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COVID-19: Minister asks Muslims to defer preparations for the annual pilgrimage scheduled in late July due to the pandemic

COVID-19: Minister asks Muslims to defer preparations for the annual pilgrimage scheduled in late July due to the pandemic

Saudi tells Muslims to wait on Hajj plans amid coronavirus crisis *Minister asks Muslims to defer preparations for the annual pilgrimage scheduled in late July due to the pandemic. Saudi Arabia has asked Muslims to wait until there is more clarity about the coronavirus pandemic before planning to attend the annual Hajj pilgrimage, the Minister for Hajj and Umrah said ... Read More »

Special Report: Five days of worship that set a virus time bomb in France

Special Report: Five days of worship that set a virus time bomb in France

By Tangi Salaün © Reuters/DENIS BALIBOUSEThe entrance of the Eglise de la Porte Ouverte Chretienne is pictured in Mulhouse © Reuters/DENIS BALIBOUSE A sign is pictured on the gate of the Eglise de la Porte Ouverte Chretienne in MulhousePARIS (Reuters) – From the stage of an evangelical superchurch, the leader of the gospel choir kicked off an evening of prayer and ... Read More »

Covid 19: Full Text Of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Address

Covid 19: Full Text Of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Address

ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE COVID- 19 PANDEMIC SUNDAY 29TH MARCH, 2020 1. Fellow Nigerians, 2. From the first signs that Coronavirus, or COVID-19 was turning into an epidemic and was officially declared a world-wide emergency, the Federal Government started planning preventive, containment and curative measures in the event the disease ... Read More »

Coronavirus : WE MUST DO MORE TO PREVENT AN OUTBREAK IN EKITI STATE-Fayemi

Coronavirus : WE MUST DO MORE TO PREVENT AN OUTBREAK IN EKITI STATE-Fayemi

Text of the Address by   His Excellency Dr. Kayode Fayemi, CON Governor, Ekiti State, Nigeria   on the occasion of the address titled:   Text of the Address by   His Excellency Dr. Kayode Fayemi, CON Governor, Ekiti State, Nigeria   on the occasion of the address titled:   WE MUST DO MORE TO PREVENT AN OUTBREAK IN EKITI ... Read More »

Covid-19: NAHCON Asks State Pilgrims Boards To Suspend Pilgrims’ Enlightenment

Covid-19: NAHCON Asks State Pilgrims Boards To Suspend Pilgrims’ Enlightenment

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has directed states Muslim Pilgrims welfare Board and agencies to temporarily suspend pilgrims enlightenments activities due to the coronavirus pandemic. A statement signed by Head of Public Affairs unit of the commission said that the commission will like to inform the general public that “the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) had issued ... Read More »

Ulama Council calls for suspension of congregational Friday, five daily prayers in Kaduna

Ulama Council calls for suspension of congregational Friday, five daily prayers in Kaduna

The Council of Imams and Ulama, Kaduna State Chapter has called for the suspension of the congregational Friday and five daily prayers whose population exceeded 20 persons until further notice due to COVID-19 pandemic. Malam Yusuf Arrigasiyyu, Secretary General of the Council, made the call in a statement on Tuesday in Kaduna. The statement said: “We advice all Juma’at Mosque ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Pastor Arrested As Ogun Enforcement Task Force Goes Into Full Operation

Coronavirus: Pastor Arrested As Ogun Enforcement Task Force Goes Into Full Operation

Pastor of The Apostolic Church at Sagamu been arrested for not complying with order of the State Government, Ogun State Government announced on Sunday.   Although the pastor was not named, the government on its official Facebook page said:   “The Enforcement Task Force set up by the Ogun State Government is now in full operation. “Officers of the task ... Read More »

COVID-19: CAN issues directives on Church Service

COVID-19: CAN issues directives on Church Service

“The National and FCT leadership of CAN advise that churches follow these guidelines and precautions in all their gatherings, as we trust God for victory over the pandemic:…”   The National leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has directed churches in Nigeria to observe Sunday 22nd and 29th March, 2020, as days of prayers against the Corona virus ... Read More »

Covid- 19: No Sunday Church service in Osun – Govt

Covid- 19: No Sunday Church service in Osun – Govt

The Osun State Government on Saturday announced an outright ban on all gatherings, including Sunday Church Service as part of the measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus. A statement to that effect by the Secretary to the State Government Prince Wole Oyebamiji said: “The State government of Osun, today, announced that all public gatherings in the state under any ... Read More »

Buhari receives NAHCON team, says protecting Nigerians from Coronavirus priority of government

Buhari receives NAHCON team, says protecting Nigerians from Coronavirus priority of government

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja reiterated the commitment of his administration to the welfare of Nigerians especially with the current happenings around the world. Speaking while receiving the management of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) led by Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, Chairman/CEO, in State House, President Buhari said: “I am pleased that you are working with the ... Read More »

