Nigerian archbishop among candidates for Nobel peace prize
October 10, 2012
Archbishop John Onaiyekan of Abuja, Nigeria, is among the leading candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize, the Reuters news service reports.
Archbishop Onaiyekan—who was named in August as the winner of the Pax Christi peace prize—could be honored for his efforts to clams tensions between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria, at a time when the Boko Haram terrorist group has been working to exacerbate tensions. The archbishop could be honored along with a leading Muslim counterpart, such as Mohaamed Sa’ad Abubakar.
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