Eid-il- Fitr Prayer: Prayer Grounds Across Ikorodu Deserted As Muslim Faithful Observe Prayer At Home

Kunle Adelabu & Bolu Hassan Many Muslim faithfuls resorted to praying at home for the Eid il Fitr prayer which marks the end of the 30 days Ramadan fasting period  in compliance with the government directive that all religious places and others points where people usually gathered in multitudes should not open until further notice as a measure to combat Coronavirus. The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, had during the week urged Muslims across the country to pray…

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Religious Leaders, Christians Speak On Significance of Easter Amidst COVID -19

Kunle Adelabu In the midst of the ravaging COVID – 19 pandemic which has brought the global village to its knees and adversely affecting not only economies but also social order, came the 2020 Easter celebration which is one of the most important annual Christian festivals. For about a month, many religious places have been shut due to the lockdown which is one of the measures put in place by the government to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. The lockdown order has prevented Christians globally to congregate and…

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CONVID-19: Churches Remain Lock As Christians Observe Easter Celebration At Home

Kunle Adelabu Save for the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Patriarch Bolaji Johnson at Ita – Elewa in Ikorodu that conducted less than 20 minutes online special Easter service to reach its Cathedral members, most cathedrals and other big churches were under lock and key. The lockdown measures put in place by the government to prevent the spread of the deadly CONVID – 19 has prevented religious gatherings for about three weeks and as a result, many Christians were unable to observe Easter celebrations which is a major and significant annual…

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Photos: Quiet Easter Celebration In Ikorodu Due To CONVID -19 Lockdown

Kunle Adelabu It was quiet Easter Sunday in Ikorodu today as most Churches did not observe the celebration due to lockdown order by the government in an attempt to prevent the spread of the ravaging CONVID – 19. At the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Patriarch Bolaji Johnson Cathedral at Ita-Elewa in Ikorodu, where a special service was held to record for online viewing of the Church members, it was scanty auditorium when our reporter visited.

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Hajj 2020: Lagos Releases Schedule Officers For Ikorodu, Other LGAs

As part of strategies put in place towards providing quality service delivery and smooth hajj administration, the Lagos State Government has formally released the names of 19 schedule officers for the year 2020 operation. The role of the officers is to coordinate, monitor and oversee the welfare of the intending pilgrims with a view to making them comfortable both in Nigeria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. PMNEWS reports that the Hon. Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Olanrewaju Elegushi announced the names during a meeting with the management and…

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CONVID – 19: Business As Usual In Many Churches As Big Congregational Churches Suspend Sunday Service In Ikorodu

Kunle Adelabu & Wale Jagun Aside the big congregational Churches in Ikorodu Division of Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, that fully complied with the directive of the Lagos State Government regarding the prevention of the spread of the deadly Coronavirus, it was business as usual in other Churches in Igbogbo and Ikorodu. Government had during week called on religious leaders across the state to reduce the number of congregants at their gatherings, particularly during Jumat and Sunday services, to 50 to prevent the spread of the deadly disease. But in view…

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CONVID 19 – Ikorodu Central Mosque, Others Comply With Suspension of Jumat Prayer

Kunle Adelabu It was a total compliance with the order of the Lagos State government’s directive banning public/religious gathering over 50 people as a way of preventing the  spread of Corona virus (COVID 19), at the Ikorodu Central Mosque located at Obun – Ale in Ikorodu, where thousands of muslims usually observe their Jumat prayers under the leadership  of the Grand Chief Imam of Ikorodu Division, Alhaji Aliu Sefiudeen Ayinla Adeboritan Olowo-Oribi, as the Mosque was put under lock and key on Friday, March 20,2020. It was the same scenario…

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Religious Leaders Agree To Suspend Activities In Ikorodu For Coronavirus

Kunle Adelabu -Christians ask govt not to lose sight of divine intervention, alternative solution Religious leaders in Ikorodu Division of Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, have agreed to heed the directive of the Lagos government for the suspension of Jumat and Sunday services to prevent the spread of the deadly disease, coronavirus, that is currently ravaging the entire world. The state government gave the directive on Wednesday, March 19,2020, as a part of its efforts to contain the spread of the disease. THE IMPACT spoke with some religious leaders in the…

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25th Diocesan Anniversary: Methodist Church Ikorodu Honours Sanwo-Olu, Makinde

Kunle Adelabu -Plans Arch-Diocese in coming years The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, and his Oyo State counterpart, Sir (Engr.) ‘Seyi Makinde, KJW, have been honoured with Special Recognition awards by the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Ikorodu Diocese. The two States Chief Executives were honoured by the Church for their exemplary leadership qualities and for good governance during a special thanksgiving service in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Patrick Bolaji Methodist Cathedral, Ita – Elewa, lkorodu as a Diocese. The Prelate of Methodist Church Nigeria,…

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Redeemed Church Holds ‘Prayer Protests’ In Ikorodu Against Insecurity, Killings

Wale Jagun Members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) today protested across Ikorodu Division to call the Federal government’s attention to the rising spate of killings across the nation. The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) had earlier called on all Christians across the country to embark on a ‘prayer walk’ on Sunday to protest the gruesome killing of the CAN Chairman in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Lawan Andimi, by Boko Haram terrorists. CAN President, Samson Ayokunle, during a briefing with journalists in Abuja on Thursday…

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