N59.7m Fraud: Court Remands ‘Prophet’ In Prison Custody

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on Monday, November 5, 2018, arraigned one Prophet Cletus Ilongwo, Founder, Power of The Holy Spirit Evangelical Ministry, Lagos before Justice S.O. Solebo of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State on an 11-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N59, 760, 000 (Fifty-Nine Million, Seven Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira) only. The complainant, Obinna Ezenwaka, a former employee of Fidelity Bank Plc, alleged that he was introduced to the…

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Anti- Graft War: Magu Charges Youths on good Character

  The Acting Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu has tasked youths across the country, to embrace the virtues of good character in their quest for leadership and as an important condition to enlist in the anti-corruption war. He gave this charge on Sunday, 4th November, 2018 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State at the Music/Talent Concert of Warriors Of Christ International Church. According to him, corruption affects the future of youths more than any other segment of the society but with the right…

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AFEX condemns gruesome murder of Jamal Khashoggi…calls on the UN to take decisive action against Saudi Arabia

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), a network of prominent media and freedom of expression organizations across the continent, today condemned the October 2, 2018 gruesome murder of renowned Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, saying a country that indulges in such barbaric behaviour ought to be ostracized by the civilized world. In a statement issued from its Secretariat in Accra, AFEX called on the United Nations to demonstrate its commitment to the safety of journalists and ending impunity for crimes against journalists by…

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Ogundipe celebrates Nigeria at 58

… Gives out cash, grinding machines to less-privileged persons Ekeh James: Founder and General Overseer of the Genesis Celestial Church, Prophet Israel Ogundipe has expressed optimism that Nigeria would be better and called on Nigerians to continue to pray for peace and progress of the country. Prophet Ogundipe who stated this on Monday, the first of October to mark Nigeria’s 58th independence celebration at the church site along Isheri-Igando road, Lagos state charged country men and women not to lose faith in the leadership of the country. In the carnival-like…

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Lagos denies plans to place religious leaders on salary

…….Says Report Untrue, Misleading The Lagos State Government on Tuesday debunked viral report on the social media suggesting that it was planning to commence paying salary to religious leaders in the State, saying the claim was totally untrue and misleading. Commissioner for Home Affairs, Abdulateef Abdulhakeem who made the clarification while speaking on a television programme monitored in Lagos, said there was no iota of truth in the said report, and urged members of the public to disregard it in its entirety. He said: “The clear position is that the…

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Winners’ Chapel Declares 7-Day Fasting For The Rescue Of The Soul Of Nigeria

Report reaching daily mandate has it that the authority of the Living Faith Church International also know as Winners’ Chapel through his president, Bishop David Oyedepo, tonight released a memo to all the commission’s mission stations to embark on a 7-day fervent fast and prayer for the terrorized soul of Nigeria. This will believe aroused as a result of the incessant killings of Christians in the country. Recall over 120 were recently killed in Plateau state with villages left to desolate.

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Christian women should not wear trousers – Gloria Bamiloye

The wife of Mount Zion President and co-founder of Mount Zion Faith Ministries, Gloria Bamiloye, has given her opinion on one of the most controversial topics in Christendom – The issue on whether Christain women should wear trousers or not. According to the Evangelist Gloria Bamiloye, wearing of trousers cannot actually be considered wrong, but as a believer, it might not be portraying the woman in the right way to unbelievers. Gloria Bamiloye writes: Question : Is it good for believers to wear trousers ? Answer: Deuteronomy 22:5 KJVS [5]…

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Church protest against killings: ESOCS Reacts Over bloodshed across Nigeria

Members of the Eternal Sacred Order of the Cherubim and Seraphim (ESOCS), Yewa Provincial Headquarters, Ilaro, Ogun State on Sunday staged a protest against killings across Nigeria in response to the latest bloody incidents in Benue State against which CAN declared what it tagged “National and International Sunday of Christian Protest,” to draw global attention to the endless violence, mass murder and general insecurity across Nigeria. Elder ‘Biodun Sanyaolu who is the National Treasurer of OAIC and the National Director of CAN while addressing the gathering vehemently rejected the violent activities of…

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FEC approves N20.8bn for Ikorodu- Shagamu road

FEC approves N20.8bn for Ikorodu- Shagamu road

FEC approves N20.8bn for Ikorodu- Shagamu road The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday in Abuja approved N20.8billion for the rehabilitation of Ikorodu – Shagamu road. It also approved  N4.2billion for the procurement of aviation firefighting equipment.­ The Minister of Information and Culture,  Lai Mohammed made the disclosure when he briefed State House correspondents alongside the Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika and Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on the outcome of the council’s meeting. The meeting held at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, was presided over by…

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Virgin Mary to appear in Bavaria?

Virgin Mary to appear in Bavaria?

Virgin Mary to appear in Bavaria? The Virgin Mary smells of roses and is returning to Upper Bavaria. The mother of God is set to appear in the small St Lawrence Chapel in Unterflossing on March 17 at half past four, sharp (1530 GMT). That is according to Otto Masszi, a man who, a few years ago, bought and renovated the chapel in the village of 100 souls at his own expense. He denies any personal interest. “Whether or not this becomes a place of pilgrimage is of no concern…

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Indian cleric issues decree against women watching football

Indian cleric issues decree against women watching football

Indian cleric issues decree against women watching football By Bimbo Ogunnaike A senior cleric at an influential Islamic seminary in northern India has issued a religious decree saying that Muslim women should not watch men playing football. Mufti Athar Kasmi said that watching men “playing with bare knees” violated the tenets of Islam and was forbidden for women. Kasmi is cleric at Darul Uloom, Asia’s largest Sunni Muslim seminary in the northern town of Deoband. The cleric also lashed out at the men who allow their wives to watch football,…

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Bahrain court upholds one-year jail term for Muslim cleric, Sheikh Qassim

Bahrain court upholds one-year jail term for Muslim cleric, Sheikh Qassim

By Bimbo Ogunnaike A court in Bahrain upholds a one-year jail term  handed to top Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim, who has been stripped of his nationality by the Al Khalifah regime and confirms the decision to revoke the cleric’s citizenship. A legal source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Bahrain’s Supreme Court confirmed the same ruling for two of the 81-year-old cleric’s aides, Sheikh Hussein Mahrus and Mirza al-Obaidli. On May 21 last year, a Bahraini court convicted Sheikh Qassim of illegal collection of funds and money laundering, and sentenced him to one year in…

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We are not terrorist group- IMN tells FG

We are not terrorist group- IMN tells FG

By Bimbo Ogunnaike The Islamic Movement of Nigeria(IMN), has said that it rejected the move to label it as a terrorist or violent organisation by the Federal Government. The group in a press statement signed and made available to Daily Mandate by  its spokesman, Ibrahim Musa, said  it has always been a peaceful organization and remains committed to peace, despite the incarceration of its leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky. The group said it suspected that the attempt to label it as “violent and terrorist” is designed to “finally nail the coffin on…

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Pope Francis begs Chileans over sex abuse scandal by priests

By Bimbo Ogunnaike with agency report Pope Francis has begged  the people of Chilefor forgiveness for the irreparable damage done to children who were raped and molested by priests. The Pope stated this on Tuesday during his visit to the country said the scandal that has greatly hurt the Catholic Church’s credibility in the country and cast a cloud over his visit. “I am one with my brother bishops, for it is right to ask forgiveness and make every effort to support the victims, even as we commit ourselves to…

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