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One Killed As Armed Robbers Invade Queen’s College, Ibadan – Naijanewsdirect

Suspected armed robbers have killed a security guard during a raid on the premises of Queen College, Apata in the Ido Local Government Area of Ibadan. The suspected robbers armed with sophisticated weapons invaded the premises at 1 am on Saturday. It was gathered that the security guards put up a resistance but could not March the fireworks of the bandits as one of them was felled by the bullets. The suspected robbers, according to findings engaged in a sporadic shooting to scare the residents and the neighbourhood guards. Efforts of the security guards, as reliably informed to seek reinforcement from neighbourhood guards proved abortive. Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso has confirmed the killings. He said the investigation is still ongoing. Source: Tribune 

Nigerians React As Pregnant Woman Caught Sleeping With Her Pastor Commits Suicide – Naijanewsdirect

The pregnant woman who was caught by her husband, sleeping with her pastor in their matrimonial bed is dead. Recall that a video had surfaced online on Thursday, 17 November. In the video, the distraught husband caught his wife identified as Martha, butt-naked with the pastor and immediately turned on his phone camera and started recording the adulterers as he condemned the woman. The pastor could be seen frantically putting on his underwear in a bid to conceal his nakedness while the pregnant wife who showed instant remorse was trying to get close to her angry husband to beg him but the man wasn’t listening at that point. Fetish items such as calabash, gourd, red and black material, burning candles and what looks like a pot can be seen in the centre of the room. The video shared on Twitter had caused uproar in the social media platform, with many tweeps shocked to see a pregnant woman cheating. Big Brother Naija star and mother of one, Tega, had a different perspective about the video as she advised the husband to pray earnestly for his wife because she’s under the devil’s influence. The reality star wrote: “Go down on your knees and pray, ask God to intervene and bring her back to her senses, it’s the work of the devil, so not give the devil a chance, keep praying pls, don’t let the devil take what belongs to you.” However, in a latest development on the story, Martha reportedly killed herself after the video went viral. The news of her death just like the viral sex tape has sparked controversy on Twitter, with many tweeps blaming the husband for her death while others have different opinions. A tweet, @itsShola said the husband should be applauded for not having stroke after the incident. “So Martha ended her Iife after a video of her

Spectacular As Zenith Bank Lights Up Ajose Adeogun Street For The Yuletide Season – Naijanewsdirect

  It was a great spectacle to behold as the Christmas and Yuletide season came to life at the 2022 Zenith Bank Christmas Light-Up Ceremony, which was held at the Ajose Adeogun Street Roundabout, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Saturday, November 19, 2022. The official lighting ceremony, which was performed by the Group Managing Director/CEO of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, supported by Executive Management, was witnessed by many of the bank’s staff and customers, with others joining virtually.   With the theme “Let There Be Light”, this year marks the 16th edition of the Light-up Ceremony at the Ajose Adeogun Roundabout. The Light-Up event is an annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative by the bank to herald the yuletide season through the beautification of Ajose Adeogun Street – home to Zenith Bank’s Corporate Headquarters – which has come to be recognised as an iconic place, attracting people from all walks of life who visit with their families and friends to take pictures and make videos of the wonderful spectacle, especially at night and enjoy the ambience of the street and season.   Speaking during the ceremony, Onyeagwu expressed his delight in heralding the yuletide season of 2022 through the iconic Ajose Adeogun Street lighting up. In his words, “today is a unique day. It is unique in the sense that we are going to turn on the Christmas light and activate the spirit of Christmas, which we usually have annually. It is also unique in the sense that we are honoured and delighted to have in our midst the wife of our Founder and Chairman, Mrs. Kay Ovia”.   He praised Quantum Markets, the company responsible for the annual decorations, for the outstanding, very creative and extremely beautiful work that they have done. According to him, “when you look at the Christmas set-up we have every

Power of Prayer As Apostle Suleman Raises Boy From Dead in Benin City – Naijanewsdirect

  Few days ago, another shocking testimony of God’s healing power was made in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. Popular servant of God, Apostle Johnson Suleman, prayed life into the unconscious body of a five years old boy. Judging from the two-day ‘Mighty Turnaround’ crusade, the manifestation inspired believers. Normally, when a person has been declared dead for half an hour, doctors give up. But, according to the Scriptures, that was just when Jeremiah was called to pray. Jeremiah prayed and the lifeless man’s heart began to beat and he came back from the dead. That was the lot of the lucky boy, whose life Apostle Suleman spoke to and revived. So, how did he make that happen? ‘It is the power of prayer,” the ‘Restoration Apostle’ enthused in his sermon. He continued; “It's really as simple as that. And we have a testimony that the miraculous experience is having great effects on believers, it has raised people's faith levels.” Sources from the Benin City crusade said that the experience really raised people's expectations “because they saw God move”. According to Apostle Suleman in one of his recorded prayer services, “the power of prayer seeking God’s intervention in human’s affairs was seen most dramatically when God raised Christ from the dead. The resurrection was something the earliest followers of Jesus experienced as a real, historical event. This shows that the very power that raised Jesus from the dead is still available to us and we get it when we ask God in prayer. We ask Him and He helps us with power that exceeds our comprehension and expectations.” The Benin experience was not Apostle Suleman’s first, but it has continued to stay on the front burner, given the surge of testimonies that followed the service.

