Monday, 15 December 2014

A Very Important Opposition Leader May Die Before 2015 Election - Dr. Chris Okarfor


The general overseer of Liberation city church worldwide Dr Chris Okafor has warned against what he called serious bloodshed as the nation prepared to transcend to another political calendar, speaking in a chat with the press, the oracle of God has he is fondly called said what God revealed to him is not palatable at all, but he said if Nigerians can cried to the lord with one voice, the looming disaster can be averted because God revealed to redeemed, Dr Chris Okafor also use the opportunity to talked on Liberation city 11th years anniversary, the liberation bible institutes, COWOM and the state of the nation, enjoy the chat...

                                                      
Congratulations on your ministry 11th year’s anniversary, without doubt liberation city church is one of the church that most people around the world love to attend either through the weekly program or through the liberation television, tell us how have you been able to put the church across these standard so far?
By the grace of God as you can see, God has been faithful to the church and the church has gone really far the mandate give to us we are actualizing the mandate and we are moving forward and you know the something will continue to be until the gospel of Jesus Christ is preached through-out the world and to every creators. According to Mathew 24 vs 14,its reads that this gospel must be preached to every creator then the end will come, God has been faithful you can see a lots of expansion going on in the church, the church from the auditorium we have God has provided us with additional three plots of land, so with this we can provide a 20,000 seat capacity auditorium all these between last year and this year, God has been faithful this can only be said that the grace upon this commission and favour, it is not by our doing but God favour and we on our own we are actualizing it to fulfilled the mandate God given to us.
Sir let also look at the 1 billion souls mandate given to you by God to win a billion souls to the kingdom, how far, are you really getting there?
Oh as you can see we have everything on our side, and God is on our side, whatever God is not a man when God gives you an assignment he made provision for it, also devil can send you an errand, give you salt and the same time destroyed it, but when God sent is not like that, when God send you a mandate or a vision he gives you provision for it to carry out which is given to you and this can be nothing but God as you can see, we are moving from one place to the other, moving from one nation to the other, we are having city crusades nationwide crusade, the other day we are in south-Africa, UK, and about three weeks thereafter we just came back from Abidjan, where we have record breaking crusade about 80,000 people were in attendance, the Abidjan stadium was full to capacity, even people were outside the stadia for the program, the beauty of it is that over 18,000 people gave their life to Christ, it is awesome, yes the mandate is not something that can be actualized in a day but because we are on the right step we are following the path of success, we have all the secret to actualized this, God has been faithful, that is why thousands of people giving the life to Jesus on a daily basis, mighty miracles and confirmations of prophesies and the manifestation of God presences, so we are getting there.
The recent Abidjan crusade, can you tell us some of the major miracles that happen, the one god use you to perform that amazed you the more, even as God use you to do those wonders?
There are lots of miracles here and there, but the greatest miracle am proud of is that of multitudes of people that gave their life to Christ, the bible said what shall a man benefit to gain the whole world and losses the kingdom of God, and it is better to seek the kingdom of God first and every other things will be added, also other things that happen we saw a man that has been deaf for 17 years deaf and dumb, God open his ear and his tongue he stated talking immediately, we saw people that came on wheel chair but went back home walking, it was indeed harvest of miracles, mighty deliverance, creative deliverance, a lots of things happen the eyes of the blind opened, it is not miracle we can count, in fact it is too much its harvest of miracles because the presence of God was heavy.
You also visited the destitute home around Lagos, what actually inform these or it’s part of the mandate given to win a billion souls to the kingdom of God?
Yes, these is an outreach, a church beyond the wall, church beyond the four corner of a church we have the outreach wing of the church COWOM this cover visiting nations preaching the words of Jesus Christ, and you see Jesus did something the other day, the bible said after he has finish preaching to peoples, he said give them something to eat, remember Jesus said I can to you I was hungry you gave me something to eat, I was tasty you gave me water to drink, and someone asked how, he said when you have done it to my people, those that does not have (i.e) the less privileged you have done it to me, so it is part of our mandate to go to reach the less privilege in the society, in liberation city we have a lot of empowerment programme, skill acquisition programme where my foundation sponsor people give them money to start up business, also the foundation take care of the needy, we gives food items to the widows on a monthly basis, we even empowered some of the widows, so we now have to go out to destitute homes where we share them over 500 bags of rice, give them cash we do these in different places, as am talking to you now, we have another one coming up, we will be distributing a full lorry load rice to different destitute homes and giving out money this is our mandate and we can’t stop doing it
The liberation bible institutes graduated close to 100 students recently, can we say your actual dream of raising a standard qualify trained pastors have just been fulfilled or not?
Yes we thank God for that, as I talked to you now, lots of them has been graduated, they are even doing their industrial training or attachment now, any way you call it, some of them that have grown spiritually that have cut up with the anointing will be sent to branches of liberation city all over the world, so am proud that we have been able to raise a qualify anointed filled students to the world.

