Religion

Oyo Reviews Curfew, Orders Worship Places To Operate At 25 Per Cent Capacity

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force announced on Monday that it has relaxed the curfew imposed on the state following the advent of the ravaging coronavirus pandemic. The Task Force, 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 …

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LAGOS APPROVES CHURCH, MOSQUE REOPENING JUNE 19

The Lagos State Government has relaxed its ban on religious activities, calling for adherence to all safety protocols to curb the spread of the COVID-19. The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, during a press briefing on Thursday at the Lagos House, Marina, said churches would open only on Sundays, and mosques, on Fridays. Sanwo-Olu …

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HAJJ: SAUDI ARABIA MAY BAR COUNTRIES WITH HIGH COVID-19 CASES – NAHCON

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia might stop pilgrims from countries with prevalent cases of COVID-19 from partaking in the 2020 Hajj operation, the Chief Executive Officer of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, Kunle Hassan Zikrullah, has said. According to Zikrullah, NAHCON is waiting for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to make an official decision on …

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REOPENING: CHURCH SERVICE MUST NOT EXCEED AN HOUR – FG

The Federal Government has said the duration for each church service must not be more than an hour, journalists reports. The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, stated this on Tuesday during a briefing in Abuja. Aliyu while rolling out guidelines for the reopening of worship centres said, “Churches to …

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FG ASKS CHURCHES, MOSQUES, OTHERS TO SUBMIT GUIDELINES FOR REOPENING

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire,  on Thursday said COVID-19 patients, who spent a long period at isolation centres were at the risk of depression. Ehanire, who stated this in Abuja at the press conference of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, said government planned to deploy psychologists in isolation centres to take care …

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OBSERVE SALLAH PRAYERS AT HOME, SULTAN TELLS MUSLIMS AGAIN

The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has asked Nigerian Muslims to observe the congregational prayers for this year’s Eid-el-Fitri in their homes. This year’s Eid-el-Fitri to mark the end of the Ramadan amid coronavirus outbreak is slated for Saturday or Sunday and the Sultan had urged …

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COVID-19: HOLD RAMADAN LECTURES ONLINE, NSCIA TELLS MUSLIMS.

As the Ramadan fast commences this week, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has urged Muslims in the country to hold lectures online due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Council stated this on Tuesday in an advisory to Muslims in Nigeria. President-General of the Council and Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, said all …

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