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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Heartbreaking! Nigerian Pastor Shot Dead in US (Photos)

A Nigerian pastor has left his family members in mourning following his shocking death in the hands of an unknown gun man.
Police  in Indianapolis, capital of Indiana in the United States have launched a manhunt for the killer of a Nigerian pastor, Oluwadayomisi Epenusi. The 66 year old Nigerian was  shot to death  at  the weekend at an apartment complex near 10th Street and I-465 on the city’s west side.

Friends and neighbors said  Epenusi, had only recently moved to Indiana from Nigeria where he worked as a pastor. Neighbors say they heard a series of gunshots early Saturday morning.

“I heard about 15 gunshots. It was nuts,” said neighbor Kristina Teague.

Teague called 911, but by the time police arrived the victim had run back to his apartment and a roommate then drove the bleeding man to Eskenazi Hospital where the 66-year-old died, unable to explain to his roommate what led up to the shooting.

“The roommate said when he was on the way he asked him what happened and why he got shot, but the man couldn’t say nothing because he was still in pain,” said Moshood Kafaru.

Kafaru moved to the United States from Nigeria , as did the victim who worked as a pastor.

“He was just a nice person who would go to work and come home and go to church. He didn’t talk to nobody. He never bothered nobody,” said Kafaru.

Police don’t know for sure, but Kafaru believes the violence started as a robbery.

“He was holding a purse. He refused to let it go. They thought he had money in the purse, but he didn’t want to let it go,” said Kafaru.

A large group of Nigerians live in the apartment complex and those that knew Epenusi say he had been working hard to help his kids to move to the United States.

“They just got a visa. That why he was working, so his family can come over here,” said Kafaru. “He was just an innocent man and it just upsets me that he’s gone just like that.”

“It’s really sad because he was here sending money to his family,” said Teague.

Police have  asked people with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

-Fox News/NAN

Herbalist Who Defrauds Clients Seeking for Quick Riches with Tortoise Arrested in Lagos After a N4m Fraud (Photos)

A notorious herbalist who operates in Lagos and alleges to make people wealthy has defrauded a cab driver who was seeking charms to boost his transport business.
A herbalist identified as Abiodun David who allegedly defrauded a cab driver, Adebayo Omoniyi, of about N4 million, has been appprehended by the Zone 2 Police Command in Lagos state.

According to a report by Punch Metro, the victim was introduced to the suspect by a friend, who claimed that he (David) had made charms for him which were effective.

The suspect was alleged to have promised to make a charm that would boost Omoniyi’s transport business and make wealthy people in the society to favour him.

It was gathered that after paying the money, which was for concoctions and other ingredients, the 38-year-old reportedly did not notice any improvement in his fortune, and when he challenged the suspect for a refund, his request was turned down.

He subsequently reported a case of fraud to the police at the zone 2 command, leading to the arrest of the suspect at his shrine in Atan, Sango, Ogun State, last week Thursday.

While speaking to a correspondent, a police source said operatives recovered a tortoise and bottled candles from the shrine.
He said, “The herbalist said one Kazeem he worked for introduced Omoniyi to him to also assist him in preparing a charm that will boost his transport business and make him to find favour with wealthy people in the society so that he can get rich.”

The suspect who also spoke to reporters, claimed he only collected N380,000 from the victim, adding that he was surprised the matter was reported to the police.

He said, “I prepared bars of soap and some other concoctions for him. After a month, he came back and accused me of defrauding him and said what I gave him did not work as expected. That was how I was arrested by the policemen at my shrine in Atan. He was not the first person I would prepare the charm for.

“I learnt the herbalist job from my grandmother, who was an herbalist before she died. Initially, I was a barber before I started the herbalist job. Since I started the work, I have not prepared money ritual for people. What I do is to assist those in need of favour and some other medical-related issues.

“I was surprised when I was told that I collected N4m from the cab driver. The tortoise and the candle in the bottle that were recovered from my shrine are meant for a client.  I don’t do money ritual for people.”

The Zonal Police Public Relation Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the suspect was a fraudster who always disguised as an old man to deceive his victims.

She said, “The suspect always put on costumes to deceive people that he is actually an herbalist. He collected N4m from the victim. The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Ibrahim, has said that the suspect should be charged to court after completion of investigation.”

22 Dead as Suicide Bomber Attacks Manchester, United Kingdom

At least 22 people were killed and about 59 others were injured in what British Prime Minister Theresa May called "an appalling attack" after an Ariana Grande concert Monday night at Manchester Arena in England, authorities said.
Greater Manchester Police said the incident was being treated as terrorism. A senior White House official told NBC News that President Donald Trump, who is on a visit to Jerusalem, had been briefed on the incident.

