News and Events

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has directed that teaching of Islamic Religious Studies (IRS) and Christian Religious Studies (CRS) in secondary schools should be done as separate subjects.

The instruction, contained in a press statement from the ministry, was aimed at dousing the confusion created by speculation in the social and conventional media that both subjects have been combined.

The newly sworn-in President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Dr. Samson Ayokunle, has declared that the association would not be anti-government, and that the government should not be anti-CAN.

He was speaking Wednesday in Abuja after his swearing-in as the 7th elected CAN President.

“Every Christian, particularly Christian leaders are urged to read this full report. It gives an understanding of the issues unfolding in Nigeria.
The National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) took time to prepare this Report to enlighten and educate Christians. May we not perish for lack of knowledge”

The National leadership and the entire members of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, have received with rude shock and disbelief the report of yet another religious hatred motivated gruesome murder of a dedicated 42-year-old Christian mother of seven children, Mrs. Eunice Elisha, who on Saturday 9th July, 2016, was brutally killed while doing Christian evangelism.

As Nigerians, we congratulate the Muslims in the nation on their successful completion of the Ramadan fast in 2016. However, we are disturbed by the apparent shoddiness and confusion the Federal Government brought into the declaration of the Public Holiday rounding up the Muslim religious exercise.

Dear friends,

We just received the news of  Rev. Joseph Kura, Pastor serving in ECWA church Obi, in Obi LGA of Nasarawa state. He was attacked and brutally murdered by Fulani Herds Men on 30th June, 2016. Until his murder he was the CAN chairman of the Obi LGA.

Justice Falola’s judgment distorts the principle behind introduction of uniforms in schools
 
The proactive measures taken by the Department of State Services (DSS) in Osun State to stem the looming crisis over the accepted uniform in the secondary schools is commendable. Justice Jide Falola of the state high court had ruled that wearing of hijab to school is a fundamental right of Muslim students.

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)  rose from its general election on Wednesday 15th May 2016 to condemn in strong terms the Grazing Reserve Bill where about N1 billion has been earmarked for the project, calling on the federal government, particularly, the presidency and National Assembly to suspend the proposed bill as it portend gave danger to the nation’s unity.

President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC), Rev. Supo Ayokunle, has emerged the new president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

Ayokunle defeated Elder Joseph Otubu of the Motailatu Church Cherubim and Seraphim Movement (MCCSW) with 57 votes to 28.

The outgoing president of the body, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, announced the result at 2:30pm to a rousing applause at the Ecumenical Centre, Abuja