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Nigerians Eh, See Funny Reactions That Followed Bishop Oyedepo’s Comment On Kwara Hijab Crisis

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Mixed reactions have continued to trail the comment made by Bishop David Oyedepo, the Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church worldwide, over the hijab crisis rocking schools in Kwara State.

Kwara has been in the news recently amid a face-off between Christians and Muslims over the use of hijab in some grant-aided missionary schools in the state.

Reacting to the development on Wednesday, Oyedepo warned Muslims to steer clear of missionary schools to prevent a breakdown of law and order in the state.

The clergyman said the crisis had lingered because the church did not show the opposing side in the controversy “the other side of God” and the “consuming fire of God.”

He had said: “It is such a nasty development in Kwara State where Muslims are asking their students in our schools to wear hijab, and the church said ‘no’. You know the reason why we have never shown the world the other side of God. God is not a toy; let us show them the consuming fire part of God. They need to know.

”Leave the schools for the owner, go to your schools. Is there any fight? Stop putting fingers in the eyes of others, the world should be warned against the church. The church is a time bomb.

”When God turns his back on anyone or any system, that system is cursed. My advice is; leave the schools for the owners, find your schools. Men and women can wear hijab there. Stop putting your fingers in the eyes of others when they are not blind.”

His comment has ignited reactions on Twitter with many calling on the cleric to use similar energy to tackle corrupt politicians in the country.

A Twitter user identified as Umar Farouk wrote: “Use the same fire to consume our corrupt politicians & those who have kept innocent Nigerians in misery. All you guys do is make money off religious fears which have been implanted in the minds of the vulnerable.”

Eze David also wrote: “The spirit of God has for long left the majority of Nigerian pastors for being complicit in the constant murder of innocent citizens across the board, in Nigeria. They are silent because they benefit from the evil government of the day indirectly. The cry of the blood of innocents has reached heaven. And that’s why God is gradually destroying Nigeria. Nothing can save Nigeria any longer because it’s undergoing natural disintegration & Almighty is the catalyst in this case.”

In the same vein, Emmanuel Opara wrote: “Dear Sir, if you know you are a true man of God, pray that fire should come down and consume every man and woman who has held Nigeria captive, then will Nigeria be at peace.”

Rainbaro Victor also wrote: “I don’t see any wisdom in this…Why can’t you call fire to destroy all those ones troubling Nigeria so the country can have peace it deserves?”

Joining the fray, Ataneh Bello wrote: “Which fire…You that bought 3 private jets without considering hungry members in your church… Did fire get you? The pope of Vatican City in Rome till today doesn’t have a private jet and flies commercial planes to wherever he wants to go…Most people in your church can’t even afford the school fees of the school you used their offerings, sweat and tithes to build…Just pray for things to get better and forget the fire.”

Fagbohun Didas also wrote: “You cannot show all our evil politicians God fire, its hijab you want to call fire on? But wait…I thought you’re both calling on the same God? Lol, these religious people can be funny.”

Pemisire Akinbambo also wrote: “The fire you can’t call upon those bringing Nigeria backward,… The fire you can’t call on those bringing Nigerians to one meal per day….poorer and poorer every day….you don’t care if your congregation eat or not …as much as tithe has been paid…wisdom is by age.”

Abdulfatai Sobi wrote: “Look at this man when you have power like that, why can’t you use it for Boko Haram, bandits, kidnappers, etc. You just play yourself, please go and sleep, we are not your sheep.”

Kogite Solar wrote: “Our sister Sharibu Leah has been in captivity for years, unleash the fire on Boko Haram to release her. Those who attempted to wear hijab do not intend to wage war on Christianity, is a mere identity.

“Release that fire on all corrupt Nigerians, including those that fly private jets at expense of Nigerians. Respected Christians are already working on resolving hijab issues, park well.”

Daud Shittu also wrote: “Please Oyedepo if you are a Man of God, please help our government to finish Boko Haram.”

