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See Why Islamic Movement Of Nigeria Is Threatening Pete Edochie

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Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie , has come under attack by the members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) . 

NAIJA NEWS NG learnt that the veteran actor was threatened by the group after photos and shot videos of him playing a character that looks like Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, the detained leader of the Shiites group in Nigeria.

You would recall that El-Zakzaky has been in detention by the Nigerian Army since December 2015.

The movement believes that the movie was sponsored by the Nigerian Army to project the group as a terrorist organisation and cover up the alleged killing of 348 people.

According to IMN, the movie titled “Fatal Arrogance” was sponsored by the “Nigerian Army to cover up the alleged December 2015 massacre of Shiites by soldiers where 348 people were allegedly killed.”

Pete Edochie has earlier this week revealed that he is being threatened.

“I don’t understand what the IMN is driving at. The film we shot is not even out, it has not been edited, the production is not complete” Edochie said in the interview released by Sahara Reporters.

“If they have complained to the Inspector-General of Police, and the IGP says give me a copy of the film, what are we going to do because the film is not in existence yet, it is not in circulation.

“I am supposed to have played a role that ridiculed their boss, chief, whoever is in charge of their group.

“I am suggesting that you wait, keep your gunpowder dry, when the film is released, you can now make your grumbles known to the Inspector-General of Police.

“Whatever is being done now is premature, it is not proper.

“Fatal Arrogance, whatever it is, whatever it deals with, I think the best thing to do is to wait until the production comes out.”

“I did not write it, the film was produced by Kingsley Orji Anosike. If you want to express resentment over the production, which you have not watched, direct your grievances to the producer of the film not to Pete Edochie who is a mere actor, it does not concern me.

“I thank all those people who out of concern informed me of the campaign of deliberation of my person, the organised threat of my person by IMN, I thank you all. I’m a free born of Nigeria, I was born and raised in Nigeria. I’m not going to run away from Nigeria because a few individuals think they want things done in their own way.”

In response IMN spokesperson, Ibrahim Musa, said that Pete Edochie allowed himself to be used to portray their leader badly. IMN feels the Nollywood movie is similar to a book written by military apologist , Kuanum Terrence .

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“The petition written by the IMN to the Inspector General of Police and the Film’s Censors Board doesn’t threaten anyone’s life. Issuing of threats has never been in our character,” the statement read.

“Pete Edochie should be honourable enough to accept that he allowed himself to be used to further vilify victims of one of the worst state-sponsored massacres of its citizens. He could still redeem his name as other actors in the ill-fated film are doing.

“If Edochie has any character as he claims, he would not have accepted to act any role in a film that seems to change the narrative and distort history based on a book distorting facts! If he had any integrity, he would not have accepted to appear in a movie tarnishing the image of an oppressed personality like Sheikh Zakzaky and still think he did nothing wrong because the Sheikh was not mentioned by name.

“Any serious artist worth the name must, first of all, undertake some kind of serious research to get the facts of any script brought to him right.

“Had he been bold enough to cross-check, he would have realized that genocide took place in Zaria in 2015 where over a thousand Nigerian lives were wasted by the sponsors of the film.

“He would have come across the very many attempts by the perpetrators to hide these heinous crimes, firstly by the burial of their victims in mass graves, an internationally recognized crime…

“He would have realized the matter is currently a subject of investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC). The script before him is a continuation of that desperate attempt to distort facts.”

 

The IMF has petitioned the Films and Censorship Board as well as the Inspector-General of police over the movie.

I am Paschal Ogechi Obi Chikero . I have written and published three books , I wrote Festus Keyamo's biography- Lion In Isolation .I have been a Reality TV show Producer/Creator, an Actor and Film Script Writer.

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Grace Nation Mid-year Cross Over : The Remaining 6 Months of The Year Will be Harvest In All Side For Kingdom Promoters – Dr Chris Okafor

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Grace Nation Mid-year Cross Over : The Remaining 6 Months of The Year Will be Harvest In All Side For Kingdom Promoters - Dr Chris Okafor

It is the Spirit of God that gives inspiration to make wealth and be successful in Life, Although when God Position you for greatness you will definitely meets obstacles but when you understands the Legal technicality and The Principles of the Almighty God in the place of service, you exile in your endeavours