Some of the prophesies you gave early this year has come to pass, how do you feel when you hear people saying you are an accurate seer?
It is not for me to celebrates to God, because the bible says God time is the ultimate, God speaks and he speaks for a purpose and the bible says every secrecy belong to God, and that which he will reveal he reveal to his servant, and in the book of Amos, it said God does not do anything without revealing to his servant the prophet, everything that you see happen we have spoken about, God has revealed it ahead of time we have prophesy about it, the one he ask us to avert were averted, the one people in the place of power were supposed to do and which if they refuse to do we can’t be hold responsible, because when God speaks he warn, there are warning to everything he speaks, one thing is for people to listen to the warning, and also follow the instruction God has given, I remember there are lots of prophesy about the plane crash, military helicopter crash, also that 2014-2015 is going to be bloody and it has been like that, a lot of fire incident. It has been happening there are lot of prophesy if you go to our record of prophesy you will all see it there concerning nations and individuals that has come to pass, all this things happens, it is not by my making, this is what am born to do,
What is your take on the current crisis that is presently engulfing the nation bearing in mind that you gave a prophesy early this year on who is going to emerge the president of Nigerian come the 2015 general election?
Well you see God might have a very wonderful plan for someone,(i.e.) God might have an original for you, but it is now left for you who is the builder to work toward actualizing the plan but if you alter it, that is your own problem, yes God said his Excellency Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will be re-elected, yes God said that but he too have to work it out for it to be a reality and for it to come to past, one thing is that if God can tell you, that you will be a multi-billionaire and you go to your house and start sleeping you don’t do any work and you expect it to come to pass, you are automatically by you act altering the plan of God and you must not expect the prophesy to come to pass, it does not means that God is a liar, he has spoken but you have to work hard, that is why the bible says work hard, the state of the nation is not really good we need to be prayerful because, what I see that is about to happen is not good there is going to be more and more bloodshed and this thing needed to be tackled spiritually especially when it come to the issue of Boko Haram, the insurgency need to be tackled spiritually, it is not ordinary any more, that is why with all the military and different support, it seem the government is doing nothing because there is a spiritual angle to it, the religion leader need to come together and pray just as we have been doing in Liberation City, we have been praying and I know not too long if the government of the day get involved too, it will be a thing of the past, we gather here we pray according to God instruction, this war can only be won spiritually, we can change the situation, so concerning the state of the nation in 2015, Nigerians need to pray there is going to be more bloodshed as never before, except we do something to avert it, I repeat it can be averted also the opposition leaders should pray concerning some of their leaders, I see one of the major opposition leader dying before the general election they should pray for God to intervene and keep one of their major leader, we are praying for everybody because am not a politician, am only going to do what God ask me to do
What are your comments on the recent attack on Christendom, the can president ordeal and the Synagogue church building collapse, will this augur well for the body of Christ?
You see, you should understand that the church is the light, and attack on churches did not start today in the days of the apostle they kill James, john the Baptist was attacked, he was beheaded even in the days of Jesus, he was nailed to the cross all manner of things were said about him, so am surprised that people are surprised that the body of Christ is coming under attack, you know they must understand from the spiritual point of view, that this is a battle going on, the bible says we dwell in the flesh but we do not work be the flesh, that weapon of our warfare are not caner, we need to understand the spiritual working of those things that are going on is not an ordinary battle, but spiritual, as long as Satan is in operation Satan is a spirit he cannot die, he is working to and fro looking for who to devoid, one thing Satan will do is to discredit the church, which is the all slot against the church of God, talking about Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor is a proving man of integrity a true man of God, whatever they like to say God is always with him, the falsehood cannot survive for a long time, this man is the father of Christianity in this nation, he is God anointed and a man of proving integrity I repeat, there is no way you expect a man that stand upright and no attack on him, also Prophet TB Joshua is also a man of God, though I have not met him, only on the screen but from all submission he has carefully fulfilled Gods command I think we need to join hand and pray for him, Satan is only trying but he will not succeed.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

How Petroleum Minister Alyson Madueke’s Son is Using His Mother’s Position to Make Money from Favour Seekers

...Allegedly Charges $150,000 to Facilitate Meetings with the Mother



Corruption has been highlighted as the major cause of poverty in Nigeria. This has eaten too deep into the Nigeria system that the supposed common-wealth of the country is only been mismanaged by a greedy few. Mostly the government’s recklessness has also endanger the future of the country as those that are supposed to be the future has also been inducted into the reckless life style of their parents who has been pillaging the wealth of the most populous black nation.

Some years back during the agitation of the labour unions against the removal of fuel subsidy by the government, the whole country was shocked by the story of how Ugonna, the son of the Petroleum Minister Mrs. Allyson Madueke, has been living a life of affluence even when more than 90 per cent of Nigerians are wallowing in poverty. The pictures accompanying the story showed him at his reckless best holding wads of American dollar bills. Though, he came out to explain that the picture of display of wealth online then was at a fund raising function of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity University of Maryland Chapter. He said then that he was holding the money as a show of openness which was the culture of the fraternity.

Ugonna also explained further that he was forced at a very young age by his former military administrator father to always work for everything he needs. So, he’s entitled to live his dream after working hard. Though he refused to talk about the nature of his job, his explanation shows the job must be gratifying enough to justify the life of affluence he’s living.

Findings however revealed that his works may not be unconnected with the office of his mother. It was reliably gathered that Ugonna has for sometimes now been acting as facilitator of meetings between his Petroleum Minister mother and others that may have been looking for avenue to meet the Nigerian minister. It was also gathered that he has been working in connivance with a lawyer who is usually the first contact for anyone who want to set up meeting with the honorable minister. It is the lawyer who will first inform the contact of the mandatory $150,000 fee Ugonna collects. The money is said would be the only reason the young man will then be willing to talk to you.

Inside sources further revealed that, his method is to stroll into his mother’s office in company of his clients who he introduces to his mother as friends thereby softening the process for them before his doting mother. Further investigation shows he sometimes make the trip with as many as 3 clients a week while at other times, he may have just a handful of them a month. Averagely he’s said to be making nothing less than $150,000 per week which will definitely make him one of the highest paid in many European football clubs if he’s a footballer.

This informed the kind of works he said he’s doing which makes him so much money that he can throw around anyhow. Such work is that lucrative because of the current position of his mother as the Minister of Petroleum in one of the richest country in the world which on the contrary can also boast of the largest number of poor citizens.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Breaking! Jimi Agabaje Emerge PDP Candidate in Governorship Primary

Information reaching us is that pharmacist turned politician Mr. Jimi Agbaje has been voted the by the State delegates at the State congress hours back.

