• Onaiyekan backs swap deal to free remaining Chibok girls

    Onaiyekan backs swap deal to free remaining Chibok girls

    The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has urged the Federal Government to explore all possible avenues, including swap deals, to ensure the release of the remaining Chibok schoolgirls who were abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents more than two years ago.

    He spoke with journalists in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital on Friday.

    On the denial by the Federal Government that the release of the 21 Chiboks girls on Thursday was through a swap deal, the cardinal […]

  • Our corrupt justices are causing us international shame – Onaiyekan

    Our corrupt justices are causing us international shame – Onaiyekan

    The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has bemoaned the sordid state of the nation’s judiciary, describing it as an international embarrassment requiring an urgent redress.

    Onaiyekan, who was in Ilorin presiding over a retreat for the priests of the church on the invitation of the Catholic Bishop of Kwara Diocese, Bishop Ayo Maria Atoyebi, said the public claims of the corruption allegations against some of the Nigerian justices has devalued the integrity of the nation and her people.

    He […]

  • Onaiyekan sues for religious tolerance, says God belongs to all

    Onaiyekan sues for religious tolerance, says God belongs to all

    It was gathered that the Archbishop of the Abuja Arch Diocese, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has said that the relationship between Christians and Muslims depends on what goes on in the various faiths.

    Cardinal Onayeikan spoke in Abuja at the opening of a three-day conference, organised by the Vienna, Austria-based, International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) aimed at creating effective platforms towards promoting inter-religious understanding among Muslim and Christian communities in Nigeria.

    According to him: “We have had challenges and we should be able to […]

  • Military action won’t solve Boko Haram insurgency – Onaiyekan

    Military action won’t solve Boko Haram insurgency – Onaiyekan

    It was gathered that the Catholic Bishop of Abuja Arch Diocese, John Onaiyekan, on Tuesday said the use of military force by the Federal Government will not solve the problems posed by Boko Haram or Niger Delta Avengers.

    Onaiyekan, who said using force to solve a problem has never worked in any parts of the world, urged the government to dialogue with these groups to restore peace in the country.

    He urged the government to stop seeing anyone with a link with […]

  • War against corruption must be prosecuted to logical conclusion, says Onaiyekan

    War against corruption must be prosecuted to logical conclusion, says Onaiyekan

    The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has said the war against corruption in the country by the Muhammadu Buhari government should be prosecuted to a logical conclusion.

    Onaiyekan who spoke yesterday in Makurdi the Benue state capital during the funeral mass of the first indigenous Bishop of the Old Makurdi diocese, Most Rev. Athanisius Atule Usuh, admonished the Federal Government to check destruction of lives and property of Christians and communities by religious fanatics and insurgents.

    “My people, the war […]