Cyber Crime Warning

It has come to our knowledge that some unscrupulous persons fake the identity of the Primate of all Nigeria online and create impostor Facebook accounts bearing his picture and his name. These same people also use these scam Facebook accounts to defraud some unsuspecting members of the public by raising money under a pretext to support some charity causes.

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The Way of the Cross, the Way of Salvation - Bishop Asaju

“The beauty of Christianity is that Jesus Christ did not just die, but He resurrected and gave us the way of the Cross.”

This was the submission of the Rt. Rev. Prof. Dapo Asaju, Bishop Theologian and Dean of the Crowther Language School, Abeokuta in Ogun State during the Anglican Diocese of Abuja Lenten programme tagged, ‘The Way of the Cross’, which took place at the Cathedral Church of the Advent, Life Camp, Abuja.

The Rt. Rev. Prof. Dapo Asaju who spoke on the topic, ‘The Power of the Cross’, said that the strength of Christianity is the Cross, adding that to be a genuine Christian, one must be crucified with Christ. He explained that the Cross is a symbol of the Son of God who died on the Cross; but however mentioned that the Cross is not to be worshipped. Prof. Asaju emphasized that the Cross is not what people wear but the life that they live. Therefore, he urged believers to live lives that are entirely sold out to God and not lives based on preserving themselves on earth.

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Obidence and Faith, Essencial For Miracle –Bishop Oruwori

The Rt Revd. James Oruwori bishop of the Anglican diocese of Ogbia has asserted that focus and devotion to the master’s business is the only thing that brings about miracle in the life of man. The bishop made the assertion at the monthly power night of the Abuja Anglican diocese held at Saint Matthews’ church Maitama, Abuja.

The Rt Revd. James Oruwori stressed the need for every believer to be obedient and have faith in the word of God. He said faith and obedience are two key factors for a Christian to experience a miracle in his/her life adding that most Christians don’t experience miracles in their lives because they are not obedient to the word of God thus he urged all Christians to obey the word of God to the letter and have absolute faith in him.

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Foundation In God, A Solution To Man’s Problems – Bishop Musa

The last Friday in every month of the year has been earmarked by the Abuja Anglican diocese for its monthly vigil also known as Power Night. This month’s power night tagged, ‘In the beginning’ was held at All Saints’ Anglican Church, Wuse zone 5 and its guest minister was the Rt. Rev. Joseph Musa, Bishop of the Anglican diocese of Idah.

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Foundation Laying Ceremony of the Orphanage at Gwarimpa

The Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh has defined Godly act as what one does to alleviate the suffering of others. He gave this definition at the foundation laying ceremony of the Orphanage project, a baby of the Cathedral Church of the Advent, Life Camp Abuja. The project which is under the Chairmanship of Ms. Amal Pepple has a deadline of October for completion to coincide with the Silver Jubilee Celebration of the Anglican Diocese of Abuja.  

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Bishop’s Court, Spring Board for Evangelization – Primate Okoh

The Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh has described the edifice of the Bishop’s court as a place where the gospel will be launched out to its environs. He gave this description during the turning of sod on the Bishop’s court site at Wuye District, Abuja. The head of the Anglican Church explained that the project is a complex that is made up of the Bishop’s court, conference Centre, chaplain’s house, boys’ quarters, Chapel and other facilities. Hence, he said that this calls for prayers because according to him, the devil knows the importance of the Centre and will attack it either through shortage of funds or other means. He therefore called on all present to endeavor to watch and pray, in order not to be defeated by the devil.

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Resurrection, Gateway to Salvation

Resurrection has been described as the gateway of Christians to the salvation.

The primate of all Nigeria, the Most Rev Nicholas D Okoh made the description at the Cathedral church of the Advent life camp, Abuja during the Easter Sunday service and the birthday thanksgiving of Sir Obong Ufot Ekaette.

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Exercise As a Means to Keep Fit

Sport Fiesta

The diocesan sports fiesta provides an opportunity for women to exercise themselves and keep fit; it also creates an avenue for them to compete in various sports event as a family.
The wife of the primate of all Nigeria and bishop of the Anglican diocese of Abuja Mrs Nkasiobi Okoh made this known at the annual diocesan sports fiesta held at the Anglican Girl’s Grammar school field Gudu, Apo Abuja.

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Bishop Chukwuma at Standing Committee

Bishop Chukwuma

The Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Enugu has reiterated that in everything Christians do, there must be honesty of purpose, absolute equity and justice. He made this statement during this year’s Standing Committee meeting held at the Cathedral Church of St. James’ the Great Okebola, Ibadan in Oyo state. The Bishop acknowledged that the theme was a challenging one with implications for the Church and the nation. He added that the theme should not just end at the venue but it should be carried out to the nations; because according to him people take oaths with the Bible or Quran and yet they tell lies.

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60th Birthday Thanksgiving Service and 25th Year of Episcopacy of the Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma (Archbishop Elect of Enugu Province)

bishop chukwuma

The Most Rev. Joseph Akinfenwa, Bishop of Ibadan Anglican Diocese described the celebrant as a man of impact, whose achievements are monumental and too numerous to mention. He said that Archbishop Emmanuel Chukwuma, Bishop of Enugu diocese and Archbishop Elect of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province is a spiritual bulldozer, who has done exploits for the Lord in all parts of the country. According to him, Archbishop Chukwuma at 60 has become an elder and father in the Church of God; adding that people can hate his methods but cannot deny that he is an excellent achiever for Christ.

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Primate's Address - 2014 Standing Committee

The Federal Government of Nigeria has been commended for its developmental projects in improving the lives of Nigerians and in particular the assenting of the anti-gay law by Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, the Nigerian President.

The Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh gave this commendation in his formal opening address to the Standing Committee meeting of the Anglican Communion at the Cathedral Church of St. James’ the Great Okebola Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

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Compromise and Conformity with the World, the Bane of the Church - Archbishop Imaekhai

“The troubles of the Anglican Communion today flows from the Western rejection of the uniqueness and sufficiency of the Lord Jesus Christ as the one who is heir and therefore owner of all things.”

This was the submission of the Most Rev. Friday Imaekhai, Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Bendel and Bishop of Esan Anglican diocese during the Holy Eucharist service held at this year’s Standing Committee meeting in the Cathedral of St. James the Great, Okebola Ibadan, Oyo State. He explained that this has opened the door to a blatant rejection of Biblical teaching and morality which has triggered off the current crisis of the acceptance of same sex marriage by the western arm of the Communion. The Archbishop described this action as an example of bearing false witness against God who in actual fact does not support same sex relationship.

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Thou Shall Not Bear False Witness - Bishop Cyril Okorocha

Keeping the law both in its ritual form and in its practical form will not bring salvation to anyone but those who are redeemed by and from the law are eager to live out or practice the guidelines for enjoying the good life.
The Rt. Rev. Cyril Okorocha, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Owerri made this assertion while delivering the Bible study at the Standing Committee held at the Cathedral of St James the Great, Okebola Ibadan.

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God Is the Jury of His Ministers, Not Man - Archbishop Maduoma

“Consecration is God’s work of character change in Christians, perfecting the work of God.”

The Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province and Bishop of Ideato Diocese, the Most Rev. Caleb Maduoma made this declaration at the Cathedral Church of St. James the Great, Okebola Ibadan during the consecration service of the Rt. Rev. Michael Adebayo Oluwarohunbi as the new Bishop of Yewa Anglican Diocese in Ogun State.

