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Popular Nollywood actress, Rita Edochie has revealed the source of power of controversial Prophet, Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere, popularly known as ‘Odumeje’.There were reports that Odumeje’s wife is the daughter of Eddie Nawgu, and as such the source of his power.Eddy Nawgu was a Nigerian self-proclaimed prophet of God and occult practitioner, who was popular in Igbo land.However, Rita Edochie cleared the air in a post on her Instagram page, stating that Prophet Odumeje‘s strength comes from God and not his wife as claimed.She added that his wife is also not the daughter of Nawgu.In a lengthy Instagram post, she also revealed new details about the prophet’s wife.Her post read: “Odumeje’s source of strength is from God almighty.“UJU OHANEMERE–Odumeje’s Wife Is not related to Eddy Nawgu (the occult practitioner) or Eddy Nawgu’s Wife.“Brief HISTORY of Odumeje’s wife; She was born in the family of Rufus M.Ogbatuo in Obinikpa village in Ideato South L.G.A of Imo state.“RUFUS M.OGBATUO married two wives with 11 children(6 boys and 5 girls). The mother of Odumeje’s wife was the first wife and her name is Rose E.Ogbatuo.“No member of her family is related to EDDY NAWGU or EDDY NAWGU’S Wife in any manner whatsoever. Please, any information to the contrary is deliberately concocted by mischief makers for selfish and mysterious purposes. Any such information should be disregarded.”DAILY POST recalls that Nollywood actor, Zubby Michael has denied that the controversial Prophet is his pastor.Michael on his Instagram page also blasted Nigerians for claiming that he got spiritual powers for his Nollywood success from Odumeje.
President Buhari has replaced the dead person he nominated as member of Federal Character Commission with another nominee.
Recall that two weeks ago, President Buhari nominated Tobias Chukwuemeka and 37 others as members of the board of the Federal Character Commission. The nomination stirred rounds of controversy as Tobias who was a former member of the House of Representatives died on February 27, after battling an unknown illness.
The Nigerian leader has now sent in four new names to the senate to replace the four persons earlier appointed from their respective states, including Mr Chukwuemeka who died at the age of 59.
This was comveyed in a letter which was read out by Senate President Ahmad Lawan, at the close of plenary on Tuesday May 12.
The new nominees are Moses A. (Delta), Afamefuna Osi (Ebonyi), Wasiu Kayode (Lagos), Alakayi Mamman (Nasarawa).
The letter read;
“In compliance with the Provision of Section 156(1) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended, I write to request for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of the following four nominees as members of the Federal Character Commission as replacement of my earlier submission for Delta, Ebonyi, Lagos and Nasarawa States.”
Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter has informed his employees that they can now work from home “forever” amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
The 43-year-old CEO informed staff on Tuesday saying all in-person events would be cancelled as the company announced plans to adopt a permanent work-from-home structure amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
Employees would receive a $1,000 allowance to equip themselves with the tools necessary to work-from-home, Mr. Dorsey said, adding that the office was unlikely to open before September.
In a statement, Twitter said it was “one of the first companies to go to a WFH model in the face of COVID-19, but [doesn’t] anticipate being one of the first to return to offices.”
The company said if employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue doing so “forever,” then “we will make that happen.”
“If not, our offices will be their warm and welcoming selves, with some additional precautions, when we feel it’s safe to return,” the statement reads.
The company said with very few exceptions, offices won’t open before September.
It added when they do open it will be “careful, intentional, office by office and gradual.” It said there will also be no business travel before September “with very few exceptions” and no in-person company events for the rest of 2020.
“We’re proud of the early action we took to protect the health of our employees and our communities. That will remain our top priority as we work through the unknowns of the coming months,” it said.
Jennifer Christie, the head of human resources at Twitter, also told BuzzFeed News the company would “never probably be the same” as it began allowing employees to work-from-home during the initial months of the outbreak.
“People who were reticent to work remotely will find that they really thrive that way,” she said at the time. “Managers who didn’t think they could manage teams that were remote will have a different perspective.”
She added: “I do think we won’t go back.”
Senator representing Enugu north, Chukwuka Utazi says that Africans do not marry for love, but simply to have children.
Utazi said this while contributing to a debate on a bill seeking to prevent, control and manage sickle cell anaemia in the country, on Tuesday, May 12.
Utazi, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator further stated that it is painful to realise that some people cannot marry their main choice because of blood group.
“This bill is taking me down the memory lane because I’m an AS carrier and when I was about getting married, several years ago, I moved into this orbit and I know what I went through because I was in love. I knew the trauma. After that incident, for five years I didn’t come out of it,” he said.
“So I am speaking from experience and I know how it pains that you have made a choice and you discover that the choice can’t work. Because in Africa, we marry for children, we don’t marry for love.”
The Senate President Ahmad Lawan interrupted him at this point, saying:
“Senator Chukwuka Utazi, I think you should be speaking for yourself.”
