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Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by OrientDailyNews: 11:06pm On Oct 19, 2018
The Anambra Government has banned religious bodies from using either public schools or its facilities to conduct religious services across the state.

The state Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr Don Adinuba announced the ban on Friday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Onitsha.

Adinuba said the ban became imperative because of the ongoing seeming ownership tussle of Bishop Crowder Memorial School, Onitsha, being contested between the state and the Diocese on the Niger, Anglican Communion.

The Church, through its legal Secretary, Mr Tabugbo Anaeto, is claiming ownership of the school.

Members of the Anglican Church recently staged a peaceful protest and subsequently released a statement, accusing the state government of its alleged refusal from allowing it to assume ownership of its property.

Anaeto, in a statement alleged that the state government had refused to make public the report of the fact finding committee on the ownership of the school set up by former Gov. Peter Obi.

But the commissioner dismissed the allegation, saying that the school established by government during the colonial era had operated since then by the state government till date.

“The original name of the school began as Local Authority School under the colonial masters; it never belonged to any church.

“If they really lay claim of ownership, they should come forward with documents to prove that, but we do not want to engage in a press war with any organisation or individual in the state.

“This will not be in the interest of the people of the state to engage in any kind of press war,”

Adinuba explained that the Deputy Governor had granted an oral plea by Anglican Church to allow it conduct mid-week services in the school on Wednesdays.

The commissioner said the church had been conducting mid week service within the school premises but expressed surprise that it suddenly started erecting structures within the school compound without authorisation.

According to him, “what you know is not your own, why take it by blackmail,” the commissioner queried, saying that every property owned by churches were documented by the state government.

“The Anambra Government has, therefore, banned religious services from being conducted in publicly owned secondary schools across the state based on our experience.

“This is because if they are allowed to worship there, it may turn out to become their own without documentary evidence,” Adinuba said.

https://orientdailynews.com.ng/news/anambra-govt-bans-church-services/

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Re: Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by Shelumiel: 11:08pm On Oct 19, 2018
Misleading headline

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Re: Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by ChrisMafian: 10:00am On Oct 20, 2018
Nice one, the Classroom shouldnt be turned to a place of worship especially done by crooked pastors.
Reminds me of how Ipob miscreants turned schools to their rally ground.

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Re: Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by GisterBlogger: 10:00am On Oct 20, 2018
cool
Re: Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by Nobody: 10:01am On Oct 20, 2018
Good policy. This is the kind of policies we need in Nigeria. Policies that are capable of changing the entire landscape structure. The state national assemblies should be more involved, though.

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Re: Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by Nobody: 10:02am On Oct 20, 2018
Just give them the school to manage. Period.

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Re: Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by crownson(m): 10:02am On Oct 20, 2018
Re: Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by flyca: 10:02am On Oct 20, 2018
Excellent!
Especially if it goes across all religious secs!

I grew up in Anambra and during school holiday many fellowships use Public schools for camps. Humans sleeping in open dark mosquito-ridden, unsafe classrooms because they want to “meet with the Lord”. undecided

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Re: Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by rhonard(m): 10:02am On Oct 20, 2018
oya, another yawa don burst

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Re: Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by pawesome(m): 10:03am On Oct 20, 2018
Heard that in Rwanda, before you own a church you must get a degree in theology.... You must go to school but in Naija, we just hear something like I was called grin

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Re: Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by mjabdulk: 10:03am On Oct 20, 2018
those using public schools for church services are fanatics.

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Re: Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by HigherEd: 10:03am On Oct 20, 2018
pawesome:
Heard that in Rwanda, before you own a church you must get a degree in theology.... You must go to school but in Naija, we just hear something like I was called grin
Which theology degree did Paul have before entering christian ministry?.. Don't get me wrong pastors have to learn before entering ministerial assignment but how they learn it varies from ministeries to ministeries... Also the content of curriculum would also cause conflicts as many ministeries differ in their interpretation of scriptures.

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Re: Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by Nobody: 10:03am On Oct 20, 2018
This is the type of news lala likes. Just four comments it hit front page
Re: Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by evansjeff(m): 10:04am On Oct 20, 2018
funniest thing is, had it been the federal government or a northern governor that did this, these children of hate would been hitting their heads on the wall by now, screaming islamisation, clamp down on churches. But now, it seems alright to them. Hypocrites.

And Note: I am a Christian but I don't get carried away by religious, ethnic or political sentiments

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Re: Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by DFlyest: 10:04am On Oct 20, 2018
I like this

Nigerians are some of the most religious people on the planet, but even more sinful and corrupt!! undecided

Sister Ada can shout Fire! Fire! Fire!, Amen and then later YES! YES! Harder! in the same evening undecided

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Re: Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by Calyb(m): 10:04am On Oct 20, 2018
Wetin concern me

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Re: Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by Nobody: 10:05am On Oct 20, 2018
build or rent your own church house

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Re: Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by yrex01(m): 10:05am On Oct 20, 2018
Good move !!
Re: Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by KBDOT(m): 10:05am On Oct 20, 2018
Gbam
Re: Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by semyman: 10:05am On Oct 20, 2018
Fraudsters repackaged, as no body gree come babalawo shrines again, they remodernize the business to extort the gullibles

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Re: Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by omooba969(m): 10:06am On Oct 20, 2018
No morals,undecided anything to make money. cool
Re: Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by wwwmaster: 10:06am On Oct 20, 2018
But most of those puplic schools were built by churches.
Re: Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by Nobody: 10:06am On Oct 20, 2018
pawesome:
Heard that in Rwanda, before you own a church you must get a degree in theology.... You must go to school but in Naija, we just hear something like I was called grin
you can't learn the way of God at school. most of Christ apostles were not learned

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Re: Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by ezigr8(m): 10:08am On Oct 20, 2018
if it were to be a Muslim state this policy was initiated the interpretation will be different and hatefully condemn

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Re: Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by Shezkid: 10:13am On Oct 20, 2018
Calyb:
Wetin concern me

You just dey upload this pics everywhere grin grin
I no fit just laugh
Re: Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by Hassan88(m): 10:13am On Oct 20, 2018
Pls where is Anambra?
Re: Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by flyca: 10:17am On Oct 20, 2018
Hassan88:
Pls where is Anambra?
South-East, Nigeria.

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Re: Anambra Government Bans Churches From Holding Services In Public Schools by Rstc: 10:18am On Oct 20, 2018
evansjeff:
funniest thing is, had it been the federal government or a northern governor that did this, these children of hate would been hitting their heads on the wall by now, screaming islamisation, clamp down on churches. But now, it seems alright to them. Hypocrites.

And Note: I am a Christian but I don't get carried away by religious, ethnic or political sentiments
Actually, it is the other way round.

If they did it to the Muslim folks, unintelligent people like you would claim igbos who are majority Christians, are islamo phobic.
Thank God, it mostly affects Christians, so nobody is accusing igbos of bigotry.

You see what your bigoted, unintelligent eyes wants to see.

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