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Easter- A Remarkable Season of Hope ( A message to Deltans from David Edevbie, Chief of Staff, Delta State Government
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Easter- A Remarkable Season of Hope ( A message to Deltans from David Edevbie, Chief of Staff, Delta State Government

Easter, one of my favourite seasons of the year, is celebrated by Christians worldwide to commemorate the resurrection and ultimate sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is a season that is replete with the show of love, kindness, sacrifice and humility. Not only does it remind us to enjoy the unconditional love shown to us by Jesus, but it also reminds us to show and spread this brotherly love to ourselves as Nigerians. It is a bit sad that we only celebrate the resurrection of Christ once a year when in reality, the resurrection of Christ should be celebrated every single day. The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, who exemplified unconditional love for humanity regardless of racial, religious, or social divides, can teach us a lot as a people. This message of opti...
Hon Patrick Obahiagbon’s EASTER Message To Christians Around The World
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Hon Patrick Obahiagbon’s EASTER Message To Christians Around The World

"As we join Christians in the celebration of Easter, may we truly reflect on the quintessential modus vivendi of Master Jesus; The Christ, who peregrinated this incarnation as an exempli gratia of self abnegation, puritanical excrescence, spartan discipline, mental magnitude, hierophantic candour and altruistic effusions, qualities which have become a desiderata for national resurgimento". “Beyond the fugacious razzmatazz of the moment, I seriously call attention to the rutilanting and coruscating modus vivendi of Master Jesus the Christ and I dare pontificate that save and until we viscerally emblematize the virtues of self-immolation, quintessential abnegation, eulogizeable simplicity, Christ-like humility and immerse ourselves in a platonic emotionalism of agape love and commun...
Philippines Orders More than 25 Million People into Lockdown Over Easter Celebration after Recording 9838 Covid-19 Cases in Just One day
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Philippines Orders More than 25 Million People into Lockdown Over Easter Celebration after Recording 9838 Covid-19 Cases in Just One day

Citizens of Philippines won't be celebrating Easter in a normal way this year as the country's leader has imposed a strict lockdown in the capital and nearby provinces, spoiling Easter plans for millions in the Catholic dominated country. Over the weekend, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced the lockdown after the country reported 9,838 new Covid-19 cases -- the country's highest single day increase. According to the Philippines News Agency, Philippines has reported more than 720,000 coronavirus cases, including 13,170 deaths, making it one of the worst affected countries in Asia. Since February there has been a rise in daily reported cases and the country is now reporting more than 9,000 new cases a day. More than 25 million people across Metro Manila and nearb...
Easter: FRSC Deploys 25,224 Personnel, 580 Patrol Vehicles & 92 Ambulances
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Easter: FRSC Deploys 25,224 Personnel, 580 Patrol Vehicles & 92 Ambulances

Towards ensuring a safe and smooth 2021 Easter celebrations, the Federal Road Safety Corps ( FRSC) National Headquarters has deployed a total of 25, 224 personnel to cover the various highways across the country with monitors deployed to ensure compliance to the operational guidelines of the special patrol scheduled to commence from 31 March and terminate on 7 April, 2021. This was contained in a press release signed by the Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem over the weekend. According to him, the deployed personnel include 7,100 Officers, 18,124 Marshals Inspectors and Road Road Marshal assistants 15,225 Special Marshals who would cover all the identified areas across the country. He added that Management staff, Zonal Commanding Officers, Sector Com...
Easter Celebration: Senate Adjourns Plenary By Three Weeks
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Easter Celebration: Senate Adjourns Plenary By Three Weeks

The Senate on Wednesday said it will proceed on a three-week Easter break from Thursday. The lawmakers would however be holding committee meetings within the 19 days Easter break. Senate President Ahmad Lawan stated this at the end of plenary on Wednesday. Lawan said that the break would commence Thursday and last till Tuesday, April 13, 2021.   Senate adjourns Plenary to Tuesday, 13th April, 2021. #GavelBangs #TodayInSenatePlenary
“It is unfair” Writer questions why Nigeria has Christian and Muslim holiday but none for traditional worshippers
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“It is unfair” Writer questions why Nigeria has Christian and Muslim holiday but none for traditional worshippers

