Category: Bishop Kukah

Though tribe and tongue may differ: Managing diversity in Nigeria

By Matthew Hassan Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese Convocation lecture, delivered at the 21st Convocation Ceremony at the University of Abuja, February 24th, 2017) On January 20th, 2017, the world literally stood still as the Americans re-enacted their ritual of swearing in a new President. Against the backdrop of a giant American flag draping […]

Mother Theresa and I: An encounter and lessons

By Matthew Hassan Kukah As the anecdote goes, had Princess Diana, who had died on August 31 1997, not been faced with the difficulties at the gate of heaven, Mother Theresa would not have died on September 5, 1997. According to the anecdote, when Princess Diana died in that crash and got to the gate […]

Muhammad Ali

How Muhammed Ali taught me magic

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah† Hours after he died, David Remnick, Editor of the New Yorker magazine, penned what will definitely be the most eloquent and elegant obituary of the greatest and the prettiest titled, ‘The Outsized Life of Muhammed Ali.’ He said Ali was: “arguably the most famous person on the planet, known as a […]