The primary was to choose the flag bearer of the party for the next year's general election and at the end of it all Mr. Jimi Agbaje was chosen by the party delegates to slug it out with Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, who had been initially chosen by the opposing APC to contest for the office that the incumbent Babatunde Fashola will be vacating May 2015. The PDP gubernatorial primary in Lagos has before the primary been largely reduced to a contest between one time Nigerian ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Musiliu Obanikoro and the eventual winner Agbaje.

Details about the election which has featured the display of large scale violence will made available later.







How American Embassy is Ripping Nigerians off Through Shady Visa Denial

...Generates $Millions Monthly on Visa Fees
 
The American government announced last year that the yearly America visa lottery will no longer be receiving applications from Nigeria as the country has used up its allotted number of emigrants through the American visa lottery. This invariably means that, the lottery is closed to Nigerians. The reaction among Nigerians on the contrary was that, the decision was because of the disagreement between American and the Nigerian government on the issue of Nigeria’s refusal to allow same gender marriage.

Though it later proved that the matter may not be the reason for the decision as it decision did not single Nigeria out. It was in the course of this that another visa policy was introduced which is meant to encourage Nigerians to apply more for the American visa. It was announced earlier in the year that the duration of visas issued to Nigerians will be increased. This, coupled with the introduction of the online submission of non-immigrant visa application increased the number of applicants for the American visa in the country. Then come the era of indiscriminate refusal, unlike other embassies like the German Embassy and others there is need to pay the visa application fees of $160 or its equivalent in Naira (N26,000), to the purse of the embassy and this made the denial tricks very interesting as Nigerians are denied visa on all sort of flimsy excuses.

Unconfirmed sources place the refusal rate of Nigerian applicants who were denied visas by the American embassies in Nigeria on daily basis at about 99 per cent of total numbers of those that apply. One other thing that was realized is the system employed by the American visa agents which involves giving false hope to applicants by sweet-talking them into believing that they stand better chance of being issued the visa when they apply next. Whereas, the numbers of those that will be given visa is still the same and it is more like a “lucky dip” or even “Lottery”.

Investigation however revealed that the whole process of denial which is the main thing in the two American embassies in Nigeria is just a gimmick to raise money. A rough and unconfirmed estimate of how much these embassies make on Nigerians is outrageous compare to the number of visa they issue out to Nigerians on monthly basis. Though it cannot be ascertained, sources revealed that the population of visa applicant besieging both the Lagos and Abuja offices of the American embassy cannot be less than 1,000 on daily basis knowing that the embassy entertains visa from applicants in three batches in both embassies with population in excess of 1,000.

A little arithmetic on the amount the embassy makes on Nigerian applicants can be approximated to be in the region of $160,000 on daily basis. This calculation was arrived at by multiplying the visa fee for non-immigrant applicant ($160) by the estimated number of applicants per day (1,000). This means the embassy will be making an average of $160,000 per day. The meaning of this is that the embassy will be making approximately $800,000 a week and $3.2million every month, which made the visa business a very lucrative one for the American embassy in Nigeria. Our calculation is based only on the non-immigrant visa application which as at now is $160 with information that it may be increased soon. This is without considering other visa fees with price ranges from $190 to $270 depending on desired visa type.

It is to note that that some of these so called interviews were conducted in less than one minute just to accommodate as much as possible applicants on daily basis. It will also be good to note that, the highest paid worker in America will only earn to the tune of $15 per hour which is the highest in the country. This is only paid in the state of Seattle and one can compare this to the $160 for a visa interview in Nigeria that could be less than one minute. This invariably means they have earned more than 10 hours pay in just less than a minute in Nigeria a country where people live daily on an average that is less than $1.

Meanwhile this massive money making venture in form of travelling to America has been going on for years. Recently, there has been information that the application fee is going to be increased to God knows how much. The Americans however cannot be entirely blamed for turning the Nigerian citizens to money making venture. The Nigerian government has a large share of the blame or how do one expect Nigerians not to want to seek greener pasture abroad when things are not really working well in the country.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Unvelling Nigerian Customers Unfriendly Banks

...How Access Bank led some others to Inflict Unimaginable Hardship on the People


Aig Imokhuede
Putting into consideration the much talked about Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) cashless policy, it will be right to point accusing finger at some banks for working assiduously towards frustrating the move by their act. Why will people now not resort back to keeping their money away from banks with the indiscriminate way the banks frustrate depositors who are making use of their ATM machines?

The CBN had some years back, embarked on sensitization of the people on the need to shelve the habit of moving around with huge amount of money. The project, which is known as the “Cashless Policy”, was given a trial run in Lagos; the economic capital of the country and it was deemed a success. This informed the decision to adopt the policy nationwide. The adoption was seen by many as a mistake as there have been so many lapses noticed in the Lagos trial run that is giving the people some sleepless night. The most common of which is the fact that, many had become stranded for going cash-light due to network problem as their banks are said not to have service when they are supposed to make withdrawals. It is believed that in the countries where the cashless policy is being used such network problem hardly ever happened.

Another of the problems militating against the policy is the attitude of some banks and their response to customers’ complaints. Chief among these crops of banks is Aig Imokhuede led Access Bank. Investigation reveals that the indiscriminate way at which this bank’s Automated Teller Machine (ATM) is deducting money from people’s account without payment is forcing most people around them to have a rethink about using the Access Bank ATM machine. This is because the bank’s response to such complaints usually takes a minimum of 5 months, while some would have ended up forfeiting the money to the bank.

In the cause of investigation on this practice by the Access Bank, it was reliably gathered that the brutish practice of the bank has even been extended to customers of the bank's customers inherited from Intercontinental Bank. Some customers of the old Intercontinental bank while speaking to Society Gazette, narrated how they find it difficult to sometimes access the same privileges other customers of the bank enjoys.

