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The Primate, Church of Nigeria, Most Rev. Henry Ndukuba, has called on the Federal Government to systematically lift the ban on religious and socio-economic activities currently under lockdown as a result of COVID-19. Ndukuba told newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, that easing the lockdown on religious activities would provide spiritual dimension to the ongoing fight against the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). According  to him, continuous lockdown on economic activities can increase the negative impact on the...

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Like in other northeastern parts of the country Muslims in Yola, the state capital of Adamawa State, on Sunday have come out in their numbers to observe the Eid El Fitr prayers with little compliance to social distancing order. Women and children could be seen adorned in their different Sallah attires at Friday’s mosques were the Eid-el Fitr prayers were observed. In adherence to the social distancing rule, some Muslim faithful were seen obeying the...

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Many Muslims in most parts of Nigeria have today Saturday observed the Eid el- Fitr prayer marking the end of Ramadan, in defiance of the announcement made by Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar that the Sallah be observed tomorrow Sunday. In Bauchi, Yobe, Sokoto and other states just as in the neighboring Niger Republic, a section of the Dariqa and Izala’s sects, were reported to have ended their fast on Friday and observed Sallah today Saturday. Defending...

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has announced the suspension of the traditional homage during the upcoming Eid-el-fitr sallah celebration over the COVID-19 threat in the state. A statement signed by the chief of staff to governor Fintiri, Prof. Maxwell Gidado said the suspension became imperative as a way of curbing the spread of the novel COVID-19 disease in the state. The statement entitled: ” Notification of suspension of Sallah homage on the governor...

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They are words the Rev. John Witvliet, an expert on Christian worship, never thought he would hear himself say. “Based on the science that we are learning about this week, we are urging and I am personally urging extreme caution,” said Witvliet, director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a Wednesday (May 13) interview. “Singing together in congregations is a practice that we dearly love and are eager to...

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The United Kingdom’s regulatory authority for the broadcasting and telecommunications industries, the Office of Communications, had sanctioned Loveworld Limited, the operators of the religious cable channel, LoveWorld, for airing “unsubstantial claims linking the pandemic to 5G technology”. This was contained in a statement Ofcom published on its website on Monday. The Founder of Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome owned the television network. The TV network is thus penalized for feeding viewers with the claim that...

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Malaysian authorities will allow 88 mosques to hold Islamic Friday prayers this week in a relaxation of curbs imposed on places of worship due to the coronavirus pandemic. Up to 30 people will be allowed enter the mosques to pray as long as they “observe social distancing, practice sanitizing and get details [of those who enter] for record purposes,” said Zulkifli Mohamad, Malaysia’s Minister for Islamic Affairs. The reopening of some mosques comes ahead of the end of the...

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Mr. Boss Mustapha, the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, has apologised over violations that took place during the burial of the late Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, in Abuja on Saturday. Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, at the PTF daily briefing on COVID19 on Monday in Abuja, recognised regrettably, the unintentional violation of the principles and protocols that form the core of its messaging to...

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The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) says the significance of Easter is more compelling now that the world is facing the consequences of COVID-19. This is contained in a statement by the apex Islamic body signed by the head of administration of the council, Mr. Yusuf Nwoha, in Abuja, to felicitate with Christians as they mark 2020 Easter. Nwoha noted that the global pandemic had impacted greatly on lifestyles, particularly religious worship. ”In...

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Christian faithful in Awka on Friday performed their Good Friday Service at home due to the current lockdown to prevent spread of COVID-19. Most Churches at the metropolis did not conduct service to mark the day. Some faithful interviewed by News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Awka said that they had no option than to observe their services at home. Mrs Chioma Beluchukwu an Anglican sai that she did not attend the annual...