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Chief Rasaq Akanni Okoya Celebrates 79th Birthday In Style

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…Gives out Cloth, Packed Food, Bread, Garri & Rosary Cash Gift to Muslims Faithful

It was a gathering of philanthropists, Industrialists, business moguls, activists, eminent personalities, media, friends, family and well wishers to celebrates the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of one of Nigeria’s largest conglomerates, Eleganza Group, Chief (Dr.) Rasaq Okoya.

Chief Rasaq Okoya celebrates the goodness of God in his life as he turns 79 and he hosted over 5000 Muslims faithful, gave out cloth, packed food, bread, garri and rosary cash gift to muslims faithful, it was two section of event, Jumat prayer service was observed on the 11th of January 2019, a day to his birthday while the dinner held on 12th.

The dinner party took place in his magnificent and outlandish Estate, “Oluwa Ni Sola” (The Lord creates wealth ) Estate at Lekki/Ajah Expressway in Lagos, wife of the celebrant Chief (Dr.) Mrs Sade Okoya was on ground to entertained their guests.

The event kicks off with the Jumat prayer service and the recitation of the Holy Quran by the clergy, the event began with guests joyfully going to the Alfas in their numbers with gifts to curry prayer for the celebrant.

 

 

 

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Deadly Zika Virus fast circulating in Kenya

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The deadly Zika virus, which almost marred the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, has been detected in Kenya for the first time.

On Friday, local researchers said they have detected 33 Zika incidents in West Pokot County and one in Turkana County, the first ever recorded in Kenya.

The team from the Ministry of Health, the Nairobi-based International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (Icipe), Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology want measures put in place to prevent a possible outbreak.

The researchers in the study published in Virology Journal on Friday on May 17, 2019, said they had found evidence Zika virus has been circulating undetected in human populations in West Pokot and Turkana counties.

The team led by Edith Chepkorir of Icipe was hunting for yellow fever, dengue, West Nile and Zika viruses in the two counties.

The areas were being investigated because they border Uganda, South Sudan and Ethiopia where recent outbreaks of yellow fever and dengue have been reported, with possibility of spillover into Kenya.

In the study, they found all the four viruses present with Zika being recorded for the first time in Kenya.

The team had collected 877 samples from the two counties with 33 turning positive for Zika in West Pokot and one in Turkana.

“The results in the current study suggest circulation of Zika in both counties, yet there have never been reported or confirmed cases of Zika in Kenya,” the report notes.

The virus was first identified in a rhesus monkey in 1947 in the Zika forest in Uganda. Coincidentally, the new study says the Kenya cases were detected in an area called Kanyerus, West Pokot, which is very close to where the virus was first recorded in Uganda.

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EFCC arrests 10 suspected Internet Fraudsters in Abuja

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja Zonal office have arrested ten suspected internet scammers popularly known as “Yahoo Boys” at Favour Estate Land Estate, in Abuja.

They were arrested following a tip-off by an anonymous source.

Some of the items recovered from the suspects were exotic cars, laptops and smart phones.

A statement released by the antigraft agency gave the names of the suspects as Okorokpa Clifford, Ejechi Rukeme Clarence, Omoagbere Nelson, Olamide Agbi, Prosper Williams, Zhenom Moses, Nasiru Saudi Ali, Shakajede Okiemute, Okoro Andrew and Amorighoye Laju Precious.

 

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Christchurch shootings: Court charges Mosque attacker with terrorism

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The man accused of killing 51 people in the Christchurch mosques attack has been charged with terrorism, New Zealand police have said.

Brenton Tarrant was charged with “engaging in a terrorist act”, police said in a statement on Tuesday.

He is already facing charges of murder and 40 of attempted murder following the attack on two mosques in the South Island city on 15 March.

The Australian is next due in court in June.

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