Residents Whose Photographs Were Found At Abia Shrine Troop To Churches For Deliverance the last has not been heard on the discovery of a shrine inside a bush at Amaekpu Ohafia, Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State.
Last week, some youths on hunting expedition reportedly discovered a tree inside a forest at Amaekpu.
Belongings of some people were nailed to the tree by two alleged native doctors, Mr Udensi Ikah, and another unnamed person from Amaekpu Ohafia.
The development sparked tension in not just Amaekpu community but the entire Ohafia area and even adjourning villages as people thronged the scene of the discovery to know if their missing items were among those nailed to the tree.
According to report, the items found in the shrine included pictures of people, under wears, doll babies, shoes, slippers, tied parcels, female gowns, among others.
Also discovered was a list containing people’s names.
A resident said those whose names were on the list have started going for deliverance.
“Most of those whose photos were identified, have rushed into the bush to retrieve their pictures and even many of them have gone to some churches and other ministries to deliver them from the evil spell associated with the shine,” the resident said.
He also disclosed that some items yet to be retrieved by the owners are still on the tree.
Youths of Amaekpu have concluded plans to cut down the ‘evil tree’ and send the alleged native doctors out of the forest.
In 2020, an alleged Satanic temple belonging to a controversial native doctor, Mr Udo Ifekwe, was discovered and pulled down by youths of Ebem Ohafia.
The founder, Ifekwe Udo, was alleged to be a proponent of Church of Satan.
After the incident, elders and youths of the clan banished Udo from Ohafia land
We Will Recover Oyo’s Money From Contractors Who Failed To Deliver – Makinde
Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, said, on Friday, that his administration will recover every Kobo of Oyo State’s money in the hands of contractors who failed to deliver on projects.
The governor gave the assurance during an inspection tour of the newly renovated Jericho Nursing Home, Jericho, Ibadan.
He said that he will never allow any fund belonging to Oyo State to be frittered away, adding that he will go after contractors who failed to deliver on assigned projects.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted the governor as saying that
his administration will ensure the people of the state get the desired value for their money.
The governor stated that the previous contractor handling the project did not complete the work, a development, which, he said, was “unacceptable by this administration.”
He said: “Every kobo of Oyo State money that people have taken without delivering value to the people, they will give it back to us.”
Makinde, however, maintained that he is satisfied with the level of on-going renovation work at the hospital by the present administration.
The governor further said: “Well, for the ones that we did, yes I am satisfied. But the previous contractor, we can all see, did not finish the work. We went round to look at the transformer but it is not yet energised and it is just really unacceptable.
People may think we are not going to go after them but I can give you the assurance that we will.”
The governor explained that the purpose of the inspection was to examine the renovation work at the hospital and to see some of the challenges being faced by the staff of the hospital.
“Basically, I am here to see the renovation work that has gone on in here and also listen to them about the challenges they are having. As you probably must have known, health is one of the major pillars of this administration.
“So, we have to keep working to ensure that the health care in Oyo State is well delivered,” Makinde stated.
Workers’ Day: Ecobank Nigeria to Host Webinar On Survival Tips Amidst Rising Inflation
Ecobank Nigeria Limited has concluded plans to host a digital conference as part of its commemoration of this year’s Workers’ Day.
According to Korede Demola-Adeniyi; Head, Consumer Banking, the webinar which is scheduled for the 29th of April titled “Inflation and Your Money – Our role As Your Bank” is targeted at educating members of the public on how to manage limited resources at their disposal, stressing that it would also provide tips on savings, borrowing, investments and how Ecobank can be useful to the participants and general public amidst the rising inflation.
According to Mrs. Demola-Adeniyi, though Nigeria recorded early exit from the recession in the fourth quarter of last year, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have continued to impact negatively on the revenues of many corporate entities, businesses and income of individuals; noting that this development has been further compounded by inflation.
In her words, “Inflation rate has continued its upward trend to settle at about 18.1% in March with prices of goods rising significantly in the last six months.
This, in turn has significantly reduced the disposable income and cash available to consumers.
” Consequently, as a bank set up to contribute to economic development, we thought it important to facilitate a discussion during this period of Worker’s Day, that will provide some guidance to our customers and the general public on how they can manage their cash and resources through rising inflation.”
She disclosed that the webinar which will be hosted on the Microsoft Teams’ platform will converge important stakeholders who will discuss the realities of the economy of the country and also proffer solutions on how to stay afloat financially and better manage resources.
Some of the speakers include Jimi Ogbobine, FCA – Head, Agusto Consulting Ltd; Fela Popoola, Managing Director, EDC Nigeria Limited and Daberechi Effiong, Head, Consumer Products, Ecobank Nigeria, amongst others.
While imploring members of the public to join the webinar, Mrs. Demola-Adeniyi maintained that “The webinar is bound to provide financial education and financial planning tips to our customers and every other participant.
Participants will be informed about relevant investment opportunities to create wealth and most importantly, how the bank can be useful to them at this time.
It is important to make an informed decision regarding how to manage your money”.
The Ecobank Digital Series is a virtual programme organised by Ecobank to educate and enlighten the public on crucial issues of public interest, especially as it relates to their financial freedom.
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Atiku: How Long Shall We Continue To Lose Precious Souls?
Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the death of three abducted Greenfield varsity students.
The Nation reports three of the kidnapped students of Greenfield University, Kasarami Kaduna, were found dead.
Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the development on Friday.
Atiku, in a terse post on Friday, described the killing of the abducted students as heartbreaking.
He asked States to be granted constitutional roles in securing their terrains.
“Heartbreaking to learn of the killing of 3 of the abducted students of Greenfield University, Kaduna.
“How long shall we continue to lose precious souls? May their families and friends be comforted.
“It is time states are granted constitutional roles in the management of security,”Atiku said
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