CAN fumes over John Kerry’s meeting with Sultan, Northern governors; accuses U.S. of bias

L-R: US Secretary of State John Kerry, Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar, and Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal during Kerry's visit to the Sultan's Palace in Sokoto...23/08/16
L-R: US Secretary of State John Kerry, Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar, and Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal during Kerry's visit to the Sultan's Palace in Sokoto...23/08/16

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has accused the United States government of stoking ethnic and religious divisions in Nigeria, after the U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, visited the Sultan of Sokoto and northern governors.

The group said Christians were excluded from Mr. Kerry’s visit between Monday and Tuesday.

Mr. Kerry travelled to Sokoto where he met the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, who is the head of Nigeria’s Muslim community. He later met President Muhammadu Buhari, before meeting governors of northern states.

In an interview with journalists on Thursday, CAN said Mr. Kerry’s visit was “discriminatory, personal and divisive”.

The group said Mr. Kerry should stop interfering in the internal affairs of the country, alleging that the visit was aimed at furthering the federal government’s plan to continue to persecute the teeming population of Nigerian Christians.

The president of CAN, Rev. Supo Ayokunle, said Mr. Kerry’s “lack of respect for the heterogeneous nature of Nigeria, amounted to favouring northern Nigeria and Muslims to the detriment of the Christian community”.

He said the disposition of the Secretary of States supported claims that the Barack Obama administration openly supported the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2016 general elections, which produced the current leadership of the country.

“Why did he meet with 19 states governors, without southern governors, is Nigeria the north alone, why did you go to the north alone?” he asked.

“There’s a siege on Christians. Kerry, his actions speak volume, his actions, body language were very divisive.

“If US Secretary of States is coming for official visit, it’s understandable, but we demand explanation why he was selective. Has the sultan palace become another state house? Was Kerry invited by the Sultan?

“We have 36 States in Nigeria; he only selected northern governors to meet with them. It was a visit to the north, not to Nigeria. It was surely a very divisive visit. With the visit to the north, Kerry’s visit has heightened fear and tension among Christians in Nigeria, if they cannot bring us together, they should not interfere in our affairs.”

Speaking against the killing of Christians in northern Nigeria, the CAN president said based “on the government’s selective persecution of Christians mostly by the Department of State Service (DSS) and the Nigerian Police, it was obvious the administration was anti-Christians”.

“Have the DSS arrested the Muslim youths who burnt down a Catholic Church in Niger State because they were worshiping on Friday? What happened to the ECWA Pastor who was killed in his farm in Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State? What have happened with Redeemed Preacher who was murdered in Kubwa, Abuja?

“Look at the recent case in Zamfara State, Christians where burnt alive. What has happened? They will tell you, they are still investigating. Have they been arrested and charged them to court? If the government cannot sit up and protect Christians, tolerance is going to break down, they should do the right thing, they should not provoke Christians. Have we ever seen this government bring anybody to book?”

The CAN president tasked President Buhari “to come out clean”, adding that, “a government that doesn’t listen is not for the people.”

The CAN leader called on the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to as a matter of urgency intervene in the case of Joe Chinakwe who was arrested for naming his dog “Buhari”. He argued that, naming an animal with somebody’s name is never a criminal offence.

“The NBA should take up that case and ascertain whether the man has the right to give any name to a dog. They should come and protect the man’s human rights and set the record why the case is not a criminal offence,” Mr. Ayokunle said.

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  • Paul Young

    This is the level of leadership we now have in CAN now. what a disgrace. So John Kerry came to Nigeria and he didnt meet with Christian leaders and so what? Why should we even care that he didn’t visit Christians. Who the hell is he? Besides is the Kerry himself a Muslim? Their statement would have been more effective if it were a very strong statement about the guy who was ridiculously arrested for naming his dog Buhari.

  • arewethishopeless

    Lol! “You visit them and you no visit me … huhuhuhuu…..” Such childish behavior from CAN ….

    • emmanuel

      to Alhaji Bingo Buhari?

  • vagabonds in power

    Blame the mess on the Yorubas—————-who through Obj sold their birth-right to the Fulanis——–When I said Buhari was installed by the CIA some Nigerians–felt I was just saying that because Jonathan was forcefully removed from power by the USA government of Obama–a Fulani like Buhari———-Now Nigerians can see why the Obama government is meeting with only the fake Northern Fulani emirs—ati Sultans who sneaked into Nigeria from Senegal and Mali—in the Fulani North—Over a stool which is Not older than the traditional stools in the Ijaw Nation—such as the ones in Nembe-ama who defeated the British in a battle–with the Neo colonialist–government of the imperialist powers—-in London——–Separation is the answer——————-Freedom is our goal in the Niger delta–not the rule of the Fulani and Yorubas–ati their Ibo collaborators————-in APC-

    • Nija pikin

      CAN JEALOUSY ITS SO CHILDISH, I THINK THE WHOLE VISIT IS BCOS OVAMA IS LEAVING OFFICE IN FEW MONTHS SO HE CANT COME TO NIJA WITHIN THE THIS SHORT PERIOD SO KERRY CAME AND CAN IS CRYING SHAMELESSLY BUT NIGERIA HAS PASS THAT STAGE OF A VISIT BY A FOREIGN MINISTER WILL DIVID US OVERNIGHT PLEASE GROW UP AND REMEMBER THE US IS NOT A COUNTRY YOU CAN INTIMIDATE SO PLEASE GO BACK TO THE CHURCH AND PRAY FOR NIGERIA BCOS WE HAVE A BIGGER MONSTER TO FIGTH WHICH IS POVERTY AND HUNGER.

  • David Musaed

    Chai see me see this jobless CAN fighting for visitation. Men I can’t shout at all. This is idisgrace of the highest order.

    • Kallah Bature

      Yes, you said it so well.This clearly shows what the northern faction of CAN was trying to point out.The Subu Ayokunle faction is an off shoot of GEJ’s sponsored CAN under Oritjesafor,notorious of their support for dying PDP.In any case are there no APC Governors in the South and is Kerry a Muslim?A visit primarily aimed at tackling the security issue predominantly disturbing the northern part of the country is now being trivialized by a kindergarten association.What a shame? Americans are too advanced for your archaic agitations.They have since passed the stage of using either ethnicity,regionalism or religion to divide their people for selfish reasons.

  • separation is the answer

    What was the American Ambassador to Nigeria doing at the ICC–with Jega——————–? Our prayers is for Donald Trump to defeat Clinton because she is also part of the Luciferic team that installed Buhari……..and encouraged Boko haram to jill over 100,000 9jas–

  • AHOT

    Why do we like creating problems where none exists?
    Must we add religious or ethnic sentiments to everything that happens?

    • DanielOsazuwa

      That is the only way they can comtinously hold the “sheeple” in captivity. These are the bastards that collect money from the poor to buy jets and marry foreign wives after desecrating the “altars” of the babes in their churches.

      • Barr. adaeze

        That is a beautiful new word :sheeple. The GOs and Pastors can do no wrong because they have hypnotized and brain watch the people ( sorry sheeple LOL) into crass stupidity.

  • Dejandon

    When did we come to this slavery mentality such such that unless we get America to speak to us, we never accept we amount to something?

  • Iskacountryman

    stop uming children…the whle world knows who the rulers of nigeria are…

  • Ibrahim Abolore Olalomi

    Really these people are bigots. They can never change.

  • Watch man

    What is wrong with this CAN? Is it only Muslims and Christians that are in Nigeria? What about traditionalists, Baal worshippers, satanists, juju priests and the rest of other Nigerians who believe several things? If you want Kerry to visit you would it also not be fair to visit other sects, going by your thinking? It seems that CAN does not have any other job than to be politicking and competing with the world. CAN, I have said it before, you are not representing the course of Christ. When last did you organize spiritual warfare to uproot injustice and wickedness in the land? How many crusades do you organize in a year? You just go to press to protest every little thing. How many times have you protested to the high heavens? There is enough hunger and disenchantment in the land and you should do well not to escalate it.

  • Maria

    This is errant nonsense. Kerry visited the sponsors of boko haram in order to warn them to desist or else Nigeria will be occupied….why then are christians crying over this?

    • Otile

      Stop blaming Christians, you Muslims are awful. Kerry came to alleviate the suffering imposed on Nigerians by your fellow Islamists. Unfortunately, Mohammedanism has taken its toll on the Core North, and US cannot stand idly by watching human misery. I don’t begrudge Kerry for trying to help the North. Islam is a bane on society.

    • share Idea

      Why can’t he warn them through Nigerian governors forum. Please stop being petty. America have a way of stoking embers of disunity among people, and when the fire starts burning, they will pretend that they do not know why it is burning.

      Look at what is happening in middle east, Libya and Egypt. There is no way discerning minds will not read meaning into Kerry’s visit.

    • Solomon Brown

      Oh! Jonathan is no longer the sponsor of boko haram as you have claimed time without number? Speaking from both sides of your mouths is common with hypocrites like you. Get lost hare!

  • Watch man

    What is wrong with this CAN? Is it only Muslims and Christians that are in Nigeria? What about traditionalists, Baal worshippers, satanists, juju priests and the rest of other Nigerians who believe several things? If you want Kerry to visit you would it also not be fair to visit other sects, going by your thinking? It seems that CAN does not have any other job than to be politicking and competing with the world. CAN, I have said it before, you are not representing the course of Christ. When last did you organize spiritual warfare to uproot injustice and wickedness in the land? How many crusades do you organize in a year? You just go to press to protest every little thing. How many times have you protested to the high heavens? There is enough hunger and disenchantment in the land and you should do well not to escalate it

    • Du Covenant

      My broda, you spoke my mind completely!. As a christian, I am ashamed of CAN, when has this association come out forcefully to denounce the very high level of corruption that has kept us where we are today including the injustice metted at the ordinary citizens by those in high positions in Nigeria daily?. The fact that Nigerians are so retrogressive and do everything along tribal, regional & religious lines does not mean others must follow our silly steps. We are unique on this planet this is why we are the laughing stock that we are among nations. Nigeria is neither a christian nor a muslim nation, it is a secular state and Mr Kerry has the right to meet with whoever he chooses. This stupidity propagated by CAN must stop and let us live in peace and unity for once!. If anybody should complain, Nigerian christians should hide their heads in shame!.

      • Chukwuka Okoroafor

        Perhaps CAN may deserve the criticism but we should also understand that the Sokoto Caliphate system does not want a secular Nigeria either.

        • emmanuel

          The character you just addressed is an islamic irredentist; pretending to be a socialist. They heat you along religious and ethnic lines, then suggest you act otherwise. Na who be fo*l?

        • Sule Garba

          Bigots

          • Chukwuka Okoroafor

            How am I a bigot? What I said is true. I never said all Muslims don’t want a secular system, it is just a few powerful Islamists who want control over crude oil and ports.

          • Burbank

            “it is just a few powerful Islamists who want control over crude oil and ports.”

            And your PDP boss Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff (whose party controls ALL the state governments in ND) is a southerner Christian!

          • Chukwuka Okoroafor

            The party doesn’t matter. They can be and are present in both parties (but more so in the APC since it is in power).

          • Burbank

            So Ali Modu Sheriff is a southern christian!

          • Chukwuka Okoroafor

            I never claimed that sir. I am not a PDP supporter.

          • emmanuel

            Rommel

        • Du Covenant

          My broda, we should remind them what our constitution says rather than joining them if your assertion is true. Many countries in Africa look up to Nigeria for many things but, we have only been a source of disappointment for the entire continent.

        • muazu wali

          Sokoto Caliphate is a geographical expression and not an idiology. All sorts of peoples, cultures, religions live and work with one another in peace for over three hundred years now. If there is any problem now it must have been introduced by the irreligious educated elite who measure one another on the basis of certificate, post or wealth. The intolerance exhibited today is by them and from them.

          • Chukwuka Okoroafor

            The current system is not what it was in 1804 but they still influence elections, public opinion, and even policies of politicians. It will be politicians that will carry out these functions but at the behest of the Emirs and the Sultan in at least some areas.

          • muazu wali

            I am afraid you are wrong. Emirs and Sultans at early Jihad were in charge.of their emirate and people. They were.very powerful. Nowadays they are only traditional rulers. They hold durbars to entertain and cultural festivals to show off.

