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Sex For Mark: Four Square Church Suspends Pastor



The leadership of Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has reacted to an allegation of sex for mark trailing one of its pastors,  Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu.

A year-long undercover investigation by the Africa Eye of BBC Nigeria led to the release of a 13 minute viral clip in which Dr. Igbeneghu was heard trying to groom a female undercover BBC reporter who pretended to be a  17 year-old girl seeking addmission.

In the video which has since gone viral, the lecturer at the Faculty of Arts in Unilag, and the current sub-dean was heard boasting that though in his 50s, all he need to get a 17 year-old girl was to throw money at her and to sweet talk her.

A statement signed by the National Secretary of Foursquare in Nigeria,  Rev. Ikechukwu Ugbaja said that the church does not condone with such heinous and unscriptural act among its ministers.

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“The general public is hereby informed that as a holiness and Bible-beliving church,  we do not condone with such heinous and unscriptural act among its ministers. We totally disassociate ourselves from the purported conduct of  Dr. Igbeneghu and promise to take appropriate measure as soon as the ongoing investigation is concluded.”

Further, the statement said that Dr. Igbeneghu has been asked to step down from all ministerial assignments.

The sex for mark documentry  documents the sexual harassment behaviour of some lecturers at two Universities namely University of Lagos and the University of Ghana.

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In the 13-minute video released on Monday, October 7, Dr Igbenuhue was heard in one of the discreetly recorded videos telling an 17-year-old admission seeker to switch off the light so he could kiss her.

“Switch off that light, I’ll kiss you for a minute,” he said.

Dr. Igbeneghu also questioned the undercover journalist about her age and sexual life.

“Everything that we discussed here, be assured that your mother will not hear and anything that happens between me and you, nobody will hear about it,” Boniface told the young undercover journalist.

The documentary team stated that scores of students had alleged that Boniface harassed them, hence they decided to investigate him.

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Mosques, Churches To Reopen On June 19, 21




Religious activities will resume in Lagos State on Friday, June 19, and 21 respectively.

According to a new directive by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the ban on religious activities will cease in the state on June 19 and 21.

Muslim services to resume on Friday, June 19, while Christian worship begins on Sunday, June, 21

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The directive however restricts children below the age 15 of 15 from attending such religious gatherings with gatherings restricted to only Fridays and Sundays.

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Godswill Akpabio Failed To Deliver On 500 Million Contract-Senator Peter Nwaoboshi




Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Niger Delta has accused the minister of Niger Delta affairs, Godswill Akpabio of getting a N300 million fence construction contract from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).


According to The Cable, while still the senator representing Akwa Ibom north-west, Akpabio requested for a N500 million contract from the NDDC in 2017. The Minister was reportedly given the contract of fencing Federal Polytechnic Ukana, Akwa Ibom, (N200 million), and Federal Government College, Ikot Ekpene (N100 million).


The publication reported that Akpabio got N150 million for entrepreneurship training on the use of modern farming implements for youths and women of Akwa Ibom north-west senatorial district and N50 million for the renovation of a hostel at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu state.



Akpabio got N300m fence construction contract from NDDC - Senator Peter Nwaoboshi


Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday, June 3, Senator Nwaoboshi said the contracts were fully paid for but there was nothing to show for it.


He said:


“Findings show that while there was no physical evidence of implementation of these projects, checks show contracts were awarded and fully paid for.

“Such practices have turned the region to sites of abandoned projects.”


This is coming after Akpabio said he would not allow the NDDC to be raped under his watch. A few days ago, the former Governor of Akwa Ibom state raised an alarm about NDDC abandoned projects and the agency being “turned to an ATM” by politicians.

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Akpabio said;


“We have also had a lot of political interference, people have not allowed NDDC to work as it ought to, people coming with ideas not to move the region forward but to move their pockets forward. It has always been so… I think people were treating the place as an ATM, where you just walk in there to go and pluck money and go away, I don’t think they were looking at it as an interventionist agency.”

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Man Beat Four Year-Old Son To Coma




A man simply identified as Tunde has been arrested by men of the Lagos state police command.

He was arrested for beating his four-year-old son, Ezekiel, to a state of coma, leaving him with several body marks.

The father of the boy reportedly got angry because he excreted on himself.

Man arrested for beating his four-year-old son to coma in Lagos (photos)

Neighbors revealed that Ezekiel’s mum and his father Tunde were married for a few years until she left him over constant acts of domestic violence. She initially left with Ezekiel but later returned him to his father who had already remarried.

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A neighbor told The Nation that Ezekiel was always being maltreated by Tunde and his new wife.

“Tunde married another wife and the woman always beat Ezekiel at every little provocation. Nobody in the neighbourhood could stop Tunde from beating the boy because of his unruly behaviour,” the neighbor said

Confirming his arrest, the Igando Divisional Police Officer, CSP Taiwo Kasumu said:

“We have arrested him and the child is with us. Though the child can’t be with us; I have contacted the Lagos State Child Protection Unit for further action.”

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