Category - nigeria

  • 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.

  • 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.