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CAN declares three-day prayer over alleged threat to democracy

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Christian Association of Nigeria has declared a three-day prayer over what it described as a threat to democracy in the country. It stated that the decision was informed by the “recent political drama unfolding in our nation.”
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CAN declares three-day prayer over alleged threat to democracy

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Christian Association of Nigeria has declared a three-day prayer over what it described as a threat to democracy in the country. It stated that the decision was informed by the “recent political drama unfolding in our nation.” READ ALSO: Immigration arrests Libyan salon operator for human trafficking The acting CAN General Secretary, […]

Nigerian consultants to inaugurate faculty in The Gambia

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Director-General, Technical AIDS Corps, Dr Pius Osunyikanmi, has said that 10 Nigerian consultants will be sent to the University of The Gambia to inaugurate the institution’s Faculty of Dental Surgery. Osunyinkanmi also stated t
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Nigerian consultants to inaugurate faculty in The Gambia

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Director-General, Technical AIDS Corps, Dr Pius Osunyikanmi, has said that 10 Nigerian consultants will be sent to the University of The Gambia to inaugurate the institution’s Faculty of Dental Surgery. Osunyinkanmi also stated that 200 professors, 100 teachers and nurses, would be sent to some African countries, including Liberia, in response […]

Cardiovascular disorders are caused by excess fat — Don

Gibson Achonu, Owerri The Dean of the School of Health Technology at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo state, Prof. Evangeline Oparaocha, has said that cardiovascular disorders are caused by excess fat in the body. Oparaocha said this during t
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Cardiovascular disorders are caused by excess fat — Don

Gibson Achonu, Owerri The Dean of the School of Health Technology at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo state, Prof. Evangeline Oparaocha, has said that cardiovascular disorders are caused by excess fat in the body. Oparaocha said this during the opening ceremony of the 3rd International Congress on Health Science and Technology, held on […]

MDCAN seeks cooperation with health workers

Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Chairman, Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Prof.  Razak Adebayo Razak, has called on all medical workers to see themselves as a team in order to ensure mo
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MDCAN seeks cooperation with health workers

Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Chairman, Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Prof.  Razak Adebayo Razak, has called on all medical workers to see themselves as a team in order to ensure more effective service delivery. He said this during the MDCAN quarterly seminar held in Ile-Ife, Osun State, […]

JEDC worker electrocuted in Bauchi

Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi It was a tragic moment when a worker of the Jos Electricity Distribution Company, identified as Saleh, was reportedly electrocuted while working on a faulty transformer. The incident, which occurred last Friday at about 11am, opposite
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JEDC worker electrocuted in Bauchi

Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi It was a tragic moment when a worker of the Jos Electricity Distribution Company, identified as Saleh, was reportedly electrocuted while working on a faulty transformer. The incident, which occurred last Friday at about 11am, opposite The Ever Increasing Faith Elim Church, Yelwa, Bauchi, attracted passers-by, who bemoaned the tragedy. The deceased, […]

Lagos, Ibadan traders flood Katsina to buy Sallah rams

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina With less than a week to the Eid El-Kabir festival, preparations for the annual event have reached feverish pitch in Katsina State with many ram traders hawking the animals in the state capital and surrounding towns  of Batsari, Malum
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Lagos, Ibadan traders flood Katsina to buy Sallah rams

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina With less than a week to the Eid El-Kabir festival, preparations for the annual event have reached feverish pitch in Katsina State with many ram traders hawking the animals in the state capital and surrounding towns  of Batsari, Malumfashi, Charanchi, Jibia , Daura and Funtua, among others. Many traders from other parts […]

Shakeup looms at DSS as Buhari decides acting DG’s fate

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja There were indications in Abuja, on Tuesday, that the Department of State Services might soon carry out a massive deployment of its personnel across the country, The PUNCH has learnt. The expected transfer, according to reliable sources
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Shakeup looms at DSS as Buhari decides acting DG’s fate

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja There were indications in Abuja, on Tuesday, that the Department of State Services might soon carry out a massive deployment of its personnel across the country, The PUNCH has learnt. The expected transfer, according to reliable sources, would affect some state directors and those said to be manning what a security source […]