          • Chukwuka Okoroafor

            They are not in charge in the traditional ways anymore but they still influence public opinion and some policies. I never said that they run the affairs of the Northern states per say.

          • muazu wali

            Whose public opinion? If they had any influence Buhari would not have been President.

          • Chukwuka Okoroafor

            Well, they influence public opinion in the Emirate states. And why wouldn’t the Emirs want Buhari as president?

      • emmanuel

        yeye Islamic fowl, i know your posts very well. you can only fo*l the gulibles. So you know Nigeria is a secular state, yet you celebrate your islamic demonism here?

        • Du Covenant

          You a total waste of space. There are pagans, animists etc in Nigeria. What makes these Nigerians any less than the so called hypocritical christians and muslims?. The Dubais & Abu Dhabis of this world are Muslim countries, why are the Nigerian christian thieves flogging to do their when you preach so much hate at home?. The simple answer is, they better organised than we are, even the christian world is fed up with our primitiveness. The missionaries came in those days built schools, hospitals you name it, we destroyed all with our ineptitude and primitiveness. I go to church and know first hand the hypocrisy of Nigerian christians. When the christian thieves decide to go to church they are given red carpet treatment, they donate our stolen commonwealth and the church gladly receives such donations without rebuke. How many times have banks failed in Nigeria and how many of these bank bosses have been muslims?, recently we even had a pastor as one of the culprits. Nigeria is and MUST remain a secular state!. We remain terribly primitive as a people because of the way we reason and do things. Muslims, Christians etc go to America and become Americans why you are still dwelling on primitive sentiments!. Wake up!!

  • Aminu Baba

    If CAN is not satisfied with John Kerry they can arrange for another visit specially for them or alternatively, wait until when Hilary Clinton or Trump assume power they can go and lay their complains to them so that they can religiously balance this visit. No wahala

    • Tunji Olarewaju

      After all Kerry is a Muslim from Afghanistan. Don’t mind those CANcerous gun-running charlatans

    • Oracle

      Write this date down in cast iron: NIGERIA AS A COUNTRY WOULD WISH KERRY NEVER VISITED.

  • TininiTanana

    Don’t like the way this Country is drifting ….Nigeria on the edge!

    • Otile

      May the drifting lead to peaceful separation. All say Amen.

      • Tunji Olarewaju

        Amen!!!At least we’ll be free of yanminrin criminality and we’ll be at liberty to drown anyone of them that refuses to move in the lagoon without let or hindrance

        • Otile

          So also shall we be free of yariba criminality and treachery. We will not drown or harm any honest yariba in our midst because we cannot not behave like juju yariba barbarians.

          • Tunji Olarewaju

            Gbam!We gree,now start packing

        • emmanuel

          Barawo mallam, go expore your Oil in Bama, liars and demonised humans, so that you can go your way.
          The Igbos are one million times better than you blank brains

          • Tunji Olarewaju

            Which one be barawo matter for here na?You say you know do again you wan go,I come say make you dey pack, i don do bad thing?Better start packing now, the lagoon don dey cry for yibo blood o.I dey advice you now, no be like the fly wey follow dead body enter grave o. I like you that’s why i dey advice now o, but if na you be the next sacrifice i know you no go hear

          • emmanuel

            The people start the process by cutting off Oil and you dey cry. Maga, leave the oyel and face your groundnut. Lazy mullah using yorobber name.
            Your English betray you. I have never found it difficuot to identify you son of the devil. You smell cow

      • Bulldozer

        Amen

  • Spoken word

    This country is finished.Everything is looked through the lenses of ethnicity and religion.A very unserious country.

  • Mufu Ola

    Intolerance ,stupidity & pettiness. Nobody said John Kerry came to Nigeria for religious conference.I think this CAN should sit up & be serious.Part of reason why I insist Christians are mental terrorists.

    • Ayinde

      rightly called ‘mufu’ what else?

    • Pat

      You made a good point at the beginning of your statement but your conclusion shows that you are guilty of what you’re accusing other people of. With such your last statement, you are part of Nigeria problem.

      • Mufu Ola

        My point is all religions are nuisance.Especially Islamic & Christianity.That’s why serious countries keep ’em at arms length.

  • Sean

    RELIGION AND ETHNIC BIAS ARE THE TWO PETTY ISSUES DESTROYING NIGERIA. KERRY CAME TO CONFER WITH NORTHERN RULERS OVER THE BOKO HARAM ISSUE AND HASNT A THING TO DO WITH CAN, PERIOD! CAN AND ITS CORRUPT LEADERS CONNIVED WITH GEJ TO LOOT NIGERIA DRY. DID ANY EMIR/SULTAN TAKE MONEY FROM GEJ? HE WHO SEEKS EQUITY MUST COME WITH CLEAN HANDS AND CAN SHOULD BE QUIET HENCEFORTH.

    • Fine Boy

      The article also talk abt killings of Christians whose killers are never prosecuted, pls could u respond to that.

  • Abdullah Musa

    Why can’t CAN leadership show maturity?
    It is always CAN that is stoking religious crisis.
    You are supporting a Christian to name his dog with name of, country’s president, and the man himself is not a Hausa man.
    Sultan of Sokoto is not head of an association, he is a leader paid by the government.
    CAN, you are used to eating from the government, and if this one is not paying you want to resort to blackmail.

    • Fine Boy

      Stop being a unless Muslim

      • Abdullah Musa

        Fine boy!
        Please start using your brain to understand issues.

    • Solomon Brown

      Mr man if you hate freedom of speech, expression and association that much. Why not move to Saudi? Where has the sultan been eating from, an Islamic trust fund? Get your thinking cap on, the world is tired of your lies and barbarism.

      • Abdullah Musa

        And you think the world starts and ends in your head?
        Free speech does not mean free to insult others.
        Saudi Arabia?
        I wish they will accept me.
        Then someone will be free from barbarians.

        • Solomon Brown

          You really are way out of your head. How many times have I been called “kafiri” by people I grew up with, did the heavens fall? Yeah the truth is bitter. Your wish to be accepted by Saudi is mostly because Buhari’s economy is hitting you hard. Also the last I checked the “barbarians” live right in your neck of the woods.

          • Abdullah Musa

            And you expect people to know what happened to you in a quarrel with someone?
            Good morning.

          • Solomon Brown

            This was no quarrel but out right religious bigotry and discrimination. Good morning to you too, keep your boys in check, I do not want to read that more heads have been chopped off again.

    • Chukwuka Okoroafor

      And does he have to be Hausa to do so (name his dog)?

    • concerned Nigerian

      @Abdullahi Musa, I don’t see you addressing the issues raised such d killings of innocent Christians by irate Muslims recently. I can say d infidels killing and miaming are the ones causing the provocation and not CAN who is condemning such babaric actions

    • emmanuel

      How did Saad Abubakar buy private Jet, you son of the devil the father of liars? na Your money?
      All muslims are liars and demonic. Worse if they are foolanis, those who dwell with Animals in the bush.

      • Baba

        Saad never owned a private jet. You must be talking of oritsejiafor.

        • emmanuel

          Son of the devil, he has. Islam is a lie, i would rather be shocked if you act contrary to your satanic gang called religion

      • Abdullah Musa

        I thank you.

  • Major Gideon Okar

    WHY WE STRUCK !

    How many more lives have been lost to the Hausa-Fulani butchery since our execution in 1990? Obviously they run into their tens of thousands. We knew this would happen and that was what we wanted to prevent. Because of the possibility of failure we wanted to leave the message which some termed unacceptable and others, premature.

    Nigerians can be forgiven for failure to understand the necessity of excising those states in 1990. But now, how many millions of lives, how much destruction of property, infrastructure and places of worship will it take to convince skeptics that excision is the only way to stop it.

    We, that laid down our lives to save you:
    Major Gideon Orkar, Captain Empere, Captain Dakolo, Capt Nonju, Lt. Akogun, Lt. CN Odey, Lt. Cyril Ozualor, Lt. NEO Deji, 2/Lt AB Umukoro, 2/Lt EJ Ejesuku, SSgt Julius Itua, Sgt Martins Ademokhai, Sgt. Pius Ilegar and over a hundred others.

  • Pat

    CAN, being a spiritual leadership body should know that one need to be more careful in making statements and accusations that could further endanger the fragile relationship between Christians and Muslims in this country. Though, I can call myself a proud Christian, I’m of the verse of the Bible that says “Seek peace with all men.” CAN can do better by letting what they preach lead them in responding to issues especially to the one that is as sensitive as “Kerry visitation.”

  • Dazmillion

    When Jonathan was moving round different harlot churches, kneeling down before all manner of prostitute pastors did the Muslims complain? When Jonathan was flying all the christian southern governors to Jerusalem every Sunday, did the Muslims complain?

    When arms money was found in the private jet of a CAN president, did the Muslims complain? Did you not know that the CIA and John Kerry were monitoring that incident and now you expect him to meet with an arms smuggling, possibly terrorist organisation like CAN.

    By the way Rev. Supo Ayokunle, where you not rigged into power by the former leader DJ Oristijafor?

    • Shawn

      I tire oooo…Kerry is not ready to meet with you cos you’ll say nothing other than beg for tithe or seed sowing. Abeg second base jare

      • Mama Kay

        Lol!

    • babsjatt

      Bitter truth

    • dudu

      While I share your sentiments to some extent, i think it is actually an indiscretion on the part of the US secretary of state and the blame lies on whoever organises his protocol.

      • Dazmillion

        Sultan is a traditional chief

  • Olu from South Africa

    Very unfortunate statement from immature, busybody group of people. Must CAN read meanings to all meaningless issues?

  • Shahokaya

    This CAN is seriously against northern Christians. Have they forgotten that the governors of Benue, Plateau and Taraba are Christians, or do they think that Kerry came to Islamize them, or sorry they thought he came to share money and they were not invited to the sharing,

  • amazing2012

    USA has a major stake in Nigeria and cannot afford losing a good friend. The stake is to protect their interest as the world is busy handling lots of humanitarian crises, US cannot afford to have another major human catestrophy from the largest African population.
    USA knew very well how and who Nigerian Christians are in both involvement in insecurity and pretending to be peaceful. Remember when former CAN president went to US to beg them to level Nigeria as a terrorist state because of Boko haram.
    The same CAN president was caught amid of weapons purchase in South Africa. The same satanic president go against the first proposal of grazing sites to former president Jonathan. The proposal that should have save many lives.
    USA is not daft ! They know what they doing and know better of each step they made.
    CAN perception about US is that of a Christian country that can join hand with them to further insecurity in the country and blame Muslims over it. Alas ! USA act by its interest not faith !

    • Chukwuka Okoroafor

      That grazing proposal would have given the government the right to confiscate land from landowners for the herdsmen. Doesn’t that install a system of Fulani supremacy?

    • emmanuel

      Grazing maga, you have always been a semi-animal. Rommel and all the kangaroo moniker you use.
      One day, Rwanda game go take place here.
      The tall trees would go down someday.
      Rwanda, Burundi and Central African Republic way

      • amazing2012

        …throughout the miserable lives of Igbos, war have been their hope, prayers and intention. And throughout that period they keep losing and dying in the same way they wish others.
        At home they die in many attempted coups and in abroad they die for drugs and robbery related offenses.
        So long we never wish the death or suffering of any Igbo, then Continue with your bad prayers, it will continue to go back to your people !!

    • Solomon Brown

      You know jack about US foreign policy, Secretary Kerry’s visit to the caliphate has got nothing to do with everything you just said here. The main reason for his visit was to have a ground assessment on the influx of jihadi fighters into the sahel region which cuts across most northern states and to make sure the uranium deposits in Niger republic don’t end up in wrong hands. What is your obsession with grazing sites anyways?

      • amazing2012

        US analyst ! USA don’t need to send its expensive Secretary of State to find out about all you mentioned.
        They manufactured the arms terrorists used worldwide, they trained and finance them.
        On uranium enrichment, US have control measures on uranium and the best mechanism to monitor its activities.
        The avengers in the Sahel have no facilities to enrich uranium to weapon grade.
        Again, the knowledge to enrich uranium to weapon grade was deliberately made available to every body including those regarded as terrorists by the same Christians that have complain as their faith.
        Please change another story,this one has failed !

  • RestructureNigeriaNow

    The Nigerian Bishops must leave greed aside and a war which Buhari and Obama is about to bring upon them. The war is already at your borders…WAKE UP!!!