Karimot Odebode has questioned why Nigeria has days to celebrate "introduced religions" like Christianity and Islam but none to celebrate traditional worshippers. The writer/poet pointed out that each year Christians and Muslims have multiple public holidays but traditional worshippers have none to celebrate their deities. She tweeted: "Nigeria is not an Islamic or Christian country. We had our religion, culture and tradition before the advent of Christianity and Islam. "It’s unfair that we get to have public holidays for Christmas, Easter, Eid el fitr, Eid el adha, Boxing Day, Maulud Nabiy but no recognition of a day set aside for tradition worshippers to celebrate. No day set aside for the Yoruba to worship the Olodumare and the orisas (sango, Osun,oya, èsù etc) "No day s...
One of the suspects who allegedly gang raped and murdered 6-year-old girl is beaten to death by angry mob
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One of the suspects who allegedly gang raped and murdered 6-year-old girl is beaten to death by angry mob

One of the suspects accused of the brutal gang rape and murder of 6-year-old girl in South Africa, was beaten and killed by a mob of angry people at the weekend.   Recall that Inathi Mhlahlo went missing in Mdantsane, East London after she went to a shop to buy crisps and some sweets. Her half naked body was found in bushes five hours laters by her neighbours who had embarked on a frantic search. See previous report  Here   She was reportedly gang raped by three men, stabbed near the neck and dumped not far from her family home. The other two suspects are currently on the run. Pictured at screenshots from video of the 23-year-old man after he was beaten to death.   Eastern Cape police spokesperson Khaya Tonjeni, who confirmed the development on Sund...
“Are You Sure You’re 40?” Fans Ask Tiwa Savage As She Shares Easter Photo
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“Are You Sure You’re 40?” Fans Ask Tiwa Savage As She Shares Easter Photo

The picture posted by a popular Nigerian Musician, Tiwa Savage, on Easter Sunday has continued to generate a series of admiration from many Nigerians. She looks gorgeous and appears under twenty years old in the picture, such that a fan asked if she is sure to be forty-years-old. It would be recalled that Tiwa Savage celebrated forty years of age last year, 2019. However, the attention-grabbing picture that has continued to generate attention was posted on her Instagram handle @TiwaSavage with the caption, “Happy Easter”. More interestingly, below were some reactions of many Nigerians to the awesome picture.  
Toke Makinwa Goes Topless In Easter Message To Self
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Toke Makinwa Goes Topless In Easter Message To Self

Popular media personality, Toke Makinwa has pen down a special Easter message to herself to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. The 35-year-old, who has been in self-isolation, amid the coronavirus pandemic, shared a stunning topless photo of herself on Easter Sunday. In the stunning image which has attracted over twenty-seven thousand likes, the OAP can be seen in a model-like pose while smiling to the camera. Her Easter message to self reads; “Dipped in bronze. To my one true love, the real definition of LOVE. I have poured myself into things and people thinking I’ll feel just a little of what you make me feel, you loved me even before I fell in love with you, you paid the ultimate price which I could never repay. I have cheated, lied, broken your hea...
Easter: Sultan Urges Christians To Work With Muslims To End Insecurity
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Easter: Sultan Urges Christians To Work With Muslims To End Insecurity

The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, has urged Christians and Muslims to work harmoniously in Nigeria. Abubakar said they should collaborate in bringing an end to insecurity, intolerance, corruption and other ills in Nigeria. He made the appeal in his Easter message to Christians, yesterday and was contained in a statement signed by NSCIA Director of Administration,Yusuf Nwoha. The monarch also lamented that the Coronavirus pandemic was affecting religious worship. “As people of faith, we’re conscious of the importance of Easter in the lives of Christians, especially as it symbolises rebirth, renewal and re-awakening. “The significance of Easter cannot even be more compelling than now th...
DJ Khaled Warms The Heart Of IG Users With This Easter Family Photo, Fans Cannot Have Enough
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DJ Khaled Warms The Heart Of IG Users With This Easter Family Photo, Fans Cannot Have Enough

We saw of Dj Khaled over the years was someone whose only interest laid in music and entertainment. Had he not become a father, we never would have known he would be such a perfect one. Khaled has been an amazing father to his first son he had with wifey Nicole Tuck. Asahd has enjoyed a very beautiful childhood, an enviable closet even grownups could not dream off let alone own and a father who dotes on him every now and then. About three months ago, Khaled and Nicole welcomed another son and he is working wonders with this one too. Their family bond has grown stronger and DJ Khaled has said times without count that his family is the best thing that ever happened to him, and this is a man who has everything money can buy. To wish friends, family, and fans a happy Easter,...
Easter Not Scriptural – Daddy Freeze Slams Christians
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Easter Not Scriptural – Daddy Freeze Slams Christians