Speaking at the Day 3, of the ongoing Mid year Cross Over Conference at Grace Nation International Headquarters in Ojodu Berger Lagos Nigeria, The Senior Pastor of the Church Popularly known as The Generational Prophet of God Dr Chris Okafor said, the remaining second half of the year according to what he hears from God shall be, Months of Harvest for those who Promotes God’s Kingdom, the Man of God started further that the Kingdom is not about sentiment but Principles, he added in as.much as you understand the Methodology and the Legal Technicality of Give and take, you will definitely harvest in Multiples

In his sermon with theme “Breaking The Limit” Dr chris okafor Emphasised that when God assign you for greatness the enemies will like to limit you, but it is good you know which weapon you can deploy to battle the limit,

The man of God Continue that, there are various kind of Limit Projected by the Enemies, he said some limits are Poverty, sickness, barrenness, altars and barriers, but when you understand the source of such Limit, to tackle it now become something with else, Prayers and fastings is good but when you Practices Kingdom Partnership, when you partner with God, in return God too will Partner with you, therefore you break out of any Limits, God does not give to those who are not into Partner with him, the Apostle of God remarked

There is an antidote to escape death and the simple but hard to abide is by worshiping God in Truth and in Spirit, when you uses what God gave you to worship him, he marked you with the blood and when the Death come and see your mark, Death pass over, i am a commited kingdom promoter, i service God like no Tomorrow this is the reason, anytime death came knocking, My families and myself Escape, No matter how far they have gone in there conclusion we escape, Dr chris Okafor Concluded

It was a praise and worship jamboree at the Conference (Night Vigil) As foremost Popular Gospel Act with wonderful Solo Voice Who is also a Son of the Prophet Gabriel Peters dazzles faithfuls with his popular latest track and many more, as faithfuls dance to there next Level and to Harvest bountifully in the second half of the year

The Realms of the Prophetic witness another tsunami in the kingdom of Darkness as acclaimed strong man behind many family predicaments were smoke out, Leaving many demonic altars empty,,

One of the interested scenero was that of a woman who was fires a spiritual arrow on her leg, she could not walk to church but after prayers and deliverance by God servant the arrow give way and the swollen leg come back to normal,
So many mind blowing testimonies, meanwhile 64 woman receives their miracle babies at the conference on Day 3, Over 1000 Participants gave there lifes to christ, this is the most important aspect of the conference, ,

The Special thanksgiving service for the annual conference Continue on 26th June 2022 at the international Headquarters of the church in Ojodu Berger lagos Nigeria,

The sunday program is also tagged as the Cultural Sunday Service of the church where faithfuls and Participant are expected to Dress in the Native Attires

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Northern Elders Forum’s Top Shot, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed , Describes Peter Obi

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Northern Elders Forum's Top Shot, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed , Describes Peter Obi

Hakeem Baba-Ahmed the Northern Elders Forum National Publicity Director has taken to Twitter to describe who Peter Obi after spending time with the Labour Party Presidential Candidate.

NAIJA NEWS NG reports that Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed said Peter Obi is not an ethnic candidate. He advised those project him to stop selling him as an ethnic candidate .

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I spent valuable time with Mr Peter Obi this morning.I wish those who see him as an ethnic candidate can get to know him better.I also wish those who try to sell him will tone down his ethnic identity.I hope the nation will see the candidates up close, we could see a revolution.

Hakeem Baba-Ahmed

Hakeem Baba-Ahmed tweet on Peter Obi

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Obasa Celebrates Sanwo-Olu At 57, Praises Gbajabiamila

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Obasa Celebrates Sanwo-Olu At 57, Praises Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa, has congratulated Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, as they both mark their birthdays.

While Governor Sanwo-Olu celebrates his 57th birthday, Gbajabiamila is 60.

In his congratulatory message to Sanwo-Olu signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Eromosele Ebhomele, Dr. Obasa told the Governor: “Your purposefulness and dedication to serving the people of Lagos has resulted in unprecedented achievements even in the face of current economic realities.

“Under your administration and supported by the state legislature, our dear state has kept on setting the pace for others to follow as we grow greater and develop better.

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“As you celebrate your birthday, my colleagues and I pray to God to continue to keep you in good health, amen.”

The Speaker also commended Gbajabiamila for making Lagos and Nigeria proud over his maturity and the ways he had run the affairs of the House of Representatives.

“Your exemplary leadership and initiatives in the conduct of legislative business have constantly stood you out as a worthy legislator that deserves to be celebrated.

“History will always be kind to you as the architect of transformational leadership in the House of Representatives with your remarkable landmark achievements.

“I wish you sound health, outstanding success, more wisdom and long life, amen,” Obasa prayed.

Eromosele Ebhomele
Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

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