  • drjonesalabi

    EDITOR SIR,

    Before the 2015 election I was full of sympathy and support for northern Christians as they were being killed like goats
    by northern Muslim marauders. But after the 2015 presidential election, when the northern Christians voted for Fulani
    Muslim rule again, I realized i was wasting my emotions. After those elections, hundreds of Christians have been killed
    by Muslims in Benue and Adamawa states. I jumped for joy. I was happy that Christians are getting what they pray for.
    Yoruba Christians are the most politically backward as followers of their Muslim Leaders who give them broom to wave.
    John Kerry was right not to consult mentally retarded Christians after his meeting with Muslim leaders of daft Christians.

    • Shawn

      And you’re so proud of yourself, you can make bold to call yourself a Christian rejoicing over the death of another human…mtchew

      • News Break Feed [NBF]

        “Suspected Fulani herdsmen, Thursday morning, attacked Ndiagu Attakwu community, in Nkanu
        West Local Government Area of Enugu State, killed ‎a seminarian of the Catholic Church and
        wounded several others. The incident came barely four months after a similar
        attack on Nimbo community left several persons dead.”

        ………………..Sahara Reporters

        (August 25th, 2016)

      • emmanuel

        I am in the same shoe with him. Norther Christians deserve no pity. Let the foolanis continue to cleanse them. I use to campaign for separation with some reservation because of the Northern Christians and the indegenous people of the North, but 2015 general election exposed their slave mentality and they must pay with servitude and death from the the foolanis.

        • Pius

          I am a ‘northern christians’ that neither support Jonathan or Buhari

          For the sake of time, let starts with OBJ.

          Obj was a president because of most of the votes of the northern Christians, he got about 95% of the swing states of the north(Plateau, Benue, Taraba, Narasawa and lots of minorities votes in the core north. What did they get from OBJ?? he couldn’t stop sharia that empowers the enslavement of Christians. Serious killings in plateau state started during his time. what did he do? he declared state of emergency in plateau state and removed a Christian governor but refused to do same in Kano and Kaduna state. His famous quote when a cocin church pastor blamed him for bias was “CAN my foot”.

          The northern Christians voted again voted for Yaradua PDP because they envision him to be a moderate, fanatical like Buhari. The killings did not stop in Benue, Southern kaduna, taraba and nasarawa and other parts of the northern Christians communities. As a matter of fact, more than 500 people were killed in a single night orchestrated by Danbuazor(the present minister of interior and General Minna the GOC of Jos). No a single person was arrested. Sadly Yaradua wife refused to visit the Christian camp, or the governor of plateau state but the visited the Muslim during one of the numerous crisis in the plateau state.

          Same with Jonathan. As a matter of fact, Christians in the north not just voted for Jonathan but shamefully campaigned for him in their churches. Did Jonathan protect them? Killings continued and most Christians in northeast suffered unprecedented prosecution in THEIR country, yet monies are being shared that was meant to be used for weapons to fight terrorism. Jonathan played politics with the blood of people that were ready for die for him.

          Is a shame that you southern Christians are using 2015 election(which Jonathan even won among the northern Christians but with a narrow margin, check the election data and do your analysis) among the northern Christians to gauge their loyalty to you Let me state the fact: THEY NORTHERN CHRISTIANS DONT NEED YOU AT ALL. if OBJ and Jonathan as president couldn’t help them who then can help them. What has the southern Christians as a body do for the persecuted Christians and the killings in the north. They are the first to called the northern Christians aboki even when you tell them you are not hausa/fulani, they will ignorantly reply, is there any difference?

          Unfortunately, the jihadists are already in Enugu state and some part of delta state. Please you people should help yourself. remember if the jihadist conquered most Christians communities in middle east and almost conquered Europe if not for the crusaders, do you think you can stop them?? They are far most advanced in military strategy than you SS/SE(southwest is not an issue to them). ‘Making mouth’ will not help bro, This is our song the northern christians

          “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

          My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth” Psa 121

          • amazing2012

            PIUS
            Your problem started, the day northern Christians were used by their southern brothers to disown their neighbors and see them as enemies. The problem with Christians is that they commits worst crime and pretend to be saints and victims. The lists of killing innocent people in kaduna and Jos is well known to be a plan of cleansing Muslims. Most of our friends now tell us their regret for accepting Christians agenda.
            You have no one as good as your Muslims neighbor, the remember the good time when both our children celebrate festivities of our different faiths.
            You are used and dumped by your southern friends. They divide us on religion and try to divide the region by making to create disillusional middle belt. Prominent northern Christians that were elevated in life by patriotic northern Muslims leaders were used.
            Late Solomon lar, Jerry Gana, TY DANJUMA, zamani lukwot among others. These people betray their people under the deception of “religion”. They are traitors unlike JF Tarka of blessed memory, and General Yakubu Gawon among others.
            No matter what a northern Christian and Muslim are better to each other then their southern brothers. You will understand more If you hear how they southern Christians are insulting prominent northerners regardless. The Yakubu Gowon will leave us, southern Christians will organize parties to celebrate.
            Southnars are not followers of YESHUA, they are pagans while our northern true followers of God are minding and following the desire of the pagans because they used the word of God !!!
            Last few days northern CAN announce leaving the national body, forming CANN. They discovered they are treated the same or worst than any northerner.
            The earlier you see your geography as a mean of your unity, the better for all the northerners !

          • Pius

            Your narrative is very wrong, you are in denial of the fact! Christians have NEVER NEVER attacked Muslims in the north. you can deceive ignorant people with false narrative not me. I not just lived in north but very involved in its politics.

            Northern Christians have never live in peace or unity with the northern muslims, the so-called peace is
            when they submit to northern Muslims and are second class citizens in their land. Do your objective research on how minorities christians are treated in Bauchi, Gombe etc. Northern Christians/Nigeria will enjoy peace only if they live by the dictates of sultan and the emirs. Which is the sole vision of Ahmadu bello.

            Why are the northern Muslims against middle belt? why??? Dont people have right to association as enshrined in constitutions?? in the south we have south west, South south and South east as a region/entity why not in north? why the fear?? you want to use the minorities in the north as tool right?? and if not, use killing to force them to submit eh. Like in southern sudan?

            Prominent northern Christians are elevated in life by the northern Muslims? Liar! May be Jerry Gana, but not solomon lar, TY Danjuma, or Zamani lakwat. Solomon was a politician elected by the people of plateau state and voted to be PDP chairman by the famous G34. How did the northern Muslims helped him? TY danjuma was appointed by Gowon as a patriotic soldier. Gowon was made president by mostly northern christians coup plotters.

            The northern Muslims should be grateful to the northern Christians. I can see that your fulani brothers are killthe people of benue state for JF Tarka betrayer. using violence as a tool for submission eh. however this is not new!

            Check the political history of nigeria, the votes of the northern christians have never gone the same way to northern muslims, though 2015 was very close because of the serial betrayer of people like Suswan, Jang other PDP leaders.

            Forget geography,we drink from different fountains, we cant unite! even if nigeria is divided, we cant be one with you guys, you may KILL EVERYONE TO SUBMISSION but that unity is not going to happen!

          • emmanuel

            The character above is a demon who uses Rommel, Ola, favourtals etc. He is an agent of the devil employed by his foolani Kaduna state Governor to do attack online

          • emmanuel

            shhhhhh, you foolanis used them by ridding on the back of the Hausas. You have discarded them, now that Boko Haram has been used to inflow your kinsmen from all over West Africa.
            You slaughtered the indigenous people in Bornu to exterminate them, yet they still queued behind you.
            Thanks to the likes of the goat near bear TY Danjuma, who because of his business interest has sold his birthright.
            a few weeks back somewhere called Obiaruku in Delta stae, the Hausas engaged the foolanis in hostilities, because they would kill people in their farms and the indigenes then slaughter any Hausas in sight. grouping the evil men with the Hausa weaklings because their albatross.
            So, do not teach us lies.
            Where are the Zamani Lekwots of this decade Pius?

        • Pius

          I forget to tell you that though I am from the north,There is no single mosque in two local government area occupied by my tribe. Islam is a taboo, less than 1 percent of Muslims pray at home.

    • Pius

      I am a ‘northern christians’ that neither support Jonathan or Buhari

      For the sake of time, let starts with OBJ.

      Obj was a president because of most of the votes of the northern Christians, he got about 95% of the swing states of the north(Plateau, Benue, Taraba, Narasawa and lots of minorities votes in the core north. What did they get from OBJ?? he couldn’t stop sharia that empowers the enslavement of Christians. Serious killings in plateau state started during his time. what did he do? he declared state of emergency in plateau state and removed a Christian governor but refused to do same in Kano and Kaduna state. His famous quote when a cocin church pastor blamed him for bias was “CAN my foot”.

      The northern Christians voted again voted for Yaradua PDP because they envision him to be a moderate, fanatical like Buhari. The killings did not stop in Benue, Southern kaduna, taraba and nasarawa and other parts of the northern Christians communities. As a matter of fact, more than 500 people were killed in a single night orchestrated by Danbuazor(the present minister of interior and General Minna the GOC of Jos). No a single person was arrested. Sadly Yaradua wife refused to visit the Christian camp, or the governor of plateau state but the visited the Muslim during one of the numerous crisis in the plateau state.

      Same with Jonathan. As a matter of fact, Christians in the north not just voted for Jonathan but shamefully campaigned for him in their churches. Did Jonathan protect them? Killings continued and most Christians in northeast suffered unprecedented prosecution in THEIR country, yet monies are being shared that was meant to be used for weapons to fight terrorism. Jonathan played politics with the blood of people that were ready for die for him.

      Is a shame that you southern Christians are using 2015 election(which Jonathan even won among the northern Christians but with a narrow margin, check the election data and do your analysis) among the northern Christians to gauge their loyalty to you Let me state the fact: THEY NORTHERN CHRISTIANS DONT NEED YOUR HELP AT ALL. if OBJ and Jonathan as president couldn’t help them who then can help them. What has the southern Christians as a body do for the persecuted Christians and the killings in the north. They are the first to called the northern Christians aboki even when you tell them you are not hausa/fulani, they will ignorantly reply, is there any difference?

      Unfortunately, the jihadists are already in Enugu state and some part of delta state. Please you people should help yourself. remember if the jihadist conquered most Christians communities in middle east and almost conquered Europe if not for the crusaders, do you think you can stop them?? They are far most advanced in military strategy than you SS/SE(southwest is not an issue to them). ‘Making mouth’ will not help bro, This is our song the northern christians

      “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

      My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth” Psa 121

  • PLAN A

    I don’t believe CAN said this! And if they did,then too bad,…someone is clasping at straw

    • Samadani

      The CAN presido is a surrogate of Oritsejafor?

  • ‘Shola

    What sort of LEADERS do we have in CAN these days? This man repeatedly displayed his ignorance & bigotry on a number of levels. Shame!

  • bongus

    This level of pettiness and childishness exhibited by CAN is very shameful. as a christian i am disappointed in them. did Kerry come to share money?the man came on a visit to boko haram affected communities to discuss ways of ending the insurgency. if CAN wants their own visit let them begin to pray for another insurgency in the south. by then maybe Trump or Clinton will visit them.

    • kalu

      Bonus, is Boko Haram in all the 19 Northern States he met? Is Avengers not also enough issue for him. to visit the South? If truly Kerry visited because of Boko Haram, you think they are not even more nightmare to Christians than Moslems?

      • Observers

        Boko haram exists in all the Northern states.. Avengers are not seen as terrorists but agitators. Wake up man

  • emmanuel

    shameless and lily livered christians (Yoruba CAN Leader) exhibiting typical cowardice here. Kerry only told you that you are cowards with his visit. Go ask what the USA has done in Central African Republic since the Christians engage the devils called fulfude or the Bantus?
    Make una wait for Kerry to gather una together and console you/ Mweeew.
    Make una dey collect offerings and fly jet whilst they kill your members. Soon and very soon, they will begin to kill the Big men of the Churches.
    Meanwhile, I challenge the Igbos to act in retaliation.
    Sometime around April this year, the Idiots in a place in Delta State killed four indegenes in their farms, the people slaughtered five foolanis the next day and laid their corpse by the Road side, so they can see. They actually bolted from the area after they hurriedly took their corpses to bury same day and have respected the people since then.
    Wen the magas see say the people dey carry their AK47 around, their liver fail dem. Animals
    You do not need Kerry USA slangs, what you need is AK47. Go ask Israel how they tame their brothers

  • Skolar

    The Fulani Muslims should make haste in establishing ISLAMIC STATE of Nigeria.

