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A contractor, who claimed to have worked for the Living Faith Church, aka Winners Chapel, Lewis Ihama, has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, demanding the immediate arrest and prosecution of three pastors of the church. Ihama noted that the Rivers State Police Command had carried out investigation into the matter and found the pastors (names withheld) culpable, but wondered why the persons had yet to be arrested. He claimed that his company handled the building of the worship auditorium of the church at Ozuoba community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, adding that his payment has not been completed. Ihama noted that the pastors, who gave him the contract, had played on him and refused to pay the agreed amount. “The church, when they wanted to build the auditorium, awarded the contract to me and the pastors told me that they had agreed with the church management to pay N120 million. “I have almost completed the work, having concluded the roofing. They have only paid me N49 million and now, they are assaulting and harassing me. They also arrested me unlawfully and are threatening to kill me,” Ihama added. He stated that the police had intervened and concluded investigation into the alleged illegality by the pastors, but expressed worry that the culprits had not been arrested and arraigned in court. Ihama also lamented the delay by the police to charge the matter to court, appealing on the IGP and the State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Zaki, to direct the investigative team to arrest and arraign the clerics. In a copy of the petition obtained by our reporter, Ihama demanded full prosecution of those found guilty of the allegation. Meanwhile, when our correspondent visited the branch of the Winners Chapel, the pastors mentioned in the petition were said to have been transferred out of the place. A senior pastor at the branch, who claimed that the pastors had been transferred, declined to speak on the matter, adding that he was not in the right position to comment..

Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, David Oyedepo on Friday recounted how he escaped a “potential plane crash” alongside those travelling with him. Oyedepo shared the testimony at the ‘Breakthrough Service’ held at the church’s world headquarters in Ota, Ogun State and broadcast to all the zonal centres of the church in Ota and Lagos. The Bishop told the congregation that the aircraft plunged into crisis mid-air, but “God took control and landed the plane.” He said: “There was a mid-air crisis, there was serious turbulence, but there was no apprehension. Jesus took control. He landed the plane safely. And we were just celebrating the faithfulness of God.” Although he did not disclose where he was going or coming from when the incident happened, a source told us that he might have been returning from U.K.. The Bishop said he would give the details of the incident at a thanksgiving service later on. After sharing the testimony, the bishop led the congregation to sing a thanksgiving chorus.

Late Nollywood actor, Okwey Chukwujeku better known as Bossman, has finally been laid to rest after he passed on September, 2017. The actor’s death came as a shock to many who are fans of the industry as many never believed the story to be true until his burial poster came out. Some Nollywood celebrities were on ground to pay their last respect to the late actor, who died at the age of 27.

The Egyptian woman, Ms Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, believed to be the world’s heaviest has died in the United Arab Emirates. El Aty had travelled to India earlier this year for bariatric weight loss surgery. Reports say that she had lost more than 300kg of her 500kg, but died from complications from other health conditions. A hospital statement said the 37-year-old had heart disease and kidney dysfunction. “Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to her family,” said the hospital. Ms Abd El Aty had been in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi since May after being transferred following specialist surgery in Mumbai, India. Before the surgery, her family said, she had not left her house for 25 years. After an online campaign by her sister, she was able to travel to Mumbai on a chartered plane for help from an Indian surgeon. However, she was transferred again after her family fell out publicly with the Mumbai medical team. The family had cast doubt on its claims about her weight loss. Bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery, is used as a last resort to treat people, who are dangerously obese – i.e. having a body mass index of 40 or above, or 35 plus other obesity-related health conditions. Source: Africa Review

Nigerian Hip-hop twins, Peter and Paul Okoye of the popular stage name P-square,that dominated the Nigerian music industry for many years, have finally split. According to a letter sent to their lawyer Festus Keyamo (SAN) by Peter, he demanded for a termination of the agreement as a group. According to the copy of a letter in some media outlets on Monday, Peter based his decision on some serious allegations against his twin Paul and Jude their elder brother and manager. He accused Paul of no longer willing to co-operate with him. He also accused him of cancelling their scheduled music tour to the United States. He added that Paul was also slandering his wife and children with lies on social media, and alleged that his family was being threatened with messages. Peter further accused his older brother Jude of once threatening to kill him and shoot his wife Lola. Peter stressed that he was tired of the “drama” and all he wanted was opting out of the Psquare group and contract. Social media was set on fire after Peter posted a Snapchat video revealing that he is in Philadelphia on his own for a solo show – without his twin brother, Paul. “My name is Mr P,” Peter said “As from today, guess what? It’s show time, I’m about to go on stage.” This post came days after his brother, Paul wrote on Instagram saying; “Only a woman can come where there’s peace and destroy it”. The Okoye brothers have been engulfed in war of words on the social media in recent times, and this development has confirmed rumours that there have been strains in their relationship

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