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Evelyn, late TB Joshua’s widow, relieves memorable experience with her late hubby.

Evelyn Joshua and late TB-Joshua

By Owolola Adebola 

The auditorium hall of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) was full to its capacity on Sunday during the memorial service for late Prophet TB Joshua as his wife, Evelyn Joshua, took to the podium to relieve intimate moments with her late husband.
Amidst thunderous ovation, Evelyn told the congregation that she was no longer mourning but celebrating a man that had shown millions of people how best to relate to each other.
” My husband was a total man.He was a father. He was everything to have in a man.He was the father of my three promising children”.
Speaking further, she said “SCOAN as is it today has its own history.
“Everything to the glory of God. Yes, we had our own fair share of the challenges of life.

“Of course, we were satisfied with the way things were going, thereafter, we started the church.

“We used to sit on the mat, or on a wooden chair and I became the first Sunday School teacher in the church and here we are today. Everything to the glory of God”.

According to her, love was tested and she fought for love and attention, and then appreciated two elderly women whom she said became their counselors.

“I fought for love and attention and today I want to appreciate two virtuous women who became our counselors and I had the two elderly women as friends.

“Mama Victoria Akinola and Mrs. Felicia Olowofekun who has passed on.

She added “I remembered one Sunday, I went to his office and I said you are not to attend to anybody today but me, he brought Mrs. Akinola who guided me with wisdom that kept me from the path of error.

” I want to say thank you for wisdom and motherly love advice and Mrs. Felicia Olowofekun of blessed memory.

“When I look back now, I realized that there are so many important things than those concerns of mine then.”

“I remember one year cross over night, I had cooked my rice, stew and chicken when TB Joshua who walked into the room with a long face, came with papers and threw them on the floor and I summoned the courage to pick the papers.

” On the front page was his face with horns, sleeping with all kinds of animals. I faced him and said they are not speaking to him and I received an embrace.

“For the first time, I saw tears in his eyes, I want to thank God for his wonderful memories,” she said.

Evelyn stated further that, as a man of prayer, every morning he had his morning devotion with two songs he never missed and that as a young lady of about 21 or 22, she began to analyse the meaning of the songs and that prophetically, they all came to pass.

According to her, the second song (Whatever that can hinder me from the salvation of God should be removed), if it is going to be money, fame, children and wife, the holy spirit should remove him from it.

” The passion with which this young man sang that song, I knew, I was in for something.
“But I knew we were in this together until death do us part.”

Pastor Evelyn Joshua, while speaking as the leader of the church, said, “Speaking as the leader of this great commission, SCOAN, a year ago, today my heart was broken because I knew I will be called a widow.

“A year ago,TB Joshua, finished his race and left us, we wept, worried.

” But today we have gathered here not to mourn but to return all glory to God.

“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Here is the morning. Distinguished members and Emmanuel TV partners, I call unto you all to access our journey so far.

” We celebrate a friend to widows, a hard-working man, and father to the fatherless. he has always told us to be prepared and focused so as not to be excluded from heavenly blessings.

” We are all witnesses to all that has been happening since the church reopened, on December 5, 2021, exactly 6 months after TB Joshua passed on to glory.

“The vision has been carried on, the mission has remained the same and the Lord had been faithful in all ways.

” God has been at the centre of it all, despite what the ministry had been through,  we are inspired and energised by the strong arms of God and the powerful sustaining spirit of partners and members all over the world.

” The ship of the ministry is being steered by the God of T.B. Joshua as he has always done.

“We thank God for security and peace with which he blessed us with, sealing us with His precious blood. Our services have been growing in spiritual depth, divine impartation, healings, deliverances, and other areas.

“The SCOAN, the mountain is an assured place of meeting God through prayers and our partners have not stopped visiting the serene site I order to encounter God, we give glory to the name of the Lord for the marvelous miracles and deliverance taking place every moment at the mountain.

“We are determined to broaden the scope and relevance of Prophet TB Joshua’s legacy.

“We are equally committed to building a strong, Godly foundation for the Youths whom we call ” The Seed of Tomorrow” through the education department.

” We hope to reach our youths through our partners and members all over the world, we are equally determined to progressively mobilize our women and groups in the ministry towards a special relationship with Christ.

Meanwhile, the epitaphs for service to humanity through “TB JOSHUA Foundation was unveiled during the remembrance celebration to great applause and praises from the mammoth crowd.

The memorial service was of course delivered by dignitaries from across the globe.

“Goodwill messages were actually delivered by – Rev. Bukola Adeleke, representing Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos State,and Ondo state Deputy governor represented the governor, was Hon. Lucky Orimisan Ayedatunwa, Hon. Senator Alice Dube, member of parliament Zimbabwe, Ghana delegates, Hon. Elvis Ankrah Afriyie, and a host of others.

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Sambo commends Bello- Koko over NPA’s revenue increase 

 

— reiterates commitment to Lekki deep seaport project
The Eyewitness reporter
The Minister of Transportation,  Engr Muazu Sambo, has lauded the efforts of Mohammed Bello-Koko, the Managing Director of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), which he said have made the agency as one of the highest revenue-generating organs of government in the maritime industry.
Making the commendation recently during his visit to the agency, Sambo said he was impressed by the positioning of the port industry and the turn- around strides of the NPA MD in the agency which he said has caught the attention of the federal government.

The Minister, who was accompanied by the Hon. Minister of State for Transportation, Ademola Adegoroye, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Transportation Dr. Magdalene Ajani, some Directors and other top officials of the Ministry, stated that the Muhammadu Buhari -led administration was quite pleased with the reforms being implemented by the NPA Management in moving the nation forward, especially in view of the positive developments the sub-sector brought to the nation’s economy in line with international best practices.