Archbishop Maduoma said the light of God in the soul of man, the supernatural work of man, and God working in man and in holiness is the crux and focus of consecration. He called on the new Bishop to be Christ centered in his approach and the entire family should display humility, without any iota of pomposity but love, respect and care for his flock.

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The Bishop of Uyo Anglican Diocese Passes On

The Primate of all Nigeria, the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh has announced the death of the Bishop of Uyo Anglican Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Isaac Orama. The late Bishop passed on after a brief illness. According to the Primate, burial formalities start on the 3rd of March, 2014 and final funeral rites will take place on the 4th of March, 2014 at Uyo.

A one minute silence was observed for the late Bishop Orama at the standing committee meeting and the Primate of all Nigeria also prayed for his family.

Executive Liars in Court: Nigerian Judges Charged - Bishop Oladunjoye

The Bishop of the Diocese of Owo, the Rt. Rev. Dr. James Dayo Oladunjoye has recommended that false witnesses and liars in the court of law should be prosecuted and executed.

The erudite scholar and Bishop gave this recommendation at the Cathedral Church of St. James the great Okebola, Ibadan at the Service of Holy Eucharist. He corroborated his stand to what befell Ananias and Saphira who told lies against the Holy Spirit and died in quick succession. He said bearing false witness is a sin against the Holy Spirit adding that people fabricate lies for various reasons which according to him has no justification.

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Vacancy for the Post of the General Secretary

The Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) announces that the position of the General Secretary (Church of Nigeria) is now vacant. - Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified clergymen for appointment into the position.

DUTIES:

The General Secretary, who shall not be a Vicar of any church, shall be the Head of the Church of Nigeria Secretariat and will be directly responsible to the Primate. He will be required to fulfil the following functions:

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The Bishop: An Overseer, Evangelist, Administrator and Pastor
- Bishop Okere

“The Church of God was founded on the day the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples and so the Church cannot move forward without the Spirit of God fully present”.

These were the words of the Rt. Rev. Manasses Okere, Bishop of Isuikwuato/Umunneochi Anglican diocese during the annual Bishops’ retreat which took place at the Ibru Ecumenical Retreat Center, Agbarha-Otor Delta state. He added that Church leaders should be constantly sensitive to what the Spirit of God has to say about their lives and environment adding that this will prevent dormancy in the ministry.

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All Lost Relationships Must Be Reclaimed In 2014
- Primate Okoh

Christians have been counseled to follow God with humility, eschew bitterness and pride, to show the value they have for God.

The Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh gave this counseling at the Cathedral Church of the Advent, Life camp Abuja during the first Sunday service of the year. He asked the people as managers of God’s creation to discipline themselves in all its ramifications, because according to him they have responsibility over God’s creation. Archbishop Okoh asked them to live accountably and responsibly, for he said they will surely give account to God.

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Corruption on the Increase, Proliferation of Churches Notwithstanding - Bishop Adebola

Evangelism, often quoted as Jesus’ final instruction to His disciples before His ascension, has been described as a Bishop’s main business.

The Rt. Rev. Simeon Adebola, Bishop of the Anglican diocese of Yewa made this description at the morning service during this year’s Bishops’ retreat at held at St. Peter’s Chapel, Ibru Ecumenical Center, Agbarha-Otor, Delta state. He explained that the laying on of the Bible on a Bishop’s neck during consecration is symbolic, in the sense that the Bishop’s responsibility is to preach the undiluted word of God and defend it

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True Leadership, A Hydra Headed Problem - Bishop Ndukuba

The Bishop of Gombe Anglican diocese, the Rt. Rev. Henry Ndukuba has pointed out that the world and the Church are faced with the problem of leadership because most leaders are selfish, greedy and they manipulate the system and the people to achieve their own agenda. He made this known at the Holy Eucharist service held during the annual Bishop’s retreat which took place at St. Peter’s chapel, Ibru Ecumenical Centre Agbarha-Otor, Delta State. The Bishop noted that the problem of the society today is the lack of true leadership adding that even the Church is not exempted.

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Ministry, A Sacrifice And Not Self Glorification - Bishop Adeyemo

“The ministry of a Bishop is to represent Christ and His Church with pragmatic zeal”.

This was the submission of the Rt. Rev Philip Adeyemo, Bishop of the Anglican diocese of Omuaran at the annual Bishops’ retreat held at the Ibru Ecumenical Retreat Center, Agbarha-Otor, Delta state. He added that according to the Catechism, a Bishop is an ordained member of the Christian Clergy that must act as an Apostle, Chief Priest and leader of a diocese.

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Conference Statement from the Third Divine Commonwealth Conference Held at the National Christian Centre, Abuja, Nigeria 18th - 22nd November, 2013

In the name of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen The Third Divine Commonwealth Conference (DIVCCON) was held at the National Christian Centre, Central Business District, Abuja, from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd November, 2013. It is an international, non-denominational spiritual conference initiated by the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) under the leadership of our Primate, His Grace the Most Reverend Nicholas D. Okoh.

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DIVCCON 2013 - Reach out to the Harrased and Oppressed - Archbishop Okoh

Optimism filled the air; the atmosphere was spiritually charged with expectation on the faces of thousands of delegates gathered from over 160 Dioceses across the length and breadth of Nigeria and beyond the shores.

The gathering which has come to be described as a spiritual re-awakening for the faithful in the body of Christ has as its theme, �Go Forward�.

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Welcome Address at the 2013 Divine Commonwealth Conference

It is indeed our pleasure to welcome you all to the 2013 Divine Commonwealth Conference in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. We thank the Lord Almighty for bringing us all here together again for another time of fellowship, communion and re-union. We are glad to bring to mind that we are already in the 3rd edition of DIVCCON. May the name of our Lord be praised.

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Courtesy Visit Paid on The Primate of All Nigeria Anglican Communion, The Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh By The Bishop of Guildford, Rt. Rev. Christopher Hill and His Delegation.

The Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh has reiterated that the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion is strongly opposed to Homosexuality adding that they will not be involved with any Church that admits this practice. He made this statement during the courtesy visit paid on him at the Episcopal House, Wuse zone 5 Abuja by the Bishop of Guildford, Rt. Rev. Christopher Hill who led a delegation of four persons from his diocese.

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The Whole Armour of God, A Necessity In Living A Victorious Christian Life - Bishop Oko-Jaja

The Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Oko-jaja, Bishop of Niger Delta West Anglican Diocese has called all Christians to note that Jesus is not the opposite of Satan. According to him, Satan has an end, while Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. He made this observation during the Diocesan Power Night of the Abuja Anglican Diocese held at the Basilica of Grace Anglican Church, Gudu district, Abuja. He emphasized that the victory of every Christian is rooted in Christ and not in what they do. Therefore, he charged all to put on the whole armour of God so as to withstand the wiles of the devil, who he said does not sleep.

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GAFCON 2013: THE NAIROBI COMMUNIQUE

You are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. (Ephesians 2:19-20)

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we, the participants in the second Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) - 1358 delegates, including 331 bishops, 482 other clergy and 545 laity from 38 countries representing tens of millions of faithful Anglicans worldwide - send you greetings from East Africa, a place of revival in the last century and of growth in the Anglican Church today.

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Crowther Chariot Passing Out Ceremony

The Primate of all Nigeria, Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh has charged the newly trained security guards of the Crowther Chariots Services Limited to always be at alert, adding that sleeping on duty is an act of suicide. He gave this charge during the passing out ceremony of the first batch of security guards which was held at the headquarters in Wuse zone 5, Abuja. He further advised them to ensure that they rest at the appropriate time, so that they are awake and ready in case of an enemy attack. Quoting the Scripture that states that while men slept the enemy came and sowed bad seeds, Primate Okoh stated that to be alert also has its spiritual implications.

