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Borno Pastor Insists CAN Leadership Collected N7bn From Jonathan

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Ayo Oritsejafor-GEJThe Borno State-based pastor, Kallamu Musa-Dikwa, who accused the leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, of collecting N7 billion from President Goodluck Jonathan to campaign against the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate in the March 28 election, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has insisted that the Christian body collected the said amount.

Speaking in Kaduna on Tuesday, Pastor Musa-Dikwa insisted that the Jonathan-government gave N7bn to CAN to support his re-election bid.

He, however, pointed out that neither Jonathan, who is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party nor Buhari was fit to govern the country.

The cleric, who came under fire from the CAN leadership for making the allegation, said the religious body was being economical with the truth by the denial, adding that he used to be part and parcel of the association.

He said he parted ways with the national body of the CAN when in 2013, some clerics from the United States (Christian Association of Nigeria-Americans), visited Nigeria and donated $50,000 to the victims of the Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State.

He explained that rather than the CAN to disburse the money to serve the purpose it was meant for, the victims were only given a paltry N100,000.

On the N7bn bribe money, Musa-Dikwa, who said he traveled all the way from Borno to Kaduna to further substantiate his claims, played a recorded audio of someone confirming that CAN had collected the money before journalists.

According to him, when Rivers State Governor and Director-General of the APC Presidential Campaign Organization, Rotimi Amaechi first accused the clerics of collecting bribe to campaign against Buhari, “I sent a text (message) to the leadership of the CAN to repent or be exposed”.

He said since he opened the can of worms, he had received several threat messages from yet-to-be identified persons, who claimed that “I am against Christians and working for the All Progressives Congress Presidential candidate”.

Musa-Dikwa noted that the leadership of the CAN claimed “they didn’t know me” and that he was working for the APC because he decided to say the truth.

He added that since the revelation, many of the CAN members had called him to say the “allegation” was true and that they collected the money.

Pressed further by journalists to disclose his source, the pastor, who is the Executive Director of the Voice of Northern Christian Movement, simply said an “insider” in the CAN told him that the said money was collected on January 26, 2015.

He said, ”There was no newspaper or news coverage of the disbursement of the N7bn to CAN. A national officer of CAN confirmed to me that CAN received the money and disbursed N3m to each state CAN.

“I sent text messages to the CAN leadership, asking them to repent otherwise I will expose them. Nobody replied me. That was why I decided to open up. Some people say that I am working for Buhari. It is not true. I am not working for anybody.

“It is not today that I started writing on Boko Haram. I stand for the truth. Boko Haram affects everyone, Christians and Muslims”.

Musa-Dikwa, displaying a copy of a Diploma Certificate he earned from the All Nations for Christ Bible Institute International, Benin City, whose founder was the late  Archbishop Benson Idahosa, said, “Anybody in CAN, who claims not to know me is just telling lies”.

He said it was wrong for the Presidency to also say he was working for the APC, saying, “I am not working for anybody. I am standing for the truth. I am standing for righteousness and for my people, whether Christians or Muslims”.

The Borno-born cleric noted that he was not afraid to die for telling the truth, arguing that after all, death meant nothing to him.

“My people (in Borno) are dying everyday; so, I am ready to die for the truth to prevail”, he added.

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  1. Seun

    February 25, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Thanks for standing by the truth. God will protect you. Keep on with the good deed.

  2. lien

    February 25, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    I am sick and tired of hearing this accusation. Go get a life “pastor”.

  3. tao

    February 25, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    Most of u wouldn’t belif dat,bcos y u ve ate vegetable where u supose 2 know dat dose dat were men of GOD were men of devil,check out jesus life if it was d same wt any of dem

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Suspects As Explosion Rocks Wike Father’s Church

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Suspects As Explosion Rocks Wike Father’s Church

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An explosion has reportedly rocked a church belonging to the father of Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

The Rivers State Police Command has however announced the arrest of three suspects who allegedly detonated explosives at a Pentecostal church, Christain Universal Church International, located at Mile 3, Diobu area of Port Harcourt.

Also Read: Buhari Will Set Nigeria On Fire If He Doesn’t Implement People’s Demands —Wike

The act was reportedly carried out on Saturday night and detonated the explosives suspected to be dynamite.

According to reports, a significant part of the church was damaged by the explosion, which created panic in the area.

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Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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 Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.

This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.

 

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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities

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The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%
cashback.

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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