The governor in a message by the Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Office of the Governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, appealed to Christians to use the occasion to supplicate to God for the peaceful conduct of the forthcoming elections.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has denied a claim by a Borno State-based pastor that President Goodluck Jonathan gave the leadership of the association N7billion to campaign for his re-election.
The allegation followed an earlier one by the Rivers State governor and Director General of the Buhari campaign organisation, Rotimi Amaechi, who recently said Pastors were given N6billion to work against Muhammadu Buhari and for the president. However, Musa Dikwa, the Executive Director of the Voice of Northern Christian Movement, told reporters in Kaduna, Thursday, that CAN was actually given N7billion, not N6billion.
A statement by the General Secretary of CAN, Musa Asake, said the body has no knowledge of “any N7 billion transaction as alleged by Musa Dikwa who claims to be the Executive Director of a non-existent group, Voice of Northern Christian Movement”.
The statement also said CAN was not a political party, let alone get involved in partisan politics.
“Christians who are members of CAN belong to different political parties. It is therefore surprising to hear that CAN is campaigning for one candidate,” Mr. Asake said.
Nigerian Gospel Singer, Tope Alabi Is The Cover Girl For Season 8 Of Abbyke Domina’s “The Celebrity Shoot”
A new edition of Abbyke Domina's The Celebrity Shoot is out, and in this edition, Abbyke diversifies a little by selecting her cover girl from the Christian music industry with previous editions cover stars been Toke Makinwa, Annie Idibia, Beverly Osu, Pearl Cardy and others.
This season's shoot features Tope Alabi, the muliti-platinum Nigerian gospel singer. She was formerly a member of the jesters international comedy group, and later worked with other popular travelling and stage theatre groups in Ibadan and Lagos. She later metamorphosed into gospel music.
It has been more than a decade that Tope Alabi's music career started and she has gained prominence in the contemporary gospel music industry in Nigeria.
What makes her unique is her voice as well as her ability to create several melodies with different traditional and modern beats. She is one of the most sought after gospel musician in Nigeria today.
See some more pictures from the shoot after the cut.