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BSN Unveils Bible In Igala, Okun Languages



BSN Unveils Bible In Igala, Okun Languages

The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) on Tuesday unveiled the translated versions of the Holy Bible in Igala and the New Testament in Okun languages.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that both languages are spoken by indigenes of Kogi. Dr Dare Ajiboye, General Secretary/CEO, BSN, said the organisation was a not for profit-making but vested with the work of making the word of God affordable and available to many.

”We do this through bible translation, publishing, distribution, programmes and funding.

“We are a member of the United Bible Societies, a world fellowship of 146 National Bible Societies across 200 countries and territories.

“We are irrevocably committed to breaking any known barrier that makes the bible inaccessible to people,” Ajiboye said.

He said that for the ease of access to the bible, BSN had the proclaimers, audio bible device in different Nigerian languages for those who could not read nor understand English.

The CEO said that BSN had also made available braille bible for those with visual impairment and Nigerian sign language for the deaf.

“This is in pursuance of our mission to meet the scriptural needs of every Nigerian and to help them interact with the Word of God.

” So far, we have the full bible in 26 Nigerian languages, while revision/translation is ongoing in 10 Nigerian languages.
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“It costs us a minimum of N72 million to complete a project, if completed in 12 years,” Ajiboye said.

The CEO said that the Okun New Testament would be dedicated on Feb. 27,  at the Atiku Square, Ayetoro in Kogi, while the Igala Bible would be dedicated on March 13, at the Chapel of Resurrection, Kogi State University, Ayingba.

He said that the Okun New Testament translation had become the fastest new testament translation with a record of four years and three months, while the Igala Bible was completed within 11 years.

“The Old Testament of Okun is in its advanced stage of completion,” Ajiboye added.

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Stop Panic Buying, Fuel Subsidy Removal Not Immediate – Tinubu



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President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday assured Nigerians that the removal of subsidy would not be immediate and that they should stop panic buying of petroleum.

The president’s position was stated by the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Media Centre.

In a statement, the centre urged the public to relax panic-buying that has ensued as a result of his speech.

The statement explained the development is neither new nor an action of his new administration.

The Tweet reads: “The public is advised to note that President Bola Tinubu’s declaration that “subsidy is gone” is neither a new development nor an action of his new administration.

“He was merely communicating the status quo, considering that the previous administration’s budget for fuel subsidy was planned and approved to last for only the first half of the year.

“Effectively, this means that by the end of June, the Federal Government will be without funds to continue the subsidy regime, translating to its termination.

“The panic-buying that has ensued as a result of the communication is needless; it will not take immediate effect.

“Furthermore, President Tinubu was clear about his plans to re-channel the funds previously devoted to the payment of subsidies into better investments that will cushion the effects of the removal on the general public, especially the poor of the poor. This includes but is not limited to investments in public infrastructure, education, healthcare and jobs that will materially improve the lives of millions of Nigerians and increase their earning potential.”

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BREAKING: Court Okays Death Sentence For Hilton Hotel Owner Adedoyin For Murder Of OAU Student Adegoke



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Dr Rahman Adedoyin, the owner of Hilton Hotel Ile-Ife, where Timothy Adegoke, an Obafemi Awolowo University postgraduate student was allegedly killed, will die by hanging.

This was the ruling of the Osun State Chief Judge, Justice Oyebola Ojo.

Earlier, the court found Adedoyin culpable of murder.

The Chief Judge in her judgement said the owner of the hotel and two of his workers, based on the circumstances of the case established by the prosecuting counsel, Femi Falana, SAN, are found culpable of conspiracy to commit murder, and unlawful killing of the deceased.

Adegoke had lodged in Hilton Hotels and Resorts at Ile-Ife upon his arrival from Abuja on November 5, 2021, to enable him to arrive early for his examination at the OAU Distance Learning Centre, Moro, Osun State, on November 6 and November 7, 2021.

He later went missing and was found dead buried in a grave following a police investigation of the hotel owner, Dr Rahman Adedoyin and its workers.

After Adegoke was declared missing, the police were invited and seven suspects were arrested after which an investigation commenced.

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Tinubu Names Dele Alake As Spokesman



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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has announced Mr Dele Alake as his Presidential Spokesman. He also appointed his SA on Digital Media and the State Chief of Protocol.

Ambassador Victor Kunle Adeleke is the State Chief of Protocol (SCOP) to the President while Olusegun Dada is SA Digital Media.

This were the first set of appointments by President Tinubu as the 16th Commander-In-Chief of the Army Forces in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Dele Alake is a journalist and editor. He was a commissioner for information while Tinubu was a governor in Lagos State.


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