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Suspected kidnappers who disguised as pastors killed in Delta

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The Delta State Police Command has confirmed the death of three suspected kidnappers who disguised in pastor’s outfit.

The suspects died following a gun duel between them and a police patrol team at Agbogidi Motor Park, close to the Onitsha head bridge, along the Benin-Asaba-Onitsha expressway on Friday.

It was learnt that the police operatives had stormed the park based on intelligence report and engaged the suspects in a 10-minute gun duel.

Confirming the report at the weekend, the state Commissioner of Police, CP, Ibrahim Zanna, diplayed the corpses of the suspects, saying his men acted on credible information.

According to him, his men were on the trail of the mole who reportedly fled the scene before he could be fished out by the policemen.

Zanna said, “The suspects drove into a bar in the park in a Toyota Corolla car allegedly waiting for their target, said to be a United Kingdom-based native of Asaba coming home for Christmas.

“On sighting the police patrol team, the suspects opened …

APC is out to create jobs, restore Nigeria’s economy – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the All Progressives Congress, APC, is out to create jobs and restore the economy the country.
Buhari’s remark was contained in a statement congratulating the governor-elect of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu.

Buhari in the statement by his Media Aide, Femi Adesina, described Akeredolu’s victory at the Saturday’s governorship election in the state as “a well-deserved victory.”

The President also congratulated the National Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, the Chairman of the Campaign Committee, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, and all party faithful who worked towards the victory of the party in Ondo State.

He said, “From the beginning, this election set out to be a different kind of election. The unity and resilience of the party was tested. I am happy we came out of this victorious.

“This is a huge win. The mood today is against corruption, insecurity and for the restoration of the economy and the creation of jobs. This is where the …

Militants blow up gas pipeline in Delta

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Unknown gunmen suspected to be militants, on Sunday blew up a pipeline in Delta State.

The pipeline is operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC in Delta State.

However, no separatist group from the oil rich region has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The attack was confirmed to vanguard by the Ughelli South council Chairman, Mr Paul Etaga.

Etaga said the pipeline popularly known as Abura line, was bombed at about 7:30am on Sunday morning.

Etaga disclosed that he visited the site of the incident in company of the Commanding Officer 222 battalion, Agbaraha-Otor, Lt. Col U. S Abdulsalam, the Ughelli South Division Police Officer, Oghenedoro Samuel and heads of other security agencies in the area visited the scene of the blast.

According to Etaga, the inferno from the blast has been curtailed by fire fighters drafted from the Otor-ogun Gas plant in Ughelli South.

He said, “Though no arrest has been made, the security agencies are currently investigating the incident and…

Ondo Election: Buhari sends powerful message to Akeredolu, Saraki reacts

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, November 27, reacted to news regarding the victory of Chief Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), in Ondo state.

President Muhammadu Buhari charges Aketi to deliver for the Ondo people.

Buhari described the governor-elect's victory as "a well-deserved victory".

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President also congratulated the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun; the Chairman of the Campaign Committee, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state, and all party faithful who he said put in their best and braved the odds to ensure a successful outing for the party’s candidate.

He rejoiced with the people of the state who he said aligned with his own belief that Akeredolu, with his pedigree, possesses the qualities to transform the state into the Ondo of their dreams.

The statement reads: "From the beginning, this election set out to be a different …

Biafra can be attained, Igbos will not beg Buhari - Ohaneze

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– Chief (Mrs) Calista Nkiru Adimachukwu (Mmilioma), says Igbos are a priceless asset to Nigeria as a whole

– Mrs Adimachukwu says Igbos cannot beg for a place in Nigeria

– Similarly, Major Hamza Al- Mustapha, has advised the Igbo race to be united in order to achieve Biafra

– The ex-CSO to General Sani Abacha, says the actualizationof Biafra is possible

National Women Leader, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief (Mrs) Calista Nkiru Adimachukwu (Mmilioma) has said that the Igbo are the highest contributors to Nigerian independence compared to other regions.
Calista Nkiru says the Igbos must be given that which is due them.

Adimachukwu however noted that it is sad that since independence in 1960, other regions have countered Igbo objectives.

Acording to Vanguard, the women leader said: “The Igbo have not been given the opportunity to taste solid leadership in Nigeria. Even after Nigeria got independence, Dr, Nnamdi Azikiwe, was made a ceremonial President whereas his NCNC and Awolowo’s AG were cap…

Jose Mourinho sent off for a second time in a month

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was sent off during his side’s 1 – 1 draw at home to West Ham United on Sunday, November 27.

