CHURCHES AND MOSQUES TO REOPEN AS FG LIFTS BAN

The federal government has lifted the ban on religious gathering across the country.The government had imposed the ban two months ago to check the spread of coronavirus. But at the briefing of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Monday, Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation and chairman of the PTF,…

CELESTIAL CHURCH DONATES N25 MILLION TO LAGOS AND OGUN TO FIGHT COVID-19

The Celestial Church of Christ Worldwide on Monday said it donated N25m to the Lagos and Ogun states governments to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chairman of the church’s Press, Publicity and Publications Committee, Kayode Ajala, said the sum also covered support for the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. Ajala, in a…

COVID-19: BORNO GOVERNMENT AND ISLAMIC CLERICS AGREE TO HOLD EID PRAYERS

Alhaji Umar Kadafur, Borno Deputy Governor, said in a statement in Maiduguri on Wednesday that the decision was taking after a stakeholders meeting involving the COVID-19 committee and Islamic clerics. Kadafur, also Chairman, Borno COVID-19 committee, expressed the committee’s appreciation of Borno peoples’ support since the outbreak of the pandemic. He said that Muslims in…

COVID-19: MOSQUES REOPEN IN WEST AFRICA

It’s been a Ramadan unlike any other for Abdourahmane Sall, far from the mosque during the Muslim holy month as coronavirus cases mount. With only a little over a week left, he decided joining thousands of others in tradition was worth the risk after authorities allowed prayers to resume. Men formed orderly lines outside the…

PASTOR AND IMAM ARRESTED FOR FLOUTING LOCKDOWN ORDER

No fewer than 29 worshippers including a pastor and an Islamic have been arrested by the police operatives in Lagos for flouting the Federal Government directive against congregational worship. The Christan and Islamic clerics along with their congregants were arrested at different locations while holding congregational services. Hakeem Odumosu, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police…

DSS DEBUNKS RUMORS OF ARREST OF PASTOR OYAKHILOME OVER COMMENT ON 5G

The Department of State Security, DSS has debunked rumours that the agency has arrested popular preacher and General Overseer of Christ Embassy, Chris Oyakhilome over a 5G-Coronavirus conspiracy theory. Earlier this week, Oyakhilome made headlines all over the country after he accused the Nigerian government of ordering lockdowns in Abuja and Lagos in order to…

Christians Hold Sunday Services Behind Buhari’s Kitchen – Osinbajo

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has called for religious tolerance in Nigeria. He said that President Muhammadu Buhari was an embodiment of such. Osinbajo explained that Buhari is so tolerant that he allowed the Villa Chapel to be situated behind his kitchen. He spoke at the Opening of the General Assembly of the Nigerian Supreme…