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The Christian Association of Nigeria has elected a Pentecostal pastor as its president. He has vowed to tackle corruption and religious intolerance.
Ten leading aid agencies have called for a "surge" in the humanitarian effort to help ten million people at risk of acute hunger across the Sahel region of west and central Africa.
The British government has been urged to link aid to justice for the victims of violence in Nigeria by the country's leading Anglican archbishop.
Although often portrayed as a religious conflict, the crisis in Nigeria's Central Plateau State is of a social and economic nature, the foreign minister has told church leaders.
A world churches delegation has asked Nigeria's religious leaders to encourage different ethnic and faith groups to promote lasting peace in violence-affected communities.
The avowedly Christian governor of Nigeria's Plateau state, Jonah David Jang, says that “religion is used to cover up all conflicts, although other factors also exist”.
A delegation of Christians which aims to work with churches facing situations of violence will pay a solidarity visit to Nigeria at the end of this week.
Nigeria's acting president, Goodluck Jonathan, a Christian, has been sworn in as the country's president following the death of his Muslim predecessor, Umaru Yar'Adua.
Nigerian leaders have rejected the Libyan President's call for the partitioning of Africa's most populous nation into two countries - one for Christians and one for Muslims.
Global human rights NGO Amnesty International has annoyed the Nigerian police by exposing the shocking level of unlawful police killings in the west African country, in a new report released on 9 December.