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In another development, despite appeals and warnings on the dangers of public gatherings because of the Coronavirus, Muslim Ummahs on Friday observed the weekly Jummat prayers in Minna and other parts of the state.
A large number of Muslims in Kaduna stormed Pastor Yohanna Buru house with the aims of joining their Christian counterparts to break the lent fast in a bid to strengthen peaceful coexistence, religious tolerance and better understanding among the different faith-based organization.
The Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Dr. Paul Enenche, has decried what he termed as the highest level of religious intolerance and insecurity in Nigeria.
Homily of His Lordship Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah at the Funeral Mass of Seminarian Michael Nnadi at Good Shepherd Seminary Kaduna (11th February 2020)
President Muhammadu Buhari has said seeing the wreck caused by the Boko Haram insurgency as a national threat and not a religious battle is a step towards winning the war.
Nigerians everywhere, those of belief and those of none, are mourning the death of pastor Lawan Andimi, taken from us by Boko Haram for his refusal to denounce his Christian faith.
Sympathisers on Thursday in Jos continued to throng the family house of Pa David Dachiya following the execution of his son, Mr Dachiya Dalep, by Boko Haram insurgents.
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, has described the Nigerian government as “Islamic fundamentalists without bombs.”
The Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Reverend Alfred Adewale Martins, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to listen to cry of the people and embrace dialogue to foster true peace in the country, adding that his silence on matters concerning Christians is increasing fear among the faithful.
Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade has asserted that humanity was the greatest religion on earth because it breaks all barriers.
A popular Catholic Priest, Reverend Father Chinenye Oluoma, has said that Christmas is celebrated by Christians as a mystery of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has cautioned the Federal Government against plans to throw open Nigeria’s borders open to immigrants without visas.
Nigeria is a very religious society no doubt. Churches, mosques and shrines dot the country’s landscape. The atheist population in Nigeria is very insignificant as many of the citizens are adherents of Christianity, Islam or African Indigenous Religions. Our religiosity reflects not only in our modes of worship but also in our names and ways of dressing. Religious festivals are commonplace here. The Osun Osogbo Festival holds every August in Osogbo. There is the Olojo Festival in Ile-Ife. The Ojude Oba Festival is celebrated in Ijebu-Ode on the second day of the Eid el Kabir festival. Easter and Christmas celebrations are observed annually by Christians. These are apart from the annual church congresses and conventions.
Some married women in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday say the ‘stay-at-home’ order occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, has turned out to be a blessing in guise for them.
Nigeria now has seven functional laboratories to test for the Covid-19 virus, the health minister, Osagie Ehanire, said on Wednesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday mourned the death of a foremost Nigerian educationist and author, Phoebean Ogundipe.
The death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic in African countries has reached 196 as confirmed cases surpassed 5,786, the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) revealed on Wednesday.
One hundred and eighty-eight thousand, three hundred and fifty-two people have so far recovered globally from the novel coronavirus, according to data published by Worldometers, a website providing real time statistics on the infection around the world.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for vigorously leading the fight to curb coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria ‘like a legendary troop commander’.
In a bid to further deepen the nation’s capital market and enable it provide development capital for medium and small-scale enterprises of the economy, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), at the weekend unveiled an exposure draft of its regulatory framework for crowd funding in the country.
The Nigerian Army has debunked publications in some media platforms about a purported Federal Government’s plan to enforce military lockdown on Friday.
The 36 state governors under the platform of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) have agreed to hold their weekly meetings via tele-conferencing to check the spread of COVID19 in the country.
The Federal Government Wednesday announced that it has released 70, 000 metric tonnes of grains from the Strategic National Reserve to alleviate the sufferings of many low-income earners whose sources of livelihood have been cut off by the two-week lockdown of Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.