The Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) is set to hold a One day prayer meeting in Abuja, tagged: ‘CAN NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER’. The event is Nigeria’s largest ecumenical prayer gathering, organized for all Christians in Nigeria, towards seeking God’s intervention in the affairs of the nation, our lives as a people, and our families.
The Program is scheduled to hold on Friday, 4th November 2022 by 10am, at the National Christian Centre, Abuja; featuring strategic prayers, undiluted worship sessions and great insights from the word of God. All Christians are encouraged to actively participate in this solemn assembly with a heart of unity, interceding for our nation Nigeria.
The National Women Wing of Christian Association of Nigeria (WOWICAN) is inviting the general public to a special event to commemorate the 2022 International Women’s Day.
The event is slated to hold on Tuesday, 8th March 2022 in Abuja, at the Merit House Banquet Hall, Maitama; with the theme: “GENDER EQUALITY TODAY FOR SUSTAINABLE TOMORROW”.
As announced by the association, the event is expected to address key gender issues and generally discuss a sustainability plan as it concerns gender equality. Key speakers are expected at the event, among them includes the CAN President, His Eminence, Rev. Dr. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, The Honourable Minister Of Women Affairs, Her Excellency Dame Pauline Tallen, CAN General Secretary, Barr. Joseph Daramola Bade; and a host of other outlined speakers for the One Day program.
The event can be virtually attended through the following details: Link- //us02web.zoom.us/j/82605776123?pwd=UktHN3dmbFBMU3ZtWGR5ajBQbDF5Zz09 Meeting ID: 826 0577 6123 Passcode: WOWICAN Time: 9:00am
In the spirit of CAN’s SAPPHIRE (45TH) ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, the Lagos State Chapter is organizing a week-long program with the theme: “CELEBRATING 45 YEARS OF GOD’S LOVE AND CHRISTIAN UNITY IN NIGERIA”
The program heralds Sensitization, Youth Summit, Charity visit, Symposium, Gala/Dinner Night, Football match, Concert, Family talk show, and Thanksgiving service. (See poster for more details as you plan to attend)
IMO STATE CHAPTER
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Imo State Chapter, presents a CAROL OF NINE LESSONS, with the theme: “JESUS THE PRINCE OF PEACE” and “PEACE BE STILL” as the topic.
The event will feature Special Choir renditions, High Praises and Thanksgiving. Watch video advert for more details.
Foundation laying of CAN’s Marquee project, christened: “HOLY TABERNACLE EVENT CENTRE” – Friday, 24th September, 2021
Let us take you through a picture slide of this throw-back event.
In attendance were: Rev. (Dr.) Samson Supo Ayokunle, CAN President, Barr. Daramola Joseph Bade, CAN General Secretary, Apostle ‘Biodun Sanyaolu, Assistant General Secretary; and other National and state officers of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
The Christian Association of Nigeria as part of celebration to mark her SAPPHIRE (45TH) ANNIVERSARY, organized an Award/Dinner Night to celebrate and honour deserving individuals who had and are still contributing their God-giving potentials towards the advancement of Christianity in Nigeria and Christ’s Kingdom in General.
The event which was held at the Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja, was a successful convergence of high powered dignitaries and leaders from the Christian domain, Political sphere, Business and even the social domain. The event was graced by the Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo GCON; The President of CAN, Rev. Dr. Supo Ayokunle (host), The SGF, Barr. Boss Mustafa; Distinquish Senator Owelle Rochas Okorocha, Church Leaders; and a host of highly respected men and women within the Christian faith.
Held on the 25th of September, 2021, the well attended event saw the presentation of Awards of Excellence categorized in different categories such as: Governance, Fathers of Faith, International Ecclesiastical Achievers, Business/ Professionals, Spoke Persons for the oppressed, Young Christian Achievers Award, and a Special Recognition award.
Find the list of Awardees below:
His Excellency, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo GCON (Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria)
His Excellency, General Yakubu Gowon GCFR (Former President of Nigeria)
His Excellency, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR, Ph.D (Former President of Nigeria)
His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan GCFR (Former President of Nigeria)
His Excellency, Dr. Samuel Ortom (Executive Governor of Benue State.)
His Excellency, Dr. Dave Umahi (Executive Governor of Ebonyi State.)
His Excellency, Barr. Nyesom Wike (Executive Governor of Rivers State)
His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun (Executive Governor of Ogun State)
His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Simon Lalong (Executive Governor of Plateau State)
His Excellency, Dr. Udom Emmanuel (Executive Governor Akwa Ibom State)
His Excellency, Darius Ishaku (Executive Governor of Taraba State)
His Excellency, Sen. Douye Diri (Executive Governor of Bayelsa State)
His Excellency, Sen. Hope Uzodinma (Executive Governor of Imo State.)
