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[Nigeria] 3 pastors arrested over easter services in warri, delta.


Three pastors were on Sunday arrested in Warri, Delta State for holding Easter services.

One of the clerics reportedly had over 100.


This is coming in spite of the ongoing lockdown across the state to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The defaulting churches are St James Anglican Church, Ojabugbe, All Saints Anglican Church, Airport Road and Christ For the World Mission, Daudu Street, all in Warri.


Two of the arrested clergymen claimed their services were not held to full capacity.

It was gathered 20 persons were arrested alongside the pastors.


Prior to Sunday, the social media had been flooded with controversial directives attributed to the state government that the stay-at-home order will be relaxed for Christian worshipers to mark the annual fête.

However, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, on his verified Twitter handle reemphasised the lockdown order, disclosing that a third person at the state’s capital, Asaba, had tested positive for Coronavirus.

Okowa tweeted, “The confirmation of this third case further reinforces our call for social distancing and a lockdown. All Christians should worship at home tomorrow.”

The state commissioner for information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu had also debunked rumoured reports that the lockdown will be lifted for the Easter celebrations in churches.


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Pastor invited for deliverance found dead


A pastor identified as Richard Ifeanyi Obi has been found dead in a room he was lodged at No. 5 Onuorah Street Amaenyi Awka, Anambra State, N.Rs learnt

According to reports gathered by NobleReporters, he had left his Warri, Delta state base for Anambra to conduct a delivery session on the family whose house he gave up the ghost.


Speaking on the circumstance surrounding his death, Anambra state police spokesman, Haruna Mohammed, the state Commissioner of Police John Abang has ordered for a discreet investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.

He said:

“One Ikechukwu Uchendu ‘m’ of No. 5 Onuorah Street Amaenyi Awka reported at the Central Police Station Awka that one Pastor Richard Ifeanyi Obi ‘m’ who came from Warri to perform family prayers in his house was found lying lifeless in the room he slept.

“Following the report, Police detectives attached to CPS Awka visited the scene, photographed the victim and rushed him to the hospital where he was certified dead by the medical doctor. Corpse deposited at Amaku hospital mortuary for autopsy.”


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Junior pastors poisoned prophetess to death, religious leaders mourn


A popular Warri-based prophetess has died after allegedly being poisoned by junior pastors in her ministry who wanted to take over from her.

Fellow religious leaders took to Facebook to mourn Prophetess Success Oni Onwaeze, who was the General Overseer of Salvation Solution Centre of All Nations. The religious leaders claim Prophetess Onwaeze was poisoned by “pastors in her ministry in a bid to hijack the church from her.”

Religious leaders mourn prophetess who was allegedly poisoned by junior pastors looking to take over her ministry

A message. alleged to have been sent by the Prophetess before her death, shows her revealing she’s been admitted to the hospital, and she accused her pastors of poisoning her.

Religious leaders mourn prophetess who was allegedly poisoned by junior pastors looking to take over her ministry

Below are more Facebook posts mourning the prophetess.

Religious leaders mourn prophetess who was allegedly poisoned by junior pastors looking to take over her ministry

Religious leaders mourn prophetess who was allegedly poisoned by junior pastors looking to take over her ministry


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NUPENG react as Chevron sack workers in warri.


Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers on Wednesday picketed the premises of Chevron in Warri, Delta State, over the sack of some workers.

According to reports, the decision to terminate the workers’ appointments was based on their decision to join the oil union and fight for better working conditions and welfare.


National Public Relation Officer, Cojent Ojobo, said that the company resorted to intimidation since the workers opted for unionisation to fight for their rights. NobleReporters learnt

He said, “The picketing is in reaction to the inhuman sacking of our members on New Year’s eve by Chevron Nigeria Limited. Two of the workers are currently receiving treatment for trauma.

“My prayer is that we do not get instructions to stop loading of fuel as well as its distribution.”

The said workers have remained contract staff for over 20 years, according to findings by our correspondent.


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Pandemonium as mother tries to strangle her few months old baby to death in Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry, Warri.


There was pandemonium in Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin’s Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry, also known as Warri, Delta state, as a woman tried to strangle her few months old baby.

The woman, (name withheld) was apprehended by observed members in the church premises who drew the attention of the church security who rescued the baby and took the mother to Ebrumede Police Station for questioning.


At the station the woman confessed that she wants to kill her child due to frustration as her husband has abandoned her and the baby. So she came to the church to kill the baby to get the attention of the man of God.

Panic as woman tries to kill her child in Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin’s Ministry

By the time of this publication the child was taken to hospital for medical attention and was confirmed to be in good health. Mother and child are safe and sound.

It was also gathered that another woman dumped her baby in the church but was later found. Security has been beefed off in the church premises to avoid mothers abandoning their babies or trying to kill their child.


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How my brother escaped from kidnappers – Lady narrates.

…they disguised as police


A Nigerian lady took to Instagram to narrate how her uncle almost got kidnapped by some men in police uniform after being flagged down at Agbarho/ Warri road by Urohbor hall, Delta State.

According to hennesse_, her uncle was arrested by men who claimed they were police officers who insisted on taking him to their police station after finding drugs he purchased from a pharmacy in his car.


She further revealed that her uncle jumped out of the car, after it dawned on him that he might be kidnapped by the men who drove past two police stations.

She wrote;

My uncle escaped kidnappers today in police uniform this morning at along agbarho/ warri road by Urohbor hall. This is the story

The men on uniform waved me down and requested that I should open my vehicles for a search . Of which I obliged.
After a thorough search of my vehicle and nothing was found, the saw a pain relieving drug (in sachet) inside my car handrest and they asked for a doctor’s prescription that warranted me to get hold of such drug.
After a few explanations , and I told them that I purchased it from a pharmacy store. They insisted that I should be arrested and be taken to their station.

I then requested that i put a call through to my people or my lawyer for them to be aware. Immediately, they engaged their guns, pointed it at me , seized my phones and handcuffed me.
I then insisted they should tell me where they are taking me to, but they said when I get to their station, that I will know. *I then remembered of a story about one headmaster that was kidnapped by some* *uniformed police men along that same road and he paid 300k ransom before he was released* .

They picked him up from 9am and drove along side with him for a very long distance. And while in the vehicle, they started negotiating for ransom (from 3m till it got down to 300k). No reason for arresting him and he was threatened to be killed if he doesn’t comply.
So we drove passed agbarho police station and they didn’t branch. Got to DSC round about, I was hoping they will take me to ebrumede police station. Yet again we passed the station.

Then I realized I was in for something serious. My vehicle has this Central lock thing. So the moment you engage the gear system, the entire doors automatically gets locked down. So I first of all opened up my own side of the door from the Central luck. Lucky enough, they didn’t notice it.

So immediately I got to Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) junction, they slowed down a little then I quickly opened up the door handle and jumped out of the vehicle while on motion, still on handcuff . There were crowed at the junction and I know that people must ask questions.

I started shouting and pleading for help from those at d junction

Lady narrates how her uncle escaped from kidnappers in police uniform in Delta

Lady narrates how her uncle escaped from kidnappers in police uniform in Delta
Lady narrates how her uncle escaped from kidnappers in police uniform in Delta


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