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Gafcon 2013 Exposition by Archbishop Egbunu

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. 3  The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the mighty waters. 4  The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is majestic. 5  The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon. 6 He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, Sirion like a young wild ox. 7  The voice of the Lord strikes with flashes of lightning. 8  The voice of the Lord shakes the desert; the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh. 9  The voice of the Lord twists the oaks and strips the forests bare. And in his temple all cry, Glory!
(Psalm 29:2-9)

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Maintain the Priority and Fidelity of the Gospel - Archbishop Egbunu Urges Christians

The Archbishop of the ecclesiastical Province of Lokoja and Bishop of Lokoja Anglican diocese, the Most Revd. Emmanuel Egbunu has reiterated that the priorities of Christians are to be defined by the will and purposes of God. He said this during the opening service of the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) 2 held at All Saints Cathedral Anglican Church, Nairobi Kenya.

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Primate Solicits Prayer for GAFCON 2

The Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Revd. Nicholas D. Okoh has called on all Christians especially Anglicans to watch and pray for the forthcoming Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON II). He made this call during the prayer and fasting organized by the Abuja Anglican Diocese for the conference which was held at All saints Church, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja.

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Unity in the Church, Panacea to Its Effectiveness - Primate Okoh

"The basic ingredient that is lacking in our country is love". This was the observation made by the Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh at a Church service held at the Anglican Cathedral Church of the Advent, Life camp Abuja. He added that the world is a broken place and for the Church to succeed in its assignment, it must unite. According to him, Christians must forget their tribe, how special they are, their spiritual superiority and work together with other believers to carry out God's assignment on this earth.

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The Woman, An Embodiment Of Virtues - Mrs Nkasiobi Okoh

The President of all women organizations in the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, Mrs. Nkasiobi Okoh has asserted that a person?s dressing is a reflection of what is inside of him or her. She made this assertion during the 14th annual diocesan women?s conference of the Abuja Anglican diocese held this year at St. Matthews? Anglican Church, Maitama Abuja. She stated that God is interested in the way human beings appear adding that He expects people to be decent in their dressing. She observed that wrong dress code is fast taking over the

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To Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Expected
- Women Conference

Women have been reminded on the need to review, evaluate and check their performances, their roles and responsibilities as individuals and Christian stewards, with a view to correcting their shortcomings. The women chaplain of the diocese of Abuja, Venerable Peter Okuromade said this while preaching at the opening service at the 14th diocesan women conference 2013. He said it was pertinent for children of God to continually and periodically evaluate their lives and activities.

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Christian Stewardship, a Perequisite to Heaven
- Women Conference

The Revd. Canon Kingsley Obuh a priest of the cathedral church of the advent life camp, Abuja has charged Christians to see themselves as ministers of Christ and ministers of the gospel.? He made this statement while representing the primate of all Nigeria, Anglican Communion Most Revd. Nicholas Okoh at the Thanksgiving service of the 2013 women conference held at Saint Matthew?s church maitama, Abuja. He said believers are servants of Christ and the propagator of his word, stating that they are to see themselves as servants of Christ anywhere they are placed.

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Salvation, Key to Acceptable Worship - Primate Okoh

The Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh has stated that a person cannot take a stand for God, if he or she is not willing to be separate. He made this statement during the dedication of the Cathedral Church of St. John Ekwulobia, Anambra state. He explained that children of God are expected to stand for God even when others refuse to do so adding that one with God is always the majority. The Primate emphasized that it does not take a crowd to build for God, but a few dedicated servants of God.

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Communique From The Standing Committee Meeting Of The Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) Held From 9th -13th September, 2013 At The St. Peter?s Deanery, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State

1. INTRODUCTION The Standing Committee of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the leadership of the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh, Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria with his wife Mrs. Nkasiobi Okoh, President of the Women and Girl?s Organizations, met at St. Peter's Deanery, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, from 9th-13th September, 2013.

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Crowther Chariots Services Limited Unveiled

To provide topmost robust satisfactory effective and efficient security services, the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion Diocese of Abuja has formally flagged off a two week training for about (100) One Hundred trainees who will form the nucleus of the Crowther Chariots Services Limited.

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Reduce Oppression and Injustice, Cleric Admonishes Judiciary - Archbishop Egbunu

?I have come to feel that a lot of people who complain about the evil in the nation are simply complaining that they do not have the opportunity.? This was the submission of the Most Rev. Emmanuel Egbunu, the Diocesan Bishop and Archbishop of the Anglican Province of Lokoja. He made this assertion at the 2013/2014 Legal year Thanksgiving Service held at the Anglican Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity Lokoja, Kogi State.

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Facebook Disclaimer

It has been ascertained that there are accounts on Facebook purportedly using the name of the Primate of the Anglican Church in Nigeria Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh asking for funds for various projects. This is no doubt the handiwork of fraudsters to extort money. To link the name of the Primate with these clandestine activities on the Internet is deceitful. Primate Okoh will not ask for this, never.
We therefore warn people of questionable character to desist from these illegal acts or face the wrath of God.

53rd Independence Anniversary: Prayer for Nigeria

"Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established .. he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted and those who do so will bringjudgement on themselves ...do what is right and he will commend you. For he is God's servant to do you good ....He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrong doer. " Romans 13:1-4.

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Pastoral Letter From The Standing Committee of The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) Held At St. Peter's Deanery, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State in the Diocese of Niger Delta West From 9th- 13th September, 2013

Beloved People of God,
Beloved People of God, We bring to you warm greetings in the Peerless name of our only Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. The Standing Committee of our Church met under the protection of the Almighty God at St. Peter's Deanery Church, Yenagoa in the Niger Delta West Diocese from 9th to 13th September, 2013. Through sermons, bible studies and other presentations based on the theme of the meeting "Put on the whole Armour of God" Ephesians 6:11, we were reminded that the devil still pursues his wicked agenda against mankind i.e to "steal, kill and destroy"

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Giving, A Reflection of the Heart - Ven Ekpenisi

If God has no complete claim of what people own, then He has no complete control of their lives.

This was the submission of the Ven. Godfrey I. Ekpenisi, a Priest of the Basilica of Grace, Gudu District, Abuja during this year’s annual harvest of the Chapel of the Advent (A.K.A. Primate’s chapel), Wuse zone 5, Abuja. He added that the moment individuals declare that what they have is theirs, it means such they have separated themselves from God’s control.

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To Live Is Christ and To Die Is Gain - Bishop Yahaya

The Rt. Revd Timothy yahaya the bishop of the Anglican diocese of Jalingo has charged Christians not to allow the gospel die in this generation but strive to reach the uttermost parts of the world. The bishop said this while preaching at the opening service of a three day revival of the cathedral church of the Advent, life camp Abuja.

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The Perverse State of the Nation Attributed To Lack of Love - Bishop Okorafor

Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu, the Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor has decried the level at which the Nigerian society has degenerated such that anything could happen in a twinkle  of an eye, attributing the perverse state of the nation to the lack of love among the people and for the country. Bishop Okorafor, who made the remarks in his sermon during a Eucharistic service of confirmation, admission and induction for Naze Parish at St John’s Anglican Church, Naze in Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State, was particularly irked by the abduction of the Dean of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, Most Rev Ignatius Kattey, and kept in custody for eight days.

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Serve Humanity with Love and Care - President Jonathan

The President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has urged Christians to put on the wholeamour of God in other to combat challenges facing the country. He said this atthe church of Nigeria standing committee meeting held at St Peters Deanery Yenagoa,Bayelsa state.