Barr. Boss Mustafa (Secretary to the Government of the Federation)
His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara (Former Speaker, House of Representatives.)
His Excellency, Senator Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege (Deputy Senate President of Nigeria)
His Excellency, Owelle Rochas Okorocha (Senator Representing Imo West Senatorial District.)
His Excellency, Dr. Peter Odili (Former Governor of Rivers State)
His Excellency, Dr. Andy Uba
CATEGORY: FATHERS OF FAITH
His Grace, Archbishop Dominic Ignatius Ekandem (Former CAN President (Post-Humous Award)
His Eminence, (Dr.) Sunday Coffie Mbang (Former CAN President)
His Grace, Archbishop Olubunmi Okogie (Former CAN President)
His Lordship, Archbishop Peter Jasper Akinola (Former CAN President)
His Grace, Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan (Metropolitan Archbishop of Abuja and Former CAN President)
His Eminence, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor (Former CAN President)
His Eminence, Pastor E. A. Adeboye (General Overseer, The Redeemed Christian Church of God)
Bishop David O. Oyedepo (General Overseer, Living Faith Church AKA. Winners’ Chapel)
Her Eminence, Reverend Mother Esther Ajayi (Love Of Christ Generation, C&S Church.)
His Eminence, Pastor David Ibiyeomie (General Overseer, Salvation Ministries.)
His Eminence, Dr. Samuel Kanu Uche (Prelate, Methodist Church of Nigeria)
His Most Eminence Baba Aladura, Elder (Dr.) D. L. Bob-Manuel (Prelate, Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim & Seraphim)
Rev. (Dr.) William Okoye (Founder and General Overseer, All Christians Fellowship Mission)
His Eminence, Rev. Caleb Ahima (Vice President, Christian Association of Nigeria)
Engr. Samuel L. Salifu (Former General Secretary, Christian Association of Nigeria)
CATEGORY: INTERNATIONAL ECCESSIATICAL ACHIEVERS
His Eminence, Rev. Dr. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Vice President, World Baptist Alliance. Executive member, World Council of Churches. Central Working Committee Member, World Council of Churches Honourable President, Religion for Peace.
His Eminence, Archbishop Dr. Panti Filibus Musa, (President, Lutheran World Federation.)
Rev. (Dr.) Ezekiel Lesmore (Director, African Alliance Christian Council)
Rev. (Dr.) Ibrahim Yusuf Wushishi (Director, Peace and Diaconia for Africa, World Council of Churches.)
Apostle (Dr.) Folorunso Alakija Group Managing Director, Rose of Sharon Group
Rev. Yakubu Pam Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC)
Mr. Godwin Emefiele Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria
Chief Arthur Eze CEO Atlas Oranto Petroleum
Chief Michael Adenuga GCON Founder, Globacom Nigeria.
Femi Otedola Founder/CEO, Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd.
Dr. Harold Olusegun Demuren Former DG, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority
Priscillia Ekwueme Eleje First Female Director of Currency operations, Central Bank of Nigeria.
Prof. John Kennedy Okpara Former Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC)
Sir Olusegun Adekunle Former Permanent Secretary, OSGF
CATEGORY: SPOKEMEN FOR THE OPPRESSED
His Lordship, Bishop (Dr.) Matthew Hassan Kukah Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto
Dr. Obadiah Mailafia Former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria. (Post-Humous Award)
Rev. John Joseph Hayab Chairman, Kaduna State Chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)
Rev. Gideon Para-Mallam Founder, Para-Mallam Peace Foundation
Barr. Femi Falana Human Rights activist
YOUNG CHRISTIAN ACHIEVERS AWARD
Leah Sharibu One of the abducted Dapchi School girls, who stood for her faith.
Maduafokwa, Egoagwuagwu Agnes Best JAMB Candidate 2020, Scored 365
Miss Ogwubie Chikemzi praise Best 2020 WAEC Candidate in Nigeria
Master Monwuba Chibuikem Best 2021 JAMB candidate, Scored 358.
CATEGORY: SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
Imam Abubakar Abdullahi (Projected Value for humanity and projected Inter-Faith aid: Though a Muslim, Sheltered over 200 Christians in Barkin Ladi LGA, during an attack in that region.)
Mr. Ikenna Nweke (Projected honesty and Christian values: Returned found money and valuables in Japan.)
As part of activities lined-up to mark the SAPPHIRE (45TH) CAN DAY CELEBRATION, the organizing committee is inviting all Christians in Nigeria and beyond to fully participate in the anniversary lecture slated for Friday, 24th September, 2021 by 10am Prompt; with the theme: “THE CHURCH AND THE DOCTRINE OF REGENERATION IN THE TRANSFORMATION OF NIGERIA”
The Lecture is promised to be a remarkable time for the church and all Christians to under-study and reposition our Christian life towards creating a lasting impact in Nigeria, and intends to explain the doctrine of regeneration in a more in-depth and relatable form, all geared towards transforming Nigeria.