The moment referee orders Jose Mourinho out of the technical area

The former Chelsea coach kicked a water bottle to protest referee Jon Moss’ decision for showing Paul Pogba a yellow card for diving.

Although, replays showed West Ham’s Mark Noble did not make contact with the France midfielder.

Recall that the ‘Special One’ was also sent to the stands by Mark Clattenburg in United’s 0 – 0 draw at home to Burnley in October, 2016.
Moss had dismissed him in October 2015, when Mourinho was in charge of Chelsea.


The whole drama came barely fifteen minutes into the encounter after two quick goals were scored.

The visitors took the surprised lead barely two minutes into the encounter when Diafra Sakho nodded into the net from Dimitri Payet’s free-kick.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was partly at fault for the goal but made amends in the 21st minute when he scored from Pogba’s ‘d…

I do not perform fake miracles, no trader died in my church – Abuja pastor, Esezebor

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Bishop Emmanuel Esezobor, founder of Fire House Church International, located beside Niger-Delta Gardens and Hotels Check Point, Nyanya, Abuja, has reacted to news making the rounds that a trader died in his church while he was performing fake miracles.

In the incident, which purportedly happened in May, the pastor allegedly offered the Igbo trader N500, 000 to pretend to be dead so he could perform a miracle of waking him up. But luck ran out of him when the man died in the coffin before they reached his crusade ground.

The wife of the deceased trader was said to have reported the matter to the police, which led to the pastor’s arrest but he was reportedly released through the help of his influential friends in Abuja and had gone back to the business performing strange miracles in his church.

But the pastor has refuted the allegation, saying it was the devil using people to spread lies against him because the ministry was waxing stronger than expected.

In a statement made available to ne…

BREAKING: INEC declares Akeredolu winner of Ondo governorship election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in yesterday’s governorship election in Ondo State, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu, as the winner of the poll.

The Returning Officer, Prof Abdul-Ganiyu Ambali, on Sunday in Akure said, Akeredolu garnered 244, 842 votes to beat his closest rival, Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party who polled 150, 380 votes.

The Returning Officer added that Chief Olusola Oke, the candidate of Alliance for Democracy, scored 126, 889 to come third.

Ambali disclosed that the total registered voters at 1, 647, 973, out of which only 584, 997 voters were accredited while valid votes were put at 551,272 votes and 29, 615 votes were rejected.

He said, “Having polled the highest number of votes and having satisfied all requirements, I hereby declare Oluwarotmi Akeredolu the governor-elect of Ondo State.”

Results had earlier placed Akeredolu as winner of the election of the Ondo governorshi…

Nigerian Army needs eye glasses to see killing of Biafra agitators

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The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, worldwide on Sunday condemned the continued denial of the killing of its members by the Nigerian government, military and other security agencies.

The Nigerian Army had debunked claims by Amnesty International that its men killed over 150 pro-Biafran protesters, stating that the allegation is an “outright attempt to tarnish the reputation of the security forces in general and the Nigerian Army in particular, for whatever inexplicable parochial reasons.”

But IPOB stated that the denial means that the entire defence staff of Nigerian Army “need eye glasses to see the barbaric crimes committed by the Nigeria soldiers against the members of IPOB through out the period of peaceful demonstrations in Biafraland”.

The group, in a statement issued by its spokesman, Comrade Emma Powerful, called on world leaders to visit YouTube and watch the crimes allegedly committed by the Nigeria government and her security agencies against unarmed IPOB members during ral…

Over 20 Boko Haram Killed, 6 Soldiers injured in Borno ambush

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The Caretaker Chairman of Gwoza local government area of Borno State, Hon Saeed Salisu Sambo, on Saturday morning narrowly escaped death from a Boko Haram ambush on his convoy around Bama town while on his way from Gwoza to Maiduguri.

Six soldiers of the 121 Task Force Battalion Pulka who were providing him security cover were injured as they attempted to clear the ambush.

Speaking to newsmen today on the ambush, Hon. Saeed said, more than 20 Boko Haram insurgents were killed while many fled due to the superior power of the soldiers.

He said, “The incident happened at about 5km into Bama town, 10am yesterday, (Saturday) after living Nguro-Soye.“

According to him, the insurgents detonated an IED, followed by sporadic gunshots which was repelled by the gallant soldiers.