One killed, three injured as militants attack bus

Etim Ekpimah, Uyo One person has been confirmed dead, while three others were injured after suspected militants attacked a passenger bus at Ikot Mkporikpo end of the Abak-Iwukem Road in the Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The Police Publi
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One killed, three injured as militants attack bus

Etim Ekpimah, Uyo One person has been confirmed dead, while three others were injured after suspected militants attacked a passenger bus at Ikot Mkporikpo end of the Abak-Iwukem Road in the Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Odiko Ogbeche, said on Tuesday that […]

Cleaner steals company’s products to pay wife’s medical bill

Oluwatobi Akindele A man, Vincent Ibe, has been arrested by the police for allegedly stealing products belonging to a pharmaceutical company in the Ikeja area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro gathered that Ibe, who worked as a cleaner with the company, Chris Ejik
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Cleaner steals company’s products to pay wife’s medical bill

Oluwatobi Akindele A man, Vincent Ibe, has been arrested by the police for allegedly stealing products belonging to a pharmaceutical company in the Ikeja area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro gathered that Ibe, who worked as a cleaner with the company, Chris Ejik Pharmaceutical Nigeria Limited, allegedly stole the company’s products on Saturday. The 30-year-old […]

Transport union factions clash in Ekiti over leadership rivalry

Kamarudeen   Ogundele, Ado Ekiti Several persons were reportedly wounded in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, on Tuesday as factions of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria engaged one another in a free-for-all over a leadership rivalry in the union. T
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Transport union factions clash in Ekiti over leadership rivalry

Kamarudeen   Ogundele, Ado Ekiti Several persons were reportedly wounded in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, on Tuesday as factions of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria engaged one another in a free-for-all over a leadership rivalry in the union. There had been tension in RTEAN after the July 14 governorship election was won by Dr […]

Suspected kidnapper who took tramadol dies in police custody

Peter Dada, Akure The suspect who took tramadol and became unconscious during a kidnapping operation about 10 days ago has died in police custody. The suspect, whose identity had yet to be established, was arrested by men of the Ondo State Police Command, aft
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Suspected kidnapper who took tramadol dies in police custody

Peter Dada, Akure The suspect who took tramadol and became unconscious during a kidnapping operation about 10 days ago has died in police custody. The suspect, whose identity had yet to be established, was arrested by men of the Ondo State Police Command, after sleeping off on the premises of the victim due to the […]

Former champs Wawrinka, Kuznetsova get US Open wildcards

Former US Open champions Stan Wawrinka and Svetlana Kuznetsova received wildcards into the event on Tuesday along with two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka, tournament organisers announced. Switzerland’s Wawrinka, who beat Novak Djokovic t
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Former champs Wawrinka, Kuznetsova get US Open wildcards

Former US Open champions Stan Wawrinka and Svetlana Kuznetsova received wildcards into the event on Tuesday along with two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka, tournament organisers announced. Switzerland’s Wawrinka, who beat Novak Djokovic to win the title in New York in 2016, has dropped to 151st in the world after a knee injury that ruled […]

Dankwambo reveals how restructuring will help Nigeria

Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State on Tuesday said that the restructuring of Nigeria was necessary for the nation to actualise its aspirations. Dankwambo made the statement in Lagos when he visited members of the state chapter of the Peoples Democrati
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Dankwambo reveals how restructuring will help Nigeria

Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State on Tuesday said that the restructuring of Nigeria was necessary for the nation to actualise its aspirations. Dankwambo made the statement in Lagos when he visited members of the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party. He said most the challenges the country was faced with were because of […]

NOA boss identifies measures for good governance

Gibson Achonu, Owerri The Director General of the National Orientation Agency, Dr. Garba Abari, has warned that the quest for good governance might continue to remain a mirage without a strong, effective and efficient parliamentarian that is attuned to people
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NOA boss identifies measures for good governance

Gibson Achonu, Owerri The Director General of the National Orientation Agency, Dr. Garba Abari, has warned that the quest for good governance might continue to remain a mirage without a strong, effective and efficient parliamentarian that is attuned to people’s yearning. Describing the parliament/legislature as the only true voice of the people in view of […]

