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Bishop Oyedepo Attacked For Appointing His Son Youths Leader

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The founder of Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo has come under heavy criticism after appointing his second biological son, Isaac as the national youth pastor, Youth Alive Fellowship (YAF), which is the youth arm of the church.

This comes after YAF, on Sunday via its official Facebook page, announced that the new youth pastor will take the youthful congregation to glorious heights.

“On the behalf of the Youths of Living Faith Church Worldwide, we say a big welcome to our National Youth Pastor, Pastor Isaac Oyedepo as he takes the Youth Alive Fellowship to the next levels of glory,” YAF posted.

The development did not sit well with some Nigerians who took to the comment section of the page to question why the bishop’s son must occupy such position.

But reacting to the appointment of Oyedepo’s son, a Facebook user, Chike Ogugwu wrote, “It’s his father’s business so,let him manage it well.”

Another user wrote, ”Family business, preparing him to take over. Papa, mama, pikin church, may God help us.”

Paul Waiyo, another social media user, described the appointment as a business decision, he said, “A Strategic Business Decision.Best way to go.”

Joseph Ogidiolu wrote, ”Family business enterprise that is based on family heritage.”

Christian Chukwudi said the young Isaac is being positioned by his father to take over from him some day. He wrote,“Gradually Positioning him to take over from him someday.”

For Chibedu Edoga, he wrote, ”Family business is the best, congratulations on your new promotion, every members of the family must be called by fire and by thunder.”

Their comments is coming shortly after the public was outraged following the naming of Jimmy Odukoya, son of late founder of the Fountain of Life Bible Church, Taiwo Odukoya as the replacement for his father.

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FG Clarifies Renaming of Murtala Muhammed Expressway

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Minister Of Information
– FG denies renaming Murtala Muhammed Expressway after Wole Soyinka
– New road inaugurated by President Tinubu named Arterial Road N20
– Murtala Muhammed Expressway remains unchanged

The Federal Government has dispelled rumors that the Murtala Muhammed Expressway in Abuja was renamed Wole Soyinka Way.

The government clarified that the renaming of the expressway was never considered by the current administration.

Instead, a new road was inaugurated by President Bola Tinubu on June 4, 2024, which was named Arterial Road N20.

This new road connects the Outer Northern Expressway to the Northern Parkway and was named after Prof. Wole Soyinka.

The confusion arose from a proposal by the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, during the inauguration, which was approved by President Tinubu. ”

The government emphasized that the Murtala Muhammed Expressway remains unchanged, honoring the legacy of the former Head of State, Gen. Murtala Ramat Muhammed.

Therefore, the Arterial Road N20 is named after Prof Soyinka.

The Murtala Muhammed Expressway remains unchanged, the government stressed.

 

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Rivers State on Edge as Youths Storm LG Headquarters Amid Tenure Crisis

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Rivers State Governor
– Tension rises in Rivers State as youths occupy LG headquarters
– LG chairmen refuse to vacate office despite expiration of tenure
– Police deploy security operatives to maintain peace

Tension mounted in Rivers State on Monday as youths occupied the Degema Local Government Area headquarters, demanding that the council chairmen vacate office.

The youths, who were seen singing war songs, barricaded the entrance and vowed to remain until Wednesday.

The crisis follows the expiration of the tenure of local government chairmen in the state, with the chairmen refusing to step down citing a new law passed by the state House of Assembly.

The law empowers them to extend their tenure by six months, a move opposed by Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

In a similar development, youths stormed the Asari-Toru Local Government Area headquarters, occupying the building and vowing to resist any attempt by the council chairman to remain in office.

The situation was tense but peaceful, with security operatives deployed to maintain order.

Meanwhile, the outgoing chairman of Eleme LGA, Obarilomate Ollor, warned those eager to throw him out of office not to come close to the council, threatening to unleash terror on such invaders. “Some people are ganging up, they want to use force to enter into the local government, If you go there against the law, what you will see you will not believe it.”

The police have urged everyone to maintain peace in the state, with the spokesperson, Grace Iringe-Koko, saying “Our men were on a show of strength this morning. We are still monitoring the situation.”

 

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