“Six (6) soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries, and more than twenty of heinous actors (BH) were killed by the rocket launcher fired by troops as I vividly saw them running away, as the military engageed them in resp…

Trump won’t destroy Nigeria-US relations – Foreign Affairs ministry

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The new Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Sola Enikanolaiye, on Sunday assured Nigerians that Donald Trump’s presidency would not disrupt the U. S. and Nigeria’s long-existing relations.
Enikanolaiye said that there was no need for Nigerians to be agitated over Trump’s presidency.

The permanent secretary expressed optimism that the long existing relations between Nigeria and the U. S. would be strengthened in the years ahead.

He said, “We do not think that Donald Trump’s presidency would lead to a disruption in the relations between Nigeria and the United States.

“The United States and Nigeria have had excellent relations since the attainment of Nigeria’s Independence.

“And under every government in the U. S, whether Republican or Democrat, we have always had cordial relations.

“So, we do not think that this already existing relations between Nigeria and the U. S. would necessarily be altered under the U. S. President-Elect Donald Trump.”

The permanent secretary, h…

Ladies excited as pastor shares ‘anointed’ cucumbers during

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The founder of Prophetic Healing Deliverance Ministries in Zimbabwe, Prophet Walter Magaya, stirred up controversies on the social media on Sunday as pictures of him distributing and selling ‘anointed’ cucumbers during his church service went viral.

The report is causing a stir as cucumber has recently been “literally discovered to have many uses,” apart from being an edible fruit.

The pastor created room for criticisms as the report had it that his church members, especially the ladies, heavily patronized him.

While some called him fake for selling cucumbers in the house of God, others said “only him knows why he chose cucumber of all fruits” to distribute.

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How we robbed Basketmouth of $200, phones in Lagos – Suspects

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The suspects, who robbed veteran Nigerian comedian, Basketmouth, at gun point at his residence in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos State, on September 7 have been arrested.

The comedian was in company of his family when unknown gunmen broke into his home and carted away valuables.

They were paraded before newsmen at the state Police Command headquarters, Ikeja on Saturday.

Twenty-four-year old Chibuzor Ugwu, the suspected leader of the three-man gang confessed, saying “Anytime I come to Lagos, I take my gang to vandalise vehicles and steal auto parts. We normally targeted Toyota and Honda vehicles.

“But the day we robbed Basketmouth’s house, we had operated on some vehicles in the area that day. We then peeped into a compound and saw a very nice car.

When we gained access into the compound, we realised we could make more money by robbing the occupants of the house.

“We then used a bolt cutter to enter through the kitchen. It was when we entered the house that we realised that it was Basketmouth’s hous…

How mentally ill graduate beat mother to death in Benue

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Pandemonium struck at Ufia Street in Otukpo, Benue State on Monday after a graduate of the University of Jos, Plateau State, Godwin Orinya, killed his mother.

Orinya, a native of Ado Local Government Area, LGA of the state, was said to have started acting strangely lately.

His ‘new’ attitude reportedly prompted his family to commit him to a local mental health care centre run by a man at Agboke, Ohimini LGA of the state.

The herbal doctor, who strictly uses herbal medicine as treatment for mental illnesses had reportedly gone out to get some herbs when Orinya pounced on his mother who was with him.

He beat her to death and escaped from the centre.

When contacted, the Benue Police Command image maker, Mr. Moses Yamu, told ALEXLUCKYNEWS on Saturday that efforts were on to apprehend the suspect who is at large.
“We will get him as soon as possible, so he does not do harm to others.”

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‘I am not Jesus’- Oyinbo man explains his mistaken identity

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Following an incident in Kenya where he encountered people who simply thought he was Jesus the son of God , the ‘mystery’ man has explained himself.

Daniel Christos was mistaken to be ‘Jesus’ in Kenya
When some Kenyans spotted a man who looked like the biblical Jesus Christ based on the movies they must have seen (where Jesus is presumed to be an Oyinbo man), they simply took the opportunity to take pictures and even invite him into their homes.

As it turns out, the man who had this experience, is non other than an Australian man identified as Daniel Christos.

