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Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has called on Christian leaders not to relent in praying for Nigeria to overcome its challenges. Fayemi made the call when he received the Southwest Zonal Executives of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on a courtesy visit on Wednesday in Ado Ekiti.

Easter: Ekiti governor preaches tolerance, peaceful coexistence

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has felicitated with Christians in the state, and the country at large, on the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration, urging them to imbibe the spirit of tolerance, peaceful co-existence, and sacrifice for the common good. The governor admonished that development and growth can only take place when the people are united.
Anih noted that Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi had taken proactive steps in meeting the demands of the protesters, adding that the youths should be patient and give government time to see fulfillment of the programmes.

Easter: Enugu governor preaches peace, faith in God

On this year’s occasion of Easter, Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has called on all Nigerians to take advantage of the significance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ to advance peace and commit themselves to God, in faith and in practice.
The caucus, in a statement by its Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, called on President Buhari to without further delay, inaugurate a governing board for the NDDC as required by the Act establishing the commission.

Lent: House of Reps minority caucus calls for prayers, sacrifice

The Minority caucus in the House of Representatives has urged Nigerians to use the forty-day Lenten period to pray for peace and unity of the nation
According to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in his daily briefing on Sunday, 5 April 5

Lagos to begin mass burial

The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has admitted they might resort to mass burials, as a way to congest crowded mortuaries in the state.

Cleric urges repositioning of church, nation

Rt. Rev. Humphrey Olumakaiye, Diocesan Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos, (Anglican Communion) has called for immediate re-positioning of the Church towards the elevation of the nation.
Bukola Saraki

Senator Saraki appeals to Nigerians to sacrifice in national interest

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has urged Nigerians to imbibe the value of sacrificing in the interest of the country as demonstrated by Jesus Christ whose selfless service to humanity is being commemorated across the world at this Easter period.
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Lent: FCT residents speak on diet, lifestyle changes

As Lenten season draws to an end, some residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have described the lifestyle and diet changes made during the fast as “wholesome and sacrificial.”
Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins

Lent: Archbishop Martins tasks Christians on exemplary lifestyle

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos Most Rev. Adewale Martins, has urged Christians to emulate the life of Jesus Christ, saying Jesus was an example of purity, sacrifice and selfless service to humanity.

Cleric suggests ways to peace, unity

Evangelist Gibson Ezeh of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos says righteousness, forgiveness and honest love for one another are the major qualities needed to restore peace and unity in the country.

Lent: Muslims group urges Christians to pray for peace, stability in Nigeria

Muslim Clerics and Youth Organization on Thursday felicitated with Christians on the commencement of the Lenten season and urged them to use the occasion to pray for peace and stability in the country.

Nigeria’s unity a divine arrangement – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said Nigeria’s unity is a divine arrangement that nothing should be done to put asunder.

Ash Wednesday: Catholic cleric urges Christians to draw nearer to God

Msgr. Gabriel Osu, Director of Social Communications, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, has urged Christians to use the Lenten period to draw nearer to God through constant prayers, and forsake their sins.

Corruption, insecurity hampering Nigeria’s devt – Archbishop Kaigama

Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, the Catholic Archbishop of Jos, has said that corruption, insecurity, clashes between farmers and herders, kidnapping and other vices were hampering Nigeria’s growth and development.

What is hampering Nigeria’s development – Archbishop Kaigama

Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, the Catholic Archbishop of Jos, says corruption, insecurity, clashes between farmers and herders, kidnapping and other vices, were hampering Nigeria’s growth and development.

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Ekiti receives 40,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines

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Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

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NDLEA arrests 100 suspected drug traffickers in Edo

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