Chris Okotie, founder of the Household of God Church, has rejected the guidelines issued by the Lagos state government for the reopening of worship centres, TheCable reports. The Lagos state government, on Thursday, announced that religious activities will resume in two weeks. While Muslims will return to mosques on June 19, Christian worship would begin on June 21. Some guidelines were also announced by the state government to facilitate the reopening of worship centres and to curb the spread of COVID-19. They include the compulsory use of face masks; restriction of people below the age of 15 and above 65 years from services, while gatherings should not exceed one hour. But in a statement, Okotie rejected the guidelines, saying the “fulfilment of the Bible prophecy” against
Three Nigerian students have accused Suraj Olunifesi, a lecturer of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), of sexual assault in varying claims — but the academic dismissed all allegations. In the past few days, social media platforms have been inundated with vivid accounts by alleged victims of sexual assault after Vera Omozuwa, a student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), died from injuries sustained after she was raped. In a fresh wave of allegations, two students from UNILAG and another from the Lagos State University (LASU) accused Suraj, who holds a doctorate degree in mass communication, of groping them after a summon to his office. One of the students, who pleaded anonymity in an account obtained by TheCable Lifestyle, said she started avoiding classes and her department a
Heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua was seen hobbling on crutches as he showed his support for the Black Lives Matter movement by joining a protest match in his hometown of Watford. Wearing a black hoodie with the movement’s name on the front, the WBA, WBO and IBF world champion joined hundreds of others on the peaceful protest on Saturday afternoon. At one stage, Joshua, who walked with crutches and wore a leg brace as he recovers from a training injury, addressed those gathered over a microphone. Joshua’s spokeperson confirmed to Sportsmail that his injury is not serious, saying: ‘Anthony felt a slight twinge in his knee whilst training. The brace Is a precautionary measure on the advise of physios. It will be further checked by his doctors but there is no immed
The Anambra State axis of the River Niger Bridge on Friday morning was reportedly gutted by fire, The PUNCH reports. It was gathered the fire emanated from a truck that went in inflames on the bridge. The Public Relations Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Anambra State, Paschal Anigbo, confirmed the incident to our correspondent. He said, “A truck is currently on fire on the River Niger Bridge, this morning Friday 5 June, 2020. “The Fire Service has been contacted.” Our correspondent learnt that there had been some agitation in some quarters over the barricade of a section of the bridge by the Anambra State Government as a measure to check influx of passengers into the state as a result of the lockdown occassioned by coronavirus pandemic. Details later…
An Abeokuta High Court in Ogun State on Friday sentenced a 30-year-old man, Lekan Felix, to life imprisonment for abduction and having sex a 15-year-old girl seven years ago when he was 23 years old. Delivering his judgment, Justice Abiodun Adeyemi convicted Felix on two counts of having sexual intercourse and the abduction of a child under 16 years. The judge held that the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubts. He held that the evidence presented by the prosecution was tenable and, therefore, he had to sentence Felix to life imprisonment. However, the state prosecuting counsel, Mr Adekunle Sodeinde, said that Felix committed the offences on February 17, 2013 at Sango-Ota area of Ogun State. According to the counsel, the convict unlawfully abducted a 15-year-o...
A court in Abuja High Court on Tuesday, discharged Senator Dino Melaye in the suit filed by the Federal Government, over alleged false information. Senator Melaye, who until recently, represented Kogi West in the Senate, was dragged before the court on a two count charge. The charges bordered on allegedly giving false information to the Police. Ruling on Senator Dino’s No Case Submission, Justice Olasumbo Goodluck held that the prosecution counsel failed to establish a prima facie case against him. Dino was alleged to have, sometime in April, 2017, deliberately given false information to the Police to incriminate the then Chief of Staff to Kogi State Governor, Edward David Onoja. Melaye allegedly gave the name of Onoja, who is now the deputy governor, as the mastermind of an assas
The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to take $22.7 billion in foreign loans. The approval was given after the house considered the report of its committee on aids, loans and debt management. President Buhari had said in 2019 that the loan was intended to fund key infrastructure in the country. The Senate had earlier given its nod to the request in March. Lawmakers at the House of Representatives had earlier kicked against the bill, forcing debates to be suspended. The lawmakers, especially those of the south-east caucus, complained about the government’s failure to include projects in the region amongst those to be financed from the loan. However, following debates that were accompanied by pleas from House Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, th
The federal government has revealed the only five airports allowed to reopen from June 21, while the others remained closed for further assessment. This was confirmed in a circular to airlines signed by Capt. Musa Nuhu, the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). Nuhu also made it clear that Nigeria’s airspace remained closed to international flights. The domestic airports that will be opened include: Omagwa International Airport Port Harcourt, Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja, Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos, Sam Mbakwe Airport Owerri and Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport Kano. “The gradual start of domestic flight operations will commence on 21st June 2020 with Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja, Murtala Muhammed Interna
A fertilizer firm has been closed down by the federal government over allegations of adulteration. A fertilizer firm belonging to the Kano State Government, has been allegedly shut down on the orders of the Federal Government. According to Daily Post, this is part of the government’s determination to ensure that only genuine fertilizers products get to the farmers. Food sufficiency has remained part of the major focus of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government, with its emphasis on local production, as against importation of food items. This appears to be the brain behind the continuous raid on places considered to be producing substandard fertilizers in recent time. The FG, through its subsidiaries, and the various State governments have continued to seek ways of making sure t
The state government said the patient was forced out of the treatment centre by his relatives, while the patient said doctors approved his discharge. The purported release of a suspected case of the COVID-19 at the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, Delta State, has continued to generate controversy in the state, The PUNCH reports. The state government said the 53-year-old patient, Michael Mordi, was forced out of the treatment centre by his relatives, while the patient said doctors approved his discharged from the centre. Mordi, a Nurse Officer at the Central Hospital, Agbor, was said to have tested positive on May 23 and was admitted at the COVID-19 treatment centre in the state. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Mordi Ononye, in a statement on Tuesday expressed displeasure with the ...