Controversial on-air personality, Ifedayo Olarinde, popularly known as Daddy Freeze has slammed Christians again with yet another controversial teaching, claiming that Easter is not scriptural and that it is named after a marine spirit called Teutonic goddess. This is coming after criticizing the celebration of Christmas months ago, OAP, Daddy Freeze faulted the celebration of Easter as Nigerian Christians joined their counterparts around the world today mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ. He said, “Easter is named after a Teutonic Goddess. It is not scriptural. The apostles never celebrated it. The resurrection of Yahushua, through which he became the Hamashiach or the Christ for the redemption of sins is what’s important, not a festival named after a marine spirit! ~FRZ” ...
COVID-19 Is Not On Easter Break, Stay At Home – Melaye Begs Nigerians
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COVID-19 Is Not On Easter Break, Stay At Home – Melaye Begs Nigerians

Former Kogi west senator, Dino Melaye has called on Nigerians to continue staying at home so as to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Speaking via his official Twitter handle, he further stated that the dreaded disease is not on Easter break and as such people should not break the stay at home order. “Corona is not on Easter break. Pastors and my people stay at home. Governors don’t be used by the devil biko. Ejoor don’t break the sit at home order don Allah. Oga Coro is not on break, please. We shall overcome…wisdom is profitable to direct.” Corona is not on Easter break. Pastors and my people stay at home. Governors dont be used by the devil biko. Ejoor dont break the sit at home order don Allah. Oga Coro is not on break please. We shall overcome...wisdom is profit...
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Imbibe And Live The Values Of Christ, President Buhari Tells Christians

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to Christians in celebration of Easter urged the faithful to imbibe and live the values of Christ. The President said 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 triumph. He also enjoined all Christians to rekindle their faith in Christ who overcame persecutions and displayed endurance. I rejoice with our Christian brothers and sisters as well as all Nigerians on the occasion of the celebration of this year’s Easter. This year’s commemoration of Easter comes amid the grip with which Covid-19 has held the entire world. Unprecedente...
Churches Are Not Places Of Infection But Places Of Blessings – Chris Oyakhilome
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Churches Are Not Places Of Infection But Places Of Blessings – Chris Oyakhilome

Coronavirus: Churches are not places of infection but places of blessing - Pastor Chris says as he supports relaxation of lockdown order for churches to reopen Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has reacted to the decision of some state governors to relax the lockdown order in their states for churches to celebrate Easter. While preaching on Friday April 10th, Pastor Chris said the church is not a place of infection but rather a place of blessings. He prayed against anyone coming to church and getting infected. The clergyman who last week said the lockdown in Lagos and Abuja was for the Federal government to install 5G network in the state, said any wise government knows not to trouble the church. The best thing in any government is to always leave the church alone. It is always the best ...
Easter Message: Let’s Keep Hope Alive, El-Rufai Tells Christians
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Easter Message: Let’s Keep Hope Alive, El-Rufai Tells Christians

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has urged Christians to keep hope alive as the world undergoes the pains of COVID-19 pandemic. The governor said this in a statement on Saturday, while congratulating Christians on the celebration of Easter festivities. Speaking via his Special Adviser on Media and Communications, Muyiwa Adekeye, El-Rufai urged people to adhere strictly to the preventive measures laid down by the government. He added that humanity will rise above the devastation and disruptions caused by COVID-19 pandemic, stating, “we have to keep hope alive even in these dire moments.” The governor pointed out that the message of Easter; victory over darkness, reflects “the uniquely difficult circumstances in which Easter is being celebrated this year.” According t...
Easter: Sanwo-Olu Felicitates With Christians, Calls For Peaceful Co-Existence
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Easter: Sanwo-Olu Felicitates With Christians, Calls For Peaceful Co-Existence

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has congratulated Christians in the State on the commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, urging them to emulate His virtues of humility, perseverance and compassion. The Governor also urged Christian faithful in the State to continue to live in peace and harmony with believers in other faiths in the State. He noted: “Good neighbourliness, selflessness and patience were among the several lessons taught and exemplified by Jesus Christ”. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, Governor Sanwo-Olu reminded Lagosians that the events leading to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ were epochal in the annals of Christianity and humanity. The Governor therefore enjoined every citizen to reflect o...
APC calls on Nigerians to unite in fight against COVID-19
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APC calls on Nigerians to unite in fight against COVID-19