I spoke to Xavi, Sneijder before going to Qatar —Eto’o

Samuel Eto’o sought the advice of Xavi Hernandez and Wesley Sneijder before choosing to play in Qatar, the Cameroon star said as he was unveiled by his new club Tuesday. After a whirlwind transfer — Eto’o was playing in Turkey a week ago 
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I spoke to Xavi, Sneijder before going to Qatar —Eto’o

Samuel Eto’o sought the advice of Xavi Hernandez and Wesley Sneijder before choosing to play in Qatar, the Cameroon star said as he was unveiled by his new club Tuesday. After a whirlwind transfer — Eto’o was playing in Turkey a week ago — the beaming 37-year-old striker was presented by Qatar Sports Club, his […]

Tunisia denies migrants arrested on way to Italy were ‘terrorists’

Tunisian authorities on Tuesday denied accusations by Italy that migrants it arrested as they tried to cross the Mediterranean for Italian shores were “terrorists”. Tunisia’s interior ministry on Monday announced the arrest of 15 people head
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Tunisia denies migrants arrested on way to Italy were ‘terrorists’

Tunisian authorities on Tuesday denied accusations by Italy that migrants it arrested as they tried to cross the Mediterranean for Italian shores were “terrorists”. Tunisia’s interior ministry on Monday announced the arrest of 15 people heading for European shores, stating that nine of them were considered by police as “Salafists”, or fundamentalist Muslims. On Tuesday […]

Simeone believes emotion can decide Atletico’s Super Cup clash with Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says emotion rather than technical ability could decide the fate of the UEFA Super Cup derby against Real Madrid on Wednesday in Tallinn. Simeone is suspended from the touchline for the match after being sent off in the UEF
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Simeone believes emotion can decide Atletico’s Super Cup clash with Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says emotion rather than technical ability could decide the fate of the UEFA Super Cup derby against Real Madrid on Wednesday in Tallinn. Simeone is suspended from the touchline for the match after being sent off in the UEFA Europa League semi-final match against Arsenal. It was a competition his […]

PDP vows to resist attempt to rig future elections

The Peoples Democratic Party says it will, henceforth, resist any attempt to rig it out in future elections, beginning with the Osun governorship election scheduled for September 22. PDP made the vow in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary,
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PDP vows to resist attempt to rig future elections

The Peoples Democratic Party says it will, henceforth, resist any attempt to rig it out in future elections, beginning with the Osun governorship election scheduled for September 22. PDP made the vow in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Tuesday in Abuja. Ologbondiyan said that it had become manifest that […]

Osinbajo inaugurates N5.9bn projects in Zamfara

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday inaugurated N5.9bn worth of projects in Zamfara State. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the projects inaugurated include Semi Urban water project and the upgraded General Hospitals in Gamji and Bak
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Osinbajo inaugurates N5.9bn projects in Zamfara

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday inaugurated N5.9bn worth of projects in Zamfara State. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the projects inaugurated include Semi Urban water project and the upgraded General Hospitals in Gamji and Bakura towns, in Bakura local government area of the state. Others were 12.8 km Talata-Mafara bye-pass road, […]

Say muZik, not muSic

The aspect of pronunciation that we are treating today is a bit technical. Even specialists will agree so. But if you can pay attention to the lesson, it will have a positive impact on your spoken English. The lesson is predicated on the fact that there are s
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Say muZik, not muSic

The aspect of pronunciation that we are treating today is a bit technical. Even specialists will agree so. But if you can pay attention to the lesson, it will have a positive impact on your spoken English. The lesson is predicated on the fact that there are some common words with letter ‘s’, which should, […]

African, Caribbean, Pacific Rim countries seek 200 professors from Nigeria

Adelani Adepegba The Director-General of the Directorate of Technical Aid Corps, Dr. Pius Osunyikanmi, has said that some countries in Africa, the Caribbeans and the Pacific have made requests for 200 Nigerian professors, to help them strengthen their higher
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African, Caribbean, Pacific Rim countries seek 200 professors from Nigeria