    The Muslim killing of Christians on daily basis is not being resisted by the Christians.

    What else are Fulani Muslims waiting for when the Yoruba Christians have surrendered?

    Christianity should be banned in public and all churches seized to be Islamic State mosques.

    Yoruba Christians are educated for nothing because in their heads they are just slaves of Muslims.

    • Last Prophet

      I FORESEE THE RENAMING OF THE REDEEMED church CAMP ON IBADAN EXPRESSWAY NEXT YEAR.
      IN MY VISION I SAW A HAND WRITING on the gate ‘WESTERN CENTRAL MOSQUE OF THE ISLAMIC STATE’.

  • Okey Okoye

    I think the blame lays squarely on PMB . Where Secretary of State , Mr. Kerry visited are of no important. What did PMB tell the Americans before the visit. We need to be careful here. Point the finger at your president. Mr. Kerry was just a messenger. He was directed where to visit and whom should attend the meetings with him..

  • JP

    Ayokunle should leave Sultan out of this. He should direct his anger to our Christmas brothers in Aso rocks. The likes of RCCG senior pastor vice president Osinbanjo and pastor Lawal Secretary to the Federal Government SGF.

  • Pius

    I am a ‘northern christians’ that neither support Jonathan or Buhari

    For the sake of time, let starts with OBJ.

    Obj was a president because of most of the votes of the northern Christians, he got about 95% of the swing states of the north(Plateau, Benue, Taraba, Narasawa and lots of minorities votes in the core north. What did they get from OBJ?? he couldn’t stop sharia that empowers the enslavement of Christians. Serious killings in plateau state started during his time. what did he do? he declared state of emergency in plateau state and removed a Christian governor but refused to do same in Kano and Kaduna state. His famous quote when a cocin church pastor blamed him for bias was “CAN my foot”.

    The northern Christians voted again voted for Yaradua PDP because they envision him to be a moderate, fanatical like Buhari. The killings did not stop in Benue, Southern kaduna, taraba and nasarawa and other parts of the northern Christians communities. As a matter of fact, more than 500 people were killed in a single night orchestrated by Danbuazor(the present minister of interior and General Minna the GOC of Jos). No a single person was arrested. Sadly Yaradua wife refused to visit the Christian camp, or the governor of plateau state but the visited the Muslim during one of the numerous crisis in the plateau state.

    Same with Jonathan. As a matter of fact, Christians in the north not just voted for Jonathan but shamefully campaigned for him in their churches. Did Jonathan protect them? Killings continued and most Christians in northeast suffered unprecedented prosecution in THEIR country, yet monies are being shared that was meant to be used for weapons to fight terrorism. Jonathan played politics with the blood of people that were ready for die for him.

    Is a shame that you southern Christians are using 2015 election(which Jonathan even won among the northern Christians but with a narrow margin, check the election data and do your analysis) among the northern Christians to gauge their loyalty to you Let me state the fact: THEY NORTHERN CHRISTIANS DONT NEED YOU AT ALL. if OBJ and Jonathan as president couldn’t help them who then can help them. What has the southern Christians as a body do for the persecuted Christians and the killings in the north. They are the first to called the northern Christians aboki even when you tell them you are not hausa/fulani, they will ignorantly reply, is there any difference?

    Unfortunately, the jihadists are already in Enugu state and some part of delta state. Please you people should help yourself. remember if the jihadist conquered most Christians communities in middle east and almost conquered Europe if not for the crusaders, do you think you can stop them?? They are far most advanced in military strategy than you SS/SE(southwest is not an issue to them). ‘Making mouth’ will not help bro, This is our song the northern christians

    “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

    My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth” Psa 121

    • RestructureNigeriaNow

      Sad story

    • Iweka Okparaocha

      I nearly cried after reading from you but I hope one day an Igbo man like me become President of Nigeria or take position of importance in the Nation, the first thing I would do will be to protect the Northern Christians and unit them with Southern Christians of Nigeria and the world Christians to isolated the Muslim terrorist people of Northern Nigeria and let them create their own country. It is going to happen, just have hope.

      • Pius

        Thanks bro for the concern but the northern Christians need to develop a strategy for self-defense though is very difficult because the jihadists are in the military, police, customs(importation of tones of weapons) and judiciary, and lack of unity among them(just as in southern sudan).

        The bible is full of war strategies that if implemented(just like oliver cromwell), the northern muslims will convert to Christianity or run out Nigeria to niger, chad, mali and sudan.

        The WORD OF GOD is a consuming fire!!!!!!!

      • mbewalu ogodo

        These so called Northern christians are worse than muslims. I have no pity for them because they have always been willing tools in the hands of the northern muslims against the southern christians. They are more ruthless and savagery in their actions against the oppressed. The last time i checked, Aguiyi Ironsi was murdered by a band of mostly northern christians trying so hard to please their muslim masters.

        • Pius

          Bitter biafrans!!. The northern christians will still do it again and again and they dont have apology for it along as Nigeria is one.

  • IG

    Why is our so called christian leaders always coming up with ethnicity sentiment????? What has Kerry visit to Nigeria got to do with religion or ethnicity??????????????? Is it necessary Kerry must meet with all the religious leaders of our country before we all can be happy. na wa oooooooooooooooooooooooo de way our religous leaders take dey divide this our country with this yeye ethnicity stupidity is becoming shameful and disgusting. SHAME ON THE CHRISTIAN LEADER THAT EVER RAISED THIS TOPIC, I BET IF MY PASTOR EVER RAISED THIS TOPIC I WILL STOP WORSHIPING IN THAT CHURCH

    • Oracle

      It’s because you are still been spoon-fed when you are completely weaned from milk, you will understand better.

      • Ade

        Malam Shekari, the Christian terrorist and senior bigot

  • Curseless

    People are missing something. Secretary Kerry’s visit to Nigeria this time centers around security as it pertains to the Boko Haram issue and the IDP in the North West. It is a sign of courtesy to visit the Sultan which in this case he did. Let every one settle down and don’t get worked up with superfluous if’, how’s and why’s. CAN in my opinion have started to speak with multiple voices for gone are the days when Olubunmi Okogie speaks the Government listens even Abacha was aware of CAN’s strength. Politics have gone into the church and vice versa, and for the avoidance of doubt NO one can Islamise Nigeria. By share nature of the south where in the south west there is hardly any house that doesn’t have both faith somewhere in their linage and the east is unrepentantly Christian with may be a few Muslims in Asaba. What is needed now is more cohesion in the south without losing the sight that we have strong Christians in the north who needs the solidarity of all believers. Above all our political leaders are the genesis of these unrest and lopsided preferential treatment.

    • Tammy Brown

      Are there no security issues in the Niger Delta? What about massacres in the South East? Wouldn’t it have been more timely for Kerry to also visit Niger Delta Governors and traditional rulers in a bid to find peace?

      • Oracle

        Thank you

    • frank

      US is still yet to address the killing of unarmed protesters/agitators. The are yet to question the trample on people’s human rights by this government. They are yet to ask this government to obey the rule of law. We have not forgotten. These issues have not been addressed by the so-called mister fundamental human rights(obama)

  • Remi

    I am seriuosly disappointed with the last and the present CAN leadership. They have turned CAN that is supposed to be a unifying group into a southern “party” and an arm of PDP. Can you imagine a CAN president accusing Kerry of supporting APC thereby getting into politics? So what happens to APC members who are christians? Are they to be abandoned? Infact it is comment like this that endanger the lives of christians more. This CAN has lost focus and should go for solemn and sober reflection to find out why are christians killed and how to stop it.

    • NinjaK

      You are funny.
      Why not ask yourself why Kerry, representing the USA in official capacity, only chose to visit the chieftains of the people who have been killing southerners, killing pastors, etc so that their cows may live? Since you are not complaining now, just wait until Kerry comes next time and holds meeting only with Miyetti Allah, then your brain will wise up!
      We are simply in completely fuckd up country with no headway in sight with all these idiotic geriatrics who have totally messed up the country in the past 40 years! Otherwise how on earth can a country be so retrogressive to the point that it is people who were members of the Supreme Military Council in 1975 that are still the ones in the Villa today – 2016!!! Buhari was a Minister of Petroleum 40 years ago, IBB was in SMC 40 yrs ago, OBJ was there as 2nd in command, etc etc. So how come OBJ ruled us 1976-79, came back again 20yrs later for another 8years, and in the last one year has been BY FAR the singular most frequent visitor to Villa.
      Walai – these assholes have benefitted the most from Nigeria, have continuously raped it by stripping it of assets, they create the problems in the first instance, then they come back to you & I as the solutions experts.
      We are all dullards!

      • Abdul

        That’s to tell you that the 1976 set of people are more serious to Nigeria project than the present corrupt set of people hiding money in toilet, over head tank, and farms, with their PhD president saying stealing is not corruption and padding budget is not a crime Hmmmmmm? Wise up pls. The present generation fail woefully so The 1976s are doing their best to clean up.

        • NinjaK

          My Gawd – what a very daft post!
          I guess you will then need to go and wake them up in their graves when they all die finish!!!
          Didi they not all rule Nigeria at 30yrs old? Did they not all loot Nigeria too? Is Nigeria not the only country where Army Generals retire and start appearing in Forbes Magazine?
          Gawd! really really daft post!
          bye

      • Guest

        Is because of unpatriotic people like you that is why patriotic people like Obasanjo and co are our leaders today . God in heaven knows that Obasanjo loves Nigeria and Nigerians. God also knows majority of Igbos like you hated Nigeria with passion, will not hesitate to dismember Nigeria if you have the opportunity.

        • NinjaK

          you are really high on cocaine!

        • Oracle

          Lol. He actually loves Nigeria, and will without doubt die for Nigeria.
          See Nigeria is the “workshop” for most of our politians.
          Let him account for the 16 billion dollar spent on power that has plunged us as a nation into darkness darker than the night.
          The same money would have given Nigeria a stable power supply if we had never seen or known what electricity was.
          It’s unfortunate that those patriotic leaders have no vision.
          They are blind leaders of the blind nation. So we are in the pit today.

      • Observer

        Ninjak, wake up, Kerry can only visit the north by advising them to teach their people moral conduct. Wake up man.

        • NinjaK

          hahahahahaha so it is a Kerry from America that will come and teach morals to die-hard islamist, expansionist Fulanis?
          How much has Kerry succeeded in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Iran, Palestine, Lebanon, Yemen, Northern Sudan, Egypt, and even now Turkey has seen the “light” etc etc etc?
          Be rest assured that Kerry’s sectional official visit is nothing but to bring more trouble to this land. Just watch out and wait to see…..

    • Ade

      It seem a major qualification for being CAN president is stupidity. CAN sees PDP as a Christian party even though it was and is still headed by Muslims. The Christians in APC according to CAN will not make heaven. Now their Christian party has zoned their presidency to the northern Muslim come 2019. CAN president has descended so low to openly support PDP and a man who named his dog after Alhaji Buhari, the father of his neighbor. Yet the Bible tells us to abstain from all appearance of evil. There is nothing reverential about this uncouth president. We the genuine Christians need a parallel body to CAN which has become an appendage of PDP and habitation of evil men

  • deji

    What sort of human beings are these for God sake? Adults behaving like 2 year old kids.

    • Ade

      Bro, CAN is a big shame to the body of Christ. It is an appendage of PDP. Fani Kayode the drug addict is their hero.

      • deji

        I totally agree with you my bother..

  • bellodele123

    ok

  • Oracle

    This is a sensitive issue, no matter how we care-less about the visit. But I think it’s ominous. The US, in it’s global capacity don’t need this self humiliation in the face of a global community with full eye opened. Nigeria has never been this divided along religious, ethnic, and political lines, with almost every region agitated and demanding for one thing or the other. All these are clearly tearing the the nation apart.
    On the one part, I blame the US and call that nation BIG FOR NOTHING. US has reached it optimum development and civilization. As it appears today, US civilization is on the decline because when you reach a peak/sumit/Zenith you plateau. US has has exhausted her wisdom so what is left of her is foolishness as I see them trying to help Nigeria widen the gulf between the north and the south. Who needs that?

