of Eagle Flight Micro Finance Bank an action against her husband vehemently since the bank was owned solely by the church In 2020 Helen accused her husband of making plans to kill her Oritsejafor is the founding and main pastor of the Word of Life Bible Church located in Warri Delta state He married Helen in 1997 13 months after the death of his late wife Stella with whom he founded the World of Life Bible Church on November 15 1987 The fervent preacher was elected president of the Nigerian Christian Association in 2010 after his five year reign as president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria Source link
    Marital clashes of the former president of the CAN Oritsejafor
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    Marital clashes of the former president of the CAN Oritsejafor

    Ayo Oritsejafor and his wife

    Dec 08 (THEWILL) - The 25-year-old marriage of Ayodele Oritsejafor, former president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), to his wife Helen, has surprisingly collapsed.

    The former couple reportedly argued in recent years over allegations of infidelity and fraud by Ms Oritsejafor, forcing her to move from her marital home and to the UK.

    There was also the matter of Mrs. Oritsejafor's taking over ownership of Eagle Flight Micro Finance Bank, an action against her husband vehemently since the bank was owned solely by the church.

    In 2020, Helen accused her husband of making plans to kill her.

    Oritsejafor is the founding and main pastor of the Word of Life Bible Church, located in Warri, Delta state.

    He married Helen in 1997, 13 months after the death of his late wife Stella, with whom he founded the World of Life Bible Church on November 15, 1987.

    The fervent preacher was elected president of the Nigerian Christian Association in 2010, after his five-year reign as president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria.


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  •   Former Christian Association of Nigeria CAN President Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor s 25 year marriage to his wife Ufuoma Bernard Helen has reportedly crashed The duo were said to have been at odds for a long time before the marriage finally crashed into a protracted misunderstanding Unconfirmed sources have alleged that the marriage failed due to infidelity among others Oritsejfor is about 20 years older than his wife He married Helen in 1997 13 months after the death of his first wife Stella Together with Stella he founded Word of Life Bible Church on November 15 1987 It emerged that Helen had accused her husband in 2020 of wanting her dead A senior source close to the family told PM NEWS that Oritsejafor had actually parted ways with Helen over a longstanding disagreement The source alleged that in addition to the infidelity of which the pastor has accused the wife there are other reasons that led to the breakup One of them has to do with the Eagle Flight Microfinance Bank founded by Oritsejafor on behalf of his church Word of Life Bible Church The pastor had said that the bank belonged to the church Helen was president of Eagle Flight Micro Finance Bank It was alleged that Helen changed the bank documents to her personal name This was said to have angered Oritsejafor forcing him to act promptly Oritsejafor a senior source said has also shut down the African Broadcasting Network ABN where Helen used to be the head to curb her wings The calls made by PM NEWS to Pastor Oritsejafor s phone to confirm the veracity of the story were not answered Source link
    Marriage of former CAN president, Ayo Oritsejafor, fails
      Former Christian Association of Nigeria CAN President Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor s 25 year marriage to his wife Ufuoma Bernard Helen has reportedly crashed The duo were said to have been at odds for a long time before the marriage finally crashed into a protracted misunderstanding Unconfirmed sources have alleged that the marriage failed due to infidelity among others Oritsejfor is about 20 years older than his wife He married Helen in 1997 13 months after the death of his first wife Stella Together with Stella he founded Word of Life Bible Church on November 15 1987 It emerged that Helen had accused her husband in 2020 of wanting her dead A senior source close to the family told PM NEWS that Oritsejafor had actually parted ways with Helen over a longstanding disagreement The source alleged that in addition to the infidelity of which the pastor has accused the wife there are other reasons that led to the breakup One of them has to do with the Eagle Flight Microfinance Bank founded by Oritsejafor on behalf of his church Word of Life Bible Church The pastor had said that the bank belonged to the church Helen was president of Eagle Flight Micro Finance Bank It was alleged that Helen changed the bank documents to her personal name This was said to have angered Oritsejafor forcing him to act promptly Oritsejafor a senior source said has also shut down the African Broadcasting Network ABN where Helen used to be the head to curb her wings The calls made by PM NEWS to Pastor Oritsejafor s phone to confirm the veracity of the story were not answered Source link
    Marriage of former CAN president, Ayo Oritsejafor, fails
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    Marriage of former CAN president, Ayo Oritsejafor, fails

    Former Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) President Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor's 25-year marriage to his wife Ufuoma Bernard, Helen, has reportedly crashed.

