May, 2017

 

50 years on: Nigeria’s Biafra secessionist movement

Nnamdi Kanu waves his hand and puffs in frustration: “Nothing seems to be working in Nigeria. There is pain and hardship everywhere. What we’re fighting [for] is not self-determination for the sake of it. It’s because Nigeria is not functioning and can never function.” The leader of a group demanding the secession of southeastern Nigeria is speaking exclusively to Al Jazeera in the parlour of his father’s home in the southeastern city of Umuahia. It’s the first time he has spoken to an international media outlet since he was granted bailRead More


In defense of young women who prefer older men

I prefer dating older men — I’m talking a decade or more, like a Nigerian model who recently married a governor who is three decades her senior. No, I do not suffer from “Daddy issues” complex. For your information, absent dads do not always breed girls with a penchant for older men. That theory is nothing but hot air. Any girl can be a little slutty; it has nothing to do with their daddy. I am not a gold-digger either. Nowadays, everybody and their mother seem to have a strongRead More


Police hunt for three young women who ‘gang raped man for days after drugging him inside taxi’

Three young women took turns raping a man over several days after they drugged him and held him against his will, say police. Detectives said the man, aged 23, was left severely traumatised after he was abducted from a taxi and gang raped for three days. He told police he lost consciousness after being injected with a substance and woke up in a room where he was raped several times a day. Police launched a hunt for the women and driver, and appealed for information after the man was freedRead More


Palestinians ban divorces during Ramadan

The head of Palestinian Islamic courts on Sunday told judges not to grant divorces over Ramadan, fearing the month-long fast could spark rash words that would be regretted later. Judge Mahmud Habash said he based his ruling on “the experience of previous years” when he found that the dawn-to-dusk fast and ban on cigarettes, which began on Saturday, tended to lead to frayed tempers and sharp tongues. “Some, because they have not eaten and not smoked, create problems” in their marriages, he said in a statement, and they can makeRead More


Fayose to Buhari: Resign! We can’t keep waiting for an incapacitated president

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to resign if he truly loves the country. Addressing reporters in Lagos on Tuesday, Fayose said the president has not been able to effectively discharge his constitutional duties because he is ill. He said being an “avowed corruption fighter”, Buhari is now under moral burden to save Nigeria from “needless stagnation” arising from his heath challenges. The governor said fighting corruption was not limited to ‎discovering large sums of money “here and there”, but doing the right thing atRead More


Adeleke died of drug overdose – Coroner

The coroner inquest inaugurated by Osun State Government to investigate the death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke on Tuesday upheld the autopsy and toxicology reports carried out on the late politician at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Teaching Hospital. The coroner, Chief Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara, said the politician died of drug overdose and not food poisoning. He said evidences and witnesses’ accounts before the panel revealed that Adeleke died of drug overdose. He said: “I have critically gone through all the evidence before me. From the totality of evidence,Read More


Arsene Wenger: Arsenal manager agrees two-year contract

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has agreed a new two-year contract, extending his 21-year reign at the club. Wenger and club owner Stan kroenke met on Monday to determine the Frenchman’s future, with the decision relayed to directors at a Tuesday board meeting. Arsenal are planning to make an official announcement on Wednesday. The Gunners were fifth in the Premier League this season, the first time they have finished outside the top four since the Frenchman joined in 1996. They finished 18 points behind champions Chelsea, but beat the Blues 2-1Read More


Tiger Woods Had To Be Woken Up During DUI Arrest: Report

Tiger Woods was arrested in Jupiter Florida,  early Monday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, an incident the American golf legend wrote in statement was the result of an “unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.” According to arrest documents, Woods had to be woken up from behind the wheel at the time of his arrest. The police report, which was obtained by local news station WPEC, said Woods had his seatbelt on and was “asleep behind the wheel and had to be woken up.” The report added, “Ofc. Palladine made contactRead More


I want to be Nigeria’s President – Donald Duke

A former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, on Tuesday declared that he wants to be Nigeria’s President. The ex-governor spoke at a programme, “The Nigerian Symposium for Emerging Leaders,” held in Lagos. Duke said though he once aspired to the position but did not emerge the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, he would still contest for the highest office in the country at the appropriate time. He further explained that it was because of his preference for the presidential seat that he did not vie forRead More


