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Joseph Masin, the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) , Nasarawa State has been kidnapped. The police commissioner in Nasarawa, Bola Longe confirmed his abduction on Thursday morning. Mr. Longe disclosed to journalists that the bishop from taken his house in Bukan-sidi in Lafia at about 12:39 a.m. Noting that the police have mobilised officers as well as hunters to free the cleric. Corroborating the report given by the commissioner, Yohanna Samari, a...

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South Africa’s rand raced to its highest in more than eight weeks against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday, as optimism about a global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic boosted riskier assets, with investors looking past Sino-U.S. trade tensions. At 0605 GMT, the rand traded at 17.4700 per dollar, 0.91 per cent firmer than its previous close. The currency was at its strongest since March 27. “The optimistic recovery narrative is holding within markets, keeping the...

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President Muhammadu Buhari and members of his family on Sunday observed the Eid-El-Fitr prayer at the presidential quarters in line with the protocol against mass gathering issued by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the protocol of social distancing was also exhibited during the two-raka’at prayer. President Buhari had on May 22 pledged to conduct his Eid prayers with his family at home as directed by the...

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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Niger chapter, has prayed that the completion of the Ramadan fasting by the Muslims translates into peace, good health and wealth for the state and Nigeria. Rev. Mathias Echioda, the Chairman of CAN in the state, offered the prayers in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Minna. Echioda called for true love among Nigerians and wished the Muslim faithful a happy celebration. “The...

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...Warns against mass consumption of Hydrxoychloroquine, other unapproved drugs  …Sultan tells Muslims to ignore governors, observe Juma’at, Edi-el-Fitr prayers at home There is now confusion in the land especially among  Muslim faithful on which directive to adhere to, regarding religious gatherings in their respective states. This is more pronounced because of today’s Friday (Juma’at) prayers and the forthcoming  (Edi-el-Fitr)end of Ramadan prayers and celebrations. While some governors have lifted ban on religious gatherings and asked residents...

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Archbishop Samson Benjamin, the General Overseer for Resurrection Praise Ministry for Africa Worldwide, on Saturday said the proposed Disease Control Bill would negate the rights of Nigerians. Benjamin told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that he was totally opposed to the Bill which seeks to promulgate the vaccine. “I am also absolutely against the vaccine that wants to be introduced into Africa from abroad. I do not believe it is best for...

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The Anambra government, on Wednesday, donated over 400 bags of rice to the Muslim community in the state to cushion the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, made the presentation to the Chairman of the Muslim Council in the state, Chief Abdulrahaman Zuberu. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the rice was distributed to different Muslim groups in the state. Chukwulobelu said that the...

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The Presidential Task Force (PTF), has advised State governments to set up isolation centres with a minimum of 300 beds in their states, to strengthen the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and chairman of the PTF, made the call on Monday in Abuja, at the PTF daily briefing on COVID-19 in the country. Mustapha said that the isolation centres should include wards and...

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Enugu, Nigeria — The most important issue facing the Catholic Church in Nigeria these days is neither climate change nor abortion, according to the auxiliary bishop of the Enugu Diocese in Southeast Nigeria. It’s migration. “I consider migration a more sensitive topic to our church and society,” Bishop Ernest Obodo told EarthBeat. “Nigerian youths are being compelled by the harsh economic realities in Nigeria to leave the shores of their country to migrate to other...

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Religious leaders in Enugu State have agreed to close ranks to ensure that the Coronavirus pandemic is contained in the state. The religious leaders, who briefed newsmen on Wednesday in Enugu after a closed-door meeting with Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi said they were committed to ensuring that their adherents abide by the safety guidelines. The Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. Callistus Onaga, urged Christians in the state to strictly follow all safety protocols as...