The President welcomedthe Primate of all Nigeria, the Most Revd. Nicholas D. Okoh, church leaders andother people present to the state. He acknowledged and appreciated theunwavering faith and support of the church to his administration and thecountry at large. He saluted the courage, consistency, perseverance andpatience of the church in the face of the recent challenges.

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The Whole Armour of God, A Necessary Weapon Against Evil - Primate Okoh

The Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Revd. Nicholas D. Okoh has observed that the devil has debased human beings into doing what even beasts cannot and yet they call it human rights. He made this observation during the presentation of his opening address to the Standing Committee of the Church of Nigeria held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Yenagoa, Bayelsa state. While speaking on the theme, ‘Put on the whole armour of God’, the Cleric listed homosexuality and lesbianism as one of the manifestations of the devil through the lives of some helpless individuals that need to be fought with the armour of God. He said that spiritual battles cannot be fought with human power or wisdom, and even modern technology with all its advancements cannot suffice.Therefore, Archbishop Okoh

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Archbishop Kattey Released

The Primate of All Nigeria and Anglican Communion the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh has formally informed the world that his second in command and the Dean of the Anglican Church in Nigeria, The Most Rev. Ignatius Katty has been released after spending about nine days with his captors.

He thanked President Goodluck Jonathan, the Archbishops and Bishops and all well-wishers all over the world who throughout the ordeal supported the church with prayers and clarion calls for the Archbishop’s release.

It will be recalled that the Archbishop of Niger Delta Province and his wife were abducted on the 6th of September at Eleme near his residence in Portharcourt.

Be Obedient, Reject The Nigeria Factor - Bishop Kolo

The Bishop of Bida Anglican Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Jonah G. Kolo has appealed to Christians and all present at this year's Standing Committee meeting held at St. Peter's Anglican Church, Deanery Yenagoa, Bayelsa state not to leave the gathering with the Nigerian attitude of refusing to take instructions seriously but rather be obedient to the Apostle Paul's instruction in the Bible to put on the whole armour of God. He made this appeal during the Holy Eucharist service that was held during the meeting and further called on all and sundry to put on the whole armour of God that has been freely given to all believers.

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The Devil Has Gone Digital In Antics And Pranks - Bishop Ajulo

The Anglican Church must emphasize that her strength lies not in titles but in the Lord.

This was the submission of the Rt. Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Bayo Ajulo the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Okene during the Bible study held at this year’s Standing Committee meeting held in St. Peter's Anglican Church, Deanery Yenagoa, Bayelsa state. He explained that the Christian has no choice than to be strong in the Lord for the arm of flesh will definitely fail. He said that the theme, 'Put on the whole armour of God' is a charge to encourage believers to act and tell the truth even in times of crisis. The Bishop stated that the emphasis is in the Lord and not in other things; for according to him some people trust in chariots and horses and others in money, position and education.

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Primate's Courtesy Visit to the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State

The Primate of All Nigeria Anglican Communion, The Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh has again appealed to the Government and those in charge of security in this Nation to do all in their power to help set free the number two in hierarchy in the Anglican Communion, The Most Rev. Ignatius Kattey abducted by kidnapped five days ago.

He made this appeal when he and his team of Archbishops paid a courtesy call on the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah at the Government House. Primate Okoh said that the absence of the Archbishop of Niger Delta Province has brought distress to the Standing Committee Meeting. He said his state of health is precarious in detention without his drugs, wearing only one Cassock.

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The Primate, Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh's Interview at the Standing Committee Meeting holding in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

The Primate, Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh has sent a message of Congratulations to the new Bishop of Ogbomoso Missionary Diocese the Rt. Rev Titus Olayinka. The Primate who gave the complimentary remarks shortly after the Consecration of the new Bishop prayed that the work of the former Bishop will endure and the new one will go forward.

He welcomed the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, the Rear Admiral John Jonah Rtd., who represented the Governor Seriake Dickson that

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Doing the Work of the Great Commission with Pragmatic Zeal Is My Focus - Bishop Olayinka

The newly Consecrated Bishop of Ogbomoso Missionary Diocese, The Rt. Rev. Titus Olayinka has said that he is going to the Diocese to do the work of the great commission with pragmatic zeal to bring the gospel to the reached and the unreached.

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Focus, Lifewire of Human Existence - Bishop Ndukuba at the 2013 Standing Committee Meeting Yenagoa, Bayelsa State

"Vision is what people come up with and revelation is what God gives"

This was the submission of the Bishop of Gombe Anglican Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Henry C. Ndukuba at the Consecration service of the newly elected Bishop of the Missionary diocese of Ogbomoso, Rt. Rev. Titus Babatunde Olayinka which was conducted at this year’s Standing Committee held at the Anglican Church of St. Peter Deanery, Yenagoa Bayelsa State.

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Do Not Allow Anything Deter Your Glorious Future
- Primate Okoh at the 2013 Standing Committee
Yenagoa, Bayelsa State

His Grace, the Most Reverend ?Nicholas D. Okoh , Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion, Archbishop of Abuja Province and Bishop of Abuja has advised youths to be up and doing and remain focused as they are the leaders of tomorrow and the road to their leadership starts today and now.

Primate Okoh gave this charge yesterday while inspecting the guard of honour of the Boys Brigade of Nigeria Bayelsa State Council organized at the 2013 Standing Committee meeting holding at St Peters’ Deanery, Yenogoa. Primate Okoh advised Nigerian youths to always keep watch of their future as it is precious and they have all it takes to be leaders of tomorrow adding that the attitude they put up today will determine their future.

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Thoughts of Bishops on the Theme, Put on the whole Armour of God - Ephesians 6:11 at the 2013 Standing Committee Yenagoa, Bayelsa State

By the grace of God, we have indeed spent time first of all praying for the success of the programme because planning without God will not stand. And thereafter other motions were put in place; we ensured that the sub-committees set up will actually work. I am a Chairman of the LOC Central Committee and I made myself available for all the committees to ensure that we encourage them. We are putting in enough, particularly in the area of accommodation and we have accommodated 800 ? 1000 persons. Knowing the terrain and peculiarity of the place, we have also put a lot for the venue and the area of registration.

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5th Diocesan Communicator's Conference

The Primate of all Nigeria, Anglican Communion, the Most Revd. Nicholas D. Okoh said that gagging the media houses with unverified information is not to the best interest of the nation.? He made this statement while delivering his speech at the 5th Communicators conference held in St. Matthias Anglican Church Wuse zone 3, Abuja.

The Cleric said that it is imperative for the general public to develop a critical analytic mind on what people say and sift out the chaff for the general interest of the public. He also frowned at the tendency of some people to exaggerate in the ministry and warned that the public is appalled by such act.

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Mind Your Utterances About Your Leaders -
Christians Admonished - Joshua Gana

Youths have once again been reminded to take their stand in faith knowing fully well that the days are evil asking them to brighten their future despite the crookedness of this generation. Mr. Gbile Akanni of Peace House ministries Gboko, Benue State gave this charge at the 56th annual national bible study conference tagged “Otukpo 2013” at Jesus College, Otukpo, Benue state.

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Beware Of Those Who Call Themselves 'Orthodox' Anglicans - Primate Okoh

The mind of every individual determines his or her worth.