    The duo were said to have been at odds for a long time before the marriage finally crashed into a protracted misunderstanding.

    Unconfirmed sources have alleged that the marriage failed due to infidelity, among others.

    Oritsejfor is about 20 years older than his wife. He married Helen in 1997, 13 months after the death of his first wife, Stella. Together with Stella, he founded Word of Life Bible Church on November 15, 1987.

    It emerged that Helen had accused her husband in 2020 of wanting her dead.

    A senior source close to the family told PM NEWS that Oritsejafor had actually parted ways with Helen over a longstanding disagreement.

    The source alleged that in addition to the infidelity of which the pastor has accused the wife, there are other reasons that led to the breakup.

    One of them has to do with the Eagle Flight Microfinance Bank founded by Oritsejafor on behalf of his church, Word of Life Bible Church.

    The pastor had said that the bank belonged to the church. Helen was president of Eagle Flight Micro-Finance Bank. It was alleged that Helen changed the bank documents to her personal name. This was said to have angered Oritsejafor, forcing him to act promptly.

    Oritsejafor, a senior source said, has also shut down the African Broadcasting Network (ABN), where Helen used to be the head to curb her wings.

    The calls made by PM NEWS to Pastor Oritsejafor's phone to confirm the veracity of the story were not answered.


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  •   On Friday night December 2 Britney Spears wowed her fans when she posted a loving tribute to her estranged sister Jamie Lynn Spears with whom she s been in a public war of words for a year Explore Explore See the latest videos charts and news See the latest videos charts and news The Instagram post shared on Britney s 41st birthday included two photos of Jamie Lynn one of her holding a guitar and another posing in a kitchen and gave photo credit to Spears younger sister in the caption It s my birthday but you are my heart so I m thinking of you the caption reads Congratulations on being so brave inspiring and showing guts and glory on your show You re not alone if anyone knows what it feels like I understand My little sister Love you The show the caption is likely referencing is the celebrity reality competition series Special Forces The Ultimate Test which premieres next month on Fox and features the younger Spears and other familiar faces competing on the same shows challenges that are used in the selection process of army special forces The Spears sisters have been publicly estranged for the past year with Britney denouncing the release of Jamie Lynn s tell all memoir Things I Should Have Said and mentioning other grievances in lengthy Instagram captions Please stop telling crazy lies for the Hollywood books Britney wrote in one such post in January Britney fans aren t convinced the new Instagram post signals a truce for the feuding siblings In fact they re more convinced that the elderly Spears isn t in charge of her own Instagram account Billboard has reached out to a representative for Britney Spears to confirm that Britney is behind the new post Check out Britney s new post and some of the confused reactions from fans below CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL BRITNEY IS RUNNING HER INSTAGRAM ANYMORE freebritney Sailor Mars DanceDee December 3 2022 no jamie lynn spears hacking britney s instagram pl4yboy wh0r3vatic December 3 2022 Whoever is running Britney Spears Instagram right now needs to take them down they really are doing a weird job there right now FreeBritneyIG Ernest Owens MrErnestOwens December 3 2022 Source link
    Britney Spears Posts Tribute To Sister Jamie Lynn Spears: Fan Reaction – Billboard
      On Friday night December 2 Britney Spears wowed her fans when she posted a loving tribute to her estranged sister Jamie Lynn Spears with whom she s been in a public war of words for a year Explore Explore See the latest videos charts and news See the latest videos charts and news The Instagram post shared on Britney s 41st birthday included two photos of Jamie Lynn one of her holding a guitar and another posing in a kitchen and gave photo credit to Spears younger sister in the caption It s my birthday but you are my heart so I m thinking of you the caption reads Congratulations on being so brave inspiring and showing guts and glory on your show You re not alone if anyone knows what it feels like I understand My little sister Love you The show the caption is likely referencing is the celebrity reality competition series Special Forces The Ultimate Test which premieres next month on Fox and features the younger Spears and other familiar faces competing on the same shows challenges that are used in the selection process of army special forces The Spears sisters have been publicly estranged for the past year with Britney denouncing the release of Jamie Lynn s tell all memoir Things I Should Have Said and mentioning other grievances in lengthy Instagram captions Please stop telling crazy lies for the Hollywood books Britney wrote in one such post in January Britney fans aren t convinced the new Instagram post signals a truce for the feuding siblings In fact they re more convinced that the elderly Spears isn t in charge of her own Instagram account Billboard has reached out to a representative for Britney Spears to confirm that Britney is behind the new post Check out Britney s new post and some of the confused reactions from fans below CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL BRITNEY IS RUNNING HER INSTAGRAM ANYMORE freebritney Sailor Mars DanceDee December 3 2022 no jamie lynn spears hacking britney s instagram pl4yboy wh0r3vatic December 3 2022 Whoever is running Britney Spears Instagram right now needs to take them down they really are doing a weird job there right now FreeBritneyIG Ernest Owens MrErnestOwens December 3 2022 Source link
    Britney Spears Posts Tribute To Sister Jamie Lynn Spears: Fan Reaction – Billboard
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    Britney Spears Posts Tribute To Sister Jamie Lynn Spears: Fan Reaction – Billboard

