Category - nigeria

  • May 12, 2010

    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.

  • March 24, 2010

    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.

  • December 10, 2009

    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.

  • November 25, 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

  • November 24, 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.

  • November 4, 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.

  • 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.