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What Bishop Kukah Told Me About Muslim Youths Looking For Christians To Kill – Omokri
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What Bishop Kukah Told Me About Muslim Youths Looking For Christians To Kill – Omokri

Reno Omokri Former media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has reacted to claims of Muslim youths looking for Christian youths in Sokoto State. Omokri said the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Hassan Kukah dismissed such a claim during a conversation they had. He disclosed that Bishop Kukah described claims of Muslim youths going house to house looking for Christian youths as false. In a tweet, the former Presidential aide stressed that some people were determined to disintegrate Nigeria. He wrote: “I spoke with Bishop Kukah and several other Christian clerics in Sokoto. Read Also: Deborah’s Killing Distressing – Osinbajo Finally Reacts, Commends Buhari, Sultan Of Sokoto “The information that Muslim youths are going house to house in Sokot...
Garba Shehu: Kukah’s Criticism Of FG Led To Delayed Delivery Of Tucano Jets
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Garba Shehu: Kukah’s Criticism Of FG Led To Delayed Delivery Of Tucano Jets

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says criticism of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari contributed to delaying the delivery of the Super Tucano fighter jets ordered from the United States. In October 2021, the federal government announced the delivery of 12 A-29 Super Tucano fighter jets expected from the United States. In a statement on Sunday, Shehu said the jets were requested in 2015, but the delivery of the jets was initially delayed over concerns raised by the US on religious issues in Nigeria. The presidential spokesman said the persistent lobbying of the US congress by opponents of the Buhari administration “who had lost the previous election” also exacerbated the situation. According to the him, “religious supporters”, including Matthew ...
Kukah: Mistresses Of Big Boys Should Not Benefit From Quota System
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Kukah: Mistresses Of Big Boys Should Not Benefit From Quota System

Matthew Kukah, Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, says women should benefit from quota system in regards to political participation. He however said it is important that the special consideration is not enjoyed by relatives of people in government or “mistresses of big boys”. The Catholic priest spoke on the topical issue on Saturday at a book festival in Abuja. Bishop Kukah Quota system is designed to give opportunities to the best of under-represented segments of society. Recall that senators and members of the house of representatives voted against bills seeking to provide more opportunities for women in politics and governance. Reacting to the outcry over the issue, Kukah said the beauty of democracy is to expand the frontiers of knowledge, adding that “there are som...
DSS Did Not Invite Bishop Kukah – Sokoto Catholic Diocese
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DSS Did Not Invite Bishop Kukah – Sokoto Catholic Diocese

The Department of State Service DSS is yet to invite the Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Mathew Kukah, over his recent criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari, his spokesman, Revd Christopher Omotosho, has said. Omotosho, who stated this while giving an update on the reported invitation, advised members of the public to ignore the reported invitation. He said, “The news that the Bishop was summoned for questioning by the DSS regarding his Christmas Message cannot be true because the Bishop is yet to receive either call or mail from the DSS.” Social media was saturated over the weekend with stories of the reported summon of Kukah by the DSS, a development that has elicited reactions from Nigerians. The Youth Wing of the Christians Association of Nigeria had earlier threatened...
Kukah: N5,000 Payment To Poor Nigerians, A Big Scam – Kukah
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Kukah: N5,000 Payment To Poor Nigerians, A Big Scam – Kukah

Outspoken Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, has picked holes in the planned payment of N5,000 to poor Nigerians. He described the move as a monumental scam meant to enrich a few. Bishop Kukah, who was a guest on a television program Monday, noted that the government does not have such money to pay millions of people monthly and was only playing to the gallery to curry favor going into the election year.     See Also: Buhari Asks Nigerians To Join Anti-Graft War To Make Country Great “I can bet with you that the government cannot pay such amount monthly. “Where do we get such amount to pay millions of people monthly? Even if such an amount is available, the government will not pay. It is one of the usual promises. This is another ...
Democracy And Dictatorship Can’t Coexist – Bishop Kukah
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Democracy And Dictatorship Can’t Coexist – Bishop Kukah

Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has said democracy and dictatorship cannot coexist. The bishop cautioned that Nigeria is treading a dangerous path. Kukah who disclosed this at an event in Abuja on Wednesday said the country is treading a dangerous path because the youth are feeling disempowered. “This is a dangerous path we are treading. Our young people are feeling disempowered. We are faced with a nation that is consuming its own children. We are faced with the prospects of an uncertain future. It is impossible, even the worst enemy of Nigeria would never have contemplated that this is where we will be,” he said. Kukah said the 2023 elections will give Nigerians another opportunity “to think of the mistake we made”. He added: “Democracy is not an e...
Nigeria Has Not Recovered From Civil War – Kukah
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Nigeria Has Not Recovered From Civil War – Kukah

Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese Rev Matthew Kukah has said Nigeria has not recovered from wounds of the civil war, 51 years after the unfortunate event. He also lamented the leaders have not learnt instructive lessons from the 30-month war. he activist-cleric, who spoke at the second edition of the ‘Never Again Conference” said the country has failed to adopt resolutions meant to heal the wounds of the war. The theme of the virtual conference was:’51 years after the Nigerian-Biafran civil war.’ It was chaired by Afenifere chieftain Chief Ayo Adebanjo. The ‘Never Again Conference’ is the brainchild of Nzuko Umunna, a pan-Igbo socio-cultural organisation, which organised the first edition in Lagos last year. Kukah said some of the neglected resolutions were re-echoed at t...
Buhari Deliberately Sacrificing Dreams of Nigerians to Stratify Northern Dominance – Bishop Kukah
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Buhari Deliberately Sacrificing Dreams of Nigerians to Stratify Northern Dominance – Bishop Kukah

Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev Mathew Kukah has said President Muhammadu Buhari has deliberately sacrificed the dreams of Nigerians for what seemed like an agenda to institutionalise northern hegemony. Kukah said appeared to be retrogressing under President Buhari’s administration, insisting that the must explain the mystery behind the endless bloodbath in the country occasioned by insecurity. The Bishop said these in his Christmas message titled, ‘A Nation in Search of Vindication,’ on Friday. Kukah said, “This government owes the nation an explanation as to where it is headed as we seem to journey into darkness. The spilling of blood must be related to a more sinister plot that is beyond our comprehension. Are we going to remain hogtied by these evil men or are they grad...