    On Friday night (December 2), Britney Spears wowed her fans when she posted a loving tribute to her estranged sister Jamie Lynn Spears, with whom she's been in a public war of words for a year.

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    The Instagram post, shared on Britney's 41st birthday, included two photos of Jamie Lynn, one of her holding a guitar and another posing in a kitchen, and gave photo credit to Spears' younger sister in the caption. .

    "It's my birthday, but you are my heart, so I'm thinking of you," the caption reads. “Congratulations on being so brave, inspiring and showing guts and glory on your show! You're not alone...if anyone knows what it feels like...I understand. My little sister!!! Love you !!!"

    The show the caption is likely referencing is the celebrity reality competition series Special Forces: The Ultimate Test, which premieres next month on Fox and features the younger Spears and other familiar faces competing on the same shows. challenges that are used in the selection process of army special forces.

    The Spears sisters have been publicly estranged for the past year, with Britney denouncing the release of Jamie Lynn's tell-all memoir Things I Should Have Said and mentioning other grievances in lengthy Instagram captions. "Please stop telling crazy lies for the Hollywood books!!!" Britney wrote in one such post in January.

    Britney fans aren't convinced the new Instagram post signals a truce for the feuding siblings. In fact, they're more convinced that the elderly Spears isn't in charge of her own Instagram account. Billboard has reached out to a representative for Britney Spears to confirm that Britney is behind the new post.

    Check out Britney's new post and some of the confused reactions from fans below.

    CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL BRITNEY IS RUNNING HER INSTAGRAM ANYMORE #freebritney?

    — Sailor Mars (@DanceDee) December 3, 2022

    no jamie lynn spears hacking britney's instagram😭

    — pl4yboy (@wh0r3vatic) December 3, 2022

    Whoever is running Britney Spears' Instagram right now needs to take them down... they really are doing a weird job there right now. #FreeBritneyIG

    — Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) December 3, 2022
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  •   CAN President seeks through reconciliation for total healing Religious leaders have called on Nigerians to embrace peace and harmony as the country prepares for the next general elections He made the call on Monday at a one day Inclusive Security Dialogue organized by Global Peace Foundation in partnership with Vision Africa and ADF International Okoh stated that he was delighted to be part of the conversation and on behalf of the Chairman of Nigeria Inter Religious Council NIREC Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa ad Abubakar 111 he described the dialogue as a welcome development which the Council will love to be part of He however expressed the need for participants to be sincere as the dialogue continued What is important as we continue this conversation is to maintain sincerity taking what we have done at the intellectual level down to the streets and the grassroots levels as it also requires the skills of those of us already converted to go out there and make sure that we work the talk because some of the platforms we think we can use are already invaded while some are polluted We also need to find a way to do some financial investment particularly in the media If we don t have control over the media it will be difficult to disseminate proper information This is a clarion call to those who have the future of this country at hand to make sure that we have a wider platform that we can use in reaching out to those at the grassroots level This is also an opportunity to address the clerics of both major religions as this is a very difficult time and a period of the test as people look up to us for direction So we must be able to give proper leadership by being honest in whatever we say as well as reducing hate speech in our public and private conversations Justice is at the basis of what we are saying There is no reconciliation without justice Someone spoke about the complicity and the silence of people in power Injustice is perpetrated every day by bad governance and people who should speak up are not speaking up in the face of injustice then reconciliation is impossible Okoh stated African Regional Head Global Peace Foundation Rev Fr Canice C Enyiaka informed that the Dialogue was initiated last year to bring together religious leaders community leaders leaders of Civil Society Organizations and all well meaning Nigerians to devise means of resolving challenges confronting the nation Speaking at the event that was held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja Enyiaka expressed worries that human dignity was under serious threat in Nigeria and expressed the need for urgent intervention He said We cannot overlook that So we must come together to see what can be done about it because if Nigeria is in order everyone will enjoy it He further identified four major areas of concern including religious freedom which he said was the foundation of all other freedoms We also look at human security It is an integral part of what makes life beautiful We also want to consider the challenges of national security and electoral violence We see how our young people are killed during campaigns and elections It is against human dignity to use people for sacrifices during elections So we all need to do something to make sure lives in Nigeria are not toyed with For Enyiaka the campaign should begin from the grassroots and as such community and religious leaders as well as civil society leaders must return to their communities to help build on the principles of shared realities He added that considering the level of the dialogue which took place the vision for a peaceful Nigeria is possible It is very possible In every human engagement you need to be positive Countries communities and families have faced challenges in the past and those who decided to keep focused were able to transcend those challenges and we strongly believe that with the level of conversations we had here the commitment and sincerity that we saw here today we have to be positive and keep working he stated Earlier in his opening remarks the President of Vision Africa Bishop Dr Sunday N Onuoha expressed the need for immediate action to save the country before it becomes too late He noted that the Inclusive Security Dialogue ISD was conceptualized and nurtured as a strategy to understand the conflict dynamics in Nigeria To achieve this he stated that the initiators had focused on increasing an understanding of the causes of conflicts and violence affecting the people increasing a positive relationship between the Nigerian government and various agitating groups across the country and encouraging a refocus on the importance of universal principles and shared values as the glue for social cohesion and sustainable peace As Nigeria threads the path to yet another election in 2023 Onuoha held that the panacea to violence and the crises free election is can be found among the committed and humane leaders and influencers of the polity who are not bashful to acknowledge and understand the deep frustrations of other communities but are willing to put in the tent pegs and lay out the milestones in the collective process toward security and peace in Nigeria He also talked about plans to meet with a cross section of youth organizations in the country considering the crucial place of young people as meaningful drivers of change at all levels of conflict prevention and peace building Onuoha said Every responsive inclusive and representative decision making process excluding young people lacks sustainability As the 2023 Nigerian elections approach youth participation in conflict prevention and peace building should be on the front burner because Extremist and dissident groups often look to raise fresh recruits among young people living in desperate conditions or within fractured societies If we are to sell Inclusiveness and Social Solidarity to the people it will produce fast and tangible results in cohesion and nation building First we must acknowledge that the time has come for the elite and the political class to hear the cry of the poor and the marginalized If the political elite and the wealthy class continue to ignore the pain of the larger society I am worried that very soon the poor will be pushed to revolt I am concerned that a time will come when the marginalized will push back the unpaid workers whose backs are against the wall