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Insecurity: PANDEF Calls For Regional Security Outfit In South-South



Worried by the incessant insecurity challenges and the threat it poses to life and economic development in country, the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), weekend, called on South South governors to establish a regional security architecture in the Niger Delta

In a communique issued at the end of the a expanded national executive committee meeting of the PANDEF which held in Benin, they said it is imperative to set up a regional security in a bid to mitigate insecurity in Niger Delta areas.

The communique signed by the National Chairman, PANDEF, Idongesit Nkanga, who commended the South West governors for their resolute to establishing a regional security architecture codenamed “Amotekun”, noted that they are ready with a regional security blueprint and would submit it to the governors as they meet.

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Part of the communique read, “Therefore urge the South-South Governors to as a matter of urgency meet and organise a similar regional security and development initiative, as the Niger Delta region is under existential threat,”.

They also called on Governors of South South region to reactivate the Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa-Ibom, Cross River, Edo and Delta (BRACED) Commission to fast track socio-economic development in the region.

Other resolutions adopted include: pleaded with the federal government to begin constructive dialogue process on the restructuring of the country to guarantee harmonious and peaceful coexistence.

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They further called on the federal and state government to take urgent steps to address the dearth of infrastructure in the region, particularly the completion of East-West road as well as the commencement of work on the coastal and railway from Lagos to Calabar.

Earlier, Solomon Arase, chairman PANDEF Edo state chapter, reiterated the forum’s commitment to fostering unity, peace and sustainable development in Edo state area of the Niger Delta region.

The former Inspector General of Police who was represented by the vice chairman, Sunny Idubor proposed
some development ideas to help check youth restiveness, crime and idleness.

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Some of the points he suggested are resuscitation of moribund manufacturing industries in the state such as Bendel breweries, Bendel Pharmaceuticals, Okpella cement factory, Ewu feed/flour mill, Michelin/Parmo plantations and Edo textile mill; Sports development, certification of Artisans, among others.



Pastor Adeboye Reveals How God Will Call Him To Glory




The General overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E. A Adeboye has said if rapture fails to take place soon, he would die on a Sunday after eating pounded yam.

The Man of God, who made the assertion at the ongoing Holy Ghost Congress of the church in Ogun State, said he would die the way one of his uncles died after church service.

Recounting how the uncle died, Adeboye said he was in the house after dancing during a church service and gave up the ghost without being sick.

He said the uncle died inside a toilet while the wife was preparing his meal.

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“After she finished pounding the yam, she knocked at the door of the toilet, when they opened the door, my uncle was gone; no sickness, no ache, no pain.

“I know somebody will say if we are never sick, how are we going to die and go to heaven? You don’t need to be sick to go to heaven”.

“If the Lord tarries His coming, I will go on a Sunday after a good meal of pounded yam,” he said.

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Company To Pay Nigeria £20m In Compensation Over Judgement Debt Suit




A Court in the United Kingdom has ordered Process & Industrial Developments (P&ID) Limited to pay Nigeria £20 million in damages and compensation following its victory in a $11 billion judgment debt heard in October, 2023.

The court ordered that the money be given to Nigeria within the next 28 days.

The award of £20 million in damages was revealed during a subsequent ruling on the subject in London to determine what happened after the October ruling.

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Reports said the hearing was also held to determine whether P&ID would be granted permission to appeal the decision, however, the court denied P&ID’s request to remand the case to arbitration.

It contended that the company’s conduct during the process was heinous, thus the judgment.

Nigeria had sued P&ID for at least £20 million in damages and legal fees but obtained significant relief in October when the UK court released it from entanglement in the $11 billion judgment debt previously issued in favour of P&ID Limited.

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In the lawsuit between the Federal Government of Nigeria and P&ID, Justice Robin Knowles of the Commercial Courts of England and Wales affirmed Nigeria’s claim that the gas processing contract was obtained by fraud.

In the judgment delivered after five years of legal battle, Judge Knowles said: “In the circumstances and the reasons I have sought to describe and explain, Nigeria succeeds on its challenge under section 68. I have not accepted all of Nigeria’s allegations. But the awards were obtained by fraud and the way they were procured was contrary to public policy.”

Recall that P&ID was contracted by Nigeria in 2010 to build a gas processing plant in Calabar, Cross River State, in the country’s south but the deal fell through because the Nigerian government did not keep its half of the bargain.

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Shiloh: What Will Happen If Abioye Leaves Living Faith – Bishop Oyedepo Reveals




The founder of Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo, has disclosed what will happen if the church’s First Vice President, Bishop Abioye leaves.

Bishop Oyedepo said the devil will rejoice in hell if Bishop Abioye dumps Living Faith Church.

Abioye met Oyedepo in the 80s as a student, and they have since grown the church together.

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After Oyedepo departed Kaduna for Lagos, Abioye became the senior pastor of Garden of Faith in Kaduna, which was the former national headquarters of the church.

In 1993, he became a bishop in the church, and he’s currently heading the church Goshen branch in Nasarawa.

However, speaking at the ongoing Shiloh, Oyedepo extolled the followership qualities of Abioye.

According to Oyedepo: “If this man leaves Living Faith one second the devil will celebrate in hell, he’s solid with me day and night by genuine passion for soles to be saved as a lifestyle.

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“He can tell you more stories; he’s been with me on borrowed motorbikes in the valleys and on the mountains.

He follows me so hard; some occultic powers said if you can’t get the church, get the man,” but they testified that he was far above the sky, where they can’t locate him.

Do you have value for God’s presence? Then engage with passion; don’t be a social member of this church, or won’t pay you.”

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