Police said the explosion took place outside the arena, which is near the Manchester Victoria transit station, as the concert ended at about 10:35 p.m. local time (5:35 p.m. ET), catching people as they exited.

Ian Hopkins, chief constable of the Greater Manchester Police, said investigators were coordinating with British intelligence. "This is clearly a very concerning time for everyone," he said at a brief news conference early Tuesday. At a later press conference on Tuesday, Hopkins said that police believe the attack was carried out by one man who had an improvised explosive device and who also died in the bombing. He added that children were among those killed in the blast.

U.S. officials said initial reports indicated that some of the casualties might have been caused by a stampede of concert-goers.

"My thoughts are with the victims and the families of those affected in what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack," May said in a brief statement.

A representative of Ariana Grande said the singer, who has millions of young fans around the world, was not hurt. Likewise, Bianca Landrieu, the Boston hiphop star known as Bia, who also performed, tweeted: "Guys we are okay!!!"

In a statement, Scooter Braun, Grande's manager, thanked "Manchester's first responders, who rushed towards danger to help save lives."

"We ask all of you to hold the victims, their families and all those affected in your hearts and prayers," he said.

Police and other emergency services are seen near the Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion. Police have confirmed they are responding to an incident during an Ariana Grande concert at the venue.

Police and other emergency services are seen near the Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion. Police have confirmed they are responding to an incident during an Ariana Grande concert at the venue.

All lines to Manchester Victoria station were closed, National Rail said in a statement. Northern Railway said the station had been evacuated.

Ivo Delgado, who attended the event, told NBC News that the concert had just ended when "I just heard a loud bang."

JAMB Website Hacking Kingpin Arrested

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, on Monday said it arrested fraud kingpin who hacked the board's website to perpetrate illegality.
While speaking at the maiden edition of the 2017 Ogun State Education Summit held at June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta on Monday, the registrar of JAMB, Is-haq Oloyede, said it arrested fraud kingpin who hacked the board’s website to perpetrate illegality.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board registrar who delivered a lecture on the topic, “Baseline and Assessment”,  lamented that the suspect was his kinsman from Abeokuta, and said he felt ashamed to be share the hometown with the suspect.

“I was ashamed to have come from Abeokuta the day we discovered that the greatest criminal to have hacked into the website of Jamb for the 2017 UTME exam came from Abeokuta,” the registrar stated.

He said the suspect had been handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.

“As a matter of fact, I was ashamed and I had to claim that I came from Ake, and there is no difference between Ake and Abeokuta. However, as expected, the suspect is where he should be, he is in detention,” Oloyede said.

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, who also spoke during the event, said he was set to rehabilitate cyber criminals to turn new leaf and be useful to the state.

Amosun also expressed dismay that the arrested kingpin was a native of Ogun State, but said he would do everything possible to ensure the talents of hackers were used positively.

Nollywood actor, Daniel K Daniel proposes to his sweetheart At 31

Nollywood actor and Meme creator, Daniel K Daniel has dropped his Bachelor badge as gen propose to his long time girlfriend on his 31st birthday.

The actor who posted the news on Instagram couldn’t hide his joy as he tells the world that the woman whom he loves so much has said yes to him.

Well, we say double congrats to him, on adding plus one, and hopefully dropping the bachelor bad for good forever.

A Night to Remember with Adeola

Meeting someone at an event, someone that just burns the place beneath your skin, the lust is undeniable. In a twist she didn't expect, she is confronted with him just outside...
His name is Adeola, it’s just exciting thinking about him, I can feel the rush of blood…Well never mind that, silly me. I met him at a friend’s birthday party—my best friend actually, Ana.

It was the first time I had seen her with him and they were unusually close and that caught my attention. I knew all her friends but this one was a mystery. They spoke for long and it seemed like everyone in the room disappeared leaving them two and to be honest it was quite annoying like HELLOOOO!!!

A lot of people including myself left the comfort of their houses to come and celebrate you, the least you could do is talk to people and mingle.

There was no hiding my disgust, I rolled my eyes and hissed at them, loud enough to get their attention but they paid me none. After several attempts, I got fed up, I walked up to them and broke up their prolonged chitchat. I was at arm’s reach with Adeola, from close range, He looked like a god, his muscles rippled right out of the black t-shirt he wore and instantly my nipples charged and threatened to burst from my loose crop top.

I could see that he had an amazing smile, well hidden in his full- grown beard.

Well, all this didn’t matter he was light skinned, and such men don’t appeal to me. He was handsome, so what?! Did that mean he had to deprive other’s my friend’s company?!

We exchanged pleasantries, it was brief. He didn’t even care to make eye contact, typical of these beard gang boys, always feeling larger than life. He probably had a million girls drooling over him, that definitely explained his haughty attitude, but he certainly wasn’t in my lane, I have seen better, I thought to myself. Nonsense!

