Sanction Okotie, Suleman, Oyakhilome for Misinformation About COVID-19 – AfAW
The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) has urged the Nigerian government to sanction clerics who are spreading misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine. According to the AfAW, this call has become necessary following declarations by pastors discouraging the public from taking the COVID-19 vaccine.
In a statement on behalf of AfAW by Dr. Leo Igwe, the group said : “Chris Okotie of the Household of God Church International Ministries has described the vaccine as ‘satanic’. For him, to take the vaccination is to enter into an agreement with the devil. Linking the vaccination to eating genetically modified food, Okotie further noted that the vaccine would turn the vaccinated into vampires that suck blood: ‘You do not understand the spiritual import, but now you know. So when you eat that genetically modified food that you eat and take the vaccine, you’ve entered communion with Satan, with Lucifer. And that communion involves blood. Now, since the blood of Jesus is not what he is talking about, or what he has to offer, he will require you to seek blood somewhere else. And the only place where you can find blood is in another human being. So one of the things that the vaccine will make you do is to become a vampire who needs to drink blood for sustenance.”
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The group quoted another pastor, Apostle Suleman, as saying about the COVID-19 vaccine: “Me, I won’t take it, my wife won’t take it, my children will not take it. If they say my child must take it before he goes to school, I’ll withdraw the child from going to school.”
The group said : “The General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries International, who linked the vaccination to the Antichrist narrative, had in the past urged the government to allow him into the isolation areas so that he could heal COVID-19 patients.”
It recalled how Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of the LoveWorld Inc has declared that those who believed in God should not believe in the vaccine: “What happened to you? Where is the word of God in your mouth? Do you realize if you believe in the word of God the way you believe in this vaccine, there will be power in your mouth? He made us healers.”
AfAW said : “Vaccination is central to any attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19. So these self-acclaimed men of God who make pronouncements that demonize the vaccine and undermine efforts to combat the pandemic should be called to order. These faith-healing pastors should be opposed, resisted, and penalized. The government must safeguard public health; it should take urgent measures to combat misinformation about COVID-19 and other health problems. The government should sanction Okotie, Suleman, Oyakhilome and other charlatans who are using their positions to spread misconceptions and endanger public health.”
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BREAKING: PDP Suspends Anyim, Fayose
Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose; former president of the Senate, Pius Anyim; Prof Dennis Ityavyar and Aslam Aliyu were on Thursday suspended from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
The PDP made the suspension on Thursday after an extensive review of the affairs of the party, pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).
The PDP also referred the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.
“The PDP urges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party across the country to remain united and focused at this critical time,” the statement added.
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A United Kingdom court has found former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, 60, his wife Beatrice, 56, and Dr Obinna Obeta, 50, guilty of an organ-trafficking plot, which saw them bring a 21-year-old man to the UK
They were convicted of conspiring to exploit the man from Lagos for his kidney, reports the BBC.
Prosecutors told the Old Bailey the organ was to be removed and given to the couple’s daughter, Sonia, aged 25.
She was cleared of the same charge.
The victim, a street trader from Lagos, was brought to the UK last year to provide a kidney in an £80,000 private transplant at the Royal Free Hospital in London.
They were later arrested at the airport while trying to leave the UK.
NLC Orders Workers To Shut CBN Offices Nationwide Over Naira Scarcity
Worried about the continued scarcity of naira, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has officially declared a nationwide . The national president of the union, Joe Ajaero, gave the directive during a media briefing in Abuja.
Ajaero also directed that affiliate unions constituting the NLC should be on standby for picketing exercises across all branches of the Central Bank of Nigeria nationwide.
The NLC earlier issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to end the petrol and cash scarcity being experienced in the country.
Ajaero told journalists on Wednesday that the industrial action became the last resort of the NLC following the expiration of the ultimatum.
He said the decision to picket the CBN branches became necessary as the federal government and the CBN had failed to show any commitment to addressing the situation.
Ajaero lamented that despite the Supreme Court order that the old N200, N500 and N1000 notes remain legal tender until December 31, 2023, the situation kept getting worse.
He said workers could not access cash to pay fares to work.
He also criticised the pricing irregularities in the petroleum sector.
“Last week, we gave an ultimatum for the review of the cash crunch bedevilling the country, but we have discovered to our dismay that as at this moment not much effort has been made to ameliorate the situation. Government is still foot-dragging on these issues we raised,” Ajaero said.
“Based on this, we met again this morning to review our position and resolved that by Wednesday next week all CBN branches will be picketed. Workers are directed to stay at home too because people cannot eat, workers can no longer go to the office, we have been pushed to the wall.
“We have decided to take our destiny in our hands, we have mobilised our workers on this exercise.”
The NLC has no fewer than 43 affiliate unions which include, but not limited to, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, and the National Union of Road Transport Workers.
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