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Photo News: RCCG Members Take A Prayer Walk Against Insecurity, Killings

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In line with the directives of the President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Samuel Ayokunle, and the General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, region 13 of the RCCG, Benin City, staged a Prayer Walk, Sunday, February 2, against insecurity, killings of innocent Nigerians.

The Prayer Walk was led by the Pastor in charge of the Region, Pastor ‘Dele Balogun which took them through the ever busy Sapele road and its environs.

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Members used the opportunity to prayer for Nigeria and degree peace into the country.

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CAN President, Ayokunle had ordered christians across the country to stage a peaceful rally in a way to express their displeasure on insecurity and the incessant killing of innocent Nigerians particularly christians in different parts of the country.

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Pastor Adeboye, while delivering his Sunday sermon which was monitored live via television, consequently ordered all members of the RCCG across the country to take a Prayer Walk inorder to cry to God for intervention and also to pass message to the government that members are not happy with the unabated killings.

Recall CAN Chairman in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Pastor Lawan Andim was gruesomely murdered some weeks ago.

The Chairman was abducted and ransom of N50m was paid after much bargaining yet he was killed by his abductors.

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Below are pictures of the Prayer Walk

Pastor ‘Dele Balogun (left), Regional Pastor, Region 13 leading the Prayer Walk in Benin on Sunday.

Members of the RCCG, Region 13, Benin City, during the Prayer Walk on Sunday.

Members of the RCCG, Region 13, Benin City during the Prayer Walk on Sunday

Members of the RCCG, Region 13, Benin City during the Prayer Walk on Sunday

Members of the RCCG, Region 13, Benin City during the Prayer Walk on Sunday

Members of the RCCG, Region 13, Benin City during the Prayer Walk on Sunday

Members of the RCCG, Region 13, Benin City during the Prayer Walk on Sunday

Still the Prayer Walk scene

Members of the RCCG, Region 13, Benin City during the Prayer Walk on Sunday

Nursing mothers were not left out in the Walk.

Members of the RCCG, Region 13, Benin City during the Prayer Walk on Sunday

Members of the RCCG, Region 13, Benin City during the Prayer Walk on Sunday

Members of the RCCG, Region 13, Benin City during the Prayer Walk on Sunday

Members of the RCCG, Region 13, Benin City during the Prayer Walk on Sunday

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US Intel: NDLEA, EFCC Bust Cartel With Fake $269,000

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has uncovered a fake dollar cartel in Lagos.

Media Director, Femi Babafemi announced the bust in a statement on Saturday.

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The joint operation involved operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Babafemi said the agency worked on intelligence received from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the United States.

The federal law enforcement agency under the Department of Justice (DoJ) is tasked with combating drug trafficking and distribution.

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NDLEA said the Lagos cartel had been involved in the trafficking of fake American currency, with its base in the commercial city.

A total of $269,000 counterfeit US dollars were recovered from the syndicate at Oniru Shoprite area of Lekki, Lagos, where three suspects were arrested”, Babafemi confirmed.

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NDLEA Chairman, Buba Marwa has directed that the fake dollars and suspects be transferred to the EFCC for prosecution.

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Man, 21, Bags Three-year Jail Term Over Theft Of Generator

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A 21-year-old man was on Friday sentenced to three years imprisonment for stealing a generator valued at N500,000.

Victor Isaac was convicted by a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State capital.

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Isaac was said to have committed the crime on January 8, 2023, at Imade street in Ijapo Estate, a highbrow axis of the state capital.

While pleading guilty to the one-count charge of theft he was charged with; the convict informed the court that after stealing the generator, he sold it for N9,000.

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Counsel to the convict, Kehinde Osadugba, prayed the court to temper justice with mercy and pleaded that the convict did not give the court a tough time.

He was found guilty of the crime by Presiding Magistrate Tope Aladejana, who sentenced him to three years in prison without an option of a fine.

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Court Remands 8 Sharia Judges, 7 Others For Allegedly Stealing N99m

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Court Remands 8 Sharia Judges, 7 Others For Allegedly Stealing N99m

A magistrate court in Kano State has ordered eight Sharia Court judges and seven Sharia Commission staff members to be remanded in prison custody over the allegation of diversion of N99 million belonging to orphans in the state.

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Magistrate Mustapha Sa’ad Datti gave the order on Thursday following charges of diverting N99 million instituted against the 15 persons before the court by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC.

Magistrate Datti ordered that the defendants be kept behind bars pending the next sitting of the court.

The defendants include Gazzali Wada, Yusuf Abdullahi, Sani Ali, Bashir Baffa, Sani Uba Ali, Hadi Tijjani Mu’azu, Mustafah Bala, and Alkasim Abdullahi.

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Other defendants in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Center facility are Abdullahi Sulaiman Zango, Jaafar Ahmad, Bashir Ali Kurawa, Adamu Balarabe, Garba Yusuf, Aminu Abdulhadi, and Usaina Imam.

As presented, the judges and the staff were accused of “conspiracy, betrayal of trust and theft of N99 million.”

Meanwhile, the defendants all pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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Accordingly, the lead counsel for the plaintiff, Zaharaddin Kofar Mata, called for an adjournment to present substantial evidence before the court.

Following a request by the counsel for the defendants to have their clients released on bail, the court declined to grant the application and ordered that the defendants be remanded in prison custody.

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