Utazi continued saying: “In the developed world, particulars of a child’s blood group is given at birth.
”A test is done to show the blood group, the genotype before leaving. In the birth certificate of the child, all those things are put in place.
”We should not be waiting for when people want to go and marry, that is when they will start checking their genotype and their blood group, it shouldn’t be.”
Also speaking on the matter, Biodun Olujimi, senator representing Ekiti south, asked Nigerians to look at ways of addressing health needs.
“The time has come for us to look inwards to solve some of these health needs and also support institutions that are doing so. Going forward we need to take serious blood testing for intending couples,” Olujimi said.
“We will not allow love take away the best part of our marriages.”
The bill which is being sponsored by Sam Egwu, senator representing Ebonyi north, passed second reading after it was put to a voice vote by Lawan.
Nigerian singer and songwriter, Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo, better known as Kcee, has announced the arrival of a baby boy with his wife, Ijeoma.
The baby’s arrival was announced by Kcee himself who noted that the baby arrived on the same day his wife is celebrating her birthday as well.
The newborn baby is the singer’s third child with his wife Ijeoma.
Kcee wrote: “When counting the luckiest people on earth I count myself first, my wife just gave birth to a bouncing baby boy (King Kwemtochukwu Okonkwo) today which happens to be her birthday. The mother, the father, the newborn baby, Kanye, Sommy and off course his favorite uncle @iam_emoney1 are all doing very well. You all should pls help me wish @misseijay a happy birthday and ask her what she wants as her birthday gift cos money no be problem. God is the greatest no.”
Naija News reports Kcee is the elder brother to E-money.
Meanwhile, this online medium previously reported that Emeka Okonkwo aka E-Money has been dragged into messy water of alleged mismanagement of public personnel.
The billionaire was said to have drawn the ire of the police boss for using policemen like domestic servants.
It was gathered that IGP Mohammed Adamu directed the Lagos Police Command to commence an investigation into the young billionaire’s sources of income following allegations that he used his police escorts like domestic servants.
The policemen, said to be drawn from B Operations, command headquarters, were alleged to have reduced themselves to carrying umbrellas, handbags and even doing other menial jobs for E-Money and his household.
Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 22-year-old woman identified as Adisa Funmilola who drowned her one-year-old baby in her apartment at Plot 22, Gowon Estate, Iyana Ipaja, Lagos, because the child prevented her from going to university to study law.
During interrogation, the suspect said that she decided to end the life of her baby because she was tired of taking care of her. She also blamed her action on frustration, saying her baby deprived her of actualising her dream of becoming a lawyer.
According to Adisa, one Folarin Yusuf impregnated her while they were both attending a Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, class at City of Success in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital. She said Folarin denied paternity, requesting that pregnancy be aborted.
Adisa said she agreed to have an abortion but her father heard about her pregnancy and told her to keep the baby.
Along the line, she gained admission into the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, Osun State, to study Law, but had to defer the admission because of the baby and this decision didn’t go well with her.
Adisa who showed remorse for her action, described how she drowned her baby
“I killed my baby and reported myself to the police. I filled a bucket with water, dipped her inside and held her head until she died. “I did it for three reasons. First, I didn’t have the financial might to take care of her. Second, I was tired and frustrated.”
“But the most painful reason is that she deprived me of actualising my dream of becoming a lawyer.” she said
”I made sure that she was no longer moving before I went to the police station to report myself. They did not believe me and thought that I was mad. It was when they finally followed me home that they realized that what I said was true. I reported myself no one arrested me,”
“I would have aborted the pregnancy, but my father advised me against it. The person that is responsible for the pregnancy rejected me. I live with my sister, who has no job and I am also not working.” She added
Asked why she didn’t take the child to an orphanage home or put the child up for adoption and if she was aware of the magnitude of her offence, Adisa said;
“ I wanted to drop her at the church but I realized that it was only death that will free me from that child. I am not in school because of her and even if I tell my father, he will also force me to stay and take care of the baby. My life will be ruined. “
“If they kill me no problem. The most important thing is that I have killed the baby and I am free from that baby. I don’t care.” She said
A woman who is reportedly Adisa’s elder sister said that there is a possibility that Adisa is mentally ill. She said she was at home on the day of the incident, but never knew what her sister was up to until policeman stormed their apartment.
“Yes, we live together. I was in my bedroom while she was in hers. I didn’t know when she drowned the baby.
“I suspect she is mentally deranged because our mother had a similar mental issue before she died. I believe she inherited it because I cannot understand why she did it.”
The suspect was taken to the command headquarters in Ikeja, on Tuesday, May 12, from where the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, directed that she should be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCIID, Yaba Panti for further investigation and possible evaluation of her mental health.
Imo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Damaris Osunkwo has disclosed that the state’s third case of Coronavirus is a Kano returnee.
The health commissioner who disclosed that all the necessary contacts tracing has been done and samples already taken from people considered highly exposed, added that all the three cases in the state are doing well at the isolation and treatment centre where they are being quarantined.
