The Sudden Death of Pastor Dare Adeboye and 11 Other Top Stories for the Week
Legit.ng has compiled some of the top stories that got the attention of newsreaders within the week of May 1-7.
The stories that dominated the headlines included reports from politics and current affairs events as seen below:
1. Tragedy Hits RCCG As Pastor Dare Adeboye Dies Suddenly in Akwa Ibom
Emerging reports indicate that the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has lost his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye to death.
The Punch reported that the 42-year-old pastor died in his sleep on Tuesday, May 4, in Eket, Akwa Ibom state.
2. 6 Things to Know About Late Pastor Enoch Adeboye’s Son, Dare
Nigeria was hit with a piece of sad news on Thursday, May 6 that Pastor Dare Adeboye is dead.
Pastor Dare is the third son of the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
Pastor Adeboye announces late son’s burial arrangements
He died in his sleep on Wednesday, May 5, in Eket, Akwa Ibom state where he pastors one of the RCCG churches.
3. Nigerian Governor Hands Over Power to His Deputy, Gives Reason
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state has handed power over to his deputy, Umar Kadafur, to serve as acting governor from April 29 to May 19.
Daily Trust reported that lawmakers in Borno have given approval for Deputy Governor Umar to serve in that capacity after Zulum made the request in a letter dated April 26.
According to Malam Isa Gusau, Zulum’s spokesman, the governor sought approval of the house to go on a 21-day vacation.
4. Breaking: RCCG Finally Reacts to Death of Pastor Adeboye's Son
The Redeemed Christian Church of God has finally reacted to the death of the son of Pastor EA Adeboye who died in his sleep.
Just In: Pastor Adeboye makes first public appearance after son's death, photos emerge
The church disclosed this in a statement posted on its Twitter handle on May 6 and signed by the public relations department.
5. Father Mbaka Drops New Prophecies, Reveals What Will Happen to Buhari Govt if He's Attacked
Fr Ejike Mbaka, the spiritual director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN), says heaven's anger will descend on the Muhammadu Buhari administration if the government fights him.
The controversial Catholic priest said this on Sunday, May 2, adding that he speaks against the government on behalf of the Nigerian masses, The Punch reported.
6. Why I Visited Buhari Along With Three Men, Father Mbaka Opens Up on Contract Allegation
Rev Father Ejike Mbaka has discredited claims by the presidency alleging that he (Mbaka) is aggrieved with President Muhammadu Buhari because the president did not award contracts to him.
My deepest sympathies - President Buhari reacts to death of Pastor Dare Adeboye
Vanguard reported that the Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, in a sermon on Sunday, May 2, described the allegations against him as childish and laughable.
7. Pastor Adeboye’s Son Leke Reacts to His Brother’s Death
Pastor Leke Adeboye has reacted to the death of his brother, Pastor Dare Adeboye, as news about the incident trended on Nigerian social media space.
Leke and Dare Adeboye are sons of the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian church (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
8. Hours After Resurfacing in Enugu, Father Mbaka Reveals Those Behind His "Disappearance"
Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, the spiritual director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN), has revealed where he went to when an allegation that he was missing sparked a protest on Wednesday, May 5.
The cleric who showed up after some hours of the protest said the Bishop of Enugu dioceses, Callistus Valentine Onaga, summoned him for a meeting and planned to close his ministry and keep him for 30 days.
Pastor Adeboye's son Leke reacts to his brother's death
9. Daredevil Gunmen Strike Again, Kill Kogi Commissioner, LG Chairman Missing
He was killed on Saturday evening, May 1, along Yagba – Ilorin Road in Kogi state.
According to a report by Leadership, other persons were kidnapped by the same attackers.
Solomon's vehicle was reportedly shot at but his driver, who also got hit, managed to drive it to Egbe town before he eventually collapsed.
10. Breaking: Father Mbaka reappears as supporters jubilate in Enugu
After the chaos in Enugu over the whereabouts of the spiritual director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, he has resurfaced.
The outspoken cleric returned in a vehicle a few minutes past 2 pm as his supporters were seen shouting ‘Father Mbaka, Oh! you are home.
11. Nigerian Soldier Arrested With 2,000 Rounds of Ammunition in Borno
An exclusive report by Premium Times indicates that a Nigerian Army personnel, Sanni Mohammed, has been arrested with two boxes containing about 2,000 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.
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According to the report, the soldier, a lance corporal, was arrested at the Borno Express park in Maiduguri on Monday, May 3.
He was said to have been arrested by officials of the Borno state chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) at the park as he was about to board a bus to Abuja.
12. Bandits reveal why they killed students of Kaduna private university
Bandits have revealed the reasons they killed five innocent students from Greenfield University in Kaduna state.
According to the criminals, the students were killed to show the government’s failure.
Recall that the bandits invaded the school on April 20 and abducted the students after killing a security guard.