Akinola “household name globally”

1000 people attended a farewell dinner for outgoing Primate of All Nigeria, Archbishop Peter Akinola in his 65th year, in Abuja on March 24th, the eve of the installation of his successor, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh.

This as reported by Chris Sugden, Canon of Jos, Nigeria.


The Archbishop of Lagos, Dr Ephraim Ademowo, noted with pride that Archbishop Akinola had become a household name globally.

[Akinola] expressed thanks to those who had come from America (Archbishop Bob Duncan with 4 other bishops), Kenya (Archbishop Eliud Wabukala), Ghana (Archbishop Justice Akrofi) Canada, UK, Australia (Bishop Peter Tasker) and the Acting President of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Jonathan. He noted that “it had never happened before like this”.

In his honour the League of Anglican Media Professionals have published a 135 page book “Peter Akinola in the Eyes of the Media” ( available from LAMP, Episcopal House, 22 Douala Street, Wuse zone 5, PO Box 11239, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria.) since “the full story of his reign could hardly be told without reference to his media activities.”

In 2006 Akinola participated in a service of inauguration of the League of Anglican Media Professionals.

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  1. Absolutely right! Bishop Akinolas name has been on the tip of my tongue for years now (as I bite it, well, mostly I do) and I live far out in the campo in Latin America.

    ¨Good Luck¨ to the President of Nigeria and to Archbishop Okoh too.

    Lets have a fresh start, and please, whatever you men do, hesitate, procrastinate and think everything through…lives depend on it…Globally.

    Lord hear my prayer

  2. Gregory

    In reality, it’s not all that difficult to become a household name globally. But it is incredibly difficult to become a household name globally for all the right and good reasons.

    Gregory Orloff

  3. Why would a League of (Anybody’s) Media Professionals publish a tribute book to a newsmaker? Because they’re stenographers and not reporters?

  4. Lois Keen

    “reign”?! Wow – that says it all.

  5. tgflux

    Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of all of them; and he said to him, “All these I will give to you, if you will fall down and worship me.”

    Seems Someone In the News gave a somewhat different response than did Jesus?

    JC Fisher

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