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How Pastor Adeboye’s Close Friend, Aboaba Predicted His Own Death

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Kayode Sanni-Arewa

One of Pastor Adeboye’s closest allies, Prof. Folagbade Aboaba, had a premonition about his demise during the March 2022 Special Holyghost Service during his yearly song ministration in honor of Adeboye’s 80th birthday ceremony.

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According to reports, Aboaba publicly warned Adeboye that he might not perform at the upcoming March Special Holy Ghost Service in honor of his respected church leader. The highly regarded professor was reportedly informed by the RCCG GO in a prompt counterpunch that he would still be alive to sing the next year, 2023.

Unfortunately, as Aboaba predicted, he would definitely not be available to sing at the March 2023 Special Holy Ghost Service dedicated to the celebration of Adeboye’s birthday.

Aboaba, an Assistant General Overseer in RCCG, died on Saturday, January 21, 2023, after a brief illness

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Although he was 89, a few days to his 90th birthday, Aboaba’s death came as a rude shock to many.

Corroborating his premonition, the National Director of Sport, RCCG, Pastor Paul Bankole, told The Punch, “His death was a great loss and we are going to miss him, especially during the March Special Holyghost Service where he always ministered in song to celebrate God in the life of the G.O. But before he sang last year, he mentioned something about what happened today and the G.O told him he would still be around to sing next year (2023).’’

Born on March 8, 1933, Bankole, described Aboaba as a humble and jovial man of God who always had nerves calming jokes, he added that he was influential to the many strides of the RCCG and Christianity.

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“He was a pillar in the church of God and RCCG. I used to call him uncle because we were almost from the same area in Abeokuta and he was instrumental in the starting of the Sports Ministry in RCCG which he later handed over to me. He was a successful midfield footballer and he took interest in me. While he was at the University of Ibadan, he was instrumental to the success of the Ministry God gave G.O at U.I. For me personally, his death came as a rude shock.’’

Also speaking, Dean of Students Affairs, U.I, Prof. Adekeye Abiona, said his death was a rude shock to the university community

“We were not expecting his death. We had lost some lecturers too but he was also a great loss. The students will feel the loss because he had contributed to the lives of younger ones. May his gentle soul rest in peace,” he said.

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Special Adviser on Industrialisation to the President of the African Development Bank, Prof. Oyebanji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, said, “I knew him as a close friend of Daddy G.O; we always go to visit Baba every January 1st and he was always with Daddy G.O, Mr Felix Ohiwerei and Baba Olakunrin. His wife died like two years ago. We thank God for his life, he has done all he could.’’

In a letter titled, ‘Transition to Glory,’ and signed by a Special Assistant to the General Overseer (Admin), Pastor Oladele Balogun, read, “Aboaba served God passionately in various capacities and made a significant contribution to the work of God in the RCCG.

“He spearheaded the activities that led to the birth of the Redeemer’s University and served as the pioneer Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the Institution.

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“The late Prof. Aboaba was instrumental in many laudable projects and programmes in the mission. He was a member of the annual Holy Ghost Congress Planning Committee as well as the Chairman of the Technical Advisory Board and Lands Committee of the Mission. To the glory of God, he lived a great life in the service of his maker.”

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NBC Slams TVC, Arise TV N2m Fine For Broadcast Violation

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By Gloria Ikibah

The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission NBC, has sanctioned Television Continental (TVC) and Arise television stations for breaching sections of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.

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According to a letter by the Director General of the Commission, Barabe Shehu Ilelah, the television houses are to pay a fine of N2m each.

The letter reads in part: “The penalty shall be paid within two weeks of the receipt of this letter or sanction shall be graduated.

“The broadcaster shall ensure that its presenters handle programme with professionalism and sound judgement, to ensure that it does not lose focus or lead to unfair treatment of any person or institution.

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“Broadcasting shall promote human dignity; therefore, hate speech is prohibited. The Broadcaster shall not transmit any programme, programme promotion, community service announcement or station identity, which is likely, in any circumstance, to provoke or perpetuate in a reasonable person, intense dislike, serious contempt or severe ridicule against a person or groups of people because of age, colour, gender, national or ethnic origin, disability race, religion or political leaning”.

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SAD! Customer Dies Inside Bank In Delta

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A customer slumped and died after standing in a queue for long hours at a commercial bank in Agbor, Delta State.

According to the Tribune on Friday, the yet-to-be-identified man died after waiting for hours on end to collect his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card at the bank’s branch in Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State.

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Confirming his death, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said, “He was not trying to withdraw cash as claimed; however, he came to the said bank to collect his ATM card.”

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Angry Customers Attack Wema Bank in Ibadan For Inability To Withdraw Money+VIDEO

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A group of angry protesters have attacked Wema Bank Plc at the Ibadan the Oyo State capital.

Naijablitznews.com reports that this is amid the Protest of scarcity of the new naira notes and fuel in Ibadan

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Naijablitznews.co recalled that residents of Ibadan had taken to the streets in protest against the hardship triggered by the naira notes swap and the hike in fuel price.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) late last year introduced newly-designed N200, N500, and N1,000 notes and gave a January 31st deadline to phase out the old notes. The deadline was later extended by ten days following the outcry by Nigerians over the policy.

Despite the extension, the new notes are scarce and Nigerians are finding it difficult to get the old ones.

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Also, in several parts of the country, the pump price of fuel has increased with people buying the product for as high as N500 per litre. Long queues have also resurfaced in many places.

People are Fed Up with the situation forcing some residents to take to the streets, demanding that the authorities urgently address the situation.

The roads leading to the Iwo area of Ibadan were deserted as the protesters barricaded them. They were also burnfires on the road and reports suggest that a commercial bank was attacked in the process.

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