Police invitation letters to Dakolos contain strange offences, came from ‘dissolved’ unit

Police invitation letters to Dakolos contain strange offences, came from ‘dissolved’ unit THE invitation letters sent to Busola and Timi Dakolo on Saturday by the police contain allegations that cannot be traced to Nigeria’s criminal law and were signed by a police unit that was dissolved last year for lack of professionalism, The ICIR can report. The police already confirmed inviting the couple and explained that their goal is to get information concerning complaints brought before them regarding the “highly publicised case involving” Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo. The two invitation letters,…

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COZA security men pulled me aside for questioning, says Abimbola Adelakun

A columnist with The PUNCH, Abimbola Adelakun, was on Sunday questioned by security men at the Common Wealth of Zion Assembly, in Abuja. The church’s senior pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo, was recently accused of rape by Busola, wife of singer Timi Dakolo. Adelakun, who said she was at the church on Sunday in furtherance of her research on Pentecostal churches, said she was pulled out of the church by the security men, who recognised her, and made to stay in “one place where they were keeping everybody that they suspected.” The…

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For we walk by faith, not by sight ~Pastor Waters

Pastor Princeton Waters, The African Representative Of Grace Beyond Border international,Jos, Nigeria has said that for we walk by faith, not by sight. Waters stated this during sunday sermon. He also quoted the Bible , and explaining “For we walk by faith, not by sight:” – 2 Corinthians 5:7 How can we not walk by sight? Didn’t our mothers teach us to “look both ways”, and “watch where you are going”? It is true that living in this physical world is greatly helped by sight, but our ability to see…

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Pastor Sells ‘Holy Pens’ That Make Students Pass Exams Without Studying, Claims The More You Pay

Pastor Sells ‘Holy Pens’ That Make Students Pass Exams Without Studying, Claims The More You Pay HARARE – A Local prophet is raising more questions than answers after selling ballpoints to congregants during his church service on Sunday, claiming that they are anointed. Prophet Sham Hungwe of House of Grace International Church, who operates at Machipisa Shopping Centre, distributed hundreds of pens to people who are about to sit for exams. The pens which cost at least 15 cents were being sold for different amounts ranging between US$1 and US$20…

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Shiites Can’t Intimidate Me –Buhari.

President Muhammadu Buhari has said warned El-Zakzaky-led Shiite members that no amount of rallies and street dances to openly insult him and other leaders, threatening bloodshed will intimidate him. He stressed that he will not put pressure on the country’s judiciary to abandon due process and set a suspect free, insisting that his administration is determined to enforce the decision of the court clearly issued. In a statement signed by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, he appealed to the Shiite members to desist…

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You Are Not Patriotic, Buhari Replies Obasanjo

President Muhammadu Buhari has replied former President Olusegun Obasanjo who accused him of not doing enough to tackle the widespread insecurity in the country. In an open letter on Monday, Obasanjo criticised Buhari’s government , saying killings could not be swept under the carpet. Obasanjo said the rate at which things were going, Nigeria could experience a situation similar to Rwanda where there was genocide in 1994. “To be explicit and without equivocation, Mr. President and General, I am deeply worried about four avoidable calamities,” he wrote. “Violent uprising beginning…

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Shocking Defeat To Serena Williams!

Sensetional Halep shocks Serena to clinch title in under an hour Simona Halep shocked seven-time champion Serena Williams to clinch her maiden Wimbledon title in less than an hour. Williams went into the final with 23 Grand Slam titles under her belt, searching for the elusive 24th to go level with Margaret Court’s record. With the 37-year-old having looked stronger and stronger with every match of the tournament, many felt the writing was on the wall for Halep. However, it was the Romanian who impressed initially, with Williams not quite…

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Senate Grants INEC Autonomy To Conduct Local Government Elections

The Senate on Tuesday voted to grant the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) powers to conduct local government elections, stripping the right from state government. The change is part of the 1999 Constitution reforms by the legislature to make local governments become independent of states. The bill was included in the report to amend the 1999 Constitution presented by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu on Tuesday. The bill also proposes that no local council should receive allocation except it is democratically constituted. Expelling pregnant schoolgirls, leaving boys that impregnate…

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Expelling pregnant schoolgirls, leaving boys that impregnate them, discriminatory —Fayemi

Wife of Ekiti State governor, Mrs. Bisi Fayemi, on Thursday decried the practice of expelling pregnant schoolgirls while allowing boys that impregnate them to continue their education. Fayemi, who expressed her feelings during a meeting in Ado-Ekiti with wives of Coordinating Directors and Community Development Officers of the 16 Local Government Councils in the state, described the measure as “discriminatory.” She stressed that all girls have right to education, regardless of their pregnancy, marital or motherhood status. According to her, pregnant girls face all kinds of punishments, including discriminatory practices…

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There’s no time limit for reporting rape cases – Police

The Nigerian Police yesterday said there is no time limit for reporting cases of rape and other sexual assaults to the security and other appropriate agencies in the country. They insisted that irrespective of how long it takes a rape victim to report the case, the Police and the state owe him or her a responsibility to diligently investigate the complaint and bring offenders to book. Speaking in an exclusive interview yesterday with the newsmen in Abuja, Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba (a Deputy Commissioner of Police), however, added…

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