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August 14, 2018

Why the North will still vote for Buhari in 2019 – Bishop Kukah

Bishop Kukah berates political class over primitive accumulation

  The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, speaks to TOBI AWORINDE on the socio-economic situation in the North, President Muhammadu Buhari’s performance and the forthcoming 2019 elections. You were one of those who vehemently opposed Muhammadu Buhari’s presidency from the outset. How would you describe the quality of leadership in Nigeria in the immediate past era? Vehemently opposed to Buhari? Where did you get this from? I think you were sold this dummy in the heydays of ecstasy, frenzy and euphoria of the Buhariphilia, who jumped out of every corner of Nigeria believing that their redemption was…

  Bishop Kukah berates political class over primitive accumulation

Bishop Kukah berates political class over primitive accumulation

  Says Buhari does not share in the suffering of the people The Catholic bishop of Sokoto, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah has appealed to governors and other politicians to please abandon the spirit of selfish accumulation and embrace the principles of integrity and genuine service of our country. In his Easter  message titled: “Easter Message to Mr. President and all Nigerians”, Kukah said, the average age of Governors and Legislators across the country is 50. These are the years of dreams, maturity, sacrifice, patriotism and self-giving. But, sadly, they do not seem to be ready to depart from the…

Nigeria does not need God-fearing leaders – Bishop Kukah

  The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, on Tuesday said tackling corruption and fixing Nigeria required more than a God-fearing leader. Kukah said this at the launch of a book titled “The Shadow List” written by Todd Moss. He said to right corruption and build the nation was not just about goodwill but about getting to the root of the matter and tackling it head-on. “I have said it severally; let Nigerians keep saying they want a God-fearing leader. “Nigeria does not need a God-fearing leader, because God-fearing has become an excuse to appeal to Nigerians and win…

Nigerians have reason to be angry – Bishop Kukah

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Most Rev. Hassan Kukah, on Monday said it is normal for Nigerians to be angry. He admitted that some situations were appalling but appealed to citizens to develop good attitudes to promote good governance and peaceful coexistence. Kukah made the call on Monday at ‘The Platform Nigeria’ a programme organised by the Covenant Christian Centre, Lagos. Kuka, on the sub-theme, ‘The Weakness of Power’, cautioned that anger, hatred and violence would not tackle the challenges. “Nigerians have reasons to be angry but they should remember that a lot of people have sacrificed their lives for…

Anti-graft war alone can’t save Nigeria – Bishop Kukah

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Most Rev.Matthew Hassan Kukah has warned that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot take Nigeria to the promised land, fighting only financial corruption and leaving other forms of indiscipline afflicting the nation. Bishop Kukah gave the warning while delivering a lecture at the 3rd Convocation Ceremony of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, on the topic: Education and Leadership Recruitment for a Plural Society: A Case for Nigeria. Bishop Kukah said unless President Buhari’s anti-corruption war was made extensive enough to cover other acts of indiscipline, the desired changes in the country would not be achieved. He said …

Vatican Appoints Bishop Kukah member of King Abdulaziz Inter-Religious dialogue Centre in Vienna

  The Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, has been appointed a member of the AbdullahiIbn Abdulaziz International Council for Inter-religious and Inter-cultural Dialogue Advisory Board with official headquarters in Vienna, Austria. A statement signed by the director of Social Communication, Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Fr. Onuh Ladi Sixtus, said by the appointment, Bishop Kukah will represent Africa and serve along with other Catholic Bishops representing Asia, Europe, Middle East and the United States of America as the official Vatican representatives in the council. The council is made up of members from the various religious…