Raid on Ekweremadu’s house: Police arraign two men for giving false information

The Nigeria Police Force, on Tuesday brought a 50-year-old man, Ahmed Echodo, before a Magistrate’s Court in Abuja for allegedly misleading the police to conduct a raid at a building belonging to the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Friday. Although two defendants were accused of the offense, only Mr. Echodo was arraigned on Tuesday. Recall that security operatives ransacked Ekweremadu’s building penultimate Friday morning following information accusing the occupants of criminal offenses. They found nothing incriminating during the search. The police charged the two men on a one-count ofRead More


Woman locks up housemaid in toilet for 20 days in Lagos

A 34-year-old woman, Oyinyen Chuks has been charged at Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State for locking up her 14-year-old housemaid in a toilet for 20 days. The woman who is a trader and resides at 19, Ojo St., Shasha, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a four-count charge bordering on assault. The Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Raphael Donny, earlier explained in the court that the offenses were committed between May 2 and May 22 at the residence of the accused. According to Donny, the accused alleged that the housemaid stoleRead More


Trump’s communications director resigns as staff shake-up looms

The White House on Tuesday said communications director Mike Dubke has resigned, the first in what is expected to be a series of moves to shake up Donald Trump’s press team. Dubke, 47, occupied the high-powered but low-profile, post for three crisis-filled months. “I can confirm that Dubke has resigned,” an official told AFP. No date for his departure, which has been in the works for almost two weeks, has been announced. For months rumors have echoed around the West Wing about Trump being poised to fire his public relationsRead More


Gov. Fayose worships at Liberation Ministry Lagos

Gov. Ayo Fayose,  Sunday worshiped  at Mountain of Liberation and Miracle Church in Lagos. Founded by the Supreme Prophet of God and a respected man of God Dr. Chris Okafor.  Fayose who had earlier attended a crusade held by the Ministry in Ekiti this month told the man of God that whenever he was Lagos he would worship in his church. In his address he said “let me read from Matt 13v11 and because of our time I will only read verse 11 as it affects the work of GodRead More


Iran spearheading global terrorism – Saudi King

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Sunday accused regional rival Iran of exporting extremist Islamic movements to the world and vowed to eliminate the Islamic State group. “The Iranian regime has been the spearhead of global terrorism since the (Ayatollah Ruhollah) Khomeini revolution” in 1979, King Salman said in a speech to leaders including US President Donald Trump. “We did not know terrorism and extremism until the Khomeini revolution reared its head,” he said. Saudi Arabia was also determined to “eliminate the Islamic State group”, the king said. AFP


Nothing must happen to Fani-Kayode – Nothern Nigeria gets strong warning

– Femi Fani-Kayode, the former minister of Aviation seems to have torn the northern part of Nigeria apart with his statements – A group from the Middle Belt is now uniting with the southern part of the country to send a strong warning to leaders from the core north – The coalition is now accusing the core north of planning to truncate the country’s unity with the constant threats from its leaders The Southern and Middle Belt Allied Youths (SAMBAY) have replied their northern counterparts over the threat the ArewaRead More


Why Osinbajo must not sign 2017 budget –Falana

A human rights activist and constitutional lawyer, Mr Femi Falana has called on the acting President, Yemi Osinbajo not to append his signature to the 2017 Appropriations Bill as passed by the National Assembly. Falana argued that the National Assembly has no constitutional powers to make increases to the budget as presented to it by President Muhammadu Buhari. The legislators had recently passed the 2017 budget with an increase of N143 billion, throwing it up to N7.44 trillion from the N7.39 trillion presented by the president on December 14, 2016.Read More


Coup scare: Army clamps down on suspected soldiers

The Nigerian Army may have begun an internal search for soldiers and officers suspected to be engaging in political meetings, a top military source has told SUNDAY PUNCH. The source said that some arrests may have been made, but that the information was being kept as top secret so as not to add to public tension. Some other sources who spoke with our correspondent on Saturday also noted that the establishment of an army unit in Daura, Katsina State, on Friday, named Muhammadu Buhari Forward Operation Base, by the ChiefRead More


Mercy Aigbe`s estranged husband shows off Temi his

Mercy Aigbe’s estranged husband Lanre Gentry barely two weeks after separating from his wife is already showing off a new love interest whom he referred as Temi my love.


