Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Armed Robbers Shoot Pastor In Church

A 60-year-old pastor, Mr. Joseph Adebo, has been shot dead by armed robbers who unleashed terror on residents of Oke Ela area in Ilaro, Ogun State.

It was learnt that the pastor was shot in the chest and his left arm by the robbers. It was further gathered that Adebo was pastor in
charge of a Pentecostal church situated at Powerline, Oke Ela in Ilaro.

It was learnt that the robbery gang, whose number has yet to be ascertained, stormed the area around 3am of Saturday, October 4. They were said to have fired several gunshots into the air to scare the residents as they went from one apartment to the other, dispossessing residents of their valuables.

It was also gathered that when they got to Adebo's church, an argument reportedly ensued between the robbers and the pastor during which he was shot dead, while the assailants were said to have quickly taken to their heels.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, while confirming the death,
said the police were still working on a lead to get the robbers.

He said, "The case was reported to the Ilaro Police Division. The pastor was killed by the robbers during their operation. Unfortunately, no suspect has been arrested as of now, but we have a lead we are working on. I do not want to disclose names so that our investigation will not be jeopardised."

A resident of Oke Ela area, who begged to remain anonymous,revealed that Adebo might have been alone on the church premises, adding that the clergy was shot dead probably because he did not 'cooperate' with the robbers.

He said, "The robbers came in the early hours of the morning. No one really knew their number.

They were moving around houses, and they did not even spare the church. No service was going on in the church, but the pastor was around. I think he was also the only person in the building.

"He might have been shot because he argued with the robbers. Some neighbours believed he was eavesdropping on the robbers' conversation, and had wanted to raise the alarm. But when they found out, they got infuriated and one of them shot him, leading to instant death."

Another resident who gave his name as Olufemi, said neighbours were shocked when they woke up in the morning and found the pastor's corpse inside the church.

He said, "When it was morning, we found him in a pool of blood right inside the church building.

Everyone was shocked at the sight. After all the commotion, we reported the incident at the Ilaro Police Station."

Sources learnt that Adebo's corpse had been deposited in a morgue in Ilaro. Meanwhile, attempts to reach the family of the pastor or members of the church for comments were not successful as of the time of report.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Lagos State To Donate N50m To First Consultants Hospital And Ebola Survivors As Well

As Nigeria has been officially declared Ebola-free, the Lagos state government has revealed plans to present N50 million to First Consultant Medical Centre, Obalende, where the Index case, Mr Patrick Sawyer died .They also lost their chief consultant, Dr. Adadevoh and nurse Justina.

The state Government will also give an undisclosed amount to other Ebola causalities and survivors, to help them get back on their feet.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, disclosed this at a joint media conference in Alausa, Ikeja:

"Support to affected persons including those alive and N50 million lump sum as business support gesture to First Consultant Medical
Centre. This is with view to getting people, businesses back on their feet and for businesses to re-secure patronage of their customers."
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Speaker Of House Of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal Defects To APC

After several months of flirting with the People's Democratic Party (PDP), the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal finally defects to the All Progressives Congress (APC)

The defection took place on Monday in his home state, Sokoto, with the speaker officially attending the APC
stakeholders' meeting in the Caliphate.
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Pastor Adeboye Defends Underfire CAN President, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E.A Adeboye has come out to defend the embattled President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor over the controversial ferrying of the $9.3m arms deal in South Africa.

Adeboye took to his official Facebook page to defend Oritsejafor.
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CAF Awards To Hold In Lagos Once Again

The Confederation of African Football has announced that the 2014 CAF awards will be once again be hosted in Lagos, Nigeria. This would be the third time the Nigerian former capital will be hosting the event after last year
and 2008.

The ceremony will take place on Thursday, January 8, with anticipation high on who will claim the prestigious Player of the Year award last won by Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure.

A statement on the CAF website confirmed the awards up for grabs on the night as follows:

Player of the Year, Player of The Year – Based in Africa, National Team of the Year, Club of the Year, Referee of the Year, Coach of the Year, Most Promising Talent, Women's National Team of the Year, Women's Player of the Year, African Legend, CAF Fair Play Award, Youth Player of the Year and Platinum Award.

Nominees for the different awards will be announced at a later stage.
Posted on Monday, October 20, 2014 | Categories:

White Lady Disgraced At Shopping Mall In Abuja For Driving Through The Wrong Entrance

The lady in the picture drove an SUV with diplomatic plates into Next Shopping Mall Abuja using the wrong entrance. Security men at the gate were nearly crushed by this woman. The Security men insisted that she should do the right thing. She refused exclaiming "your Nigeria brothers do it all the time".

