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Church Must Stop Worshiping Rich People — Akinyemi



Bolaji Akinyemi

Former Minister of External Affairs, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, has advised Nigerian churches to stop patronizing the rich with a questionable source of wealth.

Akinyemi gave the advice while speaking with journalists at the Centenary Anniversary Lecture of the Anglican Church held at All Souls’ Church, Lekki, Lagos. The theme of the lecture, organised by the Diocese of Lagos, is ‘The Church and Good Governance”.

He urged churches to continue to preach against the evil of abuse of office by public officials. “The church has to stop showing favouritism towards rich people whose source of their wealth is questionable; the church should stop worshipping them,” he said.

The former minister urged churches in the country to stop worshipping money, adding that the church should have the courage to confront those in authority.

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  1. Kelvin Agbogidi

    December 5, 2019 at 11:05 am

    True… We must speak against the evils of public officers no matter their position

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My Story Should Give Nigerians Hope — Hushpuppi



Suspected internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, says his story should inspire and give hope to Nigerians who are facing hunger and poverty.

Hushpuppi made the comments in a video which surfaced on social media after he was arrested in Dubai and extradited to the United States.

“Una suppose use my story do documentary to give people hope,” the 37-year-old said in Pidgin English in the five-minute video.

“But una feel say people no deserve hope, na suffer they must dey use to. Una believe say na wetin I deserve na to suffer.”

The social media celebrity said bad government had deprived many, including his mother in the Niger Delta region, of a good life.

“What about people in Badagry, people in Agege, enjoyment reach their side?, he asked.

“What about people wey dey Ebonyi state? Not for once I don watch news, I don hear say one development don reach Ebonyi. All those places dem no be Nigerians, dem no deserve enjoyment?”

Hushpuppi is believed to have recorded the video following questions about his source of money.

Before his arrest, he flaunted his wealth on social media, posing in private jets, luxury cars and houses.

“Una come look say meat wey I dey chop for abroad na him dey affect Nigeria, na him make Nigeria no good, I no deserve to chop meat, I no deserve to wear better clothes, I no even deserve to look like human being,” he said.

The Nigerian is facing criminal charges in the US for defrauding and conspiring to steal millions of dollars from victims around the world.

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Police Arrest 70-Year-Old Man For Raping 8-Year-Old Girl; Gives Her N80 As Compensation



Police in Niger state have arrested a 70-year-old man for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl in the Chanchaga area of Minna, Niger State.

It was learnt that the suspect identified as Mohammed Sani Umar (Tela) allegedly raped the girl twice before giving her N80 to stay quiet about the incident.

The rape victim reportedly kept it as a secret until her mother noticed her strange behaviour and examined her before she later revealed that the septuagenarian defiled her when her mom noticed her strange behavior and examined her.

The uncle of the 8-year-old girl told Sahara Reporters while recounting the ordeal that “She was sick for some weeks and after every treatment, she was still not very well. Then, a neighbour advised her mother to keep a close watch on the girl, which the mother started doing.

“After some days, she saw some stains in her underwear and asked her what happened to her.

“The little girl took the mother to his place and on reaching there, she just pointed at him.

“On sighting the woman and the girl, he started begging them to cover it up so he will take responsibility,” Abubakar narrated.

The victim’s uncle also stressed that the rape suspect confessed to the crime after he was beaten by angry members in the community before they handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.

“The woman started crying and shouted for help. People came around, dragged him to the family house, where he was beaten, and confessed that he had sex with her twice.

“He said that he gave her N50 once and another N30 the second time. We took him to the police custody and handed him to the police to charge him to court,” Abubakar added.

The family also appealed to the police to ensure justice is served right in this case as they fear that the matter could be swept under the carpet because Umar is influential in the community.

“The Divisional Police Officer said the case would be forwarded to the state command on Monday.

“We want the police to do the right thing because the man is very influential and has some people who usually bail criminals arrested by the police.

“He knows the rich people in the community and there is a possibility they would conspire with the police to release the man and sweep the matter under the carpet.

“The police should ensure justice is served right in this case,” the family urged.

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Atiku And PDP Contracted Hushpuppi To Rig 2019 Election — Lauretta Onochie Alleges



A revelation by a Personal Assistant to the President has yet again linked Atiku Abubakar of the PDP party to the alleged internet fraudster, Hushpuppi.

The Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Mrs. Lauretta Onochie has again reacted to the arrest of Hushpuppi and his subsequent extradition to the United States.

According to the statement she made on her verified Twitter handle, Mrs. Onochie said, “The Dubai Strategy.#Hushpuppi was very prominent in the strategy to change the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria through the back door.@YakubDogara @DinoMelaye, Timi Frank, and so on, were there. In spite of denials, we know them. There’s nothing hidden under the sun”

The Presidential Aide is of the opinion that Hushpuppi was part of the strategy of the People’s Democratic Party when some of its members travel to Dubai in 2019 to strategize on how to win the 2019 Presidential election.

Former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar had traveled with some PDP members to Dubai after he won the PDP Presidential primary. Mrs. Onochie also thinks that there is something that the PDP knows about Hushpuppi that they don’t want to tell Nigerians.

Her statement that there is nothing hidden under the sun clear indicates such. Dino Melaye, Yakubu Dogara, and Timi Frank whom she mentioned have all denied having any relationship with Hushpuppi apart from taking pictures which they did with him in Dubai.

Also, Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has warned APC to be mindful of making senseless statements. Hushpuppi who was arrested in Dubai for internet fraud to the tune of 35 million dollars, money meant for native Americans as a stimulus for coronavirus has been extradited to the United States. The FBI Special Agent who undertook the investigation has given full details of Hushpuppi’s several fraud schemes.

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