will break the divides and take back what they deserve and when even the suckling infant will ask why and no military might can withstand it Adding How can we justify unguarded statements and utterly hateful speeches by leaders who are supposed to protect our collective interest Why are some elites above the law even in the face of brazen crimes A time will come when those persecuted because of their religious persuasion will demand accountability because it is the duty of the state to guarantee the fundamental rights that make us all human and humane Can we truly say that in all parts of the country people are free to practice their religion as guaranteed in the constitution How can we as a country preach unity and oneness yet we continue to maintain and enforce the state of origin principle In a society where people are angry and expressing their dissatisfaction we must be humble enough to bring them to the dialogue table No one should be too proud to dialogue and no community should exclude herself from the dialogue table because it is at the table that you can hear the cry of the aggrieved It does not matter where you stand we are first of all a common family under God one humanity superseding any religion ethnic bias political affiliation and social status Onuoha admonished that peace and security in Nigeria is more important than campaigning noting that without peace no one will come out to campaign or to vote He decried that with the rate of wanton killing in the country an average Nigerian is asking if Nigeria is at war with itself Why is it that people can no longer go to the farm without being kidnapped or raped on their own farms and some even raped in their homes in the presence of members of their family The cries of our innocent women have gone loud and if the state cannot protect them we should worry about them fighting back Our highways that were initially death traps have also become kidnapping zones and even the national capital appears to be under siege If this is not an emergency situation then what is He asked Also speaking Former Special Adviser to the Governor of Kaduna State on Islamic Matters Alhaji Aliu Abdullahi believed that the dialogue was impactful especially as participants have been reminded that they are one in creation Therefore we have to do all we can to make sure that the relationship is strengthened and sustained That can be done by making sure that we love our fellow human beings the same way we love ourselves Our first constituency should be the human constituency regardless of any social difference By doing that we would achieve a lot Once a human relationship is achieved to this level there won t be civil unrest or unnecessary killings The rate of killing in this country is very alarming We have to unite regardless of any difference to make sure that we sustain the human relationship and also to bring good governance to this country and the only way that can be achieved is by making sure that we unite as human beings If there is no peace there won t be development and Nigeria requires development We have to make sure that we live peacefully with one another he said
    At Inclusive Security Dialogue, religious leaders preach peace as Nigeria prepares for election
      CAN President seeks through reconciliation for total healing Religious leaders have called on Nigerians to embrace peace and harmony as the country prepares for the next general elections He made the call on Monday at a one day Inclusive Security Dialogue organized by Global Peace Foundation in partnership with Vision Africa and ADF International Okoh stated that he was delighted to be part of the conversation and on behalf of the Chairman of Nigeria Inter Religious Council NIREC Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa ad Abubakar 111 he described the dialogue as a welcome development which the Council will love to be part of He however expressed the need for participants to be sincere as the dialogue continued What is important as we continue this conversation is to maintain sincerity taking what we have done at the intellectual level down to the streets and the grassroots levels as it also requires the skills of those of us already converted to go out there and make sure that we work the talk because some of the platforms we think we can use are already invaded while some are polluted We also need to find a way to do some financial investment particularly in the media If we don t have control over the media it will be difficult to disseminate proper information This is a clarion call to those who have the future of this country at hand to make sure that we have a wider platform that we can use in reaching out to those at the grassroots level This is also an opportunity to address the clerics of both major religions as this is a very difficult time and a period of the test as people look up to us for direction So we must be able to give proper leadership by being honest in whatever we say as well as reducing hate speech in our public and private conversations Justice is at the basis of what we are saying There is no reconciliation without justice Someone spoke about the complicity and the silence of people in power Injustice is perpetrated every day by bad governance and people who should speak up are not speaking up in the face of injustice then reconciliation is impossible Okoh stated African Regional Head Global Peace Foundation Rev Fr Canice C Enyiaka informed that the Dialogue was initiated last year to bring together religious leaders community leaders leaders of Civil Society Organizations and all well meaning Nigerians to devise means of resolving challenges confronting the nation Speaking at the event that was held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja Enyiaka expressed worries that human dignity was under serious threat in Nigeria and expressed the need for urgent intervention He said We cannot overlook that So we must come together to see what can be done about it because if Nigeria is in order everyone will enjoy it He further identified four major areas of concern including religious freedom which he said was the foundation of all other freedoms We also look at human security It is an integral part of what makes life beautiful We also want to consider the challenges of national security and electoral violence We see how our young people are killed during campaigns and elections It is against human dignity to use people for sacrifices during elections So we all need to do something