Houston congressman threatened with lynching after calling for Trump’s impeachment

At a Houston town hall meeting Saturday, Rep. Al Green played recordings of threatening voicemail messages he received after calling for Trump’s impeachment on Wednesday. “Actual recordings will be played and you can decide for yourself what we’re dealing with,” Green said to the crowd of about 100 people. “You ain’t going to impeach nobody, you [expletive],” one caller said. “Try it and we’ll lynch all you [expletive] [N-word] and you’ll be hanging from a tree.” “We’ve got an impeachment for you and it’s going to be yours,” another caller said. “We’ll giveRead More


US-Saudi Arabia seal weapons deal worth nearly $110 billion immediately, $350 billion over 10 years

The United States sealed a multi-billion arms deal to Saudi Arabia, the White House announced on Saturday, a move that solidifies its decades-long alliance with the world’s largest energy producer just as President Donald  Trump begins his maiden trip abroad as leader of the free world. The agreement, which is worth $350 billion over 10 years and $110 billion that will take effect immediately, was hailed by the White House as “a significant expansion of…[the] security relationship” between the two countries. Simultaneously, Saudi Arabia is in a broad-based push for economicRead More


Saudis give Trump a reception fit for a king

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Donald Trump had to travel to someone else’s kingdom to get the respect he has always craved. From his airport greeting by King Salman of Saudi Arabia — a courtesy that was never extended to his predecessor, President Barack Obama — to the military flyover and cannons that accompanied his descent from Air Force One, to a lavish cardamon coffee ceremony and medal presentation at the Royal Court, the American president on Saturday was treated like a real-life king. For Trump, a son of QueensRead More


Russian Officials Mock And Laugh At Trump On Video For Giving Them Classified Secrets

In a video that should turn the stomachs of everyone who cares about democracy, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov can be seen laughing and joking about Donald Trump giving him classified secrets. In a video that should turn the stomachs of everyone who cares about democracy, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov can be seen laughing and joking about Donald Trump giving him classified secrets. This video was tweeted by the official account for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Trump has already weakened the United States to the point whereRead More


Richest man in history Mansa Musa worth over $400 billion

Mansa meaning sultan or emperor was the title given to Musa Keita I. He was the tenth Mansa of the wealthy West African Mali empire and recorded as the richest man in history. It will surprise many to know that this man said to be worth over $400 Billion was African. Contrary to popular believe, Africans ruled empires in the 1300s and slavery was not the beginning of the African race as we are taught. A little research will lead each African to the truth of who they really areRead More


Released Chibok girls reunite with parents in Abuja

The 82 rescued Chibok school girls have been reunited with their parents on Saturday in Abuja in an emotion-laden occasion. Mr Joe Mutah, the Chief Press Secretary to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. Mutah said that the girls were earlier reunited with 24 others, who were rescued by the Federal Government last year. He said the Minister of Women Affairs, Hajiya Jummai Alhassan, disclosed at the event that a group of experts had been put together to address theRead More


President Buhari taking Nigerian drugs in a London hospital- Lai Mohammed

The minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed during a programme on Channels TV accidentally revealed that the President is hospitalised in a London hospital but still taking Nigerian medication. This was while talking of made in Nigeria goods. This claim has generated negative reactions from the populace.  


