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COVID-19: Donate church buildings as isolation centres, Pastor Tunde Bakare advises ‘men of God’ [Video]

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Senior Pastor of Citadel Global Community Church (CGCC), formally known as The Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has called on Nigerian church leaders to offer their church halls as Isolation centres to government as the nation continues to battle the Coronavirus pandemic.

This advice is coming days after Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of Living Faith Evangelical Ministries, also known as Winners Chapel, and Pastor Chris Oyakhilom, the founder and president of LoveWorld Incorporated, also known as Christ Embassy, kicked against the federal government’s continuous ban on religious gatherings.

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The former Vice Presidential candidate said he has already donated his church’s facilities to the Lagos state government and a private residence in Abeokuta to the government to use as Isolation centres.

This was disclosed by the senior pastor while speaking during an online service on Sunday, May 10.

Pastor Bakare said;

”I recommend that our church halls be made available to government as Isolation centres and those of us who could afford it should be there to support the government.” 

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Covid-19: Bayelsa records third death

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Covid-19: Bayelsa records third death

The Bayelsa Task Force on COVID-19 has recorded the third death as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world.

Chairman of the task force, Dr Inodu Apoku, announced this in a statement on Friday in Yenagoa.

Apoku said that the third death was from the nine new cases recorded by the state.

The National Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) had on Thursday announced that nine new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the state.

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Apoku, also Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Health said that the nine newly confirmed cases “bring the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 30.

“Four of out of these nine cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases while five are not epidemiologically linked to any of the previously confirmed cases.

“Three of the cases are health care professionals.

“One of these fresh unlinked cases was brought in critically ill and died a few minutes after admission.

“Following the history of the sickness, as was revealed by relatives, samples were collected for COVID-19 testing.

“She died as COVID-19 suspected cases.

“The test result returned positive, and as such, we have another COVID -19 related death making a total of three in the state.

“All remaining eight new cases have since been evacuated for further treatment at our isolation facilities,’’ Apoku said.

According to him, all their contacts are being listed and adequately followed up, including necessary environmental decontamination.

“Samples have and are still being collected from their high-risk contacts while they have all been counselled on self-quarantine.’’

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Protesters demand state of emergency on gender-based violence

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Some Nigerian women have gone out in protest against rape and sexual violence suffered by women in the country.

The protesters who carried placards with the inscription “Justice for all Nigeria girls and women” marched their way to the Lagos State Police Command Headquarter in Ikeja on Friday.

They are also demanding a state of emergency on gender-based violence in the country.

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Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has voted against a prayer seeking to recommend castration for rapists.

The House, at the plenary on Thursday, considered and adopted a motion on the rising cases of sexual violence in Nigeria.

A member, Mr James Faleke, had recommended that persons found guilty of rape should be castrated.

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Just before the prayer was subjected to a voice vote, the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, however, asked what would happen to an older female who rapes a younger male.

The comment generated noise in the chamber, The PUNCH reports.

Putting the prayer to vote, the nays had it.

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Babcock student accused of raping 24 girls says what happened (Video)

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A student of Babcock University accused of raping 24 girls including his cousin has finally broken his silence.

Godknows ‘Yangy’ Adolphus Owhor, a Babcock University student accused of sexually assaulting 24 girls has finally reacted.

Reacting to the allegations of raping 24 girls including his cousin on social media, Yangy has denied it all.

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He went on to reveal that he almost committed suicide after he was accused of raping the girls as he denied ever meeting any of the ladies.

Yangy was accused of luring girls to chill with him and then take advantage of the girls.

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