This was the submission of the Ven. Godfrey I. Ekpenisi, a Priest of the Basilica of Grace Anglican Church, Gudu District Abuja at the Youth Summit organized by the Diocese of Abuja Anglican Communion. The Summit which was held at the Church was tagged, ‘Power of Mindset – Replenish and Subdue.’ Ven. Ekpenisi who spoke on the theme said that the mind is a divine deposit that contains all it takes for a person to change his or her destiny adding that the mind must be stirred in the right direction.

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God Given Talent Not For Commercialization - Primate Okoh

The Primate of All Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh has charged the youths to use their God-given talents to glorify God rather than commercializing it. He gave the charge at the commencement of the 2nd Primatial Sports Competition of the Diocese of Abuja which took place at the Anglican Girls’ Grammar School’s sports ground.

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The Mind, a Divine Deposit from God - Ven Ekpenisi

The mind of every individual determines his or her worth.

This was the submission of the Ven. Godfrey I. Ekpenisi, a Priest of the Basilica of Grace Anglican Church, Gudu District Abuja at the Youth Summit organized by the Diocese of Abuja Anglican Communion. The Summit which was held at the Church was tagged, ‘Power of Mindset – Replenish and Subdue.’ Ven. Ekpenisi who spoke on the theme said that the mind is a divine deposit that contains all it takes for a person to change his or her destiny adding that the mind must be stirred in the right direction.

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The Work of God Is Eternal - Rev. Oluwaseun Owoeye

“Civilizations may come and go, empires may rise and fall, new beginnings emerge but the work of God is eternal.”

The Rev. Oluwaseun Owoeye, a Priest of All Saints Anglican Church, Wuse Abuja and the Chaplain of the Children’s Ministry in Abuja diocese, made this observation at the Children and Youth harvest held at the Anglican Cathedral Church of the Advent, Life Camp Abuja. He added that it is only what we give to God that stands the test of time. Therefore, he observed that it is unfortunate that people today concentrate on building earthly empires while forgetting to build the lives in the kingdom of God. According to him, they struggle for position, wealth and relevance on earth and yet they remain unknown in God’s kingdom, adding that human beings brought nothing into the world and will take nothing out of it when they die. 

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REFUTAL

This is to alert the general public that the Primate of All Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh does not have any facebook account. Whatever we see on the facebook is the handiwork of some miscreants.

Please disregard any message asking for money on his behalf.

Thank you.

You Cannot Bribe God with Prayer and Fasting
- Bishop Dan Olinya

The Rt. Rev. Dan Nkemjika Olinya, Bishop of the Anglican Missionary Diocese of Eha-Amufu has observed that it is only in Christianity that victory is sure, even before the battle starts. He made this observation during the monthly night vigil organized by the Abuja Diocese, which took place at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Maitama Abuja. He said that Christianity is not a hypocritical religion, but rather a religion that tells the truth about life; adding that Ministers of God are therefore expected to teach the true gospel of Christ. According to him, when a person becomes a Christian, he or she is enlisted into the army of God and will therefore face battles in form of trials and persecution, from the enemy of the gospel.

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Nakedness in Marriage, a Blessing in Disguise - Archbishop Egbunu

The Archbishop of Lokoja Province and Bishop of Lokoja Anglican Diocese, the Most Rev. Emmanuel Egbunu has remarked that no one comes into marriage as a “ready-made” or perfect partner adding that everyone comes with beauty and blemishes. He made this remark during the Holy Solemnization of Titilope Oluwatobilola Igbari and Adegbenga Adetona Ajepe which was held at St. Matthews Anglican Church, Maitama. Therefore, he called on couples not to be taken unawares when they discover certain weaknesses in their spouse.

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Mind Your Utterances About Your Leaders - Christians Admonished

Youths have once again been reminded to take their stand in faith knowing fully well that the days are evil asking them to brighten their future despite the crookedness of this generation. Mr. Gbile Akanni of Peace House ministries Gboko, Benue State gave this charge at the 56th annual national bible study conference tagged “Otukpo 2013” at Jesus College, Otukpo, Benue state.

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The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)Anglican Pastoral Ministry in the 21st Century Advanced Management Course III The attributes of a successful Chief Executive - Adebayo D. Akinde, ABP

WHO IS A CEO?

The highest-ranking Corporate Officer (Executive) or Administrator in charge of total management of an organization. An individual appointed as a CEO of a corporation, company, organization, or agency typically reports to a board (the Board of Directors).

A Chief Executive Officer (CEO, American English), Managing Director (MD, British English), Executive Director (ED, American English) for non-profit organizations, or Chief Executive (CE, British English) – It’s a matter of nomenclature: what’s in a name anyway?

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Do Not Censor Yourselves - Senior Clergy Advised:
Bishop Samuel Eze

An erudite cleric has observed that the lives of Nigerians are full of question marks because the leaders and their followers have not given good account of themselvesas they are neck deep in corruption. The Rt Rev. Samuel Eze Bishop of Ukwa diocese, Anglican Communion gave this verdict while delivering a paper at the fourth Advanced Senior Clergy Management Course holding at the Ibru International Ecumenical Centre, Agbahar-Otor in Delta state.

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Church Of Nigeria, (Anglican Communion) Senior Clergy Retreat/Training at Ibru Centre on 15th August, 2012

INTRODUCTION: I want to thank the Primate of our Church for appointing me to serve in the team of Bishops to facilitate or coordinate the retreat and training for the senior clergy of our church and to serve as her secretary.

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Anglican Heritage with Emphasis on the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)

The term "Anglican" means "of England." The root of that is "Angles" from the Anglo-Saxon people who came from Germany and the Scandinavian states to occupy Britain in the late 4th century. It also originates in ecclesia Anglicana, a Medieval Latin phrase dating to at least 1246 that means the English Church.The beginning of the Anglican Church is at times placed in the 6th century when St. Augustine was sent by Pope Gregory as missionary to Britain and Pastor to the ancient Celtic Christians there.

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Okene Diocese Communique 2013

INTRODUCTION:- The 3rd session of the 1st Synod held at St Paul’s Anglican Church Obeiba – Ihima from 30thMay-2nd June 2013 was presided over by his lordship, Rt. Rev. Prof. E.B. Ajulo. It had in attendance the Bishop, 32 from the House of Clergy, 72 from the House of Laity and 20 absentees.

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Leadership Is Not Manipulative, Don't Lord It Over The Sheep - Archbishop Friday Imaekhai

The Church today is in dire need of leadership that is productive, proactive, effective, efficient, relevant, result oriented and up to date.

This was the submission of the Most Rev. Friday Imaekhai, Archbishop of Bendel Ecclesiastical Province and Bishop of Esan Anglican Diocese representing the Primate of all Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh at the formal opening of a two week Senior Clergy Training Course at the Ibru International Ecumenical Centre, Agbarha-Otor, Delta State.

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Primatial Sports Competition - By Esther Oke

The Primate of All Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh has charged the youths to use their God-given talent to glorify God rather than commercializing it. He gave the charge at the commencement of the 2nd Primatial Sports Competition of the Diocese of Abuja which took place at the Anglican Girls’ Grammar School’s sports ground.

The representative of the Primate on the occasion, the Rev. Canon Olusegun Majekodunmi who took the kick-off said the sports competition was borne out of passion for the youths to impact their generation positively, be properly disciplined and evangelized. Many teams from the Seven Archdeaconries of the Diocese have been slated to partake in the tournament. While the male teams are to take part in the football competition, their female counterpart will play the volley ball; and at the end of the tournament, prizes will be given and a giant cup will be presented for the overall winner.