According to another customer of the Access bank, her problem is the indicriminate deduction of the bank on the account she's operating with the bank, she explained that after the take over of Intercontinental bank she decided not to run the account again because of all sort of deduction which the bank customer service department said is for maintaining the account and after she decided not to run the account again the deduction still continue unabated, she state that money is being deducted from the account even for the sms they sends to her for deducting her money even when the account is dormant.

Another of the bank customer also complained that the bank ATM also seize his money without it been reversed for like four months, which has left him in a tight position. He explained further that the bank has in the last four months removed N20, 000 on two different occasions amounting to N40, 000. This according to him is telling on him, owning to the fact that he needs all money he could get for his project.

Godwin Emefiele
Though Access bank is not the only Nigerian bank whose practices seems aimed at putting a clog in the wheels of the CBN policy of moving about with less cash than needed. Their stand however, has so far been the one with most telling effect on the people. Others are the First Bank, Diamond Bank, Skye Bank to mention but few.

Also, talking about First bank; the oldest bank in the country, the bank is known to be fond of making their customers wish there is no public holidays as the network of the bank is known to always suffers breakdown a day to any public holiday. This has on several occasions left many of their customers stranded. The bank was also accused of making sure that not all the ATM at their galleries is always working. This is said to be the reason there is usually queue at all the bank’s ATM points.

Likewise, the Access bank, Diamond and Skye banks are also accused of delaying the reversal of money deducted from their customers’ account. Diamond bank is said to have thousands on the queue on the order of first come first serve. This is a situation that also did not get to receive serious consideration from the bank as it will take as long as six (6) months to come to have their case treated before their money can be repatriated into their account. This informed the reason why some of those that were affected to conclude that the bank may be using their money to run some other business while they will not be paid any interest for the delay.

However, the refusal of the baking industry to grow at the same pace and their little care about customer relation may have presented itself an opportunity for some of their fraudulent staffs to perpetrate countless successful fraudulent acts. This has enabled them cart away hard earned money of customers placed in the care of the banks. This is evident in the various cases of fraud against staffers of many of these financial institutions as recorded by both the Police and the EFCC.

Voodoo Allegation Trail Ogun PDP Guber Candidate Selection Process

...Party Leadership Accused of also Asking for N500million from Aspirants

The names of some literary works of Chinua Achebe can best be used to described the crisis that is currently rocking the quest of the opposing People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State about the crisis rocking their ambition to snatching power from the incumbent Governor Ibikunle Amosun of the All Progressive Congress (APC). In Achebe's words their quest to present the "Man of The People" seems to have been struck by the "Arrows of gods" a situation that sees "Things Falling Apart" as the people are "No Longer at Ease".

Report coming out of Ogun State, is that the greed to control whoever represent the party by three of the party leaders in the State has forced them to go the length any aspirant with credibility will not go. Sources within the party alleged that the issue within the party in the State over the governorship ticket is that some strong men in the party has been demanding that every aspirants in the State under the umbrella of the PDP should sware to an oath with the three of them that they will be loyal and to also sign a IOU to the tune of N500 million, before they can be given the ticket.

Some aspirants we gathered has been doing what was asked of them by these three men who are weilding so much power between the PDP in the State, one of the aspirant who is from the Yewa extract in the State we gathered has even gone as far as borowing N100 million from a man popular for lottery in the State out of which he has paid N50 million to these party leaders with a promise to pay the rest later.

This latest demand by the powers that be in the State has seen some of the aspirants refusing to put the State in pre-election debt and that it is contrary to their believe to take any sort of oath to enable them seek electoral position and that they will rather pull out, this action it was also revealed may cost the party any chance of ursurping the incumbent

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Delta State Indigene Vow to Resist Greedy Governor Uduaghan's Imposition

The major problem facing the country as regards choosing people to represent them politically is godfatherism, the process where some selected few are determined to control the stranglehold on elected officials either because they finance their ambition or they use their political power to influence their election into office. This much is the crisis currently brewing in oil rich Delta State, where the incumbent Governor of the State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, is doing all in his best to replace himself with one of his own in Mr. Tony Oboh.

His decision we gathered irked some of the party leaders in the State who are eager to rid the State of anything that has to do with Uduaghan, who they described as greedy and selfish based on the way he has been managing the resources of the State for the past eight years.

The Governor was acused of turning Delta State to a family business, according to a source close to the party leaders, every contract in the State goes to the Governor's family. We were informed of the fact that it was the State's First Lady that is actually supplying the diesel being used to power the street light on the street of Asaba the State capital.

Contracts as little as the provision of souvenirs for pilgrims from the State we gathered goes to the family members of the Governor, funny as it sounds, the supply of stationeries in the State is said to be issued to a member of Dr. Uduaghan's family, and it is based on this that residents and elders of the State formed the decision not to support the attempt to impose on the by the incumbent Governor.

The ruling PDP in the State is not having it easy the selecting their gubernatorial candidate for the coming general election compare to the time of James Ibori, the former Governor of the State who is still being celebrated in the State not minding the fact that he's serving terms in UK prison for fraud related offence.

It is only a matter of time to know if the Governor will be able to impose his choice on the people who want to be rid of his selfish and greedy attributes.




Breaking News: APC Confirm Akinwunmi Ambode as Governorship Candidate in Lagos Primary

Story reaching Society Gazette now is that the gubernatorial primary of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Lagos, has just confimed the candidature of Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode as the party candidate for the forth coming election.

Source at the primaries revealed that the result of the primary was rejected outrightly by other aspirants who are of the beleive that the result was influenced by the national leader of the party in Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who had initially promised the aspirants that he will not interfere with the primaries.

The declared winner who was said to have arrived at the primary at around 1pm in company of the wife of the party leader, Senator Remi Tinubu, has always been mentioned as the favorite based on his relationship with Tinubu.

We will be feeding you more news on the primary as time goes on.