The party proceeded as expected; loud music, lots of alcohol, girls shutting down the dance-floor with their killer moves. All these and more I observed lounging on the side, I spotted Adeola eyeing me from the other side of the room where a lady was pleasing his crotch with her ass. Argh! He was irking me, to no end.

I couldn’t even explain why all I knew was as I looked at him, my stomach lurched and my pussy ached yet his demeanour said it all—pompous, and loud… a woman wrapper, I knew his type.

Ana had picked up on my uneasiness and wanted to know what was wrong. I mumbled a couple of words I hardly remember to get her off my bumper, but she persisted.

“Err… is this about Adeola?”

“Why would say so?”

“Well… I’ve been watching you stare at him all night.” She said, I knew she had caught me in the act and I was taken aback. Was it so obvious I asked myself, if so, then Adeola would know too and that didn’t sit well with me, and she leaned in adding ‘and he’s been checking you out too’ She smiled her wicked smile.

At first I was mute, not wanting to give anything away, but I came clean in time thanks to Ana’s mad interrogative skills. We got talking about Adeola, from what she told me he was a photographer that explained his craze for everything in skirt, and an upcoming artiste. Who doesn’t do music these days, I thought to myself and then she played me a few of his tracks and I had a change of heart.

Ana offered to reintroduce me, probably we would get on the right foot. From what she had told me they were talking about me before I interrupted their discussion, details to that discussions she refused to reveal. I turned down the offer. Even if he had had any interest in me, my chance now was slim given the stunt I pulled and for some silly reason I felt sad.

It was 3am and more guests were arriving, was this party ever going to end? Ana knew I detested parties yet she insisted on this. I wasn’t drunk enough for the atmosphere so I left Ana’s company and went to fix myself a drink, I could feel his eyes following me wherever I went but his body didn’t move. What was he even playing at? Was he going to make a move or not, I decided against walking up to him because I would be extremely mortified if the vibes I felt weren’t mutual.

Finally, the party ended and without much ado I made my way to my car where I found Ana waiting with Adeola.

I was seconds away from sinking into the driver’s seat when Adeola appeared out of nowhere. Cursing under my breath as I tried to catch it, he smiled again and it was like an electric shock bolted through me, my chest tightened and my breathing became laboured as though I had just had marathon s*x with yours truly – what was he trying to do, give me a heart attack?

I almost screamed my lungs out and he just stood there looking all handsome and aloof leaning in from my side of the car.

“Hey…would you guys like to hangout tomorrow?” he asked.

I didn’t reply, I was praying silently that he hadn’t caught my nipples tightening again.

“I don’t know…I would be busy tomorrow but Lola will be…”

I had my words in my chest and before I could say “Jack Robinson” they had concluded on the matter. He asked for my number which I give without hesitating, even with a sheepish grin on my face. Your mama dint raise no hoe, but spare me this one moment of weakness… he was silently doing things to me that people went to jail for.

He handed my phone back to me, his eyes hooked on mine and an unspoken promise on his smiling lips. be continued.

Credits: Hot Pulse

Teebillz Defends Tiwa Savage From Internet Trolls

Teebillz has returned to being defender of his wife on Instagram.
Last night, the husband of Tiwa Savage took to his Twitter to promote the singer’s new music video ‘All Over’, and then to also defend her when folks hoped on the post to accuse her of stealing Beyonce’s style.

“Why is she trying to copy Beyonce though?” Asked and Instagrammer who thinks that Savage’s hair and getup in the video was heavily inspired by Beyonce.

Of course, this is not the first time Tiwa Savage would be accused of stealing from Beyonce. Earlier in her career, she has had to deal with that criticism, but her husband no longer cares about the accusations, because this time, he slammed the critic.

“Is it your business? Na Beyonce invent braids?” He asked, and then went on to threaten to block the Instagrammer from his page.

The argument triggered reactions among commenters, with many standing with Teebillz especially since this is the first time he would be standing up for his wife since their messy family drama. To this crop of Instagrammers, the couple have put their previous ordeal behind them and are back to being who they used to be.

Nigerian rapper Eva finally talks about the rumored crash of her 15-months-old engagement

Finally reacting to the viral report of the alleged crash of her engagement to her longtime boyfriend, Caesar, Rapper Eva, has slammed ‘bloggers who just want a story and would do whatever to hit ‘Publish’ without caring if what they have posted is true or not.’

Here’s what Eva wrote;

“I share myself with you guys a lot and that’s simply because it is the one true way I know how to live fully. So be assured that If I didn’t say it to you, then its not true. There are a Lot of Bloggers who just want a story and would do whatever to hit ‘Publish’ without caring if what they have posted is true or not.