The session will feature panel discussion from renowned panelists, interactive session, keynote address, and other thought-provoking sessions you should not miss.
Key Speakers for the anniversary lecture includes: Rt. Rev. Prof. Dapo F. Asaju (Bishop Theologian of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion; Lecturer, LASU), and Prof. Vincent Anigbogu (Director General, Institute for National Transformation, Nigeria).
Venue of the Anniversary lecture is the Jubilee Resort Hall, National Christian Centre, Central Business District, Abuja.
The SAPPHIRE (45TH) CAN-DAY celebration continues with an Award/Dinner Night and a Thanksgiving service, scheduled for 25th and 26Th September respectively.
The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), His eminence, Rev. (Dr.) Samson Supo Ayokunle specially invites all Christians in Nigeria and beyond, to the SAPPHIRE (45TH) CAN DAY CELEBRATION slated to hold on Wednesday, 25th August, 2021 by 5pm, at the National Ecumenical Centre Abuja. Marked with a NATIONAL PRAYER SERVICE.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) is the largest ecumenical body ever established in Nigeria and indeed Africa by the then Federal Military Government under General Olusegun Obasanjo, on the 27th August, 1976. Th association was established to promote understanding, peace and unity amongst various strata and people of the society in Nigeria, through the propagation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Over the last forty-five years, the association has been deeply entrenched in its cardinal objectives, and has remained a watch person on the spiritual and moral welfare of our nation, Nigeria. CAN is also known as a constant force against all manner or socio-political ills in Nigeria
To this end, the leadership of the association has deemed it great to organize a NATIONAL PRAYER SERVICE in commemoration of the 45th anniversary. A time of thanksgiving for God’s faithfulness thus far, prayers for the peace and unity for our dear country, Nigeria, and general intercession for Christians in Nigeria and all over the world.
Holding as follows: Wednesday, 25th August 2021 – National Prayer by 5pm on zoom, and streamed live on the association’s official social media handles @ChristianAssociationOfNigeria. While Friday, 27th August, 2021 by 5pm will also feature prayers at the state level, across the nation.
Christians are urged to participate fully on all activities as slated, as we prayer for God’s blessings upon our lives, families and nation.
The YOUTH WING CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (YOWICAN), Abuja Chapter is hosting her power-packed MEGA YOUTH CONFERENCE 2021, with the theme: “GO YE!” and the sub-theme: “DESIGNED FOR GLORY”
According to the Chairman Organizing committee, Bro. Joshua Dandaura, the mega event is slated for Friday, 20th to 21st August, 2021; featuring Impartation, Salvation messages, networking opportunities, entrepreneurship, Awards, Project unveiling, Music and Drama ministrations, etc.
Venue of the conference is ECWA CENTRAL CHURCH, near Church Gate/ Rail station, Central Business District, Abuja.
As part of activities leading to the Mega Youth Conference, a football Tournament was held among the Five Blocs, with Golden Boys Ushafa of winning against CCN at the finals, through a penalty shoot-out after a 1-1 draw held yesterday, 19th August, 2021.
Speaking about the Youth Conference, The Chairman of YOWICAN Abuja Chapter Amb. Emmanuel Macrock, urged Christian Youths in Abuja and its environs to partake in this glorious meeting, as it is promised to be a value-adding time with God, and an opportunity to learn, grow and do exploit.
The youth Conference heralds great speakers and ministers drawn from diverse sectors of the society, with an intent of Spiritual building towards advancing Christ’s kingdom, educating, enlightening, motivating, and inspiring young people in this modern times.
“SETTING THE PACE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION” is the theme adopted for the impactful National Youth/ family Conference of the CHRISTIAN PENTICOSTAL FELLOWSHIP OF NIGERIA/ PENTICOSTAL FELLOWSHIP OF NIGERIA (CPFN/PFN).
Slated to hold in Abuja from 8TH to 11TH SEPTEMBER, 2021 at the ALL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP MISSION, No. 20 Logone Close, off Nile Street, Maitama – Abuja. Registration is FREE.
The conference is designed to start with an evening session on Wednesday, 8th September by 3PM, ending with a Thanksgiving/ Celebration Service on Saturday, 11th September by 10AM.
Highlights of the conference will include spirit-filled and awesome sessions from great men of God, among which are: Bishop Wale Oke (National President, CPFN/PFN, Host), Dr. Paul Enenche (Dunamis International), Dr. David Ogbueli (Dominion City International), Rev. Williams Okoye (All Christian Fellowship Mission), Bishop Paul Nwachukwu (Grace of God Mission), Rev. Edward O. Joseph (National Youth President, CPFN/PFN), and a host of other great ministers.
It is time for this generation to experience the move of God in an all-new dimension.