    I also blame the PMB administration as the host to US foreign sec. for it’s insensitivity to the of the nation in terms of uniting the already divided nation.

    We are already divided: but do we need our shortsighted leadership and America to help us separate it farther to a point it becomes easier to separate than to try bring it together.
    CAN is just an observer in the whole scenario. But if what CAN smells come true we all have to blame our sectional president, north, and America, not CAN.

    In my submission, what was impossible for Biafra to achieve; difficult for Niger Delta millitants to prosecute, with little efforts from the north: GBAM! Nigeria becomes history.
    If Nigeria will ever be divided forever it will come from the north. The unplanned game is on. The deliberate mistakes are already made.

  • Mnstu Mariam, Colonel

    I don’t understand why CAN is complaining at this time. In the run-up to the election, CAN, Northern Nigeria urged its members to vote for Buhari. Also, one Leonard Shilgba from the so called Middel Belt ,after writng a lot of what appeared to be anti-North establishment articles, urged his people to vote for Buhari. So did Wole Soyinka, Olu Obasanjo of “Before It Is Too Late” trite treatise and even David T. West and Sanusi. All these individuals are now having second thoughts after they helped ushe in “change”.

  • Nigeriamovingforward

    CAN = Criminal Association of Nigeria.

  • Jaspa Matanga

    Thank you CAN. But please let their be proactive action. Let CAN organise HIGH POWERED DELEGATIONS to China, England, Russia and selected African countries to broadcast what Muslim Obama and his country USA with Northern Nigerian Muslims are doing to Christians in Nigeria. During the time of Jonathan, Kwankwaso and his ilks visited all past Nigerian leaders urging them to remove Jonathan. Christians should seek international and foreign intervention before it is too late. After the visit, the delegates should remain and be maintained abroad by Nigeria Christians to continue the world awareness campaign.

    • Observer

      Another baby factory product… Mumu dey smell. No point, no logic, what an empty write up. Chai! Na only you waka come

  • Oracle

    Go to th archives: those who believe in ONE NIGERIA more than any other part of the country are the most violent and non tolerant. They say our unity is non negotiable, yet they have the most divisive policies, agenda, and appointments. Take a track record of ethno-religious violence, they are the initiators.
    If Nigeria must remain one, north must change the way it sees other parts of the country.
    I need help: do I cask this a paradox, irony, or what have you……. That those who are more interested in one Nigeria are actually those dividing it. They unite it in words but divide it in actions and bodylanguage.

    I BELIEVE IN ONE NIGERIA THAT FAVOURS ALL. IF THIS IS NOT ACHIEVABLE, LETS ALL ANSWER OUR FATHER’S NAME

    • Dan Fulani

      All those who believe in ONE NIGERIA are the Northern Christians who don’t want to become minorities In their new country.
      More Muslims were killed In southern Kaduna and Plateau states alone In the last twenty years than all the Xcians killed in entire Africa.

      • Oracle

        I Appreciate your reply. I was born and raised in the north. For over 40 years. What’s your source of information please?

        • Dan Fulani

          Ask any ten Muslims you can find on wether they want us to remain one or not. You will be shocked.

          • Oracle

            I will surely do that. Aside what I already know.
            I will ask at least 20 learned Muslims.
            Thanks for your tact response.

          • Dan Fulani

            You will have massive stroke if you ask “learned Muslims”.

      • Oracle

        I still wait for your comment on who had always been on the offensive, and who is on the deffenssive. Generally speaking?

        • Dan Fulani

          Muslims make up less than 10% of the population of the entire North central states including Southern Kaduna and Bauchi except Niger.
          For every one Christian killed there, more than a hundred Muslims must have been killed.
          If Muslims are on the offensive,there wouldn’t have been any Christian in Kano,Sokoto,Zamfara,Jigawa, and Kebbi states where they are in the minority.

      • Oracle

        Even when we enjoy a relative peace or call it truce in our country, so called blasphemy in Norway, France and co did cost Christians’ lives in the north. WHY?!!!

        Eternal Love is unconditional, a command/law; that we Christians have as an obligation from Jesus to even his enemies.
        Love cannot be duplicated
        You can’t pretend love for too long
        The greatest of all virtue is love.
        God is love.
        Let the Muslims reconsider what they define as love for Christians.

        Christianity was founded upon a message of love.

        Jesus says this is how men will know you are my disciples: WHEN YOU LOVE…

        In my opinion: I think Muslims don’t have the capacity to love Christians or any person, even other Muslims who didn’t believe exactly what they believe. in the history of spiritual warfare, lobe has won more hearts than hateful killings.

        MUSLIMS JUST HATE US FOR WHAT WE BELIEVE. But we know why:

        THE TRUTH, WHICH IS THE TRUTH, IF REALLY THE TRUTH, IS NOT WORTH KILLING FOR, BUT IT’S WORTH DYING FOR.

        That was the example Jesus laid down for us to follow; and that is what the Muslims have exploited and abused for years. LOVE IS NOT WEAK you people think but the strongest.

  • persona

    If the US is behind the issues in the middle east, would it not be a good thing if they cause problems up north since some tribes blame them for the problems in Nigeria?
    What is CAN later found out that the 19 northern governors had Christians from Plateu, Taraba and Benue in their midst, will it surprise them that religion was not the topic?
    CAN is a religious body, they should always look before they leap. I was expecting that they read the agenda of the meeting and took a position, alas, they didn’t and yet just jumped into conclusion. The fact here is that what CAN just did is to blink first and the northern Muslims have suddenly recognized how to press their button. It was a senseless move, careless and not strategic. The North is a place of strategic issues for the US on 2 fronts,: 1- Refugee issues with recent large number of Nigerians turned back from Libya which the access was via the north; 2- Radical Islam: The BH issue is very germane and the US from the statement of Buhari who said where we couldn’t gather intelligence, the US came through. Security is important because ever since Mutalab got on the plane to US, that place must be well checked at all times.
    I think the south should be happy that they are not the hotbed of global terror and cause for concern.

    • Godwin Akapo

      @disqus_qjvnqdDXoX:disqus

      The thing is this. The Christians in Nigeria
      will continue to be beheaded on daily basis unless Christians start to
      think. Christianity must not mean stupidity in Nigeria because suicide
      is not the way to go to Christ’s heaven. An outsider will consider Nigerians
      the most exceptionally moronic species of Christendom for sitting on their
      hands and awaiting their turn to be beheaded tomorrow.

      Incredible that since their beheading started
      in the year 2008, Nigerian Christians never once and don’t even now lift a
      finger to ward off any Muslim attack. They just watch as scruffy Muslims who
      have not bathed for weeks break into their homes, behead the father, and,
      gang rape the wife and daughters in the home.There is nothing Christian
      Christian in such stupidity, please!

      • Smart

        John kerry visit to sultan is another ploy to islamise Nigeria, hahahaha.
        Illiterate CAN of worms. Just this week Scotland police allowed the use of hijab by women in their midst., jealous bigots you will with your hatred

  • bigbang

    Well said. But I blame Buhari more than I blame John Kerry. Buhari is our president. He is aware of the national character provision of the constitution. He should have insisted that southern governors should have been invited.

  • bigbang

    I agree the US shouldn’t meddle in our internal affairs. Buhari will be a one time president if he is not more sensitive.

    • Holy Warriors

      @disqus_saR3RDCGDF:disqus

      NIGERIAN PASTORS MAY HAVE BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS OVER THE 4,000 CHRISTIANS SO FAR
      KILLED BY BOKO HARAM AND FULANI ISLAMIST JIHADISTS MILITANTS DISGUISED AS HERDSMEN.

      SO FAR AS THE PASTORS URGE SORROWFUL ACCEPTANCE; AND NO MORE, THEY ARE COMPLICIT
      IN SETTING THE HEADS OF THE CHURCH CONGREGATION ON THE SLAB FOR GENOCIDAL BEHEADING.

      NO VERSE IN THE HOLY BIBLE URGES CHRISTIANS TO SUBMIT TO GENOCIDE. NIGERIAN PASTORS ARE
      THE ONES READING THEIR OWN FALSE EDITION OF THE HOLY BIBLE UPSIDE DOWN

    • Oracle

      Not only a one time president probably the last Nigerian president…

  • dami

    Idiots that call themselves CAN….real idiots…

  • longben

    Obama’s whitehouse is the biggest enabler of terrorism since Al capone!!! Any wonder he sent this ugly wimp of a man Kerry to deliver his his warm greetings to those who have turned Nigeria into a hell-hole. An American president who sat on his hands and watched a bunch of islamic terrorists (ISIS) selling millions of dollars worth of crude oil everyday can only be labelled at the very least an enabler of terrorism. An Obama whitehouse that not only refused to help a friendly country fight off islamic terrorists that was ravaging the north east at the time, but went out of its way to stop others from helping same can only be an enabler of islamic terrorism.

    An Obama whitehouse along with its western press allies that used the well tested trigger word ” corruption” to beguile the minds of gullible Nigerians into chasing out a progressive goverment and installing a widely known religious and tribal bigot, can only be labelled as an enabler. Yes Obama is an enabler and probably an islamist himself. The very existence of ISIS today is a pointer to that possibility

    • Sir Demo

      Another baby factory product! What a tribe!

    • Observer

      Hahahahaha, confirm baby factory product.. What a tribe really. Kaikaikai. Anamu full this world meeehn

  • Sunny

    I am of the school of thought that religion should not be mix with politics. Until Nigeria can find away to separate politics from religion, it might be hard to get it right. This Buhari’s administration must immediately go after those that are killing fellow human beings all because of their religion affiliation, and make them to face the full wrath of the law, so as to serve as deterrent to others that might still be planning such act. Nigeria is a secular country, there must be end to the killing of the innocent citizens by Islamic jihadists claiming to be fighting for Islam in the Northern part of the country. Mr. President must be seeing as unbiased on these issues by not only condemning the various cases that had happened, but by making sure the security agencies that are saddled with the responsibilities of tracking down the perpetrators genuinely do their jobs. Kudos to the CAN President by calling on this administration to fish out the perpetrators of the various killings that occurred recently without delay. However, I think the new leadership of CAN should not get themselves into the politics like the previous leadership, but immediately commence the process of returning CAN to her old glory before it was marred with politics and departed from her primary purpose.

  • Harry

    CAN, pls just go and face your Christianity very well, forget about politics, otherwise u will end up in shame. Politics is bigger than what u think, there is no point showing your bitterness. During GEJ, when Oritsejafor turned AsoRock into his house, nobody complained. When OBJ was there for eight good years, nobody complained. When GEJ wasted 6 good years there, nobody complained. Why now are all of u in CAN live in bitterness? As far as PMB is a Muslim, the Muslim communities must enjoy that good religious relationship with the president. U cannot take it away from them. This was the same way the Christian Communities enjoyed a cordial relationship with OBJ and GEJ Administrations. John Kerry’s visit has no connection with Nigeria constitution, so, u better change your mentality, otherwise, very soon, nobody will take CAN serious anymore. As a member of CAN, u are supposed to support any agenda that would bring peace to Nigeria, irrespective of where it was discussed or who attended the discussions. The most pressing security challenge in Nigeria today is Boko Haram, so, u cannot go and sit down in Lagos or in Rivers to address the issue of BH. John Kerry has nothing to do with the politics of CAN or AREWA or whatever religious body in Nigeria..

    • Baba

      May be CAN wanted Kerry to come and discuss with southern governors how to also bomb the avengers.

    • Observer

      Point of correction bro, nobody is taking them serious again. They are all scammers

  • PeaceMaker

    CAN, shame on you!! Don’t overrated yourself anymore. CAN is finished!! Oritse Jaffo, or whatever his name is, sold your birth place for a miserable pot of porridge in 2015 with you active participation!!!!

  • Abraham

    CAN = Confused Associates of Nonsense, when your so called bishops were collecting Dollar equivalent of Naira at aso-rock and declaring the gate of hell on Nigerians expressing their civic rights where you canned at that time or what really happened ? please “get outta here”.

  • Sir Demo

    This is really really SEDITIOUS! What a nonsense? Kerry visited all 19 states northern gov becos of Islamisation agenda? Are all of them Muslims? Southern Nigeria? Is Ajimobi of Oyo, Amosun of Ogun, Aregbe of Osun, Abdulrahman Mimiko though a practicing xtian, not Muslims?