But I know this ‘way’ so I play siddown look a lot. Instead I am so focused right now on what and How I am serving you here, that it is more important for me to continue to do my work than to stop at every ignorant post and make a response.

I have Stopped indulging and giving my time to “bloggers” who are here with a mission to Waste my Time on things that do not expand my consciousness and improve my Life. To have a Great life, You’ve got to become Highly critical of what takes your time and energy. Your Mind is the most important asset you have on this Physical plane of Existence. Guard it Jealously.

What you feed your Mind is what your life becomes. You are a Valuable Human Being, or don’t you think so? Stop feeding your mind Junk. It deserves better than that! See bah, I didn’t go through these very painful time in my life these past couple of Years for nothing. And I wouldn’t stand back and watch you do the same to yourself. RETRAIN YOUR MIND my friend. It is all you have here. You must give it life if you are to have a life you are happy about.

This week, Try this with me, MAKE SURE YOUR EYES, YOUR EARS, YOUR MIND, are all fed with Powerful things, visuals, thoughts, speeches, and see how your life will change.
One Life.
And you don’t even know if you’d have tomorrow.
I have said one thing to say another. But I have written something here for you. Catch it! I love you,
#tranquil #alive #thoughts #Consciousness #awareness #EvaAlordiahNotes”

Prophet Iginla Puts N23million Smiles On Widows' Faces

The well-known prophet, Prophet Iginla who is the founder of Champions Royal Assembly in accordance with the voice of the Holy Spirit, according to him, has put smiles on the faces of widows.
He gave to 115 widows on his birthday N23million. The prophet said that doing that was in obedience to the instruction given to him by the Holy Spirit in a dream where it was revealed to him that he was going to have a plane crash but to God be the glory, it was averted.

As the prophet shared this testimony alongside with his birthday,he put testimonies in the mouth of widows.

He has advised the rich Nigerians to join in being philanthropists. He said that he would give help to the less privileged in the society even those who are not of the same religious belief.

Prophet Iginla celebrates his birthday with great a testimony.It is the Lord's doing and it is marvellous in our sight.

Despite he opened his church with N250,according to him, the Lord has and is enlarging his coast.

BREAKING NEWS: 22 dead & 59 injured in blast at Ariana Grande concert

AT LEAST 22 people have been killed following an explosion at an Ariana Grande pop concert at Manchester Arena on Monday evening, according to Greater Manchester Police.
Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that 22 people have been killed and more than 50 injured in the blast.

They have also confirmed that the blast, which happened just after 10.30pm outside the venue in a public area, is currently being treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise.

The attack left thousands of people fleeing in terror and left carnage inside the venue, with one witness claiming "bodies were everywhere".

Two US officials have claimed the blast was caused by a suicide bomber, although this has not yet been confirmed.

One official said: "This does not appear to have been a carefully planned attack involving multiple actors, extensive surveillance of the target or exotic materials.

"That is what is so worrisome about this kind of thing - how simple it is to indiscriminately kill, wound and terrorise innocent people.

“With our partners, the US has begun the process of combing through the available intelligence to see if anything was missed."

If it is confirmed as a terrorist attack, it would be the worst to hit Britain since the July 7 2005 suicide bomb attacks in central London in which 52 people were killed.

The Manchester blast came four years to the day since Lee Rigby was murdered by Islamic extremists in Woolwich.

The area around the stadium remains in lockdown as authorities continue with their investigations.

Ex-Lawmaker Pronounces President Buhari Dead

A British politician and former military officer, Eric Stuart Joyce has condoled with Nigeria over the reported death of their president, Muhammadu Buhari.
Eric Joyce, who is also a former member of parliament for Falkirk West and Falkirk sent the condolence via his Twitter handle, @EricJoyce.

Eric Joyce wrote, “Very sad to learn, hear of the death of President Buhari, who I campaigned for. Thoughts with his wife @AishaBuhari and family.

He went on, “The President of one of the world’s largest and sensitive country died today [Friday] in London today. In our main news bulletins, not a word.

In another tweet yesterday morning, the former parliamentarian added, “UK is curiously uninterested in whether Nigerian president, reportedly in London is dead or alive.

“Nigeria is one of the most important countries of the world. Its by far the largest country in Africa; it’s the fastest growing economy there by a long chalk ….

“I do stuff in Africa, the extractive industries and Scotland. Previous a UK politician and soldier. Some good moments and some not so good.”

News In Pictures: Moji Olaiya's Daughter Meet Bola Tinubu

Tinubu to bankroll cost of bringing Moji Olaiya's corpse back to Nigeria and burial expenses.
According to Yomi Fabiyi, the publicist of the burial committee. "Today, Monday 22nd May, 2017,The Committee members, Adunola(Eldest daughter of Late Moji Olaiya)and two elder brothers of Late Moji Olaiya met with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and he expressed his sympathy directly and gave adequate support that will cover the entire air-frieght."

