Speaking while addressing news reporters on Thursday in Osogbo, the Ondo state capital, Evangelist Paul Oyeniran, of the Ambassador of Christ Teaching and Evangelical Ministry, said that God gave him a message to former leaders like Gowon, Obasanjo, and Jonathan.
The Pastor disclosed that God instructed him to tell the former leaders to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s war against corruption, saying the country would be better in 2017.
The Christian firebrand cleric, said that the inability of the Buhari-led Federal Government to win the war against corruption might affect the progress of the country.
He said further that God revealed to him that Nigeria would be in problem if total war was not declared against social vices. The cleric stated that Nigeria is in crises today, because of the failure of its pro-independence leaders to prepare well before clamouring for independence.
He said: “We do not have what is required to stand as a nation. Any country willing to be independent must have fear of God, which is the most important thing.
“With what God has revealed to me, those that God blessed with the power of prayer should begin fasting and praying for this country.
“The anger of God will be upon this country if they allow the President to get frustrated or tired of fighting the war against corruption.
“I am directed by God to tell all former leaders and the National Assembly to have fear of God and to join the President in waging the war against corruption and social vices.”
The cleric assured that 2017 would be a better year for Nigerians and that the country would be great if ‘all of us can be prayerful for the success of the present administration’.
The prosecutor, Inspector Sunday Ogunremi, told the court that the accused conspired with some others still at large to commit the offences on December 21, 2016 at his residence.
Ogunremi further said that the accused kidnapped his father, Mr. Olumuyiwa Bamidele and threatened to kill him if he did not give him N500,000.
He said: “The accused had put a cutlass to his father’s neck in an attempt to murder him before he was rescued by neighbours.”
The offences contravened Sections 320 (1) and 516 of the Criminal Law of Oyo State, 2,000, which prescribes life imprisonment for offenders.
The counsel to the accused, Mr. Tope Olayinka, urged the court to grant his client bail on liberal terms.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Abiona Richard, who refused Olayinka’s plea, remanded Bamidele at Agodi Prison custody and ordered that the file be forwarded to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, DPP, for legal advice.
While speaking to his church members in preparation for 2017, Pastor Tunde Bakare, who was President Buhari’s running mate for the 2011 presidential election under the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), said God instructed him not to serve in the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration in its first two years.
Bakare, who is the pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly, revealed that many of his church members were mounting pressure on him to serve in the Buhari administration, adding that it is best to follow God’s instruction in a bid to achieve peace, adding that government officials must come back to God.
“Are you not glad you serve a God who can say come up here and I would show you the things that would happen in the hereafter?” Bakare asked, as he revealed what God told him.
“Here we are today, almost two years into this administration. Many of you were putting pressure on me. Even a retired inspector general of police wrote to me, he said; Pastor, if you have only served in this government, maybe it would not be like this.
“And I said to you, God said to me, don’t touch it for the first two years. Don’t go near it, just be praying for them and be watching, and be monitoring the things that are happening.
“God knows where you should go, when you should go, so stop going aimlessly about. As many as are led by the spirit of God are the sons of God.”
Long distance relationships are always tough, and the lack of physical interaction is one of the main reasons for that. There’s no substituting human touch, yet, but rapidly-advancing technology already provides some intriguing alternatives. One such example is the Kissenger, a smartphone peripheral that allows users to kiss over long distances.
The concept of long-distance kissing has been an intriguing research concept for over half a decade now. Back in 2012, we wrote about the Kissenger, a solution created by Dr. Hooman Samani, Director of AIART Lab (Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Technology Laboratory) in Singapore. It consisted of two internet-connected bunny-shaped robots with big silicone lips that could send the touch of human lips between each-other to (sort of) simulate a kiss between two human beings. Samani described it as a “a physical interface enabling kiss communication”.
The Kissinger made international news headlines when it was originally revealed, but it never translated into an actual consumer product. However, the idea of transmitting human kisses over long distances remained popular, and, earlier this month, Emma Yann Zhang, a Computer Science PhD student at City University London, presented her own take on the idea, also called the Kissenger.
Derived from the words ‘kiss’ and ‘messenger’, the Kissenger works in a similar way as Dr. Samani’s Kissenger, but features a much more practical design. Instead of a cute robot connected to a computer, the Kissenger takes the shape of a smartphone cover, with a large, oval silicone “lip” at the bottom. All the user has to do is plant a wet one on this silicone pad and built-in high precision force sensors register a user’s lip movements, while miniature linear actuators replicate those movements on a second device used by the person being kissed.
The Kissenger aims to replicate romantic kisses, but as Emma Yann Zhang says, the device can also be used by parents to give their children a kiss on the cheek when they are away at work. The PhD student presented her invention at the recent Love and Sex with Robots conference, where she said that humans will inevitably become more intimate with A.I. or robots, and being able to share a kiss will play a big part in that kind of relationship.
Zhang admits that her invention still requires a fair bit of work to create a lifelike kissing experience, but she is already working to improve it. She and her team are working on a way to build scent into the Kissenger, so that users can also get the authentic smell of the person they want to kiss. They also want to record data about blood pressure and heart rate to see if users are affected in the same way that they are by a real kiss.
The Kissenger is still a long way from becoming a real consumer product, but the concept of long-distance kissing is definitely evolving.
A Harare-based Prophet in Zimbabwe, was severely humiliated after his shenanigans with congregants were exposed on Live Radio.
Prophet Mapfumo of His Grace Ministries was in the habit of bonking church women under the disguise of prayer sessions.
Reports revealed that the cleric orders women to come for prayers with vaseline and then proceed to undress them. He would argue with the helpless women that “You undress for doctors,and why not your pastor.”
One Sarah Ademola, has abandoned her twin babies at a hospital in Lagos over her inability to pay the medical bills after delivery, Daily Post reports.
Ms Ademola reportedly gave birth to a set of twins at the Felken Maternity Centre in the Somolu area of the state, but she absconded, leaving behind the two newborn girls at the facility due to the inability of her husband, Adeyemi Ademola, to pay the sun of N150, 000 owed the hospital.
A source, who confirmed the development, said the house is located at Igbeti Rock Street, Maitama, Abuja, and that the police officers did not have a search warrant, adding that the house was unoccupied at the time of the raid.
It was gathered that the first lady does not stay in the building, but her younger brother lives there.
Speaking exclusively to TheCable News, Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said the anti-graft agency did not carry out the operation, and denied the agency’s involvement in the raid.
The Nigerian Police spokesman, Don Awunah, also said he was not aware of the operation, but that he would make further inquiry.
“I am not aware, but I will make further inquiry,” he said in a text message to TheCable.
Luka Shuaibu, a diploma two student of Tourism and Leisure Management Department, Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola, who attempted to slice the throat of his girlfriend, Salkida Ishaya, has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment by a magistrate court in Yola.
According to Vanguard reports, Shuaibu was, yesterday, sentenced by Chief Magistrate Shehu Ahmad after the court found him guilty of the two count charges of attempt to commit culpable homicides and causing grievous hurt to his lover.
The presiding magistrate said the sentence was based on the witnesses, testimonies as well as admission of guilt by the convict, noting that the parties involved in the case, if not satisfied with the judgement, can appeal.