Easter: Keep hope alive, Gov. Diri urges Christians

April 12, 2020 Editorial III 0

Bayelsa state Governor Senator Douye Diri, has enjoined Christians to remain steadfast and keep their hope in Jesus Christ alive in the face of the daunting COVID-19 challenges. According to statement by his acting chief press secretary Daniel Alabrah, Senator Diri said the pandemic was only a temporary setback as “there is always light at the end of the dark Read More

Easter: Al-Makura felicitates with Christians, calls for prayers against COVID-19

April 12, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Senator representing Nasarawa south senatorial zone Dr. Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has felicitated with Nasarawa citizens particularly Christians as they celebrate Easter. In a statement made available to journalists in Lafia on Saturday, he urged Christians to use the festive occasion to pray for unity,peace and prosperity of the state and the country at large. Al-Makura who called for divine intervention Read More

At Easter, Chimaroke Nnamani greets Nigerians, wants enhanced remuneration for doctors fighting COVID-19

April 11, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

Chairman, Senate Committee on Cooperation and Integration in Africa/ NEPAD, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, has urged Nigerians to see the current Covid-19  pandemic as a wake up call to return to God even as he urged governments to place high premium on the state of health facilities in the country. The former Governor of Enugu state noted that the global affliction, Read More

Covid-19: Ekweremadu urges Nigerians to pray, stay safe

April 10, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

As the world marks Easter amid the coronavirus pandemic, a former deputy president of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has called on Nigerians to pray and to take responsibility by staying safe.  Ekweremadu made the call in his message to the Christian faithful at Easter. He said, “The resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ demonstrates God’s power over all creation, and Read More

Lawan seeks divine intervention on Covid-19 at Easter

April 10, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has called on Nigerians to pray for divine intervention on the on-going war against coronavirus in the country. Lawan, who made the call in Abuja Friday through a goodwill message sent to Christians on Easter celebration, said, “Let us be fervent in our prayer for divine intervention to vanquish the pandemic, heal Read More

Easter: Gombe gov urges sustained prayers against Covid-19, others

April 10, 2020 Auwal Ahmad 0

The Gombe state governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has felicitated with the Christian community on the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration. He called on the faithful to use the period to pray for continuous peace, stability and an end to the Covid-19 pandemic. He said although this year’s Easter celebration “is coming when the world is going through difficult Read More

Easter: Time to remain faithful, hopeful, Buhari tells Nigerians

April 10, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to Christians at Easter has declared that “this is the period for Nigerians to remain faithful and hopeful in God.” According to him, although this year’s Easter comes amid the Covid-19 pandemic, it is an opportunity for all be hopeful that with intensified prayers backed by personal and collective responsibility, the nation will Read More

Easter: Ebonyi lifts ban on religious activities, approves N1bn palliative

April 9, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Governor David Umahi Thursday partially lifted ban on religious activities, giving churches in the state time to conduct Easter service between 8am to 12 noon from Sunday. This was made known to Journalists during a joint press briefing by the State Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Barr Uchenna Orji and the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Religious Read More

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Sri Lanka: Police Inspector general resigns after Easter Sunday bombings

April 26, 2019 Editor 0

Sri Lanka’s top police official, Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara, has resigned over failures that led to the deadly Easter bomb attacks, the country’s president said Friday. “The IGP has resigned. He has sent his resignation to the acting defence secretary. I’ll nominate a new IGP soon,” President Maithripala Sirisena told reporters. Sirisena’s nominee has to be confirmed by Read More

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Easter bombing attacks: Death toll hits 359 in Sri Lanka as mourners groan

April 24, 2019 Editor 0

The death toll from the Easter Sunday suicide bombing attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka rose to 359, police said on Wednesday without providing any further details. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera released the toll but did not give a breakdown of casualties from the three churches and four hotels hit by suicide bombers. The toll had been put Read More

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Good Friday tragedy: Church collapses during Easter programme, 13 dead

April 19, 2019 Editor 0

No less than 13 persons died on Thursday in South Africa, during a church service to observe the Passover night, one of the programmes to commemorate the Easter. Reports say, officials believe heavy rains caused the front wall to collapse at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Ndlangubo, in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province. Emergency personnel said nearly three dozen people were Read More

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Easter Sunday: Again, 15 killed, 83 injured as Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri

April 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed to the Cashew Plantation around Baale Shuwari, Baale Kura and Alikaranti villages located at the outskirts of Maiduguri metropolis have repelled or quashed an attempt by Boko Haram terrorists Sunday night who attempted to penetrate Maiduguri metropolis at about 8.34 pm. The boko haram insurgents who came in troop after parking their 7 vehicles Read More

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Easter: NSCDC deploys 3,000 in FCT

March 31, 2018 Blueprint 0

  In order to enhance security throughout the Easter festivities in the nation’s capital, no fewer than 3,000 personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been deployed to strategic places in the FCT. Commandant of the FCT command of NSCDC, Patrick Ukpan, through a statement signed the Corps Public Relations Officer (PRO), Akinbinu David, emphasised the Read More

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Easter: Fayemi urges greater love, peaceful co-existence

March 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

  As Christians in the country celebrate Easter festival, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has called for greater love, unity, tolerance and peaceful co-existence among the citizens. He said these were the hallmark of the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ and described these as panacea to nation’s challenges. Fayemi, while congratulating Christians for the successful Read More

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The spirit of Easter

March 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

Christians all over the world are in the Easter mood, beginning from yesterday which was Good Friday, the day Jesus Christ was crucified on the Cross of Calvary where He shed His blood over 2,000 years ago for the atonement of the sins of mankind. The death, resurrection on the third day and ascension of Jesus usually mark the high Read More

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Dwindling fanfare of Easter

March 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

Owing to so many reasons, including the downturn of the economy and different interpretations about its significance, Easter celebration has been fast losing its pomp and pageantry in recent times. ELEOJO IDACHABA went to town to find out if this year’s celebration will be different but he heard the same old complaints, with a few exceptions, of why this one Read More

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Easter: FG declares Friday 30th, Monday 2nd public holidays

March 27, 2018 Blueprint 0

The federal government has declared Friday, 30th March and Monday 2nd April, 2018 as Public holidays to mark the Good Friday and Easter Monday respectively. Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, enjoined Christian faithful and Nigerians in general to employ the spiritual ethos of Easter, which he said Read More