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Primate Ayodele celebrates birthday, speaks on 2019 elections, empowers the needy (PHOTOS)



Servant of God at INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Lagos, Primate Elijah Babatunde Ayodele, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, will defeat the incumbent president, Muhammad Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential election of Saturday, February 23, 2019 if the process is free and fair.
Ayodele made this declaration last Thursday during his annual birthday activities tagged  ‘Moments of Appreciation’. February 14 is the cleric’s day and the celebration spans a week when he uses the opportunity to care for the poor and empower women, men, youth, widows, widowers, including paying visits to hospitals and government institutions where he assists spiritually and donates financially and materially.
“If this election is made free and fair, I give it to Atiku,” he says, adding that he saw APC looking for ways to rig it for itself.
“Now, the PDP people are listening to God’s warning. They are doing what God instructed them to do and they are matching the APC bumper to bumper.
If the party keeps this momentum, I see victory,” declares the prophet who says that physically and spiritually, Nigerians are tired of the APC governments at all levels.
Primate Ayodele, however, warned that if President Buhari fails to heed God’s warning and proceed to impose himself on Nigeria, he does not see him finishing the second term in good health.
“I don’t see him completing his term if he gives himself victory in this election. Buhari is too weak to continue. I don’t see him having good health; I don’t see anything coming out of it. Let the APC government leave power honourably.”
The 2019 edition of the event was characterized by series of charity activities. The Shepherd in charge of the Celestial Church of Christ (Genesis Parish), Prophet Israel Oladele, was guest minister.
Prophet Oladele, apart from being honoured by Primate Ayodele with a gigantic picture frame of him (Oladele), he also had the honour to present award plaques to honorees which include star music and movie artistes like Ojoge; Dejo Tunfulu; Fuji music veteran, Yoboro Yobonson; Juju music star, Mega ’99 and various other personalities and INRI church members who were empowered with cash gifts, tricycles, sewing machines and other items.
Primate Ayodele also had a word for the APC government on the TraderMoni initiative. “They are not doing anything new. I have been doing this type of empowerment in my own capacity for many years. Without being immodest, I can say I do it better than the government. It is good but this government is doing last what they ought to put first.”
According to Ayodele, “if the APC government had done this when they came to power, Nigerians would not have cause to be angry at them when they need another term.”
Celebrity broadcaster/MC, Soji Omotayo, compered the event.





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Court dissolves 24-year-old marriage of ex-NBA Spokesman



A Edo State High court sitting at Abudu, headquarters of Orhionmwon Local Government Area of the State has dissolved the marriage between a Benin based legal practitioner, Samuel Abaslim Esq and his wife, Mrs. Florence Chinwe Abaslim.

The presiding judge, Justice Vestee Eboreime dissolved on grounds that the marriage between Samuel Abaslim Esq who was a former Spokesman of NBA, Benin branch and his wife, Mrs. Florence Chinwe Abaslim, a Staff of West African Examination Council (WAEC) in Asaba, has broken down irretrievably.

The marriage was conjugated at the Saint James Anglican Church, Benin on October 7,1995.

The petitioner , Samuel Abaslim had filed the divorce petition praying the court to dissolve the marriage, alleging that the respondent, Mrs Florence Chinwe Abaslim had behaved in such a way that the petitioner cannot reasonably be expected to continue to live with her.

Justice Eboreime in her judgement stated that the unchanged evidence of the petitioner has proved that the marriage between the petitioner and the respondent has indeed broken down irretrievably under section 15, (2)(c) of the matrimonial causes Act.

In the circumstances, the court ordered the dissolution of the marriage between them.

Our Correspondent reports that Samuel Abaslim Esq, cut his teeth in Journalism in the famous Daily Times Newspaper Limited.

He left the tabloid to study law and was called to the Bar over 15 years ago a Supreme court Solicitor and Advocate.

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Graduates of UI, Statistics dept to hold first home coming/reunion & hall of fame launch



The Department of Statistics, University of Ibadan graduates have announced activities to mark their first home coming event and hall of fame launch from June 7 – 8, 2019 at the department of Statistics complex.

The two-day program is themed “Homecoming event for Nation Builders and Celebration of Achievement”. The Head of Department, Dr. Angela Chukwu said the event aims to bring together all alumni of the department to work together with the department in supporting research, creativity and to create an endowment fund to assist exceptional but less privileged students of the department.

The event will start on 7th June, with breakfast and networking meet and greet.  Afterwards, two alumni of the department – Prof. D.K. Shangodoyin, Professor of Statistics, University of Botswana and President African Statistical Association and Dr. Mohammed Tumala – Director of Statistics, Central Bank of Nigeria, will deliver keynote addresses.

The event features a panel discussion amongst alumni, which will have Prof (Mrs) Joy Nwabueze, Prof Ethelbert Nduka, Mrs Olubusola Oyebadejo and Mr Emmanuel John Udoh where they share expert opinion on the impact of statistics degrees on their various fields.

The second day (8th June) is a social event where we will be recognizing retired members of staff and congratulating the newest professors.

There will also be an official launch of the Hall of Fame and an inauguration of “U.I. Statistics Department Ambassadors (UISDA)” both of which will be conducted by the Head of Department.

The highlight of this home coming event is the dinner/fund raising at the International Conference Centre University of Ibadan. This event is a celebration of the many accomplishments of the Department of Statistics alumni, giving a chance to catch up on sweet memories with old classmates, lecturers and members of staff while enjoying a thrilling event in the ancient city of Ibadan.

Kindly confirm attendance by sending SMS to 0805 544 1106.


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Alleged credit card fraud: I’m not guilty, Naira Marley tells court



Nigerian musician, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, on Monday pleaded not guilty to an 11-count charge bordering on conspiracy, possession of counterfeit credit cards and fraud.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission charged the musician before a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Also mentioned in the charge is one Yad Isril, who is said to be at large.

Following the not guilty plea, EFCC counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, requested the court to give a date for commencement of the musician’s trial.

Meanwhile, defence counsel, Olalekan Ojo (SAN), informed the court that he filed a bail application on behalf of the defendant.

Justice Nicholas Oweibo adjourned the case until May 30 for hearing of the bail application.

The court, however, ordered that the defendant should be kept in prison pending the outcome of the bail application.

According to the EFCC, the defendant committed the offences on different dates, including November 26, 2018; December 11, 2018; and May 10, 2019.

The commission alleged that the musician conspired with other persons to use different Access Bank Plc cards to defraud some people.

The EFCC said that he used Access Bank Plc Card number 5264711020433662 issued to other persons to obtain fraudulent financial gains.

It added that the defendant possessed counterfeit credit cards with the intent to defraud and steal.

The News  Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the alleged offences contravene Section 1 23 (1) (b), 27 (1), 33, 33(9) Cyber Crime (Prohibition, Prevention) Act, 2015.

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