“The third and newly confirmed case is a 43-year-old returnee from Kano State who arrived his home town in Ehime Obowo recently.
“Contacts from him have been listed and are being followed up.
“Also, samples have been taken from people considered highly exposed to him and already sent to the laboratory.”
Residents of the state have also been urged to ensure they observe all health guidelines instituted to curb the spread of the virus.
Nigerians have reacted to the decision of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Idris Mohammed, to withdraw 6 policemen attached to the Chairman, Five Star Group, Emeka Okonkwo aka E-Money.E-Money is the brother of Nigerian musician, Kelechi Okonkwo popularly known as K-Cee.The report emerged on different news platforms on Tuesday and trended on social media that the IG ordered the Lagos State Police Command to withdraw the security personnel attached to E-money and also probe his source(s) of wealth.Confirming the report to DAILY POST, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said the command only obeyed the orders from the IGP.According to him, “Well we got the directive from the Inspector General to withdraw police guards from E-Money and we did exactly so.”On the claim making the rounds that E-Money was using his Mobile Police guards as domestic servants, Elkana said, “The reason for the withdrawal I don’t know. Whether he was using them as domestic servants I don’t know where that is coming from.”However, some Nigerians who shared their opinion on Twitter blamed the government for not providing an enabling environment for police officers to do their jobs.Some also asked the IGP to withdraw police officers attached to politicians and other big shots in the country, not just E-Money.DAILY POST curated some thoughts and opinions from twitter.@i_amemeks, “E-money pays them higher than your govt is paying. So let them enjoy service. Besides, none of the policemen complained.@Firstladyship, “IG withdraws E-Money’s 6 policemen. He was surprised police were attached to him and were being used as domestic servants, carrying umbrellas, opening doors and doing menial jobs for him. Do not single out E-Money. Goose and Gander must be equal. Politicians are guilty of the same crime!”@Osusha_27, “The IG of police has ordered the probe of E-Money and withdrawal of his police escorts. I am sure it has to do with his enormous wealth. My question: When will the government probe the cause of enormous poverty and withdraw insecurity around the common man in Nigeria?”@The useless IG of police wants to probe E-money. For what exactly? Come and probe me too for eating ritual meats and guldermasin syrup.”@Sojarextmt, “Reading so many hate comments on him and it’s young people. If he is hated like this upon all the joy he has given us, I don’t who again can do better. Hating the rich will not make us richer. E-money is a good man and no weapon formed against u shall prosper.”@KachiZone, “I am not in support of E-Money using 6 mobile escorts; is he a bullion van? However, let’s be honest; @PoliceNG high hierarchy should be blamed — they wine, dine and collect huge amounts from these socialites in favour of dozens of Mopols as their escorts.”@Chimezieatasie, “In this country as long as you have the money you can have as many police escorts as you like. Even big-armed robbers and kidnappers have police escorts not to talk of an innocent business tycoon like E-money.”@Samjnr6468100, “Can we also revisit police and general civil servants remunerations? Because trust me many of these police officers would prefer to be opening doors and holding umbrellas compared to being sent down to Potiskum because of the money involved. In fact they can bribe to be sent to big men.”@Shy_shye, “If the @PoliceNG is serious with the political will, all police attached to civilians should be withdrawn. Anybody that needs extra security protection should patronize the private security outfit. But guess what? I don’t see that happening because of politicians.”@rukeeo1, “I am sure this was triggered by a post they saw online. I saw pictures of mobile policemen opening his car door for him and while I didn’t have a problem with it. It seemed somehow off. We must remember that the uniform these guys wear represents the entire country and respect that.”
At least six persons, including four of the suspected armed herdsmen, have been killed after soldiers repelled an attack on a village in Benue State.
The gunmen, on Monday night, killed two villagers in Agasha community in Guma Local Government Area of the State.
It was gathered that the attackers invaded the village at about 11:30pm and shot sporadically, killing the two persons and injuring few others.
Witnesses also said an old woman residing close to the Primary School in Agasha was also shot by the attackers during the invasion.
Force Commander of Operation Whirl Stroke, Major General Adeyemi Yekini, told journalists in Makurdi on Tuesday that; “that some suspected armed herdsmen infiltrated Agasha in Guma LGA of Benue State and killed two villagers overnight.
“Operation Whirl Stroke troops on patrol in the area immediately mobilised to the scene but the herdsmen had fled before their arrival. Troops subsequently tracked the assailants through some of the nearby communities overnight while other troops deployed at Tomatar across the river also in Guma blocked the escape route towards Nasarawa State. At about 6:00am this morning (Tuesday), troops had contact with the armed herdsmen at a make shift camp close to the Benue River during which four of the assailants were killed, while troops recovered two AK 47 rifles, four magazines and 65 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition from the bandits.”
Yekini added that no casualty was recorded on the part of the troops, stressing that the troops are currently on search and destroy operation in the general area.