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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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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Oct. 11, 2012 2:18 PM ET USA

    Forgive me if I don't hold my breath on this. These are the people who awarded the Nobel to President Obama.