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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.
Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God said today that the rampaging coronavirus will soon recede.

Pastor Adeboye: RCCG churches can reopen, but I and my wife will keep off

Pastor Enoch Adeboye announced on Sunday that members of Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, can start gathering for religious services as from next Sunday in places where the law permitted them to do so across the world.
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Chris Okotie condemns CAN’s social distancing guidelines for churches

The Senior Pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries, Chris Okotie, on Sunday kicked against the Christian Association of Nigeria’s (CAN) proposed social distancing guidelines for churches.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Native doctor arrested for killing a pastor for rituals

Pastor Kalejaiye Ezekiel had allegedly visited the native doctor, Ogunkoya, for some spiritual works concerning his Church and the witchdoctor, 48 , who claimed that he needed a man for rituals decided to use Ezekiel for the rituals.
French churches were preparing to hold their first Sunday masses in more than two months after the government bowed to a ruling that they should be reopened – provided proper precautions were taken.

France reopens worship centres

French churches were preparing to hold their first Sunday masses in more than two months after the government bowed to a ruling that they should be reopened – provided proper precautions were taken.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

MURIC demands special palliatives for imams, pastors

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, on Wednesday, advised State governments to consider “giving special palliatives to Imams and pastors” in order to cushion the effect of the lockdown occasioned by COVID-19.

PFN demand re-opening of churches

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Edo State chapter, yesterday called on the state government to re-open churches in the state for normal activities saying the opening of churches would complement government’s efforts creating awareness about the pandemic.
A statement issued in Enugu by Most. Rev. Christopher Ede, the state Chairman of CCN, said that church worship services would resume in all churches across the state on that day.

Enugu lifts ban on religious gatherings

The Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN), Enugu State chapter, has said that normal services will resume in churches in the state on May 10.
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.

Nine pastors arrested for holding church services

Nine pastors have been arrested for holding church services in Bayelsa State despite the lockdown order to curb Coronavirus pandemic.
ABUJA — A Mobile Court sitting at the Eagle Square in Abuja, the nation’s capital, has convicted five clerics, among them are three Imams and two Pastors for violating the presidential order shutting down the Federal Capital Territory FCT.

FCT mobile courts convict 3 imams, 2 pastors, 68 others for violating lockdown order

A Mobile Court sitting at the Eagle Square in Abuja, the nation’s capital, has convicted five clerics, among them are three Imams and two Pastors for violating the presidential order shutting down the Federal Capital Territory FCT.
Having advocated for peace, unity and development in his country, South Sudan President, Salva Kiir Mayardit has resolved to invite Prophet TB Joshua into the country to hold prayers with his people.

TB Joshua: Christians can get sick with coronavirus

Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua has taught that a genuine Christian can fall sick with the dreaded coronavirus disease yet still be a “friend of God”.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Three pastors arrested for holding Easter services in Warri

Three pastors were on Sunday arrested in Warri for holding church services, one of which reportedly had over hundred congregants, in a bid to mark the Easter celebrations.

Pastors sue government for banning church services over coronavirus

Justice James Makau of The High Court revealed on Friday that three pastors, Don Mutugi Majau, Joan Miriti, and Alex Gichunge sued the Interior, Health and ICT Cabinet Secretaries, the Attorney-General and the Inspector-General of Police.
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.

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President Buhari commissions 17-storey Nigerian content development building in Yenagoa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja pledged to spend more on infrastructure across the country, focusing on finishing projects delivered by local contractors and technology that create jobs for thousands of Nigerians.
6 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday distributed sensitive materials to all 16 local government areas in Ekiti state ahead of the governorship election.

Edo guber: INEC to deploy 20,000 ad-hoc staff

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said it would deploy no fewer than 20,000 ad-hoc staff for the conduct of the forthcoming Edo governorship election scheduled for Sept. 19.

Pyrates urge Nigerian government to urgently arrest southern Kaduna crisis

The National Association of Seadogs (NAS), Pyrates Confraternity has called on the Federal Government to urgently arrest the insecurity situation in southern Kaduna.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Military deploys special forces to curb Southern Kaduna killings

The High Command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN), on Thursday, said that special operations forces have been deployed to curb the incessant attacks and killings in Southern part of Kaduna state.

Kogi community leader blames government for woes of Nigerian youths

The President of Takete Ide Progressive Union (TIPU) in Mopamuro Local Government Area (LGA) of Kogi State, Prince Richard Dare Fiki, has called on the government, corporate organisations and well-meaning individuals to create enabling environment for the youths to actualise their God-given potentials.