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CANAN, ASLPN, The Praying Army, Nigeria Prays, Wailing Women Worldwide Come Together To Pray For Nigeria’s Peace, Democracy And General Elections

*Committed to praying every Saturday night from March 7th to March 28, 2015

*Prayer Line number 
760-569-7676. Pin is 980794# 

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.

Read more: CANAN, ASLPN, The Praying Army, Nigeria Prays, Wailing Women Worldwide Come Together To Pray For...

CANAN Statement Regarding The $50,000 Donation To Terror Victims In Nigeria Through CAN & Adjoining Issues

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.

Read more: CANAN Statement Regarding The $50,000 Donation To Terror Victims In Nigeria Through CAN &...

Boston CANAN Chapter Inaugurated As Regional Force Pounds Boko Haram Targets In Nigeria

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. 

Read more: Boston CANAN Chapter Inaugurated As Regional Force Pounds Boko Haram Targets In Nigeria

France to press for U.N. support for Africa force to fight Boko Haram

 

 

NIAMEY (Reuters) - France will support a bid by the African Union to win the backing of the U.N. Security Council for its five-nation force fighting Islamist militant group Boko Haram, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Sunday.

Fabius spoke on a tour of Chad, Cameroon and Niger, countries that have launched operations against the militants who have killed thousands in a six-year war for an Islamic state in northern Nigeria.

Read more: France to press for U.N. support for Africa force to fight Boko Haram

Boko Haram releases 158 hostages in Nigeria

The Boko Haram Islamist terrorist group has released 158 women and children abducted from a village in northeastern Nigeria’s Yobe state, an official said on Friday.

Ahmed Goniri, the state commissioner for justice and chairman of the State Committee on Rehabilitation of Victims of Insurgency, said the victims were released by the Islamist sect members after three weeks of captivity.

The official told reporters that the women and children from Katarko village in Yobe have been reunited with their families in Damaturu, the state capital, according to Xinhua news agency.

Read more: Boko Haram releases 158 hostages in Nigeria

Military Kills 300 Terrorists, Liberates 11 Communities

 

IN a major boost in the war against terror, the military in a well-coordinated attack from the air has recaptured 11 communities from terrorists in the Northeast. Two soldiers died, while more than 300 Boko Haram fighters were killed in the last two days, according to information from Defence Headquarters. 

  Meanwhile, the leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau has threatened that the group would disrupt the March 28 presidential election. Shekau stated this on Tuesday in a new video purportedly released by the group.

Read more: Military Kills 300 Terrorists, Liberates 11 Communities

African Giant Nigeria Relies on Poorer Chad to Fight Boko Haram

 

 

(Bloomberg) -- Nigeria, with Africa’s biggest economy, is relying on poorer neighbor Chad to spearhead the battle against the Islamist militant group Boko Haram so it can hold delayed presidential elections next month.

Read more: African Giant Nigeria Relies on Poorer Chad to Fight Boko Haram

CANAN Commends UN, AU, Others For Stemming Insurgency

THE Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans (CANAN) has commended the commitment of the international community to stemming the Boko Haram insurgency in the country.

CANAN Executive Director, Pastor Laolu Akande, gave this commendation in a statement released on Tuesday.

The group, specifically, praised last week’s resolution of the meeting of the African Union which set aside a force of about 8,700 soldiers, policemen and civilians to combat terrorism.

Read more: CANAN Commends UN, AU, Others For Stemming Insurgency

Five Reasons Nigeria’s Poll Delay Is Fishy

 There was a whiff of something rotten in my kitchen on Saturday – and it wasn’t the cooking. No, it was emanating from the press conference I was watching live on my smartphone, in which Nigeria’s national electoral commissioner announced that polling, scheduled for February 14, was to be postponed by another six weeks.

So now, tens of millions of Nigerian voters will have to wait until March 28 to choose between an increasingly embattled incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan (Peoples Democratic Party) and his challenger Muhammadu Buhari (opposition All Progressives Congress). Governorship races (including my friend and former CGD visiting fellow Nuhu Ribadu running as the PDP candidate in Adamawa State) must now wait until April 11.

Karen Attiah in the Washington Post also noticed the smell. The official reason for the postponement is that the military needs six weeks to launch a new offensive against Boko Haram and cannot guarantee election safety at the same time. This is potentially plausible. But here are five reasons why I’m sceptical.

  1. Read more: Five Reasons Nigeria’s Poll Delay Is Fishy

Update on Our Call for International Force to Fight Boko Haram

*CANAN vindicated, call on US, UN, EU, others to finance emerging international force to fight Boko Haram

Cananusa.org…. February 10, 2015, NY-----Exactly one month ago, CANAN issued a global public cry on the need for the international community to invoke its Responsibility to protect doctrine regarding the fate of the people of Northeastern Nigeria who are being decimated by Boko Haram.

When we made the call we made it very clear the Baga incident of last month was more than a turning point for the international community to act.

CANAN had said:

“We have witnessed this week once again a most despicable massacre by Boko Haram in the northeastern town of Baga, in Nigeria, considered the second largest town in Borno State. So far this is the worst massacre in the history of Boko Haram terrorism in Nigeria.

Media reports quoting local vigilante groups and Amnesty International are claiming that about 2000 innocent people were killed in the latest attack of the terrorist on Baga this week.”

Read more: Update on Our Call for International Force to Fight Boko Haram

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  4. Using Troops and Planes, 3 African Nations Battle Boko Haram

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