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LAGOS GOVERNOR FLAGS OFF 2019 CHRISTIAN PILGRIMAGE EXERCISE

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…Advises Pilgrims To Be Nigeria’s Ambassadors

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday flagged off the 2019 Christian Pilgrimage to the Jerusalem, charging the pilgrims to use the opportunity to renew their faith in God.

The Governor described the journey to the holy sites as “important religious exercise” for those who believe in God, saying it is one of the bold efforts Christians make to attain spiritual guidance and contentment.

The flag-off ceremony was organised by the National Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) and held at Chapel of Christ the Light Church in Alausa. The ceremony preceded the airlift of all Nigeria pilgrims to Jerusalem.

Reading from Exodus 6:4, Sanwo-Olu urged the pilgrims to establish new covenants with God and change attitudes that may deny them the rewards of the exercise. He also asked them to pray for unity and harmony in Nigeria.

He said: “God has considered you all worthy to be part of this pilgrimage to the holy land. This is an opportunity for you to rediscover yourself and strengthen your faith. Your are going on a journey with God and you must come back better than you are leaving.

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“This pilgrimage is an opportunity for you to attain a new level of spirituality. You must come back to be good example people want to see in Christianity. You must portray attitude that must showcase the good values of your faith. Create time for fellowship with other Christians and pray not only for your families, but for your state and our country at large.”

Sanwo-Olu charged the pilgrims to refrain from actions that may embarrass the country in the holy land, stressing they were going to Jerusalem as ambassadors of Nigeria.

President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Supo Ayokunle, praised Sanwo-Olu for honouring the invite to flag off the event, noting that the Governor displayed high respect for the Church and Christendom.

In his three-point admonition to the pilgrims, the CAN leader reminded them of their duty to God, saying the journey to Jerusalem was a form of worship to earn God’s pleasure and reward.

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He observed the dispute over the ownership of the holy sites in Jerusalem was an indication that God’s eyes remain on the land.

He advised pilgrims nursing the intention to abscond not to do so, saying such action would rob other Nigerian pilgrims of dignity and respect.

NCPC chairman, Rev. Yomi Kasali said Lagos was chosen as flag off location for the pilgrimage because the State remained unique in its preparation for the religious exercise.

He urged the pilgrims to portray Lagos and Nigeria in good light and be responsible while in the holy land.

Commissioner for Home Affairs, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, is leading the Lagos State pilgrims on the journey to Jerusalem.

Dignitaries at the flag off included the Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, Chief of Staff to Lagos Governor, Mr. Tayo Ayinde, and representatives of the Vice President, Prof Yemi President.

 

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REVOCATION OF APPROVAL OF LAYOUT IN RESPECT OF PROPERTIES ENCROACHING ON THE REGIONAL ROAD ALIGNMENT, LEKKI, NORTH OF ELEGUSHI LAYOUT LPAO 992

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It has been established by the State Government that some estates, buildings/ structures have encroached on the Right of Way (RoW) of the Regional Road in Lekki axis.
The Road was first conceived by Lagos State Government in the Lagos Metropolitan Master Plan (1980-2000) and was retained in the approved Lekki Comprehensive Master Plan 2013.
Furthermore, the Lagos State granted title to land totaling about 500 hectares and issued layout approval (1991) wherein four (4) major roads were recognized namely, Coastal Road and Lekki-Epe Expressway, Southern part of Elegushi Land, Regional Road and Lagoon at the Northern part of the Elegushi layout, all running parallel to one another. The Roads have been envisioned to engender social-economic and transportation development of the State.
In line with the THEMES agenda of Mr. Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, the Regional Road is precursor to the proposed Fourth Mainland Bridge and a promised dividend of democracy to the good people of Lagos State in order to improve traffic and transportation system within the State.
Recent observations revealed that this very important transportation corridor has been encumbered by physical developments (including shanties) which negate the objectives of which the Road was conceived.
Consequently, TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of Section 21(1) (a) of Lagos State Urban and Regional Planning and Development Law, 2015, I, Dr. Idris Okanla Salako, the Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development (MPP&UD) hereby REVOKE in part, a section of Elegushi Chieftaincy Family Layout that falls within the following coordinates:.
S/N Eastings(m) Northings (m)
1 553394.33 713312.118
2 554287.789 712653.433
3 554350.166 712613.474
4 554408.532 712585.834
5 554444.968 712574.409
6 554502.249 712565.105
7 554580.754 712553.004
8 554656.565 712550.637
9 554711.163 712555.475
10 554771.041 712566.977
11 554897.515 712599.253
12 554955.87 712614.567
13 555032.415 712638.845
14 555088.452 712659.725
15 555089.846 712564.199
16 555061.75 712553.731
17 554980.913 712528.091
18 554919.52 712511.98
19 554852.925 712495.869
20 554791.292 712479.222
21 554723.656 712466.229
22 554659.142 712460.512
23 554572.463 712463.219
24 554488.178 712476.211
25 554424.184 712486.605
26 554375.651 712501.824
27 554305.414 712535.085
28 554236.737 712579.26
29 553394.233 713200.374
Signed:
Tpl. Dr. Idris Okanla’ Salako, fnitp
Honourable Commissioner
Physical Planning and Urban Development
2nd June, 2020 in.
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Pastor Adeboye Reacts To Death Of UNIBEN Undergraduate Inside RCCG

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The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has reacted to the rape and murder of Uwa Omozuwa.

Omozuwa, a UNIBEN undergraduate was raped and killed in one of the branches of the RCCG.

Pastor Enoch Adeboye reacted to the murder of the girl on Instagram.

 

He wrote: “All I can do at this time is to pray for the family of Omozuwa and do everything possible working with relevant authorities to bring the perpetrators to book. I and members of my Family condemn this act strongly and urge everyone to stay calm as we are already looking into the matter and cooperating with the police to establish the facts of the shocking situation. #justiceforuwa”

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The RCCG also released a statement. In it, they explained why Omozuwa was in church during the lockdown, how she was found, and the actions taken after she was found lying in the pool of her blood.

 

Read the full statement below.

 

Pastor EA Adeboye reacts to the rape and murder of UNIBEN student, Uwa Omozuwa, in one of the branches of his church

Pastor EA Adeboye reacts to the rape and murder of UNIBEN student, Uwa Omozuwa, in one of the branches of his church

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See How Nigerians Are Reacting To The Death Of Uwa Vera Omozuwa

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Criticism and condemnation has been the general reaction to the death of the raped and murdered UNIBEN undergraduate, Uwa Vera Omozuwa.

22-year-old Omozuwa was reading in a church when she was attacked.

A few other people have however shared some shocking comments in reaction to the assault.

 

Some men took to Facebook to react to the news of her death by blaming her for going to read in church. Others went as far as defending rapists and claiming that women enjoy rape even when they are crying.

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Below are a few reactions:

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