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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning



Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. The national leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has announced that its National Vice President, Munnir Atiku Lamido, is missing. The National PRO, MACBAN, Muhammad Nura Abdullahi, raised the alarm in a press statement on Friday.

2. The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the appointment and deployment of eight Commissioners of Police to Commands in the country. PSC also commended the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, for adhering to its latest policy on gender sensitivity in his recommendation.

3. Governors of the Southwest geo-political zone, alongside the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II and other prominent leaders in the region will host President Bola Tinubu to a home-coming on July 22, 2023. The ceremony organised by Southwest Presidential Inauguration Celebration Committee in collaboration with other political bodies would take place at the Ojaja Resort in Ile-Ife, Osun State.

4. Former Governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, who is the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Nov. 11 governorship election in the state, told a court on Friday that he was never elected as the state’s governor on two occasions. Sylva, the immediate-past Minister of State for Petroleum, refuted the allegations that he was previously elected as Bayelsa governor on April 14, 2007, and May 24, 2008.

5. Vice President, Kashim Shettima has called on leaders in the North West Region of the country to unite and support the efforts of the Bola Tinubu administration in addressing insecurity and other challenges confronting the people. He made the call when he paid a Sallah homage to the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammad Saád Abubakar II in his palace on Friday.

6. Troops belonging to the 4 Special Forces Command of the Nigerian Army on Friday apprehended 12 individuals suspected of vandalising railway tracks in Nasarawa State. The suspects were caught red-handed with two truckloads of stolen rail tracks in an abandoned railway station between Keana and Obi Local Government areas of Nasarawa State.

7. Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, on Friday assured Igbos living in Lagos that he would broker an enduring peace between them and the Yorubas to ensure peaceful coexistence based on mutual respect for each side.

8. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State has described Governor Hyacinth Alia’s first month in office as the worst take-off in office by any state administration since the return of democracy to the country in 1999. The party made this observation in a statement signed by the state Publicity Secretary, Bemgba Iortyom, and made available to Saturday Sun in Makurdi.

9. Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has said he has no regrets regarding the demolition exercises and the recovery of public property embarked upon by his administration. He said this while receiving the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, with district heads and members of the emirate council who paid him a Sallah homage at the government house as part of the Eid Kabir celebrations.

10. The university town of Ekpoma in the Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State was on Thursday evening thrown into panic as a team of policemen with their official vehicle ran over a handcuffed middle-aged man. In a video circulated online on Friday, the handcuffed man was seen lying down in front of the police van before the driver ran over him.


Rising costs: Meat price increases in Ibadan



By Bushrah Adeshina, Ibadan

The National Butchers Association, Oyo State chapter, has announced an increase in meat prices as of Monday.

This price adjustment is a necessary response to the escalating costs of transportation and other operational expenses faced by the association, they said.

The Chairman of the state’s butcher association, Mr. Wahab Olayiwola, revealed this development during a prayer session held at the Agodi Gate prayer ground in Ibadan.

He underscored the industry’s vulnerability to inflation and emphasised that the price hikes were imperative for the sustenance of their businesses.

While urging understanding from residents, Olayiwola highlighted the regulatory challenges that necessitated the price adjustment.

 He noted that government intervention, including the provision of soft loans and a conducive business environment, would safeguard the industry from collapse and ensure a sustainable livelihood for its members.

Echoing similar sentiments, Mr. Biliaminu Elesinmeta, the Southwest Coordinator of the butchers, emphasised the association’s reliance on prayer for divine intervention amid the nation’s challenging economic climate.

Elesinmeta said, “We want to urge the government to assist us and see how the price of goods and services can come down. It is not our fault that we are increasing the price of meat. We sell what we buy.

“We need the assistance of the government. Nigerians don’t rear cows; they supply us. These cows are from neighbouring countries like Chad, Niger, and Mali and we buy them using CFA. Also, the cost of transporting these cows is very costly.”

Several industry members expressed concerns over operating at a loss and called on government authorities at all levels to intervene promptly, advocating for measures to enhance the viability of their businesses.

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A trumpet calls to the few and true Celestians



…Celestial will live but the Church will die!

