Time for Nigeria to return to the Anglican fold and learn to respect LGBTI people

The Most Revd Nicholas Okoh, Primate of all Nigeria, issued a statement yesterday about the resignation of the Archbishop of Canterbury. It is a bitter, hostile statement, blaming Dr Williams for all the problems endured by him and the Communion since 2003. Bishop Okoh, as he then was, accompanied Archbishop Peter Akinola to the Primates’ […]

Anglicans meeting in Africa still in denial about the reality of lesbian and gay people in their churches

Canon Chris Sugden of Anglican Mainstream is reporting from the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) Divine Commonwealth Conference being held in the National Christian Centre in Abuja, attended by 5000 members of the Church. Archbishop Nicholas Okoh says that the conference is neither an Episcopal Synod, Clergy Conference, nor a gathering only of Anglicans or […]

Changing Attitude Nigeria will campaign against the prohibition marriage between persons of the same sex bill

Changing Attitude Nigeria Press Release Changing Attitude Nigeria (CAN) deplores the introduction of “A bill for an act to prohibition marriage between persons of same sex, solemnisation of same and for other matters related therewith” in the Nigerian Parliament. The Bill will have an immediate negative effect, raising prejudice against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender […]

Church of Nigeria issues creative communiqué but stuck on homosexuality

The Church of Nigeria has issued a communiqué from the National Consultation on Human Rights which was convened by the Primate of All Nigeria The Most Revd. Nicholas D. Okoh in Abuja at the end of June. The communiqué has the potential to make a very positive and creative contribution towards change in Nigeria. I’m […]

Uche Sam, leader of Changing Attitude Nigeria, reflects on Archbishop Okoh’s ideas

It is so unfortunate that things are happening this way, but we must expect such and even more from those who hate us. The Archbishop talks about morals and fails to understand human sexuality. There is no way our sexuality affects our morals, it is just the African mentality and our failure to accept change. […]

Homosexuality: Nigeria’s Anglican Church calls for pull out from UN

Bishop, now Archbishop, Nicholas Okoh at the Primates' meeting in Tanzania in 2007, running away from Colin Coward, Davis Mac-Iyalla and members of the press

Panapress reports that the Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, called on Tuesday for the withdrawal of the country from the United Nations, accusing human rights activists of using the UN to win their global campaign for gay marriages. At a National Conference on Human Rights organized by the Nigerian […]

The Primate of All Nigeria talks about homosexuality

An interview with His Grace the Primate of All Nigeria (Anglican Communion) the Most Rev Nicholas Ocho on election matters and other contemporary issues has been published on the Church of Nigeria web site. The ‘other contemporary issue’ is inevitably homosexuality. QUESTION: HOMOSEXUALISM WHAT IS YOUR VIEW? RESPONSE: The fight against homosexual had been on for […]

Nigerians ask for freedom to worship in the UK

A group of Nigerian bishops including Nicholas Okoh, the Primate, visited the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace when in the UK in February. Their message to the Archbishop was the need to allow Nigerians to worship in “the Nigeria way” in abandoned Church buildings or to allow them a scheduled time in parish churches […]