Convid-19: Zulum appoints deputy Governor to head Borno’s response team

Convid-19: Zulum appoints deputy Governor to head Borno’s response team

… Asks team to tighten IDP camps … Schools to close in one week Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has inaugurated a high-powered response team for prevention and control of coronavirus under the state deputy governor, Umar Kadafur, as chairman and the state commissioner of health as secretary. The team has started working and is to reconvene on Saturday. ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Preventing harm takes precedence over benefits of attending mosque activities – Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs

Coronavirus: Preventing harm takes precedence over benefits of attending mosque activities – Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has advised all segments of the society, including religious bodies to adhere strictly to all public health directives and regulations aimed at halting the further spread of coronavirus in the country. NSCIA gave the advice on Thursday at a press conference addressed in Abuja by Professor Salisu Shehu, it’s Deputy Secretary General. ... Read More »

Coronavirus :Zulum summons UN agencies, government multi-stakeholders on how to secure IDP camps

Coronavirus :Zulum summons UN agencies, government multi-stakeholders on how to secure IDP camps

…No cause for alarm BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI To prevent spread of Coronavirus with potential for wild-fire effect at Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)’ camps, Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum has convened a multi-stakeholder meeting in Maiduguri which adopted a response plan. The meeting which held today, Thursday, in Maiduguri, was attended by senior officials of the World Health Organization (WHO), ... Read More »

MUSWEN organises prayer for NAHCON Chairman…. Supreme Council for Sharia pays visit

MUSWEN organises prayer for NAHCON Chairman…. Supreme Council for Sharia pays visit

The Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN) will on Saturday in Ibadan organize a special prayer for the new Chairman/CEO of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan. A statement by the Chairman of MUSWEN Media and Communication Committee, Alhaji Abdur-Rahman Balogun said the prayer session will hold at University of Ibadan Central Mosque on Saturday, ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Lagos Bans Religious Gatherings of over 50 People

Coronavirus: Lagos Bans Religious Gatherings of over 50 People

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday suspended all religious gatherings above 50 persons in the state for the next four weeks with immediate effect. The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi, announced this to newsmen in Ikeja after a closed-door meeting with religious leaders in the state on the issue of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Elegushi said that the decision ... Read More »

Hajj Operators To Obtain Certification For Future Operations – NAHCON Chairman

Hajj Operators To Obtain Certification For Future Operations – NAHCON Chairman

Hajj Operators are to obtain certification for future operations. This was disclosed on Tuesday by Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, the Chairman/CEO National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), during a courtesy call to the Hajj House by Nasrul-lahi-li Fathi Society of Nigeria (NASFAT). He stated that the Hajj Operations/Services has become an industry and that in future, Hajj Operators and NAHCON ... Read More »

Missing Child : Sotitobire Prophet, sent back to Prison

Missing Child : Sotitobire Prophet, sent back to Prison

Prophet Alfa Babatunde, founder of the Sotitobire Miracle centre was today sent back to the Olokuta Correctional centre till Thursday for continuation of his case. He was arraigned before Justice Olusegun Odusola who refused to grant his bail application sought by the defence counsel, Mr. Olusola Oke. The prosecuting team from the state ministry of justice led by the Attorney-General, ... Read More »

Coronavirus :Church of England Suspend Services indefinitely

Coronavirus :Church of England Suspend Services indefinitely

The Archbishop of Canterbury has today announced that public worship is ‘suspended until further notice’ amid fears over coronavirus.It’s  however unknown whether the Anglican Communion,(which is the Nigeria affiliate of Church of England) will do likewise and stop Church services In a joint letter, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, Justin Welby and John Sentamu respectively, said it was ‘necessary ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Zulum invites Borno’s retired generals, police,SSS, paramilitary officers for strategy meeting 

Boko Haram: Zulum invites Borno’s retired generals, police,SSS, paramilitary officers for strategy meeting 

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has invited citizens of the state, who retired as Generals and similar ranks in the air force and navy, those who retired as senior officers of the Police, the state security service and the paramilitary, for a strategy meeting. Zulum, announced this yeaterday when he hosted the first, in a ... Read More »

NAHCON screens airlines for the airlift of Nigerian pilgrims fo Hajj 2020- By Abubakar Bello Kaoje

NAHCON screens airlines for the airlift of Nigerian pilgrims fo Hajj 2020- By Abubakar Bello Kaoje

The preparations for Hajj 2020 is in earnest, earlier on in January, 2020, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has placed advertisements in our major National dailies, inviting the prospective Airlines and Cargo carriers, both locally and internationally for the participation in the airlift of Nigerian Pilgrims and the airfreight of pilgrims Excess Luggage. Consequence upon the advertisements, many ... Read More »