This is not a doomsday prophecy but the evolving reality and fact as will be explained or offered in the following perspective.

The unfolding words will powerfully resonate within all true celestians, especially those who sense, within that there is a yawning gap, a spiritual stagnation and the receding effect of retrogression-disintegration in what today is observed in the literal body of Celestial Church of Christ.

And the problem as many think is not about having or not having a pastor or multiple pastors. It is not about what Prophet SBJ Oshoffa is quoted to have said or not. It is not the prophets or choristers who have failed.

It is simply that no leader will ever be able to direct the church or the former spiritual mission-mandate, since no leader currently on earth is prenatally prepared to anchor or further such a delicate and tenured mission from the Light. By the Law of the cycle of creation, that cycle is closed.

It is therefore natural that the church has, having reached its climax, decay sets in because no leader has been prenatally-gifted and prepared to take the course/advance the spiritual needs of the people of the church.

What will live is CELESTIAL- the Power from the celestial heights will live because it is living and just like the mandate that gave rise to the church, it has already been withdrawn and preserved.

What is left, is an intellectual edifice, a leftover or remnant of supra-earathly power, sufficient to cause a stir here and there and apparently nourished and sustained by the collective will of the church occupants especially the very old faithful members who witnessed the golden power-filled era.

The church expansion or apparent growth is but a false brightness, a twinkling of a Dying Star. The Celestial Mandate of saving the souls from the clutches of witches and wizards, and by large the Darkness, through the founder, prophets and inspired music has been fulfilled but the prophecy of the last boat of salvation failed.

IMANUEL -God with Us-, the Holy Spirit, the eternal mediator has come (CCC hymn 578), has called but his call to the chosen ones which the boat (because they will be few in number) should have carried to Him, did not sail because the sail-bridge became broken and now is even cut off.

To all those who are faithful in the fold and searching, seek your eternal salvation elsewhere as the golden era cannot return. Seek the Truth Not in a prophet/church/sect but “innerly,” to the Almighty-


Each one is now for himself, no one can help him/her in this urgent race. Salvation or Death is where we are now. Again the Call, No prophet/shepherd can help, they do not know the way anymore, those who once knew can’t find it. Yes, here and there prayers are still answered, visions are still seen but this is not dependent on any or a type of church or sect but by Law, the ever active Laws of Creation.

Have we not seen the prayers of many of the so-called unbelievers answered? Even faster and lasting than believers ? For does the rain not fall on believers and unbelievers alike? Are there no seers even in non-Christian or non celestial fold? Vision or prophets are not the exclusive right of one denomination or religion. It is a natural gift from above.

Again the end of days we are in on earth calls loudly to the individual to make his or her effort to find the Truth that saves especially as the ARK which could have taken the few chosen ones has been ridden with holes and it will no longer sail to the expected destination.

He whose spiritual ears are still active should listen to this warning call. Grab the lifeboat offered, exit the Ark and sail to a temporary anchor but with the earnest prayer that you may find the needed rescue-help.

It is hoped that such earnest ones will find help.

Consequently, He who reads, absorbs and resonates with the words of this text has a natural obligation to share with those he feels will benefit also. They are few, very few.

May all those who seek, find.


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Troops neutralise 3 suspected herders in Benue



Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS),  says the troop has killed three suspected armed herdsmen who attacked troops deployed in Apa Local Government Area of Benue State.
 Gen Sunday Igbinomwanhia, the Force Commander of the OPWS made the disclosure on Monday in Makurdi while briefing journalists on the attack.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that OPWS covers Nasarawa, Taraba and Benue States.
Igbinomwanhia said that the armed herders during the attack, killed one personnel and injured another who was receiving treatment at a hospital in Makurdi.
According to him, the other troops were currently carrying out a clearance operation to flush out suspected armed foreign herders who have invaded Kwande LGA.
He alleged that those terrorising some villages in Kwande LGA were suspected armed herdsmen coming into the country through the international border line between Nigeria and Cameroon.
In another development, suspected herders killed about three persons in Kwande LGA on Sunday night.
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