The Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has elected a new president. He is Bishop Augustine Akubeze, the Archbishop of Benin.
Akubeze takes over from the Archbishop of Jos, Ignatius Kaigama, who is leaving after serving two tenures of three years each.
He was elected this week during the first 2018 plenary session of the CBCN in Abuja. His election was announced on Thursday evening at a Holy Mass at Saint Charles Lwanga Parish, Apo, Abuja.