to make sure lives in Nigeria are not toyed with For Enyiaka the campaign should begin from the grassroots and as such community and religious leaders as well as civil society leaders must return to their communities to help build on the principles of shared realities He added that considering the level of the dialogue which took place the vision for a peaceful Nigeria is possible It is very possible In every human engagement you need to be positive Countries communities and families have faced challenges in the past and those who decided to keep focused were able to transcend those challenges and we strongly believe that with the level of conversations we had here the commitment and sincerity that we saw here today we have to be positive and keep working he stated Earlier in his opening remarks the President of Vision Africa Bishop Dr Sunday N Onuoha expressed the need for immediate action to save the country before it becomes too late He noted that the Inclusive Security Dialogue ISD was conceptualized and nurtured as a strategy to understand the conflict dynamics in Nigeria To achieve this he stated that the initiators had focused on increasing an understanding of the causes of conflicts and violence affecting the people increasing a positive relationship between the Nigerian government and various agitating groups across the country and encouraging a refocus on the importance of universal principles and shared values as the glue for social cohesion and sustainable peace As Nigeria threads the path to yet another election in 2023 Onuoha held that the panacea to violence and the crises free election is can be found among the committed and humane leaders and influencers of the polity who are not bashful to acknowledge and understand the deep frustrations of other communities but are willing to put in the tent pegs and lay out the milestones in the collective process toward security and peace in Nigeria He also talked about plans to meet with a cross section of youth organizations in the country considering the crucial place of young people as meaningful drivers of change at all levels of conflict prevention and peace building Onuoha said Every responsive inclusive and representative decision making process excluding young people lacks sustainability As the 2023 Nigerian elections approach youth participation in conflict prevention and peace building should be on the front burner because Extremist and dissident groups often look to raise fresh recruits among young people living in desperate conditions or within fractured societies If we are to sell Inclusiveness and Social Solidarity to the people it will produce fast and tangible results in cohesion and nation building First we must acknowledge that the time has come for the elite and the political class to hear the cry of the poor and the marginalized If the political elite and the wealthy class continue to ignore the pain of the larger society I am worried that very soon the poor will be pushed to revolt I am concerned that a time will come when the marginalized will push back the unpaid workers whose backs are against the wall will break the divides and take back what they deserve and when even the suckling infant will ask why and no military might can withstand it Adding How can we justify unguarded statements and utterly hateful speeches by leaders who are supposed to protect our collective interest Why are some elites above the law even in the face of brazen crimes A time will come when those persecuted because of their religious persuasion will demand accountability because it is the duty of the state to guarantee the fundamental rights that make us all human and humane Can we truly say that in all parts of the country people are free to practice their religion as guaranteed in the constitution How can we as a country preach unity and oneness yet we continue to maintain and enforce the state of origin principle In a society where people are angry and expressing their dissatisfaction we must be humble enough to bring them to the dialogue table No one should be too proud to dialogue and no community should exclude herself from the dialogue table because it is at the table that you can hear the cry of the aggrieved It does not matter where you stand we are first of all a common family under God one humanity superseding any religion ethnic bias political affiliation and social status Onuoha admonished that peace and security in Nigeria is more important than campaigning noting that without peace no one will come out to campaign or to vote He decried that with the rate of wanton killing in the country an average Nigerian is asking if Nigeria is at war with itself Why is it that people can no longer go to the farm without being kidnapped or raped on their own farms and some even raped in their homes in the presence of members of their family The cries of our innocent women have gone loud and if the state cannot protect them we should worry about them fighting back Our highways that were initially death traps have also become kidnapping zones and even the national capital appears to be under siege If this is not an emergency situation then what is He asked Also speaking Former Special Adviser to the Governor of Kaduna State on Islamic Matters Alhaji Aliu Abdullahi believed that the dialogue was impactful especially as participants have been reminded that they are one in creation Therefore we have to do all we can to make sure that the relationship is strengthened and sustained That can be done by making sure that we love our fellow human beings the same way we love ourselves Our first constituency should be the human constituency regardless of any social difference By doing that we would achieve a lot Once a human relationship is achieved to this level there won t be civil unrest or unnecessary killings The rate of killing in this country is very alarming We have to unite regardless of any difference to make sure that we sustain the human relationship and also to bring good governance to this country and the only way that can be achieved is by making sure that we unite as human beings If there is no peace there won t be development and Nigeria requires development We have to make sure that we live peacefully with one another he said
    At Inclusive Security Dialogue, religious leaders preach peace as Nigeria prepares for election
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    At Inclusive Security Dialogue, religious leaders preach peace as Nigeria prepares for election