Christos who said he is not a beggar, but actually a traveler from Perth, Australia, took to his Facebook page to react when a user identified as Mook Carter III said they would set up a committee to crucify him together with two thieves. He said he was uncomfortable with the threat, and felt the need to respond saying:

“I arrived in Kenya less than 2 weeks ago from Ethiopia and have been welcomed with so much enthusiasm like I’ve n…

Unbelievable! Mourinho make shocking bid for Chelsea star

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– Jose Mourinho is now set to raid former club Chelsea for the signing of Willian in the January 2017 transfer window

– Since Antonio Conte became the new coach of Chelsea, the Brazilian has not been given playing times

– Last season when Mourinho was at Chelsea, he had a superb relationship with Willian

Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho is now set to raid his former club Chelsea as the Portuguese gaffer was reported to be interested in luring forward Willian to Old Trafford.


The 28-year-old Brazilian star has fallen down the pecking order since the arrival of new manager Antonio Conte who has given the player limited playing time.

Before Jose Mourinho was axed at Chelsea, the Portuguese man was an admirer of the Brazilian star as he netted seven times last season for the Blues.

Willian who was Chelsea’s player of the year for last season has not started in the premier League since the Blues’ 2-0 victory at Hull City on October 1, 2016.

It was also said that the death of his mother also …

Igbos don’t want Biafra! – Iwuanyanwu reveals what they are really after

- Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu advised President Buhari to speed up Nnamdi Kanu's trial

- He noted that his detention is turing him into a hero

- The politician said Igbos only want to be president and not secede
Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has revealed that the Igbo people are not really agitating for secession but actually desire to produce the country’s president

The detention of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) has sparked the agitation for an independent Biafra state but Iwuanyanwu believes that what the Igbos actually want is to have a president from the region.

The Punch reports that the businessman and politician said this on Friday, November 25 at the National Executive Council meeting of the Nigerian Union of journalists in Owerri, the Imo state capital.

Iwuanyanwu noted that the continued detention of Kanu was turning him into a hero and advised President Muhammadu Buhari to speed up his court trial.

He said: “Igbo people are majority tribe in Niger…

Fayose reconstructs roads himself, drives an excavator

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– Governor Ayo Fayose promised to fix roads in Ekiti in spite of the financial crisis in the country

– The Ekiti governor was at the flag-off of the repair of Efon-Aramoko-Igede-Ado Road

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti drove an excavator as he flagged-off the rehabilitation of the Efon-Aramoko-Igede-Ado Road in the state.

In a statement by Mr Idowu Adelusi who is the chief press secretary to the governor, he said the governor decided to fix the road after it was abandoned by the federal government.

He said: “Though this is a federal road, we are going to fix it because we won’t join those who are not giving people value for their votes to further punish our people. We run a responsible and responsive government and people should tell those at the federal level to stop giving excuses and to stop complaining.

“We are calling on federal authorities to be alive to their responsibilities and stop complaining and give us value for our votes, as we will change this change that has brought inconvenie…

Germany, Portugal avoid each other in 2017 Confederations Cup draw

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The draws for next year’s Confederations Cup have been conducted in Kazan.

Hosts Russia will take on Euro 2016 winners Portugal, Mexico and New Zealnad in Group A.

Current world champions, Germany, have been placed in Group B, along with Chile, Australia and the winner of next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.


The tournament will act as a warm-up for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
It will kick off in Saint Petersburg on June 17 until July 2. Matches will also be staged in Kazan, Moscow and Sochi.

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How I stopped Atiku from becoming President – Anenih

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Former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustee, Tony Anenih, has revealed that he stopped former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, from being President.

Anenih, who has announced he is stepping out of politics, said this in his book titled ‘My Life and Nigerian Politics’, which was presented in Abuja on Saturday.

He explained that Atiku wanted to become the President, when former President Olusegun Obasanjo was contesting for a second term.

“As a result of my preparations for Chief Obasanjo’s second tenure, I stepped on the toes of many of those who did not want him to seek a second term. These are the people I can now refer to as members of the ‘G3’. These were General Ibrahim Babangida, (ex-) Vice- President Atiku Abubakar and the (ex-) National Security Adviser, General Aliu Gwarzo,” Anenih said.

