The Redeemed Christian Church of God’s (RCCG) Assistant General Overseer, Prof. Folagbade Aboaba, passed away at the age of 90.

 

On Monday morning, Aboaba passed away following a brief illness. Prof. Folarin Alonge, national chairman of the Nigeria Institute of Agricultural Engineers, confirmed the cleric’s passing and remarked;

 

Prof. Fola Aboaba, one of our profession’s fathers, has left for home. He was an academician of academicians.

Prof. Folagbade Olajide Aboaba was a pioneering dean of the faculty of technology and an emeritus professor of agricultural engineering at the University of Ibadan (1976-1982). He had the honor of instructing both my undergraduate and graduate classes. He served as a mentor to many people as well as teachers.

“He was the Executive Secretary of Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (1992-1998). He was the founding Pro Chancellor of Redeemers University (2005-2013). He was the Chairman of Governing Council of Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO), Lagos (1976-1979).

“He died at the age of 90.

“I had a chat with him on Sept 15, 2022, when we were preparing of NIAE conference in Asaba (Delta State). His response to my asking about him is ‘Thank you. Ageing slowly but fine. Glory to God. God bless you’. Baba was a lovely, cheerful and good man.

“He was one of the founding members of the NIAE. He played significant role with other fathers in establishment of National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization, Ilorin. He made substantial contributions to the growth of NSAE (NIAE). His last major public lecture he delivered for NIAE was when we were invited to Presidential villa, Abuja in 2004 by the then Vice President. Late Prof John Ohu was the NIAE National Chairman then. He was always interested in hearing the progress NIAE is making.

“He was a member of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) as well as Institution of Agricultural Engineers UK.

“May his soul find eternal rest in God.”

 

Following the increase in COVID-19 instances in several nations throughout the world, the federal government has issued a new directive.

 

Travelers entering Nigeria will now need to show proof of their COVID immunization.

 

Following the reported increase in COVID cases in nations including China, Japan, and the United States, Geoffrey Okatubo, Director of Port Health Services, who made the statement on Monday, January 23, further disclosed that they had increased surveillance at points of entry.

He said;

 

“Port health services has resumed checks of passengers’ vaccination status and will provide traffic data on inbound passengers from all over the world.

“All international travellers arriving Nigeria are now to provide evidence of vaccination at point of entry and it was agreed that unvaccinated passengers arriving from other countries may have to be vaccinated at the airport.

“The minister of health also recently approved that port health services should meet with other stakeholders such as the NCDC, and the ministry of aviation over the use of rapid diagnostic testing at points of entry.”

 

Nigerians have been cautioned against excessive fasting by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), which claims it can cause renal damage.

 

On Monday, January 23, during a briefing in Abuja, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the Director-General of the NAFDAC, said this.

 

She warned Nigerians to use common sense or risk losing their kidneys by going on a fast.

 

She also encouraged Nigerians to stop buying medicines from hawkers and street vendors.

Adeyeye said: “Kidney failure, liver damage, others, I don’t know how many have died in Nigeria due to substandard medicines and unwholesome foods.

 

“However, we are a very religious country, Muslims and Christians, we fast a lot, and it is part of the kidney problem. Because your body has to have homeostasis balance, meaning the water level in your body must be enough to make your organs to function. Some people will fast for 10, 20 days, without drinking a lot of water. The kidney is being punished.

 

“Now, if you put chemicals in it, it triples in an exponential manner, with damage to the kidneys. This is because the kidney does not have enough water to dilute and filter.

 

“I fast but I fast with common sense. We have to fast with common sense, if not, we will pay it with our kidneys. Also, do not buy medicines from hawkers and corner stores. But medicines from pharmacies.”

 

According to President Buhari, keeping every election campaign promise he made in 2015 and 2019 has not let Nigerians down.

 

According to a statement made by Femi Adesina, a presidential advisor, the President made this declaration on January 23 during a meeting with Dr. Rilwanu Adamu, the Emir of Bauchi.

 

 

“Whenever I travel for business or pleasure to a state, I usually pay a visit to the Emir and the Chief to express my gratitude.

I want to point out that from 2003 to 2011, I visited every local government, and in 2019, when I was running for re-election for a second term, I visited every state in the Federation. The number of people who came out to see me was greater than anything anyone could pay for or expect. I promised and vowed that I would do everything in my power to serve Nigeria and Nigerians, and so far, I have not let anyone down.

 

 

After calling his estranged wife, the father is accused of shooting dead his 14-year-old daughter before turning the pistol on himself.

 

According to the Post-Standard of Syracuse, Ava Wood, a ninth-grader at Durgee Junior High School in Baldwinsville, was found in her bed on Friday, Jan. 20, with a gunshot wound to the head after her mother, Heather Wood, reported that she did not arrive at school.

Her father, Christopher Wood, 51, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in another bedroom at the 6 Triangle Place home, where police recovered a shotgun, according to the outlet.

 

On Thursday night, before the shooting, Christopher called his estranged wife Heather and told her, “This is how it ends for us.”

 

Heather also reportedly told an Onondaga County 911 dispatcher that Christopher had been depressed recently.

 

“It’s difficult, to say the least, it’s not an easy scene for either of us to witness, both the sheriff and I have been in law enforcement for a long time and to have to walk through a scene like that is not an easy thing to do,” said Baldwinsville Police Chief Michael Lefancheck, referring to county Sheriff Toby Shelley.

 

Two days earlier, Christopher also sent Heather a series of harassing text messages. In March 2022, he was involved in a stalking incident against her.

 

The couple were still married but separated, and did not live together, Lefancheck said. Ava had primarily lived with her dad, he added.

 

“It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart that I inform you of the tragic loss of Durgee Jr. High School 9th grade student Ava Wood,” the Baldwinsville school district said in an email to parents.