Sanwo-Olu’s Chief of Staff, Tayo Ayinde Loses Wife After Child Birth – Naijanewsdirect

Doyin Ayinde, one of the wives of the chief of staff to Lagos state governor, Mr Tayo Ayinde is dead. She died early this morning according to the source close to the Lagos state government. Doyin, who was from the Ojora Royal family of Lagos was said to have returned from the United Kingdom when the sad incident occurred. Naijanewsdirect gathered that sympathisers across the state have besieged the Ikeja,GRA residence of Mr Ayinde to commiserate with him over the loss. Although details of her death cannot be ascertained, sources say it may be complications arising after she delivered her baby in London

Don’t Turn Abandoned Properties To Refuse Dumps – LAWMA Boss, Odumboni – Naijanewsdirect

The Managing Director/CEO of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Ibrahim Odumboni, has warned residents against turning abandoned properties to dumpsites, or using waste to reclaim lands for future uses. Odumboni who spoke through a release from the Authority at Ijora-Olopa, noted that both illegal practices constituted environmental offences, punishable by outright forfeiture of such properties and prosecution of violators. According to him, "LAWMA is issuing a strong warning that people should stop dumping refuse in abandoned properties. They should also desist from using waste to reclaim lands for the purpose of building houses. Anyone caught in those illegal practices will be made to face the wrath of the law, while such properties will be instantly confiscated by government. "We have said this many times but some residents are adamant. I am restating again that anyone caught in the act will be prosecuted, as our enforcement teams have been effectively mobilised to do the needful in this regard", he stressed. The LAWMA helmsman further advised those involved in waste recycling, to do their business in secured spaces, that would not constitute environmental nuisance or attract reckless waste dumping by passers-by. “A situation where people who don’t want to pay for PSP services, hide under the guise of recycling to dump their waste and  discarded materials at uncompleted and abandoned buildings, will not be tolerated by the Authority. This nefarious act has turned such locations into breeding grounds for not only pests and diseases but also criminals”, he said. Odumboni further reiterated that LAWMA had working collaboration with several government agencies including the MVAA and Neighbourhood Watch, to track waste migration and apprehend offenders, through timestamp cameras, in any part of the state. He reminded residents that the easy way out was for them to acquire waste bins for their properties and patronise assigned PSP operators, adding that the

Primate Ayodele Sends Condolence Message To Davido Over Son’s Death – Naijanewsdirect

  The Leader Of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele has sent a condolence message to popular musician, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido over the sad demise of his son, Ifeanyi Adeleke. In a statement released on his social media page, Primate Ayodele expressed his grief over the sad happening while describing it as an occurrence that should not even happen to one’s enemy. He prayed for the family of the musician, while asking God to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss. ‘’Losing one’s child under any circumstance has never been a good feeling. My heart goes out to the Adeleke family, David Adeleke and Chioma Rowland over the unfortunate incident that led to the demise of their beloved son, Ifeanyi Adeleke.’’ ‘’ This should never happen to one’s worst enemy, it’s definitely not a good time for the family.’’ ‘’I pray God grants the family the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss and that sad occurrences like this ends in the family, Amen.’’ It would be recalled that Ifeanyi Adeleke died after spending too much time under water at his father’s private residence in Banana Island, Lagos state.

Sokoto Village Head, 10 Others Arrested Over 991,320 Opioid Pills, 1,251kg Skunk – Naijanewsdirect

