Barnabas Ishaku Sama’ila Shabayang


Current Address:                                Veritas University, Bwari, Abuja

Rank:                                                   HOD, Theology, Senior Lecturer,

Specialization:                                     Systematic Theology:               Contextual & Sacramentology

Diocese:                                              Catholic Diocese of Kano

Year of Ordination:                            November 11, 1992

Nationality:                                         Nigerian

Marital Status:                                     Clergy

Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (ANGELICUM) Rome                         2009-2012

Catholic Institute of West Africa (CIWA)     Port Harcourt                                         1998-2001

St. Augustine’s Major Seminary                     Jos                                                          1985-1992

Bassawa Teachers’ College                             Zaria                                                       1979-1984

Primary School                                                Zonkwa                                                  1972-1979

List of Works:

KEY PUBLICATIONS         – Books: (Email:, GSM: 08033183707)

  1. Metaphors of Reconciliation : Church versus Culture, Kaduna: Benwood Graphix, 2018   
  2. African Catholic Priest as Elder, Reconciler and Mediator – A Reflection of Christ’s Kenosis, the Teachings of St. John Paul II and the African Bishops, Kaduna: Benwood Graphix, 2017.
  3. The Importance of Sacramentals in the Catholic Church, Kaduna, Abuja Jos Ilorin, Umbrella Books Umbrella Books, Kaduna, 2015
  4. Kpa Azizrak Rosari An Jju (bu ditwang kayat Kpa Kazah), 2014 Kaduna: Mach’s Graphic Press Ltd, 2014
  5. The Ministerial Priesthood of Christ as a Service of Availability, Kaduna: Badmus Press, 2007.



  1. African Journal of Contextual Theology – The Holy and the Future of Catholicism in Africa, 6, June, 2016, Published by the Spiritan International School of Theology, Attakwu-Enugu, Nigeria, The Holy Spirit and the Church in Africa, ed. Bona Ikenna Ugwu, CSSp, Enugu: Real Images, 195-211.
  2. Jos Studies – 2014 Edition – The Explicit Role of the Catholic Priest in the Third Millennium towards Propagation of the Faith in the New Evangelization Church, 22, June, 2014, Owned and published by Academic Staff, St. Augustine’s Major Seminary, Jos, Plateau State, ed., Timothy Barga, Jos: Fab Anieh Nigeria Limited.
  3. Jos Studies – 2013 Edition – Enhancing the processes of communicating the Christian Creedal Faith in the Year of Faith in the Third Millennium, Vol., 21, June 2013, Owned and published by Academic Staff, St. Augustine’s Major Seminary, Jos, Plateau State, ed., Timothy Barga, Jos: Fab Anieh Nigeria Limited