AKWA IBOM CANCELS 2020 EDITION OF ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CAROL

The Akwa Ibom Government has cancelled the hosting of this year’s annual Christmas Carol festival to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the state. The cancellation was made known in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr Orman Esin, in Uyo on Thursday. Esin said this was due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which he noted had hindered preparations for the festival, which usually takes about six months ahead. He said that in obedience to the WHO, NCDC, and the State Government protocols on…

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OSINBAJO, GOWON, OTHERS ATTEND ASO ROCK VILLA CHAPEL CAROL, PRAY FOR NIGERIA

John Ameh, Abuja Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday night led many prominent Nigerians to a special Christmas Carol in singing and praying for a better Nigeria The programme, which started about 5.30pm at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja, lasted till about 9.13pm. Personalities in attendance included the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege; a former Head of State, Gen.Yakubu Gowon (retd.); the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha; members of the National Assembly, ministers and diplomats. Abuja Catholic Archbishop Emeritus, Cardinal John Onaiyekan,…

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