In other to continuously bridge the gap between the Yoruba race and the rest of the world through cultural integration and globalizing Yoruba culture across the shores of Nigeria; His Imperial Majesty, Ooni of Ifé; Arole Oduduwa, Ooni Adeyeye Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II CFR has officially delivered the 1st title to Quilombola territory in Brazil; making the city first outside Africa to receive a certificate of Yoruba territory. Ooni Adeyeye and his entourage from Nigeria arrived in Bahia, welcomed by an orchestra of atabaques and berimbaus. He delivered the title in recognition of Quilombola territory in Brazil on Sunday the 19th of March 2023. The epoch-making ceremony took place in the Quingoma community, in Lauro de Freitas, in the Metropolitan Region of Salvador, Brazil. Residents of Quilombola could not hold their joy as they celebrated the delivery of the title of Yoruba territory which will further strengthen and preserve the Yoruba history, culture and language in the community. According to the account, the Quilombola was recognized for having received and welcomed Yoruba people, who were enslaved and forcibly removed from their base in Nigeria during the era of the slave trade in Africa, the recognition of Quilombola as Yoruba territory is another step in the fight for respect for African history. The history of the Quilombo dates back to the 17th century. Currently, around 580 families live in the area covering approximately 1,200 hectares. Quingoma has been recognized as a Quilombola territory by the Palmares Foundation since 2013. Ọ́ọ̀ni Ifẹ̀ in his address disclosed that; the rich and robust history of the Brazilians and the Yoruba people have dated back time in memorial and steps like this will not only preserve the history via cultural preservation, it will also give Brazilians a sense of belonging and help foster improvement in strengthening the heritage
Phony Prophet Sentenced To Prison For Stealing Phone
An Upper Area Court in Karu, Abuja, on Tuesday, sentenced a 29-year-old man, Imo Sunday, to four months imprisonment for stealing a mobile phone worth N43,000. The Judge, Hassan Mohammed, sentenced Sunday after he pleaded guilty to the offence of theft and begged for leniency. The judge, however, gave the convict an option to pay a fine of N10,000. Mohammed also ordered that the sum of N43,000 must be paid by the convict to the nominal complainant as compensation. Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Olanrewaju Osho, told the court that Udeh Emmanuel of Jikwoyi, Abuja, reported the matter at Nyanya Police Station. Osho said on Jan. 26, while the nominal complainant was under Nyanya bridge sharing a questionnaire, the convict conspired with one other person, now at large, to defraud him. He said Sunday who claimed to be a prophet of God criminally deceived him and collected his Infinix phone valued at N43, 000, and disappeared with his accomplice. The prosecutor, during a Police investigation, informed that the convict was sighted at a location and arrested. Osho also told the court that Sunday had confessed to the offence which contravened Section 97 and 322 of the Penal Code. Courtesy: NAN.
LAWMA Partners Firms For CSR To Communities [Photos]
Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has partnered AOA Windstream and Applistructure Consulting Ltd to launch a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, tagged "LAWMA GrassRoots Benefit," which saw the distribution of packages of essential commodities, to the people of Otto, Ijora-Olopa and Ilaje communities. Speaking at the event, which held at LAWMA's headquarters in Ijora-Olopa, the Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, Ibrahim Odumboni, noted that the grassroots benefits program was designed to cater for the needs of the less privileged members of communities, including those of low-income, the unemployed, and vulnerable groups. He said the CSR program included various components, such as food stamps, unemployment benefits, scholarships, free healthcare, empowerment programs, and admission into LAWMA Academy, adding that the program would assist the food budget of low-income people and support small businesses experiencing temporary difficulties. "The GrassRoots Benefit program is an aid program to help those who have lost their jobs. It can help with unemployment insurance benefits, finding a job and training. If you need help paying for admission into tertiary institutions, technical, or other vocations, GrassRoots Benefits is the option you may be eligible for from the LGA and other sources," Mr. Odumboni said. He appreciated the people of those communities (Otto, Ijora-Olopa and Ilaje), for supporting the Authority over the years, noting that the gesture was a way of giving back to the people, to foster more positive relationship, while also urging them to exercise their civic responsibility, by voting in the forthcoming governorship and state assembly elections. The LAWMA CEO expressed his gratitude to AOA Windstream and Applistructure Consulting Ltd for partnering with LAWMA to launch the GrassRoots Benefit program, reiterating LAWMA's commitment to providing sustainable solutions for waste management and improving the quality of life for residents. Earlier in his welcome address, the Managing Director of AOA Windstream, Cole Adeboyejo, disclosed that the company’s decision to identify with the communities was informed
Pastor Dies While Trying To Equal Jesus’ 40 Days, 40 Nights Fast
Mozambican Pastor has reportedly lost his life after attempting to fast for 40 days like Jesus was said to have done after his baptism. Francisco Barajah, who founded the Santa Trindade Evangelical Church in Manica, Mozambique, was confirmed dead on 15 February. BBC reports that the Mozambican man of God could observe only 25 days out of the forty he had planned for, as he was unable to stand, bathe, or walk at the time. He was reportedly receiving treatment at a hospital in the city of Beira, before he was pronounced dead. The doctors were said to have tried their best to save the Pastor but the damage to his health was beyond any medical solution. According to the Gospels, of Matthew and Luke, Jesus fasted for 40 days and was tempted by Satan. Both accounts describe Jesus’ hunger but neither stated if he consumed water. Reports of Barajah’s attempt to recreate the fast indicates that he was foregoing water as well as food. The pastor, who also worked as a French school teacher, was said to have developed “severe anemia” and had internal organ damage, and was unable to digest food. His followers were said to be unsurprised by the news of his death after seeing his extreme weight loss.