“There was no other way I could have offended the vice-president other than that I prevented him from being PDP’s presidential candidate in the 2003 presidential election…

See how to end Niger Delta millitant

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he wave of attacks on oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta will stop only if the FederalGovernment commits itself to a genuine dialogue.The chairman of the default Technical Committee on the Niger Delta, Ledum Mitee, told The Guardian in Port Harcourt, that irrespective of the recent stakeholder meeting between the presidency and Niger Delta leaders, the attitude of the Federal Government had not shown it was committed to dialogue.According to Mitee, while government strategy to end the crisis in the Niger Delta is not clear, it is obvious that Niger Delta leaders still need to do some work to get a firm commitment from the government that dialogue is the preferred option.He said everybody in the countrywould want a resolution of the problem through dialogue and not military confrontation.“For me, there is no alternative to dialogue. I don’t see any alternative to dialogue. The point I keep on making is that we will not be tired of dialogue. But it is not just dialogue. Wh…

Chelsea is my club- Victor Moses

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Victor Moses has said he is enjoying life at Chelsea and hinted he is not thinking about a move to Barcelona.

The Super Eagles forward, scored the winning goal as the Blues defeated Tottenham 2-1 at home on Saturday, to go top of the Premier League.

“This is my club. The manager gave me the opportunity to express myself and I’m pleased with how I’m doing,” Moses said afterwards.

His goal against Spurs was his third – all three goals have come at Stamford Bridge.

Moses was also voted Man of the Match for the second week running.

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has already advised the player to shun a move to Barcelona.

BREAKING: Akeredolu of APC wins Ondo governorship election

Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress has won the 2016 governorship election in Ondo State.

This follows the results of the Governorship election so far announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC where the All Progressives Congress Candidate is leading his other contenders with a wide margin.

Of the 18 Local Government Areas of the state, results of 17 Local Government Areas have been submitted, out of which Akeredolu is comfortably leading in 14 LGAs.

The Chief Returning Officer, Prof. A. Ambali, who announced a break Sunday morning said they will reconvene at 11am.

Results of the 17 Local Government Areas announced show the following:

APC: 237,812

PDP: 145,367

AD: 104,111

Reacting to the development, the APC candidate, Akeredolu thanked the people of the state for choosing him as the next leader of the state.

“Ondo has decided and I am humbled that my people chose me. Our time to Think Anew and Act Anew has come.

Thank You Ondo State,” he tweeted.

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Ondo election: AD stuns APC, PDP, pulls off incredible win

Olusola Oke, the candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in the ongoing Ondo state governorship election, has pulled off a surprise win over his counterparts from other political parties.

Reports sent in by ALEXLUCKYNEWS journalists on ground in Ondo show that the AD gubernatorial candidate defeated other candidates in Ilaje area of the state with impressive results coming out of polling booths in the region.

The results are as follows:

Mahin 11, Unit 1, Ilaje: AD 29, APC 9, LP 1, PDP 1

Mahin 11, unit 2, Ilaje: AD 26, APC 14, LP 1, PDP 5

Mahin 11, unit 5, Ilaje: AD 96, APC 7, LP 1, PDP 9

Mahin 11, unit 7, Ilaje: AD 59, APC 15, LP 1, PDP 18

Mahin 11, unit 18, Ilaje: AD 60, APC 34, LP 1, PDP 8

Mahin 11, unit 19, Ilaje: AD 98, APC 34, LP 1, PDP 8,

Mahin 6, Ilaje: AD 60, APC 24, LP 1, PDP 21

Mahin 7, Ilaje: AD 64, APC 46, LP 1, PDP 31

Mahin 8, Ilaje: AD 44, APC, 39, LP 1, PDP 10

Meanwhile, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the polls, Eyitayo Jegede and the outgoing governor,…

Prophet makes it rain at church member's traditional wedding

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A Nigerian prophet has set tongues wagging with the drama on display at one of his ‘faithful’ church member’s traditional marriage ceremony.

Prophet Ebelenna Chukwu who is the General Overseer of the Jehovah The Mightier Than All Deliverance Ministry in Onitsha, Anambra state, showed an outpouring of affection on one of his female church members on her big day.

Prophet Ebelenna was seen spraying lots and lots of cash on the dancing couple, while someone followed him around with a briefcase filled with money.

Pastor Ebelenna Chukwu
The prophet can be seen dancing and spraying more and more money, while the musicians sang his praises (why won’t they when he sprayed some money on them too).

Prophet Ebelenna whose church is popularly known as ‘Excess Power’ in Onitsha and its environs, shared the video of the wedding on his Facebook page.

