Keeping Bishop Kukah on track

Instead of Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto on a special day like Christmas telling the Christian faithful that they should hold their faith aglow amid the conflicting elements of the troubled world, that those who delivered the early Christians from the furnace of Jewish and Roman persecutions in the early…

At last, Presidency breaks silence on Bishop Kukah

The Presidency said Wednesday that the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev Matthew Hassan Kukah, should be allowed to practice his faith and politics as enshrined in the country’s constitution. A statement issued by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, said the call by the Muslim Solidarity Forum…

Christmas message: Muslim solidarity forum condemns Kukah

The Muslim Solidarity Forum, an umbrella body of Islamic organisations; Islamic Centres, Sufi Orders, Imams, Islamic scholars and preachers in Sokoto state has condemned the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev. Mathew Hassan Kukah over his Christmas message. A statement by the acting chairman of the forum, Professor Isa Muhammad Maishanu in Sokoto,Tuesday, lambasted Bishop…

Letter to Bishop Kukah (2)

The second part of this article focused on the twisting of the plain truth Bishop Kukah spoke to the authorities CITIZENS have nowhere to  turn to. After he assumed power, a delegation of the Catholic Bishops Conference had audience with President Buhari. In the course of our discussion, the President shared with us his frustration…

Misrepresenting Kukah’s Christmas homily height of mischief – Ikulu professionals

The Association of Ikulu Professionals (AIP) has described as “unjustifiable” the attacks and varied responses on the Christmas homily delivered by Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, the Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah. Some critics of cleric’s state-of-the-nation comment interpreted the Bishop’s sermon as calling for a military coup. In a press statement issued by its…

In defence of Hassan Kukah

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PMB and burden of healing broken bones

My New year Epistle to Nigerians This present generation has had their diaries well filled with details of their vivid share in first-hand history experience of insurgency in their life time, in which these verbose experiences may well be defined by the success or failure of the anti-terrorism efforts across our country. Since al-Qaeda first…

Bishop Kukah’s ‘Trial’: Who said what?

Bishop Matthew Kukah By Sherifat Lawal That the Christmas message of Most Rev Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto generated a lot of reactions is not unexpected. However, this particular one not only raised dust in high places, the dust took on legal and treasonous proportions, with accusations and counter-accusations flying….