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Court Reinstates Edo Commission Sacked By Oshiomhole 13 Years Ago

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The Court of Appeal, Benin Division, on Tuesday, set aside the dissolution of the Edo State Law Review Commission for the past 13 years over failure to follow due process.

The commission was dissolved in 2008 by the administration of Governor Adams Oshiomhole.

In a unanimous‎ judgment, the court ordered that the commission’s members be reinstated and be allowed to complete their tenure, which should now run from March 25, 2021, to August 25, 2025.

In the judgment delivered by a three-person panel and read by Justice Biobele Abraham Georgewill, with justices Oyebisi Omoleye and Fredrick Oho as members, the appellate court held that Mr Oshiomhole’s government did not follow the laid-down procedure in dissolving the commission.

In the suit (No B/375/OS/2009), the appellants were Jonathan Aghimien (SAN), T. E. Ogbeide-Ihama, and Edward Aigbanbe, while the Edo governor, the attorney general, and the House of Assembly were the respondents.

The appellants challenged the ruling of Justice Nogi Aifuwa Imoukhuede of the state’s high court, which dismissed the appellants’ claims for being statute-barred.

In his ruling, Mr Georgewill declared that “the dissolution of the Edo State Law Review Commission and consequent termination of the appointments of the Appellants on 24/11/2008, without due compliance with the provisions of the Revised Edition Law of Edo state 2001, by the 1st Respondent, the then Executive Governor of Edo state is null, void and of no effect whatsoever.”

The court set aside the letter issued by the then-Secretary to State Government on behalf of the governor, saying it was issued without compliance with the Revised Edition Law of Edo State 2001.

He said, “An order is hereby given reinstating the appellants to their aforesaid position as Chairman and members of the Edo State Law Review Commission to serve out the remainder of their five-year tenure.”

He added, “Thereafter from the date of this judgment being 25/3/2021 to 25/8/2025 totalling five years in line with Section 7 (1) of the Revised Edition Law 2001 of Edo state, excluding the period from 24/11/2008 to 25/3/2021, unless the appellants are removed in line with the provision of the Revised Edition law of Edo State of Nigeria 2001.”

(NAN)

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Some Of IPOB’s Grievances Are Valid. They Should Be Addressed Squarely – Gov Ikpeazu

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The governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu, says some of the grievances of the proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) are valid and need to be addressed squarely.

Some of IPOB?s grievances are valid. They should be addressed squarely - Gov Ikpeazu

The group has over the years accused successive Nigerian governments of marginalizing the South East region and have called for the creation of the Biafran nation.

 

Speaking on Arise TV on Tuesday, April 12, Ikpeazu said some of the “issues raised” by IPOB should be addressed as they are valid.

 

In his words

 

“I have taken my time to listen to some of these issues raised by IPOB: issues about injustice, issues of marginalisation, issues of trust deficits within the polity called Nigeria as it concerns people from south-eastern Nigeria. And I think some of those are valid issues and they should be addressed and spoken to. They should be addressed squarely. So that everybody and those of us that are in government today can have a foothold within the southeast region to continue to promote the unity of Nigeria.

I do not subscribe to the strategy of IPOB in pursuing their goals. And the reason is because I’m yet to see the end of the tunnel from where I’m standing and I do not like to take a plunge in the dark. We must engage and discuss the issue which is bothering them and everybody and we can’t continue to pretend as if these issues are not valid.

Equal rights and justice is an indelible right of all citizens and if through impunity and carelessness we allow a group of people to begin to feel like they’re not rightly represented within the polity, it creates a lacuna where people are no longer confident in the government to protect them and take care of their interest within the polity. There’s bound to be agitation one way or another. Some of these reactions may extrapolate to levels that may undermine national convention and unity.”

 

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EFCC Arrests Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha

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Former Imo state governor cum Senator, Rochas Okorocha, has reportedly been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC.

 

Officials of the Commission laid siege to the former Governor’s private office at Nkwerre Street in the Garki area of Abuja and picked him up shortly after he returned from a trip today April 13.

 

EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, who confirmed the arrest to the Nation but did not give reasons for the action.

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