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AWCON 2016: Falcons, Black Queens qualify for semi-final

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Nigeria has qualified for the semi-final of the ongoing Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The Super Falcons beat Kenya 4-1 on Saturday, to finish as winners of Group B.
Florence Omagbemi, whose team hammered Mali 6-0 and drew 1-1 with Ghana in their previous fixtures, were in sparkling form with goals from Ngozi Okobi, Faith Ikidi, Oshoala Asisat and Desire Oparanozie sealing victory.
The Black Queens of Ghana won Mali 3-1 in Yaounde and came second in the group.
Nigeria will take on South Africa in the last four on Tuesday, while Ghana play hosts Cameroon.

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Ezekwesili blasts Buhari, Jonathan for leading Nigeria into recession

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A former Minister of Solid Minerals, Mrs. Obi Ezekwesili, has accused the administrations of former President Goodluck Jonathan and that of the incumbent, Muhammad Buhari, of leading Nigeria’s economy into recession.

According to her, the duo failed to adopt the right policies to deal with the crash in crude oil prices, which began in mid-2014, hence the ongoing economic crisis.

Ezekwesili noted that while Jonathan’s administration failed to do something about the impending recession before leaving office, the current administration equally failed to launch a comprehensive fiscal stabilisation programme on assumption of office in May 2015.

She spoke as the guest speaker at the inaugural Business Lecture of the Lagos Country Club in Lagos on Thursday night.

She said, “The parlous state of the Nigerian economy by the 29th of May, 2015 should have instructed an incisive and urgent macroeconomic stabilisation programme to realign the price levels in the economy. By May 2015, we knew we were a…

Ondo election: Jimoh Ibrahim allegedly writes Akeredolu, congratulates him in advance (READ)

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allegedly written to congratulate Romiti Akeredolu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the ongoing election in the state.

According to the letter obtained by our reporter on Saturday, Jimoh, whose ambition to govern the state was truncated by the Supreme Court, claimed that from every indication, Aketi, Akeredolu would eventually win.

Ibrahim earlier threw his weight behind Akeredolu of the APC.

However, Ibrahim warned him to avoid the outgoing governor, Olusegun Mimiko if the baton of leaderhip is eventually handed over to him.

Meanwhile, checks by our reporter Friday evening show that the Independent National Electoral Commission was yet to make any official announcement.

The letter reads:

My dear Egbon

Congratulations I have computed the results sent to me from 2907 wards by my party agents accross Ondo State. It shows you are leading with unrecoverable margin.

I congratulate you as Governor-elect of our lovely state. I will advise you quickly maintain distance …

Those guilty of corruption should face death penalty – Senator Joseph Dada

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Senator Gbolahan Joseph Dada (APC-Ogun West) has advocated capital punishment for corrupt officials in the country.

Mr. Dada, who made the suggestion during interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday, said “corruption is the bane of this country and the only way out is heavy penalty, even death sentence, for those found guilty.

“The only way you can stop corruption is through death sentence”.

Mr. Dada noted that there were so many laws that should be promulgated at this stage of Nigeria’s development, pointing out that England did so too at a stage in her life.

He accused civil servants of being the major culprits, pointing out that they had access to public funds which made it easy for them to steal from the national treasury.

“This is why some of them, after stealing so much money from government, set up personal businesses but collapse soon after because they only know how to steal, not to create wealth.

“Wealth creation is a process that must be sustained but you…

Chelsea vs Tottenham: Blues go top after seeing off London rivals

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Chelsea came from behind to defeat Tottenham 2-1 on Saturday, ending their London rivals’ unbeaten start to this campaign.
Christian Eriksen gave the visitors the lead with an incredible long-range effort, but the Blues responded before the break with an equally brilliant strike from Pedro.
Nigeria’s Victor Moses slammed in the winner in the second half, to ensure Chelsea returned to the summit of the league.
Antonio Conte’s men have now won seven consecutive league games.
Before the Derby, Manchester City beat Burnley 2-1 at Turf Moor, with Sergio Aguero scoring a brace. Liverpool saw off Sunderland 2-0 at Anfield and Hull City drew 1-1 with West Brom.
Swansea edged a remarkable nine-goal thriller, beating Crystal Palace 5-4, while Leicester City needed a last-minute penalty to draw 2-2 with Middlesbrough at home.