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Nigerians to unite in the government effort to prevent and manage the spread of Coronavirus. APC National Publicity Secretary, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu said this in a statement issued in Abuja. Issa-Onilu said: “Indeed, Easter emphasises, acknowledges and appreciates the redemptive blessings of the ultimate love, sufferings and sacrifices of Jesus Christ for the common good of mankind. “Globally, we are in dire times. Collectively, we should find inspiration in the time-honoured selfless disposition of Jesus Christ as we strive to eliminate the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “A devastating public health crisis that has affected and disrupted every sector. Therefore, very sector and individual must be involved in the fight agains...
COVID-19: Imo Bans Easter Church Services
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COVID-19: Imo Bans Easter Church Services

The Imo state government has banned Easter church services in the state. The state commissioner for Information and strategy, Declan Emelumba, said that lockdown in the state against the spread of COVID-19 will continue. He disclosed that the government lifted the lockdown order on Friday to enable people shop for the Easter celebration. The information commissioner said that the lockdown continues from Saturday.. Emelumba said that the government was determined to taking measures to ensure that the virus did not spread to the state.
It’s Wrong To Relax Lockdown For Religious Reasons – Peter Obi
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It’s Wrong To Relax Lockdown For Religious Reasons – Peter Obi

Former Vice Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi has criticized the government for the relaxation of lockdown orders in different states for Jumat and Easter festivities. In an interview on Arise TV on Friday April 10, the former Governor of Anambra State said the relaxation of lockdown orders for religious reasons is wrong because the coronavirus pandemic is getting out of hand and the country does not have enough resources to manage it. Peter Obi also stated that some states which relaxed the lockdown directives do not have enough ventilators in case the crisis escalates. He said; “It is wrong to relax lockdown because of people going to church. Faith is a thing of the mind. You can worship without going to church,” Obi said. “We hav...
President Buhari Rejoice With Nigerian Christians Faithful On The Occasion Of Easter
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President Buhari Rejoice With Nigerian Christians Faithful On The Occasion Of Easter

The president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has send his goodwill message to Christian faithful on the occasion of Easter. Read full message below; I rejoice with our Christian brothers and sisters as well as all Nigerians on the occasion of the celebration of this year’s Easter. This year’s commemoration of Easter comes amid the grip with which Covid-19 has held the entire world. Unprecedented in living memory, majority of Christians have found themselves marking Easter in a subdued manner, away from the usual congregation in churches. This is unusual and very unfortunate. However, I wish to enjoin our Christian compatriots to rekindle their faith in Christ who overcame persecution, sufferings and displayed endurance, steadfastness and above all pie...
COVID-19: Wike, Uzodinma, state governors told to reverse lockdown relaxation
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COVID-19: Wike, Uzodinma, state governors told to reverse lockdown relaxation

Jimi Agbaje, who was the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections in Lagos State has slammed state governors over decision to relax lockdown order for Easter celebration. Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State relaxed lockdown order in the state on Thursday in order for the people to observe religious gatherings during the Easter celebration. Likewise, Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma made the same decision in order to allow residents partake in Easter celebration despite increasing cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria. Agbaje took to his official Twitter page, saying the decision by state governors will be counter productive and reverse gains achieved in the fight against COVID-19. He pleaded with the governors to reverse their de...
Lagos State Denies Relaxing Lockdown For Easter Celebrations
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Lagos State Denies Relaxing Lockdown For Easter Celebrations

The Lagos State government has reacted to the news in some quarters that it has relaxed the lockdown in the state for the sake of the Easter celebration. The reaction was conveyed in a Twitter message by the Chief Press Secretary to Lagos State Governor, Mr Gboyega Akosile. Tweeting via @gboyegaakosile, the chief press secretary described as false, a news report in some quarters of the online media, claiming that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has relaxed the state’s lockdown order for Easter celebrations. Akosile, in a short statement, urged Lagosians to disregard the report and treat as another fake news, being spread by some persons to undermine the good work of the Governor in his fight against the novel coronavirus. Akosile said: “the lockdown order was made by the Federa...
First Technical University Closed, Lectures Continue Online
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First Technical University Closed, Lectures Continue Online

