EFCC Arraigns Abuja Pastor For Alleged Forgery

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Francis Onuegbu, an Abuja-based pastor, before a federal capital territory (FCT) high court  for alleged forgery.

According to an online news medium, The Cable.ng, Onuegbu was arraigned before the court on three count charges of alleged falsification of land documents “with the intent to defraud”.

The EFCC accused him and one Oluwatosin Olowu, who is reportedly at large, of committing the offence in 2003.

The charge sheet read: “Francis Onuegbu and Oluwatosin Olowu (still at large) sometime in 2003 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this court with intent to defraud attempted to obtain property known as Plot 390 Cadastral Zone B19 Katampe Extension under false pretence from the Department of Land Administration and Resettlement MFCT.

“Francis Onuegbu and Oluwatosin (still at large) sometime in 2003 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this court with intent to defraud forged a document titled ‘Department of Land Admin and Resettlement Recommended Application for Approval’ purporting same to be issued and approved by the Honourable Minister, Federal Capital Territory.”

The Cable reported that the accused pleaded not guilty to all the charges after which Eucharia Nwankpa, his counsel, filed an application for bail.

She told the court the defendant had paid a series of visits to the commission since  January when the case was opened and has also been on administrative bail from the commission.

Aliyu Usman, the EFCC counsel, however opposed the bail application. He asked the judge to tarry a while to enable the commission time to respond to the application.

A. I. Kutigi, the presiding judge, however, dismissed his opposition and granted the defendant a bail of N5 million and one surety in like sum who must be a civil servant, not below the grade level 10.

He subsequently adjourned till October 14 for further hearing.

Source: The Cable

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Redeemed Church Ordains 11,228 Deacons, Deaconesses To Mark 66th Convention

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Monday, ordained 11,228 as Deacons and Deaconesses.

This is just as the Church commenced its 66th Annual National Convention being held at the church’s headquarters at the Redemption Camp, KM 46, Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, with the theme: “Dominion’’

In his address, Pastor Adeboye, prayed for the ordained clerics and urged participants to spend quality time praying, so as to have an encounter with Jesus.

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Lagos Govt Seals RCCG Building, Others Over ‘Illegal Development’

The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), has sealed a zonal headquarters of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) under construction in Ajegunle, a hotel in Ikeja and six other buildings for illegal development and breaking government seal.

The RCCG parish, located on Old Ojo Road in Ajegunle, was accused of breaking government’s seal after a stop-work notice was served. Four other buildings on Old Ojo Road were sealed for the same offence.

A  shopping centre in Ajeromi was also sealed for erecting a third floor without approval.

A plaza being erected in the Boundary area of the state and two buildings by the same developer on Chidi Street, Ajegunle, were sealed.

De-Golden Guest Hotel in the Opebi area of Ikeja was closed as the government accused the developer of converting a residential building to a hotel without approval.

No fewer than 11 persons working on the sites were arrested and arraigned at the state mobile court, which sat in Ebute-Meta on Saturday.

The accused were granted bail, while the trials were adjourned till February 12, 2018.

 LASBCA General Manager, Olalekan Shodeinde, who led the government’s team on Saturday, said all the structures had been sealed, adding that their owners ignored government’s warnings and continue construction.

“This year, we will come hard on defaulters who break our seals. Once a building contravenes the law, anybody found in  it will be arrested and prosecuted,” he said.

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2018: Significant Goliaths Will Fall, Stubborn Mountains Will Move, Says Adeboye

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has predicted events to happen in the year 2018.

In his New Year message delivered during the Crossover Service at the RCCG camp on the Lagos –Ibadan Expressway, Adeboye said: “Many Nigerians will wake up in 2018 to realise that their future is not in the hands of any government and as a result, a lot of lost grounds will be reclaimed.

“Some significant Goliaths will fall, just as before the end of 2018, there will be rays of hope that all will still be well in Nigeria.”

Adeboye added that the approval of sodomy in some countries and the perennial climate change were instruments to hasten the apocalypse.

His specific predictions are:

  • Erstwhile stubborn mountains will move.
  • Many people will wake up to realise that their future is not in the hand of any government and as a result a lot of lost ground will be reclaimed.
  • Saboteurs will be disgraced and displaced.
  • Significant Goliaths will fall.
  • Before the end of the year, there will be rays of hope that all will still be well.

On the international level, he said:

  • This year there will be less fire outbreaks but there will be more floods.
  • There will be misunderstandings amongst nation but no major wars.
  • Pray against assassination attempts globally.
  • There will record-breaking temperatures both high and low.
  • There will be a handful of breakthroughs both scientific and medical.
  • The count down to the end has started.”
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Osinbajo, Obasanjo Recounts RCCG Adeboye’s Impact In Their Lives

It was a gathering of past and present Nigeria’s political leaders at the Youth Centre of the RCCG on Kilometre 46, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway yesterday during the presentation of a book “Pastor E. A Adeboye; His Life and Calling.

At the book launch were Acting President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), and former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

According to Osinbajo, he wouldn’t have become the nations’s No 2 citizen without the approval of Pastor Adeboye.

He said: “Over the years, daddy (Adeboye) has been an instrumental factor to my spiritual growth. I consulted daddy and he gave the go-ahead for me to accept the VP position.”

He said the RCCG was able to attract the largest gathering of worshippers to its convention due to Adeboye’s sincerity and humility.

“Apart from Coca-cola, the Church is next in mileage across the world. And it all has to do with the sincerity, dedication and humility of Daddy G.O.” Osinbajo said.

Former President Obasanjo, on his part, said that he consulted Pastor Adeboye before contesting the 1999 Presidential election.

“I visited Pastor Adeboye who told me to come back as he would have to pray and know the mind of God concerning the matter.

”I was concerned about his response because I got immediate responses from my two friends (Mandela and Tutu). Weeks after, I was sent for and he told me to go ahead and serve as President. I still had a thread of doubt but 48 hours after we met, I opened the scripture and it was the Book of Esther that I opened and I began to read about her,” Obsanjo said.

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Cleric Urges Nigerians To Pray For Buhari

Rev. Soji Adeniyi of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lokoja, has appealed to Nigerians to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari,as he traveled out of the country on health ground.

?Adeniyi made the appeal on Sunday in Lokoja, his sermon entitled, “The need to always pray for a nation.”

The cleric said there was a need for the people to always seek the face of God for their leaders and country.

The Reverend, who prayed for the quick recovery of Buhari, said he would triumph over the sickness and return in good health to continue his duty to the nation.

He advised people who form the habit of wishing their fellow human death to eschew such attitude, adding that it was against the scripture.

Adeniyi, however, urged leaders to always have the fear of God in their actions toward the led and make it a duty to serve the people.

He expressed the hope that Nigeria would soon be ranked among great nations of the world. (NAN)


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