“​Any govt. that takes us away from where Buhari kept us is supported” – Kukah

Bishop Kukah

Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese and founder of Kukah Centre Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, has said that he’ll support any government which can take Nigeria far away from where former President Muhammadu Buhari has taken the country to. Kukah stated this on a television programme yesterday, while speaking on the state of the nation with special reference to the conference taking place in Abuja yesterday, organised by Kukah Centre and titled: “Promoting National Integration and Unity” He said, “If you ask me if I believe that this government can achieve…

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“Don’t allow judiciary to interfere in our nation’s election again” – Kukah urges Nigerians

As Nigerians, with bated breath, await the pronouncement of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) on the cases bordering on the presidential election held on February 25, 2023, the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto Matthew Hassan Kukah, has urged citizens never again allow the judiciary to interfere in the country’s elections. Kukah made the call in a published interview yesterday. Reacting to a question on his expectation from the Tribunal as it delivers its judgment today, the bishop said, “We must learn to exhaust these rules and…

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2023: “Despite lofty promises, Buhari leaving Nigerians more vulnerable than when he met them” – Bishop Kukah

Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has again berated President Muhammadu Buhari’s government for nepotism and corruption, saying the administration will leave Nigerians far more vulnerable than it met it. In his Christmas message yesterday, Bishop Kukah said the Buhari government made lofty promises but could not deliver on them. “It is sad that despite your lofty promises, you are leaving us far more vulnerable than when you came, that the corruption we thought would be fought has become a leviathan, and sadly, a consequence of a government…

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2023: “Don’t die for politicians struggling for National Cake” – Kukah warns

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has advised supporters of politicians not to kill themselves while demonstrating support for their candidates in the forthcoming 2023 elections. Kukah, who is also the Convener of the National Peace Committee (NPC), noted that opposition politicians are friends fighting for their piece of the national cake and as such shouldn’t be taken too seriously. The cleric disclosed this while featuring on a television programme at the weekend. According to him, “These politicians are struggling and they’ve lived their lives struggling for…

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2023: ‘Don’t expect too much from politicians’ – Kukah

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, has told Nigerians not to expect too much from politicians in 2023. Kukah, who expressed this while speaking about Nigeria’s forthcoming 2023 elections at the 14th edition of ‘Fela Debates’, which was held on Monday, in Ikeja, Lagos, said Nigerians should not expect too much from politicians as things did not usually turn out as expected. Although Kukah was not present at the event, he spoke through Zoom. The Bishop said Nigerians would always be disappointed, but that no matter…

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2023:’There’ll be no credible election, unless…’ — Bishop Kukah

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Kukah, has warned that the 2023 general elections will not be free, fair, or credible unless those at the helm of affairs were able to create a sense of common citizenship among Nigerians. Bishop Kukah said he was concerned that the Nigerian population had been polarised, with most of the electorate deeply divided along ethnic and religious lines. Speaking at a national discourse organised to mark the 60th birthday of the Executive Director of the Policy and Legal Advocacy Center, PLAC, Clement Nwankwo,…

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“U.S., Kukah responsible for Buhari’s inability to end Boko Haram” – Garba Shehu

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu has said a United States (US) National Intelligence Council paper in 2015, titled: “Mapping sub-Saharan Africa’s Future”, floated the idea that there could be a military coup in Nigeria. He said at that time this was hardly an earth-shattering prediction, given that 2005 was only six years after the return of civilian democratic rule and just over a decade since the Abacha military coup of 1993 – the final of seven coups since the country’s independence. Consequently,…

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Presidency, quoting the Bible, tells Kukah to ‘avoid foolish controversies, dissensions’

…Says his Easter message was unchristian-like The Presidency, yesterday, took a swipe at the recent criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration by the Catholic Archbishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, and quoting the Bible, asked the man of God to “avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless”, The Presidency, which cited many bible verses to buttress a lot of its points, said Kukah’s message on Easter Sunday was not to Christ’s death and rebirth so man might be saved, but…

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In deference to Sultan, Kukah, others, ASUU extends strike notice deadline to February

Following the intervention of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC), the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), has said that it will wait till February for the outcome of the mediatory talks between the federal government and the religious body. The 50-member NIREC, under the Co-chairmanship of the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, and the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, is also backed by the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Bishop Mathew Kukah, among other Christian and Muslim…

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NBA Conference: ‘Nigerians are tired, angry; Constitution offers little hope’ – Bishop Kukah

…Tasks lawyers, judges The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto diocese, Hassan Matthew Kukah says young Nigerians are angry and tired of the happenings in the country. Kukah spoke at the 61st annual general conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA), which kicked-off in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, yesterday. Delivering a keynote address at the conference, the bishop said “they (youths) cannot protest; if you carry a laptop, you are labeled a yahoo boy. The sign that Nigerian youths are tired is the heavy traffic to other countries. Now, there is internal…

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