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Xenophobia: FG must be courageous enough to announce retaliatory measures, says Nwodo

The xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other Africans in the Republic of South Africa has been persistent, provocative and criminal.

It smacks of absolute ingratitude on the part of a country Nigeria sacrificed so much for.

It promotes divisive local conversations that give our government an opportunity to dramatise our unity of purpose.
The Federal Government must be courageous enough to announce retaliatory measures that will make it clear that enough is enough.

Such measures must address specific South African assets in Nigeria especially in the Communication, Oil, Banking and Aviation sectors.

Not to do so will portray us as weak, encourage a reoccurrence of these dastardly attacks in the future and leave us a deeply angry and divided nation.
Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide is anxious to see the Federal Government do the right thing this time around.

John Nnia Nwodo
President General Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide

South African police arrest 497 as looting of shops continues

The South African police, on Friday, reported that detectives have arrested 497 suspects who have been looting shops in Gauteng Province.

The police said they are on high alert monitoring the situation, adding that some people started looting shops since Sunday and have continued to date.

Police spokesperson, Brigadier Mathapelo Peters, said 74 persons were arrested in Katlehong on Thursday, bringing the total number of arrests since violence erupted in Johannesburg to 497.

She said the situation in Katlehong and other areas in the Province remains calm as the number of incidents continue to decline.

Peters said while 11 people were killed during this period, only seven deaths have been directly linked to the incidents of violence and the police will continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding each death.

Gauteng Provincial Commissioner, Lt.-Gen. Elias Mawela, called on the people to respect the law.

He warned the people to stop spreading fake news on the social media.

“We must work together to make sure that no one gets to undermine the authority of the State and together, condemn the violence and criminality towards ensuring the safety of everyone in the Province”.

MFM relocates monthly PMCH Programme  to Int’l Hqrs

The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) has temporarily relocated her monthly Power Must Change Hands programme from the Prayer City to her International Headquarters at Onike, in Yaba, Lagos, with effect from the September edition.

The power-packed programme is held in the morning hours of the first Saturday of every month.

According to the Assistant General Overseer in charge of Administration, Pastor Gbesan Adebambo, the relocation, approved by the General Overseer of MFM Worldwide, Dr. Daniel Olukoya, is an interim arrangement, informed by the on-going road reconstruction works and the partial closure of the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway.

“Consequently, all MFM Lagos Regional Headquarters are directed to hook up to International Headquarters for live streaming of the programme by 7:00am prompt,” the memo directed, urging that “Accordingly, you are required to disseminate this information adequately at the regional headquarters, zones and branches in the region under your supervision.”

The memo, addressed to the ministry’s pastorate leaders, also noted that only the regional headquarters is authorised to beam the programme live to worshippers.

It is recalled that since the Holy Spirit started the programme since 1995, this is the first temporary relocation. A lot of testimonies abound of the movement of the awesome power of God at the power-packed programmes.

JUST IN: Zimbabwe’s ex-President Robert Mugabe dies aged 95

Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said.

“It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe,” Mnangagwa tweet early on Friday.

“His contribution to the history of our nation and continent will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in eternal peace.” he added.

After his humiliating fall from office in November 2017, his phenomenal physical stamina seeped away rapidly.

The former political prisoner turned guerrilla leader swept to power in the 1980 elections after a growing insurgency and economic sanctions forced the Rhodesian government to the negotiating table.

Born on February 21, 1924 into a Catholic family at Kutama Mission northwest of Harare, Mugabe was described as a loner, and a studious child known to carry a book even while tending cattle in the bush.

After his carpenter father walked out on the family when he was 10, the young Mugabe concentrated on his studies, qualifying as a schoolteacher at the age of 17.

An intellectual who initially embraced Marxism, he enrolled at Fort Hare University in South Africa, meeting many of southern Africa’s future black nationalist leaders.

After teaching in Ghana, where he was influenced by founder president Kwame Nkrumah, Mugabe returned to Rhodesia where he was detained for his nationalist activities in 1964 and spent the next 10 years in prison camps or jail.

During his incarceration, he gained three degrees through correspondence, but the years in prison left their mark.

His four-year-old son by his first wife, Ghanaian-born Sally Francesca Hayfron, died while he was behind bars. Rhodesian leader Ian Smith denied him leave to attend the funeral.

He once said that he’d rule his country until he turned 100, and many expected him to die in office