Insecurity: CAN urges Buhari to seek help from Israel, US

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to seek help from Israel, United States and other countries to sustain the fight against insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and other crimes in the country. Speaking at the inauguration of Belusochukwu Enwere as the new national chairman of its Youth Wing (YOWICAN), yesterday in Abuja, CAN President, Rev […]

Cautious optimism as churches resume in Lagos

• Low turnout as worshippers obey leaders’ stay-away directive• Excitement in other churches• Divergent views on impact of closure on crime Many churches reopened in Lagos State yesterday for worship after about five months of closure in adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols. The Federal Government had, on March 30, directed cessation of movements in Lagos Ogun […]

Pastor Adeboye backs extension of worship centres’ lockdown

AMIDST reports that worship centres in Lagos would remained shut until further notice, the  General  Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has said  that the church would abide by government directive if it would lead to greater achievements. Adeboye stated during his virtual message at the July Holy Ghost […]

CAN suspends Adamawa Secretary over alleged mismanagement of N1.350m

The Adamawa Secretary of Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN), Mr Anthony Elishama, has been suspended for three months over alleged mismanagement of N1.350 million. The association also directed the suspended scribe to refund the amount within the period of his suspension. Elishama was further asked to return all official properties, including vehicle and documents, to […]

I bury charms to perform miracles, says Prophet Abam

Rev Paul Abam, the Prophet of Word Based Prophetic and Deliverance Ministries (a.k.a City of Deliverance), who was paraded around Itigidi in Cross River State for burying charms in a house, has confessed to planting charms in people’s houses to lure them to seek “miracles.” Abam said after burying charms in people’s houses, they would […]

REOPENING PROTOCOL: Govt breached agreement — Churches

…Catholic: We can’t bar worshippers over 65 from services …CAN to meet Lagos govt over grey areas Following the guidelines introduced by Lagos State government for the reopening of churches and mosques, findings by  Sunday Vanguard  revealed that several Christian leaders are poised for a showdown over what they described as the failure of government […]

Osun govt, clerics to meet on worship centers

Osun State government plans to meet with religious leaders to work out the modalities for the reopening of worship centres, it was learnt on Monday. The development followed the new set of directives and guidelines issued by the Federal Government in the new phase of the easing of lockdown, which begins today Commissioner for Information […]

OKOTIE TO CAN: Social distancing in Church ‘tantamount to blasphemous infidelity’

The Senior Pastor of the Household of God Church, Pastor Chris Okotie, has faulted the guidelines proposed by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) for reopening of churches in the country. Okotie, who was reacting to a 10-point directive by CAN which was presented to the federal government for approval, proposing that churches should strictly observe social […]