    Sultan of Sokoto goons! Just like Ooni of Ife. Did Kerry met SCIA? Obama favored APC! How is that CAN problem? Are there no xtians in APC? Is Sheriff and Markafi not Muslims? If I am in govt, I will clamp this goon into jail for sedition and a threat to national security.

  • Dan Fulani

    All non Muslims from the North are not Xcians.

  • Abraham

    Infact i think EFCC is sectional and only targeting opposition, how come there are no Pastors on the list of those who collected security money via proxy? this “Confused Associates of Nonsense” CAN, collected money how come no arrest was made?

  • kayode Olufade

    If this is what the leadership of CAN has turned to then the group has lost its relevance. What does religion have to do with symbolism? The man explained his agenda about terrorism in the north, why should he gather all the state governors for that? The group should please foster the lives of Christians in Nigeria and not deem to alienate Christians by crying foul every time the govt does something. The case of the Buhari dog issue is one the group should have waded in a long time ago. The killings and attacks in Abuja, Kano and Kaduna are typical examples of cases the group should be actively involved in. Send representatives and not just words of solace. The gentleman with the dog couldn’t post 50k bail, yet CAN couldn’t even organise a contribution scheme for the man

    • Fuzio

      Could you imagine the reaction of the North if Kerry came to Nigeria and only went and saw the Obi of Onitsha, and then had a closed door meeting with SE/SS governors and them flew back to the US. I believe all hell would break loose. That was how they dabbled into Iraq without understanding the local politics and ended up destabilizing the whole Middle East in the process. Apparently they have not learnt their lessons.

      • Observer

        Lies.. If most of the people involved in Corruption cases are frim the North, and we can all see that Northerners didn’t go to media to fight Buhari for that, then, why think they will cry wolf on this case of Kerry’s visit? It is only southerner cry wolves on matters like this. Una get problem

      • kayode Olufade

        I appreciate your view but as a Christian the religion has taught me how to be more mature and to be an example to others. CAN should be an embodiment of all things righteous and good (as a religious body) not being political and assymetric. The group being proactive and helping Christians in distress and bringing such cases to the knowledge of the populace is what I believe it should be doing not just criticizing everything it deems as being anti Christian. Use the resources it has to do something for Christians and put other groups to shame by doing what our Lord preaches; taking care of our brothers and sisters

  • Wizard

    CAN, you called the visit personal, what then is the hullabaloo about?

  • favourtalk

    I dont think anybody should take the visit personal, he visited who he wishes to see not you want him to visit

    • Standing Emperor

      Short-sightedness is a problem

    • Darlington

      Obama’s government is anti Christian. That’s why Donald Trump should win US Presidential Election.

      • john

        True talk brother. The Devil always long to see human blood every where.

      • Bidemi Lukman

        All US citizen are anti-christian for bringing Obama the second time. So, blame US citizen for returning anti whatever you call it

      • kusanagi

        Anti Christian. Do you have any evidence he’s anti Christian.

  • muazu wali

    I cry for these leaders of religion. Their belief in religion has failed to touch their hearts. If Kerry had no business with the Catholic pontif or Seraphim prophet why should he meet him. Anyway American leaders unlike Nigerian are more civilised.

    • Donald Trump

      By confining their thoughts to the Fulani leaders in the Fulani North—-unaware Nigeria is a very complex country abi———We cry for Trump———sha———————–

  • Es3

    I had observed the lopsidedness of planned Kerry’s visit when his itinerary started Buhari and ended with the north only at a time the country is (like) sitting on a religious and sectional keg of gunpowder???!

    I personally saw that as strange and devil-may-care attitude by the US government as being very strange, for not wanting to meet or make a single stop with/in the south, but now the question is???

    How far has Kerry (US government) visit to Buhari and north only helped in uniting, healing and resolving issues in Nigeria than create more of such, that it was obviously designed to???!

  • “.. He said the disposition of the Secretary of States supported claims that the Barack Obama administration openly supported the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2016 general elections, which produced the current leadership of the country…” CAN

    But CAN on its part supported PDP at that election. USA supported APC and they won and CAN’s PDP lost. So CAN should leak its wound. When we told CAN to avoid party politics they would not listen. Now they can see the result. No one respects them anymore.

    • Burning Spear

      Another Mumu –the Buhari hail Hitlers——————Does the American constitution allow the USA government –to openly back the nomination of a government or a Presidential candidate in Africa–during elections——?—–Besides —CAN as an association of Nigerian Christian Churches– have all the rights in the world to back any candidate of their choice—- as they did with THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE APES IN APC—————————————-Osibanjo is a Pastor of the Redeem Church of the Yorubas—–in Nigeria————–Members of the church all over Nigeria, were secretly advised by the head of the Church not to vote for–ZONATAN as we also saw with the Catholic Church—————–via Father Mbaka and his faker prophesies—Nonetheless-Bingo Buhari never won the election-with votes from Malians in the North–never————–It was the CIA officials via their the US ambassador to Nigeria- that directed Jega to announce some fake results- to the crowd and even threatened via Premium Times to put Orubebe on trial at the HAGUE when he complained———————about the 1.9m votes Kano gave—Bingo Buhari–Aware the number of registered voters were 1.9 in Kano—sO are we being told by Jega that, Not one person reported sick–All the 1.9m electorates voted for Bingo Buhari—–Aware the late father of Obama from Kenya is also Fulani like Bingo Buhari———————-U can now understand why the present USA government often deals with governors, Sultans and emirs from the North—–An indication that the US government—was really behind the creation of Boko haram-as being speculated——-by Nigerians———–Same as they cloned Bin Laden to overthrow the Saudi government——–Separation is the answer not the Rule of the Yorubas Fulanis—and their——-Ibo collaborators in APC—–We warned Nigerians about Buhari–But they refused to heed our pleas to them—via the treachery of the Yoruba———-traitors——who betrayed Jonathan.

      • Observer

        Anamu, so CAN is now a political body? Kaikaikai, I can see your state dummy. I pity your generation

  • Abidilagungun

    In Trump we trust! Heil Trump!!

    • donald trump

      Nigerians in the USA who out number the Muslims from Nigeria by 20 to 1 in that country–should all cast their votes in the camp of Donald Trump————————and leave the luciferic spirit of the woman who killed Gaddafi alone-

    • Senator D

      I concur bro… The Muslim world is afraid of Trump! I really wish the Latinos and Blacks who are giving Clinton the lead against trump in recent poll of 51% against 41% should forget his misguided statement/sins of the past and vote for Trump overwhelmingly in November. We need Trump to checkmate the excesses of these Jihadists allover the world…

  • Mamman Bako

    Kerry came here on a spy mission. Please see through the whole idea. And the people he met gave him all the intel he wanted freely and gleefully right up to Mr. P! I think we should be more concerned about how the US has undermined the Nigerian State with the compromise of a section of our ignorant and hoodwinked leaders, and what the US would do with info from the Kerry’s expedition. The US does not love Nigeria, Nigerians wether Christian or Muslim, they are after their own interests, safety and peace. And they will anything to safeguard that. They don’t care about us!

  • blueeyedkitten

    this id!otic CAN president is not fit to be a human being

  • Burning Spear

    9jas Beware of the HIRED hail Hitlers—-of Buhari——–here fa!!!——Does the American constitution allow the USA government –to openly back the nomination of a government or a Presidential candidate in Africa–during elections——?–Nigeria is a Sovereign country–That was why the US Ambassador”to Nigeria, had no right to be at the ICC with Jega!!¨¨—Besides —CAN as an association of Nigerian Christian Churches– have all the rights in the world to back any candidate of their choice—- as they did with THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE APES IN APC—————————————-Osibanjo is a Pastor of the Redeem Church of the Yorubas—–in Nigeria——-In spite of——-Members of the church all over Nigeria, being secretly advised by the head of the Church not to vote for–ZONATAN as we also saw with the Catholic Church—————–via Father Mbaka and his faker prophesies—Nonetheless-Bingo Buhari never won the election-with votes from Malians and Chadi and he imported into the country—now killing Dogs and humans alike in the North–never————–It was the CIA officials via the US ambassador to Nigeria- that directed Jega to announce those fake results- to the crowd and even threatened via Premium Times to put Orubebe on trial at the HAGUE when he complained———————about the 1.9m votes Kano gave—Bingo Buhari–Aware the number of registered voters were 1.9 in Kano—None of them according to Jegas personal estimations, reported sick–All the 1.9m electorates voted for Bingo Buhari—–Aware the late father of Obama from Kenya is also Fulani like Bingo Buhari———————-U can now understand why the present USA government often deals with governors, Sultans and emirs from the North—–An indication that the US government—was really behind the creation of Boko haram-as being speculated——-by Nigerians———–Same as they cloned Bin Laden to overthrow the Saudi government——–Separation is the answer not the Rule of the Yorubas Fulanis—and their——-Ibo collaborators in APC—–We warned Nigerians about the dangers of having Fulani Buhari-as President——But they refused to heed our pleas to them—via the treachery of the Yoruba———-traitors——who betrayed and rigged Jonathan out at the polls with their Islamic sentiments-.

  • Burning Spear

    9jas Beware of the HIRED hail Hitlers—-of Buhari——–here fa!!!——Does the American constitution allow the USA government –to openly back the nomination of a government or a Presidential candidate in Africa–during elections——?–Nigeria is a Sovereign country–That was why the US Ambassador”to Nigeria, had no right to be at the ICC with Jega!!¨¨—Besides —CAN as an association of Nigerian Christian Churches– have all the rights in the world to back any candidate of their choice—- as they did with THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE APES IN APC—————————————-Osibanjo is a Pastor of the Redeem Church of the Yorubas—–in Nigeria——-In spite of——-Members of the church all over Nigeria, being secretly advised by the head of the Church not to vote for–ZONATAN as we also saw with the Catholic Church—————–via Father Mbaka and his faker prophesies—Nonetheless-Bingo Buhari never won the election-with votes from Malians and Chadianas ati those from Niger Republic that Bingo Buhari imported into the country—now busy killing Dogs and humans alike in the South and the Fulani North–never————–It was the CIA officials via the US ambassador to Nigeria- that directed Jega to announce those fake results- to the crowd and even threatened via Premium Times to put Orubebe on trial at the HAGUE when he complained———————about the 1.9m votes Kano gave—Bingo Buhari–Aware the number of registered voters were 1.9 in Kano—None of them in Jegas personal estimations, reported sick–All the 1.9m electorates voted for Bingo Buhari—–Aware equally that, the late father of Obama from Kenya is also Fulani like Bingo Buhari———————-U can now understand why the present USA government often deals with governors, Sultans and emirs from the North—–An indication that the US government—was really behind the creation of Boko haram-as being speculated——-by certain Nigerians———–Same as they cloned Bin Laden to overthrow the Saudi government——–Separation is the answer not the Rule of the Yorubas Fulanis—and their——-Ibo collaborators in APC—–We warned Nigerians about the dangers of having Fulani Buhari-as President——But they refused to heed our pleas to them—via the treachery of the Yoruba———-traitors——who betrayed Jonathan by helping the Fulanis to rig Gej out at the polls with their Islamic jihadist sentiments-

  • Ade Omowest

    This CAN President will be worst than Oritshejiafor. Must Kerry visit all the governors and also talk to all the religion leaders? If so all the traditional religion leaders like heads of Sango, Orunmila, Egbesu and all Babalawos are also annoyed with Kerry.

  • Yemi

    CAN PLEASE STOP ALL THIS WAILING AND FACE YOUR CHURCH MEMBERS. Nigerians are more wiser now than before. You just want to be heard. Since when CAN become part of Federal Government Nigeria.. This is grossly uncalled for.

    • muazu wali

      I agree wholeheartedly. The so called religious leaders have failed us. Their duty is to their fellow faithfuls and not politics. They should not be seen to visibly engage themselves in party politics. In th first Republic what the Emirs and religious leaders they are doing now never happened.