...As NDLEA intercepts 33.491kg Meth, Cocaine, Heroin going to Spain; 13.146kg Cocaine in bathing soaps at Enugu airport The village head of Gidan Abba in Bodinga local government area of Sokoto state, Abubakar Ibrahim, was among eleven suspects arrested in interdiction operations in which Nine Hundred and Ninety One Thousand Three Hundred and Twenty (991,320) pills of pharmaceutical opioids and 1,251kgs of cannabis and khat as well as 46.637 kilograms of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin were recovered by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA across seven states.   At the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos, NDLEA operatives attached to the SAHCO import shed on Wednesday 26th October intercepted a total of 15 cartons containing 802,000 pills of Tramadol imported from Dubai, UAE and Karachi, Pakistan. While 10 cartons of Tramadol 225mg came in from Dubai on Ethiopian Airlines flight, four cartons of 100mg and a carton of 225mg Tramadol came from Karachi, Pakistan on another Ethiopian Airlines flight.   On the same day, operatives at the SAHCO export shed intercepted cans of tomato paste going to the United Kingdom. A thorough search of the consignment revealed that the tomato cans were used to conceal 36 pellets of cannabis with a gross weight of 21.30 kilograms while a cargo agent, Sodehinde Akinwale has been arrested in connection with the seizure.   Two days after, Friday 28th October, operatives attached to the NAHCO import shed of the Lagos airport seized five cartons of dried khat leaves, weighing 107.70kgs that came in from Bangkok, Thailand through Dubai on an Emirates Airline flight. A follow up operation on the seizure of 11.90kgs Meth concealed in the heads of dried fish going to Dubai, UAE on 5th August has led to the arrest of a 30-year-old bricklayer, Babatunde Quadri Mamowora on Thursday 27th Oct in Sango Ota area of

Olutayo Irantiola’s Historical Play, The Okeho Exodus Set For Release November 2022 – Naijanewsdirect

The Historical play titled The Òkehò Exodus, written by Olutayo Irantiola, is set for release November 2022. The play is a unique documentation of the story of Òkehò, the headquarters of Kajola Local Government area of Oyo State, South West, Nigeria. This is a dramatic documentation of a specific episode in the story of Òkehò, the regicide of Ońjò Olúkìtìbí, in 1916, an incident that changed the Òkehò story drastically. After the unfortunate incident, the British colonial administration stepped in to restore law and order in its way. Its ultimate order was for Okeho to relocate from its nature-endowed refuge in the hills of Òkehò-Ahoro to its present site from which it had been forced to flee the Fulani and Dahomey invaders. It is this part of the story of Òkehò that is effectively captured in this drama. The Òkehò Exodus has been receiving several praises ahead of its release, Professor Segun Gbadegesin, Aṣíwájú of Òkehò who wrote the foreword to the play, noted that, “Ìrántíọ́lá has woven seamlessly the goals of truth-telling and entertainment and has demonstrated fidelity to historical accuracy while also achieving artistic excellence.” According to him, “through this drama, he has effectively presented, not an unhistorical entertainment, but an entertaining history. It is my fervent hope that this volume will generate the interest of serious cultural enthusiasts and the play will be staged in theatres across the country and the world in no distant future,” he added. Also, Mr. Dípọ̀ Adéṣidà, the Chief Operating Officer of Verdant Zeal Group stated that “the story began on a romantic note, goes through the unprecedented labyrinth of divide and rule, infighting, intrigue and myopia, the genesis of bloodletting and eventual loss of a kingdom and by extension, an entire nation’s identity. Sadly, this story is still reminiscent of many African communities today who cannot see the

‘Okeho’ Day Celebration Set To Hold November 26 – Naijanewsdirect

Onjo of Okeho Plans are in top gear for the week-long activities that will culminate in the grand finale of the 2022 Okeho Day celebration. The event will begin on November 20, 2022, while the grand finale will take place on November 26, 2022. Okeho, the headquarters of Kajola Local Government area of Oyo State, is a valley-town agrarian community surrounded by seven hills which include Eti-Igun, Oke-Olofin, Akasube, Biayin, Okofori, Meseole and Obaapa.     ADVERTISEMENT In his Royal statement, the Onjo of Okeho, Oba Dr. Rafiu Osuolale Mustapha, Adeiitan II said, “we are set for the homecoming of our sons and daughters from all across the world to mark another historic event in our hometown with pomp and pageantry. It is always a joyous occasion where we celebrate our achievers, motivate our youngsters and also showcase the beauty of our community to the world.”   “With myriads of self-developmental efforts of the town, we are delighted to say that our community has continued to experience tremendous growth from the confederation of eleven independent communities, namely Alubo, Bode, Gbonje, Ijo, Imoba, Isia, Isemi, Oke-Ogun/Ogbinte, Ogan, Olele and Ashin/Pamo. The new quarters as- Ilupeju, Asaka, Ajegunle (Abu),” Meseole, Ojete, Opin, the Oba added.   Bolstering this, the Chairman of the Central Planning Committee, High Prince Dr. Leye Babalola, this year’s Okeho Day is another call to continually build our hometown. As a community that has thrived on the generous spirit of our sons and daughters spread across the world. We are converging again for a weeklong celebration to fraternize with one another. The main project to be commissioned during the celebration is Solar Street Lightening for the Okeho community” The chairman of Egbe Omo Ibile, Alh. Azeez Lakanla, therefore, called on the sons and daughters of Okeho, both home and abroad, to contribute immensely towards the success of the programme and

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