Vatican Museums, Holy See’s cash cow, to reopen from June 1

  The Vatican Museums will reopen on June 1, the Vatican said on Saturday, ending a closure caused by the coronavirus lockdown that has drained the Holy See’s coffers. A statement said the Museums, which house some of the world’s greatest Renaissance masterpieces as well as ancient Roman and Egyptian artefacts, can be visited from the beginning of June, though only by making on-line reservations in order to control the number of people, reports Reuters. Visitors will have their temperatures checked and will have to wear masks and use hand…

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Muslims worldwide begin celebrating Eid al-Fitr under Covid-19 restrictions

Muslims around the world began marking a sombre Eid al-Fitr Sunday, many under coronavirus lockdown, but lax restrictions offer respite to worshippers in some countries despite fears of skyrocketing infections. The festival, one of the most important in the Muslim calendar marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, is traditionally celebrated with mosque prayers, family feasts and shopping for new clothes, gifts and sweet treats, reports France24. But this year, the celebration is overshadowed by the fast-spreading respiratory disease, with many countries tightening lockdown restrictions after a partial easing during…

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Homeless landlady

Juliet Bumah   Tuesday looked so promising and Adele was very happy. The only dark spot was the fact that Jay hadn’t answered her calls or called back, neither did he respond to her text messages. It wasn’t the first time such would happen but she just wasn’t feeling too cool about it anymore.     By midday, she got really worried. Why wasn’t he answering her calls? Could something be wrong? An icy hand grabbed her chest and her heart raced. Jay detested her getting family involved whenever he…

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Tambuwal shouldn’t be vilified over Infectious Diseases Bill, says Ogene

Hon. Victor Afam Ogene is a former Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Media and Public Affairs and he represented Ogbaru Federal Constituency of Anambra State in the 7th Assembly. In this interview with PHILIP NYAM, he speaks on the controversial infectious diseases bill, his support for the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State and other residual issues   Few days ago you reacted to a statement by the House of Representatives on the position of the NGF on the infectious diseases…

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Lockdown: Nollywood actors picking up side hustle

  T he coronavirus pandemic and lockdown has not only brought the entertainment sector to its knees, it has served as an eye opener to movie stars who rely solely on their acting skills as means of livelihood. Nigerian movie industry is facing several challenges due to the fallout from the arrival on our shores of Covid-19.     Since the cases started increasing, movie locations and cinemas were shutdown alongside other public places. Leaving actors, actresses and many behind the crew members without jobs. Just as top music artistes…

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Many congregants won’t return to cluster churches –Rev Dr. Izu

  The District Superintendent, Assemblies of God Church, FESTAC Town, Lagos, Rev Dr Izuchukwu Chukwudebelu, sounds a wake up call for pastors who are expectant of resurgence of large congregations. He also wants clerics to embrace internet church insisting that shepherd who relish in huge congestion will be disappointed, in this interview with TAI ANYANWU         Could you look at the effect the suspension church fellowship will have on the spiritual wellbeing of members? There is nothing new under the earth, the Bible told us so. Whatever…

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Regional security structures indicate our federalism is flawed, says Oritsejafor

Former Minister of State of Defense, Dr. Roland Oritsejafor is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In this interview with OLA JAMES, he speaks about insecurity in the country and its implication for the nation       What is your view about the current setting up of various security agencies along regional lines? What that means is that the present security system has failed. Before you talk of treatment there must be a diagnosis and the diagnosis here is the failure of our security system and creating…

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Covid-19: Why we are treating patients with anti-malarial drugs –Doctors

•Say vaccines elusive with mutation of coronavirus   •Tragedy an opportunity to eradicate malaria –Experts   The widespread confusion across the world on the existence of Coronavirus infection in Nigeria; the difference between its symptoms and that of Malaria, as well as their treatment, the medical practitioners, who spoke to Sunday Telegraph on these burning issues said while there is existence of Covid-19 in Nigeria, the treatment of the both illnesses has been with anti-malarials. They insist that such an approach may be a great opportunity to eradicate malaria alongside…

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COVID -19: Church remains only hope, says Evangelist Kehinde

The Mission’s Director of One Million Challenge, an initiative of Global Transformation Missions, Evangelist Kehinde Pius, is a digital Evangelist. Called into full time ministry of the gospel of Jesus Christ, he exploits the opportunity of technology for evangelism, discipleship and mentorship. Now he takes a look at the challenges of Covid-19, the role of technology and how Christians can maintain spiritual rectitude during the ravaging pandemic era in this interview with Emmanuella Lekwauwa   What do we expect from your mission work? I want to see more Christ centered,…

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Joshua Iginla marks birthday, lavishes gifts on less privileged

Senior Pastor of Abuja-based Champions Royal Assembly, Bro. Joshua Iginla doled out cash and other gift items to widows and other less privileged person as he marked his birthday on May 21.     It is characteristic of the man of God to touch lives on his birthday anniversaries. This time around, Iginla doles out money, houses and scholarships to the aged, helpless widows, the poor and orphans. Most of the beneficiaries had tears in their eyes as they were touched by God through him. They, however, could not stop…

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