    • muazu wali

      I agree wholeheartedly. The so called religious leaders have failed us

  • Johnson

    I find it very difficult to accept that CAN made these comments. I am highly disappointed that this new leadership of CAN is proving to be as terrible as the last leadership. What is Christian about this speech? This is paranoia of the crudest form. For starters, it is a shame that the leadership of CAN did not make wide consultations before making these grave allegations. If CAN wants to be taken seriously, it should behave more maturely and with dignity. I am embarrassed by these comments as a Christian. Is it lost on CAN that Kerry’s visit to the Sultan and Northern leaders is an indictment of these Northern leaders who have allowed ignorance and religious fanaticism to fester in their region and thus endangering the global community? In any case, if the President of CAN thinks Obama is supporting APC/Muslims, why does it then feel slighted by the lack of audience with Kerry? Meanwhile, CAN should tell us the traditional ruler in the south that is its representative in case of future visits. It is pathetic that CAN took this opportunity to link Mr Joe’s predicament and claim that he is being persecuted as a christian.I am deeply ashamed. The facts of the case does not in any way link it to religion. Does CAN really think this posturing will help solve the religious problems we have in Nigeria? CAN please and please, for the sake of all Christians (including me) in Nigeria, try and engage in wider consultations in the future before making weighty pronouncements.

    • Bashir

      I am proud that modern Nigerian, like you Johnson, can see through this façade…hope fully we will soon break this cycle of mischief. I am always baffled at how CAN (really not the ordinary Nigerian Christian) see any ‘favour’ to Muslims as a loss to Christians or Christianity – is it really a zero sum game that a gain somewhere means a loss on your side? And does CAN really think American diplomacy is bout any one’s interest other the America’s? Is it not the same America that is helping the Southern Sudanese republic.

      • omo

        i do not care about xtians or muslims. they are all adherants of borrowed religion. but i would side with can. why not meet with all governors?

        • OJERINDE, Olatunde A.

          What would be Ambode’s problem or contribution to BH issue?
          When Soyinka discusses Niger Delta issue, will he have to invite Amosun and Ajimobi?
          A sudden outbreak of polio in NE, will WHO meet Fayose because WHO is meeting a governor from NE as well? Just asking.

  • Mohd Sageer

    CAN is a disgrace to Nigeria… It is only in Nigeria that u hear this kind of thing… So they even think USA cares about their narrow minded thought. They always attach religion to everything Nigerian government do now they want to include USA. Are they trying to tell us that Kerry is a Muslim or America is Muslim Country? what are they trying to arrive at? Do they want to compare themselves with Sultan? CAN is an association created not long ago while Sultan is an authority, His dynasty control morethan half of todays Nigeria and up to now is being respected

    • Faith That Conquers

      RE POSTED After 9 months and 1 week now.

      Nigerians please and please obey and find solution to your problems. There will remain confusion, disunity and immense hardship all through Buhari’s regime. Not my wish but what Nigerians will witness because Buhari has no good mission or vision for the country.

      The only things that can change these things from continuing are: 1) Buhari must admit openly he has been manipulating the system instead of proffering solutions. This, he will never do. 2) After that, he must sincerely look for qualified Nigerians to assist his steering this ship of Nigeria instead of APC members who knew next to nothing about their ministries. 3) He must allow the judiciary and the national assembly stand each separately as independent arm of the government. 4) He must fight corruption not pretending he is not corrupt, but because they have all installed and benefited from corruption and God is not happy with any of them. The implication is there should be no sacred cows being protected directly or indirectly by him.

      5) If Nigerians want God to intervene not minding Buhari, they must love and accept themselves as one people above ethnic or religious affiliations. 6) They must agree Buhari is no messiah to save Nigeria from its predicaments.

      Finally, the choice is either in the hands of Nigerians to do the two things advice or continue to suffer all through Buhari’s regime or for Buhari to comply with the outlined instructions so that God can lead Nigeria out of its sufferings.

      • Observer

        Yeye faith that conquers nothing. I read all your voluminous write up, all I see is a confused man. At least Buhari is tackling corruption, there has been improvement in the power supply. Moreover, he met Nigeria in collapse, he is rebuilding, which will take time. So, go to hell for all I care

      • Mohd Sageer

        A very good observation….

    • Bulldozer

      Keep quite!!!. Who dash monkey banana. Half of Nigeria? ……….Ridiculous

  • JasV

    This visit is prelude to Obama’s visit to Nigeria. It has nothing to do with Christianity or any other religion, it’s diversionary tactics. It’s meant to separate the normal Islamic adherents from the rabid, radical Islamic adherents.

  • Ola

    I am totally lost with these CAN people. Okay…..they probably thought Kerry gave out some CASH and are very SAD they missed out. Otherwise why do you want to be part of other peoples problem.

    • Rosebud

      Which other people? It’s a Nigerian problem dimwit!

      • Ola

        Rosebub, I believe we could have a discussion without calling each other names. Enjoy your day.

      • OJERINDE, Olatunde A.

        So it is a nigerian problem now? i see.

    • Observer

      Ola ask them again o. I weak like dodo for this self acclaimed men of God. I rather believe in the God of men , than to pitch my tent with all this egocentric men of God.

      • Ola

        Thanks Observer, you know CASH is King these days and DOLLAR ($) is the Emperor, and Kerry being an American may have come with a good stash of $. So may be the thinking.

        • Observer

          Hahaha.. Copied

    • emmanuel

      mullah keep quiet

  • Pa Ken

    I am very disappointed with the present leadership of CAN. The past leadership, with their shortcomings won’t have descended this low. By claiming that Oboma supported APC, have exposed them as part of PDP. What’s there business with the visit of a diplomat, on diplomatic mission. It is shameful to be represented by these crop of people. If I may suggest, CAN should be led by Christians whom are not necessary Clergymen. The Clergymen should concentrate of the work they are called for, gathering Souls for Salvation.

    • Rosebud

      When bloody fools speak, even the deaf run for cover.

    • Johnpaul

      It seems you are staying in another planet. Or is Pan Ken the name of a robot.

  • IIsonke Charles

    I weep when I see this kind of lack of foresight, discernment and disunity in the body of Christ. It is worthy to note 90% or those castigating CAN are so called Christians.
    For the records, Kerry’s visit and utterances during and after the visits as captured in his essay on Monday Sunnnews paper is divisive, subversive and subtly promoting the born to rule syndrome of the the northern political apparatchiks.
    As a super power diplomat with real time Intel and analysis of such visits he was brifed on the pros and cons. So CAN and any right thinking person ought to raise eye brows.

  • thusspokez

    The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has accused the United States government of stoking ethnic and religious divisions in Nigeria, after the U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, visited the Sultan of Sokoto and northern governors.

    This is a clear example of the USA looking after its own interest — whatever that may be in this case — and in total disregard for religious sensitivities and fragility of Nigeria.

    If CAN seriously wants to make its criticism effective and put John Kerry in hot water in the USA, it should forward copies of its complaints to the various Christian organisations in the USA, where they will find lots of support. USA Christian organisations are powerful political force and don’t take kindly to any favouritism of Muslim over Christians anywhere in the world, particularly, in the current times. This is my two cents!

    • Smart

      Illiterate and fanatical Nigerian Christian.

      • thusspokez

        What makes you think that I am an illiterate or fanatical or Nigerian or Christian, stµpid?

  • Rosebud

    And after Kerry is done whispering in the Sultan’s ears, his brethren, armed fulani herdsmen, take off to go and slaughter Igbos in Nkanu, Enugu State. And we still wonder who wants to set Nigeria on fire?

  • objective

    Premium Times, it is inappropriate to delete my comment.

    • OJERINDE, Olatunde A.

      Why not? This is not Niger Delta terrain at least.

      • objective

        Sorry sir, I am from the middle belt sir; but truth must be told.

  • objective

    CAN, not all the “19 Northern State Governors” are Muslims; but America should please stay aware from our affairs. They have never ever wished Nigeria well. They don’t want us together and they showed it during the civil war and when we needed weapons to fight Boko Haram. They are not visiting Southern State Governors because they know that those ones are too smart for them and cannot be manipulated. It is not a religion thing.

    • bashir

      For your information is not America during the civil war , France support them , if your leaders are smart why not manipulate and take the leadership as always

      • objective

        I am from the middle belt if you must know sir, and the Governor of my state was one of the “19 Northern State Governors” that attended the meeting.The truth however forever remains the truth. It was after Gowon got weapons from other sources and won the war that America invited him but he refused to go; just the same way they are now visiting Buhari after Boko Haram has become lame following supports which Nigeria got from other source. Now you must under and my point more well sir.

    • OJERINDE, Olatunde A.

      So SS governors are smart? Do you mean ‘ass’?

  • Rommel

    Can should send their own representative to go visit the king of Saudi Arabia.

    • Burning Spear

      The shameless luciferic thoughts of an Ibo man sha

      • Rommel

        I have told you that Lucifer is actually a beautiful name,go find out,my only crime is that I am a Nigerian who seeks justice for all while you are an Ijaw tribalist

    • Burning Spear

      Nigeria is a secular country—-it is not owned by the Fulanis–those Kerry visited in the Fulani North—–are all Fulanis- from Sudan—————-the Sultan of sokoto is Fulani–the emir of Kano is also Fulani—the governor tambuwal is equally Fulani–the President of Nigeria is Fulani——why are u the Ibos and Yorubas like this————————never ever thinks—–b4 u post comments here——-AGAINST the collective interest of Nigeria–the same old I before others mentality of the Zik ati Awo era abi—Separation is the answer

      • Rommel

        Nigeria is not a secular state according to the constitution,it is surprising to hear Nigerians who claim some level of literacy constantly making this elementary mistake,does it mean that many of you do not understand what secularism means? I suggest you consult your dictionary for correct definition of that word.Nigerian constitution recognises Nigeria as a multi religious state,which means that Nigeria recognises the presence of multitude of religions.There is no Christian association in the world that Nigeria is not a member yet when Muslims joined OIC,it became an issue,the cry about Islamization of Nigeria has never stopped since then yet the only president of Nigeria that attended OIC meeting remains Jonathan Goodluck when he attended the meeting in 2013 hosted by Egypt. Christians seem to enjoy double standards.

        • OJERINDE, Olatunde A.

          You said it right.

          • emmanuel

            You have used more than 16 monikers on this issue. Shame!
            You as a foolani islamist know less about human and societal issues, as such you cannot educate us on what your low academic and exposure offer.
            You have used Yoruba, Igbo, Delta, Hausa, Ibibio names, just to give credence to the falsehood you wish to propagate like your Garba Shehu brother. Na yorobbers give you this last chance.

      • Observer

        Mumu Butning spear. How will your spear harm anyone when it has been burnt. USA has been supporting the fight against Boko haram, so, where do you expect him to visit on this course. CAN, GO AND SLEEP ABEG, TALK ANOTHER ONE

      • muazu wali

        Who say that Nigeria is secular. Our constitution has assured all Nigerians the freedom to practice his/her religion.A secular country would not bother to put that in its constitution. Germany is said to be secular but the Christian
        Democrat is a political party there and no body is confused about it.

      • OJERINDE, Olatunde A.

        Secular but do not work on Saturdays and Sundays because of Secularism? Holidaya in December and January because of Secularism? Nigeria is so secular….

    • Hah!

      … or Sudan!

    • Reasonable

      Gbam! Well Said Rommel.

  • Smart

    This CAN is afraid that their mission will soon be exposed by America, because of their role in promoting boko haram activities through secret arm smuggling etc,
    This is an illiteracy of the highest order to question a Christian diplomat from a Christian country in the world for giving a visit to amuslim leader of particular section of an African country.

