Tag Archives: Church

Lagos Discourages Crossover Services, Curfew Defaulters To Pay Heavy Fines

The Lagos State government has insisted that gathering in large numbers should be discouraged by residents, especially as it relates to the conduct of crossover service by churches in the state. It explains that this is necessary to curb the further spread of COVID-19 as the state and Nigeria, in general, begin to see an…

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COVID-19: Lagos Directs Churches, Mosques To Cancel Crossover Events And Vigils

The Lagos State government has directed all churches and mosques to suspend all-night services, including vigils and crossover events in the state. This comes ahead of the annual practice in which millions of worshippers storm various religious centres for crossover services to usher in the new year. The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, issued the directive…

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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Describes Clergymen Yet To Reopen Churches As Unbelievers

Chris Oyakhilome, the President of Loveworld Inc and Pastor of Christ Embassy Church has referred to clergymen refusing to reopen their churches as unbelievers. As a measure to contain the spread of Coronavirus, places of worships were closed in March. A month later, federal and state governments granted them to reopen for worship, however the approval came with conditions such a mandatory social distancing, wearing…

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Oyedepo Cautions Nigerian Government Against Interfering With Churches

The Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, Dr David Oyedepo, has warned the Federal Government against granting the registrar-general of Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and its supervising minister the power to remove the board of trustees of churches without recourse to the court. The controversial law is part of the new amended Companies and…

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Waje Opens Up About Getting Pregnant & Being Ostracized By Her Church On Instagram Live

Nigerian singer-songwriter, Aituaje Iruobe, professionally known as Waje, has opened up about getting pregnant at such a young age and the reaction she received from her church upon finding out. The singer who recently had an Instagram Live chat with gospel rapper, Bouqui, recounted how the church banished her from singing in the choir after she got pregnant…

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COVID-19: Ogun Lifts Weekend Lockdown, Reopens Places Of Worship

The Ogun State Government has granted the reopening of worship centres while suspending weekend lockdown in the state. In a statement issued to journalists on Friday, Governor Dapo Abiodun who gave an update on the efforts of the government in combating the COVID-19 pandemic in the state, explained that he took the decision after thorough deliberation,…

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COVID-19: Lagos Suspends The Reopening Of Religious Centres Indefinitely

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday announced the indefinite suspension of the earlier scheduled opening of churches and mosques in the state, which were shut over the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Governor who made the announcement while addressing journalists at the State House, Marina said worship centres which were earlier slated to commence under strict guidelines on June 19 and…

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COVID-19: Oyo Orders Religious Centres To Operate At 25 Per Cent Capacity

On Monday, the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force reviewed the curfew imposed on the state and relaxed lockdown amid the ravaging coronavirus pandemic. The Task Force team, which made the decision public after a two-and-a-half-hour meeting presided by its chairman, Governor Seyi Makinde, added that the curfew would now run from 10pm to 4am, Channels TV reports. A…

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John Boyega Asks Christians To Boycott Churches Preaching Only Prosperity

Ever since Black Lives Matter protests began, John Boyega has been one of the few celebrities avidly advocating for minorities and even putting his acting career on the line. And now the Nigerian-born British actor is even getting more candid with his followers as he recently told Christians to boycott churches that ignore the recent issues countries around the…

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ICYMI: Kaduna Reopens Of Religious Centres Despite Rise In COVID-9 Cases

Kaduna State Government has announced the reopening of religious centres across the state amid the daily increase of Coronavirus cases. Governor Nasir El-Rufai gave the directives on Tuesday in a state-wide broadcast urging that churches should conduct services only on Sundays and Mosques would hold Ju’mat prayers only Fridays for the time being. He also said the reopening of…

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