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British religious leaders say churches should be allowed to open before cinemas

Prominent UK church leaders today branded the mass closure of churches ‘unlawful and unnecessary’ as they threatened a judicial review into keeping them shut.
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Eid-el-Fitr: CAN lauds Muslims over compliance with coronavirus directives

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Oyo State Chapter, has commended Muslims in the state for complying with government directives on Eid-el-Fitr celebration amidst COVID-19.
Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God said today that the rampaging coronavirus will soon recede.

Pastor Adeboye: Coronavirus pandemic will soon subside

Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has given a ray of hope when he said that COVID-19 pandemic would soon subside, stressing that it would take a miracle for the virus to disappear completely.

Adara count loses from Kajuru crisis

The Adara people in Kaduna state have said that despite government efforts to bring peace in Kajuru communities where they lived, herdsmen had continued to kill and maim their natives.
The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has announced the easing of lockdown in the state despite rising numbers of the coronavirus.

Kano opens exclusive testing centre for Christians

In order to speed up the tracing and tracking of everyone with Coronavirus infection in Kano, the State Government has provided an exclusive Testing Center for Resident Christians in Sabon Gari, Kano.
Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Citadel Global Community Church (formerly, The Latter Rain Assembly), has announced the donation of two church buildings to the Lagos State Government for use as isolation centres.

Coronavirus: Tunde Bakare advises pastors to donate facilities to government

The General Overseer of The Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, has advised Nigerian churches to be at the fore of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State and Living Faith Church Worldwide, otherwise known as Winners’ Chapel International, went ballistic on Thursday after he was denied visa by the US Embassy.

Bishop Oyedepo chides governments for locking churches, opening markets

Presiding Bishop, Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, has chided the Federal and State Governments for opening markets and continue to lock up churches in the country.
A popular pastor, Chris Oyakhilome, has berated Nigerian pastors that complied with the government’s ban on large gatherings because of coronavirus.

Chris Oyakhilome faults pastors for consenting to closure of churches

A popular pastor, Chris Oyakhilome, has berated Nigerian pastors that complied with the government’s ban on large gatherings because of coronavirus.
The General Overseer of the Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT), Pastor Elijah Abina, has challenged the federal government and security forces to intensify the onslaughts against insurgents and criminal elements across the nation.

Pastor Abina charges women to be change agents

General Overseer of the Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT), Pastor Dr Elijah Abina, has charged Christian women to be change agents.
Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins

Lockdown: Archbishop Martins tasks Christians on charity, mercy

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Adewale Martins, on Sunday urged Christians to show more love and mercy to their neighbours this period of COVID-19 affliction on Nigeria.
Although there were signs even during childhood that God would use him, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Reedeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG was not born a saint.

Pastor Adeboye: Africa will defeat coronavirus first

Amidst rising deaths as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, globally, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye, on Sunday said the journey to normalcy had begun.
The church of Prophet Ilias is illuminated during the Good Friday procession of the Epitaphios, held without worshippers near the port town of Lavrio about 75 kilometers south of Athens on April 17, 2020.

Lockdown weighs heavily on Orthodox Christians during Easter

For Orthodox Christians, this is normally a time of reflection and mourning followed by joyful release, of centuries-old ceremonies steeped in symbolism and tradition.

Oba of Benin charges religious leaders to practice what they preach

The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, has called on Christian leaders across the country to always practice what they preach.
Paul Usoro

NBA urges lawyers to obey safety rules during Easter

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr Paul Usoro, has urged lawyers to adhere to all safety rules and regulations of government as the world celebrates Easter amidst Coronavirus pandemic.

Lockdown: Christians in Kwara mark low key Easter

The celebration of the Easter by Christians in Kwara on Sunday was low-key amidst a total lockdown due to the state government’s efforts to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.

Easter: Oyo governor reminds Christians on essence of celebration

As Christians all over the world celebrate Easter, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has reminded them of the essence of the celebration, just as he said, the occasion was meant for the assurance of faith.
SAMSON OLASUPO AYOKUNLE (President, Nigerian Baptist Convention & CAN)

Easter: CAN tasks churches on charity to the poor

As the Christian world over celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Sunday, the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has directed churches across the country to make relief packages available to the poor.

Former minister backs extension of lockdown

Chief Osita Chidoka, a former Minister of Aviation, has said the ongoing lockdown in the country should be extended for more effective containment of the Coronavirus, especially as there was no known cure for it at the moment.

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Medical council validates four coronavirus test kits – registrar

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari3

Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.