Actor Yomi Fabiyi wrote;


The Committee after due deliberation consulted our father and a National Grand Patron of our association (TAMPAN) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the 21st May, 2017 to inform him of the demise of our colleague Moji Olaiya and that our humble unanimous decision is to have her body back, then given beffitting burial and have her 2 months old daughter re-united with the family.

Today, Monday 22nd May, 2017 The Committee members, Adunola(Eldest daughter of Late Moji Olaiya)and 2 elder brothers of Late Moji Olaiya met with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and he expressed his sympathy directly and gave adequate support that will cover the entire air-frieght.

On behalf of the family, colleagues and friends we say a big thank you to the National Leader for his fatherly and timely intervention. Further support or assistance from other sources if recieved will be adequately aknowledged. For now, we are geateful to Asiwaju and his family.

The family and committee will however take it from there. Moreso, every other information relating the arrival and burial plans will be released shortly.

Thank you all.
Yomi Fabiyi
Publicity Secretary

Nigerian govt slams Gov. Al-Makura for demolishing private radio station

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Monday expressed shock over the demolition of a property housing Breeze 99.9 FM by Nasarawa State Government.
“We are sad that a radio frequency serving as a platform for the airing of views has been destroyed,” France Ayetan, NBC Zonal Director for North-Central, said after inspecting the ruins in Lafia, the state capital.
Breeze FM, said to be the first private radio in Lafia, was crushed on Saturday, barely two months after it commenced operations.
Nasarawa State Urban Development Board accused the station’s management of failing to procure proper building approval.
“We brought down the radio station because its structures did not comply with approved land laws,” the board’s managing director, Adamu Sule, said in a statement.
But Ms. Ayetan raised serious objections over Mr. Sule’s assertion, saying state government officials were present during the commissioning of the station on March 31.
“On March 31, when we came to commission the station, the state government was fully represented,” Ms. Ayetan said. “If government had raised any reservation then, as a regulatory body, we would have waited a little more before inaugurating the station. But none was raised.”
Nawani Aboki, the station’s administrator, said the reasons adduced by the state were questionable and absurd.
“We then met with them on May 15, where they raised the issues of my Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) showing `residential’, and suggested that the station should not be there.
“We agreed at that meeting, based on their advice, that I should apply for ratification of the document only for us to see “demolition” inscription on May 19, before the structure was pulled down on Saturday May 20,” he said.
Labaran Maku, a former Minister of Information, condemned the development in an exchange with reporters in Lafia on Monday, describing it as an attack on the media.
He said that in a democracy where the press had the freedom to operate freely backed up by the law, nobody should try to suppress the media.
Mr. Maku said the demotion was an attempt to suppress media freedom, calling on Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to rise against any impunity and protect its members.
The former minister said it was Mr. Al-Makura himself who commissioned the station in March.
“So why will the same government demolish the same station it commissioned after two months,” Maku said.
He said that the excuse that the station was operating in a private residence should have been resolved amicably.
Muhammad Ahmed, the chief press secretary to Mr. Al-Makura, did not respond to PREMIUM TIMES’ requests for reactions to claims against his principal Monday night.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Donald Trump Becomes the First Sitting US President to Visit Jerusalem's Fiercely-Contested Western Wall (Photos)

Highly controversial American president, Donald Trump, has become the frst ever sitting US president to visit Jerusalem's Western Wall.
Donald Trump at Jerusalem's Western Wall
 US President, Donald Trump has today made history as the first sitting US President to visit Jerusalem’s Western Wall – a fiercely-contested piece of religious land.

According to The Sun UK, Trump was photographed placing his hand on the wall, which is considered one of the most sacred sites in Judaism.
Trump made history with the visit to Jerusalem’s Western Wall
The Western Wall is the holiest site where Jews can pray.

Trump, wearing a black skullcap, paused in front of it, then placed what appeared to be a written prayer or note between its stones, as is custom. He was not accompanied by any Israeli leaders.
The Western Wall visit drew controversy before Trump even left Washington, when US officials declined to say whether it belonged to Israel.

“Jerusalem was and will always be the capital of Israel,” Netanyahu said late Sunday, adding that the Western Wall “will always remain under Israeli sovereignty”.
Melania wore a respectful white outfit during her visit to the sacred site
The status of Jerusalem is ultra-sensitive and has been among the most difficult issues in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Israel occupied east Jerusalem and the West Bank in 1967 in moves never recognised by the international community.
Ivanka closed her eyes as she touched the famous wall
It later annexed east Jerusalem and claims the entire city as its capital.

