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Lagos, Ondo governors eulogise TB Joshua at burial

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Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and his Ondo counterpart, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Friday eulogised the late Prophet T.B. Joshua as he was laid to rest in Lagos.

The governors, who were at the burial ceremony  of Joshua, Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Ikotun, Lagos State, said that the church should follow his  footprints.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Joshua, who was endeared to many people by his healing and deliverance ministries, died on June 5 after a church service.

He was  aged 57.

Sanwo-Olu, represented by Mr Olarenwaju Elegusi, the state Commissioner for Home Affairs, said that Nigeria and the entire world had lost a rare prophet.

.The governor said that the SCOAN founder lived a  purposeful life.

According to him, Joshua will be remembered as a general in God’s vineyard and someone who dwelt among commoners but became uncommon.

“He toed the line of St. Paul in his ministry, combining faith and work to get people out of the wools.

“As a people, we have benefitted in one way or the other from his humanitarian service that he openly gave to all and sundry across the globe.

“As a people, we must be determined to profess  and put in practise,  unity, love and tolerance for one another the way the late prophet lived for us, to advance our society and gain salvation,” Sanwo-Olu said.

In his tribute, Akeredolu described the demise of the prophet as a huge loss to humanity.

Akeredolu also described the SCOAN founder who hailed from Ondo State as someone with uncommon gift from childhood.

“He started early to perform wonders among his peers right there in his native town.

“He would tell his peers that something was going to take place in so and so time, but his friends would doubt him until when the time came and what he said would come to pass.

“His miracle and prophesy lifestyle was not a fluke as being viewed in some quarters.

“The man paid the price before reaching stardom,” Akeredolu said.

The governor said that the  positive impact of Joshua’s  mission was  visible in many communities.

“Even as a person, I  benefitted from his largesse as a governor-elect; he gave me cash to assist me to entertain guests before my inauguration.

“He is one who did not forget his roots, as he contributed well in making life better for his people in Ondo by giving scholarships to indigent students, paying huge electricity bills for  four LGAs in  Ondo, and providing transformers for  them to restore electricity,” he said.

The governor said that Joshua’s lifestyle was worthy of emulation.

Akeredolu said that Joshua’s love for the less privileged inspired him into social service ministry that resulted in the growth of his church.

He said that Joshua’s legacies should be supported to continue to grow in spite of his departure.

The governor urged Nigerians to look inwards and develop their God-given gifts  for the benefit of  the society. (NAN)

 

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Labour Rejects FG’s Fresh ₦54,000 Minimum Wage Proposal

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The Federal Government has proposed to pay N54,000 as minimum wage, as the Tripartite Committee on the New Minimum Wage returned to the negotiation table after the Organised Labour pulled out of the negotiations last week.

At the reconvened meeting this week, the Federal Government made a fresh proposal to pay N54,000 as against the initial N48,000 it proposed during the last sitting.

However, a reliable source at the meeting said that the Organised Labour refused the new proposal, as it is a far cry from the N615,000 proposed by both the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

According to the source, the meeting which held behind closed doors at the Nicon luxury hotel in Abuja on Tuesday has been adjourned to Wednesday, May 22 to continue with negotiations.

The Organised Labour comprising the NLC and the TUC had on Tuesday given the Federal Government up till the end of May to conclude negotiations for a new minimum wage.

The unions also directed their members in states that are owing the N30,000 minimum wage to gear up for industrial action.

May 31 Deadline
The Federal Government had failed to present a nationally acceptable minimum wage to Nigerians before the May 1 Labour Day.

The situation has forced labour to be at loggerheads with the government. In the wake of the tussle, NLC President Joe Ajaero insisted on the N615,000 minimum wage, arguing that the amount was arrived at after an analysis of the economic situation worsened by the hike in the cost of living and the needs of an average Nigerian family of six.

With the cost of living rising following the removal of fuel subsidy, calls for a new minimum wage have continued to make headlines in Nigeria.

Ajaero and labour leaders gave the Federal Government a May 31 deadline to meet their demands.

 

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EFCC Arrests 78 Internet Fraudsters In Enugu, Imo

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The operatives of the Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested 78 suspected internet fraudsters in Enugu and Imo States.

EFCC spokesman Dele Oyewale disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday, May 20, 2024.

Oyewale noted that 29 suspected internet fraudsters were arrested in Enugu metropolis on May 15, while 49 others were nabbed in Imo State on May 17.

He said the suspects were arrested following actionable intelligence about their suspected involvement in online criminal activities.

The EFCC spokesperson listed items recovered from the suspects to include 13 cars, mobile phones, and laptops.

Oyewale added that the suspected internet fraudsters would be charged to court upon the conclusion of investigations.

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Lady Abandons Husband One Month After Wedding For Deceiving Her That He Lives Abroad

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A Nigerian Lady by name Nancy has left her husband after barely one month of the traditional marriage and church wedding ceremonies which took place in Isuochi Umunneochi LGA of Abia State this last Easter Sunday 2024.

She said she discovered he has no money but was sponsored by his family to come marry her.

“He lied to me that he came back from the US and would be returning after our marriage ceremonies, but I didn’t know he was brought back to the village to live permanently by his family” she said.

“I can only go back to that nonsense marriage only if he would go back to the US as he told me earlier, if not no marriage, I no come this world to come suffer” she added.

Though, rumours in Amunda community has it that the heart broken husband a.k.a. ‘Mentor’ has been threatening the runaway wife and her family with Juju Shrine summons.

According to the rumours, Mr. Mentor’ said it’s either her family refunds him back all his expenses or return the lady to him before seven days or she will run mad and kpai.

 

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