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COVID-19: Nasarawa lifts ban on worship centres for two weeks

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COVID-19: Nasarawa lifts ban on worship centres for two weeks

The Nasarawa State Government has announced the lifting on the ban on Mosques and Churches for a period of two weeks.

This was part of the resolutions arrived at during the critical stakeholders meeting to review measures put in place to combat the further spread of the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic, which held at the Government House, on Tuesday.

COVID-19: Nasarawa lifts ban on worship centres for two weeks

State Commissioner for Information, Tourism and Culture, Comrade Dogo Shammah, who chaired the press briefing at the end of the meeting, however, gave conditions for the opening of Mosques and Churches in the state.


Imams and clergies have been mandated to ensure strict compliance with regulations put in place to enable the opening of worship centres.

Specifically, they are to ensure that social distancing, the use of face masks and frequent washing of hands with sanitizers by all those attending either the Mosques or Churches.

Comrade Shammah said the lifting of the ban will be reviewed at the end of the two weeks, based on the compliance with the stipulated guidelines.

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Edo results: Obaseki winning, godfatherism shamed – Omokri mocks Tinubu, Oshiomhole

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Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has mocked the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Adams Oshiomhole as results of Edo governorship election trickle in.

Governor Godwin Obaseki, who contested Saturday’s governorship election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is in an early lead as results come in.

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu seems to be behind Obaseki despite support from Oshiomhole and Tinubu.

Omokri, reacting to the results announced so far by INEC, said the forces of godfatherism are being shamed in Edo.


According to the former presidential aide, results from Edo governorship election proves that Edo is different from Lagos State.

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Omokri on his Twitter handle wrote: “me The @OfficialPDPNig is coasting to an easy victory in Edo, going by official @INECNigeria results so far released.

“The forces of godfatherism are being shamed. Oshiomhole and Bola @AsiwajuTinubu now know that Edo is definitely not Lagos!”

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Edo 2020: PDP accuses APC of mounting pressure on INEC to alter results

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of mounting pressure on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to alter the results of the governorship election in various parts of Edo State in favour of the APC.

In a statement, Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary of the party, noted: “We have been informed that the INEC Chairman has come under intense pressure from the APC to allow the replacement of results declared in the riverine areas of Edo State in order to jerk up figures for the APC.

“The PDP has also observed that INEC’s virtual portal is increasingly becoming unstable. We also have information on ploys being undertaken to replace results in Fugar and other adjoining local governments, all in Edo North.”

The party appealed to INEC Chairman not to “fall for this pressure in the interest of the unity and cohesion of our country.


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“We have the results as already declared in the various polling units and we urge INEC to confine itself to these results already declared by its officials at the polling units.

“We invite Nigerians to closely monitor results being declared on the INEC virtual portal to ensure the wishes of the people of Edo State are not altered overnight.”

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EPL: Micah Richards predict position Man Utd will finish this season

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Former Manchester City player, Micah Richards, has predicted the position Manchester United will finish this season in the English top-flight league.

Man United finished in the third position on the Premier League table last season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side lost 3-1 against Crystal Palace on Saturday in their first Premier League fixture.

Richards now believes the Red Devils cannot compete for the Premier League title this season, adding that the Old Trafford club will be far behind Liverpool and Man City on the Premier League table.

“I do not think United have strengthened enough at present to challenge for the title [this] season,” Richards told Sky Sports before Man United’s clash with Crystal Palace.


“I think the arrival of Donny van de Beek improves them, but when you look at Manchester City and Liverpool, their cohesion is infinitely better than United’s still.

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“When you get new players, it does not mean you are going to be a great team overnight.

“When you look at what Jurgen Klopp has done… he arrived at Liverpool five years ago, and it took him time to reach the heights.

“I think they will be massively improved and they have got more strength-in-depth, but I still think they will be far off Liverpool and Manchester City.”

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