    *CAN President seeks through reconciliation for total healing Religious leaders have called on Nigerians to embrace peace and harmony as the country prepares for the next general elections.

    He made the call on Monday at a one-day Inclusive Security Dialogue organized by Global Peace Foundation in partnership with Vision Africa and ADF International.

    Okoh stated that he was delighted to be part of the conversation and on behalf of the Chairman, of Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC), Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar 111, he described the dialogue as a welcome development, which the Council will love to be part of.

    He however expressed the need for participants to be sincere as the dialogue continued.

    “What is important as we continue this conversation is to maintain sincerity, taking what we have done at the intellectual level down to the streets and the grassroots levels as it also requires the skills of those of us already converted to go out there and make sure that we work the talk because some of the platforms we think we can use are already invaded while some are polluted.

    “We also need to find a way to do some financial investment, particularly in the media.

    If we don’t have control over the media, it will be difficult to disseminate proper information.

    “This is a clarion call to those who have the future of this country at hand to make sure that we have a wider platform that we can use in reaching out to those at the grassroots level.

    This is also an opportunity to address the clerics of both major religions as this is a very difficult time and a period of the test as people look up to us for direction.

    So, we must be able to give proper leadership by being honest in whatever we say as well as reducing hate speech in our public and private conversations “Justice is at the basis of what we are saying.

    There is no reconciliation without justice.

    Someone spoke about the complicity and the silence of people in power.

    Injustice is perpetrated every day by bad governance, and people who should speak up are not speaking up in the face of injustice, then reconciliation is impossible”, Okoh stated.

    African Regional Head, Global Peace Foundation, Rev. Fr. Canice C.

    Enyiaka, informed that the Dialogue was initiated last year to bring together religious leaders, community leaders, leaders of Civil Society Organizations and all well-meaning Nigerians to devise means of resolving challenges confronting the nation.

    Speaking at the event that was held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Enyiaka, expressed worries that human dignity was under serious threat in Nigeria and expressed the need for urgent intervention.

    He said: “We cannot overlook that.

    So, we must come together to see what can be done about it because if Nigeria is in order, everyone will enjoy it.

    ” He further identified four major areas of concern, including religious freedom which he said was the foundation of all other freedoms.

    “We also look at human security.

    It is an integral part of what makes life beautiful.

    We also want to consider the challenges of national security and electoral violence.

    We see how our young people are killed during campaigns and elections.

    It is against human dignity to use people for sacrifices during elections.

    So, we all need to do something to make sure lives in Nigeria are not toyed with.

    ” For Enyiaka, the campaign should begin from the grassroots and as such, community and religious leaders as well as civil society leaders must return to their communities to help build on the principles of shared realities.

    He added that considering the level of the dialogue which took place, the vision for a peaceful Nigeria is possible.

    “It is very possible.

    In every human engagement, you need to be positive.

    Countries, communities and families have faced challenges in the past and those who decided to keep focused were able to transcend those challenges, and we strongly believe that with the level of conversations we had here, the commitment and sincerity that we saw here today, we have to be positive and keep working”, he stated.

    Earlier in his opening remarks, the President, of Vision Africa, Bishop Dr Sunday N.

    Onuoha expressed the need for immediate action to save the country before it becomes too late.

    He noted that the Inclusive Security Dialogue (ISD) was conceptualized and nurtured as a strategy to understand the conflict dynamics in Nigeria.