Monday, 1 December 2014

Synagogue Building Collapse Inquest Update: The Building Materials are of the Best Quality - SON

+ Magistrate Position Against Prophet Joshua Queried
Prophet T.B. Joshua



At the Friday November 21, 2014 sitting of the coroner’s inquest into the collapsed Synagogue, Church Of All Nations building, the court was told that the building materials used for the construction of the collapsed building were approved by the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON).

This submission was made by the Director in charge of Inspectorate and Compliance at SON, Engineer Bede Obayi. According to him, iron rod samples taken for test at different laboratories showed that they were good and met the standard requirement. He raised reservations over the standard of the concrete debris, stating that the sample they took was slightly below the required density. However, he posited that the result could have been influenced by the pressure factor of the collapsed building, which makes it indeterminate in concluding if this contributed to the collapse.

Engineer Obayi also expressed surprise about the speed at which the building collapsed, fuelling speculations that the controlled demolition theory was indeed plausible. “Candidly, I am surprised at the rate and speed the building collapsed. It’s quite unusual and I believe it should be investigated. I also admit that the result of the test conducted on the debris is suspect. Due to the technicality involved, our investigation is inconclusive. I was not involved in the observation neither did I participate in the conduct of the test. I don’t even know any of the people saddled with the responsibility of conducting the test. We went for test in three labs and the final reports indicated that most of the materials used in the Synagogue building met our standard requirements. All the sources used were also approved SON sources.”

Meanwhile, members of the public and other interested parties attending the hearing have voiced out their reservations about the biased manner in which the magistrate seems to be handling proceedings at the inquest. Some of them who spoke to the media on conditions of anonymity complained of the magistrate’s partial disposition. They observed that he was always visibly harsh on witnesses who gave evidence which seemed to support the controlled demolition theory. Others said his disposition was suggestive of a calculated attempt by the state to persecute a particular party, stressing that the inquest has lost its integrity.

In another development, counsel to The SCOAN, Olalekan Ojo has filed an application challenging the jurisdiction of the magistrate for encroaching on matters beyond the scope of the inquest by inviting Prophet T.B. Joshua, who was not a witness to the incident. He said the primary scope of the inquest was to determine the cause of death and not pry into private matters that bear no consequence on it.
Rubbles of the colapsed building

On his part, the magistrate, Oyetade Komolafe granted the request of the counsel saying, “I am not against Prophet T.B. Joshua and Lagos State is not against him. I will respect the law and await the report or verdict of the High Court. Therefore, I will hands off the issue of inviting him as a witness for now till the outcome from the High Court.”

The hearing was adjourned to December 3, 2014.

Popular Gospel Artiste Tope Alabi, gets a New Name

Many things has been said about how a good name will work in favour of the bearer and this may be the reason this gospel musician, Evangelist Tope Alabi, has decided to come out with a new song titled "Oruko Tuntun" which means a New Name

According to the Lady Evangelist, the timing of the album release did not fall out of the normal way she's known for which is an album every 3 years and this is to allay the concern in some quarters as to her not coming out with any album since she released Alagbara and Agbelebu some 3 years back, which also coincide with her disagreement with late Prophet Ireti Ajanaku.

The latest album Oruko Tuntun, will be hitting the stands nationwide today the 1st of December, it will be marketed by Galaxy Music and this is meant to be a Christmas gift to her numerous fans and a message for them to get a better identity











Friday, 28 November 2014

Rejected Ogun Senatorial Aspirant, "Yayi", Returned to Contest for Lagos West Senatorial Slot

+ How He was chased out of Yewa at Gun Point

For the people of Alimosho are the name "Yayi" is made popular by Hon. Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, the current Chairman, House of Representatives, Committee on Public Account, the man who had initially represented the area in the Lagos State House of Assembly where he was Chairman House Committee on Finance, was at a time the golden son of the area before he allowed his ambition to govern Ogun State blind him to reasoning.

About two years ago, Yayi had reportedly relocated to Yewa, thereby abandoning the constituency which voted him to represent them in the House of Representatives by diverting his attention to his Ogun East Senatorial ambition, only for him to return few weeks back to declare his intention to run as the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate. Though he faces competition from other aspirants in the area who had also declared their intention represent the party in the election. Some of the other aspirants are; Chief Demola Seriki, Mrs. Joke Oorelope-Adefulire, Hon. Enoch Ajiboso and many others.

Yayi whose ambition in Ogun State was said to have been truncated at gun point in Ilaro, we gathered is banking on his relationship with the strongman of Alimosho politics who is also the current Executive Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola to win the ticket ahead of other aspirants, his confidence of getting the ticket is visible with aggressive way they are pasting his posters in the senatorial district.

It is to note that this is the same person that after he was voted to represent Alimosho in the house of representatives decided to abandon the area mid-way to pursue his botched senatorial ambition which is the first step towards his governorship ambition in Ogun State.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

How Miscalculation and Ineffectiveness Wreck Hon. Lola Akande's Political Ambition

...As Party National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Turned Her House of Representatives Ambition Down




 This is definitely not the best of time for this current member of the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Ikeja I constituency, Hon. Lola Akande, who coincidentially is sister to the wife of National leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), the party which the honourable is currently serving under. Sources has it that the assembly woman who only started finding her way back to the constituency she had abandoned just last years when she decided to open an office at Aguda bus stop, Ogba, with the aim to cajole the electorates of her closeness to them.

Recent information reaching Society Gazette is that the woman that is highly revered for her closeness to the national leader of the APC in Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, may not be getting any elective political position come the next electioneering process. Hon. Akande, sources revealead has been boasting of taking over from Mr. James Faleke, who is the person currently representing Ikeja constituency in the Federal House of Representatives and this she hoped will be enhanced by her closeness to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who is the husband of her sister, Senator Remi Tinubu, who is currently representing Lagos Central in the Senate.