The Palestinians see east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

See How Nnamdi Kanu Greeted Ex-Governor Ohakim at His House in Abia (Photos)

The former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim has paid a surprise visit to the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
It was a great sight to behold as former Governor of Imo State, Ikedim Ohakim paid a surprise visit to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his household at the Palace of His Royal Majesty, Eze I. O Kanu.

The Kanu household gave him a warm reception as evident in the greeting method they adopted.

See more photos from the visit:

Nigeria dollar scarcity to persist till 2018 – Moody’s

Despite the Central Bank of Nigeria’s efforts to strengthen the value of the naira against the dollar, Moody’s Investors Service has said foreign currency shortages will remain in the country till 2018.

This was stated in a report, ‘Foreign-currency shortages are subsiding but will take time to overcome’, released on Monday by the global rating agency.

According to the report, non-financial companies operating in oil-exporting countries such as Nigeria and Angola have been most affected by dollar scarcity and local currency weakness.
It noted that managing foreign currency shortages will remain a key policy challenge for Sub-Saharan oil exporters.

“In recent quarters, dollar rationing, currency devaluation and foreign currency borrowing by governments have stemmed the fall in foreign exchange reserves in Angola and Nigeria.

“But this has been to the detriment of the non-oil economy, price stability and government balance sheets. Moody’s expects these challenges to continue in 2017 but alleviate in 2018,” the agency said.

It noted further that in Gabon and the Republic of the Congo, which are members of the Central African Monetary and Economic Union and where access to foreign currency borrowing is limited, the common local currency was pegged to the euro, adding that foreign exchange reserves have collapsed.

In view of that Moody’s said it expected reserves to continue falling through 2017 but at a much slower rate.

“Dollar shortages make it difficult to pay suppliers of imported goods and equipment, meet dollar debt payments or to repatriate funds outside of the respective countries.

“The associated local currency weakness increases the cost of servicing unhedged foreign currency debt obligations, reduces repatriated profits in foreign currency and lowers operating margins, as companies are not able to pass on high import costs to the consumer”, adds Mr Bate. Non-financial corporates with dollar revenues such as commodity operators and corporates with dollar-linked contracts are insulated from these risks,” Moody’s Vice President and co-author of the report, Dion Bate, said.

Unbelievable: Popular Pastor Allegedly 'Speaks to God' on the Phone During Church Service in Front of His Congregation (Video)

In what will come across as a really stunning development, a popular pastor has claimed to make a phone call with God right inside the church.
A Zimbabwean pastor has stunned many people after claiming to make a phone call with God during service.

Pastor Paul Sanyangore of Victory World International Ministries Church filmed himself having a telephone conversation and he claimed he was speaking “directly with God”.

In the video shared online, the pastor claimed he has the direct phone contact of Jesus and he made the call while his congregation gave a rousing applause. He paced up and down the church hall as he carried on the conversation with God while a woman knelt in front of the church.

“Hello‚ is this heaven?” the pastor was heard saying as he held the phone to his ear.

“I have a woman here‚ what do you have to say about her?” the pastor speaks into his phone. “Ahh. Oh‚” he says‚ listening intently. “I should ask her who is Sibo‚” he says aloud.

"What else papa God?" the pastor asked on the phone moments later. He then listens again then relays another message to the woman on her knees‚ with her hands raised.

“God is telling me to ask you why he is showing a heart. He is saying we should pray for your children‚ two of them … He is saying one is epileptic the other one is asthmatic.”

His congregation began yelling in jubilation at this point and the pastor screams “heaven is online”.

He ends off the phone call saying to the woman‚ “Your story has changed”.

Later, in an interview with Bulawayo 24, the pastor said that he would share God’s number soon so that anyone could call him.

See the video below:

BREAKING NEWS: Nicky Hayden, former MotoGP world champion, dies five days after bike crash

Nicky Hayden, the former MotoGP world champion, has died five days after he was involved in a cycling accident.
The 35-year-old American was hit by a car during a training exercise in Italy last week and suffered severe head and chest injuries. On Monday, the Maurizio Bufalini Hospital, where he had been placed into a medically induced coma, confirmed that he had died.

“The medical team has verified the death of the patient Nicholas Patrick Hayden, who has been undergoing care since last Wednesday 17 May in the intensive care unit of the Bufalini Hospital in Cesena following a very serious polytrauma which occurred the same day,” the statement said.

The driver of the vehicle that struck Hayden was given a breathalyser test and was not found to have been over the limit at the time of the accident. Italian police have opened an inquiry into the accident, with their conclusions expected in July.

Hayden entered MotoGP, motorcycling’s elite competition, in 2003 and won the world championship in 2006, narrowly beating his friend and rival Valentino Rossi, who had won the title five times in a row. Hayden, who was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, transferred to World Superbikes in 2016. He was competing for the Red Bull Honda team this season and was 13th in the riders’ standings.