The management of the First Technical University, Ibadan, has announced the closure of the institution till after Easter in April. A statement signed by the registrar of the university, Mrs Olayinka Balogun, released on Monday, indicated that the closure was in compliance with government’s directive that academic institutions should shut down to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The management, however, said lectures would continue via the institution’s online platforms. Balogun said in the statement: “The vice-chancellor, on behalf of the Senate, has approved the closure of the First Technical University (Tech-U), Ibadan, with effect from Monday, 23 March 2020 till after the Easter break in April 2020. “The closure is in compliance with the directive of the Oyo State G...
Enugu Airport To Be Opened Before Easter – Aviation Minister
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Enugu Airport To Be Opened Before Easter – Aviation Minister

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, today inspected the ongoing rehabilitation of the runway of Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu with the Enugu State Deputy Governor, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, Chairman, House Committee on Aviation, Federal House of Respresentatives, Hon. Nnoli Nnaji, the Managing Director of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Captain Rabiu Yadudu, the State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Greg Nnaji and the delegation from the South East Governors Forum' Enugu Airport/Palliative Works Committee, among others. Briefing newsmen after the inspection, the minister expressed satisfaction with the extent of work done so far, reassuring that the airport will be reopened before Easter as earlier promised. In her remarks, Enugu...
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“Don’t Go About Eating All Over The Place This Season”- Dr Olukoya Warns

During an early service that was held on the 25th December 2019, Dr. D.K Olukoya enunciated to his members why the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries do not and will not join the secular world in celebrating Christmas and Easter. He further warns his members not to join others in eating at these festivals in friends’ houses, and gatherings. He narrates during this service why: He explains that most people have eaten human flesh in three shocking narrations (experiences). NARRATION 1 “A woman was contracted to cook in a gathering and was offered 350 thousand Naira. She was told strictly to use specially prepared water to cook food for some set of people and another water to cook for another set. However, this woman been a Christian, thought to herself, “why do I need to pre...
New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern engaged to her partner Clarke Gayford
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New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern engaged to her partner Clarke Gayford

New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, 38, is engaged to her long-term partner, television presenter Clarke Gayford, 41. News of the couple's engagement emerged after Ms. Ardern was spotted wearing a diamond ring on the middle finger of her left hand at a ceremony on Friday. A spokesperson for the prime minister confirmed that the pair got engaged over Easter. In June last year, the pair who first met at an awards event in 2012 became parents to daughter Neve Te Aroha, making Ardern the second prime minister in history to give birth while in office.
Sri Lanka Attacks: Face Coverings Banned After Easter Bloodshed
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Sri Lanka Attacks: Face Coverings Banned After Easter Bloodshed

Sri Lanka has banned face coverings in public, following a spate of suicide attacks on Easter Sunday that killed at least 250 people and injured hundreds. President Maithripala Sirisena said he was using an emergency law to impose the restriction from Monday. Any face garment which "hinders identification" will be banned to ensure security, his office said. Muslim leaders criticised the move. The niqab and burka - worn by Muslim women - were not specifically named. The move is perceived as targeting those garments, however. Sri Lanka remains on high alert eight days after Islamist attacks that hit churches and hotels. Dozens of suspects have been arrested, but local officials have warned that more militants remain at large. How many people are affected? Sri Lanka has ...
Nigeria’s Problems Can be Solved with Love – Gov. Obiano
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Nigeria’s Problems Can be Solved with Love – Gov. Obiano

As Christians all over the world mark the feast of Easter, the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has urged them to reach out and touch their neighbours with love, saying that Nigeria’s most complex problems could be solved with love. In a special Easter Message delivered in Awka, the state capital, by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr James Eze, Governor Obiano observed that there is no greater manifestation of unconditional love than the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the salvation of mankind which the feast of Easter represents. “The essence of Easter is love. There’s no incident in known history that is higher than a man laying down his own life for his neighbours. This is why Easter is about the love we show to our neighbours, no matter who th...
FRSC’s Mobile Court Convicts 32 in Kano For Traffic Offences During Easter.
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FRSC’s Mobile Court Convicts 32 in Kano For Traffic Offences During Easter.