Her hope was however dashed when she was informed by the man who carries the title Jagaban of Borgu Kingdom, after she approached him to ratify her ambition only to be informed that the incumbent will be returning as he has performed well by giving credible representation to the people in Abuja, so she will not be taking over from him come the next election. She was also given the shocker of her life when she was informed that she would also not be returning to the Lagos State House of Assembly where she's currently the Deputy leader as her position has been given out when she's did not signify her intention to return to the house.

Sources revealed that her disappointment knew no bound when she was informed of the fact that she will not be contesting for any elective position come 2015 a fact we gathered almost reduced her to tears before Asiwaju Tinubu was said to have been moved by her distress to now promise her a place in the excos of the party in the State.


























Tuesday, 21 October 2014

EUROPEAN SOAPS & DETERGENT LTD IN FINANCIAL MESS

…Lays off Hundreds of Workers without Severance Pay
+ How the thriving company was mismanaged

One of the leading soap manufacturing company in the country: European Soaps and Detergent Limited (ESDL), the makers of Asepso Antiseptic soap, Swift Multipurpose soap, Bubble Multipurpose soap, Pride toilet soap,  Fresh Life Herbal soap and many other popular brands we gathered is at the moment bankrupt. the current situation of the company has been to mismanagement as our findings revealed.
This is another big blow to the belly of the ailing Nigerian economy, coming at a time many manufacturing companies are planning to abandon the country for neighboring Ghana. This is due to the inept effort of the government to make sure things are put in appropriate order as regards stable electricity supply, good road network and provision of adequate security to secure lives and properties.
Nevertheless, sources revealed that the company owned by Indian expatriates has been having it rough for sometimes now due to the manner it is being managed by its legion of expatriate Indian managers and few of their Nigerians top managers led by the company Human Resources Manager Mrs Dupe Akindiya. Sources revealed that she and the company Nigerian accountant Mr. Oshatuyi has been working in connivance with the Indians to exploit their Nigerian staffs and deny them the payment of their entitlements.

Furthermore, couples of weeks back, commuters plying Mile 2 expressway were given rude awaking when hundreds of the staff of ESDL took to the main road to complain the cruel and heartless way they were treated by the company management led by Mr Suren Mirchandani. Some of the protesting staff who spoke with SG, explained that the company Management just decided to lay them off without payment of their entitlements a situation which is against the labour law of Nigeria. Some of the workers claimed they have been working for the company for a couple of years.

In addition it is obvious that the company has been known for the way it treated its staff which is not favourable. This the management has been doing with the help of its Nigerian HR manager who despite that she is a Nigerian is the slave driver. Whereas, the Indian staff is enjoying all sorts of privileges which range from accommodation to cars to weekend allowance to many other privileges, meanwhile their Nigerian staffs, who are mostly employed on contract basis, are only being paid stipends while those who are even in the management level are not enjoying half of the facilities their Indian colleagues are enjoying.


The protest of the past week is just the climax of an already tensed situation which started with maladministration the Indian owners and their Nigerian cohort has been dishing out to the workers. This coupled with the decision to ask everybody to go was as the last straw that broke the camel’s back. A source revealed that the management has all this while not giving chance for the staff to exercise their constitutional right to form a labour or trade union that will be representing them in cases like the current one that is rocking company.

Another Incorruptible Judge on the Prowl

Fraud Allegation Trails Ogun State Magistrate, Bello
…Accused of Collecting Money to give favourable judgments
CJN Justice Aloma-Mukhtar

Judicial recklessness has been a thing the Nigeria community has been frowning on since inception, this much is evident in the play as adapted from the Incorruptible Judge, a book written by D. Olu Olagoke, as the play talked explicitly about corruption in the society and the damage such practices is doing to the image of the judiciary.

This seems to have little or no effect on the way of life of some of the people in this revered judiciary profession, information reaching us was that a Magistrate in the Ogun State judiciary attached to Otta Magistrate court, one Mrs. Bello has been behaving like the Agbalowoomeeri of the D. Olu Olagoke’s Incorruptible Judge play, the magistrate was alleged to have been popular for collecting money from some people to deliver favourable judgment on series of civil cases brought before her.

Recently, she was said to have shun common sense in her handling of the case involving one Mr. Nurudeen Ibrahim and his landlord Mr. Julius Fatoki. The case which was filed before her case by the landlord is to pray the court to help the landlord quit his tenant Mr. Ibrahim of the flat somewhere around Akute axis of the State on allegation that the tenant is not greeting the landlord not minding the fact that the rent paid by the tenant has not been exhausted.

Ogun CJ Justice Olopade
And in a fashion that has all the trappings of Nollywood, a judgment was obtained with the assistance of one Mr. Amoo, who acted as the lawyer to the landlord, without the supposed defense even knowing anything about the court process, it however became known when the landlord and some court officials were to carry out the illegally obtained judgment a situation that sees them pushing out Mr. Ibrahim’s wife who is nursing about a 2 months old baby into the rain, knowing well that the husband is at that time in his place of work.


Incidents like this sources said is a common occurrence in the court, we were informed that on several occasions most cases has been heard in the court with imposters standing as the defendants just to give chance to perpetrate their evil plan, having at the back of their mind that such illegality can be enforced provided the hearing of the case has been recorded in the court register, the case of Mr. Ibrahim is such that not even the judgment was pasted on the premises of the house thereby making it impossible for the tenants to know anything of such is going on and the motivation for such act has been discovered to have to do with the landlord creating a chance to rent the apartment out for others while still holding onto the money paid by the one they are planning to evict.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Unbelievable! Years After Conversion, Ebenezer Obey Backslide?