Dangote Bags Vanguard’s Newspaper ‘Personality of The Year’ Award – Naijanewsdirect
Management of Vanguard Newspapers over the weekend bestowed the honour of “Personality of the Year” on the President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote. The Newspaper rolled out the red carpet in celebration of men and women who have distinguished themselves as achievers of excellence in their various fields of endeavours. Governors, Ministers, Heads of Organizations and Parastatals, Captains of Industries, and the Creme de la Creme of Nigeria were at the annual celebration of integrity, hard work, and service to the nation and mankind Justifying why Dangote topped other prominent Nigerians to emerge as the Personality of the Year, the Newspapers stated that: “No Nigerian today has demonstrated more utilitarian determination and unmatched ambition in business than he has. There is no individual referred to as president, whose persona dwarfs that of the presidents of many nations, yet, he is not the president of a nation. He has and continues to represent Africa very well on the global stage.” Vanguard further explained that for eleven, consecutive years, he has been the richest man in Africa, according to both Forbes and Bloomberg and that for him to be in charge of the largest conglomerate in West Africa, he must possess some skills, a high level of intellect, and a capacity to manage people and resources. The Newspapers also said: “The group he founded currently has a presence in 17 African countries and is the market leader in cement on the continent. One of the group’s subsidiaries, Dangote Cement Plc, is the largest listed company in West Africa and the first Nigerian company to join the Forbes Global 2000 Companies list. ” The group has two other subsidiaries: Dangote Sugar Refinery and NASCON Allied Industries, both listed on the Nigerian Exchange Limited, NGX. The Group is diversified and operates in major sectors of the Nigerian economy, including
A Minister Without Enemy Hasn’t Touched Kingdom of Darkness – Apostle Sulaiman
God is not mocked. Insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God’s servant is an expression of weakness and carnality. These were the words of servant of God and senior pastor at the Omega Fire Ministries (OFM), Apostle Johnson Suleman, in one of his recent past evangelistic sermons. The enemy is seeking to destroy the Church and in his fantasy, he is attacking what he perceives to be the greatest opportunity for destruction: the pastor’s personality. According to the ‘Restoration Apostle’ in the message extracted from four of his recorded old teachings, “while the enemy devises a scheme to destroy the Church, he would find ways to attack the prophet, and as he finds ways to attack the prophet, he would see his person as the area of greatest vulnerability.” However, Apostle Suleman affirms that while challenges with the Church have been around since the beginning, church leaders with strong faith and the committed flock would continue to remain essential to the Church. The famous Minister of God underscores some facts which he believes are characteristics of a prophet with leadership potentials: he loves God and shows love to people around him because, he says, love is the foundation for a healthy ministry; he has a clear vision and is strategic, he exhibits servant leadership and is dedicated to serving others. The enemy has different tactics aimed to hinder the word of God. But God is not mocked, declares Apostle Suleman, adding that, “but we are prepared for the attacks and we are prepared for the defeat of the attacks.” “We must put on the armour of God, which is primarily a righteous life. But along with that, we must be aware of the enemy’s tactics because the enemy wants to immobilize us and keep us from progressing in our spiritual
Mushin APC In Monumental Flag-off Of Candidates’ Campaign -Naijanewsdirect
In a breath, the political terrain all over the country has assumed a heated melody; and Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos is not left out in the fray. On Saturday, 21st January, 2022, the candidates for elective post in the coming election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the local government filed out in a earth-shaking campaign flag-off. It was indeed a mammoth crowd of party faithful who turned out in their numbers at New State High School, Palm Avenue, to witness the glorious occasion just as the principal stakeholders and leaders of the party in the LG were visibly present at the August event all of whom made colourful and embracing speeches that attracted loud ovations in appreciation of the support(s) for their respective candidates. In his encouraging speech while presenting party flags to the two candidates in Mushin Constituency 2 – Hon. Toyin Fayinka and Hon. Yinka Kazeem, the Apex leader of Mushin and the Director General of APC Campaign Council in Lagos, Distinguished Senator Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon a.k.a GOS, urged residents of voting age to pick up their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), from the various collection centres. He also enjoined members of the party to adequately mobilise their family members, friends and neighbours towards collection of voter cards, stressing that the PVC is the only ‘weapon’ they can use to vote all APC candidates in the forthcoming general elections. Other leaders of the party spoke glowingly about the enviable electoral achievements of Mushin LG in previous general elections and earnestly harped on the need to sustain the momentum or even surpass it. From every indication, the Mushin political terrain is set to take the bull by the horn as the leader in the pack owing to what some of the leaders opined at the campaign flag-off and
