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Today’s Headlines: Tinubu Victory’ll Spur Economic Growth — Oyo Monarch; Redeemer’s Varsity: Give Your First Fruit To God, Pastor Adeboye Tasks Graduands

PEPC: Tinubu victory will spur economic growth — Oyo monarch

Deputy Chairman, Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs, the Olugbon of Orile Igbon, Oba Francis Olusola Alao has submitted that President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPC) would spur economic growth as well as ensure stable polity.

The monarch was quoted in a statement as saying that the ruling was a judicial confirmation of the will of Nigerians on who they chose to lead them for the next four years.

The statement read, “Today’s judgment, which affirmed President Bola Tinubu’s victory at the poll, clears the way for him to concentrate on governance, fixing the economy, securing Nigerians and uniting all citizens.

“With the assemblage of the distinguished men and women that made the Federal Executive Council, and the policies rolled out so far, it is clear that President Tinubu means well for Nigeria, and that he will pursue a vision that will make Nigeria a better country for all in the long run.

“I commend the petitioners for seeking redress at the Tribunal which is the laid down procedure in democracy.

“I also commend members of the Tribunal for painstakingly looking into the petition and doing justice to all the parties involved. Forthrightness and professionalism which mark out the Bench have been upheld in the course of serving justice to both the petitioners and respondents in the petition.

“Now that judgment has been given, I urge President Tinubu to be magnanimous in victory, and also urge the petitioners to join hands with him in building the Nigeria of our dream since the goal of all the candidates is to see a better Nigeria.

“May God grant Mr President more grace, strength and wisdom to steer the ship of Nigeria to safe habour.”

Redeemer’s varsity: Give your first fruit to God, Pastor Adeboye tasks graduands

The General Overseer, The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has charged graduands of the Redeemer’s University, Ede, to give their first fruit to God in order to get multiplied and for prosperity.

Adeboye, visitor to the university while speaking at the 15th convocation ceremony at the campus in Ede, also admonished them to be good ambassadors of the institution and build relationships that will take them to their desired height.

The general Overseer who was represented by the chairman, Board of Trustees of the institution, Pastor Olukoya Pitan, also charged graduating senior students of Redeemer’s University to give their first fruit to God to get back in the multitude saying, God reward those who give to him in the form of tithes and offerings.

He further charged the graduating students not to get distracted by word attraction to distract them from the fear of God towards building a prosperous nation.

His words; “To the graduating students, I congratulate you very warmly. As you exit from the university, don’t allow the world and its lust to distract you to take the fear of God in you out; practice godliness. Be a lover of God and his word, and remember that all things answer to prayer if rightly done.

“God is the rewarder, give to him your first fruit, tithe and offering; nothing can stop your prosperity.

“Always remember your Alma Mata as you go. God who is the owner of Redeemer University will bless you.

“I want to admonish you graduands not to allow the world to distract you to take the fear of God in you out.

Gunmen set Kaduna Catholic Parish residence ablaze, kill seminarian in overnight attack

A Catholic Parish house in Kamantan, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, was on Thursday night set ablaze and a seminarian killed in an attack by gunmen.

The Parish in Kamantan is under the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan, Jema’a Local Government Area.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the attackers stormed the parish house at about 8:00 p.m. and set it ablaze alongside a vehicle.

Sources told NAN that the deceased seminarian, Stephen Naman, died from the smoke he inhaled while trying to escape from the grasp of the attackers.

When contacted, the Kaduna State Police Command Acting Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Alhassan, confirmed the incident to NAN.

Bishop Okonkwo wants continuity in organisation of grassroots sports

Presiding Bishop of TREM Church, Dr. Mike Okonkwo, has said that Nigeria is faced with issues of not discovering much talents in sports from the grassroots because most individuals and corporate organisations that organise sporting events does not put enough commitment aimed at keeping the tournament going for a long time.

Speaking at the final of the 19th annual Mike Okonkwo Football Championship (MOFC) held at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Bishop Okonkwo declared that his desire for organising the championship is to keep encouraging the development of football in the country, and also engage more vulnerable youths in the street to take a career in football and other sports.

While Samjason defeated Team 360 2-0 to win the male category of the MOFC, defending champions, Young talent 99 Academy beat Phoenix 3-0 to emerge champions in the women’s category.

Bishop Okonkwo called on individuals and organisations not to relent in sponsoring football and other sporting activities saying that it will go a long way to solve social issues and create a viable platform for youths to be discovered and natured in events they are interested in.

“I am happy to be able to sustain the MOFC tournament, which has over the years, seen youths discovered in the championship. Some of them were invited to the national team and also take there football careers to the Nigeria league or oversea. One issue that affects sports development and talent discovery at the grassroots is that most times, individuals and organisations don’t continue and sustain any championship they organise. They begin and end the programme with in a short time. This is not good for sports development.