...Remove Evangelist From His Name Revert Back To Chief Commander

 This is without doubt a scene for the Nigerian movie industry, the Nollywood, or how easy is it to describe the decision of this supposed evangelist who had claimed he's really called by God to turn back to his former way, how could one describe the fact that our own juju musician turned pastor, Evangelist Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi, has fully returned back to his former ways.

Sources revealed that the man whose church is somewhere around Oyewole road, Agege, would have had enough after about 20 years in the vine-yard as church ministry is being called. It is to note that the man who had stayed off shows for sometimes had decided to returned to reopening his office to shows of any kind when it is obvious the church is not bringing money as expected. His return to circular music and the money that accompanied it must have been very encouraging, informing the situation that sees him returning back to his old ways.

Investigation revealed that the shows which has been coming, may have further embolden him to removing the Evangelist in front of his name only to replace it with the former Chief Commander. This much was revealed on the jacket of the new albums he's been producing for notable Nigerians in the last couple of years now.

It would be recollected that the music legend had sometimes back bought the Afrodisia studio with the money paid to him by, Dr Mike Adenuga led Globacom company for the evergreen series of the company, which invariably means he did not have to pay for studio sessions. This may have been the reason he has been churning out albums in the name of different people in the society for financial gains, and it is suggested his fraternity with these people may be responsible for his decision to revert back to his old name, which now features on the jackets of his new song.

 With the careless abandonment with which he now flaunts the Chief Commander title against his now popular Evangelist title shows there is either an error somewhere or that the General Overseer of the Decros Gospel Mission may have backslided. It is only a matter of time before the real new identity of








Saturday, 4 October 2014

Dr Chris Okafor Takes Evangelism to the Less Privileged, As Liberation City Graduates Pioneer Students

The Senior Pastor of Liberation City Church, Dr Chris Okafor together with Member of Chris Okafor World Outreach storms the destitute home in Oyingbo Area of Lagos State  to give Succor to the less privileged through evangelism, Has he also share food items, Household Materials and financial assistant to cater for some of their Health needs, Preaching the Word of God to people, Dr Chris okafor said one of the way to win soul to the kingdom of God is to go out there and minister to the people irrespective of their status either rich or poor, the oracle of God said, he is fulfilled seeing the less privileged given their life to Christ despite their conditions, Meanwhile the liberation city church has graduated over 100 students from its bible institutes, the students who undergo a six months intensive bible coaching course to enable them prepare for their callings in the vineyard of God, while giving the graduates words of advises and there certificates, the Patron of Liberation Bible institute, Dr Chris Okafor challenges the student to be focus in their endeavor because whoever is ready to serve God must do that will all it has. he said the institutes has create a road map for them through the training but it is now left for them to realize their dream, he also challenged them to be a good ambassador of liberation bible institutes wherever they find themselves, it will be recalled that Dr Chris okafor remain one of the men of God in the country that is known for accurate prophesy and know how to teach the word of God in the best way that will be best understood by all,  The oracle of God has he is fondly called as at the time of publishing this story is in south Africa, Spreading the gospel as part of the mandate to win 1billion soul to the kingdom of God, While reacting to the circulated negative stories on  the man of God ,His publicist, Sunday Adeyemi said the  story is completely falsehood, it is an attempt to pull the reputation of the man of God down which he said is not possible, he is a man of dignity, respect his family and committed to the assignment given to him by God, Sunday Adeyemi enjoy all Liberation City Media Friends to please confirm stories before it is published because it is more damaging to write falsehood about a true anointed man of God

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Arisekola-Alao Allegedly Sold-Off First Bank Months Before His Death




 

There is a saying that “a house that is divided against itself will not stand”, it is just hoped that the scheming by the Directors of Nigeria’s oldest bank; The First Bank of Nigeria Plc on who is going to succeed the current Managing Director of the bank whose tenure will soon end, will not reduce the efficiency in the bank’s service delivery to its numerous customers. The bank that has over the years produced the highest number of Governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the country’s apex bank, will do well not to allow the decision on who will succeed the bank’s current boss derail things in the bank.

Abdulazeez Arisekola-Alao

Sources revealed that the crisis can be traced to sometimes last year when the bank’s stock suddenly became very available in the stock market.  It was alleged that the transaction which sees to it that shares belonging to a certain individuals are the ones that are more likely to change hands. Before now it is an open secret that the CEO of Honeywell Group, Mr Oba Otudeko has been controlling the largest share of the bank However, sources revealed that billionaire Otudeko is actually holding sway for Aare Musulumi of Yoruba land Alhaji Abulazeez Arisekola-Alao, who died after a life well spent some months back.
Bisi Onasanya


Unconfirmed sources revealed that; Arisekola-Alao, who had been battling with cancer a known terminal disease for some years before the tumour eventually took his life, then decided to let go of his interest in the bank knowing that in case of his death, the principled and upright Otudeko will hand over his interest in the bank over to his family who may not be able to manage his interest in the bank well. This may subsequently force the bank into serious financial crisis. This we gathered was responsible for the decision to sell off his huge shares in the bank.

A stock market’s source however revealed that despite that Mr Otudeko can conveniently acquire the shares that would make him retain the largest share in the bank, he opted to allow others the chance. Furthermore, this is where the former Governor of Lagos State Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was said to have stepped in. Tinubu, who has over the years known for his shrewdness when it comes to grabbing opportunity was said to have invested heavily in the shares. This invariably put him in the role of Arisekola-Alao. Known for his love to be the unseen hand behind the scene as evident in his other businesses, he was said to have also enter into agreement with another person that will be the face of the deal while he will be running things from the underground.

His choice of who to represent him, this time around could not be ascertained as some believed he ceded the power back to Oba Otudeko, who has been running it well all these while. Others argued that he will be bringing another person in time to take over from Mr Otudeko. At first the rationale behind the taking-over was shrouded but sources revealed that the hand writing is clear, linking his involvement in the reason Mr Tokunboh Abiru, a known loyalist of Tinubu who was also the Commissioner of Finance under Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola, resigned his appointment to re-join the bank as an Executive Director of First Bank of Nigeria Plc and a Board member of FBN Holdings Plc.