Dedication of Church and Ordination of Priests

The Bishop of the Anglican diocese of Owo, Rt. Rev. Dr. James Oladunjoye has reiterated that the Anglican Church appreciates decency and that Priesthood in the Anglican Church is not an all comers affair but credibility, accountability and erudition. He said this during the Dedication of the newly built Church of the Resurrection Kafe, Abuja and the Ordination of new Priests of the Abuja diocese. Furthermore, he admonished the new Priests to be in charge in season and out of season, to rebuke, exhort, be watchful and endure hardship.

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Musical Concert at St. Matthews Anglican Church, Maitama - By Ven. Foluso Taiwo and Esther Oke

The Second musical concert of the Abuja Anglican Diocese took place with pomp and pageantry as Choristers from the Seven Archdeaconries of the Diocese and their congregations gathered at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Maitama to render various songs of praise and Classical music unto the Lord.

The Primate of All Nigeria Anglican Communion who declared open the concert said praise is the only offering accepted by God because praise strengthens the spiritual life of His people. He took his text from Psalms 149 and 150, emphasizing on why it is imperative to praise the Lord always. In an interview, the Primate said that prizes were not given to participating Choirs to avoid in house fighting and rivalry.

Speaking at the event, he Diocesan Choir Chaplain, Ven. Chima Okorie said that the sole aim of man’s creation is to praise God and in order to fulfill this, time for proper praise and thanksgiving had to be created.

Various songs composed by the Choristers featured prominently, while the children’s choir of St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Maitama stole the show. The theme of this Second edition of the Diocesan evening of praise is, ‘Let all creation praise the Lord’ and it was indeed a time of praise.

Do Not Judge the Lord By Feeble Sense - Primate Okoh

August 2013  | Do Not Judge the Lord By Feeble Sense |  Filed under Archives

The Primate of All Nigeria Anglican Communion has called it mere ignorance to think and teach that it is only a certain way of baptism that brings about salvation. He made this clarification during the Naming, Christening and Thanksgiving Service for the Rt. Rev. Duke and Mrs. Sarah Akamisoko’s miracle twins

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Primate and Archbishops of The Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion Visit to Borno State

August 2013  | Maiduguri Visit by Primate and Archbishops |  Filed under Archives

Without Prejudice to the horrific situation where people were beheaded, slaughtered and properties looted, the Primate of All Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh has warned Christians against vengeance which according to him, belongs to God. He urged them not to pay evil for evil, but have faith in God and move forward.

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Cathedral Archdeaconry Women's Conference 2013

August 2013  | Cathedral Archdeaconry Women's Conference 2013 |  Filed under Archives

Mrs. Grace Olufunke Oluwarohunbi, Vice President Mothers’ Union/Women’s Guild of the Cathedral Archdeaconry, Anglican Diocese of Abuja has called on all to look unto Jesus and not lose hope. She made this call during this year’s Cathedral Archdeaconry Women’s Conference held at the Cathedral Church of Advent, Life Camp Abuja. According to her, in times like these, in which the insurgence of Boko Haram has plagued the nation; when political unrest, corruption, wickedness, war, natural disaster, job insecurity, and youth unemployment are on the increase, Christians ought not to lose their faith.

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The 3rd Diocesan Chancellors, Registrars and Legal Officers Conference 2013

August 2013  | Chancellors, Registrars and Legal advisers Conference 2013 |  Filed under Archives

The Vision of organizing the conference of Chancellors, Registrars and legal officers Conference of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion is to harness the various vocations in the Church for a more effective ministry and mission.

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Distress and Difficulties are Inevitable to all Men Bishop Oduntan

August 2013  | Distress and Difficulties are Inevitable to all Men |  Filed under Archives

The Rt. Rev. Olugbenga Oduntan, Bishop of Ajayi Crowther Anglican Diocese has remarked that moments of distress and difficulties are inevitable to all men. He said this during the First Session of the Second Synod which took place at the Anglican Cathedral of St. Paul Okutapemo, Iseyin Oyo state. He added that the degree of difficulties could differ but, there is no life that is devoid of challenges.

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Unction, an Instrument of Pragmatic Transformation

July 5th, 2013  | Unction, an Instrument of Pragmatic Transformation |  Filed under Archives

The Primate of All Nigeria Anglican Communion and Bishop of Abuja diocese, the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh has pointed out that anointing comes from God, even though there may be human intermediaries who are used by God to carry out the action. He said this during a service at the Cathedral Church of the Advent Life Camp, Abuja and further called on all to note that when one receives anointing or unction, that person should know that it is a gift from the Lord. Primate Okoh explained that the purpose of any anointing is to make the individuals or items holy, to set them apart from mundane issues or affairs and be separated to God adding that anointing is to equip the Church for service.

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Christians Operating Under Curses Bishop Olusola

July 5th, 2013  | Christians Operating Under Curses |  Filed under Archives

“The Church of God is losing potential because a lot of Christians are operating under curses that have made them become “leprous” before God.”

The Bishop of Ijesa North-East Anglican diocese, the Rt. Rev. Joseph Olusola made this observation during the monthly power night of the Abuja diocese which was held at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Gwarimpa Abuja. He further stated that this “leprosy” has led Christians to struggle so much, and yet nothing seems to work adding that everything that exists was created by the word of God and therefore, whatever is dead or lacking in their life can be brought back to life by

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2013 Gudu Archdeaconry Local Conference

July 2nd, 2013  | 2013 Gudu Archdeaconry Local Conference |  Filed under Archives

““The world sees failure as an orphan and everyone is identifying with success not minding whether it was achieved by hook or by crook.

The wife of the supervising Priest of Gudu Archdeaconry Diocese of Abuja Anglican Communion, Mrs. Ijeoma Ukaejiofor said this in her welcome address, at the opening of this year’s Gudu Archdeaconry Women Conference held at the Basilica of Grace Anglican Church, Apo. She said the theme of the Second Gudu Archdeaconry women conference, ‘Walking in obedience’ was chosen because of the world we live in today adding that the citizenry is contending with worldly standards of dog eat dog because of stiff competition of winner takes it all, where there is no consideration for the weak or a loser.

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Being A Report of the Press Conference Held For the Primate of All Nigeria Anglican Communion

July 2nd, 2013  | Press Conference |  Filed under Archives

“BEING A REPORT OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE HELD FOR THE PRIMATE OF ALL NIGERIA ANGLICAN COMMUNION, MOST REV. NICHOLAS D. OKOH AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM EPISCOPAL HOUSE, ABUJA ON TUESDAY, 2ND JULY, 2013.

CORRESPONDENT: Before the state of emergency was declared in some Northern parts of the nation there was much debate on it until it was put in place. With the declaration, do you think there is any progress or success?

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Valedictory, Graduation Service at AGGS

July 6th, 2013  | Valedictory, Graduation Service at AGGS |  Filed under Archives

“Many people have lost their ways and never came back; they died in cultism, sexual immorality (HIV/AIDS) because they took life for granted.”

The Ven. Andrew Ukaejiofor said this at this year’s Valedictory Service and Graduation Ceremony of Anglican Girls Grammar School Apo, Gudu district, Abuja. He gave examples of many girls who took many decisions on their own and thus had retarded lives. He admonished the outgoing students not to take life for granted because according to him, the Bible says that the way that leads to joy and happiness is the way of the Lord. He urged them to seek counsel unlike the prodigal son. Ven. Ukaejiofor said that the Anglican girls should avoid regrets, disappointment and embarrassment by seeking counsel of their parents, Pastors and elderly ones, so as not to live a life of regrets.