 

“We are a close-knit school community and our hearts are broken by this tragedy. Our thoughts are with Ava’s family and friends during this extremely difficult time,” it added.

 

Dad shoots 14-year-old daughter dead then?turns gun on himself after chilling call to estranged wife

 

On Sunday night, Jan. 22, Ava’s friends, classmates and teammates packed St. Mary’s Church for a prayer service and candlelight vigil in her memory .

 

Her soccer teammates, who wore their team jerseys, described Ava, an honor roll student, as a fun-loving girl who could be competitive on and off the field but always respected everyone.

 

Two Nigerian nationals, Akuchie Ifeanyi Franklin and Fidel Ndubuisi, have been arrested in India for alleged involvement in online fraud.

 

The cyber police in Kerala arrested Akuchie, from Bengaluru on Monday, January 23, 2023, following a complaint by a Nallalam resident who had reportedly lost around N11m in the fraud operated by the suspect and his two aides.

According to the police, the complainant had placed an advertisement on an e-commerce portal for selling imported iPads.

 

The accused, who expressed interest in purchasing the products, allegedly forged the domain of Wells Fargo, an American bank, and convinced the complainant that he could complete the transaction provided that the complainant made a temporary payment of ?20 lakh to his account.

 

The accused had also allegedly forged a WhatsApp account and sent messages in the names of Reserve Bank of India officials to mislead the seller. Later, he claimed that he would return the amount to the seller once the formalities were over.

It was in March 2022 that the complaint was registered at the cyber police station. The police had earlier arrested two of Franklin’s Nigerian partners — Emmanuel James Legbeti and Daniel Oyewale Olayinka.

 

Police sources said the three accused were nabbed and charged under various sections of the Information Technology Act and the Indian Penal Code after tracing phone calls and social media accounts.

 

The investigation team had also managed to seize a few electronic devices that were used by the suspects.

 

Similarly, Cyber Crime Police Station of Avadi Police Commissionerate in Chennai arrested Ndubuisi and sent him to Central Puzal Prison.

 

According to the police, Ndubuisi was previously arrested by the Tuthukodi Cyber Crime Police for an online fraudulent cheating case.

Award-winning Nollywood actor Ini Edo has added another success to her résumé by making her international film debut in the Netflix production of Shanty Town.

Ini, whose acting career spans over two decades, is making significant progress in global production as a co-producer of the dramatic crime thriller.

Shanty Town is a story that surrounds three unusual prostitutes who unite to take down one of the biggest criminal rings in Lagos state.

In the project, Ini Edo also doubles as a lead character, where she plays the role of Ese equally referred to as ‘The Fire Brand’.

The story isn’t just about a collaboration to fight crime, but it’s that of freedom for all women to become all they want to be and live their positive dreams. This is a great advocacy for women and young girls who have gone through a lot.

It can be recalled that Ini Edo has been an ardent campaigner for women’s inclusion in politics, tech and every worthwhile aspect of human development, as this goes to prove that women are a force to reckon with.

With Shanty Town, she joins the league of top influential Nigerian and African women in the film production circle which include Mo Abudu, Funke Akindele, Bolanle Austin-Peters amongst others.

 

Nigerians have been warned not to use the medication known as the Weight Rapid Loss Capsule by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

 

This was stated in a warning given to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, January 22, in Abuja, with alert number 049/2022 and signed by Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General of NAFDAC.

Adeyeye stated that the drug has been found to have potential to cause cancer.

 

The NAFDAC boss added that result of laboratory analysis showed that the drug, manufactured by Ingi Oman, contain banned substance “phenolphthalein”, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recognised as unsafe.

 

She added that the capsule, being marketed as “the most effective weight loss supplement” and sold through social media platforms like Instagram, also contain microbial growth above permissible limits.

 

She stated that “phenolphthalein has been found to be toxic to genes, as it can cause damage or mutations in the DNA. Studies have also shown its potential carcinogenic risks.

“NAFDAC implores consumers to stop the purchase and use of the product.

 

“Members of the public in possession of the product should discontinue use or sale, and submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.”

 

Adeyeye encouraged healthcare professionals and consumers to report any adverse effect experienced with the use of the product to the nearest NAFDAC office.

 

Consumers are also advised to report adverse effect via pharmacovigilance@nafdac.gov.ng or E-reporting platforms available at www.nafdac.gov.ng.

 

The director-general urged the public to also report any incident concerning the use of the drug via the Med-safety application, which can be downloaded on android and IOS stores.

 

Uzoamaka Ohiri, ex-wife of comedian and talk show host, Chinedu Ani, a.k.a Nedu, has taken to Instagram to shade him.

 

She shared new photos of herself and wrote in the caption: “I made sure the door was locked… trust me!”

 

Nedu

 

This comes after Nedu said he walked in on two popular influencers having a threesome with a rich man for money.

 

Nedu also alleged in the same interview that he knows two popular men who are paid N8 million and N15 million to have gay sex with rich men.

 

Right Reverend Nkechi Nwosu has been installed as the first female bishop of the Methodist Church of Nigeria in Nigeria.

 

Nwosu was consecrated as the Bishop of Jos on January 22 at the Christ Methodist Cathedral Church in Jos by the Most Reverend Joseph Nnonah, Archbishop of Kaduna.

 

Following Nwosu’s election as the Bishop of Jos during the Methodist Church Nigeria biannual conference in 2022, the church service took place.

In her remarks, Nwosu said God has made all humans equal. She encouraged all Nigerians to always seek the face of God.

 

“We must all go out there and agree with God, listen to the spirit of God, and do what God said we should do,” the new bishop stated.

 

“Do that so that God will use us and anybody he will put on that seat to restore Nigeria to a place of pride in Africa, and the world.”