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Nigerian government urged to convert isolation centres into hospitals after defeat of coronavirus pandemic

A clergyman, Isaac Idahosa, has urged the federal government to convert all isolation centres across the country into hospitals after the defeat of the coronavirus pandemic.
The first 14-day lockdown was instituted by Governor Udom Emmanuel to commence on April 3rd and expired on 5 pm of Thursday, April 16th just before the state chief judge, Justice Godwin Abraham, announced the extension of the lockdown by another 14 days as well as inaugurating a special court for the trial of offenders of Quarantine and Restriction of Movement Regulations, 2020.

Akwa Ibom lifts lockdown order for two days

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has again directed that the ongoing lockdown order aimed at curtailing the spread of COvid-19 pandemic be carefully lifted on Friday and Saturday this week to enable residents re-stock foodstuffs and any prescribed medications.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCT discharges seven more coronavirus patients

The Federal Capital Territory has discharged seven additional patients from its coronavirus isolation and treatment centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwalada.
Controller, Owerri Correctional Services, Mr. Chris Okoye appreciating the kind gesture of Governor Uzodimma to the Services. With him and the Special Adviser (Special Duties), to the governor, Chinasa Nwaneri (second left) and the Chief Press secretary/Media Adviser to the Governor, Mr. Oguwike Nwachuku.

Governor Uzodimma fetes inmates, extends palliatives to orphanage homes — in pictures

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has extended palliatives to inmates of Owerri and Okigwe Correctional Services to alleviate their difficulties at this period of economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
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: Don’t relax too soon, we’re not out of the woods yet

With positive cases of Covid-19 rising by the day across the globe, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has warned against carelessness in the handling of the pandemic.
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Bishop Olumakaiye: Pandemic not time for blame game

The Bishop, Anglican Diocese of Lagos, Bamisebi Olumakaiye, has said the era of coronavirus pandemic is not a time for blame game.

Ondo in grip of fear over second coronavirus case

The fear of contracting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has gripped the people of Ijoka in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State following the discovery of a case in the area, the second in the state.

Churches full as Kogi relaxes lockdown for Easter

Most churches in Kogi state were full for Easter celebration following relaxation of the lockdown order on Sunday.

Rivers, Ondo make U-turn on lockdown relaxation

Governors Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Saturday backed down from their relaxation of the lockdown they had imposed on their states to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Governor Nyesom Wike acted illegally by suspending the chairman of Abua-Odua local Government Council, the Civil Rights Council said.

Rivers: Full congregation not allowed in churches on Easter Sunday

The Rivers State Government has reversed its decision to allow churches in the state hold services on Easter Sunday.

Ondo government cancels Easter services

Following the discovery of another coronavirus (COVID-19) case in Akure, Ondo State capital, on Friday, the state government, on Saturday, announced the reversal of its order on the partial relax on the ban on religious activities.
Bishop Sunday Onuoha,

Bishop Onuoha: It’s dangerous to relax stay-at-home order

Dr Sunday Onuoha, has warned that Nigeria may lose the gains achieved in the past few weeks in the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19), if states relaxed the stay-at-home order in their domains.
Kanye West has pulled out of Pastor Joel Osteen’s virtual Easter Sunday concert over safety concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Kanye West backs out of Joel Osteen’s Easter Sunday concert

Kanye West has pulled out of Pastor Joel Osteen’s virtual Easter Sunday concert over safety concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic.

NMA urges state governors not to relax lockdown order

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has called on State Governors to refrain from relaxing the lockdown in order to allow Nigerians to attend Jumat prayers and Easter Sunday services.
This was contained in a letter addressed to all priests signed by Camillus Etokudoh, the Bishop of Port-Harcourt Diocese.

Rivers: Catholic Church asks members to observe Easter Sunday at home

The Catholic Church in Rivers State on Friday asked its members to stay safe and observe Easter Sunday at home.
Lai Mohammed is the current Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. A Nigerian lawyer, and former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress.

Nigerian government urges governors to stop playing politics with coronavirus directives

The Federal Government has admonished some state governors to stop playing politics with the directives issued to contain the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) spreading across the country.
This was made known by the Secretary to State Government, SSG, Mr Emmanuel Ekuwem during the routine covid-19 press briefing held in Government House, Uyo on Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Easter: Akwa Ibom relaxes restriction order

The Akwa Ibom State Government has relaxed its 14 days restriction order in the state to enable Christians to join their counterparts world over to celebrate this year’s Easter.

Coronavirus: Christians mark Maundy Thursday without fanfare

Again, Christian faithful especially those of the orthodox churches like Anglican, Catholic and Apostolic faith, today marked Maundy Thursday without fanfare.

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