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2017.07.07

Nigeria Fr. Donatus Edet Akpan was consecrated as Bishop of Ogoja (Nigeria)

2017.05.13

Nigeria Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Apostolic Nuncio to Dominican Republic and Apostolic Delegate to Puerto Rico, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland

2017.04.26

Italy Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi, Apostolic Nuncio to Indonesia, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria

2017.04.09

Nigeria Fr. Donatus Edet Akpan was elected Bishop of Ogoja (Nigeria)

2017.01.11

Nigeria Fr. Philip Davou Dung was consecrated as Bishop of Shendam (Nigeria)

2016.12.07

Uganda Archbishop Augustine Kasujja, Apostolic Nuncio to Belgium, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Luxembourg

2016.11.05

Nigeria Fr. Philip Davou Dung was elected Bishop of Shendam (Nigeria)

2016.10.12

Uganda Archbishop Augustine Kasujja, Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria and Permanent Observer to Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Belgium

2016.07.14

Nigeria Bishop Athanasius Atule Usuh, Bishop emeritus of Makurdi (Nigeria), passed away at 76

2016.06.30

Nigeria Fr. John Akin Oyejola was consecrated as Bishop of Osogbo (Nigeria)

2016.06.16

Nigeria Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria del Monte Carmelo a Mostacciano, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Lagos (Nigeria) and Member emeritus of Council of Cardinals for the Study of Organisational and Economic Problems of the Apostolic See, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Nigeria)

2016.05.27

Italy Archbishop Girolamo Prigione, Apostolic Nuncio emeritus to Mexico, passed away at 94

2016.04.12

Italy Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to United States of America

2016.04.02

Nigeria Fr. John Akin Oyejola was elected Bishop of Osogbo (Nigeria)

2016.02.27

Italy Archbishop Renzo Fratini resigned as Permanent Observer to World Tourism Organization (WTO)

2016.02

Nigeria Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama, Metropolitan Archbishop of Jos (Nigeria) and President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, was appointed as President of Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa

2015.05.01

Nigeria Msgr. Denis Chidi Isizoh was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Legia and Auxiliary Bishop of Onitsha (Nigeria)

2015.03.28

Nigeria Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe, C.M.F. succeeded as Bishop of Makurdi (Nigeria)

Nigeria Bishop Athanasius Atule Usuh resigned as Bishop of Makurdi (Nigeria)

2015.03.21

Nigeria Bishop Malachy John Goltok, Bishop of Bauchi (Nigeria), passed away at 49

2015.02.08

Nigeria Bishop Vincent Valentine Egwuchukwu Ezeonyia, C.S.Sp., Bishop of Aba (Nigeria), passed away at 73

2015.02.06

Nigeria Msgr. Denis Chidi Isizoh was elected Titular Bishop of Legia and Auxiliary Bishop of Onitsha (Nigeria)

2015.01.31

Nigeria Fr. Donatus Aihmiosion Ogun, O.S.A. was consecrated as Bishop of Uromi (Nigeria)

2015.01.12

Nigeria Bishop James Naanman Daman, O.S.A., Bishop of Shendam (Nigeria), passed away at 58

2014.11.06

Nigeria Fr. Donatus Aihmiosion Ogun, O.S.A. was elected Bishop of Uromi (Nigeria)

2014.10.04

Nigeria Fr. Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe, C.M.F. was consecrated as Coadjutor Bishop of Makurdi (Nigeria)

2014.09.29

Italy Archbishop Carlo Curis, Apostolic Nuncio* emeritus to Canada, passed away at 90

2014.08.29

Nigeria Bishop Simon Akwali Okafor, Bishop emeritus of Awka (Nigeria), passed away at 79

Nigeria Fr. Jonas Benson Okoye was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Masclianæ and Auxiliary Bishop of Awka (Nigeria)

2014.07.08

Nigeria Fr. Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe, C.M.F. was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Makurdi (Nigeria)

2014.07.05

Nigeria Bishop John Ebebe Ayah, Bishop of Ogoja (Nigeria), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Ogoja (Nigeria) and Bishop of Uyo (Nigeria)

