Category - nigeria

  • November 2, 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.

  • August 5, 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.

  • July 31, 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.

  • May 24, 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.

  • April 3, 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.

  • March 18, 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.

  • June 23, 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.

  • March 22, 2008

    The head of Changing Attitude England, a group of Anglican Christians working for an inclusive church, has exposed a "shocking" act of anti-gay violence in Nigeria and called on the Church there to condemn it unequivocally.

  • February 18, 2008

    Churches and campaigners for asylum justice in Leeds and beyond are dismayed at the deportation of a member of a Baptist congregation. They say it highlights deep concerns about the fairness of the United Kingdom asylum system.

  • October 19, 2007

    As world financial leaders gather in Washington DC for the annual joint strategy meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, Christian Aid is calling for an urgent rethink of the World Bank’s approach to tackling energy poverty.