Foreigner, Accomplice Arrested Over Illegal Mining In Ogun

Two More Suspects Arrested Over Tulip School KidnapThe Ogun state government says it has arrested a Syrian and a Nigerian for allegedly engaging in illegal mining activities along the industrial corridor of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The state Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Mr Bimbo Ashiru, who disclosed this while leading an enforcement team to the illegal mining site at Boun Village, Shimawa, behind Redemption Camp in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the State, said that the culprits would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

He stated that illicit activities of miners had wrecked serious havoc to lives and property as well degraded the environment, warning that the present administration in the state frowns at the unlawful acts of making profit at the detriment of residents of the State.

“It is good to sound this note of warning to unscrupulous elements that are in the illegal business of destroying the environment in the name of mining.

“As a government, we will do our best to curb illegal mining because the lives of residents are precious to us.

“Unfortunately, the people involved make money at the detriment of law abiding residents. I can assure you that we will take holistic approach to end these activities and whoever is caught engaging in it would face the full weight of the law. For instance, this Syrian and his accomplice will not go unpunished”. he said.

The commissioner noted that the monitoring activities would continue until illegal mining was nipped in the bud towards forestalling environmental hazards.

Pastor Adeboye Steps Down As General Overseer Of RCCG Nigeria

RCCG, Enoch AdeboyeThe General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church Of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has stepped down as the leader of the church in Nigeria.

It was gathered that Pastor Adeboye would maintain oversight of the church across the world, which now has presence in over 190 countries.

The 75-year-old revered cleric was said to have announced his retirement from the leadership of the Nigerian church on Saturday during the Annual Minister’s Thanksgiving at Shimawa area of Ogun State.

The announcement was said to have been made in the presence of Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, alongside other senior pastors of the church.

Pastor Adeboye took over the leadership of the RCCG from late Pa Josiah Akindayomi, who founded the church in 1952.

He has named Pastor Joshua Obayemi as his replacement, and asked members of the church to pray for the new leadership.

A Facebook post by Stealth Scouts NG, which was shared on┬áPastor Adeboye’s wall, read “It was with great shock that the congregation of all RCCG pastors and ministers received the announcement of the General Overseer of Pastor E.A. Adeboye that he will no longer be general overseer.

“He immediately announced the new Overseer as Pastor J.O Obayemi, Pastor J.F Odesola as Secretary and Pastor J.A. Adeyokunnu as the new Treasurer.

“The announcement was made during the church’s annual thanksgiving held at the 3km by 3km new auditorium today, 7th January, 2017”.