The security men stood their ground. Despite her expletive abuses directed at Nigeria, Nigerians and the security men, she was firmly led to her car and told to do the proper thing.

She refused, electing to drive off the premises.
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WHO Officially Declares Nigeria Ebola Free

Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

WHO representative Rui Gama Vaz, speaking in the capital Abuja, said it was a "spectacular success story".

Nigeria won praise for its swift response after a Liberian diplomat brought the disease there in July.

The outbreak has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa, mostly in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

An estimated 70% of those infected have died in those countries.

The WHO officially declared Senegal Ebola-free on Friday.

Meanwhile, European Union foreign ministers are meeting in Luxembourg to discuss how to strengthen their response to the threat posed by Ebola.

European countries have committed more than 500m euros (£400m; $600m) but the UK is pressing to double that amount.

The money is being sought to help reinforce over-stretched healthcare systems in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea and to mitigate the damage Ebola is doing to their economies.

Ahead of the talks, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier suggested the EU could send a civilian mission to West Africa that would serve as a platform for sending medical staff.

Another diplomat said there were plans for three countries to spearhead aid to the region - the UK for Sierra Leone, France for Guinea and the US for Liberia.

Earlier, the Spanish government said a nurse who became the first person to contract Ebola outside
West Africa had tested negative for the virus.
Posted on Monday, October 20, 2014 | Categories:

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Lilian Afegbai Evicted From Big Brother Africa

After a short 2 week stay,Nigeria's female representative at Big Brother Africa 2014, Lilian Afegbai, has been evicted tonight.

He male counterpart, Tayo was saved from eviction.

Lilian is a 22 year old model,actor
presenter and Tax collector.

When asked by host IK, she said she was shocked by her eviction.
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President Of Russian Tennis Federation Banned And Fined For Referring To The Williams Sisters As "The Williams Brothers"

The president of the Russian Tennis Federation has been banned from the women's tour for a year and fined $25,000 for calling Venus and Serena Williams "the Williams brothers."

Shamil Tarpischev made the comments on a Russian television chat show earlier this month.

He was sitting alongside retired Russian tennis player Elena Dementieva who was asked by the
host, Ivan Urgant, what it was like to "play against one of the ..."

Before he finished his sentence, Tarpischev interrupted to say the "Williams brothers."

Urgant went on to say: "I have tremendous respect for them (the Williams) but once one of the sisters passed next to me and I found myself in her shadow for about 40 seconds."

The Russian tennis boss said the sisters were "scary" to look at.

His remarks have been condemned by the WTA as "insulting" and "demeaning" against "two of the greatest athletes in the history of woman's tennis."

"Mr. Tarpischev's statements questioning their genders tarnish our great game and two of our champions," WTA Tour chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster said in a statement Friday. "His derogatory
remarks deserve to be condemned and he will be sanctioned."

The WTA also demanded a personal apology to the sisters.

Tarpischev, who is also a member of the International Olympic Committee, said Saturday his comments about the Williams sisters were only meant as jokes.

He told The Associated Press that his comments came as he spoke on "a humorous show."

Tarpischev later denied any "malicious intent" in a statement released by the Russian Tennis Federation.

"I regret that this joke ... has garnered so much attention," Tarpischev, who was the personal tennis coach to Russian president Boris Yeltsin, said in his statement.

"I don't think this incident deserves so much fuss."
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Lagos State Speaker, Adeyemi Ikuforiji Picks Up Governorship Nomination Form

The speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon Adeyemi Ikuforiji, has picked an Expression of Interest form to contest the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

Speaking to newsmen yesterday at the state secretariat in Ikeja, the Speaker said he possesses the best credentials among those jostling for the ticket of the party.

"I believe very much in the future of the state and I know that the best is what the people deserve," he said.

On his tenure as head of Lagos legislative arm, Ikuforiji said he had discharged his duties professionally and creditably and that he had begun a transition to the executive arm as he picked his form.

"It is the same best we are taking to the governor's office so that the residents will have the globally accepted government," he said adding that he harbours no misgivings over his chances saying it
was not his first time of contesting an election.

"To contest is not an issue and to go round the membership of the party; they know who is the best among the aspirants in the APC.

On talks of consensus candidate, he said "It is all part of the game; there can be consensus candidate
and we will not be the first, even President Goodluck Jonathan is the consensus candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party. So, there is nothing wrong in having a consensus candidate."

Speaking on his travails during the money laundering trial brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),
Ikuforiji said he believes that leadership comes with trials and tribulations.

"If the EFCC wants to appeal the case or whatever, it is the business of EFCC; it is not my business," he said.
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