A Mobile court under the Federal Road Safety Corps in Kano State has convicted 32 persons for various traffic offences. The Commission’s Public Relations Officer, Kabiru Daura, announced this in a statement on Saturday in Kano. Daura said that 38 persons were arraigned before the mobile court on Thursday, where six persons were discharged and acquitted. He disclosed that the Command had deployed 853 personnel, including regular marshals, for the Easter operation. Daura explained that 14 patrol vehicles, two ambulances and one truck for removal of obstructions were also on 24-hour standby. According to him, the corps marshal has directed aggressive public enlightenment at motor parks and places of worship. The enlightenment is to inform people on the importance of ...
Pastor Asks Students to slap and Cut Him with Knife During Easter Lesson
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Pastor Asks Students to slap and Cut Him with Knife During Easter Lesson

A church in Ohio has apologized after an “inappropriate” Easter lesson where the cleric in charger urged students to spit on him, slap him and cut him with a steak knife. Impact City Church lead pastor Justin Ross and part-time associate pastor Jaddeus Dempsey went on Facebook to publicly apologize to students who were part of the unusual after-school activity Monday. Dempsey was leading a group of middle and high school students who were part of the church’s weekly “After School Student Hangouts” when he decided to share his message with students about Easter, in a way which he later said, “crossed the line”. “Jaddeus got up in front of the students and he said, ‘I’m going to ask you to do something that might seem a little crazy, but if there’s anyone here that would like to spit ...
What Gov. Fayemi told Christians About Easter
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What Gov. Fayemi told Christians About Easter

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has felicitated with people of the state and Nigerians in general for witnessing another Easter season, urging them to exhibit the spirit of love, tolerance, peaceful co-existence and sacrifice, which are the hallmarks of the Easter celebration, in their daily activities. Fayemi, in an Easter message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Yinka Oyebode, said Jesus exemplified the virtues of love, selflessness and tolerance during his earthly ministry, and urged Christians to use the season as a period to reflect on their individual and collective roles towards promoting love, peace and sacrifice which are necessary for development. While congratulating Christians for the successful completion of the Lenten season,...
Easter: Goodluck Jonathan Sends Message to Nigerians
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Easter: Goodluck Jonathan Sends Message to Nigerians

Former president, Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians to remain resolute on love for the nation and work towards building a country during the Easter season. Jonathan said this in a statement, on Thursday in Abuja advising Nigerians not to give up, adding that “Through our faith and collective actions, we will overcome the tempests of violence, misery, and insecurity that threaten our nation.” The statement read: “Easter is a time Christians celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ who offered Himself as a sacrifice for the remission of the sins of the world. Christ’s resurrection as a testimony of the new covenant is the justification for Christians’ commemoration of the triumph of life over death, freedom over bondage and hope over despair, at this tim...
Easter: Saraki Congratulates Christians
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Easter: Saraki Congratulates Christians

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on all Nigerians to imbibe the value of sacrifice in the interest of the country as demonstrated by Jesus Christ whose selfless service to humanity is being commemorated across the world at this Easter period. Saraki in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Thursday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, congratulated Christian faithful in Nigeria and across the world as they celebrate the Easter festivities. He expressed appreciation to Nigerians for their steadfastness and prayers which have had immense impact on the peace, unity and continued survival of the nation. He noted that the successful conduct of the 2019 general elections was a direct testament to the sincere efforts an...
FAAN Assures Nigerians of Safety Over Easter Celebration
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FAAN Assures Nigerians of Safety Over Easter Celebration

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured passengers and other airport users of safety during the Easter celebration. FAAN gave the assurance in a statement signed by its General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, in Lagos on Wednesday, NAN reports. Yakubu noted that all necessary facilities, infrastructure and manpower had been deployed to ensure seamless facilitation at the airports. She added that the relevant security agencies had been mobilised to beef up security at all airports during the period. Yakubu also advised intending travelers to endeavour to leave for the airport early enough, so as to ensure that check-in formalities are conducted in good time.
Serena Williams Reveals She Will Not Celebrate Her Daughter’s Birthday, Gives Her Reason
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Serena Williams Reveals She Will Not Celebrate Her Daughter’s Birthday, Gives Her Reason

    Serena Williams has revealed that because of her religious beliefs, she will not be celebrating her daughter's birthday. Serena and daughter, Olympia Tennis champion, Serena Williams has said that she will not celebrate her daughter, Alexis Olympia's birthday. She will be one by Saturday. At a Saturday press conference surrounding the U.S. Open, the 36-year-old tennis superstar explained why she and husband, Alexis Ohanian, aren’t planning a party for their daughter. “Olympia doesn’t celebrate birthdays,” said Williams. “We’re Jehovah’s Witnesses, so we don’t do that.” According to Wikipedia, Jehovah’s Witnesses “is a millenarian restorationist Christian denomination with nontrinitarian beliefs distinct from mainstream Christianity,” and those who subscrib...
Timaya’s Completed Multi-Million Naira Mansion And It’s So Magnificent
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Timaya’s Completed Multi-Million Naira Mansion And It’s So Magnificent

