COVID-19: LAGOS CHURCHES, MOSQUES TO REOPEN WITH ‘AT MOST 500 WORSHIPPERS’

The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said on Thursday that religious centres in the state will reopen from June 19 and have in attendance not more than 500 persons.  The governor made the announcement on Thursday during a press briefing at the Lagos State House, Marina.  Mr Sanwo-Olu said children below the age of 15…

I WILL REOPEN MY CHURCH WHEN GOD TELLS ME TO – TB JOSHUA

Prominent Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua has reacted to the announcement from the Nigerian Government regarding the reopening of churches, insisting he will only open The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) when he “hears from God” to do so. Joshua, whose church is one of Nigeria’s major tourist attractions, said he received a “revelation” from…

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…

ZAMFARA SPENDS N2.9BN TO FEED MUSLIMS DURING RAMADAN, N55.2M TO BUY COWS

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has said his government spent N2.9bn for Ramadan feeding as the fast comes to end. Matawalle made this known in a state-wide broadcast to celebrate this year’s Eid-Fitr on Saturday. The governor said N55.2m was earmarked to procure 280 cows which were distributed to civil servants, groups and communities…

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…