A woman in China reportedly paid over $1,000 Saturday to save 100 dogs from being killed and eaten during a dog-meat festival in the southern city of Yulin.
There was a mild drama at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja on Friday, as the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, ran to catch up with the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.
Both Buhari and the minister on Friday morning travelled out of the country to London on the same flight, a British Airways flight that left the airport at about 4.30am on its way to Heathrow Airport, London.
But while Buhari was going to board his flight, a mild drama took place at the airport.
Sources, who witnessed the drama, told our correspondents that the minister raced in a bid to catch up with Buhari, who had undergone airport screening before her.
It was learnt that the President-elect, who reportedly arrived the airport before the minister, was cleared first and he went straight into the aircraft.
It was further gathered that when Diezani arrived the airport and got news that Buhari had already boarded the flight, she hurriedly ran to ensure that she entered the plane.
In fact, sources at the airport stated that the petroleum minister left behind her aides while running to catch up with Buhari.
A source on the ground, who witnessed the drama, said, “The man (Buhari) was at the front and had already passed the screening team. And immediately the woman (Diezani) came down, it was as if they told her that the President-elect was already inside the aircraft, so she started running. She even left her people behind so that she could board the flight along with the President-elect.
“This happened between 4am and 5am this (Friday) morning and the airline involved was British Airways. The flight was on its way from Abuja international airport to Heathrow Airport, London.”
An online medium, Sahara Reporters, reported on Friday that efforts of the minister, during the six-hour flight, to speak with Buhari failed.
According to the report, the President-elect only greeted Alison-Madueke during the boarding process.
It stated that the minister allegedly tried many times to stir a conversation with Buhari, but the latter shunned her.
The flight was reported to have arrived at Heathrow in London at 2:15pm, but the passengers disembarked at 2:45pm.
The Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources, refused to comment on the issues when contacted.
But the media team of the President-elect issued a statement saying his visit to Britain was private.
In a statement signed by the head of Buhari’s media team, Malam Garba Shehu, this was the first of such visit outside the country since winning the March 28th presidential election.
The statement, which was issued in Abuja on Friday, partly read, “General Muhammadu Buhari will use the opportunity of the visit to take a much-deserved rest ahead of his inauguration on May 29.
“He is expected back in the country a few days before the inauguration, refreshed and ready to hit the ground running once he is sworn into office.”
An unverified report on OluFamous.com is claiming that the General Overseer of Christ Embassy Church, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, and his estranged wife, Anita Oyakhilome, have settled their differences.
The blog claimed someone forwarded the information to them. See the message allegedly sent below:
DIVORCED COUPLE RE-UNITED
Brethren, please join me to thank God for bringing back this couple together again. When I first heard that this powerful man of God and his wife were divorced, it broke my heart, and I knew that something was wrong somewhere, for a servant of God to divorce his wife.
However, this is an example of what God can do. When all hope was lost, and people were running their mouth, then God did what he alone can do, destroying the works of the devil that was operating in this family and brought them back together again, to show that God does not condone or tolerate the divorce of his children.
Remember, the devil does not take it lightly with any true and serious child of God who wants to do God’s will. He wants to do everything possible to destroy their lives, but no matter what happens, God will give victory at last.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, may God continue to strengthen and use you mightily for his kingdom in the mighty name of Jesus. All glory to God.
Now, I decree for every marriage under the attack of the devil, may the Holy Ghost fire of God consume every work of the devil operating in your homes in the powerful name of Jesus. You are blessed!
The message above is somewhat vague as there is no concrete information on how or when the reconciliation took place.
Following their separation, the couple decided to share custody of their children. Sharon, the eldest, is with her father while Charlene is presently with Anita.
Pastor Chris is a popular Nigerian gospel minister and one of the most influential preachers in Africa. He is listed as one of the top 10 richest pastors in the world as of 2014.