52-year-old South African Virgin Woman Who Says She’s Has Never Kissed Before

At a social cohesion dialogue about virginity, organized by eThekwini Municipality at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Tuesday night, a 52-year-old South African Woman , Thembisile Ntaka boldly said she is a proud virgin and hasn’t kissed any one all her life. Here’s what she said; “ Even at my age, I still go to Umkhosi woMhlanga. “ I began this journey when I was 14 years old . I get a lot of people criticising me for being a virgin and not having children . Some even tellRead More


REPORT: How military officials are profiting from Boko Haram war

Some military officials have been accused of profiting from the Boko Haram crisis in the north-east. Global watchdog Transparency International said this in a report released on the crisis. “Corrupt military officials have been able to benefit from the conflict through the creation of fake defence contracts, the proceeds of which are often laundered abroad in the United Kingdom (UK), United States (U.S.) and elsewhere,” the report read. The allegations of misappropriation of funds meant for equipping the military have persistently trailed the battle against Boko Haram. TI noted that lastRead More


Buhari Should Resign – BBOG Convener

In a two-minute video she posted online, Yesufu said Buhari can no longer discharge his duty as president. “When are we going to realise that this acting president thing is not working out, it’s really not working out” she said. “Things are stagnating in Nigeria, for crying out loud, the president is sick, the president is not capable of discharging his duty as president, why can’t he resign.” This is not the first time Yesufu is speaking about the presidency. In August 2016, she branded president Muhammadu Buhari as aRead More


Buhari’s Health Problem Is Spiritual, Not Medical – Cleric

Fiery preacher and Abuja-based prophet, Wisdom Nnamdi Ezeigwe, popularly called “Ojenanmuo” has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to come back home and seek spiritual cleansing rather than travelling abroad intermittently to seek the help of medics who obviously do not possess answers to his life’s major queries​. Ojenanmuo who recently relocated to Abuja from the United States of America said what Mr Buhari needs is more prayers and not more chemicals in his body. “I sincerely empathize with our dear president but as a prophet of the most high God, myRead More


Benue has no land for herdsmen–Ortom

Benue State Governor, Sam Ortom has described insecurity occasioned by herdsmen, farmers clashes, non payment of salaries as at when due and huge debts inherited from his predecessors as the main challenges facing his administration. In this interview, he insisted that Benue has no land for herdsmen to traverse saying they must either have a ranch or look elsewhere. In the next few days you will be two years in office, how would you describe the journey so far?  I want to say that so far, the journey has beenRead More


ISIS is surrounded, there’s no escape – Mattis

The military campaign of Coalition of Countries Working to Defeat ISIS has surrounded the terrorist group with no way for its fighters to escape, U.S. Secretary of Defence James Mattis said. Mattis said the onslaught approved by President Donald Trump would defeat the terror group and crush the idea that ‘ISIS is invincible’, according to the Department of Defence. “Thanks to the leadership and authorities granted by President Trump, thanks to the spirit of dozens of nations committed to this fight, thanks to the nations whose troops have gone toe-to-toeRead More


Uzbekistan-born billionaire, Usmanov, makes bid to buy Arsenal

Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov has made a $1.3 billion (£998 million, 1.1 billion euros) bid to take control of Arsenal from rival majority shareholder Stan Kroenke, according to a Financial Times report on Friday. Uzbekistan-born Usmanov owns 30 per cent of the Premier League club and is said to have recently made the offer in a letter to Kroenke, who controls a 67 per cent stake. Kroenke is yet to formally respond to the offer, but the report says, after initially considering his options, the American sports mogul has decidedRead More


South Africa deports 90 Nigerians

The South African government on Friday deported 90 Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences. DSP Joseph Alabi, the spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Alabi said the deportees, who are all men, landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 3.30pm. He said they were brought back to Nigeria aboard a South African Airways aircraft with registration number BBB712 from Johannesburg. “This afternoon, about 3.30pm, 90 Nigerians were deported from South Africa for committing immigration-related offences.Read More


Robbers break into Dencia’s car in L.A, and stole properties worth 90K USD

Robbers break into Dencia’s car in L.A, and stole properties worth 90K USD (Ninety Thousand US Dollars). The Devastated singer took to snapchat to share the aftermath of the robbery. She also lamented that the car’s alarm system didn’t sound to notify her as she was not far from where she parked her car.  