“The Muhammadu Buhari- led administration was quite elated with Bello -Koko and his management team for their efforts at resuscitating and boosting the  economy,  especially the Gross Domestic Product ( GDP) which has cushioned the  effects of the  resources of the nation that have nosedived as a result of  the fall in the prices of crude oil”

Sambo also solicited further cooperation from other relevant stakeholders, while assuring them and the maritime community of the readiness of the government to provide the enabling environment and support to make the industry thrive and attract foreign investments.

” MD,  I must state that Council is happy with you and your team. I  commend you and your management team for your efforts in moving the nation forward, especially in the area of an increase in revenue generation to government coffers.
” You have done well, but I call on you to further block all other grey areas .”

Engr. Sambo further reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to ensuring that the Lekki Deep Seaport project commences operations as scheduled before the end of 2022.

According to him, the Lekki Deep Seaport and the recently approved Badagry Deep Sea Port would create an avenue for jobs for Nigerians,  encourage trade and investments and further boost revenue generation for the country.

The Minister further called on his host to ensure the full implementation of barge operations at the Ports to further facilitate the movement of goods from the seaports.

He said this would also be beneficial to the nation in the area of more jobs for those in the business of fabrication as well as reduce the cost of doing business by investors.

” We are ready to assist you in ensuring that the use of barges is fully implemented in your operations.
” We need to work the talk whilst we wait for the conclusion of other means of evacuation of boxes from the ports to cushion the effect of logistics through land transportation”

Earlier,  Bello Koko informed his guests of his management’s resolve to further position the nation’s sea ports in line with International best practices.

He appreciated the efforts of the Ministry in providing support to the Authority at all times, whilst soliciting assistance in other areas of operations.

The NPA MD assured the Minister and his team that the present management under his watch would ensure that operations of its services are further improved upon in view of the constant global competitiveness towards attaining a hub status within the sub-Sahara Africa.

Koko stated that NPA has begun the process of acquiring additional tug boats and pilot cutters for its officials to facilitate the operations.

This, he said, would further reduce vessel waiting time and attract investments to the ports.

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Transport Minister collaborates with army, others to secure release of 23 remaining Abuja-Kaduna train attack victims

Abuja- Kaduna train attack victims

 

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The Minister of Transportation, Engr Muazu Sambo, has given vent to his vow to facilitate the release of the Abuja- Kaduna train attack victims when, in collaboration with other members of the seven-man Presidential  Action Committee assembled by the Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), General L E O Irabor, secured the release and took custody of all the 23 remaining passengers held hostage by Boko Haram Terrorists following the attack on the Abuja to Kaduna train on 28-3-2022.
As a result of the deft negotiating skills of the members of the committee, the terrorists on Wednesday freed 23 remaining captives of the Abuja- Kaduna train attack.
This was disclosed by the Secretary of the Chief of Defence Staff Action Committee,  Professor Usman Yusuf.

Yusuf said that the hostages were released at about 4 pm on Wednesday.

He said that the committee took custody of the victims who were kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists during an attack on a moving passenger train in Kaduna on March 28, 2022.

The terrorists, who attacked the AK9 Train in Kaduna, had before now released hostages piecemeal with the last release being on August 19, 2022.

“The nation owes a debt of gratitude to the Nigerian Military under the leadership of the CDS who conceived and guided the operation from start to finish.
“All sister security agencies and the Federal Ministry of Transportation contributed immensely to this Operation.
“The unwavering support of the President and Commander in Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari GCEFR is what made it all possible.
” Members of this Committee are grateful for the rare honour and privilege to be part of this Humanitarian Operation” declared Prof. Yusuf.
The insurgents had blown up the rail track and bombed the moving train, killing some and abducting more than 60 passengers.
The unprecedented attack had attracted international and national outrage.

Distraught family members had protested several times to demand the release of their loved ones.

Worried about the situation, the Nigeria Railway Corporation temporarily suspended activities, with President Muhammadu Buhari directing security agencies to rescue the victims after he met their families.

The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, had said the Abuja-Kaduna rail line will not resume until all those kidnapped by bandits in March are rescued and reunited with their families.

A terrorist negotiator, Tukur Mamu, was on September 6, 2022, arrested in Cairo, Egypt while on his way to Saudi Arabia and returned to Nigeria the next day.

The Department of State Services had alleged that Mamu, who negotiated between terrorists and families of kidnap victims, was part of an international terrorist network and used the cover of journalism to perpetrate his deeds.

Popular Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, to whom Mamu is an aide, had faulted the arrest of Mamu.

Gumi had asked the security agency to charge Mamu to court if it had any evidence against him, rather than keeping him in custody.

But the DSS, in its reaction, said it would not be distracted by some skewed narratives in the media and requested to be left alone to concentrate on the ongoing investigations, the outcomes of which it said have remained ‘mind boggling’.

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Eyewitness Lens! NPA celebrates global Customer service week(Photo)

Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Bello Koko
(6 th left)), Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Adenrele S. Adesina
(5 th left)), the General Manager, SERVICOM, Shehu Musa Yaro (4 th left) and
other senior officers of the NPA during the celebration of 2022 global
Customer Service Week at the NPA headquarters in Lagos.
Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Bello Koko
(5 th left)), Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Adenrele S. Adesina
(6 th left)), the General Manager, SERVICOM, Shehu Musa Yaro (4th left) and
officers of the SERVICOM department during the celebration of 2022
global Customer Service Week at the NPA headquarters in Lagos.
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