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‘Happy birthday to the greatest man that has come out of Africa’ – Femi Otedola celebrates his Billionaire friend, Aliko Dangote on his 62nd birthday



Nigerian oil magnate, Femi Otedola took to Instagram to celebrate his fellow Billionaire and longtime friend, Aliko Dangote on his 62nd birthday, being today, April 4, 2019.

Sharing a photo of Dangote, who is the richest man in Africa, he wrote:

Happy birthday to the greatest man that has come out of Africa. My brother, the Visionary, owner of the 2nd largest sugar refinery in the world, the largest cement factory in the world, one of the largest flour mills in the world, the 2nd largest fertiliser plant in the world that is due for completion, and the biggest oil refinery in the world. Aliko Dangote is a titan that God created specially for mankind. You have broken every boundary in worldwide business and industry. Thanks for the brotherly love … F.Ote

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K1 Meets Kid Artist Restates Full Scholarship Promise



…Former Minister hails the move

Fuji Music living legend, King Wasiu Ayinde Mashal, popularly known as K1 De Ultimate has met the the Representatives of Lagos government and African Church  Primary School, Meiran, over his promise to sponsor the education of Oluwatobi Ilelolawa, the 12 year-old Primary Six pupil of African Church  Primary School, Meiran, who sketched President Muhammadu Buhari’s portrait with pen without any alteration few days ago.

At the presentation of the kid artist to K1 at  Radisson Blu Hotel, Isaac John Street, GRA, Ikeja, the musician said he was committed to the sponsorship of the boy in line with the vision of his 26 year-old Foundation, which was established to help him contribute meaningfully to the society. The issue was brought to the attention of the Fuji icon few months ago by his publicist, Kunle Rasheed, following a Facebook broadcast by Editor, Brands and Marketing of THISDAY Newspapers.

While assuring the parents of the boy that he would henceforth shoulder all financial responsibilities to educate the boy, he urged them to  guide and monitor him very well: “As a young boy who is talented, I think the best thing people like us should do is to support him. By doing so, we are not only touching lives but helping the society to grow. I have always maintained that government alone cannot do it, hence the need for individuals and organisations who have the means to sow seeds that would promote development and touch lives by contributing to the society,” he said.

K1 described the boy as a raw talent that must  be guided, supported and not allowed to waste.”I was touched when the story was brought to my notice and I see it as one of those things one can do to impact the society.  Education is key to success and who knows the boy we are talking about may be a governor or President in the making. He may become another Ben Enwonwu, Bruce Onobrakepya, Wole Soyinka or an international artist of repute in the future. If the society fails to give him the needed support now, posterity will not forgive us. This is the time to lift a hand and groom a talent for posterity.”

Also speaking at the short event, immediate past Minister of Information, Lai Muhammed commended K1 for the gesture and urged other well meaning Nigerians to toe the line and support indigent pupils in the society.

Responding on behalf of Lagos State Ministry of Education,  the Education Secretary, Alimosho Local Government, Alhaja Airat Mojirade Alamu, expressed her gratitude to the Fuji Star, adding that his decision to help the boy would send a positive signal to other prominent people in the society on how to impact lives. The Education Secretary, who was represented by Mrs. Yetunde S. Alimi of School Support Services, however prayed that God will continue to bless K1 to be able to impact more lives.

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Arole Jesu Who Killed Woman He Met On Facebook, Led Police To Spot He Buried Her



The video of the fake prophet Dotun Ogunlade aka Woli Arole, who lured a married woman he met through Facebook, from Ilorin in Kwara State down to Oyo State, has surfaced on the internet.

The 25-year-old house wife, Bosede Oguntade, was lured to Igboora in Oyo State with a view to finding a solution to her economic and marital problems by the ‘pastor’ who is also known as ‘Arole Jesu’.

The suspect while speaking to journalists in the video, said he gained church experience from his former boss who happened to be a prophet of Cherubim and Seraphim.

He said,

“Me and the woman have been chatting on Facebook since January, this year. I later invited her to Igboora.

“Meanwhile, Mutiu, a friend had already told me about his challenges in life. He told me he was ready for money rituals. So, I decided to use the woman for money rituals for him.

“When the woman later arrived from Ilorin, I went to pick her to Igbo-Ora, from Iseyin. On her arrival at my house, on 31st of May, this year, I gave her sleeping drugs after she complained about pains in her body, she slept off and I cut off her head, and arms. Her head was later burnt to ashes for money rituals.”

He however led the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State, Mr. Shina Olukolu and other security operatives to the spot where he buried the woman.

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Pastor who faked own kidnap remanded in prison



An Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court has remanded a Methodist priest, Peter Adewuyi, in prison custody for allegedly masterminding his own kidnap to obtain a ransom.

The magistrate, Omolola Akosile, also remanded a suspected accomplice in the crime, Oluwadare Ajewole, pending their next appearance in court.

The police arrested Messrs Adewuyi (30) and Ajewole (25) on June 11 and charged them with aiding, arranging and abetting kidnapping.

Mr Adewuyi had falsely reported his kidnap between Ijebu Jesa and Aramoko while on a journey.

He had reportedly hidden in a hotel in Ado Ekiti on the pretence that he had been kidnapped, claiming that his captors had demanded N3 million ransom.

He had sought his church and other members of the public’s assistance to raise the ransom for his release.

Luck, however, ran out on him as he was discovered and arrested.

At the court sitting on Monday, police prosecutor, Monica Ikebuilo, an Inspector, said the alleged offences are contrary to, and punishable under Sections 5 and 7 of Ekiti State Kidnap and Terrorism (Prohibition) Law 2015.

The prosecutor explained that the act was committed within the Ado Ekiti Magisterial District on 11th June.

Mrs Akosile ordered that the accused persons be remanded in prison custody pending the issuance of legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions.

She subsequently adjourned the case until July 24.

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