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Joe Biden, vice president of the United States, on Wednesday spoke with President Goodluck Jonathan on the 2015 general election, which was rescheduled for March 28 and April 11. He expressed support for the use of card readers by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the elections, according to a statement issued by the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria.
Biden also expressed “concern” about recent political violence in the country and “reiterated” the need for Jonathan, the candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to condemn it.
TEMPE, Ariz. — At Arizona State’s recent Senior Day celebration, guard Promise Amukamara was escorted onto the basketball court by her four sisters, whose mellifluous names spoke of royalty and hope — Peace, a teammate, along with Princess, Precious and Passionate.
Their brother, Prince, a cornerback for the Giants, sent his well wishes in a text message.
“All of them got scholarships to university,” said Christy Amukamara, the family matriarch. She smiled. “That was a great relief for us.”
In a letter to the bishops of Nigeria, Francis says he prays for the country every day
As the people of Nigeria prepare for general elections, Pope Francis urged the country’s bishops to help build against a united front against Boko Haram terrorists.
“Believers, both Christian and Muslim, have experienced a common tragic outcome at the hands of people who claim to be religious, but who instead abuse religion to make of it an ideology for their own distorted interests of exploitation and murder,” the Pope said, referring to the terrorists, who have been on a deadly campaign since 2009.
Pope Francis on Tuesday hailed the bravery of Nigerian priests who have stood strong in the face of Boko Haram violence and worked to build bridges with the Muslim community.
"How can we fail to remember the priests, religious men and women, missionaries and catechists (lay teachers) who, despite untold sacrifices, never abandoned their flock, but remained at their service," the Argentinian pope said in an open letter.
"I wish here to express my heartfelt thanks to you, because in the midst of so many trials and sufferings the Church in Nigeria does not cease to witness to hospitality, mercy and forgiveness," he said.
A senior Nigerian non-commissioned officer, who is on active duty and was wounded by Boko Haram, tells Al Jazeera that foreign mercenaries are doing the bulk of the fighting in towns the Nigerian military says it has recaptured from the armed group. The NCO said that the Nigerian military still suffers from a lack of equipment and low morale, and that without the mercenaries' help, these towns would still be held by Boko Haram fighters.
DAKAR, Senegal — Hundreds of mercenaries from South Africa and other countries are playing a decisive role in Nigeria’s military campaign against Boko Haram, operating attack helicopters and armored personnel carriers and fighting to retake towns and villages captured by the Islamist militant group, according to senior officials in the region.
The Nigerian government has not acknowledged the presence of the mercenaries, but a senior government official in northern Nigeria said the South Africans — camped out in a remote portion of the airport in Maiduguri, the city at the heart ofBoko Haram’s uprising — conducted most of their operations at night because “they really don’t want to let people know what is going on.”
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CANANUSA.org/New York –March 2, 2015---Further to our fervent need to uphold Nigeria and its general elections coming later in the month into God’s hand, the Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans, CANAN, is partnering with several other leading US-based groups to pray.
In addition to CANAN’s earlier announced prayer meetings by all its local chapters on March 15, the National Secretariat of the association will also be collaborating with the African Strategic Leadership Prayer Network, ASLPN, The Praying Army, Nigeria Prays and Wailing Women Worldwide.
We have read several media reports raising questions regarding the contribution of $50,000 donated by us, the Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans, CANAN to victims of Boko Haram violence in Nigeria through CAN. There have also been a number of media inquiries both here in the US and from Nigeria on the matter.
CANAN therefore states as follows:
1. We certainly contributed the said sum to the victims and entrusted the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN with the distribution of the funds to the victims. There was no better means to distribute the money to the victims since CANAN is based in the US.
2. We delivered the money to CAN in a couple of batches between late 2013 and early 2014.
3. From time to time, the Secretary-General of CAN, Revd. Dr. Musa Asake, (with whom our National Secretariat coordinated, himself a US trained PhD holder from the prestigious Dallas Theological Seminary, here in the US), gave us reports of how the money is being distributed to the victims.
4. So far, for instance, no less than 1000 victims- widows and their children in Borno State alone received N10,000 each- per widow-from the donation according to detailed reports we got from CAN.
CANANUSA.org---Boston-Sunday 22, 2015-The 16th chapter of the Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans, CANAN has been launched in Boston at a well attended event presided over by the President of the association, Dr. James Fadel.
Hosted by the Cornerstone Worship Center, and Pastor Samuel Sorinmade, in Melrose in the Greater Boston area, Nigerian American Christians came together to respond to the vision of CANAN, which has now been enunciated and shared in the US from coast to coast.
Nigerian Christians came to the inauguration from various denominations including the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Christ Apostolic Church, Christ Ambassadors Ministries, Christian Assembly, Adonai Bible Center, Pentecostal Tabernacle, among others.