$38,000 alleged scam: Our side of the story – Lord’s Chosen

…says pastor involved suspended, left church      •Issue not resolved, victim insists   The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Church has disowned one of its pastors identified as Benedict Mgdire over allegations of $38,000 fraud. A member of the church, Mr. Ken Chibueze Onu, had alleged that Mgdire, who presided over the church’s branch in Georgia, United States of America (USA), defrauded him of $38,000 in a business deal. This denial followed a report published by New Telegraph on the business transaction between Onu and Mgdire and how the deal fell…

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Businessman: How pastor conned me of $38,000

… made my son to miss examination   Mr. Ken Chibueze Onu (an engineer) has narrated how Pastor Benedict Mgdire of the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Ministries, Georgia, United States of America (USA) branch, defrauded him of $38,000. This was even as Onu claimed that his son, who attends the Chosen International Secondary School, was chased out of the school for not paying his fees. Onu, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Kenglobal Trade and Industry Limited, said that he was also a member of the church. He said:…

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Mixed fortunes for Third Republic governors

It is mixed fortune for Third Republic governors, who were sacked on November 17, 1993 by late General Sani Abacha-led junta. Twenty-four years after their exit from office, some are still relevant in the polity, while others have gone into political oblivion. TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE reports   It is 24 years that the Third Republic was aborted by former Head of State, General Sani Abacha, who took over power from the Ernest Shonekan-led Interim National Government (ING) through a coup. Third Republic was aborted following the controversy that trailed the annulment…

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When a federal minister overreaches

People who do not know me erroneously think that it’s possible for any hirelings or whosoever to stop me by any means – whether through abuse or attack or howsoever – from talking or writing about my state and community of birth. No, it’s not possible. The more they abuse and attack me, the more I know that I’m making a valid point. Today, I’ll talk about an arrogant and despotic brother, his Hobbesian disposition, unlawful trespass to land, and illegal arrests and detention of innocent youths from our town…

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Recovered N15bn above what FG’s agency can keep –Sagay, SANs

Three Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN); Prof. Itse Sagay, Dr. Biodun Layonu, Mr. Seyi Sowemimo and the second Vice-President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Monday Ubani, have said that the sums of $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 totalling about N15 billion recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from an apartment in Ikoyi area of Lagos were far in excess of what an agency of government can keep. They made the observation while reacting to reported claim by the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Nigeria’s external secret police,…

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The world’s richest clubs owners in 2017

Steve Ballmer, worth $30 billion: Steve is the world’s richest sports team owner for the third straight year. He bought the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014 for $2 billion in the wake of the Donald Sterling scandal, which rocked the NBA when racially charged comments made by Sterling were made public. The Clippers purchase was 10% of Ballmer’s fortune at the time and many pegged it as an over-pay for a basketball junkie who wanted into the exclusive NBA owners club. Ballmer’s timing was perfect as the league inked a…

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Wedding bell rumours for Alex Ekubo

Multiple award winning Nigerian actor and ladies’ man, Alex Ekubo, recently turned 31 years and had a private birthday party in Lagos with his alleged girlfriend and some of his close friends and colleagues. Another Nollywood finest, IK Ogbonna, gave him a birthday shout out on social media and stylishly let the cat out of the bag as he disclosed there are plans already in the pipeline for Alex’s wedding. He wrote, ‘Happy birthday bro, God’s plan in your life has just begun. As we plan your wedding this year,…

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CSR: NPA donates food items to Onne communities

Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has donated food items to Onne, Ogu and Ele communities’ hosts of Onne Port in Eleme LGA of Rivers State, as the authority moves to strengthen its Corporate Social Responsibility. Handing over the food items to the ruler and clan head of Onne, HRH, King Dr. J.D Osaronu, the Port Manager of Onne Port, Alhassan Ismaila Abubakar said he was at the Palace of the Onne monarch, on behalf of the MD NPA to hand over the food items sent…

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It’s good you left us, PDP tells Elechi

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) youths in Ebonyi State yesterday described the defection of former governor of the state, Chief Martin Elechi, from the party to the All Progressives Congress(APC) as a good omen for the party in the state. The PDP youths said the former governor was a mole in the party and that the PDP was already celebrating his exit from the party. In a statement issued by their leader, Comrade Mark Onu, PDP youths accused Elechi of being agent of the All Progressives Congress (APC) even while serving…

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