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Delta governor condemns rising attacks on worship centres, clergy

Delta State Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa on Monday decried the rising cases of kidnapping, killings and attacks on clergy men and worship centres in the country.

FBI searches for victims of $28 million Ponzi scheme

The men, Dennis Mbongeni Jali, 35; John Erasmus Frimpong, 40; and 61-year-old Arley Ray Johnson posed as pastors and attended church events to get investments from churchgoers, claiming their work was to help churches and their members achieve personal wealth and financial freedom.
Founder and president of LoveWorld Incorporated, better known as Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has warned those who criticise men of God to desist.

Pastor Oyakhilome: Stop cursing men of God

The pastor disclosed this in his New Year message to his congregation on Thursday, urging people to leave judgement to God instead of criticising pastors .

Kwara: Christians ready to skip crossover night for safety

A Cross-section of Christians in Ilorin, Kwara, on Thursday expressed readiness to skip crossover night on the eve of New Year for safety purpose.
Mrs. Olubukola Olaboopo, the Osun Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs, on Wednesday, says the ministry has created a women clinic where depressed, abused women can get help, physically and psychologically.

Osun government sets up clinic for depressed, abused women

Mrs. Olubukola Olaboopo, the Osun Commissioner for Women , Children and Social Affairs, on Wednesday, says the ministry has created a women clinic where depressed, abused women can get help, physically and psychologically.
Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun government sets up clinic for depressed, abused women

Mrs Olubukoka Olaboopo, the Osun Commissioner for Women , Children and Social Affairs, on Wednesday, says the ministry has created a women clinic where depressed, abused women can get help, physically and psychologically.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has charged the twenty-three council chairmen and youths in the State to identify members of proscribed separatist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the State.

Rivers governor hints of fresh coronavirus lockdown

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, yesterday, hinted that the state government, was thinking of locking down the state in January, amidst the resurgence of Covid-19 in the state in the wake of a second wave.
Fredrick Nwabufo

Social media could end marriage as we know it

Chioma is having troubles with her mother-in-law. I know because she made it headline news on her social media page. She does not share her concerns with the other party in the nuptial contract or with a trained counsellor, but with aliens on social media who are sweating on the treadmill of their own problems and who have no understanding of the situational context.

Minister: Bishop Kukah calling for coup

The Federal Government has issued an apparent response to the Christmas message of Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, Bishop Sokoto Diocese, accusing him of calling for a coup.
7. The Defence Headquarters has claimed that troops rescued the over 300 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina, abducted by bandits on December 11.

NCPC boss, Northern CAN rejoice over freedom of Katsina schoolboys

The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) and Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Northern Nigeria, Rev Yakubu Pam has expressed joy over the freedom of students of Government Secondary School Kankara, Katsina State.
Bishop David Oyedepo, President of the Living Faith Church Worldwide has warned that people should stop accusing pastors of stealing money, to avoid God’s wrath.

Bishop Oyedepo: Pastors are not thieves

Bishop David Oyedepo, President of the Living Faith Church Worldwide has warned that people should stop accusing pastors of stealing money, to avoid God’s wrath.
The President of the Transition in Mali, Bah N’Daw, on Monday announced drastic measures to break the chain of contamination of COVID-19, which is gaining ground in the country.

Coronavirus: Mali introduces drastic measures

The President of the Transition in Mali, Bah N’Daw, on Monday announced drastic measures to break the chain of contamination of COVID-19, which is gaining ground in the country.
The Police Command in Plateau has arrested 16 suspects over kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide and unlawful possession of firearms.

Two pastors arrested for ‘sexual abuse’ of NYSC member

Two men, identified as pastors, have been arrested by the Rivers State Police Command over alleged sexual abuse on a female youth corps member, serving in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.
A popular pastor, Chris Oyakhilome, has berated Nigerian pastors that complied with the government’s ban on large gatherings because of coronavirus.

Chris Oyakhilome: Pastors yet to reopen churches were never believers

The President of the LoveWorld Incorporated, aka Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has said pastors who were yet to reopen their churches for physical services after the lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic were never believers.
The U.S. Justice Department has filed a statement in support of a church that is challenging the state of Virginia’s ban on gatherings of more than ten people.

Controversy as Lagos churches reopen today

But while Catholics, Methodists, Anglicans and the leadership of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, in the state are resuming services, two senior clerics, Pastors Tunde Bakare and Chris Okotie, are asking their members to continue to worship from home.
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CAN bans tarry nights, midweek services in Cross River

Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has placed a ban on all-night prayer sessions and midweek services in Cross River to stem the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
The Dubai Police Force, United Arab Emirates, has revealed how it arrested Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abass, aka Hushpuppi.

Daddy Freeze: Don’t judge Hushpuppi

Broadcaster, Ifedayo Olarinde aka Daddy Freeze, has said he always assumed that alleged international fraudster, Ramon Abass aka Hushpuppi, was a social media influencer and not a criminal.
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

Akwa Ibom seals Christ Embassy Church

The Akwa Ibom State government said it has sealed off the headquarters of the popular pentecostal church, Christ Embassy, in Uyo.

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The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that peace and harmony have returned to the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.

Nigerian government releases N10 billion for domestic coronavirus vaccines production

The Ministry of Finance has released N10 billion to support domestic vaccines production to tackle COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Plateau: Police kill two ‘kidnappers’, rescue victims

It was learnt that the two suspects had earlier abducted two persons in Mangu Council Area of the state and fled before the police shot them dead in a gun battle and rescued the victims
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Ogun: Police arrest eight cultists for murder

No fewer than eight suspected cultists have been arrested by the police in different parts of Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State for murder.

UNN starts post UTME screening under coronavirus safety rules

The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has successfully started the conduct of Post University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) screening for prospective candidates for admission into the 2020/2021 academic session.
The Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma briefing the State Press after a ‘closed door’ meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa Abuja. PHOTO - SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JAN 18 2021

Imo governor raises alarm over coronavirus surge, seeks presidential intervention

Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo has raised alarm over what he described as devastating effects of the second wave of Coronavirus pandemic in Imo, calling for urgent presidential intervention to check the menace.