Egberi papa 1 of Bayelsa or Timaya as he is fondly called is giving us money goals in his latest Instagram update this Easter season. The 37 year old Port Harcourt born singer shared online, pictures of his finished building project. The mansion is reportedly located in Lekki. The house is so breathtakingly beautiful, you would think, you walked into a dream. The house has a pent house that looks like a fairy tale and a big walk in closet. He captioned it, “I miss home…”.
11 People Crushed To Death In Fatal Accident Caused By Customs Officials @ Benin By-Pass
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11 People Crushed To Death In Fatal Accident Caused By Customs Officials @ Benin By-Pass

A heartbroken Nigerian man has recounted how his brother and others were killed after being crushed by a speeding vehicle when they were accosted by Nigerian Customs officials at Benin by-pass. According to him, the vehicle also crushed 10 other people and left many injured before the Customs officials fled the scene. Peter Kalu revealed how his brother died in a tragic manner. Read below; Quote My brother, Mr. Anthony Ufere Uchechi Eke was coming home for Easter 2018. After discussing with him on Tuesday, March 27 on some issues, we ended up that he will take the night bus on Thursday, March 29, to meet me on Friday, March 30, at Aba for us to head home that same Friday, for an Executive meeting of our village (Easter meeting). Though he did not call me again to tell me that he has t...
Tboss Visits Her Family In Romania For Easter
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Tboss Visits Her Family In Romania For Easter

Former Big Brother Naija 2017 housemate, Tokunbo Idowu popularly known as Tboss visited her Romania family to celebrate the Easter holiday. The 34-year-old former reality star, model and actress, jetted out of Nigeria to Europe to spend Easter with her family members. According to the Edo-born beauty, she has not seen them in over two years. Pictured below is her mum, her younger sister, her niece and her sister’s fiance, and also her mum’s family. She wrote; “#Flashback To a couple of day ago when I went to spend the Easter with My Family in Romania . Even though their own Easter is gonna be this weekend. I Hadn’t Seen these Bunch in over 2 years. Yeah it was Brief but it was totally worth it. Wished @miss_goldilocks & @christhova were present then we would have been Complete. Som...
#BBNaija: Nina Wishes Her Boyfriend, Collins A Happy Easter; Promises To Always Be There For Him
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#BBNaija: Nina Wishes Her Boyfriend, Collins A Happy Easter; Promises To Always Be There For Him

While everyone were in the Easter spirit this past few days, with their loved ones et all, BBNaija housemate, Nina made sure to spread some Easter love out of the house to her boyfriend, Collins.  The lovely fair skinned made sure her boyfriend outside the house was not left out in the spirit of Easter as she wished him a happy one and also said, he should know that she’ll always be there for him. Following the live nomination show on Monday, these are the names of the housemates that are up for possible eviction and how they nominated. However, it was with shock that we watched as Miracle nominated Cee-C and Lolu while Lolu nominated Cee-C and Miracle….what a coincidence right? See the full list below: Tobi – Lolu and Nina Khloe – Nina and Alex Miracle – Cee-C and L...
Actress Biodun Okeowo Finally Responds To ‘Inconsistent Grass To Grace Story’
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Actress Biodun Okeowo Finally Responds To ‘Inconsistent Grass To Grace Story’

We earlier reported that actress Biodun Okeowo was called out by a fan after she shared a grass to grace story that appeared inconsistent. The actress had shared how she got pregnant at 18 which almost ruined her life and education, but luckily for her things turned out to be great. However, a fan of hers called her out by reminding her of an interview she granted in which she claimed to have married as a virgin. As unbelievable as it may seem the actress married as a virgin. At least, she told Potpourri that much in a recent chat. Now, how many women can come forward with such a claim in this flurry-hurry world of quick fix. “Yes, I did and I can boldly say that,” she declared. Biodun Okeowo then went on to bemoan the spate of pre-marital sex among the youths these days, sa...
Delta Assembly Deputy Speaker Surprises His Loyal Aides With A Duplex And New Car
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Delta Assembly Deputy Speaker Surprises His Loyal Aides With A Duplex And New Car