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Guardiola says he is determined to crack Conte’s 3-4-3 system

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Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola, has said he is determined to break down Antonio Conte’s winning formula, when both teams play each other next Saturday.
The Spaniard was speaking after Sergio Aguero’s brace saw his team beat Burnley 2-1 on Saturday at Turf Moor.
Later in the evening, Chelsea won their seventh consecutive fixture in the league, by defeating Tottenham 2-1 at Stamford Bridge .
“The Crystal Palace game and the Burnley games were really important,” Guardiola told a post-match news conference.
“Now we are going to play against the best team of this moment in the Premier League.
“In the last five or six weeks they have played amazing – not just clean sheets but the way they play.
“We have to try and discover his [Conte’s] secret and what we can do to beat him.
“We have now six days, seven days to prepare that game. Most of the players are tired and that’s why we are going to prepare our game as much as possible.”

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Ondo election: Jegede, Mimiko win polling units

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Governor Olusegun Mimiko and the PDP governorship candidate Eyitayo Jegede have recorded big wins in their polling units as results of the Ondo election trickles in.

ALEXLUCKYNEWS gathered that while Jegede won in his polling unit, Ward 2 Unit 9, Mimiko won in his Ward 7, Unit 21, Ondo West local government area in Ondo town.

Jegede polled 184 votes to defeat All Progressives Congress candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu and the Alliance for Democracy candidate, Olusola Oke, who polled 77 and 32 respectively.

Eyitayo Jegede wins in his polling unit

The PDP candidate also polled  176 votes to defeat Akeredolu who polled 40 and Oke who recorded 15 votes in Mimiko’s polling unit.

Exactly 1,280,580 voters are expected to decide who the next governor of Ondo state will be as ALEXLUCKYNEWS was monitoring the proceedings.

However, voting has officially come to an end in most polling units in Ondo state and counting of the votes have commenced.

Checkout the unofficial results here

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BREAKING: Human rights lawyer Fred Agbaje confirmed dead in London

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The Punch is reporting that human rights lawyer, Fred Agbaje, has been confirmed dead.

According to sources, he was confirmed dead in London on Saturday, November 26, after an undisclosed ailment.

Richard Akinnola, one of the close allies of the legal practitioner, was said to have confirmed the death of the freedom fighter.

Another lawyer, Gbenga Demola-Ojo, also confirmed the demise of Agbaje, wrote this on Facebook: “Fred Agbaje, constitutional lawyer, gentleman, media personality and patriot! May your great soul find rest!”

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Medical student gets 19 awards in Uniben

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A medical student at the University of Benin (Uniben) has broken records, even as he got 19 awards at the institution’s last convocation ceremony.

The student, Pius Ehiremen Ojemolon was the toast of the day, as he was called upon severally to receive his awards.

Pius Ehiremen Ojemolon has been described as a genius as he was the recipient of 19 awards at the last Uniben convocation.

Nigeria has so many genius’s like Pius Ehiremen, many of them doing the nation proud even in the diaspora. Only recently, a young and talented boy from Ebonyi state, Ihere-serg Mascot, assembled a car which is powered by solar energy.

The 16-year-old boy said his car does not emit gas neither does it use fuel.
According to one Facebook user, Hon Agwu Francis, Mascot presented the car to Governor David Nweze Umahi of Ebonyi state at the government house, Abakaliki.

In a similar vein, Yusuf Ololade Faidat a graduate of the University of Ilorin has won 19 prizes for her academic performance.

Daily Trust reports tha…

Attack on Delta community: I will avenge the death of my mother – Henry College

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A Delta State resident, Mr. Henry College, whose mother, and younger
brother, were allegedly abducted and killed by armed Isaba militants in Epame Community of Udu Local Government Area has
vowed to avenge their death if the Delta State Government fails to intervene and ensure justice.
College and some other displaced Epame
indigenes made the vow at the monthly human rights clinic organized by
the Centre for the Vulnerable and Underprivileged , CENTREP, in Udu
on Saturday.

The Okwagbe indigene said he managed to escape when the incident
occurred and reported the matter to the Aladja Community.

According to Henry, who is currently taking refuge at the
Aladja Community Hall, “if the government does come into this
matter, I will avenge their death; I won’t allow it go like that.”

Another Epame indigene, Eric Obiama who also spoke to ALEXLUCKYNEWS, cried out to the Government to help the Internally Displaced Persons.

The father of seven noted that he lost twenty of his live stocks, in addition to his …

Plateau is drifting apart under Lalong – Damishi Sango

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A former Minister of Sports and current chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Plateau State, Hon. Damishi Sango on Saturday accused the APC led administration in the state of allowing the state to drift apart.
Sango stated this in a chat with journalists in Jos.