2014.06.25

Nigeria Msgr. Peter Kayode Odetoyinbo was consecrated as Bishop of Abeokuta (Nigeria)

2014.06.12

Nigeria Fr. Michael Gobal Gokum was consecrated as Bishop of Pankshin (Nigeria)

2014.05.30

Nigeria Fr. Jonas Benson Okoye was elected Titular Bishop of Masclianæ and Auxiliary Bishop of Awka (Nigeria)

2014.04.15

Nigeria Msgr. Peter Kayode Odetoyinbo was elected Bishop of Abeokuta (Nigeria)

2014.03.18

Nigeria Diocese of Pankshin was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Jos and Diocese of Shendam) (Nigeria)

Nigeria Fr. Michael Gobal Gokum was elected Bishop of Pankshin (Nigeria)

2014.01.13

Nigeria Apostolic Exarchate of Western and Central Africa (Maronite Rite) was established (Nigeria)

Nigeria Fr. Simon Faddoul was appointed as Apostolic Exarch of Western and Central Africa of the Maronites (Nigeria) and Apostolic Visitor in Southern Africa of the Maronites

2013.12.13

Uganda Archbishop Augustine Kasujja, Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria, was appointed as Permanent Observer to Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

2013.10.29

Nigeria Bishop Gabriel ’Leke Abegunrin, Bishop of Osogbo (Nigeria), was promoted as Apostolic Administrator of Osogbo (Nigeria) and Metropolitan Archbishop of Ibadan (Nigeria)

Nigeria Archbishop Felix Alaba Adeosin Job resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Ibadan (Nigeria)

2013.10.07

Nigeria Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Apostolic Nuncio to Chad and Apostolic Nuncio to Central African Republic, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Dominican Republic and Apostolic Delegate to Puerto Rico

2013.09.12

Nigeria Fr. Victor Chike Onwukeme, M.S.P. was appointed as Superior General of Missionary Society of Saint Paul of Nigeria

2013.07.04

Nigeria Fr. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah was consecrated as Bishop of Nsukka (Nigeria)

2013.05.21

Nigeria Fr. Peter Ebere Okpaleke was consecrated as Bishop of Ahiara (Nigeria)

2013.04.13

Nigeria Bishop Francis Emmanuel Ogbonna Okobo resigned as Bishop of Nsukka (Nigeria)

Nigeria Fr. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah was elected Bishop of Nsukka (Nigeria)

2013.04.07

Nigeria Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Saturnino

2013.02.23

Nigeria Fr. Peter Iornzuul Adoboh was consecrated as Bishop of Katsina-Ala (Nigeria)

2013.02.03

Nigeria Bishop Joseph O. Egerega, Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Bomadi (Nigeria), passed away at 72

2013.02.02

Nigeria Bishop Joseph Effiong Ekuwem, Bishop of Uyo (Nigeria), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Calabar (Nigeria)

Nigeria Archbishop Joseph Edra Ukpo resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Calabar (Nigeria)

2013.01.06

Nigeria Msgr. Fortunatus Nwachukwu was consecrated as Titular Archbishop of Aquaviva and Apostolic Nuncio to Nicaragua

2012.12.29

Nigeria Diocese of Gboko was established (from Diocese of Makurdi) (Nigeria)

Nigeria Diocese of Katsina-Ala was established (from Diocese of Makurdi) (Nigeria)

Nigeria Fr. Peter Iornzuul Adoboh was elected Bishop of Katsina-Ala (Nigeria)

Nigeria Bishop William Amove Avenya, Titular Bishop of Thucca in Mauretania and Auxiliary Bishop of Makurdi (Nigeria), was appointed as Bishop of Gboko (Nigeria)

2012.12.07

Nigeria Fr. Peter Ebere Okpaleke was elected Bishop of Ahiara (Nigeria)

2012.11.24

Nigeria Archbishop John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan, Metropolitan Archbishop of Abuja (Nigeria), was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Saturnino

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as of 2017.05.14

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