Sunday, November 11, 2012
Mrs Mugabe said Zimbabweans should not waste their money visiting foreign prophets, but should instead seek salvation cheaper locally. Addressing thousands of Christians of the Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa (ZAOGA) at the Today’s Women Conference in Harare yesterday, Grace referred to Christians who visit “war-torn countries” Nigeria and Ghana.
At a press conference in Rome this morning, Pope Benedict XVI has officially confessed that persistent rumours that he and most of his predecessors are Antichrist are in fact true. This shock revelation vindicates centuries of campaigning by evangelical groups in the US and Northern Ireland.
A fresh angle has just emerged on the not-so-funny drama: The bank MD’s son who is a secondary school student has threatened to commit suicide if his father does not quit the romance and reconcile with his mother!
However, the announcement a couple of weeks back that the funky pastor will be getting married soon stirred some activities around his Oregun Lagos church, as some female members whose hopes were dashed when he decided to marry Stephanie four years back are currently jostling at the background to fill the vacant position of “Mrs Okotie.” Some of the ladies who are strongly rumoured to be on this list and whom the man of God has played a prominent role in their lives include:
Two children of the same parents were on Thursday [Nov. 8] night consumed in an inferno which engulfed their one-room apartment situated on the top floor of a two-storey block within the Iyaganku police barracks, Ibadan, Oyo State.
A few states have banned okada. Do you have any plans to do same?
I think it’s, for me, a class issue and I belong to the working class, so I cannot ban Okada. First, I believe that okada is a response to certain deficit in our intra-urban transportation system. From the 60s to the 70s to the 80s, we never had okada. I
f you ask a lady to take a ride on a motorbike it was like a taboo. Now it has became fashionable to have a woman and two children on top of a bike. It is not a culture choice. It is as a result of deficit in our intra-city transportation system.
If I must get rid of them, I should provide an alternative first. For me, the way to deal with it is to deal with the supply side. By this I mean, provide good city transportation, then people would have to choose among a taxi that is available, a comfortable and clean bus that is available, and an Okada.
People would now choose what will offer them more comfort. So, it is the result of certain weaknesses in our transportation system, and I think it can only be solved by dealing with those weaknesses. I cannot use state power to prohibit Okada. I am not sure of the legal status of doing that.
Six months after the death of late UNILAG VC Professor Adetokunbo Sofoluwe, the university finally has a new Vice Chancellor. His names is professor Rahamon Adisa Bello and he was until now the Deputy VC and acting VC of University of Lagos.
Google and all of its major services were blocked in China on Friday, as the Communist Party meets to appoint new leaders for the first time in a decade.
Google's own "transparency report" - designed to detect and publicize service disruptions - shows a sharp drop in traffic from China across all of Google's products. The company added the incident to its timeline of outages. "We've checked and there's nothing wrong on our end," a Google representative told CNNMoney.
Seventeen military personnel died in a helicopter crash in Turkey, state media reported Saturday.
The Sikorsky-type helicopter, which was carrying soldiers to an operation, crashed in Pervari district, in Turkey's southeastern Siirt province, official broadcaster TRT said.
The military helicopter is believed to have plowed into a mountain because of fog, the broadcaster said. Four of those killed were crew members, the other 13 soldiers, the semi-official Anadolu Agency cited Siirt governor Ahmet Aydin as saying.
The governor stressed that the crash was caused by poor weather conditions, not a terrorist attack, the news agency said. Turkey's military has been combating a long-running insurgency by Kurdish militants in the southeast of the country. The conflict has claimed more than 30,000 lives over the past three decades.
Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has ridiculed the decision of members of the Word of Life Bible Church, to purchase a private jet for their founder, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor on his birthday.
As soon as the news broke on social media and went viral, El-Rufaia tweeted one of the links to the story and added: “Hope Bakare will receive same…hehehe..no!”
It was perceived by a lot of people as a blow below the belt, as Pastor Tunde Bakare, who is a member of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), will probably not accept such gift from his members. And moreso, President Goodluck Jonathan was present at the occasion.
El-Rufai also went on to retweet the tweets that supported his stand on the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria’s new aircraft.
|The former governor died today at St Nicholas Hospital in Lagos after a protracted illness. He was buried today in Ibadan according to Islamic rites.|