    To achieve this, he stated that the initiators had focused on increasing an understanding of the causes of conflicts and violence affecting the people; increasing a positive relationship between the Nigerian government and various agitating groups across the country and encouraging a refocus on the importance of universal principles and shared values as the glue for social cohesion and sustainable peace.

    As Nigeria threads the path to yet another election in 2023, Onuoha held that the panacea to violence and the crises-free election is can be found among the committed and humane leaders and influencers of the polity, who are not bashful to acknowledge and understand the deep frustrations of other communities but are willing to put in the tent-pegs and lay out the milestones in the collective process toward security and peace in Nigeria.

    He also talked about plans to meet with a cross-section of youth organizations in the country, considering the crucial place of young people as meaningful drivers of change at all levels of conflict prevention and peace-building.

    Onuoha said: “Every responsive, inclusive and representative decision-making process excluding young people lacks sustainability.

    As the 2023 Nigerian elections approach, youth participation in conflict prevention and peace-building should be on the front burner because Extremist and dissident groups often look to raise fresh recruits among young people living in desperate conditions or within fractured societies.

    “If we are to sell “Inclusiveness and Social Solidarity” to the people, it will produce fast and tangible results in cohesion and nation building.

    “First, we must acknowledge that the time has come for the elite and the political class to hear the cry of the poor and the marginalized.

    If the political elite and the wealthy class continue to ignore the pain of the larger society, I am worried that very soon, the poor will be pushed to revolt.

    “I am concerned that a time will come when the marginalized will push back, the unpaid workers whose backs are against the wall will break the divides and take back what they deserve, and when even the suckling infant will ask “why”, and no military might can withstand it.

    ” Adding: “How can we justify unguarded statements and utterly hateful speeches by leaders who are supposed to protect our collective interest?

    Why are some elites above the law even in the face of brazen crimes?

    “A time will come when those persecuted because of their religious persuasion will demand accountability because it is the duty of the state to guarantee the fundamental rights that make us all human and humane.

    “Can we truly say that in all parts of the country, people are free to practice their religion as guaranteed in the constitution?

    How can we as a country preach unity and oneness, yet we continue to maintain and enforce the ‘state of origin’ principle?

    “In a society where people are angry and expressing their dissatisfaction, we must be humble enough to bring them to the dialogue table.

    No one should be too proud to dialogue, and no community should exclude herself from the dialogue table, because it is at the table that you can hear the cry of the aggrieved.

    “It does not matter where you stand, we are first of all a common family under God, one humanity superseding any religion, ethnic bias, political affiliation and social status.

    ” Onuoha admonished that peace and security in Nigeria is more important than campaigning, noting that without peace, no one will come out to campaign or to vote.

    He decried that with the rate of wanton killing in the country, an average Nigerian is asking if Nigeria is at war with itself.

    “Why is it that people can no longer go to the farm without being kidnapped or raped on their own farms, and some even raped in their homes in the presence of members of their family.

    “The cries of our innocent women have gone loud, and if the state cannot protect them, we should worry about them fighting back.

    Our highways that were initially death traps have also become kidnapping zones, and even the national capital appears to be under siege.

    If this is not an emergency situation, then what is?

    He asked.

    Also speaking, Former Special Adviser to the Governor of Kaduna State on Islamic Matters, Alhaji Aliu Abdullahi, believed that the dialogue was impactful, especially as participants have been reminded that they are one in creation.

    “Therefore, we have to do all we can to make sure that the relationship is strengthened and sustained.

    That can be done by making sure that we love our fellow human beings the same way we love ourselves.

    “Our first constituency should be the human constituency regardless of any social difference.

    By doing that we would achieve a lot.

    Once a human relationship is achieved to this level, there won’t be civil unrest or unnecessary killings.

    The rate of killing in this country is very alarming.

    “We have to unite regardless of any difference to make sure that we sustain the human relationship and also, to bring good governance to this country and the only way that can be achieved is by making sure that we unite as human beings.

    “If there is no peace, there won’t be development and Nigeria requires development.

    We have to make sure that we live peacefully with one another”, he said.

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