Adelani Adepegba The Director-General of the Directorate of Technical Aid Corps, Dr. Pius Osunyikanmi, has said that some countries in Africa, the Caribbeans and the Pacific have made requests for 200 Nigerian professors, to help them strengthen their higher institutions. The DTAC sends professionals and experts regularly to African, Caribbean and the Pacific states, to […]

Six apps to help students, parents with homework

Getting homework done can be a difficult process for a child. Some students may find it easy to learn in the classroom but have problems retaining that knowledge later in the evening. Luckily, technology has quite a few solutions to help both students and par
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Six apps to help students, parents with homework

Getting homework done can be a difficult process for a child. Some students may find it easy to learn in the classroom but have problems retaining that knowledge later in the evening. Luckily, technology has quite a few solutions to help both students and parents succeed in this area. According to Lifewire, these six mobile […]

Contractor demolishes five ongoing projects, says he’s being owed

A building contractor has demolished five ongoing buildings whose construction he was supervising. When police arrived the scene, he reportedly told them that he hadn’t been paid and that, that was why he did it. The contractor, who was accused of using a d
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Contractor demolishes five ongoing projects, says he’s being owed

A building contractor has demolished five ongoing buildings whose construction he was supervising. When police arrived the scene, he reportedly told them that he hadn’t been paid and that, that was why he did it. The contractor, who was accused of using a digger to cause up to £4m of damage to a row of […]

NAF gunships kill bandits in Zamfara forests

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Nigerian Air Force has killed a large number of bandits operating in Sububu, Birnin Magaji and Rugu Forests in Zamfara State. The NAF Air Task Force for ‘Operation Diran Mikiya’ neutralised the criminals during armed reconnaiss
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NAF gunships kill bandits in Zamfara forests

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Nigerian Air Force has killed a large number of bandits operating in Sububu, Birnin Magaji and Rugu Forests in Zamfara State. The NAF Air Task Force for ‘Operation Diran Mikiya’ neutralised the criminals during armed reconnaissance missions conducted from August 9-11, 2018. The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air […]

Money laundering: Osun INEC officials get N100m bail

Oladimeji Ramon The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday granted bail in the sum of N100m to three officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, who were charged with money laundering. The defendants, who were attached to the Osun State office
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Money laundering: Osun INEC officials get N100m bail

Oladimeji Ramon The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday granted bail in the sum of N100m to three officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, who were charged with money laundering. The defendants, who were attached to the Osun State office of INEC, are Gbadegun Abiodun, Oladipo Oladapo and Afolabi Albert. READ ALSO: Suspected thief […]

VIDEO: Religious sect members walk on a smouldering fire

The video of a religious sect in Zimbabwe walking on hot coals while singing gospel songs has emerged on the internet. In the video shared by iHarare, the white garment-clad worshippers took turns walking and running on the glowing coals, spread out on the fl
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VIDEO: Religious sect members walk on a smouldering fire

The video of a religious sect in Zimbabwe walking on hot coals while singing gospel songs has emerged on the internet. In the video shared by iHarare, the white garment-clad worshippers took turns walking and running on the glowing coals, spread out on the floor. The name of the religious group wasn’t mentioned. They were […]

Court restrains new Benue Speaker, others from parading selves, sitting

John Charles, Makurdi Makurdi High Court on Monday restrained the new Speaker, Titus Uba, and other principal officers of the Benue House of Assembly from parading themselves as such. The court also restrained the Uba-led House from entering and sitting in th
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Court restrains new Benue Speaker, others from parading selves, sitting

John Charles, Makurdi Makurdi High Court on Monday restrained the new Speaker, Titus Uba, and other principal officers of the Benue House of Assembly from parading themselves as such. The court also restrained the Uba-led House from entering and sitting in the state Assembly complex. Other principal officers of the House restrained are: the Deputy […]

FBI sacks agent who exchanged anti-Trump messages with lover

FBI agent Peter Strzok, who was removed from the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election after it was revealed he had exchanged anti-Trump text messages with his lover, has been fired, his lawyer said Monday. Aitan Goelman, Strzok
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FBI sacks agent who exchanged anti-Trump messages with lover

