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Light Up Edo Crusade: Adeboye, J.T. Kalejaiye, Others Storm Benin

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By Joseph Ebi Kanjo, Benin 

Free Buses Available All Over Strategic Locations – RCCG

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has promised that after a Light Up Edo Crusade by Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the General Overseer of the church, Edo State will never remain the same.

INFO DAILY reports that other men of God expected to join Pastor Adeboye in the two days crusade scheduled to hold between January 29 and 30, 2024, at Garrick Memorial College, Benin, are Pastor J.T. Kalejaiye, the Intercontinental Evangelist of the RCCG; Pastor Margret Agbonifo, Chairman, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Edo State; Chairman , Christian Association of Nigeria, among others.

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Briefing newsmen in Benin in preparation of the Light Up Edo Crusade, Pastor-in-charge of Region 38 of the RCCG, Bode Olojede, said the crusade, being an interdenominational programme was aimed at bringing the body of Christ and to make sure the light of Christ shine the world over.

Pastor Olojede, while noting that the “programme is not meant for the RCCG alone but for the body of Christ in Nigeria and the whole world,” disclosed that it was conceived after the General Overseer of the church clocked 80 years, adding that the church felt there was need to win more souls for Christ through aggressive evangelism.

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The RCCG Pastor, who disclosed that the programme has been on for the past two years, said: “This year, we have about eight locations, and as God will have it, Edo State was chosen to be the launching part of the global outreach of the Light Up Crusade. It is an avenue to come together and pray on behalf of the church.

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“We must allow our light to shine wherever we are. And as we allow our light to shine, darkness will depart. We believe that after the crusade Edo State will never remain the same.”

He said, to make sure lives and properties are secured during the two days crusade, the church has engaged all the security agents in the state, adding that the Edo State government has also assured of adequate security during the crusade.

On his part, Pastor-in-charge of Region 13 of the RCCG, Amos Adesina Tugbobo, said “as we gather for this Light Up Crusade, men if God will be speaking the word of God, darkness all over Edo State and beyond will depart.”

He added: “When we say darkness, we mean anything that represents evil, sickness, disease, poverty, frustration, among others. But as the light shines, they will all give way. Light and darkness cannot co-exist, it is not possible. So, we are trusting the Almighty God to really shine the light in Edo. It has happened before, it is going to happen again.”

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Speaking on logistics that have been put in place for smooth running of the programme, Programme Committee Coordinator and Pastor-in-charge of Edo Province 11, Ademola Ige, said the church has made free busses available all over the state to convene people to and from.

Also lending his voice, Rev. Phil Arojie, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) Youth Leader and Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Director of Youth, Women and Education Development said: “It is a programme that we believe will change the cause of peace in Edo State especially in an election year like this. We believe that God has a purpose for Edo State. After this programme, Edo State will witness a peaceful election, and we are going to have a peaceful year by the grace of God.

He called on all ‘Edolites’ and those within the region of Delta, Ondo and Ekiti to take advantage of the crusade.

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INFO DAILY reports that free buses shall be available in the following locations: Teachers’ House, Ogida. Siluko Rd; Oliha Market, Siluko Rd;
Mobil filling station, Ekenwa Rd;
Ugbiyoko bus stop, Upper Ekenwa Rd; Ring Rd, by House of Assembly;
Airport Rd, by Estate Gate; Airport Rd, by Ihama Junction; Akpakpava Rd, by Dawson junction; Ramat Park, Ikpoba Hill; Agbor Park, Ikpoba Hill.

Other locations are: Okhoro bus Stop, Okhoro; First Bank, New Benin Market; Lucky Way Junction, Upper Mission Rd; Uselu Market, Uselu; Oluku Bus Stop; M.M. Way, by 3rd Junction; Erediauwa junction, Upper Sakponba Rd; Idogbo Bus Stop, Upper Sakponba Rd; Agip Junction, Sapele Rd; Ugbor Junction, by Country Home Motel Rd.; Ologbo Bus Stop, Ologbo; Aduwawa bypass; Agbor Rd bypass; Obayantor 2 village, Sapele Rd. By the market; Regional Camp Ground Junction, Sapele Rd.; Benoni Junction, by Giwa Amu.GRA; Uwelu Spare Parts Market; UNIBEN Main Gate; College of Education, Ekiadolor junction; Rubber Research Bus Stop, Iyanomo.

 

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Drama As US-based Model Accidentally Uploads ‘Cozy’ Photo With Davido

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A U.S-based model identified as Bonita Maria has caused a stir on social media after inadvertently sharing a ‘cozy’ photo of herself and Nigerian singer, Davido.

The photo which has sent the internet into a frenzy captured the model and Davido in what appeared to be an intimate pose.

The duo could be seen close together in a relaxed, comfortable pose, with Davido’s arm around her.

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Despite the photo’s swift retraction, it quickly made rounds across various social media platforms, with netizens speculating on the nature of their relationship.

Although as of press time, representatives of the singer are yet to comment on the trending photo.

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Davido, a prominent figure in the Afrobeats music scene, has been under the public eye for both his musical achievements and personal endeavors.

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With numerous awards and accolades to his name, including multiple MTV Africa Music Awards and BET Awards, Davido has established himself as a global ambassador for Afrobeats music.

The singer’s distinctive style, characterized by infectious rhythms and catchy melodies, has earned him a dedicated fan base worldwide.

 

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Nigeria May Adopt Chinese Water Transport System

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Nigerian maritime stakeholders and authorities have concluded plans to understudy the Chinese waterways transport model with a view to perfecting Nigeria’s waterways transportation system.

In a statement, the Head of Maritime Roundtable Breakfast Meeting, MBRBM, Mrs Tosan Edodo-Emore, said that China being the largest country with the largest inland waterways is apt to teach Nigeria on how best to manage and improve water transport system.

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She said that the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China, Madam Yan Yuqing, is expected to share the Chinese experience with the Sino-Nigeria Maritime Relationship and lessons to be learnt from China at the summit scheduled for April 18, 2024.

According to the Edodo-Emore, the Summit themed, “Security and New Technologies in Inland Waterways Transportation”, will have some heads of maritime institutions

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NAFDAC Alerts Nigerians On Banned Soap

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The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has drawn Nigerians’ attention to the ban on Dex Luxury Bar Soap (No 6 Mystic Flower), by European Union (EU).

The notification is contained in a public alert with No. 012/2024, signed by NAFDAC Director-General, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, and issued to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday.

The product does not comply with the cosmetic products regulation; it also contains Butyphenyl Methylpropional (BMHCA), which is prohibited in cosmetic products due to its risk of harming the reproductive system.

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“It also causes harm to the health of unborn children and may cause skin sensitisation.

“It is as a result of the defective nature of the product that the EU banned it.

“The products is not in NAFDAC database; importers, distributors, retailers and consumers are to exercise caution and vigilance within the supply chain,” she said.

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Adeyeye called on marketers and consumers to avoid the importation, distribution, sale and use of the product, saying that product’s authenticity and physical condition must be carefully checked.

She called on members of the public in possession of the product to discontinue sale or use, and submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.

The NAFDAC boss advised healthcare professionals and consumers to report any suspicion of adverse reaction or substandard and falsified regulated products to the nearest NAFDAC office on 0800-162-3322 or via email: sf.alert@nafdac.gov.ng.

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She also encouraged healthcare professionals and patients to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of the product, to the nearest NAFDAC office.

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