    • Burning Spear

      Are u OK upstairs at all———————-or u are on gbana——————–Nigeria is a secular country—-it is not owned by the Fulanis–those Kerry visited in the Fulani North—–are all Fulanis- from Sudan—————-the Sultan of sokoto is Fulani–the emir of Kano is also Fulani—the governor tambuwal is equally Fulani–the President of Nigeria is Fulani——why are u the Ibos and Yorubas like this————————never ever thinks—–b4 u post comments here——–for the collective interest of Nigeria–the same old I before others mentality of the Zik ati Awo era abi—Separation is the answer

  • vagabonds in power

    9jas Beware of the HIRED hail Hitlers—-of Buhari——–here fa!!!——Does the American constitution allow the USA government –to openly back the nomination of a government or a Presidential candidate in Africa–during elections——?–Nigeria is a Sovereign country–That was why the US Ambassador”to Nigeria, had no right to be at the ICC with Jega!!¨¨—Besides —CAN as an association of Nigerian Christian Churches– have all the rights in the world to back any candidate of their choice—- as they did with THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE APES IN APC—————————————-Osibanjo is a Pastor of the Redeem Church of the Yorubas—–in Nigeria——-In spite of——-Members of the church all over Nigeria, being secretly advised by the head of the Church not to vote for–ZONATAN as we also saw with the Catholic Church—————–via Father Mbaka and his faker prophesies—Nonetheless-Bingo Buhari never won the election-with votes from Malians and Chadianas ati those from Niger Republic that Bingo Buhari imported into the country—now busy killing Dogs and humans alike in the South and the Fulani North–never————–It was the CIA officials via the US ambassador to Nigeria- that directed Jega to announce those fake results- to the crowd and even threatened via Premium Times to put Orubebe on trial at the HAGUE when he complained———————about the 1.9m votes Kano gave—Bingo Buhari–Aware the number of registered voters were 1.9 in Kano—None of them in Jegas personal estimations, reported sick–All the 1.9m electorates voted for Bingo Buhari—–Aware equally that, the late father of Obama from Kenya is also Fulani like Bingo Buhari———————-U can now understand why the present USA government often deals with governors, Sultans and emirs from the North—–An indication that the US government—was really behind the creation of Boko haram-as being speculated——-by certain Nigerians———–Same as they cloned Bin Laden to overthrow the Saudi government——–Separation is the answer not the Rule of the Yorubas Fulanis—and their——-Ibo collaborators in APC—–We warned Nigerians about the dangers of having Fulani Buhari-as President——But they refused to heed our pleas to them—via the treachery of the Yoruba———-traitors——who betrayed Jonathan by helping the Fulanis to rig Gej out at the polls with their Islamic jihadist sentiments-

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  • Johnpaul

    The issue is islamization of the country Nigeria. That’s the dance step so far, but they will never succeed whether Kerry or Obama or any other person, we re bigger than that.

    • Observer

      I can see how daft you are, USA will never support islamization. Rhey havr been supporting Nigeria against the Islamic terrorists callrd Boko haram. Boko Haram exists in the north, not south, so, where do you expect hom to visit. I can see that CAN is a PDP motovated body.

  • Burning spear

    Nigeria is a secular country—-it is not owned by the Fulanis–those Kerry visited in the Fulani North—–are all Fulanis- from Sudan—————-the Sultan of sokoto is Fulani–the emir of Kano is also Fulani—the governor tambuwal is equally Fulani–the President of Nigeria is Fulani——why are u the Ibos and Yorubas like this————————never ever thinks—–b4 u post comments here——-AGAINST the collective interest of Nigeria–the same old I before others mentality of the Zik ati Awo era abi—Separation is the answer———————————

  • OJERINDE, Olatunde A.

    The Emir just made a wonderful contribution to the discourse of national development, expressing his concern, scolding the leaders and suggesting way forward. Can one of you do that and stop this ghostly defense of Christians?

    • Factsay

      B4 the emirs talked, People have been talking. Many people have criticized Buhari.

      On the other hand, Amaechi criticized GEJ, Soludo criticized GEJ, Soyinka criticized GEJ. Emir criticizing Buhari is not a new thing

      • OJERINDE, Olatunde A.

        The Emir, in your and in CAN’s reckoning is the leader of the Muslims. So, which christian lead has spoken as well? Or are GEJ, Soludo and Soyinka the church leaders?

        • Factsay

          Fr Mbaka talked against GEJ

  • Hah!

    My take on this brouhaha is that the new CAN chairman just want to get cheap recognition from the Northern Christians. Was it not 2 weeks ago that the Northern CAN revolted against the Man? We claim to be Christian but acts like pagans by our utterances and actions. What is so special about Kerry visit to the palace? what we need is prayers for special deliverance from the almighty to overcome the hardship in our homes and to have means of providing food to our families.

    • Rosebud

      Your take is no where fit for toddlers.

      • Hah!

        Truth is bitter. I advise you to study more on your holy bible.

  • gtjimoh

    Must you view everything as a struggle for dominance between Christianity and Islam? For God sake stop exploiting people gullibility and ignorance to create unnecessary enmity between us. Most of the so called religious leaders profiting from this division they are busy fanning at every opportunity will not on their own help a dying Christian on the street if it will not generate publicity for them. Please leave Nigerians alone, we have been leaving together peacefully for years before the advent of CAN or any Muslim association.

    • Reasonable

      WELL SAID MA BRODA.

    • Ade

      Thank you, bro.

  • What South,West & East MUST do

    The useless and dumb Governors of the South, East and West are to blame for US insult on the other 3 regions in Nigeria. I must first correct the impression that Nigeria is NEVER North – South, it is geographically, culturally and traditionally South, North, West and South as it is with every other country or a semblance (like Nigeria) of it.

    Where is the Association of Governors of the South? Where is Eastern Governors Forum? Where is the Western Governors Forum? At best, the only time you here any semblance of regional associations led by the Governors of the South, East and West speaking is when their own personal interests are threatened. i.e., Issues such as Pension, retirement benefits, and immunity. They refuse to throw salvos at clueless Bokohari (Except for Senior Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state) for his destruction of the economy and his tacit support for the killings of Nigerians in the South, East and West.

    CAN also has its fare share of the blame. Since Oritsejafor left office, CAN has become dumb. Comrade Oritsejafor was able to shout and shout directionally. He spoke within and outside the country in very STRONG and DIRECT terms that left no one in doubt that he was serious. So, there was no beheadings and organised killings as we see today. When Sultan said he wrote to ISIS to stop killing people, Oritsejafor took the microphone, thanked Sultan for pleading with ISIS to stop killing BUT he reminded Sultan there and then that his Boko Haram kill 2 times more. I doubt if the current Oluwole head of CAN will have that courage.

    CONDITIONS FOR RECOGNITION
    Nigeria is already at war. Only the less discerning will suffer. The only way or so it seems, that the South, East and West can attract a visit to its traditional rulers and the Governors of its regions is to:
    1. Encourage its people to carry out suicide bombings at Mosques, Markets, Schools and
    2. Maintain an army of terrorists in its vast forests and swamps.

    This will make US take them serious. What do you think?

  • HAMZA

    Mr. Kerry came as a personal friend to visit his long-time ally, the Sultan on his 60th birthday – and no single Christian was killed in Zamfara, all the said victims were Muslims!!!

  • Ahmadfive

    The last time I checked, not all northerners are muslims neither are all norterners fulanis, not all northern governors are muslims neither are all northern governors fulanis, not all APC members are muslims and neither are all PDP members Christians. So I am baffled to no end by CAN’s WOEFUL DISPLAY OF IGNORANCE OR DELIBERATE & DECEITFUL MISGUIDANCE of gullible Nigerians (as evidenced on this platform) with this claim of PDP being a Christian party, APC beign a muslim party or Secretary Kerry’s visit to the north being a visit to muslims or Fulanis.

    • emmanuel

      CAN got it wrong, but all foolanis and muslims are evil! Those who worship a rogue are insane.
      Imagine a few years after the death of Abacha, some miscreants begin to worship and kill for him

  • George

    this Jerry Kerry and the governor are both very confused looking at their useless faces except the under age fucker emir.

    God in Heaven will send division in their means Amen

  • danlami adamu

    The new CAN leadership have shown that they have no work to do only encourage hatred.oritseajafor had a plane picking arms and ammunition and theirs is spreading hate…sorry

  • Action Group

    CAN is the organization preaching hate and divisiveness,the US government knows why they met with Northern governors,if CAN wants to know the reasons,they should ask and not condemn the US government because they have more Christians than Muslims in their country.CAN should stop instigating the Christians by their provocative pronouncements.

  • FuzzyLogic

    Timbuwal or whatever his name is is obviously gearing up to run for president. He too will be president of Northern Nigeria.

  • Ade

    CAN has become a can of worms and a big embarrassment to reasonable Christians.

  • Ade

    Mr. CAN president, if you want a picture with John Kerry your god, I can arrange one for you. Don’t cry. Biko.

    • Suleiman

      Ade, please stop this stupidity when addressing sensitive national issues. What is the big deal with a photo up with the US secretary of State? If the US was that interested in Nigeria why didn’t the first black president visit the largest black nation on the planet throughout his eight years? Please stop this idiotic comments if you have anything to contribute. It is no secret that President Obama leans towards Islam and his policies have been supporting Islam globally. CAN shouldn’t have expected anything more than what Kerry did. He was acting under the instructions of his headmaster. Kerry’s action simply reveals the policies of the Obama administration, which are to promote Islam worldwide.

      • Ade

        Your bigotry is sickening. If you had access to IED, you could do suicide hombing. You are not different from boko haram. Mr.wise man, tell me why the Canned president should be crying that a US official visited sultan. Muslim fundamentalists were not even happy that an infidel visited the head quarter of the caliphate. By the way do you know that president buhari paid a courtesy visit to the archbishop of Canterbury during his official visit to the Uk? Yet there was no protest from the muslim in UK. Your Canned president is suffering from the spirit of envy and covetousness which the Bible describes as idolatry.

        • gab

          You have said it all broda. CAN is the major problem of religious crisis in this country. They attribute deferent deceitful and inciteful meaning to any national or local issues on islam or muslims. Wen GEJ turned Aso rock chapel to presidential liaison office no muslim complained of Christianising nigeria. Mr CAN president, settle your internal crisis first before meddling into national affairs. Thanks once again my broda i realy love ur peice

      • Ogbu Nwaeya

        Yes Obama supports muslims that is why he and Hilary clinton created ISIS,murdered Gaddafi and are now hell bent in removing Assad from office.
        Obama through his foreign policies covert perations over saw a military coup in Egypt that over threw a democratically govt.Thousands of Egyptians who went on street to demand to restoration of demcrazy were murdered in cold blood,no eye browes raised.Why?Because the muslim brotherhood that won the elections were Obama’s friends.
        Yes Obama loves muslims.We should open our eyes.

  • Ade

    CAN should retaliate by paying a visit to the sultan of Brunei.

  • DeAndre B

    The Nigerian christian need only to learn to worship God for his great care and kindness and only then will they live and give glory to Father God in heaven, in Jesus name.

  • wode

    I’m hugely disappointed in this CAN President. I thought it was going to be better with advent of a new President replacing Oritsejafor but it all seem to be a mindset issue (Paranoid) . My advice: one major requirement, among others, that should be set for selecting/electing CAN Presidents, or any leader for that matter, should be how well-traveled, exposed and heterogeneous a candidate is, in terms of his/her interaction with outside world (i,.e. people of different creeds, cultures, and colours) should be a sine qua non. Whoever have that qualification would not be as shallow in opinions and insight. Does the CAN President know on what capacity the Sultan was visited, as a traditional leader, a religions leader, or just a birthday celebrant? Does he know the mission of the visit for such unnecessary attack to be aired? When did Kerry (as far as I know, a Christian) turn to be a Muslim or adherent of another religion to be conniving against Christians and Christianity. CAN President should know that respect is earned. His conducts, utterances and entire attitude would tell the world how much respect he (and the body he represents) should be regarded. It is not about how much of noise or divisiveness but about the conduct, comport and how much fences you’re trying to mend. It’s up for the wise to see any sense in it all.

  • SuchindranathAiyer

    The US is a founder member of the US-NATO-Sunni Axis welded together with Petro Dollars by Nixon, Yamani and Kissinger and has directed global war mongering, economies and public opinion ever since. The Pope and the Archbishop, like Merkel, like butter on their bread.

    So? African Christians are on their own. They should remember that William Lewinsky Clinton and Mad Alright bombed Belgrade for 84 days to prise Bosnia and Kosovo from Yugoslavia and threw them into the maws of Islam And from George (the little and rancher) Bush to Hilarious Obama all have done their bit to throw law abiding, secular and democratic countries into the Hell called Islam.

  • Babuje Chunnggon Shekwosa Gide

    We are fully aware of all the underground plans systematically and tactically been put in place to islamize Nigeria. I want you to mark my word because I stand under God. NO MAN BORN OF A WOMAN WILL SUCCEED IN ISLAMIZING NIGERIA. whosoever that is holding the key of islamization of nigeria God nigerians will terminate such a man untimely. God of heaven has gone ahead of us.