Serena Williams shows off her growing baby bump in a swimsuit while on a yacht

Serena just posted a series of gorgeous snaps on her Instagram. In the pics, she’s posing on a boat in a black swimsuit – that bump proudly on display – with the sparkling ocean spread out behind her. After initially keeping her pregnancy secret, the tennis star seems happy to share (Photo: Internet Unknown) Although Serena left off any captions, it looks like the images were taken during her holiday with friends in Miami earlier this month. It comes weeks after she showed off the beginnings of those pregnancy curvesRead More


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange pictured smiling as he’s set to be a ‘free man’ after prosecutors drop rape probe

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has posted a picture of himself with a beaming smile after Swedish prosecutors dropped the rape case against him. The decision by Sweden’s Director of Public Prosecution brings to an end a seven-year legal stand-off which saw Assange holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London. Assange, 45, took refuge there to avoid extradition to Sweden over the allegation – which he always denied. In a statement released today prosecutors said: “Chief Prosecutor Marianne Ny has today decided to discontinue the preliminary investigation regarding suspected rapeRead More


Protesting IPOB Women Remove Their Clothes As Soldiers Disrupt Their Meeting… Photos

There was chaos in Abia state at the ongoing conference of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) the women were disrupted by soldiers in Abiriba area of the state. The women who resisted -protested by removing their clothes and walking unclad on the street. .


Opemititi aka ‘Queen Stunner’ slams N500m lawsuit against Mercy Aigbe

Miss Opemititi Ajayi has slammed a N500million lawsuit against Mercy Aigbe her former best friend.   Opemititi Aja,through her solicitor, Afolabi Fashanu & Co said Aigbe’s claims were damaging to her reputation and wants an apology. Afolabi Fashanu & Co  wrote Mercy Aigbe and Linda Ikeji over the alleged frivolous and malicious statements. Recall that Opemititi aka ‘Queen Stunner’ was alleged by Linda Ikeji to be the lady having an affair with Mercy Aigbe’s hubby. Mercy Aigbe, said: ‘I am yet to be served any letter. When they send the letter toRead More


Any Igbo person in APC needs to have his or her head examined – Fani-Kayode

Chief Femi Fani-Kayode ex Minister of Aviation, has said any Igbo person in the APC needs to have his or her head examined. Fani-Kayode on his Facebook page, Thursday, responding to Tim Elombah of Elombah.com who had asked: “Chief Fani-Kayode, some Igbos in the APC said that it cannot be true that Buhari said what you claimed he said about the Igbo because he had an Igbo running mate as VP on at least two occassions. How can he hate Igbos if he had an Igbo running mate twice inRead More


We Won’t Miss Fayose If He Dumps Party, Says Sheriff-led PDP

Following statement made by the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, that he may leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if Senator Ali Modu Sheriff should emerge the party leader, the faction loyal to Sheriff has told the governor to make good his threat. Fayose, had on Tuesday while interfacing with students in preparation for the 2018 governorship poll stated that he can’t stay in the same party with Sheriff and that he might dump the party should Sheriff wins at the Supreme Court. The faction, in a statementRead More


PMB Will Sign 2017 Budget – Enang

The assent of 2017 budget appears to be generating a lot controversy, with the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters, Ita Enang, saying the president willsign the budget. This is contrary to the statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande, that his principal would sign the budget into law. “Just so we are clear: when the time comes, everything is set, & he is satisfied, Ag. President Yemi Osinbajo will assent to the 2017Read More


Al-Bashir apologises for inability to attend Islamic-U.S. summit

Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir on Friday apologised for  his inability to attend the upcoming Arab Islamic American Summit in the Saudi capital Riyadh, official SUNA news agency reported. “The President of the Republic has apologised for not attending the summit for special reasons and tasked the State Minister at the Presidency and Director of his offices Gen. Taha Al-Hussein to represent him at the summit and participate in all its activities,” SUNA said. Al-Bashir wished the leaders participating in the summit all success, expressing hope that the summit would serveRead More