“As well as being a true champion on the track, Nicky was a fan favourite off it due to his kind nature, relaxed demeanour, and the huge smile he invariably carried everywhere, said Red Bull Honda in a team statement. “The ‘Kentucky Kid’ will be sorely missed by all that ever had the pleasure of meeting him or the privilege to see him race a motorcycle around a track, be it dirt or asphalt.”


Actor Olaniyi Afonja, aka Sanyeri Most Expensive Property Exposed [Photos]

Actor Olaniyi Afonja, aka Sanyeri and his wife have already celebrated ten years in marriage. Was it smooth? It wasn't because Sanyeri had to preserve to conquer these years.
Sanyeri said " I always remember those times that we didn’t have much and she stuck by me. When my wife gave birth to our first child, I had just N3, 500 with me, so it was quite tough. That’s why I always say that there is nothing I cannot give my wife. As of the time she married me, the only property I had was my tribal mark.

My Husband Go Crazy Over My Big Breast Actress Mercy Reveals

Ghanaian actress, Mercy Asiedu says her husband got attacked to her because of her curves and ‘forfor’.

According to the Kumahood star, she has never seen her big breast as a burden because they are her gift from heaven.

“Why will I be bothered about the size of my breast which is a gift from God? God gave everyone what fits them. Some have big buttocks and others have big breasts. I have big breast and I am so proud of it,” she told Delay on her show. 

She added that her husband is crazy about her curves, especially her breast. “It is partially a reason why I got my husband. He is crazy about it and admires it so much.” 

Mercy Asiedu, the mother of two got married to Nana Agyemang Badu, who happens to be the chief of Kunsu in the Ahafo Ano South District of the Ashanti Region on April 2, 2017. 

She said the movie ‘Asore Ba’ brought many blessings into her life, including finding her a husband. 

According to Mercy Asiedu, her husband fell in love with her for her role in the movie ‘Asore Ba’. Mercy is one of Ghana’s successful Kumawood actresses. She has been in the industry for over a decade and known for her talent. She has featured in over 50 movies. 

In 2001, she was adjudged the Best Actress for her roles in concert party plays. She used to act on stage before joining the movie industry in 2005.

Model Bella Hadid and boxer Anthony Joshua sending flirty messages after hitting it off at GQ bash

Online reports indicate that model Bella Hadid and boxer Anthony Joshua are flirting the millennial way – by liking each other’s pictures online.
British Anthony Joshua became heavyweight champion last month when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed by one of the Hadid sisters.

It seems his successes has caught the eye of US model Bella, who has been dishing out the Instagram likes ever since the pair met at a GQ bash last year, reports Metro UK.

This hasn’t gone unnoticed by his fans, especially the female folk who took to twitter en masse to protest the possibility of the hookup between the boxer and the star model.


Bisola Bares Cleavage As She Dazzles In New Photos

Multi talented first runner of the recently concluded Big Brother Naija reality TV show, Bisola, has got tongues wagging as she released some photos of herself.

The mother of one, who just penned a deal with Temple Entertainment Management company looked absolutely stunning in her latest photoshoot..

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Unfortunately due to a poor maintenance culture, negligence, careless and a number of other factors, the incidence of sudden explosions in different parts of the nation have become more rampant in recent times. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 7 safety measures you can take in the event of a sudden explosion.

Remain Calm

Against your natural response, you should try as much as can to remain calm when there’s a sudden explosion. This mainly because explosions are of different types and can be caused by different factors, you therefore need to try to identify the type and cause of the explosion to help you effectively deal with the problem. Sometimes, it might not even be an actual explosion you’re dealing with, but an explosive sound that might have been caused by nothing too serious.

Be as Rational as Possible

In a sudden event, there is a tendency to lose all sense of rationality and react with fear, rather than think with your brain. Avoid this. You need to understand that without being able to rationally assess the situation, you’re likely to make costly and even deadly mistakes. If you can calm down enough to think rationally, rather than screaming and overreacting, you’re more likely to successfully get out of the situation.

Try To Take Cover

If the explosions happen outdoors, try to take cover behind any shield or shelter around you. Ensure the shield is unable to conduct electricity and is reasonably sturdy. Use the time you’re taking cover to try to assess the situation and see if there is need for concern. Finding a place to take cover can also help keep you safe in the event of crowd chaos or a stampede.

Attend to Loved Ones

If you are not alone and you’re caught up in the incident with family and friends, after you’ve taken cover and assessed the situations, you can then try to help the loved ones around you. Remember that you need to ‘put your oxygen mask on first’, therefore you need to first be okay before you can successfully save anyone.