The timing of return of Tokunboh Abiru who had worked with the bank previously as Group Head Corporate Banking and Business Development Manager and in other capacity before his appointment as commissioner in Lagos State and the position he is to occupy further raised eye-brows on the information that Tinubu may be having a role to play in the place of things. It is to note that the decision to appoint him a Board member of FBN Holdings Plc, which is the parent company of the First Bank Nigeria Limited, must have something to do with him representing the interest of an investor that has invested heavily in the group. This is because those on the board in non-executive capacity are mostly those with very huge shares in the company or those representing those with huge investment in the group shares.

This is a brief overview of the holdings to further shed more light on how it operates. FBN Holdings (Hold Co) is the non-operating holding company of the First Bank Group. The business groups within Hold Co offer a broad range of products and services. These includes including commercial banking, investment banking and asset management, insurance and other financial services to millions of customers, with the bulk of the business in Nigeria.

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Tokunbo Abiru


FBN Holdings has many subsidiary among which is the First Bank of Nigeria PLC that is the Hold Co’s principal bank subsidiary. Also on the list are FBN Capital: a leading investment banking and asset management company, FBN Insurance: a life insurance business until March 2014, now a composite insurance company; FBN Insurance Brokers and FBN Microfinance Bank: which offers microfinance services. In addition, the Hold Co’s 2013 Annual Report shows clearly that the position of member of the FBN Holdings Board of Directors is reserved only for shareholder or those representing them.

The 2013 Annual Report shows the direct and the indirect interests of members of the Board of Directors of the Hold Co per share as follows;

Dr. Oba Otudeko

Dr Oba Otudeko (CFR), Group Chairman, Direct Holdings - 5,359,331 and Indirect Holdings - 447,805,761;
Bello Maccido, Group Chief Executive Officer, Direct Holdings - 2,388,155 and Indirect Holdings - Nil;
Abdullahi Mahmoud, Non-Executive Director, Direct Holdings - 50,870 and Indirect Holdings - Nil;  
Oye Hassan-Odukale, (MFR) Non-Executive Director, Direct Holdings - 1,685,458 and Indirect Holdings - 43,428,798;
Lt. General Garba Duba, rtd, Non-Executive Director, Direct Holdings - 14,940,903 and Indirect Holdings - Nil;  
Bisi Onasanya, Non-Executive Director, Direct Holdings - 7,518,059 and Indirect Holdings - Nil;
Chidi Anya, Independent Director, Direct Holdings - Nil and Indirect Holdings - 47,426.


The report shows clearly that it will be near impossible to be member of the Board of Directors FBN Holdings except the person is having tangible shares. Meanwhile the only member of the board that is not mentioned above is Mr. Tijjani Borodo, who is the Company Secretary. All this further confirmed the story that Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu may have acquired a huge interest in the bank which Mr Tokunboh Abiru returned to fill. Also the source revealed that it is not going down too well with some of the senior management staff of the bank who are of the impression that he should not be placed above them which positioned him to take over from Onasanya after his retirement.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Daniella Steps Into Academy As Kofo Bids farewell

 
Ever heard of the saying "When opportunity knocks, don't let fear hold you back but open the door and embrace the opportunity that has come forth". This was the case of pretty Daniella.
 
Having yielded the Wild Card call, Danniella and two other contestants with highest votes were faced with the task of battling their way into the Academy. Temitope, Daniella and Harry again sang their hearts out to gain favour in the sight of the judges. At the end of these performances, the judges gave Daniella Oji the golden entry into the Academy
because of her smooth cover of Alicia Keys' 'Falling'.‎
 
As Daniella celebrated her entry into the Academy, Ogechukwu, Kofo, Christian and Laami had to walk the lonely path of probation; being contestants with the least votes. This time, they sang as though their lives depended on it. As expected, they repeated the songs that landed them on probation.
 
Looking back at how the evening started, all the contestants came confidently on stage, looking glam in their different outfits and together they did justice to their medley - 'Ahomka womu' by V.I.P, '1er gaou' by Magic System and 'Imagine that' by Styl Plus. These got them the loudest ovation yet this season as the audience jumped on their feet dancing and cheering them. The smiles on the faces of the Faculty members was profound, one could totally feel the joy that radiates in the heart of a teacher whose students have made proud.
Coming to the critical part of the show, while Christian found grace in the face of the Judges, the Faculty rescued Ogechukwu, and Laami escaped elimination from the votes from majority of the contestants not on probation; leaving Kofo to face the harsh reality –eviction.
Goodbye always makes the heart heavy, however Kofo was quick to pull herself together and with smiles on her face she signed out of the competition with 'Yori Yori' by Bracket.
 
The following evening had every element of a great show, from the colourful costumes, to the energetic dancers, down to the outstanding vocal prowess of the contestants; the evening is indeed an unforgettable one.  We would also be quick to remember the joy of watching two Project Fame alumni; Immaculate (Season 6) and Oyinkansade (5) grace the stage again.
 
Immaculate and Oyinkansade opened the show doing a cover of Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' after which they each seamlessly flowed into their individual performances with Oyinkansade singing his hit song 'Adura' (Prayer) and Immaculate singing her song 'Go Go Baby', both to the delight of the excited audience.
Afterwards, the contestants stepped on stage after the other thrilling the audience with various songs across West Africa from the Urban Hip Life genre. They got stellar comments from the Judges and Faculty members; they were vividly impressed with most of their growth. In the end, although the judges were asked to name their best three performances for the night, they said they were impressed with not three but six performances; Emeka, Shola, Christian, Geoffrey, Clement, and Daniella who made her debut appearance as Project Fame 7.0 contestant.