Tag Archives: Mosque

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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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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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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”I Have No Problem With Islam” – Wike Speaks Over Alleged Mosque Demolition

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike had stated that he has nothing against the islamic religion, he made the remarks while showing the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi the site of the mosque he allegedly demolished in Port Harcourt. A statement issued by NGF’s Head of…

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Buhari Orders Security Of Nigerians On Pilgrimage In Saudi After 107 People Die In Crane Accident

Tragedy struck in Saudi Arabia yesterday as a crane collapsed in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, killing at least 107 people. According to BBC, the huge red crane crashed into a part of the Grand Mosque as it was filled with worshippers, less than two weeks before the annual Hajj pilgrimage. The Grand Mosque,…

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