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A Report of the Courtesy Visit Paid on the Primate of All Nigeria by Romans

July 2nd, 2013  |  Courtesy Visit paid on the Primate by Romans |  Filed under Archives

Report of the courtesy visit paid on The Primate of All Nigeria Anglican Communion Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh by some Administrative Officers from the Pontifical Urban University Rome; the Rector P. Alberto Trevisiol, Prof. SSA Lorella Congiunti Vice Rector, Don Roberto Cherubini General Secretary and Monisignor Remigio Bellizio on Tuesday, 2nd July, 2013.
EXCERPTS:

PRIMATE: The Anglican Church at the moment is facing a lot of challenges. Particularly the issue of human sexuality; there is pressure everywhere to abandon the Biblical perspective of marriage and to accept same sex marriage and the homosexual lifestyle, but we know that in some parts of our Communion they have yielded particularly in America, Canada and some parts of South America and Europe generally.

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Primate Okoh Reappointed Chairman N.C.P.C for another Term

July 2nd, 2013  |  Primate Okoh Reappointed Chairman N.C.P.C for another Term |  Filed under Archives

The Primate of All Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh has been re-appointed Chairman of the National Christian Pilgrim’s Commission (N.C.P.C) for another term of five years.

Also, the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Mr. John Kennedy Opara was re-appointed to serve in that capacity for another term of five years. Some Federal Commissioners of the Commission were also re-appointed. These appointments were effected recently after the expiration of the first term.

 

Archbishop of Canterbury Confers Award On Bishop Idowu-Fearon

July 2nd, 2013  |  Archbishop of Canterbury Confers Award on Bishop Idowu-Fearon |  Filed under Archives

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd. Justin Welby has conferred the award of Cross of St. Augustine on the Bishop of Kaduna Diocese, Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Josiah Idowu-Fearon. The presentation of the award took place in the guard room at Lambeth Palace on Thursday 20th June, 2013.

This award, Archbishop Welby said, was in recognition of Bishop Idowu-Fearon’s courage and vision in relentlessly promoting dialogue and peaceful reconciliation between Christians and Muslims, two major religions in a country that has suffered untold religious violence and insecurity.

Barr. (Mrs.) Chinelo Anazodo Elected As the Vice President of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) West Africa

July 2nd, 2013  |  Barr. (Mrs.) Chinelo Anazodo Elected As the Vice President of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) West Africa |  Filed under Archives

Barrister (Mrs.) Chinelo Ngozi Anazodo, the Diocesan Deputy Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese of Kubwa has recently been elected Vice President, (West Africa) All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC). The occasion was the 10th General Assembly as well as the 50th Anniversary (1963-2013) of the AACC, which was also tagged, “Jubilee Assembly” held at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resorts, Kampala Uganda, from 3rd 9th June, 2013 under the theme, “God of Life, Lead Africa to Peace, Justice and Dignity.”

With Barrister (Mrs.) Anazodo’s election as the Vice President (West Africa) of the AACC, she also constitutionally assumes the position of the President, West African Council of Churches (WACC). The office also bestows on her an observer status in ECOWAS Parliament, African Union (AU) General Assembly as well as the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. She is required to intervene in all conflict regions of West Africa in particular and Africa in general. She shall be in office for five years.

The EFCC and Nigerias Judiciary in A Confused State Rt. Rev. Prof. Ajulo

June18th, 2013  |  Diocese of Okene |  Filed under Archives

“If people understand the severity of God’s final judgment, they will want to take God’s offer of hope, life, forgiveness and restoration to those we know standing down there in the midst of the hoarding multitudes. People will call men to receive mercy from God.”

The Rt. Rev. Prof. E.B. Ajulo, Bishop of Okene Anglican Diocese made this pronouncementduring the 3rd Session of the 1st Synod which was held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Obeiba-Ihima, Kogi State. He said that the multitudes represented Israel and prophetically, people who live in the world today adding that God, the judge, was telling His people what He requires of them and all the ways they had wronged Him and others. According to him, the picture of the multitudes in the valley of decision as cited in Joel 3:9-14 is an unusual one,

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Righteousness, Only Panacea to Building A New Nigeria - Pastor Olutola

June18th, 2013  |  Righteousness, only panacea to building Nigeria Anew |  Filed under Archives

The fundamental principle in the plan of God to build a nation is righteousness.
This was the submission of Pastor Olutola, General Overseer of The Apostolic Church of Nigeria while preaching on the theme of ‘righteousness exalts a nation’, at this year’s Democracy Service held at the National Christian Centre, Abuja. He opined that righteousness is the only foundation for permanent peace, security prosperity and to be able to triumph economically, educationally, theologically, socially and spiritually.

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Make Agriculture Our Mainstay As In The Days of Yore - Bishop Ajetunmobi

June18th, 2013  |  Communique for Ibadan South |  Filed under Archives

The Rt. Rev. Jacob Ademola Ajetunmobi, Bishop of Ibadan South Diocese of the Anglican Communion has admonished all Christians to be very careful on how they build on the foundation and the Church to learn how to draw her power from the source which is Christ Jesus the author and finisher of faith.

He said this in a Communique released at the end of the Second Session of the 5th Synod held at Christ Church, Mapo Ibadan venue of the synod this year.. He said God’s project is a collective responsibility hence the Church should rid itself from divided interest, selfish approach to problems and carnality.

The Synod in its communiqu commended the Oyo, Lagos,

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Christian Marriage is Sacramental, Indissoluble - Primate Okoh

June 1st, 2013  |  Primate's wedding sermon |  Filed under Archives

The Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh has reiterated that the Church of Nigeria still stands on the dictates of the Bible as recorded by Matthew chapter 19 from verse 4 that God created male and female hence the Anglican Church in Nigeria believes in the relationship of man and a woman and not Same Sex marriage.

He straightened this up while preaching at the Holy Solemnization between Omo Mark Oghiadomhe son of the Chief of Staff to the President and Miss Omobolade Okeya at the Cathedral Church of the Advent Life Camp, Abuja

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God is Available to Those Who Diligently Serve Him - Archbishop Akanya

May 31st, 2013  | Power Night by Archbishop Akanya |  Filed under Archives

“If you have God as your father, you don’t need a God father.”

The Most Rev. Edmund Akanya, Archbishop of Kaduna Province and Bishop of the Anglican diocese of Kebbi made this assertion at the Abuja diocese monthly power night which took place at the Basilica of Grace Gudu, Apo Abuja. He said that Christians need not depend on what is popularly known as “long leg” to solve their problems because they have a God who is more than able, adding that with Jesus as a friend all the challenges of life are surmountable.

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Federal Amnesty, Not Divine Amnesty - Archbishop Egbunu

May 21st, 2013  | Archbishop Egbunu2 |  Filed under Archives

“Many Christians have today devised evil ways to cope with evil, or even to overcome evil times. But evil times should not make us become evil.”

The Most Rev. Emmanuel A. S. Egbunu, Bishop of Lokoja diocese and Archbishop of Lokoja province made this observation during the First Session of the Seventh Synod of the Lokoja Anglican diocese which took place at the Anglican Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, Lokoja. He added that the Bible warns believers of a time such as this when they will be hated by all nations for Christ’s name sake, when many will fall away and betray one another, and when the love of many will grow cold because of increase in lawlessness. He however, pointed out that the one who endures to the end will be saved.

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General Gowon Solicits For the Ordination of Women in Anglican Communion

May 21st, 2013  |  General Gowon Solicits For the Ordination of Women |  Filed under Archives

Nigeria’s former Military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon Rtd. has called on the Anglican Communion to review its position on the question of female ordination.

