Lagos Worship Centres Reopen August 7

Kunle Adelabu The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday directed worship centres to reopen with 50 per cent of their maximum capacity effective from August 7, 2020. Worship centres had been shut in the State since March as part of measures to curtail the spread of the COVID – 19 pandemic that has been ravaging the world. Sanwo – Olu, announcing the reopening of worship centers at a briefing, said that the State after carefully reviewed the situation decided on “some important decisions in line with the…

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PHOTOS: Chief Imams, Others Observe Eid Prayers With Families In Ikorodu

Kunle Adelabu Muslim leaders and other faithful observed this year’s Eid-el-Kabir prayers in commemoration of the annual Sallah celebration with their family members at home on Friday, July 31, 2020. While the Grand Chief Imam of Ikorodu Division and Chief Imam of Ikorodu Central Mosque, Fadhilatul Sheikh Seifudeen Ayinla Ademoritan Olowo-Oribi usually lead Sallah prayer at the Ikorodu Central Mosque’s praying ground situated along the Awolowo Way, the Chief Imam of the Oriwu Central Mosque, His Eminence, Sheikh Yahya Olorunosebi Oshoala Ajagbemokeferi (As – Samadani) leads prayer at Shams –…

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Ikorodu Central Mosque To organise Online Sallah Prayer, Ram Slaughtering Session

Wale Jagun The Ikorodu Central Mosque has announced that a special ‘Khutbah’ prayer and ram slaughtering session will hold online on Friday, July 31, 2020, in commemoration of the 2020 ‘Ileya’ (Eid Kabir) celebration. According to information released to THE IMPACT, the special online Eid ul Adha session will be led by the Grand Chief Imam of Ikorodu Division and Chief Imam of Ikorodu Central Mosque, Fadhilatul Sheikh Seifudeen Ayinla Ademoritan Olowo-Oribi. The special prayer session, which will be air live on Facebook,‘www.facebook.com/theikoroducentralmosqueyouth’, will commence by 8.00am prompt and will…

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African Church Lagos Diocese Gets New Bishop

Kunle Adelabu A new Bishop of The African Church Lagos West Missionary Diocese, His Lordship, The Rt. Rev’d Hezekiah A. Adetoro, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, resumed at the headquarters of the Diocese in Ikorodu. A welcome service, which also signal the official resumption of the new Bishop, was held at the The African Church Bethel Cathedral, Aga, Ikorodu, the seat of the Bishop, with selected National, Diocesan, Archdeacon, Cathedral and Parish officers in attendance. Bishop Adetoro, who arrived the Cathedral Church premises in the company  of his wife, Mother…

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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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