To celebrate the Easter festivity and also to appreciate his aides’ loyalty, the Delta State House of Assembly Deputy Speaker, Friday Osanebi gave a 5 bedroom Duplex and Toyota Camry to two of his aides yesterday. The beneficiary of the five bedroom duplex, Mr Osifihor Omamoke, an indigene of Iyede in Isoko South and Senior Special Assistant to Osanebi, while Comrade Obinne Agbanashi from Akarai-Ekiti in Ndokwa East local government area and Media Assistant to the Deputy Speaker got the Toyota Camry. According to reports, the lawmaker did not rent the house for his loyal aide to be staying, but built it for him, with all land documents belonging to the aide.
OOU Final Year Student Drowns In Hotel During Easter Celebration
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OOU Final Year Student Drowns In Hotel During Easter Celebration

A final year Chemical Engineering student of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun state died after he drowned in a pool of a hotel in the state. According to multiple reports, 400-level student identified as Oladipupo Ayooluwa aka Pells, who was supposed to turn a year older on the 22nd of April, drowned at Soltrag hotel, Agbara, while hanging out with friends. The body of the deceased has long been deposited at the morgue.
Meet Ruben Enaje, The Man Who Has Been Nailed To The Cross Annually For 32 Years
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Meet Ruben Enaje, The Man Who Has Been Nailed To The Cross Annually For 32 Years

Ruben Enaje is a Philippine man who has been nailed to a cross every Easter for the past 32 years in a Good Friday re-enactment of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion who says he no longer feels any pain from his wounds. The 58 year old actor again portrayed Christ on Friday in the traditional religious rite in Cutud village, about 76 km (47 miles) from the capital Manila. “In the past, I went home injured and limping, but this year I feel so great,” Enaje said after the ritual held under a scorching sun. He said he believed his strong Catholic faith helped him avoid pain.  “I feel like he is telling me ‘go ahead, keep it up’,” he said, referring to God. Easter is a festival marking the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. About 80 percent of the 105 million people in the Philippines, a...
Lady Survives Car Crash, Shortly After Arriving Nigeria For Easter Celebration
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Lady Survives Car Crash, Shortly After Arriving Nigeria For Easter Celebration

A Nigerian lady identified as Joy Joseph on Facebook, has revealed how her sister survived a fatal car crash, shortly after arriving Nigeria for Easter celebration. According to Joseph, the accident happened on her way to Benin, Edo state. Sharing the photos from the accident, Joseph wrote; So my elder sister survived(only survivor, the driver and the remaining two died, which is painful but it doesn’t stop me from praising God) this and you wanna tell me there’s no God up there…. Tell me what He can’t do, lemme show you what He has done… She just came back to the country to spend the Easter with us and they wanted to change the narrative. She had the accident on her way to Benin.  I can’t even describe how grateful I am right now. When my sister told me about it, I thought...
Kiss Daniel, Harrysong, Mayorkun, Yaw, Kenny BLaq, Accapella, Others All Set To Storm Awka Fiesta As Music Meets Comedy This Easter
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Kiss Daniel, Harrysong, Mayorkun, Yaw, Kenny BLaq, Accapella, Others All Set To Storm Awka Fiesta As Music Meets Comedy This Easter

Great news for everyone who is planning for Easter as activities are in top gear to make it one of the most memorable and remarkable Easter celebration for the city of Awka, Anambra state and the entire south east and south south region of Nigeria, as The Fun night event “Revamp Entertainment is set to host a star studded entertainment show of the year tagged “AWKA FIESTA” where music meets comedy. The aim of this event is to entertain and create fun for the good people of Awka and its environs, and also to foster unity and love among the people, hence the idea of this event is to enhance better social lifestyle in the city of Awka in a comical atmosphere. This epic event is billed to take place on Friday the 6th of April 2018 at the prestigious Marble Arch event Centre Awka town Ana...
May Aligwe Edochie: Yul Edochie Reveals Why He Keep His Wife Off Prying Eyes
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May Aligwe Edochie: Yul Edochie Reveals Why He Keep His Wife Off Prying Eyes

Yul Edochie, the last son of veteran actor, Pete Edochie strikes you as a young man destined for greatness as he is carefully reading the footfalls of his father. The father of three, who has been married for over a decade would go at any length to protect his young family, thus his wife is always under the radar. When Goldenpearlmedia quizzed to know why, Mrs. May Edochie always seem to be hiding her face from the media's paparazzi, Yul had this to say."My wife is not an actress, she's not into show business, she's a computer engineer, also a business woman, she's not into the whole paparazzi spotlight thing, its her lifestyle. So, she can't be in the media eyes." The Oros Perfume brand ambassador also revealed how his wife took the children to his father to spend the last Easter H...

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