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RCCG Ordains 2236 Assistant Pastors

At the 65th annual convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God which kicked off at the Redemption Camp, the mission has ordained 2236 assistant pastors. The convention which is scheduled to last till Sunday will be held in the new 3km auditorium and will witness a huge number of people. The General Overseer Pastor E.A. Adeboye will lead other men of God.

 

Drug War Spills into Church, Suspects Arrested

Some suspects believed to have been involved in the massacre which took place in Ozubulu, Anambra State have been arrested. The attack which led to the death of scores of people is believed to be over a drug deal involving one of the main donors at the catholic church where the incident occurred on Sunday.

 

Police Teargas Protesters in Abuja

Today witnessed some unsavory events in the FCT as men of the Nigerian Police opened fire on protesters. A coalition of civil society groups led by the popular Charly boy had staged protests in Abuja urging the ailing president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari to either resume office or resign. This follows recent trips by governors and elder statesmen to the president in the Abuja House, London.

 

Kidnappers Waylay Passengers Heading to Lagos

It is another sad news as gunmen were said to have kidnapped about 16 passengers just outside Port-harcout in the early hours of Monday morning. The passengers who were on a bus belonging to the very reliable transport company ‘God is Good Motors’ were intercepted and led into the bush by suspected militants.

 

More Ritual Killings Unfold in Southwest

In recent weeks, more ritual killings have unfolded in the southwest with latest being the discovery of kidnappers den at the Obadeyi Ajala, Ijaiye end of the Lagos- Abeokuta expressway with one suspect set ablaze. More so, the notorious cult group Badoo have continued incessant attacks in Ikorodu environs despite efforts to curb them.

 

Atiku Warns of Impending Genocide over Quit Notice

With the deadlock meeting which took place between the coalition of northern youths and prominent leaders of Igbo extraction, former vice-president has urged the country to be wary of an impending genocide. This is as arewa youths have refused to withdraw the quit notice issued to Igbos in the northern part of Nigeria.

 

Anxiety at Lagos Airport over Suspicious Package

There was anxiety at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos on Tuesday as no one was owing up to claim a suspicious package. The package which was a traveling bag was eventually blown up by the airport authorities. More so, officials of the FAAN have issued statements to counter claims that the plot was a terrorist move to blow up Hajj pilgrims.

 

FG Includes Igbonla Kidnappers in Amnesty Program

Following the meeting between Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and the leaders of the Pan Niger Delta Elders Forum (PANDEF) behind closed doors in the Aso Rock. The FG is set to recommence the amnesty program for militants including the abductors of the Lagos school pupils.

 

Naira Declines as CBN Pumps $195m into Forex Market

Despite repeated interventions by the federal government through its financial regulatory agency CBN. The naira witnessed further declined against the dollar on the floor of the forex market. However things are expected to pick up in the coming days and this would be a huge relief for manufacturers and importers in the country.

 

9mobile Advertises Price for Literature

9mobile has announced new entries for the price for literature which was formerly sponsored by Etisalat. This is just as Etisalat has successfully pulled out of operations in Nigeria owing to a huge debt profile recorded in about nine commercial banks in the country.

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