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Apostle Suleiman won’t be investigated – CAN

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The sex scandal case involving the  founder of  Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson will not be investigated by the Christian Association of Nigeria ( CAN) .

A top official at the CAN’s national office told reporters that the organisation is only concerned with denominational issues and not personal ones, under which Suleman’s case falls.

Otobo had accused Suleman of illegal procurement of abortion, threat to life, and attempted murder, following which a Christian group, Concerned Christians, called on CAN to investigate the allegations.

In a statement signed by the Concerned Christians’ Secretary, Mr. Yusuf Dav, the group said there was a need for CAN to investigate the “alleged adultery case with a view to knowing the truth and communicating with the body of Christ.”

However, the CAN source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “CAN provides an umbrella for Christian denominations and it is a bridge between the church and the nation, not between individuals. This issue has to do with individuals, ethics and morals. So it is the denomination that Suleman directly subscribes to that should look into it and not CAN.

“The CAN cannot be involved. What is happening is not an official issue. It is a personal issue. The man has denied the allegations made by the lady, but she insists and we are told that their lawyers and the appropriate authorities are already involved. If it was a matter that had to do with the church now, we would have waded into it. You will be aware that when the man was being harassed because of what he preached and said, CAN stepped in. We declared our position on that but this other matter is a little bit complex.

“If CAN comes out to say the man is being persecuted because he is a Christian, people might say that we are defending what is not defendable, and that the matter is immoral. Also, we don’t have an investigative department that deals with that in CAN. But if he is with the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, then the body can investigate the matter. CAN is an umbrella body for denominational blocs and not for individual Christians per se.”

However, efforts to reach the National President, PFN, Dr. Felix Omobude, on the phone were unsuccessful as he neither answered calls made to his mobile telephone nor responded to text message sent to him.

The Chairman, PFN, Edo State, where Suleman is based, Bishop Mon Igbinosa, told correspondent on the telephone that he was bereaved and could not comment on the issue or direct our correspondent to any other official who could.

( Punch Newspaper)

 

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‘You Cannot Gag The Press’ -Fani-Kayode Reacts To NBC Fine On Media Houses

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‘You Are A Dictator, Sociopathic Disgrace’ – Fani-Kayode Attacks Buhari
'You Cannot Gag The Press' -Fani-Kayode Reacts To NBC Fine On Media Houses

Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has slammed the National Broadcasting Commission for punishing ARISE TV, Channels Television, and Africa Independent Television (AIT) over their coverage of the #EndSARS protests.

Recall that on Monday, the regulatory body fined each station N3 million for alleged violation of broadcasting codes for broadcasting footages obtained on the Lekki shooting by soldiers from unverified and unauthenticated social media sources.

Also Read: Nigerian Lawyer, Adegboruwa reacts to Fashola’s ‘discovery’ of camera at Lekki tollgate

Reacting to this development, Fani-Kayode stated that NBC’s move was an indicator that President Muhammadu Buhari is a “dictator and a fascist.”

He wrote:

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NBC Fine On Arise, Channels And AIT Unfair, Says Shehu Sani

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ASUU Struggle Is Legitimate And Morally Right, Says Shehu Sani
NBC Fine On Arise, Channels And AIT Unfair, Says Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has criticised the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) for imposing fines on ARISE TV, Channels Television, and Africa Independent Television (AIT) over their coverage of the #EndSARS protests.

Recall that on Monday, NBC accused the three broadcasting stations of violating broadcasting codes for broadcasting footages obtained on the Lekki shooting by soldiers from unverified and unauthenticated social media sources.

Also Read: BREAKING: NBC Sanctions AIT, Channels, AriseTV Over Lekki Shooting

The regulator alleged that the three stations aided in the escalation of tension through coverage of the protests in the country, hence leading to a fine of N3million for each station.

Reacting to the development, the former lawmaker described the move as unfair and unjust.

See his tweet below:

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Biafra: IPOB Can’t Use Rivers To Launch Attacks – Wike

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Biafra: IPOB Can’t Use Rivers To Launch Attacks – Wike
Biafra: IPOB Can’t Use Rivers To Launch Attacks – Wike

Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has stated that the members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) can’t use the state to launch attacks.

Recall that some days ago, Wike outlawed the proscribed group in the State.

The Governor called on local government chairmen in the state and youths not to allow IPOB to demonstrate in the state.

Wike stated this on Monday during a meeting with the Community Development Committees, youths leaders, and council chairmen at the Government House, in Port Harcourt.

The Rivers State Governor in a statement released through his media aide, Kelvin Ebiri, described Rivers as the most accommodating state for all Nigerians.

Also Read: 25 out of 1900 escaped prisoners return to Correctional Centre in Edo

“We can never be against any ethnic group. We can never do that. We have lived in harmony with the Ibos, the Hausas, and Edo people,” he said.

“Everybody that comes to this State we have lived in harmony with. So Nigerians must commend Rivers State as a place where you’ve never had a problem between this group and that group.”

“There’s one terrorist group they call IPOB. I didn’t declare them a terrorist group, the court declared them a terrorist group, not me.

“The federal government declared them a terrorist group. IPOB can’t use Rivers State to be a place where they’ll be launching attacks. If you allow that, your future, your children’s future is gone,” Wike added.

“Go to Oyigbo and see what they’ve done. They destroyed the court. What did the court do? See the soldiers they killed and burnt them. See the policemen they killed and burnt them and then you said people would sit and fold their arms?”

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