He made this call in his welcome address as the Chairman of the 3rd Session of the 8th Synod of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, diocese of Abuja held at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Maitama Abuja. He reiterated his belief that male or female, the body of Christ is one.

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Life Is a Gift to Be Guarded Jealously - Ven. Dr. Igbari

May 21st, 2013  |  Life Is a Gift to Be Guarded Jealously |  Filed under Archives

“Life is a gift from God with a purpose of serving the Lord and humanity and must be guarded jealously.”

The Venerable Dr. Olusola Igbari, Archdeacon of Maitama Archdeaconry and Vicar of St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Maitama Abuja made this categorical statement at the Commendation Service held in honour of the late Otunba Lanre Soyebo who passed on recently.

The Cleric who took his main text from Hebrews 13 verse 14 thanked God for the life the deceased lived, his works and testimonies of glowing tribute that followed his death in quick succession. He said life is indeed short especially with what statistics says of life expectancy across the world.

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Prepare to Meet Your God - Archbishop Okoh

May 19th, 2013  |  Chinua Achebe Commendation Service |  Filed under Archives

The Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh has described the late literary giant, Professor Chinua Achebe as a remarkable gift of God who succeeded in spreading African Culture and literature to all parts of the world. He gave this description during the commendation service held in his honour by the Anglican Church at the National Christian Centre, Abuja.

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Totality of Man Belongs to God - Bishop Lamido

May 19th, 2013  |  Synod Sunday 2013  |  Filed under Archives

The Rt. Rev. A. B. Lamido, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Wusasa has stated that everybody is responsible to God, and be faithful no matter who they are; whether rich or poor. He made this statement during the 3rd Session of the Eighth Synod of the Diocese of Abuja which took place at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Maitama. He added that whether or not a person has been called as a Minister of God’s truth, all are servants of God and are expected to be accountable adding that as servants, all that they have belong to Him.

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Accountability, Inevitable in Stewardship - Archbishop Okoh

May 17th, 2013  |  Synod Charge 2013  |  Filed under Archives

The Primate of All Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh has asserted that by virtue of creation, God is the owner of the universe and human beings own nothing! He cited this assertion in his Synod Charge titled, “Christian Stewardship”, which was read during the Third Session of the Eighth Synod of the Abuja diocese held at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Maitama. According to him, God owns material, animals and inanimate, visible and invisible things. He however added that people are active occupants of God’s property and not neutral or irrelevant, stating that by divine commission individuals have been made stewards, managers or administrators on behalf of the owner of the universe.

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Ecumenism, Pivotal Stand for Universality of All Christians - Archbishop Okoh

May 21st, 2013  |  Ecumenism, Pivotal Stand for Universality of All Christians  |  Filed under Archives

The Church has been called upon to work together, without prejudice to proliferation of Churches and different denominations. The Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh made this call at the formal inauguration of Directors of Ecumenism Network from all the Dioceses of the Communion at the Teen’s Chapel of the All Saint’s Anglican Church, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja. He said Ecumenism today stands for the universality and catholicity of Christians all over the world with the sole aim of believing and celebrating that common faith as well as mending their differences and working to overcome obstacles to the united witness of Jesus Christ.

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Abuja Synod Opening: Faithfulness, Imperative in Stewardship - Bishop Onuoha

May 16th, 2013  |  Abuja Synod Opening - Faithfulness, Imperative in Stewardship  |  Filed under Archives

“Whether you are a public servant, civil servant, business man or woman; know you that you are nothing but God’s stewards and you are expected to behave.”

The Bishop of Okigwe South Anglican Diocese, Rt. Rev. David Onuoha made this statement during the opening ceremony of the Third Session of the Eighth Synod of the Abuja diocese held at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Maitama. He asked the people to take to heart the admonition of St. Paul wherein he said that it is required in stewards that they be found faithful. He added that the goal of stewardship is to give glory to God and to serve the needs of men; and not for personal enrichment and self gratification.

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Inauguration of the Church of Nigeria Directors of Ecumenism Network

May 21st 2013  |  Inauguration of the Church of Nigeria Directors of Ecumenism Network  |  Filed under Archives

The Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh with gladness and thanksgiving to our triune God whose revealed nature reflects unity and love, welcomed everybody to the historic inauguration of the Directors of Ecumenism Network of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) which took place on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013.

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Archbishop Okoh Says No to Emergency Rule in Nasarawa, Borno, Others

May, 13th 2013  |  2013 Synod Press Conference  |  Filed under Archives

* Calls for National Conference to address the myriad of problems confronting the country
* Seeks equitable representation on presidential amnesty committee on Boko Haram
* Warns the nation to embark on serious reflection ahead of the centennial celebration in 2014
* Urges leaders not ready to give accountability and offer servant-leadership to resign
* Reaffirms CofN opposition to gay marriage and homosexuality

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Economics of Common Sense versus Economics of Love - Archbishop Maduoma

May 5th, 2013  |  Diocese of Ideato  |  Filed under Archives

The Most Rev. Dr. Caleb A. Maduoma, Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province and Bishop of Ideato Anglican Diocese has expressed concern about the Christian attitude towards giving to God and His Church. He made this known during the Third Session of the Fifth Synod of the diocese, held at the Anglican Cathedral of St. Peter, Arondizuogu, Ideato-North LGA, Imo State. He added that it is quite disturbing that some Christians especially Anglicans consider it as a “waste” or misplaced priority to make generous donations to the Church.

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The Rough Edges of the Amnesty Proposition

April 26, 2013  |  The Rough Edges of the Amnesty Proposition  |  Filed under Archives

With the swearing in of the Committee on Amnesty, Nigerians who think it is a wrong step towards a genuine peace in the land, are struggling rather patriotically to accommodate the strange situation. Many notable and respectable people across ethnic and religious divides have spoken in favour of the suggestion, some due to the general frustration with Boko haram, and the government. This amnesty proposition therefore seems like "peace at all cost."

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The Deliverance of Nigeria Is In the Hands of Believers - Bishop Musa

April 26, 2013  |  The Deliverance of Nigeria Is In the Hands of Believers |  Filed under Archives

“Amnesty is a political language and not a solution to the persecution in Nigeria.”

This pronouncement was made by the Rt. Rev. Joseph Musa, Bishop of Idah Diocese during the Abuja Diocesan Power night held at All Saints Anglican Church, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja. While speaking on the topic, ‘Looking unto Jesus’, he said that the Church must arise in prayers as was often done in the Scriptures by the early Christians and look unto Jesus for the nation and the President adding that the deliverance of Nigeria is in the hands of believers.

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The Primate

THE BIOGRAPHY OF THE PRIMATE OF ALL NIGERIA
The Most Revd. Nicholas Dikeriehi Orogodo Okoh was born on 10th November, 1952 at Owa-Alero, Ika North East Local Government Area, Delta State to Mr. Stephen Chinakwe and Mrs. Nwagho Okoh. Without intending to be modest, his parents were poor peasant farmers, who who carried out mere subsistence farming. He attended St. Michael's (Anglican) School, Owa-Alero from 1958-1964 where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate.
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Church History

The Church of Nigeria has experienced eventful years of her history as an autonomous Province in the Anglican Communion worldwide. The story can be traced to 1906 when a conference of Bishops in Communion with the Anglican Church held in Lagos. The Rt. Rev. E.H. Elwin, then Bishop of Sierra Leone, presided at the meeting. The Rt. Rev. Herbert Tugwell (Bishop of Western Equatorial Africa) was there with four of his Assistant Bishops:
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