FBI agent Peter Strzok, who was removed from the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election after it was revealed he had exchanged anti-Trump text messages with his lover, has been fired, his lawyer said Monday. Aitan Goelman, Strzok’s attorney, said the 21-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation was fired by […]

Court remands father in Kirikiri prison for allegedly assaulting twin sons

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered that a 37-year-old businessman, Jephath Ighodaro who allegedly assaulted his twin under-aged sons, be remanded in Kirikiri prisons. Chief Magistrate P. E Nwaka, who did not take the plea of the accused, or
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Court remands father in Kirikiri prison for allegedly assaulting twin sons

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered that a 37-year-old businessman, Jephath Ighodaro who allegedly assaulted his twin under-aged sons, be remanded in Kirikiri prisons. Chief Magistrate P. E Nwaka, who did not take the plea of the accused, ordered the prosecutor to duplicate the case and send a copy to the Director of […]

BREAKING: No money, weapon found in Daura’s house, says DSS

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Department of State Services has denied the rumours making the round that a huge sum of money and weapons were found in the house of its sacked Director General, Mr. Lawal Daura. The service said that the rumours emanated from some f
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BREAKING: No money, weapon found in Daura’s house, says DSS

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Department of State Services has denied the rumours making the round that a huge sum of money and weapons were found in the house of its sacked Director General, Mr. Lawal Daura. The service said that the rumours emanated from some fake videos which it said were circulated as being the […]

Five men to die by hanging for Bangladesh 1971 war crimes

A special tribunal in Bangladesh capital Dhaka sentenced five men to death on Monday for crimes against humanity during the country’s war of independence in 1971. The International Crimes Tribunal, led by its Chairman Justice Shahinur Islam, found the suspe
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Five men to die by hanging for Bangladesh 1971 war crimes

A special tribunal in Bangladesh capital Dhaka sentenced five men to death on Monday for crimes against humanity during the country’s war of independence in 1971. The International Crimes Tribunal, led by its Chairman Justice Shahinur Islam, found the suspects Esahaque Shikder, Abdul Gani, Md Awal, Md Pada and Solaiman Mridha guilty of the charges […]

Hundreds injured in Spain festival promenade collapse

More than 250 people have been injured, five of them seriously, after part of a wooden promenade collapsed at a music festival in Spain, local officials said Monday. The seafront platform, which was 30 metres (98 feet) long by 10 metres wide, was packed with
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Hundreds injured in Spain festival promenade collapse

More than 250 people have been injured, five of them seriously, after part of a wooden promenade collapsed at a music festival in Spain, local officials said Monday. The seafront platform, which was 30 metres (98 feet) long by 10 metres wide, was packed with people watching a rap artist in the northwestern city of […]

Smartphones’ blue light can quicken blindness – Study

The blue light from digital devices like smartphones could accelerate blindness, researchers found. According to a research by the University of Toledo in the U.S., exposure to blue light continuously might cause poisonous molecules to be generated in the eye
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Smartphones’ blue light can quicken blindness – Study

The blue light from digital devices like smartphones could accelerate blindness, researchers found. According to a research by the University of Toledo in the U.S., exposure to blue light continuously might cause poisonous molecules to be generated in the eye’s light-sensitive cells and lead to macular degeneration. Researchers said as one of the leading causes […]

Youths attack 32-year-old pastor over death of lover

Alexander Okere, Benin THE Christ Chosen Church of God has disowned its suspended pastor, one Ngbeken Elvis, who was reportedly arrested over the death of a 38-year-old mother of four in the Egor Local Government Area of the state. It was also gathered that E
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Youths attack 32-year-old pastor over death of lover

Alexander Okere, Benin THE Christ Chosen Church of God has disowned its suspended pastor, one Ngbeken Elvis, who was reportedly arrested over the death of a 38-year-old mother of four in the Egor Local Government Area of the state. It was also gathered that Elvis could face additional sanctions as he had yet to fulfil […]