Tag Archives: Church

Lagos Rules Out Reopening Religious Centres Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases

The immediate reopening of churches and mosques as directed by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has been ruled out by Lagos State Government. The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, during the 2020 Ministerial Press Briefing commemorating the first year in office of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Oluon Tuesday said that Lagos being the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic would not…

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COVID-19: Federal Government Unveils Guidelines For Reopening Of Churches, Mosques

The Federal Government has shared the guidelines for places of worship to resume activities in the country, according to The Punch. The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, stated this on Tuesday during a briefing in Abuja. According to him, the duration for worship centres must not be more than an hour.…

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#JusticeForUwa: Nigerians React After 22-Year-Old UNIBEN Student Was Raped And Killed Inside A Church

Nigerians have taken to social media to mourn the brutal death of a 100-level Microbiology student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Uwaila Omozuwa who was raped and physically assaulted inside her local church in Edo state. According to multiple reports, the 22-year-old student frequently went to read at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Edo Province in Benin, before…

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COVID-19: President Trump Orders States To Open Churches, Declares Them “Essential”

US President Donald Trump has called on governors nationwide to let churches and other houses of worship reopen this weekend even though some areas remain under COVID-19 lockdown. Labeling them as “essential”, Trump opined that is wrong for some state governors to designate ‘liquor stores and abortion clinics’ as ‘essential services’ but keep places of worship like…

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Nigerian Churches, Mosques & Others Asked To Submit Guidelines For Reopening

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has asked professional groups and faith-based organisations, including churches and mosques, to submit guidelines for reopening for a review and advise. Speaking during a press conference of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, The Director-General of the health agency, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu mentioned on Thursday. “This is what we’ve…

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Anyone Against Opening Of Churches Will Die For It – Bishop Oyedepo Declares

Days after Bishop David Oyedepo kicked against the Federal government allowing markets to open while keeping churches shut, the clergyman Bishop David Oyedepo, has further declared that anyone who is against the opening of churches across nations of the world will die. Oyedepo who had earlier criticized the reopening of markets and closure of churches said the power…

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Oyedepo Says COVID19 Measures Are Indirect Attacks On Churches: ‘I Smell A Rat’

Popular Nigerian cleric and founder of Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has questioned the measures put in place by the government to the curb the spread of Coronavirus pandemic . Recall that the Federal governmant placed a ban on social and religious gatherings as part of measures to stop the spread of the novel Coronavirus, but markets have remained…

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Coronavirus: Osun Bans Public Gatherings In Church, Mosque, Club And Others To Stem Contagion

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola has issued a ban on gatherings with high-densities in churches, mosques, nightclubs, sports arenas, schools and other public places to avoid the spread of coronavirus. In a statement issued by Oyetola’s spokesman Ismail Omipidan on Thursday March 19, it was gathered that the ban takes effect from Friday March 20 till…

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Ghanaian Pastor Arrested For Reportedly Conducting Service Despite Government’s Ban

The arrest of a Ghanaian head pastor has gone viral on social media after being caught defying the ban on public gatherings in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. According to Pulse Ghana, Apostle Kofi Nkrumah Sarkodie was arrested by the Ashanti Regional Police Command for holding a church service at Open Arms Ministries…

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Ugandan Man Sets Three Churches On Fire For Still Being Poor Despite Their Prosperity Preachings

According to reports from Daily Monitor, Ugandan Police have on Monday arrested a 21-year-old man who allegedly set three churches ablaze in Kasokoso Kira Municipality in Wakiso District, because they failed to get him out of poverty despite preaching prosperity gospel. According to a police statement issued shortly after his arrest, the suspect John Reagan…

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