Category - nigeria

  • 25 Nov 2009

    A Nigerian Roman Catholic priest who has appeared on Oprah Winfrey's television show and won praise for his fictional accounts of the lives of children in Africa, says that writing, like the priesthood, is a religious calling

  • 24 Nov 2009

    For the first time in northern Nigeria, a Muslim state governor has accepted an invitation to a church revival programme during which he called for unity and peaceful co-existence between the country's Christians and Muslims.

  • 4 Nov 2009

    Hundreds of people have been forced from their homes to make way for a commercial development in Rivers State, Nigeria. Human rights groups are calling for an end to forced demolitions.

  • 2 Nov 2009

    A Nigerian church pastor at the Daystar Christian Centre in Lagos is leading a drive for improved electricity supply in the energy-rich country where many citizens say the power situation is abysmal.

  • 5 Aug 2009

    World Council of Churches General Secretary the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia has urged the Nigerian President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua to act now on safety and human rights issues.

  • 31 Jul 2009

    At least two churches of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria have been destroyed in the city of Maiduguri, and several Brethren members have been killed or injured since the beginning of this week.

  • 24 May 2009

    20,000 people who in Warri South and southwest area, in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, are caught in cross fire between the Joint Task Force (JTF) and armed groups. Thousands have fled their communities and are unable to return to their homes.

  • 3 Apr 2009

    The targeting and scapegoating of vulnerable groups can undermine the very values which are supposedly being defended, says Savi Hensman. She also sets out the strong Christian case against such practices.

  • 18 Mar 2009

    A Nigerian banker has launched a radio station that propagates morals, ethics and godliness as the basic principles for nation building in a country that forbids outright religious broadcasting.

  • 23 Jun 2008

    Archbishops Peter Akinola of Nigeria and Henry Orombi of Uganda have declined to condemn violence against lesbian and gay men and women during a press conference at the GAFCON meeting in Jerusalem.