“It is unfortunate that today, Plateau is drifting apart. Plateau is supposed to be the shining star in the middle belt but the APC is bent on rubbishing everything.

“But Plateau people will never allow it, especially some of us who are still alive from the old school.”

When asked to assess the present administration since it came into office last year, the PDP Chieftain said, “I don’t want to assess it because there is nothing to assess. Lalong could not reply my last press conference and the issues raised because he has no reply to it.

“We raised a lot of issues concerning the financial recklessness of his administration, just barely a year in office, but he could not respond. Lalong has nothing to say to counter the facts.

“B…

Singer Di’ja Speaks Up On Why She Had A Lowkey Wedding And Mavin Signing Iyanya

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We’ve all remained in a state oblivion when it comes to the Sowemo singers married life. Mavin songstress and act,
Di’ja embarked on what many would call a lowkey wedding for a star of her status but she has finally given reasons to why she preferred such moves.

In her recent interview with Linda Ikeji Blog, Di’ja spoke in length saying she also had to live a normal life regardless of her status.

She said; “It was very intimate and it was also in my home town, Kaduna, so it’s kind of hard to get people to come over there and then Kaduna is not as ‘Noisy’ as Lagos.

So anything like that could be probably called low key. I just don’t translate them into being posted on my page. And I guess in the ‘Post it’ ‘Tweet it’ world; you almost kind of look abnormal if you don’t
But it’s not like am going out of my way not to, i guess it’s just not in my character to do it all the time, but i’m also getting better at my Instagram. At least you see my baby and all other stuff, (laughs). So I always say…

Arrested armed robbers reveal how they operate

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Two bus conductors, 22-year-old Lateef
Sodiq and 21-year-old Tunde Lawal, have been nabbed by men of the Lagos State Command after robbing a motorist of his Honda saloon car.

The duo are members of a car-snatching gang operating in Lagos. According to the suspects, they “supplement” their work as bus conductors with robbery.

Sodiq told Punch that he was arrested in a bus by men of the Alakara Police Division, Lagos, who were already on his trail without his knowledge.

He said that on Wednesday, after concluding his bus conducting duty, he went to meet other members of his gang and they snatched the Honda at Sabo area of Yaba, Lagos and dumped the driver of the vehicle at Obanikoro along Ikorodu Road.

He said, “We did not beat the owner of the vehicle, we just asked him for the security codes of the car.

“This is the second time I would follow the gang to snatch a vehicle. I was given N50,000 the first time my gang took me along on an operation. Our leader is called Coded. He has not been ca…

Why I wear red-beret - Dalung

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– Dalung discloses why he dresses in red-beret and ‘Khaki’

– Says he does not fancy putting on attires outside

– The minister reveals he prefers to identify with the ‘common people’
In a notion to justify his mode of dressing to public functions and events, the Minister for Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has disclosed that he prefers to identify with the ‘common people’.

In a post on his facebook page, the minister noted that the red-beret is his signature while the ‘Khaki’ he is used to wearing is to appreciate the people.

Read the post below:

So many people have asked this same question ” what is behind your mode of outfits and what is the motivating principle?”

The ‘Red Beret’ is my signature for a struggle of the common people. The ‘Khaki’ is just nothing but a very modest way of appreciating the magnitude of problems the ‘common people’ face in this country.
Solomon Dalung

I don’t fancy putting on attires outside that because it does not at all, portray our understanding of the situati…

Pastor sells 'anointed cucumbers' to his congregation

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Pastor makes money out of members of his congregation, by selling what he termed ‘anointed cucumbers’ to them.
Due to the growing quest for miracles, signs and wonders, in churches mostly across Africa, some pastors have taken it upon themselves to do things that may be called ‘scandalous’, just to distinguish themselves from the norm.

We recently saw a pastor who sprays insecticides on members of his church, saying that was the medium God wanted to show his anointing through.

Now we have seen a pastor selling ‘anointed cucumbers’ to his congregation.
Walter Magaya

According to reports, Prophet Walter Magaya of the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance ministries (PHDM) in Zimbabwe, had his ushers circulate cucumbers to the congregation, for a certain amount of money, after ‘anointing’ them.

Prophet Magaya had been accused and charged with allegations of rape, in August 2016, and he has also made the headlines for allegedly banning members of his church who are PHD holders, from attending churc…