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Foursquare Suspends Dr. Boniface Over Sexual Harassment

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The lecturer, Boniface Igbeneghu, is a former sub-dean of Faculty of Art and head pastor of local Foursquare Gospel Church. [PHOTO CREDIT: Screen shot from BBC’s secret video.]


The Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has suspended Dr Boniface Igbeneghu over being allegedly involved in the sex-for-grades scandal following an investigation by BBC Africa Eye.

The church suspended Igheneghu, a lecturer in the University of Lagos (UNILAG), from all ministerial assignments and also dissociated itself from the “heinous and unscriptural act”

A statement on Monday by the National Secretary of the church, Rev Ikechukwu Ugbaja, it said: “The attention of the leadership of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has been drawn to a video clip trending on social media platforms titled, ‘Sex for grades: Undercover in West Africa Universities – BBC News’ wherein a lecturer at the University of Lagos named Boniface Igbeneghu, also described as a pastor in Foursquare Gospel Church, was allegedly involved in sexual misconduct with some female students of the university.

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“The general public is hereby informed that as holiness and Bible-believing church, we do not condone such heinous and unscriptural acts among our ministers.

“We totally dissociate ourselves from the purported conduct of Dr Igbeneghu and promise to take appropriate measures as soon as the ongoing investigation is concluded.

“Meanwhile, the pastor in question has been asked to step down from all ministerial assignments.”

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BREAKING: Lagos Panel Of Enquiry Visits Lekki Toll Gate

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BREAKING: Lagos Panel Of Enquiry Visits Lekki Toll Gate

Lekki Toll Gate

As the hearing of cases of police brutality in the State continues, the Lagos State judicial panel of inquiry is currently at the Lekki Tollgate.

The panel’s visit is believed to be aimed at understanding the Lekki Toll Gate shooting that left some protesters dead and injured on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

The panel is reportedly led by the Chairman, Retired Justice Doris Okuwobi.

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According to reports, the panel is interrogating Lekki Tollgate officials about the condition of their cameras and other equipment.

The Managing Director of Lekki Concession Company, Mr. Yomi Omomuwansa reportedly took the panel round the facilities.

Mr. Omomuuwansa stated that most of their equipment were damaged as they were set ablaze by hoodlums following the shooting of EndSARS protesters at the toll gate.

Also with the panel during the inspection of Lekki Tollgate is Rinu Odulala and Temitope Majekodunmi, the youth representatives on the judicial panel.

 

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BREAKING: IGP Replies Amnesty, Says Policemen Didn’t Shoot #EndSARS Protesters

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BREAKING: IGP Replies Amnesty, Says Policemen Didn’t Shoot #EndSARS Protesters

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has denied reports by global rights organisation, Amnesty International, that police officer shot at #EndSARS protesters.

The Police chief expressed that Amnesty’s report of October 21, 2020, that police personnel shot at peaceful protesters as “untrue, misleading and contrary to all available empirical evidence.”

This was contained in a statement on Friday titled, ‘EndSARS Protests: Police Personnel Were Professional And Exercised Maximum Restraints – IGP Tells Amnesty Int’l’.

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Adamu explained that contrary to reports, police officers “acted professionally, exercised commendable restraints and some paid the supreme price for peace during the recent protests and ensuing violence in some parts of the country.”

He revealed that 22 police officers died during the protests, while 205 police stations and formations were damaged by a section of the protesters.

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WTO: Gov Ikpeazu Drums Support For Okonjo-Iweala’s Appointment

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WTO: Gov Ikpeazu Drums Support For Okonjo-Iweala’s Appointment

Okezie Ikpeazu

Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu has drummed support for Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, WTO.

Ikpeazu expressed that Okonjo-Iweala’s victory will be a huge win for women and trade.

He made this remark in a tweet on his official Twitter page.

This is coming at a time the United States of America rejected her emergence, arguing that the WTO must be handled by someone who is experienced in trading, hence their preference for South Korea’s Myung-hee.

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He wrote:

“The victory of @NOIweala will be a huge win for Women, Trade (a pillar of our Government), Africa & the World.

“As one eminently qualified for the position of Director General of @wto, we expect all 164 members to support her, including the great United States of America.”

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