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Pope implicitly criticises Putin on invasion, considers Kyiv trip

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Vatican Media/­Handout via REUTERS. Pope Francis said on Saturday he was considering a trip to Kyiv and implicitly criticised Russian President Vladimir Putin over the invasion of Ukraine, saying a “potentate” was fomenting conflict for nationalist interests. Francis made the comments, first to reporters on the plane taking him to Malta for a Read More…

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Taiwo Odukoya’s wife, Nomthi, dies of cancer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Fountain of Life Church. Fountain of Life Church has announced the death of their Senior Pastor’s Wife, Pastor Nomthi Odukoya. The church made the announcement in a statement they posted on their social media platforms. According to the statement, Pastor Nomthi Odukoya died from a cancer she had been battling in the last Read More…

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Lagos Christian Pilgrims Board takes advocacy to LGs, LCDAs

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Lagos State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board (LSCPWB) has commenced a sensitisation and advocacy tour of the 57 LG/LCDAs to create awareness about the activities of the Board and the proposed November/December 2021 general pilgrimage. The Board Secretary (CPWB), Mrs. Florence Yetunde Gbafe, spoke about the upcoming exercise, noting that the advocacy was to enlighten Read More…

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You have distinguished yourself among peers, Anglican Bishops tell Sanwo-Olu

Reading Time: 2 minutes The entire bishops of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) have commended the performance of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration in Lagos State for good governance and service to humanity. They said the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has distinguished himself amongst his peers in government. The bishops gave the commendation when delegates from Read More…

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Sanwo-Olu commiserates with Pastor Adeboye over son’s death

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has commiserated with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye and his wife, Pastor Folu Adeboye, on the death of their beloved son, Pastor Dare Adeboye. Pastor Dare Adeboye, third child of the renowned cleric, died in his sleep on Wednesday in Read More…

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Pope removes legal privileges for Vatican cardinals, bishops

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Remo Casilli/File Photo, Vatican Media/­Handout/REUTERS . Pope Francis ruled on Friday that bishops and cardinals who work in the Vatican will be judged by the same lay tribunal that hears other criminal cases and no longer by an elite panel of prelates. Francis issued a decree abrogating a provision in the Vatican’s civil Read More…

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VIDEO: Lagos govt suspends reopening of churches, mosques

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Lagos State Government has reversed its decision to open mosques and churches from June 19. Making the announcement on Tuesday at State House, Lagos, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwoolu, said the prevailing circumstances surrounding the COVID19 situation in Lagos informed government’s decision to suspend the reopening of religious centres in the state.

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Religious centres charged to ensure ‘no mask, no entry’ rule

Reading Time: 2 minutes In picture above: From Left, Director Public Safety and Wellbeing, Dr Oluremi Olatunde; Technical Adviser Safety Commission, Mr Seun Awojobi and Director General Safety Commission, Mr Lanre Mojola, during a News Conference on the Regulation and Gradual Reopening of the Economy of Lagos State on Friday The Lagos State Government has charged religious centres not Read More…

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Lagos govt reopens religious centres June 19

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Lagos State Government has announced the reopening of religious centres at 40 per cent capacity, effective June 19. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu said that congregational worship with 40 per cent capacity would resume for Muslims on Friday, June 19, while Christians would resume on Sunday, June 21. Sanwo-Olu announced this at State House, Marina, during Read More…

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COVID19 PTF lifts ban on religious gathering, shortens curfew

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mr Boss Mustapha, the chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF), on COVID-19, has said that the ban on religious gathering has been lifted based on guidelines and protocols agreed with state governments. Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, said this at the PTF on COVID-19 daily briefing on Monday in Read More…