“Chiamaka Was Too Careless With Her Card Information, Mobile Phone” – IT Specialist, Shola Akinwale – Naijanewsdirect
Over the week, one Miss Chiamaka Agim went viral on social media, calling out Zenith Bank after a fraudulent unauthorized transfer was carried out from her account where a tune of four million Naira was siphoned on the 9th of January 2023. In other to sway public sympathy, Chiamaka resorted to all kinds of threats saying she will commit suicide if her money is not returned to her account. After recounting her experience on how the incident occurred via her post on social media, Shola Akinwale, a time-tested Information Technology personality and former bank employee, took interest in the case and launched a private investigation into what might her transpired leading to an unauthorized transfer. After his private investigation, Shola found out that the said amount could not have left Chiamaka’s account without authorization via a token which must have been sent to her mobile phone. He further stated that; her card pin, expiry date and other information on it might have been compromised. Maybe her phone must have been stolen for the person who carried out the fraud to have successfully transferred the money into another account. “The theft was a coordinated one I must tell you. She must have revealed her information to a close ally who carried out the transaction, or she is not saying the truth about what happened to either her ATM card or her mobile phone. She might have revealed some information to those close to her who carried out such theft. On the other hand, her card might have been compromised maybe she had fallen victim to some fraudulent POS operator who has cloned her card. From my investigation, I gathered that it's not her first time using such means to transfer money using an e-token. No one can authorize the transfer without her access
Mushin LG Traffic Section Gifts APC Campaign Committee Exercise Books – Naijanewsdirect
In a bid to ensure seamless success of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Committee for 2023 general elections in Mushin Local Government, the Traffic section of Mushin LG, Cele Division, has donated loads of exercise books to the Campaign Committee. The unexpected but timely donation was received by the Chairman of the Campaign Committee, Mr Babatunde Adedoyin, and Secretary of the Committee, Mr Khabar Isiba, at the party secretariat on 9th December, 2022. Mr Adedoyin thanked the donor for deeming it necessary to support the Committee with exercise books and promised that the exercise books will be judiciously used. The APC Campaign Committee, Mushin LG, which was constituted few months ago was saddled with onerous task and responsibilities of ensuring exceeding victories for the party's candidates and much-vaunted aspiration of the party from below to the highest possible offices.
NCC-CSIRT Advises Factory-Resetting Infected Devices to Beat Xenomorph Malware – Naijanewsdirect
A malware, XENOMORPH, that installs Trojan in banking apps on the Android platform to steal login details, raid bank accounts, and read the users SMS, has been flagged by the Nigerian Communications Commission's Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT). The Team suggests that owners of compromised devices take the extreme measure of doing factory resetting of infected devices. NCC-CSIRT, citing Zscaler ThreatLabz, said, “The Todo: Day Manager hijacks your login info from banking apps, and can even read your SMS messages. It installs a banking trojan malware called Xenomorph that allows the app to intercept your two-factor verification codes (typically delivered over text) to raid your logins – and bank account. “Xenomorph performs overlay attacks by exploiting accessibility permissions in Android, resulting in the overlaying of fraudulent login screens on banking apps aimed at exfiltrating credentials. The Android app makes itself intentionally difficult to delete. You need to search your phone for it immediately and uninstall it." “It starts with asking users to enable access permission. Once provided, it adds itself as a device admin and prevents users from disabling Device Admin, making it un-installable from the phone. If you haven't given permission to the app, then you should be able to uninstall it safely. Otherwise, you may have to back up your files and then factory-reset your phone to clear the app completely,” it advised. In terms of potential solutions to the malware, NCC-CSIRT advised that “Search your phone for the app and uninstall immediately or backup your files and factory reset your phone. “Only search for an app in the Google Play Store, pay close attention to the search results, look at the apps icons, note that fake apps almost always use the icon from the app they're faking, then look at the developer’s name and make sure it's from the right developer. Also,