MASSOB Anniversary: Biafra musicians to honour dead colleagues

Biafra musicians under the supervision of the Organization of Biafra Music and Film Authority (OBMFA) have chosen the May 22 Biafra anniversary date of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra/Biafra Independent Movement (MASSOB/BIM) to honour their dead colleagues. Speaking after visiting the headquarters of OBMFA at Amucha, Njaba –Orlu in Imo State, the director general of the organization, David Chinedu Eboson said the programme would also be used to commiserate with the families of fallen legendary Biafra musicians. Some of the musicians Eboson said will beRead More


Man sets himself on fire at Iranian embassy amid election

An unidentified man set himself on fire in front of the Iranian embassy in Bangkok to protest the presidential elections in Iran, police said on Friday. A man of unknown nationality shouted in protest of the Iranian elections in Arabic in front of the embassy while holding up a sign “Don’t Vote,” in both English and Arabic. Noppadon Samart, a police investigator at Bangkok’s Thonglor station, told newsmen that the unidentified man then poured gasoline on himself and set himself on fire. “The man did not carry any identification withRead More


Nnamdi Kanu meets MASSOB leaders

The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has met with the leader of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, (MASSOB), Uchenna Madu and commended his group for its tenacity and uprightness in the struggle for Biafra. Speaking at his Afara Ukwa Umuahia North country home, Umuahia, when MASSOB leadership under Madu visited to rejoice with him over his freedom secured in the court, Kanu said that the struggle requires sincerity, consistency and selflessness. Kanu commended MASSOB for working in tandem with theRead More


Alex Otti defends Peter Obi; says he left $150m in 3 banks

Former chairman of Diamond Bank, Alex Otti has defended former Anambra state governor, Peter Obi following claims by the state government that he left an empty treasury. Otti, however, insisted that Obi was a prudent leader who left $150 million in three banks. He spoke while delivering a key note address. “Nigeria economic recession: Ways out of the woods”, at the 8th annual conference of the Academy for Entrepreneurial Study, at the Nigerian Institute for International Study, Victoria Island, Lagos. Otti said Nigeria needed leaders who can inspire confidence in theRead More


Kano House of Assembly Speaker vows to probe Emir Sanusi

The Speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly, Alhaji Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, has shown his determination to see that the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II is not left off hook without him being probed for financial misconduct. Rurum said this while reacting to a call by a member of the Federal House of Representatives, Aliyu Sani Madakin Gini (APC, Dala) urging the House of Representatives to intervene in the probe of the emir by the Kano Assembly. He insisted that the House of Representatives has no right toRead More


Circumstances Surrounding Nollywood Actress, Moji Olaiya’s Death Revealed

Following the announcement of Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya’s death yesterday in Canada, a family source has revealed the disheartening circumstances surrounding the actress’ death. The actress’ older brother, Otuna Olaiya, while speaking as distraught, distressed and dismayed persons trooped into the Magodo residence of Nollywood actress, to pay their condolence visit said: “When I spoke to her a few days ago, she did not give signs of death. She never complained about anything. This is really heartbreaking.” The actress’ housekeeper, Mrs Keji, who noted that she was a close friendRead More


Nollywood actress Moji Olaiyas daughter demands mother`s body returned to nigeria

Following the death of Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya in Canada, there has been a major development as to the burial rites. The burial arrangement for the Nollywood actress who died yesterday in Canada has sparked major controversy owing to the actress’ conversion to Islam from Christainity during her adult life. Certain members of her family are reportedly against burying the actress according to Muslim rites. Chief of the protagonists is the late actress’ daughter, Adun, 20, who has refused to give in to burying her mother according to Muslim rites.Read More


Pastor of a popular church agrees to swear with ogun oba to prove innocence

A pastor of a popular church in Nigeria has said he was prepared to swear by Ogun-Oba to prove his innocence in allegations levelled against him by some elders and traditional ruler of Egba Community, HRH Palmer Omoregbe. Pastor Blessed Ighiwi of Winners Chapel Church was the chairman of outlawed Community Development Association (CDA) at Egba village and was arraigned before the Benin monarch for continuing with CDA activities, despite the ban. The cleric agreed to swear by Ogun-Oba when he appeared at the Ugha Ozolua in the palace of BeninRead More