Turn Off Electrical Appliances and Clear all Possible Exits

If you’re indoors, immediately turn off all electrical appliances around you. If it’s possible, try to turn them off at their central point. Try to get your hands on a fire extinguisher, if you have one. Then, try to find and clear an exit for yourself and other loved ones that might be around or with you. Ensure you have a phone or communication device on you as you exit.

Get Help

The moment you have been able to identify the explosive sound with an actual or likely dangerous explosion, immediately call a local emergency response team and report the incident to them. If you’re not able to reach an emergency response team, call anyone you know that might be able to help. Also, if you have access to the internet, immediately post a live or recorded video of the incident and copy or mention rapid response agencies that might be able to help.

Try to Leave the Area

If you can, try to leave the area and get as far away as possible. Please avoid downplaying the importance of an explosion and sticking around believing that nothing serious will happen. It’s called an explosion for a reason. Even in the event of a mere explosive sound, you still need to be careful and get away from the area for a while to be sure it does not escalate into an explosion.

Drama As US First Lady, Melania Disgrace President Trump In Public [See Video]

It appears First Lady Melania Trump slaps away Pres. Trump's hand as he reaches to hold it while on tarmac in Israel..

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BREAKING News: Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Pays For Bringing Of Moji Olaiya's Body And Child To Nigeria

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has reportedly paid for the repatriation of the body of the late Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya, who died in Canada on May 17, 2017, two months after she had a baby.
An Instagram post by a film maker and Publicity Secretary, Moji Olaiya Burial Committee and Family, Mr. Yomi Fabiyi, confirmed this.

Fabiyi had written, “The committee, after due deliberation, consulted our father and a National Grand Patron of our association (TAMPAN), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on the 21st May, 2017 to inform him of the demise of our colleague, Moji Olaiya, and … our decision to have her body back…

“Today, Monday 22nd May, 2017 the committee members, Adunola (eldest daughter of late Moji Olaiya) and two elder brothers of late Moji Olaiya met with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and he expressed his sympathy directly and gave adequate support that will cover the entire air-freight.

“On behalf of the family, colleagues and friends, we say a big thank you to the national leader for his fatherly and timely intervention.

“Further support or assistance from other sources, if received, will be adequately acknowledged.

“For now, we are grateful to Asiwaju and his family…”

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Senator Adeleke's Death Case Takes A New Turn As Coroner Does This

A date has been fixed by the coroner to hear the final verdict on the tragic death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke.
Isiaka Adeleke
The coroner inquest set up by Osun government to investigate the cause of death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke has fixed May 29 for its final verdict.

The coroner, Chief Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara, made this known during the court’s sitting on Monday in Osogbo.

Mr. Ayilara said the court commenced sitting on May 10, and 10 out of the 15 respondents summoned by the court had appeared before it.

“This court summoned 15 persons to appear before it, an advertisement which was published on May 11 in two national newspapers, the Tribune and The Nation.

“However, only 10 out of the respondents appeared before this court. I will not force anybody to appear before this court neither can we wait forever for them to appear.

“Their refusal to appear before this tribunal is intentional and so I am setting Monday, May 29 for the final verdict. By then we should know where we are going,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that since the coroner started sitting, the key people who saw the late senator before his death had appeared before the court to give evidence.

They include the nurse that treated him before his death and the forensic team that carried out autopsy on him.

The Adeleke family, however, refused to honour the invitation of the court, stating in a news conference that the death of the senator was being politicised.

According to them, and that they are not in support of the setting up of the coroner inquest by the state government.

SAD: Young Photographer Allegedly Shot Dead by Suspected Armed Robbers (Photos)

A young Nigerian photographer has lost his life in a shocking manner after he was shot dead by alleged armed robbers.

Samuel Ekerendu
A young Nigerian photographer, Samuel Ekerendu popularly known as Sammy Paparazzi has been reportedly robbed and shot dead by dare devil armed robbers in Uyo.

According to Ibom Reporters, a sibling of the Samuel confirmed the incident with a Facebook post said, “Samuel Ekerendu Why? Why do you make me cry like this again? This is just 31 days since I wrote a birthday message for you 24th April but today 21 April I went to the Mortuary only to see you my brother lying flat on the bed with your nose up, oh the mighty has fallen. I didn’t know I’m not going to see you again.
“Tears drops down my face as you suffer this much only for you not to reap the fruit of your labour. Rest on my brother. Who will take on with your work?.God knows Better Rip #SammyPaparazi. I will forever missed the happy moments we shared.”

Another Facebook user (name withheld) also said, “They may feel they have succeeded, but they will pay dearly for what they have done to this great Son of ORO. Sammy Paparazi, don’t worry, enjoy your Father’s House, because I know you are there. God knows better. Will miss you my Best Photographer in Akwa Ibom”
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